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Archive | November, 2013

Silhouette | Thanksgiving Silhouette Promotion Details [+ Cameo Winner!]

All I can say is WOW! If the Silhouette Cameo were a single guy, he sure wouldn’t be sitting home without a date on Friday night! A Scrapbook Update record of over 1,000 people entered this giveaway!

But sadly, only one lucky winner can take him home…and that winner is….

Ronni Throckmorton!

So Ronni, check your inbox for details on how to collect your machine!

Now, if you aren’t Ronni, you aren’t completely out of luck today! Because you can still score a deal on a Silhouette machine that is so amazing it is unprecedented in the history of these promotions! And if you already have a machine, how about just a teeny little discount on accessories and supplies for it…like say….40% OFF??? No, that isn’t a typo!

Here’s the complete run down of the special packages that Silhouette has put together for their Thanksgiving sale – these are absolutely HUGE bundles. There’s even a bundle containing TWO machines – keep one and give one away! You can get all of these deals by using our promo code “UPDATE” and clicking here. Continue Reading →

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Winner | Gilt Trip by Laura Childs

Here’s an early Black Friday bargain for one of our Scrapbook Update readers – with my favorite price (free) – because a lucky someone has won a copy of Laura Childs’ latest scrapbooking mystery, Gilt Trip!

And the winner is…Stephanie Bonin!

Congratulations Stephanie, and thanks to everyone who entered!

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It’s Black Friday Time!

I can’t help it…I just love Black Friday! I love poring over sale ads and organizing my lists and comparing bargains to compile my retail attack. Black Friday doesn’t last just a day at our house – it lasts for weeks of looking for ad sneak peeks, agonizing over purchase decisions, and paring lists down to perfection.

So that is why, every year, I bring you here on Scrapbook Update the Black Friday Deals page!

The page already has more than 85 deals on it, and will continue to be updated all week as more information becomes available.

One very special thing you’ll find on the list – a sneak preview of the Scrapbook.com sales that won’t be officially announced until tomorrow! (Tuesday)

So for all your crafty shopping pleasure…click here to see the scrapbook sales on Black Friday!

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Events | Craft & Hobby Association Mega Show 2014 Preview

It’s November, fall is in the air, Christmas decorations are everywhere…and that can only mean one thing: CHA is right around the corner!

In case you haven’t heard, the show previously known as “CHA Winter” is now called the “CHA Mega Show”. It’s scheduled to take place in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center from January 10th-14th, 2014. Registration is now open for attendees, and is open to qualified trade only.

Along with a new name, there’s lot of changes from the last CHA Winter show. Some of the changes that were introduced at the (last) summer show in Las Vegas will be back, and CHA has been working on a plethora of new additions to the show, in what can only be described as a completely revamped conference experience.

Interest in the show appears to be at a level certainly not seen in recent years. Registration was originally scheduled for two weeks ago but unprecedented demand in the first hour it was open caused server issues, leading CHA to pull the plug until they could expand capacity. Registration re-opened 10 days ago with some classes reportedly selling out within minutes.

Travel & Registration

Anaheim Convention CenterThe location of the re-named Mega Show remains in Anaheim at the Convention Center that has become comfortably familiar the past few years to CHA Winter attendees. Once again, the Anaheim Marriott and Hilton Anaheim are the headquarter hotels for the event but there is a new addition as well. The Sheration Park at the Anaheim Resort has been designated the International Headquarter Property, a community gathering point for all of the international attendees at the show. Each international member staying at the Sheraton will receive a special CHA welcome packet. Continue Reading →

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Momenta Acquires Little Yellow Bicycle

Momenta announced yesterday that the company has acquired Little Yellow Bicycle.

Both companies produce full scrapbook product lines, and both have been reinventing themselves recently.

MomentaThe Little Yellow Bicycle brand was launched in 2009 by office supply company C-Thru Ruler Company, which entered into the scrapbooking market through the adoption of its stencils by scrapbookers in the early days of scrapbooking’s popular explosion. In 2012, C-Thru sold its office supply business to concentrate on its crafts business, and reincorporated itself as Little Yellow Bicycle.

The acquisition of Little Yellow Bicycle culminates a stunning turn-around by Momenta, which filed bankruptcy in 2010 after reinventing itself. The company, formerly called American Traditional Designs, had been known primarily for making brass embossing stencils before that market largely evaporated. The company renamed itself Momenta and has focused the past few years on making a line of scrapbooking products that have found an impressive market presence in a short time in today’s competitive climate. Continue Reading →

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Giveaway | Silhouette Cameo (+ Black Friday!)

It’s hard to believe that November is ticking by so fast, but it’s almost Thanksgiving week and that means it is almost time for one of my favorite times of the year: BLACK FRIDAY!

Silhouette is having a huge sale in their online store starting on Thanksgiving Day. I can’t tell you the details (yet!) but I can assure you that this is going to be absolutely monstrous. If you own a machine – or want to – you won’t want to miss this one!

To celebrate, how about a chance to win a Silhouette Cameo for one lucky Scrapbook Update reader? Yes, you read that right…a Silhouette CAMEO!

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