There are some things in life with which there is no compromise. You get the trusted brand or you suffer the consequences of your
cheap economical decision. Seen here is a prime example. Sharpies are the best permanent markers out there and don't even try to sell me on another brand because you're just wasting your touch-type skills. Plus, they have all these new products which simply make me swoon. I almost, but not quite, have the same affliction with Sharpies that I do with wrapping paper.
On another note, the Tim Holtz scissors are pretty bad-ass, although certainly not required. I now own two pair and guard them with my life. I used to get really irritated when my dad would go postal upon discovering I'd
pilfered borrowed some prized office gizmo from his study when I was a kid. (God. It's a PEN. Get OVER it.)
Now I get it. ->
PS: Yes, I save and use old credit cards for all kinds of art projects.