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10.21.2014

Wow Embossing Powder Blog Hop with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

There are so many options for adhesives in the Crafting World! I have a whole tub in my crafting closet to prove it. 

The stack I keep closest to me on the crafting table, however, is 3L. I often use their double sided tape and foam tapes. I loved when they came out with the black foam tape! Genius.

On assignment with WOW! Embossing powder and 3L Adhesives, both design teams are showcasing products all this week. I am learning about fun new products I didn't realize 3L had! 


Here I'll show you my new favorite, but don't forget to check out at the WOW! Embossing blog what my friends are also loving at  for all the details! Leave a comment to be eligible to win goodies!! 


4x6" Adhesive Sheets by 3L  - Shortcut Lesson # 24

At this time of year, I cave to convenience in ways I wouldn't admit to just anyone. DIY, kitchen cook, Super Mom....all that goes right out the window when the calendar turns to "4th quarter". 

Admittedly, I work at a pretty cool place in a pretty cool part of eCommerce, but despite the fact that I work for an Internet company, it's retail. Retail + Holiday = BUSY

So, I look for shortcuts. I don't give into store bought anything for my annual cookie exchange, and I'd rather not send holiday cards then not send "homemade", but...sometimes even in these areas, I need help.

Here's a secret to quick and easy heat embossed cards. Use 3L Adhesive sheets in your die cut machine, peel and stick onto your project, sprinkle your favorite color WOW Embossing Powder, and heat set. All done! 


Here's a quick how-to for a card. 

1. I selected a sentiment, stamped it onto patterned paper with Versamark ink, sprinkled with opaque white embossing powder and heat set. This is the basic heat embossing way.



2. Next I selected some dies, placed them on my die cutter with a sheet of 3L adhesive. I kept the "sticky" side up so when I peeled off the backing it would be the reverse on the paper. 







3. CAREFULLY lift your cut pieces from the dies and place them onto the paper. You don't want to separate the adhesive from the backing yet. 


4. Peel off adhesive backing and sprinkle with embossing powder. Heat set. 





 5. All done! 





Thanks for stopping by my corner of the Internet. "Stick" with me, kid. I'll show you some more cool stuff I to try this holiday season. Also, be sure to visit Scrapbook Adhesives blog to view their creations using our products!




 

8.15.2014

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone! School has started already for the boys in our household and summer is winding down. I'm in between trying to savor some down time and gearing up for our busiest time of year (does it really get more busy?!). I wanted to share a few of my favorite back-to-school inspirations with all of you. Take a look…


favorite foodie find . using friends garden tomatoes to make my version of this salad


favorite meal planning tactic . crock pot meals 1x per week. Pinterest helps me find new dishes.


favorite book series of the month . For Library Lovers & Bibliophiles, a librarian's mystery 



favorite cool weather wear . Cashmere Cardigan! Time to go to Zara....

Image 2 of OVERSIZE V-NECK JACKET from Zara




Photos Credits: PF Changs, Pinterest Search, Good Reads, Zara.com. Click on links to go back to the source and see more info.



7.25.2014

Friday Favorites

My Friday Favorites...

because ice cream once a week was my summer plan
Hand Stamped Vintage Silverplate Ice Cream Spoons - my ice cream and your ice cream spoons Blithe Vintage Etsy

because I can't help it... I love seeing my boy play













because Minions and Water Polo
Minion waterpolo player


i love this idea! and it was so hot today.... all i could think of was the cool things...
Oh Joy | Fruity Summer Striped Ice Cubes

because I'm itching to play with my stamps and I miss Michelle's posts about 'wrinkle ribbon'



5.24.2014

Memorial Day blog hop with OWH

Most of us can appreciate a three day weekend and relish the time spent with loved ones at barbeques, graduations, camping and other start of summer events.

Whatever you doing, please take a moment to reflect on what Memorial Day really means and to whom we all need to be grateful for these days of freedom we enjoy.

Thank you to all the service men and women around the world for your commitment and sacrifices! There are so many who depend on you and likely don't even realize how much.  Thank you to all the families of the fallen. Your sacrifice and theirs has not gone unnoticed. 

I am also grateful for the tireless team behind Operation Write Home. From personal experience, I know how separated families of the armed forces appreciate a written letter. 

In continuing support of the organization, here's my contribution to this weekend's blog hop. Be inspired and feel free to donate toward shipping expenses for our cards to reach our soldiers.



5.03.2014

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

Happy National Scrapbook Day! I was up on London time this morning to see events online roll out. (I have been awake a long time.) Even if I can't be among the scrappiest at an event, I am a happy to participate virtually where I can.

Today I made a quick card for my friend, Alina and her fiance. We are heading to their engagement party.



Inspired by the OWH challenge, I used Neenah metallic paper, a sentiment stamp from Papertrey Ink's Bigger Blooms set, Black Glint rmbossing powder from Wow! and A Cuttlebug embossing folder (regretfully I don't lnow the name).

Happy NSD! 
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