Review: Glue Glider Pro

Gluegliderpro Ok, guess what scrapbooker you know forgot to bring adhesive to CKC?  -Yep, ME!  I had glue dots & what not, but that wasn't going to get me far, especially when I'm used my ATG 714 gun and the "Gold" ATG adhesive.  So I ended up having to buy a Glue Glider Pro...thank the Lord they were having a good deal on them!


Bullet Easy to refill...just pull out the adhesive cartridge & pop in the new.

Bullet 4 different adhesive options (you can check them out here).

Bullet It's cute clear/pink/green...I love cute.

Bullet It's small size (compared to the ATG) let it fit right in my Tote-Ally Mini

Bullet Stickiness: about the same as the ATG Gold in my opinion....but you can read Ellen's review since she compared the GGP and ATG Red adhesives.  (I've heard that the Gold is stickier than the Red though)


Bullet Not very environmentally friendly...when you change out the adhesive cartridge you throw away a lot of plastic.GGP-cartridge

Bullet Now I know I'm used to the ATG, but I was really surprised how quickly I went through my first adhesive cartridge.  I only did 4 layouts & had to change it out.  

BulletThere isn't a trigger on the GGP like there is on the ATG.  It seemed like I had to apply a lot of pressure to get the adhesive to roll out.  My arm/wrist was pretty tired by the end of the day.  When I didn't apply the pressure it wouldn't roll out...which was kinda frustrating.

Bullet I'm right handed, so I like to see where I'm putting the adhesive...with the GGP the adhesive is lined up on the right side of the I can't see where it's going & I often rolled it off the paper.  (FYI - the ATG adhesive is on the left side of the applicator so I can see exactly where it's going to go.)ATG-closeupGGP-closeup

Bullet Expensive...well, for adhesive.  The gun retails for around $15 and the refills for around $9 for about 60-65 feet.  (Compared to the ATG which retails for around $41 but the refills are only about $3.50 or less for 36 yard.)


CKC Pasadena Classes

Had a blast at CKC Pasadena!  I took 5 classes...

Bullet A Taste of Scraptique Part Deux I ended up missing this class, but my friend picked up the class kit for me so I could work on it later that night.  I only got one of the layouts 90% finished & still have the rest to do.  
I took two photo classes, Digital Photography 101 and Digital SLR Basics.  Both of them were taught by Erin Manning and although they were very basic classes she gave a fabulous presentation.  I love photo classes because they always inspire me to try new things with my camera.  
On a side note, I talked with Erin after class about the error message I get on my Canon DSLR camera and she gave me some thing to try before I send it out for repairs.  Hoping that does the trick...I really miss using that camera.
Bullet 2009 Latest & Greatest with Basic Grey Good paced class with a bit of extra product to take home.  They had a companion kit in their booth that you could buy to complete all the page 2s with but I didn't get it since it's a rare day when I do a two page layout these days.  I completed 3 of the 4 layouts & now just have to add my pictures & journaling and my own finishing touches.
Bullet A Peek Into My Week Great mini album but a very fast paced class.  I hope there weren't any beginners in that class because I'm sure they would have been frustrated.  I typically would have loved the pace however I took this class last & by then my back was a bit fussy.  This mini is going to turn out so cute though when I'm done with it...I'd say I'm about half done so far.
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CKC Pasadena

2009-06-13web This weekend has been super busy for me.  On Friday I was filmed for the Yudu infomercial which was an experience that took me completely out of my element, but was fun to do.  Right after that my husband and I went out to dinner and then I was off to CKC  Pasadena for a couple of days of scrapbooking goodness.  It was so nice to have CKC finally come to So Cal although I'm afraid the turn out wasn't very good so I doubt it will be back.  Although because of it's central location I was able to meet up with many of my friends...some of them that live just far enough away that we don't see each other often and some of them I hadn't ever met IRL (in real life) before but we'd become friend on-line.  -It's great to be able to put a face with a name!  (Thank you Al Gore for the internet! LOL.)

I'll post photos of the projects I worked on later this week.


CKC - Pasadena 2009

 Ckc Today's the first day to register for CKC - Pasadena that's taking place in June.  I'm so thankful for a local CKC!!  If my back cooperates with me & I'm feeling better by then it will be a great opportunity to see a lot of my SBing friends that are scattered over CA and beyond.

Can't wait!!


Paint Can and Charm Bracelet Swap - CKU Provo 2008

My last CKU Provo post....better late then never LOL.  Sorry, to take so long but since I've been home from CKU I've been super busy with work & life stuff.

Paintcanswap You all have seen my paint can & what's inside it here....but here is Ronda F & I after we swapped cans at the Paint Can swap. 

This swap was kinda like an arranged marriage...Faye (the swap hostess) would hold up two cans, the two creators of the cans would come forward & you'd get each other's can.  Afterwards there were hugs and photos.

Thanks Deanna for taking our pix!

Charmbracelet And here's my loaded charm bracelet from the charm swap.  I should take more pix of it & post it, but if I waited to do that I'd never get it posted LOL.  Thanks Jessica for taking this pix of it & letting me have a copy.

I think we ended up with 25 charms in all....quite a lot for my wrist LOL!  But it was a really fun swap to participate in.