Oct 27, 2008

CHF Challenge Chicks! A Faux Snow Challenge...

I just picked up some of this Faux Snow from my local scrapbook store on the weekend, so I was able to play along with this week's challenge over at Cornish Heritage Farms. I would say that after using it on 2 projects, I could see myself using it on layouts and Christmas Cards for this year. It's very easy to use and not too too messy either. Just apply with clear liquid glue, let dry, and voila!Here is my project, using the Primitive Christmas Set that I designed for CHF's Rummage Bin line. The sleigh is embossed with Seasonal Cinnamon embossing powder available at CHF. The tag is Tim Holtz fragments, dyed with Adirondack Alcohol Ink (Red Pepper), then stamped on opposite side "sleigh" with black Staz-on.
Please take some time to go visit the other girls' blogs to have a peek at how they used Faux Snow - you'll get some more inspiration and ideas!

Paper - My Mind's Eye, Basic Grey
Ink: Tsukineko, Ranger
Faux Snow: Art Glitter Institute
Embossing Powder and Rubber Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms (Primitive Christmas)
Other: Twill, Pins, Fragment (Tim Holtz), Baker's Twine (Martha Stewart), Gems by Prima Marketing Inc., Lace

Oct 25, 2008

Top Designer - Class #7 Final Exam

I am so excited to have made it to Class #7 at Bad Girls Kits for their Top Designer Contest. It is down to 11 talented designers and our task this week, was to alter something, anything! I had picked up this cigar box months ago at a local cigar shop for $1.00! I intended to cover it and make it into a pretty box, but for this task, I turned it on its side and made it into a home decoration/frame with little trinkets and fun embellishments.



Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Urban Prairie),
Rubber Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms (French Script Backgrounder, Silhouette Blooms, Beautiful Set)
Fragments: Tim Holtz
Ink: Distress Ink (Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Broken China, Vintage Photo, Shabby Shutters), Tsukineko (Staz-on Jet Black, VersaMark)
Embossing Powder: Ranger UTEE
Paint: Distress Crackle Paint by Ranger (Tattered Rose)
Memory Glass and Frames: Ranger
Chain: Blue Moon Beads
Crystals: TheBeadShop.com
Wooden Flourish: Kaiser Scrapbooks
Ribbon: SEI
Stickers, Buttons, and Glossy Brads: Basic Grey (Urban Prairie)
Flowers: Prima Marketing Inc.
Other: Beads, Vintage Image, Metal Container, Stickles by Ranger, Craft Wire, Lace
Thanks for looking!
Cigar Box

Oct 20, 2008

A Day in the Park....Salmon!

My youngest and I had a girls day at the park, and saw quite a few salmon swimming upstream in the water. What a tough job they have! They looked tired, would get a few spurts of energy and almost jump out of the water. My daughter also found a pile of gravel, which she had to climb, as well as some wonderful leaves eaten by caterpillars (she told me). It was a quintessential Autumn day and I loved every minute of it!

Bye for now!

CHF Challenge Chicks! A Card Shape Challenge...

Our challenge this week is to break free from the "regular" card shape mold and try something different. I just cut the bottom out of my card by hand, hoping for a unique looking design.

Other CHF designers playing this week:

CHF Stamps:
Old Typewriter Scrapblock
Rummage Bin: Time to Stamp and Story Book
Mona Lisa Moments: Motivational Centers
Paper: Kraft Paper, Prima
Ink: Distress Inks (Frayed Burlap, Mustard Seed), Tsukineko Staz-on (Timber Brown)
Flowers and Green Lace: Prima
Paint: Making Memories
Other: White Lace, Measuring Tape, Buttons
Thanks fo stopping by!

Oct 18, 2008

Sweet Little One...

I thought I'd share this card that I made for the Paper Crafts World Cardmaking Day Contest. The stamp is one I designed for Cornish Heritage Farms, called Sweet Little One, as part of the Rummage Bin line. The paper is Webster's Pages. The stamp was treated with a mix of watercolour pencils and distress inks from Ranger.

Thanks for stopping by!

Oct 16, 2008

Sneak Peek of a NEW CHF Backgrounder Stamp

Well - you won't have to wait too too long, it's being released tomorrow, Friday October 17th from Cornish Heritage Farms, and it's called Fine Lines!! Love this one. Can you spot it in my layout?

Oct 15, 2008

I created this sketch for Cornish Heritage Farms bi-weekly sketch challenge. Julia Stainton has also taken the challenge this week, so you can check out her blog for more inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Oct 10, 2008

Top Designer - Class #5

Another week, another class! This time, it was all about colour. I tried to pull the colours from the photo. I used my Cornish Heritage Farms stamps (Storybook Set, and Art of Framing) to add some extra interest. Thanks for stopping by!

Oct 3, 2008

Bad Girls Top Designer Class Four

Well, I made it to class #4 of the Bad Girls Kit Club - Top Designer 2008. Here is my entry for this week! I used my in-laws for this layout, aren't they cute! What a sweet couple they are. This photo was taken during our trip to the cottage that we rented with them this summer.

Stamps: French Script Backgrounder and Vintage Ledger Scrapblock from Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Tsukineko, Ranger
Patterned Paper: Dream Street, Basic Grey, Webster's Pages, My Mind's Eye
Chipboard Letters: American Crafts
Die Cuts: K & Co., Making Memories
Lace and Love Brad: Prima
Flowers: Maya Road and Prima
Stickers: American Crafts
Gems: Prima
Glimmer Mist: Tattered Angel
Paint: Making Memories
Label Stickers: Dymo
Overlay: Hambly Studios
Other: Ribbon, Staples, Vintage Button
Thanks for stopping by!