Author Archive | Nancy Nally

Mother’s Day with Tim Holtz Distress Color of the Month!

[Disclaimer: Some Ranger products used in this project were received as promotional samples. Ranger had no control over how, when or even if they appeared on this website. I only use products that I love to make things that I love to share with my readers.]
Mother’s Day is coming! Greeting card industry statistics show that it is the third most popular holiday of the year to send cards for (after Christmas and Valentine’s Day). Today’s project will help you get ready to send your good wishes to the special mom in your life. As a bonus, I got to play with some of the latest Tim Holtz products from Ranger, Stamper’s Anonymous and Tim Holtz idea-ology along the way – including all three of the Distress Color of the Month products to hit shelves so far in 2015!

I started with Ranger’s 4.25 by 5.5-Inch Watercolor Cardstock, with about one half inch cut off of the top and side. My first element for the card was stamping with Tim’s new Flower Garden stamp set from Stamper’s Anonymous. As soon as I saw that set in the CHA preview I knew I’d be buying it! The beautiful flowers are perfect for so many projects.

It was important to use Archival Ink for stamping the flower and stem because the image needed to be water safe for the steps that happen later.

The next step was to color in the flower with the new Abandoned Coral Distress Marker – the February 2015 Distress Color of the Month! I put pigment in each area of the flower but didn’t go to the edges of the areas, leaving a white border. I did the same thing with the Cracked Pistachio Distress Marker (the January 2015 Distress Color of the Month) for the flower stem.

stamped image to watercolorWith the pigment in place, I grabbed my Fine Detailer Ranger Waterbrush and began spreading it to the edges of each area of the flower. The water diluted it, and let it spread, until it looked like this: Continue Reading →


ETSY IPO Doubles In Early Trading

Etsy launched its much anticipated IPO on the NASDAQ today (Thursday, April 16th) under the symbol ETSY, and quickly became the hottest stock in town, more than doubling its value in early trading.

Etsy-desktop-in-frameThe Etsy IPO initial sale price was announced yesterday as $16/share, on the high end of the $10-$16/share that had been indicated in the company’s SEC registration for the offering. By market open this morning, the price had jumped to $31 per share. In early trading, the share climbed as high as $35.74 before settling at $30 to close the day. (At publication time, ETSY has dropped to $29.25 in after hours trading.) Continue Reading →


Design Team Call | Maya Road 4/24

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.

Maya Road has a new call out for design team members. The call is open until April 24th:

Maya Road DT callThis call originally appeared on the Maya Road website.


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.

Wanderlust layout Continue Reading →


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 →


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.


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 →