First of all, be sure to keep your eye on the Retiring Accessories List... these items are only available through the end of December and many of them are already sold out! Remember, too, that you can still get that gorgeous satin ribbon from the Holiday mini catalog at Buy One Get One Free! It comes in Chocolate Chip and Pomegranate - 2 rolls for $9.96! Get your orders in while you still can!
Second of all... I GOT MY NEW CATALOG in the mail YESTERDAY!! I'm always SO excited to see all the great new stuff! And if you haven't already figured it out, one of the MANY benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is that you get to see it all FIRST! They send each demonstrator a complimentary copy of each new catalog... So what do I think? Well, I'm VERY excited about the Level I Hostess Sets, that's for sure! They are easy to acquire (a $150 order does it), and they are so cute... and once you've acquired all of the Level I sets, you can start stocking up on their new Level I Designer Series Paper pack! This is just perfect for those of us who end up owning every Level I set there is... (and multiples of many of them). Now we have a consumable to choose! Aside from the Hostess items and many, many new stamp sets, I am also very excited about the new accessories... Sticky Letters that you can make glittery with new glitter colors, Felt flowers in a reusable tin, Rub Ons that can be used to embellish glass and other hard-to-stamp surfaces... just wait, you're in for a treat! If you would like to reserve your copy of the new catalog, please just let me know! Mine have been ordered and should arrive in time for the New Year.
Okay... now for that Forgotten Holy Triptych card. I should've shown this a while back, but for some unknown reason, it never made it! I know this set is currently unavailable, but perhaps you were lucky (or smart!) enough to grab it up before it went into hiding... and you never know, maybe it will make another appearance in mid-2008! In any case, this was one of the cards we made at an earlier Christmas Stamp-a-Stack workshop.
The star and the sentiment both came from Star-Studded Season, also in this past Winter mini catalog. I have a thing right now for Blue Bayou and Soft Sky... I find that I use it a lot. Paired up with the white taffeta ribbon and gold embossing powder and brads... it makes a stunning mix.