Monday, February 7, 2011

My Top 10 & a GIVEAWAY!

I thought it would be fun to do a post on my top 10 favorite scrappy products, so here it goes.

10. Zig two way glue -- I just love it, so versatile.

9. Crop-a-dile Big Chomp -- This makes setting brads, eyelets, snaps,
 etc so easy.

8. Copic Markers -- I don't use them as much as I should considering how much they cost (although I've never paid full price for any), but I really like them and the effect you get when using them.

7. Embossing folders -- Not picking a brand because I love them all and have amassed quite the collection.

6.  Tape Runners -- I personally have a Glue Glider Pro and like it, but if I had to do it again I would get an ATG gun since you can get the refills so much cheaper.

5. Printed paper -- Again this is something that I have a 20 year supply of and never seem to stop buying.

4.  Good quality card stock -- I love Bazzill (but hate the price), but one of my favorites is the Co'ordinations card stock that is sand-able (instant texture).

3. My deck of Club Scrap idea deck of cards -- this gives me a jump start when I have a brain fart and just can't seem to get started on a layout.

2. Gypsy --Couldn't craft without it.

1. CRICUT and all his wonderful carts and all the stuff that goes with it. --Ok, seriously who didn't see that one coming!

Now it's your turn.  Tell me your TOP 3 scrappy products and why in a comment and I'll pick a random winner for a Cricut cartridge giveaway.  You'll have your choice from three that I have duplicates of (BNIP).

Giveaway Rules:
  • You must be a follower of my blog, so if you are not one become one today.
  • You have until Thursday 2/10/11 at Midnight to enter.  
  • One entry per person please, must include answer to the question and a way to contact you. Remember when entering your email addy to type it like this, myname at gmail dot com, so you don't get spammed. 
  • Winner will be announced on Friday 2/11/11.  
  • If I get 25 new followers during this give away, I'll give away a second cartridge.

BTW, I don't have any affiliation with any of the manufacturers listed. These are just my favs and I hope if you haven't tried them that you will.  I think you'll like them.
Happy Crafting.

***EDITED*** We've hit the 25 new followers, so that means TWO cartridges are going to be given away.  Winners will be posted Friday.  Thanks to all for entering.


  1. My top three faves include: 1Cricut w/cartridges and Gypsy because they add so much to my projects. 2. my Fiskars paper trimmer...can't scrap without trimming paper and 3. My pink ATG gun... applying adhesive has never been easier and I love it!


  2. My favorite scrappy poducts are of course my Cricut and cartridges, my Gypsy and my ATG gun. I love them all becuse they make my crafting so much better and help me to produce great projects.
    I am now a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win
    motherloves3 at hotmail dot com

  3. top three (only 3 is hard)...
    1. My Cricut of course (and Gypsy) I consider them one machine, because I always use them together
    2. My Pink ATG, so easy to use!
    3. My DCWV paper stacks, I'm obsessed!

    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

    croppinmommadesigns at wowway dot com

  4. We are followers now. Fun top ten! Most of them are on ours too. 1st, would be Colorbok card stock that is available at Wal-Mart this year. Particularly the white. It works just beautifully with the Imagine machine. 2nd would be Scrappy Glue by Heidi Swapp. I couldn't live without this stuff. Someone told me about quilling glue, which I could never find locally, stumbled on this and it's the most perfect thing! 3rd would be the Cricut Imagine. Still don't like the limitations with it, but we are getting use to the things it does do and it really does them well. For using traditional cricut images what have lots of layers and the ability to just flood fill those areas with color are just wonderful! Such a time saver! When you get a chance, stop by for a visit! We would love to hear what you think of our blog! What a fun contest! Thanks for sharing! cricutcouple at gmail dot com.

  5. Well, there is so much to choose from.[1] I love my paper cutter, can't trust myself to cut straight with scissors. [2] Tim Holtz Distress inks, must have for my altered art projects. [3] Ad-Tech glue runner, it makes layouts and cards go much faster. I am already a follower of your blog.
    Cherylann (prinkles)

  6. I can only pick three favorites?
    Ok well if that is the case then here is my top three (in no certain order)
    1. Big Bite: I love this thing because I can get brads set on ANY part of my scrapbook page!
    2. Cricut: My mom just bought me the original version cricut that i have wanted ever since they first came out! It was a very early birthday present, and I absolutely love it already. Just got to find some good cartridges now!
    3. Cutterbee trimmer and scissors: I have had my rotary trimmer forever and love it! It is the most basic but the most essential tool i have! I couldn't scrap without it! I also lover their scissors. The are very sharp and very precise which is great when i need to cut things in small spaces!

    I am following and am looking forward to all your ideas!
    mse006 at yahoo dot com

  7. Great giveaway! I'm a follower!

    My top three would have to be my Cricut (baby bug), my Gypsy, and my pink ATG! :)

  8. 1. Stampin'Up paper- I have found it cuts the best in the cricut
    2. The Gypsy- for obvious reasons
    3. Pink Atg - I think I've tried them all and this I found adheres the best.

    stockg7 at yahoo dot com

  9. hey-

    my TOP (only) 3 are

    1. My cricut- baby bug - I had it given to me by a friend because she was upgrading to the E.

    2. My ATG gun. I have the pretty pink one.

    3. My G- LOVE that thing and have NO CLUE how I ever managed without it.

    Thanks for the give away. I'm a stalker now too. :)

  10. My top 3:

    1. Border Punches (love them all)
    2. Cuttlebug
    3. My "G"

    Thanks for the chance to win! (new follower)

    NurseTraciScrapper at gmail dot com

  11. My crafting must haves:
    1. Cricut and all my cartridges
    2. Gypsy...can't use the criciut without it
    3. My ATG gun!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. 1) my Expressions because I can cut so many things in multiple sizes for my layouts and cards, 2) my Gypsy....makes designing and cutting such so so easy and fast. 3) my atg gun because it is so easy to use and cuts down on my overall scrapping cost due to being able to use refills.

    It's hard to stop at 3...

    so 4) my Centering ruler....I'm nutso about things being even and do not want to live without it.

    I'm already a follower.

    burton1966 at gmail dot com

  13. My top three are my Cricut, my Papertrey Ink stamps, my ATG... but the list could go on and on lol. Love my Club Scrap Idea Decks, one day I'll get the 2nd scrapbook one.

  14. My top three are:
    1. All my Cricut products, I love 'em all!
    2. I swore I would never get one (TOO BIG) but I did get the Pink ATG and I use it all the time
    3. Coredinations paper. They have such a wide variety of papers and love the embossed stuff...great paper!

  15. Oohh, what a hard decision, hrrmm...
    I'd have to say:
    1. ATG Gun
    2. Cricut
    3. Stampin' Up! Card Stock

    I love my Copics too, they are so addicting! :)

    Thanks so much for the chance to win.
    fabulousfrog at live dot com

  16. my top are:
    2. Tim Holtz Tonic scissors(the best!)
    3. bazzil cardstock

    dwasher at insightbb dot com

  17. I can only pick 3?? Hmm...

    1) My Fiskars rotary cutter. I use this almost every day...and not just for crafty reason!

    2) My cricut. Obviously. :-)

    3) My acrylic stamps (I use CTMH) - I *love* not having to guess where I'm stamping

    Thanks so much for doing the giveaway. Now I'm off to check out the rest of your blog. :-)

    adamson79 at yahoo dot com

  18. My favorite products are
    1) My Cricut and the 90 cartridges I own
    2) Peachy Keen stamps...they are so cute and fun!
    3) My Gypsy!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!!
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

  19. Oh boy, my Cricut and Gypsy are givens, so I will list my other three. My ATG, I love it, my paper trimmer, my cutterbee scissors. I need all these.

    pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

  20. What a fun giveaway so nice of you to do it! Well My 3 favs would have to be my E, of course, Cardstock, I don't have a favorite but I do ALOT of layouts and use LOTS of cardstock (not that I don't love patterned papers, got lots of that too, but I use more cardstock, lol) and a good pair of tweezers! Bet you didn't see that one coming, lol! And I'm going to add one more (sorry I couldn't resist) but I Love my Design Studio, I have a G but I use my DS more (I like a bigger screen) Thanks again!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  21. top 3 -
    1. Paper cutter, made by woodware has lots of different cutting blades.
    2. Ribbon and Buttons (cant ever have enough). 3. Stacks of textured paper (about 20 years worth!!!!!)
    Obviously, the cricut and all the rest of the usual stuff most people have. Sometimes it is just nice to go back to basics and make something out of very little.
    Love your blog, mine is quite new too and thanks for the chance to win!

  22. Ok I'm going to count my Expression as a That being said, my top 3 are:
    1. my Gypsy
    2. glitter paper (seriously, I carry some of every color all the time)
    3. my pink ATG gun AND pop dots!

  23. Ok my top one of course is my Cricut and my Imagine
    2)Cuttlebug and folders

  24. My top three are;
    Thganks for the chance to win.
    krisandcody2u@ comcast dot net

  25. my top 3 are
    1) cuttlebug
    2) cricut
    3) echo park paper packs!

    thanks for the chance! love the blog

    daniellehigginbottom at hotmail dot com

  26. I just became a follower! Thanks for the contest. My favorite three things are:
    1--Cricut Expression because I can cut almost anything and almost any shape and be as creative as I want to be!
    2--Xyron because I can make anything any size stick.
    3--Zig Two Way Glue pen because when I make those tiny, intricate cuts with my Expression there is nothing better for making them stick.
    LizW in TX
    awest424 at att dot net

  27. Ok so my 3 favorite items are:
    1. My Cricut Expression and Imagine Because they are so helpful & fun to make things with
    2. My Pink ATG Gun since it is pink & easy to use
    3. My Copics they make coloring in stamped images so fun

    Thanks for the fun giveaway! Woo Hoo
    Justina1218 at

  28. My 3 favorite are, 1. My E because it helps me make great paper crafts. 2. My pink ATG because it is the best adhesive. 3. My cuttlebug because it adds such great texture to my projects.

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

  29. New follower!

    1) My Sizzix Big Kick. Love it. I do have a Cricut but I still love cutting with actual dies. Some of the older Sizzix dies have really fantastic designs in a more realistic style that I really prefer.

    2) Cricut Design Studio. Welding is awesome! There are some beautifully-designed carts out there, and Design Studio is letting me take great advantage of the fonts, which I had not used much at all until getting CDS.

    3) My 18" x 3" clear acrylic ruler. I love having stuff straight and this ruler is sturdy and perfect.

  30. My top 3 would be MY CRICUT. MTC Program, and Martha Stewart Score Board Thanks for the chance!!!! pjseagers at hotmail dot com

  31. Wow...thanks for offering this awesome giveaway! My top three crafting products would be (1) Cricut & Gypsy (2) ATG adhesive gun and (3) my Fiskars rotary cutter, mat and ruler...can't craft without any of these. Kathryn
    kathrynt at totalnet dot us

  32. My tops 3 would have to be my cricut (love my pink expression), my gypsy, and my ATG .. Love Love Love!
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!


  33. Wow You are awesome to give away such Super Prizes!!...#1 and Tops on my list is my Gypsy!! I love how you can design and place everything so close and hardly any paper waste!!
    #2..My ATG Gun...I never thought That I would like it, But I now have a good friend that Is very pink and close at hand!!
    #3...My scotch Quick Dry Adheasive is the best stuff for small peices and it dry's very fast!!!

    thanks for the awesome giveaway and I have been a follower a while!

    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  34. My favorite products change faster than I can buy them! As of today:
    Cuttlebug quilling flowers, IRock and my Imagine. If I go to Michael's or Hobby Lobby this week, everything could change depending on what I fall in love with. Thanks for the opportunity to win more great scrapping favorites! Love your blog, too.

  35. I'm new to crafting, but I love the multitude of ways you can glue things. So I guess glues is my first. Fun markers are super cool as well... They make projects more crafty rather than using printed words. And my newest acquisition: the cricut machine for its potential is my third choice

    New follower. My email is catherinestevehopkins at msn dot com

  36. My three favorites are my paper cutter, ATG gun and my Expression, and if I could name a 4th one it would have to be my Cuttlebug. These make crafting so much quicker for me. I have became a follower.

  37. Great list and great blog! My favorites are my Expression, my gypsy and all of my paper. I just love paper! I haven't gotten into the Copic's yet, but I definitely see them in my future!

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  38. From Debbie Westbrook

    02/08/11 03:26 AM - Post#13949797    
        In response to scrapsbygracie

    I became a follower, but your blog wont let me comment! This is what I tried to post!

    I'm now a follower! My top 3 products are (1) My Cricut Expression. I love the shapes and layers. I also love that I now make most of my own embellishments! (2) My sizzix texture boutique. I love all the different folders and textures you get from them! (3) My design studio. I love welding my letters together and being able to plce my designs where I want on the mat!

  39. It is so fun to see everyone's top 3!
    Mine are:
    3. Corner Rounder - I love my pictures with round corners and when layering have to use it even more.
    2. Xyron sticker maker- for letters, for small pieces,for putting glitter on...LOVE LOVE LOVE
    1. Anything Cricut related (cheating by counting gypsy!!) It has taken my crafting to a new level.

    Thanks again! goc1122 at yahoo dot com

  40. I love seeing your top 10...many of those are also in my top 10!

    1) Expression / Gypsy / DS / Carts
    2) Cuttlebug / Embossing folders
    3) Pink ATG / Zig 2-way adhesive / Pop Dots
    4) Paper
    5) Stickles


    sherri at cwik dot org

  41. My top three are:

    1. My ATG. I love how long the tape refills last and I can buy them pretty cheap with a coupon! Also, this stuff really sticks!

    2. Glimmer Mist - I love the subtle color and shimmer they add.

    3. My Cricut. It makes paper piecing and titles so much easier.

    dlmartin82 at yahoo dot com

  42. Ohhhh Man...just three favorites??? That's so hard LOL
    1. Cricut Imagine for sure
    2. Adhesive - Pink ATG and pop dots
    3. My fiskars trimmer...I couldn't cut a straight line if my life depended on it :)
    Thank you for a chance to win :)

  43. My top three are:
    1. My Cricut - even though it is only a personal, I still love it. I enjoy making alot of my own embellies and letters.
    2. chalk - if I run out of a colored paper, most of the times I can make my own. I also love to make sunrises and sunsets with chalk.
    3. Fiskars 12" paper trimmer - I would be lost without this baby!! Use it all the time
    Thanks for the opportunity!!!
    cozienook at verizon dot net

  44. 1: Cricut! I don't know how I survived without it!
    2. ATG gun. Never knew how much I would need all that tape!
    3. Zig glue, for all those little pieces!!!

    lesleyanne_b at hotmail dot come

  45. Wow, loved your list! Thanks so much for a great giveaway opportunity!
    My top three faves are:
    1. Cricut Expression - I love mine so much & use it all the time
    2. Xyron sticker Maker - It's an amazing way to get all my little cuts from my Cricut to stick without getting covered in glue
    3. Stickles!! - I *heart* glitter & bling so I use Stickles a lot!

    Thanks again!

    jim_candice at yahoo dot ca

  46. I am a new follower.
    1.)my cricut
    2.)my paper trimmer
    2.)my adhesive

  47. 1. Cricut Expression - Almost everything I make has been touched by E in one way or another

    2. Martha Stewart Scoring Board - I have issues with straight lines, and this has saved me from myself ;)

    3. Glue Dots!!!!!!!! - I hate runny things, so regular glue doesn't work for me. Hence the absolute love for glue dots!

  48. I've been a follower for a while!

    1 - Cricut, Carts, Gypsy
    1 - Paper, paper, and more paper
    2 - ATG (I'm so glad I have it)
    2 - Cuttlebug
    3 - Flowers
    3 - Chocolate

    Ok - I have a problem - ok, so I cheated a little. I just love it all!
    sgro at hemc dot net

  49. I am a new follower.

    I love my

    1. Cricut
    2. Cuttlebug Embossing
    3. Adhesive Glue Runners

    angelbabysmomsb at yahoo dot com

  50. 1. My pink ATG. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! 'Nuff said.

    2. Xyron X. I put little die cuts and Cricut letters through it, ribbon, buttons, even fabric flowers.

    3. Mat stacks. I stink at cutting straight. I use these for mats (duh), but I've also put them on my Cricut mat to cut titles.

  51. Hope it's not midnight yet where you live. It's 11:08 here where I am. Saw your post about this on CK and came over. My 3 favortie things are my Cuttlebug alphas dies, patterned paper and bling. Love me some bling! My addy is gloriamartens at aol dot com. Hope that makes me safe from spammers. Thanks!

  52. BTW, I just became a follower of your blog.

  53. My fav 3 are
    Cricut Expression
    ATG gun

    Pam Hellewell


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