Sunday, March 30, 2008
...But I DID! I swore I wouldn't...But I did. Yes, I entered the DIGI world. My friends Lois and Rachele who are both dedicated hands-on scrappers started getting their hands into the Digital Scrapbooking and I laughed at them, I might have even scorned them...actually I know I did. How could one give up the feel of fibers, paper and embellishment for the touch of a keyboard? Well, with all that said, I was extremely jealous of the fact that they were getting layouts done, and I was putting it off because my layouts take me hours...even days. So, I stopped scrapping all together. I kept saying "when I am 60 I will scrap my life". Well, why wait till 60 years old when you can scrap a few pages in an hours? DUH! So, I followed some great tutorials and BOOM...BAM....a bunch of layouts later! I LOVE THIS...I feel free. I am okay with not feeling fibers, buttons, and paper...because now I have more for my altered items....and if I really want to go crazy I can always do Hybrid Scrappin after I print the pages out. I know these are still simple...and I really want to get into overlays, and shadows...but this is the start. Hey, guess what? If you own a laptop....you can scrapbook in bed!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
...Over The next few months I am going to post about this project, but I am posting as I go which means you wont see the end result for a while. I will give you a hint though...the end result is a wedding cake. So, here is the start of the project.
I started with a template for a cake piece. This template from Mirkwood designs should do the trick. I had to adjust the template so I had 3 sizes. I needed 12 of each size for my cake, but you will have to figure out how many your need depending on the size of each layer. I cut cardstock, scored, folded and glued each piece together. (on this one I cut them all out of 1 color, then changed my mind and wanted 3 colors so I covered the outside edge with cardstock...and painted the top to match). Once I had all cake pieces done, I adhered them together to form 3 separate tiers.
I then covered the outside edge and exposed top with TACKY TAPE (see photo). Then I rubbed the tiers I chad covered with the tacky Tape, in MICRO BEADS. I used Tacky Tape to tape a ribbon on each tier. This is the end result of the first part. Now to find the time to decorate the cake....MMMMMMMM, this almost looks edible, dont you think so?
This is the 3rd ATG gun I have Altered for customers. I figured I would post so you would have new ideas when you decide to alter yours. So, as you can see I dont post on a daily basis, now you know I am just busy creating.
I charge $40.00 to custom decorate an ATG Gun. If your interested, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will talk colors and design.