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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Craft (as in handcraft) (02/08/07)

TITLE: If You Give a Girl a Glue Gun
By Eleanor Joyce
02/11/07


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If you give a girl a glue gun,
She’s going to need some glue sticks to go with it.

While she is at the craft store she will probably walk past the scrapbooking section.
That will remind her of all the photographs she has at home in Rubbermaid tubs.

Then she will feel guilty, and be convinced that her children are the only ones who do not have their entire lives chronicled in perky scrapbooks. She will think ahead to her daughter’s someday wedding. The handsome groom will bring eighteen co-ordinated scrapbooks to the marriage. Her daughter will bring a bundle of photos in a Ziploc bag.

While gazing at the intimidating inventory, she will spot a large yellow sign. “Today ONLY” it reads, “All scrapbooking supplies 40% off.”

Chances are she will pick up a thick cream album. Cream will go with anything. It will co-ordinate with the seventeen albums to follow. While she is at it, she’ll spy some adorable polka dot paper and lime green brads.

Then she will notice the puffy three dimensional accents, and the ribbon trim, the newest cutting systems, and the rubber stamps. Of course she’ll need a compartmentalized rolling organizer to store her new supplies. And she’ll need twenty sheets of co-ordinated paper to get the scrapbook started.

And chances are when she buys the fancy paper,
she’s going to need some special glue dots to go with it.


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Marilee Alvey02/15/07
Ha! t first I couldn't put my finger on why this story seemed so familiar, but then it came to me. I recognize the familiar idea from the book I read to my granddaughter: If You Give a Pig a Pancake. You've made a good point with it! One thing always leads to another. Cute! Funny! Photos in ziploc bags! Could be me! I hava an embroidery picture to do for my baby niece...still undone....and she's thirty years old! I CAN RELATE! Thanks for making me feel like I'm not alone!
Jacquelyn Horne02/18/07
You nailed us crafters to the wall. My sister had a plaque that read; "She who dies with the most material wins." Sounds like a crafter.
Joanne Sher 02/18/07
Clever and delightful - we have ALL the "if you give a" books (I think!) - and this is my favorite (though I'm not sure the kids would enjoy it quite as much as their others LOL). I really enjoyed this. Very creative take!
Julie Arduini02/18/07
The title alone is a winner, but what a fun read. This was great.