Guest Designer Rebecca Keppel

September 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Imaginisce, Jenni Bowlin

What a wonderful week we are having here at Core!

We are just FILLED to the brim with fun stuff for you. And today is another great day..we would like LOVE to introduce you to our September Guest Designer Rebecca Keppel. Rebecca has been a long time fan of Core’dinations and we are so happy to have her with us this month!

Here is a little bit about Rebecca:

In the beginning of 2005 I was a corporate attorney in San Francisco, but then my daughter was born and I became a stay at home mom. I started scrapbooking around that time and found the creative outlet a santity saver to say the least! We moved to Arizona and my son was born in 2007. They are the main stars of my scrapbooking show. I love practicing new photography skills on them and then creating layouts with those pictures. I’ve been blogging for about 4 years now and love sharing projects, ideas and photos on my blog. I also enjoy card making and creating mini albums and gifts for friends and family. I generally think of my style as clean with a focus on the photos, but with a definite fun twist. Two of my favorite additions to layouts are machine sewing and typewritten journaling. Since I started scrapbooking, along with my clean style has been a love of cardstock. I never create a project without at least a little of it. When I first discovered Core’dinations I couldn’t believe the dimension it added to my projects–there was nothing basic about cardstock anymore! I am so thrilled to be here as a guest deisgner and want to thank Core’dinations so much for this opportunity.

So how about a layout???

How cool is this idea?!

Rebecca used her Imaginisce distress tool (you know how much we love our Imaginisce here!) and this Sunburst Crafter’s Workshop Template and created this gorgeous sun!   She worked from the front of the Vintage Cardstock because you are distressing it (unlike when we work from the back with scoring).

Wow is this just awesome!

Finish it up with some Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions, title and a few embellies and you have a fabulous layout!

We will have more amazing layouts from Rebecca later in the month so stay close!

Day Three with Bella Blvd

June 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft, Spellbinders

We are here ALL WEEK LONG with Bella Blvd and couldn’t be more excited.  Our team has create some really gorgeous   projects showing off just how great Core’dinations Cardstock goes with the beautiful Bella products. From fabulous patterned papers …to alpha letters …to super fun designer tape…Bella Blvd has  products for every paper crafter.

So sit back, relax, and get ready to be inspired. Our Design Teams have worked hard for you!  AND we would LOVE it {and I know they would, too} if you could head over to their Facebook page and give them a great big “HI!” from us and the Bella Blvd blog is looking fabulous, too! Head over there and check out all the gorgeous projects their team has been cooking up this week. You won’t be disappointed. AND rumor has it that they are doing a paper and sticker giveaway today!

LOVE the Bella Blvd stickers. They make great accents to any papercrafting project…check out how our team used them below!

And don’t forget to check out yesterday’s Core’dinations post for a chance to win some Glitter Silk Cardstock! Remember..to win the Bella Blvd giveaway you must comment over on their blog here.

So…let’s get started!

First up we have some layouts and cards from Design Team Member Kim Jefress.

Love this idea that Kim does…she embosses, sands, and  then splatters some paint on it.

Kim ROCKED the Darice embossing folders. We just love them..on this layout she used the Gears folder and just love all the amazing little details Kim does on her layout including the Bella Blvd photo corner just turned on an angle a bit and how she repeats that shape in the orange Core Essentials.

And remember that Glitter Silk giveaway from yesterday?  Kim uses it beautifully on this card…the white might be my FAVE!

And..we have a layout from Design Team Member Char Dobson. Char rocks her Cricut and loving the waves on this layout as a background. Char did loads of sanding here and distressed the orange cardstock for some added texture. Love all those colors against the brown.

AND WE ARE ON PINTEREST! Follow us here!

Ribbon Week with May Arts Day TWO!

May 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon

We are here May Arts this week! So make sure you check out the gorgeous projects from Shaunte Wadely. She worked the Core and ribbon for sure!  Check out the May Arts blog here for more chances to win and head over to their Facebook page because there will be some fun stuff going on, too!  You know we always give something away! So comment all week long on ANY blog post (up to five chances to win)  or on our Facebook page! Since we hit 6k likes last week we are in it to win it for 7k!!!!

We need to announce a winner from our week with Authentique!

And our Random Winner from over 225 comments was………

Shelley Scarbro says:
May 14, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Love the layouts!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Winners email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with the subject line reading the contest you won, For Example: March Color Challenge Winner. Also include in the body of the email your name, address, and phone number (only if international). We will send you a confirmation back that we received your email so you know your prize will be on it’s way soon! We ship prizes to our lucky winners twice a month once we receive all prize winner’s information.

Now…are we ready for some May Arts love???

First up we have a super cool double page layout from Design Team Member Char Dobson! Check out ALL THAT RIBBON!

She used the twill stripes…cotton stripes…mesh ribbon and it all core’dinates beautifully with our cardstock. Char used carstock from the Darks Collection pack, Vintage and Spotted collections.

And Char also created this gorgeous card….LOVE the ribbon on cards and check out the fun loopty loops along the bottom!

FUN!!!

Tuesday Tutorial From April Derrick

Don’t forget. THERE ARE TWO CHANCES TO WIN CORE GOODIES going on RIGHT NOW! Head over to the BasicGrey blog to see how you can WIN TWO BasicGrey Core Impression packs!!!

AND we have our own challenge featuring Core Impressions…the old…the new…just use some Core Impressions on your layout for a chance to win your choice of any of CI packs (subject to availability) !!! Check out Details HERE. You don’t want to miss out on the chance  to win that, do you???

Curious about how to make these?  Well keep reading. We have a fabulous tutorial for you today from Design Team Member April Derrick!
Supplies Used for Project:
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Die
- Cuttlebug
- Ranger Perfect Pearls
- Ranger Stickles
- Paper Studio Jewel Brads
- Pink Paislee Wood Letters
- Ranger Distress Stain
- Wooden Embroidery Hoop
How to create the flowers:
- Pick out several core’rdinating colors of Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Cardstock and use a flower die to cut out several flowers
- Place each flower on top of a mouse pad and grab a small/medium sized stylus.
- Starting at the top of each flower petal, rub the end of the stylus in a circular motion working your way down the petal to the center of the flower.  The petals will start curl in as you do this.
- When you are happy with the flowers, place them into a container or cardboard box for misting.
- Create your own shimmery glimmer mist by combining Ranger’s Perfect Pearls with water.   Spray all of the flowers with your glimmer mist and let them dry.
* Note: I added about a 1/2 tsp of the “Perfect Pearl” powder to a 2 oz Ranger Mister bottle filled 3/4 of the way with water. You don’t have to make this much each time, I just like to keep this beautiful white mist on hand at all times so I have it ready whenever I need to add a little shimmer to my projects!
And here is the final project with some Black Magic all distressed and sanded for the background.Gorgeous!
- For this particular project, I layered the flowers together, punched a hole in the center, and then added a jeweled brad to the centers!

Back to the Grind…

May 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog, Cosmo Cricket

Good Monday Morning!

Did you scrap your heart out this weekend?  We did!

And we have some fun stuff going on!

THERE ARE TWO CHANCES TO WIN CORE GOODIES!  Head over to the BasicGrey blog to see how you can WIN TWO BasicGrey Core Impression packs!!!

AND we have our own challenge featuring Core Impressions…the old…the new…just use some Core Impressions on your layout for a chance to win your choice of any of CI packs (subject to availability) !!! Details HERE.

So today..we thought we would show you one of our very FIRST collection packs featuring Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions Classics. Design Team Member Debbie Standard used the Seedlings cardstock and sanded it and distressed the edges to really show off that colored Core.  Pair it with your favorite Cosmo Cricket cardstock or use it on its own…it is perfect for any scrapbookers collection.

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