Introducing Suzanna Lee

May 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Happy Thursday! Are you having fun yet?

We sure are!

This  we began a TWO THREE WEEK event introducing our BRAND NEW Design Team!    Each member created a layout just for their day on the blog so from today, May 13th -May 31st we will  introduce a team member to you. Isn’t that fun??!?!?!

AND TO CELEBRATE THIS EVENT WE ARE GIVING AWAY A PACK OF CARDSTOCK EVERY DAY! Tomorrow morning I will announce today’s random winner…just leave a comment on THIS POST. And then come back and comment the next day. We will be doing this  every week day until the end of May so don’t go far!!!

Today’s winner will receive a pack of……

GLITTER SILK!


Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. We will pick a random winner the following morning (or Monday if it is the weekend) to win a pack of Core’dinations Cardstock. The cardstock pack may vary due to availability. Winners must email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com by June 7  to claim their prizes with the cardstock they won in the subject line.  Please include address and phone number in the email.

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So curious to see who is our winner from yesterday??????????

Tona says:

Omgosh! That is the most amazing layout!!! I just love the colors and all of that texture!

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Today we have new Design Team Member…… Suzanna Lee!

Check out more about Suzanna and her projects on her blog HERE. Here is a little bit about her:

What can I say? I’m just a woman who is obsessed with her husband, her 2 kids, her camera (a Nikon!), living life to the fullest and preserving our memories as we go! Michael and I have been happily married for 14 years. Together we are raising two amazing children—Nikolas, 10, and Mia,almost 7.

I am very diverse when it comes to styles and techniques. I can’t claim any one as a main stay in my projects. I range from clean and simple to layered and packed with little details. The paper and photographs speak to me and I do what feels right. New styles, techniques, products, etc. are some of the major things that offer me inspiration. I am always excited to try new things and new opportunities, in life and with paper crafting.

When I’m not hiding behind my camera or cutting and creating both mess and beauty, I’m a physical therapist. I love what I do and love that it helps fund my hobby and collection! Who needs purses and shoes when you can have paper and embellishments?!

And how much do you loooooove the color combo of this layout??? I just love learning all these random bits about Suzanna.

And some close ups:

Ohhhhhh…embossing! :) Our 6×6 pads are a great way to add small deatils to layouts….they aren’t just for cards!

Now a little bit about Suzanna’s layout:

Every now and again, I try to do a page about myself. My kids love pouring through the albums and love seeing themselves but I know there will come a time when they will wish there was more of Mum and Dad. I know I love learning the little details of my parents’ lives. This layout served that purpose as well as sharing a little bit about myself with you. Random bits about Suzanna Lee. I literally wrote the first 5 thoughts that came to mind. I did say random! I also wanted to showcase how amazing core is! There is one piece of patterned paper on this page, the majority of the paper is Core of one type or another. All those different lines come together as a cohesive whole! Amazing!

Supply List:
Vintage Collection 6×6 and 12×12
Whitewash 6X6
Black Magic 6X6
Spotted: Tillie Dot 6X6
Core Impressions: Cosmo Cricket
Core Essentials Dark
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Big Shot
Embossing Folders: Tim Holtz, Cuttlebug, Lifestyle Crafts
Patterned Paper and Journal Spot: Fancy Pants
Brads: American Crafts
Tag: Chic Tags
Misc: vellum
Font: Billabong

Taking Core off the page..

March 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Cosmo Cricket

And onto the Wall!

Yes, you heard us right…today we have a fun project for you that takes Core’dinations off the page and will help you stay organized. It doesn’t get any better than that, does it?

Design Team Member Char Dobson created this wipe board using  loads of Core, including one of my favorites, the Cosmo Cricket neutrals collection pack. The teal in this collection is such a gorgeous color and you can never have too many circles!

Don’t forget your Sand It Gadget to get that perfect sanded look.  We hope you are inspired to take your Core off the page!

What a great way to stay organized AND it looks awesome, too!

Tuesday Tip From Melissa Oliveira

November 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Cosmo Cricket, Graphic 45

We have some fun tips from Design Team Member Melissa Oliveira.

Even though these layouts have a summer theme to them doesn’t mean you can’t use these tips for any project.

First up Melissa stamped on her Whitewash for this journaling. If you have used our cardstock before, you know it gets a bit dusty  when you sand it. First up, you really should have a Sand it Gadget to make your sanding easy. After that, you want to use our Dust Buddy.

The Dust Buddy is a unique cloth that does many things, including cleaning the sanding residue so your adhesives can stick better. One additional thing it does is make your stamped images crisper and cleaner as seen on Melissa’s layout here. If you sanded this Whitewash and didn’t use a Dust Buddy,  the stamped imaged wouldn’t be as great.  So make sure you tell your favorite Core’dinations Cardstock retailer to get some Dust Buddies. They go a long way, too!

And here is another example of a layout where Melissa stamped over some Graphic 45 Core Impressions. And of course, how cool are those torn waves in the Whitewash????

It’s a Card-a-licious Weekend!

August 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Preferred Partners

Today we are celebrating our love of cards. The Design Team creates so many gorgeous cards every week. Here are a few…

The colors on this birthday card from Paula Gilarde are just gorgeous. These new Stacy Julian papers are going to brighten up everyone’s day for sure.

And Kandis Smith utilizing some softer colors on this card with some Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions and Imaginisce papers.

And last but not least, Linda Beeson uses soft embossing on Vintage Cardstock for some corner detail on this gorgeous card.

Have a GREAT weekend!

We {Heart} Core Amour

July 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog

and we hope you do, too!

Today we want to share some fabulous layouts featuring our Core Amour lines. It is so versatile. All you need is a bit of sanding and a splash of color and you have some gorgeous projects! Today’s projects feature the Onyx collection.

Here is one from Hera Frei. Hera accented her layout with some Cosmo Cricket and Queen & Co. jewels:

And a sweet card from Cari Locken. Cari accented her Core Amour with a splash of color and a SRM Sticker:

Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions and Material Girl

April 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Preferred Partners

We just love it when we get the chance to play with our Preferred Partners goodies and Cosmo Cricket is no exception!

Here are a few projects from the DT featuring the Material girl Line from Cosmo Cricket and Core Impressions Cardstock:

Lydia:

Notice the subtle sanding on both layouts.

Ellen:

Also Featured on this layout are SRM Stickers, another preferred partner.

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