Back to School with Mary Pat Siehl

August 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Imaginisce

Today we have some projects from Designer Mary Pat Siehl for all those back to school ideas!

School is starting for us this month and due to the fact that I am a teacher I am always working on my son’s first day of school.  Since I am not there when he wakes up I always put a little something special on the breakfast table for him.  This year I made a card for his first day of school using the amazing Core cardstock.  I used my silhouette to cut out the apple parts.  For my cardstock I used the Brights collection and the Tim Holtz Adirondak collection.  For my base I used Snowflake.  I cut the apple out twice and glued it together to form the actual card.  After cutting out the apple pieces I embossed them using a variety of embossing folders.  I then lightly sanded them to expose the inner core!  Next, I used a smooth Core Tag and cut it down just a bit and stamped my sentiment and tied on the stem using some yummy twine.  Finally I added some bling to make it looks like some apple seeds.  I think my son is going to love this!

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Supplies:
Core’dinations Tim Holtz Adirondak collection
Core’dinations Smooth Tags
twine- the stringery
stamps- Paper Trey ink
ink- Hero arts, Jenni Bowlin
bling- Hero Arts

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And speaking of school projects. Mary Pat creates these large envelope layouts for all of her kids school years. How cool is that?  It’s a great way to store their report cards, schedules, and all the other things that they get throughout the year that they might want to save and have to look back on one day.

To see the video on how to create this check out our Facebook Page HERE! Or on her YouTube page…it’s awesome!

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Introducing Kate Nolan-Denham

May 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Wow, Tuesday already? We hope you took the time to remember and thank all of our service men and women that have sacrificed so much for us to have our freedom. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
We are back up and finishing off our last week (week three) of our Design Team Introductions!  If you have been following us  make sure you check our WINNER page HERE to see if you won!
Today we are saying hello too…..Kate Nolan-Denham!
Here is a little bit about Kate:

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 more awesome projects on Kate’s blog HERE!

So who is ready for a layout all about Kate?????
If you were taking a sneak into my Instragram account, you would see these pictures.  Amazing how a phone can caputre those moments that define you!
I wanted my layout to be a reflection of me, not only with photos, but also in style.  The clean, colorful design of my layout is what I consider my papercrafting style.

I scored my background Core’dinations Cardstock at the 1″ vertical mark and then every 2.4″ horizontally. This created a grid in which I sanded to give a little pop.  Each of the arrows is die cut out of differerent colored Core’dinations Cardstock. I used my Cricut to cut the titlework out of Core’dinations Cardstock, too.

Core’dinations Supplies:
Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection 12″x12″ and Cut & Emboss
Jillian Dot Spotted 6″x6″
Other Supplies:
Fabscraps Pearls
Pebbles Patterned Paper
American Crafts Jute
Helmar Glues
Cricut
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And……………….we need a winner of our Vintage Cardstock, right??????

Yvette Moore says:

This layout is so pretty and this is my favorite paper pack yet!

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Today we have some Spotted Cardstock up for grabs!
Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. Winner this weekend will be posted on Tuesday due to the holiday weekend here in the States. Winner will win a pack of Core’dinations Cardstock. The cardstock pack may vary due to availability. Winners must email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com by June 7  to claim their prizes with the cardstock they won in the subject line.  Please include address and phone number in the email.

Introducing Mary Pat Siehl!

May 17, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Welcome Back!

How much fun was this week???  We have had a bunch of winners so far so we thought putting all the winners in one place would make things easier for you.  So CLICK HERE to go to out Hot Topics section of our website and see if you are a winner.

This week was the beginning of a THREE WEEK event introducing our BRAND NEW Design Team!    Each member created a layout just for their day on the blog so from today, May 13th -May 31st we will  introduce a team member to you. Isn’t that fun??!?!?!

AND TO CELEBRATE THIS EVENT WE ARE GIVING AWAY A PACK OF CARDSTOCK EVERY DAY! Tomorrow morning I will announce today’s random winner…just leave a comment on THIS POST. And then come back and comment the next day. We will be doing this until the end of May so don’t go far!!!

Today’s winner will receive a pack of……

Tim Holtz Kraft-Core!


Please note we will only be posting Monday through Friday. We will pick a random winner the following morning (or Monday if it is the weekend) to win a pack of Core’dinations Cardstock. The cardstock pack may vary due to availability. Winners must email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com by June 7  to claim their prizes with the cardstock they won in the subject line.  Please include address and phone number in the email.

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And we have a winner from yesterday! I promise you this is random.  We use random.org and it was number 12!

Dianna DeCaluwe says:
May 16, 2013 at 10:08 am

I love this color combo. This would be a great birthday present to win, since today is my birthday :)

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So today we have layers and layers from Mary Pat Siehl.

First here is a little bit about Mary Pat:

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.

Now Mary Pat’s layout..for more design inspiration make sure you check out her blog HERE!

I loved this idea of a bio layout.  I rarely make pages about myself.  I love using negative space so I used my Silhouette and cut out the thought bubbles.  I then backed them with sanded core’dinations cardstock.  I then made a border by scoring the outer edges and lightly sanded it.  I then lightly sanded the base cardstock to give it a slightly distressed feel.  Next, I cut out my title and once again lightly sanded it and then added my photo.  I then added some of my favorite embellishments at the moment.
Supplies:
Tim Holtz and Ranger Adirondak collection
Jillian Dot Assorted Pack 6×6
Core Essentials Brights
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
paper- Jillibean Soup
wood veneer- Studio Calico and Freckled Fawn
Alphabet Stickers- Jillibean Soup
Feather- Bella Blvd.
Silhouette

Monthly Colour Lover’s Inspiration

First up we have some Winners to announce from last week’s Blog Swap with Sweet Stamp Shop! Did you check out their blog? Save it in your faves?  Check out their Facebook page? You will not be disappointed!

Our Blog Winner is:

Caryn S. says:
April 17, 2012 at 8:28 am

I do so love that little raccoon! Great “tough girl” card too!

And our Facebook Winner is:

Love the Sugar and Spice layout on the blog!
April 18 at 9:05pm

Winners email ellen_sosnoski@coredinations.com with the subject line reading the contest you won, For Example: Sweet Stamp Shop giveaway Winner. Also include in the body of the email your name, address, and phone number (only if international). We will send you a confirmation back that we received your email so you know your prize will be on it’s way soon! We ship prizes to our lucky winners twice a month once we receive all prize winner’s information.


So are you ready for some inspo????

Who LOVES Pinterest??? Well make sure you check out our Colour Lover’s Board and the other boards we have are FAB as well 😉  We love spending time on there pinning all the Core we find and the color palettes that inspire our team.

This one from Anthropolgie caught our fancy this month:

And here is what Design Team Member Melissa Oliveira came up with….a gorgeous combination of Tim Holtz Kraft Core and Adirondack lines. Remember…when using Core most of our lines “core’dinate” with each other so we make it easy for you  to mix and match colors!

I also wanted to post about a prize for our Colour Lover’s Monthly Inspiration. For the past few months we have issued a challenge around our Pinterest board called Colour Lover’s. Sorry for the confusion but we are not offering a prize for this challenge at this time due to our GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY going on right now. It’s HUGE…a value of over $700!!!! So make sure you enter today AND tell your friends! {when you enter it will give you the chance to send emails to your friends and  share on Facebook) The MORE we get signed up, the bigger and more frequent we giveaway prizes!

And don’t forget to REFER Your FRIENDS! If they win so do you!

What’s Hot

How much to you love yellow and gray?  It’s hot hot hot right now!!! And it really is a gorgeous color palette for spring.

Design Team Member Melissa Oliveira and what is more perfect than using some Tim Holtz Core’dinations Cardstock!? Available in the Distress and Adirondack color, they are the perfect staple in any paper crafters collection!

Melissa also used cardstock from the Cut and Emboss Tim Holtz/Sizzix series for the smaller, embossed pieces. Get out those Sizzix folders!  Don’t they look awesome?

Make sure you check out the Cut and Emboss series here!

New Collections Shipping

We are so exciting to say that our NEW releases are shipping NOW!!!

Here are a a few projects from our Design Team using the new Tim Holtz/Sizzix Cut and Emboss series. No more cutting down that cardstock to fit your embossing machine. We have the size JUST for you! And the Tim Holtz Distress and Adirondack colors are in one convenient pack.

Card from Melissa Oliviera using some of the gorgeous Tim Holtz cardstocks:

And a layout from April Derrick using some of the Tim Holtz/Sizzix 4.24×5.5 sheets as well. They can be used for layouts AND cards!

Don’t you love how she embossed and debossed the same folder??? For more information on these techniques check out our videos here.

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