Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I know it's late but here's some Christmas tag ideas

I know it's probably a bit late to share some ideas for easy homemade Christmas tags but I know you all have plenty of time to work on tags in the next 24 hours LOL! :)

On the weekend I made a pile of Christmas tags exclusively out of my scrap bin. I cut the tags with various Nestabilities dies and of course stamped them with my Cornish Heritage Farms stamps.


Set 1 supplies:
Stamps: Rummage Bin Winter Vintage Signage by Cornish Heritage Farms, Aged Sheet music Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack Espresso
Patterned Paper:Basic Grey
Tools: Nestabilities dies
Accessories: Prima flowers, button

Set 2 supplies:
Stamps: Kim Hughes Heart Warmers by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Christmas Cheer by Cornish Heritage Farms, Aged Sheet music Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack black, Meadow Green
Cardstock: DCWV
Patterned Paper: Various scraps
Tools: Nestabilities dies
Accessories: Copic markers


Set 3 supplies:
Stamps: Kim Hughes Heart Warmers by Cornish Heritage Farms, Pin Dot Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms, Joyeux Noel by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Baked with Love by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack black, cranberry, blue
Cardstock: Misc. scraps
Patterned Paper:Misc. scraps
Tools: Nestabilities dies
Accessories: Stickles, Copic Markers

Monday, December 22, 2008

It's a wrap! CHF Challenge Chicks Monday


For today's Cornish Heritage Farms design team challenge, we were asked to do something related to gift wrapping.

I created my own wrapping paper by stamping on a large sheet of newsprint with Adirondack blue ink. Then I created a matching tag to attach to my gift using my label Nestability die and more layered stamping. This is a super environmentally friendly and inexpensive way to create your own customized wrap. I buy my newsprint in large pads from the art store (DeSerres) for less than $2 (approx 30-40 sheets!!).

This is a gift for my mom as she's the only one who will appreciate all the work it took for this package LOL! And I can't tell you what's inside since she reads my blog ;)

Be sure to shop by the other designers blogs for more great gift wrapping ideas: Julia, Kristine, Lesley, Kim, Carole and Becky.

We'd also love to see your wrapping ideas posted to the CHF gallery.

Supplies:
Stamps: Joyeux Noel by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Heart Warmers by Cornish Heritage Farms, Pin Dot Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Scripty words (to and from) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, Blue Sailboat
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific
Patterned Paper:Basic Grey (for brown part of tag)
Tools: Nestabilities die
Accessories: Copic markers, Offray ribbon, Large snowflake ribbon (Michaels)

Oh and also....I needed a few more quick cards to mail out before Christmas so I also whipped up these babies while I had all my supplies out. First I stamped a white card base with the Pin Dot Scrapblock. Then I randomly stamped snowflakes from the Joyeux Noel set before stamping the sentiment in black ink. Finished it off with a cut out of the snowman. I added some stickles to the snowflakes. Three cards in less than 10 minutes!!
Supplies:
Stamps: Kim Hughes Heart Warmers by Cornish Heritage Farms, Pin Dot Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms, Joyeux Noel by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack Pitch black, Sailboat blue, Denim
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific
Patterned Paper:None (*GASP*)
Accessories: Stickles, Copic markers
Technique: Multi layer stamping

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Need some Christmas cards STAT?






Here's two super duper quick cards that you can whip up in less than 5 minutes each and you can use some itty bitty scraps in the process.

I just stamped the tree set from the Kim Hughes Heart Warmers set onto some scraps of Basic Grey Christmas papers and cut out. Then stamp the image onto your card base and glue the cut out images to it. Add a sentiment and you're done!

Supplies:

Stamps: Kim Hughes Heart Warmers by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Christmas Cheer by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper:Basic Grey
Technique: Paper piecing

Friday, December 19, 2008

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow


Well, the forecasted storm has arrived and I'm home safe after leaving work early. I looking forward to doing some crafty stuff this afternoon (whooot!).

For now I thought I'd share with you a picture of my table top Christmas tree. We decided not to put up the full size tree this year since we will be celebrating at my Mom's place so last weekend we picked up this pre-lit little tree from Canadian Tire and I decorated it in a snowman theme. If you want to see a bit more close up photo, you should be able to click on the photo.

All the snowmen are felt and I found this amazing pom pom garland from the dollar store. The snowflakes are all sparkly plastic and there are some red glass balls. I really love the way it turned out!!

In case you were wondering ALL the decorations including the topper and pom pom trim are from Dollerama.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas, So Sketchy style.


Today's So Sketchy card sketch was a circular card. I adapted mine into a square card so you can see how you can use sketches and adapt them to your needs.

With this sketch I created a holiday card. I love the colours of these Melissa Frances papers and paired them together with the Joyeux Noel snowflake set from Cornish Heritage Farms. The sentiment is from the Mona Lisa Moments Christmas expressions (thanks Donna for pointing out my omission :) )

Supplies:
Stamps: Joyeux Noel by Cornish Heritage Farms and Mona Lisa Moments Christmas Expressions by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Versamark (for embossing)
Cardstock:Georgia Pacific (card base)
Patterned Paper: Melissa Frances
Tools: Nestabilities dies, Coluzzle, Martha Stewart snowflake punch
Accessories: Buttons, White detail embossing powder by Stampendous
Technique: Heat embossing

Monday, December 15, 2008

A quick card and a huge SALE!!

Did you hear that Cornish Heritage Farms is having a big pre-Christmas SALE???? The more you buy, the more you save! So why not pick up some gifts AND some stuff for yourself?


I'll leave you with a very quick card I did using the distressed grid Scrapblock and the wedding sentiments set both from Cornish Heritage Farms. As you can see you can use the grid Scrapblock to give a graphic look as well as distressed. The little people are Cuttlebug dies.



Supplies:

Stamps: Distressed Grid Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms, Mona Lisa moments Wedding Centers by Cornish Heritage Farms (sentiment), Kim Hughes Tag You're It by Cornish Heritage Farms (hearts)

Ink: Adirondack Red Pepper, Adirondack Pitch Black

Cardstock: Georgia Pacific, Bazzill black

Accessories: Cuttlebug people dies, Nestabilities label dies, Copic markers

Friday, December 12, 2008

One more thing....a GIVEAWAY at CHF!!

Be sure to head on over to the CHF Creative Blog for your chance to win one of the new Saturday Evening Post stamps.

The contest is open until Sunday Dec. 14th at midnight. Good luck!!

Does something smell fishy in here?


No, it's just the new Saturday Evening Post Fly Fishing stamp releasing today at Cornish Heritage Farms.

This is a quick card I made using the new stamp and some Mr. Campy papers from Cosmo Cricket.

In addition to this stamp, there is also another wonderful Saturday Evening Post Mountain Caribou stamp and a VERY cute Easter bunny stamp.

Be sure to check out the new releases and the designer samples in the Saturday Evening Post gallery.

Supplies:
Stamps: Saturday Evening Post Fly Fishing by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Versamark (for embossing)
Patterned Paper:Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy
Tools: Sewing machine
Accessories: Espresso embossing powder, Karen Foster brads, Twine, Fishing stickers by American Traditional Designs
Technique:Heat embossing

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A few So Sketchy cards to share

With the holiday season fast approaching I've fallen a bit behind on my blogging so here's a two in one post.

Here are two cards I created for the So Sketchy blog. The first card sketch can be found on the December 7th post and the second card sketch can be found on the December 8th post.

The first card has a hidden message under the flap on the front. On this card I used some Basic Grey papers and made my flap a bracket shape. The background was Cuttlebugged and distressed to allow the white core to show through.


The second card is a round card. Round cards are a lot of fun and once you figure out the mechanics they are very easy to make. I essentially create the circular part of the card and mount in onto a square card base. Then trim the card base on the front only (the part where you adhered the circle) so that the card base doesn't show. For this card I used some Provocraft Christmas papers and Kim Hughes Heart Warmers stamp set from Cornish Heritage Farms


Supply list (butterfly card):
Stamps: Saturday Evening Post Vintage Butterflies by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack
Papers: Basic Grey
Other: Stickles, Cuttlebug embossing folder

Supply list (snowman card):
Stamps: Kim Hughes Christmas Cheer by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Heart Warmers by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: White pigment ink (Joann Essentials), Adirondack Pitch Black
Cardstock: Provocraft
Patterned Paper:Provocraft
Tools: Coluzzle circle cutter
Accessories: Copic Markers, Making Memories rhinestone brads, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Bazzill pom pom trim

Monday, December 8, 2008

CHF Challenge Chicks Monday

For today's CHF Challenge Monday we were asked to do something with water colours. I dug out my never been used Peerless water colour papers and I coloured in this new Saturday Evening Post Elk stamp. This stamp will be available Friday December 12th.

The Peerless water colour papers are so amazing to work with---the colours are very rich and of course I love the portability of the book. If you've never seen them, check out the link above.

For this card I paired the elk image with some papers from the Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy line. I cut out the watercoloured image and did the "burnt edge" technique with distress inks.

Be sure to stop by and check out the projects created by: Julia, Kim, Dawn, Joanne, Kristine, Sherrie and Michele

Supplies:
Stamps: Saturday Evening Post Mountain Elk by Cornish Heritage Farms (available Friday Dec. 12th), Kim Hughes Silhouette Blooms II by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Staz On Timber brown, Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
Cardstock: Canson water colour paper
Patterned Paper:Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy
Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Nestabilities mega rectangles die
Accessories: Wood buttons, twine, Peerless water colour papers
Technique: Burnt edge techniqueWater colouring

Friday, December 5, 2008

Rummage Bin Inchie Style

There are two new Rummage Bin releases today at Cornish Heritage Farms. There is a new collage style stamp called "Wonder is best when shared" and a set of inchie stamps (whoot!!!)



Here's a card I created with the inchie stamp set. I stamped various images from the set onto some of the Scrapblocks paper and then punched them out with a Marvy 1" square punch. I then "quilted" them onto a scalloped square and finished off the card with some lace, ribbon and flowers.


These inchie stamps are so much fun to play with....be sure to check out all the other design team creations in the gallery.


Supplies:
Stamps: Rummage Bin Inchie Style by Cornish Heritage Farms, Fiery Floral Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Versafine Sepia
Cardstock: The Paper Company
Patterned Paper: Scrapblocks paper by Cornish Heritage Farms
Tools: Marvy 1" square punch, Nestabilities die, Sewing machine
Accessories: Prima flowers, Buttons, Lace, Offray ribbon

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Happy birthday Aunt Rose


Last weekend my DH and I were invited to a surprise party for his aunt's 60th birthday and this is the card I created.

I thought the Thomas Kinkade Rose Garden and sentiment were perfect to use since her name is Rose :)

I coloured the Kinkade image with a combination of chalks, pencils and Copic markers. I stamped the image onto a die cut bracket that I cut with my QK Silhouette.

Supplies:
Stamps: Thomas Kinkade 'The Rose Garden' by Cornish Heritage Farms, Thomas Kinkade 'A birthday Rose' sentiment by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack Espresso
Cardstock: Prism smooth cardstock
Patterned Paper:Basic Grey
Tools: Quickutz Silhouette (to cut out shaped image)Sewing machine
Accessories: Prima flowers, Offray ribbon, Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, Stickles

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Scrapblocks release day on the farm

It's another busy week for releases at Cornish Heritage Farms!

Yesterday the new stamp of the month for December was released. It's a wonderful fir branch with sentiment. You can see all the design team creations in the gallery here.


Today there are TWO new Scrapblocks being released: distressed grid and tulle damask.


Later this week, there are some new Kim Hughes and Rummage Bin releases and you WON'T be dissappointed with them.

I'll leave you today with two cards I made with the new Scrapblocks. The first card is a wedding card that I did with the damask stamp (arrrgggh, I HATE this time of year bc my photos don't look as nice when there is little natural light). The second card is a quick and easy dinosaur card I did with the new distressed grid Scrapblock and Kim Hughes Little Guy set.


Supplies:

Stamps: Tulle Damask Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms, Mona Lisa Moments Wedding Centers by Cornish Heritage Farms. Ink:Versafine Sepia. Cardstock: Bazzill. Patterned Paper:My Mind's Eye, Basic Grey. Tools: Cuttlebug (heart die), Nestabilities die, Fiskars Threading water punch. Accessories: Offray Ribbon, Stickles, Prima flower, Bazzill brad, sewing pin

Stamps: Distressed Grid Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Little Guy by Cornish Heritage Farms. Ink: Adirondack Citrus Ink, Adirondack Pitch Black. Cardstock: Georgia Pacific. Patterned Paper: Scrapblocks paper pad by Cornish Heritage Farms. Accessories: American Crafts ribbon, Copic markers, Nestabilities die

Monday, December 1, 2008

Oh deer!


One of the papers I like the best in the Thomas Kinkade Christmas pack from Cornish Heritage Farms is the winter scene with the deer. This is one of the large sheets of the design.

This was a really quick and simple card.

All I did was cut the deer paper using my mega curved rectangles Nestabilities die and inked the edges. Then I added some Flower Soft and glitter paint to make it look snowy. I mounted it on a card base of the new Basic Grey paper and added some checkered ribbon.

Supplies:
Stamps: Mona Lisa Moments Christmas Expressions by Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink: Versafine Sepia

Patterned Paper: Thomas Kinkade Christmas series by Cornish Heritage Farms, Basic Grey Wassail

Tools: Nestabilities die (mega curved rectangles)

Accessories: Flower Soft, Glitter snow paint (Delta), Offray ribbon

Friday, November 28, 2008

A new Cuttlebug challenge blog to share

I recently discovered a Cuttlebug challenge blog and thought I'd share the link with you.

There are a TON of awesome ideas and inspiration on the blog. Be sure to check it out if you're a 'bug lover like me :)



Thursday, November 27, 2008

Card a day Kissable Tree


This is a card I created for today's sketch at the Card Sketch A Day blog. I used the Kim Hughes Kissable Tree stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms. As you can see I “kissed” the stamp in black ink using the small houndstooth Scrapblock (also CHF).

Then to pull the whole card together I also used the houndstooth Scrapblock on the bottom dark green paper. The finished card is 9 x 4" and can fit in a regular business envelope.

Supplies:
Stamps: Kim Hughes Kissable Tree by Cornish Heritage Farms, Fine houndstooth Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Pretty Birds by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Scripty Words by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack Meadow (green) ink, Versafine black
Patterned Paper: Thomas Kinkade Masculine Series by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Mocha Chica papers by Cornish Heritage Farms
Accessories: Copic Markers, Offray Ribbon

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Giddy up!


Cornish Heritage Farms is releasing a new Elvis stamp today.....Western Elvis.

As soon as I saw this stamp, I knew I had to pair it up with one of my all time favourite paper lines....Cosmo Cricket Wanted.

Be sure to stop by and check out the other samples by the talented CHF design team in the Elvis gallery.

Supplies:
Stamps: Western Elvis and "Love me Tender" sentiment by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack Espresso
Papers: Cosmo Cricket Wanted
Accessories: Nestabilities label dies, hemp twine, 7 gypsies brads

Monday, November 24, 2008

Clearly, Christmas is on it's way!

The Joyeux Noel stamp set from Cornish Heritage Farms is just perfect for creating holiday cards and just happens to be in the product spotlight until November 27th! You can purchase this set ON SALE for $9.99 (regular $14.99).

I decided to create a clear card with the snowflakes from the set. I'll show you three different views of the card so you can see all the layers which are really hard to photograph in low light and against a white background.






I stamped the snowflakes in white Staz On onto a clear card base from Sheetload Shortcuts. I added some burgundy stickles to the points of the snowflakes. Then I created a card inside the card using some Basic Grey Wassail and a large Cuttlebug Snowflake. When you see the card standing up you can see all the layering and it looks really unique (which doesn't show up well in the photo GRRRRRR!!!).

Supplies:
Stamps: Joyeux noel by Cornish Heritage Farms, Mona Lisa Moments Christmas Expressions by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Staz On White Opaque, Versafine Black
Patterned Paper:Basic Grey Wassail
Tools: Cuttlebug (snowflake)
Accessories: Button, Stickles

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Feeling Primitive


This is a really stampy card (e.g. only coloured paper and stamps) I created with the Rummage Bin Primitive individual images. I used the CHF Woodgrain backgrounder for the card base and then stamped around the outside with the blanket edge stamp from the CHF Rummage Bin Primitive Christmas set.

To finish off the card I added some Flower Soft to the willow tree. I just LOVE this stuff (even though I’m hopelessly messy with it!).

Supplies:
Stamps: Rummage Bin Primitive Individual images by Cornish Heritage Farms, Rummage Bin Primitive Christmas (blanket edge) by Cornish Heritage Farms, Woodgrain backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink: Versafine Black, Versafine Sepia

Patterned Paper: Colorbok

Accessories: Offray ribbon, Flower soft

Friday, November 21, 2008

While we’re on the wedding/love theme.....


Here’s another simple but elegant wedding card I made using some old Die Cuts with a View papers.

One good way to “use up” those older papers in your stash is to stamp on them with backgrounder type stamps to give them a fresh look! On this card I stamped with the CHF French Script backgrounder onto one of the lighter patterned papers. Then I used a die cut tag to stamp (and heat emboss) my sentiment.

Supplies:
Stamps: French script backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms, Mona Lisa Moments Classic Essential Expressions by Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink: Adirondack Cranberry, Versamark (for embossing)

Cardstock: Prism

Patterned Paper: DCWV wedding collection

Accessories: Quickutz flourish dies, Prima flowers, Making Memories Brad, White embossing powder, Fiskars Threading Water Punch

Thursday, November 20, 2008

On your beautiful wedding day


Here’s the second card I created with the K and Co Smitten supplies I rediscovered in my stash.

On this card I layered a bunch of word stamps from various sets to create my own custom sentiment. If you have a lot of different sentiment or word stamps, don’t be afraid to use multiple ones a the same time to create your own unique sentiments.

Supplies:
Stamps: Rummage Bin “Beautiful” set by Cornish Heritage Farms (flourishes and “beautiful” sentiment), Mona Lisa Moments “Classic Essential Expressions” by Cornish Heritage Farms (remainder of sentiment)

Ink: Adirondack Raspberry, Versafine Onyx lack

Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (card base only)

Patterned Paper: K and Co. Smitten line

Accessories: Stickles (Cotton Candy), Prima flowers, Autumn Leaves Button, K and Co. Smitten Rub ons, K and Co. Smitten die cut hearts

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Happy for you


I was reorganizing my ever growing stash a few weeks back and came across my forgotten bag of K and Co Smitten papers and embellishments. This is one of two cards that I created with these gorgeous papers and embellishments.

I used the CHF Rummage Bin So Happy set as my focal point on the card and heat embossed it. I think this would make a nice engagement card.

I’ll post the matching card tomorrow (got to spread out those blog posts LOL!)

Supplies:
Stamps: Rummage Bin So Happy set by Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink: Versamark (for embossing)

Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (card base)

Patterned Paper: K and Co. Smitten collection

Accessories: K and Co. Smitten collection felt flowers and die cut hearts, Stickles (Cinnamon), Brown embossing powder by Stampendous, Nestabilities scalloped square die

Saturday, November 15, 2008

More SEP vintage butterflies

As I mentioned in my last post, I just couldn't put these new Saturday Evening Post Vintage Butterfly stamps down when I received them. This is another card I did with them last week.

I used a piece of Making Memories die cut papers from the Paperie journalling book and stamped on it with the butterflies and sentiment. I mounted it on a piece of embossed brown paper and sanded to distress. Then I finished it off with my new obsession: Bazzill pom pom trim and some distress stickles.

Supplies:
Ink: Adirondack Espresso
Pattered paper: Making Memories (die cut paper), Dream street (background and polka dot)
Accessories: Pom pom trim by Bazzill, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Tim Holtz Distress Stickles (Vintage Photo) applied onto dot paper on bottom

Friday, November 14, 2008

Saturday Evening Post Vintage Butterfly Release Day


When I received these Saturday Evening Post Vintage Butterfly stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms I could not put them down. I'm usually a hopelessly slow paper crafter but with these stamps I created a TON of projects in one sitting.

I.LOVE.THESE.STAMPS!! There are so many different butterflies on the set as well as many wonderful sentiments. Really you need to run on over and put these in your cart!!

You can check out all the other design team creations with this set in the SEP Butterfly gallery.

Supplies:
Stamps: Saturday Evening Post Butterflies by Cornish Heritage Farms, French Script backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Staz On Jet black, Memories Dye Ink (Stewart Superior), Tsukineko Kaleidacolor Pad - Cappuccino Delight
Cardstock: DCWV black card base, Ranger Glossy cardstock
Tools: Brayer
Technique: Brayered sky, layering of stamps

Instructions:
1. Stamp French Script backgrounder stamp onto glossy cardstock using Staz On ink. Note: I used a fading technique by applying ink darker in the top right corner and fading out over the stamp.
2. Create brayered background using Kaleidacolor pad with darker shade to the left of the cardstock
3. Stamp butterflies in black ink diagonally across center of card. Stamp sentiment in bottom right corner.
4. Heat set to ensure ink is completely dry and attach to card base.

Note: the card is a standard A2 size. I trimmed the glossy cardstock design to 5 x 3 ¾" before adhering to card base .

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Happy Wedding Day


This is a wedding card I created using the new Fiery Floral Scrapblock and Mona Lisa Wedding Centers (released today) from Cornish Heritage Farms.

The Fiery Floral Scrapblock (stamped on entire top of the card) is sooooo beautiful! For this card I heat embossed the scrapblock in brown embossing powder).

I used some distress ink and the new distress stickles on the KI lace cardstock on the bottom of the card.

Supplies:
Stamps: Fiery Floral Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms, Mona Lisa Wedding Centers by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Versamark (for embossing), Adirondack Espresso, Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Pattered Paper: Basic Grey
Accessories: Flowers - Prima (distressed), Ribbon - Michaels spool ribbon, Hat Pin - Creating Keepsakes, KI lace paper (distressed with stippling), Ranger Distress Stickles Vintage Photo, Adirondack embossing powder Espresso
Technique: Heat embossing, Distressing

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

CHF Layout sketch challenge Wednesday

This week's scrapbook layout sketch at Cornish Heritage Farms was created by the talented Lesley Langdon.

This is my interpretation of the sketch. I created my own background papers using two different Scrapblocks on some of the plain Basic Grey papers from the Urban Prairie collection. I used the Fiery Floral Scrapblock on the white background paper (stamped in light pink ink) and the Pin Dot Scrapblock on the pink background paper (stamped in dark pink ink).


I don't know about you but I often don't think to use all those plain distressed papers that come in my Basic Grey packages. These scrapblocks are an awesome way to maximize the use of your supplies since you can create your own custom papers with just some ink and some creativity!! The possibilities are endless.

I hand cut the butterfly and flourish designs out of the patterned paper and added them to my background. I finished off the layout with LOTS of Stickles and my new obsession.....Bazzill pom pom trim.

We would love to see your interpretation of the sketch. Just upload it to the gallery and come to the scrapbooking forum to link your creation to the challenge thread.

Supplies:
Stamps: Fiery Floral Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms (stamped onto white background paper), Pin Dot Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms (stamped onto pink paper at top), Mona Lisa Moments Big Inspiration by Cornish Heritage Farms (title), Saturday Evening Post Vintage butterflies by Cornish Heritage Farms (available Nov. 14th)
Ink: Adirondack Raspberry, Adirondack Pink Sherbet
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Urban Prairie
Accessories: Forever in Time glitter chipboard alphabets, Pom pom trim by Bazzill, Stickles, Prima flowers, Making memories rhinestone brads, Making memories mini alphabet stickers

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

So Sketchy breast cancer card


Here's a card I did based on today's card sketch at So Sketchy.

The cancer poem and ribbon stamps are both from Cornish Heritage Farms. I find this poem so touching and it was the inspiration for this card.

Supplies:
Stamps: Cancer is so limited by Cornish Heritage Farms, Awareness ribbons by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack Raspberry
Patterned paper: Stemma (breast cancer ribbons), American Crafts (floral and plain pink)
Accessories: Prima flowers, Making memories rhinestone brads, Darice pink rhinestones

Monday, November 10, 2008

CHF Challenge Chicks Monday

Today the Cornish Heritage Farms design team was challenged to create a gift item....just in time for the Christmas season.

This is a necklace I created for the challenge by stamping on a premade necklace from a discount store. I stamped the new Saturday Evening Post butterflies (available Nov. 14th) onto the shell and heat embossing. I love the contrast of the black with the orange.

Be sure to stop by and check out the other gift ideas by: Julia, Dawn, Julie and Kim.

Supplies:

Stamps: Saturday Evening Post Butterflies by Cornish Heritage Farms, Rummage Bin The Art of Framing by Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink: Versafine (for embossing)

Accessories:Black detail embossing powder, Costume necklace.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I'm baaaaaaack! A wooly sheep card


I'm finally back in the swing of life after fighting a cold for the past week or so (thank you sick co-workers LOL!)

Here's a card I did a while ago using the individual images from the Rummage Bin Primitive collection from Cornish Heritage Farms. The willow tree and sheep image can be purchased individually or as part of a set.

I stamped the sheep into white paper and then glued some pom poms to the little guy.

Supplies:
Stamps: Rummage Bin Primitive Individual images (sheep, tree) by Cornish Heritage Farms, Rummage Bin Primitive Christmas (blanket edge) by Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Tag You're It by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Versafine Black, Versafine Sepia
Cardstock: The Paper Company (kraft)
Patterned Paper: Melissa Frances
Accessories: Pom poms (craft supplies),7 gypsies rub ons

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Another busy busy week on the farm!

This week there are TONS of new stamps available from Cornish Heritage Farms.

There is a new circuit backgrounder stamp, a new fiery floral scrapblock and two new Kim Hughes releases (a wedding set and a birds and bees set). And there also is the new Christmas stamp of the month for November. There will also be a new Sandra Kuck stamp available tomorrow.

Be sure to check out them all out here and check out all the designer's samples in the gallery.

Oh and if that's not enough for you there will be a new wedding sentiment set and a GORGEOUS new Saturday Evening Post set available NEXT week. I'll have some sneak peeks of these stamps ready for you very shortly.

I promise my next post will have some projects :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

November Sheetload is now available for download


Sorry for the lack of blog posts but I've been feeling under the weather the last week with a dreaded cold and haven't felt like "power" blogging in my free time.

I do have lots of projects to share in the next little while but for now let me remind you that the November issue of Sheetload of Cards is now available for FREE download! You can find it here.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Clocktower Cottage, a new Kinkade release


Here's a look at a card I made using the new Thomas Kinkade "Clocktower Cottage" available today at Cornish Heritage Farms.

I coloured the image with a combination of Prismacolor pencils and Copic markers and added some Stickles at the end for shimmer.

The secret to getting a nice impression with these detailed stamps is to apply your ink with a brayer. You get a nice even coating of ink which allows all the details to show up.

Supplies:
Stamps: Thomas Kinkade Clocktower Cottage by Cornish Heritage Farms, Rummage Bin Time to stamp by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack espresso (applied with a brayer),Versafine black (for clock),Versamark (for embossing)
Cardstock: Prism smooth white
Patterned Paper: K and Company
Tools: Nestabilities dies
Accessories: Copic markers, prismacolor pencils, Liquid pearls, Stickles, Sharpie white paint pen, Prima flowers, Button, White embossing powder, Decorative clip 7 gypsies
Technique: Colouring, brayering

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Layout Sketch Wednesday

Julia created this wonderful sketch for today's layout challenge at Cornish Heritage Farms.

This is my interpretation of the sketch. As you can see I moved the title and journalling around a bit but was inspired by the overall design of the sketch.



Be sure to stop by the gallery to share your creation using this sketch. The challenge thread can be found in this forum. And be sure to check out Julia's layout on her blog.

Supplies:
Stamps: Rummage Bin Time to Stamp by Cornish Heritage Farms, Saturday Evening Post License Plates by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack Denim, Staz On Timber Brown
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Making Memories Passport Line
Accessories: Making Memories Passport Stickers, Ribbons, Flowers, button and pearl pin (general craft supplies), Making Memories mini letters, Forever in Time glitter chipboard letters
Technique: Aged photo with Acid Grunge action in Photoshop

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

It's Saturday Evening Post release day!

Another post for today! Today at Cornish Heritage Farms there are THREE new Saturday Evening Post stamps available: Bird Watching, Fall Harvest and License Plates. They are all wonderful and versatile images!

I have three new cards to show you using these new stamps so bear with me. You can also see the other designer samples in the Saturday Evening Post gallery.

We've moved card
This is a simple layered collage style card.
Supplies:
Stamps: Saturday Evening Post License Plates by Cornish Heritage Farms (background), Mona Lisa Moments Classic Essential Expressions by Cornish Heritage Farms (sentiment), Rummage Bin Journal Box by Cornish Heritage Farms (postmark stamp)
Ink: Adirondack Lake Mist, Versafine Sepia, Versafine Black Onyx
Patterned Paper: Travel paper by American Traditional Designs
Accessories: Offray Ribbon

Harvest card
On this card I heat embossed the image in brown and coloured the image and added some Stickles for sparkle.

Supplies:
Stamps: Saturday Evening Post Fall Harvest by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Versamark (for heat embossingCardstock: Georgia Pacific white (for base)
Patterned Paper: K and Company
Tools: Heat Gun, Copic Markers, Fiskars Theading water punch
Accessories: Flowers (general craft supply), Hemp twine, Autumn Leaves button, Stickles, Brown embossing powder - Ranger
Technique: Heat embossing

Dad card
Last but not least, here's another brayered card using the Bird Watching stamp. I brayered the background and then heat embossed in black ink over top of it.


Supplies:
Stamps: Saturday Evening Post Bird Watching by Cornish Heritage Farms, Daisy Chain Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Tsukineko Kaleidacolor Pad – Blue Breeze, Versamark (for embossing), Versafine black
Cardstock: Ranger Glossy cardstock, Prism
Patterned Paper: Provocraft
Tools: Brayer
Accessories: Black embossing powder - Stampendous, Buttons (general craft supplies), Hemp twine, Quickutz typewriter font (die cut letters)
Technique: Brayering Heat embossing