Craft Away With Craft Wars!


It's Tuesday and that means time to Craft!

Craft Wars crafting!

After watching the shows over the past few weeks one thing we noticed is adhesive, adhesive and yes adhesives all play an important role in the crafts.

One thing we noticed..and the judges do as well..is often the crafters are not choosing the right kind of adhesives for their projects. They tend to pick adhesives that are time consuming, messy or just all wrong for the project.

GlueArts offers a wide range of dry adhesives that work on everything from paper, fabrics, canvas, felt and much more.

And also quickly and easily too! (and no mess!!)  

Our adhesive squares come on a roll and are not only easy to use but adhere quickly too! (and hold!!) and best of all...NO MESS! 



So tonight when you watch Craft Wars at 8pm EST/7pm CST pay attention to the adhesives they choose and then stop by GlueArts website and pick up a few of ours that you can use!

Last week's winner of a GlueArts Glue Gun is...
Cheryl won with her wonderful tree, using chalk and glitter from the craft closet. Beautiful tree topper made with tree light bulbs and plexiglass. The writing on the tree was neat and can be changed from year to year. The tree skirt was not a favorites the judges. Both trees were fun.
Venita T


Congrats Venita! Please email me at Gluegirl@GlueArts.com with your information!


Happy Crafting!
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Updated Time for Craft Wars



It's Tuesday!

And that means time to grab a cold drink, your GlueArts Glue Gun, a bowl of popcorn (our family pick!) and check out another episode of Craft Wars!

A bit of good news too...Craft Wars is now on at 8pm EST/ 7 pm CST!



So no more having to stay up late and wake up tired because you don't want to miss out!

Now you can watch it a bit earlier!

And please do watch. We realize not all the crafts may be ones on your upcoming crafting list. We know that you "might not" be making a playhouse anytime soon. But the the key is that we are finally getting to watch a craft show that is all about us!  Crafters!

And we're still watching to see when our GlueArts Glue Glider PRO+ is used! So for some fun this week we're giving away our GlueArts Glue Gun and a refill pack of Glue Sticks. How to win? Simply watch the show and tell us the winning project? And if you want a bonus entry tell us one supply from the craft closet that was used during the show! Then we'll pick one random winner and announce their name here next Tuesday. It's just that easy. Watch and win.... 
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It's Time For Another Craft Wars



So chances are you've heard the news...

TLC's new series Craft Wars has officially kicked off and is back on tonight.

GlueArts is proud to be apart of the official Craft Wars "Craft Closet!"

Our Glue Glider PRO+ was available to the crafters to use during the show season! And we're still anxiously watching to see when it will be used.

We'd like to give you a chance to win your own Glue Glider PRO+ Handle and Perma Tac Cartridge for your "Craft Closet". 

Simply post a comment with the name of one of the shows crafters and the name of one tool or supply a crafter used during the episode.

We'll give you through this weekend and post the winner right here next Tuesday just in time for the next  Craft Wars show! Who knows...we might have our own craft war! 




 Click here to visit TLC's website and learn more about Craft Wars!

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Come try GlueArts Adhesive Squares! Once you try these...you'll wonder why you used anything else!
We're offering them at 50% off this week so click here to shop!
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Time to Talk Summer CHA!

For those of you that do not know..CHA or the Summer Craft & Hobby Association show is just around the corner. It's held this year in Rosemont (Chicago) Illinoison July 17th through the 19th and attracts retails owners, designers, buyers, manufacturers showing their newest products and much more.

This year for something different GlueArts is sending their Glue Girl out to their fellow partners booths to offer make n takes and showcase our line up of GlueArts Adhesive products!

Here's some of the booths you can find us at during the show:


Tuesday July 17th

Hero Arts Booth #125 from 12-1pm



My Little Shoebox Booth #519 from 2-4pm


Wednesday July 18th

Pink Paislee Booth #1807 from 12-1:30

Doodlebug Booth #613 from 2-4pm


In addition to those booths, GlueArts products will be used at:

Sizzix Booth # 117
Lawn Fawn Botth #1117
Craft Work Cards #1940
Candy Rosenberg's Sold Out Altered Art Home D├ęcor with May Art  Monday evening
Bella Blvd's Sold Out workshop Tuesday evening

Be sure to shop by and join us in a make n take if you're attending the show!



Now it's Tuesday and that means Craft Wars is back on tonight! Wonder if they'll be making more things from beach supplies! Wow...that was a tough one! Well we'd like to help make crafting a bit easier and for answering last week's question correctly...

Kevin used pipe cleaners on his bird house!




Congrats to you! Please email me at Gluegirl@gluearts.com with your information!
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Antique Altered Bird Cage

Hello Lovely Friends,

I have a little altered home decor project to share.  
I have combined lots of Twiddleybitz loveliness with The ScrapCake 'One Moment In Time' collection and some beauty with Manor House Creations blooms.  
I first started with a Twiddleybitz Antique Bird Cage which was painted black. Twiddleybitz have some new 'powder dusts' which I have been trying out.  I was able to add easily a touch of metallic, rustic glam with some of the bronze powder dust mixed with the binding solution. I found that you don't need much as a little bit goes a long way.
Some 'Chicken Wire' was attached over the top of the cage and the flowers were attached to this.  I first started by wrapping a couple of Prima Vines around the top.
The cage from the Twiddleybitz Small Pedestal Bird Cage was also adapted to sit at the front of antique birdcage roof - a bit like an attic effect.
A flourish door from the Twiddleybitz Opening Gates set was added to the side. A little sentimental tag from The ScrapCake 'One Moment In Time' collection was added to the front.
A few gorgeous Manor House Creations flowers were incorporated to create a cascading canopy of floral beauty over the cage top.
A Winter’s Song bloom creates a focal point.
At the front

As well as from behind
Some coordinating hand made flowers were also added to the mix along with some pretty Gratitude blooms that have also tucked in to the floral arrangement. 
The top part of a filigree stand was adapted to add a decorative accent at the top.

The small pedestal stand sits inside the cage with a little arrangement of altered wooden spools and some more blooms.
A Birds on a Branch piece was cut up and the twig elements tucked into the floral arrangement.



One Moment In Time Collection



Twiddleybitz Products:


BCLGA001 Antique Bird Cage - Large
BIR014 Birds On A Branch
BCSM01 Birdcage Small Pedestal Stand
BCSMO2 Birdcage with Filigree Stand
GAT002 Opening Gates
WIR002 Chicken Mesh Wire
Twiddleybitz Binding Solution
Twiddleybitz B/G001 Bronze Powder





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Kaisercraft July Sketch #1


Saturday Greetings!!

Hope the sun is shining in your part of the world.

Kicking off today,  with the first sketch for July which has gone up on the Kaisercraft BLOG.
The sketch has been taken from the layout created by Kylie Obst.  The layout 'Harrison' can be seen in the July workshop magazine.


Here is my interpretation created with the very pretty Kaisercraft MISS MATCH Collection.

'Everything Beautiful'

The sketch is quite linear and bold in its design.  To add softness, I substituted circle elements for the square and rectangular design features of the sketch.
The Miss Match Specialty Die Cut - 'Rummage' frames my page -  I have cut around the floral edge of the die cut therefore removing the middle insert.  
Elements from the Collectables pack have incorporated - layered behind the photo along with punched and die cut elements and decorative scalloped border strips from the paper pad.
For a touch of femininity, pretty flower blooms were added along with butterflies taking flight  (collectables and stickers) and an adorable parasol element again found in the collectables pack. 

If you would like to participate:

The rules: Each Saturday every month a new sketch and inspirational layouts will be posted here on the blog. From these 3-5 sketches (depending on how many Saturday’s there are), you have that many chances to create a layout of your own and upload it to any gallery of your choice, or in a blog post. Once done, link your layout into the comments section of the appropriate sketch blog post and you’re entry is complete! Find FULL terms and conditions here.
The deadline: Comments with linked layout entries for each monthly sketch challenge will close on the last day of that month at 11.59 (Australian Eastern Standard Time UTC +10/Daylight Savings Time UTC +11)
The prize: 1st PLACE: One of Kaisercraft’s new collections (valued at approximately $50). 2nd PLACE: A Kaisercraft scrap pack (including new products) valued at approximately $30.


Kaisercraft Products Used:

Miss Match – PS214 Rummage Specialty – Die cut, P878 Junk, P881 Knick Knacks, P882 Trinkets, SS140 Sticker Sheet, PP872 Paper Pad, CT718 Collectables.
F607 Flowers  Baby Pink, F609 Flowers Antique Pink, Flowers Honey, F645 Mini Paper Blooms – Honey F657 Mini Paper Blooms – Fairy Floss, F658 Mini Paper Blooms – Dusty Pink,  F640 Paper Blooms Fairy Floss, F641 Paper Blooms Dusty Pink,  F628 Paper Blooms Honey, RS411 Sparklets Cameo

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Crafting Away with Craft Wars!



It's Tuesday!

And if you tuned in last week you know that means time for a new show from TLC's new series Craft Wars!!

Last week was the first show and it offered us a taste of what we can expect for the future weeks.

A fun challenge is put out to three crafters with one being eleminated. Then finally they eventually whittle things down to one lucky winner of $10,000! (how great is that!)

If you missed last week's episode, here are links to see...


What you may not know is GlueArts is proud to be found in the official Craft Wars "Craft Closet!"

Our Glue Glider PRO+ was available to the crafters to use throughout the season!

That's right! You'll see during the season our Glue Glider PRO+ being used...and sitting right there on the set for the crafters to select.

Last week we asked you to name one of the judges and the name of one of the crafters who was asked to leave. Our winner of her own Glue Glider PRO+ is:


The judges were Stephen Brown, Erica Domesek, and Jo Pearson. Hopefully I spelled them right. Stacy left first and then Christy was asked to leave.
Thanks for a fun show. My 8 yr old daughter and I will enjoy watching it together.

Congrats to you Roxie! Please email me at Gluegirl@gluearts.com with your information.

Now for this week let's have some more fun which means you'll need to tune in to answer.

Simply post a comment with a supply used from the craft closet during tonight's show(for example...glitter, Mod Podge, paint) and the name of one of the crafters who was on tonight's show.

Adhesive Squares™ Brand Adhesives-PermaTac
3D Combo Pac

We'll give you through this weekend and post the winner right here next Tuesday just in time for the next Craft Wars show! Our winner will receive our Adhesive Squares and our 3D Combo Pac! Both must have for any crafter!
  
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And as a special thank you we're offering you 50% off one regular price item today through July 9th. (excludes our "Glue Deals") That's right! Visit the GlueArts website and select one item at 50% off! And even better...spend $30 and receive FREE SHIPPING! 


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Happy Scrappy News

I have some happy scrappy news to share.  

I am now part of the KAISERCRAFT



Very excited to be sharing this journey with 

Adriana Bolzon  
 Hetty Hall 
Hilde Janbroers 
 Joanne Bain
 Lori Williams
Michelle Frisby
 Michelle Winston
 Nadia Cannizzo
 Sam Hauzer
 Susan Longman
 Wendy Smith

Such fantastically talented paper crafters!!

I'll sign off now with a few of my favourite creations that include Kaiser past collections













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My Creative Scrapbook - Recreating Banners

Hi There,

I have a little tutorial to share for recreating the banner as seen on my layout created for My Creative Scrapbook with their Limited Edition June Kit.
Banners or Buntings are not only super sweet but are also super fun to make.  I must confess that they are often a feature of my creations from time to time.
They can be made from your scraps of patterned papers and are a quick and easy way of adding a customized accent to your paper crafting project.

To recreate a banner/bunting as seen on my layout -‘Little Girls have magic all of their own’
Create a curved line – I traced around part of a dessert bowl to create the curve and then draw the triangles along the curved line. 
Then simply cut out around the lines which you have drawn 
The banner was attached with foam dots to add some dimension.  Die Cut elements from the My Creative Scrapbook June Limited Edition Kit were then attached over the top.
Try altering the size of the banner by adjusting the length and curvature of the line.  The size and shape of the ‘flag’ can also be adjusted. 

'She’s a little Princess’
 Instead of a triangle why not try a different shape as I have done here. 





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