Who doesn't just love Elmer's glue. I mean really. Oh sure I have tons of fancy glues that do all sorts of special things, but I must admit that my go-to glue has always been Elmer's glue!
When Jenny emailed to invite me to her Elmer's Craft and Tell, I was really excited to see what other products Elmer's has out there.
This is just a sample of some of the products that we all came home with. Funny thing, as I was setting these crafting supplies on my foam board to snap a quick photo, I realized that this board that I use all the time is made by Elmer's!
And here we are in Jenny's studio. As you can see, within no time, we were all busy crafting away.
I actually came without any idea of what I would make, but decided that I would sit next to my friend Lorie and just do what she does. And as it would turn out ... lorie brought me a book to alter!
I started by cutting out a house shape. Loved cutting the cover with my new hot pink craft knife. Noticed the hot pink mat underneath.
Next I used Elmer's tacky glue to adhere scraps of paper and a little macrame trim to the side of the cover. ( More on my macrame and Elmer's glue adventure in a post to come.)
Ok so ... I'm not an art journal-er at all, but I did like the Elmer's Painters Markers and have decided that this class/page is just first semester ... More to come on this page in the future as I explore this whole art journaling world.
So as I was sitting there chatting with lorie, she pulled out a few free motion stitched panels that she had been playing with. (Truth be told ... Lorie came to my house a few months back and took a private lesson on free motion stitching from me. After just a few hours, she was up and freely stitching ... super quick learner that one is!)
And so, that fabulous flower on the first page of my journal is one that lorie made. So sweet of her to let me use it in my first art journal!
It was so much fun to see what everyone was working on.
Tracy Schultz came with a plan ... she quickly covered some fabulous shoes with the NY subway map for her daughter Erin, living in NY.
Here's a spread from Cheryl's journal that she was working in ... Love the colors and texture.
I'm thinking this is one of the pieces that Melody Nunez was working on. Very well thought out ans perfectly placed collage pieces.
And of course Jenny's little book with her minimal me style ... so cute.
Sarah Meehan working on some craft colored cards.
Here's Priscilla and Jenny showing off their "crafting helmets".
Jenny yakking it up in the kitchen with her adorable apron on.
And of course, last but not least, a true feast for both your eyes and your taste buds. Oh so yummy!
Many thanks to the good folks at Elmer's Glue for all the fun new and old products that we played with.
As you can see we had way too much fun
and oh the stories that were told ... so, so, very funny!