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AdTech Super Low Temp Cool Tool Kit Product Review

Greetings crafters and hot glue aficionados! Today I am super excited to tell you about a cool new tool that kids and clumsy crafters alike will go totally bonkers for! Introducing the new SUPER Low Temp Corded Cool Tool Kit from Adhesive Technologies!

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This new glue gun is designed with safety in mind, therefore making it my top pic for crafting with kids! The Cool Tool heats the glue sticks at a temperature 75 degrees lower than traditional low temp glue guns. The finger friendly CoolGlue sticks that it uses are perfect for all sorts of creative and DIY projects at home, school and for general repairs around the house too! The design of this glue gun leaves only a small portion of the metal nozzle exposed, further minimizing the chance of accidental burns.

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The glue is a little hot when it comes out of the gun, so you still want to avoid getting it on your fingers or touching the applicator tip. The recommended age for unsupervised use of the Cool Tool is 12, but many of us moms use glue guns with our younger kids under adult supervision and (until now) with great apprehension!

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So next time you even think about doing a hot glue project with your kids, be sure to reach for the Cool Tool from AdTech! After all, we all want to share the joy of crafting with our kids and avoid unnecessary injuries!

The Cool Tool Kit comes with 10 CoolGlue Sticks which are great for bonding all sorts of materials including foam project bricks, as you can see in this architectural model my son has in the works!

Find AdTech’s new Super Low Temp Cool Tool at Michaels and Joann stores and online at Amazon.com!

Back to School with AdTech Crafter’s Dot Runner 4 Value Pack

10574384_894962217184981_4751426127308783408_nIt’s that time of year again! Kids are heading back to school and we crafty moms are gearing up for another year of helping our little ones with lots of fun school projects! I’m definitely one of those moms who enjoys these assignments so intensely, that I must restrain myself from doing too much of the project myself! Raise your hand if you can relate! Today I’m excited to tell you about a new product that will come in super handy this year for your kids’ reports, presentations, dioramas and more! AdTech has recently rolled out a fabulous new value pack, which includes FOUR of their amazing Crafter’s Glue Dot Runners!

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These glue dot runners have always been my go to adhesive for all my creative paper crafting projects, but they are also IDEAL for conveniently assembling school projects! No more messy sticky twist up paste sticks here! It’s all about the AdTech Crafter’s Dot Runner with adhesive that goes on dry and is easy to apply! Let me tell you about how these handy adhesive applicators will take your kids’ school projects to the next level!

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If you’re anything like me, you not only hoard crafting supplies, but you also hoard all of your kids’ adorable little school projects. I can’t bear to throw any of these precious masterpiece mementos away! The AdTech Crafter’s Dot Runner is photo safe and acid free. So the projects your kids create are sure to stand the test of time! Also the adhesive is permanent and bonds instantly! So no more embarrassing moments of projects disintegrating during the class presentation or while hanging on the wall! Your kids’ projects will now be virtually indestructible, because we all know how kids sometimes forget to handle their projects with care!

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Each roll contains 8.75 yards of adhesive, so they last a super long time! The adhesive goes on blue so it’s easy for kids to see where they’re applying it! Another really fabulous eco-friendly feature of the AdTech Crafter’s Dot Runner is that they are refillable! The body easily swings open, allowing you to conveniently replace the cassette. Then just snap it closed and continue creating projects with convenience, cleanliness and ease!

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The small size is perfect for keeping in a backpack and the handy cap keeps the applicator tidy and secure! You can stock up on the new 4 pack at Walmart, Amazon.com, Hobby Lobby, Joann and Overstock.com. As parents, we like to give our kids the best tools we can to set them up on the path to success! I highly recommend the AdTech Crafter’s Dot Runner 4 Value Pack  for taking your kids’ school projects to the next level!

New Product Alert! Modern Surrealist ColorBox Surfacez Inks!

Very excited to unveil the new Modern Surrealist​ line of Clearsnap Inc.​ ColorBox Surfacez Ink! This versatile and vibrant line of ink is incredibly durable and designed to add color to a variety of different materials including non-porous surfaces such as plastic, glass, ceramic, vinyl and more! We will be demonstrating the line at the 2016 Craft & Hobby Association​ Mega Show! Check them all out HERE!

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Paradise Pink

35015 Passion-Purple

Passion Purple

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Tiki Teal

35017 Bahama-Blue

Bahama Blue

35018 Gecko-Green

Gecko Green

35019 Charming-Chartreuse

Charming Chartreuse

35020 YOLO-Yellow

Y.O.L.O. Yellow

35021 Beyond-Black

Beyond Black

This fabulous new collection of inks are perfect for stamping and daubing onto all sorts of creative projects! For more information visit Clearsnap online today!

 

AdTech High Temp Precision PRO Glue Gun Product Review

Greetings fellow glue gun enthusiasts! Today I am super excited to tell you all about one of my favorite new tools, the AdTech Hi-Temp Precision PRO hot glue gun!

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Crafters, hold onto your hats, THIS is the glue gun we’ve ALL been waiting for!!! Brought to you by Adhesive Technologies, the pioneers who invented the original hot glue gun, this new model features a handy Precision Nozzle for fine detail!  Gone are the days where you had to break out the liquid glue for fine detail work! This convenient new precision nozzle gets into all those tight and tricky spots so it’s perfect for all your crafting needs!

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Another fabulous feature of the Hi-Temp Precision PRO is the sturdy base which allows you to keep the tool upright and ready to go! Plus it features AdTech’s snazzy new logo and a bright green Two-Finger Trigger which allows for optimal application control!

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I decided to put this baby to the test by writing out the word “hello” in hot glue, which I then covered in glitter. The effect was awesome! Super easy to do and very clean results! I definitely plan on incorporating this method into some of my hand made cards!

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Next I tried my hand at applying some ultra tiny detailed embellishments onto some 2″ clothespins. I used the Hi-Temp Precision PRO to apply tiny daubs of hot glue to the back of some faux pearl trim. Each tiny daub was perfectly placed with the Precision Nozzle and the Two-Finger Trigger allowed me to accurately control the amount of hot glue dispensed!

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Loving my pearly little clothespin so much, I decided to create some more and challenge myself to apply some rhinestones individually! Notice the perfectly sized round drop of hot glue ready to accept the next little stone!

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Here are my two adorable little embellished mini clothespins, perfect for holding papers or as a quick gift for your friends at the office! The AdTech Hi-Temp Precision PRO hot glue gun made this project super easy, fun and well crafted! I can not recommend this tool enough! The precision and control allows you to conveniently use hot glue on projects where previously hot glue was not an option! It’s an absolute “must have” for serious crafters!

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Designed for smooth lines and small dots, the AdTech Hi-Temp Precision PRO hot glue gun is available at retail at Michael’s stores and on Amazon US. And if you happen to be a retailer who would like to carry this new item in your store, you may order it wholesale from Notions Marketing.

Looking for more fresh hot creative project inspiration? LIKE AdTech on Facebook, where we share tons of fun project ideas for all occasions! And be sure to click “get notifications” to have our creative project idea posts appear in your news feed!

Modern Surrealist featured on MSNBC Show: Your Business

I’m pleased to share this segment from the MSNBC TV program Your Business, sponsored by American Express OPEN.

During the episode my fellow craft industry colleagues and I share our favorite digital tools to help you run your small business.

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We filmed the piece at the 2015 Craft & Hobby Association Mega Show, and I thank the CHA for giving me the wonderful opportunity to promote my business on this very informative show!

To get more great tips and tricks to enhance your business, access a wide array of videos targeted specifically towards entrepreneurs in various industries by clicking HERE. Wishing all of my fellow entrepreneurs much success in all your business endeavors!