But as the time drew nearer, I got less and less excited, and started thinking more and more about a Silhouette machine. Now when I first heard of these babies they cost $600 - I don't think any amount of titles and shapes could justify that price! But I started to wonder if perhaps the price had come down. So I did a little Google search and found the local supplier had them on special for $450, somewhat of an improvement, but still didn't feel like I could ask for one at that price. But then on Ebay . . we could get one for $250 including postage shipped direct from the US! We just needed to spend another $9 on a power adapter. Happy birthday to me!
So anyway, no prizes for guessing what I used to scrap this week's "So you think you can scrap" . . .
After week 1 was so easy, I was lulled into a bit of a false sense of security, but week 2 of SYTYCS proved a bit more complicated. The rules are:
- double layout, created by mirroring one of a given choice of sketches
- background must be black
I had one page ready to scrap that I wanted to use a black background for, but the number and orientation of the photos didn't fit any of the sketches.
Another group of photos I have ready to go would have fit a sketch, but I didn't want a black background. Same goes for pretty much any family holiday-type page.
I ended up going way back to 2006 when I made Star Wars costumes for Angus's 5th birthday party.
I've scrapped two Star Wars birthdays and a Star Wars exhibition, so I'm no stranger to using the imitation star wars font, but let me tell you, it's never looked as good as this!