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kinseykitty 04-19-2007 06:36 AM

What was the BEST thing you've ever purchased?
 
I would have to say my lamp. I LOVE IT!

StampinHay79 04-19-2007 06:44 AM

cuttlebug...I LOVE embossing with it!

Jessrose21 04-19-2007 06:47 AM

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My stamp press. I LOVE it. I get perfect impressions with my mongo background stamps every time. No more butt stamping for me! Got mine at Utrecht with a coupon.

Mahloumel 04-19-2007 06:47 AM

My Coluzzle system! I put a lot of thougth into each template I've purchased and so far use them all semi-regularly.

Momofoneson 04-19-2007 06:51 AM

I would also say my cuttlebug.

al_silver2 04-19-2007 06:52 AM

My Making Memories Paper Trimmer is by far my best purchase yet...sure beats my old Fiskars!

SeattleStamper 04-19-2007 06:53 AM

Humm, I would have to say my house because it's allowed me to have an entire room to fill with stamping goodies!

Oh but you probably wanted to know about a stamping product, hum. I think it's my day light lamp from Costco for only $20. I just can't craft without it, I feel like I can't see.

kansmom 04-19-2007 06:54 AM

2 things . . . my cuttlebug and my crop-a-dile ! I use them both almost daily.

kinseykitty 04-19-2007 06:56 AM

Oh, I'm so glad you said that! I ordered one and it should come today. I can't wait!

StampinHay79 04-19-2007 06:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Jessrose21
My stamp press. I LOVE it. I get perfect impressions with my mongo background stamps every time. No more butt stamping for me! Got mine at Utrecht with a coupon.

cool...I've never seen one of those! That looks pretty neat!

The Gardener 04-19-2007 06:57 AM

My Cuttlebug! :D

kinseykitty 04-19-2007 06:57 AM

Oops, I forgot to add in the quote. I was talking about the Making Memories Precision Trimmer.
Sorry. I'm still a virgin SCS user. ;)

emmiestamps 04-19-2007 06:57 AM

My cuttlebug!!

kinseykitty 04-19-2007 06:58 AM

You guys are making me want to go shopping!
You know, I may have to use that 50% off coupon from Joann's . . .

pearlie 04-19-2007 07:18 AM

odd, but
 
The two things I use the most lately, beyond obvious things like a paper trimmer, ink, or stamps, are:
-paper piercer-use it for poking holes for brads, and picking up Prima flowers
-Ott light-was a gift, but I love it, wish I had them everywhere in the house

Rachel V.

ajcmeyer 04-19-2007 07:21 AM

Crop a dile!

nsruss 04-19-2007 07:38 AM

Another vote for the Cropadile. I use it on almost every project I do.

STAMPINGODDESS 04-19-2007 07:44 AM

My Store-in-Style cubes. Now that my stamping supplies are more organized, it is so much easier to find what I'm looking for.

qvande 04-19-2007 07:48 AM

Crop-o-dile!! Can't believe I waited so long to get one.

shann106 04-19-2007 07:51 AM

My Cuttlebug, I don't know how I ever lived without it

spazzgirl 04-19-2007 07:54 AM

I would say my Ultra Clean. My stamps have never been cleaner.

JulieHRR 04-19-2007 07:56 AM

Oh, please don't make me play favorites among my toys! I don't want to hurt the non-favorites' feelings! ;)

*chuckle*

If you are referring strictly to tools, here are a few:

My Big Shot, and all the dies I can use on it, that cut through more than card stock, regardless of brand
My Milwaukee Heat Gun (10+ years and has *never* failed me)
Xyron Machine (all 3 ;) )
All Basic Shape Punches featuring lever style handles
All Scallop Shape Punches
Paper Piercing Tool
EK Success Glass Cutting Mat
Carl DC-220e Heavy Duty Rotary Cutter
Versamark Ink Pad
SU! Stamp Scrub
Making Memories Instant Eyelet Setter, + Ribbon/Slot Punching Tips

kinseykitty 04-19-2007 07:59 AM

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Originally Posted by JulieHRR
Oh, please don't make me play favorites among my toys! I don't want to hurt the non-favorites' feelings! ;)

*chuckle*

If you are referring strictly to tools, here are a few:

My Big Shot, and all the dies I can use on it, that cut through more than card stock, regardless of brand
My Milwaukee Heat Gun (10+ years and has *never* failed me)
Xyron Machine (all 3 ;) )
All Basic Shape Punches featuring lever style handles
All Scallop Shape Punches
Paper Piercing Tool
EK Success Glass Cutting Mat
Carl DC-220e Heavy Duty Rotary Cutter
Versamark Ink Pad
SU! Stamp Scrub
Making Memories Instant Eyelet Setter, + Ribbon/Slot Punching Tips

I think I'm going to get one of those!

Mahloumel 04-19-2007 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by kinseykitty
I think I'm going to get one of those!

Every time JulieHRR posts, I can hear the *whoooosh* of money flying out of hundreds of wallets. :D

JulieHRR 04-19-2007 08:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Mahloumel
Every time JulieHRR posts, I can hear the *whoooosh* of money flying out of hundreds of wallets. :D


You could always put on your "ignore" list . . . :p


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MelissaJ 04-19-2007 08:23 AM

My crop-o-dile for sure. Before I got it I would never use eyelets...I was too lazy to get everything out.

I also received an OTT lamp as a gift from hubby and couldn't live without that now.

Cassandranet 04-19-2007 08:25 AM

Personally, back when I started stamping, if I hadn't found the stamp-a-ma-jig, I think I would have quit! *gasp* I was just so frustrated with stamp placement. So I have to say that's the best thing I ever bought!

More recently, I'd say my Cuttlebug. I've really gotten into embossing and it makes it so easy...

steubner 04-19-2007 08:27 AM

Let's see...
Palette Hybrid Noir Inkpad
Prismacolors & Gamsol
Ticket Corner Punch
And my Bind it All (which is not here yet, but I love it!!!!)

stampinsweeney 04-19-2007 08:31 AM

At this point, I think it would have to be my Cuttlebug, although my Versamark pad is priceless...whenever I have a 40% off coupon for Joann's I get another...can never have too many. ;)

JulieHRR 04-19-2007 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Cassandranet
Personally, back when I started stamping, if I hadn't found the stamp-a-ma-jig, I think I would have quit! *gasp* I was just so frustrated with stamp placement. So I have to say that's the best thing I ever bought!

More recently, I'd say my Cuttlebug. I've really gotten into embossing and it makes it so easy...

Oh, yeah!!! I forgot about the SAMJ--I don't use mind frequently, but, when I need it, it's hands down the best ever positioner on the market to date! And, half the price of all the other useless ones I'd used previously . . . ;)

1stclassnana 04-19-2007 08:54 AM

It's hard to pick only one, but if I have to I would say my ATG gun with my glass cutting mat running a close second.

jenguin 04-19-2007 08:56 AM

My favorite is the Perfect Layers...I don't know how I scrapped before I had it! (Actually, I do...was looking at my "old" scrapbooks...nothing was mounted!)
I also love my white craft stampin pad (SU)! I use it constantly.
I'm glad to hear that people love the lights. I've been thinking about getting one since my craft area lighting is terrible. HHMMM, Mother's Day IS right around the corner!
Jen

Cynamom 04-19-2007 08:58 AM

First, my Coluzzle... LOVE IT and then close behind is the Crop-A-Dile. The thing for me is that I am a "thrifty" one in this hobby, so I stay away from tools/items that need refills or have a lot of pieces that you can buy for them.

librarian 04-19-2007 08:59 AM

sure wish I knew why the Crop-A-Dile...I always want the eyelet where it won't reach. Like ! 1/2 inches up on a card..am I doing something wrong?

Emily Ann 04-19-2007 09:09 AM

Stampin Up's Stampin Scrub
 
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I know it's a basic, but I stamped for years without it. Before it came into my home to save my stamps they sat around all dirty begging to be clean!! :o

I also love my Craft Mates Storage Tote. It came with six, 14-compartment locking craft caddies. Stores all my eyelets, brads and clips. (pictured below)

Like JulieHRR says naming favorites is hard because you don't want to leave any thing out. So...Crop-a-dile, Ott lite, Stamp-a-ma-jig, assorted punches and scissors, adhesive tape runner, Xyron.

I could go on and on.

Mahloumel 04-19-2007 09:13 AM

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Originally Posted by JulieHRR
You could always put on your "ignore" list . . . :p

Now where's the fun in that????

I also wanted to add my Stewart Superior double scrubber and Ultra Clean. I'd been using an old towel or some other rag with water for a few years. While I was happy enough with the results, I really love how quick and easy it is to get my stamps clean instantly with the scrubber and cleaner, and then just close the scrubber and put it back in the drawer til I need it again. I'd been putting this purchase off in favour of stamps for a long while now, but am glad I finally "caved".

propecia 04-19-2007 09:15 AM

my japanese screw punch and ultra clean!

FubsyRuth 04-19-2007 09:18 AM

I'm gonna get schmaltzy now - I'd have to say my best purchase was 2 retired SU! sets from an eBay seller in the US. She only wanted to charge me $5 shipping and I knew that wasn't right for 18 stamps from the US to the UK. So I emailed her to query it - and we've been emailing ever since!

We've exchanged cards, birthday goodies and share our news back and forth every week. So through that one eBay purchase I got new (to me anyways) rubbah and also found a wonderful friend!

ktc_texas 04-19-2007 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by FubsyRuth
I'm gonna get schmaltzy now - I'd have to say my best purchase was 2 retired SU! sets from an eBay seller in the US. She only wanted to charge me $5 shipping and I knew that wasn't right for 18 stamps from the US to the UK. So I emailed her to query it - and we've been emailing ever since!

We've exchanged cards, birthday goodies and share our news back and forth every week. So through that one eBay purchase I got new (to me anyways) rubbah and also found a wonderful friend!

That is so cool. Lucky you.

stampinwomn 04-19-2007 09:54 AM

right now it's my new toys! i just got a bind-it-all and a dreamcuts. oh my gosh - such clean and "even" cuts every single time. plus the blades are self sharpening - no more refills. can't wait to start making neat, little booklets i'm for my hostess's gifts and things.


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