Glad to hear I'm not alone in my 'untrendiness' regarding Amy Tangerine. Thought it must just be me! But I totally agree that things seem a little overpriced for the quality and then a lot of things are just not 'pretty' (and let's face it, I'm a slave to 'pretty'). However, I do think those little veneer pieces are very cute (especially if you can find them on sale) and the envelopes are rather lovely even if not vellum - I adore the colors. But I feel so much better about not bowing to peer pressure now and will be very selective (and not expect too much) if I decide to make any further purchases. Oh, and I will add that I do plan on making her 'camera' album my next album purchase (it's going to be all mine, no family layouts or anything like that!!!) but then you can't go wrong with an American Crafts 3-ring binder!
Also, want to add that I understand totally about the Maggie Holmes. While the colors are genuinely lovely, the patterns are rather off-putting. As you can tell I've dug into it for a few layouts, but honestly don't totally love it yet (except the camera paper, but its camera paper!). However, I have no doubt that it will be like the Lucky Charm and will grow all up on me and I will fall madly in love (I so hope). P.S. I stand by the word that the embellishments - especially those frames - are enchanting.
Okay, that's all - just had to let you know what my nightmares consist of - and why I stay so tired all the time!! (Not!). Hope everyone is creating, creating, creating.
"The invariable mark of a dream is to see it come true." - Ralph Waldo Emerson