I used my survey taking rewards last week to purchase SCAL for my Cricut Expression. I have to say I can't believe I waited this long to jump on this bandwagon.... The program is really easy to use yet can do so much. There are a lot of free svg files out there and it gives me so many more images without buying cartridges all the time. It's on sale for $59 right now
Another thing that I resisted buying for a long time was an ATG gun. With arthritis in my hands I didn't think I would like how big it was. I HAVE LITERALLY TRIED ALL THE SMALL RUNNERS AVAILABLE. When I could no longer get my Kokuyo dot rollers I was on a search for an adhesive I really liked & with all the layouts/cards I make it had to be affordable too. I do like the American Crafts runner but at $5 it can get a bit pricey & I don't know if it will longterm last on my projects. So when Michaels started carrying the pink breast cancer model that with a coupon was less than $17 with adhesive I couldn't resist trying it. I have to say the weight and size don't bother me since it's so easy to pull the trigger & apply. This model only uses the quarter inch tape which is what I like anyway. I am a believer & an ATG girl now..
Speaking of adhesive my favorite liquid adhesive right now is Crafter's Pick The Ultimate. It's a very versatile glue & dries fast, strong, and clear. I am using it all the time on my mini albums. It even holds metal securely so I don't have to get out the Glossy Accents/Diamond Glaze and dries clearer/less shiny than those making it more invisible. A little goes a long way.
Pink Paislee products are always a favorite of mine... I love all 4 of the lines they released recently. Parisian Anthology designed by the House of 3 is so elegant & innovative. I love the subtle resist print that makes it perfect for inking and spritzing. These tickets are so versatile & affordable.
Unity Stamp Company has a new website. They have been growing by leaps & bounds and no have a website that can keep up with them. It's absolutely fantastic. I love that I can create a wish list & everything is so easy to find now. You all know how much I love my Kit of the Month...
Another paper line that I have been using up every last scrap of is Crate's Restoration. I love the colors & texture.
Helmar Adhesive is hosting a great blog hop this weekend filled with loads of inspiration. Start on there blog here.
Hope you had a relaxing weekend.