Archive | January 26, 2012

Paperclipping Roundtable #99: A Page on Y’all

Since we are going to be taping a special episode at CHA for show #100, we celebrated reaching triple digits a week early! Ana Cabrera joined us for a party in honor of the people who make the Roundtable happen – our audience.


To listen to this episode, you can use the player embedded above, right-click on this link to download the file to your computer, visit the Paperclipping Roundtable web page or to make things easy, you can use this link: Continue Reading →


Melissa’s CHA Winter 2012 Sneak Peek Picks

We’re mere days away from the start of the crazy, fun, gorgeous, inspiring event that is the Craft and Hobby Association’s semi-annual trade show, and the sneak peeks of all the upcoming new products have been pouring in faster than my fingers can enter them into Scrapbook Update’s CHA Winter 2012 Sneak Peeks page! One of the great things about having the task of keeping up with the new releases this season is that it’s literally my job to look through page after page of lovely new products.

Of course, I’ve developed some favorites as I’ve been browsing around, and when I really like something I find it hard to keep it to myself. I’ve compiled a list (in no particular order) of the items that I’m most excited to see in person at the show, and since a list like that is absolutely useless without pictures, I’ve pulled together plenty of eye candy to go along with it! So sit back, relax, grab a cup of tea (and maybe a notebook to jot down any of your favorites, as well), and let’s take a tour of what I think will be some of the hottest items at the show.

Rhonna Farrer’s gorgeous Follow Your Heart collection from My Mind’s Eye is filled with so many of my very favorite things. Kraft accents, hexagons and honeycombs (those are everywhere again this season), and a stunning aqua and yellow color palette are the key components in the “Be Amazing” portion of the line, while the “Be Happy” side of the collection trends towards pinks and pastels. One of the best parts of this line? Rhonna’s signature attention to detail is on display in everything from the papers to the embellishments!

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New & Noteworthy: Doodlebug Sweet Cakes

As Valentine’s Day approaches, Doodlebug has released the perfect line literally filled with sweet treats, sugar (glitter), and that sticks to their signature style and colors as well. “Sweet Cakes” is available in stores now, and today I am going to take a closer look at this collection.

I really appreciate that Doodlebug designs are not trendy. They stick to a signature color set, and I know that the colors I have of previous releases such as buttons or rhinestones will always coordinate with the new products as well. This, to me, is such a huge value, and really is great when I want a well-coordinated project. I’m also happy to see that they’ve incorporated their twine (and twine inspired letter stickers) in this collection as well. Continue Reading →