I don’t use nearly as many supplies in my scrapbooking endeavors as a lot of people do, but I do have my favorite items. I have to admit, once I find something (item, company, store, etc.) that I really like, I tend to stick with it, so I haven’t tried out as many different things as I probably should, but I still have a nice set of items that I like to use when the urge to be creative sets in!
Die Cuts with a View Paper Stacks and Scrapbook Kits in a Stack–I especially love the different premium stacks that are out there right now (All Dressed Up, anyone?), and I really love how things are already coordinated. I’m terrible at matching papers, and this makes it so much easier for me! I’m particularly hooked on the different seasonal stacks that are available.
Jolee’s Boutique Sticker Collages–There’s a collage for every possible situation you can think of. I don’t even want to begin to calculate how much I’ve spent or how many different ones I’ve purchased over the years.
Therm O Web Mounting Squares–I can go through hundreds of these when I’m on a roll with scrapbooking!
Colorbok The Perfect Album and Refills–I like the wide variety of colors the albums come in, as well as some of the finishes (like the pink glittery one I have for my daughter).
Deja Views Fresh Print Papers–The colors and patterns on these are so pretty. I have several 8×8 stacks, as well as some 12×12 open stock. The blue raspberry is my favorite.
Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter–Love the jewel themed colors–so pretty!
Paper Trimmer–I have a Fiskars, but I don’t think the brand even matters. All I know is, I can’t believe I used to scrapbook without one, especially since I can hardly cut a straight line with scissors!
Whale of a Punch Retro Flower–I tend to overuse this punch, because it’s the only large punch I have, but I think the shape of the flower is just so fun.
Making Memories Brads–Good variety of colors, shapes, patterns, styles and sizes.
Zig Writers–My go to pen, whether the primary colors or the metallic, because I love the double-ended tip.
Sakura Souffle Pens–These can be kind of a pain to work with, because you have to write so slowly, but the finished product looks really cool.
Scotch 3M Quick Dry Adhesive–I don’t use glue too often (see mounting squares above!), but when I do need it, this is the kind I pick up.
Sticko (formerly Stickopotamus) Adhesive Letters–I like the script writing and the fact that you can (or at least used to be able to) pick these up at Target.
Basic Grey Two Scoops Collection Pack–OK, I’ll admit, I haven’t bought this yet, but I’ve had my eye on it for awhile, (such pretty colors and patterns!) and it’s only a matter of time–one of these days, I’ll get it at Hobby Lobby for 40-50% off, and that will make the regular price of $18.99 a lot easier to handle!
Cutter Bee Scissors–The small size makes them perfect for detail work.
Shutterfly–I’ve decided this is my favorite place to use for photos. The prices are decent, they offer good sales, and my favorite part–instead of printing the date the pictures were printed on the back, they print the date the picture was taken. Very helpful in getting journaling done in scrapbooking, especially if you can’t remember when something was.
Michaels–I buy a good portion of my supplies here. Good selection of basic supplies (pens, adhesives, etc.) and a decent selection of Die Cuts with a View and Deja Views. Not to mention, they have excellent coupons (40-50% the regular price of one item) and also a lot of sales.
Archiver’s–Gotta love a chain store dedicated to scrapbooking (nothing against my local scrapbook store, otherwise known as LSS, but it’s way too expensive for me to shop there regularly!), and their class selection is pretty good.
JoAnn online–the in store selection (at least where I live) is pretty abysmal, but they have an awesome selection of all my favorite things online, and you can usually find free shipping.
Hobby Lobby–not my favorite store, but like Michaels, they have good coupons, and even better sales, and the good prices alone earn it a spot on my list. Depending on what I’m looking for, if they actually have it in stock, it can be a steal! Finding what I what can be a challenge though–I honestly don’t think they keep track of inventory at all.