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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

What's up Wednesday! 1/27/2010

It's What's Up Wednesday" and I have put up 2 videos on You Tube: Back to Basics for Mini Albums. In the videos I show you my favorite products and how I use some of them. I get daily questions about this sort of thing so I decided to do a video to answer some of the most common subjects. In conjunction with these videos, I am doing a GIVEAWAY!

What can't you live without when you scrap?

Let us know in a comment here on my blog. I will do a drawing next Wednesday for a fun surprise prize and announce the winner during next weeks What's Up Wednesday!

Have an awesome week!!

Laura

181 comments:

  1. My ruler. I measure, measure, cut, re-measure, wait! measure again! LOL.

    claudia d
    cdalessandro1@verizon.net

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  2. my bonefolder...love your wednesday tutorials learn so much....Liann

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  3. Hey Laura,

    I have loved watching your videos on youtube. You have some great ideas and I appreciate you sharing them with all of us. I could not live without my adhesive. I am still new to scrapping so I have one of the little glue guns but I am looking to one day getting an ATG gun because they seem very practical for someone that scraps. I also have recently come to really love my Cuttlebug and all the things that it can do. Last but not least, I could not do without my paper cutter. Those are the major things that I know I could not live without but there are other things that I use all the time also. Thanks, Kate

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  4. Glossy accents,I love to use it as glue. I also,love to apply it to my flowers to make them hard and shiny and sometimes I use it to add rain drops to my flowers. Great product!

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  5. Embellishments. They just seem to bring your mini all together. It adds that extra touch.

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  6. Distress ink, your work is amazing!

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  7. my bonefolder!!! is a must!!! im still on the hunt for a good liquid glue that doesn't bunch up my paper....do you know of one??
    Caroline

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  8. my cropidle, I love it for my large eyelets punching holes. I am with you on the corner chomper--love it! Do you have the i-top..i saw a demo from tim hotlz and I think I might add it to my wish list! Thank you for all your inspiration--so full of excitement and energy! I love your work!!

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  9. Love your site!
    I can't live without my ATG gun. I just purchased it in November, but I use it every day since I've been making so many mini's now.
    Keep up the great work. You are a true inspiration Laura!

    Tricia Davis
    Canton, Ohio

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  10. Papers papers and more papers! Especially patterned papers! Gosh I think I have a real problem -- more like an addiction! I cannot stop buying them papers.
    I often get inspired by the papers and that's how the rest of the project comes together for me.

    Thanks again for all you do. I really appreciate the time and effort you put into your videos and such. Thanks so much!

    Bea

    beazhoney
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  11. My T square ruler ! I'm obsessive compulsive when it comes to lining things up and making sure everything is straight. :)

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  12. Laura I love watching you Youtube videos! Your excitment in craft supplies is so adorable! Don't worry I do the same. ;) The one item I can not scrap without is my x-acto knife. I use it for so many things. Congrats on turning 50 this year. With all your energy you may not feel 50 but you don't act it either. I hope I can have your spunk and excitment when I turn 50. ((((HUgs)))) Love your inspiration and creativity.

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  13. I can not live without my crop a dile! I remember before I purchased it, I had to take an exacto knife and puncture a hole into the chipboard THEN take something thing and round and poke it threw to make a hole. By the second page, my fingers were killing! I loveeeee my crop a dile! It makes life so much easier! =]

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  14. My must have is my Quick Stik...it is just great for picking up all those little things!
    Oh and can I add two more....some music and some chocolate works just fine too! lol!
    Thanks Laura!

    *gina*

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  15. PAPER! Beautiful paper, I'm addicted. I'm willing to tear it if I have to do without scissors and have been known to when the scissors weren't handy! Love your talent and hope watching you will give me some of your "mojo". Thanks. Janet

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  16. One thing I need while making Mini albums Making Memories paint and your videos to get started

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  17. what a good question!!! i always have COFFEE!!! hehehe!! my atg xacto and distress inks!!! love your wuw videos!!!!

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  18. Hi again Laura...

    Thank you so much for all you getting down to basic tips ~~

    I LUV my small (orange handles) fiskars scissors ~~ and that is usually the first thing on my crafting table...

    I make a ton of favour boxes (for my business) and I have one pair for cutting and one pair (with teflon on it) for my adhesive tape ~~ it is a wonder to clean...sooooooo fast and easy...

    And of course my SCORPAL (I can not wait for the SCOR BUDDY) and all my PAPER ~~ I LUVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV PAPER ~~

    And of course I can not forget my little wastepaper basket for all my paper scraps ~~

    And I have about 100 more items that I can not scrape without ~~ but that is for another time ~~ lol...lol...

    Have a fun fun fun winter evening ~~

    Surie

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  19. Oh my I can't decide on which 1 item I couldn't live without. Hmmmm I guess I'd have to say my ATG.
    Thank you for your great videos. They are by far the best!
    Thanks
    Malisa

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  20. I have to have my paper cutter and some adhesive. I've been using the Scotch Quick Dry. I recently found your site. I love it. Thanks for all the videos. You are very talented.

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  21. Laura,
    Love your video's! The one thing I can't live without is my tweezer's. I panic when they are missing, they are my favorite.

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  22. I cant live without my craft knife!! I was using scissors for a long time,then I discovered how much easier it is to use a craft knife!! If you don't use one....do yourself a favor and pick one up!!!

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  23. I can't live without my ATG gun! I just feel lost without it!

    Thank you for all you share! You are an inspiration and such a fun person to watch on YouTube! Thanks!
    ~Karen

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  24. Oh my goodness I would have to say my distress inks. Love your videos. Hope you have a wonderful week.

    Kris

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  25. I think it would be my crystal accents. I swear I use it for absolutely everything.

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  26. I cannot live without a lot of things when I scrap, but I would have to say... My inks... All of my cat's eyes from Colorbox.. I cannot LIVE without inking my projects.. Everything must be inked or else i stop... HAHA>. LOVE these What's Up Wednesdays Laura!!

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  27. Hi Laura!

    I'm sharing your pain- I turn 50 in November. My mother was old when she was 50 - but I'm not going to be!!!!

    I have a new favorite when scrapping minis. I used to be a big fan of the zip dry glue. That changed when I discovered the Scotch brand quick dry glue. Love it. No paper warping, dries fast - and no smell!!

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  28. Oh my gosh so many things I cannot live without.... my terrificly tacky tape, distress inks, glue stick, fiskars paper cutter and the list goes on and on. I'm new to paper crafting but what I use all all all the time and can't be without.... your probably going to think I'm being silly but... here goes.... my tub of wet wipes!! Yup, clean up is a must before, during and after crafting. Thanks so much for giving away all your time, tips, ideas, love, smiles and your contagious!!!!

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  29. Hi Laura, Thanks so much for sharing your ideas. I could not live without my ATG gun.

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  30. I cant live without pattered PAPER!! Also my paper trimmer, some zip dry adhesive and GLIMMER MIST! :) Great videos!

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  31. Laura
    The one thing that I can not do without is PAPER. I have been on this shopping for paper kick. I love the one on your sneak peek.

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  32. Wow - we have to pick just won. Well I can't because I am 52 and when you get that age I can do what I want 'cause I don't have to answer to anyone anymore lol. 50 is GREAT! You are in good company. so list: my file folder of templates I have made from U-tube pockets, chipboard shapes transferred before used, etc. Then coffee then tutorial videos and paper. Love ya,

    Robin

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  33. can't live without that feeling of enjoyment when scrapping.

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  34. Hi Laura! Thank you so much for this giveaway! That's sooo sweet of you! I absolutely love everything you do, you're a big inspiration to me, even your quilting work inspires my scrapbooking.

    For me, I can't live without my photos when I scrap for myself. Every page revolves around the images and memories, and I think that photos are too precious to go without.
    Along with that, I would say a pen. I'm not good at it- but I looovee to journal! I always forget what happened, so journaling will help me in a few years remember why I loved that moment.

    When I scrap for other people [swaps and what not] I can't live without paper! I've become creative with limited supplies, and realized that I can make beautiful embellishments out of just paper! Oh and paint!!!

    Thank you again so much! We all appreciate it!

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  35. The one thing I can't live with out is adhesive!! Usually ATG gold!

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  36. Oh! I can't live without my Tim Holz Distress Inks. Everything I create is inked, grunged and distressed. In fact, I have to do a bright and cheery tropical mini from our trip to Miami and am so depressed that I can't use my inks...or can I? Happy Birthday all year long, Laura. I turn 36 on Saturday...arghhhh.
    ♥Denise

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  37. My fiskars trimmer. I love it. Couldnt get anything done without it. I LOVE all your videos. Keep them coming. I watch every single one. Thanks for a chance at your giveaway.

    -Rebecca (scrappermombecca on youtube)

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  38. Hi Laura,
    I haven't been scrapping very long but I'm loving all the tools! My Big Shot and my Big Bite are definitely among my favorites! I learn a great deal from your videos...Thank you!

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  39. Hi Laura,
    I carnt do with-out my mate (Mr Monty) he is always there on my scrapbench, waiting for me to do something, every single day and nite, He is my #1 inspiration, beside's U. I will get a Photo up 2 prove it. This is awesome, love your inspiration chicky, bet you R havin a ball with this, I AM!!!!!!!hehehehehe? :-)
    Arohanui XoX

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  40. Let's see what I can't live without...hummm I can't live without watching your videos lol.... I think you're such an inspiration to all of us scrappers... thank you so much for doing these wonderful videos and great tips and ideas...
    Carole aka: pickkabooo

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  41. I absolutly cannot live without my distress inks. I love anything vintage so there a must for me. How exciting your turning 50! Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are. :) Your such an inspiration! Keep up the good work! Lana Kaye

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  42. I've just recently become a fan....you're work is amazing! I love the attention to detail as that is exactly how I scrap! I want the ATG but have yet to get it. I love the scotch quick dry glue...it's awesome!

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  43. Hi Laura- so many things that I love to chose and can only pick one?!? Wow, I would have to say my paper trimmer. I make a lot of minis and cut a lot of paper!! Thanks for all of your videos. I look forward to the inspiration they give me!! Have a good day!!

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  44. I could not go without my ATG! I go through so much of the tape I should own a share of Framing Supply...lol Thank you for your videos and a chance to win your give away! Mary
    OdonataCreations@hvc.rr.com

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  45. Hi Laura!
    Great question. I cannot scrap without my atg gun and glossy accents to glue down bling and/or to embellish with. Even my husband now uses my glossy accents to glue down anything that needs a permanent bond! Lol and he's quite fond of my atg gun too. Not sure what he uses it on but seems like he's always grabbing it. Thanks so much for inspiring me every week! You have a great personality and it's quite contagious!!! Can't help but be in a better mood after watching snd listening to you on YouTube. FYI, latest project is the your butterfly min. Having so much fun!

    Miranda

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  46. I can't live without my Cricut. I use it every day on every project.

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  47. I couldn't live without my ATG gun, Fiskars triple track trimmer, and my Tim Holtz scissors, I just love them! Oh, and some good tunes, its really the only time I listen to music other than in the car. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  48. I can't live without my sanding block/emery board that I got from a dollar store, I have a few of them and never leave home without it

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  49. hey laura..i love todays wuw!!! so interesting to see what everyone uses and how they use them...for some reasonn..lately ive been using my hot glue gun..i cannot live without it right now...lol thanks for all the great videos.i appreciate you sharing them with us!

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  50. Ooo, I must have my various adhesives. Love dimension and clean edges! Love your stuff too!

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  51. I can't live without embelishments when i scrap.love your videos.I have learnt a lot from you.Thanks for sharing great ideas with us.

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  52. I can`t scrap without my adhesives, I love them. I have a liquid (white, clear), different tape runner...Thanks

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  53. I am new to scrapbooking and love love love ur videos they have taught me soooo much. My thing I can't live without right now is my Cropadile. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  54. First let me just I love your bubbly personality. It comes through so much on your vids and I love it. Congrats on soon to be "50". The one thing I cannot be without when scrapping is ink. I love to ink everything. To me it just gives it that finished look. I love the Tim Holtz distressing ink and am just starting to collect them. thanks for the fun videos.! :) Scrappingpinklady

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  55. Hi Laura,

    What can I not live without while scrapping? Besides YouTube videos?? Id have to say my glass nail file. I love that its etched on all sides and pointed so it gets in every little crevice!

    Thanks for your hard work!

    PS. 50 is the new 30, congrats! :)

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  56. Love your videos. I have to say I couldn't scrap without my ATG gun

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  57. I cant live without my ruler. My ruler is what makes my projects look nice and clean. I loved the 2 videos!! Amazing as always!!

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  58. I love my ATG and my FREDs for all my scrapping projects - big and small. On my FRED I can lay out all of the pages of my mini before I put them together so I can get the full effect. Love that!

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  59. My cricut. I just wanted to say a BIG thanks for sharing all your talent with us.

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  60. As I'm a new scrapbooking addict, by the moment, my paper trimmer and my kraft knife are a must.
    Watching all that beautiful and useful stuff you've got, hope as I increase my "collection", my answer will be different in a few months (it will mean that I'll have a lot of new craft tools to use!) ;D

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  61. Hi Laura-
    Thanks for the videos. You are one of the most talented people I have ever witnessed. I really appreciate your talent.
    I couldn't live without paper. I love paper so much sometimes I hate to use it. I also couldn't live without an assortment of adhesives and just ordered an ATG gun. I hope it gets here this week before my DH gets home.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  62. I would have to say that my Exacto knife and distress inks are my two go-to items. I also use quite a bit of the Scotch Quick Dry Glue. Please keep the projects coming. You have such great ideas.
    PS It doesn't hurt to have a little chocolate nearby either. :)

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  63. Thank you for your Back to Basics vids! They were just what I needed to know if I was on the right 'trail' with my paper crafting!

    Like you, I can't live without my Tim Holtz Distressing Inks. I just don't think a mini is finished without some distressing. My favorite color for that is Vintage Photo.

    Thanks again for your vids and your blog. You are an inspiration to me, both in my paper crafting and in my life in general. Have a wonderful day!

    Gina

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  64. Too late tonight, But can't wait to watch them. Thanks again for keeping us motivated.
    xxxx
    Marlene

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  65. I can't live without my photos. Everything I do revolves around them. If I had to pick a product, though, I'd have to say my cutting mat. I went to Walmart and bought the biggest glass cutting board they had. (It set me back a whopping $12!) Of course I found it in the kitchen supply area. It doesn't have grid lines on it which is my only complaint, but on a budget it works for me. -Dera

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  66. Hi Laura,
    I cannot live without my Corner Chomper. It's my best friend. LOL. Thank you so much for your video's. You inspire me to create and I appreciate you more than you can imagine. Have a wonderful week.
    Jenny
    jenlam4@yahoo.com

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  67. Laura~ You are just the most clever lady!! Never seen anyone that can create the minis like you...they are just amazing and I love watching and listening to you!! The very 1st thing I cannot do WITHOUT anytime I am in my scrap/craft room is my audiobooks!! LOL Yeah I know...it's not a tool but I have to have some kinda noise goin in the background while I create...LOL!! As for scraping tools go mine are very similar to yours as far as the go to/put up/grab 1st next time but I have to say the paper piercer gets used for EVERYTHING...pokin holes, pickin up teeny tiny things to holding things while I heat em to melt the embossing powder!! Thanks again and have a Fantastic Night! ~Robyn

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  68. I can't live without my ribbons and fibers!!

    Thank you for your vidios. I have made 5 paper bag albums since I have watched your technique, and I love the "attacher" pockets you started using. I've bound mine with canvas but the last 4 I just used it at the binding end rather than for the whole cover. I used a braid &/or ribbon that finished it so pretty. I love what you do and I thank you for sharing your talent with us!!!

    A question. Where do you get those lovely envelopes? I am going to be in Seattle visiting my daughter in Feb. and would love to buy them to try envelope minis!

    Also HAPPY 50th! I am 51 and I LOVE BEING in my 50's. Still so young...with lots of excuses for memory lapses, silly behavior etc... its alot of fun!(and so acceptable as we're so "old") ENJOY! :)

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  69. Teflon bonefolder. It doesn't scratch or leave a shiny edge....no buffer paper needed. I actually had never heard of them until a couple months ago when I was on a book-making site and they suggested using one....so of course straight to e-bay!!!!

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  70. I am new to scrap booking and blogs too. I was looking up Christmas craft one day when I found your blog. You were on the second day of Christmas... I watch one video and I was hooked! I would have to say as a newbie to scrap booking the best tool is the bone folder, but I am still learning about all the great tools that are out there. Enjoy turning 50! My mom just turn 50 last week. It was a blast and a great reason to have a big party!

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  71. I couldn't live without my papercutter.
    pjmickle@yahoo.com
    http://pattycakescreations.blogspot.com/

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  72. My bone folder, crop-a-dial, AND YOUTUBE TUTORIALS!!

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  73. here are so many things I couldn't live without....but I must say scrapbook papers.

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  74. Hi Laura
    I can not live without my bone folder and paper cutter. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent :D
    Warm hugs from cold Sweden

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  75. I can't live without my scissors. I'd be lost without it :) Great video for what's up Wednesday! Hugs, Marie.

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  76. I couldn't live without my ink blending tool!

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  77. Hi Laura, as always thanks for the info and great tip for the zip dry glue, I hadn't thought of using it to complete the seal after putting down paper onto chipboard. I don't think I could live without my "little bug" scrapping along with me and/or my bone folder!! Thanks Valerie

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  78. hy Laura! Love your projects and your videos. i couldn´t live without my stamps!!!

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  79. Hi Laura :)

    I would have to say I can't scrap without my music to help me get into my own zone and then PAPERS, papers and papers!

    Thanks for everything,
    Diana Alailima

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  80. I would have to say that for me, it's a tie between stamps and papers. I always am walking out of the store with one or the other, or sometimes just both! I will go to the store for something and leave with just stamps and paper, and absolutely nothing that I needed. :)


    Jennifer

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  81. Hi Laura, what I can't live without when I scrap is bling and gorgeous inspiring designer paper, sooooo hard to find here in France. Thanks for your videos!

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  82. I just watched your back to basic videos! Loved it and thank you sooooo much for the special shout out! :)

    -Diana

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  83. Gosh, it seems like I can't do without A LOT of space. I tend to pull out everything but the kitchen sink for a layout. When I'm doing a mini-book -- forget about it! It ends up looking like an explosion!

    Toolwise, I also love my ATG gun, my tonic scissors, glossy accents, my stapler, distresser, sand paper, tweezers & glue dots. When it comes to mini-books I use Yes! Paste, a mini squeegee and brayer. It goes a long way and really holds well without buckling.

    Thanks for your wonderful videos. You have so much creative energy (and energy in general). Thanks for sharing it with us all! Happy almost 50! BTW, I've heard of several folks doing a countdown type mini (much like Ali Edwards' December Daily) leading up to their 50th. Seems like a similar project would be right up your alley!

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  84. hi Laura. thank you for all the fabulous videos..each and everyone is fabulous...i think my essentials are my my heat gun and paper cutter i would be lost with out these.

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  85. thanks for your video. love it as always. I think that I can't live without stamps and inks, I am just an addict as many scrapbookers... I also like distress my pages. Can't wait to see the next "what's up wednesday". hugs

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  86. Hi Laura,
    Thank you so much for the fun that you bring to our paper crafing "world." I truly appreciate you. You amaze me with all of the creative ideas that you come up with!

    I would have to say that the 1 thing I can't live without is patterned paper when I'm working on my minis. They are where I start off, and what gives me the direction that I'll be heading. Great paper can be so incredibly motivating and really get the creativity sparked. Of course the essentials are needed, but they're not nearly as much fun!
    50 is just a number, as you said, you don't feel or act 50 - - you go girl!
    Hugs,
    Robyn
    www.injoystampin.com

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  87. Hi Laura, thanks for ur videos....so helpful as always! :) I was even telling my mum about you and ur inspiring work so was also impressed.

    I guess I can't live without my paper trimmer as I can't cut straight at all!! Even with the trimmer I still mess up sometimes :) LOL :)

    Thanks again for sharing!!

    Afshan :)

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  88. I love your videos, Laura. Thanks for sharing. I can't live without my tonic paper cutter. It's the most accurate of all my cutters and the cuts are always straight. Love it.

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  89. Thanx Laura for all your fab video's and your truely inpirational creativity, You are asking me to choose one thing OMG!!!!! what would I choose??? ???? ????

    It would have to be my ...Crop-a-dile, my Paper Trimmer, my ink's, Glue/sticky stuff and Charm's... sorry couldn't just choose one I just need it all :)

    Thank's for sharing your creativity with us all.

    Wey to go Laura.

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  90. Laura, thank you for all your videos. I learn a lot from you. I don't know what I couldn't live without. I think it would have to be the paper pads. I like how they all go together. KH

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  91. Scraping is a new hobby for me and I'm loving every minute of it! What I can't live without? Hard to say, but I guess my glue stick would be hard to give up. Although I enjoyed your 12 days of Christmas videos so much that when they ended I thought I might not be able to live without them.

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  92. Hello Laura, Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration so generously! I look forward everyday to reading your blog and today it's a special chance you give us to enter in your giveaway.
    You ask what can't I live without when I scrap. My answer is simply MUSIC! I love music and sometimes I get inspired just by listening to words of a song. If I had a second choice, that would be Ranger distressing inks. I love vintage and they seem to do the job everytime!
    Good luck to all and thanks again for being you! Olga, Miami, Florida

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  93. Hi Laura! LOVE the video! You know, I have only been scrapping for about a year, but you always need to look at and see what others out there are doing. Unfortunately, where I live in NJ, there are NO scrapbook stores! We drive into PA sometimes just to see what's new. LOVE the Mariposa. Was sick and after I saw you show it, my saweet hubby went 40 minutes away to Joann's to get it for me. Keep the videos coming. Love how your mind works. Truly amazing you are.
    My "can't live without scrapbook item?" Heat gun by far. I emboss and quick dry glue all the time. HAVE to have it!

    Thanks again Laura!

    Pattie
    NJ

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  94. Kia Ora Laura

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your videos. Saw your videos about a year ago and inspired me to try scrapbooking. Thankyou so much. I find Im a happier person for it.

    I cant live without my adhesive. We dont have many varieties here in New Zealand especially in the south island. (I have an ATG gun but cant find a place to get the tape. I found it at a secondhand store for 2 dollars and i grabbed it laughing its exactly like yours not happy now that i cant find the tape I guess i have to try the online stores LOL) Anyway love you Laura I try all your projects atleast once
    Arohanui Shar

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  95. I can`t live whitout my bonefolder and inks...hmmm and a lot more...I can`t live whitout my papercraft hobby ;-) Thanks for sharing your wonderfull ideas!!

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  96. Hi Laura - I'm a year behind you, I was pregnant at 39 and I turn ((50)) next year. I whispered that so it doesn't seem so painful lol. I can't live without youtube when I'm attempting to scrap - as a newbie I find I need to constantly refer to tutorials to check methods etc but then I end up watching all the tutorials and never actually scrap !!! Maybe when the confidence comes I'll be a youtube poster instead of watcher. Love your vids and your enthusiasm. Angela xxxx

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  97. I can't live without Gluedots! I use them on paper projects and a whole slew of home projects!!

    Love your videos and blog!

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  98. Hi Laura
    I can't seem to live without crystal stickles.
    Thanks for sharing your talents.
    Love Anita

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  99. Hey Laura!!! I don't know if you want to hear it, but Congrats on the b-day. I know how you feel, I certainly don't feel 45, it's weird, kwim.

    I love your blog and your tutorials, I don't think I have been inspired like this in so long!! Yesterday I found myself looking for leaves and feathers at Hobby Lobby & Michaels, LOL. I am working on a Paper bag album which, of course was taught how to make from you!!!

    I was also looking for fibers. I know there is a store here in Augusta that has tons of fabric, yarn, quilting supplies, etc. My Mom found it before she came to visit us one year, and it is amazing. Hoping it's still here! But as you said, expensive!!! LOL Back in 2002 when we moved here to GA, I bought a bunch of fibers to use on my scrapbook pages, I don't know why I quit, because they are sooo pretty!!

    OK..I'm rambling..what I can not live without is my fisker snips. I received a pack of the scissors back in 2004 for Christmas, when I was sewing a ton of clothes for my little ones. It came with the large pair of scissors, and the circle cutter. I am glad I watched your video, because I have a "wavy" blade that came with it, so I wonder how that would look on chipboard..hmmmm. The snips are the best, easy on the hands, and cut like new, even after all these years. The second of course is the tacky tape, but definitely couldn't live without the snips, I have used/abused those scissors like you wouldn't believe!!! LOL Great tip on the chipboard too, that is what I have done, purchased a large framing matte board from Hobby Lobby, and then I just cut it down, and trim in my tonic. I have had it for about 2 years now, with plenty left. I think it was about 2.99 on sale, and very sturdy!

    Thanks for all you do, LOVE all your tutorials, and can't wait to see more!!!

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  100. Both my Distress inks and my trimmer are at the top of my list!

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  101. Hi Laura, your work is amazing!!! I love watching your videos. What I can not do without is my ATG, I absolutly love it and only have to buy adhesive once a year. I buy it by the case :-)

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  102. Can't live without my ATG gun, babywipes, my Cricut, Sizzix and plenty of paper!

    Mary
    www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

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  103. Oh there are a million things I can't live without, but if I HAVVVVVVVVVE to just choose only one, uhm... I'd say life would be sad if there were no chipboard... so I'd have to say CHIPBOARD!!!!!!!! :) I love, Love, LOVE IT!
    Lex

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  104. My double sided adhesive I cannot do without. I buy them in hugh amounts just to be certain I have them in stock. :-)

    By the way I love your tutorials and what I'm concernd you may have a what's up Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday too, I give you Sunday's off so you can rest for the next week ;-) Just kidding!!

    Love,
    Jolanda

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  105. I dont think that I can live without my papers, adhesives, or emblishments. Id probably go nuts.

    Stephanie
    stephanoid69@msn.com

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  106. Laura,
    First and foremost is YOU....your videos are always such a joy to watch because you are so great at creating and showing us HOW to "be" So, I want to thank you for your time and knowledge! Second, I guess I would choose.....
    Yikes!! I can't choose!! There are too many things I LOVE...so gonna have to stick with you! So, Take care of you! Love, Deb

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  107. What's up Laura!!
    Adhesive of course, otherwise nothing would stay in place. Not just one, you have to have a variety. I find myself always using my ATG714, Tombo Mono adhesive, Tombo Mono multi liquid, Scotch Quick-Dry, Scotch Clear Glue Stick, Glossy Accents, Zip Dry, Red Sticky tape, this just for scrapbooking. For other crafts I use Martha Stewart Decoupage Glue and Sealer, Fabri-Tac and Mod Podge, have them all!
    thelastofnine@msn.com

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  108. Hiya,
    I'd have to say its my cup of tea!, I work better with my cuppa :) and my baby girl next to me... and also my tim holtz scissors...
    Thanks for your videos and tutorials, love them, you inspire me and a lot of people. lots of love. Patt

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  109. Hi Laura. I love your videos! I have learned so much and you're a great teacher. The one thing I can't live without is my ATG! Thanks again.

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  110. my atg gun, its just so quick and mess free.

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  111. heya !! happy birthday (Well when ever it is!!)
    I cant live with out my hot glue gun cos i love to make my own embellisments!!! xxx

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  112. I love your videos thanks for all the inspiration and tips. I can't scrap without my paper trimmer !!

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  113. What I can not live without to make a mini ... I have three
    1 is there needs to be the color purple in all my mini
    2 I need to have a flower or two or three or 100 I am a plant and flower girl
    3 Metal. I love metal. It is my true attraction.
    I wish you a great Birthday when it comes. Thank you really ... for all the amazing videos.

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  114. The thing that I can't live without the most is my brown ink. I ink EVERYTHING and love the distressed look brown gives. :)

    Thanks for the chance at your giveaway!
    - April W

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  115. I can't live without my scissors when scrappin'. I love to make my embellishment by myself and I could do it even without glue... but not without my scissors!

    Love surprises!!!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Greetings!

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  116. Laura, I love my USArtquest Perfect Paper Adhesive that I buy at Micheals. It is wonderful to apply to chipboard with a spongebrush to apply paper for a mini, and it is suggested by the Pearl Ex people to use it to mix with Pearl Ex to make it into a shimmer paint. I just mix a little PPA and Pearl Ex and have the most beutiful shimmer paint. It does not at all make the paper buckle or wrinkle on chipboard either. It is the perfect glue for mini albums.

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  117. The one tool I couldn't live without is my trimmer. I have the fiskars portably rotary trimmer and I love it!! It's great since I can even cut my chipboard with it.

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  118. Thanks for posting how you cleared out all the Mariposa DCWV stacks from your place to Seattle...lol!! I live in Kent and I was surprised to find that Tukwila Joann's had 1 Mariposa Cardstock left. So the 1 thing I cannot scrap without is a ruler. If I don't have my ruler I go nuts! Thank You for sharing all your awesome talent!

    -Shell

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  119. Hi Laura I absolutly love all your projects they are so fun! I couldn't go without my distressing inks my fauvorite is vintage photo.
    Viv, walgode@gmail.com

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  120. Hi Laura!
    I love your projects! You are so creative!
    I cannot scrap without my ruler. I use it for so many things!

    Kim
    lil_kim_003@hotmail.com

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  121. Thanks for asking this question. I think that I cannot scrap without my tombow adhesive and my bone folder.
    Sharon Caillier

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  122. Hi Laura, you are so creative...I LOVE watching your videos! The most important thing for me to have when creating is music - it gets my creative juices flowing. :-) Thanks again!

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  123. I can't live without my grid paper! I'm always writing down measurements and it also helps protect my surface from ink, adhesive and such.

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  124. PAPER! I'm addicted to pretty paper!

    alice h

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  125. embellishment, ruler and lots of lighting on my working place. love your work. thank you so much for share your ralent.

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  126. I love your videos! You have inspired me in making my own mini albums!! Anyway, the one thing I can't scrap/craft without is my red ATG gun. I like that it's big enough that it never gets lost under the pile I always manage to accumulate when I am working on something! =) But a new "must have" for me are my border punches: EK success: curved edge & lace scallop; Martha Stewart's loops and lace doily. They are in everything I have been making. Oh and yes, and I can't forget my mists: Maya Road Pearl and Glimmer Mist Irridescent Gold are my faves!

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  127. Paper is always there... folded, creased inked, stamped, ripped, glued, embossed, die cut, stenciled, stickered or plain... it is my favorite, must have item!
    I LOVE your Tim Holtz booklet idea from last week ~THANKS!

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  128. Hi!

    I am very new to this blog. I found it searching "mini albums". I love your projects and plan to try one out this weekend. Thank you for your tutorials; they are so well thought out and easy to follow.

    I have to have my cuttlepede papercutter, adhesive runner, and embellishments. I also really love my zutter bind-it-all.

    Thank you.

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  129. Hi!
    I just found your video on youtube. My gosh... you are making wonderfull stuff!!! I am going to try and make a minibook out of a package of tim holtz tomorrow... Liked your paper bags, but I can't buy those here in the Netherlands... :(
    I can't scrap without my cuttlebug and nesties, my copics, my minimisters and my stamps. It's a hole list... ;)
    Thanx for the inspiration girl!!!
    Love love love it!!!
    Luv&Hugs,
    Krista
    The Netherlands

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  130. Laura, love all your work you are so inspiring! i can't live without my paper trimmer and my ATG! I could probably name several more things but those two are at the top of my list.

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  131. Chocolate and a cup of coffee!

    Hugs to you from Laura in Belgium

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  132. i cant live without FIBERS,MY TRIMMER,CHIPBOARD,PAPERS AND GLUE RUNNER!!!!!!!!!!

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  133. Tough question! It is hard to pick just 1 - I guess it would have to be my ATG. But I also can't live without my distress inks and baby wipes (I am super messy! LOL). I love your blog and you inspire me so much! Thank you for all you do! You are amazing!

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  134. i too am facing 50 this year (ugh). i cant lie without my quote books. i collect them and love using them in my albums.

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  135. Of course no one can live without adhesive, but I would have to say I can't live without my MUSIC when I scrap. It keeps me motivated. :)

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  136. I CAN'T LIVE WITH MY BONE FOLDER WHEN I'M MAKING A MINI, I ALSO LOSE THAT SUCKER ABOUT 100 TIMES A DAY. I THINK I HAVE 20 OF THEM.HEYJUDE428

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  137. Can't scrap without my see-through ruler! It helps me line things up as well as the obvious measuring. Thanks for asking!
    Gloria L.

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  138. I can not live with out my silhouette this little machine is amazing it cuts out just about any shape and the thing I really love about it is you can make your own shpes to cut

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  139. Hi Laura, first of all thanks for all of your wonderful videos!! One thing I can't scrap without is a tough choice but I would say it would have to be chipboard.

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  140. My paper Cutter is probably the most used item in my craft room although there are soooo many things I use often. Thanks for all your ideas, they are so much fun. Nancy
    mnbalmer@hotmail.com

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  141. What can I not live without on my mini books? I guess it would be fibers and ribbons - on the binding or rings, on the covers, or on the pages. They can be fancy or plain, bright or earthy. They just add that finishing touch. For me, it's like the icing on the cake.
    Turwen9

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  142. It's quit simple...I can't live without my corner rounder punch! I use it on almost all of my photos and the matching photo mats when making my layouts!

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  143. HI laura
    i love the mini monster you have created is beautiful, i can't live without my scissors and craft knife.Thank you for sharing all your creativity ,love your minis,you're very talented...

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  144. Thank you so much for your tutorials, it makes me want to start scrapbooking again. The minis are great!

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  145. Laura, great videos, I can't live without my paper and xacto knife. Twyla

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  146. I Like my paper trimmer and my stamps! I love all your videos and your ideas! You are so creative!!!

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  147. Hi Laura! Loved the "basics" videos. The one thing I can't live without - in minis, or any other paper project - is my collection of adhesives. I often use a combination of my ATG gun, Tombow roller, Tombow liquid, red Tacky Tape, pop-up foam, E-6000, etc., etc. Anyway, thanks for all the inspiration you give!

    Susan T. (scrapz4u on youtube)

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  149. Hi Laura

    I can't live without... my craft knife - I hate wonky edges!!

    Thanks for inspiring us all.

    Carol (life on the scrap beach)

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  150. Just love your site and all you share with us! Thanks so much.
    I use my Tim Holtz distress inks and craft sheet all the time. My Big Bite - much easier for me to use.

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  151. Hi Laura, My every time I scrapbook and make mini's tool is my Scrappin/ W/Sweet Nothing Scrappin Spin Tool Station. The Scrappin' Spin Tool Station keeps all your scrappin' necessities at your fingertips. No more searching for tools and glue. Lazy Susan spins for easy accessibility - PLenty of storage inside and out to accomodate all my accessories - plenty of pockets for all my tools. Google scrappin/spin tool station and you can see what it looks like. I've had it for several years and I even take it to crops. Love! Love! Love it.

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  152. Hi Laura, My favorite scrap tool is my scissors. I use my little scissors so much. They are my all time go to tool.

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  153. Hey Laura!!! Happy, happy birthday!!! The years don't matter...it's the age you FEEL that matters!!! You run circles around most of us! You're still a youngster! :)

    The one thing I can't craft without is,...well,...it would have to be,...my distress inks. I had to think about that for a minute, but I use those things on every project even though I don't have a tremendous amount of colors. I also have to have glossy accents at hand and of course bit of youtube!!! Thanks so much for the videos, lady! Your tutorials and kits totally rock!!!

    xxx:)Cheri

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  154. My glass cutting mat and my heat resistant craft sheet!!! Until I had my glass mat, my cutting was a disaster. Now it is SO professional looking!!!BTW- your backgrounds are GORGEOUS on your blog!! Thanks for sharing, Laura!!! Sharon :D

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  155. Good Friends! That is what I have a hard time doing without. Possible but not as enjoyable. Thanks for the awesome videos.

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  156. Hi Laura! Great minds think alike....I too use my rotary cutter to cut chipboard...lol (on my cutting mat, of course). Once a quilter, always a quilter ;) The one thing I would be lost without would be my PH Neutral PVA Glue for adhering paper to chipboard (oh, and the foam brush to apply it with). Thanks for your generosity! Count me in, please.

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  157. I love my patterned paper, I love my other stuff as well but paper is essential I think.
    Thanks a lot for your generosity

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  158. My Fiskars paper trimmer, this is one item that I always use to create my mini albums. Oh, and you can't forget Candy or Chocolate for those late nights creating albums. ;)

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  159. Hi there,

    I just found your blog today via your envelope mini book tutorial over on You Tube, it's fantastic and will be trying it out shortly :-)

    I just cant live without all those lovely patterned papers, after all what good is everything else if we don't have paper to craft with :-)

    Take care

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  160. Gosh there is so much I can't live without! But I'll say pretty paper and good scissors are what I absolutely can't live without. Thank you for your wonderful videos!

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  161. Hi Laura,
    First just want to thank you for all of your amazing videos. I guess the thing that I can't live without would have to be my scrapbook room. The thought of having to scrap on the kitchen table again WELL no thanks. Keep up the excellent work.

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  162. Hello from BC Canada Laura,

    I have been watching your youtube videos to get great and wonderful ideas and techniques. I absolutely love your work, everything look so gorgeous.

    I would say the one thing that I wouldn't be able to live without while scrapping is using my cricut expressions.

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  163. Hi Laura! :) This is a good question for us crafters. Ok for me, i can't live without my mechanical pencil! Yeah! I use it all the time! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Hugs,
    Joy

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  164. Hi Laura,
    That would have to be my ATG tape gun.
    Thanks for all you do.
    Pam

    weberk@comcast.net

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  165. Thank you for the opportunity, I love your work!! I can't live without my ATG, I use it for everything!

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  166. I can't live without my paper trimmer. Without that, things would not be straight. Of course, I love my ATG gun and decorative paper. There are lots of things---so hard to pick. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Megan H.
    mhcards@embarqmail.com

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  167. Hi Laura!!!

    Thank you very much for all of amazing videos.
    I can't live without ink, glue and good papers.

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  168. Hi Laura,
    difficult job the one to pick only one favourite tool! I'll say... rings and fibers! They just go perfectly together!
    and "merci beaucoup" for all the great videos that help me becoming a better scrapper!

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  169. My ATG gun!! I have a fear of running out of adhesives....lol
    Laura, I just got my first kit from you and I just adore everything!Thank you so much for inspiring me w/ your awesome ideas (I really think you are a genius!) and your energy. Your videos are the best and you rock!!
    Hugs,
    Sonia

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  170. Hi! I love your work! I cant live without embellies and cardstock! I just watched your video on making use of plastic bags! It's so fabulous I'll give it a go soon. Using up stuff found around the house is what scrapping is all about rite?

    Cheers!
    Nora

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  171. Hi! My favorit "scrapthing" is Distress ink, VintagePhoto. I love how it can make new things look old. Thank you for your inspiration blog. /Marie

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  172. I love youre videos.I can't live without my paper trimmer,cuddle bug any and any type of bling.My e mail address is joanshanks@eastlink.ca


    Joan

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  173. Hi Laura!

    Thank you so much for your great videos. I can't live without Design Paper. The more I have , the more I WANT.

    best regards,
    Wanda Contreras

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  174. I cant live without my atg gun. Love your videos they are great!
    Jamie

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  175. Thank you so much for a chance to win this giveaway. I can't live without bling!!!!! Love it!!

    I'm already a follower.

    Kendalle
    http://kendalleskreations.blogspot.com

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  177. I could not do anything without cardstock!! Luckily there is a paper store about an hour away that sells carstock by the pound!!! Every color you could ever want cheap!!

    jennandy98@gmail.com

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