Hello my crafty Friends….. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
To celebrate the new year with my crafty friends I decided to share my craft favorites of 2017… They are not in any particular order, just some of the things I loved and used the most this year… Well, lets get it rolling…..
I but my favorite items in category’s, and first up we have tools.
So my tools category is some what small but these 2 tools i simply could not live without!! We all know and love them… #1 is the mini misti, i use this for all type of stamping techniques including mirror stamping and using layering stamps. tool #2 are my Tim Holtz tonic scissors. Man do these baby’s cut everything! i had to buy another pair because my husband kept stealing them for the kitchen. I love these so much that the large and mini pair are both on my crafty wish list!!
Category #2 is paper.
Just one item in this category but i just had to share this… My favorite paper of 2017 is letterpress paper… I discovered this year that this letterpress paper gives the most beautiful deep impression when used with embossing folders… You guys have simply got to try it. I got this paper from Hobby Lobby but can not seem to find it anymore but i will be looking online.
Moving on to category #3…
Well as you can see, this category is all about coloring mediums. So item # 4 would be my inktense pencils. These pencils act like watercolors but are permanent after dissolved, and the pigment in these pencils behave like an ink. #5 would have to be my brusho watercolors. Brushos are pigment watercolors that make the most stunning backgrounds. To go along with the brusho’s, is item #6, liquid metals. These are from the color burst line of watercolor pigments, but work well with the brushos. They are a metallic liquid that adds the most beautiful shine to your projects. Item #7 is the spectrum nior glitter markers. These are fantastic for adding finishing touches to stamped images or highlighting spots on backgrounds… They provide just the right amount of sparkle without being overpowering.
Favorite #8… Zig clean color real brush markers. I am still learning how to use these wonderful markers, they blend easily have a real brush tip which makes it easier to blend, and get into those tiny space’s. #9 are pan pastels…. I use these for mixed media projects and to add a little color to embossed images. These pastels are artist grade, extremely smooth and slide on the paper like butter!!
The next category i have for you guys would have to be my ultimate favorite crafty tools….Stamps!!
I love stamps, as im sure we all do, but for the 2017 year there are a few that got a little more love and use from me. Lets start with those awesome crazy birds which would be item #10. These stamps are from Tim Holtz and are just wait to cute… I got these stamps in a bundle which included the accessories stamps that are behind those birds. Item # 11 is the greeting farm Hatters stamp set. I am a Alice in wonderland fanatic, so when i heard the The Greeting Farm was releasing a hatter set, i almost died i was so excited…LOL. I pre ordered these bad boys and have not stopped using them since i got them in the mail. Crafty Fav #12, Jane Davenport face stamps… I love these stamps, i can not draw AT ALL… But i wanted to add faces and Goddesses to my art journal pages and these stamps allow me to do just that. Plus im working on a few jewelry pieces using these so we shall see how it goes.(Be on the lookout for that Post). My last stamps would be My mini Gorguss Girls coming in at item #13. I dont have a picture of those but if you wold like to see just shoot me comment below. I have set 1 and set 3 of the mini stamps. I would have had sets 1 and 2 but my order was messed up and they ended up sending set 3. I just decided to keep them since i was going to get them anyway.. I love these little stamps, they are just the right size for A2 cards and ATC’s
Moving on to the next categoty, Dies… And item #14 and my most used dies of 2017……Well, do i need to say more? The dies that go with those cut little crazy birds!!!
Last up, we have the embossing folder category…
These are my 2 favorite embossing folders of all time! That is how much i love these!! The first being cuttlebugs script embossing folder. I love script anything, for me it adds a since of elegance to the projects. and the second embossing folder is from Darice. Im not 100% sure but i believe this folder is called happy birthday. This is just a folder that i use for quick and fun CAS birthday cards. Emboss with letterpress paper, add some pan pastels, a little ribbon or twine maybe and you got yourself a quick card.
Well guys, that is all for my crafty favorites for the 2017 year. Of Course i could add a little more but then we might be sitting here til 2019..lol. So what items have you guys not been able to put down in 2017?
Until next time…. Be Safe, and Stay Crafty!!! Happy New Year.