Friday, September 30, 2011

Spellbinders and Coredinations Blog Swap

Welcome to the Spellbinders and Core’dinations Blog Swap!

This week Spellbinders™ has teamed up with our Core’dinations Color Core
Cardstock® to showcase the wonderful ways our products work together!

For my project, I used the Black Magic, Whitewash, and Core Essentials cardstock from Core'dinations as well as the following die templates from Spellbinders...Jumbo Scallop Borderabilites Petites, Labels Twenty-two, Tear Drop Circles (all links below). The crystals and ribbon were from my own stash.

Sophistication, value and maximum versatility make Spellbinders™ die
templates #1. Beautiful Details Inspiring Creativity…Spellbinders unique
triple function die templates allow you to cut, emboss, and then stencil
through the die template for unlimited possibilities. The Spellbinders Grand
Calibur® machine and Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities™ die templates cut and
emboss up to 11¾”, taking die cutting to grand proportions. Follow
Spellbinders on Facebook  , Twitter
 and the Spellbinders Blog !

Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock is the only sandable cardstock with a
color core. Sand it, tear it, emboss it and so much more! The Core
Essentials line comes in over 160 colors with matching color families. Or
maybe you are looking for something a bit more contrasting like the Black
Magic or Chocolate Box collections. The sandable core will shine through the
unique black and brown colors once it is sanded. Core’dinations has also
teamed up with industry leading companies such as Pink Paislee, BasicGrey,
Graphic 45 and more to create new and unique pre-embossed cardstock that
perfectly accents their patterned papers.

But there is more! Check out Core’dinations website for the new Cardmaker
Series, Kraft-Core and various other wonderful cardstock lines. Follow Core'dinations
on their blog, website, and facebook.

And of course there are some great give-aways!!!! Leave a comment on each designer’s blog post. Spellbinders will choose two names from all those comments and they will win!

The other designer participating today is...

Beth Pingry


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hi there! Today I have an project that was one of my monthly assignments for Spellbinders. I haven't been able to share much work that has been made directly for Spellbinders as they use it all for advertising and other publications. However, once it hits the gallery on the Spellbinders website it is up for grabs in the sharing department!!!!

 I love the photos on this layout. My parents no longer have a house in town, so when they come to town they stay with us. In these photos my mom is sitting in the natural lighting at our kitchen table applying her makeup. My daughter came along and wanted to mimic her Nana. Here they are sharing the double sided mirror.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Clear Scraps day!!!!

Yep, I have a card made using Clear Scraps and I have a link for a Clear Scraps Contest!!!

First let's start with the card. I used the Travel Embellishments for this card...those cute little palm trees. They were easy to embellish. I started with Alcohol inks applied to the back and then just added some brown jewels to the front to simulate the coconuts. Everything else was from the Studio Calico Paper Moon kit. All links are listed below.

Alrighty, next up. How about a contest where you could win a large prize package of Clear Scraps Product???? Awesome huh? You can't find better acrylic out there! Just click HERE to get the details! I see a cast acrylic top load album in that prize package, the quality of these are amazing...a very sturdy acrylic and honestly I think they are beautiful completely plain and undecorated!

Good luck to all who apply and thanks for stopping by today!


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lucky me...

She is one of the four reasons I feel like the luckiest person alive! Here's a project that I did for Clear Scraps. I also utilized a Studio Calico kit...Paper Moon.

Started this one by using a Road Trip embellishment from Clear Scraps. I used it as a mask to mist on the back of the 12x12 acrylic page and then again as a template to cut out all of the octagon shapes from various patterned papers.

Also, something to note... the machine stitching around the edge of the layout. Yep, you can do that with Clear Scraps acrylic...BONUS!!!! :)

This next one I put a piece of white paper behind the layout for the photo so that you could see the misting.

Thanks for stopping by today!