Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Do you KNOW what this is? (Hint: Used the Best Cleaner Ever™ on this kitchen item!)

Amy here.
  Guess first what this is and then scroll down to read the answer--and why it's here:)

ANSWER:  This is the "crumb tray" from a toaster oven. I wish I'd have thought to take a "before" photo, but I'll have to describe it: think a metal cookie sheet covered with a yellowish sticky substance that I think might have been oven-baked oils and fats perhaps from chicken tenders, cheese toast, or who knows what. Although I regularly keep the tray clean of crumbs, something got baked in this oven, dripped a yucky residue that became backed on as heat and time passed.

Scrubbing with a green scratchy sponge and dish detergent did nothing. I sprayed the tray with a cleaner and let it soak, but again, nothing. I poured on some Simple Green to soak but it didnt seem to be helping. SO, I thought I'd try THE BEST CLEANER EVER from ScraPerfect. I sprayed a thin coating on the tray and spread it around with my fingers (as it is safe for skin) and let it sit. Amazingly enough, it started to dissolve! I knew I should go away and let it "work" so after dinner, I came back and could scrape the goo off with my finger. I added a bit of dish soap to the sponge and rubbed vigorously until it was sudsy, rinsed it off, and VOILA!!!! Sparkling shiny clean:)

WHAT DO YOU USE the BEST CLEANER EVER from ScraPerfect to clean???

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Book Mark Project Tutorial...and the Best Glue Ever™

ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, and Book Marker's

 Good morning scrapper's Penny here, today I am going to show you some book marker's I made for my grand kid's. Like a bunch of kid's they are off to sleep-over summer camp, and so I thought I would send them a care package with a few goodies in it. I have 4 grand kid's so I chose 4 different color's of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock, along with some 8 1/2 x 11 white cardstock. You can choose any color cardstock for your book marker's, but take a tip from me, and get your embellishment's out first. and then choose the color of your cardstock based on the color's of your embellishment's.  Trust me it's not easy trying to find camping related embellishments that are pink, and purple!
For these marker's you'll need to cut your colored cardstock to 3 inches x 8 1/2 inches. The white part of your cardstock should be cut 2 inches by 8 inches. 

 For my book marker's I chose to use a corner rounder on each of the corner's.  This must be done prior to gluing down your white cardstock. This is totally optional so if you don't have a corner rounder don't worry it will be fine.
 I found that the best way to get a correct cut is to turn your corner rounder punch over, and insert the paper into the punch upside down.  That way you get an accurate cut, and you can see if it is slipping out of place.
 Here is a photo of my pieces with all the corner's rounded.

Now to glue my book maker's together I am using "ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever" . I love this glue.  The only problem I have found is that I tend to use too much of it because I forget how well it hold's. Luckily they make a variety of No Clog writing Tips with large and fine tips . This has helped me a lot with controlling the flow amount of the Best Glue Ever, especially when trying to glue small items in place. 

 So here are all 4 of my book marker's glued together.

 Now I wanted to add ribbon to all of my book marker's, and lace is especially tricky to glue, so I applied the glue to the back of the lace in small droplets'.  Then I waited till it became tacky, and put it in place.

 These are the color choices of ribbon I made for the rest of the book marker's.

 Then I glued the ribbon in place, leaving a little extra so that I could cut it off flush after the glue dried.

 So since I have no patience I cut the ribbon before the glue had a chance to dry.
 This left my scissors, and my finger's covered in glue.
 So to my rescue come's ScraPerfect's Best Cleaner Ever . It works fantastic, and it's completely safe for my hands!
 Here's my scissor's after just a quick cleaning. Perfect! No more sticky residue.
Here's another tip for you. When trying to place sticker's correctly.  Put your sticker on the tip of an exacto type knife. (Or any other pointy object, but the knife work's best in my opinion) Then hold your sticker over the area you want it to go, and then you can lower it in place. (Yes those are the rest of the letter's stuck to my hand. I usually peel all the letter's off that I am going to use, and place them on my hand for easy retrieval.)
 Now since I wanted all my book marker's to be camping themed these are the sticker's I picked out for them. Some of these I have had for "YEARS".

Now to pick out some yarn, and ribbon to go in the top of my book marker's.  I used a hole punch to add the hole to the top of the book marker's. Be sure and place your hole in an area that is on both sections of paper. The colored cardstock, and the white cardstock. This will make the hole stronger for your ribbons. 

 These are my finished book marker's I hope the kid's at camp enjoy them! Till next time "Happy Scrapping" Love Penny

Saturday, June 25, 2016

How to Clean your Jewelry with the Best Cleaner Ever

Best Cleaner Ever

Hi folks Wendy here today I have a video for you showing how versatile  
Scraperfects amazing Best Cleaner Ever 
I decided to give it a try cleaning my rings and boy they were dirty lol

  It worked amazing check out my video on me giving 

them a clean also using the perfect cleaning cloth tp shine them up.

Check out my video on my Youtube Channel
and the fab results I got

So there you go folks another fab way to use the amazing
Best Cleaner Ever

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Best Glue Ever IS the BEST GLUE EVER!!

For those of you who know me...I use VERY few adhesives in my crafting projects...The reason is because I'm too lazy to reach for anything beyond my small work space, so having too many adhesive choices, just makes me crazy...

So I HAVE to be discerning and make the RIGHT choice about which adhesives to use...

If you've been in class with me, you've heard the question... "Jessie, what adhesive did you use on this delicate die-cut" answer is always "The Best Glue Ever"...which promptly gets the reply "Which one is that?"...which of course I respond with "The Best Glue Ever", (at this point with a mischievous glint in my eye)...I will then hold up my bottle and say with great pleasure..."You've GOT to be the Best Glue Ever, if that's the name you put on the label!"
Okay, so why do I love this adhesive so much...

If you haven't guessed by now, I LOVE to chat!  And often while gesticulating with my hands! And most likely when I'm supposed to be gluing something down....

The Best Glue Ever doesn't just gets stickier!  Which is PERFECT for me!  I can chat, apply some glue... chat some more... apply some glue...go answer the phone (you know it happens!)... and then attach my die-cut to my card without worrying that it won't stick!  LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!
This card that I created for a class, is the PERFECT example of using my Best Glue Ever to it's full advantage...the background die is "Stick Frames" by Memory Box, attached using the Best Glue Ever...the greenery is "Freida Leaf" also by Memory Box, attached using the Best Glue Ever... and the Calla Lily (my FAVOURITE!!) is by Dee's Dystinctively...This die has the solid Calla background Die, as well as the outline, so you can create a huge assortment of effects!  On these Lilies I used Pebeo's Prisme and Moon Fantasy Paints, and when the panels dried, I attached the Lily outlines with...what else?  The Best Glue Ever!

And for this project, I used the Best Glue Ever WITHOUT the fine tip attachment...what's a "fine Tip Attachment" you ask...well, that is for ANOTHER blog post!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A Special Thanks Card

This was a quick card I made while trying to learn a new technique.

A few people on the Design Team were taking about using The Best Glue Ever to make a Stencil.

Well I got a great "Unique Monique Technique" out come.

I uses Parchment Paper because that is what I had on had, but Relish Paper is the best.

Since I did not know the out come I did not make a specific pattern with The Best Glue Ever.

I let it dry clear then brushed Mod Podge across the top of the pattern.

After the Mod Podge dried I peeled off the pattern.

As I was lifting the pattern off the paper I was dusting under the pattern with 
The Perfect Crafting Pouch

The Stencil much more pliable then I though, but I was not going to let that stop me.

After placing the Stencil on the card stock base I spritzed it with Ranger's Perfect Pearls Forever Blue  mixed with water in Ranger's Mini Mister

I grab my container of Prima Flowers and spritz one to match the base of the card.

I edged the base with Tim Holtz's Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass 

I found in my stash of paper Azure Blue card stock to use as a boarder trim around the card base

I took The Best Glue Ever and assembled my flower 

Glued the flower to the card 

Then I used Scraperfect Embellie Gellies to place Gemstone in the center of the flower

I used a little pat of the Perfect Crafting Pouch

And now I was ready to us Memento - Tuxedo Black to stamp my sentiment 

Don't let anything keep you from trying something new. 

There are never mistakes in crafting just an opportunity to embellish.

I will may be playing around with these technique again 
and maybe perfect it. 

Thanks for checking out
Unique Monique Technique

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Introducing Unique Monique!

Hello everyone, I am Unique Monique and I am excited to announce that I am a new Design Team Member of ScraPerfect. I am 51 and have been crafting for as long as I can remember with my crafty mother, grandmother and aunts. I became a Travel Agent to give myself the freedom to make, sell and teach crafts. I was born and raised in Philadelphia and moved to Chester County Pennsylvania over 16 years ago, February 2000. I am within 30 minutes to QVC and King of Prussia Mall and have an A. C. Moore, JoAnn’s, Michael’s, and as of June 6, 2016 a Hobby Lobby within 15 – 20 minutes from me.

My husband and I brought a house three years ago and my wonderful supportive husband let me take the basement for my Crafting Space. I am in the middle of designing and decorating my Imagination Destination Station.

I did not want to decorate my office the posters found in most Travel Agencies because after all this is my Crafting Space, so I wanted it to functional and crafty.

A map of the United States with the Cricut Cartridge 50 States.

Working on a Quilt of the World to help decorate my Imagination Destination Station.

I hope that you will look forward to and enjoy following me on my crafting journey making projects, selling products and preparing classes.

I also have two beautiful Black Cats named Nubian Prince and Prince Sheba, who are Purr-fect helpers. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

How to Dress Up Your Easter Basket

How to Dress Up Your Easter Basket

Hello! Penny Here.

So while shopping in my local Goodwill a few day's ago I came across this cute basket. I loved it overall, but the flower center's were looking kind of plain. They had a white swirl design in the center of the flower, but it was barely visible unless you were very close to it.
So I started searching though my craft room, (aka moving stuff so I could walk, yeah's it's that full), and I found these. 
Now anyone who has ever tried to glue these bling dot's down know's how hard it is to glue them on paper, much less the metal on my basket. So to the rescue come's the " Best Glue Ever". Perfect for this project since it bond's really well. If you have never heard of this glue you can find it here: Best Glue Ever I highly recommend it for all of your gluing needs. 

 So after putting small amounts of glue on the basket, I attached the bling. Beautiful, and a wonderful bond.  
Perfect, and ready for any little girl's room, or hey even mine! The center of the flower's is much more visible, and who doesn't need more bling in their life? So now that the basket is done what do I want to put inside of it? 
Well since I am giving it to my great niece Geneva, and she love's hair bow's. let's see what else we can make. I already had these on hand, so let's start with them.
I added small amount's of the "Best Glue Ever" to both the headband, and the cotton bow. 
Waited till they became tacky, and joined them together. 
A perfect addition to my blinged up basket! I'll probably make more of these headband's, but you'll have to wait till next time to see some more cute headband's.  Till then Happy Scrapping. Love Penny