Dec 27, 2007

Playing with my NEW CHF STamps

Oh this new Grid paper backgrounder has knocked my socks off!!! I love it so much, I have been stamping like a mad woman. It looks great stamped on a transparency with Staz-on, and then placed over top a patterned piece of paper. I also got a new ledger paper backgrounder stamp which I have just cracked open. I'll have to create some layouts with that one!

CHF is known for their Thomas Kinkade stamps and the last card is my first attempt at working with one. Geesh - I do like the way it turned out, and I am amazed that I did that (not too bad for an amateur :).

Anyway, happy holidays and thanks for stopping by!

Dec 18, 2007

Scraptivity's December Kit!

Here are 2 layouts that I completed with the kit. The technique was working with We R Memory Keepers foil, glitter, and flocking kit, and it was a lot of fun to work with. The papers are a combination of Fancy Pants and Scrapmode, and cardstock. For a complete list of kit contents, please click on the title above. Thanks for looking!

Dec 11, 2007

CHF - New Stamps, More Designs by Kim Hughes!

Hi everyone, I have some good news! Kim Hughes has been designing again and CHF has released more stamps today! I was lucky enough to work with her Hugs and Kisses set, and here are some cards I made with the set.

The card above also includes Lisa Strahl's new backgrounder "Open Circles" also available at CHF.

Here are some more sets released today, and there are still more! You can see them all here.

Dec 7, 2007

Scraptivity Hosts a Chat with Jackie Ludladge from Canadian Scrapbooker!

Tune into Scraptivity on Sunday night (December 9th, 8PM EST) for a chat with Jackie. You can ask any questions you like, about their magazine, about getting published, etc...

Here is a link to the forum, and please be ready to chat it up! :)

Scraptivity Forum

Dec 1, 2007

CHF and Caardvarks

Wow - December is kicking off quite a few challenges and celebrations. There are 2 I have to tell you about.

One: CHF is having a celebration today for Lisa Strahl as she just created and released 16 new backgrounders for CHF. They are amazing and have so many uses! Today only (December 1st), there will be a challenge issued every hour starting at 10AM. There are give aways and prizes too!

From CHF Newsletter:
Now if you have not been to Lisa's blog this week then PLEASE head over there after reading this. gave herself the challenge of creating 30 new projects for her birthday & what a feast for the eyes they are. You will not believe what she has created with these new backgrounders. Just incredible! The backgrounders can all be seen in the NEW PRODUCTS section of the store -

Two: Exciting news from Caardvarks. We have teamed up with PageMaps to create cards for 7 days, starting today (December 1st).

"What's CardMaps you ask? If you aren't familiar with Becky Fleck and her PageMaps site, you soon will be! Her layout, card, and tag sketches are genious. Becky has revealed her brand new December card sketches (CardMaps) and allowed us to feature our favorite seven sketches this week! Of course you'll find even more on her site. If you're looking for some card inspiration, PageMaps is the place to go."

Please follow my links to the left to check out each event.

Nov 23, 2007

Caardvarks Challenge! Rub Me Tender!!

You guessed it! Use rub-ons on your card front. I was able to make 4 cards for this round, as I had some time and can't get enough rub-ons anyway. The Caardvarks link is on the left - go check it out, there is a great prize up for grabs! The challenge runs until November 30th - then there will be lots going on in December! Hope to see you there. Here are my cards:

Peace: Using Basic Grey's Figgy Pudding line and chipboard, Chatterbox Rub-ons.

Merry: Same products as above.

Love: Pine Cone Press Paper (from Scraptivity' November Kit), 3 Bugs Smitten Paper, Gel-a-tins, Cornish Heritage Farms Scalloped Lace Stamp, Basic Grey Rub-ons, Ranger's Adirondack Ink.

With Sympathy: Imaginisce Rub-ons, Basic Grey paper, walnut ink, American Crafts Rub-ons, Bazzill Cardstock.

Nov 17, 2007

Scraptivity's November Kit!

This kit has the richest colours in it. I just love this Pine Cone Press paper, for its canvas look and feel. This paper is so thick! Stamps work really well on the paper as well. This layout is of my daughter, and I used a Billy Joel song to match the picture.

Stamps: Tin Box and Cornish Heritage Farms
Kit: Scraptivity

New Stamps - Happy Girl

Just thought I would share some cards that I made in the last day or so. All stamps are from CHF, including the Ticking Backgrounder below. I just love that one for Christmas. Other stamps, Kin Hughes Pretty Birds Set, Marieke's Flowers Set #1, Thomas Kinkade Collection (Have Yourself....). Thanks for looking!

Nov 6, 2007

CHF - New Stamps, Designed by Kim Hughes!

This is just one of SIX new releases today! Here are some cards I made with this awesome set! Thanks for creating it Kim! You're the best! Go to CHF to see the new sets, I think you will like them. Also, if you have a chance, check out the galleries associated with each set, you'll get a ton of ideas! Thanks for looking!

Nov 5, 2007

Caardvarks Challenge! Sew on and Sew Forth!!

Create a card with hand stitching on the front! I used white thread to stitch the lace in place along with adhering the little circles with thread. Challenge ends November 17th!

Other supplies: Paisley Backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms (CHF), happy birthday also by CHF, Prima leaves and flowers, Queen & Co. Brad, buckle unknown, Ranger Distress Ink.

Oct 23, 2007

Caardvarks Challenge! Use Die Cuts on Your Cards!!

Come on over to the card challenge blog Caardvarks for a fantastic prize! We are having a challenge that ends Nov 2nd at midnight, so get your entries in! Anyone can play, anyone can win! All you have to do, is head on over to Caardvarks and link up your photo to the comment section. Easy Peasy!

Oct 20, 2007

Dude Designs and Hambly Reveal @ Scrap Lovers

Featuring sponsored companies Dude Designs, Hambly Studios, and Strano Ribbon. I also could not resist using my new stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms! For a complete list of supplies, please see my gallery at ScrapLovers.

The flower stamps are called Marieke's Flower Set #1 from

Oct 17, 2007

Caardvarks Micro Challenge - Eyelets!

Get out your eyelets and start creating some fab cards for the new Caardvarks Micro Challenge. Micro means that the challenge is over soon! Upload by Friday October 19th at midnight.

Here are my cards:

Leaf Stamp: Cornish Heritage Farms (Let's Get Stuffed)

Oct 13, 2007

My New CHF Stamps!

Look at these cute stamps! The first one is called Skating Penguin. I am planning on duplicating this card to make gift tags this year. I used markers and ink, and Staz-on for this one. Cardstock is Prism.

The second card was made with 4 different papers, Prism Cardstock and Kim Hugh's/CHF stamp set called Let's Get Stuffed. The apple and sentiment stamp is all I need to convey a happy harvest!

This is another one of Asela's/CHF new stamps. It is called Christmas Reindeer. You can buy this stamp mounted or unmounted. All available at Cornish Heritage Farms.

Oct 6, 2007

Caardvarks Challenge! Paint and More Paint!!

Got Paint? Well if you do, consider making a card with paint on it, and you can enter it into Caardvarks challenge until October 12. Anyone can play, and the prize from 2 Spotted Dogs is AMAZING! For my card, I stamped a Cornish Heritage Farms backgrounder stamp with cream colored paint, and the daisies were stamped with black paint.

Oct 5, 2007

Birthday Bash at Scrap Lovers - All Weekend

Come one, come all to Scrap Lovers Forum to celebrate their 2 years of business and success. Join us in the forum for challenges and Christina ALWAYS gives out great prizes, and I'm told there are many to be had! Anyone can play! Hope to see you there.

Oct 2, 2007

CHF Treasure Hunt!

Hello hardy Treasure Hunters! You have found your way to the FIFTH PLACE ON THE MAP, and the first international destination!!! (If you did not start at the CHF BLOG please go there before following to the next link because you will not want to miss out on any of your chances to win “mini treasures” or any of the CLUE WORDS necessary to be eligible to win the GRAND TREASURE.)

While I don’t have a “mini treasure” for you today I do have what you will need to be eligible for the Treasure at the end of the hunt. Your CLUE WORDS are, THE NEWEST. I bet you are just dying for me to give you the link to the next place on the map aren’t you? Well here you go! Head on over to Design Team Member Mandy McIlhatton’s blog….does that name sound Irish to you???

Sep 28, 2007

CHF Projects

Here is a layout I completed, and I just found a wonderful spot for CHF's singing swirly bird. It sells for $4.49 US at their store.

WOW! These stamps are of superior quality! Deeply etched and every image is crisp and clean. Here is a card I made with their new Wood Grain backgounder. I stamped it over a K & Co. script paper for a neat effect. Their backgrounders sell for $9.99 US unmounted (cushioned with smart cushion), or wood mounted for $16.99.
AND....keep watching CHF's blog and web site, good things are coming down the pipe, including new stamps!

Sep 23, 2007

Wood Grain Backgrounder!

Using the new Wood Grain backgrounder from Cornish Heritage Farms, I made a bench and front door simply by trimming the image and cutting it up into pieces. This stamp is so versatile, I just want to use it on everything. All the new backgrounders are selling for $9.99 each (unmounted), and it's free shipping in the states for orders over $35.00. Bargoon! Here are the cards I made tonight.

Key/Key Hole Stamps

Sep 22, 2007

Cracked Montana Earth Stamp!

I received my first order from Cornish Heritage Farms, and their stamps are amazing to work with. High quality rubber, great impressions - every time! Here is my very first project, with their NEW backgrounder - Cracked Montana Earth.

Sep 20, 2007

8 New Backgrounder Stamps @ CHF!

Oh me oh my, new backgrounders to buy!!!! Please please, go look at these new backgrounder rubber stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms. The ladies over there have been able to design rockin cards, and you can see them here in the gallery. And more card designs are coming from the design team, as I myself look forward to stamping and creating with Lisa Strahl's designs. I have only showed you 4, go see the rest!

Caardvarks Challenge! Use Chipboard!!

Oh, do come over to Caardvarks and check out the challenge and prize!!! And this is my own creative challenge, as I won the honour weeks ago during the Micro Lift challenge. Go go go!

Sep 18, 2007

Birthday Wishes

This is my daughter Sophie. She just turned 2 and was so happy to blow out her candles and make a wish. I altered the photo to tones of brown to match the Paper Trunk papers. For a full list of supplies, you can see my layout at ScrapLovers.

Sep 15, 2007

Caardvarks Micro Challenge - Honey I Shrunk the Cards

Oh you must go and check out this 2 day challenge at Caardvarks! Here is the gallery of the cards we already made and let me tell you, making mini cards is addictive! Anyone can play and there is a great prize up for grabs! Here are a couple of mine. (Go visit Caardvarks)! Deadline is Sunday, September 16th by Midnight. That's tomorrow!