I probably say this every time but I'm going to say it again....the Occasions Mini Catalog will knock your socks off. And if you've placed a Stampin' Up! order with me, you can expect to receive your catalog right before it's released.
Would you like some details? I can hardly contain my excitement!! Stampin' Up! will have the option of Clear Mount Stamps. I've been a fan of clear blocks for a long time and have even altered some of my stamps to go on clear blocks (it's not hard to do). This past summer I even took one to Convention and we used it at the Shoebox Swap (from the Punch Pals stamp set). I told them it's a Stampin' Up! stamp just on a clear block.
If you're wood stamp fan ....not a problem, you'll still have that option. But I'm going to challenge you to give it a try. Especially because I know when Stampin' Up! releases something it will be of quality. I've purchased a lot of contraband over the years ...I'm a paper crafter by heart and that means I shop around & keep my eyes on the latest trends. And ..... I've bought a lot of clear stamps that no longer work ..... there is a difference....this is important. They are not clear stamps, they are clear mounted. I believe this is the key to the product lasting & a clear image (that means no fuzzy image). I'm not a expert but.......through trial & error you can learn a lot.
As soon as I can get my hands on the Clear Mount Stamps & Blocks I'll share it with you.
I'll stop my post here and share the Sale-a-bration 2010 news soon! Sale-a-bration starts with the Occasions Mini Catalog on Jan. 5th. What is Sale-a-bration? You earn a free item with every $50 you spend (before tax & shipping).
p.s. I'm going to ask an off the wall question and if you don't mind would you email me your opinion to firstname.lastname@example.org. Who would like me to film a live broadcast of me opening my Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog pre-order? I've seen people do it with other product (for example I watched someone on You Tube unpack their new iMac and I was glued to the screen!!). Let me know what you think.