Jan 30, 2010


I've had this cute stamp set (Comforting Hugs) from Cornish Heritage Farms for a while now, and just got to using it. Next time someone is feeling under the weather, they just might get this card. One of my goals this year, was to actually give my cards to family and friends when the occasion arose. So far, I have given out a few cards, so I need to keep it going.

Tip: If you have a glossy tag/sticker, stamp with Staz-on ink to ensure that it won't smudge.

Jan 29, 2010

Bird Watching

For Project 52 (a blog stemming from Bad Girls Kits), they have a challenge right now and I thought I would play along, because I happened to have a bird cage. Check out their blog and you'll see what I mean. My husband thought it was hideous, but my four year old, God bless her, loves it and wants it in her room. Yay! A place for my art!

Have a wonderful weekend and happy bird watching!

Jan 27, 2010

A Quick Patchwork Card

I had scraps of coordinating Prima papers from a kit lying around, so I took my trusty square punch and made this quick card. I think I will do this more often to make quick cards for birthdays and thank yous. The stitches are rub-ons from Daisy d's, an older product, but I found them on sale last fall and LOVE them.

TIP: Use square scraps of coordinating papers (front and back) to make a quilted cards. Stitch with machine, use rub-ons, or hand draw.

Patterned Paper: Prima Marketing
Die Cut: Maya Road
Stamp: Cornish Heritage Farms
Rub-ons: Daisy d's
Cardstock: Bazzill

Jan 24, 2010

Cherish You Always

I used old stash on this layout, and older embellies. I have to make room for all the new CHA products being released! Companies that impressed me with new products: 7 Gypsies, Prima, Cosmo Cricket/Coredinations Cardstock, and Tattered Angels. I wish I could afford all that I know I will want, but I have to use what I have first.

Happy Monday!

Jan 23, 2010

What a Pain!

My daughter said she had an Owie the other day, and I thought of these stamps by Cornish Heritage Farms. I used good old and reliable Copic markers to colour them in, and then applied glossy accents to the bandages to make them look as real as possible. I tried to get that red cross symbol in the back for effect. :)

Tip: If you happen to get a smudge of ink on your nice white cardstock, take a white eraser to it to see if it will lift off. It worked for me on this project!

Jan 22, 2010

My First Layout of Will

For the crop tonight at Scrapbook Star (starts at 7PM), I have a challenge that goes along with our "Something New" theme. I used all my Scrapbook Star supplies to create William's first layout and I do like it. Compared to what Matthew's first layout looked like, this is pretty awesome in comparison. I certainly have come a long way in 3 years. I wonder what my hubby thought about my first scrapbook pages. I remember thinking that they were so good that I tried to sell some on Ebay. Insert laugh here. No one bought them, surprise surprise. :(

Anywho...hope you can join us tonight and this weekend for the on-line crop.

Scrapbook Star Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
PP: Teresa Collins (double sided, used both sides to make the heart)
Journal Notes: Rose Moka, Jenni Bowlin
Kraft Die Cut: Maya Road
Letter Stickers: Rose Moka
Chipboard Buttons: Jenni Bowlin
Brads: Making Memories
Other: Shimmerz Spritz (Eucalyptus)

Jan 21, 2010

Back Porch Memories - Guest Designer for February

Last month, I entered Back Porch Memories (a kit club) Guest Designer contest based on a sketch from Becky Fleck. My layout was chosen and I am the guest designer for February. I am thrilled to pieces. You can enter for March - details are right here. Contest closes Feb 10th.

So, below is my winning entry, a layout of my sister Julie and her family. My favourite product right now, which you will see on most of my recent projects, is Maya Road's velvet ric rac ribbon. So many colours and so much soft texture. If you read below, you can see examples of how I dyed the cream colour ribbon to suit my projects.

TIP: See those orange numbers by Pink Paislee??? They were too bright initially, so I took some brown fluid chalk ink and rubbed it on top. It really toned down the bright orange. You can apply ink to any chipboard letters as long as the ink is darker than the letters. It should make a difference.

Happy scrapping!

PS: Scrapbook Star is having an on-line crop this weekend with prizes drawn randomly for people who complete challenges.

Jan 18, 2010

A Mother's Day Tag

Here is a Monday Mother's Day tag using some stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms. I designed the postcard stamp a while back now, as part of The Rummage Bin line. All the other supplies were on my desk, just waiting to be used. I love it when I am cleaning and happen upon elements that work nicely together.

TIP: Have a light coloured button? You can write little words on it with a permanent ink pen. See my Mother button as an example.

See you soon bloggers!

Jan 15, 2010

CPS Sketch #149 - My Take

Dad's birthday is coming up SOON, and I will have him over for dinner and give him this card that came together in minutes - thanks to CPS's simple sketch this week. What a great place for inspiration!

TIP: If you have chipboard that just isn't the right colour, apply a Copic marker over top to get the colour you want. The scalloped chipboard behind January was light brown and glittered. I applied a black Copic marker to make it nice and dark, so it would really pop.

Date - Elle's Studio (ETSY)
Paper - KaiserCraft, BoBunny
Cardstock - Kraft by Bazzill
Ink - Tsukineko
Stamp - Cornish Heritage Farms (Kim Hughes Collection - Silhouette Blooms)
Die Cut - Maya Road
Ribbon - American Crafts

More Sneak Peeks for February's Kit

This is it - this is all I will show of Scrapbook Star's February 2010 Kit. It will be a popular kit, trust me. I have already made 2 layouts, 1 altered item, and 2 cards. The papers and embellishments work so well together, that it makes it easy to put it all together.

These kits will go on sale on or about February 1, 2010.

Jan 14, 2010


Tired of winter? Of all that snow and wind chill of -30? I know I am. How about a summery card to cheer you up?

TIP: Don't have that perfect sentiment in stamps? No worries, simply print half of your sentiment with whatever font you like, and stamp the rest!

- Stamps by Cornish Heritage Farms (Kim Hughes Scripty Words, and Comforting Hugs)

- Doodlebug Sugar Coated Brads

- Stewart Superior Ink

- Copic Markers

-Spellbinders Nestabilities

-Coredinations, Prism Cardstock

Jan 13, 2010

Scrapbook Star's February Sneak Peek

Scrapbook Star has put together a REALLY lovely kit for February and I just happen to have some sneaks, one of which I'll share today. This kit could be used for those Valentine's layouts, but it totally versatile and can be used for all pages. HINT: There are no hearts and I like to bowl. :)

Stay tuned!

Jan 8, 2010

A Sister in Australia

I never before had a reason to make an "I Miss You" card until now. My sister is studying in Australia and will be gone for one whole year. It's much too expensive to come home even once. I had a bunch of supplies on my desk and these papers seemed to hit it off, so I married them to this card! Stamps are Cornish Heritage Farms. See that velvet ribbon - it used to be cream coloured. ;)

TIP: BUY cream velvet ribbon from Maya Road and spray it with Shimmerz Spritz or Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists to get the colour you want. I'm not sure I need to buy ribbon again!

Cardstock: Bazzill (Kraft)
Paper: Bo Bunny, KaiserCraft
Spray: Shimmerz Spritz, and Tattered Angels
Ribbon: Maya Road
Ink: Tsukineko, Ranger
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms
Brads: Making Memories
Die Cut Journal: 7 Gypsies

Jan 4, 2010

Happy New Year! Welcome 2010.

I am hopeful that this will be a year of personal growth and maturity. I am also hopeful that I will reach some scrappy goals. I have a few:
  • Scrapbook more boy pages - I don't want my son to get a complex, (now I have 2 sons).
  • Scrapbook more of my husband.
  • Make sure someone takes pictures of me and scrap myself.
  • Push myself in the arts (canvas, albums, paint, altered art, etc...).
  • Make cards and actually give them to people!!!
  • Create 100+ projects this year and keep track!
  • Keep a clean scrap room.
  • Use what I have, in other words, CONTROL the buying.
I am starting off on the right track as you can see here:

A scrappy page that kills 2 birds with 1 stone (scrapping my son and husband). Mark was so happy to come downstairs and see this project on my table.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Paper: Graphic 45, Making Memories
Spray: Shimmerz
Ribbon and Sheer Postage: Maya Road
Ink: Tsukineko
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities
Sticker Letters and Button: Doodlebug Inc
Chipboard Letters: Pink Paislee
Sticker Letters: Basic Grey
Journal Dies: 7 Gypsies
Felt: Prima
Other: Dymo Label Maker, Inkessentials White Pens

Many blessings to you and yours for 2010!!!