I go through phases where I cannot get enough of certain things to work with in my journal. The best known (and it never really phased out) is my coffee filter phase. Well last night while I was working in my studio I had all my favourite supplies around me and decided it would be fun to share what I love to work with at the moment.
These tiny circle alphabet stickers from Jenni Bowlin are wonderful - there are so many of each letter which is always nice.
I mentioned this dreamy dupioni ribbon in an earlier post - I use it on my journal covers, or shown below, as tabs for a page in my journal (see below). It frays on the edges and gives it a worn look that goes oh so well with the antique papers I always am pairing it with. If you are looking for some, One Hundred Wishes stocks it.
Every since my Tim Holtz class I took last month I have been hooked on Glossy Accents. It makes things shinny if you put it on top... but what I love it for is it's adhesive properties. It is a little slow drying so you have to be careful not to move things around after you use it, but it is very versatile and has amazing hold. I get mine from The Queen's Ink (you can call and order - they carry the Jenni Bowlin stickers too!)
I love, love, love this tape. I have been using it everywhere, journal pages, covers, presents, notes, envelopes - I cannot stop using it. I used the pink stripped to cover the binding tape on my latest journal and I love how it turned out. It comes in stripes and solids, and is also available from One Hundred Wishes.
I also have been really loving the simple ribbon punch from the Martha Stewart line. I find these shapes are great to paste down all over my journals. And this is a good paper punch, the handle makes it easy to punch to your little hearts content without making your hand sore.
Here are some examples of how i have used some of these items (notice I snuck some coffee filters in too!):
What are some of your current favourites?