My Top Five Favorite Items in the Occasions Catalogue & More Open House Prep

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

What did you do yesterday?  Did you spend the entire afternoon flipping through the new catalogues and dream about all the things that could be yours?  Did you mark your book and plan your next order?  If so, you’re not alone.

Now that the catalogue has been shared online, I want to help you prioritize your list.  As such, I’ve selected my five favorite items from this amazing book, and I’m happy to share them with you today.  It was difficult to control my list, and I’m sure my “likes” will fluctuate a bit over the next couple of months.  Even though these are my top five favorites, I don't have them all yet, s some items can wait for a later day and are more season appropriate. Without any further ado, here are my favorite items in the 2015 Occasions Catalog

These first three items I am calling as one, because to me they are a set. You can find all three on page 19 of the Occasions Catalogue.

Isn't this hand painted DSP just gorgeous! I think I could use three sets of these papers!

This stamp set to match or accompany the paper is something that I look forward to using, and it coordinates with the DSP so beautifully, as does the following Embossing/Impressions Folder.

Even though these are my first pick, I still don't have them yet. I thought I would get Valentines out of the way first. OK, that's the first one. The following stamp set is a must have, and I don't have that one yet either, and its called "Sheltering Tree". Love that as a name for the set. It alone brings comfort. This is a set you can use all year round! (found on page 22)

My third choice is this gorgeous serif 'Alpha' set. I'm imagining many beautiful note card sets made with this "Sophisticated Serifs" stamp set, amongst other things. (don't have this set yet - found on page 44)

Next would be the "Balloon Bash" stamp set. I just love the hand-drawn, chalkboard inspired birthday banners in this set! (on page 13 - again I don't have this one yet either) This set goes so beautifully with the richly coloured "Birthday Bash" DSP (which I do have - page12).

It's hard for me to pick my fifth one. It would probably change again tomorrow, lol! But for now I'll say it's the "So You Project Kit" & "So You" stamp set. Again these are two different items, but they are meant to go together, so I'm counting this as one. Both of these are found on page 44.

I have a few others that I would have loved to have put in this fifth spot, and tomorrow I will probably wish I had put one of them here. But I hope that you are having as much fun browsing the new Occasions Catalogue as I am.

Now, for my Open House prep work!

I want everyone to have some fun at the upcoming Open House on Saturday, so I am punching and stamping away for some "Make'n'Takes" and samples to play with. Here are samples of layered stamping, colouring with Blendabilities, and multi-colour stamping using the "Stampin' Write" markers. Some of these I will demo at the Open House, and others guests can experiment with.

Thank you so much for stopping by today to check out all the fun things that are going on right now. There's more to come!

Happy stamping and crafting!

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Dana Nelson said...

Oooo, I love Sheltering Tree, too!

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