Sunday, January 6, 2008

Some of my favorite scrapbooking tools

I want to share with you some of my favorite scrapbooking tools. First, there's the 3M ATG 700 and 714 guns (TM). I use these for most of my adhesive needs. The tape is super sticky and can be used on most surfaces and the refills are VERY inexpensive compared to other tape runners. The biggest cost comes from purchasing the applicators. But considering these "guns" will last many years, maybe even your lifetime, the investment is worth it. I found that has the best price on the internet for these items. Shown here is the 714 model which has a 1/4" tape.
I like the Creative Memories power sort boxes for storing my photos, negatives, and photo CDs. Creative Memories has a mini sorter (shown here) and a large one which is four times the size of this one. I use both sizes.
Next up is the Creative Memories Custom Cutting System. They have several different shape sets which you use with their blades and cutting mat to quickly and easily cut out shaped paper and photos. The oval shapes are shown here. I use the ovals and circle shapes.
To trim my photos, I use the Creative Memories Personal Trimmer. I also like Stampin' Up's punches. They have a variety of punches, some of them in graduated sizes, so you can make a mat for certain shapes, easily.

The Cricut electronic die cutting system is also a favorite tool of mine.Well, that wraps up my list of favorite tools for now. I'll share my favorite supplies, companies, scrappers, and web sites in future posts.

I just want to give a shout out to Camille for being the one person I know of who actually reads my blog. Thanks Camille! You've motivated me to keep my entries updated.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the shout out...I appreciate it. I love your blog, it is filled with great ideas and great information.

Lela said...

Thanks again Camille. If you're feeling up to a Saturday drive one day, you might want to join one of my crops on the second Saturday of the month. We'd love to see you there.