Facebook Friday!

November 19, 2010 by  
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Good Morning!

Today we are sharing some of the Fabulous inspiration we found on our Facebook Page from Cathy Harper.

Stacy Julian Core Impressions for Winter? OH YES! Gorgeous, gorgeous. It’s all about color and inspiration.  Amazing details, too, Thanks so much Cathy! Make sure you visit her blog and facebook page and give her some {love}.

Have a GREAT weekend! Keep sharing those projects and you might see yourself here!

Life is Good.

November 12, 2010 by  
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We interrupt our regularly scheduled program with a fabulous card from Debbie Standard.

This is SO how I feel today. So blessed, loved, so amazed about the support this country showed yesterday to all the wonderful Veterans out there that risk their life everyday for us, so thankful that my family is healthy,  and so amazed by the awesome creative people that I get to be surrounded by every day!  We would love to hear how your life is good!

Core’dinations used: Stacy Julian Core Impressions

WINNER!

October 27, 2010 by  
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Check out the Elmer’s Facebook page…our very own Lydia Jackson one their crafting contest and got to donate $1000 to her favorite charity, the  Diabetes Scholars Foundation.

You can check out more details on her blog here. Lydia used the NEW Stacy Julian Core Impressions line.

Lydia offered step by step directions on here blog. Here are a few close-ups.

congrats, Lydia!!!!

Don’t forget to check out the Core’dinations Facebook page. We are giving away 10 PACKS OF BLACK MAGIC!!!!

Who is ready for a Winner???

October 11, 2010 by  
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WE ARE!    First off we wanted to tell you how much we loved reading all the comments about color and what it means to you.  Here are a few of the posts that really inspired us:

Su C. says: Awesome layouts! Life is all about colors. Colors tell my story, set the tone and mood.

We SO agree about living your through the colors around us….

AnnieB says: Can you even imagine a world without color??? My favorites are blues, greens and purples!

No,  Annie we can’t, that’s for sure!!!

Sherry says: There is something about bold and bright colors that just make you smile when you see them and then putting combinations together to see what you can create can be such fun!

Creating with color is the BEST!


And, without further ado, here is our random Winner of the Stacy Julian Core Impressions pack….

Simply stated….  melanie says:

I love bright colours, they always make me happy!


Congrats Melanie…we sent you an email so make sure you get back to us ASAP! And another HUGE thank you for such a fun and inspiring week.

And we will leave you with another fun layout from our very own Mind Ayers using some Stacy Julian of course! :)

Happy Weekend!

October 1, 2010 by  
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I know we said that we would have a week of Stacy Julian but we have so many wonderful things to share with your regarding this collaboration that we will be sharing MORE Design Team projects next week, too.  And, of course, we always have bits and pieces of all of our wonderful collections on the blog throughout the week.

Before I share with you another post from Stacy Julian, I wanted to announce our winner from the myStamp BOX blog swap from last week….

The random winner is…..KS Derby! I sent you an email so make sure you get back to me ASAP so we can get your goodies to you.

Remember to leave a comment here if you want to win some Stacy Julian Core Impressions Cardstock!

Without further ado, we share with you some more colorful inspiration from Stacy Julian….

“We are all born with a basic, sensual instinct for strong color.”

Susan Sargent

I sincerely believe this.

In fact, it’s proven that as children we an insatiable desire for color. As we grow we are taught to be conservative, to use color that will not offend or look to faddish or childish—we are taught that it’s smart to tone it down and play it safe.

Phooey.

I’m with Greta Smedal (a Norwegian color theorist) who insists that …

“Colour should involve and engage people if it is to increase the quality of life.”

As scrapbookers we are engaged in a creative process with the goal of improving the quality of our memories. We are essentially saying, “I care enough about this person, or this place or this moment in time that I want to call it out, make it last—honor it with time and reflection.”

This is not to say that every page that I create features my Happy Colors in their most vivid form. Earlier this week, I took my eldest son Clark out for a senior photo shoot. I can still use my Happy Colors on a more mature layout—all I have to do is use them with a neutral background and apply distressing ink, to lend a masculine feel. Rather than build my page around these colors, I use them as descriptive accents that direct your eye to Clark.

I’m telling you, color is the ticket to eye-catching design.

And the only rule you need to know is use what makes you happy!

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