Friday, August 8, 2014

Five Things That I Can't Craft Without!

Happy Friday Everyone!

Today's blog is about those items that I just cant live without in my "Scrapping Space".

You know what I mean, right?  Those few precious items that you absolutely need to make any project perfect?  Those items that make you feel like a Scrapping version of  McGyver?

My first "go to" item and the one that I seem to use every time that I craft is my Cutter Bee scissors.  They are handy, small, able to trim tiny little details and the occasional hang nail.  :)  I guard these with everything that I have!

I love, love, love my Close to My Heart Versa mat!   I use it to cut and stamp.  I love that it has a measuring grid on one side, is a self repairing mat and if I turn it over, the surface is perfect for stamping.  this mat stays on my crafting desk and is used for almost all of my projects.

I make a lot of cards. A LOT!  My ATG Gun allows me to whip them up pretty quickly!  My friends think that I just like the ATG because it makes me feel like one of "Charlies Angels", and I wont lie, I do sometimes pose w it as if I am, but that, my friends, is an entirely different blog in itself.  The ATG is a pretty large investment from a crafting perspective, but use a coupon for 50% if you get one.  Its worth the cost!

My Xyron's (sighhhh)  Have you ever cut something out from your Cricut or Cameo that was so small that you couldn't use your ATG and any amount of glue would ruin it?  Yep, me too!  I was introduced to the Xyron and I have never looked back.  As a matter of fact, I have two different sizes.
For those of you that don't know what a Xyron is, it, in short, is a "sticker maker".  You roll, push or wind your paper piece through the machine and it comes out the other side w a sticky backing.  Everything can be made into a sticker! Well, almost everything.  The "popcorn experiment" didnt really work out too well. These machines are pretty affordable and the cost way out weighs the aggravation on using tape or glue on those delicate projects.


My latest NEED for crafting is the ShinHan Alcohol based markers. I love coloring. Its one of my guilty pleasures.  I have a 5 yr old daughter and now we get to do this together .  She has her Crayolas and I have "mommy's markers".

I love how smoothly and evenly these markers "color".  I love my projects with them.  Keep on following and you will see more items that I make with them.

Some of  my other blogging friends have listed their "Must haves" as well.  Hop on over and see what they have to say that they cant live without!  you never know, you might find something new to add to your stash!

Dedra at

Eileen at

Debra at

Brenda at

Ivy at

So, what are your "Must Haves"?  Leave a comment on your top 5 must haves and be automatically entered into my drawing for 3 free ShinHan alcohol based markers.  You will have your choice of 24 brilliant colors.  The winner of the drawing will be announced on Saturday, August 16, 2014.  Good luck!

Thank you for stopping by!


  1. I am planning on playing with the shinhan markers this weekend. I can't wait to see your projects. Maybe I will be inspired to create more with the lovely colors.

  2. We have a few of the same things on our love I am trying out my new markers today, I am not that good though. I just finished a wedding card and I colored in the bells on top of the cake and then I added glitter to cover up my tacky Great post by the way, I need to add more glamour to my blog. I also love your ribbon background.

  3. All these were on my "additional" list! Great picks :) ~Paper Canvas Creations

  4. I am excited to see what you create with the new markers. I also got them bu have yet to play with them.

  5. Great go-to list... I too love my ATG and the new markers. I am a Copic girl and these new markers are now right up there with them. I am your newest subscriber and will look forward to seeing more of your fun creations!
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