Saturday, March 13, 2010

Can't Live Without... Kitchen String!

On Just Add Ink today, we've launched a section called Can't Live Without...  Like the name says, it's all about what product or technique you just can't live without!  Here's my entry...

Can't Live Without...
Kitchen String!

I thought I'd share what I can't live without, but when I really thought about it, there are so many things I use constantly!  So I'm sharing my favourite Can't Live Without product, which at the moment is plain, humble Kitchen String!

I use kitchen string on so many different projects, from cards and boxes, to scrapbook pages and handmade embellishments.  I love it!  It has a rustic look about it, it's cotton so it's gentle to use, and best of all, it's CHEAP so I don't stress out if I waste some.  The roll I've photographed was bought at K-Mart for $3.00 for 82 metres - that's 3 and a half cents per metre.  No wonder I seem to be favouring winding it around my cards three times! 

Here are some photos of projects I've made using kitchen string...

And there you have it!  It's not the most exotic product, but it's my favourite.  :-)  I'd love you to leave a comment if you have any ways that you use kitchen string - we love to share ideas!

Would you like to share your Can't Live Without product or technique?  Just send us an email at and you might find your product/technique featured! 

A couple of important notes - because we're so busy with challenges and articles, we're planning on simply cutting and pasting the email submissions for this section directly into each post, so here are a few guidelines to make it easier for everyone:
  • In the subject line of your email, please put "Can't Live Without and the name of the product/technique".
  • Please include your blog/website address (if you have one) so we can link your site to your post.
  • Feel free to include a couple of photos (but it's not necessary).
  • Please double check all the information you submit - we're can't guarantee that everyone's submissions will be published, but if yours is, it will be published exactly as you've written it!
  • There are no set days or times for this section for publishing, so you might submit something one day and find it on here that afternoon... or it might be a month before you're featured.  Just keep that in mind!

 We can't wait to hear from you!

If you haven't checked out Just Add Ink yet, please do - we're working really hard on it and we're so proud of what we've accomplished so far!


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  1. Oh, I love this new JAI feature! Can't wait to see the fun products and suggestions ... like this one! Does coffee count?!?

  2. Love your kitchen string Danielle!
    You guys should be so proud of yourselves. JAI is AWESOME and you guys are getting out there so fast! I see links to it all over blog land! Keep it up!