Archive | August 3, 2012

Noteworthy | 8.3.2012

Hey, who turned my calendar page? How did August get here? Now that all of the CHA news is mostly taken care of, it’s time to get back to some Noteworthy!

Ali Edwards announced her new stamps for the second half of the year this week. (Technique Tuesday didn’t attend CHA.) In all, there are 16 stamp sets, including sets themed for the Halloween and Christmas holidays. Many of the sets are designed to be used with Project Life, such as months and days of the weeks.

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Gallery Highlights | 8.2.2012

Welcome to Gallery Highlights for this week!

This week’s finds include some gorgeous projects, including an album that may make you catch your breath and a one-page layout that includes 17 photos. I hope you like them all as much as I do. Let’s go take a look! Don’t forget – You can click on the links to visit the layouts in their galleries and view supply lists, leave a comment for the designer, or view the designer’s other work.

Afghanistan Title Page by mugsbigsis

These next two pages took my breath away when I saw them. Kelly’s son is currently deployed to Afghanistan and she is documenting his deployment through his Facebook posts and photos. The first image is the title page, and the single enlarged image is just breathtaking. It’s hard to imagine what his daily life is like. The second page is a two-page spread featuring photos he has taken. The simple template that Kelly has chosen for this powerful album is perfect – the pictures speak for themselves and the clean, graphic design allows them to shine. We throw around the word “inspiration” a lot in the scrapbooking world but I’m not sure I’ve ever been more inspired than I am by this album Kelly is making.

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CHA Summer 2012 | Scrapbook Update Top Ten Hot Picks!

Some shows there’s so much buzz about specific products that the Hot Picks practically write themselves. This show, however, the standouts were more difficult to pick out from a solid field of offerings at a quiet show in Chicago. But after much consideration, and some difficult decisions about some eliminations to get the list to only ten, here’s the Scrapbook Update Top Ten Hot Picks List for CHA Summer 2012:

Martha Stewart Adhesive Silk Screens by Plaid

I knew as soon as I saw (and tried) this product that it would be a hot pick! These silkscreens are an extension of Plaid’s fabulous line of Martha Stewart acrylic paints and adhesive stencils – and the silkscreens really impress.

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