Friday, September 23, 2011
I'm super-excited about my new layout that I finished late last night for a scrapbook challenge at TwoPeasinaBucket.com. I'll give the project details later, but I am just so proud of it that I really wanted to share it.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
I don't know if you use Tim Holtz Distress Inks, but I've had them for awhile and I've just used them for normal regular inking purposes. I've just figured out how to use them properly and its uber-awesome. If you use them with the blending tool, you know that you have these removable blending pieces. I used it for the first time this weekend and then realized, oh dear, what do I do with all of these blending pieces. How do you store them without getting them mixed up? I just figured that I would put both the ink and the pad in a ziploc bag, but that wouldn't look too nice and I think that could get bulky and whatnot.
Well, today I was perusing YouTube for distressing techniques, and I found a youtube video by Drew...and he has this amazingly simple tip for storing your distress pads.
The pads are attached to its tool by velcro, so Drew's tip is to attach a little bit of velcro to the bottom of the ink pad and attach the pad to that. So I immediately ran to Michael's (but I'm sure that you can get it from anywhere) and got some velcro. I got some little black square ones and they have a sticker-type back and you just have to apply it to the bottom of you ink pad and attach your blending piece. Two downfalls: the first is that you are left with the reverse piece of velcro that will go to waste and the second is that the ink pads don't stack really evenly now. But I say that the pros outweigh the cons. Yay for a solution!!