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Archive | December, 2013

Organization | Pegboard Storage for Crafters

Yesterday, I promised a closer look at one of my most recent additions to my scrap room – my pegboard. So let’s take a look at it!

Scrap Studio Peg BoardMaterials for the project cost me about $60.

The peg board isn’t a standard size – I just measured the areas that I wanted it to cover, and then had it cut to the size I wanted at my local Lowe’s from a large sheet. Since Lowe’s did all the cutting, I didn’t have to do any heavy-duty carpentry. I bought the pegboard already finished white from Lowe’s. That cut down on the work, although the raw brown board would have been cheaper. Continue Reading →

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Organization | Tour of My Scrap Room 2014

About a year ago, after spending some time with my scrap space in the kitchen, I decided that it was time to move back into my own space again. I moved back into the spare bedroom that has long been my scrap studio and office. The decision a few years ago to move my office operations into a shared space with my husband meant that this time, the spare bedroom could be devoted solely to my creative work. Rather than just go back to a modification of the previous arrangement, I decided to take the opportunity to redesign the room from the ground up (although making use of a few pieces that I did already have, for economy’s sake).

It took a year start to finish, but finally – Here’s the results!

Nancy Nally Scrap Studio Continue Reading →

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Design Team Call | Lily Bee Design 1/19/2014

For our readers’ convenience, Scrapbook Update publishes the full text of select design team design team calls, with the company name and deadline in the header for easy reference!

To see a page listing all of these published calls, visit the Design Team Calls category of Scrapbook Update.

We’re thrilled to announce the call for the Lily Bee Design Creative Team!

Do you LOVE Lily Bee Design? Do you have an active blog? Are you passionate about social media like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest? Do you have a signature style or an eye for great design? Then we want to hear from you! Continue Reading →

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Design Team Call | 3 Birds Studio 1/6/2014

For our readers’ convenience, Scrapbook Update now publishes the full text of design team design team calls, with the company name and deadline in the header!

To see a page listing all of these published calls, visit the Design Team Calls category of Scrapbook Update.

3 Birds Studio, featured below, creates products for HSN and cruise ships.

3 Birds Studio Design Team Call

3Birds Studio, a leading manufacturer of scrapbooking and crafting products, is looking for talented and committed designers to create fun and unique projects featuring our new line of products!

We are looking for 6 members to join our team for a period of 6 months (Feb 2014 – August 2014)

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Design Team Call | Paper House Productions 1/31/2014 – Extended

For our readers’ convenience, Scrapbook Update now publishes the full text of select design team calls, with the company name and deadline in the header!

To see a page listing all of these published calls, visit the Design Team Calls category of Scrapbook Update.

Paper House is a leading manufacturer of scrapbooking and crafting products. We’re looking for talented and committed contributors to join our design team and create high quality projects featuring our products.

What you give:

• Create two projects per month over a three month timeframe (Feb-April 2014) featuring Paper House products.

• Post the projects on your personal blog or website including a description of the projects, instructional write ups and photos.

• Feature the Paper House design team badge on your personal blog or website. Continue Reading →

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CHA Mega Show 2014 | Trends To Watch

As the CHA Mega Show 2014 sneak peeks will start to come in earnest in the next week or two, I thought I would share with you all a look at the list I’ve been working on for awhile of what I think will be the trends and styles we will see that should dominate the scrapbooking lines in Anaheim this year.

Wood: Both in its actual physical form and in the form of printed wood grain design, wood has been hot for some time. This will definitely continue in Anaheim with a wide range of die cut wood embellishments being on display. (Is wood the new chipboard? Interesting question…)

Cork: Natural materials (not just wood) in general seem to be on the rise, and cork has definitely gotten hot in the past year. Die cut cork shapes are making appearances in various collections, and consumers are also using die cut machines to cut their own from sheets of cork (like I did for the layout below, which was featured on Season 3 of Scrapbook Soup this past fall).

Home Cooking(visit original post for supply list and more info)

Transparency: This old trend is making a comeback, long after the demise of the original hip producer of scrapbooking transparencies (Hambly). This is just one of many trends coming out of the Project Life community, and was also popular with December Daily participants this year. In Las Vegas, a growing list of companies introduced transparencies, predominantly in holiday lines (led by former Hambly designer Allison Kreft with her signature line for Webster’s Pages) and this will definitely continue with the spring/summer lines, as already evidenced by introductions leaked by the American Crafts group of brands. Continue Reading →

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Silhouette | Did Santa Bring You A Silhouette – Or Not? [Promo]

Did Santa bring you the Silhouette machine you wanted? If he did – welcome to the Silhouette family!

If he didn’t, Silhouette is offering a great deal starting today so you can play Santa yourself! The surest way to get what you want is to buy it yourself, right?

From today through January 2nd, if you click here and use our promo code “UPDATE“, you can get the following deals at the Silhouette Online store:

1)      1 Silhouette CAMEO® and 1 vinyl starter kit for $269.99

2)      1 Silhouette Portrait™ and 1 vinyl starter kit for $129.99

3)      Vinyl starter kits for 25% off

4)      25% off vinyl/transfer paper

I’ll have a project up soon with the vinyl in action, but in the meantime, to see projects I’ve done previously with the vinyl, see what I did to my car and my daughter’s room with it!

Tips for New Silhouette Owners

If Santa did bring you a Silhouette machine, I suggest that you get started by: Continue Reading →

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CHA Sneak Peek Highlights – Part 1

The sneak peeks are starting to trickle out (due to the way the holidays occur this year, don’t expect the avalanche until probably the week of January 6th). Despite the fact that relatively few are out yet, there are still some really great ones worth putting on your wish list already!

Amy Tangerine has knocked it out of the park – AGAIN – with her new “Plus One” collection. It coordinates with her previous collections, continuing the same palette and style while still somehow looking fresh. A plethora of small patterns makes this perhaps the most usable of all the Amy Tangerine collections to date.

Several items stand out from the collection. These flair badges are particularly appealing, very versatile and so workable for a huge amount of applications: Plus One Flair Continue Reading →

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