Wednesday, June 30, 2010

It's the end of the month and it's Cardabilities reveal day!!

I know I say this *every* month, but where the heck did June go??  Since it's the end of the month already, its time for another Cardabilities sketch reveal.

This is the card I made with the June 30th sketch.  The strawberry and sentiment stamps are from Unity and the papers are from October Afternoon.

Please stop by the Cardabilities blog to see the sketch and the design team creations.  We'd also LOVE to see your take on the sketch!!

Stamps:  Unity Stamp Co. April 2010 KOTM (Strawberry stamp), March 2010 KOTM (Sentiment)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black
Papers:  October Afternoon Fly a Kite line
Accessories:  Fiskars border punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Stickles, American Crafts ribbon, Copic markers

Friday, June 25, 2010

Unity FWF and Facebook Fan Friday with CPS

I was thrilled when asked if I would like to be featured as a "Facebook Fan" for CPS Card Sketches this week.  Of course I said yes since I *LOVE* CPS sketches.  This is the card I created using this week's sketch: CPS Sketch #172.  Be sure to stop by the CPS blog to check out this week's sketch and of course all the fabulous cards by the design team.

And of course it's Unity Stamps Friends with Flair Friday.  I used the March KOTM for this card and paired it with papers from the Cosmo Cricket Joyride line.

And guess what?----you've found the Flair!  Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win 25 random Unity stamps.  The winner will be picked tomorrow via a random number generator and posted in this week's Friends with Flair thread over at Splitcoast.

Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. March 2010 KOTM (Rockin' It Unity Style)
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Joyride, Bazzill cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cosmo Cricket Joyride chipboard, Copic markers

Monday, June 21, 2010

When life gives you wrinkles.....CHF Week #3 Summer Fling

Welcome to week #3 of the Cornish Heritage Farms Summer Fling.  You should be joining me from Joannes blog.

This week we are featuring stamps from the "All Things Considered" (ATC) collection.  Of course these stamps are a perfect scale for ATC cards but are fantastic on regular cards too.  All stamps in the collection are on sale for 25% off until Thursday!!  Don't forget to start at the CHF Farm Fresh blog and comment along the way for your chance to win some CHF gift certificates.

Here's a card I created using the Domestic Love set.  This vintage inspired set has some wonderful vintage images and lots of pun-y sentiments.  Here I used the iron image with a sentiment about wrinkles---how perfect!  Papers are from the October Afternoon Thrift Shop collection and I jumped on the doily bandwagon and used a paper doily from the cake decorating section at Michaels (you get THIRTY doilies in a package for a few dollars---they are by Wilton and far more economical than the other doilies I'm seeing out there).

Stamps: All Things Considered Domestic Love by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black
Paper: October Afternoon
Accessories: Copic markers (shading), Wilton doily, buttons, Martha Stewart punch

For your chance to win a CHF stamp set of your choice (up to $16.99 value) create a card using a CHF All Things Considered set and upload it to the Summer Fling gallery.

Next stop is LISA's blog!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

It's Cardabilites sketch time again!!

It's the 15th of the month again which means it's Cardabilities reveal day!!  Please stop by the Cardabilities blog to see the sketch and all the design team creations.

For this bright and colourful card I used some stamps from Unity's March Kit of the Month and dug into my scrap pile for some old Junkitz papers.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Stamps:  Unity Stamp Co. March 2010 Kit of the Month, Rockin' It Unity Style
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers:  Bazzill cardstock, Junkitz patterned paper
Accessories:  Stickles, Copic Markers, dimensional tape, Doodlebug paper frills, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Quickutz embossing folder

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hip's the 12 Weeks of Summer Fling Thomas Kinkade week

Welcome to your last stop on week 2 of the Cornish Heritage Farms 12 Weeks of Summer Fling blog hop!  This week we are featuring Thomas Kinkade products which can be found for 25% until Thursday June 17th.  If you just happened to visit my blog today, head on over to the CHF Farm Fresh blog for more details and join in the fun for your chance to win a CHF Gift Certificate!

Even if you're not a colourer (if that's a word LOL!) many of the Kinkade stamps look amazing just stamped in coloured ink and made into projects.  For my project I used the Guardian Castle stamp and stamped it in Versafine Sepia ink onto a sheet of Basic Grey distressed paper.  Then I created a wedding themed card using papers and embellishments from the Basic Grey Capella line.

If you would like to see more of my Thomas Kinkade creations click here and don't forget to leave a comment on this post for your chance to win some CHF gift certificates.

Stamp:  Thomas Kinkade Guardian Castle by Cornish Heritage Farms, Mona Lisa Moments Wedding Centers by Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper:  Basic Grey Capella, Bazzill cardstock
Ink:  Versafine Sepia, Staz On Timber Brown
Accessories:  Basic Grey Capella chipboard stickers and die cut journalling box, Prima pearls, K and Co. pearl brads, Prima flowers

Finally, don't forget to create a card using a Thomas Kinkade stamp and upload it to the CHF special gallery for the week.  You will be eligible for the Design Team’s Favorite prize which will be a rubber stamp/stamp set of your choice up to the value of $16.99. The deadline for uploading cards for the prize is Thursday June 17th at midnight.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Miss you Much

I picked up some My Favorite Things Jolinne stamps from Scrappin' Great Deals a few weeks back and made this vintage-y look card  using my Kohinoor pencils and Gamesol to colour the image (instead of reaching for the Copics). 

I forgot how quick and easy it is to color with the pencils.  All I did was apply the color around the outside edges of the image and blended with the Gamesol (odourless mineral spirits) and stumps.  I like the rustic type look I was able to achieve by not adding colour to the whole image.

Stamp:  My Favorite Things Jolinne Miss You Much
Ink:  Memento Brown
Papers:  Pink Paislee, Simply Smooth cardstock
Accessories:  Twill tape, Maya Road Pin, Martha Stewart punch, Kohinoor Pencils/Gamesol

Monday, June 7, 2010

The 12 weeks of summer kicks off today with BACKGROUNDERS week!

As I mentioned below, Cornish Heritage Farms has a fun summer of stamping planned. 

The 12 weeks of Summer Fling kicks off today with BACKGROUNDERS week.  All backgrounder stamps are on sale and the design team has created a blog hop full of inspiration (and PRIZES just for hopping).

Also, if you upload a card to the Summer Fling gallery using a CHF backgrounder stamp by Thursday this week you could win a free stamp set!

For all the details on how to participate and win FREE PRIZES, stop by the CHF blog.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Announcing the 12 Weeks of Summer Fling at CHF!!

Cornish Heritage Farms has a fun summer of stamping planned!!  There will be prizes, discounts and lots of inspiration from our design team. 

Stop by the Farm Fresh blog today for more details.  Hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sara England has "Emerged" with more new releases

There are three new Sara England "Emerging" image sets now available at Cornish Heritage Farms

Here's a quick and easy card I did using some Pink Paislee paper and the emerging crab set.

Stamps: Sara England Emerging Crab by Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink: Adirondack Red Pepper, Memento black
Papers: Pink Paislee
Accessories: Martha Stewart punch

For this second card I used the emerging starfish stamp as well as a sentiment from the emerging shell set. 

For the background for this card I used the shell themed Spellbinders Impressabilities stencil and used some Delta Texture Paste.  If you would like more details on the technique I used to create this background, I created a tutorial on the CHF Creative Blog

Stamps: Sara England Emerging Starfish by Cornish Heritage Farms, Sara England Emerging Shell (sentiment) from Cornish Heritage Farms, French Script backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Versafine Sepia, Versamark for embossing
Paper: Bazzill cardstock
Accessories: Opaque white embossing powder, Maya Road envelope, Maya Road pom pom trim, Cuttlebug shell dies, Spellbinders sea shell impressabilities, Delta embossing paste