Are you ready?!

November 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Hot Topics

We are!

We are gearing up for our SECOND Hard Core Crop and it starts soon so gather up those supplies and your Core’dinations Cardstock because we have TONS of challenges for you. AND they are all Holiday related. Cards, sketches, layouts, tags, fun little projects…you name it…we got it to get you ready for your holiday season.

AND we have our FIRST gift for you!  Our Hard Core Cropper Blinkie. And it’s all dressed up and ready to go, too!

Wear it proud on your blogs and Facebook and come back here and let me know so I can put you in to win our FIRST prize pack.  Don’t forget to link up where you put it because we do random checks. You don’t want to be on Santa’s Naughty list, do you?

Just right click on the image below and copy the link or save it to your computer. Or here is the direct link to copy and paste:

http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt330/CoredinationsDT/CoreBlinkie_HCCropperChristmas_300pix1.gif

Now for some deets on the crop so you know how to manage your time that weekend week.

Challenges will be posted starting November 24th (Saturday) and November 25th (Sunday). You will have ONE WEEK to complete challenges. They must be uploaded using inLinkz on the designers individual blogs (don’t worry we will have a master list here for you). You MUST use Core on your projects . You can do each challenge as many times as you like but you cannot combine them. We do ask that since we put a lot of time into planning this event that challenges are newly created for this event.

We will post a shopping list here for you soon but you shouldn’t need much more than you have in your stash. Like I said, you must use Core so make sure you stock up on that.

We started the Facebook Event Page HERE so make sure you RSVP. Even if you aren’t sure, I would suggest saying “yes” so you can get updates when we post challenges, etc.  And we are chatting up a storm over there and we had a ton of fun last time getting to know each other. It’s a great way to “meet” fellow scrappers from ALL over the world!

That’s it for now. Just get ready for the 24th!

Any questions just ask!

AND if you aren’t a Hard Core Crafter, PLEASE sign up here! We have tons of perks like sneak peeks (wink wink there might be some coming soon with CHA right around the corner) and EXCLUSIVE videos. AND there just might be an EXCLUSIVE challenge in there for the crop. Just saying there might be ;)


Wonderful Wednesday!

Hi everyone!

We are here with a few updates for you. As I stated before we got all the winners organized for the Hard Core Crop.  We are in the process of moving offices in our headquarters so the shipments will begin next week. Keep in mind we have over 20 boxes to ship. We appreciate your patience!

Also….48 hours to get those Card Design Team Call apps in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here are the deets!
We are looking for talented and dedicated cardmakers that can not only create cards but other projects that can show the creative use of pre-made card bases (like our Core Cards that are pre-cut and scor’d. Think about it like this: if we sent you a pack of our Core Cards what would you do with them? ), die cuts, and embellishments. We are looking for cards that use all kinds of die cuts…tags, labels, scalloped pieces, hearts, stars etc. Any design, whether you cut it with your own machine or if it is pre-made is fine (so don’t worry if you do not have a die cutting machine you will not need one if chose as part of the team).
- Step One: Design and then post three projects in one posting on your personal blog on or before Friday August 10th at 12:00pm EST titled “Core Cards Creative Frenzy” Keep in mind we are looking for paper crafters that specialize in cardmaking and that can showcase pre-made card bases and die cuts with cards and other unique projects.  Feel free to include step out photos or step-by-step instructions of any techniques that you used that you feel need highlighting as we are looking for our designers to be able to create tutorials in PDF format on occasion.
- Step Two: Send us an email with a link to this exact blog posting to  coredt@coredinations.com. Please ensure the link is to “Core Cards Creative Frenzy” posting and not just a link to your blog. It makes it much easier to find, especially if you post frequently on your blog. Please include in your email your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address. Also include a resume of your publications and current design team obligations (if applicable).
- We are also looking for designers that are comfortable creating how-to videos and tutorials as well so please let is us know if this interests you (camera and compensation will be provided).
- If you have any questions about the application process and/or design team requirements, be sure to post them on the Core’dinations’ Facebook page  or on this post as they may be questions that several applicants would like answered or email Ellen at ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com. New projects or the use of Core’dinations Cardstock is not required but if you have some Core’dinations and would like to create something brand new we would love to see it!
Requirements will be comparable to other papercrafting companies  and  Core’dinations will compensate with ample  product as well as monetary compensation for special projects.  Ideally we are looking for designers that have blogs to help with promotional activities (only on occasion) but this is not a requirement so please feel free to send us a link to an online gallery, flickr account, etc.
And, yes of course! International Applicants are welcome!
Designers will be asked to design for a minimum of 6 months.

Calling all Cardmakers … Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock is looking for Card Designers!- Step One: Design and then post three projects in one posting on your personal blog on or before Friday August 10th at 12:00pm EST titled “Core Cards Creative Frenzy” Keep in mind we are looking for paper crafters that specialize in cardmaking and that can showcase pre-made card bases and die cuts with cards and other unique projects.  Feel free to include step out photos or step-by-step instructions of any techniques that you used that you feel need highlighting as we are looking for our designers to be able to create tutorials in PDF format on occasion.- Step Two: Send us an email with a link to this exact blog posting to  coredt@coredinations.com. Please ensure the link is to “Core Cards Creative Frenzy” posting and not just a link to your blog. It makes it much easier to find, especially if you post frequently on your blog. Please include in your email your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address. Also include a resume of your publications and current design team obligations (if applicable).- We are also looking for designers that are comfortable creating how-to videos and tutorials as well so please let is us know if this interests you (camera and compensation will be provided).- If you have any questions about the application process and/or design team requirements, be sure to post them on the Core’dinations’ Facebook page  or on this post as they may be questions that several applicants would like answered or email Ellen at ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com. New projects or the use of Core’dinations Cardstock is not required but if you have some Core’dinations and would like to create something brand new we would love to see it!

So…how about a card for inspo today?! Debbie Standard just knocks cards out of the park, don’t you think?

Love the embossecd Tim Holtz Kraft Core from our Cut & Emboss Series…they are perfect for cards!

Master Schedule Challenge List

July 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Are you ready?!

Tomorrow is the day for challenges to be posted! We split them up between two days (the 17th and 18th) to give you guys some breathing room and a chance to get organized.  We will have this post updated with links as challenges get posted so you can come back here and find your way easily. Remember you have until July 22nd at midnight EST to get things linked to the appropriate Designer blog.

Remember Crop Rules posted are HERE (they are copied and pasted below, too) and Guest Designer information is posted HERE.

We have the DT Member listed, what the challenge is, and the Core Prize pack being offered.  Cards are welcome, too! Just make sure you follow the challenge guidelines of the challenge.

Day 1 July 17th
1. Lydia -Ad challenge – Chocolate Box
2. Kim -Trendy things- White wash
3. Char -Antiquing- Core Essentials
4. Debbie – Cardstock only- Core Essentials
5. Jennifer -Strip It- Challenge- Core-prize pack
6. Melissa-handmade embellishment challenge- Vintage Cardstock
7. Andrea- Core Die Cut challenge – Core Cuts

Day 2 July 18th
8. Lydia- Color Challenge – Spotted Collection
9. Ellen – Pinterest Challenge – Glitter Silk
10. Char – journalling – Core essentials
12. Debbie- All Cardstock Challenge – Core Amour
13. Cari – scoring challenge- Tim Holtz Kraft Core
14. Kristine – sketch – Core Prize pack

Designers should have their challenges posted first thing in the morning (without unforeseen technical difficulties) but we are using the linkitz thing for the first time  (or at least I am, lol) so keep checking back and as they get posted… I will update  this list as we get going.

Thanks so much and we couldn’t be more EXCITED!

See some guidelines below:

The crop dates are July 17th through the 22nd 2012. Designers will be posting their challenges on their individual blogs on Tuesday, July17th. We have designers from all over the world so please be patient as the time zones will vary but they will do their best to have them up first thing Tuesday Morning.

Challenges will be posted on Day 1 and Day 2 and you will have through Sunday Night, July 22nd at midnight EST to get them posted. Schedule posted Monday. All questions should be directed to the Core blog to THIS post or on our Facebook Hard Core Crop page here.

Each Designer will post their challenge on their blog with Linkitz. You will need to link your project to that post, again, by midnight EST July 22nd, 2012.  This way you can post your projects on your blog, Flicker, Pinterest, Photobucket or whatever photo sharing site you use and then just link them. We will have a master challenge list here on the Core Blog for you so that you can keep track of all the challenges easily. Challenges will be for layouts and cards so everyone will be able to find some challenges they will enjoy. All you need is Core’dinations Cardstock. You must use Core on your creations to be eligible. Each designer will highlight a certain line of Core but you can use any kind you wish for that challenge as long as it is Core’dinations.

We will also be posting tidbits and fun stuff on our Facebook Event page HERE so stay close because we will have some fun random challenges going on there throughout the week, too!

SO…how do you win some Core???

Designers will pick an entry from their blog to win the Core’dinations Cardstock designated that day. Our team is looking for creative uses for Core (and other things like following rules, etc). Get creative and show off you use that Core’dinations Cardstock!

On (or around)July 27th, 2012, a master list of winners will be posted on the Core blog so please make sure you check back then to see if you won!  (Designers will be posting on their individual blogs as well). The more challenges you participate in, the better you chances of winning! You may do each challenge as many times as you wish but you may not combine challenges. We also ask since our Designers and Team have put a lot of time in to this crop that these are newly created projects just for this event.

So get those photos printed…stock up on adhesive…we are ready!

Want to Guest Design For Core?

July 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Here is  your chance!

During our Hard Core Crop, we will be looking for a Guest Designer for Core’dinations Cardstock for the next THREE months!

1. You must complete at least one challenge to be eligible.
2. Send an email to ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with your contact information and the challenges in which you participated by the end of the crop (July 22nd, 2012)  following this format:
Subject: Guest Designer
Name
Address
Phone (if international)
Email
Link to where your challenges will be posted (Blog, Flickr, etc).
Challenges I participated in:
Challenge 1
Challenge 4
Challenge 6
3. The entries will be judged blindly from a panel of judges who know and love Core as much as we do! So show off that Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock! Core’dinations is a unique cardstock that was created to sand, emboss, distress and much, much more so show us what you can do!
4. The Guest Designer chosen will receive a HUGE box of our cardstock to design with for the next THREE months. We ask that you send us three projects/month for the next three months (September, October, November 2012  dates may vary depending  on when product is delivered). More details will be provided but please make sure you can make that commitment and time frame.
Any questions?  Just ask here on this post. International entries are welcome!
Please note due to the volume of emails we will not be responding to them individually.
Don’t forget we are chatting away here on our Facebook Event page!
And …. GUESS what?!
We have our very FIRST summer release for you!  How about some more Tim Holtz Kraft Core? And it is Seasonal!
Different pre-embossed designs for various Holidays throughout the year and each seasonal embossed design has it’s own color palette.  The designs are based on the Tim Holtz Texture fades and are perfect for cardmaking, scrapbooking, and other paper crafting projects.

Hard Core Cropper Rules in here!

July 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Hot Topics

We need to post some rules and guidelines to get things started for our FIRST Hard Core Crop next week. Who is psyched?!?!

Remember we have details on yesterday’s post here on how to win some Core before the crop even starts by promoting our Hard Core Cropper blinkie!

The crop dates are July 17th through the 22nd 2012. Designers will be posting their challenges on their individual blogs on Tuesday, July17th. We have designers from all over the world so please be patient as the time zones will vary but they will do their best to have them up first thing Tuesday Morning.

Challenges will be posted on Day 1 and Day 2 and you will have through Sunday Night, July 22nd at midnight EST to get them posted. Schedule posted Monday. All questions should be directed to the Core blog to THIS post or on our Facebook Hard Core Crop page here.

Each Designer will post their challenge on their blog with Linkitz. You will need to link your project to that post, again, by midnight EST July 22nd, 2012.  This way you can post your projects on your blog, Flicker, Pinterest, Photobucket or whatever photo sharing site you use and then just link them. We will have a master challenge list here on the Core Blog for you so that you can keep track of all the challenges easily. Challenges will be for layouts and cards so everyone will be able to find some challenges they will enjoy. All you need is Core’dinations Cardstock. You must use Core on your creations to be eligible. Each designer will highlight a certain line of Core but you can use any kind you wish for that challenge as long as it is Core’dinations.

We will also be posting tidbits and fun stuff on our Facebook Event page HERE so stay close because we will have some fun random challenges going on there throughout the week, too!

SO…how do you win some Core???

Designers will pick an entry from their blog to win the Core’dinations Cardstock designated that day. Our team is looking for creative uses for Core (and other things like following rules, etc). Get creative and show off you use that Core’dinations Cardstock!

On (or around)July 27th, 2012, a master list of winners will be posted on the Core blog so please make sure you check back then to see if you won!  (Designers will be posting on their individual blogs as well). The more challenges you participate in, the better you chances of winning! You may do each challenge as many times as you wish but you may not combine challenges. We also ask since our Designers and Team have put a lot of time in to this crop that these are newly created projects just for this event.

So get those photos printed…stock up on adhesive…we are ready!

Details on the Guest Designer Spot will be posted here on the blog tomorrow as well.

So how about a sneak of one of the challenges????

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