My Favorite Tools

In order to craft, I have to have tools. Sometimes I use the same tool over and over for years, and other times I go through tool after tool. I have several tools that I use daily, and others not as frequently.  I have several that I hoard!!  I want to share with you the tools I love the most!!  I stock up on my most needed and my favorite tools!!  Some times I have found it better to invest in more expensive tools that will last a long time rather than use cheaper tools that need to be replaced frequently.

Taking care of your tools will save you money in the long run from continually replacing them!!  I recorded a Live Video that highlighted some of my favorite tools and how I take care of them!!  I listed links to find as many of these items as I could find!!  Just click the work video in the next line to watch the video.  I will come back and add to this list when I find more tools that we all need!!!


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I love my Silhouette Cameo – I have used two of the original Cameos and now use my Cameo 2 with my Cameo 3 as my back up.  Since I rely on my Silhouette machine to operate my business, I always keep a back up machine.  That way, if my machine dies (I use mine almost daily) than I am not forced to replace it at full price and I don’t have to wait to go get one or until one ships to me!


I use a lot of mats and recently learned how to re-sticky them with basting spray!!!



SILHOUETTE MATS 12X24 – 2 Sheets

Therm O Web Spray N Bond Quilt Basting Adhesive Spray, 7.2 OZ (204g)

 I love the Cricut tool kits and have 2 of the original sets.  The new tools are a little prettier!



My heat press has been so much fun!!!  I bought this press about 4 years ago and use it quite a bit!


I use HTV Stretch Vinyl and glitter vinyl.  I get my vinyl here MYCRAFTSOURCE

My pressing pillows make a huge difference in my pressing quality, especially with onesies and stretchy material. I get then here PRESSINGPILLOWS

I have several scissors that I love, but EK Success are my favorite!  SCISSORS


Hot Mesh Mom Wood Sign Blanks – use code:

MISC Supplies

Here is the tape gun I use with all paper crafts!!

Here is the paper trimmer I love using with vinyl and paper:

I talk about some of these supplies that I use the tools with.  For your convenience, I thought I would add them on this page.

I use Oramask 813 Stencil Vinyl to make stencils for wood signs and garden flags – really anything I need a stencil for!!  You can find it HERE

The transfer tape I use with my Stencil Vinyl is amazing – click the picture below!


I got my Arkon Mount HERE – and I have a 20% off coupon you can use with the code:  loriapgar

The Lavalier Microphone I use is BOYA by M1 Lavalier Microphone

I use BeLive to stream my live video – it gives me the option to have a split screen or a handful of other people on the stream with me.  If you are interested in more information my link is


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