23 October 2007

Cake Of Wishes...

Sorry to be away so long my friends...

This weekend allowed me time to put stamp to paper. I found myself whipping up the batter for an extra tall "cake of wishes" of the non-caloric kind with KiM HuGhEs "Cute Curls." This set is so versatile... not to mention ONE of my favorites! *wink* When I ever opened the package containing this set... visions of cake was just one of many creations I set forth to brainstorm on paper.

Yesterday afternoon's trip to the post office was uneventful... until I came across the "yellow sign for a package" within the rest of the gar-ba-ge! You guessed it... new releases for Cornish Heritage Farms. Alright, you twist my arm... a "second release" of six new sets! I'm already conjuring creations in my mind. *wink*

Keri of Pink Lemonade is the sweetest... for many reasons, however Keri has been applying my watermark to my card creations until recently. I must say though... the realization I could and need to shrink it down a bit more has set in! *wink*

List of Supplies:

Stamps - Cornish Heritage Farms KiM HuGhEs Collection "Cute Curls" (KH-5003FUM). Cardstock - Brown Bazzill, Rose Romance, Pretty In Pink, Vanilla Creme. Ink - VersaFine Vintage Sepia, Creamy Caramel, Certainly Celery, Summer Sun, Rose Romance & Pumpkin Pie. Embellishments - DoodleBug Teddybear Brads, A MUSE Micro Mini Bling, Certainly Celery 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon. Other - SU! Ticket Corner Paper Punch, Cuttlebug A2 Embossing Folder "D'vine Swirl", SU! Paper Piercer & Paper Distresser.

Tomorrow's another day and with it will be another weekend creation for your viewing pleasure.
I look forward to our next visit. Until then...

15 October 2007

Sanborn Snowy Family...

One can't thumb through a paper crafts magazine these days and not notice the use of non-traditional Christmas color combinations being used within ads for stamping related products.

A prime example is the design and color combination used in creating this "snowy family" sample for Cornish Heritage Farms newly released Asela 2007 Christmas images recently. Asela's images are a favorite of mine... they lend themselves nicely to anyone's style of creating, not to mention a variety of uses.

In a hurry... how could you guess! *wink* However... not in such a hurry I could resist my newly acquired Spellbinders Nestabilities used in this card design. So far... they are incredible, HOWEVER I need a wee bit more "play time" before I can truly critique these wee gems! *LOL*

TIP - Notice the "puffy" white snow on my card? This was achieved using a Marvy Uchida Puffy Velvet Fabric Marker purchased from my lss. While I love the look... it's impractical when used on a card to be mailed or even ATC's as it doesn't ship well. Things arrive with the snow flattened and clumped together! While it can be seperated leaving a bit of residule. I'm wondering if it can be rejuvenated using an embossing gun gently over it once again... I'll let you know. *wink*

List of Supplies...

Stamps - Cornish Heritage Farms Petite Pattern, Asela's Unmounted Snowman Family & From Our Little Family Sentiment. Cardstock - Prism Intense Kiwi (G381-D), Prism Frosted Pink (P052-D) & Daisy Bucket Designs Wrapped Wishes "Mistletoe Kisses." Ink - Versafine Onyx Black & VersaMark. Embellishments - A Muse Pink Heart Bling (Mrs. S apron), A Muse Mini Dot Bling (berries), Sakura Black Glaze Pen & Marvy Uchida Puffy Velvet Fabric Marker (snow). Other - Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scallop Oval Lg.

Yesterday left New Hampshire with a tease of Indian Summer... Today is suppose to boast even nicer weather. I so wish I could take advantage of the seasons last bit of Indian Summer, however... there's places to go and people to see... to stop and take it all in! I guess I'll just have to settle for rolling the car windows down today! *wink*

I look forward to our next visit. Until then...

12 October 2007

Penguin Presents...

Asela's 2007 Christmas Images have officially been released and are available for purchase at Cornish Heritage Farms as of right now... TODAY!

The Fresh Face Design Team have been busy lil' elfs designing some incredible "eye candy" for your viewing pleasure in the CHF Gallery.

Not much... just a wee bit of enabling happening here... see Asela's reindeer, tree, snowman (only one of several)... not to mention some incredible sentiments to accompany them all!

What are you waiting for... it's never to early to start your Christmas shopping! Yes, in deedee... I heard you mumbling the need for some new images for this years "Christmas Cards?" *wink* I have a "wish list" of my own to create! If you can't be enticed with Asela's new releases... might I indulge you in a few of the soon to be RELEASED Thomas KinKade's over at Cornish Heritage Farms this morning?! *wink*

List of Supplies:

Stamps - Cornish Heritage Farms Petite Pattern & Asela's Penguin Hat. Cardstock - Soft Sky, White Confetti & BasicGrey Fruitcake Dbl. Sided Designer Paper. Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black & VersaMark. Embellishments - K & Co. Pearl Accents, Marvy Uchida Puffy Paint Pen & Sakura Black Glaze Pen. Other - Paper Shapers Square Paper Punch & Carl Snowflake Paper Punch.

NOTE - majority of embellishments & others were purchased at Stamping Memories.
I look forward to our next visit. Until then...

10 October 2007

Autumn Window...

Hopefully everyone enjoyed an extended Columbus Day weekend? Ours was busy and fun filled with apple picking, a neighborhood barbeque... not to mention a traditional day at Sandwich Fair. Dave and I have been attending the Sandwich Fair since our courtship... over twenty years now.

Since the release of KiM HuGhEs Collection over at Cornish Heritage Farms... The Cute Curls set is so diverse and fun to work with... I can't step away! *wink* I became so engrossed in sketching and writing down ideas for MORE cards to create with this set... I forgot to start creating with my other soon to be released stamps by Cornish Heritage Farms! OY!

In recognition of World Cardmaking Day Weekend, design team coordinator, Lisa Strahl extended an invitation to all of the CHF Fresh Face designers to play along. So here you have it... a SECOND version of the first version! *wink* I say this... because after making version number one, comes critiquing all that's bother some and in need of change for the acceptable version posted. *LOL* What made it acceptable? The addition of paper piercing (frames and carries the eye), stamping the CHF Weave Bckgrndr. in a caramel color (added pop) dimensionals to the scalloped frame and stippled pumpkin with leaves creating a vinette with visual interest outside the shaker card window.

List of Supplies:

Stamps - Cornish Heritage Farms Petite Pattern Backgrounder, Weave Backgrounder & KiM HuGhEs Collection Cute Curls. Cardstock - Dirty Brown, Terra Cotta, Olive Green, Sand, White & Acrylic window sheets. Ink - VersaFine Vintage Sepia, VersaMark, ColorBox CHALK Olive Pastel & Caramel. Embellishments - Pumpkin Brads. Other - Fiskars Mini & Small Maple Leaf, 1/4" hole punch, Punch Bunch Small Pumpkin, Scalloped Oval, Large Oval Paper Punches, Paper Piercer & Paper Distresser.

I look forward to our next visit. Until then...

04 October 2007

The KiM HuGhEs Collection...

There here... Not to mention available for purchase over at the NEW and improved Cornish Heritage Farms website as of today!

CONGRATULATIONS Marcia Polk on winning ALL seven sets of the newly released KiM HuGhEs Collection! One can read more about it on the CHF Blog. A round of applause for Keri Sereika of Pink Lemonade for coordinating an incredibly FUN-tabulous CHF Treasure Hunt!

For your viewing pleasure... Our tour through KiM's newly released collection will begin with...

Cute Curls

Cutie Pet-Tootie

Fall Silhouettes

Let's Get Stuffed

Pretty Birds

Summer Fun


There you be! Don't worry... this won't be the last we see of Kim! *wink* It's only October, HOWEVER it feels allot like Christmas! Be happy... tomorrow will bring a new post sharing some more CHF creations. Now to do a little shopping at Cornish Heritage Farms...

I look forward to our next visit. Until then...

02 October 2007

A Hunting YOU Shall Go...

A 21st Century Style Treasure Hunt that starts ---> here! You'll definitely want to join in... let's just say that Cornish Heritage Farms is offering a king's ransom to the lucky winner... not to mention some incredible give-aways in route! *see me bouncin'* Now off with you... *wink*

I so wish I could share my new CHF rubbah arrivals with you, however mum says I'm not allowed! At least not right away! *see Liz waving her finger back and forth - wink* As soon as I pulled out my Cute Curls set by CHF's newest illustrator KiM HuGhEs... I was bouncin' with the idea of a Partridge In A Pear Tree. Be sure to return for more visuals I'm currently creating with Cute Curls. *wink*

Not wanting to create another card, but a practical alternative... I came up with the "mini composition" notebook. It lends itself nicely for keeping the necessary list of ideas, notes or even addresses of those on your Christmas shopping list right at your fingertips... not to mention, it's convenient size for your already well stocked purse. *wink*

List of Supplies:

Stamps - CHF Petite Patterns Bckgrndr, Weave Backgrndr, Cute Curls from The KiM HuGhEs Collection. Cardstock - Balsam, Pomegranate & Vanilla Creme. Ink - VersaMark, Apple Green, Olive Green, Dirty Brown, Caramel, Butter Yellow, Mustard Yellow & Tsukineko "Gold" Encore Metallic. Embellishments - Dimensional tape & Red Line tape. Other - Scallop Rectangle Punch & Paper piercer
I look forward to our next visit. Until then...