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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tags, treasures and finds ~

I've been working on a few goodies to take
to the Southern Belle Gathering this Saturday ~
If you're coming, I'm so looking forward to meeting you!!

The first thing I finished was my name tag....
It's created with some of the things I love....
buttons, lace, speckled eggs, feathers, seam binding and
of course a sweet nest!

Now maybe everyone will know it's me :)

I forgot to show you a couple more gifts
that my dear friend Merne of Canada gifted me ~
Isn't this the most precious little apron???
And the beautiful monogrammed hanky,
thank you so, so much Merne!!
Such precious gifts you've sent me ~ I love them all....

I wanted to show you the neatest thing that my son Brad found for me!
Don't you love this display rack?
Now what should I hang on it.....

I found this glue the other day at Hobby Lobby
but I think Walmart has it too...
If you love hot glue but hate getting burned all the time,
this is so close to hot glue it's scary!!!
I think it's exactly the same glue as Fabri-Tac just in
a different bottle, it smells exactly the same and performs the same too.
They are both made by Beacon's adhesives.
This bottle has a very fine tip though after snipping and I love that!

How neat is this!!!
Mike from Beacon Adhesives commented on this post and said:

Love your projects! From
Mike the Beacon Glue Guy:

Hi 3 in 1 Lover!

Yup 3 in 1 is a great glue. It ‘s also waterproof and acid free!
But alas it’s not exactly the same as Fabri-Tac.
It’s a bit weaker as we don’t have as much resin in it.
Same solvent and resin system, just not the same amount of guts.
But it is a great glue!


Mike the Beacon Glue Guy

Well, Mike, I LOVE THEM BOTH!!!
Thanks so much for making great glue!!

A few wonderful things ~

I have to share with you the most wonderful illustrator,
her blog and her work!!
Annie Patterson creates the most magical artwork....

I'm in love with their simplicity and the softness of her work ~

Andrea of Vintage Bella Studio is having a beautiful giveaway HERE ~

There's so much beauty here in the land of blog ~
amazing creativity, sweet words and precious friends....
no wonderful we all love it so ~

I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday dear friends!
hugs and love,


Dorthe said...

Sweet Dawn,
your name tag, is ever so wonderfull, and sweet, like you, how lovely an idea ,with the nest there, that ofcourse could not be missing, I love it dear friend.
And the lovely gifts,too.
Love and hugs,Dorthe

BellaRosa said...

Dawn amor, I love, love your tag...but you know, your gonna have to take a picture wearing it on that big nite with all the other ladies wearing theirs :) I bet everyones tags will be so pretty! You are gonna have such a great time! I am crushing on your display thingy :) how big is it? Your friend Merne sent you such lovely gifts :) AMor, thank you for sharing all these great gievaways! You always find and share the best things with us! Well I better go crash or I am never gonna wake up early :) Besos, Rose

vicki said...

Good Morning sweet Dawn,
Your name tag is so very beautiful - everyone will admire it so much! It is definately you!

Your gifted treasures are - just that! Beautiful!

Thank you so,so very much for including me in your posting. I am so honored to be among the talented ladies in this group.

I will always remember that my success in blogging began with the help that you gave to me. I am still so very grateful.


Theresa said...

Oh what sweet gifts! Love them all especially that pink hankie, I love hankies:) Your nametag is so YOU! I wish I could join you all, I couldn't find the info on the gathering! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

A sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm! What a creative and lovely idea for your nametag - I am so impressed by the things I see on blogs like yours. Enjoy your Southern Belle gathering! I'm jealous!! Ciao, bella! said...

Hey there, remember me? LOL I'm blown away by your name tag!! It is so YOU! OMG, you nailed it Dawn. And you know what makes me sick, you probably went in & did it in 10 minutes & it's amazing. I need to make one for PC ARt Retreat. Maybe you can give me some pointers. We got home late last night. My car smells like a boys locker room. Call me if you can. Lisa

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think I have to try that glue! Love your name tag, Dawn! That is so you, but I think you'll be recognized. Love the rack your son found for you ~ its shape is so pretty.

Sally L. Smith said...

Super Special name tag and so you. The party sounds like fun--wish I lived closer. Thanks for the info on the give-aways. I get to see new blogs and love them. Sally

Claudia said...

Your name tag is so perfect for you, Dawn! And thanks for the tip about the glue. Have a wonderful day.


RosesMarijke said...

Hi Dawn......

Your name tag is very beautiful....I love it!!
Thank you for all te tips!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Dawn... Your nametag is very charming and unique... I love it... Have a great day....

Barbara Jean said...

Morning Dawn.

Love your name tag. and the gifts from Meme are precious.

And LOVE the display piece your son found!

And of curse, thanks for all the new blogs and giveaways you share with us.

blessings and smiles on your day

barbara jean

Miss Sandy said...

Your name tag is perfection! I love it and it so reflects your style. I just know you gals are going to have a fantastic time. I so wish I lived in the area to attend and meet so many wonderful bloggers. You gals have fun!

Karen said...

Love your projects! From
Mike the Beacon Glue Guy:

Hi 3 in 1 Lover!

Yup 3 in 1 is a great glue. It ‘s also waterproof and acid free! But alas it’s not exactly the same as Fabri-Tac. It’s a bit weaker as we don’t have as much resin in it. Same solvent and resin system, just not the same amount of guts. But it is a great glue!


Mike the Beacon Glue Guy

Thespa McLaughlin said...

I adore your beautiful name tag! Gorgeous! And I couldn't get through one creative session without my 3-in-1 glue. It's the best glue I have ever used (and that is saying a lot), I would buy it by the gallon if I could. Seriously! I especially like the fact that you can glue ribbon down with it, without it showing through the ribbon like other glues. It's my go to glue! Hope you are having a great day.

the gypsy magpie said...

I've been using this glue for about 3 years now (and FabricTac for about 10) and.... it's fantastic! Quick drying, no mess, excess peels right off without a problem. I would recommend people be wary of setting their project down (I'm talking paper or chipboard here) until the bond has dried completely, which depends on the amount used. It's been known to completely remove the finish on furniture because it 'leeched' through the dry paper layer onto the furniture. Just saying...

Charlene said...

Hey Sweet Dawn I love your name tag!!! VERY FEATHERED NEST!!!! Funny you mentioned the Fabric Tack because I mentioned it today in my post (before I allowed myself to visit anyone I had to post since it had been so long) & I told about you sharing your wonderful prining on fabric & how you sent me Rebecca's tutorial too. I gave links to both of you. My project is done & I am HAPPY! Have fun this weekend. WISH I was going too. But, I am going back to take a class at The Church where I went back in February. Isn't blogland wonderful with all the friends & events? HUGS! And thank you again for your help. You are AMAZING! Charlene


Hi Dawn....Love your name tag as I always love all your creations. Wanted to ad though that I discovered the Beacon 3 in 1 glue quite awhile ago but NEVER used it for some things...we had a class in making a bookcover postcard and this glue was amazing gluing the paper...NO wrinkles at all just hand smooth and we just made a thin line around the outside and "squiggled" inside the paper and was perfect! I also have discovered Beacon 527 - and it adheres glass to glass like no other!!! I always used E6000 to put the little marbles on top of my tiny make-do cloches and they would roll and roll...NOT with the 527 glue! Love it too!!
Sorry I took up so much space but I get excited when new things WORK! Many hugs, Judy

Createology said...

Your name tag is so perfect as it not only says your name but shows your extreme creative talents. Happy creating...

Artist Class said...

LOVE that name tag! It's SO you!

Cottage Sunshine said...

Beautiful name tag along with so much eye candy! Thank you for sharing!

Cottage Sunshine

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Your name tag is just incredible, you would have been the belle of our blog party in Warrenton last week!


Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Your name tag is INCREDIBLE Dawn! It is so YOU!!! I know you will be sharing lots of photos so look forward to seeing these next week. Love all your other goodies here too.

Marcia Antle said...

Oh, Dawn, I absolutely LOVE your nametag. Of course, I knew it would be special. Mine does not compare, but it will be fun to see what everyone comes up with. One of the most exciting parts of the GA Bloggers get-together for me will be to meet YOU! I feel like I know you, but it will be nice to see you in person. I am so looking forward to this. My only wish is that I will receive YOUR gift in the exchange!!!!! See you on Saturday. QueenMarcy

Cynthia K. said...

Oh my goodness - that's just your name tag??!!! It is exquisite!! Looks like something fabulous that you could sell. Love it. I know you'll have such an incredibly blessed time this weekend.

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

ThereseMarie said...

Got glue? Gotta have that glue!!! As always, your blog makes me itch to create!!! Thank you!


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