Archive | October, 2010

[Giveaway] Happy Halloween from K & Company!

One lucky Scrapbook Update reader could win some Halloween treats from K & Company’s Tim Coffey collection – with a few bonus treats from Martha Stewart Crafts thrown in too! You’ll have everything you need to scrap this year’s festivities (and a few things to tuck away for next year’s decorating).

Here’s a great close up look at the specialty paper pad (which is hiding in the back of the picture up above):

Giveaway package contains:

Many thanks to K & Company and Martha Stewart Crafts for graciously sharing this giveaway with Scrapbook Update’s readers. [Disclosure: Wilton Brands, the parent of K & Company and EK Success (which licenses the Martha Stewart Crafts brand), is an advertiser at Scrapbook Update through their Scrapbook Design and You program.]

How To Enter: All you have to do to be one of the lucky winners is leave a comment on this entry before Midnight U.S. eastern time on Tuesday night, November 2nd. Make sure you include your email address in the line reserved for it on the comment form (for your own protection, don’t put it in the text of the comment, where it will be visible to the public – just in the line labeled “email” in the form where only Scrapbook Update staff can see it). We will need it to notify you if you are a winner. Winners will be drawn by random drawing from all eligible entries. One entry per person. U.S. mailing addresses only please.

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Thank You To Our October 2010 Sponsors!

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In Store Sales Week of Oct. 31st – Nov. 6th, 2010

Welcome to our weekly sales feature on Scrapbook Update! Retailers can easily keep up here on what their competitors are doing, and shoppers can find out where there are deals!

Please note that sales may be subject to regional variations or conditions. Scrapbook Update is not responsible for errors or omissions.

Michaels (print coupons)

  • Coupon: 50% off any one regular priced item (Sunday & Monday only)
  • Coupon: 40% off any one regular priced item (Tuesday – Saturday only)
  • Coupon: 40% off your entire purchase Jolee’s & Sticko stickers
  • Celebrate It Holiday Ribbon Bowtique: 40% off
  • Baskets, Entire Stock: 40% off
  • Sheer Creations Ribbon: 2 for $5
  • Open Stock Paper: 30% off
  • 8.5 x 11 Value Pack Paper: 2 for $5
  • Recollections Scrapbook & Photo Albums: 40% off
  • Cricut Cartridges: $34.99
  • Ink Pads & Embossing Powders: 25% off
  • Metal & Floral Scrapbooking Embellishments: 40% off
  • Scrapbooking Storage: 40% off
  • Kids & Family Themed Stickers: 40% off
  • Craft Smart Acrylic Paint: 2 for $1
  • Basic Narrows Ribbon: 2 for $3
  • Straight N’ Narrow Ribbon: 2 for $3
  • Metallic Ribbon: 2 for $3
  • Ott-Lite True Color Task Lamp: $39.99
  • Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint: 40% off

AC Moore (download coupons)

  • Coupon: 40% off any one regular priced item
  • Coupon: 50% off any one regular priced item (Saturday, Nov. 6th only)
  • Cricut Cake: $249.99
  • Sweet Petites & American Crafts Ribbon: $.99
  • Scrapbook Paper, Entire Stock: 40% off
  • Punches, Entire Stock: 40% off
  • Clear Stamps, Entire Stock: 40% off
  • Xyron Machines & Refills: 40% off
  • Jolee’s Boutique Stickers: 40% off
  • Cricut Expression Bundle w/4 cartridges: $239.99
  • Americana Craft Paint: $.89
  • Photo Boxes: 5 for $10

Hobby Lobby (print coupon)

  • Coupon: 40% off any one regular priced item
  • Christmas Scrapbook Kits, Albums, Stickers & Accessories: 40% off
  • Cricut Cartridges: 2 for $79.99 (excluded Cricut Imagine cartridges)
  • Cricut Expression: $264.99
  • Cricut V1 Die Cut Machine: $119.99
  • Cuttlebug Products, Entire Stock: 30% off
  • Tim Holtz Brand Products, Entire Stock: 30% off
  • 3D Embellishment Stickers, Entire Stock: 30% off
  • Liquitex Acrylic Tube Paint & Mediums: 30% off
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint: $.77/ea

Jo-Ann Stores

  • Cricut Cake Machine: $279.99 [buy online]
  • Cricut Expression Machine: $249.99 [buy online]
  • Cricut cartridges: $39.99 [buy online]
  • Cricut seasonal cartridges: $19.99 [buy online]
  • Papercrafting finishing touches (stickers, stamps, embellishments, etc): 40% off
  • 12 x 12 Holiday Paper Pads, Stacks & Packs: $9.99 (all others 40% off) [buy online]
  • Papercrafting Tools: 40% off [buy online]
  • Craft Essentials glitter & glitter glue: Buy One Get One 50% Off
  • Iris & Sterilite Storage: 40% off [buy online]


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Industry Jobs: Oct 23th – Oct 29th, 2010

Each week we list a selection of scrapbooking industry positions that we have been made aware of.  If you would like to have one of your job openings listed here, please forward your information to

Archiver'sSales Team LeadBoise, ID
Archiver'sAsst. Store Sales ManagerChesterfield, MO
Archiver'sAsst. Store Sales ManagerApple Valley, MN
Archiver'sCustomer Service AssociateColumbus, OH
Archiver'sAsst. Store Sales ManagerCedar Park, TX
Archiver'sAsst. Store Sales ManagerAustin, TX
Baltimore Theatre ProjectVolunteer ArchiverArlington, VA
Scrapbook Design and You®InstructorVarious

*Please note that Scrapbook Update is in no way associated with the positions listed here.  Please forward all questions or comments about the job listings to the offering organization via the links provided.  Thanks!

[Sponsor Giveaway] Peachy Cheap Winner

It’s time to announce who gets the treat of being the winner of the Peachy Cheap Sponsor Giveaway!

And the winner is…

Linda H., who posted at 11:46am on 10/15/2010:

Love Peachy Cheap! I’ve ordered from them in the past and always received great service! Glad they joined you as a sponsor! Thank you for the chance to win an awesome prize!

Congratulations to Linda! Please watch for your email from Peachy Cheap telling you how to collect your prize!


Paperclipping Roundtable #43: A Look At Different Scrapbooking Styles

We were joined at the table this episode by two ladies with wonderfully distinct scrapbooking styles, Renee Pearson and Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. Which was appropriate…since the discussion was all about style, and where we get ours from!

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Picks of the Week



May’s Product Picks: Vintage Halloween

[Editor's Note: Increased focus on Halloween as a holiday has led to an explosion in the offerings of Halloween-themed scrapbook supplies the past few years. This year, it seemed there were as many Halloween lines on display at CHA Summer 2010 as there might have been Christmas lines five years ago. Halloween is hot - even if you don't live in Florida like I do! In this piece, May brings together two huge trends - vintage and Halloween - to show off red hot (or is that smouldering orange) seasonal picks!]

One of my favorite aspects of scrapbooking holidays is that vintage inspired products are easy to put to use with my photos easily. Thanks to twists on tradition, color combinations that work for a variety of photos, classic designs, and new ideas the scrapbook market is filled this year with vintage inspired bliss. I can’t wait for Halloween to be over just so I can have more photos and reasons to scrapbook!

Today I have five picks to share with you:

Graphic 45′s “Halloween in Wonderland”  [] is probably the Halloween collection I’ve heard the most buzz about. The designs are so much fun – it literally is “Halloween in Wonderland!” My personal favorites, though, are the more neutral (black and cream) pieces that could easily lend themselves to many of my non-holiday scrapbook needs.

Anna Griffin’s “Esmerelda” collection [] is a dream come true. I usually find her product to be stunning – but my photos never seem quite formal or fancy enough to work well with the product. In this case, I feel like the intricate designs are perfect for any eerie, pumpkin filled, or spooky Halloween photos I might take.

Jenni Bowlin’s chipboard buttons [] are a wonderful addition to any stash! I love the jack-o-lanterns and children pieces mixed in with the labels.

Echo Park Paper’s digital Apothecary collection [at] combines a classic spooky Halloween look with patterns and designs that could be useful beyond the 31st of October. I love the damask and polka dot pieces especially.

Finally, I may be on the Girls’ Paperie design team, but even if I weren’t I still love their new line Toil & Trouble. It is vintage inspired Halloween product at it’s finest. It doesn’t matter how many projects I make with it – I still adore it! The Crepe Paper embellishments and the stickers (a great value!) are among my favorites – but you can’t go wrong with any of it.

Supplies used on layout:
Girls’ Paperie Ghost Story Paper
Girls’ Paperie  sticker market
Girls’ Paperie crepe paper flower market
Girls’ Paperie stamps
Girls’ Paperie  metal glitter charms
Girls’ Paperie flower market
Tim Holtz  distress stickles in spiced marmalade
Ranger enamel accents
Ranger UTEE in Platinum
Other: buttons, pen, white cardstock

I could go on all day – My Mind’s Eye’s [], Tim Holtz [Two Peas], and Pink Paislee [] all have  fantastic offerings as well just to name a few more. There is so much great product to choose from – whether you want elegant or grungy, spooky or whimsical, or something in between you’re sure to find the perfect product for you.

Do you have a favorite supply for Halloween scrapbooking? Feel free to comment here and share with us…

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Northridge Media Announces Cricut Magazine

Northridge Media, the publisher of Scrapbook Trends and Cards magazines, has announced today that it is partnering with Provo Craft to create a new publication called Cricut Magazine.

This expansion of Northridge’s publication portfolio bucks the industry trend the past few years of closing publications rather than starting new ones. Northridge will have the exclusive license from Provo Craft to publish Cricut Magazine.

Cricut Magazine will be bi-monthly and similar in format and price to Scrapbook Trends magazine (132 Pages, $14.95 single issue, $39.95/ 6 Issues, $74.95/12 Issues). The debut issue will be January 2011, available in January.

Pam Baird will head up the new publication for Northridge. Content will be provided to Cricut Magazine by Provo Craft, Cricut Circle, and by readers. Content will cover the entire Cricut family of products (including the Cricut Cake machines and the Gypsy), and topics will include a combination of how-to and creative inspiration.

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