Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Back to Basics

The world of scrapbooking is filled with so many wonderful products. Products that fit every style imaginable but if you had to cut it down to the basics what would you choose? Today, I want to share my top five "basic" products. I reach for these product over and over again and they never fail me :)

1.) My Creative Memories tape runner. I have tried every adhesive under the sun and I always come back to this trust little blue darling. I find it to be the smoothest, strongest and easiest to use.
2.) We Are Memory Keepers page protectors. I changed over to these about 2 years ago and I have never looked back. Sturdy and strong, these protectors come in a variety of sizes and shapes and allow me freedom when I scrapbook which I love!

3.) American Crafts slick writer pens. In black thank you very much. I have a gazillion (literally) different colors and brands of pens but these are the ones I reach for most often.

4.) Bazzill cardstock. Love the colors. Love the texture. Love the weight. Love the line.

5.) Carl 12 inch personal rotary trimmer. This one may well be the biggest surprise on the list (I know it was to me!) I picked up this little baby about 8 years ago from Staples when I was heading to a over night crop because it was compact and cheap. I have tried many trimmers since that time but this is the only one that I have found that cuts straight time after time. I have a spare blade but have never had to change it yet and believe me when I say I have given this trimmer a good work out over the years.

So there you have it - my top 5 basics. What are yours?


shirley said...

Hi Jayne!
Great list - many on your list are on mine - I love CM's tape runner and BBP.
I'll have to try out those page protectors - they look fab!

Another "basic" (for me), is where I choose to have my photos printed - I used because they use Kodak Endura paper. Very sturdy.

Becky said...

Great list Jayne! I keep going back to the CM Tape runner as well. My recent must have is a border punch---love those things!

I am off to check the photo processor that Shirley mentioned. :D

S said...

The CM multipurpose tool is a big favorite of mine - you can use it to pry just about anything OFF a page that you need to. Maybe not you, but definitely me. The other 4 must haves are: my 3L EZ Runner adhesive, my Speedball brayer, little Cutter Bee scissors and my most recent find, Tim Holtz's Tiny Attacher stapler.