February 16, 2009

Glue Glider LOVE...



I recently had the chance to borrow the ATG 50 from a friend. I used it for about 4 layouts and my hand is now swollen and my wrist and arm are sore. In all fairness, I have tendinitis in my wrists. The ATG isn’t heavy, it’s just the motion and pressure that you use to make it work that bothers me. I also found myself wasting a lot of adhesive, because it doesn’t always lay down correctly, and sometimes doesn’t even come off of the backing onto your paper. It’s also difficult to see where you are putting the adhesive so I ended up reapplying the adhesive after not getting it where I wanted it the first time. It was very frustrating for me. I ended up pulling out my Glue Glider Pro to finish the last layout.

I am definately going to order more refills for my GGP! I love that little guy! It’s lightweight, small, and you can see exactly where you are placing the adhesive. The refills are a couple dollars more than the ATG’s, but I feel like it’s worth it because you don’t waste any adhesive and it’s a lot more convienent to use. You also have a lot lesss start up cost, because the dispenser is only around $15. I am pretty sure I wouldn’t scrapbook as much if I had to use the ATG for everything.

Anyway, that’s just my opinion and experience :)

Have a great day!

February 12, 2009

Page Maps Sketch Contest Entry...

This is my entry for the challenge on the PageMaps Blog. My brother is the subject of the layout. He is serving with the US Army in Iraq right now. His tour is up at the end of this month and he will FINALLY get to come home and be with his wife and baby boy! It’s been over a year since I have seen him, so I can’t wait for him to be home!

February 11, 2009

My Scrap Space...

Hi Everyone!

Today I thought I’d share my whole space with you :) Here are a few pictures…

February 07, 2009

My Ribbon Storage Solution...

Hi everyone!

I was just reading my new issue of Creating Keepsakes and they were featuring storage and organization soloutions for your scrapbook area. This inspired me to share how I organize and store things. So this week, I will be sharing my scrap space a little at a time :)

Today, I want to share with you my most favorite storage item, the Ribbon Ring. I discovered this about a year ago, and wouldn’t store my ribbon any other way! It’s the best solution I have found for my never ending ribbon collection. Unlike some products, you can keep adding to it and make it your own. You can buy 1 tag or 100, whatever suits your needs.

I have mine sorted by color and keep my patterned ribbon separate. The best feature of this product is that you can take the entire ring, wad it up and throw it in your scrap tote, and when you pull it out, your ribbon is not tangled one bit! It’s awesome!

Here is a picture of my ribbon ring (well at least a couple of them)

February 02, 2009

Love Me Tender

Hi Everyone!

Valentines Day is quickly approaching so I thought I would share a project that's LOVE related :)

The supplies used for this project are:

  • Teresa Collins Bracket Cover - the cover comes blank, however, I chose to stamp it with Versamark ink and emboss it.
  • Teresa Collins CRUSH paper collection.
  • Petaloo Flowers
  • Binder RIngs (you could also use the Bind it All)
  • Large eyelets & Crop-a-Dile
  • Grosgrain Ribbon.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Have a WONDERFUL day!