Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Pink ATG on the Cheap plus Random Acts of Cardness

     Hey ya'll. Those of you who read my post on no-fail adhesives may appreciate this. Today I received my pink ATG ~WOOT WOOT! I did have to wait about seven weeks for it because it was a pre-order and there had been a defect in a huge batch of them that were to be shipped. Scotch had to pull and re-manufacture all of those so it put all of the subsequent shipments way behind.

     I LOVE this thing and would wait an eternity to have it in my hands....now I'm sounding like a bad romance novel, but seriously love is NOT too strong of a word here. I have scrapped up six (see below) cards with this thing and now I see what all the fuss over at Operation Write Home is about. First off it did not feel awkward to me which was a concern of it being so big, I picked it up and started to use it right away and it is very user friendly, if you're a scrapper it is pretty intuitive to use, just pull the trigger, drag on your card-stock, and release the trigger in a full motion -very fast and accurate for even narrow strips and ribbon. I even used it on the back of some tiny (less than 1/2 inch surface) paper flowers and yes it is that accurate in tape placement, so say goodbye to those sticky fingers. The loading of the tape reminds me of the way you thread a sewing machine...a little bit to learn but once you've done it one time you never need the instructions again! This tape sticks like no other. It far surpasses the Ad-Tech permanent variety that I reviewed in its stick-ability and this is the scotch gold that came with my Susan G. Komen ATG (2 rolls included). You will definitely become a shipper favorite card-designer if you use this!

     Here's one more thing to feel good about... I only paid thirty bucks with shipping ($21.50 + $8.50 S&H) for this ATG over at Glenda's Creative Place Glenda is an awesome seller, I do not work for her but; I had to call her because I was so anxious to get my ATG and she kindly explained to me about the pre-order. She makes no money on these...she is doing it solely for the good of cancer research and to offer scrappers this low price, what an awesome lady!! Please go there and buy one of these from her, you WILL have to wait... but you WILL NOT get a better price anywhere and during the wait time you will be able to use up all of the current adhesive you have on hand (no waste = no glue in a landfill) YAY - because once you receive this you will never want to use anything else. Incidentally I also found a cheaper brand tape WHICH I HAVE NOT TRIED, but that you may wish to try AFTER you buy your ATG...here is the link to that JVCC brand tape thats fits the ATG $1.93 per roll.

     Now for my Random Acts of Cardness. I call it that because what follows is a mis-match of differently themed cards that I just scrapped up in a jiffy to test out my ATG. Most of the papers used came from a scrap box and honestly were not my favorites but hey...every paper deserves a "chance" to shine right? The Halloween card is the only one that follows this weeks Sketch 32 challenge @Operation Write Home. Have you ever noticed how your glue doesn't seem to stick as well to your embossed papers? The ATG tape solves this problem. I still used Beacons 3 in 1 for the buttons in case you were wondering.
     

 
 














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10 comments:

Marianne said...

Cheryl,
You were the first to post at OWH S&S way to go.
I love your happy ghost card. It will surely brighten someone's family.

Christine said...

Cheryl,

The page uploaded just fine! Thank you I love yoru enthusiasm when you write a post.

I have had my ATG for several years now ans despite the having to order the tape refills online I LOVE it.

Would you mind if I shared this post on my Meet Up some of the ladies I teach are new and they would benefit from ordering one and supporting a wonderful cause all at once.

Again thank you for your enthusiasm I love your practice cards!

Ellis said...

Great cards you've made, I got here from the OWH blog! =)

Hugs, Elenor

Operation Write Home said...

Awesome review! I wouldn't know what to do without my ATG ;0)

Page loaded just fine for me!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I LOVE your Halloween card! Thanks for playing along with us at OWH this week and the great info on the ATG!

Sherry H said...

Your Halloween card is so cute! I love the ghost and the layering. All your cards are wonderful!

Tammy said...

Wonderful cards Cheryl!! I LOVE the Halloween one!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Great cards! I just got my pink ATG gun last week and I love it! I had to get my DH to pry it open the first time, but once it was opened, it works quite easily now! Great review:)

Beebeebabs said...

Great cards thanks for sharing!!!

Lori said...

Hi Cheryl! Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. I wanted to get back to you on the embossing folders. Mostly I use Cuttlebug embossing folders but I have three from QuickKutz, including the small dots I used on the card you commented on. I also have a large dots from them and something called retro squares. I got them all from Die Cuts R Us though I'm sure you could get them other places. Hope that helps!