Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Live Life In Flip Flops




Let the summer transfer begin............drum roll please......!!


Today we are starting with our transfer 'Live Life In Flip Flops'....and I do!





So stinkin cute!!

This technique is so easy, just dab on your colors and swirl with your finger.  A great rainbow affect/effect*. (Never can remember the rule for this one)  The flip flops look like you could put your feet in them and walk right off the page.  The colors I used are Bubblegum Pink, Lilac, Purple, Aquamarine and Lime Green.  Remember you can use these transfers over and over again with proper care.  Just wash off with water, then a disinfectant wipe let dry sticky side up.  The glossy side of the backing goes to the sticky side once dry.  The paste dries hard and will stay on until you take a damp cloth to wipe off.  Then you are ready to do the next design.  Eazy Peazy!

And my video.......





I welcome all comments.  Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Chalkin!


:-)

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Sugar Cookie Recipe On My Apron







Ta, da!......

That is a huge transfer and a lot of inking!  It does come in two separate transfers, but it is still too big for me.  Here is my tip:  cut it down into whatever works for you.  Just be careful not to cut into the netting and leave a little sticky boarder to prevent bleed through of the ink.  I also did this while doing a video because I like to show you guys everything I can.  It was a little hard staying in the camera view and still being able to see what I was doing.  But, enough excuses!  Of course you can change this up into any color you want or keep it to just one color - We do have 15 colors to pick from and you can mix some colors to create a new one!


Here is my video.....





One of these days I will have to try this recipe.


Happy Chalking and Inking!

ps:  I have a lot of summer stuff coming up in the next weeks, so keep coming back and check it out.  :-)

Monday, May 14, 2018

My Herb Garden







Chalking my pots for my herb garden......That's the eazy peazy part, now I must try to change this brown thumb to green!  As I say in my video:  Keep your fingers crossed.  Some good organic herb for me and my family....this way I know what has been added to it!  :-)

Just saying.................

Again a very short video to show everybody who wants to watch my process.  





The products I used are:  Silk Screen Transfers 'Spring Words' & 'Love Grows Here' and White Chalk Paste.


And a few pictures from Mothers Day!





Thursday, May 10, 2018

I Love You To The Moon!




I have said those words many times to my kids!  And now to my grandkids!  The game goes:  I Love you to the moon and back; then as we take turns.....I love you to the moon and back times a thousand.  Then times a million. And on and on.....Zillion - wait is there such a thing?  Well we made it one.





How cute would that be in a kids room?!  You could change it up with any color to match their room.  How about a Pink Rocket?  Or, as my daughter says, Chalk it on the mirror so they can wake up to it every morning!

And my short video:





Having lots and lots of fun with this......come on and join me and lets chalk! and ink!  

:-)

Monday, May 7, 2018

Liberty, Shadow Box and The 4th of July!




Hi everyone!  Time to showcase Chalk Couture's June Club Couture.  On the shadow box you have two different surfaces to chalk on.  The chalkboard backing and the glass front.  Both are non-porous surfaces, so be sure to fuzz (get the stickiness off with a towel, shirt or pant leg).  There are two transfers for the rays.  The longer one is on the bottom.  It is designed to go nicely around Texas and Florida.  The top one is designed to go around the outline of the US and end by the Great Lakes.  






Happy the way this turned out.  However, it is hard to take a photo because the glass acts as a mirror.....so I had trouble keeping the background out, including me.  :-)  The fireworks on the glass are from a retired transfer, but we have two new ones out called:  Vintage Truck Add-On (Summer) & Let Freedom Ring.

Here is my video:  Let me know what you think?  Would you like to try it?





Happy Memorial Day & Happy 4th of July!  Summer, summer!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Its here! Celebrations Suite 2018 Mini Catalog for 2018

A little Sneak Peak...........





I have made 3 orders so far.....Eeak!  Hold me back, hold me back!

Love, love this stuff......

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The Big 'C'




The big 'C'  ..........





So Fun!!  Love this!!!

I used two transfer:  Patterns and Gourmet Font.  This time I used the pattern transfer as a background.  I chose a pop of color with the Brick Red for HOME and the heart.  I used Sand Chalk Paste for the dots pattern.  I keep changing my decor (which is part of the fun with Chalk Couture).  I keep waiting for my husband to notice my changes.  Poor guy that really isn't fair; but you know he usually spots them all.  It has kinda turned into a game:  What can you find?!


Of course, A video!
Enjoy!





Eazy Peazy!


Until next time.....keep on Chalkin!


Check out the new mini catalog...very beachy and summery!  It's AWESOME.  There is a flip catalog on the right side of my page.  
:-)

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Time to Join Chalk Couture - Our New Starter Kit.

In case you wondering what is all included in our starter kit.....

Watch this:




Any questions, just contact me.  I will be glad to answer.

Happy Chalkin and crafting!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Full Bloom & Love Never Ends







Oh....Love, love, love!

I used two transfers from Chalk Couture:  Full Bloom & Love Never Ends.  I also used three chalk colors:  Mocha, Thai Teal & Coastal.  I chalked this on my 9" x 12" Aiden Metallic Chalkboard Frame that I received with my starter kit.  So fun, I just keep changing it up with new designs.

And as I like to do, a short video to watch the process:





Eazy Peazy! 
 This is so fun guys!  Please leave me some comments.  I would love to hear what you all think about my projects.  Hopefully the videos are helpful.


I do like to try and post every Monday and Thursday.


Until next time......

:-)

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Home Sweet Home Decorative Pillow




My first Chalk Couture Pillow!  Woohoo!  Love it!!  So fun, now i will have to do many, many more.  Here is the end result:





Oh my, I just love it!  I am already trying to decide on my next pillows. - notice the plural pillows LOL.  This was all made with Chalk Ink:  Metallic Copper, Metallic Gold, Green, Black and a mixture of Midnight and white to give me the pretty blue.  I used three transfers:  Rustic Wreath (the itty bitty flowers came with this one), Mini Florals and Home Sweet Home.  If you want to sit back just relax and watch my short video....I'll show you how I did it.  





Eazy Peazy.  Thanks for stoppin by!  Happy Chalkin!


Monday, April 23, 2018

Inking Kitchen Towels With Wicked Chickens




'Wicked Chickens lay Deviled Eggs' and 'Kitchen Closed This Heifer's had it'  How's that for Kitchen towels?  I love it and I think it would be very cute for a gift and on display in your home like it is in mine.





I used Chalk Transfer 'Wicked Chickens for both of these and Black and Red Chalk Couture Ink.

I have another short video showing you my process:





When I got done inking these towels I did this:





This time I used the 'Farm House' Transfer and Black Ink. I can use the transfer over and over again, and I have.  As long as you clean it properly it can last through many Chalkings and Inkings.  I have Inked on these towels, on Chalkboard Shadow box and glass and even on a wood box.  After all this there is plenty of sticky left to do quite a few more.  What's not to love?!!

Any comments, I would love to hear from you.

Eazy Peazy Mac & Cheezy!

:-)

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Distress Block for 'Home' & 'Love'



Hi guys!  Todays blog is all about a process and distressing, also chalking....one of my favorite things to do!

I started with some 1" board and had them cut to 6" square blocks.  I sanded, painted (white & blue), sanded again and then waxed with Minwax - Let sit for 24 hours and buffed.  I did say this was a process, right?!  Now to the fun part, WooHoo - Chalking!!



On this side of course is HOME and I added some flowers.  Turn it over and.....Drum roll please



I was very happy with the results!  Added some hearts and leaves and ta da!  The Framed Home Sweet Home in the background is Chalk Couture too. (I have a you tube video for that if you want to check it out)  And I chalked 'love' on my wonderful parents wedding picture!

Here is my video:  Short and (I hope) Sweet





Of course it didn't stop there.  I stained this board and chalked our transfer with White Chalk Paste.




Just have to add some hooks and hang it above the window.

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Chalkin!

Eazy Peazy Mac & Cheezy!



Update:


And my hubby hung my sign   :-)





YEA!!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Jazzing Up My Old Apron 'Because I Said So'



What parent or teacher...or anyone really have not said the words 'Because I said so'?!  I know I have, a lot!  So I thought it was perfect for this project.




When you are all done inking with the Chalk Ink use parchment paper and an Iron on medium heat or cotton for 4 minutes on both sides.  Throw it in the laundry and you are all set.  Here is a picture of the finished project.



Now that jazzed up my old apron don't you think?!

And of course I have created a short video to show you the process. 




Thanks for stopping by......I have something coming up on Thursday using these distressed blocks I painted...Come back and check it out.




Happy Chalking and Crafting!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Enjoy The Journey




And another great transfer........This is May Club Transfer 'Enjoy The Journey' and my take on it. 





Since all of our boards are metallic it allows me to put this metallic hook to hang my faith sign.  The transfer is awesome and so easy to layer on top of each other.  I did a short video to show you how to......I do try to keep my videos short as I know you are all busy and can't spend too much time watching.  Hope you like it!




All comments are welcome.  When you watch the video and you like it, please like and share.  You can find this in my shop May 1st. - Just push the Chalk Couture button on the right!  :-)

Try it and you will find it is Eazy Peazy!




Monday, April 9, 2018

Fun, Fun, Fun....Mother, Daughter and Granddaughter Chalking and Inking!


I just love when we all get together and craft!....Well, doing just about anything really!  Such a fun day and I can't wait to do it again.  Toni and I did some inking with Chalk Couture Inks Metallic Gold, Metallic Copper, White, Green and Red.  We inked up some coffee mugs and wine glasses.  Here are some pictures:









Cute yes?!!  I love this!  We took Dollar Tree Mugs and Wine Glasses and dressed them up with Chalk Couture transfers.  We used the transfers - Dog, Bee Humble and Kind and I Don't Do Mornings.  Then we did these Wine Glasses:






LOL, I don't usually store my glasses in the oven, I was just heat setting them so they would become dishwasher safe.  Yippee!!

While Toni and I were playing with this Sydni was painting with the Chalk Paste.  I used Boho Florals Silk Screen Transfer with white paste.  Once that was dried Sydni painted.  Here is a short video to show you how it is done.





  She did an awesome job!!  and had a lot of fun doing it.  The paste colors she used were Magenta, Mint, Evergreen, Purple, Canary Yellow, Lilac and White.


And all of our projects together:







Pretty good if I do say so myself!  Color me happy!!

Eazy Peazy Mac and Cheezy!

Don't you want to do this too?  I know you do!!  Eazy Peazy guys, just go to:  cheriecriswell.chalkcouture.com

Happy Chalkin!


Thursday, April 5, 2018

April Club Couture - Mama's Kitchen



There are so much in this awesome transfer.  Below is just a start for what can be done with Mama's Kitchen Transfer.





So cute right?!!  I used the April Club Couture Transfer 'Mama's Kitchen which is available to you now.  Woohoo!!
The chalk colors are:  Aquamarine, Elephant, Lilac and Black.

Sit back and relax while you watch this video.




I love this stuff!!  It is so fun to change my decor all over my house - whenever I want.  I can choose any color or design; then just take a wet rag wipe off and start all over- AND there is NO weeding!  Fast and easy.  Oh yea, these transfers can be used over and over again.  It's all a win, win!  Stay tuned and I will show what else I have in mind for this transfer.  Hint, hint....'Because I Said So'

Be sure to come back and check it out!  :-)

Monday, April 2, 2018

Love Grows Here

 





I love this stuff!  So cool, so fun, so EASY!!  Here is a short video to show you the layer technique how to:




If you are interested in shopping or joining my team just go to:  cheriecriswell.chalkcouture.com

Below is a picture of this in my hallway.





Eazy Peazy!

Thanks for stopping by  :-)

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Bunny Trail




I am just having too much fun....No wait, that's not possible right?!!  You really need to try this, so easy and so fun.  Literally anyone can do this!!



I originally Inked this in Metallic Gold Ink, pretty (very glittery) but it was hard to see so....I re-stamped it in Midnight Sky and a little down and to the right which left a shadow effect.  Ok, now I'm happy!!

Here is a short video:




So, come join me and have some fun at:  cheriecriswell.chalkcouture.com  Decorate your home your way every day!


Here is a picture of some bunny napkins for Easter that I Inked.


So cute, Right?!!  Oh yea, and these are permanent after you heat set them!  Into the laundry they will go!  :-)


Eazy Peazy Mac and Cheezy!


Happy Easter and Happy Spring Everyone!!



Monday, March 26, 2018

Chalk Couture Ink On A Make-Up Pouch




So Stinkin Cute!!!






and on the back.......


  


Love it!

This was so, so FUN!!! 

I used my Chalk Couture's new Inks...some Metallic Gold (which look like glitter without the mess!)  On the other side their ink; Black and Red.  To heat set this use parchment paper and an Iron on Medium heat for about 4 minutes.  Eazy Peazy Mac and Cheezy!   Here is a short video to show you how I did it.  :-)



This just gets better and better!  If you would like to join my team or do a little shopping just go to cheriecriswell.chalkcouture.com or click on the Chalk Couture icon on the right of the page.

Thanks for stopping by...   :-)  All comments welcome.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Farm Life, I Don't Do Mornings and the Love Mug!









What do Farm Life animals, I Don't Do Mornings and the Love mug all have in common?......Chalk Couture Silk Screen Transfers and their new Couture INK!!  It's a game changer!!  We can now, with both our chalk paste and ink, transfer our designs on almost any surface:  Chalkboard, wood, glass, mirror, metal, fabric, card stock and ceramic.  The possibilities are endless. The ink becomes permanent when heat set.  You can launder fabric or put ceramic in the dishwasher and the design stays.  The ink colors I used are:  Midnight Sky, Metallic Silver, Gold and Copper.

Take a look at my video.............


   

After the design dries just put it in a cool oven turn oven on to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes.  Turn off oven and let the mugs cool down in the oven.  Ta da......It will not come off.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Reverse Canvas - My Mother Was Right




Ok, Chalk Couture has a new transfer 'My Mother Was Right'.  Love this transfer by the way......

I am going to use this for this technique called Reverse Canvas.  Basically this just means to:

1.  Get an artist canvas, turn it over and remove the canvas      (I used a Craft knife to make a slit around the staples)

2.  Pull off canvas and remove excess.

3.  Paint or stain your frame

4.  Staple the canvas back on your frame.

Here is a short video to show you the process:





So cool right?!

Here is a picture of the finished project





Now that's a transfer I can get behind!

Eazy Peazy Mac and Cheezy!

Friday, March 9, 2018

EEK! What a Mess!






Eek!  What a Mess!!  Well, sadly, I will have to take some time out with playing and start working, to organize and clean this place up.  It's ok, this stuff is so fun I don't even mind putting stuff away.  Maybe next time I will be able to find what I am looking for!

Eazy Peazy Mac and Cheezy!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Full Bloom and Spring is in the Air



Some beautiful weather in Florida, high 60's and 70's.  Beautiful time of year here in florida before everything gets hot, hot, hot and some folks up north are still getting snow.  So I decided it was time to start decorating for Spring and Easter.




He is so cute!  This is an old wooden lazy susan that I have had for a very long time.  I painted with black chalk paint and waxed it.  I keep changing the design on it with Chalk Couture chalk paste and transfers through out the year. I used transfers 'Full Bloom' and 'Spring Is In The Air'.  Chalk Paste I used are:  Peachy, Mucha, Custard, Bubble Gum Pink, Lilac, Canary Yellow and Coastal!

Here is video to show the process and some techniques:

  

Eazy Peazy Mac and Cheezy.  
Is it possible to have too much fun?!  
Na!  Love this stuff!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Pantry




Today I worked on adding to my coffee corner!  Take a look





I am just lovin this stuff!  This silk screen transfer has so many more labels and titles...such as Popcorn, Sugar, Flour, Baking Soda, Candy....and so many more.  So, so, cool!  It looks like I squeegeed the Tea a little crocked, but I'm ok with it.  But if I wasn't I could easily wipe it off with a damp cloth and redo it!  That is just one of the things that is so awesome about Chalk Couture!


Here is a short video showing how I made this:





Eazy Peazy Mac and Cheezy!  Thanks for stoppin by!

Update To My Coffee Corner




Chalk, chalk and more chalking!  LOL  A quick post to show you my update to my coffee corner:





And






These are the staples and main food group at my house!

Come chalk with me!  go to: cheriecriswell.chalkcouture.com and shop until you drop.  Just kidding, well kinda.  You can also shop or join Chalk Couture and my team by clicking on the right just below my picture.


Here is what is in our new Designers Kit for only  $99 plus tax and shipping:



New Fun With Farm House



Here are some pictures of the transfer 'Farm House' that I played with yesterday:



































Just so stinkin cute!  Love this.  So fun and easy to decorate your own home.  A little tip:  The box above I purchased at a local store and it did not have finish on it.  I tried to chalk it the way it was and not only did it soak up a lot of chalk, but it did not stick.  So...my tip is wax it!  Which I did and everything went smoothly after that.  If in doubt, WAX!  LOL

The Shadow box is Chalk Couture's 10 x 10 Shadow Box.  It also comes in black.

Check out the catalog on the right or at:

cheriecriswell.chalkcouture.com

Happy Chalkin!  :-)

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Mama's Kitchen and Wicked Chickens




These three design transfers were so fun to play with!  I have a picture of two of them and a video to show you.  




I love these!  However, I did chalk these upside down.....again!  Man you think I would learn....you would think!  But, no worries it wipes off with water and a damp towel and you are ready to go again!  Eazy Peazy Mac and cheezy

Below is the video, I did a voice over this time to try and explain some of the process.  I did have a little trouble with the sound, so I hope you can hear it ok.




Eazy Peazy Mac & Cheezy!  I know I say it a lot, but it really is easy!

Thanks for watchin.....any questions, just ask  :-)

Friday, March 2, 2018

Full Bloom



My favorite Club Transfer!  So far anyway:





I just think this is beautiful!  This is a two step chalk transfer, meaning first you chalk the outline (In my picture I used Mocha) then once this is dry you use the colored in flower transfer (I used Bubble Gum Pink).  Live life in full bloom is in White.  So Easy!  I know I keep saying this, but it REALLY is!  It is also very forgiving!  But, if you don't like it you just wipe it off with water and start over.  Your silk transfers can be used over and over again with proper care.

Here is another picture in my dining room:



I chalked this on our White Magnetic 9 x 12 Aiden Chalkboard.  This by the way is one of the surfaces that comes with your starter kit if you decide to join my team and become an Independent Designer. 

Here is a small video to show you the process:


Sunday, February 25, 2018

Home Sweet Home



Sometimes less is more....That is what I think anyway.  Here is an example


Chalk Couture is awesome!  Look how great this turned out with very little effort on my part......

Again



I LOVE this stuff!  So addicting, but so fun and easy!  You don't have to be an artist.  From children to all your friends who say they don't or can't do crafts, they can ALL do this with ease!!  True Story!!

A very short video showing the process with a little music.





Eazy Peazy Mac & Cheezy.........

If you would like to join my team or just take a look what is all there to play and create with go to:
cheriecriswell.chalkcouture.com

Any questions, just ask  :-)

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Easter Bunny Egg Farm



Love how this one came out.  It took a few tries, but that's the beauty of Chalk Couture.....If you don't like the results you just wipe off with a damp cloth and redo until you like the results!



Looks like they have a load ready to go.......


Here is a video on how I did this:




I love how this one turned out.  If you would like to purchase any products, or join us and get a 40% discount; just click on the right side of this page.

Eazy Peazy Mac & Cheezy

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Farm House




I had a lot of fun with this one yesterday.  Take a look:




I started with the background on Chalk Couture Shadow box.







The pig I chalked with Dreamcicle, the sheep in Custard and the big rooster in White with a little Elephant Gray and Brick.  Mustard Yellow for the chain.  I waited until it was dry and put the fence in Elephant Gray.






Notice the grass on the bottom?  It's the little things  :-)

Then I put it together and ...............



Chalked the cow in White

This picture cracks me up!  The Pig, sheep and rooster are trying to get over the fence and the cow is saying really!?  Farm Life.  Simplify