Friday, March 2, 2012

A CardMonkey's Favorite Things! Blog Hop This Weekend -- BIG blog candy!!!

When one of my very favorite blogger friends DENA JONES invited me to join the "Our Favorite Things Blog Candy Extravaganza", I immediately started thinking of what are my favorite things that I use in my craft room.

I know this is an unusual "take" on the assignment. Some bloggers are posting about their favorite people, favorite techniques, favorite cards or layouts that they used.

It must be saying something about me that my mind went instantly to shopping!!!

And since blog candy giveaway is one of the requirements to join in this Hop, I thought, "well, why not giveaway a bunch of your favorite things, CardMonkey."  (Actually, I don't really refer to myself in the third person ... much. LOL)

I started assembling my giveaway, and it started growing bigger and bigger ... and this post has gotten longer and longer in the months we've had to prepare. So without further ado, let me FIRST show you my fabulous giveaway prize that will be going to ONE lucky CardMonkey follower who leaves a comment below this weekend!   (Please be SURE you are a follower on Google Friend Connect -- it's how I check to be sure you're a follower. If instead you get my posts by e-mail or some other way, PLEASE tell me so in your comment).

And let me get down to the business of the Blog Hop first .... You should have come here from Jamie's blog, and you'll be heading to Shannon's blog when you're done here. To get to ALL the fun and prizes GALORE, please start at the very beginning of the Blog Hop at our Hostess Dena's blog. (All of those links are live, so hop, hop, hop!!)

NOW, without further ado, allow me to share with you my PaperJungle essentials ... MY favorite things, in no particular order...

Pink ATG gun: Made by Scotch 3M, this gun dispenses a clean line of strong adhesive. Refills are available in acid-free for long lasting project. MSRP: $39.99
Good value: Use a 40 or 50% off coupon at a major retailer, like Michael's or AC Moore.
Best value: Win one as part of my "CardMonkey Favorites" blog candy!

Crop-A-Dile:  Made by We R Memory Keepers, a Crop-A-Dile is a tool that allows you to set eyelets and grommets, and also hole punch. There are versions available that are handheld, as well as those known as the "Big Bite" that are larger (for table-top use) and have a longer reach. I prefer the Big Bite because my hands are old and arthritic, but the picture here is that of the handheld version. MSRP: From $18 to $40.
Good value: Hunt one down on eBay, for about half the retail value, or use a coupon at a major retailer.
Best value: Win a handheld Crop-A-Dile as part of my "CardMonkey Favorites" blog candy!

HoneyBee Crafting Scissors: For most of my fussy cutting, I need very small, very fine cutting scissors with super-sharp points. I love how these feel in the hand. They're made by CutterBee, which is a division of EK Success. They're available in most crafting stores with an MSRP of $6.99.  I also like the Close to My Heart Micro-Tip Scissors (MSRP $9.95).
Good value: Best to buy these at a major retailer like Michael's, using a coupon.
Best value: Win a pair of HoneyBees as part of my "CardMonkey Favorites" blog candy!

Martha Stewart Fringing Scissors:  The name speaks for itself: all things crafty! Use these sweet special effects in cutting paper, for things like hair, fringe or grass, or to evenly slice tissue paper at the top of gift packages. MSRP: $12.99
Good value: currently has them listed for $10.07, with free shipping if you're a member of Amazon Prime. Get a free trial of Prime, too!
Best value: Win a pair as part of my "CardMonkey Favorites" blog candy!

Martha Stewart Fine Ball-Tip Glue Pen: While I'm speaking about the crafting Diva, let me say I can't live without my MS glue pens! They're a little tricky to figure out at first -- exert some pressure at the flexible glue well while laying down the glue, and you'll be just fine! I use it for EVERYTHING! 
Good value: Go directly to Martha Stewart Crafts' website by clicking this link. She sells these babies for $3.19 each and they're in stock. Remember, coupons don't always apply to MS craft items.
Best value: I'll part with a new one as part of my "CardMonkey Favorites" blog candy!

SookWang Scor-Tape: So now I'm stuck on adhesive -- oops, pardon the pun. Sometimes I crack myself up! ♥ For very strong hold especially on things like rosettes and boxes and such, you should use a good double-sided tape. My favorite is by SookWang Scor-Tape, distributed by Scor-Pal. It is a premium, double-sided, super-sticky, acid-free adhesive tape that's heat resistant. This means it will not lift up or curl when heated. Use it with many different media: glitter, embossing powder, foil, microbeads, flock, on chipboard, matboard, foamcore and more! It comes in all sorts of widths. My favorite to keep on hand are 1/8" (perfect for adhering thin strands of ribbon), 1/4" and 1/2" (best for those 3-D projects you see that I love!). Comes in rolls of 27 yards, all the way up to 4.5" wide!  MSRP: $4 (1/8") to $50 (4.5"), and everything in between.
Good value: The "official" distributor of Scor-Tape is Scor-Pal, and here's the link. However, you can generally find many on-line retailers who have it for about 10-15% less. E-bay is NOT a good place to buy this ... I haven't found any discounts on this genuine tape there.
Best value: I'll part with a roll of 1/2" SookWang Scor-Tape as part of my "CardMonkey Favorites" blog candy!

(Different colors are in the giveaway)
Copic Markers: Moving right along, let's talk a little about markers to color in your rubber or acrylic stamps, digi-art, or whatever moves you. I am addicted to Copic Markers. With a fine-tip flexible nib on one end -- such a great "hand" -- and a firmer broad nib on the other, these markers simply work great! They now come in 380 colors. They're refillable, and also, you can use Sketch Copics with an airbrush system. (I haven't gotten into that -- yet!)
Good value: Hands down, the best place to buy Sketch Copic Markers is from Terri Olsen at Stamps Alive! Terri's regular discount price on Copics is $4.20 each plus shipping -- a huge reduction in the MSRP of $6.99. P.S. Congratulations, Terri, on the birth of your new baby Grandson!!
Best value: Terri has generously agreed to sponsor my post here today, and so you'll get some of the prettiest color Sketch Copics in with the "CardMonkey Favorites" blog candy! Thanks, Terri!

White Gelly Pen:  I've tried them all, really I have. For terrific faux stitching on your cards or layouts, or to add accent dots or "eyelights" to your Create a Critters' eyes, use a White Gelly Pen.
Good value: I buy these at Michael's. I stock up when I have a 20% off your entire purchase, since they're just not pricey enough to waste a perfectly good 40% one item coupon.
Best value: I'll part with a new White Gelly Pen as part of my "CardMonkey Favorites" blog candy!

Acrylic Stamps: I'll confess -- I haven't been much of a stamper, and have only recently started collecting them to improve the versatility and ease of making a quick card with beautiful designs. Here are three of my favorite sets:

Waltzingmouse Stamps: Their Autumn-Winter sentiment set is crazy-versatile. Check out their other brilliant designs, too.

K Andrews Designs: Kristal's "Positive Thoughts" sentiment collection resonates with me, and I've used it often.

Peachy Keen Stamps: Called "PKS" on most crafty circles, this company has a wonderful selection, but it is most famous for their face stamps. Try the "Everyday Faces" or even Corny faces to add fun to even inanimate objects.

Good value: Occasionally you can find these used on the Internet, such as on one of my favorite Facebook Groups called "~Get It Sold~".  Otherwise, MSRP is in the $20 range for each of these sets.
Best value: I have one of the Waltzingmouse Autumn-Winter sentiment sets, as well as one KAD "Positive Thoughts" sentiment sets to give away as part of my "CardMonkey Favorites" blog candy!

Digi-Stamps: I am a digi-stampin' fool!  I love designs by Heather Ellis (particularly her Pure Innocence line) and MelJen Designs.
Good value: Digi-stamps are a GREAT value no matter where you purchase them, and you'll typically have to go directly to the source for them. You can reuse, resize, reprint and use them as often as you wish, of course, honoring the company's Angel Policy not to redistribute or sell them other than a product (e.g., card) you make with them. 

Cutting My Designs: I first got into papercrafting after my dear daughter Emily asked for a CRICUT for Christmas 2008. I had no idea what that was, but as soon as I found out, I bought one for "her" ... and then had to have one for myself. I planned to cut fabric with it, as I was "into" sewing appliques.

True confession: I gave up sewing when I saw how much fun it is to work with paper ...and six months later I started blogging about it. Since then, I've bought more than 120 cartridges, and growing strong.

My favorite Cricut cartridge -- my go-to -- is CAKE BASICS. And no, I don't decorate cakes with it. It has a TON of basic shapes and images that I'm always using. I keep it at my left hand at the Cricut station at all times.
My favorite NEW Cartridge is "ART PHILOSOPHY", a Close to My Heart exclusive. OMG, what wonderful images there are on that -- so versatile for every occasion! 
Another favorite is "WRAP IT UP" since I can cut shaped cards, packages and sentiments for just about every celebration. Again...versatility PLUS!
Good value: I've never been disappointed buying Cricut cartridges on E-Bay. Be careful though, if you're wanting the Cricut Reward Points and to be able to link up your cartridge to Cricut Craft Room or your Gypsy. Make sure you're buying NIB (New in Box). A favorite retailer there is "Proud Parents", who also sell online as
Best value: The Wrap It Up cartridge retails for $79.99 but I have an extra, NIB, and I'll give it away as part of my "CardMonkey Favorites" blog candy!

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies: Having acquired so many Cricut dies, I couldn't imagine why I'd ever want to get into collecting dies to cut on my Big Kick or Cuttlebug. But once you experience the intricate designs now available in dies by several different die manufacturers, you'll be hooked like I am. There's no way to reliably produce such intricate wafer-thin designs on a Cricut. My very favorite thin metal designs are produced by Cheery Lynn Designs!

Good value: My very favorite retailer for Cheery Lynn Designs dies is Alex at Happy Scrappy. Alex offers deep discounts on Cheery Lynn, and soon, Spellbinders dies too, and there is free shipping on domestic orders over $50 -- and reasonable flat rate shipping up to that. Alex generously provided several dies to me for blog hop giveaways, so is honored here as one of my Favorite Vendors sponsors. Please visit Happy Scrappy, shop, and tell him Ellen ♥ CardMonkey sent you!
Best value: I've given away several of the Cheery Lynn Designs dies Alex donated to me, but I've saved My CardMonkey Favorite, called "Fanciful Flourishes" to add to my blog candy here!

Paper: I'm a stickler for paper quality since I invest so much love into making my cards and other paper projects. Two lines are consistently My Favorites both for design and paper quality ("hand", thickness, etc.). Those are Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker LLC, and Bella Boulevard.  I have an Iris box full of NSS papers, which I turn to regularly to stimulate my creativity when designing a card.
Good value: My Favorite Retailer for all of the designer papers you might need is Stop and Scrap. They carry many, many major designers' lines, at great discounts, and their customer service is excellent!  I bought my latest supply of NSS "Li'l Monster" collection from them on clearance ... I don't think they're carrying NSS any more, but I'll be buying my next order of Bella Boulevard from them for sure, once my wallet can take the pressure of seeing all the other fantastic papers in stock and on pre-order. When I asked for an additional pack of "Li'l Monster" to giveaway, they didn't hesitate to step up to sponsor this prize ... thank you!!
Best value: I have a full collection of "Li'l Monster" paper set by Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker to giveaway in my blog candy, thanks to Stop and Scrap!

At the risk of totally boring you with more of my very Favorite Things, I'll list some more essentials in the PaperJungle, and may add to it over the course of this hop:

  1. GEEZ!!! I can't believe I missed this entirely in my main features list, since I use it ALLLLL the time ... STICKLES!!!!  I have them in every color available. I'm giving away one large bottle in my blog candy, too!
  2. Creative Charm Embellishments
  3. Hug Snug Seam Binding
  4. Mei Flower Satin Ribbon
  5. Action Wobbles
  6. Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue
  7. My hot glue gun (any one!)
  8. Martha Stewart fine glitter
  9. - for everything!
  10. Shutterfly for photo books
  11. Ikea - for scrap storage supplies
  12. I-Rock and I-Top
  13. Online shopping
  14. USPS online shipping of Priority Packages - 15% discount!
  15. Crafting magazines for inspiration (Paper Crafts, Scrapbooks Etc., CardMaker, Creative Keepsakes, Cricut Magazine, Cards .... I buy 'em all or subscribe (cheaper)
  16. ... more coming soon! ...
Thank you again to the following of MY favorite vendors for sponsoring some of the items in my blog candy today, and for being supportive of crafters who blog, generally!!  Please patronize:

To qualify for my "CardMonkey's Favorite Things Blog Candy" (pictured above), you must:

  1. Be a follower of CardMonkey via Google Friend Connect, so I can check my list. If you can't join GFC, then please indicate in your comment how you follow my posts (e-mail, etc.). Sorry if this sounds cranky, but I do put a lot of time and effort into my blog and I want you here :).
  2. Leave a comment during the "Our Favorite Things Blog Candy Extravaganza Blog Hop", March 3-4, here on the CardMonkey blog. The comment MUST include the answer to this question: "What is YOUR favorite thing in your arsenal of paper crafting?  It can be a product, a service, a vendor, a supply, whatever. Please be specific, and if you'd like, provide links ... Let's build a Resource Directory together!"
  3. Your comment should also include a way for me to contact you when you win! 

A Winner has been announced and it's SUZANNE ROSEBERRY!  Congratulations! To others, thank you for playing along. All comments are still welcome, but you will not qualify for this blog candy any longer. 

Now, for more of Our Favorite Things, please hop over to Shannon's blog at

Thanks for stopping by! And Good Luck!!


Edwina said...

I forgot to answer your question. My favorite thing is my Ad Tech adhesive runner that is good for doing small items. I love my ATG, but it is best for larger pieces. Plus My Cricut. It would be terrible without it. Edwina Brown

Tonya said...

My favorite scrapbook supplier is

I love this online store. She has wonderful customer service, most orders go out next day, and frequent sales. To clear her inventory to get ready for the new CHA releases she had a 75% off sale! Love it!!

tonya.morgan @

Glennis F said...

Wow - that is a lot of favourites. Mine would be my Martha Stewart Scor board - I love it. Thanks for the chance to win

farrellg41 at hotmail dot com

Jennifer McLean said...

hello Ellen,
thought I'd enter... hmmm, picking my favorite tool??
Difficult. Very difficult. Well if I pick something I just ordered and don't have yet I'd pick my new watercolor pencils (120 colors!) by faber-Castell, now I work with like 36 colors and I'm soooooo limited with that.

Now, If you force me to choose something I have NOW in my possession I'd have to say my sakura pigma micron archival ink pens. I have almost 50 of them, nearly all black, LOL. Watercolor paper soaks up ink and I have to switch pens and let the one I was using "rest" so I have 12 of each nib size. Yes, I'm obsessive but a project I just did ate up almost a dozen of my pens. Thirsty paper, lol.
Great blog candy, I'm coveting several things!
Obviously I'm a follower on both tools plus I follow you on bloglovin', don't want to miss a post!
Jenn of

alethea said...

YOu have loads of favourite things just like me!!! I love my flowers, buttons, 3d dots, buttongs, bling et, I could go on...LOL I do love my simple cutting ruler too!! Love all your favourite things and think I'll have to look into some of them cos I like the look of them!! Thanks for a chance to win your fabulous candy!! I am a new follower but have looked around your blog and I love your creations so can't wait to come back and see more!!
aletheajohnston @ yahoo . com


WOW that is alot of stuff that you are giving away!! I have many favourites but right know I seem to be using my Spellbinders nestabilities alot more then my cricut ( so sad to say that):( I am already a follower via Google Friend connect. thank you so much for the chance to win!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Star said...

Quite frankly, YOU are my favorite supplier of ideas, help, go-to's, inspiration, motivation, bail-outs, and more. If I had to choose a favorite tool, I've been a lot of fun with my Cuttlebug.

Ellen Jarvis said...

Awwww, Star ... YOU are my Favorite Friend, and certainly one of my longest-time friends (33 years??!). What a sweetheart you are! I am glad to hear that you're enjoying your Cuttlebug, 'cause I passed it down to you when I got a Big Shot. The Cuttlebug suits you well as a "favorite" since you're cute as a bug too!! :) LOVE YOU!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Carolyn said...

Wow, love what you have for candy. I think favorite tool is the cuttle bug,(besides my cricut and gypsy)I am a follower already by google Thanks for a chance to win.


LadybugCarrie said...

My favorite scrap tool is my Cricut. I can't seem to make a card or project without cutting something from my Cricut! :-) I am a follower via Google Friend Connect. Thanks for the chance to win! :-)
carrie dot slaughter at gmail dot com

Tambo said...

Ellen, Wow! You are over the top here girl! How on earth can I just pick one favorite thing? Hmm, OK I am going to pick one of my latest finds. My BFF's have introduced me to Mouse House stamps. They are very cute pictures of mice doing fun and funny things. They also have a few other animals in the line of the stamps. However at the stamp store they are quite expensive. I think Hobby Lobby carries them, but I don't have that store close by. I found an online stamp store that carries these stamps at a great discount. My collection is growing. I love using my copics on these images. The website is RK Stamps!
They also carry other stamps there too. I am already a follower. tfs for being so generous! Tami

Tambos Creations!

ScrapYourWorld said...

WOW Ellen, You know how to do it up right!! I love how you have the song playing in the background! I will be singing it all day now. THANKS.. :) he he...
Well my favorite thing would have to be my cutter. Were would us girls be without it!! But my favorite accessory would have to be my ATG gun. A girls got to have some type of adhesive to put all our FABULOUS projects together with!!
I'm going to figure out this goggle connect thing and follow you that way. Thanks for a chance to win an AWESOME array of goodies.

Margie said...

My favorite thing has to be my Cricut! I have had it for almost 3 years, and still use it all of the time!
I follow you through GFC

Sugarlips said...

Thanks so much Ellen for the chance to win such fabulous prizes. I follow you by email, and I have for quite a while :)

My favorite thing is my prismacolor pencils. I just got them a few weeks ago and I love them.


Vicki said...

Wow Ellen, your list of favorites is amazing. Wish I had such a list when first starting out and didn't know what to buy. My favorite thing (at the moment) is prima flowers. I love using flowers on layouts. I'm a follower.

vwilson577 at

Me-Ma Kim said...

HOLY COW! That's an AWESOME Giveaway! I am hopping through today. I just became a follower of your blog. My favorite thing is Scrapbook Paper, ANY kind!! LOVE it and can't get enough! LOL!! Thanks BUNCHES for the chance to win. Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim
kimnsammy at gmail dot com

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wowwy wow! I must say we share some of the same favorites for sure, I just love my ATG and would be lost without it... Now onto my ultimate favorite arsenal ( I love how you put that, hehehe! ) Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive! I can not live without it! It works so fast and is so strong! I usually get it at JoAnn's, it isn't very expensive and I stock up when they are running a sale like the one they have this weekend with an extra 15% off your total purchase ( coupon available online! )... thanks so much for all of your listings and where to find things I now have some new resources! Have a great weekend!
lisascreativeniche at

Amanda said...

WOW. This giveaway is amazing. :) My favorite thing right now would have to be Cardz Tv Stamps. I love them. you can find them at
Have a wonderful day. thank you for this wonderful giveaway.

ahaynes4305 at yahoo dot com

Viji Siddharth said...

Oh my goodness!! That is like a jackpot of scrappy stuff! I would love to win! Have to checkout your blog. I am a new follower:-) my favorite thing is paper and stamps. Right now I am in love with echo park paper... And stamps....I am in love with pink by design and market street stamps background stamps. Thankyou for the chance!!

Viji Siddharth said...

This is hillarious. I am already a follower. I am so embarassed now:(

Anonymous said...

Awesome things! My favorite it all of my pattern paper--can't ever have enough pattern paper!
I'm already a follower!

Thanks for the great giveaway-

Crafting And Beyond said...

I love how you shared all your favorites from your scraproom. I will have to be honest I have maybe 1-2 items that you showed I am excited to try all of your favorites.. I am a lasting impression Dry embosser I love my light box and Brass templates.. I am just barely getting into the cricut and all its glory. I am just learning stamping..I love my quick kutz , never even heard of a copic marker until recently so I'm a bit rosey checked embarresed typing this now!!! LOL.. I am a hug fam of yours and am thankful your brought my attention to alot of ammazing products!!!! Happy Crafting Susan.

Liz said...

I have to say ellen this comment has taken me the longest to answer ever. I just couldn't think of the one thing I go to all the time, but besides my ATG - which is a must - Stickles are my all time go to because of the variety of colors you can bling up anything and I mean anything!!

thanks for the chance to win!

Theresa said...

This is so fun and nice of you :). My favorite thing right now is prob my bucket organizer, I love how it holds everything and it spins and doesn't take up allot of space.....I do realize it wouldn't be my fav if I didn't have other good stuff to put in it :). Thanks again for a chance to win. I am already a lover....I mean follower ;)

rlovew said...

What an amazing list of favorite things and telling us how to get them at the best prices is an added bonus- thank you so much. My favorite thing for crafting is my xyron 250 machine- I use it on so many of my projects- especially for letters and sentiments (that I print/stamp on velum many times).

Judy said...

Ellen, honestly, my heart was pounding by the time I reached the end of your post!! Are you kidding? Okay, I love my Scal software .. use it almost every day:-) with my Cricut. When it dies, I will have to go to another cutter that still works with scal. I would also be lost without my white Gelly pen. I am already a follower...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Nancie said... that some of your favorite things are some of mine!
Always love checking out your blog!

My favorite scrapbooking item is ribbon, I just love to incorporate it into mostly ever project I do!
Thank you for the chance to win!!

Already a follower and big fan!

T said...

I am anew follower...but I plan to be a returning one and will be checking out past post...I love so many of your favortes..and I have didn't know there was scro pal tape..will be checking that out...I have lots of favorites but I love paper and my favorite line is Echo Park...I love almost everything they put out...

Krolli Kat said...

Wowee! You have some amazing candy! But aside from that, you have a great blog and I'm so glad I became a follower today! It's hard to pick a favorite, but I would have to say that I really love my Close To My Heart ( inks. I love how the pads are stored in the lid so they last longer and also I am SUPER happy with how quickly the ink dries. (This is pretty much because I'm a mega clutz and I tend to smear everything inky, hehehe.) Of course, that can be a drawback if you're trying to emboss and you want the ink to stay wet a little longer while you apply powder, but it's still awesome ink! Thanks so much,

Anonymous said...

My favorite crafting item is my ATG gun--use it all of the time for cardmaking and scrapbooking. I follow your blog by email but also am a google follower. I look forward to your updates.

Mary C. Farrington said...

WOW - thanks for the opportunity to win this FANTASTIC giveaway.

My favorite thing...hmmm... I think my Fiskers Paper Timmer. I can't cut a straight line to save my life. LOL So, while that is very basic, that would be it.

Thanks again - Mary Farrington

Unknown said...

fantastic prize pack.

My favorite crafting thing in my arsenal has to be my collection of Helmar Adhesives. I wouldn't create without them.

jengd said...

Ummm... WOW Ellen! That's nuts! Thanks for the crazy chance! As for my favs (there's no picking one!), SU cardstock, my crazy-sharp EK Success scissors (I fussy cut all the time), though I don't use it an awful lot, I LOVE my Big Shot... those are what come to mind.

Beckie said...

WOW! Stinking awesome!

My favorite tool is pop dots.

Be blessed, Beckie

smyiow said...

I have been a long time follower my little monkey of cards! Thanks for the chance at this awesome giveaway! Right now I am obsessed with this website for buying paper.

Great selection, prices, and fast shipping!! I think I have spent $50 there in the past month and my paper stack is beyond huge!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, my gosh! I love your site! And, I love monkeys! I am so happy to have found your site, and I have become a new follower! I will for sure be visiting your site a lot in the future. I love your inspiration!

And...oh, my goodness! Your blog candy is absolute Heaven! So very very generous and kind of you!

I have to say that my favorite scrapbooking item in ink by Colorbok. I love the cat eye collections. All of my pages always have ink around any edge on my page. To me, it is just the icing on the cake. Or, we could say the banana on top of the ice cream sundae!!!

Thank you for a lovely blog hop today. I feel so inspired, and I look forward to crafting after I complete this wonderful blog hop!!

Thank you so very much!
Suzanne Roseberry

Chris Webb (ScrapConcepts) said...

I can't believe it's taken me this long to subscribe to your blog, but it's taken me this long to get back into scrapping! Working on my store and my blog launch this weekend. :)

My favorite thing is my Silhouette. Is that to big to name? I just love being able to design anything that I want and then export it to the machine to cut as many copies as I'd like.

Your list is awesome! I had a few of those things on my wish list already, but now my wish list has doubled. ;) I especially can't wait to buy some Copic Markers.

Made just for you by Cindy Rhew! said...

Hi Card Monkey! I'm new to blog hopping, so this is all very exciting to me, and I'm having a blast seeing everyones creativity! Thank you for doing this give away thingy. I'm not sure what blog candy means, but in my mind it's like having a little candy dish for your visitors to have a little nibble before they leave your site. Too Cute! To answer your question, I'd have to say that my favorite tool right now has to be Scrapbook Paradise in Reno Nv. They have so many wonderful things and about a bazzillion different classes and crops to choose from. They also will order anything you need if they don't have it in the store. I don't know how to do a link, but if it helps, their address is Thanks for sharing all this great creativity! Love, Cindy Rhew

Claire Spielman said... are trying to outdo Oprah's show of her fav things!! LOL You are amazing and generous not to mention helpful in describing all these fun (necessary) items. I too just discovered the Waltzingmouse stamps..very pretty! Have you seen Becca's work over @ Amazing Grace blog? Gorgeous with those stamps!! My fav product for you, is from The Rubber Cafe and here's the link. It picks up the teeniest, tiniest rhinestones and puts them exactly where you want them...I can't live without this simple tool.
Again, thanks for sharing in such a fun hop, always a follower...
Creative Wishes,

Jessica Kubit said...

Wow Ellen, this is amazing! My fav thing is my Cricut Imagine, I LOVE it!
I have been a follower for a while:-)
Creativestamperspot@gmail dot com

Ashley said...

OMG! What an INCREDIBLE giveaway!!! I'm a new follower. I think my favorite thing scrap-wise right now is probably my clear and digital stamps. They're all so versatile! Thanks for the chance to win!


Barbara Greenberg said...

I'm a follower and I have to say that I have a lot of the same "likes" as you. I also got into scrapbooking by my daughter with a Christmas gift in 2007 or 2008 or an album, papers, embellies and adhesive.

My favorite thing. WOW, so many but I guess my must have is adhesive because once i get on a roll of making layouts I would not be a happy camper if I ran out.

I also do a lot of swaps and i saw you use, I don't understand why everyone doesn't ship like that and save a little. the more is save the more scrappy stuff I can buy.

Thanks so much for the chance to win your amazing blog candy

Juliana T said...

wow! do I have to pick just one thing?? I guess if it has to be just one, I pick my Spellbinders dies. I use them all the them! Wish I had them all! I was already a follower so I just signed into Google friend connect so hopefully you will see me. Thanks for the chance to win all that awesome stuff!


Lisa said...

W-O-W!!! I am speechless!! All those goodies--am I drooling? I'm drooling!! WOW!

My favorite thing? Well, since I have way too many to name, and my list grows everyday, I think I should go with my Gypsy. It is easily the thing I use MOST. Daily! My husband calls it my gameboy. LoL

I am a follower of yours on FB and just started following your blog. I cannot believe the utopia I have 'stumbled' onto!!! So much talent and versatility! I am thrilled to hop along and see what else is out there that I am missing!!! Thank you for sharing yourself and your talent with us! Take care. :)

Cely said...

what a massive giveaway, ellen! :) my favorite crafting thing is my fiskars paper cutter. :) it was nice hopping with you! cely_rohr at hotmail dot com

TeacherMom said...

Wowzers!!!! This is like Christmas and a half!!! My favourite thing right now????---your giveaway!!! hee hee. Seriously, my favourite thing is anything cricut. I love my expression and what it can do. Loving the blog hop and looking forward to seeing what else crafty you have up your sleeve for us. Thanks for the chance!!!!!!
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

Suzy said...

HOLY COW Ellen! What a fabulous list of favorites. I enjoyed reading about each and every one. I'd say my go to item in paper crafting is also my cricut - it can be used with any paper to make any card/embellishment/alpha/shape you name it. Well.. I don't have to convince YOU hehe. But I do use it for just about every project :) Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win :)

Shelly Lynn said...

OMG Ellen... what AWESOME giveaway!
So many super fun crafting essentials you have here.
I went to a class awhile back and everyone was using their crop-a -diles...I have never owned one of those and the ladies all thought I was crazy (living in the stone ages or something)... so obviously this is something that could be very useful to me... would love to win it! I have never heard of the Martha Stewart Fringing scissors... looks like fun and very useful. You cracked me up with your adhesive pun. That is an adesive I have never tried yet. And I have never owned any copic markers... always wanted to try them but afraid to pay that price and then my images come out looking like childs work. I love Nikki Sivils line of paper... super cute! She actually lives not very far from where I am from. I have never heard of many of the things that you have listed.
so that will keep me busy checking those things out today on google (LOL).

And to answer your question... my favorite thing in paper crafting is my Cricut. My pages looked so plain before... now that I use my cricut along with the carts and SCAL... I enjoy scrapping so much more. However, my newest obsession are the sell or trade scrapping supply groups on facebook... those are addictive. LOL!!

Thanks Ellen, for all the value tips and the opportunity to win such an AWESOME giveaway! And I'm already a follower! :)


The Craftin Mama said...

Hey girl, how are you??? I have to say that my ATG tape gun and my Cricut Expression is my favorite tools!!! Thanks for the oppertunity to win such a wonderful giveaway!! GHope to see you in April!1

Ildi-The Craftin Mama

Alisha said...

WOW!! you have an amazing give away and all of your favorites are mine as well. I love love love two different paper companies, My Minds Eye and Echo Park. They both have come out with a couple of new paper packs and i love them. These two companies are great at inspiring me. They are wonderful for card and scrapbooks both. Thank you again for the chance to win. love you blog.

Jill Angel said...

What an awesome list of favorite things! Most are the same as mine, a few I'll have to try out though. My favorite thing all time is my Copic collection. My prized possessions LOL. I'm a longtime follower plus I get your emails. Thanks for the chance to win!
Jilliree at aol dot com

jessica said...

OMG you have to be one of the most generous bloggers out there!!! I love all of your favorite things!! One of my most favorite things is my all my cut files! There is so much talent and creativity out there from these cut file company's and I love them all!!!
thanks for being so generous with all you do!!

Sue D said...

Fabulous list of your favorite things--many of mine are on that list too.
My favorite thing is my Tonic Guillotine paper cutter--I was so frustrated with paper cutters before I got it.
I am a GFC follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Tanya said...

WOW!! What a great list!! My favorite things are Helmar adhesives ( you GOTTA try) I order from and all brands of PAPER!!! I am a Paper Hoarder and love them ALL!!!


Jessica Buffa said...

Hi Ellen, Wow, Jessica is really enjoying this hop <3rd person...LOL!
You have a lot of fantastic taste in all those wonderful goodies.

I particularly am really loving my Unity stamps right now. I browsed my blog the other day and it dawned on me that I use them on almost every project I make. LOL! They are so versatile and can be used for projects like cards, altered items, mixed media, you name it. And there are so many beautiful and perfect images to suit everyone's taste. Plus, they have a few different challenge blogs to follow great inspiration AND win more Unity. BONUS!
You can find the stamps here:
The Unity Blog is here:

Thanks for inviting me to the is a blast.

Unknown said...

WOW!!!!!! You have REALLY out done yourself this time!! What an AMAZING pack to win...I've been eyeing over HALF of your favorites for a long time. I would love to win them!!!! I'm a new follower to your blog. My 'favorite' for crafting is They have amazing deals and free shipping over $20!
Keeping my fingers crossed!!

erinrbullock at hotmail dot com

Pammejo said...

Well let me tell you how shocked I was to discover I am not a follower of your blog, I can't believe it. Took care of that business first thing though. :) Gosh, I have so many favorite things let see: I love my Scoreboard by Martha Stewart I think I may use it everyday. I also love, love any thing Tim Holtz my favorite things are the Tiny Attacher and Blending Tools. I love shopping at Oh My Crafts and just got a Cameo I believe once I figure it out it will be one of my favorite tools. Oh Ellen I could go on and on but these are just a few of my favorite things. TFS and I have my fingers crossed for your favorite things giveaway. Hugs Pammejo

Pammejo said...

Well let me tell you how shocked I was to discover I am not a follower of your blog, I can't believe it. Took care of that business first thing though. :) Gosh, I have so many favorite things let see: I love my Scoreboard by Martha Stewart I think I may use it everyday. I also love, love any thing Tim Holtz my favorite things are the Tiny Attacher and Blending Tools. I love shopping at Oh My Crafts and just got a Cameo I believe once I figure it out it will be one of my favorite tools. Oh Ellen I could go on and on but these are just a few of my favorite things. TFS and I have my fingers crossed for your favorite things giveaway. Hugs Pammejo

Pammejo said...

Came back to give you my address

Unknown said...

I have been following you for a while (ever since you started the banner hops I believe) and I am so grateful I "met" you for many reasons!

I could not live without my Gypsy. My G has really changed how I scrapbook, make cards and basically do anything crafty.

I would be in heaven if I were to win this AWESOME prize!!!!!!

Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

Wowzers Ellen, you have quite the list of favorites & giveaways!!! Some I'm familiar with & others I've never heard of, so I'm glad I participated in this hop! The one craft item I could not live without, other than the obvious essential things is my cuttlebug!
I can use it for all sorts of dies & embossing folders, I just love it!!!
Puppy Hugs,

Jean said...

I am so GLAD I'm already an email follower of you blog. You're generous prize is AMAZING!! I LOVE everything in it, except one thing. I don't own a cricut. BUT, I do have a use for that cart if I win. I'll use it as a raffle item to help raise funds for the local habitat for humanity build!

My fingers are crossed and prayers are rolling, cuz I'd REALLY, REALLY like to win your prize!
Jeannie (blue)

Katie (Lemon Jitters) said...

Such great picks! I've been wanting to try out Copic markers for so long...thanks to your blog! My favorite paper crafting things are Xyron's sticker machines. I have a few different sizes and they are awesome!

Katie (Lemon Jitters) said...

Oops..I forgot -

Houses Built of Cards said...

Oh my goodness! What an AMAZING post - and wonderful giveaway!!! Some lucky person will be very happy!!! I would say my favorite thing in my paper crafting arsenal is 6x6 paper pads. I am totally addicted to them! Or in the case of October Afternoon, the 8x8 paper pads. Either way, I love all the variety I get in them for card making, at a reasonable price, and without having to cut into a large 12x12 piece of papers. I am much less likely to hoard that way! Wonderful hop - and I am already a follower!

lorby said...

Hi! I know you're on my google list and I'm a follower so I think I have it covered. If I don't, let me know. I come to your blog a lot just because of FaceBook and talking to you. Anyway, I want one of the tape runners. I am dying to try one but afraid to invest. I get the small hand held ones and they run out of tape so fast and then I can never get them to refill right. The favorite thin in my craft room...Where to begin...Hmm...I guess first all the paper I have piled up, then my Sizzix eClips machine, ink, embossing powder, glitter glue and glitter, Cuddlebug, and my Cricut Expressions machine and last but not least and most importantly of all is my computer where I keep in touch with my blogging friends and world and get lots and lots of SVG files for my eClips and Cricut. Thanks for sharing all your awesome stuff. jearise at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I am a follower, but I don't know if it is via Google Friend. I just sign in with my Google Account and follow everyone who appeals to me. This is an amazing giveaway. I also love my ATG gun and the only diecut machine I have right now is my Cricut-although I just ordered the Tim Holtz Vagabond. I think my favorite thing of all though is my Gellyroll Clear Stardust Pen. It leaves a beautiful layer of fine silvery, sparkley glitter with the ease of writing with the pen and without the messy glue or tape.I love the way it makes things sparkle. I just became a follower thanks to the Dr. Seuss blog hop and I look forward to seeing more of your work. Thanks so much!!

Cathy said...

Thank you so much for being such an inspiration to us all. You are also generous!! I am f gfc follower:)

Aim said...

Ellen, Ellen, Ellen... Oh my goodness!! WOW WOW WUBBA WOW!! I can't believe how much AH-MAY-ZING stuff you are giving away!! You really do ROCK!! :) Thanks so much for the amazing opportunity -- You know I always enjoy seeing what you have up your sleeve!!

My favorite thing(s) in my arsenal of paper crafting (boy, isn't THAT a truthful way to say it!!) currently would be my Watercolor Pencils and blender pen (along with a stack of printed digi stamps)... It was hard to choose just that but recently I've had a lot of "wait" time in places... Since I'm easily distracted, a book is never the answer (cuz I read the same paragraph over and over)... So now I COLOR!! I haven't had to share my stash with anyone yet, but I am always sure to pack extra just in case!! :)

Thanks for the invite to the hop -- I'm sure excited that I didn't miss it!! :)

BIG HUGS from your HAPPY follower,
Amy :) at
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Vicki said...

My goodness! It is no surprise that you have 66 comments already!! A person would think they died and went to Heaven if they received all of those wonderful goodies! SO gracious of you to do this..thank you for the opportunity..:)

As for my favorite item..I am afraid it is quite boring but I swear I have a horrendous time trying to scrap without it and that is my paper piercer! See, I told you it was boring but I am a brad hog, I love brads and I need that starter hole to get them through the layers of paper, mattes and such.
follower! Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

LOVE your favorite things!! ... I am a follower and my favorite thing at this moment in my crafty time is my stamps I love my stamps( they are my go to when I'm in a hurry or when i want to be super creative... and my ink... and of course my white gel pen! cant live with out that lol...


Marji said...

My goodness!! This is the best hop I've come across, so many generous and creative women.
I'm a follower and get your emails now.
I can not craft with out my Cricut! It's by far my most favorite tool. I too buy most of my cartridges from Proud Parents

Lezlye said...

These are some of my favorite things too! I am a follower here and FB

missstamper said...

Quite a few of your favorites are my favorites also. I am going to check out your favs that I am not familiar with yet! My current favs (aside from my everyday supplies) are Magnolia stamps (oh my the images are so cute) and Copic Markers! I am hooked on both and sure to be building a large collection!

missstamper (at)
I am a follower

Unknown said...

Great post, Ellen! I agree with a lot of your favorite things to, and use them often! I have to say, my Cameo, which is cutting away right now, might replace my Cricut as my favorite too. It seems to do magical cuts... So for today, it's my favorite... :) But I'm also partial to my app, Crafty Card Gallery, since it got me into blogging, and always provides me inspiration, and led me to meet great people like you!
craftycardgallery at

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silvia said...

Wow Ellen~ You are offering a FABULOUS prize.
I am (and have been) a follower of your blog :)

My favorite of my crafty supplies are my kits from Flying Unicorn

sillyscrap@ aol dot com

Michele Eickholt said...

My favorite thing is my CTMH papers and embellishments!! You have an awesome prize to win!!

Richardson said...

Oh my this is an easy one, I couldn't go on without my Cricut. I enjoy everything about it and have 4 of my very own machines, with carts and much much more. Thank you for sharing with us and offering such a great oppertunity to win.

Vicki R

Sukie said...

I am a long time follower of yours and enjoy your creations and all of the inspiration you provide! My favorite thing is my Cricut. I love using it to create layouts to memorialize the significant events of my family's lives. I enjoy the simplicity of using it and love that I am not tied down to a computer when I use it.

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

letscreate said...

My fav thing is my ATG but it's the yellow one :( Would LOVE to get the pink!! lol
I'm both a Google Friend Follower and on Facebook.

Danielle aka letscreate

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is a great list of faves!

My absolute favorite thing in my arsenal of paper crafting is my I-ROCK. I love it so much, I can not believe I ever lived without it.
Another fave in my Cricut cartridge Create A Critter, a must have for all cricuters!

Thanks for sharing your list =0)

Becky.mayhewlear AT gmail DOT com

I am a follower of your blog

Jeana said...

Hi, I'm a follower of your blog & wanted to say what a terrific prize! I'm wow'd!
My very favorite scrapping...I guess you would call it a all of my svg files from LSHD. Now days I can't imagine scrapping without them.

Kimberly said...

WOW WOW WOW....that's some CANDY!! holy hanna...would i love to win this jackpot...crossing my fingers..thanks for sharing..
kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

ShersL84bed said...

Good thing I follow you on facebook too, or I would have missed your blog favorites this time. You had a lot of good favorites that I love too, and a few new ones that I haven't heard of. I'll be on the look out now for those scissors in particular. My favorite thing isn't something expensive, or fancy or even very impressive. My favorite products would be my zig glue pen, my craftbond adhesive squares and my glue dots. Does this mean I am an adhesive junkie? :) Thanks for having a fun giveaway.

Smiles Sher

ps. I've changed the name on my blog so it might not be the same as in google friend connect. I do follow you though.

Happymom2010 said...

New follower here...
OMG only one favorite thing!!! Difficult to be honest, however, I will say my ATG, it helps me so much with my carts and layouts. I need to add also I love my cricut cartridges (130+) and 2 cricut machines. I would like to add that your favorites are mine too. ;o)
Thanks for your candy and the opportunity to learn from you blog! Love the inspiration on it!

Gina L.

Pamk said...

my all time favorite thing is Brazzill cardstock. I love the colors and textures. Also love the mists that are out.
scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

Mr. Stout's 4th Grade Class said...

My digital stamps from eyeCandie Creations.

Maria said...

My favorite thing in my arsenal of papercrafting is my E2 machine from Cricut!
I'm a follower and also subscribe by email.
Thank you so much for the chance to win.

mvasquez69 at aol dot com

Anita Braddock said...

Wow what a cool giveaway and thanks for the chance to win.
Iam a follower of your blog
my Favorite is my ATG Gun.

Happyscrapin said...

WOW, what an amazing give away! I love many of your favorite things and have enjoyed reading your blog. I am a follower on Google connect. I love my Cricut and my Cutterpillar paper cutter and would not want to create without them. Thank you for such a generous give away!
plese.cathy at yahoo dot com

callyannc said...

Love all your favs! Too cool! Mine fav is my ATG gun! Love it! And ribbon! Have to ribbon! TFS CallyAnn(follow and subscribe!

Robin said...

I love your take on the hop. I am now a follower of your blog. I have to say that the most important thing in my paper crafting arsenal would have to be the pictures of my grandkids who are the basis for most of my pages. My second favoirt thing would have to be papers. "I am a papaer hoarder"....maybe I need a 12 step program. LOL

scrapdiva2011 @ gmail dot com

Aman said...

Thank you for the great list of goodies! I am a follower of your blog. My favorite product is paper. I love going through my paper and especially love the textured papers.

amanbains1 at gmail dot com

Ashley Nicole said...

Wow! It's all I can say is wow! Ellen, you have outdone yourself with blog candy. You are truly an amazing lady and I can't wait to meet you in April. Tough call on my favorite thing....would have to be copics :) As always, nice being in the hop with you.

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

I love your favorite things. My favorite is my Pink ATG gun.

Katsews at Gmail dotcom

Unknown said...

You have listed many of my favorite things plus some that I would like to add to my craft room. Thanks for the chance..I am going to need to come back and take a double look at some of the links you have.
Joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

Shelley said...

My favourite many things to pick from!! I think i'd have to go with 2 things, the first being my pink ATG as I use this in almost every project and the other would be my spellbinder grand caliber again as it's used LOTS! :)

marg0006 said...

I am a follower and stay connected to your blog via email. What a super, fantastic & awesome giveaway. There are so many things I could really use. Thanks.

Loving Scrapper 101

Diane S - Hawaii said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I received copic sketchers from my husband for my combined birthday and anniversary gift two years ago. I have used them but just for simple coloring. I love my crop-a-dile too but haven't used it a whole lot lately. Hopefully, hopping the sites will inspire me to create.. Easter is just around the corner and a wonderful time to use pastels. Thank you.
Diane (Hawaii)

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Nurse Sharan said...

1 follow you on Get It Sold and don't know how to do the Google Frieds thing but will try. Anyway,my favorite thing is my Cricut Imagine. I am loving it. I have bought a few carts, but am loving printing my own pattern paper, can add bling and it's just an amazing thing. Would love to win anything from your blog candy collections.

Colleen said...

First off, some of YOUR fave things are mine also! I am a new follower, I clicked on the "follow" button at the top, I think that is thru Google connect, lol, my pic is pictured now, so I think I did it right! :) So, MY fave thing....OK, my most used thing that I cannot live without.....Tombo Mono Liquid Glue. A little goes a long way and it gets tacky REAL fast and holds my piecings together fabulously! Wow, this is a long comment! Sorry! Glad to be a new follower and thanks for the chance to win such a fab prize package! :)

Lynne said...

Love to check out your blog and see what you have created - I am a Google Friend Connect Follower and love participating in the same hops with you my favorite things would be my white jelly pen (how else would you find the whites in their eyes?), my Xyron to get my little little pieces ready to be placed with out me losing them and my Pink ATG gun to hold down those larger pieces!!!!
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust
Her Craftiness

Anonymous said...

I follow you on Google Friends. My favorite tool is my ATG gun. (not pink, but it's still a must have!) Thanks for a great giveaway. You're the best!!

scrapqueen141 said...

Wow what an amazing collection of favorites. Many of which I completely agree on! I am a new follower and obsessed with my cricut, so I would say that is my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win the goodies!
Blessings and Hugs,

Unknown said...

Wow you have a lot of favorite things!! One of my favorites would be my ATG gun. I just love that thing especially when I am getting ready for a craft fair.
This is the first time I have visited your site and I am now a follower...

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Leslie-kbgirlygirl said...

Love your project...super cute!! TFS!
My favorite product would have to be all of my dies! I love using them to create!!


Gaylynn said...

Already your gfc blog follower. :) My new favorite crafty line is the distress markers by Ranger I like the blending effect they provide.
contact@neatthings-boutique .com

Scrapping Galaxy said...

That is an incredible giveaway. We have alot of favorites in common. I think my #1 fav is my ATG. In terms of companies I'm hooked on Echo right now.


Laurie said...

Wow, what a giveaway! My favorite product has to be Cricut Craftroom, used to be my gypsy.

DebC said...

WOW you showed alot of the things I too love!! This is such a wonderful giveaway, very generous! I would have to say my favorite non crafty item is my ipad, my favorite crafty thing is probably my cricuts. Little tools I love is tweezerbees! Thank you again for the chance to win awesome prizes!!! I am a long time follower of your blog!
Deb C

gocanucksgo said...

Wow, you definately have a lot of favourite things!! Thanks for doing such a lovely giveaway! Hmmmm, my favourite thing would probably have to be my trusty's hard to do stuff without them =) Hope you're having a great weekend and keep up the fabulous work !!! canucks . revelation at gmail dot com

Enjoli said...

Wow! Awesome list! I love my Cricut and my favorite crafting tool is the Scotch Quick Dry adhisive. :)


Cathy said...

You have quite a bit of favorites:) I follow with google friend connect. My favorite crafting thing is my cricut. I just love it!!!
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

B~T said...

Okay, I'm not trying to double post but I don't see mine & I was having computer issues (sorry) :(

Ellen: I follow you several locations including on GFC. I have several favorite things; but right now something that makes life easier is my Scotch 3M ATG gun! Soo, glad I got one!!

Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this blog!! ~Beth :)

Karenladd said...

AWK!!! That is one eye-popping candy and a lot of favorite things!! My favorite thing in my craft room has to be my Carl paper trimmer. I use it every single time I make a card or layout....and it cuts cleaning and smoothly. Next to that, my favorite thing is my Tombow Mono Adhesive. I use my ATG for large items, but nothing beats the portability and ease of the Tombow Mono.
I follow on GFC and by email.!

Amy E said...

O.M.G. I actually feel like I AM on Oprah's Favorite Things show after reading your post!!! Now that's some CRAZY GOOD blog candy!!

Now for your question (which is totally unfair since you already hit all the greatest crafting things EVER in your post! Haha!) I know this seems like an answer without much thought, but my Cricut really is my favorite thing in my craft room. It's pretty hard for me to make a card or a scrapbook page without it!

My NEW favorite thing, which I just discovered, is one you mentioned...the Scor-Pal Scor-Tape...but it's for a different reason than you mentioned. I've been using it for the past week or so, to make homemade Washi tape (also known as paper tape or tissue tape) It is the only thing I've found so far that makes the Washi tape come out PERFECT!! I don't want to sound self serving, but since you asked for links, I just did a post on the Washi Scor-Tape a few days ago, if you want to take a peek. There's also a link to a video(not one of mine) that shows you how to make it perfectly...

Thanks for such a fab bunch of prizes! Oh, and I am definitely a follower...I have been for a really long time!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

Salnclts said...

I love your giveaway!!! My favorite thing is my Xyron 1.5" Create A Sticker (! I won it in another blog hop about a year or so ago and have bought lots of refills for it!! I use it for my journaling,as well as making stickers! I just became a new follower thru GFC!

Unknown said...

I am a new follower. So glad I found your blog. I am very sure you are going to be a wonderful inspiration.

My favorite thing is my cricut expressions. I can not color so I really depend on my cricut.

Pam at

Dena said...

Ellen! I saved your blog for last because I wanted to REALLY soak in what you had to share! Oh, my! We have a lot of the same favorites! I LOVE the format of your blog post! So informative!!! I'm so glad you posted that link for the Copic pen resource,too. I hope she ships to Hawaii! I need a more affordable source for those pens. Oh, how I love my Copics! Such great info in this post. Thank you, thank you, thank you for joining my hop and being so instrumental in making it a HUGE SUCCESS!!!!

Dena Jones :)

AmyJRockstar said...

I am sooooo bummed I didn't get here in time. :( I am a day late! Congrats to the super lucky winner! That is an AMAZING prize!!!

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am so excited, and so very grateful. Oh, my gosh!!!