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May 5, 2008

The Challenge Chicks are getting Inky!

Today's CHF Challenge Chicks challenge (cha cha cha!) on the farm was to use StazOn ink on a project. Well.... I was SO excited because I had the perfect idea... but my stamps didn't arrive in time. I did do a project, but it's a little wimpy. ;) Make sure you check back later this week for my 'real' challenge project! It's going to be fun!

I had several requests for Mother's Day cards from my coworkers and noticed that I really didn't have any good sentiments to go along with them! Yikes! So... I had to be a little creative. I had some lime green Thickers (chipboard letters) that I colored dark brown (stamp directly onto letters with a VersaMark pad and heat emboss with brown embossing powder).

I found the words "For You" in the Baked with Love set but couldn't find a good place to stamp them so they would still be visible. I had a scrap of a Clear Card Sheet and remembered that Mona had a recent post about heat embossing with white StazOn. So... I added some yummy Coffee & Cream embossing powder and heat set. I added the sentiment to the card using a small dimensional foam dot and then covered over it with a decorative pearl.

Make sure to check out the other girls' projects for some really GREAT ways to use StazOn ink. Oh... and BTW - Cornish Heritage Farms just got in some NEW great colors that I've never seen before!

-Lisa Silver
-Sherrie Siemens
-Lisa Strahl

- (sentiment) Baked With Love (the Kim Hughes Collection) by Cornish Heritage Farms
- Beautiful (the Rummage Bin) by Cornish Heritage Farms

- Birchtone Dark Prismatic CS by Prism

Patterned Paper:
(details to come)

- Versamark by Tsukineko
- Cotton White StazOn by Tsukineko
- Espresso Adirondack ink by Ranger

- Clear Card Sheet by CHF
- Coffe n Cream Scented Embossing Powder by CHF
- May Arts Ribbon
- Thickers chipboard alpha by American Crafts
- Adhesive backed pearls


  1. I just love this Julie! clever you!

  2. This looks so cool! Love it Julie....I need to do up some Mother's day cards too! Love those thickers!

  3. Your card is wonderful! I'm needing to make a pile of Mother's Day cards... and have yet to start! I think your tips will save me time!!


  4. Beautiful Mother's Day card!

  5. Oh, what a delight for me to visit your blog today! Thank you for sharing such beautimous eye candy, Julie! Hope it's OK to have added you to my blog hoppin' roll--let me know if not and I'll remove it speedy quick!

    What a happy, colorful place you have here! hugs & grins, JulieHRR

  6. You did a beautiful job it!!


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