Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer Layouts

ScraPerfect's products can help you create fabulous layouts -- from printing, stamping, adding embellishments and just plain old adhering!

Becky used the Perfect Crafting Pouch to help her print her titles on the layout. Treating your paper, especially specialty paper, before running it through your ink jet printer helps give you a crisp image.

And the Best Glue Ever is really the best all-around glue you can find. It will easily hold all your embellishments, including fabric, trim and felt.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mixed Media Layout

For this layout, the embellishments include a punched tag (aged), a punched border (aged) and a piece of punchinella. The colors and textures I chose primarily from my daughter's dress, but
also Madeline's big black buttons and blue coat.


While I used The Best Glue Ever all over my layout, from the paper to embellishments, it was especially useful for the yarn and the button and gemstone embellishments. It even worked wonderfully gluing down the punchinella!

Using the Best Glue Ever you don't have to worry about holding down your yarn until it dries, like with other liquid glues. You simply make a line with the Best Glue Ever where you want the yarn to go, wait a few minutes until it's tacky, and then press it into the glue - no mess!

I also used the Perfect Crafting Pouch to prep my journal tag for stamping and to dry the stamps
quickly. The nice little stick from the Embellie Gellie came in handy to curl my flower petals.

I also used Embellie Gellie two ways - to place the buttons and gemstones onto glue, as is the "typical" use, but also to hold my small punched letters and cut flowers while I altered them with aquarelle water color crayons and a wet paint brush.


- Robyn

Supplies Used: Papers & cardstocks: My Mind's Eye "Bohemia", K&Company, Colobok; Brads: Recollections; Punchinella: a gift in a package of mixed media doodads; Buttons & gems: my stash; Punch Out Letters & tag: Colorbok; Paints: Aquarelle Water Color Crayons; Inks: Studio One; Fiskars High Density Pigment Ink (Gold); Glues: Best Glue Ever; Yarn: Red Heart; Tools: Embellie Gellie; Perfect Crafting Pouch; Cricut trimmer; Cricut Cartridges: George and Basic Shapes; Gypsy Wanderings; Preserves.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Birthday Mini Album

Hey there everyone, Stacy here with your project for today!

Well I have to tell you I have been in the altering mood lately, (more so then ever before)!! I think it's all because of The Best Glue Ever! You know sometimes when you try and alter things, you end up with glue/adhesive everwhere. Well I know that I usually end up with it all over my hands and then I'm sticking to EVERYTHING I pick up.....until now!!!

We have a couple of very special birthdays in my family coming up. My grandson is turning one and I wanted to create an album for this special day. I had some chipboard laying around that would be perfect for this project. I cut the chipboard to 5" x 6". Ladies let me just tell you the best tip ever today....but first you need to grab some of The Best Glue Ever and a paintbrush.

What I did is super easy!! Using the fine tip just simply go around the edge of the chipboard and make a "sqiggy" line of glue. Now take the paintbrush and smooth out the line....it's really that simple. Once you have done this just place your paper down and it's done! There are no lumps under your paper at all and it is completely stuck!! After this is done you are ready for ink and decorations. This really makes covering your albums a breeze and you will find yourself wanting to make a lot more. I am on album number 3 for the month already :):)

Take a look at the latest album.


Another great use for The Best Glue Ever is that it is easy to place just is small areas. If you look at this close up picture I used a thin strip of it on the number 1 so that it just stuck to the paper with the candles on it to give it that popped up look! Just a small dab goes along way ladies.

Well thanks for stopping by today and I'm sure I'll be back soon with another mess free album!!! I hope you all have a fabulous day!

~Stacy~

Monday, June 27, 2011

Quick Tip - Fixing Stickers

I really love these cardstock stickers from Lily Bee Designs. Eight colors, lots and lots of letters on a 12x12 sheet - what's not to love?


Except when this happens.....


As I was pulling the stickers off the page, I had a couple where the cardstock had become unattached to the sticky backing. Throw them away? Well, you could if you have a lot of extra letters. But why not just fix it?

The Best Glue Ever comes out in such a fine point that it can easily fix these tiny letters - and you'll never see the glue!

Here's what I did. I've got another letter, i, that's falling off the sticky back. I can use the Best Glue Ever to place very tiny dots of glue along the letter (click the photo to enlarge it).



And voila! Good as new.

And, as you can see - I needed all the letters. You can't even tell that I had to fix some of them!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Freehanding Glitter

Today we have another idea for adding glitter to your projects. Why not freehand a shape? Or two!

Becky used the Best Glue Ever to freehand swirls all over her layout. The Best Glue Ever allows you to easily make fine lines with no yucky glue globs. And it dries tacky and stays tacky, so you can draw and doodle to your heart's content without worrying about the glue drying out before you're ready to glitter.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

More Printing with the Perfect Crafting Pouch


To make this layout I first assembled the background, inking the edges, then I treated the title area with the Perfect Crafting Pouch. I put the entire background through the printer and printed the title.

I used the Best Glue Ever over the main title to add glitter and created the flourishes with drafting tools. I also applied The Best Glue ever to the flourishes to add glitter.

When dry, I removed any excess glitter with the Perfect Cleaning Cloth.

Supplies: The Best Glue Ever, Perfect Crafting Pouch, Perfect Cleaning Cloth- ScraPerfect; Eyelet Brads -unknown old stock; Tulip Glitter; Black cord (jewelry findings); Drafting tools; Cosmo Cricket papers - Fleuriste collection; Fabric Gerbera Daisy - Floral Garden; Fonts: Bickley Script and Times New Roman; Walnut Stain distressing ink -Ranger Ink

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Love Glitter?

Do you love the look of glitter on your layouts and cards? Becky has a great idea for you.

You can use the Best Glue Ever to trace over stamped images then add glitter. The fine tip of the glue allows you great control and as thin a line as you need.

And, to keep the glitter only where you want it, use the Perfect Crafting Pouch before you stamp. Swipe and/or pat the pouch over your project, then stamp. Not only will you get a crisper image, but the glitter won't stick on your project -- only to the glue!

Check out her example. Becky used the Perfect Crafting Pouch to treat the area first, then added glitter to her stamped images and her title.

Crisp Printing for Your Layouts


Einat created this layout using the Perfect Crafting Pouch to print crisp images onto her paper. Here's how she put it together:

She started by cropping her photos to 2" by 4". She then found several images of the Torah on line. She used ScraPerfect's Strap 'n' Tap to stop the ink from bleeding and print the images onto white cardstock. The Strap N Tap is the larger size pouch.


Einat then printed her journaling on vellum. Before printing, she used the Strap 'n' Tap pouch to keep her printing crisp! She placed the vellum over her printed image.

Next, she inked chipboard letters and embossed them with gold embossing powder. To make sure there is no static, use the Strap n' Tap pouch!

Then, she created a Star of David from wire. Einat used ScraPerfect's Embellie Gellie to pick up the beads more easily and insert the beads into the wire.

And lastly, she adhered the photos, Torah images and title to the paper then added a ribbon and beads to complete the layout.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Crisp Stamping on Cardstock



I created this really simple card for a challenge at Split Coast Stampers – it was supposed to have a play on words. I used the Perfect Crafting Pouch on the cardstock from American Crafts. It is slightly textured and I wanted to be sure I had a nice crisp image.

Here's a close-up of the stamped area:


-Susie

Monday, June 20, 2011

Stamped and Glittered Layout

Becky created this 12 x 12 layout with the help of ScraPerfect products - stamping, glitter and more!

I treated the area to be stamped with the Perfect Crafting Pouch, then stamped the background with flourishes.

I used the fine tip of The Best Glue ever and applied glue over the stamped image, then added glitter. The tip of the glue is so fine it lets you easily trace over your stamped images.

After drying completely, I used the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to remove any excess or stray glitter.

Supplies: The Best Glue Ever, Perfect Crafting Pouch, Perfect Cleaning Cloth- ScraPerfect; Flourish Stamp - Stampin Up; Say it with Pearls (Prima Marketing); Deja Views Ribbon-Sharon Ann Little Ones; My Mind's Eye papers Life Stories collection; Tulip Art Glitter; Vermillion Lacquer ink (Ranger Ink); Fabric flowers-unknown; Tan mini brad-Nailhead city; Alpha Rub Ons-Basic Grey

Friday, June 17, 2011

Faith Card


Today I’d like to show you how the Best Glue Ever can adhere ribbon easily on paper. See the ribbon flower on my card? I made a HUGE round of glue to accomplish this. So excited that a liquid glue can do this.


Since I need to give the glue time to become opaque, I made that first by spreading the glue in a thin round circle on my non-stick craft sheet. While that became opaque, I worked on a couple of unfinished projects.


As the glue became opaque, the edges were thin so I made an edge for easy pick up after I created the flower. The round measured approximately 1 ½“ . After twisting around and around, it turned out really well…if I do say so myself! LOL!! Next time, I think I’ll do the glue round on a punched out paper circle. The glue was so sticky – as it should be!


After die-cutting everything and adhering pieces on the card front, I needed to adhere the ribbon so I took my Best Glue Ever and made a line. I wasn’t sure which way to do this – a very thin line or dots so I did both just to see which was better for me. I let it dry a little and after it was close to opaque which didn’t take long, I placed the ribbon on top. Which did I like better? The thin line. You can hardly tell it’s there. Then I added the rest of the embellishment as shown.


A second look at the finished card. If you have any questions about the Best Glue Ever, please take a look at the FAQ section and view the videos on this wonderful product. Then come join us on FaceBook.

Thank you for stopping by!
MargieH

Supplies Cardstock: Core’dinations; Patterned Paper: TaDa Creative Studios; Ink: Clearsnap; Bingo Card: Jenni Bowlin; Pins: Maya Road; Dies: Spellbinders; Ribbons: K&Co.; Adhesive: ScraPerfect (Best Glue Ever)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sharing a Layout

Hello everyone Stacy here to share a creation with you today. I hope you are all enjoying your summer so far and getting lots of great photos to scrap :)

So my project for today is a layout. I was asked to guest design at A Few Of My Favorite things and we were to create a layout with a favorite piece of art. So I took a picture of the calendar I made that was on the blog here last week and scrapped it. Since it was for my favorite things...I thought well what better to use on my layout than my favorite ScraPerfect goodies right!!!!!

Here is my layout that I created.

Now what ScraPerfect goodies did I use??? Well to start I have to say I LOVE the Best Glue Ever! I haven't found anything that it doesn't work on yet!! On this layout I used it to adhere the wooden dress form, and the metal clock...and yes it worked like a charm. Now I had these cool paper bags that I cut into flowers for the layout. I placed just a small amount of glue on the back and set it aside for just a bit to let it get a little tacky. I then placed them on the layout in layers with no problem. The nice thing is they didn't even slide around when I placed them down! When placing the button in the center of the flower I used Embellie Gellie to hold it over the flower to make sure it was right in the center.

OK so I know they say you shouldn't eat while scrapbooking right....well I needed a little snack and guess what happend? I put a smudge on my photo! I was not happy in the least but reached for my Perfect Cleaning Cloth and the smudge was gone :)

Well thanks for letting me share my creation with you today and stopping by the blog here today, hope you all have a wonderful day!

~Stacy~

Monday, June 13, 2011

Yes!

When I was putting together the layout I posted last Friday, I decided to add a stamped, glittered border after I had adhered all my paper. So, I took a piece of paper I didn’t need (an email I had printed, actually) and used it to cover up the areas of the layout that I didn’t want stamped. Before I added the glitter to my layout, I also did a test-stamp on another part of the email to see if I liked the glitter color. Here’s a close-up of my glittered border from my original layout:

I was left with an email and a row of slightly overlapped, glue-stamped suns. Well, this was too good to just throw away. So I decided to try something different. I grabbed a couple of colors of Ranger’s Perfect Pearls and brushed them over the stamped images. And it turned out really, really cool. When you stamp an image with ink and brush on Perfect Pearls, it’s still a flat image, but with a shine. However, brushing Perfect Pearls over an imaged stamped with the Best Glue Ever gives it a bit of dimension – it has texture!

And here’s what I did with that paper:

Thanks for stopping by!

- Deborah

Friday, June 10, 2011

Stamping and Glitter

One of the things that I love about the Best Glue Ever is how versatile it is! For this layout I decided to add a glittered, stamped image across my pages. Here’s how I did it:

I decided to do a bit of stamping after I had adhered my patterned papers to my cardstock background. I took a scrap of fun foam (like they have for kid’s crafts) and used it as my stamp pad. I squeezed out a good-sized drop of glue onto the foam, then used a spare rub-on stick to spread it until I had a thin coat. Once the glue was spread out, I used it like a stamp pad.

To keep from stamping onto my paper where I didn’t want it, I placed a piece of printer paper right along the edge of my paper block. You can use scraps, post-it notes, etc. to cover up areas you don’t want stamped. But don’t throw those away! I’ll show you what I did with this paper scrap on Monday!

After stamping my row of sunbursts, I applied glitter to the stamped area and shook off the excess. But first, I went and washed my stamp with a bit of water and soap. You don’t want to let glue dry on your stamps. And you don’t need to worry about the Best Glue Ever drying out before you can get back to it – it won’t! You can take five minutes or fifty minutes to clean your stamps, go get lunch…. and the glue will still be ready for you!

- Deborah

Supplies used: The Best Glue Ever, Bazzill cardstock, The Girls’ Paperie paper, Making Memories metal, archival ink, stickers from Making Memories, Cosmo Cricket, October Afternoon.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thank You Card Using 3-D Glue Spots

Before starting my project, I wanted to make glue rounds BUT I wanted them dimensional. To accomplish this, I squeeze a drop of glue enough to make a peak and a little thicker on my nonstick craft sheet. I created six rounds and left them to dry overnight.

When they became opaque, I squeeze another drop on top of each to create my 3-D rounds.

To create the card front, I cut/embossed Grand Squares in two different sizes. Afterwards, I cut the Stars Five die template in the center of the blue cardstock. I sanded the edges of each square to highlight the embossing. Using the Best Glue Ever, I dotted different areas of the blue cardstock. You don’t need much to get good coverage.

After I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock, I centered a smaller Stars Five die template and cut/embossed. Then I finished by edging with blue ink. Next, I placed the glue rounds made with Best Glue Ever on each point of the inked star and assembled as shown.

Love that I can make glue rounds with the Best Ever Glue. Make them ahead of time for future use on your leftover non-stick liner paper – go green without effort. Imagine all the endless uses of the Best Glue Ever! Thanks for stopping by! Check out this video on making homemade adhesive spots like Glue DotsTM.

Supplies: Cardstock: Core’dinations; Patterned Paper: TaDa Creative Studios; Stamp: Lawn Fawn; Ink: Ranger & Stampin Up; Glitter: Ranger; Tool: Tsukineko; Dies: Spellbinders; Adhesive: Best Glue Ever (ScraPerfect); Other: white cardstock, brads

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Altered Desktop Calendar

Hello everyone, I’m so excited to share my first project with you as a DT here at ScraPerfect. On this project I used the fabulous Best Glue Ever and the wonderful Perfect Crafting Pouch. I have been doing more altered projects recently and this is one of them. I thought it was time for a new desktop calendar so I found this perfect 5×7 frame to alter.

I removed the glass from the frame and placed paper on the frame itself and also on the cardboard that usually keeps the glass in place then of course inked it all up! Next I placed a Tim Holtz large ring binder in the center to turn it into a flip calendar. To make the pieces that have the dates on them I first cut some chipboard I had laying around to 3″ X 3 3/4″ pieces. I ran them through my Xyron Creatopia to put adhesive on it and then covered them with the paper. This made the edges a little sticky, so I of course grabbed my Crafting Pouch to take that “stickyness” away. Another option for covering the chipboard with paper is to use The Best Glue Ever. To do this you could place a small line around the piece of chipboard, then use a paintbrush to spread the glue out a little and put your paper down.

Then simply decorate you pieces, punch holes, and place on the binder ring. While decorating these pieces I must say sometimes it’s hard to hold onto buttons, pearls or any type of bling. If you have this problem the Embellie Gellie works wonders!! It was super easy for my to place the buttons exactly where I wanted them using this fabby invention!

Now how about those fun flowers are the top!! I used some Wendy Vecchi Art Parts for one. Misted is with some Tattered Angels mist, and the leaves I used Ranger Distress stain (peeled paint). Let me tell you that The Best Glue Ever totally held all this together with no problem. I even used this glue to adhere the metal clock to the center of the flower. So not only does it work on thick chipboard, and metal….I used it to put together my flower that I made using grungeboard, which is the butterscotch flower on the upper left.

So if you love to alter things…The Best Glue Ever is a must have in your scrapbooking stash!!!! It is always in arms reach for me :) Thanks for stopping by and i’m looking forward to sharing many more projects with you here.

Have a fabulous day!
Stacy

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Introducing Michelle Lourenco

It’s Michelle!
Tell us about yourself.I have been an active stamper since 2005 and have never looked back. I like reviewing products, trying out new stuff and most of all just stamping. I try to stamp at least three times a week, and am lucky that my husband is a supporter of this obsession.
What’s your style? What do you like to create and what’s your favorite item to use?
My style varies greatly, but lately I seem to be into the shabby chic look. I think the cards look so pretty that way. My favorite items are dies, ribbon and designer paper.
What’s your favorite snack while creating?I don’t really eat while I’m creating because I don’t want a spill or my hands to be dirty and then dirty the items I’m working with. If I need to eat, I’ll just take a break and go to the kitchen. I do however drink lots of water.
If you could visit one place, where would you go?Oh this is difficult to answer because there are many places I would like to go and visit. But I would definitely like to go and visit Italy and Greece.
You can find out more about Michelle by visiting her blog Enchanted Stamper.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Back with Deborah Mahnken

Tell us about yourself.
I started scrapbooking in 2005 when I realized that the baby books just weren’t going to hold everything. I live in Virginia with my wonderful husband of almost 15 years, our two children, and as of last week a guina pig. I take lots of photos. I can’t live without my iPhone & my Nikon. Most of my photos are centered around my kids — honestly, they’re more fun! Outside of scrapping I spend a lot of time volunteering at their schools and with both Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. I’m a closet architect/interior designer and I could spend all day watching HGTV. My husband rolls his eyes everytime I start a sentence with, “you know what I was thinking we could do….” I’m crazy for cowboy cookies, Twilight, the Outlander series novels and coconut sticky rice with mangoes.

What’s your style? What do you like to create and what’s your favorite item to use?
I really like clean, graphic designs – but I’m not a simple scrapper. I like to use different patterns and layers with paper and fun embellishements. Recently I’ve been getting more & more 3-D with my projects, and my friends just laugh at me when I say “but I’m really not a big flower person!” I also am getting more into mixed media and art journaling and love to use stamps and stencils.

What’s your favorite snack while creating?
If I eating anything, salt-free pretzels and water. That way my hands don’t get messy, but I can be quite clumsy so I try to keep my drinks far away from my projects!

If you could visit one place, where would you go?
Scotland – hands-down. I devoured Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series recently and now I’m dying to visit Scotland. And, of course, to walk through some standing stones! Oh, Jamie……

Favorite guilty pasttime?
Facebook and Twitter, for sure. I hardly tweet – I joined to really follow a few people. You start by simply checking what’s new and before you know it a couple of hours have gone by! And then you realize you have to get going and you still haven’t posted any updates yourself….

You can find out more about Deborah by visiting her blog Life Outside the Fishbowl.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Becky Conley

Tell us about yourself.
A retired Marine, living in Southern Maine. Becky is a free-lance designer, artist and instructor for the mixed-media and paper crafting industries. Mixed media art is her passion, but her creativity encompasses upcycled art, home decor, paper crafting and photography as well. Becky is a Designer Member of the Craft and Hobby Association and an active volunteer in her community; paying it forward in an effort to bring joy and hope to others.

What’s your style? What do you like to create and what’s your favorite item to use?
Mixed media, home decor and paper crafting. My favorite items to use are paper, canvas, paint, glazes and bling.

What’s your favorite snack while creating?
I do not eat while crafting, that could be dangerous! :o )

If you could visit one place, where would you go?
Okinawa, Japan. My daughter was born there and I’d like to take her back to see it.

Favorite guilty pasttime?
Warm brownies w/ ice cream and hot coffee.

You can follow Becky’s work through her blog: BC Designs.