Nov 27, 2008

Elvis is in the house!

Western Elvis is now available for your stamping pleasure! Only available from Cornish Heritage Farms. Do you know that CHF is the only company who can legally use the Elvis image for manufacturing rubber stamps? So if you see some other Elvis stamps out there, they don't have the lisence to use his image.

Below are two cards that I created using this awesome, lovely image of The King. For more info on supplies, click on each image to take you into the CHF gallery.

Nov 26, 2008

Jeannette and John - IN LOVE

Here is just something I whipped together...just kidding, I sat on this layout and kept playing with it for over 2 weeks. I just had to keep coming back with new eyes to figure out what was missing. Mostly it was the journaling that held me back, since this is my sister-in-law and her hubby.

I just adore this photo of the two of them as they headed off to a wedding. They looked so great and happy and ready to have fun. I had fun with paint - and just gobbed it on - and it happened to come out in the letter J. Which is perfect to match their names. And my SIL loves butterflies, so I had to throw one in there.

Stamping Info:
1. Dotted Diamonds Backgrounder Stamp: Used with pink paint to create more interest to my background paper, it needed something. The pink paint was used throughout, so it tied in perfectly.
2. The Story of Us Stamp: I decided to use black embossing powder to bring out the sub-title here, and to make it pop even more, I added white pen all around the letters and frame.
Rubber Stamps:
-frame and "story of us from The Art of Framing (Rummage Bin) - by Cornish Heritage Farms
-Dotted Diamonds Backgrounder
Patterned Paper:
-Pink Paislee
-Basic Grey
-Prima Marketing Inc.
Decorative Brads:
-Basic Grey
-Karen Foster (loop brads)
Embossing Powder:
-Cornish Heritage Farms (Black)
White Pen:
-Tim Holtz
Paint and Polka Dot Letters:
-Making Memories (Pink)
Velvet Ribbon:
-American Crafts (Black and Pink Scallop)
Other:-Ribbon (white), Baker's Twine, Butterfly (Heidi Swapp)
Font:Goudy Old Style

Thanks for stopping by.

Nov 24, 2008

CHF Challenge Chicks! A Challenge of Words...


We were inspired this week to make a card with words as our focus. I had to use my Big Inspiration stamp set for this one. I love the words and their meaning. I would give this card to someone who is crafty/artsy, and who I would encourage in their pursuit of creating art.

Other CHF designers playing along this week are:
Carole Burrage
Joanne Allison
Julia Stainton
Kim Hughes
Michele Boyer

Rubber Stamps:
-florals from Silhouette Blooms I (Kim Hughes) - by Cornish Heritage Farms
-partial clock from Time to Stamp (Rummage Bin) - by Cornish Heritage Farms
-Big Inspiration (Mona Lisa Moments) - by Cornish Heritage Farms
-circle stamp from Cardmaker's Shapes (Mona Lisa Moments) - by Cornish Heritage Farms

Patterned Paper:
-Basic Grey
-Prima Marketing Inc.


-Timber Brown, Soft Lilac, and Fuschia Staz-on by Tsukineko
-Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger
-Clearsnap Color Queue

Embossing Powder:


-Making Memories

Walnut Ink:
Tsukineko (Cherry)

Other: Twine

Thanks for looking!

Nov 20, 2008

Sneak Peek of a 2 NEW CHF Backgrounder Stamps

Here are some sneaks...Ornamental Vines and Flowers and Lace, two new backgrounders from Cornish Heritage Farms. Both my samples have been stamped on Prism Natural Smooth paper and colored with Copic markers.

Card 1:
Rubber Stamps:
-Ornamental Vines Backgrounder - by Cornish Heritage Farms
-you're not alone from Script Essential Expressions - by Cornish Heritage Farms
-Prism Smooth White
-American Traditional Designs
-Adirondack (Eggplant) by Ranger
-Timber Brown Staz-on by Tsukineko
-My Mind's Eye
Other: Brad, Pearls, Lace, Twill (Craft Supply)
Card 2:
Rubber Stamps:
-Flowers and Lace Backgrounder - by Cornish Heritage Farms
-sending well wishes from Script Essential Expressions - by Cornish Heritage Farms
-Perfect Plaid Scrapblock (TM) by Cornish Heritage Farms (6x6 Stamp)
-Prism Smooth Natural
-Prism Cardstock
-Adirondack (Eggplant and Raspberry) by Ranger
-Timber Brown Staz-on by Tsukineko
-Karen Foster
Baker's Twine:
-Martha Stewart
Thanks for stopping by!

Nov 12, 2008

Bloom. My Little Budding Artist.

I thought I would share this layout today - I actually stuck to 5 colours. Green, pink, black, white, and brown. It's dainty isn't it? Just like my daughter.

-Aged Sheet Music Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms
-"artsy" from Sassy Petites (Mona Lisa Moments line) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-"A moment in time" from Photo Op! (Rummage Bin Line) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-flourish from Story Book (Rummage Bin Line) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-Prima Marketing
Die Cuts:
-K & Co.
-Scenic Route
-Making Memories
Flowers, Lace and Black Felt Sticker:
-Prima Marketing Inc.
Letters, felt flowers, and brad:
-Making Memories
-Jet Black Staz-on by Tsukineko
-Chocolate and Blueberries Color Queue by Clearsnap
Fragment Acylic Tag:
-Tim Holtz
-Copic (to colour her dress)
Other: Ribbon, Trim, Craft Wire, Button, Paper Clip, Tag, String, Pins, Measuring Tape

Nov 11, 2008

CHF Sketch Challenge - November 12th

Here is another CHF sketch layout sketch for you! Are you a stampy cardmaker? Made the transition to scrapbooking yet? I started with stamping, so for me, it's always a given that I'll reach for my stamps and ink for every layout. Sketches are a great way to get into scrapbooking, following basic designs, and adding your own funky elements. Jen Roach also played along this week too so check out her blog if you get a chance. You won't be disappointed!

You can also check out the Cornish Heritage Farms forum for all our challenges, sketches, and FREE on-line classes! There is also the NEW CHF Be Creative blog with lots of inspiration and news about NEW stamp releases.
You can see the following stamps: UNIQUE, Thanksgiving quote at the top, and "explore".

Paper: Bo Bunny
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink (Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo)
Marker: Copic
Other: Cut n' Dry Foam
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms (Paradise Found, Big Inspiration, All Things Fall)

Bye for now.

Nov 9, 2008

My New Favourite Stamp!!

Fiery Floral has come and I am in love. :) It's a new Scrapblock (TM) by Cornish Heritage Farms and its 6x6 size is perfect for making your own patterned paper and you will only be limited by the colours of ink you own.


-Fiery Floral Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms
-"my little" from For the Men (Rummage Bin Line) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-"i heart you" from Everyday Petites (Mona Lisa MOments line) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-"girl" from A Welcome Hug (Kim Hughes line) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-Spiced Marmelade Distress Ink by Ranger
-Fuschia Pink Staz-on ink by Tsukineko
-Black Ink by Stewart Superior
-Opaque Pink Staz-on by Tsukineko
-Basic Grey Urban Prairie Line
-Basic Grey Urban Prairie Line
-Prima Marketing Inc.
-pink polka dot ribbon
-Black Velvet ribbon by American Crafts
-Copic Markers
-White Pen by Ranger
-Fragment Acrylic Tag by Tim Holtz

Thanks for stopping by!

Nov 3, 2008

A NEW Backgrounder - Hitting the Shelves Tomorrow!

The Circuit Board backgrounder from Cornish Heritage Farms is available tomorrow and it's quite the stamp for this day and age!! Lisa Strahl has wonderful examples on the new CHF Be Creative blog of how this stamp can change appearance with different inks and papers, so be sure to check out the new blog if you have a minute. It's a great Pattern Play tutorial, that can really be applied to any backgrounder stamp.


CHF Stamps:
Circuit Board Backgrounder
Kim Hughes: Little Guy (robot)
Kim Hughes: Say What? (comic balloon)
Kim Hughes: Making the Grade (worm, pencil, school, a kid with class)
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Rose Moka
Letters: American Crafts (orange), Making Memories (polka dots)
Ink: Spiced Marmelade Distress Ink, Cranberry Adirondack Ink from Ranger
Markers: Copic, Tombow
Thanks for stopping by!