My Favorite Products

Here is a list of my most used products. These are the things that I use a ton. These are the things I get asked about all the time. I use them on most of my layouts. I love it when I find what works. Maybe they will be helpful to you. And just so you know, I have used affiliate links where possible. Let me know if you have any questions!

PENS
I love my MUJI pens, and I think love is an understatement. I use the Gel Ink Ball Point for journaling and outlining and I use the black fine tip erasable pen in my planner. So good. They come in colors too, but I mostly use the black. The journaling pen is also waterproof, so it works great with watercolors. For darker papers, I have been pleased with the Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen.


ADHESIVES
I use all of the following adhesives and love each of them. I put the Ranger Multi Medium Matte and my Scotch Quick-Dry liquid adhesives into 18 gauge and 20 gauge Fineline applicator bottles, respectively. They give great precision and don't clog.




PAINTS
I don't use a ton of paints, but when I do, I use a couple of very inexpensive watercolor sets and gelatos. Gelatos have a texture like chapstick, but they are water-soluble and pretty amazing. And I think it's worth noting that if you want to get great results on scrapbook paper/cardstock and reduce warping, you should use gesso. I use white when I want to blur the background and clear when I want it to show through.





STORAGE
I have to admit that the thing I get the most questions about, I can't even take credit for.  It's the Iris containers that I store my kits in. They are awesome! There is a divided tray that comes separately that is a must have, in my opinion. Nicole Jones actually turned me on to these and they have changed me! I also store my die cut packages in little Iris photo containers. I have pink because the clear were out of stock, but clear are better. I also use this label maker to label all of my storage containers.




VIDEO EQUIPMENT
I keep it really simple for videoing (is that a word?). I use my iPhone 6 and this gooseneck clamp. For editing, I'm currently using a program called Camtasia because it allows for on-screen recording (capturing what you are doing on your computer screen), but I've used Windows Movie Maker and iMovie in the past.

*Edited March 2016 - I now film most of my videos with my Canon T6i + Amazon Tripod and extender arm. I still occasionally use my iPhone + gooseneck clamp set-up, especially for Periscope and things like that!



8 comments:

  1. I have watch (& enjoyed) several of your process videos and was interested in the adhesive that you use with the FINELINE applicators. I clicked on the above link for the Scotch Quick-Dry adhesive and it doesn't quite match the product appearing in Amazon by clicking on the link. Any suggestions? Is it the same product but with different packaging?

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    1. Judy, the fineline bottles are an empty bottle with a fine-tipped applicator that you can add your favorite glue to. They are purchased separately and also linked above. I just put the Scotch Quick-Dry in the bottle when I get it. Hope that makes sense!

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  2. Yes, I understand that but it is the glue that I was questioning. When you click on the image of the Scotch Quick-Dry adhesive it shows a different adhesive in Amazon. I was wondering if it was the same adhesive in newer packaging or an entirely different liquid adhesive.

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    1. Judy, I see what you're saying now! How strange! I honestly stocked up and haven't bought any in a while, so they may have changed it. This looks more like what I use though: http://amzn.to/2cOdCw0

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  3. What printer do you use? In your December daily there is a 2 page layout on vellum. I also like the g way the prints have the white borders.

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  4. IN YOUR VIDEO, YOU USE A WIPEABLE MAT. WHAT IS THAT?

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