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. 🙂
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… 🙂
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 🙂
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! 🙂
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!