Thursday, October 18, 2018

Crackerbox and Suzy Stamp Hop with Imagine Inks

Hello Stampers,
I am the lucky one to start everyone out on the hop we are having with the WONDERFUL company, Imagine!
I can't tell you how much I have LOVED their inks for many years, and still do :)!
I owned a store for 18 years and had every color of  many of their lines of ink. I could go on and on about how much I love their inks. But lets get started.
To celebrate the Blog Hop of Imagine and Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps are giving a $25.00 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners!
To win, leave a comment on Crackerbox and Suzy Stamps Blog and all of the rest of the blogs listed by 10/24/2018 for a chance to win. ONE winner will be announced on both blogs, Imagine and Crackerbox and Suzy Stamps. The blog hop is running for 2 days!

This is one of my most favorite color, (Pearlescent Sky Blue) it stays on my table all the time! I can't say enough about Brilliance ink. I wish you could see the shimmer. This is the only Pearlescent Pigment ink that stamps on paper, vellum, shrink plastic and wood that I know of!
It's everything you want in an ink.
I used Clairty Brush (that we sell in our web store) with Tulip Red Versafine ink and brushed it in one direction. This is the first time I used the Versafine CLAIR and I like it as much as their other inks. It's the perfect red for Christmas.
Then stamped my images (new release) with Versafine ink
This is the cleanest container I could find. I LOVE this 
ink for ALL of my words and fine lined images 
and I use it with anything I want to emboss.
I used the Pearlescent Sky Blue and wiped it around the edges to make the card I mounted the saying and card on, can you see the shimmer?
The Wishing you a... is a new release and has other stamps that go with it.
The saying is 2 stamps.
My second card:
I just dabbed and swiped the different inks all over the stencil.
The stencil is on the left for you to see. 
I have my initials on the inks because these are the ones I take with me if I stamp away from home.
OH, they might looks small but they are MIGHTY! 
I have had these little buggers for years and they are still inky.
The VersaFine CLAIR blended so easily and the colors are so rich!
I used Gold and went in from all of the edges and across the card to 
give it the most beautiful shimmer.
I did the same on this card as I did on the last card to make the color match. 
I swiped the ink pad around the edge of the card I used for the saying and the card that I mounted my image on.
Finally, done!
The saying is the stamp that we have on sale this month for $2.89.
You can find it HERE
If you want some of these great inks you can find them at
Thanks for hopping with us and I hope you have fun and get some inspiration!
Happy Stamping and Hugs, Vicky

Vicky Briggs - You Are Here

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Snarktoberfest with Crackerbox and Suzy Stamps

Hello Snarky Stampers,
First I want to thank Josefine for inviting us to join her Snarktoberfest!
Now is the time to grab some of your favorite snarky stamps!
To celebrate, they are 15% OFF until Monday (10-14)  
PSSST, free shipping with $45.00 in US and $65.00 international!_________________________________________________________________
I had so much fun with the snarky stamps, it was hard to stop!
So, I have a few to share with you.
My first card
I cut a circle and I am using it for a mask
This is the stencil I used that we sell on our web site. 
I used Memento Inks and Clairty Stencil Brush
I LOVE the brushes! They make it so easy to use the 
stencils because they unload the ink so easily.
This guy is new in our collection, he is called Big Ed.
The Oh Snap is also a new release.
Here is card #2! Again I used a stencil because
they are quick and easy with the brushes
Isn't Big Ed (Big Head, LOL) great?!? I had to use him again!
And another new release saying!
I didn't stop there! 
The rest of these are ATC size, 2 1/2 x 3 1/2.
Just the right size to slip in someone's pocket or leave
on their desk or even their car!
On these cards I used the Catherine Pooler inks, which are
wonderful for sayings and images. 
Catherine Pooler Ink colors: Lime Rickey & Grass Skirt
It's a Girl & Party Dress
Catherine Pooler Ink colors: Orange Twist and Aquatini
Catherine Pooler Ink colors: Flirty Fuchsia and
used Clairty Brush around the edges.
Catherine Pooler Ink colors: Black and 
Icing On The Cake (on the edges of the tree)
and Over Coffee (center of the tree)
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day,
Hugs, Vicky
Are you ready to get YOUR snark on?

Saturday, September 29, 2018

National Coffee Day Blog Hop With Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps

Hello Coffee Loving Stampers,
We are excited to join Coffee Loving Cardmakers for their National Coffee Day Blog Hop!

Direct Link back to Coffee Lovers blog post:

First, some exciting news is that we are offering 15% OFF our drink section on our web site until Oct. 1st.


Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps are offering one $25.00 gift certificate to the readers that comment in the main post at  Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps post, and on all of the designers blogs during this weekend. 
And let me tell you that you will be crazy with the entire collection of stamps that we have on the store! Good luck! Don’t forget to take advantage of all the September’s Promotions!!!

Now, on to the card I want to share with you. I am using an image that Olesya drew, one of our design team members. There are 2 stamps that you can use for inside the coffee cup or you can leave it blank.

 I started with white card stock and swiped Sand Castle ink over it with a Clairty Stencil Brush.
Then I pounced on Over Coffee for more texture.
I used a Tim Holtz stencil set 3 for a splash of coffee.
I used the same colors for the saying and card stock I mounted the card on as I used on the coffee cup.
I hand cut around the saying and outlined the words with the lightest blue-B21. Then outlined the mounting card stock with the medium and darkest blue.
To match the colors I used the same markers I used around the saying.

Here is Suzy's blog for the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Blog Hop
Just a couple of days left to get your Halloween stamps on sale!

Coming in October!
AND the Fall and Thanksgiving stamps will be 15% OFF all month.
Thanks for stopping by,
Hugs, Vicky

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Color Your Life

Hello Stampers,
Vicky here, and I am excited to share with you we have Catherine Pooler Inks on our web site!

The inks are 10% OFF until Sunday, Midnight!
PLUS FREE SHIPPING with $45.00 order in US & and $65.00 International orders.

I love how bright the colors are. I decided to do (probably the last) summer card of the year.
The inks are so juicy it only takes a light love tap to cover your stamp.
I didn't use my MISTI, just my acrylic blocks because the ink has such good coverage. I did let the stamp sit on the paper for just a couple of seconds so the card stock could absorb the ink.

I am excited to find out how the ink works with each other.
It has great coverage but also stamps over a color so it looks almost transparent but not muddy!
The flower is Tiara and then tapped Tutti Frutti on the edges.
I love how this looks.

 I do this a lot, 
1...I am lazy to find a color in my stash to match, 
2...I want it to match exactly,
3...when we are on the road, I don't have to take a lot of colored card stock!
And I use my Clairty Brushes (also on our web site). The brushes unload the ink so easily that this is really easy to do.

 This is just a scrap piece of card stock that I inked with the brush.

 I cut around the saying.

So now the color around the saying matches the flower.

 I also inked around the edges of another white piece of card stock for my base card so it matched the one around the saying
The colors I used were: You can find them here!
Butterflies--Pixie Dust
Flowers--Be Mine
Tutti Frutti
Something Borrowed
Leaves--Lime Rickey
Grass Skirt


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