I see more oversaturation in the industry again. Washi tape? You can find that in a LOT of lines this time around. Some patterns have been done and others were new. Bakers Twine. Don't get me wrong, I love my stash of twines but now companies are making it to 'match' their lines. I loved the companies that stepped away from their normal designs and went with something bold. Like Basic Grey.
I never have been a huge fan of BG and they've been around a long time. Usually there is one line every year that I find myself wanting a piece of but for the most part, I just don't work with their papers. And then something like Lime Rickey crosses my path. Or Wander. And now they have 2 lines that I absolutely love. PB&J and What's Up.
Remember the shaped notes we used to send in grade school? They're back!
Oh and its pretty cool seeing a familiar face in the booth. Hi Mandy!
I have so many more things to share but I'll give them to you in small doses this week.