Want to know what products I use and recommend? This is that list.
Camera and Video equipment
I use this on my longarm to record quilting videos (as well as other locations for other filming needs).
This is another great clamp for attaching your camera where you need it.
I use this for overhead shots when I’m designing on my iPad or shooting videos at my sewing machine. I just clamp it to my window sill or overhead shelf.
Osmo Action – I currently use the original model of this, but they also have a 2 and 3. I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase the Osmo again. I use it for stop action and wide angle shots (when i’m at the sewing machine or longarm).
Canon G7x Mark iii – I use this camera for photo and video. I wanted something portable that wasn’t my phone that would have low f-stops. I love that the screen flips straight up, instead of to the side, for vlogs.
Canon 70D – My DSLR is a few styles behind now, but still works great. I use it for video and still images. Nothing beats a DSLRs photo quality.
Canon 50mm f/1.8 – I’ve had this lens for many, many years and it’s a fantastic lens for close up shots with a soft, fuzzy background.
I currently have an iPad 5th Gen (2021). I chose the 1TB version so I had the extra memory for Procreate and Adobe products. As of yet those are not freed up for use, so don’t be afraid to go with a lower version. But I do recommend a 12.9″ screen!
And of course I use the Apple Pencil with my iPad. They just work flawlessly together.
This is the 2nd gen of the Procreate Keyboard by AOIKTYE, I used the 1st gen, too. Having the shortcut keys can be great time savers for certain projects.
Because I use matte screen protectors (and draw a lot) I go through Pencil tips frequently, so I always have a replacement on hand.
I love this iPad case because of the flap to hold the Pencil in place when I’m traveling with the iPad. It saves it from dropping!
I always use a matte (aka paper-like) screen protector on my iPads. It makes for a more natural drawing experience. This is my go-to brand.
Printing + Sticker Making
Canon Pixmas have always been my go-to printers. This is what i’m currently using, and it’s a wonderful upgrade from the usual home inkjets. The addition of grey ink really brings life to my prints.
This is my backup printer. It’s no longer made, but also does beautiful prints. It also has the grey ink and is part of the “Fine” inkjet line. If you can find it used, snatch it up!
I also have a laser printer on hand for everyday printing as well as for making gold foil stickers. Since my main printer is no longer an all-in-one, this gives me scanning capability.
This was my last printer and it prints really nice! I especially love that I can print 12×12 prints – Hello custom scrapbook paper!
If you want to print and cut your own stickers, this is the machine! I love my Portrait! It cuts accurate and doesn’t take up much space. It’s perfect for letter size projects, or smaller.
My first cutting machine was the Cricut Maker. It’s a great cutting machine, but not so great for stickers. I found it to be less accurate. I mostly use this for other cutting projects now.
If you’re going to be cutting a lot of paper/stickers at once, you’ll love having a professional guillotine cutter. I make notepads and TN journals and use this to cut them square. It’s like butter!
For cutting individual items a personal guillotine cutter is really handy. This one is great because it has all the measurement lines easy to read. Other cutters have only a few and they are usually recessed and thick, making for less accurate cuts.
When I need to corner punch a lot of items at once I’m sure glad I have this. I mostly use it for notebooks I make, but it’s great if you have a bunch of sticker sheets to punch, too! I even use it for single sheets that need the corners rounded and it works great.
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