Sneak Peek! By Marie Browning

Here is a sneak peek into the projects that I will be presenting at the Tombow booth at the 2015 Craft & Hobby Association Mega Show this January in Anaheim. Tombow will be introducing some new exciting products! If you are going to the show, you will be the first to create with these products at the booth and the Tombow workshop! If not, you will just have to stay tuned to the blog to see all the new stuff and the complete projects!!

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Project Life and a Bow Tutorial By Jennie Garcia

Happy Thursday! Today I have some Project Life pages and a little tutorial that I filmed a while ago and forgot to share! 

Check out THIS VIDEO for a tutorial to make these bows using the Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive.

Have you tried making your own Homemade Enamel Dots? It’s super easy! Just put perler beads in the oven for 25-30 minutes at 325 degrees in parchment paper and it looks great! Make sure you use the Perler Beads brands because other brands come out a bit wonky. Once you make your batch just use the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to glue them in your project.

To glue the papers on the card I made in the corner I used the Tombow Mono Adhesive Permanent

To make this tiny bow I used ribbon from May Arts and the Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive! To glue the bow once it’s made, I used the Tombow Power Tabs to glue it to my project.

I love keeping tags, I think they will be interesting in a few years.

I had to add a special insert since this week my daughter started Kindergarten.

To glue the photo and other die cuts I use the Tombow Mono Adhesive Permanent.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know how your bows turn out!

Take Care!

Hot Drink Holder by Debbie Fisher

Merry Christmas! Next week the DT will be taking the week off to spend with our families, so I wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas now.

Today I have a fun little holder created with a waxed paper bag that can hold a hot chocolate packet and a tea bag as well as a candy cane.

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I folded the  bottom 2/3-ish of the bag up and adhered the sides with Xtreme Adhesive. This creates a pocket as well as the pocket at the top from the natural opening of the bag.

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To add some contrast, I cut some checked designer paper to the bottom pocket I created with Xtreme Adhesive and then added a paper doily with Mono Adhesive Dots. Some coordinating washi tape, a fun bauble, and some gold twine ribbon finish it off.

To make the Santa bauble, I punched a 1″ image from some designer paper and adhered to the 1″ flat back marble with Mono Liquid Aqua Glue and then adhered to the front of the double pocket bag with Xtreme Adhesive.

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There is enough candy cane to stir into some hot chocolate, hot vanilla tea and to enjoy by itself. This is a perfect little gift to give  and easy to whip up.

Thank you for stopping by,



Beth Watson Sticky U

It time for our FINAL STICKY U Student :)

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We would like to welcome BETH WATSON!!!


Beth Watson has been designing and crafting since childhood, her creativity blossomed at age 12 with the gift of her first painting set. In high school and college, Beth started a specialty painted clothing business that thrived. Graduating in just three years with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ringling School of Art and Design, she majored in Graphic Design with photography and illustration experience.

While making a living in the Advertising and Marketing Industry, Beth dove into the craft design world again creating original projects with paint, wire, canvas, wood, beads, rubber stamps and paper. She enjoys bringing a unique twist to her designs by incorporating traditional materials in unconventional ways.

She has extensive experience in advertising, marketing and copy writing. Beth has taught a variety of craft classes to adults and children. She also enjoys the challenge of new product development and original project design.

Beth  lives with her family in sunny Southwest Florida and in addition to her creative work, she enjoy traveling, cooking, boating and reading.

Check out adorable Wooden Clothespin Snowflake created for Sticky U!


You can see just how Beth created these cute Wooden Clothespin Snowflake by clicking here!

Keep up with Tombow’s Sticky University crafts by searching #StickyU on our Social Media Outlets!

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Fancy Pants + Tombow Blog Hop Winner

Did you DECK the Halls with TombowUSA & Fancy Pants Designs last week?

We hope you enjoyed all the FUN Projects!

In case you missed them— here is a QUICK Recap:
DAY 1: This adorable layout by Anna Kossakovaskaya: IMG_3899 DAY 2: This too cute ornament by Diana Fisher
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DAY 4: This Christmas Layout by Glenda Viljaen  AND TombowSwap_Layout This beautiful Star Banner by Debbie Fisher:
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joy This Christmas Brag book by Marie Browning:

NOW it is TIME to announce our WINNER:

Janet Cobb

Janet has won this fabulous TOMBOW & Fancy Pants Design’s prize:

Please send us a private message with your contact information and we will SHIP out our PRIZE!!
Big thanks to our blog hop partners… FANCY PANTS DESIGNS!


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Bea Quilter Sticky U


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Our newest Sticky U Student has Bea Quilter.
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Bea Quilter lives in North Carolina. She is an avid quilter and long arm quilter. She has quilted since 2004, long arm quilted since 2008. She won her first international quilt show ribbon in 2009 and have won more locally. She was published for the first time in McCall’s in Sept 2012.

Bea is a Stay at home/work at home mom of 3 great kids (11,9 and 18m).
Fun Fact about Bea: “She is originally from Denmark”

Check out the Thanksgiving Name Tags  she created for Sticky U!

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You can see just how Bea created these cute name tags by clicking here!

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Jessica Upton Sticky U

It is time for STICKY U at TOMBOW :)

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Our newest Sticky U Student is Jessica Upton, the owner of Color Cast Designs!

Jessica owns Color Cast Designs. She is  married to my biggest fan. She lives in Colorado and has 3 kiddos. She started scrapbooking 12 years ago and now does Project Life exclusively.
Well, except for the occasional mini album.) :)

Jessica loves crafting and DIY projects and filling her home with these projects. In 2013, her husband got a laser for his business and it quickly became something that she started started playing with too. Together, they started making acrylic and wood embellishments just for her to use and that quickly progressed into what would become Color Cast Designs. She now sells a variety of wood veneer sets, acrylic sets and kits that include both wood and acrylic. She also just recently started selling some of her pieces individually.

Jessica says, “I am passionate about preserving our history in a fun, creative way. I feel so blessed to be contributing to such an awesome hobby.”
Check out the awesome layout she created for Sticky U!

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You can see more of Jessica’s creations by clicking here!

Keep up with Tombow’s Sticky University crafts by searching #StickyU on our Social Media Outlets!

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Tombow and Fancy pants Blog Hop! By Marie Browning

This week has been fun hoppin’ with Fancy Pants! Here is my project that was inspired by wanting to present a gift of creativity! Designed to capture memories in a Christmas Scrapbook and make it easy for busy parents of young children!


The Oh, Deer! Collection, and the Be Original Mini Brag Book from Fancy Pants were perfect for this gift idea! I decorated the large tag and the front of the book with papers, stickers, and buttons from the collection and adhered them with Dot Adhesive, Xtreme Adhesive for the heavier embellishments and Foam Tabs where a little dimension was needed.


The inside of the book used more fanciful accents from the collection – so easy and fast to put together when everything matches! Any journaling  was added using the Dual Brush Pens.

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Pages were decorated to help suggest photograph ideas, and the pocket pages were filled with embellishments from the collection to be added as the book is created. All they  need to do is take and add the photographs!


The gift will include everything needed to finish the book! Cut papers and embellishments from the Oh, Deer! Collection from Fancy Pants, Dual Brush Pens for Journaling, a Glue Pen for small embellishments and to add glitter, Xtreme Adhesive and Dots Adhesive Stamp Runner to put it all together!


Thanks for hopping by!

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Star Joy Banner by Debbie Fisher

Today is my turn to post for the Fancy Pants/Tombow Blog Hop. I have been a huge fan of Fancy Pants Designs for a very long time.

I was inspired by THIS pin on Pinterest to make this star Joy banner. The stars were cut with Cutting Cafe’s new 3D Star Set. The rosettes are made from Tim Holtz dies using designer paper from Fancy Pants Designs’ “Oh Deer” designer paper pack. This pack is filled with lots of fun goodies!

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I used Tombow’s Mono Glue Stick, Xtreme Adhesive and Power Tabs.

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Thank you Fancy Pants Designs for all the fun goodies. Now be sure to visit the Tombow and Fancy Pants Designs blogs again tomorrow for more inspiration and leave a comment for a chance to win the prizes shown below.

Tombow USA and Fancy Pants Designs Blog Hop!

Happy Wednesday! This is Jennie and this week we are hopping with one of my favorite companies, Fancy Pants Designs! For my project I used the Oh Deer! Collection to make these Christmas project life pages.

I used the Oh Deer! 6×6 Paper Pad on these pages.

 I used the Tombow Mono Adhesive Permanent to glue the die cuts from the Oh Deer Ephemera Pack. I like using the Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive for sequins since it’s clear and I don’t have to wait for it to dry. 

Since these pages are from my daughter’s baby album I always document their growth. I used the Alpha Stickers from Fancy Pants to document the weight and height that day.I added a die cut, twine and stickers to an Oh Deer! Decorative Tag.

***Tip: The QR Code is a little video of my daughter laughing. It’s super easy to make first I upload my videos to You Tube as Unlisted, that way, only people with the link can watch it. I put the link in where I can change the code to the color I want and download it to my computer. I once I have a few codes I put them in Word Documents and I drag them by the corner to make it as big or small as I want to without distorting the image. Using the Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive I glued a frame around it and next to it I used Tickets from the Oh Deer Collection

Like always we have an amazing prize! Make sure that you comment on both blogs everyday for more chances to win!

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