This is the album that started my etsy dreams....

Thursday, February 5, 2009


If you are like ME right about now you have had enough of winter. (Although some snow so my kids can go sledding would be okay.) One more school cancellation or delay and I will scream! After a boat load of grey and/or cold days we start to feel weary of winter's charms.

Seeing what is new from the winter CHA (Craft and Hobby Convention and Trade show) always helps me beat those doldrums. Patterned paper is my not so secret fetish and I hoard it. New patterned paper EVEN better! I love drooling over all the new lines and products. My wallet on the other hand- not so much . I have learned the hard way to get a sampling of the latest and greatest from the winter releases. I would love to have ALL the new stuff but I am not a millionaire. LOL! Here is a sampling of my favorite product lines and their latest and greatest.

One thing I definitely love is all the coordinating papers and embellishments. it makes scrapping idiot proof. In my thinking less time to coordinate what goes with what equals more time to create.

Here are some of my favorite and links so you can peek.

BASIC GREY is one of my top favorites. They always have such yummy paper and embellishments! Click on products and the new lines will be on top. Wisteria and Lime Rickey very cool!

OCTOBER AFTERNOON is a great newer line of scrapbook products! They were not able to set up a booth at CHA but included new items on this link. (scroll down) The new lines they posted are super cute.

SCENIC ROUTE always makes me want to scrap! Looks like just one new line for now. Very pretty.

Looks like lots of girly themes- florals and pinks are big with the new releases. (Sorry for all you moms of boys) MY MIND"S EYE a perfect example of the girly trend. I have all boys but I want some of this!

BAZZIL has some new leaves, flowers , and embossed cardstock. I think Iwill need to see these before I make up my mind.

Not so sure whether I am crazy about CHATTERBOXES new items either. Here are 2 links. You tell me what you think!

Okay one more before I run out of drool!

COSMO CRICKET I can't wait to get my little hands on some of these new lines. And boy themes! Yeah!

Hope these have helped kick up your creative spark or at least kill the winter doldrums some. Sorry about your wallet and your money parting ways!