Monday, October 28, 2013

Tombow Guest Designer + Cutting Cafe + Pinned It Made It

I have a huge post today! I am combining Tombow's Guest Designer post with this week's Cutting Café post and Pinned It Made It Monday as they all go together!

This last week of October, Tombow is blog hopping with Kim Watson. She creates some AMAZING scrapbook pages, so be sure to check out her blog! Tombow is also giving away a prize and one of the prizes is MONO Adhesive Removable (along with a refill and Power Bond adhesive).

There has been some talk about how the removable adhesive does not stay stuck. That is because it isn't suppose to. This is a great product for scrappers, esp like me who take forever to decide a layout! I can adhere the removable adhesive to my elements and then move them around til I find a layout design that I like. THEN I add Mono Adhesive PERMANENT to the elements to stick them down.

Today I want to show you a couple of other ways that I use the removable adhesive. I created some acorn coasters from a pin that I saw here:
source: Seasonedhomemaker

and knew I could create something similar with Cutting Cafe's Acorn Shaped Card template. Here are mine:

I cut a front and back of the whole acorn pattern from printed fabric, muslin (the back) and cotton batting. Then I cut the brown top. I used MONO Adhesive Removable to the back of the brown to hold it to the top pieces while I zigzagged. This way I didn't have to use pins.
Then I adhered the MONO Adhesive Removable again to one end of my cut ribbon (for the stem)  and stuck the two ends together. I've tried holding two ends together with pins before and no matter how careful I am, the ribbons slip. MONO Adhesive Removable is perfect to correct the slipping problem and it isn't very tacky, so doesn't ruin my sewing needle.

Another way I love using MONO Adhesive Removable is shown below. I printed a full sheet from Cutting Cafe's Autumn-Fall Mini Words on computer paper (I will save this for future use until the paper is too used up to go thru the printer). Then I cut and used MONO Adhesive Removable behind the yellow scallop piece and adhered it over the words "so grateful". Ran it thru my printer again and then peeled off the yellow piece (because MONO Adhesive Removable has a low tack I can do this) and then rubbed off the adhesive, cut the words with Martha Stewart mini punch and tied it to the ribbon for my tag.

The tag uses Cutting Cafe's With Gratitude & Stripes Backgrounds and 3 scallops that I printed and cut and then adhered to a shipping tag with Mono Adhesive Dots Stamp Runner.

Whew! Are you still with me? Ü Now for the prize you can win:

In order to enter to win the prize shown above, please comment on all the Design Team’s projects this week.

Thank you for sticking with me on this very long post. It is time to head over to Melissa's blog for more inspiration!


Here is this week’s Line-up:
Tombow Blog
Kim Watson
Tombow Blog

I am linking this up to Country Girl at Home for her Pinned It Made It Monday challenge.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

BFB The Dawn of Christmas

The Dawn of Christmas
In The Dawn of Christmas by Cindy Woodsmall, Sadie has been gone from home on a mission trip in Peru with her family's blessing because of a broken relationship. Her family decides it is time for her to come home, but she is not ready to settle down. She has a lot of trust issues and then she meets Levi, who too has major trust issues and they become friends.

Their families each are trying to get them to find a spouse and settle down, so they decide to be friends and try to fool their families. But as time passes, they find out that they truly do care about each other.
You can go to Cindy Woodsmall's website here and read chapter one of this book here.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Corn Candy Banner

**If  you are here for the Tombow Hop with Taylored Expressions, go here

Today on Cutting Café the DT is featuring any of Regina's Halloween or fall files. I am having so much fun making banners (you will be seeing more with winter/Christmas themes later Ü; hope you aren't sick of them), that I chose her Candy Corn Treat Box cutting file to create my banner.

I cut the corn candy pieces (we say "corn candy" and not candy corn in my family) and glued them to cereal/cracker boxes, then trimmed around the corn candy image to create a stronger and more durable banner. I used Tombow's Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Mono Glue Stick and Power Tabs to adhere all the elements and paper.

I punched holes and added ribbon knots and bows to put it all together.

I hope you enjoy this project and invite you to check out the Cutting Café blog tomorrow morning for more inspiration from the Design Team. Don't forget to comment while you are there for a chance to win files of your choice.

**I am also linking this up for Paper Issues Halloween challenge.

Tombow Hops with Taylored Expressions

This week Tombow is hopping with Taylored Expressions. If you came from Taylored Expressions, you are in the right spot on the hop. If not, be sure to start there so as not to miss out on any of the hopping fun!

For my project, I used 2 stamp sets from Taylored Expressions: A Bushel & A Peck (pumpkins) and Spooky Wreath (spider/web & sentiment).

I am loving how this banner turned out. I used dies for the banner and rosettes and Cutting Cafe's "B" from Boo Word Shaped Card Set.

I used Tombow's Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Power Tabs, Mono Adhesive Dots, and Mono Glue Stick, as well as Irojiten Color Pencils and Dual Brush Pens for my banner. To get a bolder color for the pumpkins, I colored them first with Dual Brush Pen #933 for the pumpkin and #027 for the stem and then colored over that with Irojiten Pencils Tangerine-Orange and Cherry Red for the pumpkins and Chestnut Brown for the stem.

Here is a close-up of the "B" where I stamped the spider wreath on the orange designer paper.

Thank you Taylored Expressions for hopping with us! Now it's time to head to Shannon White's blog to see the lovely she created for this hop.  

To get you into the Halloween spirit, we're giving away a fa-BOO-lous prize! To enter, leave a comment on each hop blog post. One winner will be randomly chosen from all hop comments to win a prize package that includes a Tombow Permanent Adhesive Runner, a Tombow Dual Brush Pen Set of 6 Groovy, and a Taylored Expressions Halloween stamp set of winner's choice! Comments close at 11:59 pm PST on Sunday, October 27, 2013.
Here are links to the prizes:

Here is the blog list in case you get lost along the way
Taylored Expressions
Debbie Fisher (you are here Ü) 
Tombow USA

**I am also linking this up for Paper Issues Halloween challenge.

Monday, October 21, 2013

May Arts Halloween Craft Challenge

I was so excited to have been chosen again for a May Arts ribbon challenge. This time it was a Halloween Décor theme and I designed this BOO banner.

I used Tombow's Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Power Tabs, Mono Glue Stick and Mono Adhesive Dot Stamp Runner.

I chose these ribbons to use on my Halloween Boo Banner.
3/8” Grosgrain

Be sure to stop by the May Arts blog to see all the other awesome entries in this contest.

**I am also linking this up for Paper Issues Halloween challenge.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Cutting Cafe Pillow Boxes

Pillow Boxes are this week's challenge for the Cutting Café DT. I got a little creative with mine and created a little purse box. I used the small pillow box from Candy Corn Pillow Box Template. I deleted the corn candy cut out (we say corn candy here instead of candy corn Ü) and then deleted the dashed lines on one end before cutting my box.

I adhered the sides together first. From the un-dashed end, I punched an oval that is going to create a handle. To make sure that you get the punched out hole where you want it, first punch the oval from scrap and with removable adhesive, place it exactly where you want your punch out to be on your box.

Then line your punch up and punch out the oval thru both front and back of the box.

Decorate your box and fill with Halloween treats and goodies!
Thank you for stopping by and be sure to stop by the Cutting Café blog in the morning to see the lovely designs from the rest of the team.

**I am also linking this up for Paper Issues Halloween challenge.

"Think Pink" Tombow Challenge

Hello! I am your hostess challenge over on the Tombow Blog this month. With October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I am challenging you all to create a project using pink.

For my project I altered a $1 calendar notepad. I tore all the pages out (they were adhered at the top) and then with my coil machine punched holes on the left side. I cut 2 pieces of chipboard a little bit bigger than the calendar sheets and covered with patterned paper using a Mono Glue Stick. The Glue Stick is my favorite adhesive for adhering paper to chipboard. It is best to add adhesive to the whole sheet, so the paper doesn’t “bubble” up in spots that adhesive doesn’t touch if you use a runner.

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The flower was cut once with chipboard and once with patterned paper. Adhered together with Mono Glue Stick and then adhered to the front of the notepad with Power Tabs. The button is also adhered with 1/4 Power Tab. I cut tabs with my QuicKutz and stamped on the months and adhered the tabs to the calendar pages using
Mono Adhesive Permanent.


Stop by the Tombow blog to play along with us for a chance to win the prize above.



Monday, October 14, 2013

Pinned It Made It Monday

Tammy has been on vacation, but is now back with her Pinned It Made It Monday. This week's pin was courtesy of my future DIL's pinterest board. It was her birthday yesterday, so I went to her dessert board and picked this pin to make her birthday cake.
Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake {Bird On A Cake}
Oh my!!!!!! It was so delicious as well as fun to make! When I went to take a picture of her with the cake, Benjamin had to jump in as well. I love how this picture turned out of both of them.

Happy Birthday Miss Kassy! I hope you had a great day!

I am linking this up to Country Girl at Home for her Pinned It Made It Monday challenge.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Hopping with Hilary

This week Tombow is hopping with guest designer Hilary Kanwischer. I have been a fan of Hilary's for a long time and have followed her blog as well. Everything she creates inspires me and I know you will be inspired as well as you view her projects and blog.

If  you arrived here from Tombow's blog, you are right on track. If not, be sure to stop by there first.

Today I am sharing a project I made using the tops of lunch bags that I had cut off to make purse bags with using the bottom part of the bag. Normally I throw the tops away, but I thought maybe I could come up with a project to use the tops

I sewed one end shut and then covered one side with patterned paper using Tombow's Stamp Runner Permanent Adhesive. I even used the adhesive for adhering paper to the clothespin. I used 1/4 of a Power Tab to adhere the button to the clothespin.
Here is a view of the bag open 

Would you like a chance to win some adhesive? Be sure to leave a comment on each blog. The winner will be announced Friday on Facebook.
Next up is Melissa's blog.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

World Card Making Day

Happy WCMD! Operation Write Home is hosting a huge blog hop to celebrate. This organization sends handmade cards to troops all over the world. Our challenge was to create Thank You cards using a OWH sketch.

I chose sketch #189 for my card.
 Sketch Challenge #189

For my card I used a pre-colored digi image from FredSheSaid.

Be sure to stop by the Tombow blog for a chance to win a prize and see the second card I created as well as the OWH blog for a list of everyone who is playing along today.

Thank you for stopping by and have fun hopping!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Cutting Cafe Candy Corn Take Out Box

Can you believe it is October already? With Halloween right around the corner, I have a fun and easy project for you to create. I started with some svg cut files from Cutting Café called Chinese Take Out Box, Candy Corn Shaped Card, and Halloween Labels.
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Tombow's Mono Adhesive Dots is my favorite "go-to" adhesive for adhering small pieces.
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Fill with your favorite fall candy/goodies and you have a cute little gift to give to someone special. Remember to stop by the Cutting Cafe's blog Thursday morning to view the rest of the DT's projects.