Hampton Arts Blog Hop

February 11, 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!  If you love stamping and Core you have come to the right place.

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.

Hampton Art blog: http://blog.hamptonart.com/ START HERE
Core’dination’s blog: http://www.coredinations.com/index.php/cat…scrapbook-blog/ END HERE

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)

And you can win here, too! Do as much as you can with the entries below AND don’t forget to hop on the designer’s blogs for another chance to win, too!

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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 Day FOUR!

February 8, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jenni Bowlin

We sure hope you are feeling the LOVE this week!  We sure are. And we have a fun way to kick off this weekend, too! A SUPER HUGE MEGA AWESOME giveaway for you!   We are proud to partner with Scrapbook  Trends for some exciting things to celebrate their 15th Anniversary.

Now…if you want win the party for your friends (some of those goodies include Core’dinations cardstock!!!!) CLICK HERE.

And if you want to win the YEAR subscription just do a few things for us here…the more you do the more chances to win! Did you know we are on Twitter?  AND Pinterest?

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Now how about some Valentine’s Day inspiration????

Design Team Member Debbie Standard has a fun card for us today. Nothing screams Valentine’s Day hearts and glitter, don’t you think?  I love the pink and gray combo.

AND we aren’t done yet! Guest Designer Leeann Pearce is here with us again with just the coolest layout! If you are familiar with Leeann’s work she always has uber amounts of texture and depth to her projects and this one is no exceptioan!  All I have to say is that kebab sticks aren’t just for grillin’  Here is a little bit about this layout from her:

Hello core fans…. I hope you are all well after another successful CHA. I hope you are all ready to share the LOVE this month. I am, that’s why today I get to share another fabulous page with you featuring none other than CORE!!!!
I created this page using jenni Bowlin core collection – I used the wallpaper print, as a matt and background. I didn’t sand it I really love the natural embossed texture. Plus I wanted to let you all know how I made my heart embellishment.
How too heart paper softie:
1: cut out oversize heart shape and sand
2: punch holes in one heart
3: hand stitched to heart shapes together
4: leave small opening and stuff with plastic bags (tissue paper or batting would work here, too)
5: make arrow and thread thru before stitching closed
6: embellished and glue to page.
Tip: Stuff your heart with chocolates and give to LOVED ones.
Material: Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions, Heidi Swapp buzz words, prima vines, epiphany crafts vintage settings and bubble caps, kebab stick and feathers.

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!

Are you ready???

January 31, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

We have a big HUGE week schedule for you! Mark your calendars! Inspiration….prizes….STAMPING  (EEEEK!), Core’dinations! What could be better??!?!!?!?

AND  WE HAVE OUR VERY OWN EVENT PAGE! How cool is that?  We can chat, share projects, give away stuff :0

AND next week we have Valentine’s Day project for you all week long!

How about  a quick Chocolate Box layout from Design Team member April Derrick? Again, April used The Crafter’s Workshop stencil to sand….looks fABulOuS!!!!


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