Author Archive | Sarah Moore

16 Essential Tools for Your Craft Arsenal

It’s difficult to be a crafter ready to craft, if you don’t have the right tools.  I’ve made a list of 16 essential tools every crafter must have.

1. Detail Scissors

You need these for detail work- cutting out small items.  They’re also great for ribbon with an adhesive back; because of the Teflon blades, the adhesive won’t stick.

I like a couple brands, but I really like the EK Success Honey Bee Non-Stick Craft Scissors.  They have Teflon blades and a sheath cover, so they are perfect for sticking in an apron pocket or taking to a crop. Continue Reading →

CHA Winter 2012: Heidi Swap

Heidi Swapp is back in full effect!  We really liked her new line of bright colors and unusual accents.
The full line of embellishments…

Go bright or go home!

Color Magic papers.  Just add color!

Eclectic papers!


Go to the Heidi’s Blog to see more of this line, including selections from the new “Memory File” array of products.  Small files designed for saving and scrapping.  What do you think of Heidi’s new line?


CHA Winter 2012: Hambly Screen Prints

One of my favorite vendors is consistently Hambly Screen Prints.  As far as I’m concerned they started the trend of fashion forward scrapbook paper.
New Hambly Transparencies! 

Love this Grid design called  “uncharted”.


Chevron Mash Up!



Streets of Paris

New Papers…

Hot Air…

Honeycomb Quilt

Rain Clouds

Mini “Journal Card” overlays

New Washi Tape!

Spotting some trends yet in our CHA posts?  Chevron, Honeycomb, hot air balloons…. what trends are you seeing?


CHA Winter 2012: Ranger

Everyone is all a buzz about Ranger’s newest lines…
Distress markers by Tim Holtz.  As usual Tim had a huge crowd gathered around him.  The markers look great, we can’t wait to get our hands on them to test ’em out.
Patina Inks.  Designed to go with the Vintaj metals.  More on these coming soon!  Comes in 15 hues.  Paint on metal with ease, no chipping or peeling, and once glazed will be safe for jewelry!  Dries really fast too!

Tim Holtz Ink Palate and Water brushes.  The palate has a hinged lid, and the water brushes are also unique.  one has a typical brush tip, and the other has a wider brush!

Ice Stickles… in 12 new bright colors

Stamping paper, in ATC size and 81/2″ x 11″.  designed especially to accept inks and make them pop!

Dylusion products by Dyan Reaveley.  Amazing stamps influenced by Zentangle, stencils and sprays in bright colors!

Collage Artist Claudine Hellmuth who’s delightful kits just debuted on HSN offers new stamps!  Gotta get ’em all!

Samples by Claudine…

I think I’m gonna go broke!  I want all of these new products!  What are you going to rush out and buy?


CHA Winter 2012: We R Memory Keepers

We R Memory Keepers is the leader in innovative tools for paper crafters.  Many of us already have the Crop-a-dile and the Sew Easy Products.  This season’s release is very exciting.  New tools, new papers, and new Sew Stamper accessories!
Find We R Memory Keepers on Facebook!
Be sure to check out We R Memory Keepers on HSN on February, 8th at 9:00 PM pst and Feburary 9th at 12:00 AM est.  They will be debuting the Lucky 8 Punch to the world with the lowest possible prices!

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The Lucky 8 Punches!  Almost ready to ship!
New Washi Tape! in 20 designs!

Crop-a-dile Power Punch!  The same strength as a Crop-a-Dile but in a 1/4″ and 1/16″ size.  Punch has a 2″ reach. (does not set eyelets)

Sew Stampers!  The look of sewing with the ease of stamping.  13 designs preloaded with Black Ink.

New Mini Tool Kit: Magnetic Matt and Ruler, Precision Tip Scissors, Brad Setter, Art Knife, Precision Tweezers.

Corner Mounter:  Create slits in the corners in 3 styles.  Angle, Stub and Round.  Ships in May.

And adorable papers!  I love this crafty pack!

And these great embellishment tags…

 New albums in bright colors!

So what do you think of this new release?


CHA Winter 2012: Spellbinders

When Spellbinders has a new release, everybody stands at attention.  This season’s release does not disappoint. It’s innovative and simple to use!

The new “Cut, Fold, Tuck Dies” are lovely, and create beautiful results!

Like the other dies they are embossable.

Just fold and tuck and voila!

Check out these amazing designs!

Even prettier in foils!

And double sided embossable folders!

Just flip over to emboss a different design!  Two designs in each folder!

And amazing samples in this booth!

Check out the website to see more new designs by Becky Fleck, Julianna Hudgins, Donna Salazar, Samantha Walker, and Nina Brackett.

What do you think of the new Cut, Fold, Tuck dies?  Will you be adding these to your collection?


CHA Winter 2012: Pink Paislee

Pink Paislee designs are always full of color and whimsy.  We adore these new lines and I’m sure you will too!
Christy Tomlinson’s line “She Art” is so colorful and fun!  Perfect for collage work and mixed media.
This Paper Doll collage paper is going to be so much fun to work with!
These Texture Rub Ons are so unique!

The Indigo Bleu line is clean and fresh… we love the soft color palate.

London Market, vintage European designs in soft florals…

I especially adore these Spool Buttons!
Prairie Hill: Spot on trend patterns of chevron, diamonds, stripes and dots.  I especially love the Kite Strings design!
Spring Jubilee: very bright designs, inspired by collage.  Full of butterflies and birds.

What do you think of the new release?  Visit the Pink Paislee website to see additional products like the (Mist)-a-bles Collection.  Papers and embellishments designed to work with Glimmer Mists.  And the Woodshop Collection.  Wooden alphabets ready for altering.