8.20.2010

All Eyes On... My Must Haves

Hi, everyone! I'm popping in to share some of my must-have crafting items as part of this month's All Eyes On feature for WPlus9. My first thought? Uh oh... How am I going to narrow them down?? LOL There are so many things I find myself reaching for over and over, but I really tried to focus on the items I'd have a really hard time doing without...

Stamps: I love stamps! I started out creating scrapbook pages, but it always seemed to take me *forever* to get even a simple page finished. LOL, I'm so glad that I was invited to a Stampin' Up! party forever and a day ago and was introduced into the world of cardmaking. Otherwise, I'd probably STILL be sitting there staring at my pages... Tee hee.

Woodgrain Silhouettes and Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions were the sets that got me totally hooked on WPlus9. The images are just incredible!


Scissors: I love to "fussy cut"... Like, seriously love to. I think I might be weird. There's just something about focusing so completely on cutting a detailed image that makes me happy, even if it takes a good 20 minutes. LOL, I told you I was weird. My all time favorite scissors for cutting detailed images are the craft and rubber scissors by Stampin' Up!. They are pricey, but they cut cardstock like buttah.

Corner Rounder: I was absolutely hooked the first time I used the We R Memory Keepers corner chomper. Pure heaven! LOL, I have to force myself not to use that tool on every. single. card. It does an amazing job cutting through thicker cardstock, and the corners come out perfectly every time.


Ink: I am in love with Tsukineko's VersaMagic Ink. It covers beautifully and works so well with clear stamps. I *always* get a gorgeous stamped impression the first time when using their ink. Love it!



I am also partial to Tsukineko's Versamark ink... On the rare occasion that I've decided to not use VersaMagic, I *always* pre-ink my stamp with Versamark before tapping it into the dye ink to help get a better stamped impression.



And a fun card I created using most of my must haves...


Thanks for stopping by! :)

Supplies:
Stamps - Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions (WPlus9), Sentiment by Hero Arts
Paper - Hawaiian Shores, Stamper's Select White, Bazzill CS
Ink - VersaMagic Pretty Petunia, Versamark, Raspberry Fizz, True Black
Miscellaneous - Simply Chartreuse Grosgrain Ribbon

14 comments:

  1. love this card and the colors you used, it's so pretty

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  2. Love this card, just gorgeous. The colours go so well and its nice and bright! I love the Craft and Rubber Scissors too to cut with they are awesome

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  3. Now I know where to send my intricate stamped images to be cut out LOL!!!
    Totally agree with your must haves - though I need to buy the woodgrain set 'cos it's been on my list for AGES!!
    Fabby card as always, girlie! Love your colour combo!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  4. AWESOME--LOVE the colors--don't think I wouldn't have thought of using them together but they look perfect!

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  5. Love this bright card!! I need to try some versaMagic ink.

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  6. Love the bright colors on your card! Very pretty!

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  7. Great card! Love those images! :)

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  8. I LOVE my Corner Chomper - I chomp corners on cards all the time now just cause I can and cause it chomps like the paper is "buttah"!!

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  9. Great card. Love my Versamark pad too!

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  10. Never knew that about VersaMark and dye inks, thank you!!

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  11. I have nevefr tried the VersaMagic inks, but I guess I better get to Michael's tomorrow. Hope they have them. Thanks for the tip about the scissors too. This was a really good blogpost. There was lots to learn from you as someone I absolutely admire.

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  12. Heather I forgot to ask if you can use the VersaMagic for embossing?

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  13. Beautiful card! So fun to see all of your go-to favorites today!

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  14. I love seeing what you use because your cards are ALWAYS perfect! <3

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Thanks for stopping by! :)