23 October 2008

Low-tech...That's Me!

When it comes to scrapbooking I'm very low-tech. I'm even somewhat (actually, VERY) tool-impaired. Sure, I can operate a pair of scissors, but Tweezer-Bee reverse-grip tweezers are beyond me. :-) And the Making Memories tag crimper-thingy? I mangle tag after tag. I'm even Bind-it-All impaired. I can make holes with my BIA, but do you think I can get the wire to work without flattening it?

None of these things bother me, because I'm a very simple scrapbooker. Give me some cardstock, adhesive, and photos, and I'm good. I don't need anything fancy.

With one exception: My Canon wide-format printer. I'm not tool impaired when it comes to that. It's my all-time favorite scrapbooking tool. I use it all the time to print directly on my background paper.

Because I love my printer so much, I have never invested in a fancy die-cutting system. For many years now, I have been using my QuicKutz Squeeze...quite happily, I might add.

Until this week, that is. After considerable thought and research, I decided to purchase the Sizzix Big Shot, a decidedly low-tech tool! I'm pretty excited, because now I can use wider dies from QuicKutz and other manufacturers. And I CAN turn a handle! This tool is within my skill level!

I figure with this new little machine, I'm pretty much set for life.


Benita said...

You will LOVE your Big Shot! I have the black & pink one, too :) You can also use the Cuttlebug embossing folders in it.

Linda said...

Enjoy your Big Shot. That was one of the reasons I bought a Cuttlebug, so I can use other dies

Fonda said...

This looks like a fun tool. I've never really used any of these die cutter systems, except what they have at Memory Bound. I do love some of the fonts you use though!

toners said...

I'm pondering getting the Big Shot...I have lots of Nestabilities and the Cuttlebug is on its last legs here...