The latest wanna have in my world (besides a huge! stack of papers, embellishments, chipboard, etc. I’ve been peeking at CHA) is the Pilot Permaball.
I had one once, for about three months, and it was one rockin’ ball point pen. For one thing, it’s permanent. It writes on anything, paper, glass, plastic and metal. It has a nice grip and it lasts, and lasts, and lasts, until it runs out, leaving me crying in the rain.
Mine ran dry a couple of weeks ago. In anticipation of this eventuality I have been scouring Wal-Mart, Staples and every craft store I run across for a new one. No luck. Until I was given a tip on ScrappinTrends (these are the same people who hooked me up with the Permaball in the first place) that the pen could be found at Office Max.
This information didn’t do me much good, as I am heck and gone from an Office Max. But today I have encouraged the children to keep the television off all day and thrown in the incentive of .25 cents per hour without the television.
Poor little monkeys don’t know what to do with themselves. (hehehehe) So in an attempt to get them out of their misery DH and I loaded them up in the car and went for a drive. We ended up at Office Max where I found PERMABALLS!!! I bought two packages, gave DH a black one just because and a red one to correct papers, and scurried down into the basement with the other half-dozen pens.
Yeay! I am set for a few months.
I have also recently acquired a set of Cutter Bee scissors. I know, all self respecting scrapper should have Cutter Bees in their basic took kit. But as I come from a newspaper I used my Xacto knife and pica pole instead.
It wasn’t long ago that I put down the money for a paper cutter, but still more often than not I cut my paper with my Xacto knife.
But I’ve been playing with the Cutter Bees for two days and I can’t imagine how I did without it. My next chair refinishing project is going to be much easier, I assure you.