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Friday, January 4, 2019

January Blahs

I'm just jumping on to share a bit of fun with you today.  It's such a chilly, grey, rainy day here at the beach and on days like this, I would love to grab a cup of coffee, wrap up in a warm blanket and veg out on the sofa watching Netflix or reading a great book.  But, since I discovered Chalk Couture I find myself wanting to play with all the fun stuff they have. 

Vintage Paint and more... She leaves a little sparkle sign done with Chalk Couture chalk paste and transfer

Check out this adorable little piece I made for my great granddaughter's room.  I love how it turned out - and that I am able to customize each piece for the person I am making it for.  
Usually, in January I go into a depressive funk - all the excitement of the holidays has passed and let's face it January can be quite a dreary month weather wise also.  It takes me forever to get into the mojo of doing something fun.  But, this year with Chalk Couture I am not having that particular problem.  Oh, my Christmas tree and all the decor is still up and I have no thoughts of taking them down anytime soon but, I am having such fun playing with all the great Chalk Couture products I have. 

Vintage Paint and more... joy Christmas bundle

It's so easy to make a project in just minutes and what satisfaction of having it turn out looking like you spent hours doing it.  No Pinterest fails here.  Can I say I am in love with the ease and beauty of this method of crafting?  

Vintage Paint and more... Simply Said kit for January

I want you to have just as much fun as I am.  Chalk Couture made a special kit just for customers.  I can't even get this and
 Check out this awesome hexagonal board with the YOU ARE ENOUGH quote.  And, those colors were made strictly for this kit - not available to designers. 
Isn't it gorgeous!  Who of us doesn't need to be reminded each day that we are enough - just as we are? 

Here's a great video with Christine explaining all about this awesome kit you can have.

What do you think? A great kit isn't it?  And, it's exclusive to customers.
 To get started having fun with your kit you go to:

You'll find it right at the top of the page - so easy to order yours and help kickstart your creativity this new year. (Only available while supplies last)

Until next time - have fun creating something you love.

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Cyber Monday Mega Sale

It's the most wonderful time of the year... 

That time when the hustle and bustle of the holiday season are at its peak - decorating, shopping, baking - all the activities that bring us together with family and friends to celebrate in our own special ways.  We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with our family - cooking, eating, watching football, eating and well, you get the picture... probably much like your holiday also.  

Vintage Piant and more... Give Thanks and Fresh Pumpkin transfers done in chalk and ink on a chalkboard

Now that Thanksgiving is over it's time to take down all that wonderful Fall decor and concentrate on the Christmas decor.  I love Fall and hate to see it go but I also love Christmas and love creating a Christmas Wonderland in our home each year.  So, this week I am going to be quite busy doing just that.  
Vintage Paint and more.. red and black buffalo plaid used in a farmhouse Christmas vignette

But, before I do any decorating each year I plan out what I want to do and begin making a lot of my decor.  I love putting a handmade touch to each and every vignette I make.  And, with the discovery of Chalk Couture that has been made even easier for me to do.  I am able to create a beautiful piece in no time - I'm talking minutes - compared to the hours I used to spend before.  

Vintage Paint and more... trendy red and black buffalo plaid done with the vintage truck and winter add on transfers on a black artist stretch canvas

In case you have missed some of my most recent posts you can read all about Chalk Couture here.
It's a new system of silkscreen transfers, chalk paste, inks, and surfaces that are taking the craft industry by storm.  Their transfers are quite trendy - as you can see above - easy to use and can be done in just minutes.  I am in love with the product and the way the finished project turns out - perfection.

Vintage Paint and more... Christmas Cheer transfer used on a "faux"pallet board with a "faux" boxwood wreath and red and black buffalo plaid bow added

I also love how versatile it is - you can use it on most any surface you want - canvas, burlap, wood, glass, chalkboard, fabric - the list just goes on.  So many ways to incorporate it into your home whether you have the farmhouse, rustic, cottage, or eclectic decor - it will fit right in. And, so easy to make handmade gifts for your friends and family this holiday season.

Vintage Paint and more... Joy to the World transfer done in chalk on a black chalkboard with a black and white check ribbon added

Just think of all the ways you can make your home festive for the holidays this year.  The ways are almost endless.
However, Chalk Couture is not just for the holidays - you can add the trendiest decor to your home year-round with their products.

Vintage Paint and more... Rise and shine transfer used on porcelain coffee mugs

Vintage Paint and more... Enjoy the ride transfer done in chalk on a board back artist canvas

With this being the biggest shopping weekend of the year I wanted to let you know Chalk Couture is holding a big 3-day sale to celebrate Cyber-Monday.  You won't want to miss these great prices on our transfers.  Just think of all the ways you can use them in your home and/or make gifts for those you love.  

On Monday only we are offering the size A transfers listed at 30% off.  This offer is good only on Cyber Monday, November 26,2018 from 9am - midnight (MT) and while supplies last. You can find these in my shop Chalk Couture/Vintage Paint and more

Vintage Paint and more... Size A transfer sale

On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, we are continuing this great sale by offering the size B transfers listed at a 30% savings.  They will be available 9am - midnight(MT) while supplies last. You can find these specials in my shop at Chalk Couture/Vintage Paint and more.

Vintage Paint and more... Size B transfer sale

Then on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, the fun continues with our size C transfers listed at a 30% savings. These will be available 9am - midnight (MT) or while supplies last. You can find these specials in my shop at Chalk Couture/Vintage Paint and more

Vintage Paint and more... Size C transfer sale

Check these transfers out.  Just think of all the gifts, home decor and fun you can have with them.  And, remember, done in just a few minutes for each project.  You, too, can give handmade this Christmas season and think how impressed your family and friends will be with your creativeness.  So, head on over to my chalk shop this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and get your favorite transfer before they're gone - then you, too, can create your handmade masterpiece.  

Then I would love to see you join my Chalking with Cathy group on Facebook.  Take a picture of your masterpiece and show it off there - we love seeing what everyone is doing.  

If you have any questions feel free to message me through my Facebook page Vintage, Paint and more. I will be happy to help you.  

Till next time - have fun creating something you love.
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Vintage Paint and more... Enjoy the ride transfer done on a chalk board in a thrift store frame
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Vintage Paint and more,,, mama's kitchen transfer done on a black stretch artist canvas with a wood hoop wreath added
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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Give Thanks Chalk and Ink Sign

Fall has finally found its way to the South.  We still don't have a lot of color in the trees and our flowers are still blooming beautifully but, the temperatures have become quite cooler, giving us some beautiful days.  And, the evenings are just cool and crisp enough we can actually get our firepit out and sit around it roasting marshmallows or just having a cup of coffee and chatting with friends and family.  With these changes, of course, comes the prelude to the holidays and all the prep and frenzy that go with them.  I have been seeing quite a lot of Christmas in my social media feeds but, I am just not ready to embark on it yet.  So, today I decided to share a beautiful little sign I made to celebrate Thanksgiving and all it means.  

 Vintage Paint and more... a chalkboard sign diy'd using Chalk Couture transfers, chalk paste and ink

Monday, October 22, 2018

Fabric Rag Wreath with Chalkboard Sign

    Fall is finally in full swing here at the beach - we woke to 42* this morning (a bit low for us), but, I'll take it.  I've been so looking forward to Fall and am so excited it finally made it.  So, I thought I would share a bit of easy Fall decor with you.  I love decorating for fall and the easier I can make it the better it is for me.  I try to use pieces I already have on display and just add a touch here and there to make them more "fallish" - like this fabric rag wreath I have hanging almost year round.  I simply added a cute little chalk sign to it and wallah - Fall is in the air. 

Vintage Paint and more... a fall wreath diyed with fabric and a diy chalkboard sign added to it

Saturday, October 13, 2018

LightView Rolling Base Magnifier Light

**This post contains a partnership with Brightech, I was provided with a light and am giving my honest review of it. All opinions and text are my own.**

As you all know I do lots of different types of crafts to share with you and many of them have very detailed up close work that has to be done.  As I have gotten older, it has gotten increasingly difficult to see that very detailed work due to the normal aging process of my eyes.  Many times I have to get the strongest light I can find and magnifier glasses to see what I am doing.  So, when Brightech contacted me and asked if I would like to try one of their magnifier lamps I was ecstatic.  Following is a review of what I received.

   LightView Rolling Base Magnifier Light 
                                                 by Brightech

Vintage Paint and more... a rolling maginifier light to make your crafting easier

I chose the LightView Rolling Base Magnifier Light.  I liked the fact that it was on a base that could be rolled about to the different areas I work in.  I am constantly moving about the house to do my projects and needed something that was easy to take with me.  
Vintage Paint and more... weighted rolling base for magnifier light

This light is on a very sturdy, weighted base that takes up very little floor space - so very important to me as sometimes I am working in a small cramped space.  It has 6 wheels on the base that move quite easily from tile to wood to carpet keeping it steady so it doesn't tip - this is also a very important feature for me as I move about the house. 

It stands about 5' tall when it's fully extended.   It has a flexible and multi-jointed arm that can be arched at an angle or raised to about 34"  staying where you place it - quite versatile in its ability to adapt to your area.  Below I am using it while doing some fabric flowers in my comfy chair in the family room.  But, I can easily roll it to my craft table, kitchen table, or even out to my porch when I want to enjoy the cooler weather. I love that I can take it wherever I feel like working that day.

Vintage Paint and more... a light that magnifies small craft projects and print

The magnified portion has a large area for you to see what you are doing.  It actually magnifies up to 225% - that's a lot of magnification for those tiny little areas I work in - like the 22-count counted cross-stitch I like to do or the very tiny detailed painting and lettering.   It also has a dust cover to protect the magnifier glass from dust and scratches.

Vintage Paint and more... Magnifying area of Brightech Magnifier Light

The magnifier lamp is amazing with its ability to go from reading to working on intricate projects with just the touch of a finger.  The light will last up to 100,000 hours and has 60,000 miniature LED lights that produce the amount of brightness you need without generating any heat.  This is a big plus for me - as my photography lights generate enough heat without adding more from another light.

The light arrived in just 2 days after Brightech notified me of their shipping it.  It arrived in a very carefully packed box - I was actually impressed with all the packaging.  It is quite simple to set up - I was able to put it together in less than 5 minutes time.  I love the overall look of it - the white fits in with our decor so well that I don't mind leaving it sitting in whatever room I am working.  It doesn't look like a piece of equipment.  I'd also like to mention Brightech offers a 5-year warranty on this light.
Vintage Paint and more... Brightech magnifier light on a rolling base

If you're looking for something to help you see those intricate details or that fine print better this light may just be what you're looking for - and the fact that it can basically go wherever your projects are is a big plus. You can check it out here and if you decide you would like one for yourself I would appreciate if you would use my affiliate link:  

I am doing some holiday crafting and will be sharing that with you soon.  So, until then - have fun creating something you love.