Tuesday, March 31, 2009

As God as my witness, I will never use a glue stick again!


So, I grabbed a large stack of layouts the other day so I could put them into albums. As I walked towards my scrap table, the stack tilted a bit and then........a storm of alphas and embellishments dropped onto the floor. UGH. I have used every glue stick on the market, but I have never found one that actually worked as a permanent adhesive! So I just set the stack of layouts and miscellaneous embellies to the side - I just can't face the repair work right now!

But I ain't messing around next time - - everything is going to be attached with my Helmar glues!!

P.S. I threw every glue stick in my scrap room into the trash!

7 comments:

Pinky said...

Oh hun I totally agree!!!!!!! I stopped using them when my stuff started falling off and now I use the adtech glue runner from walmart hell! LOL
It works great or heidi swapp glue.
Screw glue sticks!

pamala said...

Oh no, that would make me want to throw a hissy fit! So sorry to hear this, good luck with the repair job. Hopefully you will at least be able to see a "ghjost glue" area and just stick things back together.

krazgrl said...

Oh Shelly, I would be sooo ticked if that happened. Have you actuall used the Helmar glue stick? Do they work? Ok, I just saw the softies yu made and they are ADORABLE!! I'm going to have to try my hand at those.

Shirley said...

Oh my girl! Throw those glue sticks away! I'm laughing but I understand your pain!

Crafty Gal Linda said...

I know what you mean about glue sticks. I had the same problem when I tried to use them in scraping but I have a friend who swears by them. My stuff ALWAYS popped off. However, I use them in my art journals now and other art work and I have no problem. Go figure. Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway! Good luck.

Anna said...

What a shame! Good luck with sticking everything back on again! I'd give up glue sticks but they're my Treacle's favourite toy and I'd hate to deprive her! lol
Would love to do a games pieces/tat swap with you. Do you still have my email so that you can send me your address?

GlitterEmm said...

If you don't want to give up on the glue sticks, (and if your trash has not been taken out yet), you can still use them with a quick drop of Art Glitter's Designer Dries Clear adhesive in the corners for a permanent bond! But I have to agree, I don't use them anymore either!