29 December 2008

Pasta and a Top Ten List

My sister-in-law always gives the most creative gifts, usually edible! This is pasta for cat lovers. The noodles are shaped like cat heads and paws. Too cute. I'll have to work hard not to hoard this pasta.

I've been out of the blogging mode due to the holidays and what-not, so I thought I'd jump-start myself a bit today with a list of my top ten favorite scrapbooking tools and products for 2008. Here we go, in no particular order:

My Top Ten Scrapbooking Tools and Products for 2008

1. Kokuyo Dot n Roller: This is my current favorite adhesive for ease of use and stick-ability (just made up that word).

2. Big Shot: Okay, maybe I'm "old school" because I don't have a Cricut, Expression, or a Silhouette right now, but the Big Shot really meets my needs for being easy to use and versatile. I love being able to use dies from any manufacturer.

3. Bazzill cardstock: Again, not very glamorous, but I could not scrapbook without this. Right now, I'm enjoying the smooth-textured Bazzill. Never thought I'd say that.

4. Wide-format printer: I love my Canon i9900 for printing directly on my background and printing photos.

5. MS Word: While this is not specifically a scrapbooking tool, I could not work without it. I use it all the time for formatting journaling and titles.

6. Journaling stamps and pads: I love all the journaling options available these days. Stamps and journaling pads make it easy to incorporate your own handwriting on your pages.

7. Picasa: Again, I may be old school since I don't own Photoshop, but I've found that Picasa allows me to do all the photo editing I need to do right now. I also love the features which make it easy to organize, share, and upload photos.

8. Colorbox Fluid Chalk: The little "cats' eye" chalks cannot be beat for ease of use and affordability.

9. Xyron 150 "X": Not a glamorous tool, but one I use all the time for adhering small elements.

10. Crop-a-Dile: I know it's been around awhile, but I still love my Crop-a-Dile. I use it primarily to make holes in mini-books or other small projects.

So there you go! I'm such a simple scrapbooker that I don't think my favorites would change much from year to year. What would your Top 10 list include?


Heather said...

Most of your top ten would also be in mine. I do have a Cricut though, and that would probably be at the top of my list...maybe because it's still a new toy to me. Also on my list would be ribbon. I use it on almost ever layout.

Daisy said...

I wish they made pasta shaped like little lizards!

Sarah C. said...

That pasta is so cool! I'd be hoarding it too. :)

Great list! I'll have to think on mine.

Colleen said...

That pasta is cute!

Oh I'd love a wide format printer! I'm patiently waiting for my Slice and hoping I'll like it enough to put on a Top 10 list!

Maureen said...

Oh, yeah, I don't know what I'd do without my Cropadile. And agreed about the Cat's eyes... those are the best.

And at first glance, I thought the pasta was FOR cats! (not cat lovers!)

Ha! I can just see Lily digging into that!

Cheri said...

Hm, gotta think...I'll take this as a challenge to put on my own blog soon.

That pasta is adorable...I couldn't possibly eat it, lol, definitely hoard;) Oh wait, maybe if I cooked that my kids would actually EAT dinner...

Linda said...

Cute bag of pasta! I like your list. I may have to do this maybe I can get another entry in before the New Year.

KarenSue said...

the pasta is cute, I don't know if I could eat it...

your top ten is pretty close to mine, I love journaling stamps, but find I don't use them much...

Lida said...

Uhmm kitty pasta, love your list I so want the Canon printer you mentioned bad bad!!!