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Thinking of You Card – Inspired by Lands’ End Ad

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I get Lands’ End marketing e-mails every day…do you? Wednesday’s came through with this lovely graphic:

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This had to make it onto paper!

Marketing rant: Every day my inbox gets filled with NEW product offers. I know I can turn these off, but sometimes they do provide me with inspiration. This week has been (seemingly) every stamp company’s countdown to release of NEW products. I get it, they are in business to tempt us and to make money. I also listened to a Q & A  interview with a well known graphic artist in the industry on Wednesday.  Someone asked, “do you have a favorite go-to stamp set that you have kept over time?” Her answer was, “No, I only use NEW products.” Her job requires her to use new products, she is helping create the projects that make us want the NEW stuff. That made me really sad, I have some stamps that I would never dream of giving away (like these A Muse Artstamps Tiny Flower and Long Grass stamps).

(And yes, some of the companies do “revisit” stamps/supplies in addition to showing you new things on occasion, just not during new release preview week. Yesterday’s card was a challenge (Papertrey Ink) to use a die in a different way than originally intended)

Sigh. I suppose I have just been overwhelmed by March 2014 release week!

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink White, inks – Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac (retired), Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, linen thread – Stampin’ Up!

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