Thank you Tamikko for your post and I'm extremely flattered that you like my blog. I still have yet to post my very own artwork, but as you've read, I've had a pretty rough start in 2009. With regard to trying to decide between CTMH and SU, yes SU is more expensive but they have more designs and just more variety overall than CTMH. I also like that their stamps are die cut now so instead of having to cut and mount them to wood blocks, I can adhere them to window cling and use them with my acrylic blocks. At least that was my thinking, but on the other hand, CTMH has wonderful products, too, and the rewards are much greater than SU so that'll weigh heavily on my decision. I wish that CTMH would allow us to use hostess rewards on all products, not just stamps, kits and individual stamp pads and markers. I also wish that they'd sell the B&T papers in coordinating designs in each of the color families...That would be huge! Also, more bulk ribbon. Bottom line, with the economy where it's at, I think I'm better off in the long run staying with CTMH instead of jumping ship. I really do love CTMH's products. I guess I was just struck by all of the various product that SU has to offer. On the other hand, that could be overwhelming to some that have never created a scrapbook or have never made a card. They wouldn't know where to begin! So thanks again for helping me to weigh out the pros and cons of switching companies...I really appreciate it!
Have a wonderful weekend;)
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