Friday, April 18, 2014


TGIF!  Today I am sharing a layout I made for Core'dinations. It boasts several different techniques to use on the awesome color core cardstock. You can find Core'dinations Technique Videos here.

This beautiful girl is forever letting me take her photo. On this particular day Lily came outside ready to a very awesome outfit with a pop of red lipstick.  She looked so fresh I just had to grab the camera. The colors of Core'dinations Cardstock I chose were simply to compliment Lily's blue eyes and smashing red lips.  

Besides basic embossing and sanding of cardstock, I crimped the paper with my Fiskars Crimper to create the scalloped border.

In both the adjective flags above and the titlework below I ran my Core'dinations Cardstock thru my Dymo to create embossed words.  Sand them down and dust them off to really make them pop!

One of my favorite techniques to use when creating with Core'dinations Cardstock is distressing it.  I think it is listed as "antique it" in the videos. Just crinkle, sand and dust your cardstock for a fun, aged look. 

I hope you enjoyed my layout today. Have a great weekend!
Core'dinations Supplies:

Other Supplies:
The Crafter's Workshop Stencil
Fiskar's Crimper
CM Circle Punch
Spellbinders Label One Die
AC Patterned Paper & Thickers
Silhoutte EP "Beautiful"

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mickey Mouse Party

I totally forgot to share this project last week when it was on the Darice Blog!

Do you know what you can do with three sheets of black Core'dinations Cardstock, one sheet of red Core'dinations cardstock,  one-half a sheet of yellow Core'dinations Cardstock and a couple of pieces of 110lb Cardstock?  Decorate for a Mickey Mouse themed party!

I had one hour to design and decorate for my Grandson's first birthday party.  Sounds crazy, doesn't it? I did it!  It was one of those times where I just knew that I had the perfect colors of Core'dinations Cardstock to complete the task.

I made a sign for our front door welcoming our party guests.
I made some Mickey Mouse streamers for the lights over the dining table and

some simple table decorations.

 The tablescape...

With some of the Mickey remnants, I made an "i am 1" sign to decorate the serving table and 

for some cute pics of Seth.

All of the Mickeys were cut out of Core'dinations Cardstock using my Silhoutte and his red pants were made just by cutting circles in half.  Super easy! Super cute!

Core'dinations Supplies:

Other Supplies:
American Crafts Alphabets
Baker's Twine
Wooden Dowels
Mickey Mouse Studio Cut File by Creativity = Sanity

Thursday, April 10, 2014

With My Peeps

Believe it or not, I built this layout around the bunnies.  I couldn't help but notice that the pastel colors in the Core Couture Glitter Collection looked like Easter Peeps.  You know the ones I am talking about?  The fluffy marshmellow bunnies that stick their head out of many an Easter Basket.  

I created the peep scene by cutting green, yellow, pink and blue bunnies out of Core Couture Glitter  with my Silhoutte.  I crimped their ears a bit to give them dimension.  

The green grass was cut out of a 12" strip of the green in the Light Graphic 45 Collection, matching the background green cardstock.  I just randomly snipped the top 1"(or so) of the strip and sanded afterwards.  Sanding after I snipped made the individual blades of "grass" stand out more.  Don't forget to use your Dust Buddy after sanding to give it that finished look! 

Core'dinations Supplies:

Other Supplies:
American Crafts Thickers
Chic Tags
Silhouttte File "Bunny"

Friday, April 4, 2014

Ahhhh, Nuts!

TGIF! I am away at a crop this weekend and was so happy there was a scrapbook store for us to shop. My LSS have slowly disappeared so it is nice to see new (to me) products in person.

Today I discovered Darcie's Heart & Home stamps. I HAD to purchase the Busy Beaver clear stamp set because it is so very cute and punny (= funny + pun). Here is the card I just whipped up with it...

You can see a bit of my crop space and the pic was snapped with my phone, but I know that doesn't distract from the total cuteness of the stamps I used!!!

Core'dinations Cardstock  Tim Holtz Kraft Core 
Darcie's Heart & Home Stamps 
Ranger Archival Ink 
Eyelet Outlet Acorn Brads  

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Hoppy Easter Cards

I am totally loving Core'dinations brand new Core Basics 110lb Cardstock!  It is the perfect smooth cardstock for stamping.  Today I am sharing two new Easter cards. Each card has some lovely bunnies stamped onto the 110lb Cardstock. 

I stamped all the bunnies using Quick Quotes Chalk Ink.  The pretty stamped images totally pop on the 110lb Cardstock.

Each card also uses the pretty Pastels Collection.  By embossing and sanding the Pastels, I added just the perfect touch of texture to my simple Easter cards.

Core'dinations Supplies:

Other Supplies:
Gel-A-Tins Stamps
Quick Quotes Chalk Ink
Ranger Archival Ink
Cart-Us Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Embossing Folder
FabScraps Pearls
Kaisercraft Rhinestones

Wishing you a hippity, hoppity good day!