Today we each finished a LO. Susan has brought one home to do for "homework" and I have one that is in it's beginning stages that I will finish this week. We only have about 3 more meetings to finish this project! Next up will be to put together an 8x8 album that my mother can fill with her 4x6 photos from her celebration.
Here are some peeks. I bought a new lattice punch yesterday and love the springtime fresh look of this.
I would like to share my thoughts on twine. I have a new respect and am totally in awe of scrappers who rock twine!! I see LO's by Sarah and Kim where their twine seems to float beautifully throughout their LO's guiding the viewer's eye easily through the page. It seems to curl in the perfect spots and their bows are perfect! Hmmm My twine doesn't look like this. My bows seem to twist and the twine tails just hang. :( Is there a twine stiffening agent that I am unaware of?
Next I tried to figure out how people adhere twine to their pages. Some twine seems to mysteriously stick to the page. Is it invisible glue? Imagining the mess I could make with glue, I decided to invest in a Tim Holtz mini stapler. After I bought it, I realized that Michael's sells it and I could have gotten it cheaper with a 40% off coupon. :( I decided that I had better stock up on staples in case they suddenly stopped making them, rendering my stapler useless. Apparently, I never read the fine print on things. Each box contains 1550 staples. Hmm 1500x2 boxes plus the 100 that came with the stapler equals.... a whole lot of staples!! So I have some serious stapling to get done. ;) Mind you, I did order a life time supply of twine so maybe this is alright. The stapler only goes into the page a few inches, so twine needing to be stapled needs to be strategically placed. Susan pointed out that my staples where not sitting at equal angles. Opps I pulled them out and started again. Thankfully, mini staples leave mini holes so I decided to consider this a "distressing" technique. (I'm an artist! hee hee)
Needless to say, I have some learning to do about twine and stapling. Is there a "Stapling 101" class or "Twine Usage for Dummies" book? Any tips on this subject would be very much appreciated. I really need to rock these supplies so my big sister and husband stop laughing at me! ;)
I'm hoping to get some more scrapping done this week. I have made a couple of visits to the LSS this past week and am wanting to play with some new stuff. It was definitely easier to say that I would not buy new stuff, before all the new goodies hit the shelves. ;) Time to get back on track!
Happy Scrapping!! Jen :)