Thursday, December 30, 2010

Handmade Glue Dots - yes it works!

So since I have been using a lot of these lately, I finally decided to break down and try making my own.  I had heard that they worked and since they are a bit pricey, I thought that I would give it a try.

I had saved the paper stips from my Glue Dots pkgs that I had bought.  Then I cut them into strips to fit on an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of chipboard.  I stapled the ends down and broke out the Aleene's Tack it Over and Over glue.  I made dots of all sizes and thicknesses - some pop and big, some small for ribbon and such, and then some larger flat ones for flowers. I let them dry until they turned clear - around  hours.  Then I cut a piece of parchment paper to cover and VOILA!  They work like a charm!

I am told to keep them covered because if you leave them out for a long time, they will dry out but they are just like the real thing!

So in terms of savings, it cost $3.99 for a bottle of glue.  I got around 150 dots on this time around and probably can get at least 5 times that from a bottle of glue.  For around 150 to 300 (depending on size) it costs around $4.99 at my LSS.  That is a great savings!!!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Make-up Monday at CUC!

If you haven't checked out the Blue Plate Special challenges at Cookin' Up Creations, you must check out this week's challenges.  The are just amazing and will inspire you to create something new for sure!

Make-Up Monday at CUC

Monday, December 20, 2010

Tye-Dying using SEI Tumble Dry

For my Design Team Reveal at CUC this week, we were given some SEI Tumble Dry to alter something with.  Of course, I got lime green - my daughter's favorite color and she just had to have a hand in the creation.  So we tye dyed a tank from Max Ezra and then added a peace iron on transfer - she has been all about the peace symbol since she was 8.  It was so easy to dye - tye, spray, air-dry, then tumble dry for 20 minutes - SIMPLE and she loved it.  It was nice to do something together since we seem to be so busy during this time of year!

Christmas Photo Tray

I decided that since my grandmother is always complaining about not having current photos of my kids that for Christmas, I would try to come up with a photo gift for her.  I needed something quick and easy and this photo tray from Paper Studio was perfect.  It came painted and all I had to do was scrap a bit, add some photos and embellishments and VOILA!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Letter C - Cookie Cutter Wreath

I decided to add a little spice to my kitchen for the holidays and designed this cookie cutter wreath for my DT spot at CUC!  I used a strong adhesive, glue dots, and some berries and ribbons to create this wreath and embellished the cookie cutters themselves with some photos to make it more personal.  Here is the link with the directions and video that inspired me!

Transformation Thursdays at CUC!