Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Core'dinations Online Holiday Crop-Lydia's Sketch Challenge

Good Evening Everyone in Blog land!

Whew! I finally found the perfect pictures to finish Lydia's sketch Challenge for the Online Core'dinations Holiday Crop. As I was going through my pictures I realized that I don't have many pictures of winter events. (Memo to self-take more pictures in winter. :) )

If you haven't heard of the Core'dinations Online Crop here is the link.
This challenge can be found here.

On to the final project....

Here is the sketch that Lydia gave as the challenge.

Unfortunately my camera doesn't work at the moment so here is the layout in scanned pieces.

I used paper from the White Wash collection. the border around the page is punched using a Fishers punch. I then sanded the edges to add a little more blue color to the edges. The pattern paper is from the 2012 DCWV Stack. I trimmed the pattern paper to 11x11".

I created the center divider using two punches from Fiskers and flipping one strip color side up.

The Snowflake in the corner is crocheted by me. The ribbon is from Michael's.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you feel inspired by this layout.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Core'dinations Online Holiday Crop-Margie's Challenge

Good Afternoon Everyone!

As you may know I'm participating in the online Core'dination Holiday Crop. Today I have finished Margie's gift bag challenge using die cuts.

Here is a picture of the final project.

 To create the die cut light bulbs, I used Core'dination's Vintage papers and my Cricut. The lights are from the Christmas Cheer cartridge.

I used the "Blackout" function to cut the base in the darker color. Then I cut the first layer using a lighter color.

The cap of the light bulb is cut using the shift key. I then "strung" them across the front of the bag using a piece of green ribbon.

2012 Holiday Gift Bag-Winter Landscape

Good Morning Everyone,

It's a busy day for me here in New Hampshire. Outside it feels like Old Man Winter is gearing up for a little snow. This inspired me to create a winter landscape gift bag.

 I used paper from the Core'dinations Chocolate box collection to create the trees and sky. The trees are cut at 3" and 3.5" using the Christmas Cheer Cartridge for Cricut. The snow landscape is embossed using the Swiss Dots folder for the Cuttlebug.

The ribbon is from Michael's.

 I found the snowflake jewels at JoAnn's last year.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Core'dinations Holiday Online Crop--Jennifer's Challenge

Well it's Sunday, which means Day 2 of the Core'dinations Holiday Online Crop

Today I have a matching gift bag and tag for Jennifer's Challenge.

 I used paper from the Vintage and White Wash Collection. I cut the snowflake embellishments from the Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge at 2.5"

 For the tags I used White Wash cardstock as a base and embossed them in the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots and Birds and Swirls folder.

Plus I made a card to go with the bad and tags.

Thanks Jennifer for the Challenge.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Core'dinations Holiday Online Crop-Debbie's Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Ok I think I'm on a role with the Core'dination's Holiday Crop challenges. Here is the link to the Core'dinations website and to the Event page of Facebook

Here is my entry for Debbie's challenge:

I took some May Arts ribbon I had on hand and created a herringbone pattern. I then framed the ribbon pattern with a piece of silver paper and adhered it to the front of the card base. The base is 3"x 11". It is scored at .75" and 6". I pierced the .75" piece of paper and secured the three brads.

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Core'dinations Holiday Crop-Leica's Challenge

Good Evening Everyone!

Today is the first day of Core'dination's week long Holiday Online Crop. Here is the link to the Core'dinations website and to the Event page of Facebook

So here is my project for Leica's challenge:

 I used Core'dination's White Wash collection and my Holly Ribbon 5x7" Cuttlebug folder to create the large background on the gift bag (embossed piece measures 5x7" and is mounted on 5.25x7.25".

The Holly is cut using the Winter Woodland cartridge from Cricut at 3.5 inches. I cut this embellishment using the Core'dinations Vintage Collection. The lighter green leaf (Kilt Green) is embossed using the branches folder for the Cuttlebug. The berries (Kisses) are embossed with the Swiss dots folder.

 The sentiment is mounted on a piece of White Wash Barn Siding color side up (3.25x3.25").

Thanks for checking out my creation. I hope you are able to play along by checking out the links above.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Getting Ready for the Holiday Hard Core Crafter

Hello Everyone,

So Core'dinations, one of my favorite paper crafting lines, is preparing challenges for a second Hard Core Online Crop! This time it's holiday themed. I'm so excited! I have been organizing my Core'dinations paper and gathering all my holiday embellishments together. Starting this coming Saturday the designers are going to be posting the challenges.

Here is the link to the Holiday Hard Core Crop Facebook page (Click the image below);

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Plus, I hope to see you online during the Holiday Hard Core Crop.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Copic Tutorial-"Merry Christmas" Cat Card

Good Morning Blog Land!

I lot of things are in the works for the up coming 25 Days of Christmas. Hopefully life will work with me this time, unlike what happen with the 13 Days of Halloween. I am still going to post the projects from that time frame.

Anyway, here is a card that I have been working on using Copic markers. Copic markers are a great tool for coloring life-like images. The quality of the ink and blend-ability is unmatched. Please check out my other Copic coloring tutorials.

The overall card is very simple. The focus is on the Copic coloring of the image. I used W0, W1, W3, YR31, YR23, Y28, Y15, G05, G17, R46, R00, and the Colorless Bender to color the image.  I used new paper from Bazzill and S.E.I.

Here is a video of the coloring and card assembly.

There is a kit available in my eBay store. Just click the link above.

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