Let GlueArts Be Your "Life Line"

How often do you scrapbook and craft items featuring your loved ones?

Many of you may say not enough....because can you ever say too much about those you love?

Today's projects feature Clear Scraps products, GlueArts adhesives and yes....families!

Designer Leslie Ashe used the Clear Scraps XL Deco Shapes. What makes her project truly unique is that she painted and stamped onto the acrylic! Now it's worthy of a special place in her home!!! 

Designer Ania Lexander made a wall hanging using the Clear Scraps XL Deco Shapes too! She added rubons onto the Clear Scraps Sheet and cut out the design for a special embellishment! Both projects are equally beautiful and both celebrate family!!

Life Lines
Designed by: Leslie Ashe

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with High Tac cartridge
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts Mini Extreme Adhesive Squares
Clear Scraps XL Deco Shape sheet

patterned paper: My Minds Eye, October Afternoon
paint: Claudine Helmuth Studio (back of clear deco shape), Adirondack (silver touches everywhere)
spray mist: Tattered Angels
ink: Tsukineko & Staz On
bling, flowers, extras: Prima
other bling: jolee's (swarovsky crystals)
letters: American Crafts
vintage tag, numbers & stamp: Jenni Bowlin Studio
pens: zigs (silver & black)

-using Staz On (permanent ink, dries FAST), stamp along the side border of the Clear Scraps deco sheet

-paint entire sheet color of your choice & let dry (I painted 2 coats)

-paint the edge in silver
-glue down on patterned paper
-add flowers, butterflies, stamps & embellishments on top of your deco sheet. 

-once your design is complete, add silver dots to edge of clear sheet & journal on top using your silver pen. Journal in black around edge of shap

Love You Sillies Wall Hanging
Designed by: Ania Lexander

Glue Arts:
Glue glider pro - Perma Tac
Hot gun
U cut it Foam
Ribbon adhesive
Extreme Adhesive Squares

XL Shapes - deco - Clearscraps
Regular 12x12 clearscrap-sheet
Papers from 3ndypapir
Journal tag from Making Memories
Letters from American Crafts
Transparencies and rubons from Hambly
Gems from KaiserCraft
Flowers from Prima and Kort&Godt
Ribbons and button from Crate Paper
Borderpunch from Martha Stewart

Usually, when I pleat papers like this, I use my sewing machine to sew the pleats in place. However, my sewing machine is kaput, so hot gluing the pleats in place works perfectly instead.

For the rub-on - I wanted to use it as a raised element on my layout - so I cut out the rubon and the size of the clearscrap that I needed, removed the protecting film from it before rubbing the rubon on it, then cut around the shape.
Because I had an idea that I might use the layout as a wall hanging, I needed the stuff on it to really, really stick. Hence the use of Extreme adhesive squares for attaching the paper to the layout.

For the paperborder and the photos however, regular Perma Tac would do.
Some U Cut It Foam was used too..
As well as ribbon adhesive..
Raisen's...perfect for transparencies on transparencies...you can hardly see the glue through the transparencies...plus..build them up in the height if you need higher dimension..
And hot glue!
Assemble the layout and punch holes on the top of the layout and thread your ribbon through.

Vacation Card
Guest Designer: Pinky Hobbs

GlueArts U Cut It Foam
GlueArts Glue Glider Pro and ExtremeTac
Clear Scraps MINI Expressions (painted the back side with Plaid Paint) 

Yellow Stickles

So for those of you who were hesitant about using acrylic in your projects...are you having a change of heart? Now feeling the nudge to work with acrylic?! {we hope so!}

GlueArts would like to help you make these projects by giving you an opportunity to win some fabulous goodies! Just post a comment here on the blog and we'll pick a random winner next Monday!

Clear Scraps has provided a fun item or two for us to include for this week's giveaway! We have a Scalloped Tab Album and the Deco XL Shapes to give away!

Simply leave us a comment and you're entered to win! We'll select one random winner next Monday to win!! Good luck!! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps blog  and Pinky's blog for more ideas and inspiration all week long!

Last for today...we'd like to ask you to go give a BIG GlueArts hello to Clear Scraps on their Facebook wall. Then visit our GlueArts Facebook wall and let us know you've done that! We're going to enter you to win a Clear Scraps Album, our Extreme Adhesive Squares and a 3D Combo Pac for being so kind!!

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