Quickie Glue Pen

If you have never tried the Quickie Glue Pen by Sakura, pick one up NOW!

This glue pen is unique in that it dispenses a fine line of glue from a .7mm ball point tip. Highlighting minute areas with fine glitter is a snap with this pen. Use it with craft foil as well!

The glue flows smoothly from the pen delivering a temporary or permanent bond. I’ve been using one for a couple of years so I can personally vouch for the quality of the pen and it works EVERY TIME!

Sakura Of America

Smile Card using a Dollar Tree stencil!

I made this card using a Dollar Tree stencil by Jot!

Distress Oxide Inks were used for the background and sponged through the stencil. All images are from the same stencil except the faint script.

I outlined the stenciled image with a needle tipped pen and even added some glitter at select points.

Sentiment is from Hampton Arts Ki, SC0584 stamp set.

Hampton Arts

RubberMoon Stamps

RubberMoon Stamps

Featuring Dave Brethauer | DB4263K – Wishing Tree – Rubber Art Stamp

RubberMoon Stamps!!  Awesome images from some pretty awesome artists/designers!  Based in the United States, RubberMoon Stamps’ website offers stamps, The MoonMail Club (check it out!), and some really great instructional videos.  As you can see by the above sample, it’s not hard to want to add some of their stamps to your collection!

Take some time, visit their site and enjoy scrolling through the large collection of images.

RubberMoon.com

Stampotique Originals

Looking for stamps to express your unique style? Check out Stampotique!

Opening 1996 in Phoenix, Arizona, Stampotique has an extensive line of stamps including text, image and texture stamps.

We love to showcase stamp companies. Click the link below and check out Stampotique’s stamps along with some great project ideas!

Stampotique.com

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Stampendous Stylized Whale Card

This stamp is on its way to becoming one of my favorites: Stylized Whale by Stampendous.

The background was created using Ranger Distress Oxides. I stamped the image once, directly on the background with archival ink.

Then I stamped the image again on a white sheet of paper and colored with Tombow markers. After giving it a good fussy cut, I glued it to the background. Sentiment (from Hampton Arts) added and done!

If you want this stamp for yourself, here is the link to Stampendous Stampendous Stylized Whale Stamp Be sure to check out all their other stamps while you are there!

Scrapbook Expo, Duluth, Georgia

https://www.facebook.com/events/786416431514577/?ti=as

If you are in the Southeastern US, consider attending the Scrapbook Expo Show in Duluth, Georgia (north of Atlanta) on Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, 2017. This is a large show with obviously an emphasis on scrapbooking. 

I don’t scrapbook, yet I go every year because they have stamp and mixed media resource vendors. The show also hosts multiple workshops. THIS IS A GREAT SHOW!

Parking is a breeze. No matter how far away you have to park, they have a shuttle running constantly so you can save your energy for shopping!

Click the link to pre-register for discounted tickets, the vendor list, workshop schedule and more! Hope to see you there!

Sweet Collage Bird by Miriam Elder

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Shared with permission from Miriam Elder

Don’t you just love this collage bird!  He looks as if he could just hop off the page!

Created by Miriam Elder (from Scotland originally but now residing in England), this piece was crafted with lots of interesting layers.  The canvas base is sheet music overlaid with colored tissue paper that bled as she glued it down.  Miriam used PVA Glue which did a great job of keeping everything from wrinkling as she glued down the layers.

She traced the bird shape (using an original photo as a guide) and then filled it in with collage materials, in this case, torn and cut magazine pages.  When the bird shape is applied over the background, it all comes together as a beautiful piece of art! Thanks to Miriam for sharing this with us!

Does this give you some ideas and inspiration?  Maybe I need to look over those old magazines before I throw them out……