A little bit more Kaisercraft Chanteuse


I hope you are all have an awesome weekend.

I have another layout to share which has been created with the Kaisercraft Chanteuse Collection.

This layout is dedicated to my littlest girl. As her mother I think that she is 'one of a kind' but then I think that most mother's would think the same about their children

'One of a Kind'


And a closer look at some of the details


This collection scraps so easily - apart from the Kaisercraft Flutterby ( I have used the light pink one from the Bubblegum collection) and rhinestone flourish all the other embellishing has been created from the Chanteuse patterned papers 'Staccato' and 'Soprano'. I even sneaked a small edge from the Rondo Specialty Die Cut - **Gasp, yes I actually cut into it** Gasp


My littlest girl thinks she is very clever cause she can put her leg over her head. I have to say that it has been a very, very long time since I was able to do the same trick LOL!!

And don't forget........

There is still a few hours left to get your applications in for the


I can't believe that my term is nearly up. What an amazing time it has been.

To everyone who applies - Best of Luck to each and every one of you.

If you haven't applied and are still thinking about it - think quickly as the call closes at midnight tonight. The call details are HERE

I haven't re applied as I going to have plenty to keep me busy - but more about that a bit later on.....

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Once Upon A...Sketch May 1st Challenge is LIVE!


The new Once Upon A... Sketch challenge has gone live - and it's a ripper!

The May 1st challenge is:

Journalling criteria: write your journalling on a journalling spot (if you are making a card or altered project you use a quote on a journalling spot instead of journalling)

and this sketch...

And there is a smorgeousboard of loveliness for you to feast your eyes upon- The Design Team have created some amazing interpretations of the challenge for you.

May's Guest Designer's are

and the winner from the Once Upon A... Sketch April 1st challenge

You can check out both their fantastic interpretations and the Design Team's creations on the Once Upon A... Sketch blog site HERE

Now it's your turn!

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Me & My Girls Special Mini Album

We invited Designer Cheri Wenger to join us for today's post!

Cheri has a beautiful family and style! Today she showcases both in a special album using Maya Road products and GlueArts adhesives!

Me & My Girls Album
Designer: Cheri Wenger

Use items in your cabinets, such as cotton balls, foil, plastic wrap, cardboard packaging & parchment paper, to aid in crafting. Also, learn how to make a textured crinkled ribbon flower using ribbons, a brad, some foil, chipboard and a heat embossing tool.

Supply List:
Maya Road Tea pot chipboard album
12 x 12 Cardstock: Basic Grey Sultry Posh & Elite; Color Bok Lime Green Glitter
Glue Arts Glue Glider™ Pro with Exteme adhesive; Extreme Mini Adhesive Squares; U-Cut-It Foam Adhesive and Vellum Adhesive; SU Two way Glue
Ribbons: SU 5/8” Brown Grosgrain;  SU 1” Magenta Organza Ribbon; May Arts Olive Velvet Leaves and Lime Green Wired Satin Ribbon
Tools: Crop-A-Dile; Paper Trimmer; 1/8” Extended Reach Circle Punch; Embossing Heat Tool; Craft Scissors and Paper Snips
Inks: Bic Brown Permanent Marker; Tsukineko Walnut Antiquing Solution; Color Box Petal Point Brown Pigment Ink
Embellishments: Maya Road Mixed Blossom Mini Chipboard Set; SU antique brad; Prima Marketing Mulberry Paper Flowers & Teal Flower; Walmart Pink Flower Petals; Recollections Beige Adhesive Pearls; Pink Chipboard Alphabet Stickers; K& Company Vellum Phrase
Other: Old Spiral Notepad; Pencil; Cotton Balls; Aluminum Foil; Plastic Wrap; Parchment paper; vellum or tissue paper.


1. Tip: When you want to cover chipboard shapes with patterned papers, here is a tip that will help you align the paper with the shape. To accomplish this, simply raid your pantry for parchment paper or use tissue paper or a scrap of vellum. Trace the shape with a permanent marker, then position on top of your patterned paper. For this project, use the sign shape for tracing.

Then place the outline on top of the patterned paper to determine what area you want to use. Next, place chipboard on top of the outline. Lift up, slip out traced outline, then place chipboard back in place. Trace around chipboard shape in pencil and cut out with paper snips. Use extreme adhesive with Glue Glider™ Pro to attach to chipboard.

2. To create the covers of this album, I used an old 6” x 9” notepad. Cut spiral ends with craft scissors and uncoil binding. Trim covers to 8.5” x 5-15/16”.

Use sturdier panel for front cover. Cover Insides with lime green glitter and outside front with flower print and back with circle patterned paper.

3. Place a canvas fabric heart onto a piece of plastic wrap and mist with walnut antiquing ink.

Blot ink with cotton ball. Mist to get desired results. For this, at misted darker than desired,

So I turned it over and liked the back side ink markings better. I blotted onto pooled ink on plastic wrap til complete. See examples below. Set aside to dry.

4. Cut varied size loops of pink organza ribbon ranging from 3” – 5.5” lengths. Arrange these at alternating angles with shorter layers pierced through the top of the decorative metal brad and mid size to longer layers at angles layered behind them. Use an extended reach punch to make a hole in scrap chipboard and secure brad through hole. Wrap foil around it. Heat Ribbons with heat tool and watch them crinkle up to create an antique looking flower. Remove from chipboard and place through grommet on heart and fasten in back.

When canvas heart is dry add extreme adhesive to back side. If it is too bulky, you can apply adhesive before inserting flower.

Using Pro and extreme adhesive, attach it to top left of front album cover. Cover oval chipboard piece with plainer section of floral paper. Be sure to trace onto CS in pencil prior to attaching to chipboard. Punch holes with Crop-A-Dile. Cut a 24” long piece of magenta organza ribbon and cut points on ends for threading through holes in oval chipboard. Wrap ribbon around front album cover and tie bow on right side. Add chipboard letters on top.

Edge CS with wedge of brown pigment ink. Use your other hand to lift away from album while doing this. (I needed both hands to take the photo so I couldn’t show this in image).

Using brown marker, add “&” sign between letters and add pearl as a dot above “i”. Cut flower head out of remaining floral CS with snips and cut small pieces of U-Cut-It foam adhesive to raise up on bottom of album cover. Apply on top of brown stems. Use extreme mini adhesive squares on the back of teal flower and attach below label. Add mini adhesive pearls to center. (Refer to image in step 7, below).

5. Cut vellum sheet into two 2” long pieces and apply to back of vellum phrase trimmed to fit on top of covered sign chipboard. (Make sure that the two pieces butt up on back side of vellum.) Add to top of covered chipboard, edged in brown ink. Trim overlap with snips.

Attach with Pro and extreme adhesive to back side of cover. Use extreme mini adhesive squares to add leaves, petals, paper flowers and brown plastic flower centers to embellish.

6. Punch two holes in album front cover. Make sure they won’t pierce through anything on inside cover. Place over top of back cover (green, inside panel facing up). Trace holes with pencil, then punch. Insert metal rings through holes to attach front and back covers. Tie magenta ribbon over hinges and knot. Cut pointed ends. Tie lime green wired ribbon over top of each and knot. Cut V-slits in ends.

7. Cut rectangle from remaining floral CS. Layer photo on top and attach to inside back cover using Pro with extreme adhesive cartridge. Cut svg flourish from white cardstock and attach to inside back cover using 2-way glue. Use adhesive squares to fold brown ribbon and attach beneath flowers. Layer flowers on top then use adhesive pearls in the center.

8. Add additional pages to album using chipboard covered with solid or patterned papers, embellished as you desire to complete album. I left the back of the album plain, however you can add a date in which it was created or a special note if creating as a gift. This was my gift to myself as a cherished keepsake of photos with me and my girls.

Would you like a chance to win some of these products?

Today we have two ways! First...leave us a comment here for our blog! We'll enter you to win the Maya Road goodies and a collection of GlueArts products that are sure to make your crafting a pleasure!

Then go visit the Maya Road Facebook page! Give them a friendly GlueArts hello and if you don't already "like" them...well we'd love you to love them..okay like...but love is better! Maya Road will be offering a giveaway to our GlueArts fans who come give them a shout out...so that gives you another opportunity to win and a great way for you to show another of our partner's just how amazing you ...our GlueArts fans truly are! 
And just a reminder if you have not sent in your poem...we'll give you through tomorrow to do so!

 Today we've got some more fun to share with you as if that wasn't enough!lol Did you know that April is National Poetry month? The Academy of American Poets established in 1996 National Poetry month for libraries, schools, poets and more to band together and share poetry. So we'd like to invite you to share some poetry with us. Now we know you're thinking Glue -- poetry?? Why not is our thought! We'd like to ask our GlueArts fans to show us their poetic prose. Whether in a haiku, limerick, rhyme, sonnet or ode.  Your poem should use GlueArts or GlueArts products within it. 

And what will we offer to you for your eloquent prose? We'll pick a winner who will enjoy a Glue Glider Pro, refill of their choice, our Ribbon Adhesive and our Extreme Adhesive Squares....now that should incite many a poem! Please email your poem to us at Gluegirl@gluearts.com by Saturday, April 30th. Please put POEM in the subject line!

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A Celebration of Women....

We're rapidly approaching the month of May!

May typically reminds us to celebrate Mother's....women!

Today's projects are both wonderful ways to celebrate that special woman in your life! Designer Patti Milazzo has a special plaque for Mom! How beautiful of a gift to have sitting on a stand in a special place in your special someone's home. Consider adding a photo to it for a personal touch! Designer Leslie Ashe is celebrating a special someone in her life...her daughter! This layout can be adapted for a special "she" in your life!

Patti and Leslie's projects offer a reminder of how beautifully Maya Road and GlueArts products complement one another and provide the perfect tools for your special gifts and memories!!

Decorative Plaque for Mom
Designer: Patti Milazzo

Glue Arts:
Glue Glider Pro with
1/4 High Tac Cartridge Refill - Pro
Mini Adhesive Squares
Adhesive Squares
U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam
Glue Gun
Glue Gun Stick Refills
Extreme Adhesive Squares

Maya Road:
Chipboard Shapes; Pins; Canvas Heart

Other: Crate Paper Restoration pattern paper and stickers; chipboard; buttons, beads, pearl and crystal gems; ink spray; hemp

1. Cut an 8” x 8” piece of chipboard and a piece of pattern paper the same size for the background of the plaque. Ink and distress the edges of the pattern paper. Machine stitch around the paper twice – do not adhere to the chipboard just yet.
2. To frame the Maya Road canvas heart, cut a 4 ½” x 6” piece of pattern paper – trim a scallop edge on one end, score 1” past the scallop and fold over. Add a strip of contrasting pattern paper and machine stitch across. Adhere this to the bottom left corner of the pattern paper square.

3. I selected a variety of the Maya Road small chipboard pieces to use on the plaque, including pieces to create a small banner as well as use a mix of flowers, hears and the label chipboard oval. I painted each of these pieces with a warm white acrylic paint and let it dry. Then I lightly sprayed the chipboard and the canvas with ink as well as inking the edges. I then set it all aside and to dry thoroughly.
4. Next, I attached the canvas heart near the bottom left of the square with Mini Adhesive. I used just a few pieces since I planned to do a little stitching across the heart.
5. I also die cut a scroll shape from yellow pattern paper. I used the Glue Glider Pro to apply small amounts of High Tac Adhesive to a few of the wider parts of the die cut and adhered the scroll over the heart. I machine stitched over the scroll.

6. Now the embellished pattern paper square (with the scallop frame and canvas heart) can be adhered to the 8” chipboard square with High Tac Adhesive using the Glue Glider Pro.
7. To create the banner, I strung together 3 Maya Road banner chipboard shapes along with a few coordinating beads on a piece of hemp.
8. I punched circles for the center of each banner shape, punched a small heart to fit inside the heart shaped chipboard and die cut 2 – M’s. I layered these pieces and adhered the circles to the banners with the U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam.

9. Once I had the banner positioned correctly – not too low or strung too straight – I tied knots through 2 holes that I punched in the corners of the plaque square. Then I applied small U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam squares to the back of each banner flag to give the banner more dimension.
10. For the flowers, I layered the chipboard flowers with similarly shaped flower punches using the Mini Adhesive Squares to adhere the pieces together. Also, I traced a heart chipboard frame onto the chipboard oval label, doodled a scallop border and then adhered the heart frame onto the oval. I adhered a small heart shape punch inside the frame and filled it with a crackle medium. Once the crackle medium dried, I attached the chipboard oval label to the lower left corner with an Extreme Adhesive Square and mini brads.
11. I also used the Extreme Adhesive Squares to adhere the flowers to the canvas heart. I embellished the flower centers with cut out paper flower shapes, buttons and pearl accents by securing them with Mini Adhesive Squares.
12. I added additional beads to the Maya Road Pins and inserted them just behind the larger paper/chipboard layered flower. I tucked stickers under the flower petals and adhered a 3 layer butterfly just below the flower.
13. For the final part of the plaque, I created 2 scallop pleated flower circles from pattern paper. I secured the accordion folded flowers onto punched paper circles using the hot Glue Gun. The Glue Gun sets the accordion folded circles securely without worry that they’ll come undone. I added a chipboard flower and a pattern paper covered chipboard circle along with a Maya Road floral accent and button to the centers of the pleated flowers.

14. Finally, I completed the project by adding a bit of glitter glue.

She Layout
Designer:  Leslie Ashe

Glue Arts supplies: 
3D U Cut It foam adhesive, Glue Glider Pro w/ both Fabric Tac & High Tac, Micro Extreme Adhesive Squares, Extreme Adhesive Squares

Maya Road supplies:

flowers, canvas dress form, canvas (I cut butterflies from), acrylic flowers, chipboard banner pieces


cardstock, patterned paper, ribbon, letters - American Crafts
paint - Jenni Bowlin, Claudine Helmuth, Adirondack
pen - le pen by Marvy

-using different patterned paper strips, align them along the bottom of layout, layering right above each other (you can use a border punch, if desired.)

-paint a background stamp with green paint & stamp over canvas dressform

-paint butterfly stamp turquoise & stamp onto canvas then cut butterflies out
-paint bottom part of chipboard banner (the scallops) turquoise & let dry
-cover top part of chipboard banner in patterned paper. Distress edges if desired

-place letters spelling "she" on top of chipboard banner
-tie a ribbon around waist of dress form then use Fabric Tac on the back of the canvas dress form & adhere to layout
place the banner "she" right under ribbon

-place canvas butterfly on bottom left of layout & add buttons.
-place smaller punched butterflies just above canvas butterflies
-add flowers to centers of canvas butterflies and ribbon, as well as to the bottom of layout, to left
-then add photo, journaling & enjoy your layout!

Would you like a chance to win some of these products?

Today we have two ways! First...leave us a comment here for our blog! We'll enter you to win the Maya Road goodies and a collection of GlueArts products that are sure to make your crafting a pleasure!

Then go visit the Maya Road Facebook page! Give them a friendly GlueArts hello and if you don't already "like" them...well we'd love you to love them..okay like...but love is better! Maya Road will be offering a giveaway to our GlueArts fans who come give them a shout out...so that gives you another opportunity to win and a great way for you to show another of our partner's just how amazing you ...our GlueArts fans truly are! 

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