Three Things : Wish List


Most weeks three things tend to be products I have around here, things I have tried and loved or been inspired by. This week I am bringing you three things that are in my shopping cart that I am planning to order, try out + play with.

1. Autumn Leaves inks. There has been positive buzz on internet message boards recently about these inks. I am always on the lookout for good inks (my favorites tend to be from the little cats eye chalk inks + a few colors from Stampin Up - especially an old cranberry that I think was retired). Also just noticed that these inks are listed at 50% off on Two Peas.

2. Fiskars Threading Water Punch. Another tool I have seen mentioned lately is this one from Fiskars. I love scallops and I love circles and I think I am most excited to play with this one of the three. 

3. Red Banner Die-Cut Paper from Creative Imaginations. I like die cut papers like this one with nice points and lines for journaling. The point can be used as a directional design device and the lines are great for keeping my journaling in line. Most of the time I have found that I like to cut sheets like this in half and use one on one layout and the other half on another (or on the second page of a two page spread as seen below).


[ layout from Creating Keepsakes, July 2008: SUPPLIES: Patterned Paper: Collage Press, Jenni Bowlin Studio Blue Die Cut; Journal Blocks: Heidi Swapp ("today" + light blue); Ruler Ribbon: Junkitz; Letter Stickers: American Crafts (white foam + paper white + black); Circle Accents: K&Company Spinner, Scenic Route; Pen: American Crafts]


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39 thoughts

  1. Amanda N.

    2008-07-29 04:17:08 -0400

    Ali, the Threading Water punch is awesome! I have had mine for a couple of monthes and use it all the time! From trial and error I found it works best if you turn the punch on the backside to punch and line up the pattern. Leave it to Weaver is another great allows you to weave ribbon
    on a LO in a very easy way. Happy Scrappin! :)

  2. {vicki}

    2008-07-29 04:22:15 -0400

    Love to see what three things you are up to each week.
    Was wondering WHERE might I find the 2" square punch that you use all the time? The largest I have been able to find is
    1 1/2. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!

  3. laura

    2008-07-29 04:37:30 -0400

    I love all of those. I also have a quote that I feel like you will like that I want to share with you. "It is sad that we who are so fleeting and mortal, waste our short lives on passing things...when all we really want is to love and be loved in that perfect way that makes us feel whole, like the way water settles into pockets of rock after a rain." -Jimmy Santiago Baca It seemed very Ali-Edwards-ish to me, so I thought I'd share. Have a good day, thanks for the inspiration! :)

  4. Wendy Kwok

    2008-07-29 04:41:13 -0400

    I love your LO... lovely use of the die cut paper....

  5. Tona

    2008-07-29 04:57:55 -0400

    I have the threading water punch & it's great. I'll definitely be looking into that paper.

  6. Mel

    2008-07-29 05:07:45 -0400

    You will LOVE the threading water punch....I use mine constantly-it is one of my all-time favorite tools. You should also check out the bracket border punch from Martha Stewart--a tiny border like edge that rocks.

  7. All Moments Remembered

    2008-07-29 05:19:07 -0400

    Ali email me and I will gladly gift you the threading water punch!! Have some in stock right now!!
    They sell out as fast as they come in but I will grab one for you right now!!

  8. Jill

    2008-07-29 05:23:01 -0400

    Ali ~ I have the punch and LOVE it! I know you would love it's just wonderful - I've already used it on several layouts already and I can't say that for all the tools I've just 'had to have' if you know what I mean. This one is a keeper.
    I like that paper also - it's been on my wishlist at Two Peas for a while...have to get it with my next order.

  9. k8

    2008-07-29 05:43:38 -0400

    Aha! I think AC Moore and Michael's finally got some of those punches in - and I just got one on Saturday......right now I'm just gazing at it......soon I will remove it from its packaging and USE it!

  10. Ann

    2008-07-29 07:16:20 -0400

    I have the Threading Water punch. It is one fun little tool -- if you hide the circles, it looks like paper rickrack. I've had people ask me when I use it on cards if it is rickrack. I also used it in a layout where I hung tags from the circles. Very cool little device!

  11. laura

    2008-07-29 07:17:50 -0400

    I have that punch and I love it!!! I used to buy paper with that very same pattern, and now I can make my own! =D Can't wait to see what Ali does with it!!!!

  12. Jess S

    2008-07-29 07:39:25 -0400

    I stalked Target until I found the threading punch. Love it. I order some of ink, but they were already out of the aqua blue. Thanks for
    the heads up. Jess

  13. Emilyt

    2008-07-29 07:48:41 -0400

    That punch is on my wish list. :) I watched the demo on the Fiskars site and it looks too easy not to have one. Good item ideas this week!

  14. Linda Beeson

    2008-07-29 08:32:37 -0400

    Oh, I'm hearing about those inks! Since I do a whole lot of stamping and some of my new favorites are clear, I guess I need to check these out future.

  15. Iara

    2008-07-29 08:36:26 -0400

    I do also love die cut papers, and love how you used the bracket paper in the two pages spread! thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Ann

    2008-07-29 08:37:24 -0400

    I love the layout. That is one of the nicest I think I've ever seen.

  17. Krista Nash

    2008-07-29 09:54:29 -0400

    Wow! Clearly lots of people read your blog. How wonderful. My favorite things about memory keeping is that I can do it and at the same time employ my cretive tendencies. I love that at the same time I creating art, I am also recording events of my beautiful family.

  18. Lynn

    2008-07-29 11:44:20 -0400

    I'm another one who loves my threading water punch. Makes things much easier than hand cutting a scallop edge then using a hole punch & hammer!

  19. deB perry

    2008-07-29 12:56:49 -0400

    you will HEART that punch with a passion. ;) you just wait to see how many cool things you can come up with. oh my .

  20. kristi kortman

    2008-07-29 13:09:04 -0400

    have the fiskars punch. it's adorable and works like a dream. used it lots of times already. also interested in hearing what you think about the AL inks. Need to buy some new dye ink pads.

  21. Kate Anderson

    2008-07-29 14:02:34 -0400

    hi Ali, love the threading water punch. Hard to get hold of in N.Z. So I borrowed a friend's and spent a few hours playing with white c.s. and various p.p. yesterday.
    Hanging out until i can get one of my own.
    p.s. love the photo booth pics.
    Kate A

  22. tchrtiff

    2008-07-29 17:20:22 -0400

    I just bought that punch on Monday! Michael's finally had some in stock and the best was 40% off!! Yea! That paper is so cool. I must find some. Thanks for all your inspiration. Can't wait to see how you use the Threading Water punch on a LO or mini book.

  23. Kimberly

    2008-07-29 17:36:03 -0400

    I have actually seen a lot of layouts with the scalloped edges (some with circle cuts) and wished I had a punch to create this look!! That is a great idea to get 2 page layouts with one decorative piece of paper!!!

  24. CK

    2008-07-31 03:30:39 -0400

    Ooh, I love the Fiskars Threading Water Punch. They are simply one of the best buy! I especially love using it to make cards :)

  25. stephenie

    2008-07-31 06:06:34 -0400

    Threading Water rocks... and so does your layout of Chris and Simon!

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