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.
Very Pretty page. I love your color choices. The blue and teals
really make that photo pop. Welcome to the team Heather.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Got a lot of cardstock?
Not sure what to do with all of it?
Are you organizationally challenged (like me)?
Then you need to check out this simple cube system from Design Team Member Shaunte Wadley. I could just sit and stare at all that gorgeous Core all day long!
We have some really fun stuff lined up for you over the next few weeks!
We will be introducing our BRAND NEW Design team to you starting next Monday so stay tuned for some awesme inspiration.
But for today…I have a 6×6 layout for you from Designer April Derrick using the Tim Holtz KRaft Core 6×6 paper pad.
Don’t you looooooove 6×6 layouts?
Designer April Derrick has an awesome tutorial for us on this fine Tuesday featuring TONS of Tim Holtz Shattered cardstock. it is so versatile and this entire layout is cardstock!
First up, take your Crafter’s Workshop stencil and trace the template:
Next, using your craft knife, cut along the pencil lines:
You will already begin to see the gorgeous sunburst shape!
Now it is time to sew. Stitching on layotus never gets old! Layer the No. 7 Shattered cardstock on the No. 15 and you have a really great contrasting look.
And now for the final layout. April added some embellishments and a Step Two layer from David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system. LOVE that postage stamp layer…it looks GREAT on layouts, too!
Did you check your email? We released the BRAND NEW Tim Holtz Shattered Collection. It comes in 24 gorgeous colors with a very cool shattered design. WARNING: Once you see this cardstock and get to try it, you won’t want to put it down. We thought we should be clear on that
Remember, by signing up to be a Hard Core Crafter you get to see our new releases FIRST! So don’t delay…sign up now so you don’t miss out on this opportunity again!
Want to see more? Check out this video from Tim describing in detail all the cool details HERE on our YouTube channel. You won’t want to miss it. All of the distressing is done for you….no crumpling or sanded needed! Though we do still recommend it
Well, Monday is Christmas Eve so this will be our last post for awhile we spend some time with our families, celebrate old traditions and create new ones of our own.
Be Safe, be Happy and be Merry!
We leave you today with a layout from Designer Char Dobson that celebrates all of these things:
Char used some Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions and paired it with some Jenni Bowlin Vintage Brights.
Love all the May Arts Ribbon Char added, too! Looks like a candy cane.
We are here with Day FIVE of our week with Simple Stories!
Edited: So did anyone notice Day THREE was missing??? UGh, thanks to my awesome team for letting me know! It is now fixed so PLEASE PLEASE go check out Wednesdays post. Our team worked really hard on these projects and we LOVE our Simple Stories around here!!!
So…I guess we should make it up to you, right? WELL..here is what you do…go to December 5th’s post (the one that wasn’t there but is now) and leave a comment. Then come back to this post and let me know you did and what Core’dinations line you would like to win. Of course, other comments are welcome too, for example how much you love Core and Simple Stories. :):) Yep..YOUR CHOICE of one of cardstock packs! Of course, it needs to be in stock . You have until Monday morning when we post the crop winners and I will announce the winner then, too.
Make sure you head over to the Simple Stories blog to check out the gorgeous projects their team created for this week. We have
been working with the Harvest Lane and Handmade Holiday collections this week. You will LOVE them and you MUST check them out HERE! First up we have a layout from Shaunte Wadley. I think you get the idea how much we LOVE the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core with Harvest Lane.
And April Derrick used more Kraft Core here AND some Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions.
November 12, 2012 by Ellen
Filed under Helmar Adhesives, May Arts Ribbon, Queen & Co., Scrapbook Blog, Sizzix, Tim Holtz, Tim Holtz & Ranger Adirondack Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Collection, Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress collection
Happy Monday Morning! yes, you heard me. We have another day today with Helmar.
So, this post was supposed to go live Saturday, I just didn’t hit “schedule”. I must have just hit “save” instead so sorry about that! These things happen when you try and blog before the correct amount of coffee necessary to function.
Designer April Derrick created that shows off her love of Zap Dots and the 450 Quick Dry Adhesive. It works great on wood embellishments which always seem to need a little extra “umph” to stick since they are a bit heavier.
And check out that coverage with the misting on the Tim Holtz Kraft Core! Love it….AND that embossed chevron strop along the bottom is a piece of Tim Holtz Kraft Core Cut and emboss 2.5″x 12″. They fit the 12″ Sizzix embossing folders perfectly!!!!
Core Products Used: Tim Holtz Kraft Core, Core’dinations Essentials, Core Tags, & Tim Holtz Kraft Core 2.25 x 12 Cut & Emboss Assorted Pack
* Helmar Products Used: Zap Dots, 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, Scrap Dots
Other: * May Arts Ribbon, Sizzix Embossing Plates
Fab-u-lous Friday MOnday! YES..it is fabulous, isn’t it?!?!
Well, since this post was supposed to go up Friday and somehow I missed the publish button we will just pretend we are starting the whole weekend over
Not sure if you saw over on our Facebook page but the HCC crop winners have started to go out! Please keep in mind we only ship twice a month and we generally get prizes out within that calendar month (sometimes there is a vacation in there and other unforeseen things come up). We have to hand pick prize winners and each one gets packaged by a very special someone in our home office and, if you have gotten one of our prizes before she adds a little extra something in there sometimes!) We have had a TON of giveaways within the last month (around 30 prize packages are going out since July) AND we just moved to a much bigger office! So I promise we are moving as fast as we can!
And we are finalizing the Card Design Team Call. It was not easy and this weekend we poured through them again to make some final decisions. There are so many talented card makers out there!!!
Have you seen our Seasonal Impressions by Tim Holtz!
Today we have a layout for you from our very own Mindy! Look at all those cool impressions about Halloween and all things spooky and fun! Just and and you have an awesome and easy layout.
And a close up for you so you can check out all that sanding and tearing!
Just wanted to share another Kraft-Core Project with you today from Design Team Coordinator
Make sure you check out that cute little owl Sarah made out of the Kraft-Core! This cardstock is so versatile.
You are going to love it! These are brand new colors from Tim Holtz and Core’dinations, too!