There are a few truths that I believe in wholeheartedly.
- There will always be dog hair on my clothing. And on my bed. And in my car. And probably woven into my very DNA.
- If I’m wearing a white shirt, I will spill something on it. And it will be something that stains. Hardcore.
- Whoever said Disney was the happiest place on earth has obviously never been to Michael’s
That last one has been especially true lately as I’ve really stepped up my scrapbooking pace in an effort to finish quite a few events before A gets home. Every time I step into Michael’s, I’m like a kid in a candy store. This is all fine and dandy until I hit the checkout line and realize that I’ve spent my grocery budget. For the next two weeks.
It only took that happening once (or maybe twice) for me to learn my lesson. And now, to save you the trouble of having to eat Ramen noodles for every meal until October, I’m sharing some of favorite supplies with you!
- Glue dots are quite possibly the greatest thing to happen to scrapbooking since…well I’m not really up on my scrapbook product development history. But safe to say they’re awesome. No mess which is always my issue with regular glue and they come in multiple sizes so they work for any item I’m trying to attach to a page.
- Journaling pads are a must for me. I hate crooked handwriting in my scrapbooks and these give me the lines I need without taking away from the look of the page. There are as many types out there as there are things to scrapbook so I can always find something that works.
- Fine point Sharpies may not be the most glamorous scrapbooking pen out there, but I just love them. They look nicer than regular pens, but write on a variety of paper types without smudging and that’s key.
- Washi tape is not a secret. Everyone and their wiener dog is using it for all sorts of fun things, but I really like it for my scrapbooks. I frequently need to layer photos for space purposes and the flexibility of the Washi tape makes it so I can flip photos up and get more on one page.
- Simple Stories products: when looking for our honeymoon book, I checked out all of the options at my local store (multiple times), but kept coming back to the Simple Stories book and page protectors. I wasn’t 100% sure about them, but when I started working on our honeymoon scrapbook, I was a pretty quick convert. I love that I can mix open pages with protectors to incorporate all the photos, maps, brochures and little bits of paper that I accumulated during that trip. I may very well use this brand for quite a few more scrapbooks!
What are some of your favorite scrapbook must haves?