Over at Scrapbookers Anonymous they’ve been celebrating their 1st birthday – I wish them many more because i love them and they challenge me to use up the stash I have hoarded – but mostly I wish them many more because I love them.
Some of us on the design team agreed to host a mini-challenge through the month of September to help Lea and Theresa (blog owners) celebrate the blog’s birthday. I decided to host a challenge to use a neglected scrapbooking tool. My neglected scrapbooking tool is the Fastenator by EK Sucess.
I bought it on clearance (along with some pretty staples for it) a couple of years and have only used it a couple of times. Hardly enough to justify the price I paid for it, even though it was a hefty discount. Well, unfortunately for me, I re-discovered why I don’t use it much – it is hard to position it appropriately when using it to fasten ribbon – as it is best to centre it to give the technique the best look on the layout. It really is a clumpy tool to use – I guess that is one of the reasons why the fad for the tool wore out. All in all – I do intend to use it a few times more – if only to assuage the guilt feelings for spending money on something and just letting it waste … here is the layout I made with using Luxe Classic Black Grande Latte paper, featuring our daughter Nikki Pennington and my husband Scott Pennington:
design by Anne Pennington