Tuesday, April 12, 2011

My Core'dinations Creative Frenzy!

I have enjoyed being on the Core'dinations team for several years now... since the beginning...and I have loved every part of it. Core'dinations is a top notch company to work for and I've been proud to do so for as long as I have! I am hoping to knock their socks off with my entry and continue on the team for another term!

First up is my favorite layout of my entry... :) (well my favorite using black paper, the other is my favorite using brown paper.. hehe). anywho..

I wanted to do a page about Madison getting her braces off and just really how much she has bloomed! She is a beautiful girl inside and out!
I crimped, crumpled, and dry embossed then sanded the leaves for my big flower. I then used a paper strip and randomly folded it into a circle and sanded the top to create the center of the flower. I tore strips of the green paper and added hints of a punched yellow border. I also used my Scor-Pal tool to create the "frame" around my layout and to reveal the red core to the paper, I love how these simple lines really add to my layout!

and then a close up of this fun flower!

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Zva Creative flourish, Creative Imaginations brads, Scor-Pal, American Crafts letters and pen, EK Success punch, Crimper from Fiskars, Embossing by Cuttlebug

Next up is my layout that's a little softer than the first one but I'm still just so in love with! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors on the new Core Impressions papers and used lots of them here! They are so easy to sand and use without even reaching for patterned paper!

I randomly sanded the background paper to reveal the red core. I then cut out the designs on the paper and sanded them and then used them as embellishments around my layout. I sanded and tore the edge of the whitewash/pink cardstock. I also sanded and cut the "vines" from the Core Impressions cardstock as well. For the title I handwrote it and then cut it from the cardstock.

Are you shocked yet you can do so much with JUST cardstock? Gotta love that about Core'dinations! :)

and a close up...

 Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Creative Charms pearls and velvet flower, Martha Stewart punch, Jillibean Soup letter stickers

and now for the last part of my entry is a card...
I tore the edges of the leaves and folded them so they would look leaf like and sanded the front. I then punched several flowers and sanded them slightly, the front ones I used my crimper to add extra dimension. I used my Scor-Pal tool to create a border around the edge of my card.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jenni Bowlin buttons, Jillibean Soup twine, Fiskars crimper and punch, Paper Smooches stamp, Storage Unit Inks, Scor-Pal tool.

Alright now the waiting and crossing of the fingers happens!! Good luck to all that enter! :)
Thanks for stopping by! :)


Lydia said...

Awesome.....I always love what you do with this paper. You really know how to show it off....hope to serve another term with you!!

Char Dobson said...

Gorgeous projects!

cappuccino and colour said...

these are great Kim. Esp love the card - wow! Good Luck!

Heather and Lance said...

Kim, these are incredible! I have loved working with you! Good luck!

quigley_mom said...

As always Kim you did a wonderful job! Good luck with the team! (How did I not receive ANY art talent with both you and Mom? lol)

dstandard said...

Fabulous pages and card Kim - you rocked the Core'dinations on these for sure! Love working with you and hope we are both back for another term!

Linda Beeson said...

WOW! I am in LOVE with that second layout! That color combo is perfect and LOVING the cut out doily shapes!

Kimberly Kett said...

I'm sure you will have no problem making the team again! These are GORGEOUS!!

melissa :) said...

i love that all your projects are SO vivid!!

Crafting Misfit said...

I LOVE the flowers and how you tore them! I am a new follower.


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Beautiful projects!

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Fabulous pages and card Kim !!!I love evrything in here ..and I´m a follower now..
I wish to you and your family a wonderful Easter!!1
Hugs from Brazil

Andrea Amu said...

Mmmm, goodness! Such beautiful pages and card! I do love that you can make projects absolutely stunning with just cardstock... and of course, Core is thee best!
I love how you did those doilies on the 2nd page. :)
Best of luck to you!

K Andrew said...

HI Kim,

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'm so glad you did! I'm now following your blog too!
Looking forward to being bloggie friends!

Big Cricky Hugs,
K Andrew of Getting Cricky!

Gretchen said...

well they better pick you. your entry rocks!