Saturday, June 16, 2007

More BLOG Candy....

Hi Everyone! I am so sorry I have not posted ANYTHING since Wednesday. Life has been an adjustment since school is out for the summer :-) But I am going into stamping withdrawl...LOL!!! I have had some great new stamps arrive too that I want to get using. So I promise I will be sharing some creations soon!

But until then I am offering some blog candy again. This time what I want you to do is put a comment linked to this post as to what your FAVORITE crafting item is and that you just CAN'T live without it. I have many favorites, but I would have to say that I can't live without my ATG adhesive gun. Thanks to a crafting bud who got me hooked on that :-)

I will be doing the drawing on Monday night (well, actually my hubby & two girls will be doing it for me)! I will pull 3 names again. The grand prize will be a clear stamp set by Studio G along with a card made by me. The 2nd & 3rd prizes will be cards made by me. (When I send you a card I do not write inside so that you can use it how you like and the back is not signed.)

I can't wait to see all of your comments!!! And again, thanks for taking a peek at my blog. You all have been so kind with your comments.

94 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love my cuttlebug embssing folders. Beth Eldridge

Susan Rentfrow said...

Hi Kim,
I would have to say my favorite tool that I cannot live without is my Xyron 900! I use it for almost any project....even ones with the thickness of coasters :)
The refills are kind of expensive, but they go a surprisingly long way. I have always managed to find them at Michaels at 40% off, or with a coupon. People kid me when I do a demo...they say I should be working for xyron!
Sue Rentfrow
zilla@rentfrow.us
www.scrapzilla.myctmh.com

Amanda said...

I would have to say my favorite tool would be all my alphabet stamps. I use them CONSTANTLY. I absolutely LOVE being able to consistanly create wonderful sayings,titles and journalling! And when I use my acrylic stamps, I can make sure the word fits where I need it to, even in tricky odd spaces!

Lorie said...

Other than my Bella's my favorite crafting item is my Cuttlebug. I love it because of the fun, interesting, and different backgrounds and more that you can make with it. http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2732&PRODID=prd51721&source=search

Joanns has them on sale right now!

Wendy Hawkinson stampinfool@tds.net said...

My favorite tool is the mat pack and paper piercer from SU! :) I love to do faux stitching on my cards. I also use it to pierce holes in punched flowers that are too small for a hand punch.

Ally Stamps said...

I would have to say I cannot live with out Primas!! I just discovered them and I have to use them on everything!!

Karen said...

Oh there are so many things but what comes to mind first and foremost is my Cuttlebug. I have numerous dies and embossing folders(not all Cuttlebug) that I seem to use at least one on all of my projects.

scrappin mama said...

Wow, that is a hard question! I have to say I love my stamps and inks,, I use them on every page..

Love your blog, btw! I am just getting started on mine!
Lory

CAKVD said...

Hi! I can't live without my Cricut! It is so awesome! I only got it a month ago, and now I wish I would have gotten it soomer! Thanks!
Cheryl KVD

Clearly Inspired said...

I do love my Cuttlebug, but I would have to say my clear stamps are my favorite. I don't do a project without them.

Adair said...

I have many favorite craft things, but I would have to say that I cannot live without my Stamp-a-ma-jig. I use it every time I stamp.
Adair Svoboda
asvoboda@juno.com

Shannon Niziolek said...

Ohhh what I can't live without...Hmmm. Everything! LOL =)
It would probably be my stamps. I absolutely love to stamp. It was my first passon. I can still remember what I took my first class and learned how to use those stamps. Ohh I was in heaven!!! =)

-Shannon Niziolek
sniziolek@verizon.net

Kristi Ferro said...

I love the Gamsol and Pencils..Can't color without those...
Kristi

Diane said...

Well, this is a hard question!! I love my Cuttlebug embossing folders, but I guess I would have to say I would be lost with out the SU ink pads....I LOVE THEM!!
Diane

Jenstampingpad said...

This is such a touch question, although I try to use several different types of media, stamps, stickers, paper, eyelets. After much debate I invested in some punches and now I want to use them all of the time. I still don't know if I like the paper piecing idea, but I am still learning.

The Mouser 5 said...

My favorite stamping tool is my embossing gun and powders.....I am so hooked on embossing right now and want to emboss everything. I love watching the heat change the powder into a shiny color. Kinda reminds me of my childhood days when we would do shrinky dinks and watch them in the oven.
Pam
jpmouser@yahoo.com

Allie Gower said...

Can't live without my Tonic Cutter. I could not scrap without something to cut the paper.

Andrea Hays said...

VersaMark is my must have! I use it all the time and I just love it! Thanks for the giveaway!

Pamela O'Connor said...

I can not live without my Close To My Heart cardstock! It is the foundation for everything that I create and because it comes in 60 colors that coordinate with all other CTMH products...how could I go wrong! Ü Love it!

P.S. I got my blog candy package yesterday and I just love the cards you made Kim. They are adorable! Thank you!

Melanie said...

I would have to pick the crop-o-dile as my favorite tool because of it's versatility. I used it to add a belt hole so I can use a belt I had sitting around that was too big. I used it to add holes to my SU! ribbon holder so it works better. And, of course, it is great for adding eyelets to projects - from cards, to tins, to clothes!

Jenni said...

I agree with everyone else ... it is very hard to pick just one!! I love my Stampin' Up! CS & stamp sets but as far as something I could not live without ... it would be brads - I am addicted to them!! I try to find a reason to put at least one on most of my projects!!

Jenni

Anonymous said...

Hi,
There are so many things thate I can't live without. I am trying to think of the thing I use the most and right now I would have to say that it is my aquapainter. It is so great and you can use it with so many mediums or just to help you tear paper.

Missy K.

Larry And Linda Pederson said...

My favorite tool has to be my clear stamps and inks. I use them for my scrapbooking as well as card making

Little One said...

Well, right now it would have to be my clear stamps or my Crop-a-dile! It is the BEST on making holes in anything and setting eyelets so quitely. I just began using clear stamps and they are so perfect making just about anything easier to stamp!

Janeen

Miki said...

Tough question.. I can't live without most of my stuff! But the thing I use almost always, no matter what is my Cutterpede Paper Cutter. I use it to cut and score just about every day. It's portable and simple. Love it!

Anonymous said...

My fave tool is actually my Stampin' Up markers! I got the whole set when I had a party, and I love them. Both for writing and stamping. All the colors you could need, and easy to store in the case!

Fun to see what everyone else loves!

Anne
Check out my favorite site for handmade bath and beauty products!
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My name is Stacey said...

I too agree....JUST ONE!?!
I think my favorite tool, right now, is my crop-a-dile. It's SO easy to use, no pounding and it's QUIET!

Jodi said...

I can't live without my cricut. My kids got it for me for christmas and I am so addicted to it. I love all the new cartridges they keep coming out with. What I can not understand though is why all the stores aren't carrying any of the new ones that came out in june yet so far. Driving me crazy and forcing me to go to Ebay for them. LOL
Jodi Raeburn
kopda@msn.com

Anonymous said...

My name is Julie and I can't live without my scrapbooking case. I can set up my LOs and put the stamps and pics and embellishments in it and it is ready to go with me whenever I need it to be. BUT.. I have other favorites,like my stamps and inks. But I can't live without my scrapbooking case.

Heather Leech said...

I have to agree with you about my ATG gun. Now that I have it, I can't imagine using any other kind of adhesive for cardstock! It's so much more cost effective and everything stays stuck!!
Heather L.

Bev Sendaydiego said...

My favorite tool is my Fiskars 12" paper trimmer that I bought in 1996 or 1997 from Costco. It has changeable blades including scoring, perforating and victorian.

Larcy said...

How can I pick just one? I love, love, love Primsa pencils.

Larcy
jaxn8tive@yahoo.com

jodene said...

I would say my favorite tool is my watercolors. I'm just a big kid(still like to color)

Márcia Mattos said...

I love my cuttlebug, but I admit I coudn't live without my stamps, clear or rubber.

hugs
Marcia

malieta said...

My favorite tool right now is my signo uni-ball pen.Thank you for the blog candy drawing!

Angel said...

I love my Cuttlebug!!! But there are lots of things I don't want to live without here in my craft room!

Mclaughlin said...

I would say my favorite tool would be my stamps they are my favorite I love all different kinds and can not wait for the new catty! And I am hooked on bellas and fellas!!! They rock!! Jess:)

scfranson said...

My favorite tool is my paper cutter by Fiskars.
Claudia F.

Debby said...

I guess I have two and can't choose between which I like the best. So I am going to say my cuttlebug embossing folders and the crop-a-dile.

Jinny said...

I think my newest favorite is my new Purple cow 2 in 1 cutter.

Enjoyed your blog!
Jinny

Melanie said...

\My favorite tool would be SU's Color Coach. I can't function without it!

Melanie said...

My favorite tool would be SU's Color Coach. I can't function without it!!!

Anonymous said...

I would have to say my favorite tool to use is my cuttlebug and folders. I use them a lot due to my 12 year old daughter saved up her babysitting money and purchased it for me for mothers day. I cried when I opened it. I had been wanting one for a while. We do many projects together with it. I am so blessed with such a special daughter. She is my best tool.
Sonia
tex8798@comcast.net

Cathy said...

More Candy WHOOO HOOO! That's one thing I can't life without...these days! Love your blog. Can't live without would be my sizzix machine. It love cuttlebugs and dies. Thanks for a chance.

JoAnn said...

My favorite thing right now is my piercer and mat pack. I find a place to pierce everything!! Either a corner, or a line at the bottom, sometimes with faux stitching and sometimes without. It's subtle, but adds the perfect finishing touch.

Pat S. said...

Hi Kim!
Thanks for the chance to win one of your cards :)

I was glad to see someone else choose Stamp-A-Majig.
My friends laugh at me because I simply HAVE to use it. I just can't stand if something isn't lined up right!

Debbie said...

I love my ATG glue gun too! It is so much easier than anything else I have used.
zoo4p@casscomm.com

Therese K said...

My sizzix machine, I have many dies and also use the cuttlebug embossing folders with it.

Nancy Grant said...

Hey there, :-)
My most faithful carding tools are my tweezers and my piercing tool. I love them because they help me make all my cards.
Smiles,
NG.

Darlene L said...

My favorite and the first one I bought is my embossing heat gun. I seem to always be grabbing it for all sorts of things.

Shannon McGann said...

There are so many! I guess the one thing I can't live without is my Fiskars 12" paper cutter with scoring blade.

Sara said...

I am new to stamping and cardmaking but have been scrapbooking for a while. I would have to say that I love the circle and oval cutters from Creative memories. I use them for everything but if I had a chance to choose a new tool I think that I would try the Cuttlebug. I already have a couple of their embossing sheets picked out if I can get one ;-)

Michelle Hatch said...

So, so hard to pick just one! I have been using my liquid glass a lot lately. So I guess I am going to have to go with that. Next week it may be something different!

mhatch2003@yahoo.com

Tanya said...

I love my aqua painters. I can't seem to make a card without them!
Thank you so much for inviting me to your blog.
Tanya

Cindy Keery said...

I'd have to say my favorite item is my cuttlebug. My most used item is my 12" fiskars paper trimmer, though. I can't make a card without it!

Stamping with Me! said...

I love all of my tools!! It's hard to pick just one! I would have to say it's my punches from Stampin' Up! I have been using those alot latly!!! I just love my spiral punch I use to cover boks and journals that I find at the dollar store, Tjhis is the cooliest punch yet!! Can't wait to but the scalloped punch from the new catty in 2 weeks!!!Yeah.....
Melissa Hedine-Tootle
melissastamps2@mn.rr.com
mommystampincreation.blogspot.com/

Shelby said...

Hi Kim, I guess I would have to say that my newest favorite would be my cuttlebug and all the diecuts and embossing folders I have collected. Today I went to a rubber and paper show. Lots of rubber but not a whole lot of paper. I did buy some new stuff and was reminded of some of the old stuff I had bought. But they can't replace the cuttlebug yet.
Shelby Dunning
i2boppa@yahoo.com

Flossie's Follies said...

I would have to say my cuttlebug, it is so easy, puts the fun back in emobssing.

Heidi said...

I absolutely love my SU Markers!! They bring such wonderful colors to & bring an image to life!

Great blog!! Keep up the awesome work!

Shannon K said...

I can't be without my Cuttlebug these days. I have got all my stampin friends addicted to it now too!!

Monique said...

I can't live without my Mono Adhesive, love that stuff so much, hate to use others. If I had a diecut machine I am sure that would be my favourite too.
Monique
damita98@mts.net

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

I couldnt live with out my Glue pad! its so fun!

maiahs_momma said...

I would say the tool that I can't live without right now would be my Fiskars rotary paper cutter and all it's blades that you can get for it :)! Love your blog :)!

doverdi said...

I would have to say that like you, I can't live without my ATG adhesive gun. I also had a friend get me hooked on it. I would sit and watch her whip up cards so quickly using her ATG while I'd be slowly cutting the rolls of double sided tape, then slowly peeling off the backing, etc. She could do three cards to my one. Plus half the time the adhesive wouldn't stick and they'd fall apart. Love Love Love the ATG, that adhesive sticks like crazy.

Addictabella Angela said...

Wow...that's a hard one. I too love my ATG gun. But I think I'm going to have to go with my H2O brush. I love using it to color in my Bellas. It allows you to add so much dimension to your images, and it's easy to use with no mess. My Cuttlebug would have to run a close second. Great question.

Addictabella Angela (SCS Inky Button)

rochelle said...

I would have to say my favorite tool is my crop-a-dial. Without it, I can not set eyelets.

Rochelle Walls

Pattyjo said...

My favorite is my heat gun. I have really enjoyed all the embossing I have done. At first I was so amazed at embossing and the cool effect when you heated it up.

Mary Campbell said...

So many tools, so little space to write about them. My favorite right now is my cuttlebug I got for my Mother's Day gift. You can do so much with this tool to spice up your cards. Love it. Mary

Anonymous said...

I would have to say my favorite tool is the xyron "X"! It is awesome when you have the die cut letters and smaller pieces. So small with so many uses!
Kim
kimsscrappin@sbcglobal.net

KayellWY said...

I am quickly becoming reliant on my Cuttlebug embossing folders (I have a Wizard), but I think the one item that I use over and over again is my waterbrush. I love the watercolor look, so unless I'm using a bold stamp, I'm using my waterbrush. :)

Thanks for letting me play. :)

karen_l@bresnan.net

Colleen, PA said...

I love my bella stamps. I just think that they are so perfect.

Christine said...

I can't live without my new Cricut!! It's absolutely amazing!!! :)
-Christine

dana said...

Stamps....Stamps....Stamps...I am so addicted. I love using them for everything i can, cards, gifts, fabric, coasters. I love it when my friends challenge me to come up with a new card ....and my honey always says...mopre stamps sweetie? Don't you have everything you need? I just laugh....and ask dont you have everything you need for your sports car rebuild honey? End of discussion!!!! Love your site!!!

Kelly A. Battles said...

That's a tough question . . . . I guess the tool I could not live without is my new Cuttlebug. What did I do before it entered my life??? hee. . . hee. . . seriously, I do love it and have been using it a lot. It's also a fun thing to let my kids use since it's pretty safe for them to craft with me.

I just posted a card on my blog using the "Happy Birthday" embossing folder @ http://www.kellybstampin.blogspot.com

Elaine said...

Hello!! I guess my favorite tools are my cutter and Tombow Mono Multi glue (the one with the green caps on either end).

scrappintrish said...

I looooooove my punches!!!

KindredEsprit said...

I love to emboss, so my favourite tool is my heat gun. And I *just* got those Giga scalloped punches yesterday!!! I'd been waiting for them to come into my LSS since September!!! So excited!

Cristina

Beccasm said...

I could not live with out my Color Box chalk inkpads!! I ink everything I make. I have even got my 7 yr old daughter hooked on them!
I love your site and your creative ideas!
Becca
http://beccascreations.blogspot.com/

scrappintrish said...

I love punches. Especially the small and large oval punchs out of SU!

Cindy Vernon said...

I can't live without my cuttlebug. I can't believe Ihad it for 6 months before I tried it and now I use it every chance I get!

Pat S. said...

Hi Kim!
Thanks for the chance to win one of your cards :)

I was glad to see someone else choose Stamp-A-Majig.
My friends laugh at me because I simply HAVE to use it. I just can't stand if something isn't lined up right!

Kathy Ammons said...

Hi Kim, I have to say that my stamps and inks are my favorites things to use for both scrapping and card making. So many techniques & so little time!

Thanks for blogging & the candy!!

Kathy A
katinnwga@hotmail.com

Sherry said...

Patterned paper -- I love it! I have such a stash . . . I just have no willpower!

-- Sherry

Debbie said...

I would have to same the same as you. Ever since I got the ATG gun I couldn't be with out it. The best think I came across!!!

dd2njoy said...

I would have to say any kind of brads and embellishments, I use them on cards or scrapbooking!!
Thanks for the chance at the candy!

Stacey said...

I would have to say that my favorite item is my alphabet stamps ~ I use them for everything!

Dottie K said...

It would be my cuttlebug and signo white pen. I took Mish Mash advice and use it all the time now - when I have a touch up need. Thanks!

Linda SS said...

I think my favorite tool is probably my Spellbinder Wizard because it does everything except clean my craft room. It works with Cuttlebugs, Sizzix, and brass templates so is a versatile tool.

s said...

I would have to agree with you for sure! I can not live with out my ATG gun. I was tired of running out of adhesive by my 4th card. Once I found out about that gun I was hooked and had to buy the 1/4" one also.

3trikes said...

I love my crop-a-dile, but was anyone else disappointed at the lack of instructions ? I am always making a guess as to which ends to put together for eyelets and snaps.

3trikes@mts.net

Jenn Jones said...

As simple as it is...I love my cutter bee scissors...they are so sharp and just perfect for cutting around little corners!

Pat S. said...

Hi Kim!
Thanks for the chance to win one of your cards :)

I think my favorite item is Crystal Effects. It's so easy to spice up a card with just a dab here and a dab there!

Lilian said...

my favorite tool has to be my paper cutter... cuz i use it for every project. :)

Lisa Cox said...

Hi I just read your blog for the first time:) WOW! I am hooked! Love it:)
I have found since I joined CTMH. I can't live without the Glue. I love it!
Thanks for sharing with us!
I am adding this to my fav's list right now!:)