I love days like today. Its been almost 4 months since I have put in a personal order from Stampin' Up. But judging by the fun I had today it's been well worth the wait.
I had met my sales quotas for April - June sales period with outside orders so I decided to save up my SU spending dollars and do one big order that combined any desired retiring stamp sets, and the preorders of new catalog stuff. I think I did very good with this order. Between the discounts on preorder stamp sets, the In Colors and retiring Hodgepodge sets and then the hostess benifits that come with an order this size I received a lot of fun things to play with today!
This is a picture just of the new catalog items that you can be looking forward to in less than a months time. August 11 is the first day to place orders for items from the 2008-09 Fall/Winter Catalog.
I wasn't too sure at first about the new In Colors for 2008-09, but I am sold on them. They are gorgeous. So far Kiwi Kiss is my favorite....but then it's the only one I've had time to actually use so far. The Pink Pirouette is so pretty and soft. I know it will be a favorite as well. I also had purchases some 2007-08 In Color Card Stock as replacements before they are gone and I noticed that Kiwi Kiss and River Rock are yummy together and also Soft Sky goes very well with Baja Breeze and Pacific Point, so I can kep using my old favorites along with the new.
The new Scallop Border punch is very easy to use and is so much easier than using the round corner punch without the guard. I am falling in love with scalloped edges. Now if I could only manage to save enough to get some nesties I could have all the scalloped edged and shapes I wanted.
I also got 5 new stamp sets (also one oldie but goodie: Lovely As a Tree). I can hardly wait to break out and use my Sock Monkey. He's just the cutest! If you look real carefully he's in the middle at the very back. I love that all the new stamp sets are coming die cut. My thumb is really appreciating that. I still have a raw spot where my craft scissors rubbed while I was cutting some alphabet stamps on Sunday.
So there is a preview of my fun....there also were a few other toys such as retiring Hodge Podge kits and supply replacements such as ink refills and new stamping scrub pads. All in all it was great fun unpacking this big box. But it will be even more fun as I get serious about creating and crafting with it all!