Saturday, June 23, 2012

Mother Goose Mini

This is a paper bag mini I made from some mini Celebrate paper bags from Michaels.  The paper line I used is Nursery Rhyme by Debbie Mumm for Jo-Ann fabric and crafts.  I bought it a while back when I found it on clearance.  I just love all the Mother Goose papers.  There is plenty of space for pictures or journaling in this album.  There are two inserts for each bag plus the pockets.

First Fuse Project

Well this is the first thing I have put together using my new Fiskar Fuse.  I used some black cardstock, but didn't like the way it looked.  I pulled out my bottle of Viva Decor Precious Metal Colour Gold and started brushing it on.  I decided to brush it on all over and then put some black acrylic paint over it.  I really like this look.  I took some Wild Orchid roses that I sprayed red, and brushed some of the gold on the tips.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sizzix dies in the Fuse

I received my Fiskar Fuse today.  I cut one thing at work and then put it up until I got home.  I had a burning question I just had to find the answer for. I had to know if my Sizzix dies would fit or would I need the adapters.  Well, I cut the Tim Holtz Tick Tock with my usual plates I have for my Big Shot.  It worked.  The fit actually seemed a little looser than when I run it through the Big Shot, but the cut was perfect.  This is wonderful for me.  I haven't tried any Spellbinders or Sizzlets yet. So, back to the craft room for me.

My Fiskar Fuse has arrived!

Okay, so I ordered my Fuse on the 18th and it arrived today  the 21st.  I forgot to put my camera back in my purse today so I can't take lots of pics until I get home.  Of course it is already out of the box and spread out on the table here at work.  I have also ran some cardboard through it.  I love it.  This is so cool.  I love the cut and emboss at the same time.  I think this will become one of my favorite all time tools to work with.  It operates as easily as my Big Shot.  The crank is easy to operate and moves really smooth.  I can not wait until I get home and get to play with it more.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I ordered a new toy!

Well, I was flipping channels and I saw the new Fiskars Fuse on HSN.  I have been wanting a larger (12 inch) die cutter.  I have been thinking maybe the Sizzix Pro one, but was not able to commit to it.  I love my Big Shot, but I really want to cut the bigger dies.  Since my birthday is only 2 months away, I told my hubby I wanted the Fuse.  Woo Hoo!  I now have one on order.  I can't wait to get it in.  I like the way the letterpress and embossing look.  I usually use my embossing folders to do something similar to that.  I am wondering about the adapter kit.  I didn't order that yet.  I am hoping to be able to use a coupon on that when it hits the stores.  HSN had a lot of stuff to go with the Fuse in the launch, so I will make due with that if the adapters are needed for the dies I already have until I can buy it.

I am a die addict.  I have so many.  I catch them on sale at different places or I use a coupon when out shopping.  I love how easy it is to cut with them when you need to many of the same image in the same size. has the greatest outlet area.  Every time I get the money to burn (not very often), I go and order enough to get free shipping.  Usually they have new stuff at great discounts by the time I get enough money saved to do a big order.  I do have a bunch (embarrassing amount really) of Spellbinder dies.  I just wish they would cut thicker things.  I love die cutting my own chipboard elements and frames.  I also have some Quickcut dies too.   That collection hasn't been growing for very long.