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.