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Review by amysolovay, Verified Purchase on 2022-02-27 

LOVE this color! It is GORGEOUS for outdoorsy projects or Christmas themed projects, especially if you will be stamping pine trees or evergreen trees. Just beautiful! Highly recommended!

Review by amysolovay, Verified Purchase on 2022-02-13 

For me, this marker was a last-minute impulse buy because ACOT had it listed in their daily deals section. I didn't pay careful attention to the dimensions listed in the product description, and it is much bigger, cooler looking and more impressive than I expected it to be. The downside of that is that it will not fit in my marker organizer with my other markers; it's too big. If you already have a marker organizer that you're hoping to store this in, please make a note of the dimensions on this before ordering.

Update: It colors beautifully! LOVE IT! (Although please note that I haven't yet tried other alcohol markers to see how these compare. That is still on my to do list.)

Review by amysolovay, Verified Purchase on 2022-02-13 

This tracing paper is okay. If you need a cheapie tracing paper for general purposes, and you plan to use graphite or other similar hardy media, this tracing paper will do the trick. If you need a better quality tracing paper for brush lettering, this is not ideal. Instead, I recommend getting the Canson tracing paper, which ACOT also sells. It is more expensive, but it is smoother and far less likely to destroy your brush markers, so I think it is worth the extra expense. I'll reorder this, maybe, if I need it for planning out graphite illustrations. For that purpose, it was a decent value for the money.

Review by amysolovay, Verified Purchase on 2022-02-13 

This is super cute! We haven't completed it yet because it turned out to be harder for beginners than we thought it would. Instead of this, we decided to start with a project that had the design stamped onto the fabric to make it easier -- this kit does not have that feature. We'll come back to this one once we've completed a few easier projects, but overall, we're still enthusiastic about this cute little kitty.

Review by amysolovay, Verified Purchase on 2022-02-13 

This tape runner is SO EASY to use. If you suffer from wrist or hand problems, you're likely to enjoy using this over other sorts of tape that are harder to dispense. This is also a great choice if you're going to teach a little kid how to do paper crafts. Overall, this adhesive is a great buy.

Review by amysolovay, Verified Purchase on 2022-02-13 

This dreaming kitty cross stitch kit is super cute! We haven't completed it yet because it turned out to be harder for beginners than we originally anticipated. We decided to start with a project that has the design stamped onto the fabric, which presumably will be easier for a beginner to manage. We'll come back to this one once we've completed a few easier projects, but overall, we're still enthusiastic about this cute little kitty.

Review by amysolovay, Verified Purchase on 2022-02-13 

This paper is stunning, and I think it's more than worth ACOT's asking price.

Review by amysolovay, Verified Purchase on 2022-02-13 

This paper is totally appealing, and I think it's more than worth ACOT's asking price.

Review by amysolovay, Verified Purchase on 2022-02-13 

This paper is lovely, and I think it's more than worth ACOT's asking price.

Review by amysolovay, Verified Purchase on 2022-02-13 

This patterned paper is beautiful, and I think it's more than worth ACOT's asking price.

Review by amysolovay, Verified Purchase on 2022-02-13 

This paper is beautiful, and I think it's more than worth ACOT's asking price.

Review by amysolovay, Verified Purchase on 2022-02-13 

Brilliance is my favorite ink, and this particular color is gorgeous! LOVE IT!

Review by amysolovay, Verified Purchase on 2022-02-13 

These binders are beautiful, and I have bought a bunch of them. That said, there are a few things about them that are not ideal.

The 6 rings are lovely! I am not a huge fan of 2-ring binders, although I do use them. I really prefer the look of these gorgeous metal 6-ring binders over other manufacturer's 2-ring versions. However, this 6-ring style is not a standard configuration, so you have to make sure you can get the page protectors to go with them. You can't use just any sheet protectors you buy at your local office supply store with these albums (unless you want to try to mess around with punching extra holes, which I do not recommend whatsoever).

Also be aware that the refill page protectors come in sets that might not be to your liking. I would prefer to get ONLY 6x8 protectors that have single openings, but they don't come packaged that way. Those come packaged along with protectors that have 2 4x6 openings. I've decided that pocket scrapbooking isn't my thing, so I am not thrilled about this. That's why I also started buying some other manufacturer's 2-ring 6x8 albums in addition to these. It's possible to get just the single opening protectors for the 2-ring albums, which I find to be less wasteful.

The other thing I don't love about these albums is that they come with a bunch of inserts that I don't use. These are piling up on me, and I'm not quite sure what to do with them. Maybe I'll put them in Clear Scraps acrylic or chipboard covers and make some sort of album out of just them at some point. I don't know. I do know that I don't want them in my binders though.
Overall, I feel like I'm overpaying for a bunch of stuff I don't want and won't use. But since the albums are beautiful otherwise, I keep buying them despite that.

Review by amysolovay, Verified Purchase on 2022-02-13 

These page protectors turned out to be nicer than expected. The quality is great.

I bought a Heidi Swapp Storyline album and decided to try getting these instead of the refill packs that are made for the Storyline albums. These fit in the Storyline album just fine. They do NOT have the additional paper pages to fill the albums the way the Storyline refill packs do, but I decided I'd rather use patterned paper than the pages that come with the Storyline products. Overall, I'm really satisfied with these pocket pages and wouldn't hesitate to reorder them.

Review by amysolovay, Verified Purchase on 2022-02-13 

This stamping block works well and is really a bargain for the price!

Review by amysolovay, Verified Purchase on 2022-02-12 

This is the second time I've purchased this journal, and if ACOT is able to keep them in stock, I will most likely be back for even more after that.

I'm "Frankenplanning" with this guided journal, and it looks like it is going to be extremely helpful for setting goals and tracking my progress with them. I'm so excited to start using it! The way it is organized, it seems like this journal will be easiest to use daily, which is what I want. A page per day seems manageable. I don't want my goal setting to be separate from the rest of my planning, so I took apart this guided journal and my planner and put them back together on expander rings so that each day's goal pages from the journal will be organized with the corresponding planner page for that day. I put the monthly goal section in front of each monthly calendar spread in my planner. Then I added each week's worth of goal pages in the middle of my weekly spread. I have half my year in the Girl with goals "Believe in Yourself" cover, and the other half in the "Love for Letters" cover (which is the planner I'm using). I LOVE IT and am hoping this will help to keep me on track for living more intentionally.

Review by amysolovay, Verified Purchase on 2022-02-10 

This is prettier in person than it looks on the computer monitor. It comes with both pages and sheet protectors, although there are not enough of them to completely fill it. Refill packs are available separately if you need them. Overall, this is a good buy.

Review by amysolovay, Verified Purchase on 2022-02-10 

This is one of my most useful crafting purchases ever! I am so excited to have this. However, I'm not actually using it for its intended purpose; I'm using it to trace around hand stamped letters before cutting them out and sticking them where I want them on my planner pages, scrapbooking layouts and cards. Overall, I am thrilled with this and highly recommend it to other crafters.

Review by amysolovay, Verified Purchase on 2022-02-10 

This planner extension pack has some fantastic things about it, and some not-so-great things about it. Overall, I'm happy with it.

You might be wondering what layout the weekly pages are configured in. I was definitely wondering this. They're in a horizontal layout. This is exactly what I wanted, which is why I am happy with this overall. A Cherry on Top has the best price I was able to find for this extension pack, and at their price it is definitely worth the money.

Another thing that I LOVE about this: The dividers have designs on both sides, so you can reuse them again the next year -- unlike the Happy Planner. With the Happy Planner, the dividers have a design on one side and half the month's calendar on the other side, so there is no reusing them unless you want to take the time to redate them or cover over them. And if you like to keep your old planners to refer back to (I do), then there is no easy way to reuse your dividers. I LOVE the way these dividers and calendar pages are designed with the monthly pages ALL after the divider for that month. It drives me absolutely bonkers that the Happy Planner's monthly planning page is at the end of the previous month. I am not sure if Maggie Holmes' planners are all designed like this, but if they are, for me, that is a huge selling point, and a reason to consider switching to using Maggie's planners over the Happy Planner.

That said, there are some wonky things about this. There's a monthly overview page that gives you a few inches to write down your monthly goals. I don't know about you, but I need more space than that -- so I'll be doing a lot of stickering overtop of this page in the planner basically every month. Oh well, I can live with that. The layout of this extension pack is basically exactly what I want. If you prefer to use a horizontal layout, I highly recommend this extension pack to you. If you prefer a vertical layout, this probably isn't going to be what you want -- keep looking for something else.

Review by amysolovay, Verified Purchase on 2022-02-05 

Love, love, LOVE this! It is absolutely gorgeous paper. Wonderful colors, perfect weight and easy to use.

Review by amysolovay, Verified Purchase on 2022-01-23 

This is the perfect eye-catching red color; it's absolutely gorgeous. Worth every penny! If you're thinking of buying it, don't hesitate; it's really versatile and beautiful.

Review by amysolovay, Verified Purchase on 2022-01-23 

This paper is fabulous! I love everything about it; the quality is wonderful. Highly recommended!

Review by amysolovay, Verified Purchase on 2022-01-23 

Love both the color and the formulation of this ink. It is SO PRETTY, and the pigment ink is top quality. The small size is easy to use if you like inking the edges of your handmade greeting cards, scrapbook pages or little paper die-cuts (etc). I highly recommend this product to other paper crafters and artists.

Review by amysolovay, Verified Purchase on 2022-01-23 

This pen is an incredible value for the money! Seriously. If you are even thinking about buying it, just go ahead and grab it. What makes this pen worthwhile is the pigment ink. I am a huge, HUGE fan of pigment ink. Most pens you can buy, even nice pens, do not have pigment ink -- the ink is one of the main differentiators between this pen and other, lesser quality pens. I'm not actually a pen snob; I mostly use cheapie pens. But when I'm scrapbooking and I want to have assurance that what I write will be archival quality, this pen is a truly outstanding choice because of the pigment ink and also because of its design. The ink flows well and writes beautifully. It's a lovely pen, and I highly recommend it to other paper crafters and artists.

Review by amysolovay, Verified Purchase on 2022-01-23 

This cardstock is a fantastic value for the money.

It isn't that hefty, so if you need a really substantial paper, this isn't it -- keep looking for something else. This cardstock doesn't stand up well to wet media, but I found that it's fine for stamping small images that you'll color with colored pencils or brush pens. When I used it with an ink blending tool, I found that the ink color soaked through to the back. I was able to use the samples I made just fine despite that issue. For me the bummer is that if I make a mistake, I like being able to turn the paper over and try again on the back. In some cases, I've been able to do that with this particular product, but I found that I can't count on that being viable in cases where I've saturated the paper with too much ink.

I'm on the fence about whether to reorder this. On one hand, I do think it's more than worth its asking price. It really is a great value for the money you spend on it. On the other hand, this is an imported product, and I think I'd rather spend a little more and get an American-made product instead of this. I might eventually reorder if I can't find anything better...

Review by amysolovay, Verified Purchase on 2022-01-23 

These stickers are an excellent value for the money. The colors are fantastic and easy to use. Love them!

Review by amysolovay, Verified Purchase on 2022-01-23 

LOVE This tape! It's really sticky and very easy to use, even without a dispenser. I appreciate it SO MUCH that it is made in the USA. I will be reordering soon!