Thursday, January 14, 2010




Ok, I am always trying to save a buck so that I can add to my arsenal of scrap booking goodness. So I have been looking for the Tim Holtz (Ranger) Ink Blending Tool. I have the Alcohol blending felts, but not the foam. But I cant seem to find the packages of the foams. So my dear friend Paulien Vandenbocsh had this wonderful idea to add to her own collection by creating her own. That sparked my creative juices to create the cutest ink blending tools!! With the help of my dear talented husband and my scrappy creative brain, I did it. I went to Home Depot, with a list of what my husband told me to get, came home, handed him the supplies, he went into his work shop and came out with the prototype!!! I was tickled!! I then took it into my scrap room and proceeded to give it it's own personality!! And this is what I came up with...So for about $20.00 (the retail cost of 2 Ranger Ink Blending Tools) I have 20 of them!!! And they will all have different designs!! Sweet!! So go visit Swirlydoos and check out the forums for tips and tricks, because in the near future I will be giving away a few of these cute blending tools!! Here are the before and after photos.

7 comments:

Darien said...

This is Awesome Lisa!! You are so Creative!! I love it!!!!

Sue Abbott said...

What a fantastic idea. Love the design and love the saving! What a clever hubby too. x

Lynne said...

Lisa, this is such a great idea!!! Love that you got exactly what you needed and saved some big $$!!! Love how you decorated your blending tools!!! Just beautiful!

Sandy said...

Well look at you and your bad self...what a fab idea...I am a big bargain hunter as well...you are amazing!

Angelica said...

OMG girl...you are so freakin awesome!!!!!!!!

zandra said...

What a great idea! Love it.
Hugz, Z

Karen Lee said...

Lisa, Lisa, Lisa!!!! What a fantastic little tool!! And it so darned cute!!

xoxo Karen Lee