Jul 25, 2008

It's RELEASE Day: Rummage Bin Christmas Stamps!

I love Christmas and I love Christmas stamps. I also love vintage and primitive art. So all my loves have come together with these two sets, that were released at Cornish Heritage Farms today! I hope you enjoy them! I am so proud of the design team and what they have designed for this release. They have made beautiful cards, projects, and even fabric stuffed ornaments. If you have some time, please visit "Primitive Christmas Gallery" and "Winter Vintage Signage Gallery" at CHF.


Thanks for visiting!

Jul 24, 2008

Thursday Rummage Bin Nights: Week #4 The Ticket Counter

This week's featured stamp set is The Ticket Counter. This for me, is a gift giving set, meant to engage with friends and family through cards, and add tickets to layouts as well. You can invite a friend or significant other to Dinner and a Movie, offer a free night of babysitting, give a tin of homemade cookies with a card that has a ticket for homemade treats. Afternoon Tea is my favourite stamp, along with the tea pot. So I have used those for my featured project below.

Project: Summer Tea Box
  1. Place scrapblock onto table and ink. With our hand inside the box, press down onto the stamp, ensuring that it does not move. Repeat to other side.
  2. Stamp ticket with pink ink onto photo paper. Stamp afternoon tea in black. Cut out ticket.
  3. Glue ribbon to the center of the box, all the way around.
  4. Glue ticket to front.
  5. Stamp tea pot on a cut out circle on photo paper in green. Die cut a scalloped circle out of photo paper, and use pink ink to dye it. Glue together.
  6. Thread string through tea pot tag and tie it to the metal handle. Thread some beads to the 2 ends.
  7. Fill with specialty tea bags.
CHF Stamps: Rummage Bin: The Ticket Counter, Daisy Chain Scrapblock
Green Chinese Food Box
Staz-on (Cactus Green and Jet Black)
Adirondack Ink (Raspberry)
Photo Paper
Ribbon (Scrapworks)
Spellbinders Nestabilities
Below is a layout where I used the ticket stamp, and the ADMIT THAT YOU LOVE ME. It's a playful stamp and could be used for Valentine's, kids, pets, etc.

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Jul 23, 2008

CHF Scrapbook Layout Challenge #7

I created this sketch for yet another challenge at CHF. and I am so impressed with what Alli Miles and Julia Stainton did with it. My take is below. So I actually altered most of it by using those 2 huge photos, but I just loved them without cropping them down (my nieces).

Paper: Making Memories, Sassafras Lass
Cardstock: Bazzill
Ink: Tsukineko, Ranger
Glitter: Art Institute Glitter (Baby Pink)
Chipboard Heart: Basic Grey
Stickers: Making Memories, Pebbles Inc.
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms (Photo Op!, Primitive Beginnings, Shoe Boutique)
Flowers and Brads: Making Memories
Big Accent Brad: Prima
Gems: Heidi Swapp
Other: Buttons

Jul 22, 2008

A Truly Relaxing Getaway!

I actually relaxed. I spent the days reading, which I hardly ever do! I swam with the kids, napped, and did only a tiny bit of scrapbooking. I did not really have a huge desire to pull out all my stuff while I was away and I think I needed this break. I just wanted to share with you some pictures from my vacation. We rented a cottage just outside of a little town called Haliburton. It's about 2 hours north of Toronto.

I want to go back...and the best part - satellite TV! We didn't miss any shows, like last year I remember missing the season finale of Hell's Kitchen.

Bye for now, tomorrow morning, I will share a layout and sketch.

Jul 17, 2008

Thursday Rummage Bin Nights: Week #3 Photo Op!

When I dreamed up Photo Op!, I had a desire for distressed finishes for photos, on top of photos, around corners, etc.  I wanted these stamps to cover a 5x7 photo or less.  My inspiration for this set was old photos and film reel.  A bracket for good measure, who can't use a bracket? The FRAMED and PHOTOGRAPH stamp are meant for journaling with photos, I have used these one a lot. 
I adore the scalloped edge and I use it quite a bit.  You can see here on this card, the scalloped stamp bordering the bottom, using a light pink ink for tone on tone.
For this layout below, I stamped the film corner and the "this photo tells a story" stamp.  For the latter, I stamped it on a blue piece of paper and cut out for an embellishment, so that I could have it peeking from behind.  This is THE quintessential Photo Op! layout, totally what I had envisioned. 

Paper: Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye, Robin's Nest

Die Cuts: Making Memories and Pink Paislee
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms (Photo Op!)
Pre-made Tag: Paper Loft
Fabric Tabs: Scrapworks
Paper Clip: Staples M Brand
Ink: Tsukineko, Ranger, Clearsnap
Other: Stickles, Quickutz Dies, Cuttlebug

Thanks for stopping by!

Jul 13, 2008

AMAZING news from CHF!

So, I will be absent this week, and won't be able to tempt you with sneak peeks from CHF, but please visit Mona Lisa Strahl's blog for pics and all the deets of the new CHF lines. Need I mention GM and Saturday Evening Post??? Insert scream here AHHHHHH!
And there is more, and not just rubber, have you seen all the yummy paper coming? Thomas Kinkade, Kim Hughes, maybe some more? If you want the news, keep checking out Miss Lisa's blog. Have a great week!

Stamp: Jumpsuit Elvis from CHF.

Jul 11, 2008

The Kim Hughes Paper Collection!!!!

This is just one of many cool and funky paper designed by Kim and manufactured by Cornish Heritage Farms! I an so excited to see these papers hit the market, I just can't wait to use each and every paper! If you visit Kim's blog, you can see them all! Congrats Kim! Love your style girl.
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Jul 10, 2008

Thursday Rummage Bin Nights: Week #2 The Great Canadian

This week, I am digging into "The Great Canadian" stamp set. I am a Canadian and I love my country very much. When I think of Canada, I think of four glourious seasons, the ability to travel and escape (plenty of vacation destinations), moose, hockey, vast rural areas and farm land, and people who love their coffee. Dare I mention our beloved Tim Hortons on every second street corner?
I could have put some more characteristics of being Canadian, but wanted to keep this set light and fun. I'm sure there will be people who may question just how "Canadian" this set is, but remember, this is just my interpretation. The eh? stamp is in there, because I had a little extra room, and like it or not (at least in Ontario), it's something we say! We don't even know it! Whenever I am abroad, people know right away that I am Canadian, and I will ask, "how did you know?", and of course their response is "eh?".
Here is my layout that I created just for this Thursday night! I got out my Spellbinders Nestabilties and went crazy with the circles, layering, and stamping. I tried to use as many stamps from the set as possible. My in-laws have a cottage, so of course I pulled a picture from "cottage country". I also pulled out a picture of our beautiful sunsets on one of our many lakes. I have seen 3 moose in my life, and they are HUGE! Really, a beautiful creature, but you never want to get too close, you won't win.
I was able to pull pictures from Winter, Summer, and Fall, sorry Spring, next time! Well, I hope you like what I created, this was a fun project to remind me of all the blessings I have right at my fingertips. Born and raised Canadian. Thanks for stopping by!

Jul 9, 2008

A Sketch For You....

Here is another sketch created by Julia Stainton over at CHF. I had fun with this one, pulling out some unloved older product.

CHF Stamps: Woodgrain and Open Circles Backrounders, The Great Canadian, Round and Round We Go!

Other players: Julia and Kristine.

A Sneak Peek...from CHF!

Cornish Heritage Farms is kicking off a Week of Sneak Peeks! We have 7 announcements to share with you leading up to CHA Summer and Lisa Strahl of Mona Lisa Moments has the first HUGE announcement to share. I have a little taste for you…

Jul 7, 2008

Caardvarks are On the Farm...

I decided to play along with another challenge, seeing as I have a few barn stamps up my sleeve. This challenge is to make a card using a farm theme, and I pulled out Clarice the Sheep stamp from CHF.

CHF Stamps:
Clarice the Sheep and I miss ewe sentiment
Rummage Bin: Primitive Beginnings (hills)
Kim Hughes: A Welcome Hug (friend)
Marieke's Flower Set #1 (tree)
Flocking: CHF
Paper: Bo Bunny, Basic Grey
Markers: Copic Spica Glitter, Copic
Ink: Tsukineko

Jul 3, 2008

Thursday Rummage Bin Nights: Week #1 The Art of Framing

I have decided to make Thursday nights, Rummage Bin nights. It is where I will go back to my very first sets that were released in January and work my way up to the new sets/stamps and have a little project to share with you each week. A special thanks to the folks at Cornish Heritage Farms for believing in me and giving me a shot at designing!

Concept Behind the Set: This set was designed so that you could stamp your frame, and then your sentiment within. And of course, you can use the words on their own. I also was able to add little images and those are what I am showing you tonight, how to use those little stamps. The quarter circle in the bottom left corner can come poking out behind pictures, be stamped in a corner, or be stamped 4 times to make a circle. In the card below, I stamped it 3 times, to come peeking out behind my Grungeboard heart. There is also that itty bitty stamp, which I stamped across the aqua paper for more interest.

For a gallery full of 39 images/projects, please visit CHF's gallery for The Art of Framing here.

Project: 6 x 6 Valentine's Card
  1. Prepare 6 x 6 card with dotted paper, ink edges with light brown ink.

  2. Hand cut a heart out of Grungeboard and ink with Adirondack Cranberry or similar. Ink the raised pattern with Ranger Distress Ink (Walnut Stain). Set aside.

  3. Take a 6 inch strip of paper and stamp the small O image in a row. Glue down in center of card.

  4. Adhere Prima black lace with Zip Dry glue or alternative.

  5. Place your heart down in the center and trace the top left portion. Remove and stamp your quarter circle image 3 times around your traced line.

  6. Glue down heart and adhere flowers, photo anchor, stickers, buttons, quote, etc...