Sep 29, 2008

Calling on Ontario Girls...Want to visit St. Jacob's?

Just a note to say that I will be teaching 2 classes this weekend at The Scrapping Turtle in St. Jacobs. Here is the store address: and classes are listed for World Cardmaking Day! Wohoo! All classes will feature stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms!

One class will be focussed on Christmas cards (see above sample Silent Night) and the other on stamping techniques (see the sample "baked with love"). My side bar to the left has a link to the store where you will find the class section and you can find descriptions in the latest newsletter.


Cracked Class on the Sleigh....

I received a few questions from Kelly S. regarding my CHF Christmas Card Class that I taught last week at Forever Scrapbooks in Burlington. I am only too happy to answer! Below are her questions. 1. Could you write the steps in how you did the cracked glass with the sleigh? I know how to do cracked glass but... did you stamp the snow stamp from Primitive Christmas after you embossed? I see the cute little snowy dots!

A. First thing to do is stamp your sleigh in red. Then apply liquicd pearls to the bottom for snow and make little dots for snow. Dry the liquid pearl using a heat gun. Then apply Broken China Distress Ink with Cut n' Dry Foam to make a sky coloured background. Then you apply the VersaMark/UTEE to the top part only! Repeat 3 times to get the embossing powder thick enough to crack it when it's cool.

2. Also, how did you make the hearts on the second card. ..are they watercolored?

A. Yes - watercolour pencils were used for the hearts. Make nice dark lines around the hreats, and bring the colour into the center with a blender pen.

3. How did you distress the saltbox house so that it is all those different colors...did you watercolor?

A. You're right on Kelly! Watercolour again, using the same technique as in Q.2.

By the way Kelly - peeked at your cards on SCS and they are so stinkin' cute! Thanks for your lovely comments and for your questions. If you try any of the above, make sure to send me the link!


Sep 20, 2008

Sep 20th Christmas Card Class Pictures!

Well - I had a very patient and understanding class today, we had 9 of us trying to make 6 cards, all sharing the same ink, stamps and blocks. A 2 hour class quickly became a 3 hour class! Sorry ladies, I underestimated the amount of time it would take to make each card. Here they are for your reference...hope you had fun and learned something new!!!

We used Rummage Bin: Primitive Christmas and Rummage Bin: Winter Vintage Signage as well as Paisley, Ticking, and Sophisticates Swirls backgrounders, all from Cornish Heritage Farms, THE most awesome red rubber stamp co. on the market. :) All papers are My Mind's Eye, also one of my favourite paper companies.

Technique: Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel, Liquid Pearls, Stamping, Distressing.

Technique: VersaMark Ink and Chalk, Treating Ribbon with Glimmer Mist, Distressing.

Technique: Multi-coloured stamping, distressing, stamp and cut-out.

Technique: Brayer, Liquid Pearls

Technique: Distressing, Stamping, Stickles, Tinting Metal

Technique: Stamping, Embossing

If you have any questions, you can ask here in the comments section, I will be happy to help.

Sep 19, 2008

Bad Girls Top Designer Class Two

Mixing Patterned Papers! I mixed a whole bunch, slapped on some paint to tie in the colours, stamped some images, and there you have it...lots going on - maybe a little too much! I just don't know when to stop!

Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, Pink Paislee, SEI, Webster's Pages, Sassafras Lass
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms (Rummage Bin - Journal Box Set and Story Book Set)
Ink: Clearnap
Paint: Making Memories
Brads: Chatterbox
Chipboard Stickers: Making Memories
Other: buttons, Fiskars Punch

Thanks for stopping by!

Sep 15, 2008

CHF Challenge Chicks! And an Elvis Sneak...

This week's challenge was to make a blog header with paper - so what you see up top is my new banner! Made with papers from various companies and loaded with CHF stamps! You can see Vintage Ledger Scrapblock, the binding rings from Ledger Me (Rummage Bin), the postcard from the newest Rummage Bin release which is Journal Box, and EMBRACE from Mona Lisa Moments: Big Inspiration.

Other ladies playing along are Jennifer Roach and Kristine Reynolds. I think there may be a few more, and you can check the CHF Challenge forum for all players and to play along if you have time and want to take the challenge with us!

Below, just for your viewing pleasure, is the HOT new Elvis image, as well as the new Viva Las Vegas sentiment to be released this Thursday at CHF! This is my favourite Elvis image so far. I made 3 cards in one sitting with this image, it's such a great focal point. Also used is the Elvis Is Backgrounder.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sep 10, 2008

Bad Girls Top Designer

Well - I just love my kits from Bad Girls, and I thought I would play along with their Top Designer contest that is going on there. The first class and assignment was layering.
Of course I had to pull out my CHF stamps too! I used Grid Backgrounder, Vintage Ledger Scrapblock, Big Inspiration (embrace), Time to Stamp (clock), Journal Box (postcard), Ledger Me (coffee stain, rules to live by:), Beautiful (flourish). Wow - I certainly did pull from a lot of sets!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sep 9, 2008

Sep 9th Rummage Bin Release!

Another month, another happy release day! Today sees the release of "Someday My Prince Will Come" and a large set called "Journal Box". I will just present the images below for you have a peek and let me know what you think!
Thanks for stopping by!
Someday My Prince samples by CHF Design Team HERE.
Journal Box Samples by CHF Design Team HERE.

Sep 2, 2008

A New Scrapblock - Old Typewriter!

A new scrapblock was released today and here it is! Old Typewriter, a 6x6 vintage inspired stamp. You can find it at CHF! The postcard stamp is a sneak peek of my upcoming Rummage Bin release on September 9th.