Fantabulous Friday!

March 22, 2013 by  
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Man, do we have the round up for you today!

First up….

Don’t forget about our Design Team call going on now. You don not want to miss out on being a part of this awesome team! And you could find yourself wearing this badge. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!

Second…we have a challenge for you! Don’t miss out on our embossing challenge for this month. How many embossed designs can you get on one layout????  Find out HERE!

AND third……….we couldn’t be more excited about the COVER of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine! How cool is that?  Make sure you pick up your issues HERE. It’s shipping now! And don’t forget to get your issue of CardMaps 3, too! It’s amazing…so many beautiful and inspirational projects.

And last but not least……

EXCLUSIVE kits! Wow! Hit the DVR…you don’t want to miss this!

Core’dinations Cardstock Design Team

October 3, 2012 by  
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Clare Buswell

Hi! My name is Clare Buswell. I live in the south-west of Ireland in the countryside with Niall and our lovely 5 year old daughter Isabelle.

I’ve always been creative in some form or another, I studied graphic design at art college. I only discovered the whole world of paper-crafting after the birth of my daughter when I had little time but longed to be creative again. Card-making was the perfect answer for me and is now my passion. I also really love to make 3D paper projects. I love stamping, quilling and making my own embellishments, especially paper flowers! I love trying out different techniques and coming up with my own. I also love to paint with acrylics and watercolors.

I’ve been lucky enough to have my work published in Paper Crafts, CARDS and CardMaker magazines in the US and I design regularly for Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine in the UK.

When I’m not paper-crafting I love to spend my time gardening, baking and with my family.

I’m really excited to be part of the Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock design team!

Check out my blog here: http://clare-buswell.blogspot.com

 

Kate Nolan-Denham

Hello! My name is Kate Nolan-Denham, but I answer to Katie, Mom, and Mimi, too. I live in Maine with my dear hubby (Scott), our youngest daughter(Lily) and two dogs(Lexi & Ryder). Our oldest daughter(Kass) lives nearby with our two grandsons(Chase & Seth). We are so lucky to live in a small community that is situated only 45 minutes from the ocean and the mountains. By day, I am an Office Manager for a Speech-Language Pathology Center. I love my day job because the women I work with do great work and have huge hearts! I was encouraged to start scrapbooking by a dear friend who insisted that scrapbooking was “so me.” She was right! Twelve years later my love of paper crafting has evolved to include scrapbooking, card making, stamping, altered art, and a dabbling of mixed-media. My style is clean and colorful (most of the time). I have had the honor of being on several design teams during the last few years, but I am especially excited about joining the Core’dinations team. Now I can check it off my bucket list!

Check out my blog here: http://scissorsspatulasandsneakers.blogspot.com

 

Jennifer Edwardson

Hey everyone, i’m Jennifer Edwardson and like most, I began scrapbooking shortly after the birth of my daughter in 2000 and never looked back. I’ve been creative my whole life and loved back to school shopping the most….all the paper and crayons and color – love, love loved it !!

Shortly after my 2nd child was born …. (like REALLY shortly – he was just 9 mos. old – CRAZY !!!) …. I decided it’d be cool to open a business, so I did…….and have had my own successful LSS since 2006.

I am so fortunate to get to do what I love every day …… I have extensive instruction and design experience that has allowed me to travel and share my passion with many. My work has been featured on manufacturers blogs as a Guest Designer, i’ve created projects for CHA, have been a member of the Bella Blvd. Design Team for the past 2 years, am on the David Tutera Celebrate Design Team, am an American Crafts Certified Instructor and now cannot wait to share my creativity with you during my time on the new Core’dinations Design Team (yep – super EXCITED !!)

When I am not running the day to day operations of my business or designing a fun new workshop, you can find me spending time with my husband, Scott, children Emma and Alex, our 2 crazy puppies and our horses on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada !!

Check out my blog here: http://www.3dfoamandasandingblock.blogspot.com

 

Ava Gavloski

Hello, I am from the Great Lakes of Ontario Canada. Scrapbooking started out for me a few years ago, lots of classes from great instructors and here I am looking at mixed media as my new challenge for 2013. As for my scrapping style… well, that is ….TBA. I create using products that feel good to me. I am inspired by talented designers and experiment with new techniques, so spikes of different styles will be noted above the radar!

I tend to scrap in 3 styles : Eclectic/Freestyle, Romantic/Shabby Chic and Multimedia.

Join me as we share creativity with artists in all fields of design which is a magical bond that builds character and soothes the souls of the world.

Check out my blog here: http://cottagerca.blogspot.ca

 

Tracy Gruber

Hello! My name is Tracy and I have been crafting since I was a little girl. I started scrapbooking when I was in high school and card-making about 3 years ago. I am currently going to college for Graphic Design and work part-time at a local scrapbooking store. I have been published a couple of times and also have an Etsy shop where I sell handmade banners and cards. Paper-crafting is such an awesome hobby because I am able to preserve memories while expressing my creativity! When I’m not crafting, I enjoy spending time with my family, rollerblading playing tennis, and shopping. I am so excited to be a part of the Core’dinations design team and use the best card stock on the planet!

Check out my blog here: http://www.owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

 

Vivian Keh

Vivian, (aka contadinak on youtube and social media) loves all art and craft, nature and the garden, hangin’ with her husband, frolicking with the dogs, good food, occasional pretty drinks, and all things that keep her PRESENT. She currently designs for Sizzix, Hampton Art, Scraps of Darkness kit club, PaperHaus Magazine, and will be guesting with Donna Salazar Designs in September. She has been published in The Stamper’s Sampler, Scrap 365, PaperHaus Magazine, and Papercrafts Magazine. She is very excited to join the talent on the Core’dinations 2013 team and looks forward to sharing many inspirations and techniques with you!

Check out my blog here: http://www.contadinak.com

 

Jill Lebbin

Hi there! My name is Jill Lebbin. I am a wife, mother, craft fanatic, and DIY blogger at Every Day is an Occasion.com My husband and I have been married for five years and love living in our small town in Indiana with our two sweet and spunky children. I am ecstatic to be working with Core’dinations and this amazing design team!!

Check out my blog here: http://everydayisanoccasion.com

 

Suzanna Lee

What can I say? I’m just a woman who is obsessed with her husband, her 2 kids, her camera (a Nikon!), living life to the fullest and preserving our memories as we go! Michael and I have been happily married for 14 years. Together we are raising two amazing children—Nikolas, 10, and Mia,almost 7.

I am very diverse when it comes to styles and techniques. I can’t claim any one as a main stay in my projects. I range from clean and simple to layered and packed with little details. The paper and photographs speak to me and I do what feels right. New styles, techniques, products, etc. are some of the major things that offer me inspiration. I am always excited to try new things and new opportunities, in life and with paper crafting.

When I’m not hiding behind my camera or cutting and creating both mess and beauty, I’m a physical therapist. I love what I do and love that it helps fund my hobby and collection! Who needs purses and shoes when you can have paper and embellishments?!

Check out my blog here: http://www.lifestrivialities.typepad.com

 

Gail Linder

My name is Gail Lindner and I live in sunny Queensland, Australia. I have a wonderful, hardworking husband, a beautiful (and energetic) 5 year old daughter and gorgeous 20 month old baby boy.I’ve been scrapbooking for over 12 years now and I can’t imagine my life without it! I started scrapbooking in 1999 on a trip to the USA. I picked up a scrapbooking magazine and the rest is history! I immediately knew it was the hobby for me as it encompasses everything I love – memories, photos, memorabilia and (let’s face it) pretty things! I’m mostly inspired by my photos and the stories I want to tell. I love the idea of conveying my thoughts and experiences in my scrapbooking for my daughter to read in the future. I like to keep my layouts fairly uncluttered and balanced, with the photos the main focus. My style includes lots of distressing, inking, layering and sewing. Apart from scrapbooking I enjoy blogging, organising and shopping (all related to scrapbooking of course!)

Check out my blog here: http://www.gaillindner.typepad.com

 

Kim Moreno

Hi y’all! My name is Kim Moreno and I am excited to once again be joining the Core team!

I am a mom of 5 kids ranging from 17 to 11 year old twins… 3 boys and 2 girls! You will see them show up all over the pages I create. I have been married for almost 20 years to my retired Air Force husband. I am currently living in a small town in Texas and my husband works out of town so all of the daily life activities (and there are many!) are left to me… so to say my world is a little busy would probably be an understatement! I also work part time as a preschool teacher at my church during the school year and I am the director for VBS for my church as well.

I have been scrapping for around 10 years now and have had the privelage to have been published in all the major magazines and have had several covers as well. I have worked for many popular manufacturers and kit clubs over the years. I enjoy scrapbooking and recording the everyday memories of my life. I am also a big cardmaker! I currently design for the Gossamer Blue kit club and PSA Essentials stamps.

Check out my blog here: http://www.livingthecircuslife.blogspot.com

 

Debbie Standard

My name is Debbie Standard and I live north of San Antonio, Texas. I have been scrapping for about 15 years now. I have been a Critical Care Nurse for 18 years. I work part time in a Level one Trauma Center in San Antonio. I am also a mother to four, three daughters and a son. Between my husband and myself we have a total of six children, eleven grandchildren and one great-greatchild (by his oldest granddaughter), two cats. I love scrapping – it’s my therapy. I have been published in several magazines and can’t say I have ever gotten over the thrill of seeing my work posted in magazines, blogs and facebook. I have met some wonderful people through design teams and boards. I am so excited to be a part of Core’dinations Design Team. I have been part of this team since 2009 and have loved every minute. This cardstock is such an exciting product and I am so looking forward with working with this impressive group of Design Team members!

Check out my blog here: http://debbiestandard.blogspot.com

Click Here to Visit My Gallery

 

Mary Pat Stiehl

My name is Mary Pat Siehl. I am an avid paper crafter, stamper, and card maker. I have been paper crafting for over 12 years. It truly is a passion of mine. I would descirbe my style as clean and simple, but this is not to say my style is boring. I love to layer my papers and add all types of embellishments. I love adding different textures to my layouts. I am married to a wonderful man who totally supports my addiction to paper crafting. I have 2 boys who keep me totally on the run and having fun. I am a high school teacher by day, and I am in my 24th year of teaching. I live in beautiful Springboro, Ohio. If I am not scrapping I am either hanging out with my 3 favorite guys or on the tennis courts.

Check out my blog here: http://siehledwithakiss.blogspot.com

 

Shaunte Wadley

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.

Check out my blog here: http://shauntewadley.blogspot.com

Click Here to Visit My Gallery

 

Make a Wish Card by Ellen Sosnoski

August 10, 2009 by  
Filed under Core Teacher Projects

Designer Spotlight: Melissa Olivera

August 3, 2009 by  
Filed under Core Blog

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Today I would like to introduce you to Melissa Olivera!

here is a little bit about Melissa in her own words:

I’m a native Cape Cod’er married to my best friend Bob and mom to my 12 year old son Griffin (and a 2 year old puggle named Belle). I am fortunate enough to be a full time employee at the best LSS around, Colorful Creations, where I also teach classes. My scrapbooking began shortly after my son was born, 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. Documenting my love for grande-two-splenda-shaken-iced-passion-teas from Starbucks is just as likely to show up on my pages as are holidays or major events. In addition to paper crafting, I’m addicted to my sewing machine and crochet hook, as well as my ipod, flip flops, and Burts Bees lip balm :)

Here are some projects from Melissa using the My Little Shoebox goodies we got in a product swap.

This layout uses the Chocolate Box Cardstock.


And some fun cards!


Whitewash
Chocolate Box
Core Essentials

Chocolate Box

Chocolate Box

Designer Spotlight: Paula Gilarde

July 24, 2009 by  
Filed under Core Blog

We would like to introduce you to the very talented, Paul Gilarde!

Here is a little about Paula in her own words:

Hi! I’m Paula Gilarde and I have been scrapbooking for over 6 years – what started as a simple wedding album has turned into a full-blown obsession. I started with paper and discovered digital scrapbooking about three years ago. I still switch back and forth between the two depending on my mood! I usually scrap 12×12 and my style tends towards clean and simple. I’m happily married and have two children Molly, 6 and Tommy, 4 who provide me with endless inspiration for my pages. I’ve been published in Simple Scrapbooks, Creating Keepsakes, BHG Scrapbooks Etc, Memory Makers, Scrapbook Trends and various other scrapbooking idea books. I’m thrilled to have been named a winner of the 2007 Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame.

Here are a few projects from Paula.

I just love the subtle backgrounds she sanded on this layout and the combination of Core’dinations products. The Chocolate Box with pink core looks great against the green vintage Cardstock.

Doesn’t this card just scream summer! Paula used her Fiskars Crimper on this card with a touch of sanding and some great embossing.

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