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Time for Christmas Presents!

January 3, 2020

It’s time for Christmas presents and what a wonderful time of year it is! Of course, I was going to make Christmas presents this year for everyone. The overwhelming majority got t-shirts but there were a few tea towels and throw pillows thrown in. Everything I gifted was inked. Inking is my favourite thing to … Read more

Joy in the Journey

A Christmas Present Made with Love

December 26, 2019

This one was so much fun to do and was truly a Christmas present made with love! When Heike saw the Joy in the Journey transfer in the catalogue, she felt it would have personal meaning for Don. She reached out to let me know she wanted to make a board for Don for Christmas … Read more

New Workbench

New Chalk Studio for Christmas!

December 15, 2019

I got a new Chalk Studio for Christmas and it was delivered today! I am so lucky. Today was Gordon’s birthday and he spent it delivering and assembling my new Chalk Workbench. It is my Christmas gift from my 3 boys. He and Sean showed up just before lunch and spent the afternoon putting it … Read more

To All a Good Night

To All a Good Night – Trio of Trees

December 10, 2019

This year, Chalk Couture came out with a Trio of Trees. I loved them but wanted to make something a little more eye catching than the patterns that were on the Tree transfer. After looking at several variations of trees created by other designers, I stole some ideas and created 2 sets for this season. … Read more

Good Things Take Time

Good Things Take Time – A Quick Little Demo

November 30, 2019

This quick little demo of the Good Things Take Time transfer is a perfect example of why I love Chalk Couture so much! I had a friend drop by for coffee and when she looked around the room at all my chalk projects, she said, ‘I’m going to have to come over some time so … Read more

Me & 3 on Nov 24

Me and 3 on November 24 – Spontaneous Joy!

November 24, 2019

We had a spontaneous Me and 3 on November 24. My son, Sean, had to come over to work on a truck so Kara, Chae and baby Remi came with him. Remi didn’t make anything. He was here for cuddles and he got lots of those. After they picked their surfaces, they started looking through … Read more

Couture ink on kitchen towels.

Couture Ink on Kitchen Towels – Tea for Two?

November 23, 2019

I can see my kitchen from my desk so of course I had to try Couture Ink on kitchen towels. I had made myself a set of tea towels with the Wicked Chickens transfer. I love them so much, I decided to do tea towels for some of my Christmas gifting. I am making all … Read more

You & 2 November 21

You and Two on November 21 – Packed Full of Fun!

November 22, 2019

Our You and Two on November 21 was packed full of fun! Deb had been waiting since September to get into a Create & Take and Arlene was needing a night out. My upline, Terina, had mentioned that she loves doing small workshops that are You & 2 or Me & 3 so I talked … Read more

Create and Take Nov 19

Create and Take on November 19 – Oh What Fun!

November 20, 2019

Our Create and Take on November 19 was a family fun night hosted by my good friend, Heike. The surface she chose was the Reclaimed Metal Tray and we decided it would be Christmas themed. The idea was they would have an evening of fun together and have something DIY Christmas décor to take home … Read more

Create and Take Night Nov 14

Create and Take Night Craven – November 14

November 10, 2019

Create and Take Night Craven, Thursday, November 14  |  7pm – 8:30pm. Chalk Couture™ is revolutionizing DIY and home décor with products like Chalkology Paste, Chalk Transfers, Chalkology Ink and exclusive Boards. Anyone can create a masterpiece in minutes. This is an evening chalk full of fun! We will be creating with a Chalk Couture … Read more

Spellbooks

Art Spellbook – Myth & Magic

November 5, 2019

One of our very talented Couturier’s posted a tutorial on how to make these spell books and I immediately thought of at least 3 people I knew who would want one – all role playing gamers! LOL! The supply list was mostly stuff I had in my chalk studio. What I needed was the a … Read more

Paste Durability

To Seal Chalk Paste or Not to Seal

November 3, 2019

One common question I am asked is whether or not to seal chalk paste projects. The answer is that it is a completely personal choice. I never seal chalk paste. Although Chalkology paste is washable, to remove it, you need to wet AND wipe. This allows you to change your designs on your surfaces whenever … Read more

Spellbooks

Spellbooks – Using Chalkology Paste with a Brush

October 31, 2019

Spellbooks were new for me this year and they were so much fun to make! It was my opportunity to practice using Chalkology Paste with a brush. It took a bit of learning to get the right balance of paste without dry brushing but 3 Spellbooks in, I got it. The tutorial I was following … Read more

Halloween Candy Tray

Halloween Candy Tray

October 27, 2019

This Halloween Candy Tray took me 4 tries to finally finish! Nothing ever trips me up but me and this problem is my biggest crafting challenge so you will hear me say it again and again when I am talking about projects – do not touch when wet. Use a tool to speed up the … Read more

Mini Craft Kits

Mini Craft Kits – Try It, You’ll Like It!

October 20, 2019

Mini Craft Kits are a great way to say, try it, you’ll like it. You will find the number of people that would love to try the products will outmatch your ability to keep up with supplies – and the cost of those supplies. Most people are happy to pay a small cost to try … Read more

Apothecary Bottles

Apothecary Bottles – A Lesson Learned

October 10, 2019

The first thing I made on glass were these little Apothecary Bottles. I found the bottles at Michaels and thought they would be perfect for the Halloween Apothecary Labels transfer. They were totally cute when done and filled with candy. All but one of them sold quickly. Then I brought the one home that did … Read more

Apple Pie

Apple Pie on Greyson Frame – Size Swiped!

September 17, 2019

Apple Pie on the Greyson Frame was my first attempt at the largest board, with the largest transfer, in multiple colours. There is a lot going on here and I was nervous even to start. The Greyson Style board has a design area of about 18 in X 24 in. The Apple Pie transfer is … Read more

Victorian Skull Pillow

Victorian Skull Pillow For Chae

September 12, 2019

I made this Victorian Skull Pillow for Chae for Christmas. She wanted this transfer on a t-shirt but I could not bring myself to make that. I think she is a little young to be walking around with skulls on her shirts. LOL! But a throw pillow for her room? That is a whole different … Read more

Wicked Chickens Tea Towels

The Tea Towels That Started it All – Wicked Chickens

September 9, 2019

These are the tea towels that started it all for me. While it was the Sugar Cookie transfer that caught my eye online, it was Wicked Chickens that sealed the deal. So they were the first thing I made with ink. I love them so much, I made a set for a friends cottage and … Read more

September 12 Create & Take Night

September 5, 2019

Create & Take Night Craven Thursday, September 12 7pm – 8:30pm Chalk Couture™ is revolutionizing DIY and home décor with products like Chalkology Paste, Chalk Transfers, Couture Ink and exclusive Boards. Anyone can create a masterpiece in minutes. This is an evening chalk full of fun! Join us in Craven and create a beautiful home … Read more