Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Candace's Favorite THINGS post!!

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Hi everyone!!! First off I wanted to thank everyone for all the birthday wishes yesterday!! It was a great day!! I even got a new little sewing machine to use in my craft room! Look out Martha Stewart!! LOL My daughter is home sick from Playschool (and it's only the second day!!!) so I doubt I'll get to do much crafting today so I thought I would do something a little different in this post! Who here misses Oprah?? I know I do... and I will miss her favorite things show this Christmas!! I decided to put a little Scrappin' 2 Little Princesses spin on Oprah's favorite things show! I'm going to list my Top Ten Crafting MUST-Haves for me!!!! These are things that I use the most, and wouldn't be able to craft without!! I'm going to start off by saying that my Cricut and Gypsy are obvious ones, so I won't include those. Onto the LIST!!

#10. Scotch ATG gun - Of course it's the pink one! Once I got a case of replacement rolls from The Tape Depot for cheap I started using this baby on EVERY project!!

#9. Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Vintage Photo & Frayed Burlap) - using this on edges of papers and die cuts with a cheap makeup sponge from the dollarstore can totally take a project to the next level!! 

#8. ZIG 2 Way Glue Pen - I started using my Cricut a LOT more once I discovered these babies! I can't believe I used to use a GLUE STICK to put all my cricut cuts together! Messy!!

#7. Fiskars Paper trimmer - This one is a little obvious... But honestly, there was a time when I scrapbooked just by using scissors and "eye balling" everything!! 

#6. Pearl embellishments - My FAVORITE embellishment!! It adds such a "rich" look to projects and you can get them super cheap from the dollarstore and Michaels sales.

#5. Kraft cardstock - Thanks to Lauren at Lauren's Creative, this has become a staple in a lot of projects. I love how it's subtle, but still adds that little something that's missing sometimes. Add some white faux stitching is like the cherry on top!! :) 

#4. Sizzix Texture Boutique & Embossing folders (Divine Swirls) - Another great investment!!! I am in love with adding texture to certain layers in a cricut cut. It can make a paper look so FANCY!! 

#3. Peachy Keen Face stamps - SOOOOOO Cute!!! I have been going through a phase lately and my PK faces have been collecting a bit of dust but once I have been itching to get them out and "peachifying" everything again!! I love a plain jane cut can become ADORABLE by stamping a little face on it!! These are sooo addicting! 

#2. White Gelly Roll Pen - I think I can also give Lauren from Lauren's Creative credit for this addiction (can you tell she's my IDOL??? :)) I would love to add white stitching and doodles to everything if I had the time!!! 

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST..... (drumroll please!!) 

#1. Pink By Design stamps
First off, I want to make something clear!! These are NOT #1 on my list because I am a part of their DT (OR because I am being a brown noser!!!)!!! I do not love these stamps because I'm on their DT - I am on their DT because I love their stamps. I honestly LOVE these stamps, and I have since I discovered them! There is RARELY a project that I do that doesn't have a PBD stamp on it somewhere. My collection of PBD are where I get inspiration for a lot of my projects!! These are my ultimate addiction!! 

I hope you enjoyed my list of favorite things!!! Please also remember that I have a blog hop going on right now with a lot of great prizes being given away!! 


Kathy said...

I agree 100% with your list! Thanks for sharing!

Sherrie K. said...

I LOVE your list....they are "must" haves!
Sherrie K

Jens Craft Corner said...

I love your list! I have most of them and would agree they are, in fact, must haves! Although, I don't have the Pink By Design stamps, so maybe I better get myself some! Love your list! Hope your daughter feels better.

mbchoj said...

Your to ten are probably mine too! And love tape depot!
mbchoj at aol dot com

Creative Mine by Maria said...

Thank you for sharing I wish we all did a list like this because I always wonder what others are using and if maybe just maybe I should be reconsidering to use it myself....thanks again :)

Rachel said...

Happy belated birthday! I love your list and reading about why you like certain things. Crafty goodies are the best, including PBD stamps!!!

Jessica said...

Happy Belated Birthday girl!!! So sorry I missed the HOP! It seems like it was quite the success though. How was your birthday?