Have you ever wondered if you could create your own chalkboard sign? I’m guessing if you’re anything like me, you’re thinking it looks like lots of fun but you’re worried that it requires a level of artistic ability that seems just a bit beyond you.
After years of scanning Pinterest for some tips on a simple way of creating stencils to make my own signs, I had just about given up hope for being able to do it on my own. I was just going to have to suck it up and pay for all those beautiful signs that I wanted for my home. But, then I discovered Chalk Couture. What is Chalk Couture you ask? Well, let me explain....
Earlier this year, I planned to meet up with friend and fellow Army mom for lunch. She was spending the weekend at a scrapbooking weekend midway between our two homes, so we took the opportunity to connect and chat a bit about our sons who are currently serving as officers in the US Army.
Although I was expecting to pick her up from her scrapbooking event and whisk her off to a private spot for some good momma talk and a glass of wine or two, we instead hung out at the scrapbooking day and poked around and marveled at the creativity that was occurring around us. She shared some her scrapbooking, we reminisced about our sons time together at GWU and we took in all the crafting and scrapbooking supplies that were being offered for sale. And, that’s when I saw it ~ a super easy way to create chalkboard signs.
A designer from Chalk Couture was set up and was offering a fun “Create and Take” activity to show how easy it was to create signs using chalk and transfers. My friend Susan and I jumped on the opportunity to try it out and we were hooked!
In just minutes, we were able to create a professional looking chalkboard sign that we were able to take home. Well, let me tell you, we were both enthralled by both Chalk Couture and the chalking experience and left that day with a few transfers, and chalkpastes, anxious to try it at home.
And, try it out I did! And, I fell in love with everything Chalk Couture. Within a few weeks, I decided to sign up to be a designer, too, and have been creating and sharing with others.
For me, it’s been a wonderful new hobby that has had the potential to become so much more. I’m looking forward to seeing where it will take me. If you are interested in learning more about Chalk Couture or becoming a designer, visit my website or contact me if you have questions. I’d be happy to share more about my journey.
Here’s a quick picture tutorial on how easy it is to use Chalk Couture’s chalkpaste and transfers:
Recently I was recruited to help organize and run the Italian Cafe booth at our church's annual Italian Festival. For four nights, I stuffed cannoli shells, brewed espresso and served thousands of friends, families and supporters of St. Anthony Church. I had the time of my life! Granted, my feet were sore and, boy, was I tired, but having the opportunity to work side-by-side with my daughter, Kaleigh, and my best friend, Mary, was downright spectacular.
In this day and age, we often are busy running from place to place, striving to achieve the next big goal, and often don't see the simple pleasures life offers us. I, too, often get caught up thinking about what's coming up next rather than finding joy in the moment. But, it was hard to ignore the joy that I saw on the faces of the dedicated team of volunteers who made the St. Anthony Italian Festival a success. And, I realized that it is in the simple things, like giving back, that life has it greatest rewards.
That's why I've decided to start this blog. It will be a place where I can take a few minutes to recognize and share the simple things that make my life spectacular. I hope this inspires you to celebrate the simple things in your life that bring you pleasure and together we can live our lives to the fullest - no matter what comes our way!
I'm a mother of three (adult triplets!),a proud Army mom, a (devoted!) wife, a work-at-home professional, a passionate supporter of nonprofits and a crafting enthusiast who loves to travel and spend time with my family and friends. Life can sure be busy but I've learned it's all about simplifying the journey. Join me as I share some of the tips I've learned to keep it all in balance!