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Monday, November 30, 2015

Product/Vendor Review

It is that time of year!

This year, hands down, my favorite product is the MISTI from Sweet Petunia. Despite some manufacturing glitches early on, this is an amazing tool for stampers. It allows you to get a perfect, rich impression, every time. It is SO useful for mass producing. We just did bridal shower invitations this weekend and it made fast work of a card that had 3 stamps on it.  Worth every dime. I did get a defective one, but it was replaced at the company's cost and I continue to use the defective one too, because it works just fine. It is so great to have 2 to preset for layering stamps.

Speaking of layering stamps, I really love 2 new companies that feature layering. The Ton Stamps and Altenew both have lovely designs, good customer service and fast shipping.

I continue to buy from Papertrey (always with a little hesitation due to years of problems) as they seem to have improved a good bit. No problems this year and I think I ordered 3 or 4 times. I love Penny Black, Lawn Fawn, My Favorite things, and Julie Nutting.

I am in love with dies. Tried a couple of electronic cutting machines and just found them way to fiddly for my taste, so I am back to steel dies. My favorite supplier is Chic and Savvy (although her shop is on a break right now), Amazon, Impression Obsession, and Simon Says (who has improved their shipping times since last year).  I am all about stitched dies right now and using them heavily. 

I love Stampin' Up's Home for the Holiday paper this year. I just wish they would sell it by the sheet because half of it is not my style, but the rest is just perfect. Makes it really expensive to have to buy the whole package.

New company shout out. I just bought my first set from Concord and 9th and was pleased in every way. I got the Take a Bough set and am quite pleased.

Tried the Zig Watercolor Markers and enjoy them, but 12 is plenty for me as they blend into any color you want quite easily. 

For sparkle, the Wink of Stella pens are my go to and I do go  to them a lot.

I have really pared down my supplies and bought only a few stamps this year, but bought lots of dies. I have been selling things on FB sites to other stampers and am able to keep my PayPal balance up so that I don't think I have spent a dime this year other than what I made from selling things I don't use.

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