Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Chocolate Therapy!! Yum!!

Hey crafty friends, I gotta tell ya, I do LOVE my chocolate!!  Yummy!!  Here is a project I created just to hold my chocolate treats when I'm sitting at my craft table!! I'm finishing up some Hershey's kisses from Christmas time but they are just as delicious as the Easter or Valentine wrapped kisses! Heehee

Here I'm using the Paper Flowers Set from The Cutting Cafe to accent my mini muffin pans I picked up at the Dollar Tree.  You could by three sets and make 6 of these to give out to your family and friends, teacher, etc. It's an awesome little way to say, "thank you"; "I love you", etc.

The bottoms of the pans are glued together to make this hour-glass shape; I've added some teardrop trim and lace around the top and bottom areas.  A bit more trim with tiny little scallops accent the center!!

Sometimes chocolate is the best therapy!!  Oh YES, I do believe it!!  This cute little sentiment comes from the Sweet Goodness stamp set by My Pink Stamper.  I really love that sentiment and just HAD to add it here, I cut a banner's edge and one end and adhered it to my project.  Super cute to look at AND I get a chocolate treat too - awesome deal!!!  Heehee

Anywho, thanks for stopping by and don't forget to checkout this week's blog post over at The Cutting Cafe and enter a comment for a chance to win free images!!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Learning to Crochet

I've been having so much fun learning to knit flowers!!  Its true that there is a tutorial for just about ANYTHING you need on YouTube!!  heehee  I tried my hand at this early 2013 but the inability to get it together caused me to sit it aside and focus my great energy elsewhere!  How ironic that one year later, in the same month, I have a go at it again AND I got it!!  I've only learned a few patterns so far but I am excited about them and continue to learn more!!  Knitting is actually fun and relaxing.  I doubt I'll ever get to a level where I can do tutorials and teach others but hey, you just never know!!

Here's a few pictures of the flowers I've created:




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Fun with Blocks

Hey crafty friends!  Chauntelle here to share with you my first memory making craft project of 2014!!  My "little-big boy" will be graduating from high school this year!!  Oh my, where does the time go!??  I am super excited for him yet saddened at the same to for he is my last child and will soon become a young "independent" man! O well, guess its time to put that passport to good use, heehee.  Anywho, back to my project.  I used this awesome file from The Cutting Cafe to create this Fun with Blocks picture display to hold lots of pics of my son throughout his four years of high school!!  He's school colors are black and gold so that where the color come into play.

Here's the front view displaying his graduation year.

Here's a view from above!! 
To support the weight on either side of the display stand I used tiny ribbon spools and glued them to the base.  For an added accent I cut 1/2 circles in yellow, added letters and numbers to spell out his basketball name and number "Lee23".

This cute little cap I fussy cut out of the School Days paper collection from DCWV added some string for the tassel and a rhinestone brad to the middle.  I glittered it up so it would stand out!  I just love how it turned out!!

As I continue to fish thorough pictures of him I will add more to fill each cube.  I also want to add a few pictures from his graduation pictures but I just haven't pulled them together yet.  This will be a fun little added something to remember him and his high school days for years to come!!

Here's the video:



Thank you so very much for stopping by  today!!  Leave me some comment, I'd love to read what you think of it!!



Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Paper Lace Doily Flowers

Hey crafty friends, Chauntelle back again to share with you a quick tip on making the most out of your products.  Here I use some paper doilies from the Dollar Tree with a little glue and a center piece feature to create these awesome flowers ready to add to any project!!


Check out the video tutorial:

Thanks you so much for stopping by today!!  

Embellishments, Boxes and Treats!!

Hello there my crafty friends!!  Chauntelle here to share with you another AWESOME file from The Cutting Cafe!! This one is SO cool and SO versatile too; it can be created for many different occasions and designed to your own specifications!! I used this box for a birthday gift in this entry but I am working on some MORE of these Embellishment Box Sets to give to my crafty friends at a retreat in March!! I'm also thinking of making a few for my son's teachers!!  The possibilities are endless here!! Check out some pics!!

This first pic is a front view; I used my Silhouette to cut out the box parts including the sheet of vellum paper in the middle.  Then I started layering with pretty embellishments!!  Inside I've added some of my handmade flowers to share with a friend!!


Here's a close-up shot of the box front, can you see that gorgeous gold trim I used to border the box top!?  I love that pink burlap flower from Hobby Lobby and the cabinet liner I used to fill it out!!  


 Here's a side-view, you can really see that gold trim here and the white lace beneath it.  This box cuts in no time and it comes perforated so there's no scoring involved.  I just love it!!  You should definitely go over to The Cutting Cafe and grab this file, its definitely worth it!!
I thank you so very much for stopping by today!!  Leave me some comment love and let me know what you think of my box.....you never know, I just may do a giveaway to one lucky commentor!!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

"Love & Hearts"

Hey crafty friends, its officially the "month of lovers"...heehee; so I'm working on some valentine day cards this week.  This one I'd like to share today is quick and simple to make in batches!!  I used a file from The Cutting Cafe to cut out the heart-shaped top layer.  Check it out!!


Valentine's Heart-shaped card

It was super fun to create this card too.  You can easily create 6 at one time by cutting out the heart-shaped top layer with your cutting machine (or by hand); use an embossing folder for special touches and a nice patterned paper to layer the design and there ya go.....quick and simple valentine cards to spread the love at home, work or school!!!  Thanks for stopping by,