Currently, myself and Lisa are in Salt Lake City, Utah attending the Sierra Pacific Crafts events! This is my first time in Utah and I see myself coming back soon. The mountains, delicious downtown eateries, and, of course, the beautiful architecture make this city a must-visit. Plus, it doesn't hurt that all of our favorite manufacturers (like American Crafts, My Mind's Eye, Simple Stories, etc.) are based on a few miles away from our hotel. Luckily, we were able to visit these manufactures warehouses and see the latest products on the market.
Below I have a few pictures of some of our favorite collections that you will be seeing in our store very soon.
One trend that manufacturers have noticed in our evolving industry is the push for DIY project kits and ideas. With that in mind, Simple Stories has released their DIY Christmas collection to provide quick and easy project ideas for those who want to spice up their mantles with a few homemade decorations. A lot of fun products are being introduced this quarter, including banner kits and even some pre-made gallery wall art (center picture). I have to say that the art papers may be my favorite from this collection...the packages come with multiple designs that easily pop into a frame for easy holiday decor!
While a cool feature of this collection is the variety of DIY products, traditional 12 x 12 papers, pocket-scrapbooking kits and multiple embellishment packs were also released as part of the DIY Christmas line.
In addition to a Christmas line, Simple Stories released an adorable Halloween line called Frankie and Friends. This line was both Lisa's and I's favorite Halloween collection at the show. This is a smaller collection, but contains just as many fun papers and embellishments as a full-sized line. I love the pocket-scrapbooking cards that coordinate with this collection...you can use them in your albums or as a focal point on a simple Halloween card!
I hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek of the new Simple Stories collections! Make sure to check back tomorrow for more pictures of the other manufacturers newest products.