Archive | November, 2010

Product Review: Making Memories Paper Reverie

Making Memories products have been staples in my craft room for many years, and I’m delighted to see that they continue to produce products I want to buy and use. Their new collection called Paper Reverie is now in stores, and is one of my favorite new paper lines right now. What I appreciate about this collection, beyond the beautiful designs, is that it’s very neutral. These products can be mixed and matched with so many other items in my stash, and the classic look is one that will suit my crafting needs for a long time to come.

In other words- I’ll be investing in a lot of this beautiful product.

Making Memories Paper Reverie products used:
Stripe Paper
Text Paper
Gems & Glitter Tape
Shimmer Alphabet Stickers
Cardstock Alphabet Stickers
Gem & Brad Combo Pack
other: pen, glitter

Paper Reverie is actually made up of four separate sub-collections (Brun Antique, Metallique, Noir, Sienne). Each has unique paper designs, but similar embellishment options. They all have a vintage and distressed feel, but are neutral enough in both color and style to be used on any number of projects.

I can envision holiday layouts, special meal place cards, lovely thank-you notes, everyday layouts, and home decor projects being created with these lines.

Above is one of my favorite papers from the collection. The glitter and the pattern are just so lovely.

The baubles are one of my favorite embellishment picks, although I really don’t think there are any bad choices from this collection’s options.

With hints of sparkle and glamour, and styles that work so well with many other lines in my stash, I see this collection as a fantastic fall buy. I’ll be creating with and enjoying this line for a long time to come.

Paper Reverie is now available at and

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Paperclipping Roundtable #45: Pile On Ali

Better late than never…here is Paperclipping Roundtable #45. (Sorry for the delay in getting it posted here!) This time around we tried a slightly different format, with a discussion of the shift to “project” based scrapbooking led by your own Scrapbook Update editor and featuring some very well known project-style papercrafters (Kristina Werner and Ali Edwards).


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Picks of the Week



Industry Jobs: Nov 6th – Nov 12th, 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

Creative MemoriesSoftware Product EngineerSt. Cloud, MN
Creative MemoriesDigital DistributorSt. Cloud, MN
Creative MemorieseCommerce LeaderSt. Cloud, MN
MichaelsLoss Prevention AssociateMiami, FL
MichaelsLoss Prevention AssociateJacksonville, FL
Archiver'sCustomer Service AssociateMiddleton, WI
Archiver'sCustomer Service AssociateEden Prairie, MN
Archiver'sSales Team LeadHighlands Ranch, CO
MichaelsAssistant Store ManagerNew Orleans, LA
MichaelsAssistant Store ManagerBrownsville, TX
Archiver'sSales Team LeadColumbus, OH
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!

Tis The Season Sale - Save Up to 50%.

2010 Black Friday Scrapbook Sales

Black Friday means some great deals on scrapbook supplies, and the sneak peeks of this year’s sales are starting to leak out!

Update: Jo-Ann Stores has posted a great FAQ on their blog about how their holiday weekend sale rules and procedures work – what will be available when (online vs. in-store timing, for instance).

Disclaimer: Scrapbook Update cannot be responsible for incorrect information, regional variances or typographical errors in the listings. Remember to check the local ads in your area to verify these listings.

These listings will be checked, expanded & updated from now until Thanksgiving Day from leaked ads and the actual print ads received in my local papers and sale announcements of online stores, so keep checking back!

How to use these listings: These tables may be sorted by clicking on the arrow at the top of each column. Sort by the store column to see all each store’s sales listed together, or sort by product name to compare sales on similar products. Many of the store names and item names are clickable to take you to the item online for easy shopping. (Some of these links are affiliate links, so when you use them you support Scrapbook Update – Thank you.)

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Coupon - 20% off entire purchase including sale itemsMichaelsSaturday 8am-Noon
Coupon - 30% off entire purchase including sale itemsMichaelsFriday 5am - Noon
Coupon - 30% off entire purchase including sale itemsMichaelsThursday 5pm-9pm
Coupon - 50% off one regular priced itemMichaelsFriday Noon-10pm
Coupon - 50% off one regular priced itemMichaelsSaturday Noon-10pm
Coupon - Get $5 reward card with every $25 purchasedMichaelsSaturday Only. Rewards good 11/28 to 12/4.
Baskets - Entire Stock40% offMichaels
Cricut Cartridges$27.99MichaelsReg. $69.99 While supplies last. Excludes Cricut Imagine cartridges. No coupons.
Cricut Cartridges$35.99MichaelsReg. $89.99 While supplies last. Excludes Cricut Imagine cartridges. No coupons.
Cricut Cartridges (Disney)$24.99MichaelsReg. $89.99 Saturday Only. No coupons. While supplies last. Excludes Cricut Imagine cartridges.
Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter$69.99MichaelsFriday Only. No coupons.
Cricut Gypsy$99.99MichaelsNo coupons. No rainchecks. While supplies last.
DCWV Scrapbook Album Kits$14.99Michaelsreg. $29.99
Fiskars 12" Portable Paper Trimmer$6.99Michaelsreg. $12.99
Iris 12x12 Scrapbook Case$4.49Michaelsreg. $8.99
Iris 12x12 Scrapbook Case 3 pack$5.79MichaelsFriday Only. While supplies last. No coupons. (reg. $12.79)
Photo Boxes3 for $5 ($1.66)Michaelsreg. $4.49
Recollections Scrapbook & Photo Albums50% offMichaels
Recollections Scrapbooks$3.33MichaelsFriday only. No coupons.(reg. $9.99)
Recollections Stickers & Embellishments50% offMichaels
Scrap Paper 5lb Box$9.99MichaelsSaturday only. No coupons.
Scrapbook Paper Pads$9.99MichaelsExcludes Martha Stewart, American Girl & Fine Art. (reg. $19.99)
Scrapbook Storage40% offMichaelsFriday & Saturday only. Excludes Martha Stewart.
Scrapbook Storage55% offMichaelsThursday only. Excludes Martha Stewart. No coupons.
Scrapbook Rolling Tote$19.99MichaelsFriday only. No coupons. While supplies last. (reg. $49.99)
Shadowbox 4 piece set$14.99Michaels
Ranger Stickles Limited Edition 1oz bottle 3 pack$6.99MichaelsWhile supplies last. (reg. $11.99)
Yudu Personal Screen Printing Machine$169.99Michaels
Cricut Expression Electronic Cutter in Aqua, Plum, Green or Canary w/Bonus "Playtime" Cartridge$185.00Walmart
Cricut Cartridges - Lite Limited Edition$20Walmart
Cricut Cartridges$20Big Lotsreg. $39.99
Organizing Essentials Baskets50% off
Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter$59.99
Unadvertised Doorbuster - Friday & Saturday!!!
Die Cutting Machines & Accessories40% off
Cropper Hopper 10 Drawer Scrapbooking Cart$34.99
Friday Doorbuster, while supplies last. reg. $89.99
20% off entire purchase
7am-Noon, Saturday only
DCWV 12x12 Stack Value Packs$9.99
reg. $19.99
DCWV Stack Value Packs (all other)40% off
Everyday Plastic Storage50% off
Slice Cordless Design Cutter$49.99
Saturday Doorbuster, reg. $149.99
Organizing Essentials Ribbon Ladder$7.99
Saturday Doorbuster. reg. $24.99
50% off any one regular priced item
All day Saturday.
Cricut Expression$148Menard'sEarly bird.
Cricut Cartridges$19.99Menard's Early bird. Quantity limit.
Cricut Cake Mini Machine$99.99
Friday Doorbuster. Limited Quantity.
Cricut Expression$199.99
Friday Doorbuster
OttLite Slimline Task Lamp$19.99
Friday Doorbuster
Organdy Ribbon SpoolsBuy One Get One Free
Cricut Cake Machine$249.99
Cricut Imagine$449.99
Cricut Cartridges - Seasonal$19.99
Sizzix Holiday Themed Dies75% off
DCWV Ultimate Stack or K & Co. Super Paper PadBuy One Get One Free
reg. $29.99
Lighting, Entire Stock50% off
Papercrafting Embellishments & Stickers40% off
Scrapbooking Albums40% off
Stamps, Stamp Pads & Stamp Sets40% off
Papercrafting Punches & Cutting Supplies40% off
Celebrate It! Holiday Ribbon Bow-Tique (over 600 styles) 70% offMichaels Friday doorbuster. No coupons
Cricut V1 Personal Electronic Cutting Machine$104.99Available now. Free shipping.
Cricut Create Machine$149.24Available now. Free shipping.
Cricut Expression$245.99Available now. Free shipping.
Cricut Cake, Kitchen Red$269.83Available now. Free shipping.
Cricut Imagine Machine$485.00Available now. Free shipping.
Becky Higgins Project Life$29.99reg. $49.99. Friday special. Free shipping.
Cricut Create Machine$149.99WalmartOnline only special. Free site to store shipping. Already available, while supplies last.
Cricut Cartridges2 for $60WalmartOnline only special. Free site to store shipping. Select your own two cartridges to make your bundle. Available starting Weds.
We R Memory Keepers, entire stock20% offWednesday (11/24) only.
Sizzix, entire stock20% offThursday (11/25)only.
American Crafts, entire stock20% offFriday (11/26) only.
Bazzill, entire stock20% offSaturday (11/27) only.
Fiskars, entire stock20% offSunday (11/28) only.
BasicGrey, entire stock20% offMonday (11/29) only.
Paper, Open Stock30% offMichaelsManager's Special. Thurs - Sat.
Scrapbook Tool Kit$9.99Michaelsreg. $29.99 Manager's Special. Thurs - Sat.
OttLite Bella Floor Lamp$49.99
reg. $139.99 Thursday - Online only.
OttLite High Definition Task Lamp$29.99
reg. $89.99 Thursday - Online only.
Cricut Cartridges - Seasonal$18.99
reg. $24.99-$29.99 Thursday - Online only.
DCWV Winter Box of Cards$5
reg. $19.99 Thursday - Online only.
Album Kit - Westrim 8.5x11$6
reg. $14.99 Thursday - Online only.
Sizzix Machines & Accessories50% off
Thursday - Online only.
Elle's StudioFree gift with $45 purchase, All limited quantity items 60-70% offElle's StudioFriday through Monday.
Free Gift with OrderReceive a free gift with every order while supplies last.Starting Wednesday night at Midnight CST.
Free ShippingFree Shipping on purchases of $25 and over on physical product.Domestic orders only. Starting Wednesday night at Midnight CST, through Tuesday night at 11:59pm CST.
7 Day Sale Wednesday through Tuesday.
Stamps, stamp blocks, ink pads, technique tiles & project kits25% offTechnique TuesdayThrough Sunday. Use coupon code BlackFriday2010.
Apparel & stationery. 20% offLife Is ScrapFriday and Saturday.
Free shippingFree shipping over $65Embellish It! OnlineThrough Tuesday, 11/30.
Storewide SaleTurkey Hunt sale, Dollar Store restocked. Everything on sale up to 80% off.Addicted to ScrapbookingEnds Monday 11/29.
American Crafts20% offAddicted to ScrapbookingEnds Monday 11/29.
Fiskars20% offAddicted to ScrapbookingEnds Monday 11/29.
Ranger20% offAddicted to ScrapbookingEnds Monday 11/29.
Sizzix15% offAddicted to ScrapbookingEnds Monday 11/29.
Bazzill Basics15% offAddicted to ScrapbookingEnds Monday 11/29
Ella Publishing Design Bundle: Double Page Design, Stretch Your Sketches & & Design Workshop$13reg. $17.97. Weds thru Sat. Put ebooks in cart. Use coupon code SaveOnDesign. One coupon code per transaction.
Ella Publishing Photo Bundle: 40 Tips For Better Photos, Picture Perfect, & Special Effects for Digital Photos$12reg. $17.97. Weds thru Sat. Put ebooks in cart. Use coupon code SaveOnPhotos. One coupon code per transaction.
Ella Publishing Word Bundle: Journaling That Matters, Quick & Creative Quizzes, & Text Tips for Scrapbookers$11reg. $17.97. Weds thru Sat. Put ebooks in cart. Use coupon code SaveOnWords. One coupon code per transaction.
Ella Publishing Vintage Hip Christmas Crafts ebook$3 with any single ebook purchasereg. $5.99. Weds thru Sat. Put ebooks in cart. Use coupon code HolidayBonus. One coupon code per transaction.
Cricut Cake Machine by Martha Stewart Crafts
$229.99Available now. Free shipping.
DCWV Christmas Stacks$9.99
Sunday only. Online only.
Cricut Cake Machine$199.99
Sunday only. Online only.
Stamps, stamp sets, & stamp pads50% off
Sunday only. Online only.
Albums50% off
Sunday only. Online only.
Coupon - 30% off total purchase, including sale itemsAC MooreFriday only, 5am-Noon
Coupon - 50% off any one regular priced itemAC MooreFriday only, Noon - 10pm
Cricut Expression bundle$199.99AC MooreFriday only, 5am-Noon. Doorbuster, no coupons or rainchecks.
Cricut Cake Machine$199.99AC MooreFriday only, 5am-Noon. Doorbuster, no coupons or rainchecks.
Cricut Cartridges, entire stock$34.99AC MooreFriday & Saturday, while supplies last.
Cricut Cartridges, seasonal$19.99AC MooreFriday & Saturday, while supplies last.
Sizzix Vagabond Machine$199.99AC MooreFriday & Saturday, while supplies last.
Paper Bliss or Sandylion Stickers, select$1AC MooreFriday & Saturday, while supplies last.
TPC Studio Scrapbooking Kits$5AC MooreFriday & Saturday, while supplies last.
Photo Boxes3 for $5AC MooreFriday & Saturday, while supplies last.
Sizzix Machines & Products40% offAC MooreFriday & Saturday, while supplies last.
Spellbinders Dies, select$9.99AC MooreFriday & Saturday, while supplies last.
Packaged Paper, entire stock40% offAC MooreFriday & Saturday, while supplies last.
Colorbok Scrapbook Kits$9.99AC MooreFriday & Saturday, while supplies last.
Albums3 for $12AC MooreFriday & Saturday, while supplies last.
JetMax Modular Storage Units60% offAC MooreFriday & Saturday, while supplies last.
Free Shipping at (Code: AA347)
Valid on orders over $35 thru 12/11.
Cricut Expression bundle w/ four cartridges$249.99Target.comFree shipping. Not available in stores.
Cricut Expression Machine$235.00Walmart.comThursday only. Online only.
Cricut Cartridge Bundle (choose your own)2 for $55Walmart.comThursday only. Online only.
Digital Supplies30% offDesigner DigitalsThrifty Thursday sale extended through Friday!
Christmas Scrapbook Kits, Albums, Stickers & Accessories50% offHobby LobbyFriday & Saturday
Cricut Cartridges & Accessories50% offHobby Lobby Friday & Saturday
Albums - Value Scrapbook Albums$3.99Hobby LobbyFriday & Saturday
Paper Packs - 180 ct. Sheet Printed Packs$7.99Hobby LobbyFriday & Saturday
Scrapbook Page Kits by The Paper Studio$2.99Hobby LobbyFriday & Saturday
Rolling Scrapbook Totes by The Paper Studio$39.99Hobby LobbyFriday & Saturday
Ribbon By The Roll50% offHobby LobbyFriday & Saturday
Coupon - 40% off any one regular priced itemHobby LobbyFriday & Saturday

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Etsy & HGTV Partner For The Holidays

HGTV has announced that it is partnering with handmade marketplace Etsy to produce holiday content that features creative handmade products sold on Etsy.

The home and garden network says it will be featuring Etsy sellers for gift and DIY decorating ideas on the “Handmade Holidays” section of their website.

There will also be a holiday television special airing on HGTV featuring Etsy sellers. “15 Fresh Handmade Gift Ideas with Michelle Beschen” will be an hour long and begin airing after Thanksgiving. According to posts made by some of the Etsy sellers selected for the show on the Etsy forums, it is unclear to them whether the Etsy sellers whose work will be featured will be named, or whether the show will just credit Etsy in general.

Some sellers discussing the partnership on the Etsy forums have expressed concern about the fact that HGTV seems to be presenting Etsy content in a DIY framework to their readers/viewers, telling them they can do the crafts themselves instead of having to purchase the items on Etsy. However, many sellers seem to believe that the exposure for Etsy will be a positive for them overall.

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Archiver’s Opens Online Store

Papercrafting superstore chain Archivers announced last week that they have opened an online version of their store, leaving Michaels as the only major craft/scrapbooking chain without an online sales presence.

The new e-store is named Archiver’s Annex and located at a separate URL from the main Archiver’s website (although the two sites are linked together). It is open for business and offering a wide selection of paper crafting products. Standard shipping starts at $6.95 for orders up to $19.99. The store does not accept Archiver’s store gift cards or honor coupons or sales from the Archiver’s stores.

Archiver’s has over 40 stores in 18 U.S. states, most of which are clustered heavily in the Midwest.

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