Saturday, September 6, 2014

Tripping through the Annual Inspirations...

Hi Everyone!!

So... now that you have had a chance to digest the new idea book... What are your thoughts?  What are some of your favorite things??  

Here's a quick run down of the new idea book... 
Ten new exclusive hostess sets
Nine new paper packs
Eight new Mini stamps
Seven new tools 
Six New Cut Above kits
Five new Picture My Life (PML kits) and Five new colors and Five new embossing folders
Four new Washi tapes 
Three new My Crush Books and three new Paper fundamentals paper packs
Two new glitter collections
And a new cricut cartridge!  (soon to be released)

Ten New Exclusive Hostess Sets:
Do you know that when you are a hostess and it's time to pick out your rewards that you can stretch your hostess credits even further by taking advantage of these? Yep!! They are special stamp sets that are discounted for hostesses!  Woot Woot.. Find these darling stamp sets starting on page 5-10 of the new Annual Inspirations (AI).  So when it's your turn to be hostess, make sure that you check out those great stamps!!

Next there are the SOTM from August thru July!!  These are always a great buy with a $50 purchase, they are available for just $5 each!  Cool huh!

Nine New Paper Packs:
In the New Annual Inspirations you will find Nine Fabulous new and delightful paper packs!  Which one is your favorite??

**Chalk it up.... has a fun new back to school feel!! And I love the Chalk It Up Assortment.  This also has a WOTG and is just plain fun!  This kit also sports a new PML kit. And there are lots of great coordination stamps to go with this set... Love "Great Job".
Colors are black, champagne, flaxen, lagoon, sorbet and white daisy.

**Scaredy Cat has a Halloween flavor to it and great accents... check out the Scaredy Cat Assortment. There is not a WOTG nor a card with this paper pack.. but there will be a workshop or two featuring this interesting paper pack.  There is a Halloween Cut Above Kit that coordinates nicely with this kit.  Again, lots of great stamps this time I have two favorite stamp sets... Halloween Greeting and Trick or Treat Sweets... (yep... it has a Franky in it)
Colors are black, colonial white, pear, slate, sunset, and thistle

**Pathfinding has an Autumn sense about it.  This kit has a fun assortment that features wooden and cork shapes that have adhesive backs.  It has a Scrapbooking WOTG as well as a Card WOTG!  The Card WOTG has a wood grain stamp and there is a new wood grain embossing folder too!  How cool is that?? My favorite stamp with the Autumn stuff is the Lifetime of Happiness.
Colors are Autumn Terracotta, barn red, champagne, chocolate, colonial white, glacier, goldrush, lagoon, and olive.

**Yuletide Carol is the holiday magic kit this year!  It's color are rich and subtle.  This kit has a wonderful Scrapbooking WOTG!  Christmas is still over three months away... and so many lovely stamps that coordinating with the kit!  I love having so many options! 
Colors with this kit are black, champagne, colonial white, desert sand, new england ivy, and ruby.

**Snowhaven has some bright and cheery colors and is definitely a winter kit.  I love the border paper with this kit!  It's bright and cheery... oh did I say that again... It really must be!  LOL!!  This kit doesn't have a scrapbooking WOTG, but it does have a card WOTG. And the kit comes with these darling red hearts and I love them!! Paper doll fans... there is a new paper doll stamp set!!  Dixie...did you read that?? <3
Kit colors are black, cranberry, glacier, whisper, and white daisy.  

**Confetti Wishes is just a delightfully bright and happy paper pack!  I love love love this kit!  It does feature one page with birthday items on it but it's great for any celebration.  and I love the CW assortment.  The squares are great fun!!  and I have to say I love the stickers with this kit too!!  This fun kit also has a Scrapbooking WOTG.  Look for this kit in January. 
The colors in this kit are canary, crystal blue, lagoon, pacifica, pear, thistle, whisper and white daisy.

** Brushed is just a lovely springy type kit and has soft spring colors and loads of flowers.  Even the assortment is flowers.  This paper pack also has a scrapbooking WOTG and lots of really great stamp sets... one of my favorites in this section is a stamp set called be your own kind of wonderful.  
Colors are black, canary, craberry, flaxen, holly hock, juniper, pear, pixie and white daisy.

**Wanderful has a great travel or vacation motif.  It has a great assortment that I can't wait to use.  It also has a PML collection.  I am looking forward to this WOTG! And my favorite set in this section is Here we go!!  I love the page we made at convention using this set!  What fun!  and there are a ton of great stamps that work well with this collection!  
Colors are black, colonial white, crystal blue, flaxen, gypsy, honey and smoothie.

**Seaside is the last collection in this Annual Inspirations.  And it's probably been the most popular.  It has a beach feel to it and has a Scrapbooking WOTG.  There are lots of great stamp sets in this section of the book and I really like Beach Gear. It's a set of four fun stamps and I love it!  And if you are PML fan, be sure to check out the seaside version... 
Kit colors are colonial white, desert sand, glacier, holly hock, lagoon, pear, and sorbet.

What are your favorite kits?  I love Scaredy Cat and Seaside and Confetti Wishes!

I will be back tomorrow for the next part of this blog... 

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