In this blog series we have talked about what Project Life is as well as your album choices & kits, so today I'm going to introduce you to... drum roll... 'Tools of the Trade'.
Tools is such a vast topic, I'm not sure where to start, maybe I've got to start with the most important component of Project Life ~ the camera & then move onto the printing side of Project Life.
As I've mentioned
back in September last year, I use the collect app, you can read all about it in that post. It's a great app, & it really makes my life so much simpler when it comes to collecting my photos, journaling & printing them. I predominately use my iPhone5, I'm due next month for an upgrade to the iPhone6 & I'm thinking about getting the bigger size, I've heard good reports on the camera in that model. I do have a Canon DSLR but it's just so big & not easy to hide in your pocket, but I do miss taking really great photos with it, therefore I do get it out every now & again at home.
I use an Epson Picturemate
to print all my photos, I've had the printer for roughly three years & I have never had it repaired, I've probably only changed the ink a handful of times, I'm so happy with it, I can't imagine not having one in my studio to be honest. I would definitely buy another one if something happened to it, but touch wood that doesn't happen for quite some time. Please. This printer can print up to 4x6 size. If I have to print any bigger I go to Officeworks or a photo printing store.
Other tools I use for Project Life are
1. American Crafts Paper Cutter
2. Tiny Attacher (Stapler)
3. Glue runners
4. Sewing Machine
6. Silhouette Cameo
7. Cuttlebug/Die cut machine
10. Stamps & Ink
The above list is just a guide, it's what I use, so I'm not suggesting to go out & buy it all at once, some of those items listed are quite expensive & you will have to work out what you will get the most use out of, such as the Silhouette Cameo, I use it often, but probably not as much as I should use it. It's a great asset for scrapbooking & project life though. Don't say I didn't warn you! I'm such an enabler.
I hope you've gained a little bit more knowledge on Project Life & the resources available to go with your new hobby. Trust me, once you start, you won't want to stop. I'll be back shortly with another post on embellishing your Project Life pages.
Great to have you here.