2004 Readers’ Choice Awards

Lanna Carter

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readers' choice awards

Discover your top picks in 39 categories

In the United States, political candidates are gearing up for this year’s presidential election. They’re kissing babies, shaking hands, and visiting schools and other stomping grounds. They’re looking for creative ways to convince people to get out and vote (for them, of course). At Creating Keepsakes, we held an election of our own—the 2004 Readers’ Choice Awards. We asked you to nominate, then vote for, your favorite products in 39 categories. Readers responded in droves (no convincing needed here!). Following are the winners and runners-up for this year’s awards.

(Listed by winner, followed by runners-up in alphabetical order)

Adhesives
Hermafix, HERMA GmbH (www.herma.com)

Glue Dots Adhesive Products, Glue Dots International (www.gluedots.com)
MONO Adhesive, Tombow (www.tombow.com)
Mounting Squares, 3L Corporation (www.scrapbooking.dk)
Zig Memory System 2 Way Glue, EK Success (www.eksuccess.com)

Assorted Style Albums
Embossed & FAN albums, K & Company, LLC (www.kandcompany.com)

Designer Series brag book, Stampin’ Up! (www.stampinup.com)
Disney Scrapbook Albums, Sandylion Sticker Designs (www.sandylion.com)
Jill Rinner Perfect Scrapbook, Colorbök (www.colorbok.com) Simple Legacy Books, Close To My Heart (www.closetomyheart.com)

Post Albums
Family Treasures Deluxe Top Loading Memory Scrapbooks, Pioneer Photo Albums (www.pioneerphotoalbums.com)

Designer Series Albums, Stampin’ Up! (www.stampinup.com)
Military albums, K & Company, LLC (www.kandcompany.com)
Mrs. Grossman’s Favorite Albums, Mrs. Grossman’s (www.mrsgrossmans.com)
My Legacy Books, Close To My Heart (www.closetomyheart.com)

Ringed Albums
Fabric albums, K & Company, LLC (www.kandcompany.com)

6" x 6" Mini Album, Anna Griffin, Inc. (www.annagriffin.com)
12" x 12" Sewn Cover Memory Binder, Pioneer Photo Albums (www.pioneerphotoalbums.com)
Hiller Scrapbooks 3-ring albums, We R Memory Keepers (www.weronthenet.com)
Keeping Memories Alive, Keeping Memories Alive (www.scrapbooks.com)

Best New Product of 2003
Jolee’s by You Embellishments, EK Success (www.eksuccess.com)

Deluxe Color Blocking Templates, Deluxe Designs (www.deluxedesigns.com)
Scrapbook Walls, Chatterbox (www.chatterboxinc.com)
Simple Sets, SEI (www.shopsei.com) Tearing Edge, Stampin’ Up! (www.stampinup.com)

Cameras and Photo Supplies
Hewlett-Packard Company (www.hp.com)

Olympus (www.olympusamerica.com)
PhotoCare Kit, un-du Products, Inc. (www.un-du.com)

Computer Equipment
Hewlett-Packard Company, Hewlett-Packard Company (www.hp.com)

Epson Printers, Epson America, Inc. (www.epson.com)

Die-Cut and Laser-Cut Shapes
Deluxe Cuts, Deluxe Designs (www.deluxedesigns.com)

12" x 12" Tag Sheets, Stampin’ Up! (www.stampinup.com)
Ellison (www.ellison.com)
Li’l Davis Designs (www.lildavisdesigns.com)
Shape Dies, QuicKutz, Inc. (www.quickutz.com)

Die-Cut Equipment
Sizzix, Provo Craft & Ellison (www.sizzix.com)

Accu-Cut MARK IV Roller Die Cutting Machine, Accu-Cut Systems (www.accucut.com)
QuicKutz Personal Die-Cutting System, QuicKutz, Inc. (www.quickutz.com)
ShapeCutter, Fiskars Brands, Inc. (www.fiskars.com)

Embossing Stencils
Embossing Templates, Lasting Impressions for Paper (www.lastingimpressions.com)

Classy Brass Templates, Stampin’ Up! (www.stampinup.com)
Empressor, EK Success (www.eksuccess.com)

Film
Kodak (www.Kodak.com)

Fuji (www.fujifilm.com)

Idea Books
Stampin’ Up! 2003–2004 Idea Book & Catalog, Stampin’ Up! (www.stampinup.com)

Beyond Metal, Making Memories (www.makingmemories.com)
The Book of Me by Angie Pedersen, EFG, Inc. (www.newsletterinfo.com)
Deluxe Color Blocking Idea Book, Deluxe Designs (www.deluxedesigns.com)
Simple Sets idea books, SEI (www.shopsei.com)
Totally Tag Art, Hot Off The Press (www.craftpizazz.com)

Innovative Products
Jolee’s Boutique Stickers, EK Success (www.eksuccess.com)

Deluxe Color Blocking Templates, Deluxe Designs (www.deluxedesigns.com)
Die Cut Boxes & Tags, Stampin’ Up! (www.stampinup.com)
Scrapbook Nails, Chatterbox (www.chatterboxinc.com)
Simple Sets, SEI (www.shopsei.com)
Sonnets Poemstones, Creative Imaginations (www.cigift.com)
Wire Mesh, AMACO (www.amaco.com)

Internet Sites
www.twopeasinabucket.com, Two Peas in a Bucket (www.twopeasinabucket.com)

www.CreativeXpress.com, Creative Xpress (www.creativexpress.com)
www.dmarie.com, dMarie Direct, Inc. (www.dmarie.com)
www.makingmemories.com, Making Memories (www.makingmemories.com)
www.Scrapbook.com, Scrapbook.com (www.scrapbook.com)
www.scrapbooks.com, Keeping Memories Alive (www.scrapbooks.com)
www.stampinup.com, Stampin’ Up! (www.stampinup.com)

Journaling Tools (a tie)
Journaling Genie & VIP Pen, Chatterbox (www.chatterboxinc.com)
Tiny Tales & Quotations, My Mind’s Eye, Inc. (www.frame-ups.com)

Journaling Fun stamp set, Stampin’ Up! (www.stampinup.com)
Milky Gel Roller, Pentel (www.pentel.com)
Slick Writers, American Crafts (www.americancrafts.com)
The Write Words—Poetry, Quotes, Crafty Sayings & Scriptures for All of Life’s Topics, ClearSky Publishing

Keepsake Holders
Memorabilia Pockets, 3L Corporation (www.scrapbooking.dk)

Jolee’s by You Shadow Boxes, EK Success (www.eksuccess.com)
Kathy Davis 1600 Keepsake Box, QVC (www.qvc.com)
Tim Coffey Keepsake Box, K & Company, LLC (www.kandcompany.com)

Mail Order/Online Order

www.twopeasinabucket.com, Two Peas in a Bucket (www.twopeasinabucket.com)

Creative Xpress (www.creativexpress.com)
www.luv2scrapbook.com, Luv 2 Scrapbook (www.luv2scrapbook.com)
www.Scrapbook.com, Scrapbook.com (www.scrapbook.com)
www.scrapbooks.com, Keeping Memories Alive (www.scrapbooks.com)

Organizational Tools
Tool Tin, Making Memories (www.makingmemories.com)

Coluzzle Carry All, Provo Craft (www.provocraft.com)
Eyelet Case, Close To My Heart (www.closetomyheart.com) My Generation, Sassy Scrapper, Cardinal Brands, Inc./Generations (www.generationsnow.com) Photo Storage Boxes, Pioneer Photo Albums (www.pioneerphotoalbums.com) Sizzix Die Storage System by Provo Craft & Ellison (www.sizzix.com)

Page Enhancement
Frame-Ups Friends, My Mind’s Eye, Inc. (www.frame-ups.com)

Alphabet Letter Blocks, Close To My Heart (www.closetomyheart.com)
Die Cut Tags, SEI (www.shopsei.com)
Doo Dads, Colorbök (www.colorbok.com)
Phrase Café‚ Stickers, EK Success www.eksuccess.com)
Quick Strips, Stampin’ Up! (www.stampinup.com)
Snip Its Tags, Pebbles, Inc. (www.pebblesinc.com)

Page Protectors
Memory Book Page Protectors, C-Line Products, Inc. (www.c-line.com)

K & Company, LLC (www.kandcompany.com)
Memory Protectors, Close To My Heart (www.closetomyheart.com)
Page Protectors, Stampin’ Up! (www.stampinup.com)
Patented Key Hole Top Loading Sheet Protectors, Pioneer Photo Albums (www.pioneerphotoalbums.com)

Paper Piecing
Fresh Cuts by Rebecca Sower, EK Success (www.eksuccess.com)

203 Paper Piecing Patterns, Hot Off The Press (www.craftpizazz.com)
AlphaAccents, Stampin’ Up! (www.stampinup.com)
Kwickies, Kopp Design (www.koppdesign.com) Snip Its Paper Piecing Patterns, Pebbles, Inc. (www.pebblesinc.com)

Patterned Paper
Over The Moon Press Vellums and Papers, EK Success (www.eksuccess.com)

Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up! (www.stampinup.com)
K & Company, LLC (www.kandcompany.com)
Karen Foster Design (www.karenfosterdesign.com)
Simple Sets, SEI (www.shopsei.com)
Walls, Chatterbox (www.chatterboxinc.com)

Specialty Paper
Embossed papers & vellums, K & Company, LLC (www.kandcompany.com)

Designer Series Vellum, Stampin’ Up! (www.stampinup.com)
Paper Pizazz Vellum & Paper Collections, Hot Off The Press (www.craftpizazz.com)
Rebecca Sower Paper, EK Success (www.eksuccess.com)
Stitches, SEI (www.shopsei.com)

Themed Paper
Karen Foster Design (www.karenfosterdesign.com)

Daisy D’s Paper Co. (www.daisydspaper.com)
Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up! (www.stampinup.com)
Disney papers, Sandylion Sticker Designs (www.sandylion.com)
Keeping Memories Alive (www.scrapbooks.com)
me & my BIG ideas (www.meandmybigideas.com)
Tim Coffey papers, K & Company, LLC (www.kandcompany.com)

Pencils
Memory Pencils, EK Success (www.eksuccess.com)

Close To My Heart, Close To My Heart (www.closetomyheart.com)
Colored Pencils, Crayola (www.crayola.com)
Pure Color Pencils, Stampin’ Up! (www.stampinup.com)

Pens
Zig Memory System Markers, EK Success (www.eksuccess.com)

Exclusive Inks Markers, Close To My Heart (www.closetomyheart.com)
Gelly Roll gel pens, Sakura of America (www.gellyroll.com)
Slick Writers & Galaxy Markers, American Crafts (www.americancrafts.com)

Photo Corners
Jolee’s Boutique Photo Corners, EK Success (www.eksuccess.com)

3L Photo Corners, 3L Corporation (www.scrapbooking.dk)
Charmed Photo Corners, Making Memories (www.makingmemories.com)

Photo Services
www.shutterfly.com, Shutterfly (www.shutterfly.com)

www.ofoto.com, Ofoto, Inc. (www.ofoto.com)
www.snapfish.com, Snapfish (www.snapfish.com)

Punches
Paper Shapers Punches, EK Success (www.eksuccess.com)

Border Punches, Fiskars Brands, Inc. (www.fiskars.com)
Shape Punches, Provo Craft (www.provocraft.com)

Rubber Stamps
Stampin’ Up! (www.stampinup.com)

All Night Media Anna Griffin Wood-Mounted Stamps & Sets, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. (www.plaidenterprises.com)
Close To My Heart (www.closetomyheart.com)
Magenta (www.magentarubberstamps.com)
me & my BIG ideas (www.meandmybigideas.com)
Pixie Alphabet Sets, PSX (www.psxdesign.com)

Scissors
Comfort Grip Micro-Tip Scissors, Fiskars Brands, Inc.(www.fiskars.com)

Craft & Rubber Scissors, Stampin’ Up! (www.stampinup.com)
Cutter Bee Precision Cut Scissors, EK Success (www.eksuccess.com)

Scrapbook Kits
Embossed Album Kits, K & Company, LLC (www.kandcompany.com)

My Creations Kits, Close To My Heart (www.closetomyheart.com)
Simple Sets Assortment Kits, SEI (www.shopsei.com)
Simply Scrappin’, Stampin’ Up! (www.stampinup.com)
TSV Embellishment box kit, QVC (www.qvc.com)

Scrapbook Software
Journaling Genie Software, Chatterbox (www.chatterboxinc.com)

Brush Lettering Software by Susy Ratto, EK Success (www.eksuccess.com)
Write Me a Memory Font CD, Stampin’ Up! (www.stampinup.com)

Scrapbooking Notions
Details, Making Memories (www.makingmemories.com)

Adornaments Fibers, EK Success (www.eksuccess.com)
Buttons, Brads, Eyelets & Twine, All My Memories (www.allmymemories.com)
Eyelets, Eyelet Factory, Inc. (www.eyeletfactory.com)
Fibers, Fibers By the Yard (www.fibersbytheyard.com)
Magic Mesh, Magic Mesh (www.magicmesh.com)
Shaped Eyelets, Stampin’ Up! (www.stampinup.com)

Specialty Cutting Tools
12" Ultimate Craft Rotary Paper Trimmer, Fiskars Brands, Inc. (www.fiskars.com)

Coluzzler, Provo Craft (www.provocraft.com)
Cutterpede Straight Edge Trimmer, EK Success (www.eksuccess.com)
Tearing Edge, Stampin’ Up! (www.stampinup.com)

Stamping Inks
Classic Stampin’ Pad, Stampin’ Up! (www.stampinup.com)

ColorBox Pigment Inks, Clearsnap, Inc. (www.clearsnap.com)
Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads, Close To My Heart (www.closetomyheart.com)
StazOn, Brilliance, VersaMark, Tsukineko, Inc. (www.tsukineko.com)

Stickers
me & my BIG ideas (www.meandmybigideas.com)

Creative Imaginations (www.cigift.com)
Embossed stickers, K & Company, LLC (www.kandcompany.com)
Karen Foster Design (www.karenfosterdesign.com)
Mrs. Grossman’s (www.mrsgrossmans.com)
Stickopotamus Vellum Stickers, EK Success (www.eksuccess.com)

Alphabet Stickers
Alphabitties, Provo Craft (www.provocraft.com)

Brush Letters by Susy Ratto, EK Success (www.eksuccess.com)
Creative Imaginations (www.cigift.com)
me & my BIG ideas (www.meandmybigideas.com)
Mrs. Grossman’s (www.mrsgrossmans.com)
Simple Sets alphabet stickers, SEI (www.shopsei.com)

Templates
Deluxe Color Blocking Templates, Deluxe Designs (www.deluxedesigns.com)

EZ2Cut ShapeMakers Cutting Templates, Accu-Cut Systems (www.accucut.com)
Journaling Genie, Chatterbox (www.chatterboxinc.com)
Plaidmaker, Stampin’ Up! (www.stampinup.com)
Plan-a-Pager, EK Success (www.eksuccess.com)

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