Daily Archives: August 14, 2009

change is good.

Change is good. Change is everywhere these days. Sometimes it’s not so fun. There’s been some companies folding and those that want to stay in business are doing some serious restructuring. The entire crafting industry is changing and it’s interesting to see how things will be. Seriously, I don’t think it’s entirely a bad thing. We may not like the transition but I do know that hard times do make us stronger. It makes us think of new ways to do things.

So. Where am I going with this? Changes are coming for me as well. I’m sure most of you know that I’ve been on staff with Cornish Heritage Farms for almost two years now. It’s been a fabulous job. I’ve grown, learned and stretched my abilities and gave it my all. Unfortunately due to the present economic climate, both Becky and I have been laid off. And that’s OK. While most companies are carrying massive debt, CHF’s policy is to not run with a deficit. And IĀ  respect that immensely. What does that mean for me? A lot of things actually. I’ll have a little more time on my hands. I’m going to spend more time with my family. Lots more. Yay! I’m looking to explore new creative outlets and possibilities. I’m excited because although the transition can be tough, I know God has something special in store for me.

I’ll be with CHF until next Friday, the 21st of August. I know this sounds quick but I’ve had lots of notice. Thanks so much Richard and Liz for the wonderful opportunity of working for CHF. It was always a joy, a challenge and a great experience.

So what will you be seeing here on my blog?

  • You’ll still be seeing some CHF designs and stamping. I’m STILL designing stamps each month for release and I’m excited about that. Thanks Richard and Liz for this awesome opportunity. I love it. And yes…I’ll still be sharing some of that rubber with you. :)
  • I’m going to have some fun with other paper crafting products and explore some different ideas and see where it leads
  • I’m going to be part of a new team….you’ll have to wait for the details šŸ˜‰
  • I’ll still be writing for Craft Critique and sharing those reviews with you
  • I’m still going to be designing freelance for publications
  • I’ve been wanting to get back to scrapbooking. Becky has been nagging šŸ˜‰ me for months and I’m really going to do it
  • I’m going to finish off a couple Jessica Sprague courses and do some digital projects
  • I’m going to practice my photography
  • I’m going to blog a little less. Probably the same amount of projects…just blogged together instead of daily.
  • ? Who knows!

I hope you’ll stay with me as I journey along.

Change is good.


Art Nouveau

A couple of simple thank yous to share today, both featuring the latest CHF backgrounder release, Art Nouveau. I think this is one of my all-time favorite background stamps and judging by the amount of samples I created, it’s super easy to use. I’ll share a few of the others another day. :) First of all, this beautiful pattern reminded me of fabric. It’s super easy to get that look by stamping on some textured Bazzill Basics cardstock. The stamping really highlights the weave pattern and what could be easier?

And while we’re on the subjects of thank yous….thanks SO much for your response to my latest stamp set. I’m thrilled that you like it. :)

Thanks Friend


Supply List:

Stamps: Art Nouveau Backgrounder by CHF
Vintage Text Scrapblock by CHF
Ink: Black Memento ink byTsukineko, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink by Ranger
Paper: white textured paper and kraft cardstock by Bazzill Basics, Blush Red DArk by Prism Papers
Other: ribbon, button by Jenni Bowlin, tag by Making Memories, chipboard letters by American Crafts

Floral Many Thanks


As you can see, this backgrounder looks beautiful stamped simply tone on tone and paired up with a clean card design. The Iced Teal & Spring Willow Light cardstock from Prism looks great with the stamped Kraft cardstock. This card design also uses the new Mona Lisa Moments sentiment set that is released today. If you’re looking for a great script sentiment set, this is it!

Supply List:

Stamps: Art Nouveau Backgrounder by CHF
Freesia by CHF
Cursive Expressions (MLM Line) by CHF
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento Ink by Tsukineko
Paper: Kraft, Iced Teal, Spring Willow Light by Prism Papers
Other: ribbon by Creative Impressions, button by Autumn Leaves

Happy Friday!