Thursday, October 16, 2008

I am so proud of ME

I am known as the "tool queen" by some of my friends. I love tools. Now, I don't mean manly tools, but tools that I can use to create. If it is Something to distress or cut or punch or put together. I was looking at 10 second studio's web page the other day and all the wonderful tools they sell to work with metal. I bought metal and tin snips and embossing templates 8 years ago to make scrapbooking embellishments. I used it all a couple of times and stuck the rolls of metal on a shelf under my scrapbook table to be forgotten. I found them the other day. Hence my visit to the 10 second website. It is full of inspiration and temptation.

All of a sudden I thought of my Cuttlebug. Since I bought it a couple of months ago, I only used it to emboss paper. I love what I could do with it, but it never dawned on me to try the metal under the table until this morning. So I cut off a little slice of copper, but it into a embossing folder - the argyle one to be exact - and rolled it through. This is what I got. I really liked how it worked. But I had to take it one step further. I got out an Adirondak Acrylic Paint Dabber by Ranger and covered it with Sail Boat Blue paint. After it dried I took a Sanding block and lightly sanded it to take the paint off the high places.

I no longer feel the need to buy more tools. (Except some of the cool molds they sell - if they will work in my Cuttlebug) I will have fun using up what I already have in my scrapbook studio.
And I think that is a reason to be PROUD!!!! Pin It


TxScrapAddict said...

They will work in the Cuttlebug!!! I've done it!!

Pam said...

I have some 10 sec studio copper and plates,and the CB works great with them!!
Glad you found more uses for the CB!!