Stepping outside your comfort zone with Jennifer Edwardson

July 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Today we have some layouts from Design Team Member Jennifer Edwardson! She is working some circles and tags for you today so we hope you enjoy!
This was a step outside of the box layout for me.  I am very linear in my designing and usually shy away from circles since I can’t seem to keep them in a straight line ;))  I have been playing around with my Silhouette lately and found this super cute circle template so I cut it to 11 x 11″ using a piece of ‘Shattered’ cardstock. 
 
jennifer edwardson - June 2a
I really wanted to use it twice on this layout so I layed it underneath my Kraft Core base and lightly sanded over top to have the image come through on top.  I added my photo first and then started embellishing around it …… I took the circle template and carefully cut it into several pieces and adhered them around the photo slightly overlapping in spots and laying off the edge of the layout in others.  
 
jennifer edwardson - June 2b jennifer edwardson - June 2c
To add some more color I chose 4 pieces from the Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection and punched a couple sizes of circles out.  I ran them through my Big Shot using a spotted embossing template and lightly sanded them to make the dots pop !!  I raised all these circles around the layout to appear like I am ‘juggling’ lots of balls in the air …. (read the journaling)
Supplies:
Tim Holtz  Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection – No. 24
Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection – Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters, Barn Door, Tumbled Glass
Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Shattered Collection – No. 9-S
White Wash – Picket Fence
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
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AND how about some Core Tags?  If you come around our blog a lot then you know how much we love love love  Core Tags! They come with a metal grommet and are perfect for any paper crafter….scrabookers…cardmakers…we all love them and Jennifer has a layout that just rocks them!
jennifer edwardson - June 1a
Over the years I’ve seen adorable tag projects but have never takent the time to create one myself …. Until I got these fantastic Core’dinations tags – LOVE them !!!
jennifer edwardson - June 1d
 
Of course like many of you I’m sure, I tend to take an absolute TON of pics of my kids and the stack I have of Alexander’s 1st soccer camp from a few summers back was crazy !!  Lots of them were taken from quite far away but the expressions on his face and his actions were so cute I wanted to capture them all but needed to crop the photos small to really focus on him.
 
jennifer edwardson - June 1c
I started with a Spotted Jillian Dot base in French Roast and sanded off the top to show my fave big dots underneath.  I chose 4 colors in 2 sizes of tags to emboss and ran them through my Big Shot with different  Darice  embossing folders (LOVE the clouds) …..
 jennifer edwardson - June 1b
I adhere them to the outside edges of the base and then strung natural colored twine through the eyelets and tied them together …..
 
I cropped my photos and lightly sanded the edges to give me a nice white border and then rasied them onto 6 of the tags using 3D foam.  I typed my journaling onto Snowflake cardstock and trimmed it to fit throughout the layout ….. All that was left was to add a title with some mini alphas !!!
 
 
Supplies:
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Darice Embossing Folders – Stars, Stars Small, Cloudy Sky

 

Happy Wednesday!

June 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co., Scor Pal, Tim Holtz, Xyron

What a great day…the sun is shining…only a few more days until Friday…what more can we ask for? WELL, Designer Debbie Standard has some layouts for you today.

This layout brought a smile to my face today. First up the Cosmo Cricket Woodgrain background…and the colors…yellow…gray…and that pop of red are just awesome! Oh and you cannot forget about the Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Seasonal Impressions. Debbie hand cut those details for her title and subtitles.

And how cute is this???  Debbie was inspired by all the sunburst layouts she has been  seeing on Pinterest. SPEAKING of Pinterest…make sure you follow us on our page HERE! What a great way to use up those scraps of Core you have in your bin. AND all those lush embossed (and sanded of course!) designs are gorgeous, gorgeous!

Debbie cut, embossed and sanded each section and then created the sunburst effect along the top.  Then she added the Stacy Julian Core Impressions pre-embossed words along the side.  Then she added some clouds that she die cut using the Whitewash collection which makes really great clouds by the way because you can lightly sand them and bring out the blue tones.

Supplies:

Core Essentials
Stacy Jullian collection
White Wash Collection 6 X 6
Embossing folders – numerous
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Queen & Co. Washi tape and gems

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.

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.

How do you store your Core?

May 6, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

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?

A SHATTERING Tuesday Tutorial

April 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Tim Holtz

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!

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