Colored Foam Adhesive

I have a fellow crafter and blogger that I love to follow. Her name is Melody Lane and she does awesome crafting videos and even has a daily vlog channel of other things she does in her day. Her website is full of great information and project ideas and there is always something to learn from her You Tube crafting tutorials. Today she posted a video on how to make your own colored foam adhesive and I just had to share. It is awesome and something I can’t believe I never thought of. Can’t wait to give it a try and save money making foam dots (or squares, strips, triangles, etc) in colors to match my project. Check out her sites and check out this video. It is and AWESOME idea!

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by | September 27, 2013 · 4:20 pm

Washi Tape Halloween Favors

Washi Tape Halloween FavorsYesterday on The Washi Blog they featured Washi Tape Halloween Favors by Feathered Arrow Press.  They were so cute I couldn’t help but share and give a shout out to a friend’s small business.  Check out the post here at The Washi Blog and also go check out Feathered Arrow Press.  Her shop is beautiful and she has some fun new wall art available in her store starting today.  Do you have plans to use Washi Tape to make Halloween decorations, cards or projects?  Share them with me.  I’d love to see what you are working on.

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Artsyville Washi Giveaway

Artsyville Washi Tape Giveaway

Artsyville Washi Tape Giveaway

Hello Everyone!  There are just a few hours left of this great giveaway from Artsyville Washi Tape!  Want to win some beautiful and fun tape from them, click this link to get to their Rafflecopter giveaway on The Washi Blog and enter before time runs out.  If you don’t happen to win any, check out her shop and pick up some of this colorful tape.  It is sure to add some fun to your collection.

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Stuck on You

My paper crafting adhesives

My current stash of adhesives I generally use for paper crafting and cards.

This past week while I was making some cards I was thinking about all the different options out there for adhesives for projects.  Today, I thought I’d share with your my personal experience and opinions on adhesives I use when making cards and paper crafting.  These are by no means all the glues I’ve used.  I have some that are only for my scrapbooks, some that I use for general crafts and even ones to use for projects the kids do for school.  I have yet to find that one and only, do all adhesive for all my projects.  There are also some adhesives out there that I’ve heard a lot about but have yet to try (E6000 for example).  Here are my favorite paper crafting and card making adhesives and some reasons why. Continue reading

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Shhh . . . It’s a secret.

I have opened my Shop over at Storenvy but have not made the official announcement yet to the public.  I’m looking for your feedback.  What do you think of my site?  Is the background too busy?  Photos easy to see and clear as to what the cards look like?  What about pricing?  I have struggled with what to charge for my work.  It is hard for me to put a price on my creativeness (Is that a word?).  All the prices at this time are for individual pieces thinking that some people might make up their own custom sets of cards they want.  Continue reading

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Halloween Poem

Free cut project of the week 9/18 to 9/25

The spiders are gone *insert sad face here*.   A couple days ago I told you about the free cut of the week of creepy, crawly spiders for Halloween.   The awesome free cut project from last week is no longer available for free in Cricut Craft Room.  Now you can purchase it for $1.99 for digital and you will have it available to you all the time.  This week, they have a new Halloween project available to cut.  Continue reading

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Washi Wednesday – My Washi Tape Collection

My growing collection of washi tape.

My growing collection of washi tape.

Today is Washi Tape Wednesday and I don’t have a project to show you but I thought I would show you my ever growing collection of washi tapes.  I just love finding new and more colorful tapes though I’m starting to buy tapes for particular projects since I have so many.  Currently my collection sits at about 187 tapes.  Some of those as you can see are actually duplicates so the actual number of different tapes isn’t as big.

You may ask how you use them.  I love to use them on my cards, to decorate envelopes or just about anything that you can think of that needs a little color.  Washi tape (sometimes called paper tape) is a lot like painters tape in that in most cases it is removable and repositionable but it sticks and stays where you want it too.  My current favorites are a couple purple ones I got from Washi Mall.  She carries several different patterns and colors and often runs specials on her tape.  I love her shop and even though she ships from Singapore the rates are reasonable and they arrive quickly.  If you’re looking for a great deal, check her out.  She is awesome! Continue reading

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Creepy, Crawly Spiders

Spider project

Free Project of the week 9/11 to 9/18

Each week Cricut offers a free cut of the week to use in Cricut Craft Room.  This past week the free cut was for some awesome Halloween Spiders.   Generally Cricut offers these cuts from Wednesday to Wednesday so there is only a few hours more info

left for this creepy free cut.  Occasionally though they are offered for longer than the one week.  If you have the Craft Room software, make sure you check out the free cuts each week.  Lately they have been Halloween themed.  The free cut for September 18th to September 25th is Moveable Monsters.  Take advantage of these great images while they are still here to create Spooky creations for your house on Halloween night.

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