Jun 30, 2008

CHF Challenge Chicks! A Green Challenge...

This week, the girls have decided to GO GREEN.  We are recycling stuff around the house and re-purposing them.  I decided to take this little gift box that was black and dress it up with Basic Grey Paper, CHF's Dots and Circles Backgrounder, and The Shoe Boutique image.  I coloured the image with Copic Markers and distressed the whole thing with my favourite product, Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  All in all, this was an easy project and I like the end result.  I might use it for my vintage finds, like old beads, etc.

Other players: Julia, Lisa, Kristine, Dawn, and Kim.

Have a wonderful day!

Jun 27, 2008

Caardvarks Think Pink!

It's been a while since I've taken part in a blog challenge and I miss it! This week, I am participating in Caardvark's challenge to make a card dedicated to the colour pink. NO PROBLEM! Pink is my middle name!

Patterned Paper: Prima
Background Stamp: Hexagon Tiles by Cornish Heritage Farms (CHF)
Owl Stamp: Pretty Birds (CHF)
Branch Stamp: The Landing Pad (CHF)
Make a Wish Stamp: Birthday Centers (CHF)
Die Cut: My Mind's Eye
Lace/Ribbon/Flowers: Prima Marketing
Ink: Staz-on, VersaColor, Ranger Adirondack
Heart: Grungeboard
Marker: Copic
Chipboard: Basic Grey

See ya!

Jun 25, 2008

A Sketch For You....

I designed this simple sketch for CHF and our bi-weekly sketch challenge. I was able to dig up these older photos and put them to good use! This is my son, 3 years ago, as a ring bearer.

I love that Fancy Pants paper, cut out and placed in the top right corner and the bottom. And those Prima crystals!!! A must have. I cut them up and use little bits of bling here and there.

Cornish Heritage Farms Stamps (Time to Stamp, Story Book)
Prima Marketing paper, bling, epoxy sticker
Fancy Pants Paper
Crate Paper
Cherry Arte Paper
Tsukineko and Ranger ink

Thanks for stopping by!

Jun 23, 2008

My Favourite Layout

This layout, I adore....my sweet angel.

CHF Stamps:
Mona Lisa Moments: Big Inspiration
Mona Lisa Moments: Sassy Petites
Rummage Bin: Round and Round We Go!
Large Daisy
Paper: We R Memory Keepers, Dream Street, Sassafras Lass, Basic Grey
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink (Vintage Photo), Tsukineko Staz-on Timber Brown
Chipboard: Imagination Project
Sticker Letters: American Crafts
Tape: Heidi Swapp
Lace: Prima Marketing Inc. Lace
Paper: Ki Memories
Die Cuts: Pink Paislee, My Mind's Eye
Gaffer Tape: 7 Gypsies
Paint: Distress Crackle Paint (Aged Paper) by Ranger
Epoxy Sticker: Junkitz

CHF Challenge Chicks! A Food Challenge...

This week, we chose to be inspired by our favourite food! Well....I don't have it too often, but when I get to the local carnival, I can't resist COTTON CANDY! This card also shows you a sneak peek of the new ELVIS stamp coming out at CHF this week! It is pretty darn cool, if I do say so myself. Also used here is the newest backgrounder, Hexagon Tiles.

Kristine, Julia, Sherrie, Val & Dawn have also worked up some great designs for this challenge. Be sure to check them out! If you'd like to play along, we’d love to see what it is and how it inspires you! Check out the details here.

Jun 22, 2008

Loving this Prima Paper!

I was just in my local scrapbook store (Forever Scrapbooks) and ended buying this Prima Paper, double sided. The bird is dressed in the opposite side of the burgundy paper. The lace was also found at the LSS, and is made by Prima. I think I might have to go back and buy some more! At Scrapfest, I picked up the bird on a chain with some other shapes from Maya Road - also loving these.

I own the perfect stamps for this paper too! They are the newly released "Big Inspiration" stamps from CHF. I made an altered tin using this paper and the inspiration stamps and it turned out gorgeous. The "life's journey" is a rub-on from Making Memories, I bought it a while ago and have hardly used them, so I was happy to use OLD product.

Other supplies: CHF Stamps - Silhouette Blooms II (Flower), Cardmaker's Shapes (Square).

Jun 19, 2008

All Star Girl

I am loving orange these days, anything that can make a layout pop! Especially in an on-line gallery, the brighter the colour, the better. This was a quick layout using some new Pink Paislee die cuts and We R Memory Keepers paper, and My Mind's Eye paper. And the base paper is Scenic Route. Stamps are from Kim Hughes Set - Supah Star!

One of my favourite products these days - American Crafts Thickers! They just keep coming out with better fonts! I used chocolate brown letters for GIRL.

Thanks for stopping by.

Jun 12, 2008

Mona Lisa Moments: Big Inspiration!

Some new stamps to tell you about! I think they speak for themsleves. BIG words for all projects! Next for me - a canvas! I intend to use these puppies with Distress Ink - make em all grungy and dirty. For my first project, yuo can see I was tame with the ink but went over board with the embellishments, I just wanted to get them off my table!

These stamps are available at CHF as of yesterday, and you can see a wonderful gallery of projects here.

CHF Stamps:
Mona Lisa Moments: Big Inspiration
Mona Lisa Moments: Sassy Petites
Rummage Bin: Round and Round We Go!
Rummage Bin: The Shoe Boutique
Kim Hughes: Hugs and Kisses
Paper: We R Memory Keepers, Jeni Bowlin, Scenic Route, Pink Paislee
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink (Spiced Marmelade, Worn Lipstick)
Chipboard: Imagination Project
Tag: Collage Press
Rub-ons: Heidi Swapp
Sticker Number: American Crafts
Die Cuts: Pink Paislee, Heidi Swapp
Other: Tim Holtz Grungeboard , Stickles by Ranger


Jun 10, 2008

A New Day - A New Rummage Bin Release....

It's that time again when CHF release's 2 more designs from Rummage Bin! I hope you like these ones -Round and Round We Go! and All Things Fall. Both sets are $14.99 ea.

The first set was designed so that crafters can make their own funky patterned paper, or large circle embellishments.

The second set is for my favourite season! FALL! I just adore autumn with all it's beautiful colours and trips to local farms to buy pumpkins, play games, go through the corn mazes, etc.

If you have some time, I would encourage you to go and see what other designers have done with these sets. And of course, if you end up buying these, I would love to see what you do! I am always so amazed to see how creative people can be wehn using their rubbah!

Thanks for stopping by!