Hampton Arts Blog Hop Day FOUR!

February 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co.

Welcome to the Hampton Arts Blog hop week! We have tons of chances to win from BOTH companies so don’t miss out. NOT to mention the amount of inspiration is ridiculous!

We have chosen one of the Core’dinations Design Team blog’s as the designated blog to pick a random winner from the comments. The catch is…we aren’t telling you who it is.   SO make sure you comment all week long to win win win win!

Hampton Art blog: http://blog.hamptonart.com/ START HERE
Core’dination’s blog: http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/cat…scrapbook-blog/ END HERE

{yesterday}

Wednesday: Gretchen McElveen http://gretchenmac.blogspot.com/
Nina Yang http://waffleflower.com/
Lydia Jackson http://lidibids-scrapnotions.blogspot.com/ (Core)
Leica Forrest http://10-4livingoutloud.typepad.com/leica_forrest/ (Core)

{today}

Thursday: Gloria Stengel http://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/
Dana Warren http://kraftpaperstamps.blogspot.com/
Debbie Standard http://debbiestandard.blogspot.com/ (Core)
Melissa Oliveira http://www.bzzyfingers.typepad.com/(Core)

Here’s a little sneak of  what you will see today :)

And you can win here, too!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

AND while you are here..we have a few other things going on, too.

FIRST is our February Sketch Challenge! Lydia Jackson created an awesome sketch for us so check out all the details HERE. There is a Core prize package up for grabs!!! So ANOTHER chance to win…you have until the end of February for this.

AND we have ANOTHER giveaway from Scrapbook Trends HERE. You could win a ONE YEAR SUB!!!!!

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!  Yep, you heard me….a ONE YEAR SUB to Scrapbook Trends AND a HUGE prize package giveaway for you and your friends that, of course, includes Core :):):)

Hampton Arts Blog Week Day THREE!

February 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co.

Welcome to the Hampton Arts Blog hop week! We have tons of chances to win from BOTH companies so don’t miss out. NOT to mention the amount of inspiration is ridiculous!

We have chosen one of the Core’dinations Design Team blog’s as the designated blog to pick a random winner from the comments. The catch is…we aren’t telling you who it is.   SO make sure you comment all week long to win win win win!

Hampton Art blog: http://blog.hamptonart.com/ START HERE
Core’dination’s blog: http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/cat…scrapbook-blog/ END HERE

{yesterday}

Tuesday: Britt Bass http://pinkpapercrowns.blogspot.com/
Vivian Keh http://contadinak.wordpress.com/
Ellen Sosnoski http://closeyourears.blogspot.com/ (Core)

{today}

Wednesday: Gretchen McElveen http://gretchenmac.blogspot.com/
Nina Yang http://waffleflower.com/
Lydia Jackson http://lidibids-scrapnotions.blogspot.com/ (Core)
Leica Forrest http://10-4livingoutloud.typepad.com/leica_forrest/ (Core)

For full details on the hop CLICK HERE. We are giving away a secret prize on one of our DT member’s blogs but we are saying which one or which day. AND Hampton Art has some prizes, too! So head over there as well!

And you can win here, too! Forthose of you who didn’t  enter b/c it said US only, I changed. Sorry about that! You know we always open up our giveaways here on the blog for anyone regardless of where you live!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Today we have another card from Designer Shaunte Wadley. White embossing on Black MAGIC????  YES PLEASE! And we have some new friends this week so if you haven’t seen the label making technique before then check out our videos HERE. You use you label maker to do your sentiments AND journaling. Just punch and sand.  Add some Queen & Co pearls you and have a great card.

AND while you are here..we have a few other things going on, too.

FIRST is our February Sketch Challenge! Lydia Jackson created an awesome sketch for us so check out all the details HERE. There is a Core prize package up for grabs!!! So ANOTHER chance to win…you have until the end of February for this.

AND we have ANOTHER giveaway from Scrapbook Trends HERE. You could win a ONE YEAR SUB!!!!!

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!  Yep, you heard me….a ONE YEAR SUB to Scrapbook Trends AND a HUGE prize package giveaway for you and your friends that, of course, includes Core :):):)

Valentine’s Day Inspiration Day FOUR!

February 8, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin

We sure hope you are feeling the LOVE this week!  We sure are. And we have a fun way to kick off this weekend, too! A SUPER HUGE MEGA AWESOME giveaway for you!   We are proud to partner with Scrapbook  Trends for some exciting things to celebrate their 15th Anniversary.

Now…if you want win the party for your friends (some of those goodies include Core’dinations cardstock!!!!) CLICK HERE.

And if you want to win the YEAR subscription just do a few things for us here…the more you do the more chances to win! Did you know we are on Twitter?  AND Pinterest?

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Now how about some Valentine’s Day inspiration????

Design Team Member Debbie Standard has a fun card for us today. Nothing screams Valentine’s Day hearts and glitter, don’t you think?  I love the pink and gray combo.

AND we aren’t done yet! Guest Designer Leeann Pearce is here with us again with just the coolest layout! If you are familiar with Leeann’s work she always has uber amounts of texture and depth to her projects and this one is no exceptioan!  All I have to say is that kebab sticks aren’t just for grillin’  Here is a little bit about this layout from her:

Hello core fans…. I hope you are all well after another successful CHA. I hope you are all ready to share the LOVE this month. I am, that’s why today I get to share another fabulous page with you featuring none other than CORE!!!!
I created this page using jenni Bowlin core collection – I used the wallpaper print, as a matt and background. I didn’t sand it I really love the natural embossed texture. Plus I wanted to let you all know how I made my heart embellishment.
How too heart paper softie:
1: cut out oversize heart shape and sand
2: punch holes in one heart
3: hand stitched to heart shapes together
4: leave small opening and stuff with plastic bags (tissue paper or batting would work here, too)
5: make arrow and thread thru before stitching closed
6: embellished and glue to page.
Tip: Stuff your heart with chocolates and give to LOVED ones.
Material: Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions, Heidi Swapp buzz words, prima vines, epiphany crafts vintage settings and bubble caps, kebab stick and feathers.

Valentine’s Day Inspiration Week Day TWO!

February 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft

Today we have designer Andrea Amu with the Tuesday Tip to create a handmade gift for that special someone….grandmothers, moms,dads, teacher’s aunts, uncles…this is perfect for ANYONE!

Framed subway art! How cool is this. Just create the cuts on your Cricut or diecutting machine and viola! You have the perfect gift for anyone, anytime of year.

And Andrea has some great tips:

1.) Back the cuts in a lighter color so they really pop.

2.) Cuts don’t line up exactly how you want?  Add little embellishments!

3.) AND, of course, a photo! Personalizing it will mean so much.

4.) Add a doily for that soft, feminine touch.

5.) And don’t spend a ton on a frame. Get them on sale at your craft store. You can paint them any color you like!

And a detail:

Tuesday Tip: Paper Lanterns

January 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

with Char Dobson!

Today Char is creating with us and she created these awesome paper lanterns. The great thing about Core is that you can create them in EVERY color possible!  For our list of Core Essentials that we carry please check them out  here.  In SIX easy steps you can have some very own paper lanterns of your own. If you look underneath the title there is a download button so you can save to your own computer.

AND if you want to make them for yourself then check out the instructions HERE. You can find “how to’s” on almost everything out there today including these fabulous paper lanterns. They would be great for Valentine’s Day or even a Super Bowl party. Whatever the festivities are, these paper lanterns fit the bill for fabulous and fun! And nothing screams a party like Core :)

Here are some the shots Char took of them hanging in her home:

Char mixed and matched some Core Impressions and Spotted. Just Sand and Viola! You have a great look.

Fun, huh?

Kids Crafts and Core!

August 21, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Remember when we made seed paper back in the spring ?  Design Team Member Char Dobson has another take on that project!!!
We are going to make a handmade paper bowl – a perfect place for keeping coins, trinkets or treasures.
Follow steps #1 through #5 for making paper on THIS blog post.
We are now going to add three easy steps.
Step #1: After straining water from the paper pulp, press and form it around the strainer to make a bowl shape.
Find a safe, well-ventilated area to let the contents completely dry.
This may take several days.
Here is what ours looks like after two days of drying time.

Step #2: Trim bowl edges if necessary.

Prepare your work area – we just use and old plastic placemat.

Cover the entire bowl with Modge Podge, first one side and then the other.

Let dry overnight.

Step #3: Your finished project!

Such a great way to use those scraps of cardstock!

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