Friday, September 08, 2006

{Studio Friday}

"There is such a diverse group here, with such different art forms, I think it would be interesting to see what tools others use on a regular basis to create their art or product."
~Carrie


Ah.. this is a fun one!
Let's see... my primary 'art' is my scrapbooking. There are a few tools that I consider a 'must have' for my artistic endeavours.
1. My 12" Fiskar's Paper Trimmer
This is such an AWESOME trimmer. It cuts so smooth and so crisp. I love it!

Another tool I NEED is my pair of Cutter Bee Scissors. If you have not had the fortune to use a pair of these scissors, you have missed out! I've had several other brands of scissors but none have held up to the abuse and use like my Cutter bee!!

Being a scrapbooker, I rely heavily on my digital camera to take the photos that I so LOVE to scrap! This is a fabulous little Nikon digital camera. It's small, has video capacity, and has many different settings with which you can fiddle and get the exact shot you want. It even has a cool feature that you can use to snap photos instantly one after another in a cool action sequence. (can ya tell I love it!?)

These 2 aren't TOOLS, but they are defintely necessary for the inspiration and creation of my scrapbooking layouts!

12 comments:

Carrie Sommer said...

Very nice, and I like that camera (I'm currently in the market and researching, so it's nice to hear about yours)! Those two cuties make it all worthwhile, don't they?!

Tracie said...

Great tools Gabi!! I forgot my 12" trimmer and camera for mine... oh well! LOL!! And of course those 2 girls are the 'tricks of the trade'! ;)

Laura said...

LOVE that Cool Pix, so fun isn't it? mine is sort of attached to me at most times of the day! and good thinking - the kiddos are definitely essential to a great scrapbooking page!!! And go for the doodling on your pages girl, give it a try - it was really hard for me at first too, but i feel like my pages are much more ME now (because i am a doodler at heart!)

Samhains said...

Iam not a Scrapper :) I like to Draw, paint, sketch...
Cute kiddos :) nice blue water, thats the color of my oldests eyes :)..I dont think the boats going anywhere though :) hehehe

I was just wondering, Did you sell your house yet?

Loreluca said...

Your last two are ADORABLE, and certainly I can see where you need those two (they are a MUST!)

Anke said...

Your girls are soo cute! I bet they keep you busy! Definitely necessary tools for scrapbooking!

Ouissi Gresty said...

I love the picture of your daughters...so cute!

Ouissi x

peacefulkT said...

Thanks for your comments on my site....I'm so interested in your paper trimmer. Mine is on a downward spiral, and I'm looking to get a new trimmer. I will definitely be checking this one out next time I head to the store!

Brenda said...

Gabi that is an awesome pic of the girls! And the water makes me want to be somewhere in the Caribbean.

I agree on the tools that you have to have. I too must have the cutter, sissors, and adhesive, Quickutz and of course my one BIG inspiration, Bryce Daniel!!

DEW said...

Wow! I didn't realize that Fiskar's made a 12" square one! Shows you how long I've had mine! Thanks for the scissors tip! And thank you SOOOO much for the packing tape transfer technique you left. It sounds a lot like the contact paper technique. I'll have to try it! Take care! And I think I answered my own question to the email I sent you. Lady Swan and Anke are both on the beta blogger version and that's probably why I couldn't leave comments for them. The moon has been goregous lately and it makes me keep thinking of you! XOX to Mackie from Mac! He'll make an appearance real soon!

Carrie said...

Great post! Love the cute lil tools at the bottom :)

Vee said...

awesome tools
love your camera too!