I discovered a great money saving tip. I love brads and use them on most of my pages. I bought a packaged of 100 brass brads in the office supply section of my grocery store for $1.00. For real one penny a piece.
Now here's what I do with them, I make them whatever color I need by using embossing powder. For this page I needed black so I just poked the brad in VersaMark, then dipped it in the powder and heated. You could use any color ink and then use clear embossing powder, the possibilities are endless!