Happy New Year everyone! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. 2012 is all about NEW, EXCITING and learning a about a new tool or technique! Hope you are all ready! As we are coming into the New Year, a lot is going on around here at HOTP. Our new catalog is about to hit the mail, as some of you might have already gotten one. Also, our new virtual catalog is online…couple weeks before the printed catalogs hit homes.
This catalog is packed with 220 NEW IDEA and 364 NEW ITEMS! I know I can’t believe it myself. I gave some of my co-workers a little homework task, asking them to pick out some of their favorites from the new catalog, along with myself! Let’s take a quick peak at what they choose:
Debbie Samples, Personal Shopper Assistant, favorite picks:
Metal Patera Charms, pg 59
I like the vintage/feminine feel of the charms. I love that they are embossed, but you can still personalize them with words, charms or even a photo. Definitely ordering a set of these.
Wooden Tray – pg 9
I am all about showing off pictures in new, interesting ways. Gives a whole new twist on “Can I show you the latest pictures of the Grandkids”
Epic Tool – pg 28
I am not even sure I understand what all this machine does-(Die cutting, embossing, letter press, printing) but I am willing to learn and fall in love with it!!
Talia Sanderson, Project Specialist & Designer favorite picks:
Two of my favorite things from the new catalog are Teresa’s Folded & Fabulous Cards CD (back cover pg) and the Kaleidoscope Papers (pg 73). Plus, they really make a great pair! Being an avid card maker, it is easy to run out of ideas or reuse the same design over and over. This new CD adds an additional 52 fold ideas to your repertoire, shows you 104 samples, and includes a video of each fold! Such a great selection and a great way to use the new Kaleidoscope Papers! These papers are so fun and well coordinated! One side is more subtle and the other a louder pattern. There is really a scheme to fit any card-making occasion!
Stan Rickert, Buyer favorite pick,
I have so many favorites, but if I had to pick one it would be the Cinch v2 (pg 19) from WeR Memories.
I like it for many reasons, but mainly because it’s a tool…I like tools! They make me feel manly when I’m crafting. Not only is it heavy duty and versatile it’s also super easy to use and will punch through just about any material you want to make a book out of with little effort…Heavy Chipboard, Lighter metals and even thin leather (manly material) You know, because I’m so macho!
* This was also featured on a Weekly Webisode on December 27th, you can check it out today!
Thanks Debbie, Talia and Stan! I love getting all the feedback, from everyone! I’ll be asking more and more questions to all of my co-workers in the future.
Cristina’s Favorite Picks!
Boutique Paper Pack and all the goodies that goes with it. From the ribbons, to the Papier Tole (2 different types), to the Scrapbook Dazzles™…LOVE IT! Just love all the colors of the set; they are all on pg 9
9 Draw storage units – Pg 28
Can’t wait to get one of these and decorate it myself. My desk at home can sure use a little added organization, but I just didn’t want to get just a regular “plastic” bin for my desk. And I’ll probably use the Boutique papers to cover it, just it shown in the picture!
I could go on and on, there’s aleast 40 more of my favorites in the catalog! But I’ll cap it to those two items! I also wanted to mention that Week of Webisodes is coming Jan 9th, first day we will featuring Teresa’s DVD!!!
We want to here from you! Don’t be shy….we want to know your favorite picks are and why they are your favorite!
Thank-you and Enjoy
~ Cristina 🙂