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Author Archive | Nancy Nally

Project | Travel Album : Wanderlust

[Disclaimer: The Close To My Heart ink pad used on this layout was received as an editorial sample. All other products used on this layout were purchased myself. Some links in this article may contain affiliate links, which help support Scrapbook Update by paying a commission on purchases made from them.]

Now that I am back off the road from all of my traveling, I am back to my travel scrapbooking! I’m still working on getting layouts done from my trip to Frankfurt in 2014. This is the first of two layouts that contain assorted photos from my walking tour of the area around Frankfurt’s historic Römer square.

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Design Team Call | Our Daily Bread Designs 4/13

For our readers’ convenience, Scrapbook Update 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.

Our Daily Bread Designs is looking to add a few talented designers to our Design Team to help promote our stamps and products. This is done through posting cards and projects on your personal Blog/Facebook page, ODBD Samples Gallery, SCS and/or other online galleries and forums.

Details: We are looking for US-based designers** for a two month design term (May 2015 – June 2015, with a possible extension through December 2015). We will be accepting applications until April 13, 2015, with new team members notified by April 15, 2015. Applicants must have an active blog and be active on Social Media. Continue Reading →

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New “Anthology by Lisa Bearnson” Product Line Announced

Lisa Bearnson, the founding publisher of Creating Keepsakes magazine, has announced that she is launching a new product line with multi-level marketing company Youngevity.

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Anthology by Lisa Bearnson is described in Bearnson’s blog announcement as “a comprehensive line of scrapbooking and papercrafting products.” Bearnson promised “it will be a collection of fresh, fashion-forward designs grounded on the principle that quality scrapbooking and memory keeping does not have to be difficult.” Continue Reading →

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Layout | Simply Spring from Bella Blvd

[Bella Blvd and Cricut provided some product that was used in this article. I also do demonstration work for Cricut. I am not required to blog as part of that project, or as a condition of receiving the product I used. I use, and write about, products that I love.]

We don’t get much in the way of what is traditionally considered to be spring here in Florida. Our winter is mostly warmer than what most parts of the country consider “spring” to be, and we don’t get long hard freezes. This leaves the traditional icons of spring – bulb flowers like daffodils and tulips – out of the Florida garden, unless they are first forced in a greenhouse and then planted as annuals (an endeavor requiring a ridiculous amount of expense and effort that is only undertaken at places like Disney parks). So instead we count our spring by our azaleas, and our crape myrtles, and other flowering trees and bushes.

But even after being in Florida for almost 15 years, spring doesn’t seem quite right without the bulbs I grew up with in my native Michigan. So I was delighted during my stay at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando for the Scrapbook Expo a few weeks ago to wake up one morning and discover that spring bulbs arrived overnight in the plantings in the hotel’s massive atrium!

Of course, I took tons of pictures. I wasn’t going to pass up a rare chance to get some “spring” scrapbooking in, and use some great Bella Blvd spring papers while I was at it! All of the patterned papers on this layout are from their recent Simply Spring collection.

Bella’s signature color palette and style is perfect for spring! The ginghams carry me off to the country, bringing images of springtime on the farm to mind. There’s patterns within the collection for spring showers and flowers, and other patterns are Easter and spring themed.

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Snapshots from Creativeworld, Part 2

The dust (or should I say snow?) has settled from the winter trade show season, and final numbers are in from the Creativeworld 2015 show in Frankfurt.

During the show from January 31st through February 3rd, 290 Creativeworld exhibitors (an increase of one from 2014) from 30 countries served 8,353 visitors (an increase of 2% from 2014) from 80 countries. Messe Frankfurt hosted a total of 84,000 visitors to the three shows under its roof (Creativeworld, Paperworld, and Christmasworld) during Creativeworld for 2015.

Discussing his company’s participation at Creativeworld, Stephan Rayher, CEO ofRayher Hobby GmbH, said, “We come to Creativeworld because it is the best opportunity to reach the creative market in its entirety, to measure our company against our competitors and to meet our key accounts. When it comes to hobbies, Creativeworld is, in my opinion, the biggest show – not just in Europe but worldwide.”

So what did all of those visitors come to see? Well if you are a Florida girl like me, the snow that fell overnight in Frankfurt one night during the show was pretty exciting!

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Scrapbook.com Expands Education Offerings

Scrapbook.com has announced a major expansion of their education offerings, including a new classroom section that will be offered for free through 2015.

The new class offerings are available at the classes section of the store’s website. Current offerings include classes featuring products from Sizzix, Simple Stories, and Fancy Pants Designs, among other manufacturers. Regular retail prices for the classes range from $3.95 to $26.95 but they are being offered free through the end of 2015.

Scrapbook.com is well-known in the industry for their video production efforts at the Craft & Hobby Association trade shows, to which they send a dedicated video production staff that records videos about the products they order at the show. In addition to embedding the videos on their own website, Scrapbook.com has a very active YouTube channel with over 28,000 subscribers.

learntoscrapbookPreviously the site offered only a few classes, such as their beginning scrapbooking class, which will continue to be available and which the company says has served over 100,000 students. Continue Reading →

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