Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Daydream and Sunflowers




Daydream and Sunflowers, now that's a great combination!  Below is a picture of my Sunflowers, which did not make it to a video only because there was way too many layers and drying time.  Not hard, just took some time.






Actually, I had a lot of fun with this, it just took awhile.  But then I am a happy & s - l - o - w crafter.  LOL.  I just enjoy it and take my time.  The transfer I used is 'You Are My Sunshine'  This was put on our new Greyson 18 1/2 by 24 1/2.  The flowers have two layers.  I only used the entire second layer flower transfer on two of them.  The rest I used the basic flower transfer, waited until it dried and then chalked the middle only of the layered flower transfer.  I hope that made sense.  Below I have a picture of the transfer, which will help you get the idea. I used several different chalks in yellow and Orange shades.  I used:  Honeydew (for the stem), Brick, Canary, Pumpkin, Lemon and Coral.  I blended many of them with at least two colors (just laid some chalk down and smoothed over with a squeegee)  You Are My Sunshine...love the song, the flowers everything! 

  Here is a picture of the transfer.  The middle flower is the one I used everywhere.  2 of them I used the entire 2nd layer with the outline (Top left flower).  The rest I used the middle only.





And now to my Daydream:




Fast, simple and easy & I love the results.  I have this on my FB header page...go check it out at:  https://www.facebook.com/CraftingWithCherie/ 
I just took a piece of plywood, cut it to size.  I then whitewashed it (white paint mixed with water).  Once dry I distressed it with walnut stain and clear minwax using a lint free rag and dragged across until I had the effect I wanted.  Then I used Cool Pool and Whip Cream Acrylic Paint and spread it across with my roller.  Wiped off the edges because I wanted it to have the look of a frame.  Now onto my Chalk Couture Transfer 'Daydream' which I used the chalk Paste Navy & Black


My Video:




Thanks for stopping by.....Happy Chalkin!


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Chalk Couture Haul - Live Replay



Want to know what Chalk Couture is all about?  Below is the replay of my live video going over what I received on my last order.  Hope it helps.  It is live and I did some silly mistakes, but hopefully it helps to show you all about Chalk Couture.  Fast forward if it is too long in parts.  Thanks for watching




Here is a quick video on all the new stuff arriving tomorrow July 16th







Now I get to play with all of this stuff!  Happy fun day!


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Bible Journaling - Mark 16 : 6




I have been neglecting this page  :-(  I must do something about that!  I got this idea from Pinterest, but I don't have a name to give credit to.  So if you recognize it please let me know so I can give you credit.





The cross really caught my interest.  I love how it was made.  So this is my version of the one I spotted on Pinterest.  Of course when I Bible Journal I love the art but it also gets me reading the pages of the bible over and over again.  It really is an awesome book!

Welcome Come In And Stay Awhile




I had forgotten how awesome the white is on a black chalkboard!  It really pops!




I love this & it will probably go in my entry way to welcome all who come in!  I refinished the frame with white chalk paint that I got at Walmart with a touch of black here and there.  Then I went to Home Depot to purchase their sheet of chalkboard 2' x 4' and have it cut to my measurements.  Of Course, Chalk Couture to decorate with two transfers, Double Welcome & Lets Stay Home.  The pastes I used are White, Canary, Periwinkle and Coastal




$14.99





$24.99


$29.99


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3 oz. $12.99







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3 oz. $12.99








3 oz. $12.99



And if you think the prices are a little high, join my team and get 40% off everything.  Remember the transfers are re-usable and all the chalk paste are 3 oz. and go a long way.  The starter kit includes 5 jars of paste, two surfaces to work on and 8 transfers.        Just saying.....



And my video:




Eazy Peazy Mac & Cheezy!  Until next time......

Thursday, July 5, 2018

My First Live Video: Be Brilliant




Well I finally got brave enough to attempt a live video on my FB pages: https://www.facebook.com/CraftingWithCherie/?ref=bookmarks
1. It was sideways...oh dear I will have to figure that out so you don't get a kink in your neck.  I did save it and shared it to you tube through my video app and managed to turn it right side up, but not on FB

2.  Couldn't figure out - yet - how to see people's comments (if there are any) but I will figure that out.

So Here is my video - LIVE





Happy Chalkin!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Our New Starter Kit 7/1/18



l thought you might like a visual of our new starter kit.  It is very short just about 25 seconds.  $99 + shipping & tax.  Over a $240.00 value retail.  Love this so much!  Take a look.......





I love to hear what you think.

Love Grows Here and Showcased On Our Wall




So Terry and I did this project Sunday afternoon.  It turned out so awesome, I am over the moon about this!  You know how some projects just click and give you a WOW factor?  Well this one did for me!  I even have room for a second shelf, which I will probably do simply because I took up the entire two shelves with my kids, grandkids and moms and dads.  The third level I could extend the family to siblings....I have two and Terry has two.  So that is definitely in the future. 





Awesome Sauce!  Notice the Chalk Couture on top of all of it with 'Love Grows Here'


I did a quick video for you all to see.




Individual?  Really?  How many times have I said this?  LOL  I meant Independent Designer for Chalk Couture.....Oh well, life goes on.
Thank you Terry for putting this up for me, there is no way I could do this by myself.  We got the shelves at Ikea.  Check out the Chalk Couture design on the top 'Love Grows Here'  This stuff is changing my life and my HOME!  Woohoo!


Friday, June 29, 2018

Established Wreath

Hey everybody!  Today I am working on our transfer 'Established Wreath!  It comes with several pieces - the basic wreath, two branches a twig piece and one that has three dots in different sizes.  I made this just in time for our Wedding Anniversary!  Woohoo!  And my husband noticed it as soon as he walked into our house.  Win, win!!





Yes you read that right!  I'm old, what can I say.......LOL  But lovin every year!  45 years this August!
I used the transfer 'Established Wreath', 10" metallic Round, Chalk Paste; Emerald, Thai Teal, Mocha & Black.

And here is my video:





Eazy Peazy Mac & Cheezy!  Hey did you notice our new catalog 'Bon Appetit' going live on July 2nd.  Take a peak at the right hand of this blog.  So many new transfer, tools AND Affordable surfaces.  Check it out!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Adventure Begins




I am back from visiting family in North Carolina.  We had such a wonderful time.  Love you guys!

So my first project after I got back is the transfer 'The Adventure Begins' on an inexpensive t-shirt.  I just dressed it up a bit.  It did have a pocket which I did not want so I removed it.  In the process of removing it I created a small hole so I used a butterfly punch on a patch to cover the hole. (Since I know from experience that that hole will grow! ugg!)  



















For everyone who knows me I am a jeans and t-shirt kind of gal.  Comfort, I love comfort.  Just can't dress me up........LOL












Again my video:





I just have to heat set this by a medium or cotton setting no steam on my iron with parchment paper.  Four minutes on both sides.  This transfer will be available to purchase July 1st.  Just click on the Chalk Couture button on the right.  Or you can join and get everything at a 40% discount.  Just sayin........

Thank you Sydni for your video while I was gone.  On my Facebook page you received over 100 views!  Woohoo! 

Thanks for watching and please come back!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Sydni's 1940's Lady in Watercolor







Love to showcase Sydni's Talent.  She works very hard at it and loves it.  A lot of natural talent combined with some hard work.

And here is her video:





I know she would love to see some comments!


and some more pictures:



Thursday, June 14, 2018

Coffee Time

Hi everyone!  A quick and easy one for this Thursday!  Chalk Paste on my coffee cups.





I used the Chalk Couture transfer 'Coffee Time' and White and Kiwi Chalk Ink.  Always fun and easy.  My granddaughter Sydni started making these two color blends at my class Friday night.  Everyone liked it!


Here is my video.......





I will be gone for a few weeks visiting family in North Carolina, but Sydni has a video for you all coming on Tuesday.  So be sure and come back and check it out!

Happy Chalkin!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Farm House or Farmhouse Decor is the life for me.........

Ok, so I'm not really a farm girl, but I am a farmhouse decor girl.  Suburbs girl I am, living and loving life in Florida!
I added to my Farmhouse decor today.  I have an old stool, from when my kids were little that I refinished.  Stained the legs and painted the top with Black Chalk Paint.  Then....I chalked, chalked and chalked!  Well you get the picture right?! - Here it is





And Of course I did a video!............






I will be gone visiting family in NC for a couple of weeks, so Sydni is helping grandma out with a video.  Here is a picture of her own creation.   So, so talented!





Come back next week and see her video!




Friday, June 8, 2018

Grill Master for Father's Day!

I just recently received this transfer 'Grill Master' which is perfect for father's day! 





So cute right.  So much you can do with it.  I decided to put this on an apron.



I love how the big flame turned out.  I inked it in yellow and then orange around the outline and blended it in.  Love the variation of color!  To make the orange I mixed the Red Ink and the Yellow Ink.  You may have noticed (in the video) I placed the words Master Grill several times on the apron before I inked it.  This was to make it less sticky so it would not pull off the color I already inked.  My Hubby is the King of our grill and he has a birthday coming soon.  hmmmm....😉🙋


My video....






Time to party!  Happy Chalkin!


OK Guys!  I had a home party last night and everything was going great, and then I went to help someone with their creation (Canvass Apron) and I smudge their Navy Ink - OH NO!  What did I do?!  So they left it with me to try and fix.  We tried Club Soda and it helped some, but it was a dark blue on a gold canvas apron......so you could see it.  It was on the words Grillin.  So today I took the big flame and inked yellow with orange around the smudged ink to try and hide it.  And I am so happy to report it turned out great.  This is what I call a happy mistake!  I liked it so much I did it on my apron for my hubby who has a birthday this Tuesday!  Here is a picture of his apron:





Here is to all your mistakes turn into happy mistakes!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

New Favorite Summer Transfer 'Live Life In Flip Flops'

I am loving this transfer!  This time I put it on the front and back of my plain white T-Shirt.  Dressed it up.   I used the following ink colors which are permanent:  Black, White, Teal, Coral & Storm.  Take parchment paper and a medium no steam iron for 4 minutes to make it washable.  Yea, take a look:




Front.........



Back.........


So fun!  I did a video only this time I left the mistakes I made in the video so I could show you how I fixed them.  I don't even think you would be able to find them now if I didn't point them out to you.

So, the video.....






Just having so much fun!  Won't Stop, can't stop, don't want to stop.  LOL  Come and join in on the fun!  Happy Chalkin........

Friday, June 1, 2018

Farmhouse Chalked Wooden Wall Hanging






Pretty cool if I do say so myself!  My hubby hung this up in my laundry room, also the room right off of the garage.....so very handy to hang umbrellas, hats, apron and whatever!  LOL  Better then a pile on the floor.  The fastest and the most fun for me was the chalking!  Definitely my 'Happy Place'!

My Video............. 




I hope you all get a chance to try this!  I hate to have all the fun!  LOL

Wednesday, May 30, 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.

Update:

I finally planted my seeds for the above herb garden.  Yea!  I don't just make this stuff and set it aside, I use them all over the house - inside and out!

So the herbs I am trying to grow are:


  1. Chives - takes 10 to 15 days to emerge
  2. Basil - takes 5 - 10 days to emerge
  3. Dill - takes 20 - 25 days to emerge
  4. Tarragon - takes 8 - 12 days to emerge
  5. Lemon Balm - takes 10 to 15 day.
Here are a few pictures to prove I did it!  Yea Me!

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  1. My seed packets. First I labeled each herb with an address label and a toothpick.
  2. I filled each small Jiffy Strip pot with Potting Mix
  3. Put the seeds in the pots according to the directions on the back.
I will repost as soon as I see some emerging.  I sure hope I can change this brown thumb of mine to green!

Hope to see you back here from 5 to 8 days!  You don't have to wait that long, you can come and visit my blog anytime and I hope you do!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

This Way To....The Lake, The Beach, Adventure or The Mountains!




I'm over the moon with Chalk Couture's Inks  They go on so smooth and easy!  Great with Ceramic, glass and Fabric.  I put it on fabric here on this pillow:





Love, love, love!  So fun and easy.  The part that was the longest was the drying time!  I used my flip flops again.  (probably will be my signature during all these summer pictures & videos)  LOL   I used Chalk Couture's Lumbar Pillow case (12 x 24) & 11 x 23" Ink Mat - this has a sticky side which holds the pillow in place and keeps it smooth.  It also acts as a barrier against bleed through.
The inks I used are:  White, Storm, Black, Teal, Bubblebee & Coral.
If you would like to go shopping just click on the Chalk Couture on the right side of this blog.  It will bring you right to my web site.  :-)

Here is my video - This time just music to give you a break from my voice........





Love to hear what you think......


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.  :-)

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!