Day Four with Imaginsice!

August 8, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Imaginisce

Today is the last day for hopping. We will pick winners tomorrow so make sure you make your rounds today!

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 Our team had so much fun we have an extra layout for you from Designer Shaunte Wadley. I think Imaginisce goes with every single Core collection!


We sure you hope you had fun this week and learned some great tips for your Core and Imaginsice stashes.   Here is today’s list. Make sure you hit all  of them for more chances to WIN!

Today’s List:

Core Designers:
Clare Buswell 
Gail Linder 
Jennifer Edwardson 

Imaginisce Designers

Adora Concepcion
Sara Zenger 
Suzanna Lee 

hmmmm….you might see this along the way! 🙂


Did someone say prizes?  Look what is up for grabs? We will be posting winners on Friday!


From Imaginisce:


If you missed yesterday here you go:

Core Designers:

Ellen Sosnoski
Kim Moreno
Jill Lebbin

Imaginisce Designers:

Fleur Smith
Marcia Dehn-Nix
Apryl Holland
Mary Pat Siehl 

2013-2014 Design Team Introductions

May 13, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Hot Topics

Happy Monday! We hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday!

Today we begin a TWO 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 until the end of May so don’t go far!!!

Today’s winner will receive a pack of……


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 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.


We are starting things off with returning Designer and Core lover Debbie Standard.  Debbie has been with Core’dinations for years and knows and love this cardstock.  She has an eye for mixing and matching our different cardstock collections and every time she creates something I say, “I don’t know how she does it all!”

Make sure you visit her blog HERE for more Gorgeous creations!

My name is Debbie Standard and I live north of San Antonio, Texas. I have been scrapping for about 15 years now. I have been a Critical Care Nurse for 18 years.   I work part time in a Level one Trauma Center in San Antonio.  I am also a mother to four, three daughters and a son.  Between my husband and myself we have a total of six children, eleven grandchildren and one great-greatchild (by his oldest granddaughter), two cats. I love scrapping – it’s my therapy. I have been published in several magazines and can’t say I have ever gotten over the thrill of seeing my work posted in magazines, blogs and facebook.  I have met some wonderful people through design teams and boards. I am so excited to be a part of Core’dinations Design Team. I have been part of this team since 2009 and have loved every minute. This cardstock is such an exciting product and I am so looking forward with working with this impressive group of Design Team members!

Here is Debbie’s layout. I loved learning something new about Debbie..she loves to Kayak! How cool is that???

Supply List:

Tim Holtz Shattered
Tim Holtz Kraft Core
Core Smooth tag  (large bookmark)
Spellbinder’s Die Cut
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Tags – Simple Stories
Letter Stickers – Jillibean Soup
Metal Flower – Queen & Co.

David Tutera Celebrate Card Design Team

September 10, 2012 by  
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Debbie Standard

My name is Debbie Standard. I have been scrapping for about 15 years now. I am a wife, mother to four, step-mother to two more, grandmother to 11 and have a great-granddaughter by my husband’s oldest grandchild. To keep myself in scrapping supplies I work as a Critical Care Nurse in the Surgical/Trauma ICU in a level one trauma center in San Antonio, Texas. I have been doing this for about 18 years now. I am only working part-time now and that gives me more time to spend doing the things I love to do – scrapping, crocheting, running, kayaking and biking. We live on three acres near the Guadalupe River where we built our dream home. I have been published in most all of the US scrapping magazines. I love creating both cards and layouts and luckily have a lot of kids and grand-kids to use for subjects. I have met so many wonderful people through the scrap world who have become my long distance friends. I am on a few more card Design Teams as well so get to spread the Core’dination’s around. I am thrilled to be a part of this creative team. Core’dination’s products are just amazing and I can’t imagine using any other cardstock. There is such a huge selection of products and they are always coming out with something new and different – makes me want to scrap all the time. I am so honored to work with this talented group of women – they are such an inspiration and Core’dination’s staff is just the best!

Check out my blog here:


Jennifer Edwardson

My name is Jennifer Edwardson…..I began scrapbooking shortly after the birth of my daughter in 2000 and never looked back. I’ve been creative my whole life and loved back to school shopping the most….all the paper and crayons and color – love, love loved it !!   After I ‘grew up’, got married and had my two fabulous kids I decided it’d be cool to open a business, so I did…….and have had my own successful LSS since 2006.
I have extensive instruction and design experience that has allowed me to travel and share my passion with many.  I have had my work featured on manufacturers blogs as a Guest Designer, created projects for CHA, am an American Crafts Certified Instructor and am a current member of the Bella Blvd. Design Team.
When I am not running the day to day operations of my business or designing a fun new workshop to teach, you can find me spending time with my husband, Scott, children Emma (11) and Alex (7), our crazy 100 pound puppy and our horses on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada !!


Kerri Smith

My name is Kerri Smith. I am wifey to my retired Air Force husband, mommy to two beautiful little girls and a life-long crafter. I was born and raised in Southern California, but currently reside in Vegas Baby! Crafting is my passion. I would eat, sleep, and breath it if I could. I am always on the lookout for a new project to work on. I would call my style a little cutesy, a little shabby chic, and a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy my creations and will visit me often for lots of crafty inspiration.
Check out my blog here:


Margie Higuchi

My passion for paper crafting started when I was in junior high school collecting pictures and keepsakes in those “magnetic” albums = YIKES! As time changes so does the style of paper crafting. From creating scrapbook pages to making cards to dabbling in mix media, I enjoy them all! I have been fortunate to have artwork featured in different venues from Scrapbook News & Review online magazine to Scrapbook Soup TV to “Love My Memories” Japanese scrapbook magazine. Most days, I can be found at my computer working as part of Spellbinders Paper Arts’ web and marketing team. I am a design team member for TaDa Creative Studios, ScraPerfect (The Best Glue Ever), and now Core’dinations! My husband and I live in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago IL with our two teenage boys. Other than paper crafting, I love to read (my Kindle!), travel and watch my favorite reality shows like Project Runway and Design Star! I am SO excited to be a part of Core’dinations Card Design Team and among many creative artists – what a thrill!


Shaunte Wadley

I am a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. I have been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, my work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. I have been published a few times, been to a few trade shows, taught a few classes, worked for a few design teams…but have not yet lost the love for this hobby. I love it for the creative outlet, and the good people I have met along the way. My favorite subjects to scrap are my husband and five kids (I never lack for subject material ) I especially like making mini-albums of our many trips together. When I’m not scrapping, I am traveling, blog-hopping, reading, or editing photo shoots. And doing laundry. Always laundry.


Trine Brand-Lassen

I live in Copenhagen, Denmark. I am a sister, wife and mother of two boys (6 and 0). I work part-time as a project manager and have recently started a small photography business.  I love living in a big city, but I grew up on a farm and am a country-gal at heart! I come from a crafty family and started scrapbooking long before I had children, but got addicted after my son was born in 2006. Now I’m pretty much obsessed with documenting our life in pictures and paper! Every spare minute I get you will find me editing photos or creating with paper. I love how this hobby allows me to relax, play and be artistic + creative at the same time.  I need a daily latte (or two), my favorite city is Chicago, a mountain-view can take my breath away and the people of Vietnam totally stole my heart! I design for two Danish scrapbooking stores and am so excited to be on the Core’dinations Card Design Team.

We can’t wait to show you what these ladies can do with Core!


November 10, 2010 by  
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We have a special announcement to share with you today. We have two new additions to our Design Team!

Without further ado we would like to introduce you to Charolotte Dobson and Vicki Boutin….

Here is a little bit about Charlotte …

Charlotte lives in Winnipeg, MB, Canada and a wife to a great guy and a mom to three awesome kids. She also works half time as an Educational Assistant, so needless to say her life is busy! When she is not working, taxiing her kids around or taking care of household things, you can find her creating cards, layouts and all types of crafty projects. Char started making cards about six years ago and has been scrapbooking for almost two years. She considers paper crafting to be her creative playground. In fact, one of the reasons why Char loves Core’dinations so much is the play factor. They are always coming out with a new line or she is trying a new technique. You never know what she is going do next! She is honored and thrilled to be part of the fabulous design team at Core’dinations.

Here is a little bit about Vickie …

Vicki Boutin comes from a background in graphic design and fine arts and she has always been passionate about creating pretty things!  Her love of colour, texture, funky patterns and photography lead her to the discovery of scrapbooking and paper crafting.  She has not looked back since!

In 2006 Vicki became a Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame winner and went on to be part of Better Homes and Gardens Scrapbooks Etc’s Creative Team.  Her work is currently published in Scrapbooks, Etc and Vicki writes a quarterly article for Scrapbooks and Cards, Today magazine.  She enjoys working closely with a number of the industry’s top manufacturers including Sassafras, 7 Gypsies, Basic Grey, Little Yellow Bicycle and Pink Paislee.  Vicki is also a Ranger Certified instructor.

Vicki is always on a mission to learn something new and then find a way to share it!  That is where teaching comes in!  She has taught workshops in the United States, Canada and Europe and loves to approach art in a fun, fresh and accessible way.  Her motto is “You don’t know if it’s your style until you try it, so go for it!  It’s only a piece of paper!”  Her workshops offer an opportunity to meet new friends, try new things and most of all have FUN!!!

Two crazy kids and a straight laced husband keep things interesting in Vicki’s home in Southern Ontario, Canada.  At present, Vicki is writing her first technique based book which will be available in 2012.

Congratulations Ladies! Stay tune for some fabulous projects from these ladies tomorrow.

Lydia is up next for our Holiday Countdown!

December 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Make sure you check out Lydia Jackson’s gallery here.

1. What is your most treasured Holiday memory?
One of my most cherished Christmas memories is a bit of a sad one. The year my Dad died Christmas was very quiet there was just my mother, my brother and I. We spend all of Christmas morning in my Mothers bed and my brother and I took turns going down stairs to fetch a gift for each of us from under the tree. It stands out in my mind as really special becuase it was truly one of the most relaxed Christmas’s. It was about comfort and Joy. It was not loud and crazy there were no big meals to plan and no where for us to go. Now don’t get me wrong I love the crazy loud christmas’s. The whole family thing and running around. But this one Christmas, was just what my broken heart needed at the time, A Peaceful, warm and safe white Christmas.

2. Do you have any special Holiday traditions that are unique to you and your family? We have one of the coolest holiday traditions, every year we make Christmas Strawberries. These Tasty treats are mostly made of coconut and are topped with a green cherry and green tooth pick. They are a ton of fun to make with the kids and are delicious. I have never come across anything like them, it has been a secret family recipes for as long as I can remember.

3. What holiday crafts are you creating for this festive season.
This year I have been having so much fun crafting. I have sewed two gifts. {sorry I can’t share those until after christmas, you never know who will see this} I have made an advent Calender and I am hosting a Christmas Card making party at my house this week. On top of that I am doing some fun daily crafts with the kids. We are making Foam snowmen, paper snowflakes, painting toy trains and pipe cleaner garlands. There is an activity for every day in advent.

Here is a layout Lydia did for the Holidays. If you can’t get excited for the Holidays from this sweet face than I don’t think there is hope for you! 😉

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