"At the winter show this year, I think we'll be seeing many new items that have been designed to complement older items in our stash, which is a great thing in so many ways — it makes sense to see scrapbooking supplies gain a longer life so we can continue to use our older supplies with a little something new. I also think we'll see some of last year's hot motifs become even bigger — lots of butterflies in all shapes and sizes, scissors and sewing motifs in a variety of papers and more robots and monsters dominating kids' collections. (I'm also thinking woodgrain and bunting will still be around and I'm happy about that as I'm not ready to call those trends finished just yet!)
Banner stickers from Sassafras' "Cherry Delicious" line.
Martha Stewart's butterfly punch shown above.
2010 could go down as the year of adhesive, strangely enough: with the gap in the market left by the departure of Kokuyo's Dot & Roller and the love it/hate it reputation of the ATG gun, there is a great opportunity for someone to step in with something that does what a good adhesive should do while also being widely available and affordable. Maybe adhesive is less glamorous than other elements of the show but seriously, I would jump for joy if somebody really made this simple for us!
Prima butterflies shown above.
I think we'll see plenty of turquoise thrown in the with the colour schemes that have remained popular, like pink and parakeet green, and we'll see techniques that have had a 'grunge' reputation of browns and blacks come into living colour with glittery mists, inks and alterables going lighter with their colour ranges, which will mean two big groups of supplies — those clean and bright patterned papers and the earth-toned distressing supplies — can finally come together. I'm excited to see what happens when they do!"
Tim Holtz "Retro Grunge" papers from the "Ideology" line are shown above.