My Must-Haves and Favorites

This post is all about what I craft with. These are the things that I’m reaching for constantly, no matter what I’m making. Several people have expressed interest in hearing my list, so I whipped one up for you. :) I broke them down into categories. If you’re wondering where to purchase these much-loved products, just click the name of the product below the picture. Then you can learn to love my favorites, too.

Also, as of today I’ve added a side bar to the right of my webpage with all of the links to these products. That way, you can use that as a reference. Hope that helps!


Ink: (1) Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko, (2) Jenni Bowlin Studios Inks by Ranger – especially Spice Tin and (3) Versamark Watermark/Embossing Ink pad by Tsukineko

Cutting Tools: (1) We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, (2) Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer in either 6″ by 12″ or 12″ by 12″, (3) Cutter Bee Scissors, (4) Tim Holtz Scissors by Tonic Studios and (5) Tim Holtz by Tonic Studios Retractable Craft Pick

Adhesive: (1) ATG by Scotch, (2)  ZIG Chisel Two-Way Glue Pen, (3) Tombow Removable (Repositionable) Adhesive, (4) Foam Dimensional Adhesive and (5) Glossy Accents by Ranger

Coloring: (1) Prismacolor Pencils (48 Count), (2) Distress Ink (see this post for more information about which colors to buy first), (3) Copics, (4) Uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen and (5) Black Copic Multiliners

Stamps: (1) Lawn Fawn Sophie’s Sentiments, (2) Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forrest, (3) Hero Arts CG298 Life of the Party Dots, (4) Hero Arts CL520 Live & Laugh, (5) Hero Arts CL490 Sending Smiles Messages and (6) Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Basics II

Embellishments: (1) Hero Arts Rhinestones and Pearls, (2) Baker’s Twine (check out this post for a comparison of The Twinery and Divine Twine), (3) May Arts Silk Ribbon and (4) Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Other: (1) Kraft Cardstock from Papertrey Ink, (2) Vintage Cream Cardstock from Papertrey Ink, (3) Papertrey Ink Woodgrain Impression Plate and (4) Cuttlebug Polka Dots 5 by 7 Embossing Folder

I hope you’ve enjoyed my little run down of my favorite things. Now I’m itching to get some time to sit down and use all of my favorites! Now here’s what I’d like to know from you: what are your must-haves? Tell me! I’ve come to discover that I seem to like things that other crafters love. Hehe.

Okay, back to homework for me. I need to prep before the crazy weekend ahead of me: two 21st birthdays, a brewery tour and who knows what else. Happy weekend!



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7 Responses to My Must-Haves and Favorites

  1. Love love love all of them! I need to try out some new stamps when I get a chance; those all look awesome :) TFS!

  2. Yummo! A lot of these are my faves too! Especially that Memento Ink, use that stuff like candy! Love twine too! So fun to see everything that makes your heart happy when crafting!

  3. I must say that 90% of your list is sitting in front of me as I type! That’s always fun to have what someone else has! My fav of all time are distress inks! I just completed my collection! I used them somehow on just about everything! I’m in love with twine right now too! I would add glimmer mist and LF’s “Jessie’s ABC’s” as two of my must haves! Thanks for sharing your list!

  4. PS-I just re-read my post and for the love could I possible have used any more “!”?? Calm. Down.

  5. We have LOTS of the same likeys!! I’m new to the jenny bowlin inks & have about 5 now. Loving them!! Fun seeing your faves :D. Don’t work too hard.

  6. Such tasty things! I must say, that since I looooove distress inks (just like you do), I cannot imagine crafting without my Ranger Craft Mat. I bought mine a month or so ago, and inking my creations is so easy now!

    I so need to get my grubby paws on those Jenni Bowlin Inks, the colours are amazing!

    Thanks for sharing :)

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