Sometimes I think I have the best job in the world, having the privilege of posting to this blog every day sharing a wee bit of the excitement I feel about scrapbooking with you. And if you've followed this blog for a while, you know that there's very little I don't get particularly excited about... I love scrapbooking and every bit and piece of the industry that comes with the territory! ... So after all of the postings these past couple of weeks where I've been ranting and raving over the new stuff headed our way, I hope you'll forgive one more blog article full of pure, unadulterated swooning...
I'm not quite sure how I missed posting a sneak-y peek with all of the new Jillibean Soup last week, but as her new paper lines begin hitting stores this weekend I figure there's no time like the present to share with you how great this company is and how awesome these products are!
For starters, Jillibean Soup released four new collections at the show: Apple Cheddar Soup (shown above), Homemade 6 Bean Soup, Sweet & Sour Soup and Christmas Eve Chowder. Each collection features the "finest of ingredients" Jillibean Soup has come to be known for--rich, warm colors, exquisite design and high quality materials.
But my love for Jillibean Soup extends beyond the patterned paper designs that hooked me in the first place. Working with them is a special treat as they're incredibly supportive of their local independent retailers and their comfortable, down-to-earth approach to the biz is both warm and welcoming.
And I have to tell ya... when it comes to using their products, there's never any want for inspiration for putting those products into action. Their Design Team is constantly at work cranking out cards, layouts and crafty projects of all kinds which are then posted on their "Bean Talk" blog. You'll find ideas for using die-cuts in innovative ways, how to mix papers from different collections, and ways to make the most of your corrugated alphabets and trinkets like stick pins, buttons and chipboard!
Jillibean Soup's CHA Summer release was also voted as one of Scrapbook Update's "Top Ten Hot Picks" out of all of the new products on display last week in Chicago--which of course comes as no surprise to those of us who've been fans of theirs from the get-go!
One of the new items introduced this year was the "Soup Labels" cardstock stickers. There's a coordinating set for each of the four new collections above and then four "bonus" sets of stickers that feature birthday greetings, card sentiments, days of the week and assorted journaling prompts.
Also released at the show were some new layered felt "Bean Blossoms", buttons (pictured above), new Baker's Twine colors, new chipboard alphabets, new corrugated Alphabeans in a new font (shown below) and then plain corrugated sheets in coordinating colors that we can die-cut to our heart's content!
So as you can see, there's lots of exciting stuff coming from Jillibean Soup--some of it arriving this weekend and some of it still on its way! And if you love Jillibean Soup half as much as I do, you just might be excited to hear that there just might be another Jillibean Soup event coming to Cord Scrapbook Studio this Fall! But alas... that 'tis a post for another day.