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Unread 05-21-2010, 09:56 AM   #111
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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Northern California
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I'm head of heels for these trends:
  • clean and simple designs
  • well-kerned sentiments in fabulous fonts
  • food stamps
  • small scale patterned papers
  • the return of yellow!
  • whimiscal--but not cutesy--critters
  • paper piecing
  • clouds and their friends--umbrellas, rainbows, hot air balloons, kites, sunshine sentiments, etc...
  • grandma chic--doilies, lace, tea cups, etc...
  • pennants
Not feeling these:
  • double- and triple-matting
  • multiple ribbons tied on tags, coils, handles, etc.
  • large or realistic prima flowers
  • swirls of bling
  • heavy distressing/antiquing
  • most people stamps (exceptions: Santa Claus and A Muse's Seattle Girl)
  • staples on cards
  • mixed fonts in sentiments and stamp sets
  • props in card photos

There are exceptions to every rule though and I'm likely to change my mind about some of these. Heck, half the stuff I love now will make it into the not-so-much list once I'm tired of the trend. That's what trends do, right?
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