Friday, June 10, 2011

Let GlueArts Be Your "Life Line"

How often do you scrapbook and craft items featuring your loved ones?

Many of you may say not enough....because can you ever say too much about those you love?

Today's projects feature Clear Scraps products, GlueArts adhesives and yes....families!

Designer Leslie Ashe used the Clear Scraps XL Deco Shapes. What makes her project truly unique is that she painted and stamped onto the acrylic! Now it's worthy of a special place in her home!!! 

Designer Ania Lexander made a wall hanging using the Clear Scraps XL Deco Shapes too! She added rubons onto the Clear Scraps Sheet and cut out the design for a special embellishment! Both projects are equally beautiful and both celebrate family!!

Life Lines
Designed by: Leslie Ashe

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with High Tac cartridge
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Glue Arts Mini Extreme Adhesive Squares
Clear Scraps XL Deco Shape sheet

patterned paper: My Minds Eye, October Afternoon
paint: Claudine Helmuth Studio (back of clear deco shape), Adirondack (silver touches everywhere)
spray mist: Tattered Angels
ink: Tsukineko & Staz On
bling, flowers, extras: Prima
other bling: jolee's (swarovsky crystals)
letters: American Crafts
vintage tag, numbers & stamp: Jenni Bowlin Studio
pens: zigs (silver & black)

-using Staz On (permanent ink, dries FAST), stamp along the side border of the Clear Scraps deco sheet

-paint entire sheet color of your choice & let dry (I painted 2 coats)

-paint the edge in silver
-glue down on patterned paper
-add flowers, butterflies, stamps & embellishments on top of your deco sheet. 

-once your design is complete, add silver dots to edge of clear sheet & journal on top using your silver pen. Journal in black around edge of shap

Love You Sillies Wall Hanging
Designed by: Ania Lexander

Glue Arts:
Glue glider pro - Perma Tac
Hot gun
U cut it Foam
Ribbon adhesive
Extreme Adhesive Squares

XL Shapes - deco - Clearscraps
Regular 12x12 clearscrap-sheet
Papers from 3ndypapir
Journal tag from Making Memories
Letters from American Crafts
Transparencies and rubons from Hambly
Gems from KaiserCraft
Flowers from Prima and Kort&Godt
Ribbons and button from Crate Paper
Borderpunch from Martha Stewart

Usually, when I pleat papers like this, I use my sewing machine to sew the pleats in place. However, my sewing machine is kaput, so hot gluing the pleats in place works perfectly instead.

For the rub-on - I wanted to use it as a raised element on my layout - so I cut out the rubon and the size of the clearscrap that I needed, removed the protecting film from it before rubbing the rubon on it, then cut around the shape.
Because I had an idea that I might use the layout as a wall hanging, I needed the stuff on it to really, really stick. Hence the use of Extreme adhesive squares for attaching the paper to the layout.

For the paperborder and the photos however, regular Perma Tac would do.
Some U Cut It Foam was used too..
As well as ribbon adhesive..
Raisen's...perfect for transparencies on can hardly see the glue through the them up in the height if you need higher dimension..
And hot glue!
Assemble the layout and punch holes on the top of the layout and thread your ribbon through.

Vacation Card
Guest Designer: Pinky Hobbs

GlueArts U Cut It Foam
GlueArts Glue Glider Pro and ExtremeTac
Clear Scraps MINI Expressions (painted the back side with Plaid Paint) 

Yellow Stickles

So for those of you who were hesitant about using acrylic in your projects...are you having a change of heart? Now feeling the nudge to work with acrylic?! {we hope so!}

GlueArts would like to help you make these projects by giving you an opportunity to win some fabulous goodies! Just post a comment here on the blog and we'll pick a random winner next Monday!

Clear Scraps has provided a fun item or two for us to include for this week's giveaway! We have a Scalloped Tab Album and the Deco XL Shapes to give away!

Simply leave us a comment and you're entered to win! We'll select one random winner next Monday to win!! Good luck!! Don't forget to visit the Clear Scraps blog  and Pinky's blog for more ideas and inspiration all week long!

Last for today...we'd like to ask you to go give a BIG GlueArts hello to Clear Scraps on their Facebook wall. Then visit our GlueArts Facebook wall and let us know you've done that! We're going to enter you to win a Clear Scraps Album, our Extreme Adhesive Squares and a 3D Combo Pac for being so kind!!


  1. Wow those are some Amazing projects... I have an acrylic album Ive been trying to finish for a year...but your right ..It scares me..Thank You to Pinky he sent me over here! And Thank You for offering the cool give away

  2. Brilliant projects! i would LOVE to try these products! Many thanks for the chance to win!

  3. Thanks for another great week on the blog--
    Hope everyone has a great weekend!

  4. WOW...what a tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Amazing projects with a great combo of products.

  6. Incredible projects!! I LOVE the look of stamped and painted acrylic!!

  7. Beautiful projects. All of the details are gorgeous and I love all of the techniques used to create projects. I love the versatility of the Clear Scraps and GlueArts products.

  8. Pinky sent me to say hi :)
    I have loved seeing these projects all week. So much inspiration!! I have always found acrylic a little intimidating but after seeing what your design team has done with it I can't wait to start playing with some.

  9. Oh i love these projects! What a great idea to make a wall hanging with treasured photos instead of just hiding them away in an album! I have never tried acrylic in any of my projects but definitely willing to :) And of course I love Glue Arts and i am currently out :( Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous goodies!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  10. Love the projects!! Already a big fan of Clear Scraps, Glue Arts and Pinky's blog. You guys are great!!

  11. Awesome! I would love to make someting as amazing as these projects!!

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  12. wow! you make it look so easy...would love to win..thank you for the opportunity!

  13. Wow - I am blown away by the talent and these examples! I would love to try this!! Thank you for the chance to win.

  14. This has definitely changed my mind about using acrylics for albums! Can't wait to try it!

  15. Love them - would love to try it out! Thank You.

  16. These photos/projects are so inspiring.. I like to keep most of my LO's simple, but sometimes I like to think out of the box, and this is just the project for me.. as I just happen to have unused sheets of acrylic!!! Thank you for the inspiration!!!

  17. i love these creating with so much different elements.

    lynda in calif

  18. Love the album and of course I can't do with out GlueArts products! Thanks for the chance to win! Have a great weekend!

  19. Love your projects and GlueArts. Thanks for a chance to win!

  20. WOW, what beautiful projects. These are just wonderful. Love to be able to use these products.

  21. Awsome projects! I have to try myself!

  22. Love acrylic albums!
    It won't let me use my google account in IE right now.

  23. These projects are awesome! I love the look of acrylic but I have been afaid to try it - now I'll have to give it a shot! Thanks for the advice and the chance to win!

  24. I love the stamping of the acrylic. I wouldn't have ever thought of it.

  25. Wow!! I love the idea of stamping on acrylic!! I've never tried, but I will now!!

  26. Great projects and like the idea of painting on acrylic.

  27. Simply AMAZING project creativity going on here! SO lovely!

  28. What creative uses you have for acrylic, paint, stamps & markers :) Love the techniques and inspiration (and the chance to win some great stuff!!)

  29. A Big GlueArts hello was posted:

    I love working with acrylic, they add such a nice touch to most projects. Nice Job.

  30. What stupendous ideas!! Makes a crafter giddy with inspiration!! Winning this prize would make this crafter uber-giddy!!

  31. I have been hesitant to work with acrylic even though I only use Glue Arts adhesives and I love the look of acrylic and follow the Clear Scrap blog. I think today's amazing projects that celebrate family have pushed me over the edge!

  32. Great tutorials that help motivate us to think outside the album!!

  33. The samples are so pretty. Thanks for giving us a chance for the gifts.

  34. Great projects! I'd love to try a clear scraps album and I always need adhesive!

  35. Great projects! I'd love to try a clear scraps album and I always need adhesive!

  36. I love learning about new crafts!!

  37. Love the ideas and love to win. anything. No really. Anything. Thanks for the chance

  38. What a fun week! I already thought the clear acrylic albums were fun, but I've so much more to do with them. No longer so intimidated to stamp, paint, etc. on them, instead of just using paper and photos. Thanks!

  39. I have loved the projects this week and would love to make some myself with Clear Scraps & Glue Arts products.

  40. I bought 2 clearsnap albums at Scrapbook Expo but have not created anything yet, but now I have some great inspiration!! Thank you! Love the chance to win stuff too!

  41. Thanks for the tutorials! I've worked with acrylics before but don't get these kind of results! Also, thanks for the chance to win such great products.

  42. Great ideas today to inspire me to try acrylic.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  43. Beautiful projects. I think if I followed the tutorial provided I could actually do this!!! Great giveaway. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  44. Love all of these wonderful projects...awesome ideas.
    thanks for sharing

  45. Awesome projects!1 Thanks for the chance to win! :-)

  46. I am loving all of the great ideas to use acrylic!! These projects are just amazing! Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway!!

  47. I always look forward to the giveaways! New ideas are great! Thank you for offering great products!

  48. thanx again 4 all the awesome giveaways!