Introducing Jennifer Edwardson!

May 31, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Can you believe it is our last day of the 2013-2014 intros????

Don’t forget about our Hard Core Crafter program!  You get  access to EXCLUSIVE videos,  giveaways AND sneak peeks that no one else does…AND it’s FREE. I am bringing this up now because in case you haven’t notice, we recently hit 10,000 likes on our Facebook page! ;) ;) So I would make sure you are an HCC member so you don’t miss out on anything.  So don’t waste anymore time and sign up HERE!

Let’s say howdy to Jennifer Edwardson!

Hey everyone, i’m Jennifer Edwardson and like most, 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 !!

Shortly after my 2nd child was born …. (like REALLY shortly – he was just 9 mos. old – CRAZY !!!) …. I decided it’d be cool to open a business, so I did…….and have had my own successful LSS since 2006.

I am so fortunate to get to do what I love every day …… I have extensive instruction and design experience that has allowed me to travel and share my passion with many. My work has been featured on manufacturers blogs as a Guest Designer, i’ve created projects for CHA, have been a member of the Bella Blvd. Design Team for the past 2 years, am on the David Tutera Celebrate Design Team, am an American Crafts Certified Instructor and now cannot wait to share my creativity with you during my time on the new Core’dinations Design Team (yep – super EXCITED !!)

When I am not running the day to day operations of my business or designing a fun new workshop, you can find me spending time with my husband, Scott, children Emma and Alex, our 2 crazy puppies and our horses on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada !!

Check out my blog here: http://www.3dfoamandasandingblock.blogspot.com

What better way to celebrate yourself then a wedding layout! Here is a little bit about Jennifer’s layout:

I punched out several hearts and then embossed a few using some of my fave Darice embossing folders.  I LOVE the Core Couture Glitter cardstock and added in some pearl Gemstones behind the photo, too! The red embossed border along the left of the layout was cut from the Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions – LOVE it ……
I even added a few bits from the David Tutera Celebrate Card Making System by Core’dinations.  A white border along the top of the photo mat, the small silver heart, red gem and the twine, too!

Supplies:
Spotted Tillie Dot – Nightfall
Gemstones – Pearl
Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection – No. 3
Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions – Valentines No. 3
Core Essentials – Duchess Rose
Core Essentials – Cardinal
Core Couture – Black Tie
Core Couture – White Gloves
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
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And our winner of the Black Magic Cardstock is………….
Patricia Meadows says:

Welcome Gail, Love the stripes .Just found the blog today. Really think am going to love it, so many ideas. I too like clean pages not alot of clutter. I purchase cor’dinations at JoAnn’s by the sheet,had no idea there was so much to choose from! Again welcome. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Today’s giveaway is…………..
Tillie Spotted Cardstock! Did you love it in Jennifer’s layout? Now is your chance to win it!
Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. Winner this today will be posted on Monday to the  weekend. Winner will 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.

Introducing Clare Buswell!

Sorry we are a bit late today…things have been crazy around here the last few weeks. It’s all good though!
Before we introduce Clare to you today, we want to take this time to tell you about our Hard Core Crafter program!  You get  access to EXCLUSIVE videos,  giveaways AND sneak peeks that no one else does…AND it’s FREE. I am bringing this up now because in case you haven’t notice, we recently hit 10,000 likes on our Facebook page! ;) ;) So I would make sure you are an HCC member so you don’t miss out on anything.  So don’t waste anymore time and sign up HERE!
Now….on to the good stuff…..
Today we are saying hello  to Clare Buswell!
Here is a little bit about Clare:

Hi! My name is Clare Buswell. I live in the south-west of Ireland in the countryside with Niall and our lovely 5 year old daughter Isabelle.

I’ve always been creative in some form or another, I studied graphic design at art college. I only discovered the whole world of paper-crafting after the birth of my daughter when I had little time but longed to be creative again. Card-making was the perfect answer for me and is now my passion. I also really love to make 3D paper projects. I love stamping, quilling and making my own embellishments, especially paper flowers! I love trying out different techniques and coming up with my own. I also love to paint with acrylics and watercolors.

I’ve been lucky enough to have my work published in Paper Crafts, CARDS and CardMaker magazines in the US and I design regularly for Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine in the UK.

When I’m not paper-crafting I love to spend my time gardening, baking and with my family.

I’m really excited to be part of the Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock design team!

If you have been to Clare’s blog you will notice she isn’t a layout girl…her cards are incredible so she did her signature paper ruffles for us today! You will see more of this gorgeous, handmade technique in the future and if you want to learn how to do it yourself, check out Clare’s blog HERE.
You can get some really realistic looking paper ruffles using this simple technique. Once you get the hang of it you can apply your paper ruffles to your cards and layouts in lots of different ways.  Here is how she does it:
To make the ruffles I cut strips of Core’dinations cardstock approx 1 1/2″ deep, mist the back of the cardstock with water, leave for a minute and the cardstock becomes malleable and easy to form into ruffles. Just be careful not to wet it too much! Once you’ve shaped your ruffles, leave to dry and apply to your projects with double sided tape. For a detailed tutorial you can visit my blog.
For my first card I went for an ombre effect and layered tones of blue and turquoise ruffles on my card. When layering the ruffles always start at the bottom. You can enhance the edges of the ruffles by gently rubbing them with your Sand It Gadget for some added texture.
Swoooooooooooooon!
Supplies:
Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic, Tim Holtz Distress Collection, The Whitewash Collection, Sand it Gadget, Dust Buddy, Big Shot, Spellbinders Tag Trio, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder ProvoCraft, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder ProvoCraft, Sweet Sentiments stamp The Craft’s Meow, Onyx Black VersaFine Ink, Distress Ink – Antique Linen, teal satin ribbon, baker’s twine.
I think it is only fitting that we giveaway some of that fabulous Tim Holtz Kraft Core, don’t you?????
Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. Winner this weekend will be posted on Tuesday due to the holiday weekend here in the States. Winner will 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.
If you have been following us  make sure you check our WINNER page HERE to see if you won!
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AND the winner of the Spotted cardstock from yesterday is…………
Kathy Wittlock says:

Cute layout – those little arrows get to the point!
love the spotted cardstock- would love to have some to try~

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Say Hello to Tracy Gruber…

May 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

Today we are introducing Tracy Gruber!

AND IT’S HER BIRTHDAY!

Hello!  My name is Tracy and I have been crafting since I was a little girl.  I started scrapbooking when I was in high school and card-making about 3 years ago.  I am currently going to college for Graphic Design and work part-time at a local scrapbooking store.  I have been published a couple of times and also have an Etsy shop where I sell handmade banners and cards.  Paper-crafting is such an awesome hobby because I am able to preserve memories while expressing my creativity!  When I’m not crafting, I enjoy spending time with my family, rollerblading playing tennis, and shopping.  I am so excited to be a part of the Core’dinations design team and use the best card stock on the planet!

Make sure you check out Tracy’s Blog HERE for more inspiration and keep reading to learn more about her layout today.

I love using bright colors on my layouts!  I cut banners out of different colored Core’dinations cardstocks and sanded them for some added texture.  I also used dies to cut out the hearts and flowers and sanded them as well.  I thought the Core Tags would be a cool way to display all of my photos on the layout, I just had to trim the bottoms off of them a bit.

Supplies:
TIm Holtz Shattered Cardstock
White Core Tags
Core Essentials Brights
Lawn Fawn and Memory Box dies
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder
Cuttlebug
The Twinery twine
Dust Buddy
Sand It Gadget
Dear Lizzy Thickers
Alison Kreft Sweet Notes 6×6 paper pad and cardstock stickers
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Curious to see who won the Pastel pack????
Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) says:

Very Pretty page. I love your color choices. The blue and teals

really make that photo pop. Welcome to the team Heather.

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Today’s giveaway is……a Brights Collection Pack!

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.

Tuesday Tip with Debbie Standard

April 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Happy Tuesday!

Make sure you check out the wonderful tip from Designer Lydia Jackson that was on the blog yesterday on how to use up those Core scraps for a really cute card.

Today we have Design Team Member Debbie Standard sharing with us her Tuesday Tip usint Tim Holtz Collection.

First off I scored a frame around where I was going to focus my page – actually double scored it – two sets of lines.  As you score use your Sand it Gadget to sand over the scoring ridge while it’s still on the score ridge – much easier and cleaner than trying to sand it after you are done scoring.  Then I sanded down outside my scoring to really accent a frame look.  To create the red portion of the page I used a circle cutter I think was made by CK (OLD tool of mine) and sanded over it again and again moving it around behind my page – I really like how it came out.  We call this technique outlining. Then I used a strip of The Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions line with the stars.  I used some of the Tim Holtz Kraft and embossing it and cut out sections, also just tore a few pieces.  Added some of the Jenni Bowlin black/kraft piece and cut out circles of it. Oh and then I sanded and cut out my title from the letters on a sheet from the Jenni Bowlin line- ran then through the Xyron machine and put them on some black cardstock which I cut around the letters so when I put them on my page they popped a little more.

Spring has Sprung!

March 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

So I know you have been seeing a lot of the Tim Holtz KRaft-Core Seasonal Impressions but it is so perfect for this time of year since it is seasonal. The Spring words and phrases not only make it perfect for Springtime but Easter, too!

Sand it….sand it…sand it!!!  And add other Tim Holtz Kraft-Core accents like designer Shaunte Wadley did here on this layout.  AND how much do you love that pop of red? Just perfect.

And don’t forget only a few more days to win some David Tutera Celebrate goodies! March only!

ENTER  HERE!!!!!!!!!

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