Sunday, August 26, 2012

No Card post just a tip and a Great Magazine

I don't know about you, but I've had favorite glues and they have changed over time. I used to use Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive all the time especially for 3 D projects. Even though it does dry quickly it's still a pretty wet glue and can warp some papers. I've always kept it stored upside down on its cap, but I still had to clean out the tip often, so I have a pincushion with in reach.

I've been using the glossy accents lately because it drys quickly and you only need a little dot dot! But again the tip clogs up rapidly. So looking about for a solution - to store this when in use - to keep the liquid flowing to the tip. Solution my chewing gum containers lid. The screw on wide mouth lid has an angle, and when I remove the hinge - the glossy accents can rest inside. If it puddles I have it on top of a magazine insert. If it rests that way too long the drip will be hard and can be pulled out, or stick in a pin.

So if you read Moxie Fab World you know about the new magazine. I splurged - I bought it, couldn't wait. After downloading the Glossary of Design and blog hopping I was sold. If you have some time check it out. There are so many visual lessons that  will impact your design. They even offer the possibility of winning a copy of this must have magazine. I think it will remain on my desk for quite some time.

 Along with my copy of Card Design Handbook came many postcards promoting Paper Crafts magazine, I do subscribe and look forward to reading it through and through sometimes more then once. I don't want to miss a thing. I'm always looking for ways to reuse everyday advertisements. The postcard size inserts are great to put under paper when applying tape runners or glue to help keep your working space glue free. I use them to test markers for color or to squeeze the first drop of glitter or glue on. Keep them handy. And wax paper is great for scoring, thanks Lindsay

Lindsay is the frugalcrafter. She offers tips and tutorials. She's published and she a fun Mum. Sometimes I will miss fire when I ask something or make a comment. Like one day she was filming how to french braid your own hair.  She was talking away from the speaker with her back to the camera, and I couldn't hear her. I turned the volume mixer full blast and still couldn't I commented that I couldn't hear her.  Well at the time it hadn't occurred to me that perhaps I could turn up the volume on the speakers not just the computer. She's probably sharing that story.

I really admire what I know about Lindsay and she offers loads of information, so when I went to use some glitter glue and it would not flow...too thick I thought of Lindsay she'' ll know.. So instead of just asking " ASK " how to dilute glitter glue I asked Lindsay. She probably gets a bunch of emails, yet she responds to comments often by visiting and leaving a comment. I like that about her.

 I took a moment to find my own answer. "ASK" says glitter glue can be diluted by adding drops of water and shaking and stirring until desired consistency. If too much water was added - leave the lid off for a while.

"Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will."
 ~Vernon Howard

I hope you'll find this helpful. Thanks for your time. Be well ~ Carole


  1. thanks for the shout out:) I did respond on the glitter issue, a few drops of water or cut a bigger hole in the to of the tube:)Have fun!

  2. Hi Carole, thanks for dropping in. I do believe I'm nearing my two year anniversary. I do believe my style has improved over time but sometimes I start a card and give up. When I am working with 3D I have to finish. I get bored with my images. I need to find background images for all my C.C's. I've actually been working on a few cards that will go up starting Wednesday. Come by and let me know what you think. I'd love an honest opinion.
    I always use my ATG for adhering. Glues drive me nuts. My bottle of glossy accents has so many punctures in the steam that it makes it hard to use, lol.
    Hugs, Dangina

  3. Hi Carole, thanks for sharing the tip and information about the book and website - I am off to explore!

  4. Hi Carole, in regards to pink and blue markers try sugar Almond Pink and Robin's Egg Blue from Copic, they are my favorites and I will be buying ink refills for them, you can blend out other colors really well with those two!

  5. Great tip with resting the bottle on the lid. For small glitter glue containers, I put a little hole in a cheap kitchen sponge and moisten it. I take the lid off the glue bottle and put the tip into the sponge. The bottle is held there while I work and after a few minutes the water from the sponge makes the glue flow better. :)


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