Friday, November 20, 2015

October Thank You's....

Normally I put a thank you card in each order.....but in October I put one of these cute treat bags I made using the supplies from my Paper Pumpkin kit. 

Aren't they adorable- and there was lots of room in the bags for adding treats for the girls.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Happy 7th Birthday Noah!!!!

 I made this card for my middle grandchild Noah, who recently celebrated his 7th birthday!

Here is an early morning birthday snapshot when he first woke up with sleepy eyes and rosy cheeks:
 And a little later in the morning- gotta love the deviltry shining in those eyes....just like his Daddy!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A Sticky Situation. . .

I have been asked once again about types of adhesives I use and  which adhesives to use in what here is a brief refresher:

Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue:  Wet, white glue that dries clear.  This is the adhesive I use most, but not for ribbon.  Small dots of this glue provide a strong, permanent bond.  Dries in a few seconds, but with time to slide your paper into position.  Be sure to apply small amounts- and don't get it too close to the edge of the cardstock.  Store with the tip down so the glue is always ready and the nozzle doesn't clog.

Fine-Tip Glue Pen:   Fine nozzle will not clog because cap has needle-like thing that slides into it pretty easily.  You needto press items together for a few seconds until the glue sets.  Perfect for small embellishments like sequins. 

2-Way Glue Pen:  Wet but thick, not drippy.  Permanent if materials are adhered while glue is wet, but if glue is allowed to dry, bond will be temporary.  Not for ribbon.

Tear & Tape Adhesive:  Takes the place of the "red double-sided tape."  Excellent for adhering non-sheer ribbon like burlap or twill.  Very strong.

Mini Glue Dots:  Dry dots of glue used to adhere buttons, bows, and the ends of ribbon.  Great for adhering something to Glimmer Paper.

Stampin' Dimensionals:  Six-sided foam pieces with adhesive on both sides.  Used to give pop up panels and elements (pop-dots).
Fast Fuse Adhesive:  Tape-runner style perfect for paper-to-paper as well as non-sheer ribbon.  Very strong and permanent.  After rolling, make a "check" with your hand to break the adhesive so you don't pull it away from your project.

SNAIL Adhesive:  Tape-runner style excellent for paper-to-paper.  Permanent.  Use the "check" technique with this, too.

2-Way Glue Pen by Stampin' Up!

Price: $5.50
Adhesive Remover by Stampin' Up!

Price: $4.50

Fast Fuse Adhesive by Stampin' Up!

Price: $12.50
Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill by Stampin' Up!

Price: $9.25
Fine-Tip Glue Pen by Stampin' Up!

Price: $8.50
Glue Dots by Stampin' Up!

Price: $6.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue by Stampin' Up!

Price: $5.00
Silicone Craft Sheet by Stampin' Up!

Price: $7.50
Snail Adhesive Refill by Stampin' Up!

Price: $5.50
Snail Permanent Adhesive by Stampin' Up!

Price: $8.50
Stampin' Dimensionals by Stampin' Up!

Price: $5.00
Stampin' Glue Sticks by Stampin' Up!

Price: $5.00
Tear & Tape Adhesive by Stampin' Up!

Price: $8.50

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Wonderland. . . Season of Cheer. . .

Products Used: 

Night of Navy Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Season of Cheer DSP
Wonderland Stamp Set
Embossing Buddy
White Embossing Powder
Silver Washi Tape
Snowflake Embellishment
Six Sayings Stampset
Oval Framelits

Monday, November 16, 2015


Retiring Products


Baby Swipe Technique...You've Got This and Happy Scenes

This card I made because I wanted to try out a new technique- the BabyWipe Technique.  

Basically you take a baby wipe, fold it up and add reinker drops to the edge and wipe it across your cardstock.  

I used three colors of reinker here, River Rock, Pretty In Pink, and Bashful Blue.  All these reinkers are retired colors.....but great for techniques like this! 

Then I used Archival Black ink and stamped the tree images from the Happy Scenes stamp set.    The greeting is from You've Got This stamp set.  

A strip of glitzy washi tape, and a sparkly snowflake embellishment, finishes this card off beautifully.  

I love the contrast between the black ink and card base and the pastel colors in the background.