Once Upon A...Sketch: New Challenge


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Journalling Criteria/Theme:

All About Me!

The focus of your journalling and the theme of your layout has to be based on YOU and something/s that you are really good at. Don't be shy! We are all good at something as small or as big as it might be.

Ideas for journallingbeing a good mum, cooking, talking, understanding people, organising, cleaning, gardening, studying, computers, fashion, exercising, scrapbooking, good at my job, maths, languages, writing , drawing, painting, photography, running, craft, sewing. Maybe you can talk about an aspect of your personality..your sensitivity, your 6th sense, your patience, your strength or bravery, your ability to stay positive. 

Remember that you are allowed to also create a card or altered project based on this sketch and theme and instead of the journalling criteria you need to use a quote.

You MUST combine the journalling criteria with this sketch..



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Good luck everyone!!



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How About a Little Snow Magic with GlueArts?

While many of us may prefer spring, the singing of birds and the blooming of flowers, we realize a good many of you love winter equally so!

This week the weather has brought wintery snowfalls to many of you...while some of us are experiencing an early spring...or temperatures that feel like such.

Designer Lesley Langdon celebrates that amazing feeling that comes along with a beautiful snowfall...the magic. That beautiful soft, stillness that captures us....and creates a bit of magic!


Snow Magic
GlueArts Designer: Lesley Langdon



Supplies:

Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares

Glue Arts Micro Adhesive SquaresGlue Arts 
Glue Glider Pro (Perma Tac Adhesive)
Little Yellow Bicycle Paper Snowflake Kit (Winter Twig Collection)
Little Yellow Bicycle Clear Cut Shapes (Winter Twig Collection)
Little Yellow Bicycle Fabric Favorites (Winter Twig Collection)
Little Yellow Bicycle Cardstock Stickers (Winter Twig Collection)
Little Yellow Bicycle Chipboard Stickers (Winter Twig Collection)
Little Yellow Bicycle Confetti Garland (Winter Twig Collection)
American Crafts Cardstock (White)
Shimmerz Coloringz Spritz (Mama Sings the Blues)


Instructions:



1. Flick drops of blue mist onto cardstock to get random blue dots. Let dry.
2. Adhere Little Yellow Bicycle Confetti Garland at top using Glue Arts Micro Adhesive Squares. Adhere photo next with Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro (Perma Tac Adhesive).


3. Start adhering all the Little Yellow Bicycle Clear Cut Shapes (clear snowflakes and swirls) to the layout with Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares.
4. Make accordion flowers with the Little Yellow Bicycle Paper Snowflake Kit, adhere the ends with Glue Arts Micro Adhesive Squares. Glue to layout with Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares.


5. Adhere titles and label sticker. Write down little details of the photo in black ink.




Beautiful layout don't you agree?
This week we'd like to give you a chance to some new products!(possibly new to you!) Post a comment and we'll enter you to win  


our 3D Combo Pac! Once you try these products you'll wonder how you went without them!! And well also include our Adhesive Squares

and we're not done yet....we'll let you select your choice of our new PRO+ Cartridges! That's right!


 Be sure to stop by tomorrow for more ideas! Don't forget to share the news that GlueArts is close to reaching our 8,000th fan! Fans like you can help us by sharing the news on Facebook and Twitter!

To celebrate we'll have a special giveaway taken from your suggestions!! Thanks for being a GlueArts Fan!!! 
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Persuasion of the heart


My finger may be small, but I can still wrap my Daddy around it


I have combined Prima Londonerry with some Printery for this one.

With accents of wine and sapphire blue.


Pretty butterflies, vines and blooms. 

Some masking with texture paste and glimmer mists - Tattered Angels Sapphire Blue and Juneberry Wine, 

And a little heart  made from a pastel twister.


Materials

·         #553784 Londonerry Col. Mulberry Paper 6” x 6”
·         #843144 Londonerry Col. Manor House
·         #843106 Londonerry Col. Parlor Games
·         #843618 Printery Col. 6” x 6” Paper Stack
·         #550042 Mask
·         #545567 8” x 8” Mask
·         #551124 Reflections – Londonerry
·         552169 Fantasy – Jewel
·         #553296 Coventry Rose – Printery
·         #551810 Crystal Palace – Black Ice
·         #552008 Twister – Pastel
·         #553456 Medley -  Treasure
·         #890674 Resin – Roman Pillars
·         #552800 Carlotta – Royale
·         #553661 Grove – Script
·         #551254 Chipboard Stickers – North Country
·         #550073 8” x 10” Typography Stickers – Alla Prima
·         #551360 SIIC
·         #546328 Angelica Roses – Bonnie
·         #548179 Floret – Mauve
·         Prima Packaging
·         Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Sapphire Blue & Juneberry Wine
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Snow Days are Here Again With GlueArts!

It's true!

Walk into this house and ask our kids are wishing for.... and they'll say a snow day!

We haven't had a one yet this year and the new sleds and gear look forlorn waiting for a glimpse of some flakes!

Designer Kristen Swain has the perfect way to put a sparkle in your eye and bring a bit of winter inside. Little Yellow Bicycle's Winter Twig collection makes for the perfect collection! And notice how Kristen used an empty ribbon spool for the base! What a great way to recycle and reuse!!

Happy Day Snowman
GlueArts Designer: Kristen Swain

Supplies:


Little Yellow Bicycle Winter twig collection
Large ribbon spool
flake glitter snow
ribbon flowers- maya road
styrofoam
Fimo clay for carrot nose
Large pins
Gems
dot paper- pink paislee
crinkled ribbon-www.scrapinkris.etsy.com
sharpie
pearls- kaisercraft
white fabric paint



1. Cover inside ribbon spool with strip of paper.
2. Use hot glue gun to glue styrofoam balls to top of spool, then small pile of balls beside snowman. Finally use glue to glue standing person chipboard by snowman.
3. Use hot glue to glue on puff balls, twine, nose, ribbon and eyes for snowman, use sharpie to detail snowman mouth.
4. Use stickers and large pins to create flags, add dollop of hot glue to top of snowpile and stick pins into glue.
5. Add stitched banner to chipboard person, then detail with gems.
6. Add sticker medallions around spool, adding ribbon flowers to center medallion and snowman scarf.
7.Hot Glue Flurries sticker to top of spool.
8. Use white fabric paint to add 'snow' to top of spool, dripping off top and also adding to bottom lip of spool. Then add flake snow all over decor, let dry.


This week we'd like to give you a chance to some new products!(possibly new to you!) Post a comment and we'll enter you to win  


our 3D Combo Pac! Once you try these products you'll wonder how you went without them!! And well also include our Adhesive Squares

and we're not done yet....we'll let you select your choice of our new PRO+ Cartridges! That's right!


Today's project from Designer Kristen Swain kind of makes you want winter to stay doesn't it?? (we did say kind of!lol) Be sure to stop by tomorrow for more ideas! Don't forget to share the news that GlueArts is close to reaching our 8,000th fan! Fans like you can help us by sharing the news on Facebook and Twitter!

To celebrate we'll have a special giveaway taken from your suggestions!! 
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Prima: Altered Poppy Album

A little while back I shared a little peek at an altered Donna Downey Poppy album. 
It was also one of my Prima CHA projects that I sent over for the show.


The cover already came printed with pretty poppies which I did subdue a little with a wash of Ranger Multi Medium and Gesso.  
Some masking was added over the top.  I used one of the new Prima Masks with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists - Turquoise Blue, Bubblegum Pink and Sun Sisters. 

Ranger Gesso was used to alter the felt flowers and Acrylic Paint Dabber for the Metal 'Love' Trinket.  Turquoise Blue Glimmer Mist was added over the top as well as to the edges of the journal note peeking out from under the photo.


Now for a little look inside


The canvas pages are double thickness with a machine stitched edged.  They are durable and provide the perfect foundation for mediums.

The masked theme was continued throughout the pages of the album.


Resist Canvas elements feature and 12 x 12  Donna Downey canvas page that features poppies.  
Poppies were hand cut and feature as embellishments for some of the pages.


White Cardstock was coloured with Ingvild Bolme's 'Rose Bud'
Quick Dry Fluid Chalk Ink.


An assortment of gorgeous blooms feature:
Lucerne, Camille, Vinetta, Perle Bebe, Charme Roses and Essential Petals


Pankita Rose, Tivona and Primmers

Along with Felt


Bows and assorted flowers 
With Donna Downey Scuplture Flowers


 And  type set words from Fairy Belle Alphabet Stickers create the sentiments.


I had so much fun putting this together. 
Thanks so much for peeking!


Prima Products:
  • #921989 Poppy Album 7.7” x 7.5”
  • #921934 12” x 12” Canvas Sheet
  • #921736 Sculpture Flowers
  • #555696 Essential Petals – Sun Kiss
  • #555702 Lucerne – Sun Kiss
  • #555658 Camille – Sun Kiss
  • #555689 Charme Rose – Sun Kiss
  • #555634 Perle  Bebe – Sun Kiss
  • #555665 – Vinetta – Sun Kiss
  • #556143 Lucerne – Meadow Lark
  • #556129 Charme Rose -  Meadow Lark
  • #554330 Type Set – Fairy Belle
  • #930097 Trinkets
  • #555214 Trinkets
  • #556709 Petal Pins – Pearls
  • #554675 Resist Canvas – Vacation
  • #554859 Note Cards – Meadow Lark
  • #554620 Mask – 8” x 8”
  • #556358 Velvet Rainbow –Spring Mix
  • #557577 Pankita Rose – Spring Mix
  • #557164 Tivona – White Mix Large
  • #558345 Primmers – White Cotton
  • #558758 Cassie – Periwinkle
  • #557737 Marcelle – Starlette
  • #557713 Marcelle – Leading Lady
  • #557751 Marcelle – Overture
  • #557997 Hermosa - Teal
  • #558031 Hermosa – Carmine
  • #843663 A4 Paper Stack – Romantique
  • #930059 Vintage Trinkets
  • #891046  Chalk Fluid Edger – Rose Bud
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  • Ranger Gesso
  • Ranger Multi Medium Gloss
  • Ranger Adirondack Lights Acrylic Paint Dabber – Snow Cap
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Create Warm Memories with GlueArts Adhesives!

We're creating more memories today!

We're back this week with the beautiful Little Yellow Bicycle Winter Twig collection! And while it's perfect for winter memories, cards, home decor and more...it's also great for a multitude of themes!

Last week here on the GlueArts blog we showed just how diverse this collection is! Don't miss a day this week and also for more chances to win!
Warm Memories Card
GlueArts Designer: Patti Milazzo
Supply List: 

U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam
Raise ‘Ns
Extreme Micro Adhesive Squares
Spooled Ribbon Adhesive



Little Yellow Bicycle:
Winter Twig Pattern Paper – Winter Wishful & Winter Twig
Winter Twig 6 x6 Decorative Edge Cardstock
Winter Twig Embellishments – Chipboard Shapes & Paper Snowflake Kit
Winter Twig Stickers – Cardstock Stickers, Free Verse Stickers and 5 Things Envelopes
Other: 



Instructions:
1. Create a 5 x 7 card and cut pattern paper to fit the front. Adhere a circle 6 x 6 Decorative Edge Cardstock shape to the top front of the card using the Glue Glider Pro and Pro+ Perma Tac Adhesive. Cut a 1 ½ “ pattern paper strip, trim the ends and adhere near the center of the circle. Also adhere the large paper snowflake (kit) near the top left.

2. Use Raise ‘Ns to adhere the Chipboard Shape character. 
Tip: To cut Raise ‘Ns, leave the paper backing and acetate top in place. Then simply snip the Raise ‘Ns into halves or even quarters for smaller pieces without gumming up your scissors.

3. For the layered snowflake accent on the right – apply the intricate snowflake die cut (kit) to the dark blue snowflake die cut (kit) with a Micro Adhesive Square that’s been folded in half.

4. Then for the top layer of the snowflake, insert a brad into the center of a blue snowflake sticker and secure the prongs. Press a Micro Adhesive Square on top of the brad and press this into glitter.

5. Apply a piece of U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam to the back of the top snowflake sticker and press onto the piece from Step 3. Adhere this to the right side of the card with the Glue Glider Pro.

6. I added flocked stripes to the “Warm Memories” sticker and to the bottom of my card using Ribbon Adhesive. To do this, trim Ribbon Adhesive lengths a bit longer than the sticker/card and press onto the surface firmly and evenly. Trim any excess and remove backing. Then sprinkle on flocking material. Spread it over the adhesive strips and rub in a bit. Finally, remove any excess by tapping it off.

Tip: Use the plastic edge of the Ribbon Adhesive backing as a guide to keep your line straight. On the sticker, I lined up the plastic edge backing along the bottom and top of the sticker. For the bottom of my card, I lined up the backing edge with the bottom of the card for the first strip. Then removed this backing and applied another strip of Ribbon Adhesive slightly higher by lining up the second pieces backing edge with the previous adhesive line.

7. Apply a piece of U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam to the back of the “Warm Memories” sticker and press onto the card between the character and snowflake accent.

8. Add additional pennant stickers and snowflake accents to complete the card.




Love this! Patti used a wide variety of our GlueArts Adhesives to create this cutie! Which is why if you're already using our Glue Gldier PRO and new PRO+ cartridge it's time to step out and try our Adhesive Squares or our U Cut It Foam!

This week we'd like to give you a chance to some new products!(possibly new to you!) Post a comment and we'll enter you to win  


our 3D Combo Pac! Once you try these products you'll wonder how you went without them!! And well also include our Adhesive Squares

and we're not done yet....we'll let you select your choice of our new PRO+ Cartridges! That's right!

 Let's announce last week's winner of the Little Yellow Bicycle's Saturdays collection and that is..

Juliana T said...


gorgeous projects!
February 23, 2012 11:02 AM

Congrats to you Juliana T!! Please email us at Gluegirl@gluearts.com with your information! Don't forget to post a comment! We'll see you tomorrow with more GlueArts and Little Yellow Bicycle!


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Prima: Inspired by Almanac

Today, I have a couple of smaller projects to share.

First up a fun little activity for the Prima DT gals where we each created an ATC for someone else on the team.

Here is what I created 


I first started with one of these little canvases which measure at 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" .  
They will take any art medium or embellishment. They are also double thickness and seam edged which makes them really easy to alter.

Donna2jpg

Tattered Angels Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist was used to alter mine.  
Layers of Almanac loveliness were then added with a little pull out Donna Downey Mini Grey and White Tag that included my message

'You Inspired Me'


A Petal Pin adds a pretty decorative touch.

Products:
  • 921998 Canvas ATCs
  • 844134 Almanac Col. Edison
  • 844158 Almanac Col. Agenda
  • 556211 Vinetta – Almanac
  • 556709 Petal Pins – Pearls
  • 921873 Paper Tag Set – Grey and White
  • 554330 Typeset – Fairy Belle

Next, I have a project which features these little beauties

Art Tiles 

TilesB

They are light weight with patterns on both sides which co ordinate with each of the Prima paper lines. Each one is a delightful mini piece of art work.

I also found that they are a great way for adding a touch of uniqueness.

Here I used them along with Genie Stones to make them into wearable 'art'.


The Art Tiles featured are Prima Almanac.  
The tiles were adhered to a decorative finding with Ranger Multi Medium. 
Glass bi cones and Prima Genie Stones were then added to complete the customization.

Products:

  • #556693 Genie Stones – Black Wrap
  • #554590 Art Tiles – Almanac
  • Ranger Multi Medium Gloss
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Sweets for Someone Special with GlueArts!





Chocolate-letter
GlueArts Designer: Ania Lexander



Glue Art supplies: 

Other: LYB, sewing machine, bazzill, fiskars border punch, buttons from Fancy Pants, ScorPal


I was missing my grandma, so I decided I'd make her something sweet!!

Purchasing a board of chocolate, I measured the width then cut the base of the letter in cardstock accordingly. Based on the size of the chocolate I started scoring: I wanted the cardstock to wrap around the chocolate once before ending in a normal letter. 

Tip: if the chocolate was too wide for the letter to be wrapped nicely enough, I'd simply just add additional patterned paper to "finish" the letter. I was in luck though, this one fit a 12" wide strip perfectly.

Then I cut the patterned paper so it'd cover all the sides of this chocolate-letter.


For the front cover of the "letter" I wanted it to go over the edge some, so I added a little bit of another patterned paper.


Then it's just to start decorating the cover - I used extreme adhesive squares to put together the layers of embellishments.

Here you can find the transparent "clear cuts shapes" layered underneath a snowflake from "the fabric favorites" topped with a "snowflake button dots" with a tulle in between. This embellishment sits on top of the "cardstock sticker borders". Notice the background, where you can find a "decorative edge cardstock" sewn on the cover of the patterned paper.


Before adhering the box together: Sew buttons as the letters' choice of closure on the side (in hindsight: having two buttons would have been better, ahwell)
When done, adhere the chocolate to the letterbox and wrap it, adhering it together.


Calling all craft/scrapbook educators and teachers!!!

GlueArts would like to hear from you!

We'd like to hear what kind of classes you teach, how often you teach, where, the size of the class and what types of adhesives you typically use in your classes? 

If you would email us at Gluegirl@gluearts.com and share with us, we would 
appreciate that!!

Don't forget to post a comment today! We'll enter you to win..  



Little Yellow Bicycle's Brand New Release called Saturdays! It's filled with blues, browns, deniums and soft, coral reds fill this collection. Post a comment today about your favorite winter treat and for posting a comment we'll enter you to win Little Yellow Bicycle's Brand New Saturdays collection!!

Along with our Glue Glider PRO handle and your choice of our new PRO+ Cartridges! High Tac, Perma Tac, Repositionable or yes..Extreme Tac! And yes...our PRO handle fits the "pink" cartridges and our new PRO+ "purple" ones too! 

We'll select one random winner next Monday! Also don't forget to stop by the Little Yellow Bicycle blog for more ideas and inspiration! 
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