Sketch Challenge Winner(s) in here!

January 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Well, if you hang out over at our Facebook page we were mulling over the idea of not one BUT TWO prizes for our sketch challenge. We are so happ you guys had fun with it and looks  like we will have another one soon!  Nothing makes us happier then seeing Core in action. All that sanding just makes me  HAPPY!

So…who wants some winners?????

The winner of Pastels Collection pack is….Jenny from Jen’s Scraptography!!!

And we have to other winners, too!  Please note:  once winners will email us, we will contact you with your prize. Not sure what we have in stock right now for prizes :) There was just too much sanding and tearing and FUN we just couldn’t choose one so we have two other random winners for you:

Jackie Schachter and Debbie Marcinkiewicz

Winners email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com  with “Sketch Challenge Winner” in the subject line. Email your name address and phone number. Please allow 6-8 weeks shipping and handling.

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Now, inspiration please??? I mean what else is inspiring you right now besides snow?

Happy Snow Day Core Fans!  Kate here, sharing a simple snow layout with you using lots of Core’dinations Spotted Tillie Dot.
I did lots of sanding with the Sand It Gadget in this layout to make it pop.

I cut the snowflakes out of Core’dinations Snowflake using my Silhoutte, painted the die cut with some glue and added some fine glitter.

Core’dinations Supplies:

12 x 12 Spotted Tillie Dot

12 x 12 Core Essentials Neutrals

Sand It Set

Other Supplies:

Fiskars Crimper

American Crafts Thickers

Silhoutte “Snowflake Lace” cut

Helmar & Xyron Adhesives

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And next up two layouts from Debbie Standard:

I have always loved the Jenni Bowlin collection. The reds, blacks and browns are always so striking. And there are so many wonderful collections in Core’dination’s products that it’s easy to mix and match to get just the look you want. For this I started with some Jenni Bowlin with the dots, added a piece of the JB with the words on it. Then I used some of the Tim Holtz Distress 2 X 12 pieces and embossed and sanded them. I added a few other color scraps and then sanded and cut around the My Mind’s Eye Core mini label. Then I punched out some snowflakes with a Martha Stewart punch, attached them and then added the Queen & Co and the Kaser Goosebumps. The kids having so much are my grandkids, who had an unexpected snow day and a great family play day.

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Supply List:
Jenni Bowlin Red and Black Impressions
Tim Holtz Distress 2 X 12
My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions minis- Lost & Found Labels Collection
Glitter Silk White 6 X 6
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
Cuttle Bug Folder, Darice Folder
American Crafts Letters,
Martha Stewart Punch
Queen & Co. Goosebumps
Kaser Crafts Glittler Buttons

Tim Holtz is always a winner in my book. For this page I used papers from his Shattered collection. I started with the red sheet and left it as is. Then I took a sheet of black and embossed it with a snow flake embossing folder and sanded it. Then I choose a piece of the yellow and embossed it with a folder of winter sayings. Then I added the strips of grey and white. I used my Silhouette to make the snowflakes out of the Glitter Silk White paper and added some of the Queen & Co. Pom poms. I used some random My Mind’s Eye buttons as well. This is my little great-nephew, Cason, who is finally old enough to get out and enjoy the snow.

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Supply List:
Tim Holtz Shattered
Glitter Silk White – 6 X 6
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug Embossing Machine
My Mind’s Eye tags and buttons
Letters: American Crafts
Queen & Co. Pompoms
Jillibean Soup letter stickers
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Silhouette Die cuts – snowflakes

Bleach Pen…what?!

May 8, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, My Mind's Eye, Tim Holtz

Remember those fun stamping techniques you can do with bleach pens???

Well..I was cleaning out some older Design team projects and came across this awesome layout from Designer April Derrick using her bleach pen and one of the FAB stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop.  How cool is that?  The cardstock is Chocolate Box so see how the bleach goes through the first layer of the brown wash and that cool red core comes through?!

And next Apri mixed some My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions with Tim Holtz Kraft Core….mix and match those Core collections for maximum impact. Then layer them on some Black Magic …who needs patterned paper????

Whitewash LOVE

April 26, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, My Mind's Eye, Petaloo

Ah…My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions…gorgeous, isn’t it?

Design Team Member Shaunte Wadely created this gorgeous gorgeous layout using the My Mind’s  Eye Core Impressions as her base and then accents in Vintage Cardstock and Core Essentials.  Oh and don’t forget about the Core Tags. They are great for journaling and just that perfect accent.

AND the flowers are from our friennds over at Petaloo. The flowers are dyed to match our cardstock. How cool is that??

Sweet Stamp Shop Day THREE!

Gooooood Morning!

We are here this week with some fun projects from Sweet Stamp Shop Stamps. You know the drill…comment here on the blog ALL WEEK long AND over on our FACEBOOK PAGE for the chance to win some Core goodies!!! Make sure you check out their store for  some CUTE stamps and their blog for a chance to win, too!

Today we have a layout from Design Team Member April Derrick! I love love to stamp on layouts. You have to check out the cool details on here.

April stamped with her colored ink pads right on the Whitewash cardstock and check out that gorgeous May Arts ribbon!  And see that cool label sticking out from underneath the photo?  That is from the My Mind’s Eye Core Impression MINI’S! Yes, they are the cutest and they are mini pads of MME Core Impressions that you can use on any project. See that green Petaloo flower?  It’s made to match Core perfectly!

And don’t forget to check out our GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY going on right now. It’s HUGE…a value of over $700!!!! So make sure you enter today AND tell your friends! {when you enter it will give you the chance to send emails to your friends and  share on Facebook) The MORE we get signed up, the bigger and more frequent we giveaway prizes!

Easter Bunny Bow Ties

April 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, My Mind's Eye

Happy Tutorial Tuesday!
We have a fun tut today from Design Team Member Kim Jeffress. Kim created these SUPER cute bow ties for those fun Easter candy treats you get on a stick. AdorAble!
BOW TIES
1 Start with your choice of Core’dinations cardstock (Kim used My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions), Sand it Gadget and  a Dust buddy.
2 On a piece of scrap 12 inch cardstock draw this design- basically think of it as two fish kissing. Mine is approx 2 inches wide.
3 Cut it out and then trace around it onto your core cardstock and cut out.
4 Using your sanding block sand the embossed pattern of your cardstock. Remember to wipe off the excess dust with your dust buddy.
5 Take your scissors and cut a slit in the indented end (cut half way through), now turn your cardstock 180 degrees and repeat at the other end but make sure it’s on the opposite side.
6 Now comes the tricky part, twist your cardstock over and join each slit cut into the cardstock
7 You should now have something that looks like this.
8 Push down on the centre of the loop as shown.
9 Staple through all the layers to hold it together.
10 Cut a strip approx 1 inch wide of a coordinating pattern paperand wrap around the middle of your bow and glue into place.
11 Now take your chocolate bunny on a stick and using strong adhesive, adhere the back of your bow to the stick as shown. Allow to dry.
12 Your bunny is complete
CUTE!

Fabulous Cards

February 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, My Mind's Eye, Provocraft, Tim Holtz

Today from Design Team Member Andrea Amu!

Andrea’s cards have more details than my layouts. Anyone would be so blessed to receive one of these. They are amazing!

How about some scoring and Tim Holtz Kraft Core??? Notice the letters cut in the Chocolate Box?  yes please!!!

And this card has a beautiful mix of Tim Holtz Kraft Core and My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions. Don’t be afraid to mix up those collections….they all core’dinate!

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