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Archive | February, 2012

Digital Trends: Weekly Life-Based Projects

Everywhere I look online, I see digital life-based projects and coordinating supplies cropping up. In the past few years, we’ve seen Project Life, Project 365, and Week-in-the-Life type projects show up more and more in the digital world. This year, however, the field has just exploded, no doubt coinciding with the popularity of Becky Higgins’ Project Life Kits. Becky’s kit designs use a combination of 3×4 journaling cards and 4×6 photos to document each week. Many digital stores have released selections that coordinate with those designs.  Here are just a few recent digital releases that caught my eye.

Designer Digitals

Designer Digitals’ designers include Katie Pertiet, Ali Edwards and Cathy Zielske. These three designers are a tour de force in life-based projects. They all offer templates, journaling cards, and many other coordinating digital supplies. [Disclaimer: This author is a long-time member of the Designer Digitals design team.]

Katie’s style is characterized by soft lines, blended art, and beautifully-muted colors. Her recent weekly-project offerings showcase her style and include an artistic template series titled “Pocket Pages Layered Templates” and multiple journaling cards sets.

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Paperclipping Roundtable #102: I Say Awesome, And You Say Cute

This week Stacy Julian and Amy Tan joined the Roundtable for a very enlightening discussion of what goes into our creative process for different types of projects!

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The Paperclipping Roundtable 102 – I Say Awesome and You Say Cute by Paperclipping Roundtable

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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: Continue Reading →

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Monthly Tags | #9, #10, and #11 – Sept-Nov. 2011

I’m a little bit better about getting my tags made for my ongoing album counting off the months that my husband is gone than I am about posting them here…so it’s time for a tag catch-up post again! My album is currently completed through November, and the December tag is in process, which means I’ll actually be caught up when that one is completed since the January one is just supposed to be done by the end of February. That’s pretty good for me on an ongoing crafty project!

Tag #9: September 2011

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Paperclipping Roundtable #101: Less Epic

Steph from the Daily Digi and Karen Grunberg joined the Roundtable this week to talk about the art of balancing, well, art with content such as journaling.

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CHA Winter 2012 | Top Ten Hot Picks

It’s that time again…time for Scrapbook Update to put out the list of the hottest products at CHA Winter 2012! Unlike our lists of personal favorites that we posted earlier in the week, this list compiled by me (Scrapbook Update editor Nancy Nally) is a measure of the buzz and marketability of a product, not just personal tastes. These are the products that were buzzed about the most at the show, that Scrapbook Update believes will be big hits for retailers and that consumers shouldn’t miss!

So, in no particular order…here’s the Scrapbook Update CHA Winter 2012 Top Ten Hot Picks!

Amy Tangerine Sketchbook from American Crafts

This may have been the most buzzed-about line at the entire show. Every conversation about what was hot at the show inevitably seemed to include this line eventually. To generate this level of excitement with a sequel to Amy Tan’s red-hot debut at CHA Summer 2011, is a real accomplishment.

Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Album (photo by Melissa Stinson)

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