I’m not really a “baby” person. Oh sure they’re cute but no I don’t generally seek them out. Here’s one that is an exception. We’ll get to the paper goodness… but oh my. “Wonder Boy” aka son of the fantastic Miss Shimelle is so cute, and so very full of personality. Most of the time if I walked by he was there, just hanging out and playing with paper or smiling up a storm. It was so great to meet him after spending last show with his (very pregnant) mom!
What were Shimelle and the Wonder Boy there selling? Her new collection True Story by American Crafts. This collection is very Shimelle, but it is also very scrapbooker positive.
What I mean by that is sometimes I feel like even “scrapbooking” paper lines are made for cards or project life or other stuff, and it was so refreshing and honestly a relief to find a line that was clearly made with a story telling scrapbooker in mind. In bold colors no less.
There are some fun touches that hit upon hot trends right now like tea and coffee cups.
Wooden bits and enamel dots.
Oh yes, and the perfect silver glittery (but glitter that won’t rub off all over you) album!!
I’m very excited about this album and shall be ordering at least 6. No, I’m not kidding.
Oh and yes. Let’s talk about the wood strips. Why haven’t I ever seen these done before? Good job, Shimelle!
There are just so many fun papers from one that suggests cupcakes for breakfast (a good choice always) to this coffee cup paper.
While I mentioned I feel this is a very scrapbook focused line, it 100% would be useful to all kinds of paper crafters!!
The silver glitter album and thickers, wood bits, and the sticker book (with stickers made for layering!) are probably my favorite item from this release but frankly I could see myself working with any and all items.
Seriously – just the cutest little guy….
My best wishes to Shimelle and her darling family for safe travels back across the pond. Also, may Shimelle get time to continue making these fabulous collections – I hope to see many more.
True Stories begins shipping to stores in April. Cute baby and matching outfits not included.