I've always been a big Close to My Heart fan. The stamps, inks, papers, and embellishments coordinate so well. Unfortunately I haven't found a local consultant to work with and I don't like buying sight unseen all the time.
I live in an area that is home to a wonderful scrapbook store, so I have begun to visit and purchase my own paper "kits" as I find deals or see papers that catch my eye. In one recent visit I found some rub-ons on clearance. They were lovely, so I decided to search the store to find papers that would work with the rub-ons. This ended up being a great purchase. I have made 6 scrapbook pages and 3 cards so far. Two of the cards can be found on yesterday's post.