Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Shares are filled & why I don't use Snail adhesive anymore....

We were able to get a 2nd share added (so a total of 8 people are involved), and I will post the other ribbon selections/style when they arrive. Thanks so much to those of you who joined in on the fun! I have one extra share besides my own that I can sacrifice in case you missed out. How exciting to know there are ribbon lovers who are addicted as me! :)

There is a big fat storm that is supposed to come our way tonight. That being the case, my neighbor, (gardener of a thousand roses), invited me to start hacking the flowers. I cut and cut and got poked and pricked! OUCH

There are no longer any empty vessels or vases in my house. I even used a big tall crock pot that we cook corn in during the summer. Now it's time to share some cards.

So my last two cards used snail adhesive. Check out the birthday card in blues/greens. Notice anything awry? It's the strip on the bottom...the mono adhesive tape runner stinks. It did not stick; rather it shifted and restuck itself all wonky like on the bottom of the card. I took the shots after cutting roses - when it was just starting to rain. Since I take the photos outside, there are specks of rain on the cards which I hope will dry up without leaving a pucker mark. There are raised layers which I couldn't get a good picture of, and the brown cupcake card is cut out and raised several times. The ribbon has a "Celebrate" sticker and some bling on it plus a pretty cherry colored pearl atop the cupcake!

It's coming down hard now, so I'm signing off. Maybe we'll have thunder & lightning!?



malieta said...

Congratulations on filling your orders for your ribbon share Elaine!
Both of your cards are adorable and I love the cupcake card...very cute!
Speaking of snail adhesive, I don't use it either! I hate to see something coming apart an hour later...grrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!lol
Have a great night and I hope you guys don't lose any power out there.

Teri said...

Hi Elaine! Thanks for your visit today! I love your cards too! I switched over to using the ATG tape because it sticks better. Seems like alot of people have gripes over the snail!

Jamie Martin said...

Both cards are wonderful! Good luck with the storm.

Abra Leah Cross said...

I don't get it - if so many people have had problems (myself included!) why don't they do something? I wonder if they have a complaints section on their website?

I have heard good things about ATG - but that gun is so HUGE!!

joslyn said...

hi elaine, thanks for visiting my blog what kind comments you left. i hope you are staying dry. i love these two cards raindrops and all.

malieta said...

Hi Elaine!
I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend and that the weather is cooperating:)
Guess what...I have a birthday coming up soon also...in September! Perhaps we can gift each other birthday cards?!

Mel M. M. M. said...

Adorable cards! I couldn't agree with you more about snail. Me NO likey! ;o) I found great double-sided tape (acid free etc) at my dollar store. It's worth the extra effort. I hear an ATG gun is a lovely option. :o)