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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Stay Cool With GlueArts and Echo Park!

Summer

If I had to sum up this summer in 10 words:

Hot, slushies, pool, sweaty, vacation, beach, rides, family, fun  and puppy!

What a great way to start a scrapbook page. What you love or even better...what you don't!

Designer Leslie Ashe shows a photo is NOT necessary when creating a wow scrapbook page. Her unique page documents a hot hot summer and one she wishes was just a bit cooler.

Designer Audrey Pettit shows through her bright and colorful mini  book how her family cooled off at Raging Rivers water park. It's the perfect way to document a fun day spent in the water cooling off!!!

I {do not} Love The Record Breaking Heat Layout
GlueArts Designer: Leslie Ashe
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GlueArts 3D U Cut It Foam

Echo Park: Splash

Directions:
-cut main background paper to 8 1/2" x 11" and use as landscape.
-cut 2nd sheet of patterned paper 7" x 12" and layer lengthwise (landscape) on top
-trim scallop edges from different patterned paper and layer under top and bottom of 2nd patterned paper 

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-using 3D U Cut It Foam, adhere your photo to tle left side of your layout
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-add sticker sentiment to top of photo:
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-then add dots to your letters if desired

-cluster stickers next to the right side of your photo, then add flourish (water) sticker
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(a little mistake I made on my layout actually turned out to be a fun step! I didn't mean for my silver pen to bleed like it did and my hand rubbed it. GAH! Anyway...because of it, I decided it looked a bit like the paper had been burned - because of the serious heat! So in a way I want to apologize for that mistake...but then again, I must say..I kinda like it! To each his own....biggrin.gif)

-next add journaling strips under letter stickers

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Raging Waters Mini 
GlueArts Designer: Audrey Pettit
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Supplies:
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro with High Tac Adhesive
Glue Arts U Cut It Foam Adhesive
Glue Arts Micro Extreme Adhesive Squares

Echo Park Splash Patterned Papers, Alpha Stickers and Cardstock Stickers
Clear Scraps Acrylic Album
Stampin'Up Border Punch


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1. A trick I like to use when putting together a mini album is to create sort of a formula that I repeat on every page. This will help your album come together more quickly and gives you a more cohesive finished design, too. For my album, I came up with the formula of one 4x6 photo in the middle of each page, flanked by strips and blocks of patterned papers on each side. The largest block gets scallops punched with a border punch and then layered in the center with a contrasting strip of paper. The other smaller side gets thinner strips of papers. That basic pattern is repeated on every page of the album. All the papers are adhered with Glue Arts High Tac adhesive.

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2. Once the photos and papers are in place, you can embellish away with cardstock stickers and elements cut from the patterned papers. I repeated a motif of banners and fussy cut fish popped up with Glue Arts U Cut It foam adhesive throughout my mini and just changed up the papers and other elements so that each page has it's own unique look. For the cover, I added cardstock alphabet stickers to the banner for the title work.
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3. A journaling card cut from the patterned paper replaces the scalloped piece on one of the pages, and was a perfect fit. I still added the fussy cut fish and banner pieces, and also added some hand-written journaling strips as well. Little bows were attached to each banner using Glue Arts Micro Extreme Adhesive Squares.

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4. With just this simple formula, you can complete your own mini album in no time.

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So tell us...do you have the perfect photos to use with the Echo Park Splash Collection? Would you like to win a Glue Glider Pro and cartridge of your choice?


If you answered yes to both of those questions here's what you need to do....post a comment! Let us know what you've enjoyed most about your summer? 




And we'll enter you to win the Echo Park Paper Splash Collection. The Collection contains 12 - 12 by 12 double sided papers, one full alphabet sticker sheet and one 12 by 12 elements sheet! 


Our Glue Glider Pro now comes with your choice of cartridge. Pick from our Extreme Tac, Perma Tac, Perma Squares, High Tac, Repositionable and our Fabric Bond. A cartridge and Tac for every type of crafter!!!




We'll pick one random winner next Monday and announce it here on the GlueArts blog!


Be sure to tune in tomorrow..we'll have a new project from our Guest Designer, Mandy Starner and a little info about her as well! 


Here's a peek of one of her projects! 

50 comments:

  1. LOVE this collection!! And what I enjoyed most about this summer was the quality time spent with my daughter more than anything! And just last week we were at a water park just like the one in that mini album. :)

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  2. Great projects today! Echo Park is one of my favorite companies:)

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  3. Yes of course, I think my perfect summer event is having fun on the beach! Totally

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  4. I love these papers- this week's projects are all so colorful and fun! I'm embarassed to admit that my fav part of this summer has been our AC. We've moved south in Nov. and I'm just NOT enjoying the lack of nearby water and increased heat.

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  5. Oh I am lovin' these projects with Echo Park!!! My favorite part of summer is when my kids and grandkids come for a visit (they live states away from home) to our lake house. Wonderful family memories made and scrapped.

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  6. Love those summer projects. That Echo Park Splash collection screams summer time. I love it. Thanks for a chance to win it and the Glue Glider Pro. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

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  7. Yes this collection would go perfect with some photos of use swimming at our friend's house, and the girls' swim lesson pool parties.

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  8. What a great mini!! Love it. :) The thing we've enjoyed most about Summer are the lazy days. School starts back up this week which means routines, alot of driving and homework, so remembering those lazy days will be nice!
    - April W

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  9. Yes
    and Yes
    My favorite thing was watching my son learn 2 Surf!

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  10. Thia is such a fun collection. You guys always have the Best summer collections. We took a trip to visit family in El Paso, TX and went to the water part Wet N Wild and had a blast! Took tons of picks, this collection would be perfect to record them in!!! Thanks for the chance.
    pattig161 at yahoo dot com
    http://pattisscrapingtime.blogspot.com

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  11. Love that big wave and love banners - any type any where. Got a laugh out of that heat wave LO. Cute stuff.

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  12. yes, I do indeed have the perfect pics for this set....vaca at the lake.

    my favorite thing about the summer would have to be the heat...everyone thinks I'm nuts but I love being outside in the summer and not freezing in the frigid office.

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  13. I loved most about my summer was my trip to Lake Tahoe. Sure miss those cool mornings and perfect days!!! Than I had to return to the 100+ days were my feelings about them are the same as Leslie's!

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  14. I have some awesome pics of my kids and their friends doing the slip and slide. They would be so perfect. I have been saving them for the perfect paper because they are some of my best pictures. The detail is amazing and this line would match perfectly.

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  15. What I've enjoyed most about the summer is my oldest son being out of school & getting 2 spend time w/ both my kids! I haven't enjoyed this hot weather here in the south! thanx~prhmangel@gmail.comWhat I've enjoyed most about the summer is my oldest son being out of school & getting 2 spend time w/ both my kids! I haven't enjoyed this hot weather here in the south! thanx~prhmangel@gmail.com

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  16. Adorable project and great tip!

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  17. What I enjoyed most about this summer was spending time with family. My oldest son got married and we got to see family and friends that live in another state as well as meeting those joining our family. It really made our summer special.

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  18. I so like the designs and colors in the papers for this project! Great ideas!

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  19. Sailing in the Chesapeake Bay is my favorite summer memory -- quite a splash!

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  20. What i enjoyed most this summer is spending time with my family. Girls Ministry Camp with the youngest and lots of trips to SeaWorld and the local water park with the oldest and the grandkids!

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  21. I do in fact have the perfect summer photo to use with this collection! My daughter getting splashed by her brothers on one of the hottest day of the summer - it captured the droplets of water and her priceless expression. Thanks for the chance.

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  22. So far this summer it's been cool at my house...which I have really enjoyed because we don't have an air conditioner and have to rely on fans LOL!

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  23. We took a "family vacation" with extended family included to Panama City Beach in July and had a wonderful family vacation!

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  24. wow what an amazing giveaway! it has been a wonderful summer as we are settling into a new state and new home! we have had great fun discovering new places to go, all the different fests and festivals, and enjoying all the local food and ice cream (!!)..
    marie

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  25. wow what an amazing giveaway! it has been a wonderful summer as we are settling into a new state and new home! we have had great fun discovering new places to go, all the different fests and festivals, and enjoying all the local food and ice cream (!!)..
    marie

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  26. Cute projects!! I especially love the layout!!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  27. Love these projects! I love to spend summer with my kids at the beach or the pool!! great paper line for that! TY for the chance to win!
    kacee

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  28. Yes, and yes. I would LOVE to win. My favorite thing this summer has been camping. I LOVE to camp--we are going again in a couple of weeks. I LOVE NATURE!!!

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  29. I have lots of great photos of my son at his swim lessons and at the beach! They would be perfect with this line!

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  30. I have loads of photos of my youngest son swimming everywhere I swear he was born part fish which is apt since he a pieces lol
    My favorite thing about the summer was our vacation at the beach. Very relaxing. Hot but relaxing.

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  31. I love the Splash collection! My fave part of our summer is getting to spend all day with my daughters - doing things, or not doing anything at all and just hanging out!

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  32. I don't have the Splash collection so I would love to win it! :) Thanks for the chance! That mini album is fab!

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  33. Love the Splash collection from Echo Park! My favorite part of summer has been spending time with my kids home from college.

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  34. With school starting tomorrow, I've been thinking about the highlights of our summer all day. For me, the best part of summer was our 3 generation vacation in Wisconsin. Seeing the cousins playing together, having fun and making memories was priceless!

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  35. Kids started back last week. So my summer has been officially over for a while. I loved spending time with my sister and her family. We all went on vacation together.

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  36. Darling mini! This collection is so fun! My favorite part of summer is definitely travelling!!! Thanks!

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  37. Very hot yet cool layout and mini book. I enjoyed the pool this summer.

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  38. Great projects, as usual! I have the perfect photos to go with this Splash line!

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  39. Love these projects. This collection looks perfect for my upcoming vacation. Going to the Panama Canal! Thanks for the chance :) Of course, I can't scrap without my glue glider!

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  40. I'm your newest follower-found you just in time because I would LOVE to win these goodies!!
    My favorite thing to do in the summer is hang out at Lake Michigan!!
    xoxo
    cm

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  41. Fantastic mini-album!!! My favorite thing to do in the summer is also hang at the pool with my nephews....I get so many great photos and they are all so fun!!!

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  42. I love this collection ! One of my fav's ! Very busy summer on the farm, but took a day or two for day trips. thanks for the chance to win!

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  43. My favorite thing about summer.. that's hard to pin point just one thing.. There are so many little things that make summer so wonderful.. The giggles that come from a child chasing a butterfly, the screams of little ones as they run through the sprinklers and the drops of freezing cold water hits their faces, or the grassy wet toes that leave foot prints and grass blades on the kitchen floor as they come in to grab the bubbles from the cabinet. I love the smell of fresh cut grass, campfires, and the way the sun hits the mountains after a long day of working in the garden... :) thanks for the chance to win :) hugs

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  44. SUPER SUPER fab! I love the papers! Thanks for sharing! sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  45. Fabulous projects! TFS =) I loved the freedom I felt during my summer vacation. Lots of time to do whatever I wanted =)

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  46. This has been one of the best summers ever! I got to spend it with my kids! we went to the beach, the pool, legoland water park, more beach time, more pool time! it was a great! now I am so tired and so glad school is only a few days away!

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  47. Mostly I just enjoy that I can go outside to enjoy the sunshine.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  48. I've enjoyed relaxing, crafting, and spending time with friends and my husband! :)

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  49. I really enjoyed just having my kids home with me this summer. Yes, they did a lot of fighting, but we also had a lot of good times and fun!!

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  50. My favorite thing to do in Summer is relax on the beach.

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