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!
 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Beautiful Wings. The Secret of Stamping on Color Card Stock

Beautiful Wings #SS-0353 - A 3-step stamp.




Have you ever wondered how to get such vibrant colors on colored cardstock?  Well....I have a secret!


And here is the tip:





 






Stamp with white ink first.  I used our Journey's Whip Cream ink (#IP-0009).  It takes a little to dry, so be sure to give it the time.  Then stamp with your next color.  I used Lemon Drop (#IP-0043).  The second color I used is Tangerine Fusion (IP-0005). Then our third color is Black Licorice (#IP-0041).




Ta da!  Now that's bright and bold color for my butterflies.  Easy Peazy Mac and Cheesy!


😉😊

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Bold Wings and Pan Pastels


I started this card with Butter Cream card stock and stamped my beautiful butterflies ( Bold Wings #SS-0420).  Then I got my Pan Pastels out (Party Pop #JM-0081).  The color I used was Citrus Cooler, I also used the colorless blender to smooth out the transition from light to dark.  I tried to make it the darkest on the bottom and gradually got lighter.  I used a white eraser and erased the color from the butterflies.  (That's one of the things that is so great about Pan Pastels, you can erase and re-apply!)

Then........

I added gold and sparkle splatters and.....



Orange Rave card stock, as I didn't have Citrus Cooler and I thought it was pretty close.
























And.......



Black card stock
























Ta Da!  All done.  Which do you like?