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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Ode to a Glue Stick....

Coffee of the Day - vanilla Macadamia Nut with Coconut

Yes, it is a strange blog post title, but I will explain -

I have discovered this week that my ab fab favorite ever in the entire world as we know it glue stick has been discontinued. I even contacted the manufacturer. Yes, hubby was mortified. He couldn't believe the lengths I would go to in order to keep my now almost depleted supply of glue sticks in tact. He just doesn't understand crafters......

I only use glue sticks to adhere my cs. no, not a tape runner, ATG gun, nothing other than my handy dandy glue stick made by that famous Duck brand. everything else falls short. I can't tell you how many people I have addicted to those amazing sticks of adhesive..... and now they have been discontinued. I must say that the people in Customer Service are as top notch as they come! Do you know that they even went so far as to send me a link to the remaining online store to still have some in stock? yep, above and beyond.....

We are big fans of Duck brand products here in our house. They donated a ton of their Duck brand duct tape to Camp several years ago for summer craft projects. returning campers still rave about how wonderful crafts were that summer! we attend their big Duck Tape Festival held Father's Day weekend each year. Talk about a lot of fun!

So in honor of this news, I created a card featuring a cutie duck image from Tiddly Inks. I kept the card upbeat though..... ;) 'cause really this is a fantastic company. and David and I had some fun times driving here, there, and everywhere trying to find these elusive glue sticks in the past year as supplies dwindled. he really does put up with a lot with me, doesn't he?!

and as a side note, when I was in HS, I had a pet duck. Her name was Grace. I DID NOT name her. My Dad named her, and it was with the greatest hint of satire that she was bestowed this grand name. He said she took after me. 6 years of ballet, tap, and other various dance lessons did not teach me poise and 'grace'. I still trip over air molecules and constantly fall down stairs. Alas, poor Grace the Duck was the same. She never outgrew it either..... Neither have I.....

Paper and acetate overlay are from K & Company Handmade collection.

Thanks for letting me ramble today..... I will now go pause for a moment of silence.... sigh..... okay, time to craft again! life is too short to get caught up in the little things. tee hee!

10 comments:

Michelle said...

OMG jennifer this is too cute!

Loopylou!! said...

well jennifer, i've said it once and i will say it again!! this card is just too cute!! how spooky we have both blogged about a Grace today!! we still have gluesticks in the UK and i don't know if i would ever cope without one!!!!hugs Lou xxxx

Ana said...

Great card!!! Beautiful colors.

xx

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Ode to a duck.....LOL
Love it!!! :)

Anita said...

Super cute! I love your story about your favorite glue.

mforquer said...

YAY Jennifer!!! I'm so glad you joined in at Crafty Creations this week! Your card is just adorable and to think a musical duck! Love it! Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations this week!
Melissa aka M1

DonnaMundinger said...

HeeHee! Fab story and adorable card! Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers this week! xxD

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

this is really sweet! I love the story about Grace. :-) Sorry about the Duck glue stick discontinuing. I have never seen it so can't help with where to find. Sounds like CS helped you out. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week!

acreativeneed said...

Very cute!! I hate when one of my favourite tools of the trade suddenly gets discontinued!! I feel for you! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge with us!! smiles,Deena

Larissa said...

Lovely card! GReta colours. Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

Hugs,
Larissa