Saturday, January 12, 2008

My Favorite Things and Day 5 Winner

First things first, the winner of day 5 (Friday) is: Mary Duffek (post#25)

Congrats! Send me your info please and your items will go out in Monday's mail.

You gals drink some interesting things! Someone even said Tim Horton's coffee, you must be Canadian or a local person as we have TH's around here too. Truth be told my morning cuppa is Diet Coke and I see from the comments I am not the only one. Thanks for that, now I don't feel quite so odd :)

I am fresh out of cards to post at the moment but thought I would talk a bit about some of my favorite things....
I have lots of things I like and use but I thought I would keep it to 5 things I use a lot.

1) my beloved ATG tape gun, a bit wieldy at times but economical and keeps things stuck, just like I want them! Got mine at http://www.framingsupplies.com/ .

2)Dimensionals....I know, I know, I've told you that a million times already. It's still true!

3) Sponge daubers, love them! Stampin' Up carries them in a 12 pack for 10.95 which is a good deal. I have slowly built up my supply so I have almost one per color. Used my label maker to help identify them. They do wash out too so if you have a limited supply, you can wash them and use them with another color. So many things you can do with them!

4) Aquapainters. I use them most every stamping session I have. Watercoloring is therapy for me.

5). Refill bottles of ink. I think I am on my third bottle of certainly celery, it is probably one of my most used/loved colors. Don't care for celery much as a vegetable but the color...scrumptious! I love that you can extend the life of your pad and save yourself money. If you have wheels/cartridges then you know you have to have a refill to go with it. I use mine to drop ink in the lids of my ink pads when I watercolor. Many techniques can be done with a bottle or two of ink. I think they are a bargain considering all they do!

That brings me to Saturday's question...what are some of your stamping fav's/must haves??

Leave a comment on this post and I will again pick a name at 11pm EST.

Blessings on your day.

29 comments:

mochamama said...

My heat gun, embossing powders, my laserjet printer and my creative brain when it's working! Thanks for the chance to win some candy

Tejal said...

My paper trimmer, my aqua painter, watercolor pencils and my printer..i print out a lot of card sketches and pile them up, nothing like inspiration at your beck and call..

Thanks for a chance at the candy!

Cathy M said...

Some of my items are paper trimmer, heat gun, versamark, embossing powder, scissor, pop dots, red tape, chalk, and sizzix machine. Thanks for a fun chance to win this sweet candy.
cmeyers@hughes.net

Alison Molumby said...

I can't live without my Sticky Strip and sand paper... strange combo, I know, but I find myself using them again and again.

JenMarie said...

Hi!
I can't seem to make a card with out dimensionals and ribbon!!
Hmm, gonna have to look in to the ATG gun...

baronreads said...

Hmmmmm. .. I'm a fairly new stamper so I'd have to say I couldn't stamp without my fav stamping blogs and all of the wonderful ideas to give me inspiration!

Happy Saturday!

Amy said...

I'm pretty practical, so my paper cutter, blender pen, matching paper and ribbons, and I would have to agree about all the wonderful blogs that give me inspiration.

Angel Wilde said...

I love my paper piercing tool, my distressing tool, Cropadile, and Cuttlebug. Of course there are many more.... but we must have limits. :-)

tyrymom29 said...

My paper trimmer ,my punches ,deff my heat gun ,Tape runner Love it !! My aqua painter scissors, CUTTLEBUG!!!And I am totally addicted to ribbon !!! I need ribbon somewhere on a card ..lol even if it doesnt show (that bad)hehehehe !! Thanks for the chance!!!

sheila said...

My cuttlebug & nestibilities, distressing tool, stickles (or any kind of glitter), prisma pencils & gamsol, pop dots. This seems to change with the weather. Thanks for the chance to win some candy!

Val said...

My five items are:
1. ATG
2. Tonic 12 inch cutter
3. Tonic/Kai scissors...the best!
4. Markers/watercolour crayons/aquapainter
5. Versafine onyx inkpad
plus many more items, like all of my embellishments!!

Anonymous said...

Cuttlebug, Ribbon, Brads, Markers and Distressing Tool & a friend to stamp with is the best FAVORITE of all!!!
Sandy D.

scfranson said...

One of mine is Staz-on ink pads, a good stamp cleaner liquid and my most favorite thing: a refill painters edging pad to clean my stamps with. I love how easy it makes cleaning the stamps and they come out clean every time.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Pat S. said...

My favorite tool is that little Xyron 150, the one shaped like an X. I use it on any card where I have small embellishments...it really sticks!

Annelies said...

I'm a beginning stamper, so my supplies are very limited. The first things I bought were embossing powders and a heat gun. I've just them a lot so far.

Jackie said...

My ATG gun, too - I couldn't get by without it. Also, my paper trimmer, ruler, Cuttlebug folders and dies, and my Quickie Glue Pen. Oh, yeah, and my computer - for inspiration!

Melissas said...

I've been using my Prismacolors and gamsol for every card lately! Oh, and brads. Love 'em!
thanks again for sharing :)

Pegg S said...

I love hearing about people's must-haves! Sometimes you can learn about an invaluable new product. My favorites *right now* are nestabilities/cuttlebug, Tombow mono-multi glue (use it for everything), Stickles, and Tonic guillotine cutter.

Kelly's Artistic Journaling said...

My favorite must haves are:
My paper trimmer, my computer, my cuddlebug and folders and alphabets. My double sided tape and my fiskars scissors! Definite favorite must haves.
Thanks for sharing. My hubby works for 3M and he is looking into the ATG700 for me! Yeehaw!
ksun_1999@yahoo.com
Kelly

stamp and scrape said...

I think if I had to narrow it down, I'd go for the whole collection of Tim Holtz distress inks - they are so versatile. I stamp with them, make backgrounds, and press them onto acrylic to pick up with a waterbrush to colour in with. Ooh, you've got me all inspired, I'm off to create...
Ros

Sunnymommie said...

paper trimmer, punches corner, my printer, my mark pen, my ATG!!

thanks for a fun chance to win this sweet candy!!

Katey

Michelle said...

Ah yes Tim Horton's is pretty popular here in Canada - Calgary is nuts - the line up is crazy even past 10:30AM, all for coffee I just don't get it!

My favorite things that I have close on hand are: dimensionals, sticky strip, adhesive, brads, ribbon, trimmer, punches, markers, all of this is right at my fingertips!

Linda said...

My making memories trimmer is something I use every day. Also the cuttlebug is used often.
Linda Peterson
craftylin1968@aol.com

Diane said...

I can't live without my double-sided tape and my Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Runner. I probably use too much tape but I do like things to stick.

Jen said...

Must haves........hmmmmm always some sort of embellishing marker, stickles or the the liquid pearls, punches, and all the incredible stamps I have that give me the creative boost I need

Linda SS said...

My favorites are my Cuttlebug, dies, paper cutter, Stickles, and PAPER. Lots and lots of paper:)

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

My stamping faves are my stamps of course!! I love Hero Arts and Craft Individuals!

Julesiana said...

My Paper cutter (though it needs a new mat) and my Tombow glue (the green and white pkg). I don't like to make ANYTHING without them. Lately I love my prismacolors, too.

Anonymous said...

my ATG tape gun. I will never go back to tombo! I love this gun...and it keeps things stuck! I love it.
Karaline