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Old 05-13-2010, 06:45 PM   #1
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Default Trends (and stuff): Love it or loathe it?

Everybody's taste is different...and that's a good thing

So, what are YOU loving and loathing these days?

My list is below.

Love

Aqua
Birds
Bling
Blues
Butterflies
Buttons
Chipboard
Clean and simple
Clouds
Doors
Embossing (heat and dry)
Glitter
Greens
Houses
Lace
Pinks
Red
Orange
Shabby Chic
Trees
Turquoise
Vintage
Windows

Loathe

Anime style people
Bees
Brackets for no reason {} [] ()
Images of children with no mouths/giant heads/freaky eyes
Coral
Cupcakes
Ice cream/ice cream cone images
Lavender
Owls
Peach
Purple
Robots
Salmon (the colour)
Yellow and grey colour combo
Yellow-gold

Your turn!
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:03 PM   #2
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Hmmmmmm..... I LOVE:
turquoise
turtles
CAS and OLC
kraft cardstock
PTI stamps and dies
nestie dies
AC flair

I loathe almost everything you listed except for cupcakes, owls and purple
I also don't care for hot air balloons, classic cars, lace

can't wait to see what everyone else says!
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I guess because I've got a techie type of teenage boy, I can't get enough of the robots and the anime stuff because he loves it and I try to make cards that he'll think are cool.

I love:
Grunge (love what Tim Holtz does with about everything!)
Collage
Graphic (like the graphic t-shirts)
office & academic stuff (like ledger paper, notebook paper, graph paper, technical drawings)
bees
old drawing styles (like Leonardo DiVinici notebook drawings and writings)
nature colors
worn look (just to where stuff looks older and not ruined)

I hate:
professional stamps and artwork designed to look like less than a two-yr old made it
tons of layers on designs (some look like it would take a fork-lift to pick up!)
anything and everything in trendy colors at the exclusion of classic colors
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Old 05-14-2010, 06:51 AM   #4
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fun idea...I'll join in...

I love...

the Clean and Simple (CAS) cards
tree images and cards
ladybug images and cards
new and creative ways to attach ribbon and other embellishments to cards
SCS card galleries

I loathe...

cards that have SO MUCH stuff going on it would never fit in an envelope
butterfly images (I've seen enough)
fairies images and cards
all the time it takes to find the stamp set I'm looking for
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Last year I lamented the explosion of owls everywhere. Now I'm calling cupcakes "the new owls." Nice to know I'm not alone on not getting these two trends. I also dislike the trend I see in magazines that every card and project has patterned paper and a die cut or two -- bring back stamps and inks! I like what I've always liked but about a year ago I started doing more in a street/extreme style. I was totally over distressed and vintage stuff but it seems to be coming back. (Not to me but to the stamping world!)
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Love-
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Birds
Botanicals
Nature stamps
Ribbon
Felt
Office and Academic paper and stamps
Cosmo Cricket dp
Coffee and tea stamps/sets
Dandelion stamps (I love wishes!)
PTI Button stamp sets
Clear Art vintage stamps
Still love brown/pink, brown/blue color combos
I LOVE Gray and yellow color combo
Kraft paper
Nature tone paper
Witty sentiments
Polka dots
Textured paper

I do not like-
cutsie stamps
Paper edges ruffed up
Worn out looking paper...just can't remember the name right now
Lots of flowery layers
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Ok....I will give it a shot:
Love:
butterflies
dies
teal, turquoise, yellows...
Papertrey
SU
brads
frogs
turtles
Wiff of Joy little girls (cant afford them though)

HATE:
kids with no faces, weird eyes
anime
collage style
making guy cards (I am just not good here)


Ok that is my start...I am sure the list could go on and on...lol
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LOVE:

background stamps (full size and builder size)
clean and simple look
kraft cardstock
bees
sentiments with two kinds of fonts
larger sentiments
rounded corners
gingham (not trendy, but it is on the cover of this month's Martha Stewart magazine, so I'm hoping by listing it here, you will mistake it for a trend and make it a trend...)
embossed backgrounds
felt

Do NOT like:

staples
rows of large ruffled ribbon
huge flowers
pom poms and other items that belong on curtains
weird stuff on cards, like game pieces...


things that could go south on me fast if we overdo it:

sun
clouds
balloons
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Have to admit that I love cupcakes. I agree about the owls - never really liked those or the plethora of birds.

Other Likes:
CAS
StampingBella bellas (don't llike the Ketto's)
botanical stamps
copics
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die cuts
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Love:
Line-drawn images
Confetti white CS
copics
florals
mellow moss cs
coloring in ANY medium
layers
edge punches
brayering


Loathe:
cutesy stuff, especially children
most bold brights in combo with other bold brights
most patterned paper
geometric solid image stamps used as focal points
stamps/images that look like a first grader drew them
collage-style, like the Tim Holtz look
unfinished edges
any die cut or image or anything that I have to think about to figure out what it is and why it's on the card....
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FUN!! I am a very black and white person so this is right up my alley!

Love:
Clouds
PTI
CAS
Cosmo Cricket
October Afternoon
Kraft paper
Wide-ish ribbon (5/
Lace ribbon
Sentiments on flags
Buttons

Loathe:
Anime-ish stamps
tonnes of layers
doilies
shapeabilities
gold embossed images
old-fashioned looking cards
purple (for the most part.. I can stomache a touch here or there)
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I"ll join in and voice my love/hates for the current moment!

LOVE:

background stamps
natural looking flowers- not cartooney ones
tree and foilage stamps
distress inks
cardstock in just about any color but pastel
digital images and paper
Hero Arts stamps
collage....but I'm not very good at it
sentiment stamps
the color black!!
Webster's pages
handmade paper flowers other people make
old buttons
guy stuff (tools, cars. etc)
wild animals/birds (natural looking- not cartooney)
embossing powder (clear mostly....I use tons of it!)
ink to paper to make your own unique BG- not just slapping on some patterned paper and calling it done!



LOATHE:

cupcakes
cutsey type stuff
Bella's- Magnolia's (EEEEK!)
any of those giant headed kids stamps
lots of patterned paper
cartooney stamps of all kinds
brads
coffee related stamps
cards with tons of layers and embellies (how do you stuff them in an envelope?)
lately all shades of green and purple
princess stuff
fibers
cards and blogs that all look the same.....think SU here!

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This is fun:

LOVE

clouds
kites
hot air balloons
distressed dp
trees
whimsical stamps
birds
cards with lots of stuff on it
any stamp with a literary theme to it
nesties
stickles


DISLIKE

collage stamps
animee stamps
images that are 'childish' looking
stickers
staples
images that require a lot of coloring
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Old 05-14-2010, 01:38 PM   #14
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LOVE

Background stamps
Collage, but not collage stamps (if that makes sense)
Stylized designs like funky flowers, birds, owls, elements
Graphic styles
Alpha stamps
Yellow/grey, red/grey..love neutrals, esp. grey and white
Mod designs, like mod style woodgrains & atomic
Shabby chic, if not overdone
Watercolor
Handmade paper flowers


NOT SO MUCH

Human figures
Food/beverage theme stamps
Realistic style
Over embellished or layered
Some altered styles with game pieces, bingo cards, playing cards etc
Party hats, wings and crowns on vintage images
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Old 05-14-2010, 02:09 PM   #15
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Love:
Flowers
birds, love the new SU punch
pressed flowers(something new to me, they make really neat cards)
brads
buttons
distressed look
background papers, but nothing too busy
background stamps
the texture folders
my big shot
coloring
too much to list
Dislike:
wierd faces or face parts(like a random eye or nose just stuck in)
really bright colors unless they are toned down/or used as an accent with darker colors like black.
faceless/headless people or bodies
images that are drawn with dots/dashes
sewing on cards, but only because my sewing machine hates me, so it is faux sewing for me
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Old 05-14-2010, 02:30 PM   #16
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[B]Love[B]

Scenic stamps
Academic stamps especially pen nibs etc
collage
script backgrounds
colouring mediums
red liner tape
word charms
tree stamps
CAS type cards

Loathe

Over vintage vintage!!
Red liner tape backing - to much static!
Wings, dunces hats or crowns added to arty stamps
cupcakes
Bellas/Magnolias
too many nestability type die cuts being used
large paper flowers

Sure I could think of loads of others but brain cells are feeling overworked at the present time
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Ok....I will give it a shot:
Love:

Wiff of Joy little girls (cant afford them though)

thanks a lot.

Willow...

*thud*

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I'm with Jennifer's first post almost 100%, altho don't mind cupcakes. After all these years of what I call Somerset Studio-type cards (birds with crowns and gumboots on and sad little depressed looking children with watch parts for their bodies!) I still can't get my head around that 'look'. I guess it's called artistic licence and we're all entitled to our taste (or lack of it! LOL). This is a fun thread, knowing I'm not alone anymore.
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LOVE:

old postage stamps
stamps that have postmarks or stamp images
office-y stamps ( ledger paper etc.)
old clocks or clock parts stamps
scenic stamps
wildflower stamps
sentiments with different fonts
autumn images and colors
deep and dusky blues and purples ( not primary shades )
brads
eyelets
ribbon 1/4 inch grosgrain or 5/8 inch
images I can color
copics ( just getting started on these )
CAS cards
DP but not too many different patterns at once
Penny Black stamps ( especially the hedgehogs )
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PTI
SU
Bee images cute and realistic
ladybugs

DON'T LIKE SO MUCH
big ribbon or paper flowers
cards with tons of embellishments
the Top Note die cut ( I am completely OVER it...see it EVERYWHERE it seems )
kid images with no facial features or just no mouths
anything ANIMAE
staples
multiple "tabs" of ribbon randomly added to card fronts
fish images, cute or realistic
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Ok, gonna try this. I'm fairly new, so frankly, I only know what I like when I see it. Half of what I make, I don't like, but I'm getting closer now.

Like/LOVE:

Colors:
Colors that make me think of an orange Julius
Aqua/Turquoise (and related colors)
Leafy Greens
Browns
Blushy pinks

Stamps:
Ippity rubber. AMAZING stuff.
birds
vintage things (but not "ephemera")
Whiff of Joy's "Willow" (and I don't even have her yet)

Techniques

Embossing
Chalks
Watercolor/pencils
layers


HATE

Cluttered cards
Most kiddie looking things except for when making them for kids
Glitz (I avoid glitter most of the time!)
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Hmmmm....

For today I'll say:

Love:
Paper (self-made) flowers (although I think am reaching saturation soon)
images to color with my copics (but no cartoony kids or people)
SU stuff
free digis
embossing folders
Nesties (wish SU would make some)
SCS challenges
the Medalion stamp
Pearls
peircing
ribbon and buttons



Loathe (or strongly dislike):

Build a bear stuff (sorry, no offense, but I actually do loathe these)
vintage on overload (so many embellies you can't see the card)
CAS done poorly (which is usually me, they just look unfinished)
'Hummel-like' or 'Anime-like' images
wings on doll heads
Bellas (why don't they have arms?)
Tim Holtz style grunge (it's just not for me)
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Love:
Bright colours (sorry to lose some Bold Brights)
artwork of little kids- some adult 'interpretations' are OK, some not
CAS
some retro look stuff
ATC;s, inchies, etc
tiny stamp images
any colouring medium to experiment with
yellow (but don't use it all that often because many people don't like lots of yellow)
princess stuff for my gd's
swirls
monochrome colour schemes
nature images

Dont' like:
most multi-layered, 'fluffy', 'busy' stuff, but there are always exceptions
most 'grunge' and 'vintage' style things
buttons on cards and scrap pages, but I'm trying to...
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Fun thread. Here are mine.

LOVE
Glitter and other sparkly bling
Woodgrain stamps
Yellow (yes, with gray)
SU embossing folders and PTI impression plates
Background stamps
Clean design
Mixed font sentiments
Polka dots
High-quality clear stamps

LOATHE
The so-called word "embellies." Won't buy anything with that word in the product name.
The big-headed kids or no-headed people
Grunge
Staples
Rows of ruffled ribbon
Most "punny" sentiments
Templates
Cheaply-made clear stamps that don't stamp cleanly

ON THE FENCE
Felt
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I thought I was the only one that cringed at the word "embellies".

It sounds to me like you're impaling someone's "Belly"
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I'm really enjoying all your lists, keep'em coming
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LOVE:
Anything SU!
Butterflies
CAS cards
Bo-Bunny paper
MS punches (especially the new summer ones!!)
Glitter
Stickles
Torn paper
Buttons
Anything pink!!!
Lil' bits of 'bling'
My Scor-Pal
Ribbon
Charms
Distress It ink

LOATHE:
Fussy cards (you know - the kind with huge bows and so many embellishments you don't know where to look!!)
Embossing powder
Some of the stamps that hide in the recesses of my drawers
MS paper
Stickers
Clear, unmounted stamps (sorry to all of you who rave about them - I'm just a traditional wood-mount stamp kind of gal!!)

Well I'm sure there's tons more that I could add to both lists, but that's all I can think of right now!! It's fun to see what everyone's likes/dislikes are - wouldn't the world be boring if we all liked the same things??!!
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OK - I know this is a dumb question (I'm good at asking those!!) but I've seen several people put 'Anime-ish stamps' on their dislike list, and I've never heard of those!! Could someone explain what they are??
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Love
Birds (includes owls and penguins)
Cats
Butterflies
Dragonflies
Grunge
Vintage
Anime
Steampunk
Fairies/Elves
Trees
Buildings/Skylines
Nautical/Aviation
Flowers
Die Cuts/Punches
Gemstones/Pearls
Glitter
Staples & Metal accents
Ribbon
Too many patterned paper companies
Experimenting

Loathe
Country-cutesy
Kids without noses or mouths
Felt
Crocheted stuff
Neon anything
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OK, supplies in NZ are quite limited so we may be a bit behind some of you, but these are my ideas.

LOVE:
Penny Black stamps (I love cute!)
Glitter
Cuttlebug embossing
Chocolate brown with turquoise or pink
CAS
Silhouettes

LOATHE:
Vintage (just not my style)
Overly fussy cards (again they look good but I just can't do them)
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That's it. I'm off to discover Penny Black Stamps.

You've already poisoned me with Willow Wish of Joy... if this is another spiral into the economic pit of despair, I may have to buy drinks all around.
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I'll play

Love:

- Layers, layers and more layers
- Unique ways to use embellishments and ribbons
- Line art stamps
- Water colouring
- Handmade large paper flowers
- Texture
- Sewing on cards
- Spellbinders
- Stickles
- Prismas and OMS
- Designer paper

Loathe:

- Solid image stamps
- Primas
- Embellishments placed because the fit the theme of a card but not necessarily
because they actually look nice on the card
- Really bright colours - don't like 99% of the Bold Brights
- Office supplies used on cards including ledger papers
- Anime stamps or images
- Printed pictures or magazine cuttings used on cards

This is so much fun to see how different everyone's likes/dislikes are!
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:19 PM   #32
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I'll play!

LOVE:
Turqouise/Ripe Avacado combo
PTI
Verve
Copics
Bellas
Unity
Big-headed kid stamps (LOL!)
Ribbon of all sizes
Buttons
Flowers (bought and hand-made)
Natural fibers (twine)

Don't care for:
Can't think of anything in particular.
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:19 PM   #33
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Like/Love:

* Colors*

Yellows - Light Buttery/Creamy Yellows
Purple - Light Purples to Deep Purples
Green - Moss Greens
Pink - Light Vintagey Pinks
Cream/Off Whites
Chocolate Brown - Only!


* Loving *

Machine Sewing on Cards
Vintage
Watercoloring - Tombows, Distress Inks
Designer Paper - October Afternoon, My Mind's Eye, Cosmo Cricket, Bo Bunny, ect..
Spellbingers/Nestabilities
Elegant Cards
CAS - The Simpler The Better
Cardstock - I love layering Cardstock
Embossed Cardstock
Embossing Folders - I love adding texture to my papers
Metal Brads - Like the Medallion Looking Kind
Big Shot Express - Thank You Mom!
Cards Magazine - I drool Everytime I open it up!
Martha Stewart Punches - The Newer Ones are Pretty
Maya Road Trinket Pins
Stamps - I LOVE Red Rubber Wood Mounted Stamps
Sceanic Stamps - Stamps You Can Paint In
Tombows
Ranger Distress Inks
Pearls
Dew Drops
Ribbon - Especially Grosgrain
Paper Toleing


* Stamps/ Companies *

Stampavie
Clear Dollar Stamps
Flourishes
Whiff of Joy - Willow
Impression Obsession
Stampers Dream
7 Kids College Fund
Our Daily Bread


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* Hate *

- Colors

Browns
Bright/Bold Colors - No Matter What
Neon
Busy Mismatched Colors - Colors used for no reason (Don't ask how I know - LOL!


* Dislike/Hate *

Busy Cards - Too Much Stuff
Anime Stamps/Look
ATC
SU Stamps - I just can't find much that I want to buy from them
Glitter
Cricut - Sorry, but the cut outs just don't seem to have much pizzaz
Torn Paper
Owls - Someone mentioned owls, I agree
Staples/ Fastenator - Don't Ask!! LOL
Glimmer Mist Spray - Another Don't Ask! LOL
Stickers
Jolees
Stickles
Eyelets
Summerset Studio Stamps - Sad Kids With Crowns/Dunce Hats, Birds and the "Weird" Vintage Look
Chalk - I hate the feel of the Dust, it makes my hands itch
Unity Stamps/Ippity Stamps - Sorry, Just Not My Thing
Bellas & Magnolias - Sorry I find them kinda "Kiddy" Looking
Inchies



I'm sure I have more Likes & Dislikes but this is what I can think of now, what an Interesting thread!
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:49 AM   #34
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Ok this is super fun. Here's my list.
Love:
SCS
MFT stamps
Copics (of course)
CTMH DP
ATG gun
Nestabilites
Bazzill
square cards
decorated insides and envelopes
mini albums
pop dots
card making with my sister


Dislike
teddy bears
old fashioned or 70's looking people
images with the 3 littles dots around it
my messy craft room
Cards without DP
images that are very poorly cut out
Solid images that cant be colored
Cheap clear stamps where the ink bead up before you stamp the image. Argh I hate that!
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Interesting thread

Love:
Clean and simple
folders and Nesties
a little sparkle/shimmer (but not glitter, it needs to stay put)

Loath:
loaded up cards
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:12 AM   #36
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OK - I know this is a dumb question (I'm good at asking those!!) but I've seen several people put 'Anime-ish stamps' on their dislike list, and I've never heard of those!! Could someone explain what they are??
Looks like it was drawn by the same person who draws those Pokemon characters. Cartoon, Manga-style art. Google Anime' and you'll come up with examples.
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:23 AM   #37
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This is a tough crowd...not sure what side of the love/loathe columns my own creations would end up on!

I suppose I'm safer to just list mine as stuff I use and don't use.

Stuff I use:

Patterned paper
Lace
Buttons
Sewing
Anything that combines needle art/sewing with card making
Birds
Shabby Chic vintage
Primitive Country
Gingham
Kraft cardstock (Pure Luxury is the best!)
Flowers and pearls


Stuff I either don't have or don't use:

Nesties
Die cuts
Solid image stamps
embossing powder and all things messy
Lots of fancy tools

I can't think of a color I don't like. It always turns out that as soon as I say I don't like something, I'll see an awesome creation that someone made with that very thing I said I didn't like, and then I'll want it, too!
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:39 AM   #38
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what a fun thread! i think it is clear here that there are lots of different tastes!

here's mine FOR NOW - it can change quickly!!

LOVE
Border punches (i am OBSSESSED - it's REE DONKULUS)
making my own patterned paper
altering objects
tim holtz STUFF but not necesarily TH STYLE
collage stamps
cutesy images
CRICUT!!!!!
VIVA DECOR ANYTHING!
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kraft
bling/shimmer/glitz
huge bow
ABC papercrafts (not that i don't like cards)
STAMPS STAMPS STAMPS
shabby chic
vintage digi ads
bees/ladybugs/snails/insects in general
copics
handmade embellishments
cupcakes
birds

LOATHE
the creepy kids w/dunce hats, crowns, wings - that style in general
magnolis
most SU other than paper - it is just always so overdone
butterflies
stickers
LOs with everythng gathered in one corner & the rest of the page blank (see more of this in the Digi scrapping arena)
STAPLES
OFFICE SUPPLY TYPE theme
uninked edges
furniture themed stuff - why do i want a couch on the front of my card?
chandeliers
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:53 AM   #39
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Someone (with too much time on their hands, lol) should collate all these responses and compile a Top 10 loves and hates list!
Mine are : LOVES
Birds
Ribbons
Brads
Beads
Sequin waste sponging
Faux postage
HATES
(not alone here...) mouthless cutesy likkle children
Corner peeloff stickers
Vintage photos
Decoupage

I'm sure there are more but that's a sample.............
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Old 05-15-2010, 10:07 AM   #40
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Loved reading about everyone's likes and dislikes. Here's mine

Love
outline images
coloring
sponging edges
prima flowers (not the huge ones)
sketch challenges
designer papers
cute images of animals or people with lots of detail
art that looks hand drawn and not with a computer program
glitter
pearls
flourishes as accents on cards
punches
nestabilies dies



Don't love

Art that you can tell was drawn with computer program
images with line drawing that are "too clean" (does that even make any sense?!)
huge eyes on people or animals
no mouth
stick arms
robots/aliens
build a bear stamps and stuff
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