Monday, August 25, 2014

Blog Tour

Hey there...Chauntelle here!!  Thanks for stopping by today!!  First I'd like to take a moment to thank Regina Easter for thinking of me to participate in the blog tour!!  I'm so enamored with Regina and her products that I jumped at the opportunity to work with her in the capacity!!

My crafting started out as a longing to make personalized cards for my family and friends.

I have since ventured off to altering things around the house; or brought for the house!!  LOL!!

And even taking containers and re-purposing them into something new and useful!!  I'm in love with what I'm able to do!
Would you like to get to know me a little better??  Check out my responses to the question below:

1. What am I working on? 

Currently I am working on a few projects:  my next design team project, some 2015 calendars for my family I'd like to give them as Christmas gifts, a 2015 planner for my daughter AND I had this idea to make her a cute little pouch/organizer to hold all the important documents she may need for her new member of the family!!  Yaay, she adopted a 7 year old Yorkie!!  He's sooo super cute and adorable!!

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre? 

I believe my work differs from others who do what I do because we are all individuals and although we use a lot of the same products each person may see something different.  For instance, I love Shabby Chic "EverythinG" but when I craft in that style I may not add as much lace or flowers as another crafter would because I also like things to be simple....intrusive so to speak.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE their works of art but for me personally its just not where I would go first.

3. Why do I write/create what I do? 

I have found this new love of crafting just recently over the last 8 years.  I love to create and share with others because it makes people smile!!  I have always been a person who cares more about others feelings than myself so of course it makes my heart skip a beat when I create something for someone and they express to me all the joy and happiness they feel!!  That's the best part for me!

4. How does your writing/creating process work?

My creative process usually always starts with an idea; a picture, stamp and word saying. I then translate that into either a card, layout of something altered.  I'm a pretty swift crafter; however, my thought process can sometimes take me days.....weeks even! :o)

Thank you so much for stopping by today and checking out my input for the Blog Tour and thanks again to Regina for the invitation!!  

Happy Crafting!!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Keep Calm and Plan On!!

Hey there crafty friends!!  Here to share with you my design team project for The Cutting Cafe this 21st day of August!!  I was so super excited when Regina introduced to the team this awesome 2015 Planner Set!!  Not only does it come with almost EVERY tab you could think of needing in your daily life from family, work to crafting but you get blank tabs as well so you could do just about any add-on you wanted!! Click on the link to see all the extra!!

I plan to use my 2015 planner for my craft projects, design team stuff and custom orders for my business so it will work perfectly to keep me organized and I can keep it separately from my business planner.  It will be more for project ideas, due dates and the such so its PERFECT!!

Check out some pics...I used two pieces of heavy weight chipboard for my front and back cover in black.

I also added this green "Pen Pal" holder I purchased from Staples some time ago for a different project but thought it would work really well here.  I stuck a pencil in there but a pen will fit as well.

Here's a side view showing the tabs and pen pal holder

My planner measures about 9" x 6.5" so its pretty big and hefty; plenty of room to plan!!

Thank you so very much for stopping by today and leaving me comments on my project for The Cutting Cafe today!! Don't forget to check out the blog and leave a comment for a chance to win free files from the Cafe!! Have an awesome Day!!


Monday, August 4, 2014

Its All about the packaging!!

Here there, Chauntelle here with another project for The Cutting Cafe Blog!!  This week's project was dedicated to the packaging; packaged gifts, treats, etc. it was all up to the crafter!!  As I mentioned in an earlier post I participated in Tmika's Shaped Card Swap and I chose The CD holder set which was PERFECT for the task!!

Check out this cuteness!!

I made 6 total to fit the tags I made for the swap.  This file was super easy to cut and put together, I even increased all four sides to make the package a bit thicker to fit the many, many embellishments I added to the tags.  Check out my video where I explain all the details:

Here's a few front view pics!

Here's a view from the size where you can see the depth of the packaging.

I dyed some white seam-binding with a little walnut stain, added some lace trim and a button to finish off the packaging.  Super cute, quick, easy and presents well to the receiver!!

Happy Monday and thanks for stopping by today!!


Thinking of YOU - card share

Happy Monday morning bloggers!!  I'm looking to "get my mojo back" for making cards and what better way to accomplish that then to play along with Mojo Monday Blog!!  I actually really like this week's sketch and was able to pull this card together in an hour while the first load of laundry was on its wash cycle....heehee!  Anywho, hope you are inspired to try it out!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Have a craft-ta-culous DAY!!


Sunday, August 3, 2014

Shaped Gift Tags for Swap

Hello, I wanted to share with you the tags I created for Tmika's swap on youtube.  My idea was all about the wood veneer word saying that I had in my stash.  I wanted to incorporate them into my tags somehow and in the process realized that I had a file with a speech bubble!!  Oh, perfect!!  Here's what I did:

They are all sooo cute I can't decide which is my favor!!  How about you, which would you love to receive??!!  Thanks for stopping by today!