Marie Browning

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Taylored Expressions and Tombow Spring Fling Blog Hop March 21, 2015

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Welcome to the Taylored Expressions and Tombow Spring Fling Blog Hop! You probably came here from Charmaine Ikach’s Blog but if you happened to stumble across my blog go to the Tombow Blog to start!

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My project used the Oh Happy Day Stamp and Die Cut Set from Taylored Expressions and the Dual Brush Pen Bright Set and Adhesives from Tombow.

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I started with this cute memo pad holder from Kaisercraft.

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I covered it with a book page using Mono Aqua Liquid Glue, the perfect paper to wood glue! I cut the paper a little bit larger than the wood piece, and then used a emery board to sand the edges to make it perfectly flush.

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The next step was to stamp and color the flowers from the Oh Happy Day Stamp Set using the Dual Brush Pen Bright Set. I used the colorless blending pen to do a little blending.

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The Oh Happy Day Matching Die Cuts makes it super easy and quick to cut out the blossoms!

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The flowers were adhered to the back of the memo holder using both the Dots Adhesive Tape Runner and Foam Tabs from Tombow. The little bit of dimension from the Foam Tabs makes those bright blossoms pop! I also added a 727 Zoom Pen from Tombow for a lovely gift pairing.

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Enter to win! Ready to hop into spring? We’ve got TWO terrific prizes for TWO lucky winners to help you get started! To enter, leave some love on our participating designer Spring Fling Blog Hop projects by 11:59 pm PST on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. For each comment, you’ll receive an entry to win one of the two prize packs from Tayloered Expressions and Tombow! We’ll pick two winners at random. Here’s what you can win:

Prize Pack #1: Taylored Expression’s For Peep’s Sake Matched Kit, For Peep’s Sake Sequins, Walking on Sunshine Embossing Folder.

Prize Pack #2: Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, Adhesive Dots, Dual Brush Set of 6 in Jellybean.

Remember to like Tombow and Taylored Expressions on Facebook!

Here’s the Saturday line up in case you get lost!

Your next stop is Courtney Kelly’s Blog to see what beautiful project she has created for you!

 

Blog Hop with Jen Goode! November 14, 2014

This weekend we are blog hopping with our guest designer Jen Goode! If you have just come from Jennie Garcia’s blog you are on the right track! If not, go back to the beginning on the Tombow Blog for a chance to win a fabulous prize set of Bright Tombow Markers!

Do you have an ornament exchange party this season? Here’s a great project that I created and made 15 in 1 evening with the help of Tombow Adhesives!

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Here is the finished shadow box ornament.

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Here are the Tombow Products you will need:

  • Xtreme Adhesive
  • Mono Multi Liquid glue
  • Mono Aqua Liquid glue
  • Power Tabs
  • Dual Brush Pens to color stampings

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Here’s the supplies you need to make ONE ornament:

  • one 10″ x 2″ piece of corrugated cardboard – with 1/2″ notches at each end and scored in half (see photo above for grain direction)
  • one 10″ x 2″ and two 3″ circles cut from decorative cardstock  (paper from Bo Bunny)
  • one cotton ball
  • rhinestones – variety of sizes
  • glitter (Art Institute Glitter)
  • Scene elements – I used two miniature bottle brush trees and a deer
  • Stamps to add a sentiment to the back (sample from Stampendous)
  • Beaded hanger – 3″ headpin and beads
  • Ribbon Bow (I show a gold bow here but ended up using a white bow!) Ribbon from May Arts 

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Step 1: Using the Xtreme Adhesive , (Xtreme is a perfect choice for quick, strong adhesion!) glue the decorative paper panel into the folded corrugated piece. Fringe cut the decorative paper every 1/4″

Step 2: Before going to the next step, stamp and color one of the circle pieces using the Dual Brush Pens.This will be the back of the ornament.

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Step 3: Form the shadow box into a circle and glue ends together using the Mono Multi. Use a clothespin to hold while drying. Fold in the fringes and using the Mono Multi, glue the circles to the inside and back to form the circular shadow box. With the shadow box made, I then glued in rhinestones on both sides using the Mono Multi (the fine tip is easy to control to make tiny drops of glue).

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Step 4: Create the beaded hanger by punching a tiny hole at the top of the shadow box. Add some beads to the headpin, then place through the hole. Continue to add a few more beads. Add a tiny drop of Mono Multi Glue in-between each bead.  Fold the top of the headpin to form the hanger.

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Step 5: I added glitter to the trees by rolling them in a puddle of  Aqua Glue and then sprinkling on the glitter. (Aqua is my main go-to glue for adding glitter!) The glittery forest was so pretty!

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Step 6: Build your scene! Tear apart the cotton ball and drizzle some Aqua Glue on. Mix it gently by pulling the cotton apart and place into the shadow box (yes, I know, a little messy but Aqua washes away easily with a wet wipe).Glue in the trees and the deer with the Multi Glue. Sprinkle on some glitter and set aside to dry.

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Step 7: Add a bow to the top with a Power Tab and you’re finished! The Tombow Adhesives allowed me to speed through this project with great results! Make sure you ask Santa for your favorite Adhesives this holiday!

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In order to be qualified to win this amazing PRIZE,Tombow’s Dual Brush Pen Bright Set, PLEASE comment on each of the designers projects. We will announce a winner Monday, November 17. Now go to our guest designer Jen Goode’s Blog to see what she has created for you!

 

Parks and Recreation Blog Hop September 26, 2014

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Welcome to Hydrangea Hippo’s Parks and Recreation Blog Hop! I created a personalized clip board; what every recreational programmer needs (especially if you have political aspirations!) using Fancy Pants’ Timbergrove Collection and Tombow Adhesives.

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I decorated both the front and the back of the clipboard with the papers and embellishments. I love when paper collections have everything you need to make it fun and simple to coordinate your project!

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To start, I covered both the front and back with paper using MONO Aqua Liquid Glue. It’s a perfect paper to wood glue that goes on smooth with no wrinkles. The photo, frame, tickets and smile panel were attached using the MONO Adhesive Dots Runner. 

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Any heavier embellishments, like this button on the metal clip, are attached using Xtreme Adhesive. This high performance adhesive is 5x stronger than standard tape runners!

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For that finishing touch, I attached a pen to the board using a Fastener Tab.  These hook and loop tags are ultra thin with a long-lasting grip that can be pulled apart and stuck together as often as you like. A very handy way to have your pen always at the ready! I used one of favorite Tombow pens, the Zoom 727 Ballpoint.

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Another quick and fun project using Tombow Adhesives!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blog Hop with Walnut Hollow August 15, 2014

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Welcome to the Tombow and Walnut Hollow Blog Hop! If you just came from Jennie’s post you are on the right track! If not, you may want to start here to play along! 

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I am a huge fan of Walnut Hollow! They have beautiful wooden surfaces to decoupage and paint, like the recipe box I used here. This Basswood box is ready to use and made in the USA using sustainable wood. 

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I used Tombow’s Aqua Liquid Glue to cover the box with beautiful papers from the Burlap & Bouquets Collection from Fancy Pants Designs. The Aqua works extremely well for decoupaging paper onto wood. I simply cut the paper to size and then use the broad applicator to attach the papers for a smooth, wrinkle free bond. Talk about mess free, no brushes to wash! When dry, I use the Aqua to give the surfaces an all-over brushing. It dries clear and matte! The flowers motifs from the Burlap & Bouquets collection on the top of the box were applied the same way. COOK, EAT and BAKE using large alpha stickers from the collection were added when dry.  I also added a washi tape edge around the box rim for added embellishment. Don’t forget the final touches inside the box; recipe card dividers and a label with ‘FAMILY FAVORITES’ on the lid.

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I used a Power Tab  to attach a clothespin to the lid for a handy recipe holder! 

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Here are the prizes that you can win! From Walnut Hollow a Shield Plaque, a Card Box and a Rectangular Serving Tray. From Tombow: Power Tabs, Foam Tabs and Xtreme Adhesive! Make sure to comment on all the projects to be eligible to win! Now go to Walnut Hollow to see what wonderful projects they have created! 

 

Blog Hop with Lily Criswell August 8, 2014

So happy to be blog hopping with guest designer Lily Criswell! Our amazingly talented guest is only 9 years old and already a seasoned designer! Play along and have a chance to win Tombow product! If you just came from Jennie’s blog, you are on the right track! If not you may want to start at the Tombow Blog. It’s also back to school time so Mom’s can celebrate by crafting this elegant pencil box – not for the children, it’s for you! 

IMG_0904I started by re-purposing a box I had. With some book pages and Tombow’s Aqua Liquid Glue I decoupaged on the sides and on the inside. Aqua Glue is a amazing glue for this purpose, and the build in applicator makes it mess free! I simply cut book pages to fit the sides and applied an layer of Aqua to attach. I also brushed on a coat of Aqua on top to give it a nice matte finish. Do you see the book page pencil? Yes, Aqua worked perfectly to cover the pencil as well! 

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I also added book pages on the inside – I didn’t worry about tears and wrinkles as I liked the distressed look! The ribbon handle and front label embellishment were added using Power Tabs for a strong, lasting hold. When dry I filled it with my essentials; Tombow Correction Tape, Xtreme Adhesive, Drawing Pencils and a Fudenosuke Brush Pen.  Now I’m all set to mark my fridge calendar with upcoming events!  

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Now to win a package of Soft Primary Irojiten Colored Pencils and Xtreme Adhesive please comment on all the Design Team’s projects as well as liking the TombowUSA Facebook page! Your next stop is Lily’s blog to see what she has created for you! 

 

 

 

Blog Hop with Tombow, DCWV, & May Arts June 23, 2014

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Welcome to the Triple Threat Blog Hop with DCWV, May Arts and Tombow! All this week designers from these great companies will be sharing projects using DCWV’s Honey Chic stack, beautiful ribbon from May Arts and adhesives from Tombow.

If you have come here from Valerie’s Blog, then you are on the right track! If not, you can go back to any of the company websites and start the hop from there!

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I have designed three pages for the hop including some hints on adding ribbon and trims. On this page, diagonal striped cardstock was used as a base with coordinating papers from the stack. The cardstock panels and photo were first arranged using the Removable Adhesive to plan the page design. For the permanent bond, Permanent Adhesive was used.

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I attached teal satin ribbon using Xtreme Adhesive for a quick and secure bond. Multi Liquid Glue was used to glue small motifs from the paper under clear cabochons to create the floral embellishments. Multi dries quickly and crystal clear, perfect for this task.

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To manage the Light Blue Raffia Bow trim, I adhered it, right side down, to a scrap piece of paper using the Removable Adhesive. Then with the Multi Liquid Glue, I added a tiny drop of glue to each bow and let dry clear. It was then super easy to attach it exactly where I wanted it without any excess adhesive showing – a perfect solution for hard to attach ribbon and trims!

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It was fun to choose different papers from DCWV’s Honey Chic Stack, I was always able to match my  photos!

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The blue flat marble embellishments were done using the Multi Liquid Glue and the paper panels again arranged using the Removable Adhesive. With the Yellow sheer ribbon with butterflies, a strip of Xtreme Adhesive was added to the page and then the ribbon was ‘messy pleated’ in place. I also added the Green with polka dot ribbon and the yellow tulle gathered under the journaling panel with the Xtreme Adhesive. The final placement of the panels were adhered down using both Dots Adhesive and Foam Tabs.

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This final page used the same techniques. Xtreme for the flat ribbon, Multi to create the acrylic gem embellishments and the Multi glue technique for the diamond chain. I loved the cute canvas with bunnies ribbon and the sparkly diamond chain from May Arts Another notable hint is to use Aqua Liquid Glue on ribbon ends to prevent them from fraying! IMG_0677

Be sure to visit all the blogs today and leave comments for your chance to win some great prizes! Three lucky readers will win a Triple Threat prize pack of you own, including a stack from DCWV, a spool of ribbon from May Arts and Xtreme Adhesive, Power Tabs, Removable Adhesive and Fastener Tabs from Tombow. Winners will be chosen from comments throughout the week, so make sure you check back daily to increase your chances of winning! Also, please make sure you have popped on over to Facebook and “liked” each of the company pages (DCWV / May Arts / Tombow), because really, what’s not to like?!

Now, head on over to Rita’s Blog to see what kind of craftiness she has in store!

 

 

Debbie’s Challenge: Glittery Radiant Orchid February 3, 2014

For Debbie’s challenge, we are using the Pantone’s Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid! As it is so close to Valentine’s Day, I thought a cute ‘n quick card would be fun!

IMG_2962I really wanted to do something with candy, but alas, no candy stamps (I have so many stamps you would think I would have one with candy!) So I made one using a favorite Penny Black stamp! I stamped the ‘Cheesecake Wishes’ stamp, but masked off the dandelion wishes. IMG_2961I did it by making a mask by stamping the image onto a piece of 20 lb. copy paper. Cut out what I didn’t want, and adhered it temporarily with the Removable Adhesive and stamping the image.IMG_2963I added in a lollypop and a tongue for cheesecake using the MONO Twin Permanent Black Marker. Easy to draw stuff, don’t panic…if you need to, use a very light pencil mark to help.IMG_2964Color the image using the Dual Brush Pens, including of course, the #685 Color of the Year! I also added a few heart DoodleDabs to the image. IMG_2965Now the challenge called for glitter, so to bling it up a bit, out came the Art Institute Glitter. The glittered swirls and outlines around the hearts were added with the Glue Pen and pale pink glitter. The lollipop used the MONO Aqua Liquid Glue and Angel Dust Glitter. IMG_2966

Here’s the finished card! Thanks for the challenge Debbie! It was Sweet!

 

Blog Hop with Cabio Tse December 9, 2013

The Tombow Design Team is blog hopping this week with talented guest designer Cabio Tse. If you just came from Jennie’s blog you are on the right track! If not, and you want a chance to win a prize, go back to Tombow’s Blog and follow the projects!

IMG_2380I have long admired vintage shadow boxes, and decided to create some to hang on the tree this season. Authentique Papers inspired this project, along with this beautiful quote printed on their cardstock;

“We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in out hand and melting like a snowflake” Marie Ray

IMG_2353I constructed the shadow box using corrugated cardstock and the gorgeous winter themed cardstock from Authentique’s Glistening Collection. The box was put together using Multi Liquid Glue for a nice strong bond.

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IMG_2356To create the snowy scene, I glued in pulled-apart cotton balls using Aqua Liquid Glue. I then dribbled Aqua glue all over the ‘snow’ and sprinkled with vintage clear glass glitter. A few drops of Multi glue on the bottle brush trees and miniature deer held the winter scene together.

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Enter to win these great Tombow Products! MONO Multi Liquid Glue, Irojiten Colored Pencils, MONO Removable Adhesive and MONO Removable Adhesive Refill. Make sure to comment on all the Design Team’s projects! The winner will be announced Friday Dec. 13 at 3:30 pm EST.

Now go to Cabio’s Blog to see what wonderful project she has created!

 

Blog Hop with Tifany DeGough September 9, 2013

This week I am blog hopping with the amazing Tifany DeGough and the fabulous Tombow design team! If you just came from Jennie’s blog you are on the right track!

IMG_1769Here are some sneak peeks into my video projects I did featuring Tombow products for JoAnn’s in Akron, Ohio recently. We taped a series of six videos and when they are edited and uploaded I will share them with you! The production staff were a great group to work with!  I also received a very warm welcome from shuttle drivers, hotel staff and generally everyone I met in Ohio.  This photo shows a sparkly snowflake ornament that used Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Mono Aqua liquid glue, Foam Tabs and Power Tabs.

IMG_1745These pleated rosettes adorn a Vintage Bulletin Board and used Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Removable Adhesive and Power Tabs to create.

IMG_1752These brightly colored and template free containers are also created with Mono Multi Liquid Glue along with Dot Adhesive Stamp Runner and Power Tabs. These projects, complete with instructions, will be online soon! Make sure you follow JoAnn Store’s Facebook Page and me for these and many other creative projects!

Blog Hop_TGMake sure to comment on all the posts this week and win this great prize from Tombow! You could be the happy winner of Tombow’s Power Tabs, Mono Multi Liquid Glue and Dot Adhesive Stamp Runner! Now go to Tifany’s Blog to see what wonderful project she has created for you!

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Adventures Photo Box by Marie Browning June 13, 2013

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Welcome to the Imaginisce/Tombow “Summer isn’t a Bummer” Blog hop! This is the final day of the hop and we’re so glad you’re with us! This week, Imaginisce and Tombow have teamed up to get you in the summer spirit.  Both design teams are excited to show you just what we have done with the Hot Rocks as well as My Endless Summer and Outdoor Adventure collections from Imaginisce, and Tombow’s Dual Brush Pen Markers and amazing adhesive products. I am the first person on Today’s hop!
IMG_1395For my post I am using the wonderful Outdoor Adventure papers and stickers from Imaginisce along with Tombow’s liquid Glues. I wanted to do something different with the papers and I decided on a photo box to hold photos from family adventure vacations. The papers were perfect for this and there were loads of stickers and die-cuts from the collection to choose from. I choose the papers to cover both the outside and inside of the box and both sides of the lid, trimming each panel  1/4″ smaller. I then used a coordinating acrylic paint and painted every edge on the box and lid. All the panels are attached using Mono Aqua Liquid Glue from Tombow, my go-to glue for paper onto wood. It goes on clear, dries clear with a matte finish and with no wrinkles! It also has the advantage of a brush applicator so no messy brushes or washing up!

IMG_1396I then designed some  ‘title divider ‘ pages to separate the different years and adventures of photos. Each divider was trimmed from the Outdoor Adventures paper to fit into the box. I then decorated the front of each divider with a photo from that year  and stickers from the collection. The photos are attached using Tombow’s Dot Adhesive Stamp Runner. It allows me to use it as a traditional stamp runner around the edges and also ‘stamps’ small squares of adhesive in the middle of the photo. I attached the little date tags at the top using Mono Multi Liquid Glue for a super strong hold for these soon to be tugged on pieces!

IMG_1398On the back side of each title divider page, I added journal tags and die-cuts from the Outdoor Adventure Collection, ready to add the details. Again, the Dot Adhesive Stamp Runner was used to secure everything down.

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IMG_1400Thanks you Tombow for your wonderful glues and Imaginisce for the amazing papers! Be sure to visit all the projects featured this week and leave a comment for your chance to win!  You also must ‘like’ both Imaginisce and Tombow on Facebook .

Imaginisce will be giving giving away a collection pack of the Outdoor Adventure Collection. The same one I used in this blog!

ImageLibrary126And one lucky winner will win an amazing package of Tombow products including Dual Brush Pen Set, 10 Jellybean, MONO Adhesive Dots Value Pack of 3 applicators, and Power Adhesive Tabs.

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Make sure you remember to ‘like’  both Tombow and Imaginisce to be eligible for the prizes and more you comment, the more chances you have to win!

Now, head on over to Michelle to see what kind of craftiness she has in store!

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