Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Thinking of You ...

This is probably going to shock most of you, but this is really the first Unity stamp I've ever used. I do have a woodgrain background stamp from Unity, but I'm not counting that. I have to say I really loved it, and more pink, go figure.

Stamps: Fresh Beginnings (Unity); Sentiments (American Crafts)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Paper: Cardstock White (Papertrey Ink); Friendly Fern & Lazy Ladybug (American Crafts)
Ribbon: Pink Everyday Ribbon (American Crafts)
Thread: White Heavy Duty (Coats & Clark)
Pen: White Gel (Uni-Ball)
 

Have I mentioned on here that I finally made the plunge and purchased a ATG? So far I'm really liking it. I thought I would hate how big it is, but man I NEVER lose that thing. And the tape really holds which used to be my big issue. So for those of you that have an ATG do you go back to your favorite adhesive for small pieces (like the tie on the above) or have you mastered using your ATG for those small pieces too? 
I'm off to go watch a basketball game. Chase coaches a 5th grad girls team that is in the semi-finals! Hopefully they will win tonight! (I wrote that last night ... they won! Actually by one point in the final seconds)

32 comments:

de said...

Super cute! I love the DP and color combo!

I don't have an ATG, but I have a Glue Glider Pro. I think they are similar, but GGP is smaller. I use a fine tip bottle of glue for my little pieces!

Good luck on the game!

Melissa said...

This is really pretty! What a fun stamp! Love the pink and green!

I received an ATG for Christmas and I love it too! It's true, I never lose it! I would love to hear what your answer are for using it for small things to be adhered. I am still learning how to get close to the edge without going over!

Congrats to your hubby and his team!!

~amy~ said...

woooo hoooo for pink {& green}!! I love it...ATG...that's probably a good thing that you could never lose it...I lose so many things on my desk...good grief, which reminds me, I bought so many of those pink adhesive dealios at CHA...where in the heck did I put those? LOL..Have a super day Courtney!

Julie Campbell said...

Oooh! I LOVE this! I think I need to get that stamp out and dust it off. This is so adorable!

Dawn-Marie said...

I don't know what I ever did without my ATG gun! I absolutely love it..I do use my smaller adhesive for the small stuff. If you want a great deal on the adhesive check out www.liveteachcreate.com Jenn has great deals!

Alison F. Collier said...

Oh my! Definitely one of my favorites! Love it and the colors!

Laurel said...

This is so cute! I love my ATG but for small pieces I use my Xyron (I have a 150, 250 and 900 - I seem to use the 150 the most).

Regan said...

seriously CUTE!

Kay said...

FABULOUS, Courtney!! Love that stamp (I only have one Unity Stamp, too) and the little pearl necklace detail is gorgeous! You've really been using pink, lately! LOL!

I don't have an ATG gun but they've always interested me. Maybe someday! Congrats on the basketball game! Exciting!!! ♥♥ Kay

Michelle said...

More pink! - see, you like pink, you really do *giggles* And pink and green really is a fun combo...reminds me of flowers.

..::Paulina::.. said...

Cute card, Court! Love that green and pink together. I must be the last person on earth not to have a Unity stamp.... ;)

I LOVE LOVE LOVE my ATG. I don't use any other adhesive but that one, and I have the 1/2"! It's super easy to "roll" off the extra adhesive- does that make sense? Have you seen pics of people decorating theirs? I've seen some pretty aqua, pink and green ones. Too bad I'm too lazy to decorate mine! LOL

Jessica said...

Very pretty, Courtney!!

Carly said...

This card totally rocks! I love the green, the image, the stitching, everything! And can I just say your photography is amazing as well!

Winter said...

So pretty! I LOVE the color combo! I have been eyeing that stamp for awhile, but I'm too cheap to buy it! :)

jen said...

I don't have any unity stamps- but I do think they are totally fun images! I don't have an ATG either. My friend/enabler has one & swears by it, but haven't talked myself into it.... Keep us posted on whether you continue to like it...!
Hope the basketball game was a success! :)

Heather P. said...

This is so totally CA-UTE!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

love this and the paper is perfect!!!I have an ATG and love it.

Kelley Eubanks said...

Love it! I noticed it as soon as I walked into your craft room the other night! So pretty! Love the colors!

Merry said...

Beautiful card. I have enjoyed reading the comments hear as I had no idea what an ATG was..... After reading the comments I am very curious for a picture so am off to google. :-)

Stephanie said...

this is adorable, Courtney...and I don't have any Unity stamps either. If only my bank account would magically increase :)

You make me laugh about losing the ATG! My students have been using mine this week creating posters - so much easier (and less smelly) than rubber cement! They couldn't get over the size, but I use it for just about everything! Teeny teeny tiny pieces are typically glued with a glue pen.

Chrissy said...

I recently got an ATG too ... love it. I do use Scor-Tape at times or Zip Dry for smaller things/

Aimes said...

Well you're making me like pink more and more, girlie! Such a sweet card!
I &hearts' my ATG soooooooooo much that I sobbed when I ran outta tape (I never thought that'd happen, it lasts an eternity!) new tape in now so I'm a happy crafter!
x

Tracey said...

LOVE the PINK and green combo...not too sicky pink/girly LOL!!!

Randee E said...

Cute Card Courtney!! Love the stamps, colors and sewing. Congrats on the win :0)

Karen said...

Oh wow...I love that sweet polka dress! And yes, you are using pink again...good for you! :>

I LOVE my ATG and use it for SO much of my crafting, for big & little pieces and ribbon too. But, yes, I do use my other adhesives, but for specific items....like Fabric Tac for knotted bows, Scotch Quick Dry adhesive & Glossy Accents as wet ahesives, still use my Hermafix for temporary adhesive, and Taylor's (Taylored Expressions) sticky tape. But, I love my ATG and am so happy I made the switch a few years ago! :> Glad you are playing with it too!

Kerri said...

This is so cute! I just love your stitching and the paper piecing looks fab! I'm a glue fan myself so no help on the ATG : )

~kelly marie~ said...

Cute card!!

Go Chase and his team!

Deanna said...

Gorgeous Courtney!

chelemom said...

I love this! Love the green and pink together! Very retro!

Dana Gustafson said...

Cute card girlie! so very oh la la!

I heart my ATG! My go to are ATG, Scotch quick dry(liquid), fabri-tac and foam tape. An occasional glue dot and red line tape too. Sadly the old double sided whatever just sits but I can pawn it off on the kids one of these days ;) Enjoy your monster ATG!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Darling! I love that image and the bold green with the pink is so fun!

(-: Heidi

Lisa Petrella said...

So SO SO CUTE!!! I love the color combo and the image!!!!