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

Introducing Suzanna Lee

May 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog

Happy Thursday! Are you having fun yet?

We sure are!

This  we began a TWO 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  every week day until the end of May so don’t go far!!!

Today’s winner will receive a pack of……

GLITTER SILK!


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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So curious to see who is our winner from yesterday??????????

Tona says:

Omgosh! That is the most amazing layout!!! I just love the colors and all of that texture!

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Today we have new Design Team Member…… Suzanna Lee!

Check out more about Suzanna and her projects on her blog HERE. Here is a little bit about her:

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?!

And how much do you loooooove the color combo of this layout??? I just love learning all these random bits about Suzanna.

And some close ups:

Ohhhhhh…embossing! 🙂 Our 6×6 pads are a great way to add small deatils to layouts….they aren’t just for cards!

Now a little bit about Suzanna’s layout:

Every now and again, I try to do a page about myself. My kids love pouring through the albums and love seeing themselves but I know there will come a time when they will wish there was more of Mum and Dad. I know I love learning the little details of my parents’ lives. This layout served that purpose as well as sharing a little bit about myself with you. Random bits about Suzanna Lee. I literally wrote the first 5 thoughts that came to mind. I did say random! I also wanted to showcase how amazing core is! There is one piece of patterned paper on this page, the majority of the paper is Core of one type or another. All those different lines come together as a cohesive whole! Amazing!

Supply List:
Vintage Collection 6×6 and 12×12
Whitewash 6X6
Black Magic 6X6
Spotted: Tillie Dot 6X6
Core Impressions: Cosmo Cricket
Core Essentials Dark
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Big Shot
Embossing Folders: Tim Holtz, Cuttlebug, Lifestyle Crafts
Patterned Paper and Journal Spot: Fancy Pants
Brads: American Crafts
Tag: Chic Tags
Misc: vellum
Font: Billabong

Introducing…Ava Gavloski

Hello day THREE and say Hello to Ava!
Here is a little bit about Ava:

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.

And to see more of her work check out her blog HERE!

Here is a little bit about this layout from Ava:  Costa: Ocean Waters calm my Soul
Have  you tried this technique water misting yet?  Let me share my layout with you that features water misting and hot glue application.
The lace border trim around the photo was created using the Martha Stewart punch, by misting the border punched trim with a water mister.   Once the water has soaked in like 1 minute, fold like a fan the strip of paper and shape to the desired shape and let the border rest (dry) somewhat and like magic, you have a full textured element for your page.  I misted my flower as well to get the curled look to the petals.
Now, you can see how much fun embossing Core essential papers are from this layout, which I made exclusively with Core’dinations cardstock.   All my embellishments are made from Core’dinations cardstock as well. The vine, tags, border circle trim, medallions and flower….all CORE!
Now let’s check out the glossy water ripples on this layout.  Fellow Core team designer Vivian Keh, is known as is an educator of this technique.  I am one of her followers and thought I had better give this a try on this layout.  You can get lots of technique videos from Vivian at her blog.  Using the hot glue on this layout is fast and very effective for a water scene to get the ripple effect.  Be sure to get some practice before you make an attempt on a final art project because your paper may ripple a bit from the hot glue. So, this is a layout about me;  water’s edge has a magical calming effect on my inner self.
Check out these details!
How about those Core Tags?
Layers and layers of TEXTURE! Gorgeous!
See the sketch this layout was based on check out her blog HERE!
Supply List:
Gemstones Core’dinations cardstock
Jillian Spottedcardstock
Tim Holtz Distress collection
Core Tags- Dark Assorted  tags
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
My Favorite Things die –Leaf Filled Flourish
Cuttlebug
Martha Stewart punch-Garden Trellis
Couture Creations embossing folder-Fresh and Fun Collection, Magical
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So I guess you want our winner from yesterday, huh?
Diane Sturgess says:

What a beautiful layout…and GREAT journaling! love it.

And…today we are giving away some Chocolate Box cardstock!!! Comment here to win and we will pick a winner tomorrow morning. We are giving away cardstock this week..next week and the following week!  How cool is that?! So if you don’t win today..there’s still a chance so keep coming back.

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.

Introducing…Shaunte Wadley!

May 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co.

Welcome Back!

Yesterday we began a TWO 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……

GLITTER SILK!


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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So curious to see who is our winner from yesterday??????????

Anita T says:

Glitter Silks…oh, how pretty! I would love to play with some that paper. Awesome LO!!

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Today we have another returning Design Team Member…Shaunte Wadley!

I have had the pleasure of getting to know Shaunte over the past few years and she has an eye for design that always blows me away. She adds just the smallest details and I think, “Man! Why didn’t I think of that?!”   Here is a little bit about Shaunte:

I guess if I were to describe myself as a crafter- I would say I like little details- tags, tabs, pearls, tiny flowers, etc.  I also love to add texture and dimension to my projects. I love to sand, machine stich, die cut and I buy pop-dots in bulk.
I naturally gravitate towards happy colors, but I depend on my photos to determine my color palette.
My favorite Core products are Glittersilk and Vintage.
Vintage looks (and feels) to me like a good pair of comfortable broken-in jeans, which is what you will find me wearing almost daily. I like to embellish things with Glittersilk. Anything sparkly and glittery will always appeal to me!

Journaling reads:

40 hit me this year like a truckload of bricks. You tend to reflect on life at each decade- what worked, what didn’t. Here is what I know. Sure I have made mistakes, but I have also been pretty stinking lucky.

I married well. Sam and I still love each other- and humor has been the glue to hold this family together. We like to laugh a lot- at ourselves, at each other, and at life.

We have five great kids! They are hitting the teen years, and honestly? I really like these guys! Thanks to Sam’s job, we have had many adventures traveling together as a family. I turned my hobby into a job. Work from home in my pajamas? Yes, please.

Life is good. I am grateful.

Here is the detail of how Shaunte cut the title  with her Cameo. Cutting glitter cardstock, like our Glitter Silk, upside down and in reverse helps save your blade and make a nice, clean cut so your glitter won’t shed.

Supply List:

Tim Holtz Shattered Cardstock, Vintage Cardstock, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core, Glitter Silk (Shaute cut it on her Silhouette by putting the paper in upside down, and printing the title in reverse. ) Queen & Co. washi tape and bling.


Cards, Cards, and a layout!

Creating with the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered line is SO MUCH fun! This card was just perfect for using this line.   Did you know that all the Kraft Core lines Core’dinate? Design Team Member Debbie Standard embossed the Core shattered and lightly sanded it so that it would show both the Shattered as well as the embossed image.

Supply List:
Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered
Core EssentialsNeutrals 6×6
Sand it Gadget
Dust Buddy
Cuttlebug
Lifestyle Crafts Folder
American Crafts sticker
Creative Charms flowers
Queen & Co. Pearls

Debbie made this card using some of the Tim Holtz Shattered collection in the 6 X 6.  This time she didn’t emboss it just left it as is.  Then she layered it over Core Essentials Brights cardstock and stamped on the back of the white for the top of the card.

And a layout using some BasicGrey Core Impressions: According to Debbie, she loves creating  layouts using some of the Core Impressions as the background .  Sanded and dusted it creates such a great palette to use on your page.

Additional supplies:

Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Prima Flowers

Queen & Co Bling

Bleach Pen…what?!

May 8, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, My Mind's Eye, Tim Holtz

Remember those fun stamping techniques you can do with bleach pens???

Well..I was cleaning out some older Design team projects and came across this awesome layout from Designer April Derrick using her bleach pen and one of the FAB stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop.  How cool is that?  The cardstock is Chocolate Box so see how the bleach goes through the first layer of the brown wash and that cool red core comes through?!

And next Apri mixed some My Mind’s Eye Core Impressions with Tim Holtz Kraft Core….mix and match those Core collections for maximum impact. Then layer them on some Black Magic …who needs patterned paper????

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