Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"You and me, baby, we're stuck like GLUE..."

Hey, everyone!

I'm SO excited about my DT post on the Helmar Blog today!  I have been wanting the "Glue Daddy Caddy" for a while now and when my box came from Tracy the other day I was ecstatic! Tracy's dad (aka "Glue Dad") makes these amazing holders for all my Helmar goodies and I couldn't WAIT to decorate :)   Here's what it looks like when you order it:

...and here's the "AFTER!" 

I have to say that I'll always be the "pink girl" but I am REEEALLY loving the color yellow lately.  It's just so happy and cheery and I find myself reaching for it a lot.   So, I painted my Glue Daddy Caddy and waited for it to dry...

Next step was the Helmar Crackle Medium.  OMG, I LOVE this stuff.  Don't let the fact that it's a 2 step process fool you- it's actually UBER easy!  The hardest part is waiting for step 2 to dry and see your results..but even that only took about 30-45 minutes!  Check out this closeup of the crackle:

(TIP: to make your crackle stand out more, use distress ink of some sort and rub all over surface to 'fill in' the cracks, then wipe off excess ink!  Easy peasy and FUN!)

Next up was to 'seal the deal' with Helmar Acrylic Sealer- GOOD stuff.  Makes it so shiny and smooth!

After I crackled, I took one of my favorite stamps from Ippity (Unity), "Music of my Heart" (LOVE this set)  and I stamped it in Black StazOn all over the top and front of my Glue caddy.

I then wrote on the back of it in a Black Sharpie- one of my favorite quotes!   The flowers are dark grey Webster's Pages "bloomers" and I really love how they 'pop' on the yellow and black!  I had to girl it up a little, ya know?  :)

What do you guys think?  You will definitely have to check out the Glue Daddy Caddy- I love my 'Deluxe" version that has 2 side pockets- perfect for all my zap dots, liquid scrap dots, all of it!  Here's a view of the side pocket:
...and here's the finished product one more time:

Be sure to stop by the Helmar DT blog today too for more info and thanks as always for stopping by!  I have a REALLY exciting announcement tomorrow so stay tuned!



Emma said...

Oh WOW Jess, I can see why you were so excited to get this! It looks fantastic, I just love how it sits your glue upside down, what a Fabulous idea! And the yellow with the music stamp looks Awesome, Love it Chickie!

SemSee said...

Eek, I LOVE this!! THe lemon and grey work wonderfully together, and that music stamp is the bomb! Awesome job! xx

lizzie said...

i think this is the BEST one i've seen!!! amazing!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

TOTALLLLLLLLY clever! I love the yellow base! I also love how you used the music stamp! FABULOUS job! So awesome--LOVE it!

Peggy said...

What a fabulous way to doll up your holder! I especially love your taking the stamp set and stamping around the edges. Ingenious!
Hope you are having a great week! Hugs!

Carisa said...

i absolutely LOVE how this turned out!!! the grey bloomers just pop - grey and yellow is a beautiful combo. i wondered where you got the music dp initially and then read the post and was like WOW!! so cool! i soooo want one of these. going to have to ask hubby this weekend if i can buy one. *giggle*

margie c said...

LOL, I was just able to get this song out of my head the other day! My 5yo is always singing it :) Now it's back, hee hee! But I don't mind ;)

This is SO cool! I really do like how you painted and stamped it! Such a cool thing to add to someone's crafty space! TFS :)

Chrissy said...

What a fantastic caddy! Love how you dressed it all up too!

KellyG said...

So cool! Love that and how you decorated it!