31 December 2007


Our wish for you is all the best life has to offer in the New Year!

28 December 2007

East Coast, Mid-East & Our Cat...

What does my East Coast friend Shelly, Mid-East friend Lynette and our cat, Moxie all have in common?

Can all of you in Bloggyland guess? *wink* They've all grown another year older! Combined, they are 103 years old today, HOWEVER discretion will be used as to their numeric numbers. Mum was correct when she stated... "None of them have tails!" *LOL*

Wishing all three of you a SPECIAL Cake N' Candle Day!
I look forward to our next visit. Until then...

11 December 2007

America The Beautiful...

Some of you are thinking... WHAT... Fourth of July this time of year?! PATRIOTISM should remain in our fore front 365 days of the year... everyday of our lives! FREEDOM is a GIFT given to us at the cost of many AMERICAN Soldiers for generations past, present and future... allowing us to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza...

Cornish Heritage Farms officially RELEASED 7 new sets in the KiM HuGhEs Collection today! America The Beautiful being one of my absolute favorites! How blessed and honored to be able to work with such a fabulous new release of KiM's!

Just received a cable from the NORTH POLE...
I was instructed to let you know that you've all been wonderful ELVES this holiday season, to go ahead and treat yourselves to 1 of ALL 7 New Releases... that SPECIAL Santa in your life will accept the charges! *wink* My personal SANTA instructed me to R-U-N over to Cornish Heritage Farms to put my order in lickity-split quick before the rest of you! *LOL* Hey... where are you going? Mind you... I DO NOT need to be told twice! *LOL*

List of Supplies:

Stamps - Cornish Heritage Farms Kim Hughes Collection America The Beautiful.
Cardstock - PRISM Twilight Dark B309-E, Blush Red Dark R049-E, White & Smoke Blue.
Ink - ColorBox Fluid CHALK Warm Red, ColorBox Fluid CHALK Blue Iris & Butter Yellow.
Embellishments - A MUSE Creative Candy Mini Star & Red Grosgrain Ribbon.
Other - Marvy Uchida Mega Scalloped Rectangle Punch, Giga Rectangle Punch, McGill 1/16" Circle Punch, Paper Piercer & Paper Distresser.

If while your out Christmas shopping, mailing off Christmas cards, running errands or whatever it is you might do... should you see a Serviceman or woman... what a wonderful season gesture to send them a warm smile, a Merry Christmas or even a "Thank-You?!"

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

10 December 2007

JOY Of Christmas...

Or might it be Christmas JOY! Do you have a preference...

In an attempt to multi-task for a recent NEW release, product spotlight and technique talk for Cornish Heritage Farms... here's my end result! LOVE a challenge, can't you tell?! *LOL*

This was CHF's Technique Talk for Bottle Cap Pins by my friend, the ever lovely and talented Keri of Pink Lemonade. This is a fun project anytime of the year! If your one who's already finished the shopping, wrapped, mailed and delivered the gifts... mailed off all your handmade Christmas greeting with a yearly family update... house is thoroughly cleaned and decorated (each and every room of the house)... already started baking the holiday cookie swap plates... then by golly you've plenty of time to sit and make some of these bottle cap pins JUST FOR FUN! Have you considered hiring your services to others?! *LOL*

Must admit... I'm NOT one of those woman... might this be one of my New Year's resolutions for next year?! *LOL* This weekend found me cleaning our living room from the rafters to the floorboards in preparation of our Christmas Tree. I did manage to hang a wreath or two and disperse other Christmas decor! Other major accomplishments were Sophie's new dress shoes for AES Christmas Concert this coming Thursday, sifting of the perverbal overdue mail of importance, junk mail & off in the mail, a wee bit of special cake n' candle & Christmas shopping for a couple of special gals, MORE Christmas gifts acquired and lunch with the special man in our lives... my hubby, Sophie's Dad! *wink* How was that major run-on sentence! *LOL* Hopefully you accomplished all you set out to do this weekend?

List of Supplies:

Stamps - Cornish Heritage Farms newly released Scratched Grid Bckgrndr and KiM HuGhEs Collection Christmas.
Cardstock - BasicGrey Fruitcake Collection DP, Bazzill Pomegranate, SU! Certainly Celery & So Saffron.
Ink - VersaMark, VersaFine Vintage Sepia and newly added VersaFine Crimson Red.
Embellishments - Bottle Cap, Barbara Twombley UltraFine Diamond Dust, A MUSE Creative Candy Mini Star, Ranger Glossy Accents, Pin Back, Detail Clear EP, SU! Certainly Celery Grosgrain, Velcro.
Other - Paper Distresser, Chipboard Paper Piercer & Paper Punch.
Technique - Bottle Cap Pins Tutorial & Paper Piecing.

IDEAS - Cover chipboard star with stamped image or DP. Punch two holes to attach bottle cap pin to your chipboard star. For easy "on/off" removal of pin use velcro for attachment of star to your card front.

Managed to accomplish some household duties with my cuppa this morning, along with a couple loads of laundry & visiting with you! Wishing you a productive day accomplishing your list of tasks! When I arrive home from work... there's a NEW RELEASE to prepare for over at Cornish Heritage Farms! *wink*
I look forward to our next visit. Until then...

04 December 2007

First SNOW DAY...

We went to bed on Sunday evening with a warning of an impending 8 to 18 inches of flurries starting late Sunday into Monday! My friend, Keri of Pink Lemonade had been e-mailing snippets back and forth with me... I commented to Keri that I'd definitely enjoy a SNOW DAY in my jammies! *LOL* Mind you our school NEVER cancels, let alone delays school! *wink* Around 8:27 PM an e-mail from Keri arrives letting me know that I need to e-mail her if we wake-up to snow... that she'll have a snow & jammie day together! Isn't she just the sweetest!

Well low & behold... Monday morning arrived with 5 inches of flurries on the ground here in New Hampshire! SCHOOL was cancelled! It continued snowing HEAVILY all day! Dashed an e-mail off to Keri as promised... this was her BLOG POST! *LOL*

Keri being the preverbal ball of energy that she is... EXPRESSED her beautiful creation to me via e-mail! YIKES... I would need my Ginsana to keep up! By the time I finished this creation to send via e-mail... I figured on another 1/2 dozen more waiting in my inbox?! THANKFULLY... the chill of the SNOW DAY had her laying down for a snoodle! *wink* Keri your always welcome to spend a snow day with us here in New Hampshire! *Mmwahh*

Snow being the catalyst... This was the design around Keri's sketch of Sue Berker's gorgeous card found here.
List of Supplies:
Cardstock - SU! Blue Bayou, Soft Sky and Certainly Celery.
Ink - VersaMark, SU! Blue Bayou and Old Olive.
Embellishments - K & Co. Pearls and SU! Cranberry Crisp Stitched Ribbon.
Other - SU! Slit Punch, X-acto knife, Paper Piercer & Paper Distresser.
Technique - Masking.

It would appear as though WINTER has officially arrived here in the Granite State!
I look forward to our next visit. Until then...

01 December 2007

CHF Birthday Bash...

WOW... we were all so busy preparing for Lisa's "30th" shin-dig, it's hard to believe it's come and gone so quickly!

Here's the CHALLENGE links for a play by play of incredible ALL DAY fun! All who joined in the celebration... THANK-YOU for making Lisa's BIG 30 a spectacular memory!

Birthday Girl Chat!

Challenge Basics - ? Answered Here!

10 AM - Alli's Color Challenge

11 AM - Lori's Masking Technique

12 PM - Kristine's Limited Supply

1 PM - Etha's Limited Supply

2 PM - Tami's Sketch Challenge!

3 PM - Anne's Project Challenge!

4 PM - Dawn's Technique Challenge!

5 PM - Sharon's Sketch Challenge!

6 PM - Mary's Color Challenge!

7 PM - Lesley's Inspiration Challenge!

8 PM - Lisa's Way To Use It!

9 PM - Debbie's Sketch Challenge!

10 PM - Mandy's Monochromatic Challenge!

Phew... that's quite a list of FUN! REMEMBER you had to play any of all listed challenges until 3 AM (pending time zones) Sunday; December 2nd to be eligible to win prizes! HOWEVER... it's NEVER TO LATE to participate in any of the challenges and upload your creations for fun! So what are you waiting for... I plan on participating after the fact myself! *wink* In regards to the INSIDE of the purse?! I wanted to give Lisa's new purse that "broken-in" feel! Don't tell me you didn't want to play at least one gag or prank? That's what a BIG milestones all about! *LOL*

We have a phenomenal group over at Cornish Heritage Farms! So BLESSED to be a cog in such an incredible wheel of talent!
Psst... hey Liz if you read this... I'm having a BIG 40 this coming June! Might Asela, Kim & Lisa design something special?! *LOL/WINK*

Come Celebrate...

It's official... Lisa Strahl of Mona Lisa Moments turns the Big 30 today!
Wishing our favorite chicka and yours... only the best life has to offer in the years to come!

Okay... we've got a busy day planned for all of you! Cornish Heritage Farms released 16 New Backgrounders in honor of their creator... the one and only Lisa Strahl! Being a backgrounder junkie you may have guessed what I'll be asking Santa to fill my stocking with this year! *wink* Do you think Santa would mind playing courier and attach my backgrounder wishlist to Lisa's Christmas stocking?! *LOL*

Remember... "there's a PARTY going on right here a celebration to last throughout the year"... okay, only today from 10 AM EST to 10 PM EST! No need to RSVP and party crashers are always welcome! *wink*

Cornish Heritage Farms Scratched Grid reminds me of quilts (another love of mine). I set stamp to paper and created a vintage "quilted" Christmas Stocking to hold Cornish Heritage Farms Gift Certificates of all denominations... ONE SIZE FITS ALL... no need to be a last minute shopper this year! *wink* It's only December 1st... still plenty of time to stamp up some of your own Christmas Stockings. If you should create your own stockings won't you come back and share them with all of us? I know I speak for everyone, when I say... we want to see too! *wink*

EDITED - I became so caught up in the celebration... I forgot to leave you with a list of supplies! ACK!!!

List of Supplies:

Stamps - Cornish Heritage Farms Scratched Grid Bckgrndr, Weave Backgrndr & Asela's Christmas Tree.

Cardstock - Bazzill Pomegranate Red, Pale Green, Vanilla Cream & Butter Yellow.

Ink - Dark Green & Caramel.

Embellishments - Off White Organdy Ribbon, Sakura Gold Gelly Roll Pen (Garland), Pearls & Brad Accents.

Other - Mega Oval Punch, Fiskars Star Punch, McGill 1/16" Circle Punch & Provocraft Paper Edgers.

As much as I'd love to stay and chat with all of you... I can't! There are things to do, like finish my challenge for all who care to participate for 3:00 PM EST! So without further a do, I bid you a do! Toodle-oo!
I look forward to our next visit. Until then...