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

 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:

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:



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.


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!  

Friday, August 18, 2017

My oldest Grandbaby is turning 13 today!

Happy Birthday Sydni Faith.  Love you so much..........

 Wow, how could that be!

Love you to the moon and back!  Hugs and kisses

Here are the rest of the cards  in the August kit 'Pop Art'

 And close up:

Background stamping in three colors.

The background was done with three colors and a brayer.  A little liquid Black Licorice for the dots and lines.

This picture was over stamped a little to give the appearance of motion or 3-D

Love this set!  So versatile.  It comes with many greeting, but you can also add some of your own even hand write it in the bubble to match any occation!

Eazy Peazy Mac & Cheezy!  :-)


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

2nd Christmas card for 2017!

CASEing Richard AGAIN!  WooHoo, can't go wrong following Richard!  So I am CASEing away.  LOL

Richard gives us so many ideas, love his creativity!  The background features our Fa la la embossing folder.  White embossed the flowers and leaves, add some embellishments and voila!

Here is another picture of front and inside.

What do you think?  Do you like it?  I would love to hear from you, please leave me some comments.

Eazy Peazy Mac & Cheezy!  :-)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Last Year's FSJ August Bloom Box......

When I got this bloom box I thought:  'Ok this is not for me' and it set on my shelf for One Full Year!  Eeak!  So, I finally decided to make them.  This is the set below called 'Great Outdoors':

Oh My Goodness!  Why, why, why did I wait so long.  Excellent masculine card, and I am always looking for ideas to make masculine cards!  I just changed some of the greetings that would work best for me.  Happy Dance 💃

A closer view:

Happy, happy, happy!  🙋🙋🙋  Now I have the full red rubber stamp set to make more great masculine cards!

Here is this year's August Bloom Box:

I wasn't sure I wanted this one either, but you better believe I will make this one as soon as I get it!

A few things to take note of our Bloom Box:

  • Kit to put together 4 cards including envelopes
  • All embellishments, card stock, color booklet instruction, envelopes and a full size red rubber stamp set.  The only thing you need to add are your adhesives and ink.
  • You can sign up for a six month subscription or month by month as supplies last.  The latter option cost $5 more.
  • Richard Garay designs these and they are always trendy and up to date.  So even if I'm not so current as long as I follow his example I can be trendy too!  :-)
For the month of August all of FSJ Ink Pads are 20% off.  If you decide to place an order please remember to put my coach #366 or my name (Cherie Criswell) on the order.  Thank You!

Eazy Peazy, Mac and Cheezy 

ps:  I know my daughter and son are shaking their heads saying mom just can't spell.  (and that is true, I spell check everything!)  This saying above is how I want to spell it.  I even wrote it down, because I want to be consistent with every post.  LOL

Monday, August 7, 2017

First Christmas post of 2017!

Too early to talk about Christmas cards you say?  Sure if you are going to buy factory made cards.  But......homemade cards you really need to at least start thinking about it now.  Here is one of my first group of cards:

Ten cards to start!  Yea me!  I saw the making of this card on RG Presents.  This is what persuaded me to buy the bundle (Poinsettia Baskets Bundle #BD-0296) in our new Holiday Catalog!  

Here is a closer view of both the outside and inside of my cards:

Wow, I love this card!  Homemade does take more time definitely!  But it is so fun to make and is filled with a lot of heart into each project.  It's like sending a little gift to all our family and friends! 

Below are supplies used and measurements :

  • Poinsettia Baskets Bundle #BD-0296
  • Color Burst Pencils #JM-0077
  • Color Burst Blenders #TO-0123
  • Whip Cream Card Stock #CS-0040  4 1/4 x 4 1/4
  • Cranberry Bliss Card Stock # CS-0090  card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2  Score at 4 1/4
  • Buttercream Card Stock #CS-0006 1 3/8" circle
  • Sour Lemon Card Stock #CS-0126 2" circle
  • Lemon Drop Card Stock #CS-0018 2 1/2" circle
  • Deco Strips - Black #AC-0285
  • Silver Sparkle Tape # AC-0259
  • Berries & Holly #AC-0296
  • Lemon Yellow Ink Pad #IP-0043
  • Black Licorice Ink Pad #IP-0041

Happy Stampin!      😄😉

Please feel free to leave me some comments.  I would love to hear what you think!