Thursday, May 24, 2007

getting funky...


So i go into michael's today to see what all the fuss is about. you see the m's in my area got that martha stuff out real quick and slacked on the rest. it took them forever to put everything out. so i deserted them for about 3 weeks and popped in there today.


so glad i did... i saw so many new goodies! i am not even going to metion the fact that you can get some heidi swapp there now...


whoops, i just did.


anyhoo... there they were, in the paper aisle... 6x6 making memories embellishment paper pads. i love those things. and with being a 8.5 x 11 scrapbooker, those things rock my world! i was shocked to see they had even had them in the new funky vintage collection. i was so dern excited to see them. i love it.

i picked up the "ruby" stack, as featured in the photo above. the collection features the trendy prints that we scrapbookers know and love. the floral, the dots, the brocade, and the stripes. but this time, making memories gives it to us in a color pallette that does shine and stand out, especially for a line released in late spring, early, summer. at a time when you are thinking bright colors, MM goes and gets all jeweled tones on us. with teal, chocolate brown, a deep berry, and chartreuse. i think these colors are very sophisticated and i can't wait to get creative with them.
m's also managed to carry a few of the matching embellishments to the line. so i grabbed a pack of "self adhesive" clear tags and shapes. there are 46 of these in one pack, which i think is a good value for 3.99. in this pack, the funky vintage colors grace clear tags, frames, brackets, and photo corners. the verdict is still out on if "self adhesive" really means that. but i have never know MM to be wrong. how about you?
okay, to wrap this up. you can read this press release for more info on how MM was inspired to do the line. its kinda interesting. when i read the link to add it, i noticed they actually used the color charteuse. i took a wild guess when i wrote this post up today.
okay, here are a few more photos of embellishements, that i will be looking for at another time. you can bet on it! they also have a paint collection AND these yummy clear letters
i like all of the past MM lines, with vintage hip being a recent fav. but with the release of this new line. i may have to change my mind about that.
stephanie

7 comments:

Ronalyn "foReveR" said...

Hey I picked up the MM Funky Vintage clear tags and shapes.. and I love them.. I did see it self adhesive and it took me next to forever to peel the back off.. and one point I even licked it to see if thats what adhesive meant.. Geesh! Very cool stuff though.. Did you see the frames, 4x6 clear creations.. cool stuff too.. Okay apparently I'm not the only one who keeps on buying, eh? Great review... thanks for sharing!!!

scrapandthecity said...

you now it took me a minute to get the back off too. but mm did not disappoint!

toya said...

wow,, great review, Steph, I haven't seen this either, I have to go to Mikes this weekend for sure

Adrienne said...

Great review. these are already at my mike. i saw them the other day. they are cute!

Greta said...

well my mike's is still so outdated i don't even waste my time going there...they still have scrap stuff from the year 2000..i guess they figure the way trends evolve they will be back in "style" one day

Loreluca said...

isn't it just AWSOME??? I totally am psyched with my M, too!

lisa d. said...

now you know i love this line...as we chatted about it earlier...gotta have it.