29 January 2008

Random -OR- Weird...

Whom tagged me? None other than my two dear friends Sue and Keri!

Here are the rules: • Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog. • Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, we all want to know them. • Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs. • Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Seven random or weird facts...

1. A Coughing jag almost always usually ends with a single sneeze!

2. Braces have been a part of my life for the past 7 3/4 years and still counting! Add the orthodontist check-up right along beside the yearly mammogram, pap smear & dental cleaning.

3. Definitely not your stero-typical mall rat. I dislike shopping of every kind with the exception of stamps or stamp related items! *wink*

4. My tales of woe generally send others into fits of laughter.

5. A large portion of my height consists of 31 inches of all leg.

6. At sixteen I passed the written and driving portions of my test with 100%. Parallel parking was the driving portion... I was absent the day our driving instructor covered this section!

7. I hope one day to travel to FRANCE to visit with my dear friend, Jennie!

8. I do not snore... I stayed up one whole night just to find out! *snicker*

BONUS - Be sure to check-out the comments section of this post to learn more entertaining facts, as my friends will be adding their 2 cents I'm sure! *LOL*

The majority of bloggers I know or visit have been tagged already! HOWEVER if you've not been tagged... you have now! *wink*

On another note... If you remember this post HERE ? I will be posting my creation by tomorrow morning at the very latest, whether it kills me or not! *LOL* Thanks for having patience with me... Lynette!

Enjoy your day doing whatever makes you happy.

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

25 January 2008

Feathered Friday...

I have good news and bad news, which would you like to hear first?

The bad news is...
Cornish Heritage Farms temporarily delayed its' release of Mona Lisa's stamp sets until next week.

Now for the good news...
Your viewing a taste of Cardmaker's Shapes and Essential Expressions that will debut next week! Do you like how I used the OVAL image to make a "grove" of Poplar trees?!

Okay... now for the explanation of Feathered Friday's. I'm quite infatituated with birds of nature, not to mention my collection of stamp related birds. What better challenge than to create a bird themed card weekly?! Okay, so I slipped in two birds this week... the other's perched here if you missed it! *wink*

Xtra -
1. Re-inforce intricate punched images by stacking and adhering between layers.
2. Sponge using a sandwich baggie.

List of Supplies -

Stamps -
Cardmaker's Shapes Backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms
Stems from Bloomin' Beautiful (Kim Hughes Collection) by Cornish Heritage Farms
With Sympathy from Essential Expressions by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink -
Denim, Espresso, Ginger, Lettuce & Willow Adirondack Dye Ink by Ranger
Cardstock -
Citron Green & Fossil by The PaperCut available at Stamping Memories
Suede Brown Dark, Twilight Medium & Vanilla Cream by Prism
Accessories -
Brown Brad by Doodlebug
Hemp Cord by Fashion Naturals (Wal-Mart)
Tools -
Sparrow paper punch by Martha Stewart
Corner Rounder by Creative Memories
Paper piercer
Technique -

Tomorrow we're off to cheer Sophie's B-Ball team on! Then it's back to the grind on finalizing projects to be mailed. Enjoy your weekend.

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

24 January 2008

The Rummage Bin Give-Away...

Do you SCRAP? Then scoot over to Cornish Heritage Farms to view a brand new line of rubbah called THE RUMMAGE BIN that our designer Lesley Langdon has created... extraordinaire!

Interested in a free SAMPLER set? A sample set offered here here or
you can read more here... hurry, it all happens today!
CHF's gallery is stocked with inspiring samples using all TEN sets.

Photo courtesy of Lesley Langdon

22 January 2008

Ladybug "Take-Out"...

Come celebrate KiM HuGhEs newly released Foursquare and Silhouette Blooms II with a wee bit of "take-out!" *wink* Currently available at Cornish Heritage Farms.

The excitement doesn't stop with KiM... CHF is experiencing a week of stamping mania with THREE new releases!

A fortune cookie card is a bit of a stretch from the everyday greeting card. Not to mention that it's packaged in it's own little custom "take-out" ladybug box! My intent was for my fortune cookie greeting to resemble a heart-shaped leaf along with a "leaf" friend tag on the handle! Success... well let's just say it's not "out of the box!" *LOL*

Behold more incredible creations in the CHF Gallery from the other designers -OR- another view previously posted.

Xtra -
1. Exchange the fortune cookie message for CA$H.

List of Supplies:
Stamps - Cornish Heritage Farms Kim Hughes Collection Foursquare, Silhouette Blooms II and Reverse Dots Bckgrndr.
Cardstock - Prism Classic Red and Georgia-Pacific White.
Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black and Adirondack Citrus.
Embellishments - Sakura Black Glaze Pen, A MUSE Creative Candy Mini Heart and Hemp Cord. Other - Coluzzle, McGill 1/16" Circle, Paper Shapers 1" Circle.
I look forward to our next visit. Until then...

21 January 2008

It's Been A While...

Isn't that the truth...

You won't want to miss my friend, KiM HuGhEs Collection Silhouette Blooms II and Foursquare scheduled for RELEASE over at Cornish Heritage Farms today!

It's been a tad chilly here in New Hampshire the past few days. Impending shower of flurries for this afternoons commute. Hard to fathom... we were experiencing a taste of Spring a few weeks back with temps in the mid-fifties!

It's been a while... seemed rather fitting since I've been amongst the missing once again! LIFE definitely has a way of keeping me busy with Sophie participating in basketball this year, AES winter recreation program, creating a couple samples for Febuary's CHA, etc.... *wink* Not to mention my stampityness took an extended sabbatical over the holidays! However... my head's definitely back in the game of things! *rolls eyes*

Xtra -
1. Flocking can be added using a Xyron machine.
2. Extend life expectancy of chipboard by tracing, cutting, stamping and adding to your creations. Definitely... XTRA bang for your buck!
3. Colorbox FLUID Chalk inks are a great way to add POP! It appears to lift off the paper.

List of Supplies:

Stamps - Cornish Heritage Farms Kim Hughes Collection Silhouette Blooms II, Scratched Grid Bckgrndr, Montana Tree Bark Bckgrndr.
Cardstock - Prism Suede Brown Dark, Tawny Dark and Vanilla Cream.
Ink - Adirondack Espresso and ColorBox Fluid Chalk Chestnut Brown, Rose Coral and Olive Pastel.
Embellishments - Cornish Heritage Farms Camel Flocking, K & Co. Adhesive Pearls and Essentials green square button.
Other - Maya Road "Birds Of A Feather" chipboard and Corner Rounder

Hope you'll return tomorrow for a "twist" on the everyday greeting card... FUN!

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

15 January 2008


Nope... wrong kind of "tonic!"

Tonic Studios Border System was this years gift pick from our Local Stamp Store for a couple of stampity friends on my Christmas list.

The alure?

1. Little effort or exertion is required.

2. Allows crafters to accurately create perfectly patterned edges. Great for cardmaking or scrapbooking!

3. Exceptional value for your DOLLAR... never mind the ability to ADD-ON to this item for any gift giving season!

To ORDER this item, simply click-on the link provided to call Liz or Bette. Their always willing to SHIP anywhere within the USA! Did you know that thee T!M HOLTZ recommends TONIC products?

Samples to follow this post shortly...

Impress the "punch" out of your Valentine! Shopping... the other great sport!
I look forward to our next visit. Until then...