Creating with Elmer’s

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I recently had the good fortune to attend a Craft & Tell Party hosted by Elmer’s.  You know, THE glue people. I have so many memories of Elmer’s Glue from grade school, and love their iconic orange bottle top.  How many times did I twist one of those tops open before setting to work on a childhood masterpiece?  And how many times did I twist that same cap open, pour some glue onto my palm, spread it into a thin layer, and then let it dry before peeling it off in one piece?

My recent party experience with Elmer’s was decidedly more grown up, but I still indulged my creative spirit and had a lot of fun along the way!  Hosted by Jenny Doh at her home studio in Santa Ana, I was one of eight artists and bloggers treated to a wonderful evening.  I enjoyed visiting with the other attendees (some hilarious and amazing stories were shared) and really appreciate all the goodies I got to use that evening and then take home.

Added bonus?  Generous Jenny gave me some of the extra art & craft supplies for the art journaling class I volunteer-teach to at-risk children.  My next batch of students will get to use some of these same great products, and I’m very thankful.

Here’s a list of the supplies I was lucky enough to be gifted with:

Elmer’s CraftBond Glue Spots
Elmer’s CraftBond Extra Strength Glue Stick
X-ACTO Gripster Knife
12″ x 12″  Self-Healing Mat
X-ACTO 8″ Designer Series Scissors
2 pairs of X-ACTO Decorative Edge Scissors
Elmer’s CraftBond Tacky Glue
Elmer’s CraftBond Tape Runner
X-ACTO Circle Cutter
Elmer’s Mini Bi-Fold Foam Board
3 Metallic Gel Pens
Set of Painters Paint Markers – 5 pack

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What I Made

While at the Elmer’s Craft & Tell party I made four cards and one collage, and all the product I used worked beautifully. I have yet to break open the paint markers, bi-fold foam core, and the circle cutter, but look forward to using them soon!  Here’s a peek at my creations.  (One of the cards features a photo of my maternal grandmother, and another card features a photo of my maternal grandparents.)

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As you can see, Elmer’s is doing much more than white school glue!  I’m happy to have had the chance to try some of their other products, and thank Elmer’s and Jenny Doh for giving me the opportunity to Craft & Tell!

Warm regards,
Melody

Disclosure: In exchange for attending the party and receiving the goodies listed above, I agreed to tweet and post on Facebook about my Craft & Tell experience – blog post optional.  I was so impressed, I decided a blog post was definitely in order…

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4 Comments

  1. Posted June 28, 2011 at 2:31 pm by Beth Nielsen | Permalink

    So great; a gathering that really blossomed for all. I love your bit about being a kid and enjoying peeling off the dried Elmer’s, like skin. I used to LOVE to do that; for me, it was my finger tips!
    Oh joyous carefree days!
    Beth

  2. Posted June 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm by Ellen | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing; I love your cards…gorgeous~
    Oh, me too…I use to love to peel the glue off my fingers, 😀

  3. Posted June 28, 2011 at 8:35 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Beth,
    Yes, it was a lovely evening. I still love having glue and paint on my fingers!
    Melody

  4. Posted June 28, 2011 at 8:36 pm by Melody | Permalink

    Ellen,
    Thank you for your kind words – so glad you like the cards!
    Melody