Daily Archives: February 12, 2008

A color challenge…

In between awaiting for glimpses of the CHA displays…a few of the Cornish Heritage Farms designers and myself decided to have a little challenge. We’re the extremely jealous ones at home the ones blessed to stay home with our loved ones, and decided to have a little fun too. Well…I’m not having too much fun here with the renovations but hey! I needed an outlet today! This seems to be the never ending renovation/addition. DH is very talented and doing 95% of it himself. Of course… it will be extremely well done and the only way to afford it but the drawback is…it started in September and consumes every waking moment he is home from work. Thanks so much ladies for all the kitchen color combos. We’ve decided on a color…I think. It is Benjamin Moore Bed of Ferns and is something of a cross between SU’s True Thyme and Prism’s Birchtone Medium. DD is not happy with the choice but hey! when she has her own kitchen, she can choose. With the amount of time I spend in there daily cooking for seven people I need SOOTHING, baby!

Today’s challenge was to use Birchtone Dark, Intense Pink, Papaya Puree Dark & Spring Willow Green medium as a color combo. I picked this color combo for the Cornish Heritage Farm’s CHA display for Kim Hughes’ line. I love pink and orange together! You can check out some pics of the booth display here. Make sure you check out the other CHF designers’ blogs for their designs as well.

Dawn, Anne, Mary, Tami, Kristine (yes, Kristine DID go to CHA but she is home again and raring to play:) )

Hey Tweetie


I was trying to decide what stamp set to play with today when I realized that even though I’ve made quite a few designs with Kim’s Pretty Birds set…I’ve not made any for my blog. That clinched it…I just adore these little birdies and masked the nest, branch and bird together for a fun image. The only piece of Intense Pink I had left was already inked and stamped with the Large Polka Dots backgrounder stamp in white craft ink so I pulled the design together from there using some of my favorite accessories.

We have another fun challenge planned for tomorrow so stay tuned! And if you want to play along…feel free. Just link your designs in the comments section of one of the blogs and we’ll come take a peek. 🙂

Supply List:

stamps: Pretty Birds (Kim Hughes’ line) & Large Polka Dots backgrounder  – Cornish Heritage Farms

cardstock: Natural Smooth, Intense Pink, Papaya Puree Dark, Birchtone Dark – Prism

Ink: White Craft ink, Burnt Umber Palette ink – Stewart Superior, Latte, Raspberry, Espresso, Lettuce Adirondack inks – Ranger

Other: Fashion pin – Fancy Pants Designs, ribbon – Creative Impressions, circle cutter – EK Success, flourish chipboard – Maya Road

Hello Foursquare…

This morning I thought I’d share a fun card design that I created last week. This week has been so crazy I haven’t been able to sit down for more than a couple minutes at the computer and havne’t made it NEAR the stamping desk! Today my kitchen cupboards are getting pulled out and let me tell you…I just cannot wait until this is all over. We’ve been up at six and working till almost midnight each night and it seems despite my best efforts, the dust and dirt get worse each day. 🙁 In the end, it is all going to be worth it though and I’m just keeping the end in sight. Anyone have some ideas for a kitchen paint color? This one has scratching my head. I usually know what I want! Tile is tan, kind of a natural finish, cupboards will be dark brown stained cherry and the counted a speckled black and tan granite look.

Ladybird Hello


This card just kind of came together. I’d been wanting to play somemore with my EK Success Curvy Cutter Circle template. This kind of a circle cut out of a circle layout has been in my head for a while. I actually had a few of these brown circles cut out and laid them on top to see how it would look. I was shocked to find they were the exact right size to layer on top. Now how often do things like that happend?! 🙂

For this design I used my new Kim Hughes’ Foursquare stamp set from Cornish Heritage Farms. The star stamped natural layer, as well as the ladybug is elevated on foam adhesive. The little star is foam from an American Crafts baby embellishment set and I just colored it in with my Copic marker to make it the shade I wanted. 🙂

{Have a great day!}

-Foursquare(Kim Hughes Collection) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-Tag You’re It (the Kim Hughes Collection) by Cornish Heritage Farms

-Red Adirondack Ink by Ranger
-Antique Linen Distress Ink by Ranger
-Burnt Umber Palette Ink by Stewart Superior

-Natural Smooth cardstock by Prism Papers
-Medium Blush Red, Suede Brown DArk Prismatic cardsotck by Prism Papers

-safety pin by Creative Impressions
-Brown Velvet ribbon – May Arts
-foam star by American Crafts
-eyelet by Making Memories
-red gingham ribbon
-dimensional foam tape

Crop-a-dile by We R Memory Keepers
circle cutter – EK Success