Marie Browning

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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!

 

Debbie’s Dollar Store Challenge November 3, 2014

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What a great challenge Debbie! I’m going to show you how to make Mini Cupcake Cloches using Tombow’s Power Tabs! This idea is great for a presentation of mini cupcakes or handmade goodies for a tasty gift – with the best part you are really giving them a set of stemless wine glasses! I picked up some clear glasses, plastic beads and beaded trim at the dollar store. You will also need some cabinet knob bases or flat-topped cabinet knobs.

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With a Power Tab, attach the knob base to the middle of the upturned glass.

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With another Power Tab, add the plastic bead. There will be exposed adhesive around the base of the bead, just enough to add a small piece of beaded trim for extra decoration.

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That’s it! How easy is that! Your Mini Cloches are finished! Yes, they are strong enough to pick up by the knob if you are using the cheap dollar store glasses – you may want to use two Power Tabs for heavier cut crystal! After the presentation, simply pull off the knobs (tug hard) and fill with wine! Cheers!

 

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 Guest Designer Diana Larson September 12, 2014

 

Welcome to the blog hop with guest designer Diana Larson! If you just came from Jennie’s Blog you are on the right track! if not, you may want to go back to the start at the Tombow Blog

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It’s harvest time! My bushes and trees are just loaded with fruit this year, grapes, apples and scarlet runner beans will be processed into grape jelly, applesauce and mustard beans this weekend! In honor of the harvest I made a quick DIY home project with pear shaped crystals from Connie Crystals and Tombow Adhesives! 

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These are so simple to make! Add a little bit of the Mono Multi Liquid Glue onto the back of a crystal and place onto your image. Let dry crystal clear and trim away the excess paper.

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I hung some of the crystals on chain with a clip at the top to hang from lamps, use as fan pulls or just to display in a window. I think I may even put one in my car! I used 1/2 of a Power Tab to attach the velvet leaf onto the back.

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Some I made into magnets to use in my office on the filing cabinet. One Power Tab is plenty strong enough to attach the magnet to the back.

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Aren’t they great? I think they would make great gifts for friends at your office as well!

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In order to qualify to win this amazing prize, Mono Aqua Liquid Glue and an Irojiten Color Pencil Sepia 5 set, please comment on each of the designer’s projects! The lucky winner will be announced on Monday Sept 15. 

Now go to our quest designer, Diane Larson’s Blog to see what fabulous project she has created for you! Happy Blog Hopping!

 

Blog Hop with Precious Remembrance Shop – Coffee Gift Pouch September 7, 2014

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Welcome to the final day of the  TombowUSA  and Precious Remembrance Shop  Blog Hop! If you’re here from the Tombow Blog, then you’re in the right place!

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I used the Coffee Love Stamp Set from the Precious Remembrance Shop and some cardstock from DCWV Sunshine Stack. This is a very simple holder designed for those yummy instant iced coffee packages. I see me using the coffee cup stamp a lot! I used Xtreme Adhesive to fold the paper and create the pouch. The Dot Adhesive runner for the paper panels and Foam Tabs to lift up the lid and center of the coffee cup. To apply the trim, add a line of Mono Multi Liquid Glue, and let it dry clear. It will be super sticky and will hold the trim firmly in place. A green Dual Brush Pen colored the small motif accents.

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The Prize will include amazing products from BOTH Companies!

From Tombow the Winner will receive:
· Dual Brush Pen Set, 6 Retro
· MONO Aqua Liquid Glue
· MONO Glue Pen

From Precious Remembrance Shop the Winner will receive:
· Coffee Love Stamp Set
· Oh So Fun Stamp Set
· Thanks Stamp Set

In order to qualify to win this AMAZING prize you must:

1. Comment on each of the Design Team Member’s blog post AND the Company Blog post.
2. Like BOTH TombowUSA and Precious Remembrance Shop on Facebook.

The Winner will be announce on Tuesday September 9th. Now go to Rosemary Dennis’s blog to see what she has created for today!

 

Blog Hop with Precious Remembrance Shop – Thank You Card September 6, 2014

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I hope you are ready from some Fun Ideas and Great Prizes this week from TombowUSA  and Precious Remembrance Shop. If you’re here from the Tombow Blog, then you’re in the right place! We have three different designs each for you so make sure you follow the blog hop Friday, Saturday and Sunday for tons of inspiration!

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I used the Thanks Stamp Set from the Precious Remembrance Shop and some cardstock from DCWV Sunshine Stack. I loved the simplicity  of this card, and the stamps add that perfect touch of class.I used the Dot Adhesive runner for all the paper panels and Foam Tabs to lift up the ‘thanks’ panel and banner tags. A green Dual Brush Pen edged the panels and card for the finishing touch.

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The Prize will include amazing products from BOTH Companies!

From Tombow the Winner will receive:
· Dual Brush Pen Set, 6 Retro
· MONO Aqua Liquid Glue
· MONO Glue Pen

From Precious Remembrance Shop the Winner will receive:
· Coffee Love Stamp Set
· Oh So Fun Stamp Set
· Thanks Stamp Set

In order to qualify to win this AMAZING prize you must:

1. Comment on each of the Design Team Member’s blog post AND the Company Blog post.
2. Like BOTH TombowUSA and Precious Remembrance Shop on Facebook.

The Winner will be announce on Tuesday September 9th. Now go to Rosemary Dennis’s blog to see what she has created for today!

 

Blog Hop with Precious Remembrance Shop – Balloon Flower Cards September 5, 2014

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I hope you are ready from some Fun Ideas and Great Prizes this week from TombowUSA  and Precious Remembrance Shop. If you’re here from the Tombow Blog, then you’re in the right place! We have three different designs each for you so make sure you follow the blog hop Friday, Saturday and Sunday for tons of inspiration! 

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I used the Oh So Fun Stamp Set from the Precious Remembrance Shop and some cardstock from DCWV Sunshine Stack. I loved the cute jar stamps that were stamped out and colored with the #312 Dual Brush Pen – the perfect jar color! I used the Dot Adhesive runner for all the paper panels and Foam Tabs to lift up the flowers and ‘celebrate’ panel. The flowers were made by gluing a flat clear marble onto a punched out flower with Mono Multi Liquid Glue. I also added a little silver bullion wire into the jar for extra bling! A black Dual Brush Pen added the flower stems for the finishing touch. 

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The Prize will include amazing products from BOTH Companies! 

From Tombow the Winner will receive:
· Dual Brush Pen Set, 6 Retro
· MONO Aqua Liquid Glue
· MONO Glue Pen

From Precious Remembrance Shop the Winner will receive:
· Coffee Love Stamp Set
· Oh So Fun Stamp Set
· Thanks Stamp Set

In order to qualify to win this AMAZING prize you must:

1. Comment on each of the Design Team Member’s blog post AND the Company Blog post.
2. Like BOTH TombowUSA and Precious Remembrance Shop on Facebook.

The Winner will be announce on Tuesday September 9th. Now go to Rosemary Dennis’s blog to see what she has created! 

 

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!

 

 

Sweet Treats Hop with Tombow and Avery Elle February 14, 2014

“Rose are Red. Violets are blue. Sugar is sweet and this hop is too! We hope you are ready for some Lovely Ideas and Great Prizes this week from Tombow and Avery Elle. This Sweet Treats Hop is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!! If you’re here from Maska Vanacker’s Blog, then you’re in the right place,  if not then you may want to start at the beginning.
Comment on all the Designers’ projects for your chance to win prizes you are guaranteed to fall in love with! One lucky winner will get BOTH a $50 Gift certificate from Avery Elle and $50 worth of Tombow Adhesive! IMG_3383I was inspired by Avery Elle’s Stamps and decided to create this cute container to hold those yummy French Macarons. IMG_3388 IMG_3387Start by gathering your materials. From Avery Elle we have the Bonjour Clear Stamp Set, and the matching Bonjour Die. I also used some pink butcher twine and mini pompom trim. From Tombow I used Two Pink Dual Brush Pens, Foam Tabs, Power Tabs, Mono Multi Liquid Glue and the new Xtreme Adhesive. IMG_3386Here are the sizes of paper to make a container that fits 4 macarons perfectly! One 6.5″ x 4″ for the container (to make a container to fit more macarons, add 1″ for each additional cookie!) Two 1.5″ x 7″ (score in half and cut slits) and four 2″ circles for the bottom and lid pieces. A rosette cut from coordinating decorative paper is also used to decorate the lid. IMG_3389Using Avery Elle’s Bonjour Set, stamp, color the motifs using the Dual Brush Pens, and then cut out using the Bonjour Die. IMG_3390Use the Xtreme Adhesive to form the cylinder and the two ends. Xtreme is super strong and holds heavier paper together beautifully! With the Xtreme, make sure to swipe to the side  before lifting for perfect cuts! The rosette was created using a rosette die, Mono Multi Liquid Glue and two Power Tabs. I also used the Multi Glue to add glitter around the edge of the rosette.IMG_3385To add the pompom trim, apply the Mono Multi Liquid Glue, let it dry clear and sticky, and then add the trim for a super hold with no mess! Use Power Tabs and Foam Tabs to add your embellishments and finish your container! bloghop_averyelleTo be eligible to win, please comment on each of the designers projects  and don’t forget to “Like” the Avery Elle Facebook Page and “Like” the Tombow Facebook Page. If you don’t have  Facebook, still comment on the projects and Tombow will select someone to win a prize just for playing!

 

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!

 

 
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