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Three Things: May Favorites

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Over the past week I put together ten layouts for my column & a feature article for the upcoming October issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. It's been awhile since I put that many layouts together in a short time period and it felt really, really good. My office is still recovering from the creative mess.

I used to be super fast at putting pages together. These days I find myself going slower and focusing more on what I really want to say with each page (this definitely gets a bit complicated especially when I find I have less time overall).

As I wrote up my supply lists and worked on the text for those layouts yesterday I noticed there were definitely a few things I am really into right now. Here's three of my favorites this month:

[1] Sassafras Blossomed Vintage Yummy : Sassafras has come out with some great patterns and I happen to like them even more because they add a great little patterned strip along the bottom. I feel like I am getting a little something extra with each sheet.

[2] Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher : This is one of those products that at first I thought, "why in the heck do I need a special stapler?" I have a great regular stapler that works just fine. After testing this one out I have to say that this is probably one of my favorite tools I have come across in awhile. The size of these staples is perfect for layouts and smaller projects. They are just right for attaching ribbon and other thinner embellishments. It fits really nice in my hand. I think I used this on more than half the layouts I created this past week. Highly recommended.

[3] Jenni Bowlin Front Porch Die Cut Label Paper : It's probably not a secret that I'm a fan of Jenni's die cut papers. I love how she has changed it up a bit and added a pattern (especially polka dots) to the interior.


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  1. Katie Squires says…
    05/19/2009

    cool, I didn't know about the tiny attacker, and I love tools!!

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  2. emily says…
    05/19/2009

    Always looking for ways to attach small things that will stay in place.Emily

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  3. Karen says…
    05/19/2009

    I love Jenni's new papers too....just got her kit in the mail. Ordered especially for the new Front Porch collection. Love it all.

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  4. Hannah says…
    05/19/2009

    i love those "three things" today!

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  5. Queen of Bristol says…
    05/19/2009

    I love the paper, especially the Sassafras collections - the Jenni Bowlin is also great - I love die cut paper - I would love to see them in your layouts - can't wait till October! :-)

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  6. Linn says…
    05/19/2009

    Hmmm...I'm hoping your creative storm is contagious...it's been a while since I've been able to get into the scrapping groove. Sassafras Lass papers seem to help me, too!

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  7. Jeanette B says…
    05/19/2009

    Ali, I had the same attitude regarding the Tiny Attacher, but after clicking the link and watching the video, I may have changed my mind. I want to see it in person to see just how tiny the staples actually are, but I just might have to have it! :)

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  8. Tere says…
    05/19/2009

    I've been eyeing TH Tiny Attacher for some weeks now, I think it's been in my cat in scrapbook.com for 2 weeks, I really need to make a final step and check out!!!
    I also love JB, she has very pretty papers!!!

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  9. Ann P. says…
    05/19/2009

    I ordered the TH stapler a couple of weeks ago and ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT, too! :)
    Very functional in many ways! You can't go wrong with THIS purchase!

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  10. katie says…
    05/19/2009

    Those are great! I think I need to get my hands on the Attacher!

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  11. Colleen says…
    05/19/2009

    I've seen enough people raving about that Tim Holtz tiny attacher that I think I need to fine me one!! :)

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  12. ms.cheryl says…
    05/19/2009

    I had the same thought about the tiny attacher... You really like it huh? OK. Ms.Cheryl

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  13. alison says…
    05/19/2009

    Does anyone know if they sell the Tiny Attacher at Michael's?
    Thanks!

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  14. Maureen says…
    05/19/2009

    I will be on the look out for that stapler - I have to admit that I have trouble with the full size staple on a page.

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  15. Ashlee Archibald says…
    05/19/2009

    the mini attacher looks fun! :) I usually just use a mini stapler or the big mama. I love the sassafrass paper.. reminds me of my sweet girl.

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  16. Dennette Bjorklund says…
    05/19/2009

    I love that stapler. It works great - perfect punch everytime!

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  17. Deb J says…
    05/19/2009

    I really like that Blossom paper. I have been looking for something with smaller flowers like that. I want to get me one of those attachers. It looks like it will work much better than my stapler and fit my hand better. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. mandy says…
    05/19/2009

    I know I'm behind the times...but I'm trying to buy Life Artist from Amazon. The prices listed are from $50-80. Seriously? I have no doubt it's an awesome book, but that surely can't be right! Any ideas?

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  19. Theresa Grdina says…
    05/19/2009

    I love the new papers! YUMMY!

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  20. Ali Edwards says…
    05/19/2009

    Isn't that crazy - I saw that recently too. I have an email in to CK to find out about whether they are reprinting the book (and if they are not are there other options). I would suggest a google search (there are likely some other online retailers that have some in stock).

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  21. Sandi Malloy says…
    05/19/2009

    I'm with you on the tiny attacher. It feels good in the hand and the tiny staples are perfect for so many scrapping uses. The papers are luscious. I hadn't seen the Sassafras ones before. Thanks for bringing them to my attention.

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  22. Helen Tilbury says…
    05/20/2009

    Sassafrass printed papers are just so cool right now...off to check out Jenni's site...

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  23. Kim K says…
    05/20/2009

    Thanks for the review on the Tiny Attacher. Had passed it by thinking it was "just" a stapler. I should have known Tim Holtz would give us something fabulous! Thanks.

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  24. Sue says…
    05/20/2009

    Love all three things this week, especially that 'attacher' gadget.

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  25. Jennifer Larson says…
    05/20/2009

    I love that yellow. Can't wait to get some...

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