Enabling Day… and a giveaway!

I love to enable. :)  Just ask Jana.  Iphones, Cuttlebugs, Cricuts, stamps… you name it, I like to enable.  But I also will be the first to tell you not to waste your money on something.  I only enable I things that I really love and think others would love, too.  πŸ™‚

So, I think every once in awhile I will do Enabling Days.  Where I share some fun links and products.  (Yes, I am a dork. But enabling is even more fun when you share some good stuff, right?  Keep reading… πŸ™‚

Enabling #1: Etsy
I love love love etsy.com.  If you have never been there, I warn you.  It is 100% addictive.  I love to support the sellers here – it is all handmade stuff.  I love that.  I will share one of my favorite purchases: THIS stamp.  I don't think she has this one for sale now, but I bet if you emailed her she would list one for you.  I love it.

Enabling #2: Costco Printing
Ahhhh.  Costco printing.  It is *almost* as wonderful as my watching Rob Lowe on Brothers and Sisters.  Hee.  (Isn't he hot?!)  Really – Costco has fabulous printing and good prices. You can even have them mailed to you or other people.  From what I understand, you don't even need a Costco near you.  You just load pictures online and have them mailed.  The best part?  8×12 prints. I love the look of huge photos on pages.  This is an old layout from a year ago, but I thought I would pull it up for Father's Day.  Costco rocks.

Layout from Creativity, Inc.
Autumn Leaves stamps, buttons and font (Uncle Charles – named after my mom's uncle πŸ™‚
Versmark Ink
Memories Ink
Marvy Punches
Other: string and a photo to melt a momma's heart

Enabling #3: Kraft Paper
One thing I learned from my favorite scrapbooker, Cathy Blackstone: always use Kraft paper on a page whenever you are using bright colors.  I just helps to ground it and not make it overwhelming.  So, I have been using Hero Arts Kraft notecards a lot.  I love that the envelopes match perfectly and that the color is a bit more kraft-y than other Kraft cardstocks.  But, I craved bigger sheets. I was THRILLED to find that Hobby Lobby sells 12×12 packs of a kraft paper just like Hero's notecards… and it is inexpensive!  Now, I will be the first to encourage people to go to their local stores over chains (we want those smaller stores to stay open!), but sometimes there are things that you can only get at Hobby Lobby.  The cool thing?  Whenever they have a 50% off paper sale, this stuff is even cheaper.  (Warning: If you live in Cincinnati, don't bother trying the Fields Ertel store… I wiped them out.  Hee! πŸ™‚


Let's do a giveaway! Just leave a comment on this post by 11:59pmEDT Sunday night and I will pick a random winner to send a pack of this Kraft goodness to.  In your post, just say what country or state you are from – I love hearing all the amazing places you stampers are!

OK… off to waste some time on etsy.  Hugs!

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276 thoughts on “Enabling Day… and a giveaway!”

  1. Thanks for all the wonderful tips. I have a Costco membership and have never used their printing. Yikes! I will definitely have to check it out.

  2. Hello from Puerto Rico.

    Love the look of Kraft paper but I can’t fin it here in PR.

    Love your work!


  3. Love the wonderful ideas you always post. Kraft paper is one of my favorites to use formany things.Keep on inspiring us and bring onmore enabling,,,who does not like a reason to shop!

  4. I love enabling πŸ™‚ It helps me find things I might have never found on my own πŸ™‚ I actually just lately started using kraft paper after seeing some of your layouts on you blog. It love the look it gives!! I have since been searching for it too. But here in Japan our selection of scrap items is very limited πŸ™ I live in Saitama, Japan btw πŸ™‚ I just try to order some things online and have relatives bring them when they visit πŸ™‚
    Anyway, thanks so much for your inspiring layouts :)!!

  5. Ohh I love a giveaway but I think I might be to late. I wish we had hobby lobby here,as you guys seem to get some good stuff from there and most importantly its cheap!

  6. I’m in love with kraft papers too. But unfortunately it’s absolutely impossible to buy here any. πŸ™ So I have to order them from the States. Funny, isn’t it?

    Hugs, Szilvi from Hungary

  7. Hi Jennifer,

    I love your blog, it is up near the top of my favourites list. I’m in Australia and wish we had the diversity of products that you have in the U.S. although with a population of only 21 million we may never catch up!
    I love craft paper but have not been able to get my hands on any and buying paper over the internet is an expensive business.
    Don’t what time it is in your part of the world so hope I haven’t missed the deadline.

  8. I love that stamp…might have to order it..

    A big hi to you from India..yup..all the way out there..


  9. Hi Jennifer,
    I’m Jaya from India.. love your posts and the videos. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  10. Greetings from the beautiful shores of Lake Superior in Minnesota! No Hobby Lobby here, but I bet I could put that Kraft cardstock to good use! Thanks for being so faithful in your blogging! I love this site! Have a fabulous day!

  11. Karen C. here, from South Dakota! Oh, how I love that stamp that you showed on etsy! So cute! I love etsy too, there is amazing stuff on there and yes, quite addictive! :O)

  12. Asheville, NC and glad to hear that you can order from Costco and have it mailed. I’ve been wanting to get some large photos, but couldn’t find anywhere near me, so very excited. Thanks for the info!

  13. Thank you for enabling Jennifer!
    Don’t have a Hobby Lobby here, so I would have to hunt this great paper down somewhere:)
    Can’t wait for the next video,
    StacyS. (Alberta, Canada)

  14. Well, you have enabling down to a science that’s for sure! I just received my inkssentials ink blender and extra foam in the mail….I love kraft paper. B
    UT I have such a hard time finding it!!!

  15. Hi Jennifer! I’m also from Ohio…Fairfield to be exact. I also shop at SYAO and have taken many of your classes there. I love each and everyone of them, and can’t wait for the next class! You always have such cute and clever ideas!

  16. Hi there, I am from the netherlands.I always enjoy the etsy site, but didn’t know this one, thanks

  17. Hi Jennifer! I’m coming very late to this post — I stumbled on it while searching for ink stamp giveaways — but I just had to comment. I too am an Etsy addict, and I’m pretty sure I’d seen those address stamps before. I do wish they still had the house one available, but there are other nice ones too.

    I hope you don’t mind my mentioning it, but I’m doing an Etsy inkstamp giveaway myself this week. I’m not an Esty seller myself, but I have a blog on stocking stuffers and I feature Etsy stuff at least once a week. Today is ink stamps from Nikoart, and she agreed to give one away.

    Anyhow, I enjoyed coming across your blog. Take care!

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