Friday, April 18, 2014

How about some more Core'dinations??

Ok I've been up on the Core'dination's blog yesterday and today and so today I'm going to share the cards and layouts that have been featured.  We made a quick trip to Eastland yesterday to see my daughter and my grandkids but got home last night.  Good to see them.  She has five kids pre teen through high school.  We stopped by the grocery on the way in and bought tons of fruit.  They adore fruit as as you can imagine it takes all of five seconds for that many kids to go through a bag of grapes.  Kim said Madi grabbed a banana, grapes and strawberries to head to school the next morning.  I did bring them a little candy too but they love the fruit more!

 I loved this picture of Gavin from inbloomphotography and knew it had to be the focus of the page.  I used this sheet of whitewash from Fancy Pants which I sanded and dusted.  Then I used some of the 12 X 2 Tim Holts strips and embossed and sanded them.  Then I created the flowers with a Spellbinder's die, curled them and then sprayed them with Mister Huey mister and let them dry.  Once dry I put them together with a My Mind's Eye brad.  I also added a Core'dination's which I had embossed.
When I saw this picture I knew it had to be the focus of my page so I wanted to use papers that would just work with the photo.  Love this Fancy Pants sheet with the kraft base to it.  Then the Tim Holtz 12X 2 collection was perfect to make my strips.  The Core tags are so easy to use and add to your page.  For this one I used two different Cuttlebug 1 X 6 embossing folders and then added some pearls from Queen & Co.and some word stickers from Tim Holts.  My flowers I created by using the Spellbinder’s Die cuts – then I embossed and sanded them and curled them with a Fiskars tool.  Then I sprayed them with the Mister Heye’s shine spray – let them dry and put them together with the My Mind’s Eye brads.   I love how the flowers look when they have been sanded and sprayed – my new favorite thing to do. - See more at:

 Next up is some more photos taken at the photo shoot of little Gavin with his parents.  I used some Time Holz kraft core which I sanded to show the core and then scored.  Then I used a sheet of the Graphic 45 papers for the enter piece.
 Here's one more page I did for CSI using a Page Drafts sketch.  I loved this cute photo of Gavin who just started walking but shows no fear trying anything now.  I used a sheet of the Time Holtz shattered.  Love that it gives you this awesome background even when you don't do anything to it. 
Then I have some mother's day cards that I made using Core'dination's basic colors.

Here's a close up of the flowers.  I cut them with a Spellbinder's die - sanded them and curled them.  Then I misted them with a Mr. Huey's mist - let them dry and added a brad.
Next is a die I got from Silhouette.  Once I cut it out I just added some Tim Holtz spotted behind the front of the card and again made some flowers which I placed over the die where the flowers already were.
Last up I used several Silhouette die cuts of swirls and layered them over my card. 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. WOW! These are all so awesome Debbie! You sure know how to work the Core!!!

  2. Stunning selection of work Debs! You sure have been busy and your layouts are just perfect!! 5 kids - wow - wish I could get mine to eat more fruit!!

  3. *sigh* you are just amazing!!! These are all gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!