Sunday, June 21, 2009

CHF Creative Chicks Blog Hop!

Hope everyone had a super weekend and spoiled their daddy guys! We had the family over and my husband cooked up a storm. I offered to do it all, but he wanted to take care of it. Seriously, how lucky am I? We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon, and because Dave is a great cook, we all ate ourselves silly!!! The burgers were fab, but I think the winning dish was the marinated pork loin that was grilled to perfection and then topped with a cantaloupe salsa, delish!! Thanks babe!!!

I bet most of you didn't come to visit to hear me talk about food though ;o)

It is a bloggy hop with all of the Cornish Heritage Farms Creative Chicks, and these girls are on fiyah! We all picked one of the Summer Stamp Star Design Challenges and gave it a go. That way if someone who might be on the fence about playing along with us needs a little inspiration or a kick in the pants, we got it for ya! I chose the paper piecing challenge. All of these techniques are so fun in my opinion, but the extra dimension that you get from piecing really floats my boat! I used stamps from the "Pretty Birds" and "Summer Trees" that are both in the Kim Hughes Collection. Various patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye, October Afternoon, and Fancy Pants. The ink I used for the whole project was Ranger's Distress Ink in "Walnut Stain". I used my little Fiskars scissors for most of the cut work, but an exacto worked best for the fence details (and was quicker).

The other girls you are sure to be inspired by are:

Julia Stainton
Lisa Strahl
Lisa Silver
Jennifer Roach
Sherrie Siemens
Kristine Reynolds
Joanne Allison

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful Monday!!!



Mona Lisa said...

Really really sweet Bek!

Sherrie said...

So sweet Bek! I love your paper piecing of those fun and funky colors...perfect!

Angelnorth said...

Love your pieced tree and clouds and I'm with you on the blade for cuts like that fence! Super-cute card! (and my word verification says "zings" - who am I to argue?!)

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Oh my! Super cute card - I am getting excited!!!!

Love food.
And any food discussions are just fine with me!

Kristine Reynolds said...

very cute Beck!

lottie said...

Fabulous - love it - of to hop more

Silvergirl said...

Oh how sweet is this! I love your piecing!!!

cards4u said...

Wonderful job with the paper piecing - your papers certainly capture the spirit of these stamps!

Julia Stainton said...

Oh yum! The BBQ sounds fabulous! Lucky you! Your card is soooo cute! I love the paper piecing Beck!