Thursday, December 7, 2017

Last Christmas Card For The Year?




Phew, the last Christmas card for the year!  Considering that I started in July, you would think I would have had them done long ago.....Oh well,



Ta Da.......!!

I did copy this idea from Pam of Pam's Paper & Ink.  Thank you Pam.  Now I must get busy and address and mail.

Merry Christmas everybody and God Bless!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Chalk Couture Winterwoodland Scene + Nativity Transfers



Have I told you how much I love Chalk Couture?!!  Love, love, love.  A combination of transfers - Winterwoodland Scene and Nativity.  Here is a picture of my latest creation:



I love it!  It turned out so cool.....like I said in the video it's like all the animal are saying (as they are looking up)  What's up?  What is going on?!!  So Fun to do!!

Take a few minutes and watch my video.... only 2 1/2 minutes.  :-)




 So fun, so easy!  This will be up in my family room for the Christmas season!  Stay tuned for what will be up after Christmas.

Eazy Peazy Mac & Cheezy!

Check out my website at:  cheriecriswell.chalkcouture.com
or click on the button on the right.  :-)

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Christmas Dashing Deer



Thank you Deb Valder for another great card.  Take a look


This is CASEd from Deb with a few changes by me.  Only because I had to use what I have.  I used the 'Merry Christmas' from the stamp set Holiday Wishes #SS-0469 from Fun Stampers Journey.  I used Deb's idea on the ribbon.  It had white checks in it so I sponged Oatmeal Cookie on it to go with my color scheme better.  I also used accessories I already had around the deer's neck. 

Some more pictures:





And



Aren't they cute!

I think they are becoming my favorites so far this year.  Time is getting short, if you are making your holiday cards check out our website soon!  If you need any supplies just please put my name Cherie Criswell or Coach # 366
Today is the last day to join my team as a coach and get your starter kit for only $25.00. That's an awesome deal!!  But hurry it ends at midnight tonight 11/30/17

Thanks for looking

Eazy Peazy Mac & Cheezy!

Chalk Couture Chalk Transfers

Christmas Chalk Couture Transfers!  Take a look at the web site at cheriecriswell.chalkcouture.com  This stuff is awesome!!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Gather & Grateful - Comfort and Joy!

Have I said how much I love Chalk Couture lately?!  LOL, I am obsessed with this wonderful product.  Please check it out at my website cheriecriswell.chalkcouture.com

I have a two sided board to show you today.  First our thanksgiving side in which I used three silk screen transfer.





I used Fancy Corners, Gather & Grateful and Falling Leaves.  The board I had already weathered to make it look more like an old Farmhouse look that is so popular right now.

Then on the other side..........




Whoa! Shut the barn door!
I had painted the buffalo plaid a few days ago following a video from Splinters and Strings.  I then put our Chalk Couture transfer Good Tidings (which sadly is not available) on top with our white chalk paste.  Love it!  You could use any of our big solid prints on top of this in white and it really shows off don't you think?  I'm thinking green, or black & gray plaid.  hmmmmmmm.............

One trick:  Since this is a new and large transfer when I took it off to clean it the sticky side stuck to itself - OH NO!  I thought I ruined my transfer, but I remembered I read somewhere to put it in water.  So I did and that did the trick, however it was not instant - slow and easy as to not distort the transfer.

Eazy Peazy Mac & Cheezy!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Chalk Couture HO! HO! HO!



So this is what I started with this morning:



I liked it, but I felt it needed something, so I added.............




Snowflakes!  I like this even better, but the thing is if I didn't I could just take a wet cloth and wipe it off.  This stuff is amazing!  Love it!!

Eazy Peazy Mac & Cheezy!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Which color should I use? Hmmmmmm......




Ok, I need your help. I am working on my October Club Culture Mistletoe, and I am trying to figure out what color I should use for the sentiment 'Holiday Hugs and mistletoe kisses' - Aquamarine or elephant gray? I also have transfers of snowflakes. To much? What do you think?




Decisions, decision........

I will post my finished project here.

So I couldn't decide so I did .......





Both


And if I don't like that I will just wipe it off and try something else.  Eazy Peazy Mac & Cheezy!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Chalk, chalk, chalkin!




So my daughter-in-law made this using our October Club Couture transfer Mistletoe. Wouldn't this be cute on a baby's bedroom door? Isaiah........perfect!





So cute! and I love the color combination! She painted the background with a purple acrylic and then chalked using the Mistletoe transfer with Aquamarine and white for the lettering.

And for Halloween.....this is what I did:





I used the September Club Couture transfer Thanksgiving Place Setting.

I am completely in love with this new craft!! You really need to try it.

Chalk, chalk, baby! Chalk, chalk!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Sparkle and Snowflakes




This design is using just what I got from my starter kit! CASEd from RubyGraceDesigns. Love it. This is so much fun and addicting. Plus my order is being shipped today. More colors, more transfers. This has to be tried, if you try it you are hooked. So, so fun!

Cheriecriswell.chalkcouture.com




Love it!

Want it!

I already have it!

Yea!!!!


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Chalk Couture Starter Kit



A New crafting company!.....Chalk Couture.  I was hooked the first time I saw it.  They use silk screen quality transfer and chalk paste that is applied with squeegees.  Once this chalk paste dries it is smudge proof!...and kid proof!  These transfers can be applied to chalkboard, material, wood, glass, mirrors and even directly on walls!  When you are tired of it, it can be removed with a damp cloth.  Here is a sneak peek of my starter kit:





Love, love, love!  So FUN and EASY!  Warning.....warning...It is very addicting!  LOL

Here are a few pictures of what Toni (Daughter) and I (Mother) made with our starter kit.  Get it.....MotherDaughterStampin.com














 We put a little glitter on the white nique.  A little hard to see in the picture, but it is there.

























































It's time to change this to another transfer, but I don't want to get rid of this.....guess I will just have to buy another chalkboard.  LOL

I'm lovin this!  Just sayin.

Go check out the web site and see what else they have to offer.  So, so cool!  Off to the right of my page.  by site is:  cheriecriswell.chalkcouture.com

Have a great day and keep on stampin and chalkin!

Eazy Peazy Mac & Cheezy  ;-)





And then I did:




And then to clean it off and get ready to start a new one!  Win, win!!





Monday, October 2, 2017

Chalk Couture - ROCKtober Bundle









Just trying to keep it real and pass on any and all savings!

Still waiting on my kit - So excited!!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Dashing Deer Die Set Christmas Card




And here it is, and here it is, boom chick-a-boom boom boom chick-a-boom boom!





Whoa, I love it!  Starry nights, Christmas nights, Family fun!

OK, this didn't start out so good.  I have a new medium that I just am no good at....yet!

I started out using my Gel Press (JM-0107).  Here is my first attempt:

 

The one on the left I did on the Gel Press....I turned it over and did the one on the right without the gel press.  (I have seen many designs done on the Gel Press that are gorgeous, but....mine is not there yet.  At least not in my opinion.  Lot to learn there - another day.

So I took the one on the right and ran with it.  Here are some more pictures:











Awesome















AND:









Look at the reflection on my flat painted shelf!  So cool, that is the shimmer from our Gold Mirror paper (CS-0136)
















AND....Up close and personal!




So happy how this guy turned out.

Eazy Peazy Mac & Cheezy

I would love to hear what you all think, just drop me a comment

:-)

My New Adventure In The Craft World - Chalk Couture




Oh, wow, this is so awesome.  Writing on chalkboard is what's in now, but my handwritting just doesn't have that professional, artistic look.  That is where Chalk Couture comes in.  This is a new company that uses screen printing like transfers.  (that are reusable 20 - 50 times)  Say what!  They can be used on chalkboards purchased from the company or you can do it yourself on prepared wood, chalkboard, windows, mirrors and even material!

One of the neat things is, once the chalk paste is dry, you can't mess it up.  You cannot smear it!  But.....if you want to change the sign you can with water!  Win, win!  Say you want to change things for holidays for example.

But you also can make things permanent; for example on wood by putting a sealant like lacquer.  So, so cool, I love it and I am very excited to get my starter kit!  I will try to make a video when I receive this!  Here is their logo:

I have this off to the right if you want to check out my store.

Eazy Peazy Mac & Cheezy!!
 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Noel Wreath




Well, this card was fun but a bit labor intensive!  Took me a few days but I do like it.  It's a good thing because I made 12!  LOL

This all started when I was making cards for a friend and I used the mirror paper (CS-0137) for a circle frame.  Well, I ended up with 10 circles of Mirror paper (It is a little pricey) so I needed to make something with it.

I started by stamping the image (Noel Wreath AT-0267) and coloring with our Color Burst pencils (JM-0077) while watching TV.  (Maybe that's why it took so long)  I blended the color on Santa, but not the animals.  I thought it looked more like the texture of fur, feathers etc.  Then I fussy cut them all out!

On to the next step:   I die cut the wreath (DI-0250 Medallion Wreath Die Set) and colored the bow with our Cranberry Bliss Silk (IP-0094)  That stuff that looks like nail polish.



Do you see the silver mirror paper?  or and yea, I had to die cut 12 black circles a little bigger than the mirror paper.  I also used the mirror paper that I cut the circles from and used every space I could to die cut the snow flakes.

Next:




I stamped the background with our stamp Flannel Life (SS-0325) with Black Licorice ink (IP-0041).  Yep, its a stamp not designer paper!

Of course I had to pop everything up.  I used fun foam, small and medium foam square, glue dots, and liquid glue!  whew.....a lot of adhesives! 

Here are some views of the finished products:






I used a plain black circle for this one.




This is designer paper instead of the black circle.  Check out the mirror paper.  You can see my arm in the background taking the picture!  Too funny!







This one too!





Eazy Peazy Mac & Cheezy!  :-)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Bible Journaling Before, During and After Hurricane Irma - Brody's Birthday!






This is how I spent my days before Hurricane Irma.  It really helped.

Then the day of:



Sydni did this page the day of the hurricane Irma while I did.....

Always be full of joy in the Lord.  I say it again - Rejoice!

Philippians 4:4



this page

Don't worry about anything, instead, pray about everything.

Philippians 4:6























While we were doing this Brody did:



This....Dad and Sydni are Photo bombing  :-)  It's also Brody's Birthday, boy will he have a story to tell!  Mommy was putting puzzles together and making Brody's chocolate chip cookie cake - Yum  Daddy and Grandpa were always checking around to keep us safe!

After Irma, I did this



I used our September BloomBox from FSJ called Hello Sunflower and Dandelion Wishes.  I just stamped with VersaMark and used a dauber to place our Pan Pastels over the image.  Later I sprayed with hair spray to set.  Love Pan Pastels so fun, easy and fast!  The page on the right I used Journaling Pens.  :-)

Eazy Peazy Mac & Cheezy!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Christmas Card Using 'No Prob Llama' Stamp Set



Alright all ready, I am on a roll!  This is actually my 8th Christmas card for this year.  WooHoo!  This one is so cute, I love it!  I am using my new favorite stamp set 'No Prob Llama' (SS-0481)



The hat on Mr. Llama on the right is just as bright red as the guy on the left.  The light just caught the glimmer more on the right one.  This was so fun and I actually designed this one all by myself.  I did use some great tips from coaches, for example Deb Valder gave me the idea of using Model Paste for texture on the Llamas.  It makes it look so real!!  And Char Leasor gave me the tip to use my Gel Press to achieve the mirror image of my Llamas!     💃💃💃


Here is how it started: 


Remember paper dolls?  Well....My Paper Llamas!  Let me introduce you to 'Mr. & Mrs. Llama!  Fun right?  Now to dress them up and get ready for the holidays!



There is a die that comes with this stamp set. (DI-0344) or the bundle for both the stamp set and die AND a 10% discount (BD-0282) 😉

I used the die to cut a mask out of copy paper to sponge Lovely Blue ink (IP-0075) in the background.  I also used the die to cut out Mr. Llama, only half way though so I could pop him up and add his wreath.








A closer view so you can see the texture of my Llamas










See the shine on Mrs. Llama sun glasses?  That is from using Journey Glaze (AD-0002).












One with sun glasses and one without.  Most of the accessories come with this stamp set, a few are from other die sets.  The blanket and the wreath are from the die 'Dashing Deer Die Set' (DI-0254).  The Vintage Tinsel (AC-0342) and the Dashing Deer Die are Host Exclusives and can be purchased with a qualifying order.  The bell hiding by the tinsel is 'Mini Jingles' (AC-0153)
















Of course, after I took most of the pictures, I decided to add a little more bling.  So what do you think?  Boy, I could go crazy with this stamp set.  So, so cute!

Eazy Peazy Mac & Cheezy!  :-)

Friday, August 25, 2017

Third Christmas Card of 2017


Hey guys, workin on my Christmas cards a little at a time.  These cards are CASEd from Richard's Holiday presents.  I changed it a little only because I did not have everything, so I used what I had.  :-)


I did not have the music background stamp, but I did have an old wheel (remember those?)  I took it apart and put it on a cushion and presto....I have a clear mount stamps.  I just had to stamp several times instead of just once.  FSJ has some awesome Silver Shavings (AC-0344) but I didn't have that either so I mixed silver and gold glitter and ta da!  There is so much stufff I want in the FSJ catalog, just can't get it all at once.  One step at a time.
Here are some close-ups:




Two different poinsettias:  The one on the left was stamped (SS-0524) from Poinsettia Burst and die cut (DI-0375) or to save 10% the bundle (stamp set + Die BD-0295).  The one on the right I used Poinsettia Burst Accessory (AC-0308)










I combined Gold and Silver Embossing powder to give the very cool and classy color on the 'Merry Christmas'











































I used the stamp set Holiday Wishes for all the greetings (SS-0469)


Eazy Peazy Mac & Cheezy!  
:-)