Saturday, April 24, 2010

Saturday - lots to share!

Happy Saturday! It's beautiful here today - thundered all night but don't know if we got much rain out of it. Today lovely! Trying to get some stuff done - next weekend I'm going to have to concentrate on doing one of those down and dirty cleaning days in preparation of Brandy's graduation on the 8th. Can't believe she's graduating. She'll be 21 at the end of this month.

First of all I wanted to let everyone who stops by here know that they need to get on over to Cardvarks and check out the wonderful inpiration that their design team has put together in coordiation with Core'dinations. Awesome work girls! Cardvarks and Core’dinations have combined to bring you a fabulous challenge and a great opportunity - read here to see about it!


Good morning Everyone!

We have some really exciting news to share today. Core’dinations and Caardvarks have teamed up for an exciting challenge:

THE PRIZE: You can be a part of the Core’dinations talented design team! The winner will receive a 3 month guest designer spot on the design team, and receive a generous variety of Core’dinations cardstock to work with.

THE CHALLENGE: Create a *new* monochromatic card and enter it via Mr. Linky {via the Caardvarks blog} at the end of this post by May 3rd a

t Midnight, PST.

You must head over to the Caardvarks blog for more information on where to post your finished card by May 3rd midnight PST.

Also, make sure you check out the Caardvarks/Core’dinations Gallery here for tons of awesome inspiration. Their design team did some AmaZinG things with Core’dinations!

Also wanted to show you a page I just did today with some of the new paper lines Core'dinations has come out with. The background paper is a new line Core'dinations is doing with Cosmo Cricket and the other pieces of cardstock are part of the new Core Amour Onxy collection which is just so much fun. It's beautiful just as it is but sand it and it pulls up more embossed images that are hiding - gorgeous! I created by flower by embossing a plain sheet of Core'dinations cardstock, then sanding it and then used two spellbinder's scalloped circles and cut several of two different sizes. I stacked them, added a brad in the center and then scrunched them up and sanded a little more on the edges.

Next I wanted to share my card for Card Patterns this week. What a fun sketch - check out their blog to see all the inspirational cards from the Design Team. Last week was my week to pick the top 6 and I can't tell you what a horrible time I had picking - there were so many wonderful cards. I wish I could have picked them all!

For my card I used some papers from American Crafts together with some Core'dinations cardstock which I embossed with my Cuttlebug folder and then used some Unity Stamps which I paper pieced for my little cycle!

The next card I have is from Sketch Saturday. I was so inspired by the bows on Jeanette's card that I incorporated it into mine. I needed a card for my youngest granddaughter's birthday next week so this was perfect. The papers are Scenic Route (snif snif) and the image is Little Mimosa.

The last card is done for Delightful Inspirations challenge and Faith's adorable little digital freebie this week.


  1. Your cards and layout are really awesome...well done

  2. These are GREAT cards! I love the bird walking the ladybug. How sweat is that?
    AWESOME JOB on all of them!!!

  3. You've been really busy! These are all gorgeous cards!

    Love Beth xx

  4. These are all just too cute. I especially love the little girl one.

  5. i flippin' LOVE that woodgrain paper!! how perfect is that with your photo?!?!? :)

  6. Oh WOW! Your creations are so divine! Thanks for joining challenge #100 at Sketch Saturday! Hugs, Sem x

  7. great cards! I like the scooter one with it's bright and cheery colors!