Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Catalogue is out tomorrow!!

The end of August! That means tomorrow we will be able to show off our brand new 2010-2011 Ideas Book and Catalogue! This is so exciting! I cant believe that the time has finaly come, after so much hype and wondering what if any of our US counterparts' catalogue will be carried over to us in Australia. We are always behind our US friends, but in ways that is understandable, as they celebrate occassions that we dont and vice versa. The new style punch is absolutely fabulous as they close flat, and they are not at all as bulky as the old style. At this point 99% of my punches are the old style and they have served me so well and I am sure that they will continue to do so for quite some time to come!
Stampin' Up have had a colour renovation as well this catalogue. They have kept most of the current colours, bought in a new in colour selection an even bought back some old favourites! The colour families have had a slight renovation as well, and I think that they will all work really well the way they have been put together.
Our stamp sets have also had a renovation. Now you have the choice of wood mounted or clear mounted stamps. The clear mounted stamps do of course take up much less space as they come in a DVD type container compared to the wood mount stamps and their packaging. So now it is a matter of personal choice as to how you prefer your stamps to be mounted. Some sets have not been converted to clear mount, and of course some wont be because of their size e.g. background stamps etc. No matter what style of mount you prefer you can be assured that the rubber and the foam are still the very same high quality as we have always enjoyed.
For a very brief time of the year on the Sunshine Coast we get to enjoy daffodils. Their subtle perfume, delicate petals, and gentle but at the same time vibrant colour brings warmth and happiness to all who see them. One of Stampin' Up!s new In Colours for this year is daffodil delight, and yes you can imagine daffodils in this beautiful cardstock.
We will also have some more Big Shot Dies and embossing folders and they are beautiful. Lets be honest here, can you get enough of these beauties? I cant. I also can not believe how I managed before I purchased my Big Shot, or my Circle Scissors Plus, or........................so many things!
The first workshop for the new catalogue will be held at Lyn's house on Saturday and she is so excited, to be able to actually get her hands on some of the new goodies! We are going to be using the new stamp set Friends Never Fade, and that will be teamed with Tangerine Tango, Old Olive and Very Vanilla and of course you can never forget a good dose of Dazzling Diamonds. I dont think I have met anyone who doesnt just love the Bling!
Thats is it for today and hopefully I will be back tomorrow, just because I can!. Keep your eye out here for classes, tutorials, special invites and more. Happy Stampin'

Saturday, August 7, 2010

New Name New Blog......here we go

After not being able to renew my account with Google, and not being able to keep my original name of Cards N Stamps in Bloom, here I am with a slightly different name! The content will be of the same high quality it was before and hopefully with some new added features to make your visit more enjoyable!
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