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Noel + Chalk Couture Board and Base

Ta Da!  Love it.
This is what I started with:


Board and Base, Transfer 'Noel' and chalk paste colors:  White, Emerald, Honeydew, Candy Apple Red and Mocha & Gold Glitter

Here is the replay of my video:



I made a few mistakes, of course, but I am really happy the way it turned out.  I love how with Chalk Couture you have so many options as far as surfaces, colors and transfers.

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Sugar Skulls

Sugar Skulls appear during Dia de los Muertos (The day of the Dead)
This is what I looked up:
The History of Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls. During the celebration of Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), sugar skulls are often used to decorate the ofrendas (offerings), and they are exactly what their name describes--skull-shaped sugar. The festivities start at midnight on the 31st October. Sugar skulls are often used to decorate the gravestones of the deceased. The reason they are called “sugar skulls” is because the authentic sugar skulls were made out of clay molded sugar, decorated with feathers, colored beads, foils and icing.

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I Won 1st Place In An Art Contest Using Chalk Couture Products!

WooHoo!  I'm so excited!  I won 1st place.  A short post with a little bragging rights......sorry can't help it.  The competition was really good.  Take a look:






They were all awesome!  Thanks for stoppin by!


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Halloween Design on Chalk Couture Banner

Chalk Couture Banner....Awesome!



I love CC Banners, the original Banner comes with twine and the two wood brackets held together with strong magnetics for $19.99.  The refills come two in a package for $9.99.  At this price I can afford to keep a banner hanging for all the seasons and holidays I want.  Win, win, win is how I see it!  The   inking size is about 14" x 22"  The actual size is a little bigger but, I am allowing some space for the hems and wood brackets on top and bottom.  For size comparison the October 31 transfer is 8 1/2 x 11, so....lots of space to play! 

This is what you will see if you look at the catalog:





Change out the designs of a Hanging Banner with the Banner Refill. 2-pack hemmed canvas sheets. One-time application per canvas sheet. 







While you are watching this video see if you can catch my mistake.  I'll tell you how I fixed it below.  No fair peeking! And my how to video:




Supplies I used:
Transfers:  31 October, Halloween Fun & Vintage Truck Ad…

October 31 With Halloween Fun

What a fun a cute project to make for Halloween!



So cute right?!  This went pretty fast & I do have a couple of tips for you.  These are for layering.  Sometimes when layering chalk paste on top of a layer of paste can pull some of the paste off with the transfer.  Here are a couple of tips to prevent that:
1.  Fuzz, fuzz, fuzz.  That is taking the sticky side of your transfer and stick it on your clothing or towel several times.  This just takes some of the stickiness off of your transfers (the fibers from your clothing or towel help to do this and it washes off with water when you clean your transfer).
2.  Wax  I use Minwax natural.  Just lightly dab a thin layer of wax on the area you are layering (I use an old t-shirt to apply this).  You don't want to rub real hard.  You will find that your transfer will peel off very easily after that.
3. Put the transfer on with a light touch and only around the area you are chalking.  Leave a little bit heavier coating, but still ligh…

Give Thanks On Chalk Couture Banner

Love this Banner!  The wood strips are held together with some strong magnetics.  You get the wood hangers and the one banner along with the twine to hang it up.  You can buy refills of the banner only, in a package of two.  This is awesome because you can create your masterpiece for each season and holiday.  When you are done just fold the banner and store in a drawer.  You don't have to worry about the wood pieces because it will be holding your next design hanging on the wall!

And my how to video:


The transfers I used:  Give Thanks, Mini Florals and Sugar Skull.  
Inks:  Bumblebee, Storm, Papaya, Kiwi, Eucalyptus, and Metallic Gold

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Replay Of My Live Unboxing Of My Chalk Couture Order From The Holiday Catalog

WooHoo!!  So much fun stuff to do now.  What to do first?!!

Take a look at the unboxing.  Warning, it will make you want to chalk, chalk, chalk!




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Good Morning Gorgeous, Hello Handsome

Cute right?!!  Love it! Imagine this hung above your bed.....Who wouldn't like to wake up to that.  Great way to start your day.

From start to finish (not including cleaning) real time was about 12 minutes.  Fast and easy
And my how to video:




Like my video said - What a great idea for a wedding gift!  And you can make Decorative pillows using this transfer on our pillow cases and inks!
Win, win, win!  Handmade, in my opinion, is always the best.

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The Gang Is All Here

It's not often the whole family can get together.  This is exactly what happened this weekend.  It started because of the hurricane that went through the Carolinas.  Thankfully all is well and we had a great visit.  The whole week was with family.  Awesome!
Here are some pictures.



All five grandkids ages 1 to 14!  Love, love, love!



The Whole Gang!  All five of the grandkids plus their mommies and daddies. 

A very fun and awesome week!


And here we are with our babies!



Love, love, love!

3D Happiness Is Homemade

Happiness Is Homemade!  I agree with this statement 100 percent!  Not only for the recipient but for the giver too!  Nothing like giving something homemade to someone.  It says you are so worth it to me!




How cool is this?!  I love the idea that I originally saw by Angela DiBetta.  Such a cute idea and the flowers are removable.  Since our Chalk Couture board is magnetic I just attached magnets to the back of the flowers.  Now I can change them up for the season or holiday.  Say Poinsettia for Christmas or Easter Lilies for Easter.  You get the picture....  I used the transfer 'Happiness is Handmade' and the chalk Paste I used are Ocean Mist, Custard (Fawn), Garden Herb and Elephant Grey.
And here is my how to video:




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My Live - Actually I Can!

I did a live video today with the transfer 'Actually I Can'!  I used the hot mess technique.  Kinda fun really, messy like little kids with finger paints, but fun and I really like the results - Kinda like tie dye.  Take a look.  Just fast forward if it gets too long.  :-)





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Masculine Cards

Well I had a need for several Masculine cards, so I took the day to make a few.  (+ a little extra to have on hand)  Here is a picture of four to start off with....I will add as I make them.


That's a start, it is always a challenge for me to make masculine cards.  I chose some designer paper I thought were more masculine (you know, rugged, distressed....hehehe)  I used a shinny silver card stock and ran it through the big shot with a honeycomb embossing folder.  Then I embossed with silver, gold, and a light blue embossing powder.  I put a thin strip of this on the inside of my card.  Turned out really cool looking.  

And for my younger masculine cards:

Hmmmm....I wonder who these are for?  

Having fun today!  Actually having fun every day.....That is my goal!

Days Until Christmas

I know its only September and here in Florida it is still in the 90's.  What is it like by you?  Still, in the crafting world this is a great time to at least start thinking about it!  Love this time of year (Fall/Winter) in Florida & so many holidays involving family and friends.  I will be posting about all three holidays through out the season along with regular posts.  This is what I am working on today.




Cute Right?!  No stress really....only 110 days!  Lots of time.  I used our 10" White magnetic round and our 3" chalkboard chip.  They recently changed our pastes colors so I will put in parentheses the closest new color name.  Colors:  Black (Black Velvet), Emerald (Green Envy), Red (Candy Apple), Canary (Buttermilk) and Elephant Grey (Fresh Linen) Of course the transfer is:  Days Until Christmas
and my 'How To Video'



Love, love, love....Chalk Couture makes everything so fun & I love the wow factor every time you remove the transfers.


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Falling Leaves with So Thankful

Wow, I love this time of year.  It doesn't feel quite like fall yet, but it is coming!  What do you think of this picture?



Does this not say Fall!  Love it!

A little sneak peak of some Christmas ornaments too.  I used our very affordable Board & Base which you can chalk on both sides (Landscape & Profile).  Two transfers:  'Fall Leaves' & 'Together So Blessed Thankful'
Another use for the last transfer mentioned (especially the 'So Blessed') is to chalk it on the glass of your favorite picture which I have done below:



My Babies!  They are so cute aren't they?!  My daughter in-law drew this for us several years ago.  Lots of talent, right?!! Anyway how neat is this to chalk over the glass of any framed picture you want.  Love, love, love!  
And now my how to video:




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Joy To The World

Say what?!  Christmas in August?!  Well yea...hehehe.  It is almost 100 degrees here in Florida and I am working on Christmas.  I love Christmas and everything that goes with it - family, friends and most of all Jesus!  Crafting takes a little time, but sure is worth the time and effort when you get such awesome, professional results.




So what do you think?  .........Yea, fall is in the air, I love this time of year.
Here is my video:




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Nothing says you care more then a homemade gift - All the time and heart put into it.
Have a great day!

No Drama Llama

Well, this little No Drama Llama gave me some sass yesterday and today.  I had a little problem with the chalk drying on the transfer thus, coming off of the chalkboard.  Phew, she made me work for this one!  I just took my craft mat, some chalk paste & a paint brush.  I squirted some water on the paste and then painted and dabbed the chalk on the spots that pealed off.  Waited until it dried and then put the second layer on for the nose, cheek and ear with Cherry Blossom Pink chalk paste.
I'm thinking she would look cute on a pillow using our Chalk Inks.  Hmmmm.......

Now my How To Video!




Love me some drama...NOT!

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Vintage Truck With The Pumpkin Patch

Well it's time to decorate my Lazy Susan!  I painted my old wooden Lazy Susan last year with black chalk paint (a non Chalk Couture product not to be confused with paste or ink)  Fall is right around the corner so of course I brought out my Vintage Truck Transfer along with its Add-On for fall. Take a look 




Chalk Couture recently changed their chalk paste colors.  I will list the chalk paste color I used and in parentheses I will put the closest color they now have.
Chalk Paste:  Pumpkin (Pumpkin Pie), Sand (Fawn), White, Buttermilk & Honeydew

Here is my video:




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The Witch is? Catch The Replay Of My Live!

The Witch is?  In or Out?  That is the question.  LOL
A cute transfer from Chalk Couture.  I tried this live on facebook but of course a few mistakes.  Like I took this entire video on its side.  Go figure & I know better.  Oh well, hopefully you won't get a kink in your neck watching this.  :-/  It does have a lot of real tips in it, at least I think so.  Tell me what you think.



I am going to attached a cup hook for the 'In'.  The other side has the 'out'.  I used two transfers:  Halloween Fun & Witch Broom.  The chalk paste is:  White, Black, Bark, Honeydew and Purple (The new color is called Grape Soda)

And here is the replay of my live video:



The live are always a little longer then I like because, well they are live.  Just fast forward to the parts you want to see.  :-) One day I will get these lives down.  It is a lot harder then just chalking!  :-)

So I did another live today (I need the practice).  I showed how I corrected a few mistakes.  And it i…

The Snuggle Is Real

The Snuggle is Real.  Love this.  The back says 'hug me' all across it.  I used Couture Ink Eucalyptus.  Ink is so smooth and easy to work with.

My how to video:





Just in time for a very important certain someone's birthday.  :-)
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Replay Of The Whys & Hows of Chalk Couture Paste

I like to go over every once in a while to explain just what Chalk Couture is and go over its different products.  I thought live videos were the easiest way to do this.  However, I am not the best at lives so bear with me please.  I welcome all your comments and questions.  

Here is the replay:




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Rustic Wreath House Sign

I have been thinking and working on this project for some time.  First I needed to distress this round of wood and stain it in a dark color so it would show up by the front entrance to our house.  1. I painted it white first and then applied the walnut stain with a rag & clear Minwax across the board.  2. Sanded around the edge and on different places on the board.  3.  I used both clear and dark Minwax to both protect the surface and to make it easier for the Chalk Paste application.




I used several transfers:  Rustic Wreath, Double Welcome, Life In Full Bloom and Gourmet Font.  Chalk paste colors are:  Custard, Peachy, Mint, and Brick.  I will use several coats of a protective topcoat since we live in Florida with very humid weather.

Here is my video:



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