Tuesday, August 18, 2009

core'dinations blog hop: day two

welcome back, hoppers!!!
hope you're having as much fun as we are!


just when i thought *nothing* could surpass my love of black magic cardstock, core'dinations came out with something new: the whitewash collection! it's a pale toned-downed version of a color on the top, with a darker shade inside. soft, yet dramatic; perfect for the shabby chic vibe...or...a funky grunge look. it's definitely a fun product to play around with...whilst wearing sawdust-proof clothing, obviously! ;)

one of the first things i thought of when i saw the pale blue whitewashed shade was fluffy little clouds. i sketched cloud shapes lightly in pencil; then dampened, crumpled, dried out & sanded them, before tearing around the shapes and finally outlining them. here's the anniversary card i made for my sister and her husband which features my clouds and a few other cardstock bits and bobs:

(cardstock: core'dinations, from the new whitewash collection and 6x6 roy g biv super assorment; glossy white cardstock: ranger; embroidery floss: dmc; inks: colorbox; pens: american crafts, zig & copic; other: dymo labeller & manual typewriter; the hearts say "john" and "amie" respectively)


and now i'll send the BLOG HOPPERS on their way with a reminder of the order:
remember, if you get confused or lost, just pop back to CAARDVARKS or CORE'DINATIONS for the complete info!

91 comments:

  1. very cute and I love the colors!

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  2. Love the card and all the colors you used.

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  3. what a fun card - lucky sister to get it.

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  4. I absolutely love this card! So whimsical!!

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  5. OK, I am completely in LOVE with this one! LOVE♥♥♥! Those clouds are beyond fabulous!

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  6. Ooooh Love the heart with the wings.

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  7. Very cute....love how you created the clouds and hearts.

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  8. Hi
    Great card, so cute with all the clouds and winged heart!
    Priscilla

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  9. Fabulous card. These hearts are so cute with the names done with a typewriter!!!!

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  10. Awesome card. Great idea for the clouds.

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  11. Lovely card, like what you did with the crumpling and sanding!

    TFS,

    Carmen

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  12. I absolutely love everything about this card! awesome!

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  13. So pretty! I'm never brave enough to try anything freehand, but your clouds have inspired me!

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  14. Amazing, gorgeous, fantabulistic card. I think I just swooned.

    Love those clouds - mind if I borrow the idea?

    Your blog never fails to thrill me.

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  15. soft and sweet... the card is lovely!

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  16. the blue and pink is so cute and retro-chic !

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  17. those cards are INCREDIBLE! Love the card!

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  18. That's how I feel about the black magic, so I can't wait to try white wash!!

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  19. Oh my goodness...this is just totally adorable! Love the clouds, the hearts and the wings!

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  20. Sucj an adorable card! I love the colors and the paper piecing.

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  21. Super sweet and yet unique for an anniversary card. Of course all Lauren cards are unique and delightful :)

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  22. So cool, Lauren! I love clouds, and hearts with wings? Oh my!

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  23. You clever, clever girl Lauren! Love the texture you created with the clouds and the fact that you stamped names on the two hearts is AWESOME! Thanks... love your ideas with the Whitewash cardstock!

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  24. what kind of glossy cs do you use? I love how you tore the clouds. Are those scribbles as outlines? Great example!

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  25. WOW Love this Lauren...your caards are always so Fun!

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  26. Awesome card. I would love to try the whitewash cardstock.

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  27. Love it and I am sure your sister and her husband will too!

    Sarah x

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  28. LOVE IT!...very cute. Thanks

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  29. Adorable card! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Awesome card!!! LOVE your clouds!

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  31. I ADORE this.. I love how you made the little hearts have wings.. HOW FUN!!!I also love how you distressed the clouds.. GREAT JOB!!

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  32. Your card is so beautiful. It amost jumps out of the computer screen at me.

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  33. That is really cute!! Love the clouds! and putting the names on the hearts is such a sweet touch!!

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  34. I absolutely LOVE this card! The clouds make me smile and the colors are fun and I just love it!

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  35. Love your clouds and the hearts with wings. What a great anniversary card and love the technique with the core'dinations....great job....

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  36. This is so perfect in every way!!! I love it Lauren!! Wow! Great stuff. I'm not able to do the blog hop completely. I don't have the time. Too many blogs but I'm going to check out yours and Jen's every day. I do anyways. haha :) Can't wait to see tomorrow's!!

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  37. Wow! This is such a gorgeous card Lauren.

    Ali x

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  38. I absolutely love everything!!!!!!!!

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  39. Wow what cool clouds, great card!

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  40. Very nice, love the color combo..

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  41. Just darling! I love your clouds and hearts!

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  42. I love this hearts it's very very cute

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  43. Nice card. Nice touch with manual typewriter.

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  44. Love the grunge look and the funky colors!

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  45. What an adorable card. love how you did the clouds and the wings on the hearts.

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  46. You always manage to bring out the funk factor to all your creations Lauren! This is such a unique and fantastic anniversary card. Lovely job!

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  47. Over the top and in the clouds. Darling card!

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  48. Crumpled is way way way cool!!! LOVE how it brings out the colors!!

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  49. Great idea to use the Core'dinations paper torn for clouds!

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  50. Your clouds turned out great. I love the stitched hearts.

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  51. Very cute card design.

    catherinesangels@yahoo.com

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  52. Awesome card and just think....they aren't just plain white clouds. My daughter will be trying that .

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  53. this is so cute! i just love everything about it, especially how the names are sporadically typed on the hearts. adorable!

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  54. How very cute and special for your family! Love the bright pink with the blue!

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  55. Pretty card. I love the idea and the cardstock.

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  56. Love those pretty clouds Lauren!!! Wow...such a fun & cheery card...love the stitched hearts & clouds! Wow...you stitched them all...you are wonder-woman!!!! I especially love the personalization on the hearts...very sweet. Love the card, girl!

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  57. awesome project, thanks bunches!!!

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  58. Love the names on the hearts. What a great idea for the clouds.

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  59. I'm sure they were thrilled to receive this card, just beautiful.

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  60. I totally agree! I was sold on the black core but this is really, really versatile! Going to have to pester my LSS owner a little.

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  61. soo cute.. love the wings on your hearts :)

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  62. Love the cute whimsical card and I like the torn edge look.

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  63. ooo, great use of the dyno labeler :)

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  64. This is SUPER cute!! I love the clouds and the heart:)

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  65. clever use of the cardstock. Love the bright colours on the inside.

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  66. this is so lovely! love your design!

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  67. Oh way too cute.

    Great job.

    Luv Sandie

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  68. Just PERFECT. Thanks for sharing!

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  69. I agree - whitewash has to be my new favorite as well! Loving your adorable card!

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  70. how cool!!! great colour combo and love those flying hearts :D

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  71. What an adorable card, very cute!!

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  72. oooh! I love this!! It is so pretty...love the angel hearts floating in the clouds.. so sweet

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  73. those clouds look so soft and hearts with wings- wow love these papers/cards

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