Three Things : Back To Basics

As I was working on my Studio A column for the May issue of Creating Keepsakes I was thinking about my basic supplies - those things I turn to again and again and like to have in bulk. I have highlighted some of my usual favorites (pens, albums, & adhesives) in Three Things in the past.


1. Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D Foam Squares : I have found myself using these over and over the past few years. Great for adding dimension to photos and accents. I used them to pop-up the journaling blocks on the first layout below (as well as a couple of the half-circles in the third layout).
2. White Cardstock : most of the time I stick with Bazzill in both 12x12 and 8.5x11. Lily white is my favorite white but really anything with a bit of texture is what I work with most.
3. Circle Mini Brads : I tend towards silver most often with antique copper a close second.

I was also thinking a lot about the kind of layouts I want to create this year. SIMPLE + focused + creative more in their storytelling/concepts/documentation and photography rather than their craftiness.

And speaking of simple, here are three of my favorite creations from this past year:

From Creating Keepsakes Studio A in July:


Also from July Studio A (CK):


And from October Studio A (CK):


Also, a quick note of thanks for all the thoughts and prayers and well-wishes on my post yesterday. They were really appreciated.

[ Three Things is a weekly product series : check out the archives here. ]

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