Friday, July 31, 2009


Short note today - managed to get a few errands done today, as well as get some house cleaning done (with the help of my kiddos!!! :)(maybe I won't be so happy to have them go back to school....)
I did get a little time in the craft room - so I pulled out the other sheet of Faux Designer Paper I did last week and covered another cigar box.
All stamps are from Cornish Heriatge Farms and you can find them here -
I used stamps from the 'Ornamental Beauty' set and the phrase is from a frames set also from CHF.

The chipboard hinges and frame are from Tom Holtz and sprayed with coffee glimmer mist - I also sprayed the little spools with the same glimmer mist.
The inside is covered with more paper on the top of the lid and a red patterned red felt.
I work today but may get time to play this weekend as I am off!!!
Take Care

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bright Bird

Another orangey card for ya today - I put this together right after the from card from last friday so that explains the rarely (for me) used orange showing up again so soon.
This image is from Inkadinkado and is another one that I colored while on vacation back home in NE earlier this month. Finally got around to putting a card together with it.
The main image is colored with copics, and cut out with my nesties/cuttlebug.
All for today - trying to get some projects going in the craft room - and trying to find time to upload some new stuff to my Etsy shop....
Take Care

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hometown journal

One more project with the green sheet of Faux Designer Paper from last week (by the way - I did make some copies of the origional so I would have more to play with :)
Again - all the stamps are form Cornish Heritage Farms - loads of my craft budget goes straight to CHF - LOL - they have such a HUGE number of cool stamps - you do NEED to check them out -
The base paper was done with stamps from the 'Ornamental Beauty' and 'Keys' sets - the tag also adds one from 'Mother's Day Centers' and the main image is from the Thomas Kinkade line 'Hometown Pride'.
The TK was colored with copics and then I covered it with a layer of sepia accents. I added a silk flower that I origionally chose for the matching cigar box but I love how luck would have it - it brings out the sunset colors I used on the TK and the windows.

All for today - working but may have some time to play tomorrow.
Take Care

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Friendship gift box cards

Am preposting for a coiuple days as the kids wanted to go to the waterpark today and the I work tomorrow.
These are some cards I made to match and go inside the cigar box from yesterday. The cards are blank on the inside and the saying on the front is from Cornish Heritage Farms - 'Friendship Cernters'.
You can find all their great stamps here -
I also made a bookmark to go with it too.

All for today - Take Care

Monday, July 27, 2009

Masterpiece gift box

Well here is my first project with the green Faux Designer Paper from last week.
It will also be my entry for the last week of challenges over at Cornish Heritage Farms - this weeks challenge is 'one sheet wonder'.
All stamps are from CHF - the phrase is from 'Motivation Centers', a key from the keys set, and the rest are from the 'Ornamental Beauty' set.
You can find all their stamps here -

This is a cigar box that I covered with the paper I made. The inks are distress inks and some staz-on.
I added a chipboard key (Tim Holtz)
colored with glimmer mist, a keyhole (also Tim Holtz), a silk flower, a decorative brad, a stamped tag, ribbon, and corners cut with my cuttlebug.

The inside bottom of the box is covered with patterned felt and the inside top with more of the FDP.
All for today - have some errands to run and maybe finish up the back to school shopping that the kiddos and I started last thursday.
Looks like tomorrow I am taking the kiddos and a couple friends to the local waterpark.....

Friday, July 24, 2009

Frog Prince

Just a quick card today - I didn't get much stamping done yesterday. I did manage to get a little done with the green sheet of Faux Designer Paper from 2 days ago but I can't show you until monday...:)
I colored this frog while I was on vacation back home in Nebraska. This stamp is way old - the writing has worn off so I don't know who makes it.
I colored him with copics and was feeling a little 'out of the box' with colors today - the oranges are not ones I use very often but I have had this DP for a long time.
All for today - I work again this weekend so we will see you on Monday.

Take Care

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Red - Ornamental FDP

Hope to be stamping today with my local stamp gals so am preposting this for you.
Again I used the 'Faux Designer Paper' technique from 'Technique Junkies' -
I also used stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms - 'Ornamental Beauty' set and a key from another CHF set. You can find them here -
I used different colors for todays - brick red, weathered wood, and walnut stain distress inks and gray staz-on ink.
Again I did them twice - once on white and once on cream - the cream one is the last 2 pics.

All for today - Take Care

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Oranmental DP - green

Been playing with Faux Designer Paper technique from 'Technique Junkies' and some stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms.
You can find out more about the technique here -
And you can find these great stamps from CHF here -
I used stamps from the 'Ornamental Beauty' set and a key from another set.
I used peeled paint, tea dye, and walnut stain distress inks and gray staz-on inks.
I did one on white paper and one on cream paper - the last 2 pics are of the one done on cream paper.

All for today - working today so will have a chance to make something from these sheets on thursday.
Although on thursday I will show you another version of this Faux Designer Paper - in reds.
Take Care

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pirate of the Plains


Finished off my Pirate today - colored the backround with prismacolor pencils, sponged the sky with inks.

All the stamps are from Cornish Heritage Farms except for the sailing ship - that one is a partial of one I have had for over 10 years and don't know who makes it....

I used 2 Scene It sets from CHF - 'Homestead' and 'By the Seashore' and 2 other sigle stamps from CHF - the Pirate boy and the wheat stamp.
You can find them all here -

I had origionally stamped the vellum with colored inks but decided to try white instead and liked it alot better!!!! (makes it MORE make-believeish I think).

The hard part was attatching the vellum without it showing!!! (hence the gold krylon for trim...)

All for today gotta think about something to go with the ribs in the crock pot for dinner.....

Take Care


Monday, July 20, 2009

Prairie Pirate?

Short note today - didn't get much for stamping finished but showing you what I got started.
This weeks challenge at CHF - Cornish Heritage Farms is to "Make a Scene"
All stamps are from CHF and can be found here -
I started with the pirate boy - stamped him and then masked him.
Over him I stamped several stamps from 'Homestead' and 'By the seashore' and the wheat stamp. I colored him with copics.
I plan to color the wheat also with copics and exgtend the tree so he's not floating in mid-air and then color the rest with my prismacolor pencils (for a softer/not so prominent look).

I also plan to do an overlay with vellum with more stamps from 'By the Seashore ' and an old sailing boat.
I got this idea because when we were kids I remember playing pirate by climbing the trees at home and looking out over corn fields (grew up in nebraska - but I don't have any corn stamps so this 'scene' became Kansas instead with the wheat).
My stamp time was limited today by yard work, and errands, the kiddos helped me with house work so this afternoon we went to see the newest 'Harry Potter' movie!!!!!
More tomorrow
Take Care

Friday, July 17, 2009

Fiery Dragonfly

More playing with glimmer mist and resist technique today.
All the stamps are from Cornish Heritage Farms - 'Fiery Floral' scrapblock and a phrase from 'Friend Centers' and you can find them here -
I used a bunch of glimmer mist - the first layers were done with - patina, sea foam, juniper and golden terracotta. Then I stamped the scrapblock and embossed with clear powder. The top layer of glimmer mist is 'coffee shop' .
All the glimmer layers are spellbinders cut with my cuttlebug. The vellum layer was syamped with black memento and then torn.
I have been using my CHF stamps alot lately as they are in the middle of 5 weeeks of challenges - this weeks you may have guessed is for resist technique. All for now gotta get running - planning on a little craft time later today - if I can get errands done.
Take Care - Have a great weekend (I work all weekend)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fiery Resist

Quick prepost for you today - back to work after my vacation!!!!
Another card using clear embossing powder as a resist - this was for the challenges going on over at Cornish Heritage Farms.
All stamps used are from Cornish Heritage Farms and you can find them here -
I started by stamping the 'victorian leaves ' backrounder with current adarondak ink. Then I stamped and embossed the 'fiery floral' scrapblock with clear embossing powder.
Next I sponged current ink all around the embossed image. It was a little bright for what I wanted so I sponged some weathered wood distress ink over the current and I really liked how that looked. The Serenity Prayer is stamped/embossed with white onto vellum and torm to fir the card. Other embellishments include some old ribbon and a hat pin with a pearl tip (way cheep from 'Ben Franklins'~!!!!). Also added some gold krylon to the edges and layered onto black cardstock - and a couple black rhinestones too.

All for today -- Take Care

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fiery Pyramid

I finally got some stampin time today!!!! We got back from our trip to Nebraska on monday evening. We had a great time visiting everyone we could fit into our short week at home. Brothers, Sisters, Nieces, Nephews, Uncles, Aunts and classmates (my DH's).
At my Mom's we spent a bunch of time picking mulberries and making jelly (we helped with the picking and cleaning but my Mom made the jelly), we also helped clean and pit apricots for jelly and beans to can.
I spent a day with my Mom, DD, and Sister doing some shopping in Lincoln, and made a trip to Fremont to a really great scrapbook store that opened there recently called 'Precious Treasures'. I even got to have lunch with my favorite scrapbook guru Vicki :).
We drove in rain most of the day Sunday and about half the day on monday - but we had about 45 minutes of absolute downpour that was kinda crazy.
As my DS said "its raining cats and dogs, cows, pigs, sheep AND the barn!!!"
Yesterday we did laundry (6 loads or so...), cleaned house and then spent some time by the pool -

definatly got used to the slightly cooler weather back in Nebraska!!!!!
This card today was done using several shades of glimmer mist - sea foam, golden terracotta, juniper, and patina for the base coat - embossed the 'Fiery Floral scrapblock' from Cornish Heriatge Farms with clear embossing powder and then sprayed again with coffee shop glimmer mist.
You can find the 'Fiery Floral' scrapblock and a ton of great stamps and supplies here -
The layering technique is called the pyramid technique from Technique Junkies -
Layers and butterfly all cut with nestabilities in my cuttlebug.

These last couple pics are of the quilt that my Mom helped my DD make while she stayed with her this summer. This is the top and my Mom is going to finish it and quilt it on her quilting machine.
All for today - Take Care

Monday, July 13, 2009

Serenity Cottage

Another version of this 'Friendly Cottage' from the Thomas Kinkade line at Cornish Heritage Farms.
You can find it and a bunch of other stamps here -
The main image is colored with copics. The tree backrounder - also from CHF - was stamped onto DP with walnut stain distress ink, bottom layer then sponged with green ink.
All for today - Take Care