Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Have you heard of the Card Sketch a Day blog?


During my rounds of blog surfing (aka blurfing) I came across a new blog called Card sketch a day. Every day there is a new card sketch with artist samples to inspire you.

This is a sample card I did for today’s sketch. Be sure to stop by for some great card inspiration and if you’re interested you can create sample cards for the blog by looking at the calls on the left hand side.

Supplies:
Stamps: Kim Hughes Silhouette Blooms II from Cornish Heritage Farms, Ink: Versafine Sepia, Cardstock: Bazzill, Patterned Paper: SEI Dill Blossom collection, Accessories: Stickles, Technique: Fussy cutting

Monday, September 29, 2008

Another quick card for a Monday: Welcome Baby


Here's another really quick and easy card I did with the Kim Hughes Mocha Chica papers and the Kim Hughes Baby Love set.

Instructions:

1. Cut Mocha Chica patterned paper to 4 x 6" and mount on cardbase created by folding 6" x 8" cardstock in half lengthwise.
2. Cut a piece of pink patterned paper 4 ¼" x 2 ¼" and mount on scalloped rectangle cut out of teal patterned paper.
3. Stamp pregnant woman stamp onto pink paper and stamp welcome sentiment underneath. Adhere to card base
4. Punch 1 ¼" circle out of pink patterned paper and stamp baby sentiment onto it. Mount onto scalloped circle cut out of teal paper
5. Embellish with flowers and button.

Supplies:
Stamps: Kim Hughes Baby Love set, Ink: Versafine Sepia, Patterned Paper: Mocha Chica collection by Cornish Heritage Farms, Tools: Nestabilites scalloped die, Accessories: Prima flowers, Button

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I'm LOVING these 'shrooms




I don't know if you've ever browsed deep in the Cornish Heritage Farms store but there are some really COOL stamps that are lesser known. Recently the design team was sent a few different Mushroom Lane stamps and I *HAD* to get some as soon as I joined the team.

This is a fun card that I did with mushroom #28 from the collection. I paired it up with some K and Co. Berry Sweet papers. The image was coloured with Copics and then lots of bling was added.

You really need to check out the other examples in the Mushroom Lane gallery, and definitely add some to your wish list!!

Stay tuned for some more 'shroom cards from me :)

Supplies:
Stamps: Mushroom Lane #28 from Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Tag You're It from Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Cardstock: Prism
Patterned Paper: K and Company Berry Sweet collection
Tools: Nestabilities scalloped die
Accessories: Offray Ribbon, Safety pin, Copic markers, Stickles

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Easiest.card.ever!



This card took me a total of about 3 minutes from start to finish. It's a bit simpler than my usual embellished cards but I like the look and who doesn't like whipping up something in less than 5?

I used the Kim Hughes Mocha Chica papers for this card. I cut it in half (to give an 8 x 4" sheet) and cut a bit off the top and bottom and instant card base. Then I cut a scalloped square with my Nestabilities and stamped a piece of white cardstock for the center.

Supplies:
Stamps:Kim Hughes Baby Love set by Cornish Heritage Farms, Ink:Adirondack Black, Patterned Paper:Mocha Chica collection by Cornish Heritage Farms, Tools:Nestabilities scalloped die, Accessories:Copic Markers

Monday, September 22, 2008

World Card Making day is just around the corner!

Have you heard of World Cardmaking Day? Started a couple years ago by Paper Crafts magazine...this is a day set aside to get started on all your holiday cards.

As one of the sponsors of this project, at Cornish Heritage Farms we're celebrating the day as well. We hope you'll join us for some holiday card-making fun!

What's involved? We have some fun challenges for you to participate it to get you inspired as well as some fun chat if you want to chat and stamp and of course...some fun giveaways.

I hope you'll join us in the CHF forums and gallery Saturday October 4th, 2008 for World Cardmaking Day. Challenges will be posted in this forum Friday night giving you till midnight PST Saturday night to upload your designs for a chance to win.

Please join us as well Saturday from 2-5 pm EST and take part in our chat thread. Feel free to ask stamping or designing questions and of course...you just never know...we may have a surprise or two for you.

Mark you calendars and get ready for some fun!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

So Sketchy goes Tri-fold


Today's So Sketchy card sketch was designed to be a trifold card (as you can see, mine is actually a gate fold---ooops!!). This is my interpretation of the sketch using some of the new Basic Grey Ambrosia papers and some stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms.

Be sure to stop by the So Sketchy blog to check out the other interpretations of this sketch.

Stamps: Pin Dot Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms, Mona Lisa Classic Essential Expressions Cornish Heritage Farms, Kim Hughes Tag You're It by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack Ink Slate (grey), Adirondack Ink Pitch Black
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Ambrosia
Tools: Cuttlebug/Nestabilities, Quickutz flourish die
Accessories: Prima flowers, Stickles,Autumn Leaves Button, American Crafts Ribbon

Thursday, September 18, 2008

On Santa's Lap: A Saturday Evening Post stamp from CHF


This is a card I created with one of the recently released Saturday Evening Post stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms. I coloured the "Santa's Lap" image with a combination of Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils/gamesol. This image is actually quite simple to colour (even though it looks detailed). The shading in the image does a lot of the work for you. It's a great image to try if you're new to colouring.

On the bottom part of the card I created the plaid tone on tone background by stamping with the Perfect Plaid Scrapblock. I finished off the card with a Cuttlebug snowflake and a bit of Stickles.

Supplies:
Stamps: Saturday Night Post Santa's Lap by Cornish Heritage Farms, Perfect Plaid scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms, Christmas Expressions Stamp Set by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, Ranger Distressing Ink Peeled Paint
Cardstock: Prism
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Tools: Cuttlebug (snowflake die), Nestabilities (scallop frame)
Accessories: Autumn Leaves button, Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, Stickles

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

It's CHF layout challenge time!

Lesley created this sketch for this week's layout challenge at Cornish Heritage Farms.



Here's my interpretation of the sketch. I did take a bit of artistic license with this one and moved the title to the side due to my poor planning LOL! I was actually determined to use my new Daisy Bucket Perfect Harmony papers and as a result I had a lot of playing around to do because I just wasn't feeling the love for these papers.


There is a lot of stamping on this layout. First of all the entire background sheet (with the dots) is stamped. I took a plain sheet of green paper from my stash and created my own custom polka dot background using the Pin Dots Scrapblock. These stamps are AWESOME for customizing and creating your own paper. You can take all those old sheets of plain paper that might not be as appealing anymore and stamp four times with the 6 x 6 Scrapblock. Voila....brand new paper that matches your project!

I also used little word stamps from the Mona Lisa Everyday moments stamp set to create a frame for the photo. I lined up a bunch of them on an acrylic block with grid lines and created the frame. I finished off the layout using some flourish stamps from the Rummage Bin Beautiful set.

Be sure to stop by and check out the layouts by the other CHF designers: Lesley, Julia, Becky, and Kristine.

AND as always we'd love to see your interpretation of the sketch. The thread for this challenge can be found here in the scrapbooking forum.

Supplies:
Stamps: Mona Lisa Moments Everyday Petites by Cornish Heritage Farms (words around photo), Pin Dot Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms (entire background), Rummage Bin Beautiful set by Cornish Heritage Farms (swirls), Kim Hughes Pretty Birds set by Cornish Heritage Farms (bird stamp), Rummage Bin Great Canadian stamp set by Cornish Heritage Farms ("summer" word)
Ink: Versafine Black, Ranger Distressing Ink Peeled paint, Ranger Distressing Ink Shabby Shutters, Purple Versamagic chalk ink
Patterned Paper: Daisy Bucket Perfect Harmony collection, Provocraft (plain background paper)
Accessories: Fancy Pants chipboard letters (inked and then Stickled),Stickles, Making Memories mini letters

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Kim Hughes does it again!

Two new sets of Kim Hughes Stamps are being released today at Cornish Heritage Farms: Birthday Bash and Comforting Hugs. Aren't they the CUTEST?!?!




You can see some sample projects created by the CHF design team here and here.


The Mona Lisa Moments Get Well centers that I showed you last week are also available today. They are absolutely perfect add on to the Kim Hughes Comforting Hugs set!

The design team samples for this set can be seen here.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Did you notice my new blog header?

Today's CHF Chick Challenge was to create a custom blog header. I've always wanted to do a scrappy one (e.g. out of paper), so what better opportunity to give it a shot! For those of you who user readers, here's a photo of the header that I added to my blog.


It's not as hard as you might think. Basically you create a mini layout (mine is 8 inches wide by about 4.5 inches tall), scan it and upload it. I actually added my title and lettering using Photoshop because I didn't really want to cut out THAT many letters. You could easily use letter stickers, die cuts or whatever you want if you want a 100% "paper" blog header.

Be sure to check out all the new blog headers by these CHF girls: Lesley and Kristine

AND don't forget to post your project in the CHF gallery and challenge forum here.

Instructions:
1. Cut a base sheet of cardstock or paper. I used a 8 inch wide by approximately 4.5 inches tall. I probably should have gone a bit wider (maybe 10 inches) but I was using the 8 x 8 Mocha Chica papers.

2. Create a mini scrapbook layout on your base. You can embellish as you wish, add photos or whatever you want. For mine, I left some "white space" so I could add my title with text in photoshop. You could easily scrap the entire thing and overlay your text or even use stickers or die cuts as I mentioned.

3. Scan or photograph your project. I scanned mine on a regular 8.5 x 11 scanner at 600 dpi (300 would be fine but I always scan higher in case I want to re size).

4. Crop and adjust your header in photoshop. At this point you can adjust it as you wish, add digital elements and even add your own text. Save as a jpeg.

5. Upload your header. In Blogger, this is SUPER easy. Just click "layout" tab. You should "Add and Arrange Page Elements". Click "edit" where your current header is. In this screen you can upload the new header from your computer (be sure to click on "instead of title"). Blogger automatically resizes it for you! Easy Peasy!!


Supplies:
Papers: Kim Hughes Mocha Chica papers by Cornish Heritage Farms

Stamps: Kim Hughes Pretty Birds by Cornish Heritage Farms

Accessories: Prima flowers, buttons, Copic Markers (for colouring)

Font: 2 Peas Goofball

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Merry and Bright


I know it's a bit early for Christmas still but better to get a head start! I made this card using the new Thomas Kinkade papers from Cornish Heritage Farms. These papers are from the Christmas series. The package comes with a total of 2 each of 18 designs (12 prints and 6 plain). The single sided cardstock weight papers are perfect for Cuttlebugging because the white core shows through a bit.

For this card, I used my new Christmas "Snow Dots" embossing folder as my base. I sanded and added some Stickles to the Kinkade image before attaching it to my card base. The large snowflake is the new snowflake Cuttlebug die.
Supplies:
Stamps: Christmas Expressions Stamp Set by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack Pitch black, Ranger distressing ink (Faded blue jeans)
Tools: Cuttlebug (embossing folder and snowflake die)
Accessories: rhinestone brad Making Memories, Stickles

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Get well soon card


Cornish Heritage Farms has a new set of Mona Lisa Moments Get Well themed sentiments being released next Tuesday September 16th. There is a really wonderful variety of sentiments in this set and some of them could even be used for sympathy cards.

Here's a preview of one of the sentiments in the set. This card is a true rariety for me.......it is a 100% stamped card with no embellishments *gasp*. I used two different tones of Ranger distressing ink with the Scrapblock papers from Cornish Heritage Farms. This card was REALLY quick and I really like the tone on tone look you can achieve with using different shades of the same ink.

Supplies:
Stamps: Rummage Bin Beautiful set by Cornish Heritage Farms, Mona Lisa Moments Get Well Centers by Cornish Heritage Farms, Pin Dot Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms, Daisy Chain Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Ranger Distressing Ink Shabby Shutters, Ranger Distressing Ink Peeled Paint
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (for card base only)
Patterned Paper: Scrapblocks paper package by Cornish Heritage Farms
Tools: Nestabilities die
Technique:Tone on tone stamping, Stamping only card

Friday, September 12, 2008

Previewing a new Thomas Kinkade stamp


Cornish Heritage Farms is releasing a new Thomas Kinkade Christmas image and sentiment next week and this is a card I made with the set. What I really like about the Kinkade image stamps is that they look fabulous even without colouring.

For this card I stamped the image with a bright blue ink and paired it up with a burgundy red colour. I decided to use a non-Christmas paper and added a layered snowflake and flower embellishment to add that holiday flair.

Supplies:
Stamps: Thomas Kinkade The Night Before Christmas from Cornish Heritage Farms, Thomas Kinkade 'Twas the night before Christmas sentiment from Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Adirondack Sail Boat Blue, Versafine Black
Cardstock: Prism Burgundy, Georgia Pacific white
Patterned Paper: Me and my big ideas
Tools: Die cut (Cuttlebug, Quickutz), Martha Stewart Punch
Accessories: Snowflake punches: Quickutz, Cuttlebug, Martha Stewart, Prima flower, Making Memories brad

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Old Havana layout


Here's another layout I did with my September Scraphoria kit. These Vita Bella papers worked perfectly with some of my vacation photos. I hand cut the flourish/scroll paper out and adhered it on the left hand side of my photo. I added some Making Memories mini alphabet stickers (I had to trim them a bit) for my journalling. To finish off the layout, I did some stamping with some flourish stamps from the Rummage Bin Beautiful set from Cornish Heritage Farms.


Supplies:
Stamps: Rummage Bin Beautiful stamps by Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink: Staz On Jet Black, Versafine Black, Ranger Distressing Ink

Cardstock: Bazzill Dark Brown (for matting photo)

Patterned Paper: Vita Bella collection by My Little Yellow Bicycle

Accessories: Epoxy buttons and fabric tag: Vita Bella collection by My Little Yellow Bicycle, Embroidery floss, Making Memories mini alpha stickers, Scenic Route letter stickers

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Someday my prince will come card


I just LOVE this new Someday My Prince stamp from the Rummage Bin collection from Cornish Heritage Farms. It would be perfect for princess birthday cards, wedding shower cards or even note cards. This was a quick card I created using just one sheet of patterned paper and the stamped image. I coloured my pretty little princess with Copic markers and added some Stickles for shimmer.

Supplies:
Stamps: Rummage Bin Someday my prince will come collage by Cornish Heritage Farms, Rummage Bin Beautiful set by Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink: Adirondack Espresso ink, Adirondack Raspberry ink

Cardstock: PrismPatterned

Paper: Bo Bunny My Darling collection

Accessories: Prima flowers, Fancy Pants heart pin, Making Memories rhinestone brad, Fancy Pants felt flower, Darice rhinestones, Copic markers, Stickles

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

It's Rummage Bin release day!!

Lesley has outdone herself again with two new fabulous releases from the Cornish Heritage Farms Rummage Bin collection.

Look at this awesome Journal Box set. I know I will be getting LOTS of use out of this one. Not only is this set perfect for scrapbooking but some of the CHF designers have made some wonderful cards with it. You can see all the creations with this set here.



The second stamp is Someday my Prince will come. Isn't this just the CUTEST stamp?!?! Imagine using this on girl pages, or how about a birthday card for your little princess. You can see the designer's creations here.


Stay tuned for some of my creations with these two MUST HAVE sets (they don't call it snail mail for nothing LOL!)

Grateful for...


....this month's Scraphoria kit!

As I mentioned before, the September Scraphoria kit is jammed full of products from My Little Yellow Bicycle's Vita Bella line.

This is a card I made with the products from the kit.

Supplies: Vita Bella (My Little Yellow Bicycle) fabric stickers, papers. Prima flowers, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Nestabilities

Monday, September 8, 2008

CHF challenge chicks Monday!


This week's Cornish Heritage Farms design team challenge was to use Adirondack inks on a project. I used my inks to create a custom inked background using glossy paper and clear embossing. I've seen many others do this technique and I've been wanting to try it out myself so this week's challenge was a perfect time.

You can find ALL the Adirondack Ink's on sale in the Cornish Heritage Farms store this week too!

Instructions:
1. Stamp French Script backgrounder with Staz On ink onto glossy cardstock.
2. Stamp flourish stamps on top of background with Versamark ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
3. Apply Adirondack inks to glossy paper using cut and dry foam. Layer the colours as desired and apply in a swirling motion to blend and VOILA, a custom background!

Be sure to stop by and check out the rest of the projects (and LOTS of new techniques) from the CHF chicks: Julia, Joanne, Kristine, Lisa S, Julie, Dawn, Kim, Alli, Michele, Becky, and Val
We'd also love to see your work! Be sure to upload in the gallery and link in the challenge thread here.

Supplies:
Stamps:
French script backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms, Rummage Bin Beautiful stamp set by Cornish Heritage Farms, Motivational Centers by Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink:
StazOn Saddle brown ink (for script background), Adirondack Pitch Black ink (for sentiment), Adirondack Pool Blue ink, Adirondack Denim Blue ink, Adirondack Ginger ink, Adirondack Sail Boat Blue ink, Versamark ink

Paper:
Bazzill kraft cardstock, Ranger Glossy white paper (for creating custom background)

Tools:
Cut and Dry foam, Heat gun (for embossing)

Accessories:
Prima flowers, Bazzill brads, Clear embossing powder, K and Company journalling box

Saturday, September 6, 2008

A masculine motivation card


I just received a few packages of the new Thomas Kinkade papers from Cornish Heritage Farms and WOW! The papers are not only stunning, but they are cardstock weight with a wonderful vintage feel.

This is the first card I made using the Masculine Series pack. In keeping with the theme of the papers, I did a lot of distressing. I used my Cuttlebug on the background paper and sanded off the edges and the raised surface. The white core of these papers is PERFECT for Cuttlebugging! Then I die cut some sea shells (also Cuttlebug) and distressed with ink. I also added a few stickles at the end to add a tinge of shimmer.

Supplies:

Stamps:

Ink:
-Versafine jet black
-Ranger Black Soot distressing ink

Patterned Paper:
-Thomas Kinkade Masculine Series paper by Cornish Heritage Farms (both image and background paper

Tools:
-Distressing kit by Making Memories
-paper piercer by Tonic (Tim Holtz)
-Cuttlebug machine (for embossing and dies)

Accessories:
-brads by Making Memories
-Twill ribbon - unknown
-Sea shell die cuts by Provocraft Cuttlebug
-Stickles
-Cuttlebug swirl embossing folder

Technique:
-dry embossing (Cuttlebug)
-Sanding and distressing (with sandpaper)
-Inking

Friday, September 5, 2008

War Bride part deux


Remember a while ago I posted this layout of my grandparents and how they met during the war? Well, my mom ended up loving it so I framed it and gave it to her for Mother's day.

Since I still wanted this photo and story for my scrapbook so I redid the layout (and I must say I like it much better LOL!).

The layout was done using the AMAZING Scraphoria September kit. It's crammed full of Vita Bella papers and embellishments from My Little Yellow Bicycle. As soon as I got it I knew this was the paper for this layout. I paired it up with some of my Rummage Bin stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms and some Prima flowers and other goodies.

If you LOVE this paper as much as I do, you have to rush on over to Scraphoria and pick up the fabulous kit (and don't forget the add ons either).

Supplies

Stamps:
-flourish from Beautiful stamp set (The Rummage Bin) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-clock and sentiment from Time to stamp set (The Rummage Bin) by Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink:
- Timber Brown Staz On
-Versafine Sepia

Patterned Paper:
- Vita Bella collection by My Little Yellow Bicycle

Accessories:
- Epoxy and glitter stickers Vita Bella collection by My Little Yellow Bicycle
- Prima flowers
-Offray sheer ribbon
-All my Memories brad
-Fancy Pants heart pin
-American Crafts brown chipboard thickers

Technique:
- Fussy cutting of patterned papers
- Stamping on transparency
-Hidden journalling tag

Thursday, September 4, 2008

More CHF FREE on line classes coming soon!


Cornish Heritage Farms has three more great FREE classes coming up.

Get a head start on all those Christmas gifts! For more information and supply lists, check out the On Line Class forum here.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

CHF Layout sketch challenge

Julia created this sketch for this week's layout challenge for Cornish Heritage Farms. Be sure to stop by and share your creation in the scrapbooking forum.



And here's my take on the sketch. I thought the Rummage Bin Great Canadian stamp set would be perfect with my new Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy papers. This set of stamps is PERFECT if you have camping or cottage pictures to scrap. As you can see they work really well on 12 x 12 layouts too!


Be sure to check out the other designers take on this sketch: Alli, Carole, Julia, Kristine.

Supplies
Stamps:
- The Rummage Bin Great Canadian Stamp set by Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink:
- Timber Brown Staz On
- Versafine Sepia

Patterned Paper:
-Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy

Tools:
-paper piercer
-die cut machine (Quickutz Frankie alphabet)

Accessories:
- Embroidery floss
-Typewriter font
-Ranger embossing powder dark brown
-transparency sheet (for stamping leaf and moose)

Technique:
-heat embossing
-fancy cutting

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Back to School with So Sketchy


This is the card I made for this week's So Sketchy card sketch and it coincidently turns out to be the perfect card for all those kids heading back to school today! As soon as I saw the sketch I immediately thought of the ruler paper from the Scenic Route Appleton line and this is the card that evolved.

Supply list:

Stamps:
-Lined paper backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink:
- Ranger Adirondack ink Pitch Black

Cardstock:
-Prismatic White cardstock by Prism Papers

Patterned Paper:
-Appleton by Scenic Route

Techniques:
-Copic markers, Kohinoor pencils/gamesol
-hand cutting of stamped images

Monday, September 1, 2008

CHF Sketch Challenge

This week's CHF challenge was to create a card based on this sketch by Lisa Strahl:


Here's my interpretation of the sketch. I really love the masculine look that I achieved (I usually have a hard time with this look) using fabulous new Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy papers.




Be sure to check out the other designers take on this sketch: Dawn, Lisa, Julie, Kim, Michele and Sherrie

And don't forget to come share your creation in the CHF gallery and link in the weekly challenge thread in the challenge forum.


Supply list
Stamps:
Cornish Heritage Farms Kim Hughes U R a Hoot
Cornish Heritage Farms Kim Hughes Tag You're It
Ink:
Adirondack Pitch Black
Cardstock:
Bazzill
Patterned Paper:
Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy
Tools:
Circle Punch
Technique:
Paper Piecing