Tuesday, June 7, 2011

What's On Your Workdesk #105

 What the heck is on my workdesk tonight? 
If you missed out on last week's What's On You Workdesk? Wednesday, boy did you miss a great one. The second anniversary hop was just grand! I bet we will see all the Pay It Forward gifties that some of the players made start showing up on desks...can't wait for the reveals!
I am showing a project I have been working on here and there this week. Really just making it as I go, not a clue what I am doing.  I am making one of those flip flop mini albums without any instructions. Now--- in my younger  days we called them THONGS...now who in the world stole that word and gave it to that skinny little underwear????? I always have to catch myself so I don't say thong...the young girlies look at me funny when I say I am looking for my thongs...I mean reallllllllly!!!!!

OKAY...back to my project...
A learning as you go project, but I need a little input from my fellow WOYWWer's. I see a lot of  you are altered artists so I KNOW you will have this answer...
 What type of glue or adhesive will stick this thin cardboard to the bottom of this rubber flip flop (aka thong)?  I used some 3 and 1 liquid glue to glue down the DP to the lightweight cardboard and dang it...it is coming apart, so went back to my ATG for reinforcement.  HELP!!!

The High School class colors are yellow and blue so all the fun little additions and ribbons will be in those colors.

Well, I am off to go watch The Voice after going through American Idol withdrawals. If you get a chance, pop over to Julia's and play along with us diehard WOYW?Wer's!

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37 comments:

sasa said...

Always said flip-flops which my Belgian hubby still finds amusing. I would use Glossy Accents - I've stuck everything with that including metal yet it's kind to paper or you have the original Hi Tack bottles and Matt Medium form Claudine Hellmuth - that will need weighting while it dries but it's fab too.
Have a good WOYWW,
Sarah at 7

Carola Bartz said...

I've only known them as flip flops... Great project, I have to say.
Happy WOYWW!

jude said...

N ever heard them as being called thong flippy flops yes!
Have you got a hot glue gun that may well be the answer !Good luck nd hope you find something that will stick
Have happy creative wednesday
hugs judex2

Sunshine Girl said...

You can use any of the above glues or I would use a pva glue and run over it a few times with a brayer to stop it buckling - looks like you are having fun there! I love shaped mini books especially the summer ones! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl (no. 31)

Sarpreet said...

interesting to read about the flip flops - i could only recommend super glue! Thank you for sharing your great workspace, happy WOYWW 105, #22

NatashaMay said...

Lol! Love the thongs - flipflop analogy! :) I have no idea about the glue but it looks awesome.Happy WOYWW!
Oh, I just remembered. I use Golden's or Liquitex's gel medium to glue stuff on canvas. Maybe it helps.

Helen said...

Good luck sticking your flip flops!

Wipso said...

Hot glue gun is good but I would prob use Bostick glue but please remember which thongs you are using it on :-)
A x

Dawn said...

Always been known as flip flops to me but I know the Aussies call them thongs. You can see why they pinched the name for the ladies unmentionables because they look like flip flops/thongs from the back oh er missus. the book looks tantalising and I would recommend Glossy accents as well if you have it (super glue is really cheap from pound/dollar shops if you don't but be careful) Dxx

okienurse said...

I am surprised the 3 in 1 didn't hold it. I made a flip flop (thong!!!!) book on a scrapbooking cruise and it held it no problems. Irritating that one time it will work and the next not. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #50

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Happy WOYWW.

Hugs, Sandra Take a peek at MY PIF here

Susie said...

Yeah, we called them thongs too. I've made many a head snap when forgetting to use the proper word these days.

Kathleen said...

I've only known them as flip flops and that's going back some years. I'm intrigued as to what this project will look like when complete do hope you show.
Kathleen x

Elfcrafts said...

Hi
This looks like a great on going project. I can't wait to see it when it is finished. Thank you for the nosey around. Happy WOYWW xx

Angie said...

What an amazingly different project ... it looks such fun.

famfa said...

Can only suggest you DON'T put glue on your thong? Ouch.

Sue said...

Hi hun
they be flip flops to me to, fab creation, you clever girlie, have you tried UHU glue?? i use it for most things,thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

jodpea said...

Nope, thongs is a new one on me too - I call them flop flops! I had to do a bit of a double take there, I thought the shoe was on ur desk jus cos u'd drawn around it!! Ur gonna stick it to the bottom??!

Carol L said...

Yep, I'm also from the "thong" area and have to catch myself all the time! LOL Good luck with those flip-flop albums! I recently created a flip-flop 50th Bday card (which I never photographed) and even though it was made with card stock & DP, it kept coming apart too! I designed my card around an actual flip-flop too! LOL Have fun! And yep, I still see those awesome horse images on your desk too :)

Chelle said...

Flip flops...I have no clue what will help..rubber cement??
Looks like a neat project. TFS 98

Serendipity Stamping said...

Fun looking project. Well the origianl name was "thongs". Guess we can kind of guess at everyone's age on this one. LOL #100

Serendipity Stamping said...

Fun looking project. Well the origianl name was "thongs". Guess we can kind of guess at everyone's age on this one. LOL #100

Spyder said...

I used to call them flip flaps but I'm always told flip flops, not heard of them called thongs. but then we say trousers and not pants! It all looks good to me! Now, last week (and this week) I was having trouble commenting and I left a comment saying you'd made the 100 visit score on my new follower widget thingy, but I think it must have been one of many that didn't get through! SO!!! I have a little prize in a way of a thank you coming your way if you send me your addy!
((Lyn))
Happy WOYWW

Eve said...

I'm sorry i don't know what kind of adhesive would work.. really?? it was called Thongs?? wow, i didn't know. They call it "ZOURI" in Guam (from Japanese influence from before the war time), and in Hawaii, they call it "Slippers"! No Hawaiian called them flip flops. They call our/real "slippers', Slippers too... confusing! lol.. :-(

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

From the looks of your awesome blog it doesn't appear you need any help with the wedding. ...haha however, if there is something like a file I have that you need just let me know and I'll send it. thanks for leaving such a nice positive comment.

Linda said...

Very cute project! I've heard them called thongs too, so funny now to hear it.

Charlene said...

Hey, girlfriend...you need some E-6000...it's like iron. You will probably have to let it dry overnight.

What a great idea! Too funny...hee,hee...I introduced my little sister to "thong" underwear..you should have heard her shrieking in the dressing room at the store!

Anonymous said...

love the flip flops.......there is a site called .....this to that.

you can put in what you want to glue to what.......it will tell you what to use.

this is one of my most used sites.

Kathy S......

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow!! This is just way to cute Sue!! LOVE your fun design and they look so real!! :) Smiles

Tertia said...

I actually laughed out loud when I read thongs. My daughter was hosted in Australia on a spots tour. She was horrified that the mother and daughter of the family could discuss whether they should buy the brother blue or black thongs - and then, horror of al horrors, they did so at the dinner table! She was very relieved to find out they were talking about shoes.
Can't help with what glue to use, but love what you are doing.
Happy WOYWW!

Jovita said...

We used to call them thongs growing up also... looking forward to seeing your finished thong flip flop book :)

JoZart said...

that look a fascinating project that I look forward to seeing finished,
JoZarty x
I go with Glossy Accents or hot glue gun !

Patti J said...

Can't wait to see the finished project! Good luck with your sticky situation! Oh....and we called them thongs when I was growing up too! Someone really DID steal our word! Hugs...

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my this is fantastic! What a creative and very fun graduation remembrance for Katelyn.

Gaby Santiago Sayer said...

Hi, Sue! Your album/flip-flop is cute! Have you tried the ultimate crafter's glue?It glues wood, metal, plastic, canvas, etc. It's not toxic and no odor.
I hope you can fix the glue issue.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh -- cute! Had to laugh at the whole flip flop/thong thing! Yup, if I said I wore my thongs to the beach, they'd probably think I was wearing two pair of underwear!

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