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Archive | December, 2013

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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It’s CHA Sneak Peek Time Again!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! A festival of color, and pattern, and excitement as surprises are revealed…it’s CHA Sneak Peek time!

The CHA Mega Show 2014 (formerly called CHA Winter) starts on January 11th in Anaheim, California, and companies are slowly starting to release peeks at their new lines for the first part of 2014. We’ll be updating our sneak peeks page as the latest peeks become available, from now until right before the show starts, so keep checking back for all the new stuff!

Click on the graphic below to check out all the sneaks!

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Sponsor | “Play!” with Big Picture Classes

Today we are welcoming Big Picture Classes’ “Play” event as a Scrapbook Update sponsor!

“Play!” takes place in Anaheim, California from January 14th-16th. The event will feature a host of popular Big Picture instructors, including Stacy Julian, Ali Edwards, Tracey Clark, Heidi Swapp, Elise Blaha Cripe and Tammy Tutterow. Fans of our former Contributing Editor May Flaum will also get to see her in action at “Play!” as well!

playbanner2The event starts in the evening of the 14th, with a 3.5 hour “Product Playground” session hosted by Wendy Smedley and Angie Lucas that will give attendees the opportunity to experience products from 14 sponsors and work on mini projects while taking advantage of an all-you-can-eat cereal bar. Continue Reading →

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