Archive | April, 2013

Using Maps On Your Scrapbook Pages

I love maps. I love to look at maps. I love to decorate with maps. Physical maps, topographical maps, road maps, satellite maps – I love them all.

I don’t know what the allure is, but if there is a map or a globe in the room, I have to walk over and investigate. I like to see to see the spatial distance between two places, how far they are from each other, judging how to get from point A to point B and perhaps the most fun of all, pointing to a place I have never been and imagining visiting.

So I’m sure it won’t be a shock that I also like to include maps on my scrapbook pages!

I have scrapbooked maps I have saved from trips, like I did on this London Page.

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Silhouette Portrait Giveaway Winner!

It’s time to announce the winner of the Silhouette Portrait giveaway!

And the winner is…Kimberly Bowman Seldomridge!!! Check your inbox for an email Kimberly! Congratulations!

If you weren’t the lucky winner of the Silhouette Portrait, from now through April 26th, visit and use our promotional code “UPDATE” to get the following special offers from Silhouette:



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Trending: Gold | Part 4 – All That Glitters

Hi everyone! This is Ashley today with the fourth installment of my Trending:Gold series. Today I have eight glittery gold layouts to show you, featuring lots of different ways you can add glitter and sparkle to your projects using glitter and embossing powder. Plus, I’ll show you some ways you can get the look without getting messy by using pre-made supplies.

If you are just tuning in now, be sure to go back and check out the earlier installments for more ideas on using gold. Read: Part 1, a gold review; Part 2, on how to use gold foil; and Part 3, on color pairings and inspiration. Don’t forget to leave a comment on each part in this golden series for you chance to win a fabulous prize pack full of gold goodness, provided by our generous sponsors.

1. Gold glitter-dipped

Instead of covering an entire embellishment with gold glitter, try just dipping in an edge. Dip-dying is all the rage in fashion and home decor right now, so keep up your cutting edge in your scrapbooks, too. To achieve this look, simply brush the edges of the embellishment with a liquid glue like Mod Podge, and then sprinkle the glitter on. You can also actually dip your paper right into the glue and let the excess drip off before glitterizing. alittleextrachin_00 Continue Reading →


Digital Trends | Nautical Themes

All hands on deck for this fun trend in the digi world – nautical themes are hot right now!  As we all anticipate warmer weather and higher temperatures, digi designers are obviously turning their minds to the water and setting sail. Let’s go take a look at some of the newest nautical-themed kits I’ve found!

Designer Digitals

At Designer Digitals, Katie Pertiet has released a huge new collection entitled “Anchors Away.” Her gorgeous collection includes a full kit shown below with 10 patterned papers, labels, an alphabet, rope ties, acrylic splashes, porthole frames, word art, anchors, and a whole lot more. She also has a full set of 3×4 notecard journalers and a set of brushes and stamps.


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Giveaway | Silhouette Portrait

Would you like to win a Silhouette Portrait machine? One lucky Scrapbook Update reader is going to as part of our special promotion with Silhouette!

But first, from now through April 26th, visit and use our promotional code “UPDATE” to get the following special offers from Silhouette:



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when you visit the Silhouette April special offer page! Continue Reading →


Creative Memories Parent Company Antioch Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Again

Creative Memories parent company The Antioch Company filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection yesterday (April 16th) for the second time in less than 5 years. Petitions are also pending for the company’s six subsidiaries and affiliates. The cases are being handled jointly by the court.

The company had previously filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November 2008. That bankruptcy case was closed in early 2009, but a lawsuit brought by former employee shareholders who lost their retirement in the bankruptcy is still pending against various company executives.

According to the bankruptcy filing, The Antioch Company has in the range of $10 million to $50 million in debt, and in that same range of assets. The company claims to have somewhere between 10,000 and 25,000 creditors – a huge number (even for a corporate bankruptcy) that is obviously swelled by Creative Memories’ large network of consultants. The company has more than 20,000 consultants worldwide, and any consultant still owed a payment on the date of the bankruptcy filing is now a creditor of the company.

Among the top 30 unsecured creditors of the company, some names are familiar to those in the scrapbook industry. Adhesive manufacturer 3L is owed $350,000. Nancy O’Dell, through her company Nancy O’Dell Enterprises, is also owed over $260,000, presumably for the work she did on her signature line for Creative Memories. As in the previous bankruptcy, the majority of the company’s top 30 unsecured creditors are listed as “benefit plan participants”, meaning they are former employee shareholders who are owed buy-outs of their shares after leaving the company or being laid off.

As part of their bankruptcy filing, The Antioch Company also filed several “first day” motions requesting orders they need from the court to continue operating while in bankruptcy. Most of the orders are fairly routine, requesting access to bank accounts and other assets and the right to continue paying payroll. Two motions stand out, however. Continue Reading →