Monday, June 22, 2009

Challenge Blog Hoppin'

CHF has a fantastic Summer Stamp Star Design Challenge coming... All the details can be found here. To get the ball rolling, the CHF Designers thought we'd all try our hand at the challenge techniques...

The challenge I decided to take on was the One Sheet Wonder technique. It's a fast and fabulous way of creating your own patterned paper - and super economical. I have to admit that it's been ages since I've done this technique, so I tossed my hand in the ring for this one. In fact, this was a favorite technique of mine as a new stamper. And then... I found Basic Grey... I was never to look back! ;-)

Stinkin' Cute!
Seriously... how cute is this background?! I repetitively stamped the bamboo to make a background forest. I colored each image and shaded with copic markers. The frame around my little panda is a wooden piece from We R Memory Keepers and the shape of the design on it reminded me of the leaves of the bamboo...

Here's a view of the card from the side.

So... are you ready for the hopping? The fantastic ladies at CHF have been hard at work, creating designs to inspire you for the Summer Stamp Star Design Challenges.

1 - Coloring: Sherrie
2 - Paper Piecing: Becky
3 - Resist: Julia and Jen
4 - Make a Scene: Kristine
5 - One Sheet Wonder: Joanne and me

And as an added bonus, Lisa Strahl has created her magic too! Be sure to stop by and check out the fun!

Thanks for stopping by!
-Zooper Fun (Kim Hughes Collection) by CHF

-Tuxedo Black Memento ink by Tsukineko

-Solar White, Suede Brown Dark, Kiwi Dark, Kraft

-Copic Markers
-Wood Knots frame by We R Memory Keepers
-Dimensional Tape
-Black glaze pen by Sakura

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Stamps for Sale

I finally got organized to post a few... OK... lots of things for sale. :-)
I just have to get rid of some of the sets I have that aren't getting used. It's a shame, really, but I'd rather have someone enjoy them.

You can find all the details here at Splitcoaststampers:

Loads of SU Stamps for Sale


CHF Stamping Star... Will it be YOU???!?!?

So... Will it be you?
Check out all the details in the official release below...

Cornish Heritage Farms’
Summer Stamp Star
Design Challenge

CHF is excited to announce a 5 week long design challenge which will run from June 29th, 2009 until August 2nd, 2009. Stampers will have the opportunity to show us their creativity throughout those lazy days of summer!

The Details:
1. Participate in a weekly stamping challenge for five consecutive weeks to earn a guest
spot in September 2009, on the CHF Design Team
2. Each week will feature a different challenge where you have the opportunity to
upload one image of your design or project into a special gallery for that challenge at
the CHF Forum website. The gallery will be open for each challenge and then closed
before the next challenge begins.
3. One winner will be selected per week based on design merit and will receive a $50
rubber stamp credit to select from any of the hundreds of stamps that might suit their
fancy at
4. At the end of the five challenge weeks, any participant that has submitted projects to
all five challenge galleries will be juried by our team and one winner who has shown
consistent design excellence throughout the challenges will win the entire CHF
stamp release for the month of September and a Guest Design Team spot to show off
their skills. This designer will be featured on the blog and be included in our
newsletter - after all that work, we want to share the talents of this fabulous designer
with the stamping community!
So what are you doing this summer? Will it be You?

Challenge 1:
Color it: Use your favorite medium whether it is ink, markers, pencils or chalk - we want to see you color what you have stamped. (Gallery opens at 9 a.m. on Monday June 29, 2009 and closes on Monday at 9 a.m. on July 6, 2009)

Challenge 2:
Paper Piecing: Stamp your image on a few different types or colors of paper and then piece it back together to create your design. (Gallery opens at 9 a.m. on Monday July 6, 2009 and closes at 9 a.m. on Monday July 12, 2009)

Challenge 3:
Resist: Using any of the techniques or products available, create a project that lets the layers underneath shine through. (Gallery opens at 9 a.m. on Monday July 13, 2009 and closes at 9 a.m. on Monday July 19, 2009)

Challenge 4:
Make a Scene: Take elements from one set or many and build a scene in any style from realistic to cute. (Gallery opens at 9 a.m. Monday July 20, 2009 and closes at 9 a.m. on Monday July 26, 2009)

Challenge 5:
One Sheet Wonder: Stamp an 8.5 x 11 or 12 x 12 sheet of paper with multiple repeating or collaged images and then use it up. Create an ensemble, gift box, set of cards, scrapbook page or whatever comes to mind - we want to see your creativity. (Gallery opens at 9 a.m. on Monday July 27, 2009 and closes at 9 a.m. on Monday August 2, 2009)

*Challenges run on Central Standard Time

The Fine Print:
-Each participant can only submit one design per week; select the design that represents your very best effort load it into the appropriate gallery when it is open.
-Each weekly winner will be selected and notified by Tuesday after the challenge closes. We will share who the winner is and their project as a feature on our blog the Wednesday following the participation deadline.
-Each participant that has uploaded a project for all five of the challenges will each receive a discount code of 25% for playing along. The discount code will be awarded once the Design Challenge is over & the overall winner has been notified. Because we are sponsoring this contest, we ask that your Challenge Submission design use at least one Cornish Heritage Farms stamp.
-All designs submitted must be entirely your own.
-Upload your project to the appropriate gallery for the challenge that you are participating in, and then list all CHF stamps used in the description area.