Thursday, November 14, 2013

Tip of the Week Thursdays!


Make your own Glue Dots!

I don’t know where I learned this!  But it works!

All you need is some wax paper and some Aleene’s Tack it Over and Over glue.

  • Just drop some blobs (yes!  any size you want, including lines!) of Aleene’s Tack It Over and Over glue on the waxed paper.
  • Once “dry”, cover with wax paper
  • Store in Zip Lock Bag.
  • BONUS – before they setup, you can move them!  Way to cool. 

Please feel free to share your own tips in the comment area below. Hope you have a wonderful week!  Until next Thursday!

Hugs, Robin

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

What’s On Your Work Desk–Wednesday 232


I don't pop and I'm not fresh – especially after gluing these all together, late at night!

Last year, a dear friend of my Aunt Cathy, Joy, shared her die and we cut all these. The Gingerbread man is cut out of chipboard and covered front and back with Designer Paper. I did nothing with them last year, at least I have glued them all together this year!

It’s going to be a short one today, as it’s late!

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Holiday Card Workshop 2013–Day 1


Christmas 2013 CardsChristmas 2013 Cards

Today, we are focusing on the inside’s of cards.  Love this design, it is thin enough you can put it in the mail without paying extra!  That is a vellum pocket for a gift card….To cute! 

Can you tell I am loving my Envelope Board Punch?  I did not have a gift card handy, so in when a Casino Card!

Christmas Banner Card

This was a fun Zig-Zag Card.  One Sheet of 8 1/2 X 11 made two cards.  The banner was interesting to work with….Woops, you can’t see what it looks like closed up…


I had to clamp it to keep it shut, so you could see it closed up!  I love how this card turned out.


We focused on using the negative from the die cut.  Looks like I need to focus on focusing!  Looks pretty blurry to me!  I smudged the inside of this card Sad smile.

Any one have and idea to remove VersaMark Black Permanent Ink?



Well, day one helped me complete 5 more cards for Christmas!

Snowmen Tea Light Magnets



These were so fun to make!  My inspiration came from Becky Roberts


Tea Light

    • Colored up the sides of the tea light
    • Color flame


  • 4 each 2 1/2” circles of designer paper – Card Stock Weight.  I used my circle scissor because I did not have this punch…it’s on order!  I prefer punches, because they are faster and easier for me to use.  If you don’t want to invest in punches, the circle scissor is just awesome!
  • Glued these to each other to make the base stronger
  • Smudge ink around the sides and edges of base
  • Punch out opening for switch (I used a crop-a-dial)  you could use a 1/2 circle punch, again I did not have a 1/2 circle punch and my circle scissor does not make anything smaller than 1 inch…so, you guessed it, it’s on order.
  • Used  1/2” circle dimensional to adhere base to bottom of tea light


  • 4 each 1 1/2” Circles of designer paper – Card Stock Weight
  • Center punch an opening for the flame (nose) using the small circle in the punch pack.  I again, did not have this punch.  I used my crop-a-dial to create the opening. 
  • Glue together to make “face” stronger.
  • Smudge ink around sides and edges of “face”
  • Using a  black permanent marker, color two larger pearls and 5 smaller pearls.
  • Position Eyes and Mouth
  • Adhere Face to top of tea light.


  • 4 each 1” Square
  • Glue together to make hat stronger
  • Snip top of hat as shown below
  • Smudge ink around sides and edges of hat
  • Adhere burlap on bottom of hat
  • 4 each Brim of Hat.  I used the technique that Becky Roberts used by taking the large oval punch and punching just the edge of your paper, then move the punch up how thick you want the brim and punch again.
  • Smudge ink around sides and edges of brim
  • Adhere to Hat
  • Adhere Hat to Face with Red Sticky Tape


  • Attach twine and ribbon to side of tea light with glue gun


I think they look cute on my refrigerator.  I am thinking of making some for gifts and place into homemade boxes.  They would also be cute on top of a Christmas Present!


I love my Vinyl Calendar on my fridge!  You can find the directions here.


Easy Peasy!

I will be submitting my Snowmen Tea Lights on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

This week Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge have a real simple challenge for you, USE INK! Whether it is an ink spray or an inkpad, any ink, we would love to see how you use ink this week in your crafting project.