Monday, October 11, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things...

Hello, friends!

I have been so busy this weekend with school work I have not had a chance to make anything, so I thought I would give you my master list of favorite craft must have's. If you have something that is not on my list leave a comment about it. I love hearing about about crafting must have's that I don't know about!

1. My Cricut! You know how I feel about this crafting wonder! I heart my Cricut!!


2. SU! , Papertrey Ink, or Core'diantions cardstock - You gotta have cardstock and in my opinion these are the best!

3.  SU! Dimentionals - SU! has the BEST dimentional adhesives! Seriously! No one even comes close!

4. White Signo Uniball Pen - I have tried many other brands, but none of them work as well and you know I am always using a white pen!

5. Papertrey Ink buttons - Now the quality of the buttons are no different than any other button BUT the vast choice in colors of button is what has made me buy every single color they sell!

6. Papertrey Ink ribbon - Let me tell you, I cannot stress enough how great I think this ribbon is! I am a total ribbon junkie, but this is hands down my favorite brand. People ask me all the time why my bows are so nice. Good ribbon really helps you tie a nice bow.

7. Close To My Heart or Papertrey Ink clear stamps - I have tons and tons of stamps from both of these companies. I am partial to clear stamps and these two companies have the best in my opinion!

8. Close To My Heart or SU! ink - I have every color of the Close To My Heart Ink and a ton of SU! colors. I have tried lots of other brands and nothing even comes close!


10. My ATG gun - How in the world did I get by before I found this adhesive wonder!



I will be posting some projects the rest of the week using my Imagine, so check back in with me!


I hope that you have a wonderful week!




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32 comments:

liloadro@yahoo.com said...

I LOVE the Martha Stewart punch-around-the-page punch sets!! I can't seem to stop buying them. I have a drawer full and they keep making more designs. AGGHHH! They make every page or card look so refined. The coupon for 50% off this month will come in VERY handy! :)
Liloadro

mekei said...

gee, i'll have to think harder about getting ATG gun

JenE said...

Love my Cricut Expression and my baby bug too! I love my ATG gun...soooo glad I bought it during the summer. I use border punches a lot recently...I'm in love! I always use DCWV cardstock and pp (to match)...it fits my budget, cuts well and I love the colors! I have several brands of clear stamps and I do love my few CTMH and my tons of Inkadinkado stamps. I don't use ribbon often but maybe if I had the correct brand I would!

Ann said...

I just ordered ribbon last week from Papertrey Ink because of seeing it so much in your projects - I just love it and can't wait til mine arrives! I have been looking everywhere for the Uniball Signo white pen - thanks SO much for the link! Just ordered several of those!
Ann

Manhattan Mandie said...

I love my Cricut too :) FINALLY got my Imagine too! Can't wait to see what you make so I can scraplift you, LOL!

niaggi said...

Thanks for sharing your favorite things! I find it very helpful to know what someone as talented as you use for your creations! Good luck with your schooling!

Kate said...

I can't imagine life without my Cuttlebug and embossing folders!! I'm also addicted to punches - border punches and shape punches.
You are so right about the inks, too. Nothing else even comes close!!

SHELLEE said...

I concur with most of your list! However, the ATG gun is not something I have mastered! It is just too large for me to handle well. I love the MS punch around the page punches. But my favorite scraping "items" are my fellow crafters! The inspiration and knowledge gained from others is what keeps my creative juices flowing!
Shellee

Mandy said...

Cute post Melanie! I would have to agree on all of those.

Dianne said...

I love the Viva Decor Pens. They make perfect raised dots of any
size and are easy to use. They have many colors, I only have 5, but I use them almost on everything.

Ohhh Snap said...

Santa might bring me an ATG this year :D. Great list! TFS!

Debby said...

Thanks for the list. I was wondering what adhesive you use for small images and pieces. I tried the Zip Dry and could not even squeeze it out of the bottle. So far I use the Zig 2 Way, but I'm always looking for great new adhesives. Thanks!
DebbyS

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Thanks for sharing your list. It is always nice to know what successful crafters use!
Thanks, again
Susan

Miranda said...

For someone like me who is just getting started in this wonderful craft your list is awesome! TFS!!!!!

Dakota Bear said...

Love, love, love the Gypsy don't know what I would do without it.

Just got the Pink ATG so I haven't mastered it yet, but I do like the GlidePro and will keep it for crops.

Cuttlebug and embossing folders use them every chance I get.

salido99 said...

I love my cricut as well, but I could also not live without my GYPSY!! I could not imagine not being able to cut mutiple layers and images from differnt carts at the same time. I also love my cuttlebug and embossing folders along with my edge distresser and sanding blocks. I love using the sanding block with Coordinations cardstock.
salido99@msn.com

Sandra said...

I personal love my Tim Holtz distress inks and blending tool - don't make a project with out either!
Thanks!
Sandra

Amy said...

Thanks for the tips!

Mary - Biker Granny said...

Great list! I absolutely love my Cricut Expression/ Design Studio/ Jukeboxes (all 6 of them) combination, and can't imagine living without them. Some of my favorite 'tools' are Dry Bond (which I purchase from QVC), and the little sticky-picker-upper tool (also purchased from QVC), because they make using my Cricut such a breeze!

Linda said...

Wow this is very interesting and helpful. I would have to have my Gypsy too.

jennyrb78 said...

Great post. I love to read about the things that other scrappers like to use. I was wonder if you know if Bo Bunny offers the Double Dot collection in a package deal? I would like to be able to get it in packs of 20 or so assorted sheets. Has anyone ran across these before?

scrapguy said...

I too love the CTMH clear stamps---thanks a million for the link

Kel said...

Love my Gypsy.. Its just so awesome to put a page of cuts together from all different cartridges...put them exactly where you want put all your paper down and hit cut ONCE and all ur cuts are done.. no switchng overlays and cartriges!

Joyce L. said...

Love everyone's comments! I would add the Cuttlebug, the Gypsy, my ribbon tote, and this blog!!! I have learned SO MUCH!!! Thanks for sharing!

Donna said...

Most of these are on my favorite list too, it's nice to know a beginner like me to the Cricut world is on the right track. I don't know about the clear ink, so I'm checking it out next!
Love your work, love your blog!
Blessings, Donna

Donna said...

Well don't I feel silly? Love the clear stamps, love the inks - got the two mixed up - tee he he he!
More blessings, Donna

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I love my cricut, love my ATG gun.

lee said...

hey melanie, I agree my expression is number one, number two being my gypsy as I love it more and more everyday... CTMH inks and stamps are right up there and although I have never used them - I know I gotta get some one day - anytime I see someone using them - it makes me want them more!! happy scrapping

Amy K said...

I am a new Gypsy owner, and am loving it...not sure how I survived without one before!! :)
I also would add: stickles, cuttlebug, Scor-it, and DCWV stacks.

Jennifer said...

Courtney,

I love everything that you listed, but my paper punches (especially Stampin' Up! and Martha Stewart) and my Cuttlebug Embossing Folders are used on almost every project, too!!! :)

-Jennifer

Ms. Jen said...

Thanks for the tips Melanie! I've been lookin for a good white pen. I'm gonna check out yours.

Karen said...

Thanks for the list. It's always nice to see what other people like.

 
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