May 31, 2008

SCRAPBLOCKS!!! Brand New Stamps Here!


If you haven't heard the buzz, let me share with you what Lisa Strahl and CHF have been cooking up for some time now. NEW, never seen before, 6 x 6 rubber stamp backgrounders. I just got mine and had to apply them to scrapbooking, otherwise known as "stampbooking". Here, I used the 6 x 6 Vintage Ledger Scrapblock (TM) to make a 12 x 12 pattern and then used it for a layout. LOVE this product. Lisa made a great video that demonstrates how to use them and it can be seen on You Tube. Click here to see it!

Good news - they will be released for sale on Tuesday and have so many applications. It's hip to be SQUARE and RUBBER!


CHF STAMPS: Vintage Ledger Scrapblock, Rummage Bin "Ledger Me" (stain and ink blots, date:, quotes to remember:, binding), Ranger Distress Inks (Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain), Autumn Leaves Rub-on, American Crafts Ribbon, Basic Grey Chipboard, Prima Flower, Tag, Buttons, Magic Mesh (seafoam), Faux Wood "girl" from We R Memory Keepers, floss.

May 19, 2008

CHF Challenge Chicks! Clear Cards...

Well, I found this challenge to be a challenge. There is a lot of planning that goes into making a clear card. Making sure that every element works well together. I didn't worry so much about the back, but if I had more time, I would probably make sure that my glue covered back was covered with more patterned paper.

CHF is now carrying these thick clear sheets, and they are worth experimenting with. They fold nicely with a bone folder, and have so many possibilities. They are thick enough to make a mini album too, which will be my next project. ;)

Supplies: CHF Stamps:Kim Hughes Bold Curls, Kim Hughes Tag You're It!, Paper: My Minds Eye, Ink: Staz-on Jet Black, Tape: Heidi Swapp, Clear Card Sheet: CHF, Stickles: Ranger

Supplies: CHF Stamps:Kim Hughes Scripty Words, Kim Hughes Silhouette Blooms II, Paper: My Minds Eye, Ink: Staz-on Jet Black, Distress Ink Mustard Seed, Die Cut Strip: Doodlebug Inc., Clear Card Sheet: CHF, Stickles: Ranger, Chipboard: Basic Grey, Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities

The whole design team is playing today, so you can click on any of their links on the left side of blog to see what fantastic cards they made with clear sheets. Enjoy!

May 14, 2008

CHf Scrapbook Layout Challenge #2

Julia Stainton prepared this wonderful layout sketch for us to be inspired by this week. I just love the design and its possibilities. I used the Lined Paper Backgrounder for the journaling - I will never get sick of using this stamp in my layouts. I also pulled out my Photo Op! set and used the grungy frame stamp to frame my photo. I also used Story Book (introduction, The, and beginning stamps).
Other CHF ladies playing:
Kim Hughes
Kristine Reynolds
Alli Miles
Becky Olsen
Julia Stainton

Feel free to play along too! You can upload to the CHF gallery and link to the post that Julia will have started.

Thanks for looking!

May 13, 2008

It's That Day Again...Another Rummage Bin Release!

I want to share with you the 2 Rummage Bin releases for May!! Wohoo! I just love these days when you get to see all of the creations that the design team has come up with. The first one is called "Boys Will Be Boys" and the second is a fun set filled with shoes for everyone called "The Shoe Boutique"! Both stamp releases are below and available at Cornish Heritage Farms. I'd love to hear what you think!

You can see what the design team did with the stamps HERE for the collage and HERE for The Shoe Boutique.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

May 12, 2008

CHF Challenge Chicks! A Casing Challenge...

This week, the CHF design team were challenged to case one other member. I was the lucky one to case Dawn Lusk. She is an inspiration to me, for her use of MANY techniques and use of colour, mediums, stamps, and ink. She obviously knows what she is doing and takes the time to perfect cards and experiment. No 2 cards look the same. Oh and did I mention all of her projects! This woman is so creative! Look here for her entire gallery at CHF. I chose to try and make a "Dawn-like" card. Mind you, her cards are much more complex, I thought I'd start easy! I am out of my element not using patterned paper. I rely on that which Dawn creates herself with stamps, markers, watercolours, ink, and backgrounders. Amazing! You would think she uses patterned paper, but if you look closer, she does everything herself. I did use this gorgeous card of Dawn's for inspiration.
How to:
Take 3 shades of Distress inks (shabby shutters, peeled paint, tea dye) and apply to the backgrounder. Take cut n' dry foam and apply shabby shutters all around the card for more variance. Trim to 4x5. Take a dark brown ColorBox ink to the edges. On a cream coloured cardstock, stamp quote and ink with foam around edges. Stamp booms. Glue to dark brown cardstock and adhere to card. Place whole piece onto folded cardstock.
CHF Stamps: Weave Backgrounder, Kim Hughes: Silhouette Blooms, Mona Lisa Moments: Friends Centers.
Ink: Ranger Distress Inks, ColorBox
Cardstock: Prism
PS: All the girls are playing this week - just click on the links over to the left. Thanks for looking. Cheers.

May 9, 2008

Lisa Silver's Rummage Bin Challenge #1

So Lisa Silver, a fellow CHF Designer, gave me a Rummage Bin challenge last week to use the Coffee Co. stamp from CHF's - The Great Canadian Stamp Set. Since I designed the set, I should be able to come up with something right?? When I designed the set, I was thinking of our beloved Tim Horton's coffee shops, that have been around sice I was a kid.
See the set below:

So there you have it! My take on Lisa's challenge. I like to give coffee as gifts, so here is a card that will accompany some coffee for some luck person to enjoy!

CHF Stamps:Rummage Bin: Great Canadian
Kim Hughes: Scripty Words
Paper: Bo Bunny, Webster's Pages, My Mind's Eye
Ink: Staz-on Timber Brown
Bakers Twine: Martha Stewart
Other: Coffee BeansAdhesive: Zip Dry

May 7, 2008

Just a Mix of Stuff

Thought I would share something other than cards and layouts to peek your interest in applying stamps to almost any product! They key ingredient is Staz-on!

Primitive Bowl: CHF Stamps: Rummage Bin - Primitive Beginnings

You & Me Canvas: CHF Stamp - French Script Backgrounder, Gel-a-tins Bold Punctuation

Thanks for looking!!!