View Full Version : What is in your "arsenal"?

07-17-2006, 06:09 AM
I totally store that from Corina!! Anyway, I am trying to get all my kits organized and burned to disc and I want to created a "go to" file with all the things that I know I will use over and over again. You know, like an "arsenal"! So, if you have a file like this, I want to know what you have in it!

07-17-2006, 06:29 AM
anything in Dani Mogstads Ala carte collection!!

07-17-2006, 06:31 AM
oooh what a good thread this is going to be..because I thought of doing the same thing!
First to my mind are stitching (Kim Hill's, Mo Jackson's, Ronna Penners)

tape (IOD, and dang what was that other one? LOL can't remember?)

Kim Giarrusso's Just the basics line (and you really really really want to check her site tomorrow about that, lol)

Dani Mogstad's white chipboard alpha
Kim Hill's newsprint alpha

Jen Wilson's journaling papers, paper bits and most of the other stuff she had on the 7 for 7 and 5 for 5

Kristy Nerness' Noteworthy stuff

Kim Hill's Random bits

Dani Mogstad's little flowers
Can't wait to see what everyone else says!

Rynonut Mom
07-17-2006, 06:38 AM
No specifics - but mine would have staples, tape, stitches and paper tears. And probally tags...

07-17-2006, 06:40 AM
Well, it seems like I am always looking for stitching, staples, paper clips, photo prongs and that sort of thing. So, I have a file on my computer called Just the Basics with all those sorts of things in there. Here's what I have in that folder:

1. Staples
2. Paper clips
3. Photo prongs
4. Stitchings
5. Different types of embellishment paper like lined, graph, torn cardboard etc.
6. stick pins

lovesher2boys (Julie)
07-17-2006, 06:52 AM
Oh my goodness...you have to check out Jan Crowley's Little Black Dress!!

07-17-2006, 07:19 AM
I have a folder called "Favorites" that contains stuff I use over and over:

Brads in black, brown, and metal finishes

Inked edge overlays in black, brown, white

Sanded overlay

White jewelry tag

Photo prongs in black, silver

Various black & white 12x12 ribbons


Stitching in black, brown, white

My favorite white paper by Gina Cabrera's Delightful Kit

I may add a few more things but I want to keep the items in this folder to a minimum so I can find what I need quickly without having to wade through tons of files.

Great thread!

07-17-2006, 07:27 AM
Aside from owning Corina's actual "Arsenal"... :lol:

1. binder clips
2. twisty-ties (you know, like the envelope closures)
3. my ric rac (coming soon!)
4. note paper
5. stitches and more stitches!
6. flowers. I honestly stick a flower on almost every page I create!
7. paper tears

07-17-2006, 07:27 AM
Gina Cabrera's kraft paper
Dani Mogstad's chipboard alpha
Gina Miller's Back to Basics solid papers
Various staple, paper clip, brad, eyelet, stick pin, etc. fasteners
Steph Krush's paper tears

I also have a bunch more alphas, some templates for stuff like shapes with diferent curved edges, some various swirly doodles, generic ribbons, things like that.

Kim Mauch
07-17-2006, 07:28 AM
I don't have an arsenal yet, but I think it's a wonderful idea (and definetly on my "to-do" list.)

I will include:
Kraft Paper
My fave alphas
paper clips
glitter accents
photo corners
jewelry tags

07-17-2006, 07:36 AM
Along with the stuff posted already i have:

Steph's paper tears
Dani's alphabets from her memories cd (they are to die for!)
Nancie Rowe Janitz Digital Distress kit (another to die for!)
Ali Foledore's Small Stuff collection 1 and 2!

07-17-2006, 07:44 AM
Oh yes, I actually have an "arsenal" file on my desktop now. Love that name for it! :D

I have:
various staples
kraft paper
various stitches
Dani Mogstad's basic chipboard alpha
Nancie Rowe Janitz' inked overlays

I just bought Corina's "Arsenal" kit and plan to stick that in there.

07-17-2006, 07:56 AM
I was just thinking last night that I needed to create a "go to" file. I know I have a lot of great goodies from Katie Pertiet that will be going into it! Just basics that are must haves, plus I love Gina Miller's stitches, Gina's poloroid, etc.

07-17-2006, 08:03 AM
Hate to pimp myself, but I have a kit called Essential Elements on sale right now at Simply Clean Digi Scraps for $4.04. :)


When I was making the graphics for the site I had these pieces that didn't really fit into my Delilah kit so I made this one. If it looks like anyone else's, it is totally unintentional. I just wanted to make a kit that had stuff that I could go to over and over again, and since I had most of them already for other things I did... there you go...

just terra
07-17-2006, 12:53 PM
these are all great ideas and yes SOMEDAY i will get my lazy self to this point of organization!

in that folder i would have a lot of the above items and i totally agree with cindi on not wanting it too big - but i must say that i also use a LOT of flowers and while i am not sure i can fit ALL of gina miller's flower packs into my "just the basics" folder, she does have a great selection that are my go-to flowers when you just gotta have a flower on your LO. I really really loved her beaded blooms (http://scrapbookbytes.com/store/product.php?productid=17600&cat=0&page=5)at SBB. and her new x-factor stitches (http://scrapbookbytes.com/store/product.php?productid=18928&cat=0&page=2)- LOVE those. wish i could sew like that in REAL life!!

oh so much i would want to put in there - i know there are certain things I use on like EVERY layout that i am always forgetting...

i use a LOT of stuff from Dani B's digital graffiti CD (http://scrapbookbytes.com/store/product.php?productid=18999&cat=0&page=1)at sbb.

loved jan crowley's little black dress (http://www.thedigichick.com/boutique/index.php?main_page=product_info&manufacturers_id=28&products_id=639)kit too for those constant holder downer thingies you need - staples, turns,etc.

kimberly giarrusso (http://kimberlygiarrussodesigns.com/store/index.php?main_page=products_new&zenid=d20116c69c6fb05ae8bf44c76d81c95a)is rocking the doodles lately with her just the basics line - those would definitely go in cause i LOVE some doodles on a layout.

lauren reid's newscratchy sentiments (http://www.plaindigitalwrapper.com/shoppe/product.php?productid=139&cat=0&page=1)and boxes (http://www.plaindigitalwrapper.com/shoppe/product.php?productid=138&cat=0&page=1) are cute little touches that i will probably start using much more often!

designs by krista
07-17-2006, 02:01 PM
I just got finished going through every kit I had ~ I made a file and then I put everything I liked from each kit into it. Of course I had sub folders for each category of stuff. I'm loving it ~ because I love the look of lots of neat elements.

Barb Speck
07-17-2006, 03:11 PM
If you love stitches Christine Nash's Simply Stitching kits are lovely. Many have templates to go with them and each stitch is done by hand. You can find her stuff at
I bought her commercial license because the one thing I can't do is make stitches. I keep trying but for whatever reason there are those like Christine have a talent for making them look darn real!!

07-17-2006, 09:11 PM
I definitely need an arsenal folder! I find myself looking for the same things over and over...stitches, brads, clips, twine, tags.

07-17-2006, 09:15 PM
tonya's stitches
amy jo's overlays
my own grungy brushes
meredith's paint brushes (love them - my new fav)
my buttons

07-17-2006, 10:05 PM
tanya's brown inked edge overlay
lu's inked edge overlays
gina cabrera's book bag essentials
gina cabrera's chilly cheeks alphas
katie pertiet's messy stitches
amy martin's notebook edges