Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
(Holiday Card by the amazing Ink Lane Design)


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Gift Giving Guide For: The Crafter

I can't even believe that it's already December! 
I know I say it every year but this year seriously FLEW by. I don't know how it happens, but every year goes by faster than the last. 
Christmas is only a little over two weeks away! Since there's no sense in fighting it, I decided to put together a little gift giving guide for your favorite crafter!
Most of these are items are ones that I currently have and love, and some are things that are on my personal wishlist. Let's jump right in...

Cricut Explore Air 2


Cricut recently came out with their new machine, the Explore Air 2. It basically has all the same features as the original Explore Air, but, it can cut and write up to 2 times faster! And it comes in three fun colors, mint, light pink and light blue. (Mint is my personal favorite.)


If you're going to get a Cricut machine or already have a Cricut machine, these gold tools are a must. It's no secret that I love all things gold and these tools are no exception. They are gorgeous and just as functional as they are beautiful. (These were actually wrapped up under the tree for me last Christmas from my Mr.)

A glue gun is a must for any crafter. This glue gun, unlike most, has two heat settings, making it ideal for all crafts! The silicone mat is an awesome feature. My whole crafting career prior to getting this glue gun included a paper plate or some form of scraps under my gun. The mat is not only functional, but a lot nicer to look at than an old paper plate covered in glue. 

This has quickly become one of my favorite crafting tools. It was a gift I bought for myself last Christmas on Black Friday. With it you can create your own gorgeous foil creations right at home!

If you're going to get the foil applicator, you have to get the foil! It comes in so many gorgeous colors, it's hard to choose, I recommend just buying a bundle!

This is such a staple that most crafters already have one (or in my case, several), but sometimes it's nice to have a cute one! When I saw this one, I knew it had to be added to my stash!

So, this is one of the items that I don't currently have, but I have ALL the heart eyed emoji's for. I currently have a mint color vintage typewriter that I bought online, it's not entirely functional though. I love that this one has that vintage look but is modern and functional!

So this is a silly little item that could even just work as a stocking stuffer but it's something I recently bought myself on a whim and have been having so much fun with! I know you've seen those little yarn pom poms everywhere, well these little guys help you make them! They make it so fun and easy (and it's also weirdly therapeutic) and the pom poms are a great addition to any craft project! I've even been using them in all my gift wrapping lately and it adds a fun little touch. 

Every crafter needs a great printer and not only is this one a powerhouse... it's GOLD!
I originally bought this printer for my wedding, before I had decided to go ahead and book a photobooth. It has been so nice to have an easy to use photo printer at home for random little projects. I especially love that I can print directly from my phone!

This is one of my absolute favorite crafting tools. It is one that I didn't realize was missing in my life until I got it and then wondered how I did things before I had it! Not only does it perfect set eyelets, it has become my go-to hole puncher as well with two different size options built right in! It is a great versatile tool that everyone needs in their arsenal.

American Crafts Gold Mini Stapler

This is another one I didn't know I needed until I bought. It's design makes it easy to grab and use while your other hand my not be free. The mini staples aren't as obtrusive as a standard sized staple which I love. It's also gold which obviously makes me love it that much more. 

And that rounds out my gift guide! 
I hope you enjoyed it! What is on your wish list this year?