"When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul or brings joy,
care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life."
Jean Shinoda Bolen

May 7, 2009

Even More Favorite Tools!

I recently purchased the distressing tool from CTMH and I'm really loving it. It's in the shape of a wheel, easy to hold, and to use. Very inexpensive, too! I also have a few favorite glues and tapes I use: Zig two-way glue I use on almost every project if it involves paper or cardstock! It's great for adhering letters cut with my Cricut Expression. Two other glues I use on a regular basis are the Tombow multi glue, and "Quickie Glue" from Sakura. It's a pin-point sized roller and is super for fine line glittering. Scotch brand double-sided tape is a must have for me. I use tons of it while creating cards. My favorite "puff" tape for adding dimension is the Scotch brand foam tape. It's about the only thing I use when I need to add dimension in both scrapbooks and cards. My favorite tape for adhering ribbon is the 1/8" double-sided tape called "Be Creative." It's the best tape I've found so far and I purchased it at the Scrapbooker's Treasure Box store in Brooks, Alberta. It comes in all widths, is much less expensive than other brands, and the rolls are much larger so I don't run out so often!

Masculine Birthday Card

Nothing beats an antique truck for a masculine birthday card theme! This one is for a dear "nephew" whom I've know since he was 3 and he's somewhere in his mid-twenties now. I used the same "crinkled" cardstock method as in the Father's Day 2009 card.

Father's Day 2009

For the background on this card, I simply sprayed a piece of cardstock with water, both sides, then crumpled and straightened to dry. I've never used this texture method before, but I think it really gives a nice added dimension to the card.