Mr. Brown brought me a special package today – two boxes of new Stampin’ Up! catalogs!!!!
Of course, I didn’t really have time to sit and pour through it yesterday as much as I’d like – the kids had swim lessons, I was getting ready for my Stamp-A-Stack, I’m trying to deal with a few issues at church, I just had a whole bunch of eBay items close and I have to ship them out…
And of course my husband didn’t understand.Â I told him how excited I was and that I needed to take some time to look at it – he said, “Why?Â It’s just stamps and stuff!”.Â STAMPS AND STUFF??!!??!!Â He really doesn’t get it – but that’s okay.Â I don’t understand his obsession with cigars, baseball or golf, either.Â
My first impressions of the new book?Â I LOVE IT!
The thing that I think has improved the most are the samples!Â Instead of just showing card after card with a scrapbook page thrown in here and there, they are showing other projects too – lunch tins, boxes, jars, bottles…it reads more like a magazine than a catalog.
I also think they improved the layout tremendously – especially the chart that lists all the inks, cardstock and markers.Â They added some little images that make it much clearer what’s available. Â The accessories are also much more organized and categorized.
The new stamp sets are great, of course. Â And the new selection of patterned paper is FABULOUS!Â I think it’s going to be wonderful to have a new catalog in 6 months, too – it keeps things fresh and interesting.
And I’ve started to compile my wish list…it may be a while until I can order everything I want, but I have to be patient, right?Â I have a whole 6 months…