Thursday, November 29, 2012

Coredinations 2nd Annual Holiday Party

Hello and welcome to my blog for the Coredinations 2nd annual Hard Core Holiday Crop. Coredinations has been celebrating the Holidays with their inspirational design team this week and the team really showcased COREDINATIONS beautifully. Please visit Coredinations blog for the master listing of designers with their personal challenges. These ladies have dedicated their time and talent to this annual event and you will not be disappointed. Here are my designs as a result of inspiration from the Coredinations Design TEAM. Thanks ladies!!! All of my creations have been made from the Core Impressions Graphic 45 Timeless Collection by Core'dinations color core cardstock. Shanunte Wadley asked for a stocking stuffer gift. I have pictured below a gold star shaped gift ornament which I will be putting some hair elastic's inside the star as a gift. Melissa Oliveira's challenge is to make a gift item. Well I could not resist making a christmas tree ornament out of pearls and ribbons. I used Core Impressions Graphic 45 Timeless Collection by core'dinations for the tree trunk of this ornament. Love how the sanding gave the tree trunk a classy texture design. Bonnie, owner of Really Reasonable Ribbon has a TUTORIAL on her website on how to make this Ribbon Tree. Leann Pearce has a challenge for everyone to try out a leaf folding technique. Here you can see that I used my leaves to embellish a gorgeous Chantilly Buttercream velvet and Lace bloom from PETALOO. Does this not look elegant on the classic black headband for some lucky girl to wear on any occassion?
Next up for the Coredinations party challenges is Jennifer Edwardson and Margie Higuchi's gift bag inspirational challenges. Jennifer has inspired all of us to create a gift bag with a tag. So, you can see my striking red gift bag with black embellishments here in the photo below. Margie's challenge was to create a gift bag using die cuts. Well I think the mojo was working that night due to the color scheme and I really gave my coredinations a workout embellishing this gift bag. The lovely green vine on this gift bag is from Flourishwithabling. FWAB is from australia and please do check out their website; a great community based leading manufacture of quality embellishments.
A few other challenges that inspired me were from Leica Forrest, Lydia Jackson and Debbie Standard. Lecia gave us inspiration for an all occasion gift bag which inspired me to create this little stand up gift bag with the sparkly tulle bow. Lydia's sketch challenge gave me this ideal to make a special card for dad. Debbie,s challenge was to use ribbon on a card and I even got my SCOR-PAL out to give my card an authentic retro look with scoring lines in a sunshine ray design on my card.
Hopefully theses Coredinations projects will inspire you to bring out your papers and create some happiness!!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

PlayDateCafe & Unity Friends & Simon Says Stamps

Today I want to share a card that I made using the Scor-Pal. I borrowed one from a friend and now I am hooked and want to scor everything. I got some great inspiration from Jennie for this card that I created below. I am playing along with the team atPlay Date Cafe Blogspot who has a color challenge # 158 going on right now. The colors to use are rose, eucalyptus and slate. Play Date Cafe has weekly color challenges.
Simon Says has a great store to search for any stamps sets you might be looking to buy. Dawny has this great sketch designed for the current challenge.
Be sure to visit Unity Stamp Co. Unity has activities going on all week long, try not to get lost while you are there.....wink wink Thanks for visiting my blog and I do appreciate the comments. Helps me to design better when I hear what catches your eye.