Above is a wee peek at part of one of my favourite sets: Always. I love that birdie.
A little boo at the backgrounds. There are 5 new ones that I just CAN NOT live without! LOL
A new jumbo wheel that goes with one of the new stamp set (title above it). I did manage some minuscule shred of will-power not to photograph it for you; suffice it to say it is a two-step stamp with a stunning design.
A new set that I adore. I can't wait to emboss it water-colour it & layer it, and bead it---or add felt bits (hint hint) sighhhhh! There's also something special in the catty that matches those three little flowers. Any guesses what that could be?
Hi Ladies and Jelly Spoons!
Okay, can you tell I'm excited? The new Spring Summer 2008 catalogue was waiting for me when I got home. DROOOOOL....
The most exciting part (above and beyond new stamps to choose from) is that prices are LOWER Baby! Being a Canadian demo, I've been relatively miffed about a dollar that is almost at par and prices that aren't. Stampin' Up appears to have been listening. Not only are the prices lower in the new 2008 catalogue (a background stamp, for instance, will now cost you $22.95 instead of $24.95) but you can also go ahead and take an extra 7% off of the prices in the catalogue. I'm pleased. (<-----Gross understatement!) :0) And the hostess minimum is now 200.00 instead of 225.00!
Some of the other exciting things that we got a hint of in the preview: rub-ons. The designs are fresh and funky. I can't wait to use them. AND there is a rub-on available in the sale-a-bration brochure (the sets in which are great.)
New trends I'm noticing:
1) Stamping Up! sayings have really improved. They were good before, but now they strike me as just perfect.
2) At least a couple of the new sets are available en Français as well: magnifique!!
3) Sets & accessories are designed to coordinate with each other more than ever before.
4) Stampin' Up is paying attention to the trends in textiles and fashion. The new sets have an intricate & eclectic edge to them that reflects the design world: Yummy! Eastern flair and bright colour combos are HOT.
You can order from the new catty on Wednesday the 2nd, but if you're sneaky (or savvy?) like me you may want to wait for sale-a-bration hehehehe! ;0). Here's the sale-a-bration brochure It runs from February 1st to March 17th. :0)
Happy catalogue browsing!
Friday, December 28, 2007
Posted by mel m. m. mccarthy at 2:14 PM