Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Designers Showcase Bloom This Way Launch Party

 
Hello Creative Friends and welcome to Day 3 of the Bloom This Way Launch Party hosted by the Fun Stampers Journey Designers Showcase Team.
I am super excited to participate in the Fun Stampers Journey Launch Party for the brand new Bloom This Way Mini Trends Catalog!  Fun Stampers Journey has so many wonderful new products in the catalog, it just makes me want to spend the entire week up in my craft room playing with all the new goodies!
 My project today is created with the Build-A-Super stamp set and the Super Accessories stamp set! I just know that you are going to have to have these 2 sets once you see all the cute paper dolls I have to share with you over the next few weeks! 
Isn't she stinking cute?!!  Once I saw the plaid skirt and pig tail hair do on the Super Accessories set, I just knew what my first girl was going to be.

  
The Build a Super girl is a bit larger then a standard A2 card front, so I decided to make a tag for her.  My tag is cut from the new Spring Filled Prints paper pack and measures 3" x 7". 
 
That cute little cat comes from the Find Joy stamp set and the Be You sentiment is form the Take Action stamp set. The sparkly grass is made with strips from the Fresh Limeade Journey Tape.  I die cut a strip of Limeade Splash using the Border Details die set to add a bit more interest in the background.   Also in the background is a heart punched with the Love Is punch cartridge and covered with Sparkle Dust. 

 
 
I used Fun Stampers Journey Color Burst pencils to color both my school girl and her cat.  I am in love with these pencils!!  They are very creamy and so easy to blend. 
 
Here is a picture of how I colored this doll.  I stamp several torsos, legs and arms on the same sheet of Whip Cream cardstock to start with, then I color their skin.  For this girl's skin I used pencils 8, 9 and 6.  I will be sharing more skin tones for other dolls, so make sure you keep checking back!  After I colored her skin, I started on her hair.  For this shade of auburn hair, I used pencils 13, 37, 40, and 41.   I use the lightest shade to cover the entire surface, making sure to use a very light touch.  Then I flick the darker colors on a layer at a time.  It will take you several layers to achieve the desired darkness that is shown. 

 
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to grab some of these new products and get creative with them!
Cindy
Please watch the Fun Stampers Journey Facebook page all week long for SOO much more inspiration coming your way!”

Monday, December 11, 2017

Designer Showcase Blog Hop Christmas Tags

Hello Creative Friends!
Welcome to another Designer Showcase Blog Hop!  This month we are featuring our Christmas Tags.  Christmas is such a busy season for everyone, so I plan my Christmas baking in advance.  Once I choose the goodies, I design my treat tag.  So without further ado, here is the Bristow 2017 treat tag!
I always start with a base cut from the steel rule Tag Set die because you can cut 3 sheets of paper at a time!  This years base cardstock is Buttercream.  Then I chose to layer it with some Corrugated Stock that I had distressed with Buttercream ink.  Love the rustic look that it gave me.
My next step was to layer two pieces of washi tap from Candy Apple Journey Tape collection down at the bottom of the tag.  I sure hope this tape sticks around for the big catalog, but just in case I plan I putting in an order for it before Jan.1!  Using the Snow Blooms die, I cut 2 snowflakes from Whip Cream cardstock that was layered with White Liner sheets. Then I peeled of the backing and covered it with Sparkle Dust.  I Love how easy the White Liner sheets  make it to create glittery goodness from die cut shapes. 
Now it was time to package up my homemade peanut brittle!  The Oatmeal Cookie bags from the Romance Treat Bags collection where perfect for this year's goodies.  All I needed to do was fill the bags, tie a few bows and my gifts where ready for family and friends.

Products used in creating this Project:
Next up on the Designer Showcase Blog Hop is Carrie Rhoades!


 Thanks for stopping by!
Cindy

Friday, December 1, 2017

Local Snowman Shelf sitter and Treat Box Class

Hello Creative Friends.
Today I am sharing a upcoming class I am teaching locally here in King George Virginia.  I decided to keep the projects in a winter theme.
 
 
 
The first project we will be making is a wooden snowman shelf sitter.  This guy is so stinking cute and the best part is that you can keep him up all winter long!

 
The next project is this festive box that is perfect for giving Christmas treats in.  It is made using the Advent Box that is on page 311 of the big catalog.  The boxes come 25 to a pack and are only $8.95!  What a deal!!!  Make sure you check out the links below to all of the products used in these projects.

 
Products used in creating this Project:
Accessories:  Journey Sparkle Cuts,  Silver Shavings,  Cut Rhinestones, Beach Ball Satin Ribbon,  Vintage Tinsel- Hostess Exclusive 
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Cindy


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Snow-Body Snowman Card by Cindy Bristow

Hello Creative Friends!
How about a cute Snowman card today?!!


These guys are so much fun to color, and that sentiment- There's Snow-body I'd rather spend time with,  so stinking sweet.
Products used in this Project:
Cardstock:  Kiwi Slice, Candy Apple, Whip Cream
Coloring Medium:  Journey Color Burst Pencils
Thanks for stopping by,
Cindy



Monday, November 27, 2017

Christmas Wreath Shelf Sitter

 
 Hello Creative Friends!
A few weeks back I taught a class using the Spruced Up wreaths from the Holiday mini.  They turned out so cute that I wanted to share the ingredient list for you to create your own.  Below I have listed the links for product used in making this festive piece.

 
 
 
Products used in this Project:
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Cindy


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Jolly Santa Embellishments

Hello Creative Friends!
 
How about a cute little Jolly Santa tag and embellishment pack to get you in the Christmas spirit?!

 
 
This pack includes a fun tag and then a few smaller embellishments that you could use on packaging, cards, or a scrapbook page.
 

 
 
Wouldn't these be cute on a package of cookies for a co-worker?  Make sure you check the links below for the products I used to create these.
 

 
Products used in this Project:
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Cindy
 


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Birthday Girl Scrapbook Embellishments

Hello Creative Friends!
 
I hope everyone is having a Happy Thanksgiving!  I wanted to stop by and share another embellishment pack I created a few weeks ago.  This one would be perfect for  little girls birthday party page.

 
I combined some retired patterned paper with Watermelon Fusion and Bubble Gum pink cardstock for this festive grouping.


 
Make sure you check out the links below to the different stamps and die I used to create this set!
 
 

 
Products used in this Project:
 
Thanks for stopping by,
Cindy