Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My Favorite Scrap Tools-Day 3

Hi Everyone,
Am I the only one who feels really behind this year? I was feeling so ahead of everything last week and now I'm overwhelmed with all that still needs to get done before Christmas. Cookies, present wrapping, and writing out the cards. Maybe it's because Thanksgiving was early this year and I thought I could slack a little and have plenty of time? Maybe thats it? Yeah thats it...

Anyway enough of my panicking and on to today's list...Today's list is all my favorite stamping tools. If you watch my Stampin' on Friday videos I'm sure you've seen these used once or twice and maybe more :)

So I kind of overslept today and am running later than usual so I won't have time to post about why I like each product but will share a few thoughts....

Versa Mark is what I use for embossing with embossing powder. When I do emboss I usually just use white powder. Memento Black ink is great for Copic coloring and I love Archival Ink for really crisp black stamping (like sentiments and such). We'll get into all the other inks I like tomorrow. 

You all know I love my Fiskar Stamp Press and my Martha Stewart Stamp mount. I use those all the time in my videos. 

I had purchased the Ranger Heat Gun last year and I hate it. It takes forever to heat up and never seemed to be heating where I wanted or directed it to go so I went back to my old trusty heat gun however I'm not totally satisfied with that one either but it works... I do see lots of people like Jennifer McQuire and Kristina Werner using a Hero Arts gun that looks amazing. Maybe my next tool investment will be that one. 

Thanks everyone for stopping by...Oh before I forget...Sherry...Little ATG? Where? and When? :) 

Hugs and happy crafting,


  1. Love the goodies you posted. I too am overwhelmed with the stuff to get done..I'm taking a deep breath and making myself enjoy the season, trying to do as much as I can joyfully!

  2. Christina,
    I have a SU heat gun that I love... have you tried one?

  3. My heat gun is Marvy Uchida and it works great.

  4. Just wanted to say thank you for your blog and all your videos. I check your site every day. Love the things you do.

    I have a Ranger heat gun and have the same problem. I had finally thrown it away, thinking it was the gun. Gullible me, bought another one. Same thing. My cheap one gets hotter, and I can control where it heats better. The Ranger one is good when I'm just trying to dry ink, but don't use it for embossing. At least now I don't feel like its just me.