Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My Top 10 Favorite Craft Products Of 2013

It's New Year's Eve, and I am sure most of you are gearing up for a festive evening, so I'll try and make this quick! 
This year has brought many happy and joyous times for me, creatively speaking. I was able to visit Europe twice, and I got to travel and teach at marvelous places...all for the love of crafting and art. This blogging and teaching thing has made my life so much richer, and I am truly thankful for all these new creative opportunities and especially for all of you, my blogging friends. Thank you to EVERYONE who follows, comments, emails, pins, tweets, likes, and watches! You have made this year the very best yet!
I am continuing on with my tradition of listing my favorite genius creative products that I used throughout the year.   Again, some of these may have been around longer, but I just started using them this year. Please tell me yours in a comment, just in case I haven't tried it and need to.

In no particular order:
1. Tim's Idea-ology Remnant Rubs...makes designs so much easier!
2. Wendy's Studio 490 Embossing Paste in Metallics...love them!
3. Tim's Stamper's Anonymous Numeric Stamps...LOVE!
 4. Ranger's Vintaj Metal-pressions in Copper...now I need gold!
5. Eileen Hull's Sizzix Baby Booty and Artist Trading Block Dies.
6. Wendy's Ranger Archival Inks...I love all the colors!
7. Wooden Embellishments from Kaiser Kraft, Maya Road, Close To My Heart....I LOVE wood!
8. Ranger's Silver Foil Cardstock...love this stuff!
9. Tim's Distress Paint....can't live without it!
10. Tsukineko's Goose Bumps Spray.

Happy Happy New Year everyone!!! I hope you have the greatest 2014, and that you get to kiss the lips of the one or ones you love at midnight! See you next year!

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon! 


  1. Thank you for all your wonderful inspiration and ideas Anita, it has been a pleasure visiting your blog and I look forward to more in 2014.
    Wishing you a wonderfully creative new year filled with love, peace, health and happiness.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  2. Thanks for a wonderful year of inspiration. May you 2014 be filled with love and creativity.

  3. That's a great list Anita - I would add Wendy's clear/translucent embossing paste and Tim's ice skate die - my favourite die ever! It has been a pleasure to follow your adventures this year and hope you have lots more next year. Happy New Year to you and yours and thanks so much for your amazing inspiration during 2013. Hugs, Anne x

  4. Happy New Year & happy crafting in 2014!


  5. Fab list! There are some things I haven't tried yet. Ah we'll there's always next year, ha. Happy New Year to you and yours. Thank You for all the inspiration and friendship!

  6. I am sure 2014 will be just as wonderful for you, if not more so! I was so glad to see GooseBumps on your favorites list, that is one product I can't live without. Have a great new year! Thanks again for all you do and all the good things you share with us. God bless.

  7. I will check out a couple of these! Wishing you a wonderful and creative 2014! Happy New Year!

  8. Wishing you and yours a wonderful and prosperous New Year.
    Thank you too for being such an inspirational crafty friend.

    Haven't heard of Goose Bumps spray ? Must try and find out more

    Best wishes Annie x

  9. Happy New Year Anita ! It's always a pleasure to visit your blog, I think I've said it before, but your imagination and creativity always astounds me ! I look forward to visiting throughout 2014 and like Annie, Goose Bumps spray is a new one on me so I'm going to have to check that one out ! Sue C x

  10. The metal-pressions looks very cool indeed - definitely going on the wishlist. Have you tried the DecoArt One-Step Crackle? - fabulous!!

    Wishing you a fantastic 2014 - can't wait to see what adventures come next...
    Alison xx

  11. Happy New Year! I see I have some fun stuff to find that you listed. A lot of it are some of my favorites. I was given Goosebumps as a gift not sure how it is used though. I will have to google it now. Tim's Stencils are also some of my favorites this year. All the best in the New Year.

  12. Happy New Year Anita!! These are all such fantastic products and although I don't have them all, I'm sure I will accumulate most throughout this year!! Have a great year Anita!!

  13. Wishing you a very happy 2014 Anita. That is a great list, I agree with all of it.

  14. Happy New Year, Anita!! Good list of products...some I'll have to try! Blessings!!

  15. Great list Anita...I discovered art journaling this year & paint has become my favourite medium! DecoArt is my favourite paint.
    Thanks for following my blog, following you right back!
    Have a very happy & creative 2014
    Alison x

  16. Great product list! Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy New Year to you--looking forward to all the arty inspiration you'll give me in 2014!

  17. A very Happy New Year to you and yours Anita! May 2014 be filled with even more crafty adventures. Nicola x

  18. I will have try some of these Anita...great products... Wishing you & your lovely family a blessed 2014.... Hugs may x x

  19. Hello Anita. Great list of favorites! :) Here's to a 2014 full of creative fun and inspiration! Thanks so much for all of your nice comments you've left on my blog this past year. They mean so much to me. Wishing you and yours a blessed new year. <3 Candy

  20. What a great favorites Anita.
    Came over to bring you the best wishes for 2014...kind regards, Alie :-)

  21. My dear Anita, even I am not commenting so often is your work truly inspiration for me (us)! Thank you and a very happy New Year to you and your family!
    Hugs from Slovenia

  22. Happy new year! I can see I have more things to try out from your post!

  23. Happy New Year my dear! Love your list...but I would have to add UTEE to mine. I use it all the time, and love how it ages a paper image. Thanks for sharing your incredible creativity with all of us...the wonderful tutorials, the musings, the glorious artwork...the whimsy and humor. My life is richer because you are in it! Wishing you abundant, overflowing, never ending joy and inspiration in 2014!


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