So, this Saturday is National Scrapbooking Day, who can believe that we get our own holiday! Whoot! Whoot! At CHF, from Noon to 3PM this Saturday, we are having some fun challenges, a tutorial by yours truly and some chatting with Becky Olsen and Kim Hughes. Mark your calenders! Here is more info: National Scrapbooking Day.
Until then, at CHF, we have started scrapbooking with our stamps, and I have created a sketch for the design team, and they are doing wonders with it!
Here is the sketch:
CHF Stamps: Kim Hughes (Pretty Birds), Fancy Pants Rub-ons, Ranger Stickles, Basic Grey Paper and Chipboard, Doodlebug Brads, Strano Ribbon, Prima Flowers.
This week, we took to working with chalks! I have one set of shimmery chalks from Pebbles Inc. I decided to chalk up a background and some pink scallops for my card design today. I also took a little chalk to the little Kim Hughes lady bug from the Hugs and Kisses set. :)
As the exclusive stamp producer for Elvis images, CHF just released another stamp today! It's called Elvis Sketch and is available now, wood mounted. Here is a card I made using the new stamp, along with some Distress Ink and Cut n' Dry Foam. I just think this image has so many possibilities for masculine cards. Inside, it can read Love me tender or thank you, thank you very much.
Supplies: CHF Stamps:Elvis Sketch Ink: Distress Ink (Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap) Paper: Making Memories, K & Co. Other: Tag and String, Cut n' Dry Foam
For this Monday, we are taking our inspiration from a sketch which can be seen at CHF. Here is my take on it, using Little People Collage Stamp, and "just a note" from Script Essential Expressions. I picked up that little frame at the dollar store, cut a little piece of paper to place on back, and used clear lacquer to make it glossy.
If you have some CHF stamps and want to play along, just upload your card at CHF and let us know in the forum that you've played along and we can oogle your design! Supplies: Stamps (CHF), Paper (Cosmo Cricket, Rusty Pickle, Bo Bunny, Prism), Die Cut (Making Memories), Chipboard (Basic Grey), Ink (Ranger Distress Inks, Staz-on), Other (Spellbinders Nestabilities, Cuttlebug).
The week before the next backgrounder release, we’re going to be focusing on innovative ways to use backgrounders and we’ll have daily challenges with designer samples.
We’d love you to play along too! Design some backgrounder projects and upload them to our CHF gallery. The more samples you upload the better, because it increases your chances of winning some backgrounder stamps.
Each day, two names will be randomly drawn from the Backgrounder Challenge submissions and each winner will receive a backgrounder stamp. Sound like fun?! Now because we really want you to play along…we’re giving you some advance notice of the challenges. That way you can work around YOUR schedule. We know how busy life gets. It doesn’t really matter when you create your challenge designs…you can start now.
The Backgrounder Blitz kicked off this Friday (past) evening at 7 pm EST in the CHF Forums. Make sure you stop by for a chance to win then as well. Challenges start on Saturday April 19, and follow through each day including Friday April 25, the release date for our new latest backgrounders. The list of challenges is below. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have on this thread. I hope you can join us!
A stamp set with every word and sentiment you can possibly need for card making is here! CHF has come out with Mona Lisa Moments: Script Essential Expressions, designed by Lisa Strahl. I just love how versatile this set is, I know I will get a ton of use out of it.
Well, there are quite a few things, but let me name three reasons:
1. CHF promotes and sells only the BEST and TESTED products. Distress Inks and Ranger products come to mind.
2. The images are so versatile and can suit any stamper or scrapbooker.
3. I love that CHF is committed to helping people stamp their images to their full potential (ie techniques, blog tutorials, etc.) See Technique Talk here to learn new stamping techniques.
Going back to my Number 2 - I have created a layout using 2 CHF backgrounder stamps (Grid Paper and Large Polka Dots). I know that typically, backgrounders are perfect for card making, but I couldn't wait to put them to the test on other projects. I applied the grid paper backgrounder 2 times to make a pattern on the cardstock. I also used the large polka dots to create a piece of patterned paper as an accent. FUN possibilities here. And they have so many backgrounders available too. I could find ways to use them all on projects other than cards.
Check out the other CHF girls playing along this week!
If you have these inks, any of them, you will fall in love! These inks by Tim Holts for Ranger Industries have phenomenal stamping, distressing, and blending capabilities, not to mention a WIDE range of colours with re-inkers available. Right now, they are on sale at CHF, you can find them here > Distress Inks. To showcase these inks and to have a little fun, the challenge chicks at CHF have been working with distress inks to show you what can be done with them.
I used Mustard Seed as my distress ink for today's challenge. I used CHF stamps from The Rummage Bin: Story Book, The Ticket Counter, Mona Lisa Moment: Cardmaker's Shapes, and Kim Hughes: Silhouette Blooms II. I love the look of the distress ink on photo paper, which you can see on my ticket and corner embellishment. Thanks for looking!
Hmmm...I was thinking of what I could show you, something new. And since I have been scrapping lately (as opposed to card making), I will show you my newest layout. The pictures go back about 2.5 years! And I had a whole bunch of them printed, so I cut them all up and used multiple photos for this layout.
Is anyone out there tired of the 1 photo layouts? Don't get me wrong, I adore white space and have been known to mostly craft 1 photo layouts. I am now deliberately trying to use 2+ photos. For goodness sake - I have so many images I need to scrap!!!
Supplies: Paper: Making Memories, Flair Designs, Rusty Pickle, Autumn Leaves Flowers: Prima Brads: Making Memories Chipboard: Basic Grey Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms (flourish from Beautiful Set, clock from Time to Stamp, hearts from Hugs and Kisses, sheep from Primitive Beginnings) Markers: Copic Clip: Heidi Swapp Eyelets: Karen Foster
Other: fabric paint, ribbon, pins, effloresce font
I am a person who love the art of paper crafting, altered art, and jewelry making. I am constantly being inspired by others. I like to share ideas, teach, create videos, and discover new techniques. Thanks for visiting my blog.