The New Webster’s Pages Commercial and your chance to win a $500 WP SHOPPING SPREE!!!

Okay, it’s no secret that I LOVE LOVE LOVE Webster’s Pages‘ amazing products. So I’m sure no one’s surprised to see me posting about them. lol BUT THIS, you have got to see for yourselves. The new WP commercial:

CLICK HERE to check out the post on their blog for your chance to win a HUGE $500 Webster’s Pages Shopping Spree!!!

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I {Heart} Helmar

A couple of days ago, I received the most incredible news!!! Keeping my mouth shut about it was really, REALLY hard! Who am I kidding? I blabbed about it to my bff and a couple of others that I knew would not tell a soul. I couldn’t believe the email I received and had to read it a few times before it really sank in. Tracy from HELMAR, you know, the company that makes the most incredible crafting adhesives imaginable, contacted me and let me know that I was being the opportunity to be a Guest DT for their blog!!! I STILL can’t believe it, but sure enough the GDT list that was posted this morning has me on the list! {still giddy over the news!}

In case you are not familiar with Helmar’s products, here’s a pic that shows a lot, but not all, of what they make:

They make high quality, scrapbook-friendly adhesives that really do what you would want/expect an adhesive to do…STICK! Some of their products are incredibly innovative and I haven’t come across anything I could possibly replace them with. I have no idea how I ever crafted with my Helmar!

Some of my favorite products made by Helmar:

450 Quick Dry – This is a thicker, clear liquid adhesive that works fabulously on ribbons and trims. Handmade flowers are a snap with this wonder! It also works with just about anything! You can use it on acryllic, metal, wood, paper, chipboard, cardboard, canvas and the list goes on and on!

Premium Craft Glue – This fantastic, clear liquid glue is a lot like the 450 Quick Dry, but it isn’t as thick and takes a bit longer to dry. For ribbons and Trims, I prefer the 450, but for other applications, this is a more cost effective solution. Not recommended for acryllic

Liquid Scrap Dots – I can’t say enough about this amazing product!!! Have you ever had a fussy cut piece that you wanted to give dimension, but couldn’t because it was so intricate you wouldn’t be able to raise it with foam dots/tabs? Liquid Scrap Dots to the rescue! This stuff is amazing! It comes in a tube and you just apply as much as you need, where ever you need it and voila! Incredible levels of dimension! Want even more dimension? Apply a dab, let it dry and add another layer!!! You control the depth…get as much or as little lift as you want! Simply brilliant!

Acid Free Glue – White glue that dries clear. This is the one you want when you’re looking for a flexible hold that does not yellow. You can use it for book binding or even for decoupage!

V2 Vellum Adhesive – An incredible spray adhesive that is perfect for so much more than just vellum! Works great with acryllic, chipboard, cardboard and GLITTER too! On vellum, it simply vanishes…just imagine an adhesive where your vellum doesn’t ripple and you don’t need to try to hide where you’ve applied it, because it doesn’t show through! Works like a dream! Just think of the magic you could create with an adhesive like this…you could even use it to apply vellum to acryllic with no need to hide either side!!! What other adhesive gives you this kind of versatility?

Helmar also makes an adhesive runner, gemstone glue, fabric glue, 2 step crackle medium and Zap Dots (these are like foam dots for dimension and are available in clear, white and black and in various sizes). Be sure to check some of these products out today! If your LSS does not carry them, there are many fabulous online retailers now carry a wide variety of their products. Twopeasinabucket.com now carries Helmar as well as Scrap-tastic.com They also have a link on their site for other retailers. You can even find Helmar on facebook!

***Be sure to check out my fabulous giveaway on the previous post***

Projects Created with For the Record by Echo Park

There’s a great site called Sketches4All that I visit frequently. The people there are great and the challenges are a lot of fun! Well, I won SGOTM (Sketch Girl of the Month) for March and Fia sent me Echo Park’s new For the Record paper pack! When it arrived early this month, I was soooo excited! The papers are vibrant and beautifully designed, which is no surprise if you’re familiar with Echo Park’s wonderful, high-quality papers. The paper pack comes with twelve 12×12 double sided papers, one 12×12 element sticker sheet and one 12×12 alphabet sticker sheet. Of the twelve cardstock papers, there are 2 that have a pattern on one side and the other side is divided into four 6×6 sections…perfect for cards and tags! There’s another sheet that is patterned on one side and has cutout border strips on the other and lastly, there is one sheet that has a pattern on one side and cutout journaling cards on the other side. They really thought of everything! I loved working with this fabulous paper pack. Thank you Fia!!!

So far, I made one layout, one card and one tag. I still have at least 5 sheets that I haven’t cut into yet and plenty of scraps for several projects. I adore the diecut sticker images that come with this set too! I’ve set most of those aside for a journal I’ll be working on later this month. 😀

This is a tag I created for Michelle’s challenge group on the site. It’s based on the first April tag sketch and features a diecut sticker that I turned into a ribbon slider by making a couple of simple cuts:

This card was created for the rolled paper technique challenge in Khristen’s group using the colors Rosey posted for a challenge. The handmade flower was very easy to make and I hope to post a tutorial on it in the future, along with other flowers I’ve made on past projects:

This layout was based on Fia’s first April challenge for the Get Sketchy group. All stitching is done by hand since I do not have a sewing machine:

Thanks for looking!

Materials:

Echo Park For the Record Collection Kit
Sei ribbon (on the tag)
May Arts ribbon (on the card)
jeweled brad from my stash
Stickles
Black Bazzill cardstock
American Crafts white cardstock
DMC embroidery floss

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry Liquid
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac

Tools:

Fiskars border/edge punch

To play along with these and other fabulous challenges on Sketches4All, CLICK HERE!

Feature on the Webster's Pages Blog

There are times in my life when mere words cannot begin to express the depths of my gratitude or emotions. This is one of them, but I’ll try my best to explain…

Webster’s Pages recently added a few new features to their blog. Each day of the week, Mon-Fri, is dedicated to a particular topic. On Thursdays, the WP’s topic is “All About You” meaning us, the die hard fans of Webster’s.

Last night I was contacted by Brandin O’Neill, asking for a recent photo since the only image she’d ever seen was the back of my head (my profile pic on the Webster’s Page’s ning (InspireMe) and on facebook). Ha! I had to ask Larry to take a few since, well…I didn’t have any! When I asked her why, imagine my surprise when I found out that she was planning to feature ME on the Webster’s Pages blog! I’m still in shock! CLICK HERE if you’d like to see the post!

In case you don’t know, Brandin is the co-owner of Webster’s Pages (a family owned company) and the designer of the most gorgeous scrapbooking papers you’ll ever find anywhere! Her brother is her business partner and her sister heads customer service! How fabulous is that? I love that they are so close. 😀 WP also offers incredibly innovative and creative embellishments that coordinate with their lines beautifully. Have I mentioned yet how much I LOVE Webster’s Pages products? Every line they’ve designed is awe inspiring. How could anyone see these fantastic designs and not itch to create with them?

I feel so honored that Brandin selected me for today’s WP post. I’m touched that she took the time to do this! Brandin, a person I admire for her dedication, her talent, her love for her children, has shown me once again exactly why Webster’s Pages holds a special place in my heart. They’re not just a business, they’re REAL people who truly care about the individuals who love their company.

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