Friday, April 21, 2017

Let's Get Organized!

Hey there, Chauntelle here, thanks for stopping by my blog today!! For this week's Cutting Cafe Post we were challenged to post some pics of our crafty space!!  What I've learned is this; although it doesn't take a large space to craft there is a definite need to keep things organized, otherwise it can get out of control!!  LOL!  So today I'd like to share with you two of my most "purchased" items and how I've chosen to store them.  

My clear and rubber stamp collections in my mind are a little crazy!!  I love sentiment stamps, animal stamps, background stamps, cute stamps of people (I really love them all) lol.  This space is still under some construction, I'm trying to decide how to categories them (by company, by occasion, etc) but for the most part they are all here and somewhat organized.  


Some of the draws are labeled on the outside already but the ones on the right I know what's in them....The Cutting Cafe Shop happens to have its own draw!!  These bins have all been purchased from Walmart Stores and fit perfectly under my work desk.  This keeps them close to me so I can just reach down and grab a stamp in the midst of my creative time!

I am also a huge "Card Kit" buyer and they were starting to outgrow the small space where they were stored above my desk.  I found these bins at Staples (on sale (yaass)) and I'm really loving this new solution. 


 Check out this video I posted really diving into how its done!


Whelp, I think that's all I've got!!  Thanks for stopping by today! Let me know your thoughts and/or suggestions about how I can best categories my stamp collections, I'd love to hear your input!!

Until next time, Happy Crafting!!

Chauntelle

Monday, March 6, 2017

Something like a "Coo-kie Mons-ter"!

Hahaha, hey there!  Chauntelle here!  Loving the title of this post and still laughing as I type this text because I am a F*A*N of Cookie Monster from Sesame Street!!  He is my guy!!  hahaha

Anywho, I think I'm good now so on to my project for this 7th day of March for The Cutting Cafe!!  Today also happens to be my baby sister's birthday!!  She's a big girl now (in her 30's but still my "baby sister"!!  So, here's a quick HAPPY BIRTHDAY SISSY shout out to her!!

Today's project I used the Cookie Jar Cutting File to create this cute card for my mother (whose like my friend) for her birthday on the 14th of this month....soooo.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY MOMMY too!! woot woot!!

So, I tried using a new product I received in a monthly kit I order called Nuvo Mousse.  It seems easy enough to apply and is suppose to make your project glimmer.....I don't see it!  :o)  Nonetheless, I trucked on!!
Here's a close up so you can see.  I covered the sentiment with the mousse but all I can see is it covered parts of my letters (I used a dry cloth to try and rub it off) which doesn't look bad, its "artsy"...lol...so I went with it!

The sentiment also comes with the set without the "birthday"; I simply typed that out and cropped it into place.  I fussy cut around the letters and adhered it to the front of the card, popped up.

Here's a full view of the card:

I print and cut the stack of cookies (which comes with the file) and layered them on the front panel, then I added a piece of vellum to the checkered trim and placed that on top of the cookies!!  Looks like a frosted cookie jar in real-life!!

I am loving this project and know my mother will love it too!!  I'm working on my sister's card, she's away celebrating so to receive it late won't matter!  LOL....oh to be in my 30's again!!

Well, thank you all for stopping by today and don't forget to head on over to The Cutting Cafe blog to check out all the awesome project the design team has created!! 

Until we blog again......happy crafting!!

Chauntelle

Monday, February 20, 2017

Paper and Beads

Hi there, Chauntelle here; welcome to my design team post for the 21st day of February for The Cutting Cafe!!  This project is made using the Paper Beads set available in the shop, it comes with a variety of designs to create stylish beads you can use to create jewelry!!  I made this super cute purple necklace and earrings to match for my daughter and I know she's going to love them because they are purple!!  :o)



The set also comes with a box file you can use to hold the pieces you create, I made and decorated a box in purple to give this special gift using my favorite tear drop pearls and some purple flowers to keep the theme going! 

 Here's an angle view:


Here's a top view:


I am very happy with how this project turned out and love the box too!!  Check out my video tutorial on how I pulled it all together. Head on over to The Cutting Cafe blog and check out all the beautiful team projects for some more inspiration! While your there, leave a comment for a chance to win free files from the shop!!  Thanks for stopping by!!

Peace, Love & Craft Happiness,

Chauntelle

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Love Me 360

Hey there, Chauntelle here and welcome to my blog post this 7th day of February for The Cutting Cafe!!  I really quickly and simply cut the Love Word Window card on my cameo and put together this quick card to attach to a gift.  It was super easy to do and the file comes with all the pieces you need, including a layer to cut some clear card stock for making a shaker card!!  

Here's a look at what I did:


I used paper from a new stack by Craft Smith called Bella Flora.  I picked up this paper pad at Micheals.  I added a pearl trim to hide the foam tape I used to create my shaker card area and a bling piece in the center of the letter O for fun.  This card, without adjusting the cut settings, measures 4" in diameter so it will fit in a standard sized envelope!

Anywho, thank you so very much for stopping by and checking out my post for today.  Happy Crafting!!

Chauntelle

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Clean & Simple

Hey there, Chauntelle here!  Thanks for stopping by today!!  I'd like to share with you my "Clean & Simple" project using the Everyday Greetings Set from The Cutting Cafe!!  The file comes with about 10 sentiments that you can use in different ways to create cards, layouts or whatever you want!!  I used them in combination with some print and cut digital files to create a four card layers.  Check out my YouTube video for a quick tutorial!!








Thanks again for stopping by today and I hope you have been inspired to try out this technique.  Head on over to The Cutting Cafe Blog where you can find tons of inspiration!!  Until Next time, Happy 2017!!

Chauntelle

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Mistletoe vs. Wine

Hey there, Chauntelle here!  Thanks for stopping by and checking out this quick card that I made using the Wine Glass Shaped Card cutting file from The Cutting Cafe!!  This file was super easy to work with and served as the BEST sentiment for me to send to a really good friend who shares my love of wine for the holidays!!


I used a sentiment purchased from the Silhouette Store and turned this cutie into a shaker card!!  I love how it turned out!  Thanks again for stopping by today and from my home to yours.....Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Peace, Love and Crafty Blessings,

Chauntelle

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Christmas Cheer

Hello there, Chauntelle here!!  Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my post for The Cutting Cafe this 7th day of December!!  Well, the decorations are all hung and the halls have been deck at my home and this week's project was a sweet added addition to my holiday decorating madness!!  LOL!!  I used the very versatile Snowflakes Kisses Box file to create a stencil for the jar I altered.  Check out the file and you'll see why I say its versatile!! It has many uses; the file comes with a snowflake trim and that's what I cut multiple times (with vinyl) to create my stencils.


I used a metallic gold spray paint by Rust-Oleum.  The snowflake that comes with the file I increased it in size a few times and created this layered look on the front and added a pearl.




That gold is so bright and brilliant I just love it!!  Check out my youtube channel for a video showing this altered jar in more detail!!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Love, Peace & Craft Happiness!!

Chauntelle