Saturday, January 16, 2016

Next Years Gifts

Evenin All
 It's Glen here with a new post featuring the Best Glue Ever as the primary tool of creation! I always buy for next Xmas during this one, when things go on sale I'm there before it goes away. I bought 5 of these photo boxes and plan on giving them as gifts next Christmas. I use the Best Glue Ever with a brush to coat the papers I choose for the project.

  I actually had to use the Best Glue Ever to adhere the tissue tape to the edges to the box to keep the edges from peeling up especially at the corners. Then after covering all sides of the box and the lid I turned my attention to the corners and pasted on metal corners to finish the piece, as well as adding some garland to the frontspiece to finish it off.

Friday, December 18, 2015

To Serve Cats

 Evenin All
 It's Glen here with a new project and common problem solver. I love the cats me and my brother adopted from a woman we found nearby who rescues strays; quite an operation. But the mess of dry cat food on the floor around the feed stations drives me bonkers. So, after searching various stores I decided to just make a serving tray out of wood. They receive a couple of coats of non-toxic white acrylic paint and then to apply some paper. I use the Best Glue Ever with a brush because my sore hand doesn't like squeezing anything.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Simple Treasure

Hello All

 It's Glen here returning from a creative block/carpal tunnel flareup that kept me from posting for a few weeks. But I am making a comeback so I have a simple but nice project to offer for this post. I bought a few of these little fence post note-keepers on sale at Michael's and finally came up with a simple idea for it.

 I sanded the fence a little to mess it up and brighten it a little and then used Archival Ink to make the accents in the corners. Then taking the paper message I cut it apart and inked the edges and the front so I could adhere it to the fence with the gaps. Then a splatter of earthy ink to make a little more interest before moving on to paper and Best Glue Ever!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

YIKES! Forgot to Remove Sticker from Shirt Before Washing? Watch this!

Hi All, Amy here with a potentially tragic story that has a happy ending! 

We've all been here-done it: Forgot to remove the "Hello, My Name is..." sticker before doing the laundry, only to find a gunky residue left on the top when it came out of the dryer?!?!  Sigh.

Knowing this easy solution might just get you out of hot water one day so you don't "throw the shirt out with the laundry water" (HAHA) 

Watch this quick tutorial!

Monday, October 12, 2015

LEDGER paper: What? Where? How?

He All-
Amy Here with some cute ideas for using ledger paper  in your crafts.

What's ledger paper??? It's columnar office accounting-type forms used to record transactions, finances, time sheets, etc.
Where do you get it? It's available on office supply stores, most papercraft companies have jumped on the trend, and I bought a stack at Goodwill for $1.  Click here to print your own. 

So now you know what and where, here's a birthday card with some ideas on the How:

Have you any ideas to share???? 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Excellent Rubber Stamp Cleaner, too!

Hi All!

Amy Here... with a quick little video on cleaning stamps. Some people use baby wipes but check out the difference in ease and result!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Help! My child's door is covered with sticker residue!!!!

Hi All-
Amy here to say it's very quiet in my home with my daughter gone off to college. Sad as I am, it did allow me to clean her room for the first time in many, many years!  When I finally uncovered her closet door, I discovered lots of sticky spots where formerly there had been double sided tape and decorative stickers. It wasn't coming off easy, so....WATCH THIS!!!