Friday, June 10, 2016

New Stampin' Up Annual Catty

I hope everyone has seen the new SU catalog. Mine, as usual, has so many little post it flags it looks like a banner party is happening along the edges. See the cute little sushi post-it's at the top? I absolutely love these! Got them from my sister as a stocking stuffer last year and put off using them for months.

This years catty is filled with so many wonderful new things I had a tough time trying to stay within budget.  Fortunate for me (not so fortunate for my wallet) unlike some long time followers of SU I only got back into stamping a few years ago. With a hiatus of around 9 years I missed out on many great sets wherefore repeated themes are new to me.

I don't currently own very many masculine stamp sets. I have expanded my collection a little in the last couple of years and added several nature themed sets as well as a couple of nautical themed ones. But there are definitely still some major gaps. What I am still missing are ones such as sports, fishing, cars etc.
I was therefore very exited to see the new "One Wild Ride" set featuring a motorcycle and the "Country Livin' set consisting of a truck, guitar and cowboy boots (perfect for Calgary Stampede theme).

I also quite like several of the new die sets. I missed out on the old canning jar stamps and dies so the new "Jar of Love" bundle made it to the top of my list of must haves.
And as If there could be any doubt, I of course immediately fell in love with the adorable new fox punch and matching stamp set.

The new in colours also look intriguing although I am not sure how much use the green and pink will get from me. I decided to order the markers only for now and see how much I reach for these new colours.

My first order consisted of:
Stampin' Write Markers In Color 2016-2018
Stamp Set Clear Vertical Greetings
Bundle Foxy Friends Photopolymer
Bundle Jar of Love Photopolymer
Bundle Sunshine Sayings Clear
Big Shot Thinlits Swirly Scribbles
Stamp Set Clear Hostess Love You Lots
Stamp Set Clear Country Livin'

And wouldn't you know it, it arrived Wednesday evening. I immediately (I am not joking, dinner preparations had to take second place, much to the dismay of my family) took these new treasures to my craft room and started playing with the fox punch. The ideas just kept coming and I came up with several new creations that are first on my list to share.
Here's hoping I get more playtime this weekend so that I can photograph my creations and write the punch art instructions.

Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon for my fox punch ideas. 

1 comment :

  1. I always love your punch art, can't wait to see what you've come up with!!


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