Sunday, April 10, 2011

My Core’dinations Creative Frenzy

For a long time now I have been collecting and hoarding Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock ... when the new pads of embossed Core’dinations were released & I found myself once again buying them I promised myself that I would actually start using my Core’dinations stash ... well now I cannot stop! I am addicted to Core’dinations!

It's no secret that I have loved to use distressing on my layouts for many years now so I love sanding away to enhance the embossed patterns! I also love the little bit of somethin' somethin' that the embossed pattern gives to otherwise white space on my layout - just love it!

So I have decided to throw my hat into the ring of Design Team hopefuls for Core’dination's Design Team Call.

Here are a few of my layouts created with my new addiction ... um I mean Core’dinations. :)

First up: Bright Future Ahead

My son at his 2007 Kindergarten Graduation. I love these photos - I love that they capture his personality and I love the last photo with him laughing when he finally made eye contact with me in the audience. The Core’dinations alpha paper is the perfect background for this layout! The rest of the layout is created with Karen Foster Design's new Graduation theme product that was just released April 1st!

Secondly: Bear Country USA, June 2009

I was excited to scrap these photos because they were neutral and I could use any products with them - the first product that came to my mind was the Core woodgrain pattern - I love how the woodgrain mixes perfectly with the other Core patterns and colors!

Next up: These are the days to remember

The bright blues in this photo just scream summertime so when I placed this photo against the yellow Core’dinations it just popped! Mixed in with some other fun patterns from October Afternoon and Karen Foster Design, this layout came together so easily! The final touch was the addition of Stickles to the waves, bubbles and sun.

Last but not least is: Game Day

Photos of my son playing baseball are some of my favorite photos to scrap. I snuck into the dug out just before the game started to grab some random shots of the boys, it's great that they flock together to be in the photos! The subtle pattern of the Core’dinations really worked nicely with the red in the Scrappin' Sports & More baseball paper and other embellishments.

Well, there it is ... my hat in the ring with the rest of the hopefuls. Thanks to the staff over at Core’dinations for taking the time to stop by my blog and of course for creating such an addicting product! Good luck to everyone else who submits! :)

~ Carolyn


Lydia said...

Great layouts , fabulous use of the paper, my favorite is bear country that one rocks. GoOD LUCK,!

Keshet said...

Love the outdoorsy layouts!