Thursday, April 14, 2011

My Core’dinations Creative Frenzy

I'm going for it!  Core'dinations is having a design team call.   My fingers and eyes are crossed!  {HA!} Almost every project I make is with their papers.  I buy more and more every time I head to Joann's. 
They have an amazing gallery {check it out if you haven't yet}from their already AMAZING design team.

I am probably playing way out of my league...but hey, you only live once right!!   I love this hobby.   If just one project I made inspires someone else, then I feel my "job" has been done.  Of course, I've never loved work as much as I love doing this.  It's because of great readers like you, who leave me the most gracious comments, that I have the confidence to enter.

This was a fun card to make
I used Core'dinations and Bazzil paper
The background was already embossed when I purchased it.   When I was out shopping I found the nice Core'dinations sanding block.   It's so handy!  I sanded down these "bubbles" and the first thing that came to mind was this fishbowl.
The bowl is cut from acetate from Create A Critter {4.5"}
Sand is also Core'dinations paper, sanded along the edges.
Fish were cut from Create A Critter also {1.5", 2", 3"}
Sentiment and the punch {modern label} are from SU!

I accidentally laid this near the heater and it started to melt the acetate.  The cool thing made the bowl round off and really take shape!  I love it!

This is an A2 card
The base of this card is solid brown Core'dination paper
I used a Cuttlebug folder to emboss this and give it texture
I love how crisp the Core'dination papers are when embossedThe ivory paper is also Core'dinations.  It is a beautiful pearl color>
I used a white wash pink and solid pink to cut butterflys from MS Cake cart
Used ZipDry to adhere them and keep the open wings.
Sentiment is from my stamp collection

You have to see this pearl paper in person to capture its real beauty.

A few weeks ago I picked up a pack of diecuts from K&Company.   I had this criss cross texture paper from Core'dinations that just really stood out to me.  So I paired the two together.

Take a closer look at these Core'dination papers.  Dyed all the way through!!!  You can tear, sand, and emboss and keep that great color, or in some cases, they have special papers that are a completely different color.

Loving this hobby is one thing, but having AMAZING products to work with...
now that's the icing on the cake!



Pat N. said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you too, Liza! Wish you luck. Love your fishbowl, and your other cards too.

Jenna said...

That fish bowl is AWESOME! love all the cards you make! I will be crossing my fig=ngers for you! You deserve it! :)

Ms.Mara said...

Love the butterfly's!!!!

dsood said...

Great fishbowl,I am a new follower, would love for you to check out my blog.

lovemypaper said...

Stopping by from the love link up party I'm a new member now.Very cute files!

Deanne Gutierrez said...

Good luck with your challenge entry! Hi there! I am a new follower of your blog through the Love Link Up Party. Gonna go "lurk" now. Please stop by my blog and become a follower:

Deanne :)

Linda Beeson said...

Wonderful creations! I love the color combo you put together on the last card.

Jan said...

Liza, your work is fabulous! Best of luck to you in this design team call.

Love the cards, especially the fish bowl one!


myapyapooh said...

Your cards a lovely. I'm a new follower from the love link up party.

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi, I'm just popping in to meet you. I'm already a follower and I'm here on the Love Link Up Party from K Andrews.Have a great day. Hope to see you over at mine!
Hugs from Gold Coast, Australia
Trish Munro

Scrapper69 said...

Your creations are wonderful! And I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get picked! :o)