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:
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.
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!
Love love all the glittery accents!
Good Tuesday Morning!
First up we have our CardMaps winner…………….
What a great giveaway! I just found out about Cardmaps and would love to win this magazine!
And we have our Sketch Winner, too! Kerrie Gurney come on down! We have a Core prize pack for you!
Donna & Kerrie..email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and phone number by March 15th to claim your prize.
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.
AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT OUR DESIGN TEAM CALL HERE!!!!!!!! ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT TO ENTER!!!!
Didn’t win this time? Don’t forget about about our $100 David Tutera giveway HERE!
Welcome to the Hampton Arts Blog hop week! We have tons of chances to win from BOTH companies so don’t miss out. NOT to mention the amount of inspiration is ridiculous!
We have chosen one of the Core’dinations Design Team blog’s as the designated blog to pick a random winner from the comments. The catch is…we aren’t telling you who it is. SO make sure you comment all week long to win win win win!
Here is the list for the entire week in case you are just starting:
Hampton Art blog: http://blog.hamptonart.com/ START HERE
Core’dination’s blog: http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/cat…scrapbook-blog/ END HERE
In case you missed the line up for the week, we have it listed in its entirety below. But you have until Sunday night to complete the hop.
Monday: Adora Concepcion http://adoraconcepcion.blogspot.com/
Wednesday: Gretchen McElveen http://gretchenmac.blogspot.com/
Nina Yang http://waffleflower.com/
Lydia Jackson http://lidibids-scrapnotions.blogspot.com/ (Core)
Leica Forrest http://10-4livingoutloud.typepad.com/leica_forrest/ (Core)
Thursday: Gloria Stengel http://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/
Dana Warren http://kraftpaperstamps.blogspot.com/
Debbie Standard http://debbiestandard.blogspot.com/ (Core)
Melissa Oliveira http://www.bzzyfingers.typepad.com/(Core)
Here is a sneak of what you will see on your hop…so pretty!
And you can win here, too!
AND while you are here..we have a few other things going on, too.
FIRST is our February Sketch Challenge! Lydia Jackson created an awesome sketch for us so check out all the details HERE. There is a Core prize package up for grabs!!! So ANOTHER chance to win…you have until the end of February for this.
AND we have ANOTHER giveaway from Scrapbook Trends HERE. You could win a ONE YEAR SUB!!!!!
Today we have designer Andrea Amu with the Tuesday Tip to create a handmade gift for that special someone….grandmothers, moms,dads, teacher’s aunts, uncles…this is perfect for ANYONE!
Framed subway art! How cool is this. Just create the cuts on your Cricut or diecutting machine and viola! You have the perfect gift for anyone, anytime of year.
And Andrea has some great tips:
1.) Back the cuts in a lighter color so they really pop.
2.) Cuts don’t line up exactly how you want? Add little embellishments!
3.) AND, of course, a photo! Personalizing it will mean so much.
4.) Add a doily for that soft, feminine touch.
5.) And don’t spend a ton on a frame. Get them on sale at your craft store. You can paint them any color you like!
And a detail: