We are Hard Core Cropping…

November 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin, May Arts Ribbon, Queen & Co.

Are you? Don’t forget you have until Sunday night to get the challenges done! That is a ton of time!

Challenges are listed here and Rules are posted here.

Design Team Member Melissa Oliveira created this gorgeous card for Debbie Standard’s ribbon challenge.  Here is how she did it:

Begin by sanding the edges of a dark green card base from Core’dinations, then add a layer of black Pearls cardstock (from our Cardmaker series) and a slightly smaller piece of red embossed Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions. Add black photo corners for a bit more detail. Trim a piece of green May Arts ribbon and adhere to the card with a snowflake cut from a piece of May Arts trim, embellish with a rhinestone from Queen & Co. Die cut a bracket shape onto a piece of Black Magic, and punch a scalloped circle form a gold piece of Glitter Silk, mounting with foam squares to the center of the card. Finish by stamping a Cats Life Press “christmas time” image onto a piece of Snowflake Core Essentials and punching into a circle shape.

Some details of the sanding:

Stampendous Week Day ONE!

October 8, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin, Stampendous

Welcome to our first day of our week with Stampendous! We couldn’t be more excited than to share gorgeous projects with you featuring Core’dinations and Stamendous products all week long!

DON’T FORGET YOU HAVE UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO LINK YOUR CARDS FOR WCMD!

We love Stampendous and their products so make sure you do a few things for us while you are here this week.

1.) Like them on Facebook. AND  2.)  Follow them on Pinterest. Oh and if you tweat, 3.) Follow them on Twitter here.

And we have a blog hop for you, too!

Here is a list to hop along…make sure you do as we are giving away prizes ALL WEEK LONG for those that are commenting and having fun. You can win on ANY  of these blogs for  your comments. How cool is that?! So lots of Stampendous and Core goodies up for grabs.

Stampendous Blog

Lydia Jackson

April Derrick

Jennifer Ingle

Kristine Reynolds

Stephanie Lee

Wendy Jordan

Core Blog

And of course…our blog! And for inspiration here today, we have a project from Design team Member Shaunte Wadley.

Shaunte is using the London Cling stamp set from Stampendous’s BRAND NEW summer release! For more products you MUST check out their new products here. All week long it is our plan to show you new products!

Pair this fun London stamp set with some gorgeous Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions from the Black and Red collection (that label shape is still an all time favorite of mine!!!) and you have an awesome layout.

Shaunte did something really cool here, too.  She stamped a core’dinating image on some scrap Core and then punched it with her circle punch.

How cool is that?!?!  Adds dimension and some fun detailing of all the gorgeous Stampendous Glitter that we all know and LOVE!

Remember to stay close and comment all week long on all the blogs for more chances to WIN, WIN, WIN!

So who is next up on the list of inspiration? Make sure you comment here and these blogs for your best chance of winning some awesome goodies from Core and Stampendous.  If you have ever gotten a goodie box from us, well, you know it’s worth it!

Sand, Sand, Sand

September 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Wow..is it Thursday already?

We had a bunch of announcements including our Card DT and September Guest Designer, Rebecca Keppel so make sure you bop around the blog for some fabulous inspiration!

Today we have a very cool layout from Design Team Member Leica Forrest! So Sand…Sand…Sand…does it ever get old? NO WAY! We love how Leica just sanded the Jillianbean Soup Core Impressions around the photo to create a beautiful focal point. AND she inked the Jenni Bowlin Core Impression Everyday Collection strips to really make them pop. Remember to Sand with a Sand It Gadget, then  use your Dust Buddy THEN ink.

OR you could even turn it over and use the back side! Cool, huh?

DAY FOUR of Back to School with….

August 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Petaloo

Petaloo and Sweet Stamp Shop!

Sorry we are a bit late this morning with our post…technical difficulties on my end..sorry! We are here and ready to go!

We have a fun week for you this week! We have teamed up with Petaloo and Sweet Stamp shop for some FUN! If you love flowers make sure you buy Petaloo flowers that core’dinate with our cardstock PERFECTLY!  No worrying about matching them yourself, we did that for you.

Don’t forget to head over to Petaloo blog and the Sweet Stamp Shop blog to check things out. I heard some rumors there are goodies up for grabs over there, too! (Keep  in mind SSS is PST time so they be up a bit later).

We will be giving away some goodies here on the blog for commenting ALL WEEK long (make sure to comment on every post here for more chances to win).

Today is our first day of school in Pennsylvania…we got a bit of a late start here due to some construction but it is always a fun day…alarms…a bit of scrambling….what to wear…pictures…pencils…

AND head over to our Facebook page, too! Leave a comment over there about what the first day of school is like in your house!  I know it is a crazy day here!!! And if you don’t have kids in school then share a found memory you have about your first day of school.  We want to here it…we are gearing up for 8000 likes over there and can’t wait!

Today we have Design Team Member Leica Forrest working a super cool canvas! All I gotta say today is that Leica stamped on CORK! How super cool is that?!?!?!  Like I said earlier..everyone needs a large woodgrain stamp like this one from Against the Grain from Sweet STamp  shop!

Add some Petaloo beauties and you have a gorgeous canvas perfect for any teacher’s room. Leica added a touch of Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions Label paper from the Brown and Cream line for any notes or quotes you may want to add. Don’t forget to sand ;)


Don’t forge to keep on commenting all week long!!!!!!!!!!

Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L Day FIVE!

July 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Today is our last day of our week with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

If you are looking for crop winners we will be posting that today in a separate post.

Here are some Technique Tips for this layout from Design Team Member April Derrick: ICut up the photo corners and turned them into arrow embellishments for my page.Instead of placing a cd into the self adhesive CD photo pocket,  turn it into a holder for an interactive page embellishment. It’s a small booklet that you can slide in and out of the clear pocket and it has journaling and another photo on the inside!   Brilliant!

* 3L Scrapbook Adhesives: Crafty Power Tape, Photo CD Pockets, Photo Corners, Thin 3D Foam Squares, Dodz, My Stik Vellum Adhesive. Make sure you shop for these fabulous adhesives HERE!

And Debbie Standard has some gorgeous cards for us today! Those Scrabook Adhesives by 3L go beautifully with cards, too!

And how about those flowers?! Gorgeous…gorgeous!

Make sure you comment here to win an AWESOME Core goodie pack AND over at the Scrapbook Adhesives blog as well because they have an awesome giveaway of their adhesives, too! You have ALL WEEK LONG!

In that goodie pack from us you will see some of our awesome Glitter Silk cardstock. Winner posted next week.

Please note we will be posting winners from our online Crop this today so stay tuned!

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