Hampton Arts Blog Week Day FIVE!

February 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

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/

Beverly Sizemore http://bevscreativepath.blogspot.com/
Debbie Standard http://debbiestandard.blogspot.com/ (Core)
April Derrick http://memoryvilla.com/blog/ (Core)

Tuesday: Britt Bass http://pinkpapercrowns.blogspot.com/
Vivian Keh http://contadinak.wordpress.com/
Ellen Sosnoski http://closeyourears.blogspot.com/ (Core)

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)

Friday: Gini Cagle http://ginicagle.blogspot.com/
Andrea Amu http://imlivinonscraps.blogspot.com (Core)

Here is a sneak of what you will see on your hop…so pretty!

And you can win here, too!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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!!!!!

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!  Yep, you heard me….a ONE YEAR SUB to Scrapbook Trends AND a HUGE prize package giveaway for you and your friends that, of course, includes Core :) :):)

Valentine’s Day Inspiration Week Day TWO!

February 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Provocraft

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:

We LOVE sketches….do you?

February 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Hot Topics, Queen & Co.

Since February is the month of LOVE…we thought, why not share of love of sketches with everyone?!?!?!

A HUGE thank you to designer Lydia Jackson for creating this sketch for us.  It’s got everything you need to create a gorgeous layout, don’t you agree?

Now let’s see Lydia’s layout. Don’t you love the tone on tone sanding for the journaling block? And the label journal strips are such an easy way to ensure you get those memories on the page, too.  For tips on how to create those check out the video here. And accenting the hearts along the bottom with one embossed, sanded heart is the perfect accent. SO many possibilities with this sketch.

Now…it wouldn’t be right if we didn’t give something away now would it???

We would LOVE to give one person a Core prize pack for completing this challenge. Link your layout or card back to THIS post  or Share it on our FACEBOOK page by February 28th, 2013. It must be visible that you used the sketch as inspiration. You must use Core’dinations Cardstock  on the project and at least ONE Core technique. For some inspiration, HERE is a list to our technique videos.  You know we LOVE anything that shows off the cool Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock!

Cricut Cards with Andrea Amu

January 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Imaginisce, May Arts Ribbon, Pink Paislee

Happy Hump Day!

Today we have some projects from Designer Andrea Amu. As usual Andrea works her Cricut and the Core…so many amazing details so grab that coffee and sit back and enjoy!

Loving all the Spotted and Core Essentials cardstock PLUS..some May Arts ribbon and Imaginisce iRock, too!

And how about some ch-ch-ch-chevron?!  The Core Impressions Pink Paislee Modern Prints collection has tons of great chevron prints. Swooooon! Andrea used the backside of the Chocolate Box and inked it for the first layer and then cut out pieces of the chevron and sanded  every other one, too!  Add a stamped sentiment and you are good to go. Love it!

Guest Designer Rebecca Keppel

December 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin

First up we want to announce last week’s winner! We had such an amazing time with Scor-Pal! We hope that you did, too. Their products and Core’dinations go hand in hand. Scoring+Sanding = FUN FUN FUN!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) says:
December 12, 2012 at 9:50 am

wow…These are Beautiful. I really need a score-buddy so I can do these. Those papers are gorgeous too. Wonderful job.

Amy, please email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with your name, address and phone number ASAP so we can get your Core prize out to you! Please note, we are gathering Hard Core Crop winners and addresses and shipping those right now so your prize many not go out until after the Holiday.  Thanks!

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So who wants a layout? ME! ME! ME!

Due to our Hard Core Crop and blog swaps we ran out of time to get Rebecca’s last Guest Designer layout out up on the blog so we are doing it today. Such a HUGE thank you to her and beautiful, out of the box designs that show off Core’dinations Cardstock. Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions was our very  first line of Core Impressions and it is still a favorite around here. It is so versatile…just like how Rebecca used it for a Christmas layout. The Red is perfect!

Sand first and then add some paint or stamping details for that perfect accent:

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