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'Life On The Farm' on the Pallet Box.  




Have I told you "This is my favorite transfer so far"?  That and the new 'Vintage Tractor' and our 'Vintage Truck' (which is not retiring by the way - it is way too popular!)  It is hard to make a mistake on this one, the transfer is designed so well.  You should try it!  So, come and watch my video.  I explain the three helpful tips to layering and also how I came up with my barn red color paste.

My video:




Come back next Wednesday to see what I do with the other side of my pallet board.....




HmmmmmπŸ˜‰ Hint:  think serving tray....... You'll have to come back to see it.  

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My Vintage Stack Of Books

OK, I'm lovin this new trend:  Vintage book stacks!
It seems like I see them everywhere, so I decided I needed to try my hand at it.  LOL  
Here is a picture of my vintage books:



I love how this turned out!  As close to perfect that I will ever get.  Don't you just love makin 'vintage'?  It is so forgiving!

I also used the 'hello' from my silkscreen transfer 'Welcome Trio' on my milk jug sitting by my fireplace.





As always here is my how to video:




Ya gota love Vintage!

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Trying The Masking Technique with Chalk Paste

Ok, here is a fun technique called 'Masking'.  It works well with many of our large background transfers.  With this one I used our 'Modern Floral' transfer once again.  I used it previously on a decorative pillow (in which I made a video - of course).  I also used a 'Welcome' transfer, Our huge 18" Round, Shimmer Gold & Bright White Paste.


This shimmer Gold Paste actually shimmers with gold glitter.


Here is a picture of my two projects together.  Same transfer but two different surfaces.  One is ink and one is paste.

My how to video:



So are you ready to give this technique a try?  Come on, you know you want to!

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Not Adulting Today!

Ink on my T-shirt:
.....I'm not.....  ADULTING TODAY (tomorrow doesn't look good either)
tehehehehe πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€ͺ



Love this!  Isn't it cute.  Who wouldn't want that from time to time?  I will be busy making a few of these this afternoon.  🎨 The ink colors I used on this t-shirt are:  Papaya, Couture Teal & Bright White.  The transfer is:  'Not Today'.  Now I can heat set this with either an Easy Press or an Iron.  Use parchment paper with both.  And..... (drum πŸ₯ roll)  it's permanent!  WooHoo!!πŸ’ƒπŸ»

My how to video:




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Modern Floral Transfer & Ink On My Pillow

Love how you can customize colors and mix transfers to decorate.  Decorate your way!  And the bonus is....it's fun too!



I love how this turned out.  It did take some prepping and some patience.  This is a large transfer and I had to make sure it did not stick on itself.  I used Chalk Couture's Ink Mat which acts as a blotter & it is sticky so you can press the pillow cover smooth over the mat.  Than when I put the sticky silkscreen transfer on and smoothed out any wrinkles or bubbles I had a very successful transfer of ink to pillow - no bleeding under the design!  Yea!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‰ The supplies I used are:  Ink Mat, Eucalyptus ink, Large handled squeegee & Modern Floral silkscreen transfer.

Here is my how to video:




Love this stuff!

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Changing Up My Lazy Susan

Well, it's time to change my Lazy Susan.  This is an old wooden lazy susan that I have repurposed with black chalk paint (not to be mixed up with Chalk paste or ink) and then a little natural wax, I use Minwax. Wipe on, wipe off. (LOL from Karate Kid). I keep changing up the designs using different silkscreen transfer and chalk paste from Chalk Couture.  I love that I can do this, it fun to try and decide what to do with it next.  This is what I did:



I used two transfers:  Vintage Laurel Wreath & 'C' Monogram (We have a transfer for every letter in the alphabet + the & sign).  I used Gold Shimmer paste (this is new!) and two colors of green:  Garden Herb and one that I mixed myself.  Watch the video to see how I did it.  🎨 πŸ‘€




I always try to set aside some time to play and decorate my house at the same time!  It's a win, win!

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My Super Heros 🦸🏼‍♂️ 🦹‍♂️ 🦸🏼‍♂️ 🦹‍♂️ 🦸‍♀️

My young Super Heros! We will be traveling soon to visit three of my super heros so I made them some shirts.




Love how these turned out.  I used the following inks:  Bumblebee, Candy Apple Red, Black Velvet, Bright White, Gold Shimmer, Midnight Sky, Papaya & Regal. After the ink is dry you can heat set this with parchment paper and a medium non-steam iron for 4 minutes front and back.  You can also use an Easy Press if you have one.  Now it is permanent!πŸŒŸπŸ’›


Three of my super heroes  🦸‍♀️🦸‍♀️🦸🏼‍♂️

















And my how to video:






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Well.....I'm Procraftinating Again! Learn A New Technique

Well here I am procraftinating again!!  Just can't help it.  I was blessed with crafty parents!  Dad was great with woodworking and mom loved to sew.  Mom, Toni and I went to ceramic classes which we all enjoyed!  So a lot of this love for crafts was handed down to me.  I am so lucky!

Here is my latest sign...this time actually on chalkboard.



I used Chalk Paste in Bumblebee, storm and bright white.  I also tried a technique I call 'Chalk & Pull' for the first time.  I will definitely try that again!

Take a look:



See that eagle?  My mom made that for me in ceramics! Ok, so far I have used this transfer 3 different times and 3 different surfaces!  Wood, fabric & chalkboard.  This just keeps going & going.  Lot of life left to do many more.

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Happy Spring Y'all !
Beautiful weather here in Florida...hig…

Changing Up My Vintage Truck From St. Patricks Day To Easter!

I just chalked up some of my Vintage Truck add ons and then cut out on my scroll saw!  Easy to do & did I say fun to do?!
A picture tutorial:



Taking off the four leaf clovers....



After I chalked and cut out with scroll saw I put these small magnets on the back.




And since this is one of Chalk Couture's magnetic boards, it's eazy peazy to change it up.  πŸ˜‰πŸ˜



And now I am already for the coming holidays! πŸ˜€ ✞

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Dust Bunny

Ok, I broke my schedule with this little project.  It was so cute I just wanted you all to see it!  πŸ˜‰πŸ˜



Was I right?  Cuteness!!

Here is my quick how to video:



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Its All About Procraftinating!!

Yep, that's me a proCRAFTinator!  Love it, I think Chalk Couture made this transfer just for me.....hehe


Here we go with chalk on a wood surface.

And.....


Ink on fabric.
This stuff is so versatile and on almost any surface!  What's not to like?!  The colors I used are:  Storm, Candy Apple Red, Kiwi, Couture Teal & Black Velvet.

Take a look at these how to videos:





And


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Chalk Couture & Monthly Subscriptions!

Hey guys, Chalk Couture started Monthly Subscriptions in February of this year 2019.  Woo Hoo!!  This is exciting news.  You will received a B size transfer (8 1/2 x 11) and 3 singles paste colors every month.  This 1s $19.99 + tax/month & free shipping.  You are obligated for three months once you sign up and that is it.  Awesome way to find out if this great craft is for you.  Here are a couple of pictures of the past 2 months subscriptions.




March 2019 - Available when you first sign up for the subscriptions as long as supplies last.



February 2019 - Available when you first sign up for the subscriptions as long as supplies last.



You sign up one month and you pay and receive your subscription the following month.  It is a surprise each and every month.  It is also exclusive to subscribers and designers.  (Designers only get the transfer)  You will not see this on my website, but you will see on the top a 'Club Couture' button.
So a how to video:





This just gets better &am…

Don't Grow Up It's A Trap!

Well that speaks my language.  Why act like a grown up when acting like a kid is so much more fun.  Who doesn't like the big laugh from a kid?!  It makes the whole room smile.  Well I love this transfer, and since our transfers are reusable, I used it twice.....so far.  One with Chalk Couture Paste & one with Chalk Couture Ink.  Both of them I used Bright White & Shimmer Gold on Black.

Here is a picture:



One transfer, two designs & surfaces.....so far!

First the paste:



And the how to video:





Now for the Ink:




Love this, and I will be wearing this one!

My how to video:




I guess the best thing I can say about this is live life like a kid and enjoy E V E R Y moment!

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Loads Of Luck!

This vintage truck is spreading luck everywhere it goes.  That's how I see it anyway.  I've been changing my decor in my house for the coming holidays.  Here is my latest project on my Lazy Susan:




I love my Vintage Truck!  I have been keeping it on my Lazy Susan and just changing everything else.  After this one it looks like I will have to put another coat of Chalk Paint on it.  Not to be confused with paste or ink.  This is not Chalk Couture surface or chalkboard, so occasionally I give it a new coat of paint.  Watch my video below to catch a couple of techniques and mixing chalk colors to get a new color.  Eazy Peazy!  

Here is my how to video:



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Another picture of what I have been up to lately.....



Until next time....Just having fun with chalk …

Getting Ready For Spring & The Upcoming Holidays!

Ready to change up my home decor with Chalk Couture.  Wipe off my boards and chalk it again for the upcoming holidays.  This time I am changing up my 'Home' board for Easter & spring.  Take a look:



Isn't he cute?!  Love this little guy.  I keep using and reusing this transfer.  This only took me about 30 minutes real time to complete.  I just had to remove the hearts and re-chalk the bunny and flower.  I used:  Paste - Fawn, Marigold and Cherry Blossom

And here is my how to video:



If you would like this transfer below, you better hurry, it's under last call.  When it's gone, it gone

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And don't forget a squeegee, our tool to apply all this wonderful paste (and ink)!
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More Vintage Transfers! 'Vintage Tractor' and 'Life On The Farm'

If you like Farmhouse Decor, you are in for a treat!  We have a new vintage vehicle in town, it's 'Vintage Tractor' and guess what?!  All the add-ons for Vintage Truck fit on the back of the Vintage Tractor.  I'm lovin it.  Here is a picture of what I am talking about.




So awesome right?!!  Now I have to chalk up these two new ones and cut it out on my scroll saw to go with my truck!

And, you know I have a video right? Here ya go:




This is one of my favorites by far....... These transfers are all about layering.  Here are my tips. Fuzz, fuzz & fuzz your transfer some more.  When you think you have done it enough do it again.  (this is just putting your sticky transfer on you t-shirt or towel.  It just gets some of the stickiness off of your transfer especially if it is new. Take a natural color wax (I use Minwax) with a rag (I use my husband's old t-shirts and cut it up) and dab it onto the top of the first layer of chalk.  Then take a buffing pad and buff lightl…

New Catalog!!

Just sayin.........

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Bunny Patrol with Chalk Couture!

I love playing with Chalk Couture.  I'm playing, mixing transfers and just plain having fun!  Time just goes by....
Here is my latest:



So stinkin cute!  If I do say so myself!  All three holidays premiering my bunny patrol.  I have used mostly the transfer 'Vintage Truck' and several of the 'Vintage Truck Add-Ons'  The bunnies are from a retired transfer 'Spring is in the air' I also used several different colors of Chalk Paste:  Fawn, Cherry Blossom, Currant Jam, Emerald, Honeydue, White, Elephant Gray (Storm) Fresh Linen and Cool Breeze.  I also used several techniques which I tried to show you in my video..... take a look:




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