Gayle's Favorite Things

Introducing what I hope will be a helpful new service for crafting newbies and veterans alike!  Without further ado...these are a few of my favorite things (Julie Andrews sang it so much better!!)  Products I love for the crafty friends I love!  I've joined the Amazon affiliate program, so that I can link you straight to the "must have" products that I use and you may want to use too!  I'm also pleased to offer a Search option, so that you can find other crafty goodies from Amazon that I may not offer in my favorite things! As always, feel free to let me know if you have any questions.  I'm always happy to help if I can! 

Newest Favorite Things

  • Love these plastic envelope sleeves for storing my digital design printouts! They have helped me so much with organizing myself!

  • These little pouches are perfect for small ephemera! And, they can be coordinated with the envelopes for the digital pages.

  • These are the little bottles that I transfer my FabriTac glue into! It's a life changer! No more bubbling out! Remember you'll need a stainless steel pin to pop into the opening for closure.

FAVORITE THINGS BY CATEGORY

Liquitex Modeling Paste
I like the consistency of the Liquitex brand of modeling paste.  The jar is such a great size for lots of arty fun!

Art Glitter Glue
Love this glue!  The fine tip makes it easy to glue tiny pieces or in small areas.  The glue holds fast and dries fast.  Love it!

Uhu glue stick
If you want what you're gluing to stay stuck, Uhu glue stick is the one for you!  I have pieces in my glue book from three years ago that are stuck just as well as they were when I first glued them.  Uhu is the ONLY glue stick I use!!

Fabritac
The best glue I've found for holding fabric to fabric or fabric to paper.  If something is a "tough hold", Fabritac is my go to glue!

Fiskars Amplify Mixed Media Scissors
These heavy duty mixed media scissors are a must for cutting through chipboard for spines or cutting through metal embellishments.  I have had mine a long time and they still cut just about anything.  Great scissors!

BlueSnail Pinking Scissors
A terrific gift from a viewer!  So many fun things to do with pinking shears!  This pair has a nice grip and will be fun to use on many projects!!

Inka Gold
In a variety of colors, Inka Gold adds shine and texture to any project, especially embossing!  Easy to use, just dip a finger and go!  As the jar ages, if it dries out, just add water.  Love this stuff!

We R Memory Keepers Cinch Journal Kit
I love these kits!  Everything you need: paper, kraft paper pocket, cover and wire binding!

Tim Holtz stamping platform
I didn't think I needed a TH stamping platform.  Boy, was I wrong!  I love this tool!  Making multiples of tags, cards etc. is a breeze with this platform.  My favorite thing about it is stamping words or text.  If the image isn't dark enough or has missed spots, no biggie...just re-ink and stamp again.  A must have tool for crafters!

Avery Full Sheet Labels
These full sheet labels are perfect for printing digital trims and labels!  I then cut them out and they are ready to pop on to my projects!

Faber Castell Artist Pitt Pen
I love the Pitt Pen for shading.  The ink stays moist on slick surfaces long enough to smear it out and create shading.  The pens come in a variety of colors, but this listing is for the black, which is the one I use the most!  Enjoy!

Mini Crafting Iron
I love my crafting iron for quick presses in the craft room.  It works great for the project of adhering napkin to copy paper with plastic wrap in between.  Great for ironing coffee dyed paper.  And, of course, for removing wrinkles from stored fabric and trim.  This little iron is work horse!

Crafting Tweezers
For those hard to reach cut outs, these crafting tweezers are brilliant!  Also useful to hold things in place or glue things without getting glue on your hands.  A very handy little tool in the craft room!

Bolt Stamp by Ruby Rock It
A viewer request...the Bolt Stamp by Ruby Rock It.  If you don't have a sewing machine, this little rubber stamp will make your projects look sewn anyway!  A fun little set that gets a lot of use!

Fiskars Mixed Media Scissors
How sweet are these cute little scissors?  These easy on the hands scissors were a wonderful gift from a subbie.  I love them!  Certified "Ease of Use" by the Arthritis Foundation.

JPNK Makeup Brush Set
These make up brushes are fabulous for applying Distress Ink!  They create a perfect line through stencils and edge without harsh lines.  So fun to have this set to use in different colors of Distress Ink!

Epson Presentation Paper
I really like this Epson presentation paper for use with the Epson 2550 printer.  For journal pages, I still like the 32# matte photo paper from Red River Paper Co.  But this paper is much cheaper and has the same sharp images.  Perfect for collage or for ephemera that will be backed like tags or journal cards.

Wink of Stella Pen
A sweet little pen full of sparkle!  For subtle shine on your designs, this little pen is perfect.  It's like a water brush that adds glimmer to any project!

Archival Ink - Sepia
My favorite color of Archival Ink!  It gives a vintage feel and is so much more subtle than black.  I can NEVER run out of this ink pad!!  Thank you, Amazon!

We R Memory Keepers Cinch machine
Love this machine for binding journals!  Everything you need to punch holes properly and attach the binders!

We R Memory Keepers Cinch 1" Black Wire Binding
Great for basic wire binding for your Cinch journals!

We R Memory Keepers Cinch Spiral Wire Binding
My preferred binding for Cinch journals!

Cutter Bee Scissors
These little scissors are the best I've found for fussy cutting!

Distress Ink Reinker - Vintage Photo
And to keep your pad nice and juicy...a little bottle of reinker!

Brushos
These amazing little pigment powders are SO much fun to play with and see what varying results you achieve!  I could play all day with these bursts of color!

Glass Mat
I have loved my glass work mat for lots of reasons.  I can measure with it, it cleans easily, and it helps me stay in frame when filming!  A great investment!

Fray Check
Super duper fray stopper!  Great for use on fabric covers on our journals!  Love this stuff!

Book Binding Kit
Everything you need to sew signatures into your journals!

Envelope Punch
An easy way to make envelopes!  I always bumble, but get it done in the end!  I love this board for making any size, large to tiny, of envelopes for my journals!

Fiskars Rotary Paper Trimmer

Tear rulers
The perfect tool for creating imperfect edges!  I use it every day!

Martha Stewart score board
I love the large size of the Martha Stewart score board for scoring 12x12 paper!  The board comes with instructions for projects as well.

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Tim Holtz Vagabond
I love the TH Vagabond!  This electric die cutting and embossing machine has been such a blessing...after shoulder surgery the cranking of a Big Shot was just not happening.  With this machine, I can die cut all day long with no wear and tear on my shoulder.  Love it! 

Epson 2550 Eco Tank printer
This is the best printer I've ever owned!  My favorite thing about it is that I can print as much as I want without worrying about ink costs!  It prints 6500 color copies before the ink tanks need refilling!  And the ink is very reasonably priced!!

UGreen Filming Arm
This is the arm I use to film  my videos!  It attaches right the desk!

Octopus
I use this little attachment on the top of my UGreen filming arm, so that I can see the time stamp on my phone as I video.  Hope this and and UGreen will be helpful as you set up your own filming area!

MacBook Pro
I love my MacBook Pro!  It has made my life so much easier with everything from video uploading to answering email!!  Thanks, Apple!

Kraft Tex
Kraft Tex is super for reinforcing spines or even creating a new spine.  It's tough leather like fabric.  It makes cute tags and cards too!  But spines are the very best of use of this cool product!

Spellbinders 3D Embossing Folder - Roman Romance

The 3D Embossing Folders are amazing! Emboss envelopes or make a decorative spine or come up with a whole new project! They have a deep emboss so are perfect for highlighting with Inka Gold or other mediums. So fun to play with...I hope you enjoy!

Sizzix 3-D Texture Fades Embossing Folder - Botanical

The 3D Embossing Folders are amazing!  Emboss envelopes or make a decorative spine or come up with a whole new project!  They have a deep emboss so are perfect for highlighting with Inka Gold or other mediums.  So fun to play with...I hope you enjoy!

Fiskars Multi Purpose Scissors

I'm a fan of these "easy on the hands" scissors! I could fussy cut all day with these and my tiny Fiskars scissors! It's important to save our hands from the wear and tear of our craft!!

It took me a bit, but the cropodile has become one of my favorite things!  I love the look of eyelets on a tag and once you get the hang of it, this punch is great!!  

Don't forget to get some refills as well!

Love this little stapler for getting into the difficult places.  The staples are little and don't show as much on your ephemera pieces.  Hope you enjoy it too!

 

This weighted book holder is fantastic for holding open a journal as you work on it!  It's especially useful for altered books that close every two seconds!  Hope you enjoy it!

This prewashed Kraftex is vibrant and positively yummy to work with! I love the original Kraftex (also available in Gayle's Favorite Things), for strengthening spines, but I think the prewash would make fabulous covers and have other fun uses for our journals!

Use this amazingly easy to use Transfer Artist Paper to transfer your art from its original substrate to many other surfaces, including fabric! What a fun and practical supply!

After seeing a demo at Creativation 2020, I had to get one of these stamping platforms! There is storage for the magnets, a soft stamping surface and very visible grids and rulers. Excited about this tool!!

I love this small watercolor set for travel!  The colors are rich and vibrant and I use it at home too.  There are several different Koi watercolor sets.  This one is the basic.  If you decide to get a bigger set or different color, going through my favorite things will still benefit me with no additional cost to you!  Thank you for supporting me!

This is the best organizational tool I've ever purchased!!  It holds everything that used to take up room on my work surface and then some!  Highly recommend this cart!!

Technically, these are for makeup, but perfect on my work desk for small items keeping them easily at hand!

These little plastic bins are awesome for sorting ephemera!  I like to have one to fill with pre-made ephemera for my current journal projects!

These project boxes are an awesome way to keep ongoing journal projects organized!  Or organize journal themes, like sewing, baby, farm, etc.  Love these!

I love Timmy's mat for messy mixed media projects! It's glass, so I don't use it in my filming area (I use the Dahle Vantage Self Healing Mat for filming), but it's awesome to have as a place to use all of Timmy's wonderful products!

 

My tried and true is the 8 x 10 gelli plate! If you haven't tried Gelli printing, you are missing out on such fun! Make you very own one of a kind prints for use in scrapbooking, journal making and card making. Let loose and have fun!!

A new purchase for me, but can't wait to be able to fully cover an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper! I hope you'll enjoy this additional gelli plate option!

Love this mat for my filming area...no glare! It has a great measuring grid! And is self healing. It comes in a variety of sizes. Mine is 24 x 36 inches.