Welcome to Blogtoberfest Day #22
As I mentioned yesterday I am am at Scrapbook Expo for a 16 hour marathon crop day (on top of the one yesterday!) Yeah, I’m crazy, but crazy in a good way. When I scrap at home I get side-tracked all the time, and am lucky to complete a layout in a day.
Here I don’t have too many distractions, and, especially if my table mates are out shopping or taking classes so I don’t visit too much, I get a lot done. I’m working on our Yellowstone Album this weekend, and have made good progress. I didn’t bring any ribbon, or brads, or buttons, so I’m not completing pages, but I’m getting them laid out, so it won’t take long to put the finishes touches on them when I get home.
I took a gazillion pictures of buffalo and elk, so collaging most of them makes it so I can scrap them all, but not have do 10 layouts of basically the same thing!
But, I’m taking a break now to play with one of my new toys and thought you might like to see it in action.
If you scrapbook, or even make jewelry, you may have seen these little epoxy bubble caps you can use to make dimensional embellishments to decorate your pages, or charms for bracelets or necklaces…
Well, there is a little tool you can use to make creating these finished bubbles very easily. It is called an EC Shape Studio Tool, available from Epiphany Crafts.
The one shown here is heart-shaped, but it also comes in two sizes of circles, ovals, a scalloped circle, star, square, and buttons. To show you how to use it, I’ll be using the large round, just because that’s what I wanted for the page I’m working on.
This is the unit with the sheet of bubbles.
Lift the top and remove the insert.
Slide the picture you want to use into the viewfinder and center. I tore mine out of a magazine.
Place the bubble into the center of the viewfinder and press it firmly onto your design.
Replace the insert,
close the lid and press.
Open the lid, invert the tool, and the finished bubble will fall out!
Now it is ready to adhere to your page, card or even a jewelry frame for a charm or pendant.
I think I may need to go back and get the star. (Got that? NEED?)