Friday, November 16, 2007


Like many scrapbookers, I enjoy creating all sorts of crafts. Which means that I have a ton of supplies lying around that I try to incorporate on my lo's.

About a year ago while garage sale-in' with my mom, I bought more glue sticks in more colors than any one person needs....lol. So I decided to come up with a way that I could scrap with them.

That is when I decided to make my own lil embellies with them.

To get started you need just a couple of supplies.

1. A glue gun

2. Glue sticks in any color you want. You can find colored glue sticks at any craft store.

3. An acrylic stamp block

After you have decided what you want to "draw", let your glue stick warm up a lil bit in your glue gun and then go to town.

Once you've gotten as many as you can fit on your acrylic block, just wait a second for them to cool off. Usually by the time you are done with the last one, your first one should be cool.

After they are all cooled, gently peel them off the acrylic block.

Create as many embellies as you want.

Once they are all done, adhere them to your lo's or cards using any type of glue (I used fine line glue and of course it worked like a charm...I love this stuff!!!)

product used: Sassafras Lass Owl Pals Collection Kit,American Crafts "Giggles" Thickers in Brown from the Noel Mignon Debut Kit ,fine line glue, and misc. ric rac.


A lo using your very own handmade embellies!!!!

Some ideas using this technique would be to:

*Add glitter, seed beads, etc. to it before it dried

*Print a word or a dingbat out, place image underneath acrylic block, and then "trace" it with the glue

Hope ya'll have fun with this technique and remember: DON'T BURN THOSE FINGERS!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Two of my favorite transparencies are Hambly Screen Prints and My Minds Eyes 4x6 frames. These transparencies add so much to a layout. And there are many way to used them. Here are some of my favorite:

ADHESIVE-I love mini glue dots and Tombo Mono permanent roller. These are easy to use because you can hide them behind the printed part.

PAINT-I love to use Dabbers by ranger. Dabbed it on the back of the overlay for a fun look.

INK-I love Staz-On to ink the edges or to stamp. Just be careful to not smear and let it dry.

PENS/MARKERS-My favorites are Sakura Souffle pens and Sharpies permanent markers.

You can also used staples and brads to hold them in place.
So have fun using transparencies and discover new way to used them. For there are many more to be discovered by experminting with them. These are just some of my faves!!