Trying to pick a favorite product from 2011 is sort of like trying to pick which child is your favorite. (OK, that's actually easy since I only have one child. He's definitely my favorite.)
Should I choose a paper line? How could I ever pick between my favorites? Was it Fancy Pants' Beach Bum? I love the rich, vibrant colors and the awesome summery designs.
Was it October Afternoon's Campfire? I love the earth tones and the outdoor motifs.
And I can't forget about fabulous neutrals, like BasicGrey's Basics. I used this for a ton of projects.
Was my favorite product an adhesive, an embellishment or a tool? You know I love everything Fiskars makes.
I looked back through the projects I've made this year and the choice became clear. My favorite product from 2011 is Glimmer Mist!
In 2010, I had two bottles of Glimmer Mist. I now own sixteen. I have used Glimmer Mist on paper to make my One Little Word tags and my Acorn Napkin Rings. I've used it to dye trims, like on my Gift Bag. I've used it to color large pieces of fabric, like this Fabric Gift Bag. I don't think there is any other product I've used so often or in so many different ways.
My Favorite Product of 2011
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Cindy deRosier has a masters in Education and taught 4th and 5th grade for 11 years. She uses that experience to blog about crafts and family-friendly educational travel. She spent many years as the Editor of Fun Family Crafts, a website with over 12,000 kid-friendly craft tutorials. Cindy is the co-author of "What Would Jesus Patent?", does freelance writing and designing, loves jigsaw puzzles, is an avid scrapbooker, and has been to all 50 states.