Thursday, May 31, 2012

Embellished Layout

 Cynthia has another beautiful and dimensional layout for you today. She used the Best Glue Ever when putting this layout together, including the lace and the dimensional butterfly.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Summer Frame!

Today is all about the SWIM as in my nephew's swim meet :0) I am so proud of him as a high school freshman he was invited to compete on the varsity team! So to commemorate his first year, I created a wooden frame and stuck together with ScraPerfect’s The Best Glue Ever – LOVE how it adheres to just about ANYTHING!

I ink misted the frame blue to match the patterned paper and then traced the frame with pencil to cut the paper to the perfect size and adhered with The Best Glue Ever.

Everything but the sticker and dimensional “SWIM” banner were adhered with The Best Glue Ever. NOTHING was wrinkled and no strings from this glue! You will have to give this product a try.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Rosette Embellishment

I made this fabulous rosette using The Best Glue Ever and Moxxie’s Ticket to Ride paper.

First I cut out a chipboard circle and covered it with a thin layer of The Best Glue Ever, using the nozzle to  spread the glue.  You can see here that it "dries" clear.  It is really tacky and ready to use at this point - one giant homemade glue spot!

I cut off a strip of the tickets and scored it every 1/4" then acordian folded it like this:

I overlapped the ends and used a thin line of The Best Glue Ever to create this closed circle:

The next step is to gather one edge together and flatten it by gently pushing straight down.  It took me several tries to figure it out, but once you get the hang of it, it is very easy.

I flipped it over, and holding the rosette shape very firmly, I centered and adhered the glue spot.

Voila!  Ready for an element in the center.

I added the clown circle element from the Midway Madness Punchouts by Moxxie.

 It is the perfect embellishment for my Flying Circus layout, don't you think?  More details about the layout on my blog later today!
~ Susie

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Design Team Call

We’re looking for talented and creative individuals to help us show off our products. Our magically perfect craft tools help you get better results with any project.

Are you a stamper, scrapbooker, cardmaker, mixed media artist and/or an altered artist? Do you love to create? Can you take great photos of your work and write easy to follow instructions? Do you like to make videos? We’re looking for you!

To apply, please email us the following:

  • A short bio. Tell us about yourself! We’d like to know how you’d define your style, what kind of projects you create, if you have been a part of a design team before, and if you’ve been published.
  • Why you’d like to be a part of our team.
  • A link to your blog.
  • A link to a gallery with your work.
  • Attach 3 of your best projects – any kind. Please keep the file size under 150K. Please describe any
  • special techniques you used to create them.
  • Any ideas you have for events or activities which will help promote ScraPerfect products.
  • Create 2 – 3  projects each month.
  • A tutorial to go along with one of your projects - we'd love it if you know how to do video!
  • Regular project submissions to magazines for publication.
  • Participation in blog hops, or other design team-type activities.
  • Promote ScraPerfect products via your personal blog and message boards you frequent, including contests/giveaways on your blog (we’d supply the prizes). 
  • Two posts per week on message boards you frequent promoting our products.
  • Post your work in online galleries, such as, TwoPeas, Splitcoaststampers, etc.
  • Occasional special projects for trade shows, etc.
In return, DT members will be provided with free product and an opportunity for compensation for publications. We’ll also promote you on our blog and website.

Applications must be emailed to by midnight PST on Sunday, June 10th.  We’ll announce our new team by June 17th. Design team members will serve a twelve-month term starting July 1, 2012.

Good luck and we look forward to seeing your applications!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Removing Old Adhesive ...NEW Video!

Anne had 3 year old double stick carpet tape residue on her wood floors...and also plastic packing tape. Though she'd gotten used to walking on it, she really wanted it gone. She has cats and didn't want to put anything on the floors that could be dangerous. In addition, she didn't want to harm the finnish on the floors. Watch her easy solution. (If something is called the Best Cleaner Ever, do you think it might work????)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Markers on Fabric - Use the Pouch!

This is a flip doll made from muslin that I'm working on for a commission.

When I started to draw with an extra fine sharpie, the ink began to bleed despite the undercoat of flesh toned acrylic paint. You can see it if you look closely at the nose and lips of the face.

Thinking quickly, I grabbed my Perfect Crafting Pouch and treated the fabric before continuing - presto sharper lines especially on the eyes. I then went on to paint with acrylic (for the white) water color crayon d'ache and pigment inks. I felt like the surface was pleasantly "grabby" for the paint.

- Robyn

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Patriotic Collage

Today's project is a patriotic collage. I used lots of paper, mediums and techniques. It was fun and easy! Collage is a great way to create custom art for your own home.

Here's how to make it:

1. Create a word proccessing (Draw) document and insert two images. I used patriotic images, like the Declaration of Independence.
2. The background paper Glitter Blue Stars Border card stock has glittered areas, so rub the Perfect Crafting Pouch over the entire area to be printed. Be certain of good application to the glitter areas.
3. Print the document onto background paper.
4. Pat any wet areas on glittered areas with the Perfect Crafting Pouch to dry them up.
5. After about 30 minutes, wipe gently with the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to remove any residue.
6. Apply blue acrylic paint to background paper, let dry.
7. Tear image from Lady Liberty Paper and adhere with The Best Glue Ever!.
8. Assemble the tag, embellish with Glitter Die Cut Stars and copper alpha stickers.
9. Add more blue acrylic paint as desired.
10. Stamp and emboss flourish images.
11. Drizzle the entire project lightly with 3d Crystal Lacquer and 3d Color Crystal Lacquer and spread randomly with a brush.
12. Sprinkle with silver glitter.

Thank you for visiting! I hope you enjoyed this project. Please stop in often for more project ideas and inspiration.


Perfect Crafting Pouch; Perfect Cleaning Cloth; The Best Glue Ever!; Robin's Nest: Glitter Blue Stars Border card stock, Glitter Die Cut Stars, die cut tag, Lady Liberty Paper, Copper Alpha Stickers;
Blue acrylic paint; 3d Crystal Lacquer; 3d Color Crystal Lacquer (silver); pigment pad; flourish stamp; silver embossing powder; silver glitter.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Type 1 - Scrapping the Tough Stuff

It is easy to scrap the happy memories.  The sad moments in life are more difficult, but are just as important.  It has been 5 years since my son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and I have struggled with how to handle the challenges of the disease.  I was finally inspired by a Becky Fleck PageMap to create this layout, which is just the start of telling this part of my son's story:

The journaling is actually the most important part of the layout, but I wanted it to be integrated into the background. The easiest way to accomplish this was to print it on vellum, so the background papers could show through.  I pulled out the Perfect Crafting Pouch and wiped it across the vellum before I sent it into the printer.

When it came out I didn't have to wait for the ink to dry.  The printing was crisp and clear and ready to use, so I trimmed it to size and attached it to the layout with washi tape.

Have you tried printing your journaling on vellum? I do it on a regular basis because it is so easy to integrate lengthy journaling into the design.  The Perfect Crafting Pouch makes it easy!

~ Susie

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mother's Day Layout


Cynthia put together another beautiful layout using the Best Glue Ever and Embellie Gellie.  This layout was meant to be displayed and not placed into an album. 

Wouldn't a layout like this be a perfect present for Mother's Day? You could even adhere your paper onto a 12x12 canvas using the Best Glue Ever and start from there. Which gives me a great idea....

A few close-up photos of Cynthia's lovely page...


Cynthia is a master at layering many details and creating depth. She used black to outline and define the edge of her banners and topped them with a rolled rose made from book paper.

To make a rolled flower, first create a large glue spot with the Best Glue Ever on a piece of leftover release paper - like the backing from a pack of stickers. Make the glue about the size of a nickel for a medium-sized flower like Cynthia's.

Tear several strips of book paper and place a drop of the Best Glue Ever at the end. Once your glue spot is tacky, roll the paper strips together into a tight spiral then press the bottom into your glue spot. Fuss the edges of the paper, bending and inking them slightly

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Dimensional Layout

We've got another lovely project from Cynthia to share with you today.

Cynthia used the Best Glue Ever for her embellishments, including the buttons and the little bird. Using Embellie Gellie to attach the buttons and flowers made it easy.