Gemgirl is right! I think alot of us have made the mistake of buying into too many techniques that we thought we would use but didn't. Lots of wasted money. I have found the best spent money is in the nice paper lines that are found on here and LSS. (like Crate, Sassafras Las, Echo Park, etc.) And these sets usually contain papers, sticker, and alphabets in one set which is great for a beginner. I wish I had went in that direction in the beginning and I would've saved some money.