Monday, April 30, 2012

Cardabilities Sketch # 54

Well I'm back with my second sketch for Cardabilities Design Team. I used Not Quite Navy as my base which is 5"x 7" card size. I used Kaisercraft collection called "Sweet Nothings" for the rest of my papers. I used 'You & Me' for the second layer and 'Silver Lining' for the third layer which I then ran it thru Stampin'Up embossing folder called 'Square Lattice'. I sponged the edges using French Blue & Orchid Pastel Fluid Chalks by Clearsnap before attaching to the second layer. I took another paper & used Stampin'Up Lace Ribbon border to create an 2 edges. Then I used light blue glitter paper and used Stampin'Up Tasteful Trim die to cut out 2 scallop edges. I laid them on top of pink ribbon border. Using blue metallic paper, I cut a strip so it lays on top of the blue scallop trim. I then cut out a circular shape using Spellbinders 'Lattice Pendants' using Pretty in Pink paper by Stampin'Up.  I found this stamp on-line bought it because I just got back from Paris /London  and I saw Paris in the springtime.Using Cupids Arrow paper, I stamped 'I Love Paris in the Springtime' by Stampendous using Blue Silk pigment ink by Clearsnap and emboss it using clear embossing powder. I colored the image using Dark Truffle Brown and Poinsettia Red Gold magicals. I cut it out leaving a little halo and popped it up using dimensional dots onto the pink pendant. I then cut out leaves from the same paper line and attached them as shown using dimensional dots. Then I used some ribbon roses by May Arts across the strip of paper.
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Friday, April 27, 2012

Okay, So I didn't make it!

Well, my bad news is that I wasn't chosen to be on the Heartfelt Creations Design Team, I would like to say Thank you to everyone who was kind enough to vote for me!  So I thought I would post my creations. This is a picture of my oldest nephew Zachary who was 2 years old wearing a big cowboy hat for Halloween. He is now 13 years old and still as cute as ever. This card is a gatefold easel card using Bo Bunny's latest collection called 'Weekend Market'.
 


Here is the scrapbook page that is shows off Zachary wearing my mom's chaps that she had growing up. I won't tell you how old that makes my mother but you get the idea! I will hopefully teaching these projects at Scrap-a-lot in the near future closer to Father's Day! This page uses a lot of Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst stains, Magicals Embossing Powders and fusible webbing.













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Thursday, April 19, 2012


Welcome to Cornish Heritage Farms blog hop! Come join us as the Cornish Heritage Farms Design Team take you on a journey discovering all sorts of CHF goodness! If you didn’t start at the beginning of this hop, you might want to head on over to the Cornish Heritage Farms Blog so that you don’t miss out on anything.

This month we have 17 backgrounders, 3 ATC Sets, 2 individual Rummage Bin Stamps and 3 Rummage Bin Stamp sets being released.

"First 24 Special" - receive 15% off all orders that are placed within the first 24 hours of the release.

Be sure to leave a comment on everyone’s blog as you travel from blog to blog for your change to win some Cornish Heritage Farms blog candy. Three of our CHF Design Team members will be given away blog candy, but who they are is a secret!   They will be giving away one new CHF stamp to a random person who leaves a comment on their blog!

So here is my first card it uses Lace Flowers background stamp (SL3175) behind the vellum and Ornamental Beauty (LL-6018) in the foreground.
I started off with a 5"x 7" finished card size using black metallic paper for the base. I then used Paris Nights (Tina Higgins) by G.C.D. Studios for the rest of my papers. The second layer was a piece of black & cream flocked paper followed by a piece of gold with brown dots. I then took a piece of paper which was black with cream color flourishes and ran it thru a Cuttlebug folder called "Brocade Window" I then used my Blackbird Fluid Chalk and  ran it over the raised areas of the folder to make the embossed areas stand out. I stamped the Lace Flowers onto black paper using white pigment ink and embossed the image using white embossing powder. I used one of the techniques from Technique Junkies. Then I colored the white embossed areas using Copic markers using the following colors; YR04, YR07, RV17, RV19, B95, B97, G99, YG06, R08, R89, BV08 and V25. I then cut out Brocade Window using vellum. Using the window I stamped the sentiment from Ornamental Beauty using white pigment ink and embossed using gold embossing powder which I placed into the window over the colored background. I then used some gold ribbon by Michael's on the corners and made a double bow. I took some white roses by I Am Roses and sprayed them using Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst spray called "Icy Primrose Gold". I then embossed an altered blank by Vintaj using an Deco Emboss die called "Woodland Birds". I applied Tim Holtz's alcohol inks using black soot, pearl and silver.

Here is inside of the card.




















Here is a look at card # 2. This time I used all 3 sets that I received for this blog hop. I used "Lace Flowers" background, "Spanish Words" background and Ornamental Beauty Rummage Bin Stamp. I started off with 5"x 6" finished card size using Concord Crush for the base. I used the collection called 'Snowy Serenade' by Bo Bunny for the rest of my papers. For the second layer I used Frost Dot paper by Bo Bunny. Then I used a technique called 'Bandana'. I used a piece of shimmery paper applied various inks such as Inky Blue, Lavender, Purple and Bermuda Blue Vivid dye inks by Clearsnap using white foam tips and stylus. Took my Lace Flowers background stamp using Black Archival ink by Ranger stamped onto my colored paper. Voila!! I didn't have a white gel pen so I used Tim Holtz distress marker 'Picket Fence' to outline some of the image. Then I stamped Spanish Words using Versamark 'Frost' onto shimmery white paper and embossed using clear embossing powder. Again I applied various inks such as Inky Blue, Lavender, Purple and Bermuda Blue Vivid dye inks by Clearsnap using white foam tips and stylus to color the white paper. I then sandwich the colored paper between to pieces of bond paper and ironed off the embossing powder. Voila! I matted this onto purple metallic paper.
I used the flower from Ornamental Beauty and again stamped using Versamark 'Frost' onto shimmery white paper and embossed using clear embossing powder. I colored this image using Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals in the following colors; Voodoo Violet Blue and Delphinium Turquoise. I cut out a blue center using the newest Spellbinders 'Spectacular Spin' using Frost Dot paper and a larger one using purple metallic paper. I stamped the sentiment from Ornamental Beauty using white pigment ink and gold EP onto Frost Dot paper. I punch it out using Stampin'Up  largest oval and punched out purple journal  tag using EK Success punch called Journal plate & Bracket punch. Attached 2 purple Mardi Gras Candi to the tag and one blue Candi to the center of the flower!




Now that you have seen my cards, don't forgot to comment on my blog!  So please go and see what Frances Byrne (who is our DT Coordinator) has created for Cornish Farms Blog Hop!!!  http://stampowl.blogspot.com/search/label/Cornish%20Heritage%20Farms
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Cornish Heritage Farms - Sneak Peak # 4





Today is the fourth day for the Cornish Heritage Farms start of the April Release and Blog Hop. I'm back with another card which features some more digital stamp and new background stamp (that will be release on Thurs, April 19th) that are now available from the Cornish Heritage Farms store front. The week will end with New Release Stamps which will be available Thursday, April 19th at 8:00 pm MST.
This month the release will include 17 background stamps, 3 ATC (Artist Trading Card) sets, 2 individual Rummage Bin stamps and 3 Rummage Bin sets.
"First 24 Special" - receive 15% off all orders that are placed within the first 24 hours of the release.Also on Thursday, April 19th at 8:00 pm MST, you are invited to join us for our release Blog Hop. So here is my fourth card, it uses the new background stamp called "Flowers and Lace" 3175 and Ornamental Beauty LL 6018 which will be release on Thurs, April 19th and a digital stamp called "Tea Cup" (2570 -digi that is available now in the store). I started off with 5"x 7" finished card size using Blushing Bride for my base. I then used Bo Bunny's newest Collection called 'Country Garden' for the rest of my papers.
I printed the tea cup onto shimmery white paper and colored the image using the following Copic Markers; Y000, Y02, YR23, YR24, E31, E35, E37, BV000, BV02, BV04, C1,C3, C5, RV10, RV19, RV06, RV66, R11, R20, G14 and G17. I then cut out the tea cup by using Spellbinders 'Label 23'. I sponged Pink Pastel Fluid Chalk along the edges to tone down the white. I used the sentiment from the set called 'Ornamental Beauty', stamped it using white pigment ink and embossed using gold EP onto Bo Bunny paper. I created the background paper by using French Blue, Yellow Cadmium and Pink Pastel Fluid Chalk by Clearsnap, shimmery white paper and the background stamp called "Flowers & Lace". I sponged on the different colors using white foam tips and stylus all by Clearsnap, then I stamped the background stamp using Black Archival ink by Ranger. Added highlights using a white pencil. Add some Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon and 2 blue candi brads to the sentiment.

Don't forgot to stop by Tomorrow for the actual release which starts at 10:00 EST!!!! I will be back with 2 more samples!

Don't forget, to check out the other DT members blogs for more inspiration.
Cornish Heritage Farms Blog
Frances Byrne (Design Team Co-coordinator)
Anne Harmon
Barb Gmitro-Best
Barbara Bruder
Cindy Fainer
Dawn Bennett
Debbie Standard
Deneen Treble
Dianne Beans
Holly Brown
Jacqueline Smith ( You are here)
Kris Chirhart
Kristine Reynolds
Lisa Silver
Michele L
Petra Amico
Silke Kittman
Steph Ackerman
Vicki Davis





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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cornish Heritage Farms - Sneak Peek # 3


Today is the third day for the Cornish Heritage Farms start of April Release and Blog Hop. I'm back with another card which features some more digital stamps that are now available from the Cornish Heritage Farms store front. The week will end with New Release Stamps which will be available Thursday, April 19th at 8:00 pm MST.
This month the release will include 17 background stamps, 3 ATC (Artist Trading Card) sets, 2 individual Rummage Bin stamps and 3 Rummage Bin sets.
Also on Thursday, April 19th at 8:00 pm MST, you are invited to join us for our release Blog Hop.


I started with a 5"x 7" card using Old Olive as the base. I used Kaisercraft collection called "English Rose" for the rest of the papers. I cut Estelle paper 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" and distress the edges using Warm Violet Fluid Chalk. I then cut out a doily using Cheery Lynn Designs die called Canadian Kaleidoscope using the specialty paper called Vera and another one by Die Versions called Whispers Heart Burst. I then sprayed the doily using Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst called Alpine Ice Rose and the other one was sprayed with Lucky Shamrock. I attached the using glue dots onto the background paper. I then added some Pretty in Pink Taffeta ribbon and bow by Stampin 'Up before attaching to the base of the card. I then took the paper called "Lillian" and cut out the 2 roses in the corner and popped the image by using pop up dots. I then printed out the Teapot #1 (101K that is available in the store now) onto shimmery white paper and colored the image using the following Copic markers; BV000, BV 02, BV04, R11, R20, RV19,RV32 RV06, RV66, YG13, YG23 and YG63. I tucked the teapot under the roses. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Ornamental Beauty LL-6018 that will be released this Thursday, April 19th using Espresso Adirondack dye ink by Ranger. I cut this out using an EK Sucess punch called a Journaling Punch. I outlined this with a brown marker. Attached 2 pink flourishes as shown and added pink pearls to doily as well. Stay tune tomorrow for another sneak peak!!
Don't forget, to check out the other DT members blogs for more inspiration.
Cornish Heritage Farms Blog
Frances Byrne (Design Team Co-coordinator)
Anne Harmon
Barb Gmitro-Best
Barbara Bruder
Cindy Fainer
Dawn Bennett
Debbie Standard
Deneen Treble
Dianne Beans
Holly Brown
Jacqueline Smith ( You are here)
Kris Chirhart
Kristine Reynolds
Lisa Silver
Michele L
Petra Amico
Silke Kittman
Steph Ackerman
Vicki Davis



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Monday, April 16, 2012

Cornish Heritage Farms - Sneak Peek # 2




Today is the second day for the Cornish Heritage Farms  is the start of April Release and Blog Hop.  I'm back with another card which features some more digital stamps that are now available from the Cornish Heritage Farms store front. The week will end with New Release Stamps which will be available Thursday, April 19th at 8:00 pm MST.
This month the release will include 17 background stamps, 3 ATC (Artist Trading Card) sets, 2 individual Rummage Bin stamps and 3 Rummage Bin sets.
Also on Thursday, April 19th at  8:00 pm MST, you are invited to join us for our release Blog Hop.  The hop will start on the Cornish Heritage Farms Blog. So here is my card, I started off with a 5"x 7" finished card size using bronze metallic paper as my base. For the rest of my papers I used S.E.I. 'Claire' collection. Second layer I used Claire 'Eloquent' and cut it to 4 3/4"x 6 3/4". I distress the edges using Pumpkin Spice Fluid Chalk by Clearsnap. For the third layer, I cut down Claire 'Tenacious' to 4 1/2 "x 6 1/2". Again I distressed the edges using Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk. I made a frame by using the following papers Calypso Coral by Stampin'Up and S.E.I Claire ' Vivacious'. I cut the Vivacious paper using the Spellbinders Classic Scallop Oval large using the largest die and then cut Calypso Coral using the second largest die. I attached Vivacious frame over top of the Calypso Coral using double sided adhesive. Then I attached both frames over the printed sentiment "For God So Loved" (174-digi which is now available in the CHF store) which I printed it onto shimmery white paper using foam tape to give dimension. I sponged the following colors using Pumpkin Spice, Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk to tone down the white. Before I attached it to the base I added some Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon and bow by Stampin'Up. I then printed out the "Corner Lilies" (3506 -digi which is now available in the CHF store) and printed out the single Lily 3 times (3501-digi which is now available in the CHF store) onto shimmery white paper. I colored these lilies using the new Tim Holtz distress markers using the following colors; Dried Marigold, Barn Door, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters. I attached them where shown using foam dots. I added pink flourishes and basic pearls where shown. I added some orange Prima Flowers as well.
Here is a look of  the inside of the card. Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see what I have in store for Sneak Peek # 3!!


















Don't forget, to check out the other DT members blogs for more inspiration.
Cornish Heritage Farms Blog 
Frances Byrne (Design Team Co-coordinator) 
Anne Harmon 
Barb Gmitro-Best 
Barbara Bruder  
Cindy Fainer  
Dawn Bennett 
Debbie Standard 
Deneen Treble 
Dianne Beans 
Holly Brown 
Jacqueline Smith ( You are here) 
Kris Chirhart 
Kristine Reynolds 
Lisa Silver 
Michele L 
Petra Amico  
Silke Kittman 
Steph Ackerman 

Vicki Davis  


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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Cornish Heritage Farms - Sneak Peak #1


So here is my first sneak peek and my first post as a member of the Cornish Heritage Design Team! I used Old Olive paper as my base which happens to be
 a 5"x 7". I used this checkered green paper which I had in my stash and then used Pink Paislee collection called Butterfly Garden for the rest of my papers. I sponged the edges using Olive Pastel and Ice Blue Fluid Chalks by Clearsnap. I used the digital image called "2 Bunnies" (1665 -digi) which you can buy right now on the CHF web site and printed it onto shimmery white paper by Stampin'Up. I colored the image using my Prismacolor pencils and gamasol (odorless thinner). I then applied Dazzling Diamonds to the bow and tail using a 2 way glue pen.  I then cut the image out using scissors. I then cut out 3 different sizes of eggs using the Spellbinders 'Nested Eggs' using green, pink and blue paper. I ran them thru 3 different Cuttlebug Folders. Again I sponged the eggs using Peach Pastel, Olive Pastel and Ice Blue Fluid Chalks by Clearsnap. I added green metallic ribbon from Michael's and peach, lime ribbon by Stampin'Up before applying the 3 layers of paper to the base. I deliberately put the papers on an angle. I used the saying "Wishing you a Happy Easter Digital Stamp" (172 -digi) which you can buy right now on the CHF web site and printed it onto shimmery white paper by Stampin'Up. I cut it out using Spellbinders 'Ribbon Tags 2 and then sponging the following colors; Peach Pastel, Olive Pastel and Ice Blue to tone down the white paper. I outlined the tag using Banana Custard Smooch ink by Clearsnap. Here is a look at the inside of the card:


























  • Don’t forget to check out all the Cornish Heritage Farms Design Team’s blogs for more sneak peeks everyday starting April 15 - 18th! 
  • This month we have 17 backgrounders, 3 ATC Sets, 2 individual Rummage Bin Stamps and 3 Rummage Bin Stamp sets being released.






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Cardabilities- Sketch # 53



Here is my first card as a member of the Design Team for the Cardabilities - Sketch # 53. I'm so excited! Anyways here is the information on my card. I love designing cards that are usually 5"x 7" size. I started off using black metallic paper then I used Prima Printery Collection for the rest. I cut down the Negative paper by Prima to 4 3/4"x 6 3/4" and the cut down the Signature paper from the same collection to 4 1/4" x

6 1/4". I distressed the edges using Blackbird Fluid Chalk by Clearsnap. Cut Groom Specialty paper by Stampin'Up to 1" x 6" and took the eyelet border punch and punch 1 side of the paper. Attached to the Signature paper just a little off the edge. I then cut and embossed large scallop oval using White metallic paper and used the Spellbinders Classic Scallop Oval large. I cut out large tag using Silver glitter paper and Spellbinders Ornate Artisan Tags & Accents. Then I cut out the black tag again using Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags & Accents using Groom Specialty paper. I stamped saying from the stamp set called "Special Blend" by Our Daily Bread Designs using platinum pigment ink and embossed using silver EP onto white metallic paper. I cut this out using a smaller tag die from the Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags & Accents. Then I cut out two flourishes using silver glitter paper using  Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags & Accents. I cut this in half and placed on card where shown. Cut out the leafy flourish from My Favorite Things Leafy Flourish die using Groom Specialty paper. Attached 3 I Am Roses as shown along with black pearls. Here is the inside of the card. I hope you enjoyed this card and don't forgot to check out the other designers as well!! I hope you join us using this sketch for inspiration and don't forget to link up your project to the http://www.cardabilities.blogspot.ca/




















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Saturday, April 14, 2012

I'm Back!!


If you have been wondering where my blog posts have been, I have been extremely busy getting ready for 2 blog hops that are happening on April 15th, 2012 after I got back from my holidays. I also had 2 more projects to do for the Heartfelt Creations Design Team in which I hope to make the finals.  I also had the fantastic opportunity to go with my son and his school to Paris and London. We were part of the 95th Anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge memorial service which was held on April 9th, 2012 at Vimy Ridge. It was a really moving experience to be part of, to see what sacrifices our Canadian soldiers did, for our freedom! We were gone for 8 days but I had to have some of my design work done before I could go. Stay tune for tomorrow as I have 2 projects to share; one for Cornish Heritage Farms and one for Cardabilities!




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