Hi Everyone! Many have asked me how to get started or how best to add to my stampin' supplies. Here goes!

Getting Started: As with any hobby, there's a few must-have tools and supplies. 
Basic Tools
Paper cutter 104152
Scissors 108360 (this is used ONLY for paper lol)
Adhesive – if you only get one type I would recommend Tombo 110755
Assortment of paper and ink – A nice variety to have on hand. SU paper and ink match so you have coordinating colors! Stampin' Starts 120954 Assorted paper, 119979 Classic Stampin' Spots
Stamp set that has a combination of sentiments and images for mix and matching. For your first few stamps, I always suggest to find sets that 'look like you'. Are you into nature, florals, funky images, etc…

Add to Your Stash: If possible, set aside a monthly budget to add to your  hobby.You will be surprised how quickly your assortment of goodies will build. And as you have more on-hand, the more options you will have. Again, if you can, consider adding a stamp set, punch, embellishment and paper each month. Or some combo of them.
 
Add a punch…you all know I'm a HUGE fan of stamp and punch. SU works hard to coordinate punches with stamped images.
Expand the type of stamp images in your collection. Add a stamp set that works with the upcoming season, holiday or special event.
Start to add embellishments to your collections. Ribbon, brads, glitter…these details, while subtle, really make a project pop!
Add a pack of designer paper and coordinate with card stock and ink.

The "I'm totally into this!"- I might call this…so I'm a Big Shot stage LOL. The Big Shot 113439 is a die cutting and embossing machine that opens up all sorts of possibilites to step-up any projects.

Please note you may jump from getting started to I'm totally into this in the same day!

Carve out time to enjoy your hobby and create a card or project. Call a friend and invite them to make a card with you! Attend a class to spend time with other crafters or learn a new technique or tip.

Hope this help and Happy Crafting! ~Dee