This week we have a fun week in store for you….we are introducing our NEW 2011 Design Team. For this special week, each Design Team member created a layout all about themselves. We will be updating galleries daily with new projects from the team so make sure you check their galleries often!
First up is Melissa Oliveira. Here is a little bit about Melissa in her own words:
I’m a native Cape Cod’er married to my best friend Bob. I am a mostly stay-at-home-mom to my 14 year old son Griffin, almost 2 year old daughter Maya Grace, and new baby girl Sadie. My scrapbooking began shortly after Griffin was born (complete with sticker-sneeze and creatively shaped cropped photos), and has developed into an intense love for all things paper realted. My camera is always at my side, ready to capture the every day moments that become the subjects of my scrapbook pages. I scrap because I want to remember all the little things, not just the holidays and birthday parties and major events (although those are important, too). I want to remember that Griffin refused to have his picture taken for a year, that Maya Grace’s hair is the curliest right after bath time, and that Sadie has the.best.dimples.ever. I have found an intense love for the Core’dinations brand of products and can’t imagine scrapping without them. I love creating my own embellishments and trying different journaling techniques with these uber-cool papers. In addition to paper crafting, I’m addicted to my sewing machine and crochet hook, as well as my ipod, flip flops, and the beach, of course!
Love the colors and the amazing combination of Core on this layout from Melissa & her signature typewriter journaling!
And next is Sarah Hodgkinson our Design Team Core’dinator. Here is a little bit about Sarah in her own words…
My name is Sarah Hodgkinson and I live in Woodstock, ON, Canada with my husband and two children. I have been scrapping since 2003. I am a teacher and enjoy spending my free time with scissors, glue and paper. I currently serve on several design teams including Core’dinations (DT Core’dinator), Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine, All About Scrapbooks & More (LSS), and Custom Crops. I have been published in many crafting magazines and enjoy teaching at scrapbooking events such as ScrapFest and CreativFestival each spring and fall in Ontario, Canada.
Check out Sarah’s sense of humour on this layout! You can always count on her for some fun!
This layout is based on a sketch from Becky Fleck’s PageMaps 2 book.
To create the grid paper for journaling, I found a grid graphic, changed it to a light blue and then printed it onto Snowflake white cardstock with the journaling layered on top. And don’t forget to add those crazy, fun photos!
And next up we have Shaunte Wadley. Here is a little bit about Shaunte in her own words…
I am a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. I have been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, my work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. I have been published a few times, been to a few trade shows, taught a few classes, worked for a few design teams…but have not yet lost the love for this hobby. I love it for the creative outlet, and the good people I have met along the way. My favorite subjects to scrap are my husband and five kids (I never lack for subject material ) I especially like making mini-albums of our many trips together. When I’m not scrapping, I am traveling, blog-hopping, reading, or editing photo shoots. And doing laundry. Always laundry.
Loads of Basic Grey Core Impressions on this fun layout from Shaunte!!!
You know we always love colour around here and last month we have a few posts about Colour Lovers. An awesome place where you can go and create your own personalized colour palettes.
WELL….did you know that Core’dinations has it’s own Pinterest boards, too? Make sure you follow us here because we are using Pinterest as our focus for our monthly challenges. It’s ALL about colour here at CORE!
Here is the monthly inpsirational piece pinned here by Lydia Jackson:
Can you say Summer? Can you say Delicious? YUM! Lydia has named it Peachy Keen. It just screams summer in every way.
And here is the colour palette Lydia created with Colour Lovers….
And here is Lydia’s take on the challenge:
What can you do with this colour palette? The rules for our monthly challenge are super simple. You must use this palette as your inspiration (feel free to use the Pinterest photo as well), Core must be recognizable on your project (can be a layout, card, anything paper crafting) and we want to see some technique. You know how we love to see how you work that Core
Link up your projects to this post or our Facebook account by July 27th to win some Core’dinations Cardstock!
Don’t you think?
We sure do here at Core! Have you seen our tried our Glitter Silk paper yet? If you haven’t, you must!
It is smooth as silk and cuts beautifully…and the best part is that it doesn’t shed glitter all of your scrapbook room and yourself. There have been plenty of times I have walked around the house or even the grocery store with glitter on my face and didn’t even know it! This won’t happen with this versatile cardstock.
And p.s…..don’t forget to check out our June Challenge!!!
All you need to do is journal and show us a fun Hard Core technique and you can get up to TWO chances to win!!
Check out details here.
And a close up of the die cut flowers from Lifestyle Crafts:
The sentiment is from MyStamp Box and embossed with clear embossing powder and the flowers are layered with Helmar Zapdots.
AND we have more YOU know how much we LOVE color ’round here so if you like this color combination here it is for you:
With the Stanley Cup playoffs in full force, we thought it would be a great time to share our love of all things hockey!
Design Team Member Lydia Jackson shared this layout with us over the weekend and it is just priceless. The My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions background is perfect for this layout. Just a touch of sanding around the edges is awesome and just enough to show off that gorgeous red core. Lydia accents that red in small areas throughout the layout, too. And pair it with some neutrals & a touch of blue from the Core Essential line and voila!
We would love to see what you can do with your Black Magic Core Impressions!
Have a gReAt week!
This week we are celebrating Fathers and Family here on the blog!
We are kicking it off with two layouts from Debbie Standard. Debbie packs her layouts FULL of amazing details so grab your coffee and be ready to get inspired!
For this first layout, Debbie sanded a sheet of My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions. It looks beautiful with the bright blue embossed Core Essentials. And check out the fun details from the 4×6″ mini My Mind’s Eye collection pack! They go perfectly together. And of course those fun photos of the kids playing around with their Dad. They just make you smile!
Next up, Debbie shares with us another layout about family. For this layout Debbie scored her Whitewash background . Such an easy and quick way to make your own background!
The flowers are stamped. All you need to do is turn your Core’dinations over and stamp on the backside for a nice, smooth finish.
AND…yes, there is more! Debbie printed her clouds from her computer using a digital image directly on some Whitewash and the sanded.
Today we have another Designer Spotlight featuring Kim Moreno! We wanted to showcase each of our outgoing Design Team Members over the next few weeks with some of their favorite Core’dinations Projects. Here is Kim’s blog if you want to go check it out, she has some amazing project on there, too.
Kim Moreno’s attention to detail is amazing. Look at the gorgeous hand cut detail on this layout using the Basic Grey Ornate Core Impressions Collection:
And how about Kim’s eye for color and texture….
Here is a close-up:
And this feature wouldn’t be right if it didn’t feature a card from Kim!
Happy Tuesday Tutorial to you!
Have you ever gone on a trip and have more photos than you know what to do with? You’ve already scrapped an album worth of pages and maybe even made a mini album, too, but you still have TONS of photos that you still didn’t use. What do you do with them? Pack them away? Well today Design Team Member Ellen Sosnoski has a simple tutorial on how to make a decorative envelope with Basic Grey Whimsy Core Impressions cardstock for you to share with friends and family.
You can use any envelope as a template or create you own. Please note: I practiced on a piece of Core Essentials cardstock and then recreated the final project out of the Basic Grey Core Impressions.
By using a pre-made envelope that just peals apart, all you need to do is Score directly over the folded lines.
And add your adhesive:
And you have an envelope! The great thing about Core’dinations is that is sturdy cardstock that is perfect for this kind of project.
Here are some photos of the finished product using Basic Grey Core Impressions. The flap was a little short so just add some additional pieces of cardstock or patterned paper.
Embellish with your favorite Basic Grey Cardstock stickers and use brads for closures:
Here is a close-up of the scoring and folding:
And look how many photos it can hold!
Today Linda Beeson shares a few simple steps to create this beautiful box that is perfect for your special Mother’s Day gifts.
All you need is some Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions Core’dinations Cardstock, adhesive and a scoring tool and you can create this gorgeous project, too. One of the reasons we love Core’dinations is that is a sturdy cardstock that will stand up to scoring and projects such as this.
For more information on scoring, please use this link and check out our videos.
Linda started with a 5″ square and scored 1″ lines on each side.
After scoring, cut on the scored lines on both sides and adhere:
VOILA! You have a gorgeous gift box:
The Great thing about using Core Impressions is that the cardstock is embossed and ready to go!
Add some crinkled flowers and a brad for some beautiful finishing touches.
Happy Tuesday Everyone!
Step 1: Cut a 4” x 12” piece of Core’dinations cardstock. Using the back side of your cardstock; score at 4.5”, 6.5” and 11”.
Step 2: Using your scoring tool, make a grid line pattern on the 4” x 4.5” section.
Step 3: Fold along 4.5”, 6.5” and 11” scored lines. Turn cardstock over and sand with your Sand It Gadet.
Step 4: Cut a window into the grid section using your Nestabilities, Coluzzle or other cutting tool. The window should be slightly closer to the fold line.
Step 5: If desired, add an alternate piece of 2” x 4” cardstock on the 1” end flap. This is what your treat bag should look like so far:
Step 6: Line up cardstock and punch holes through the 4” x 4.5” grid section and 2” flap. Embellish. I used my Cricut to cut out tiny egg shapes, and ran them through my Xyron sticker maker.
Step 7: Place treats in a small plastic or cellophane bag. Staple on to the inside of the 4” x 6.5” section.
Step 8: Fold treat bag together and place the flap over top. Run a cute ribbon through and you’re finished!
HAVE A GREAT WEEK!
I know St Patty’s Day is over but we just couldn’t resist showing you these CUTE accessories from Design Team Member Char Dobson. She is so clever and creates the neatest wearable art that can be festive for any occasion. These would be great in spring colors for Easter, stars for the Fourth of July…the possibilities are endless!
Here are some tips from Char:
Cricut Designer’s Calendar was used to cut the shamrock shapes.
She also used her scor board to score the paper for the accordian flower.
Metal pin and hair clips from the dollar store.
Here they are in action: