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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: 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!

Chevron Mash Up!

Herringbone

Honeycomb

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?

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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?

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