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Memory Trends Overview

I decided not to bring my laptop with me, and that ended up being a good thing. Less to carry is always a good thing. :)

MT was really cool! We were scoping out new cool product, and I saw some awesome stuff. Here’s a little run-down:

A very cool ribbon company has come on the scene, converted over from the gift arena. Beaux Regards had a bunch of French ribbons - some of the coolest ribbon I’ve ever seen - and these awesome ribbon slides:

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You can call them at the number on their web site to find a retailer. I hear that their catalog is coming soon. 

And Pink Martini ventured into the manufacturer game with three new paper lines (with alpha and rub-on accents). Here is Orange Creamsicle. Very retro and cool. I especially love the florals here.

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And perhaps you’ve been noticing all the cool gothic stuff showing up in fashion lately? It’s hitting the scrapping world too, and I think it’s very cool. Marah Johnson created three “tattoo” lines for Creative Imaginations, and this was my favorite.

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And yesterday morning as we were leaving Daisy D’s booth I spotted this AWESOME mobile from Trace Industries. These are mat-board (which they use instead of chipboard) mobile kits you can purchase, decorate, and hang in your house, office, workplace, whatev. Awesome stuff.

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Speaking of Daisy D’s. Their new Modern Romance collection simply rocks. They have papers, rub-ons and tags that help you create that “digital look” with paper. It is so cool. And unfortunately I didn’t get photos of this one.

I also loved:

  • The black and cream line from Crate Paper (and have you seen their new cigar boxes? AWESOME!)
  • The  black and white line from the new company, Rouge de Garance
  • The fruitcake Christmas line and the star ornaments from BasicGrey
  • The awesome journaling spots I saw popping up from 7Gypsies, Sassafrass Lass, Imagination Project, and LOTS of others)
  • The scrapbook calendar from Heidi Swapp (it’s got blank calendar pages and sheet protectors, as well as a hardcover binding to store your completed calendar album when the year is up. Here’s a photo of it over at Scrap Talk).

So that was MT in an nutshell. :D

I promised a rounded-corner tutorial for PS Friday this week, and I’ll get that up this weekend, ok? Just need a little more recovery time. :) 

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Leaving tomorrow for MT.