Archive for November 24th, 2007

What you NEED for Christmas

Nov 24, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Product Opinions and Must haves

Well let me start by saying that I’d LOVE to hear what is on YOUR wish-list for Christmas. Maybe I can add it to mine. I’m having a hard time finding something AWESOME.

I think I have everything I could possibly want (GASP!!!!). So I need to think hard about what I want to get.

Since I get ALOT of emails asking my opinions on products and where to buy I am making a mini list of must have’s.

These are the top 5 things, in my personal opinion, that I think every paper crafter SHOULD own! If you don’ t, then you may consider adding it to your cart 😀

1) Scotch ATG 714 Gun

2) Scor-Pal-

3) Copic Markers

Also see Atyou Glitter markers in category

4) Nestabilities-

5) Cuttlebug-

Now I have reviewed some of the items, or other crafter’s before me have, and  did a fabulous job, that I don’t feel the need to repeat it.

I would however like to tell you WHY you need the Scotch  ATG 714 gun by 3M.

atg gun Here is my BABY!!!

I want to say that I’m not affiliated with them, nor am I getting compensated for this “plug” if you will.

I’m just a happy paper crafter who loves a  great quality product, that is affordable, saves me money, and best of all, makes my projects easier to complete.

You may be asking what the heck you are looking at! Well, if you are familar with mono-adhesive dispenser’s, then you are looking at the MACK Daddy of all dispensers! Its the Scotch ATG 714 Adhesive Gun!

You can not only see the various options, but now they have a video about how to use it, and load it! So check it out.

It retails for $36.62 —–> HERE

If you own one-please chime in with your opinions 😀 Good or bad. This is what its all about-sharing an HONEST view. I welcome all of your opinions and experiences.

The thing with this tape dispenser is, it was originally used for framing. So the adhesive is really sticky!!! Unlike mono-adhesive your project wont pull apart or fall apart. We all know how frustrating that can be.

Each roll of adhesive( I get the GOLD due to its photo safe acid free) is 36 yards for ONLY $2.89!

Mono-adhesive is only 13 yards for $3.99 each! As seen —-> HERE

So, you are getting double the adhesive for a fraction of the cost-plus it holds better!!

I bought a 12 pack over a year ago and I still have 2 rolls, PLUS a fresh one in my gun!! I stamp just about daily, and really use my adhesive! That is phenomenal!!! I also love that I get great tape coverage-no flimsy trail of adhesive, like the mono adhesive.

They have a wide variety of tapes to choose from also.

I had heard the buzz over these ATG Guns about 2 years ago on SCS. I (like always) broke down and bought one. I tell you that place has cost me more money………………………..

Now, let me also tell you,  it was to date, one of the BEST thing’s I have ever bought. I like this particular style because it is the 1/4 inch tape dispenser. There are many other options, and my opinion is to get what is right for you. I liked the size of the row of adhesive I would get from my mono-adhesive, so that was why I made that particular choice.

I also need to STRESS, that the gun is pretty large in size. People discussed that fact when they first got theirs, so I thought I prepared myself. BUT, when I unwrapped it I was still pretty shocked.

Now that I have been using it for 2 years I am SO use to the size and feel of the gun. I love it, and perfer it! I never use my mono adhesive anymore. Plus it doesn’t get lost 😀

So I hope you found this to be helpful and informative.

I’d love to hear your questions, opinions or comments!


Stacy asked

Lauren, When you say that the gun is big just exactly how big are we talking about. Is it comparable to a staple gun or smaller than that? Thanx. Stacy

I measured it-

The top cartridge is 7 1/2 long 4 1/2 tall.

The handle is 4 1/2 inches as well.

Its only like 1 1/2 inches wide. Didnt measure that part! LOL! Just thought about including it as I type.

Seriously not bad. Just bigger than I had expected. I do LOVE it.

BRRRRRRR! Baby its cold outside……..Sketch Time

Nov 24, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Saturday Sketch

Well it’s getting to feel like winter! The chill is in the air.

I love snow-but only if I am staying warm and cozy AT HOME! I hate driving or traveleing in it-unless its Christmas Eve or Christmas day! That makes it all the more MERRY!

When I saw Snowbunny Bella, I HAD to have her!!! She is the most adorable thing.

I am unfortunately addicted to them. I had NO IDEA I had well over 30, until I put them all together into a large Prima Flower tin I had collecting dust. Some have never seen ink. They will soon though-I swear!

THANK GOD my local stamp store now carries them!! They get in the newest ones ALL the time! I just call ahead to check and to see if what I want is in. I am a happy girl! I hate waiting to get a shipment in the mail. Patience is NOT one of my virtue’s. AND it’s pretty nice to NOT have to pay for shipping.

So here is my FIRST time using her

mytime-bella-baby-its-cold.jpg  Sketch mytime-sketch-23.JPG Click for larger view

I thought she was the PURTY-ist (yes that is a word-my word LOL!) sketch. Great for those taller images, that you may get challenged with using 😀

I also used a CUTE set by The Cat’s Pajama’s for the sign, and sentiment called-Polar Holiday, and Poochie Christmas. You really do NEED all 3! LOL!

My snowflakes are table confetti. I am addicted to them.

Color Spritzer and glue pen (with glitter) make snowflakes of a different kind. You know she is a Copic colored girl!

So I hope you get to try the sketch! If you do send me a link so we can ALL check it out!

Till tomorrow-I’ll have MORE gift ideas, using myACWP sets! AND some Lizzie Anne!

PLEASE PRAY that my Papertrey Ink stuff comes 😀 I’m going INSANE!!!!

I also HOPE to get the newest C.C. Designs sets! If you liked Lucky and LuLu you are going to go nuts for the next release! Ill give you a hint……….ONE of the sets is “my butterflies of winter”. So you know I’m DYING to get them.

Stumped? Too bad! LOL!

AND……………..MFT has some AMAZING new sets also being released on the 4th? I think! I dont know it keeps changing. I’ll keep you posted on that one 😀

When you see Lizzie Anne’s new releases in January you are also going to go for B-R-O-K-E!!! TRUST ME!

OK enough teasing-get to stamping my sketch would ya.

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