Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Joy of Assembly

BasicGrey Mellow - Equinox
I love putting orders together! I get home from work and rush to get the kids fed & bathed, homework done, and off to bed. Then, I can relax. I print out the day's orders and get to pretend shop - without any of the decision making, and sometimes with a beer of a glass of wine (I love my job)!

{When I manage to print orders before the kids go to sleep my 2 year old, Ryan, hears the printer and runs toward it yelling "paper!" He picks up the printed order and hands it to me. It is the cutest thing.}

I love thinking about someone from across the country or world opening their package and wonder what they are going to create with it. I imagine them excited to create something beautiful that will be treasured for years or decades.

It's inspiring to see how people put together new products in different ways - I've gotten great ideas. Today, I packed an order with American Craft Foam Thickers in Daiquiri Light Green and Latte Brown. Also in the order are BasicGrey Mellow papers, Scenic Route papers, and Love Elsie Soft Charms. The green and brown colors coordinate so well with the papers - I'm definitely scraplifting that idea.

My favorites new products in stock right now are the new Mellow and Recess collections from BasicGrey, Ally's Wonderland from SEI, and all the new stuff from Scenic Route. I am very excited that the CHA Summer products are mostly not themed, making them very versatile. I think I'll use Mellow for my 2 year old boy's pre-school album. I love the fall colors in it. Actually, all the new products are great - and seem much more versitile than the winter releases. I hope my customers feel the same way!