Category Archives: Thomas Kinkaid

Strong to the finish…

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While planning for my stress-free Christmas, I ordered some of these precut boxes from Taylor last month in my standby color: Chocolate! I’m so glad I did. I was able to assemble these treat packages with tags cut from Thomas Kinkaid scrapbook papers from CHF. Taylor carries a large variety of precut boxes and treat containers. They come to you, cut from beautiful Prism cardstock and carefully packaged for safe arrival.

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I used my Label One Spellbinders Die, Christmas sentiment from CHF and glitter to accent the tag. I cut, stamped and glittered 4 in about 5 minutes last night. You can use this same concept with pretty printed papers.

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What’s inside? 7 layer – Magic Bars. These are a Christmas favorite of mine since I was  little, little girl. My mom would make them every single year for us.  They are so easy. If you can smash graham crackers in a ziplock bag, you can make these yourself in about 6-7 minutes of prep time. No mixing, stirring or mess to clean up. The recipe is for a 9×13 pan, I cut mine into 5×3 chunks. I got 6 blocks from each pan. They fit perfectly in my boxes.

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Wrapped in wax paper allows the recipient to sneak a peak. It also prevents the oils from the butter from seeping thru to the cardstock box. Easy, easy. I did purchase Taylor’s Sticky Tape to assemble the boxes. I’m glad I did. The tabs aren’t all that long that hold the boxes together, and you need a strong adhesive that works well in a smaller space. This worked like a charm.

I can’t wait for the girls to take these to a few neighbors later today and tomorrow.

Divine Design: For your man…

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And there came a voice to him, saying, Rise up, Peter, kill and eat.  ~ Acts 10:13

My Divine Design project this month is a gift for my sweet husband who is sitting in a hunting blind as I type.  This is a journal for him to keep track of what he hunts, where, with whom and how they did that day. He’s kept logs of his waterfowl hunting effort and success for the Department of Wildlife for years, but those get mailed back in at the end of the season. I think he’ll write stuff down for himself, as well, given the space. Secretly, I’m hoping to use this as evidence next fall when he says, ‘ah, babe….I haven’t been huntin’ all that much this year!’ Though, if I’m fair, I knew what I was getting into with him when we were dating. He’s always been a big outdoor/hunting type of fanatic.

 Imagine his delight when Wes came across Acts 10:13 several years ago in a men’s study, well it might have been a study…I think it was probably Phil Robertson‘s fault. There it was in black and white, the Lord’s permission to hunt, wiping away the confines of Old Testament law of what was and was not clean meat for consumption! What loving, submissive wife could argue with ‘I feel called’…

I used my Bird Watching stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms, the Saturday Evening Post collection stamped with Espresso Adirdonack ink and then lightly colored with Copic Marker. The background paper and the journal covering paper are from the Thomas Kinkaid Masculine Paper Pack (also from CHF). They provided the perfect backdrop for the stamped image. The main image was cut with the Spellbinders Label One die. I printed ‘Acts 10:13’ off and accented the bottom right corner with a build-a-brad. The keychain bookmark is from the Tim Holtz collection that I picked up at the Crafty Scrapper in Waxahachie, TX last week. I used an elastic cord from 7gypies to hold it closed. The actual verse is printed on the first page inside the journal.

You can see other Divine Design inspiration from Angel Wilde, Nancy Morgan and Jami Sibley. They posted their beautiful projects over a week ago. If you want to read about the original Divine Design challenge, you can do that HERE. We’d love to have you join us. If you are looking for more scripture inspired work, you can do that at Triple the Scraps from my friend, Patter Cross. She has a wonderful Bible based project she’s been working on all year. Her wisdom and insight always speaks to me.

Thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow!

8 by 8 a.m.

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I cut up my Thomas Kinkaid Christmas Series Paper Pack on Saturday morning and made 8 cards in less than an hour for the Snow Challenge at Cornish Heritage Farms. I’m going to use similar, simple layouts and finish up the rest of them. I can get 48 cards from this pack of gorgeous paper with larger images for gift wrap or bags and solid coordinating paper left over.

The scenes in the Christmas pack are all snowy, so with ‘warm wishes’ from the Joyeux Noel snowflake set, I can package these up in sets of 4-6 for quick, thinking of you gifts at Christmas. They’ll be perfect for Christmas thank yous or New Year’s cards that the recipients can send.

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These are accented heavily with glitter in snowy spots. Love how quickly these cards came together for me. Wonderful sense of accomplishment.

  • Stamps – Joyeux Noel (Aimee Nugent Line) Cornish Heritage Farms
  • Cardstock – Thomas Kinkaid Christmas Paper Pack & Kraft (Prism)
  • Ink – Snow Cap Pigment Adirondack & Espresso Adirondack (Ranger)
  • Accs – flourish strips that I cut up (Prima Marketing), Sukura Quickie Glue Pen, White Glitter – unknown, dimensional foam dots

See you tomorrow!

Sassy Glass Work

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I have been wanting to try soldering for a long time and got this kit a month or so ago. I love the collage type stained glass charms that the really artsy people make. So, I packed up all the stuff, headed off to Wes’ work bench in the basement, and this is the result of my first try…well actually, my third try. I discovered that to work down there in the man-cave, I need 3 more hands and an OTT light. I sure hope that lead solder will flake off of his big ole manly man work vise.

This image is, perhaps, my favorite Thomas Kinkaid stamp in the CHF collection, The Forest Chapel. Here I have stamped it in Brilliance Pearlescent Beige and then accented with swirls from the Beautiful stamp set in Pearlescent Chocolate. The ‘divine’ and ‘design’ are BOTH from the Sassy Petites stamp set (released today along with Christmas Expressions). Isn’t that cool? DIVINE DESIGN!! I’m going to try to make a few of these charms, and hopefully improve my solder skills along the way.

I’ll see you tomorrow! Have a great, fabulous day!

In the spirit of sneaky….

Ms. Mona Lisa Strahl released a brand new product line for Cornish Heritage Farms yesterday. I’ll let her tell you all about it, but suffice to say the CHF team is pretty excited about these gorgeous patterned papers featuring beautiful Thomas Kinkaid art. Here’s a little blip that she shared with me. You can see more and get more 411 by visiting her blog Mona Lisa Moments.

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I’ll be later today with some stamping… Have a good one!

Well, I made it through alive…

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I made it through my first cardio workout in a while… I’m still here. :) Of course, I made that 12 week commitment, so I guess I’ll go to the gym again today.

My card this morning uses the same layout as my Elvis card from Monday, but the stamps and embellishments change the ‘feel’. I am always short on masculine cards, and honestly, they are harder for me. I’ll add this one to my stash.

The Thomas Kinkaid image (The Good Life) is monochromatic with Lettuce ink. I stamp and use these TK images monochromatic about 84.2% of the time. I *could* color them, but why? I’ll leave the coloring to Sherrie! 😉 Magic Mesh, Prima Flowers and a Copper Krylon Pen complete this quick card. Here’s a hint for the Krylon pen: I use a piece of paper to mask off the inside of the image layer (so just the 1/8″ – 1/4″ border shows). Then take your leafing pen and mark the edge in one swift swoop without stopping or lifting your pen. You will have a very smooth, polished edge to frame your image without the need to add another layer.

  • Cardstock: Cryogen White, Spring Willow Medium, Paypaya Puree Dark and Suede Dark Brown – all Prism