Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Month of Giveaways - Week 2

Before I get to the 2nd giveaway I need to draw a winner from the hat for all of the entries for week #1....  

And that winner is.....

Gerri Carter

Gerri Carter  April 8, 2017 at 3:47 PM

I love card making too! And collecting all the goodies to make them...maybe a little too much! I love color and rich looking textures and baubles and Golds and oh dear....I babbled. I love them all!

Congratulations Gerri! 
Please e-mail me your snail mail addy.

Now on to week #2's question...

What are your top 3 must have craft goodies?  
(beyond the basics of paper, glue and stamps, oh and photos if you scrap.)

My top 3 would consist of...

1. Fiskars Micro Tips - I've had them since I started crafting and I don't know what I'd do without them. They stay sharp forever I think - almost 20 years for this pair!

2. ATG gun - I've saved SOOOOOO much money since I bought it and it's a great adhesive.

3. Big Kick & Dies - so much goodness comes from that machine.

Now it's your turn!


  1. My top 3 things are:
    1. ATG gun - absolutely! don't think I could live without it...have had it for at least 20 years.
    2. stamps, stamps, stamps and more stamps!
    3. ink pads - dye, pigment, distress and now distress oxides.
    there is a lot more but think these are my staples.
    stamping sue

  2. Top three things are my score board, I have the Martha Stewart one, scor tape and my Cuttlebug for dies and embossing folders.

  3. My MISTY, It makes stamp placement so much easier and faster. It's a game changer.
    My Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy Cleaner, it make quick work of stamp cleaning
    Sizzix and dies, can't art without them

  4. Hmmm, my top 3 craft goodies would be ribbon, rhinestones, and my Tombow Adhesive. Of course, I probably collect more ribbon than I use but I still love it!

  5. Let me see always my Big Shot I have three of these machines, can't be without I started this card crafting and scrapbooking about three years ago and Oh MY what fun! of course my intricate dies, what a collection I have, and all of my embellishments, must have for my creativity. lots of fun.

  6. The things I use most are my MISTI, BIG SHOT with the precision plate, and of course my dies!!!! Can't seem to do any crafting without these three, and then of course there are more things. But these three are my main things.

  7. Love my Cricut Expression. I can make quick, but impressive cards using a quick cut or two or make something elaborately detailed and layered like pirate ships and castles for my grandchildren. Stamps India's are #2 and #3. I enjoy experimenting with different techniques and effects with both.

  8. What I would miss most if I did not have them would be my die cutting machine, that little brush tool that gets all the parts out of the die and GLITTER!

  9. Well, probably number one would be my Big Shot and accessories. Favorite tool of all time...then my Gelli Arts printing plate. I can print happily for hours. I guess third would be stamps. Boy, hard questions...:)

  10. 1. an old, gummy scissors that i use for thick items, as a screwdriver & more 2. cthru rulers 3. a pokey tool, found in the craft section for about $3

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  12. My craft tools would be: paper cutter, Bind It All, and Big Shot. Though there are lots of small tools I use all the time, too.

  13. Not sure I could live without my: Silhouette Cameo, ATG, and MISTI.

  14. Die cutter and dies, Tonic paper cutter, and Scotch double stick tape are my go-to items!

  15. My most used favorites are my ATG, Big Shot with dies and embossing folders, and Tim Holtz ink blending tools. I held out on buying a Big Shot for years and years and now I use it on nearly every project!

  16. hard to say just 3, but I would love a MISTI, some type of Dye Cutter, like Big Shot & a Gelli printing plate

  17. Do we really have to pick just three?. Ok...(1) My fiskars paper trimmer, (2) my genimi, it moved my big shot wayyyy down the list, and (3) Misti stamping tool (it's hard to think of making a card without it now that I've become so dependent on it. There I did it it but my list is so much longer. Maybe I should have said new stuff lol.

  18. 1) Big Kick
    2) MISTI, original size
    3) Word dies

  19. I love my embossing folders, my Stampin Up punches in all shapes and sizes and my paper trimmer - I have 4 different ones but my fav is an old 5x7 Creative memories guillotine cutter - it has a little drawer for my stash of scissors, bone folder, small ruler and pens!

  20. I'd have to have my Distress Ink, and now Distress Oxide, Tonic paper trimmer and my Cuttlebug and dies. There is I can count the ink as 1 then I did it!

  21. My top 3
    Cut N Boss used mostly for embossing so of course also the folders
    Scan N Cut machine because it is usually easy to cut stamped images plus can quickly cut die cuts
    eBrush machine for coloring flowers, ribbon, lace, buttons etc. when I need a color I don't have has saved a lot of money. Also I can do so many other fun things with it. :-)
    The ATG gun is on my wishlist.


Thanks for your thoughts and comments!