Introducing…Shaunte Wadley!

May 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co.

Welcome Back!

Yesterday we began a TWO THREE WEEK event introducing our BRAND NEW Design Team!    Each member created a layout just for their day on the blog so from today, May 13th -May 31st we will  introduce a team member to you. Isn’t that fun??!?!?!

AND TO CELEBRATE THIS EVENT WE ARE GIVING AWAY A PACK OF CARDSTOCK EVERY DAY! Tomorrow morning I will announce today’s random winner…just leave a comment on THIS POST. And then come back and comment the next day. We will be doing this until the end of May so don’t go far!!!

Today’s winner will receive a pack of……

GLITTER SILK!


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.

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So curious to see who is our winner from yesterday??????????

Anita T says:

Glitter Silks…oh, how pretty! I would love to play with some that paper. Awesome LO!!

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Today we have another returning Design Team Member…Shaunte Wadley!

I have had the pleasure of getting to know Shaunte over the past few years and she has an eye for design that always blows me away. She adds just the smallest details and I think, “Man! Why didn’t I think of that?!”   Here is a little bit about Shaunte:

I guess if I were to describe myself as a crafter- I would say I like little details- tags, tabs, pearls, tiny flowers, etc.  I also love to add texture and dimension to my projects. I love to sand, machine stich, die cut and I buy pop-dots in bulk.
I naturally gravitate towards happy colors, but I depend on my photos to determine my color palette.
My favorite Core products are Glittersilk and Vintage.
Vintage looks (and feels) to me like a good pair of comfortable broken-in jeans, which is what you will find me wearing almost daily. I like to embellish things with Glittersilk. Anything sparkly and glittery will always appeal to me!

Journaling reads:

40 hit me this year like a truckload of bricks. You tend to reflect on life at each decade- what worked, what didn’t. Here is what I know. Sure I have made mistakes, but I have also been pretty stinking lucky.

I married well. Sam and I still love each other- and humor has been the glue to hold this family together. We like to laugh a lot- at ourselves, at each other, and at life.

We have five great kids! They are hitting the teen years, and honestly? I really like these guys! Thanks to Sam’s job, we have had many adventures traveling together as a family. I turned my hobby into a job. Work from home in my pajamas? Yes, please.

Life is good. I am grateful.

Here is the detail of how Shaunte cut the title  with her Cameo. Cutting glitter cardstock, like our Glitter Silk, upside down and in reverse helps save your blade and make a nice, clean cut so your glitter won’t shed.

Supply List:

Tim Holtz Shattered Cardstock, Vintage Cardstock, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core, Glitter Silk (Shaute cut it on her Silhouette by putting the paper in upside down, and printing the title in reverse. ) Queen & Co. washi tape and bling.


Layout with David Tutera Celebrate Card Making System

April 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Yes, you heard me right….

A layout with the David Tutera Celebrate Cardmaking System!  Trine  always does beautiful work and this layout is no exception. She mixed and matched some Jenni Bowlin Everyday Core Impressions with bits and pieces of the Steps 2 Lace Doily Assortment and Die Cut Label Assortments and  Steps 3.

Isn’t it gorgeous?   And the little banner from the  Flower and Heart Seals and the Wedding Shapes. This line is so versatile and makes even layouts easy and beautiful!

Someone pointed out about the little envelope…I don’t know how we missed this the first time around. That is one of our Step 3 Bookmarks! Trine just folded it to make it look like a cute little envie!

And just to keep you updated…the new Design Team members have been notified via email. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for all of the amazing applications.

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!

Shattered Layout with some Core Tags

April 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

I have to say I am a little a LOT biased when it comes to this layout!  Which reminds me I need April to send me this photo! Isn’t it great?   We had so much fun working at CHA. YES..I said working, LOL!  Pinch me :) I never knew working could be so much fun!

I guess it is fitting that April used two of my favorite Core products on this layout. Okay, okay, you got me..they are all my Favorite but Tim Holtz  Shattered cardstock and Core Tags are a match made in heaven! Kind of like us in this photo…awwwww ;)

Wanna close-up of those awesome Core Tags??!?!?!?!?!!??!  Don’t you love that added gems that April put in the metal grommet?  As if the metal grommet detail wasn’t enough?  NEVER!

And another close up for you:

Spring has almost Sprung!

April 4, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, May Arts Ribbon, Spellbinders

As you may have noticed…we, okay me, LOL….have been really ready for Spring around here. My daffodils are almost ready to bloom which means it won’t be long now.

Today we have Designer Andrea Amu with an “Upcycled Spring Basket” using Core Pastels collection. This project also features  product  from  our friends over at May Arts ribbon and Spellbinders.

And nothing screams Spring like birds! This monogram door hanger was featured in August 2012 Cricut Magazine…isn’t it gorgeous??!?!?!?!?  Andrea works that Cricut for sure!

On here you will see some Vintage Core and Core Essentials and May Arts ribbon.

Love love all the glittery accents!

Tuesday Tip …

March 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Basic Grey, Core Blog, Glue Arts, Maya Road

Good Tuesday Morning!

First up we have our CardMaps winner…………….

Donna Idlet says:
March 8, 2013 at 10:10 am

What a great giveaway! I just found out about Cardmaps and would love to win this magazine!

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And we have our Sketch Winner, too!  Kerrie Gurney come on down! We have a Core prize pack for you!

Donna & Kerrie..email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with your name, address and phone number by March 15th to claim your prize.

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So how about Tuesday’s tip? I created this layout about our yearly St Patty’s Day parade. We go every year and just love, love it. It’s in a small town near us and it is CrAzY! The boys love it…they love the  necklaces and the candy they get. I, of course, love the bagpipes.   For this layout I used some Core Cuts, Core Couture, Spotted, Brights, Stacy Julian Core Impressions and Whimsy Core Impressions from BasicGrey.

I know we have said this a gazillion times before but it is amazing how EASILY our collection packs Core’dinate!

So what is the tip?   I have a few for you today :)

1.) After distressing your edges, use a dark contrasting color to ink like I did here with black. I love the way it looks against the pink Core Couture cardstock.

2.) Use pre-embossed cardstock,  like our Core Impressions lines or Step two layers from David Tutera Celebrate, for your die cuts. It is so so easy! It is just one less step then embossing them yourself.

I used Lifestyle Crafts dies for this layout.

And my last tip is…..

3.) Use of the large tags from Step 3 David Tutera Celebrate cardmaking system for a journaling tag. One of our smaller tags wasn’t big enough for what I wanted to say so I reached for one of these. Plus the cardstock is smooth.

Please note the Stacy Julian Cardstock is no longer available as it has been discontinued. Stamps are Lawn Fawn, Ink by Memento, tickets are Maya Road and  misc buttons from my stash, Glue Arts adhesive.

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AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUR DESIGN TEAM CALL HERE!!!!!!!! ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT TO ENTER!!!!

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Didn’t win this time? Don’t forget about about our $100 David Tutera giveway HERE!

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