As you should know by now, the new 2013-2014 Annual Catalog is set to make it’s debut Friday, May 31st. If you are a customer of mine (meaning you have purchased from me in the last year), and need a copy of the new catalog, please contact me. The catalog will be available to view here on my blog on May 31st.
I have been reading my catalog, making my wish list, re-reading my catalog, editing (ie: expanding) my wish list, re-reading my catalog, updating my wish list, and so on. It’s a vicious cycle. But one I’m glad to do. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the layout of the new catalog. Besides a great product line-up; it’s filled with great photography and LOTS of ideas and inspiration – including non-card and non-scrapbook stuff (IE: Think party and home decor ideas).
The layout of the new catalog is much more user friendly; things are grouped and organized in a way that makes it so much easier to navigate. You’ll love the new catalog too, I promise.
While I can’t show you pictures (yet) of the new items, I can give you a list of my top 10 favorites. So here goes: (drum roll, please!).
1:) Bundles! Any time we have items that coordinate together so beautifully together, it just spells good times for me. But when we bundle those items together, it spells stamping goodness and $ Savings. Sweet! My favorite bundle is Chalk Talk – a 6 piece stamp set with a coordinating framelits die set.
2.) Ronald McDonald stamp set – Every year a stamp set is designed for the Ronald McDonald House Charities and money is raised to support this worthwhile charity. This year the stamp set, Tag It, coordinates with the same framelits dies as the Chalk Talk set. Super Sweet!
3.) Wetlands – I don’t what it is about this stamp set; maybe its the masculine appeal, maybe it’s the nature-inspired appeal, maybe its the simple, every day sentiments crafted from beautiful, timeless font styles, or the combination of all of the above, but this stamp set is on the top of my wish list. Enough said!
4. & 5.) Off the Grid and Gorgeous Grunge – These stamp sets make me want to break loose from my ‘color within the lines’ mentality and go wild and distressing, in a good kind of way!
6.) Mosaic Madness – coordinating stamp set, a punch, Designer Series Paper, and an embossing folder! Wow – this is the motherload of coordination! I’m mad-ly in love with Mosaic Madness! (And so on trend, I’ve been seeing this Mosaic pattern everywhere – from curtains, to pillows, to stationery, to clothing – you name it, the Mosaic pattern is on it).
7.) Six-sided Sampler: Another stamp set/punch coordinating duo in another trendy pattern; hexagons. Need I say more?
8.) This & That – A product suite centered around a journal; the possibilities are unlimited: A mini scrapbook, a life chronicle journal, a kid’s sports career journal, a prayer journal, a get-my-life organized journal – you get the idea. All with coordinating DSP, washi tape (to stick it all together) stickers, clips and a rotary stamp.
9:) New Color Refresh and Core’dinations Paper: I couldn’t NOT mention the new color palette when noting that we now will have Core’dinations Paper in EVERY COLOR – including our In-Colors. (Speaking of In-Colors, did I mention that this years colors are just gorgeous? Some years, I really need to ‘warm up’ to the new colors, but not this year. It was love at first sight.)
10.) Candy Dots – remember the old-fashioned candy dots that come on a cash register receipt type paper strip? The colorful candy dots lined up so perfectly? Well, those delicious dots are now adhesive backed and make your embellishing dreams come true. Throw in Candy Dots Brad Bases and transform these stick-on cuties into brads. Whets my appetite!
11.) Chevron Ribbon – another on trend pattern, in ribbon form. Plan on buying a roll in every color. Yup, just plan on it.
12.) Coaster Board – thinner than Chip Board, thicker than Card Stock. This medium weight sheet stock will be keeping my Big Shot busy this summer.
So there, you have it. My top twelve favs. Oh, was my list supposed to be only ten? Oh well, I threw in a bonus. Just because I like you. And because I like so many new products, I couldn’t help myself. There are more things too, that are on my must-have list, but I didn’t want to turn my top 10 list into a top 20.
So tell me, how does your top 10 (or 12) list compare to mine? Are there several things that reached the top of your list and mine? Did something catch your eye the first trip around the new catty that you just have to have? Do leave me a comment and let me know what you favorites are from the new catty.
Then get ready. On-line ordering begins approximately noon on Friday, May 31st. The new catalog will go live right here on my blog just after midnight so you can stay up all night perusing and making, and editing, your wish list. Just click on the catalogs to the right. Then click on the Shop Online Now Button on the right. And you’re in. Shop to your hearts content. Order $150 or more in product and earn Stampin’ Rewards dollars.
And remember, this year, there is an overlap period. On Friday, May 31st you can order from the new 2013-2014 catalog, AND the retiring 2012-2013 catalog AND the retiring 2013 Spring Catalog. This doesn’t usually happen so take advantage of this occasion. Order your retiring products and new products together on one order.
Happy Stampin, and happy catalog reading.
See you on Friday!