Guest Judge of the Week

MyCraftily Ever After

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Challenge of the Week

Birthday Party Challenge

Bonus Tutorial{DIY Placemats}


The competition is over and now our guest judge starts making her picks! We wish you luck, Stacy!!! Now, I have a quick and easy tutorial for you. This one is great for the kids. These DIY Placemats will keep them entertained and they will have fun creating their own Jack-o-Lanterns! All you need to make these are: ~ Craft Paper or any paper ~ Embellishments {I used Washi Tape} ~ Paper Pumpkins ~ Laminate the Placemats ~ Glue {Iused Glu6} Placemats are usually size 12×18, so that is what these are. Just cut your placemats out and embellish how {…Read More…}

The CSI Chic Chronicles{New crafty Opportunity for the Kids}

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The link party is over so it is the one time that we put crafts to the side and focus on living a chic life. I believe in dreaming and dreaming BIG. I believe that we can all accomplish what we want in life as long as we have a dream and passion for what we do. I run The CSI Project with passion for crafting and inspiring you to craft and to create. The CSI Project mission is to Create. Share. Inspire! My next step in this journey, is to build a website, an extension of The CSI Project {…Read More…}

The CSI Chic Chronicles{Pumpkin Goodness}


For today’s CSI Chic Chronicles, I compiled some of the pumpkin recipes that were linked up to the party. We all need some pumpkin goodies this fall, so here you go. Cook up something fabulously fall. Now, that is living life in the chic lane. Perfect Pumpkin Roll from Love, Pomegranate House These are the best! Glazed Pumpkin Muffins by Shaped by Grace These look amazing! Pumpin Spice Cupcakes from Shaken Together  Who can turn down a cupcake? Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread from Homespun with Love I wish I could taste this! Pumpkin Cream Cheese Mints from Crafting in the {…Read More…}

CSI Chic Chronicles{College Prep for parents}

Washi Tape week is over but not the fun! This week’s CSI Chic is all about college prep but not for your kids…..for you parents! The oldest CSI kid is in his Freshman year and we have learned quite a few things. The first step is accepting that they are graduated and college bound. Ours graduated on a very windy May night and before we knew it, he was moving in the dorm. Then, its started. Your wallet is open in ways you never thought possible. You get text messages like this, “Dad, I need to pay for this and {…Read More…}

The CSI Chic Chronicles{DownEast Basics Live for Pink}


The competition has ended, now we focus on the chic’ side of life. The CSI Chic Chronicles is all about inspiring one another to live our lives in the chic lane. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as you may know. Breast cancer or cancer in general is a disease that has probably affected all of us at one point in our lives. I was excited when DownEast Basics contacted me and wanted me to take part in their 5th Annual Live Pink sales event. Through October 14, 2012, customers can purchase special limited edition “LIVE for Pink” tees and {…Read More…}

The CSI Chic Chronicles{ My very own Pumpkin Patch}

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The competition has ended, now we focus on the chic’ side of life. The CSI Chic Chronicles is all about inspiring one another to live our lives in the chic lane. Every fall, I love to create a pumpkin on my front porch. I have a slight LOVE for pumpkins. I sit out my small bales of hay and each year I add some new pumpkins. This year, I have been working on some beadboard pumpkins. I had a friend’s husband cut them out because he has an awesome saw. Which may be Mr. CSI’s Christmas present this year. A gift {…Read More…}

The CSI Chic Chronicles{Do One Thing You Never Thought Possible}


The challenge is over and now we take time out to focus on the non-crafty. I encourage everyone to live life in the chic’ lane. So, are you living life in the chic lane? The CSI Chic Chronicles is all about inspiring one another to live our lives in the chic lane For more information on the CSI Chic Chronicles and to read all CSI Chic editions, go here and here Have you ever thought you could do something that you never thought possible? Have you ever tried? It’s true. Sometimes you’re going to want to give up, and you {…Read More…}

The CSI Chic Chronicles{Blogger Conference and a giveaway!!!!}


Hello everybody! Back to School week was so fun and the projects you linked up are so inspirational! I have to make a CSI pick and it is so hard. I had a great time at the Michael’s Blogger Conference and I wanted to give you an inside look at all of the products coming out this fall. The entire Michael’s PR team and creative design team were fabulous hosts. We crafted with Jo Pearson and her team.  Jo also gave us an insiders perspective on her crafty life and what it is like being a judge on TLC’s Craft Wars. {…Read More…}

CSI Chic Chronicles{Education and a giveaway}


There is truly nothing more important than education in this country. The more any of us are educated, the more chances we have to keep this country thriving and to make a difference. There are areas of this country where children have little chance to get a good quality education. Maybe it is because they need to work to help support their family, maybe it is because their family does not regard education as important or maybe the only school option they have doesn’t care enough to reach out to them. No matter what the reason, those schools are everywhere {…Read More…}

CSI Chic Chronicles{Choosing the right Blinds for your Kitchen}


Image courtesy of The Sea Green Journal   The tutorials are over, the link party has ended now it is time for The CSI Chic Chronicles. A time where we put aside the crafty and focus on the trendy, the fashionable, the fabulous. Are you living life in the chic lane? Choosing the Right Blinds for your Kitchen The best roller blinds for kitchens need to be practical, but also capable of providing a stylish look for a different range of rooms. Kitchens should primarily offer a lot of natural light, while offering the opportunity to control an atmosphere during {…Read More…}

Giraffe Grins Event{San Diego}


Spread the Grins I am so excited to announce the very first Giraffe Grins event! San Diego, we are coming for you. Giraffe Grins is partnering up with Rady Children’s Hospital in JUNE! Be sure to read up on Giraffe Grins, The CSI Project Charity, here. If you would like to participate and sew pillowcases and YOU are in the San Diego area, email me! I am looking for a few good sewers or anyone who is willing to try and spread the grins. On June 22nd, we will get together to sew! Email me if you are interested and {…Read More…}

The CSI Chic Chronicles{Tips for Candle Making}


Top 10 Tips for Home Candle Making   Candles can easily be made at home, and can be a great, inexpensive way to decorate and light a property. When beginning to make candles, it is important to understand issues such as the type of wax that needs to be used, as well as how to safely heat and melt wax, and how to ensure that the finished product does not contain any imperfections. Candlemakers should also make sure that they are following safety precautions, and that they know the best ways to correct any mistakes. Some of the top 10 {…Read More…}

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