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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Glue Dots and CardMaker Blog Hop

Have GLUE DOTS, we'll travel!

That's my motto!
Whether card making, scrapbooking,
or my fave... Bible journaling,
I love my personal travel paper arts kits!
These are little kits I put together
in super sweet compact compartments
to take with me when I travel long distances
or for when I have visits I know
I will be spending time
doing a considerable amount of waiting
such as the school pick up line,
doctor's appointments, etc.

I hope you enjoy this tip I have for you today
which features one of my all-time favorite products...
Mini Glue Dots, to be exact.
I have an entire storage unit for my Mini Glue Dots.
It's one of the products I use more than any other.

Be sure to hop along today's Blog Hop with
(this link is where your creative journey begins)
(all blog hop links can be found at the end of this post)
to check out all of the amazing tips and ideas
we have to offer you today!

You should have softly landed here from
and then make your way next to

Now... on with one of
my absolute fave things to do with my
I really hope you enjoy it :)

As most of you know,
I am a HUGE fan of
Bella Blvd and Illustrated Faith.
(scroll down to previous post to see my fandom)
When I purchase a set of their super adorable
Paper Pieces Die Cut Prompts,
the first thing I do is open the fun lil package and
then add a Mini Glue Dot to each die cut.
(see photo above)

I always have a journal with me.
Sometimes it's a note taker's journal,
sometimes it's my Bible journaling journal.
I like to add a transparency page
to the last page of all my journals.
This is the perfect place to add my
die cut pieces and little strips of Washi Tape.

You can see how I simply trim down
the transparency sheet to fit my journal
and then connect it to my journal page
with a long strip of Washi Tape.
I usually have little strips of Washi Tape
all over the back side of my transparency page
but removed them so that you can
better visualize how the die cuts
are added using Mini Glue Dots.

Then when I am traveling or out & about,
I can simply open to my transparency page
and grab a die cut piece and some Washi Tape
and BOOM! Instant creativity!

Create your own die cut pieces using
stamps, ink, and a die cutting tool.
Make yourself a little journal,
transparency page included,
and then travel with it.
Grab a few pre-folded cards
and just enough supplies to
allow you to make up all kinds of
beautiful greetings while you travel.
You can do the same with
just about any Paper Crafting love.

It all starts with...
(psst... visit the Glue Dots blog for a giveaway!)

Thanks for visiting today!
Enjoy the hop and
have a creative day!

Kelly Gettelfinger: www.alwaysstampin.com
Catherine Scanlon: http://cmscanlon.blogspot.com/


Brooke said...

I always love seeing pictures of your Bible journaling!

Amanda_Tee said...

What beautiful journaling! Love the colors!

Tammy Santana said...

So pretty!!

My Kraft Kloset - Kim Klinkovsky said...

Very creative and a lovely project.

McStamper said...

Love your journaling. Thanks for a great idea.

Janet Trieschman said...

well I'll be, I never thought to add to my Bible, just coloring

Dawn Barrett said...

I love the fresh colors of your journaling!! wow!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Lovely Bible journaling!

robyncreates said...

What a great Idea! Love the colors in your journaling.

Denise Bryant said...

Love Glue Dots! Makes crafty projects so easy!

Barbara H said...

Use Glue Dots often while crafting. Thanks for sharing.

Donna said...

So pretty, great use for Glue Dots!

Mary Holshouser said...

I love the tip you gave for storing
small pieces until you need them.
I've been doing bible journaling
for the last 7 or 8 months and I
really enjoy it - learn about the
bible as well as be creative.
thanks for sharing.

Sue LD said...

Great tips and I love mini glue dots too.