Thursday, September 21, 2017

SEPTEMBER CLASS SWAPS

The swap theme for my class this month was Halloween, and I think everyone did a fantastic job!  Here they are:
 




Debbie used a fun pop-up fold that was one of our August class projects.  This is the festive front of her card:


And this is the inside:


I don't have any current Stampin' Up! Halloween designer paper or stamp sets, and I had to think really hard about how to create something Halloweenish.  This is what I came up with:


I used the tiny bat image from Glamper Greetings, created a cat (looking out the die-cut window with a piece of Tangerine Tango Foil Frenzy paper behind him) with the Fox Builder punch, Fringe Scissors were used to cut the nighttime grass, and the "spooky tree" was a die-cut from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits.
 
I was so pleased with how creative the swaps were this month, and I'm already looking forward to next month's swaps!



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

FALL WREATH . . . JUST A LITTLE CHALK PASTE ON CANVAS

I've had the Fall Leaves transfer from Chalk Couture for a while, and I paired it with the brand new (available next month) Thanksgiving Place Setting transfer to create this Fall wreath.
 
 
The surface for my wreath is a 12x12 canvas:
 
 
The paste colors that I used were Tiffany, Pumpkin, Mustard, Brownie, Mocha, Brick, and Evergreen.
 
Be sure to like and follow my DECOR CREATIONS WITH REGINA Facebook page for more project samples, how-to videos, etc.
 


"VINTAGE TRUCK" FROM CHALK COUTURE

I am so excited about a brand new Chalk Transfer from Chalk Couture . . . it's appropriately named "Vintage Truck" (order yours HERE) and it looks like this:


This image transfer is so awesome!!!!  As a matter of fact, when I ordered one for myself, I actually placed a second order for one more of these transfers just in case something happens to the first one.  My orders haven't arrived yet, but one of my uplines had these "work in progress" photos to share:



 

I invite you to visit (and like/follow) my Facebook page, Decor Creations with Regina.  I have shared some videos there that show how to "transfer" the awesome images onto a chalkboard (or other) surface of your choice.  Where can you apply the transfers?  Chalkboards, walls, canvas, wood, metal, doors, glass, jars, etc.  Don't forget to order a few jars of Chalkology Paste!!!!

SEPTEMBER PROMOTION:  When you purchase 5 Chalk Transfers, you will receive a FREE Angled Squeegee!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

HALF-PRICE PAPER PUMPKIN FOR NEW SUBSCRIBERS

Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin promotion will be ending soon so, if you've thought about trying the fun project kits, now is a great time to do so!

Start your subscription HERE


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Sunday, September 3, 2017

A SPECIAL "CHALK COUTURE" OFFER FROM ME

The Chalk Transfer of the month at Chalk Couture is Ghosts and Ghouls (HERE), and it's just in time to begin working on Halloween projects.  As I was studying all of the fun images, it occurred to me that the spooky hand could hold a pumpkin!  With four jars of Chalkology Paste (Orange, White, Brownie, and Emerald), I designed this mini chalkboard stand in about 10 minutes.  It actually wouldn't have taken that long if I had been a smart cookie and had wipes and stirrers handy before I started.
 
 
Would you like to create this project, too?  If so, then you will like my special offer!  I will send a mini chalkboard stand (like the one that I used for my project) to the first five (5) people who purchase from me the Ghosts and Ghouls Chalk Transfer (or another one of your choice valued at $17.99+) and two (or more) jars of Chalkology Paste!  Thank you in advance for shopping with me at https://regina.chalkcouture.com
 
And . . . while your shopping at my Chalk Couture site, you may want to take advantage of the September promotion.  With the purchase of five (5) Chalk Transfers (any size/price), Chalk Couture will include a FREE angled squeegee!
 
I don't remember if I've mentioned it before, but Chalk Couture is a new company that opened for business in October 2016, but their official launch was July 2017.  I love the kickstarter video, which you can see HERE.  There are so many gorgeous design ideas in that video!  Their chalkboards are, indeed, a quality that you aren't likely to find anywhere else and the framed chalkboards are simply stunning!  Having said that, one of the things that I love about the products is that the Chalk Transfers and Chalkology Paste can be used on a variety of surfaces . . . walls, mirrors, glass, canvas, fabric, wood, etc.--even inexpensive chalkboards that aren't even actual chalkboards! 
 
If I can answer any questions or offer any assistance, feel free to email me at randari at Hotmail dot com.
  


Friday, September 1, 2017

BRAND NEW CHALK COUTURE IMAGE TRANSFERS!!!!

Fall and Winter are my favorite seasons, and I'm even more excited for the changing seasons after seeing the brand new image transfers from Chalk Couture!  Check them out HERE.  The first one that I ordered is Baby It's Cold Outside:
 
I cannot wait to create projects with those adorable mittens and snowflakes!  There are so many from which to choose, and won't they be perfect sprinkled with glitter!?!?
 
New Chalkology Paste colors have been recently added, and you can see all of the gorgeous colors available below:


Sunday, August 27, 2017

"GRACEFUL GARDEN" ENSEMBLE - AUGUST BONUS PROJECT

The project that I designed for Craft Project Central this month is featured today, and it is the August Bonus project!  DID YOU KNOW?  The bonus project can be obtained by subscribing to any of the three, six, or 12-month subscription packages that include the month that the bonus project is posted.  Following is the introduction that I wrote for my project:
 
Create a pocket full of pretty cards that feature fun Watercolor Pencil techniques.  One of the techniques featured in this tutorial demonstrates how to use one pencil to get the shading and coloring of two or three colors, but your favorite might be the “Cheater’s Reflection” technique.  It is so easy and lends such a nice focal point for any card!  Besides the fun pencil techniques, you’ll also learn how to make your own coordinating dimensional embellishments!  If you decide to make this lovely ensemble to give to someone special, you’ll appreciate that there’s a tutorial for a pretty and simple pocket holder for the four cards.
 
 
On September 2, I will give a FREE one-month Craft Project Central subscription to a lucky winner!  If you would like to get your name in the drawing for the FREE subscription, just click THIS LINK and leave a comment on my project.  The winning name will be drawn on September 2nd and announced on my blog.  Be sure to visit my blog again on the 13th to see if you're the winner. 
 
  

Friday, August 25, 2017

A CHALKY CHRISTMAS CREATION

One of the best things in my starter kit when I joined Chalk Couture was the Aiden chalkboard frame, and my plan was to decorate its chalkboard surface for Christmas.  Unfortunately, the transfers that I used (Small Christmas Tree and Retro Ornaments) are no longer available, BUT . . . brand new transfers (including holiday designs) are coming on September 1.


It took a while for me to work up the courage to work on this project (the size is 9" x 12") but, as I am learning, working with the Chalk Couture chalk paste is so very easy--and quick!  Best of all, if mistakes are made or if I change my mind, a cloth and a little water will wash the paste away.  I love that!

Have you taken a look at the Chalk Couture products?  

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A CHALKY SCHOOL OF FISH FOR MY SISTER

After years of teaching Kindergarten, my sister will be teaching 1st grade this year.  I suppose that doesn't seem like much of a change but, to the teacher and the classroom, it is a change.  Normally, I would make a card for my sister to wish her a fantastic school year, but I was in the mood to play with Chalk Couture's transfers and paste and created this fun sign:


I recently won the You've Got This transfer from Chalk Couture and, at the time, I couldn't think of an occasion when I might use it, but it turned out to be perfect for this project.  What was even more perfect were the fun fish, bubble, and seaweed images from Under the Sea.  A school of fish is just what a teacher needs, right?  It's hard to tell from the photo, but I sprinkled glitter on the bubbles before the paste dried, and they're so sparkly in real life.  Speaking of paste, the colors featured on this sign are White, School Bus Yellow, Orchid, Thai Teal, Royal, and Evergreen.

If you haven't checked out the awesome and fun Chalk Couture products, please visit  my web site.  If I can answer any questions for you, just let me know.

SEASONS COASTERS

Stamped coasters are so simple and inexpensive to make! With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s time to think about special people in your life you want to create a gift for.  In fact, these stamped coasters would make great gifts for anyone, any time of year!


The tutorial for these pretty coasters, which were designed by Jari Francis, can be found at Craft Project Central.