Monday, February 23, 2009

A Few of My "Favorite Things"- Scrapbooking Tools

I cleaned and reorganized my Scrapbook Room this past week and I was looking at all of the different tools I had just for this hobby. I asked myself, "why this tool...and I looked at things that I purchased long ago but still had and "used"....I guess you can call those my "favorites"....I then found myself justifying each of the items and whyI had to have them.....so I came up with a list and took pics of the "Must Haves" or "favorite" tools that I used....


This is a "Clip It" and it is a favorite because I purchase a lot of "embellies" and such that I was placing in a basket and unless I went through it, they would get lost in the basket or I never saw them.....So, I got the "Clip It" and it allows me to see a lot of my embellies.....and I use them more....Though I have the top tier on the "Clip It"....I think I need another one....This really is a nice tool to have.....

The MM Carousel.........This house all of my small tools that I need while SBing....I really love this lil carousel....It keeps everything I need at arms reach.....I also have the square (target) one on another workstation.....serves the same function...but these really come in handy.


This is the StampinUp Color Caddy....I received my very first set of SU ink pads for christmas and did not have anywhere to store them.........I immediately fell in love with the inkpads and wanted more of them.....Someone on the MB mentioned the color caddy and it was a "must have" to store my inkpads....So after ordering the color caddy ....I had to get more inkpads......So now I need the other two (2) sets.......




I have quite a few "Cutting Systems"....but really like this one, EK Success "Curvy Cutters"....I guess each of them serves a purpose........It maybe something about EK Success that I really like......I am finding that quite a few of my favorite tools are EK Success.....

Another "EK Success" product that I use a lot(Circle Scissors).....I have it placed on top of a round piece of glass that "was" a table top.......it really makes for a smooth cut...


The "Scor-Pal and Scor-it".....and I use them both....I use the Scor-Pal for everything.....and the Scor-it for those small creases on Cards.....but I also use the Crafter's Companion - Enveloper, Score Board, and Majestic- Embosser....(below)....Serves the same purpose as the Scor-Pal and Scor-It....but I ended up with all of them and the "Ultimate " Crafter's Companion- which is a Carry all with all of the components....I actually ended up with two (2) of the Ultimate Crafter"s Companions.......I am thinking about sending it back......I don't know why I thought it was different than what I already had....but I thought "Pro" made it a totally different system....and I ordered it....I also thought it was new because evryone was raving about it and I purchased it originally in October of 2008....so the 2009 CHA took place ....and "Crafter's Companion introduced it........sooooo I thought it was a "NEW" item....I may keep it as a RAK for one of my sisters.....but that may become a fight(Hehe...)........I guess I will make a decision about it later........ This is another tool that I can see becoming quite a "fovorite"......I have only made one (1) video so far....but I can see using this a lot....Once I got a hang of it....the videos were very easy to make and the camera was super easy to use......

And of course this is everyones "Favorite" most used....tool....The "ATG" gun....I actually have two(2) and both comes in handy when I have others around scrapbooking....We don't have to wait for the other to finish.....there is a "spare".....
The "Bind-It-All"....another favorite....I have not used it a lot lately....but it's there when I need it.........This is my all time favorite for making books, etc....

This will be the last one I show in this post....but these are not my only "favorites" or "must have" tools....I will post more later......This is the "HomePro Setters"....they work just like the Crop-a-dile and Big Bite.....I never could get use to that Big Bite....and I have two (2) of them....I use my Crop-a-dile a lot...but I like the HomePro Setter because it has a corner tool that allows you to put metal edges on the corner of your Layouts and cards.......So I guess they both serve a purpose..... Okay....Tha's it for now....I will show you all more later......

5 comments:

Regina G. said...

I love EK Success too. Those curvy cutters are the best circle cutters ever.

Norine said...

some of your fav are mine to wish I could get something for my ink pads I use the colorbox love that ink caddy you have
hugs
Norine

Heather Bares said...

oooooh, you have some fun tools!!! I want a Clip It up so bad. I bought one and then returned it and now regret it!!! I haven't been able to find one locally since, UGH!

all4sydney said...

WOW...Ms. Dee you have a STORE!! :)

I'm so jealous!! I want to come play!! :)

cropgirl said...

You have a lot of great scrap tools! And your scraproom look so well organized. :)

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