Mar 31, 2009

A New Beginning...

My time with Cornish Heritage Farms has come to an end. While I am sad to be going on my way, I am also looking forward to new opportunities. I spent the last 18 months with CHF, having the opportunity to design with high quality rubber and working with AMAZING talented women from all over the world. The images were always fresh and unique, the techniques and tutorials plenty, the dedication to customer service extraordinary. You've got a great company Richard and Liz Pomeroy.

Now onto new beginnings, I have been asked to design for my favourite on-line Canadian store Lisa's Scrap Shack. I have been shopping there for a couple of years and have always received top notch service, great prices and great selection of new products. I am so excited to start this new venture and get to know Lisa and the other Canadian girls who will be designing alongside me.

As I say goodnight (really I'm off to watch American Idol), I want to leave you with a card that is chalk full of CHF stamps (Fine Houndstooth Scrapblock, Rummage Bin Story Book, Motivational Centers).

Off to catch some singing!

Mar 26, 2009

We have a winner! picked lucky commenter #15:

Christine said...
She has the most adorable stamps! That bear hug is too cute.

Christine, please send me your addy!

Thanks for playing along ladies, I'm just sorry I couldn't give you all a set. :(

Mar 21, 2009

A Bear Hug Anyone? CHF Blog Candy...

I have a Kim Hughes Bear Hugs stamp set to give away! Leave a comment here on this post to have a chance to win this cute cute set! And if you haven't seen Kim's collection of stamps over at Cornish Heritage Farms, you must you must! She is brilliant. Click here to see Kim's designs.

Good luck! I will be picking a winner on Thursday March 26th at 8PM (roughly).

-Stamps by Cornish Heritage Farms (Bear Hugs)
-Ink by Stewart Superior
-Markers by Copic
-Cardstock by Prism
-Patterned Paper by Basic Grey
-White Paper (Simply Smooth White) by Prism
-Making Memories Distress Ink
-Spellbinders Nestabilities
-Mini Clothespins

Mar 20, 2009

And the winner is.... picked Comment #4:

Nancy said...
I'm loving the vintage butterflies! That card is great! Thanks for the chance to win. I'll be checking out the galleries.

Congrats Nancy, you'll love this stamp! Please email me your address.

Thanks all for entering. I'll post another CHF give away tomorrow!

Good night and sweet dreams.

New 6x6 Scrapblock Stamp Release!

Good Friday friends! Just wanted to direct your attention to a new stamp that hit the shelf today, a wonderful 6x6 BIG stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms called Distressed Circles. Below you can see how I was able to use it for both a card and a scrapbook page.

ALSO - don't forget that today is the last day to put your name into the hat for the License Plates stamp - see post below!!! Your odds of winning are pretty good so far!!! I'll be choosing the winner some time around 10PM.

Have a wonderful day!

Mar 16, 2009

License Plates Blog Candy!

Want to win this card and background License Plates stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms???

To see all the examples made with this stamp, please visit CHF's gallery here. To see the whole Saturday Evening Post line, click here. CHF has done a wonderful job working with awesome licensed images from Saturday Evening Post.
Now the fun part - just leave your first name, email address, and your favourite Saturday Evening Post stamp from CHF in the comments of this post and I will draw a random winner on Friday, March 20th. I will have another CHF giveaway next week!
Good luck!

Mar 14, 2009

Saturday March 14th

Today was supposed to be a great day - I was going to pull off the BEST surprise party for my hubby. He had no idea, that is, until I had to cancel everything yesterday while my dear husband laid beside me in the hospital with a ruptured appendix. SCARY to think what would have happened if he didn't end up going to the hospital when we did. They said it ruptured 2 days before. It could be fatal if not treated. Off to clean the house and plan for my next hospital visit. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Here is a Mother's Day card I made a couple days ago for the new Mona Lisa Moments release over at CHF - Mother's Day Centers. This is a set full of Mom related sentiments. And I can tell you, I need to make one for my Mother who has been invaluable these last couple days.

Mar 10, 2009

Shady Tree Tuesday!

Over at Cornish Heritage Farms, two new Shady Tree Studio sets have been released!!! Vegetable Harvest and Fruit Basket. These will be used for years to come in my house. I love making homemade pickles, chutneys, cranberry sauce, you name it! Below are two samples I created for the release. They are $14.99 each for SO many stamps. I'm sure you will find a way to use them all.

Rubber Stamps:Fruit Basket (Shady Tree Studio line) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: Simply Smooth White Prism, Basic Grey, Prima Marketing Inc.
Brad: Basic Grey
Flowers: Prima Marketing Inc.
Ribbon: American Crafts
Cardstock: Bazzill
Ink: Lettuce Adirondack Ink by Ranger, Stewart Superior Black Ink
Other: Copic Markers

Rubber Stamps: Vegetable Harvest (Shady Tree Studio) by Cornish Heritage Farms, Open Circles Backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: Simply Smooth White Prism
Cardstock: Prism
Ink: Cranberry Adirondack Ink by Ranger, Stewart Superior Black Ink
Other: Copic Markers, Nestabilities by Spellbinder, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Ribbon, Button, Flowers by Prima Marketing Inc.
Thanks for stopping by!

Mar 8, 2009

Sneak Peak and a Recipe Box

I went to the re-use centre before Christmas to pick up a bunch of boxes to alter. I finally got around to using this note/envelope holder, and chose to cover it with paper, ribbon, and sticker letters. I used my favourite Vintage Photo Distress Ink to do the distressing.

The sneak peak is of the garlic stamp, which is one of many stamps is a set called Vegetable Harvest to be released by Cornish Heritage Farms this Tuesday! Tomorrow, I will sneak a sample from the Fruit Basket set. I was so excited to get the set, and you will love them if you make homemade stuff and give it away.

Rubber Stamps:
-Vegetable Harvest (Shady Tree Studio) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-Simply Smooth White Prism
-Graphic 45
Sticker Letters:
-Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks by Ranger
-Making Memories Distress Ink
-Stewart Superior Black Ink
-Creative Imaginations
-Copic Markers
-Nestabilities by Spellbinder
-note box

Mar 4, 2009

Dress Up Day

OK - so my niece is 10 years old, and my sister insists on dressing her daughters up for pictures (because she is a photographer and has many play clothes, hats, feathers, etc. for the kids to play with. And just as I am writing this, my 3 year old comes down to the basement in a newly acquired Snow White gown....precious. I guess she borrowed it from her friend today. Girls are all about the dress up days. So, back to my layout, Jessica is hilarious, had to jump in with the little cousins and get dressed up for Mom's photo shoot and hold a teddy bear to boot! She actually adores Winnie the Pooh do this day and if she is anything like my friend Marisa, she will wear Pooh sweatshirts and pj's even in university. :) Love ya Marisa.

So this layout is a concoction of Graphic 45 funky papers and the contents of a Bad Girls kit. Love my Bad Girls kits, but sadly my sub came to an end. If the dollar gets better, I am re-subbing. They have THE finest kits out there.

So - as I can't make a project without ink, I used my NEW favourite ink colour LETTUCE by Adirondack to smudge all around the layout. Mmmm ink. A must have, is Ranger's Cut n' Dry Foam too! This ensures great and blended application of inks.


Patterned Paper: Graphic 45
Cardstock: Prism
Lace and Flowers: Prima Marketing Inc.
Sticker Lace: K & Co.
Sticker Letters and Brads: Making Memories
Inks: Adirondack Lettuce and Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger
Coffee Stain Stamp: Ledger Me (Rummage Bin) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Bookmark Embellishment: Basic Grey
Tools: Cut n' Dry Foam, Sewing Machine, Paper Piercing Tool