Friday, November 29, 2013

Fun cards from Suzy

I have some card to share with you.
Suzanne is a stamper I met when we were in Mesa, AZ. Since then she has shared some cards with me that she has made. It has been so much fun, Suzy has such a good sense of humor. I remember her smiling and laughing when she was at our booth and she likes to share the smiles by the cards that she makes.  Her line of cards are 'So Suzy' and she calls them 'snarky' which I think is a great description for them.
I wanted to share this one first since it is so bright. (I hope she doesn't mind I am sharing this) Suzy wrote to me:  I figured having some bright and cheeriness in December would be a good thing.
And isn't she right? This is just one card she will be doing in her class tomorrow.
To check out her fb page go here.
The stamps she used on the outside of her cards are not Crackerbox's stamps, but the saying she used on the inside is.
 Here are some more cards that she has made.
To check out how she made the background with Liquid Pears, check out her fb page.
The inside of the card. All of these images are Crackerbox Palace stamps.
Here is another great card. We have the fisherman, but the single fish are not ours. I think any guy would like getting this card.
I hope you have enjoyed the card Suzy made, I certainly  have.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Get Well Soup

Hi Stampers.  Here is Wisconsin the weather is getting cold pretty fast, not sure where Fall went. I guess I have to get out the fuzzy socks and soft blankets. I thought I would make an idea for someone who is under the weather, a little chicken soup and a smile.
I colored our chicken with Copic markers and then added clear lacquer. Where it looks white, it's just reflection.
 I cut a long strip and folded it. Measure your soup envelope and make it 1" bigger. Cut your printed card stock smaller to your taste. You only have to cut the printed card stock so it goes beyond the opening. I used 1/16 tape on the edge to close the pocket.
 I thought the package was perfect to give someone for a pick me up.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

CONTEST for FREE cards

I have some fun news about a fellow stamper Suzy, who has a contest going on until Nov. 19 so you have to hurry and visit her fb page. Some of the stamps she has in the contest are from Crackerbox.
This is what she writes: Vote for your favorite snarky comment! The top 10 sentiments will be made into So Suzy... Cards! We will be drawing our winner of the 10 So Suzy cards on November 20th! The winner will receive ALL 10 SO SUZY cards! Like as many as you want and comment when you can. For each like or comment, your name will be entered into the drawing. So "Like" away!!!! Be sure and share with your friends!
 Click HERE to go to her fb page.
She also has a blog that is a lot of fun and uplifting. She calls her funny cards 'Snarky' and it's a good name for them.  HERE is her blog link. I hope you hop on over and take a look :)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

New News

I have sad / happy news.
The sad news is that our web site is down right now.
The happy news is that we will have a new one soon!
We are doing the happy dance around here.
Eric at anARTIST unleashed is building it. Our blog will also be part of it. I will still post cards for ideas, you might have to make a wish list for our new site. If you have any questions you can contact me at:
Hope to tell you soon to come and take a look at our new web site.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Convention in Mesa, AZ

John and I decided to try a convention in Mesa. We were pretty excited, neither of us had ever been to AZ. And I have quite a few stampers from the store who are Snowbirds in AZ and have told us about how good the convention is that Rubber Stamp Events puts on. So, John and I pressed and packaged more stamps, packed the truck and hit the road for 30 hours.
I wanted to share with you a few pictures of AZ, setup and Della, who helped us with our make-n-take.
 I couldn't believe how long the trains were. I saw a 4 engine train and got pretty excited. The train in this pic, I missed the engines because they really fly by.
 The hills are very interesting to look at with all of the different layer exposed.
We are setting up for the convention, our store away from home.
All of the stampers were very nice and we had a really good time.

 Here is Della, who has agreed to help us with our make-n-take. She is going over the steps to get ready for the stampers.
 Here Della is helping the 2 stampers with their make-n-take. But before long...
she had to give up her chair for a third stamper! She was very busy and did a great job!
Thank you Della.
And a big thank you to all of you who stopped by to see us. See you next year!!
And thank you Barb, Jerry, Nancy and all of your helpers to give all of us a great convention weekend!

Friday, November 08, 2013

Christmas Joy with the Bokeh Effect

Karen H. here today and I am sharing a Christmas card using beautiful Crackerbox Palace stamps and a fun new technique called Bokeh Stamping. Perhaps you have seen photographs such as this one that shows the Bokeh Effect in photography:

I found some cards on Pinterest that show how to use that technique in stamping. I started with the beautiful holly and Joy to the World stamps from CBP. Then I added red ink using a finger dauber darker in the middle and then lighter with each generation of ink. I also added gold ink in smaller circles using a pencil eraser and again several generations of ink from dark in the center to lighter going out. The technique was easy and fun and makes a lovely background on your cards. I added some red sticker berries and layered the front piece onto my favorite paper: Kraft-Core Shattered by Tim Holtz for Core'dinations. 

Thanks for stopping by the Crackerbox Palace blog. Please visit the website to see these and many other awesome Crackerbox Palace stamps.
Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen

Friday, November 01, 2013

Wild West Masculine Card

Karen H. here today and I am sharing a masculine card I made with stamps from Crackerbox Palace. I love using silhouette stamps and Crackerbox Palace has so many to choose from. I chose to stamp the cowboy silhouette on kraft paper and add the barb wire and “The Wild West” too. The wagon wheel is a cutting file from Silhouette America.

Thanks for stopping by the Crackerbox Palace blog. Please visit the website to see these and many other awesome Crackerbox Palace stamps.
Crackerbox Palace smiles, Karen


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