Monday, November 25, 2013

CHA Canada

CHA Canada (Craft & Hobby Association of Canada)  hosted an accreditation retreat in Barrie Ontario the weekend of November 22-23-24, 2013.  This event was to collectively gather artist and suppliers from across Canada to discuss, support and mentor a team of professionals within the Craft industry.

Suppliers who attended this weekend were.

Brother, Scan-n-Cut Machine
Red Heart  - Coats and Clark Canada

Please visit these leaders within our industry and see for yourself, what they have to offer and how you can become a member of their community.

Thank you for showcasing your products to the CHA Canada conference attendee's in Barrie, Ontario.

Core'dinations Blog Hop

Mark your calendars and join me next week for a fun filled week of inspiration.  The Coredinations team will be sharing lots of projects with everyone.

The hop starts Dec 2nd  and my card will  be featured on Thursday Dec 5th.  So visit Core'dinations Blog and mark them as a favorite and be sure to visit.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Coredinations Blog Post

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Happy to finally share a project I created using the Core'dinations Shattered Kraft Core Cardstock.

Here is a peak of my project, so go an visit the blog and share some love with all the Core'dinations team.

Sand It Set
Helmar, 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Ranger Distress Ink, Ripe Persimmon
Procraft cuttlebug, Leaves die 37-1214
Thrift store:  candle, tray and candle holder

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Thanksgiving Day Cards

Thanksgiving a magical time of year.  Watching the leaves turn from green to a harvest of rich color tones.  Visit the Core'dinations Blog for some cards and layouts, that are sure to inspire many to add Core'dinations Cardstock to your Christmas Wish List.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Hard Core Crop Winner

Thanks to everyone who participated in my Altered Gift Bag Challenge! Thanks for taking the time to join in! Your creations using Core'dinations cardstock were all fabulous!

The WINNER of my Altered Gift Bag Challenge is  Elizabeth Parham.  Congratulations Elizabeth! You'll be receiving a fabulous 12x12 pack of  the Vintage Collection of cardstock.

 Please email with your full name, address and phone number with the challenge you won in the email title (Ava's Challenge). You have ONE week from the day the winners are posted on the Core Blog to claim your prize. Please allow 4-6 weeks for shipping and processing.

Thanks again to everyone that participated and left a comment!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Helmar Adhesive

Hi , today I wold like to  share a very significant date with all of you.  November 11 was chosen as the official date for Veterans Day in reference to the ending of World War I.  Families with members who have served in the military appreciate a day of remembrance that can be share with all of us.  We must always remember and demonstrate to the young the gratitude we have for those that have served in the military.
 To-day, I am sharing a couple of cards, which truly showcase the vibrate red of the poppy in remembrance of
Veterans Day.  

Visit Helmar's Blog for full details on this project.

Leading to my completed cards, I have gathered my supplies of Helmar Decoupage & Craft Paste and Clearsnap Ink along with my stamps.
Poppy zapdots

Poppy westcott

I love the red jewel tone of the mulberry paper.

  Poppy full
This side view of the card, shows how well the Helmar Decoupage paste dries clear and crisp to match the additional petals of the poppy.  
  Poppy full side
The second card showcases the small poppies and both cards have words from ScrapMatts chipboard that have been inked with Clearsnap.
  Poppy forget not
Please remember your Veterans on November 11th.

Helmar Adhesive

Clearsnap, Black Surfacez, Pepper, Scarlet, Colorbox, Smooch cherry spritz,
Unity Stamp Co.
ScrapMatts chipboard words
WestcottBrand Scissors, Hobby knife
Mulberry paper, Seed beads, Modelling Paste

Friday, November 1, 2013

Hard Core On-Line Crop

UPDATE:  Winner of the Altered Gift Bag challenge is :  Elizabeth Parham.  Elizabeth, checkout the Core'dinations Blog for all the details for claiming your prize.  Thanks for joining us for the Hard Core Crop.

 Welcome to Core'dinations Hard Core Crop! Make sure you grab your blinkie and wear it proudly ALL WEEK LONG! Core'dinations is offering a prize to the person using it as their Facebook profile photo so grab it HERE and head over to the Facebook event page and let them know.

 If you have joined us before the rules work pretty much the same. Whether this is your first time or you are a returning Hard Core Cropper PLEASE make sure you head over to the Core blog for a full list of rules HERE. They are pretty straight must use Core visibly on your projects, upload using the linky at the bottom of this post by midnight November 10th EST, and follow my challenge rules but please make sure you follow the rules and check them out on the Core blog. BUT the most important to CREATE AND HAVE FUN! smile.gif

If you would like to see a full list of the challenges head over the Core blog HERE for a list that will be updated continually throughout the weekend.

Now who wants to get crafty?

The season is upon us where we are visiting and sharing good times with family and friends.  I know that a few of you for sure will be needing a wine bottle gift bag to wrap up someone's favorite bottle of wine.

For this challenge I would like you to get out some Core'dinations cardstock and add some embellishments to an existing GIFT bag to really create a WOW factor to your gift presentation.

Pick out a new or up-cycle an existing GIFT  bag from your stash and add some Core'dinations cardstock to your pretty.  If wine is not your choice of beverage, how about a gift bag for your hostess or special recipient.

Here I have used embossed Core'dinations card stock and die cut some flourishes as well as some  leaves to embellish my gift bag with a  Core'dinations border at the base of the wine bag.  I was super happy to have up-cycled this clear gift bag, which allowed for some fun transparency mirror like embellishments.

 Add a bow, tulle, leaves and any embellishment to express the occasion for the gift giving.  This can be a quick up-scaled gift giving presentation.  Have fun being creative and see how much enjoyment you will bring to your host.

Neutrals, Chocolate Mocha, Creme
Sand it Set
Gems, Earth, Pearls, Brown,  Gem 12” strip Black, Washi Tape, Doily Lace
Darice:  Embossing folder, 12”
David Tutera, Burlap Flowers

Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
My Favorite Things Die,  Leaf filled flourish

So, get out your Core'dinations Cardstock.............

Find that special  GIFT  bag........

Get that Core'dinations cardstock adhered to your GIFT bag and see how happy you will make the receiver of your gift!!!!

One lucky winner will win this awesome pack of Core'dinations Cardstock!