Category Archives: Cornish Heritage Farms

Wanted, a giveaway & World Cardmaking Day

Sorting and organizing have been high priority these days. I find it’s a good thing to go through your supplies a couple times a year at least to see what you have, what you need, what can be used up and what needs to find a better home.

World Cardmaking Day is coming up quickly as well. It’s this Saturday October 2nd. I adore making cards. Do you have plans for the day? Stop by as I’ll have a project to share and a winner to announce…keep reading for the details.

Need a little enabling? If you’re looking for some fabulous new product and a great sale, be sure to stop by Ellen Hutson LLC. There are tons of new CHA releases and Ellen is offering 15% off storewide. I have a couple packages making their way to me and I can’t wait to get them. Click HERE for the sale details.



Supplies: cardstock by Bazzill, sewing machine, stamps by Cornish Heritage Farms, lace by Webster’s Pages, flower by Prima, crochet flower by Imaginesce, pin, chipboard letters

While I’ve been busy sorting my goodies and  I found doubles of the Newspaper Ads Scrapblock, Crossword and the Bracket Block Scrapblock that I designed for CHF. These are a few of my favorite stamps and I love their huge 6×6 inch size. To help celebrate World Cardmaking Day, they’d love to go to a good home where they’d get some inky love. Leave me a comment on this post  letting me know what you’d do with them and I’ll randomly draw one winner to receive all three. You have until 9 pm EST Friday night to leave your comment on this post.  I’ll post the winner on Saturday, World Cardmaking Day. Sound fun?

Good luck and happy creating!

Blast from the Past

Good morning! Happy Monday!

I have a blast from the past for you today. As I mentioned last week, Cornish Heritage Farms is closing its doors and I thought I’d walk down memory lane a little and share a few designs that I created in the past.

Ellen has stamps from each of these projects still in stock. All CHF rubber that is still in store is 40% off. Once it’s gone, it’s gone so if you can’t find the link it’s been sold out.


Hello Friends uses one of my favorite Kim Hughes stamp sets, Collage Elements. It’s classic and fresh at the same time.



Thank You for Your Service & Missing You both use the We Remember Rummage Bin set for two very different looks. This set pulls at my heart strings. It is also available as a precut set as well.


I adore classic fruit images as they are so versatile. This card is created by stamping lemons from the Fruit Basket stamp set and then coloring with colored pencils.


Ahoy Matey is a fun, fun set. With four boys in the house, this one is a keeper.


Here’s another “guy” card. It was for one of my boys’ birthdays. It has a lot of stamping on it including the AlphaNumber Backgrounder and the guitar from the Kim Hughes Supah Star set.


Finally, one of my favorite stamped layouts, Imagine. The IMAGINE title comes from the Big Inspiration set and the WISH BIG! stamped accent on the Tim Holtz Fragment is from the incredibly versatile Classic Essential Expressions stamp set. The Make Each Day a Masterpiece sentiment comes from one of my absolute favorite sentiment sets, Motivational Centers.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this little walk down memory lane. It’s brought back many sweet memories for me. I was thinking the other day of the CHF journey, how much I learned, how much I enjoyed creating art and how much I loved being part of the team but the most wonderful thing I’ve taken away is the friendships forged.

Thanks for stopping by!

Oh Dear

If you haven’t heard the big news of the weekend, Cornish Heritage Farms is closing it’s doors and looking for a buyer. Although I am no longer affiliated with CHF, this makes me very sad. Their Backgrounders and Scrapblocks were among my very favorite stamps to use and this also means that all the stamp sets I designed for them will no longer be in production, at least for the near future.If you’ve never checked out my stamps or wish to order any before they are gone, check out my Stamps Designed Page. Best wishes Richard and Liz on your new venture.

Ellen Hutson is saying good-bye to CHF and clearing out her impressive investment in their product lines. If you’d like some CHF rubber, this is a fabulous sale and every CHF stamp is 40% off. Act quickly as once it’s gone, it’s gone. Ellen had 455 different CHF SKU’s yesterday and is now down to a selection of 351 twelve hours later. You can find her CHF stamps sale here.

Baby News


Today I thought I’d share a design using some CHF stamps I created. The Newspaper Ads Scrapblock and Baby Dear were the last I designed for CHF and were truly a labour of love.

I’ve paired up the stamps with the Basic Grey Cappella line of paper. It’s so beautiful and while designed as a wedding line, works well for so many other things. I said I’d still be playing along with the Card Patterns sketches when I can and so I’ve used the classic and elegant sketch 71 as a great jumping off point for this design.

Hope your week is off to a great start!

wear. your. art.

Looking for projects to do with your older girls and teens this summer? Why not combine a little crafting and jewelry for art you can wear? I’ve created this fun two-sided jewelry project for today’s CLASSroom post. I hope you’ll join me for the tutorial.


Happy creating and have a wonderful long weekend!

Happy Canada Day

Yay for Canada Day! I’m a very proud Canadian and Canada Day is one of my favorite days of the year.What’s not to like about a day to celebrate a wonderful country and spend a warm sunny day eating BBQ with family and friends?

I thought it would be appropriate to share a fun project I created last year for Crafts ‘n Things magazine.


While I’m off having fun, Cindy is stepping in to host today’s WT challenge. Thanks Cindy! If you’re in the crafting mood,  play along here.

In honour of Canada Day, I’m off to the beach to turn my very white self, a little red in the beautiful sunshine. (don’t worry! I promise to wear my sunscreen!)

Have a safe and wonderful Canada Day!

every day of your life

May you live every day of your life. I totally love this saying. Don’t you? There will never be another today so I need to make the most of it. Live for what truly counts.

Today I’m sharing another creation in the CLASSroom. Ever tried making your own rub-ons? I hope you’ll stop by for the tutorial.


Wishing you a very special day,


It’s been quite a while since I’ve done much embossing. When I first started stamping and bought that heat gun, I was enthralled. Watching that embossing process was so cool. And there are so many heat embossing techniques. Why don’t I use them much any more? Aha! Does this make a good Ways to Use it Challenge? It was fun to challenge myself to create am embossed design and I hope you’ll join me today in the challenge here.

Embossed Journey Card


For this project, I used one of my favorite (and easy) embossing techniques.  A multi colored embossed surface using three different embossing powders. It probably has another name as well but I call it Triple Embossing.Here’s how you do it…

  1. Choose a  large stamp such as a background stamp or an image with a lot of inking surface. Ink with Versamark or embossing ink and stamp your paper.
  2. Sprinkle embossing powder A over approximately 1/3 of the surface. Remove excess.
  3. Sprinkle embossing powder B over another third of the surface. Remove excess.
  4. Sprinkle embossing powder C over the entire surface. Remove excess,
  5. Heat with heat gun until all the embossing powder is melted.


I love the way the embossed areas catch the light. You may also have noticed the huge brad in the project. It was  embossed with about 5 layers of Cranberry Adirondack Embossing powder to coordinate with my project. The stamping it done on some patterned paper, the Basic White 6×6 paper pad by Basic Grey.

Quick Tip: Use embossing powders from the same company so that they liquify at approximately the same time for good blending.

Supplies: Black cardstock by Bazzill, Cranberry Cardstock by Prism, Basic White 6×6 paper pad by Basic Grey,  Life ScrapblockSilhouette Blooms 1 by Cornish Heritage Farms, Cranberry Adirondack Embossing Powder, Tarnished Gold Embossing Powder, and Silver Embossing Powder by Ranger, Tim Holtz Tissue Tape by Advantus, Rosebud and Tangelo Memento Ink and Versamark Ink by Tsukineko

Happy creating!