Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Few of My Favorite Things

For today I thought I'd share some of my favorite & most used products...

Any kind of buttons... I love vintage ones but Basic Grey has some great colors to add to my stash.

Bo Bunny has a double sided cardstock called Double Dots. It comes in a variety of rich tone on tone colors. It is one of the best papers I've used for distressing. I always keep many of the colors in my stash. (some are subtle & others are a little brighter)

I have a love affair with patterned paper that shows in my ever growing stash...

Webster's Pages is a favorite paper line of mine right now. It's just so pretty! They have journaling cards & ribbon that is to die for. Their website is a favorite hang out for inspiration

Other favorites that I will buy multi pages of is October Afternoon, Crate, My Mind's Eye, Scenic Route always has great paper for boys, & with release of newer lines Basic Grey is a new favorite.

I also never pass up a die cut Making Memories 12x12 paper. They really are versitile & can "make" a layout something special.

Jenni Bowlin Bingo Cards are a perfect addition to many of my pages & even make great mini albums

I use this EVERYWHERE! Love the shadowing on edges of layers so the Chestnut Roan "Cat Eye" is a perfect soft finishing touch.

American Crafts sells cardstock now in packs. It's very similar to Bazzill (which I will never give up for their great color choices but I like being able to buy in a package - with a discount coupon). I always have a pack of white 12x12 on hand.
Other cardstock I always have on hand is a pack of 25 kraft paper available at Hobby Lobby for $3.99 each (then they do 50% sale on that!)

The Cricut Expression is a workhorse in my scraproom. I love making my own layered letters for layouts - I can have that "Thicker" look in the perfect color/font/size without the cost.
I don't have a lot of carts - the 2 that come with the machine are still my favs - though my wish list is gradually getting bigger lol

Just got "Joy of the Season" cart this weekend & it makes amazing cards quick & easy. I sure am having fun playing around with different techniques to get my cards made.
The Cricut website has great tips on how to use this tool to it's fullest.

You all know how much I love to sew on my pages. So last but not least is a sewing machine - no layout is complete without a little attention from this most used tool.

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