Noteworthy | 2.17.2012

With the excitement of CHA becoming a fading memory, and the new year stretching ahead, it’s time to bring Noteworthy back to Scrapbook Update, and just in time! Things are getting exciting in the scrapbooking world and I have some inspiring projects, tutorials and news to share this week.

First of all, Tim Holtz has cancelled Christmas. What I mean to say is, he has announced that he is retiring his twelve tags of Christmas series, and instead is going to be starting a series that will be sharing one tag a month:

at the beginning of each month i will post a  tag tutorial (with step by step photos, video, etc).  this tag will be themed to that month’s holiday season if applicable, or just a new idea to share.

I’m really excited about this change in his plans as this series has always been like twelve free mini-classes, and I think spreading them out is a great way to inspire throughout the year and provide different topics as well. The first tag of Twelve Tags of 2012 was posted in his announcement post.

Confetti is always lovely, and I was really inspired by this mini album that Waleska created for the Jenni Bowlin blog. Using vellum and stitching around the heart, she created a semi-transluscent pocket that is so lovely, and I could see it being fun for party invites, birthday cards, and more.

Wanda Guess is a fantastic crafter known for her cards, and this week she’s got a great one on her site including step-out photos for a Valentine card featuring banners. Her banner idea could easily translate onto a scrapbook layout or mini book, and I really think she did a great job layering the elements and creating a very inspired card.

Shimelle has teamed up with Two Peas in creating a weekly video series called “The Adventures of Glitter Girl” that is posted both on her blog, and at Two Peas.

Join us every Wednesday for the Adventures of Glitter Girl, helping the world one crafting dilemma at a time. Each week Glitter Girl joins Two Peas via video to solve a problem posted on the message boards.

This week’s video is up, and Glitter Girl is taking on chipboard.

The Pebbles blog posted a sketch by Becky Fleck, as well as several of their Design Team’s interpretations. I really like this sketch – it has a lot of possibility and could be a lot of fun to take on and play with.

Over at Studio Calico, design team member Tina shares a really cool idea featuring their new stamps and Instagram photos. Her process is shown in step-by-step photos, and the idea has me thinking about using punches and stamps more with index prints (or photos printed small together on one sheet) with them.

Finally this week, registration for Heidi Swapp’s new class at Big Picture opened.  As Heidi describes the class on her blog:

big picture classes is all about sharing IDEAS, all about inspiration… which i love. this class is designed for you to use the class concepts and instruction, and your own STASH…  it’s not required to use my new products to participate… you can use any file folders, and i’ll teach the rest. it’s going to be fuN! i am loving watching my File Box kids are LOVING looking through them. it’s so cute. i can’t wait to share these creations!

The twelve week class is titled “The Art of Observation” and begins April 5th. Cost is $99. Get more information and sign up now at Big Picture Classes!

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6 Responses to Noteworthy | 2.17.2012

  1. Bunnyfreak February 17, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    Is there going to be any discussion on changes to the management at Provo Craft Novelties and/or there recent lawsuit. Not trying to start anything — just trying to understand what is going on.

    • may February 17, 2012 at 11:44 am #

      Noteworthy covers inspiration/creatively interesting links. I’m not the one for lawsuits and changes in staff and more hard news type information. Site owner and editor Nancy Nally is the one who covers those types of things, I’m not sure what her plans are or if she will be covering it.

    • Nancy Nally February 17, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

      Scrapbook Update doesn’t report stories that can’t be verified through multiple on the record sources. Until any reports about events at Provo Craft can be completely verified by us, they won’t appear here. We don’t report rumors as news. We’d rather not print a story than print an incorrect one.

  2. soapHOUSEmama February 17, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    Great roundup of goodies!!!!

  3. Ruth G February 17, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    Thanks, May! Nice job getting everyone up to speed about what’s happening out there in papercrafting land! I agree with you on the 12 tags idea! I love that Tim will be doing one every month and I really appreciated that he considered how busy December is for many people when he made that decision! I’m totally needing the honeycomb paper he featured in the video for this first tag!!!!

  4. Gab February 19, 2012 at 4:20 am #

    Ooh lots of fun stuff coming up! I just got an email that Tim will be doing an online class at Jennifer McGuire’s online class site! Can’t wait for that one!

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