Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Gobble, Gobble

Hello friends and happy hump day to ya!!  I'm back with a project share for The Cutting Cafe design team inspiration for the 21st day of November.  Are you getting excited for the holidays??  I sure am!!  I love this time of year because I don't really get to see my family much throughout the year but we always make sure to get together during this time to share with each other and give thanks!!  I'm somewhat saddened though because my in-laws will not be able to make the 10 hour trip from their home to ours this Thanksgiving but I'm surely looking forward to seeing them at Christmas.  So for my project this week I created a Happy Thanksgiving card to send to them using the Happy Thanksgiving Word Shaped Card from The Cutting Cafe. 

I adore this card and had a great time putting it together.  I added simple embellishments because I do intend to mail it so I don't want it to be too bulky.  I could see this card file being used as place holders too for those of us hosting Thanksgiving; or even as a centerpiece/decor.  The possibilities are endless with YOUR creativity!!

Here's what I created: 


The file also comes with layers so what I did was type inside one of the layers, printed it on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of card stock and cut it out on my Silhouette.  



I really hope my in-laws like the card (I know they will) and know that they are in our hearts and prayers during this precious time of year!!  Thank you so very much for stopping by today!!  Until next time......

Blessings & Craft Happiness!!

Chauntelle

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Making Memories on Monday (MMM#2)

Good morning bloggers!!  I'm a little behind the 8 ball with this one but hey, Tuesday morning will have to due.  Anywhoo, this week I wanted to document a summer trip with the "closest" women in my life (minus my Momma).  My sisters and I each have one daughter so this day we called:  "Sista, Auntie, daughter Day"!!  Aaah man, we had such a good time!!

My sisters and their girls came down to my house the afternoon before our big day trip to the Baltimore, MD area. We started our "girls ONLY outing" with a meal we all LOVE so very much.....SUSHI!!  I took them to a favorite restaurant of mine; my daughter and I go there.....often....heehee

We had such a good time and oh, by the way, seating arrangements were apparently important throughout our trip (idk) but the girls were really hyped about making the plan.  We sat one day oldest niece - oldest sista; youngest niece - youngest sista...etc.  LOL, it was comical.  In this picture we are seated oldest sista to youngest sista with our daughters seated across from us --- notice I'm in the middle??!! :o)

Anywoo, hope you enjoyed my share!!

This really isn't a great picture it was taken late night so I'll probably come back and updated it later.  You can't see it here but I wink of stella'd up those sun rays so they are all shining brightly in person.  I also layered the words in a way that they look like their coming right out of the rays, I thought that was pretty cool too.

Thanks for stopping by!!  Blessings & Craft Happiness!!

Chauntelle

Supplies Used:
My Minds Eye - Surf'sUp paper collections
Adhesive backed bling
Photo Corner edges
Fiskars Scallop punch
Index card
Chestnut Roan Ink pad
Wink Of Stella glitter pen

Friday, November 14, 2014

Tea Time Treat

Good morning everyone!! Here's a project share for you inspired by Jamie (ScrappinStampers on Youtube) and entered into her monthly challenge on Facebook!  She has an awesome shop on zibbet where she sales rubber stamps and things for crafting.  Go check out her shop for more details.

The file I used comes from The Cutting Cafe and I love, love, love it.  I will surely make some more of these!!



Thanks for stopping by today, Blessings & Crafty Happiness!!

Chauntelle

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Scrap Dhat!! - MMM#1

Hey there, Chauntelle here!!  I am finally going to dive right into my "Making Memories Monday" series!!  Super excited to share with you all my journey into scrap booking!!  The goal is to scrap book something once per week and post it here on Mondays.

My very first entry will be that of the one an only love of my life; my husband!! I created this layout to mark the start of his Father's Day weekend this year. We went down to Florida on a golf excursion.  I love the paper I used, it works perfectly.


He is just the best Dad - always supportive, encouraging and an all around good guy!!  I was so happy to share this special time with him and feel blessed to have him in my life!!

Well, thanks for stopping by today and checking out my post.  See ya on Monday!!

Blessings & Craft Happiness!!

Chauntelle

Thursday, November 6, 2014

From my Home to Yours...

The holidays are fast approaching and I am working on quite a few projects right now; my plan is to give homemade items to my family and close friends this year.  My family has not mapped out a plan yet for where we will celebrate but normally we take turns so that each one of us has an opportunity to host.  No matter WHERE we gather my "Cornbread Stuffing" is ALWAYS on the menu!!   My sisters have both asked in the past for the recipe I learned years ago so this year I've decided to incorporate the recipe into my design team project for The Cutting Cafe this 7th day of November!! 

For this project I used The House Shaped Card to create a greeting card for my sisters.....



I used a little dot of molding paste on the pointed end of a paint brush to create this brick look on the chimney.


Although the greeting is adhered flat to the card I did use pop dots on the window so it looks recessed and you can see I also added a little flower pot behind the vellum too!!

 

Here's a picture of the recipe card.  It will fit perfectly inside the greeting card and both will pop into a 5x7 envelope for mailing!! 


                                 They are perfect together!!


Thank you very much for stopping by today!!  Don't forget to check out the blog over at The Cutting Cafe; if you leave a comment you are automatically entered to win free files from the Cafe!!  Good luck!!

Until next time, Blessings and Craft Happiness!!

Chauntelle

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Trash to Treasure

Hey there, Chauntelle here!  Checkout my latest find a project share!!  I found two side tables really inexpensively priced.  I took them home, painted them white then used a sanding block to age them a little bit for some interest.  I really love the way they turned out plus this was my very first time distressing furniture!!

In this first photo you can see some fabric I cut to size and added to the tops of each table....it too has uneven distressed edges for some interest...what you think?!



I think they came out great and make perfect bedside tables because they are not too bulky and have two storage draws plus shelf space....can you see I put the remotes on one of them??!!  My bed is huge so to have these smaller tables was perfect!!


I call this a done deal!!  I would like to try drilling a hole through the back leading into the draw to hide our charges but I can do that at a later date!!  Whelp, thanks for stopping by today!!

Blessings & Craft Happiness!!  

Chauntelle