Thursday, March 8

My Favourite Things

Once upon a time I was an avid collector, as you can see here but 2 years ago I had a huge purge & got rid of 90% of my stash, now I only have the bare minimum (no pattern paper, no punches, a dozen or so stamp sets & a few dies)  However, these are the things I couldn't part with....

My Favourite Tools:

Rotatrim Paper Trimmer; Fiskars Paper Trimmer; Tim Holtz Scissors; Stampin' Up! Scissors; Dovecraft Precision Craft Knife 

My Favourite Adhesives (I do a lot of mass-producing & my worst nightmare is running out of adhesive lol):

Xyron Sticker Makers; Stix2 Tape Pen; Stix2 Ultra Sticky Double Sided Tape; Scor-Tape 

The following items I just enjoy looking at lol....

 Papertrey Ink Buttons

Papertrey Ink Ribbon; Papertrey Ink Felt; The Twinery Twine 

Copic Markers (Sketch & Original) *happy sigh*

I'm hoping my mojo returns soon, thanks for stopping by :) x

Edit: My Copic containers are the cheapest ones available, there are dividers at the bottom so each marker stands up independently & they come with lids too.

33 comments:

Merry said...

All so neat and tidy and heaps of wonderful colour. Love how tidy your ribbons are.

Joan B said...

no paper???

Angela Dawes said...

Couldn't live with out my Rotatrim!!! Love to see all of your ribbons too - another collector here!!

I'm sure you will have some new creations for us - Easter will be here soon & you never disappoint with your fabulous cards and gifts. xx

Ann-Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, had to chuckle when I saw your stash of adhesive don't think you'll be running out any time soon! Love all your yummy ribbon and I couldn't live without my copics either. Here's hoping your mojo returns soon I always enjoy popping in and seeing your elegant creations. Take care Ann-Marie xxx

perelka111 said...

wow..Steph..amazing things..
hope you retunr soon..

Barbara said...

Hi Stephanie
it will return. Sometimes you just need to let yourself be. as much as I rely on designers to help me ( I am not intuitively creative but like to work with my hands.) please remember to do it for yourself!
Blessings from across the pond!

June K said...

Your crafting stuff is organized "so pretty." :) Now I was very surprised at the amount of adhesive you have stocked. I thought I was over doing it on my adhesive inventory. I'll look forward to your mojo returning and seeing all your beautiful cards. Hurry and return mojo.

Ted said...

Stephanie! I got so excited when I saw your blog had a post...you've been missed! :)

I didn't see a heat gun...but that will come in time! ;)

Have a beautiful day, friend. :)

Paper is BLISS said...

drooling madly here! All that ribbon and Copic markers - yummy. I have loads of stuff but it certainly isn't as neat and tidy as that little lot. Maybe I should try and organise myself a bit better so I can drool over my stash but no blimmin room in my little corner of the house!

Looking at your bundle makes me want to get crafting though - thanks for that!

Hugs
Zoe x

Karen K said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful bright collection of yummy things....

I need to have a sort out...

K x

Linda said...

Ah your mojo must have gone on holiday with mine, I sure hope they are back soon.
Love all those little jars of goodness, and well you can never have too much tape.
Xx

Linda said...

..and that makes my collection of thirty copics look tiny.

Stamps and Paper said...

What a wonderful collections of colours and I think you have enough sticky tape to last you for years...lOl..lOl.
Hopefully your MOJO will return soon....we miss you

Anne

Joyce said...

I am in awe of your pared down supplies. Wish you lived closer. I'd like to come over and drool.

Archies Mum said...

Wow I can't believe that you got rid of all the stuff you had before, that must have been really hard at the time de-cluttering. I always seem to find that when I'm decorating a card, I never seem to have the right colour. I must be doing something wrong, or it could just be an excuse to buy more ;)

scrappyjacky said...

I love my Fiskars trimmer as well....but find it annoying how quickly the blades blunt....so for any small cutting I use an x cut guillotine which is brilliant.
I could never manage without patterned paper though!!

Katiejane said...

Drool alert, so tidy, such pretty Colours! I can totally see why you love to just look at it :)
Enjoy the rest of your week Steph.
Katie x

Leigh said...

Wow, Stephanie, I clicked on the link to your previous stash and am still drooling.... LOL!
Good job on purging and using/buying only what you need. I love those brown storage drawers you had-- everything looks so organized!

bonnie said...

Oh wow Steph this all looks amazing....I can see why you like to look at them...I could all day long!! I lvoe your organisation...this is how I would like to be...lol! ;) Hugs x

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness, how much adhesive do you have? lol and those buttons, felt, ribbon all look so pretty togther. I love how Copics look all lined up too! :o) xx

Jo said...

Hi Stephanie, I was just wondering where you got the trays from that your buttons are sitting in. I'm re doing my kitchen and need a tray to keep those jars in on the shelf in my pantry. I used them for spices. Hopefully you got them from Ikea, which we have here in Australia :)

Ann said...

But Steph its less than a week since you showed us yet another fabulous creation! I really must get some of those Tim Holtz scissors - gungey blunt blades drive me nuts! And oh I covet that Rotatrim!

Peggy said...

Wow, very organized ....and wooow wish I had so many copics :))
I'm sure your mojo will come back !!!

Have a great weekend,
Peggy

Inkyfingers said...

Wow, when I saw your before photos I went into stash heaven but I'm soooo impressed with all the beauty you create with your pared down supplies.

Kerry said...

Hi Steph,

I am just sat drooling over those ribbons and buttons. Gorgeous!

I hope your mojo returns soon hon!

Love Kerry xxx

cards by cara said...

That is an impressive amount of adhesive! lol

Drycha said...

wow, a lot of adhesives!! :)))

Carolyne Aarsen said...

Love the colours in these pictures. And i love your new profile pic. So lovely. Hope you enjoy your 'break'.

Jessica Wekenman said...

Oh, my! I really do enjoy looking at these things, too! :) All those adhesives make me drool! Do you have a place you buy them in bulk, or do you just throw a couple in with each order and it just adds up? See, I knew you had a lot of craft stash! ;) I hope I didn't offend you when I said that on the forum. I know what you mean about compared to what most avid crafters have. I seem to feel like I never have the stamp set I wish I'd bought, if that makes sense.

deb said...

I'm interested in hearing about your Copic container. Does it have any dividers?

Katrina Turner said...

Oh my Steph, you are one neat and organised lady! I love looking at that ribbon and button stash too, so pretty! Look at all those copics, wow!

Hope all is well with you hun.

Katrina xx

Tonje said...

Your stash of adhesive made me laugh... I don't think you should worry about running out anytime soon... lol... Looooove your colourful drawers of ribbon! Yummy!

Gvendalen said...

Hi Stephanie
As at you all is accurately and conveniently stored! It is possible to look At it long. I hope, your inspiration will soon return after rest. Have the good day.
Your new photo is very beautiful. :)
Hugs, Helena