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CHA Mega Show 2015 | Nancy’s Picks

The Scrapbook Update Hot Picks bring you the buzz from CHA shows, but sometimes my personal taste varies from what is “hot” or there isn’t room to include all of the things that I think are exciting.

So in honor of Valentine’s Day, let’s do “Nancy’s Picks”, my personal list of what I fell in love with at the CHA Mega Show 2015.

First up is one of my favorite Instagrams from the show! I’ve always loved the concept of Faber-Castell’s Gelatos, but the color palette of brights and primaries left me really cold. Now though, they’ve released a palette of pastel colors for the line that I believe will increase the product lines usability for me (and a lot of other people). Plus it makes for very pretty rainbow pictures!

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Announcing A New Project with – Cricut!

So, earlier this week, this happened:

Cricut selfieA few of my readers may remember the Cricut party at CHA Summer 2010, where performance artist David Garibaldi created this painting of the Cricut bug live in front of the crowd of guests. It now hangs in the lobby of Provo Craft’s headquarters in South Jordan, Utah.

So what was I doing visiting the painting – and Provo Craft headquarters – this week? It’s time to share the details of my newest project with all of you!

During 2015, in addition to working on Scrapbook Update & Craft Critique like usual, I will be working with Provo Craft to run their Cricut Creativity Centers at their booths at select Scrapbook Expos around the U.S.:

  • Grapevine, TX
  • Pleasanton, CA
  • Orlando, FL
  • Anaheim, CA
  • Chantilly, VA
  • Duluth, GA
  • Schaumburg, IL
  • Denver, CO

At the Scrapbook Expos listed above, you can come visit the Cricut Creativity Center and have the chance to get hands-on with the latest Cricut technology. Cricut has just announced the release of the Cricut Explore Air machine, Design Space 2.0 software, and their long-awaited Design Space iPad app, so there will be a lot to check out. Come out and play with us! We’re going to be having fun!

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CHA Mega Show 2015 | Scrapbook Travel Products

With all of the travel that I’ve been doing lately, I have travel scrapbooking on the brain! I will need a steady supply of scrapbook travel products to scrap all of the pictures of the places I’ve been flying off to (and will be going to in the near future). Luckily for me, scrapbook manufacturers are back in the business of producing travel themed items again after taking a short break during the economic downturn. There were plenty of travel product options on show at the CHA Mega Show 2015!

Templates have become go-to products for many scrapbookers with the rise of mixed media, and The Crafter’s Workshop has several new templates that are especially handy for pocket scrapbookers. Good Eats and Radar Fragment are perfect for making custom pocket cards!

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CHA Mega Show 2015 | Scrapbook Storage & Organization Products

Scrapbook storage is always a hot topic for papercrafters, and several new options were on display at the CHA Mega Show 2015 that will be showing up on store shelves soon.

Deflecto, better known for office supplies than for craft supplies, was offering some modular pull down bins with some nice features not seen in similar bins, like a slot to hold a label for the bin’s contents.

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Snapshots from Creativeworld – Day One

European trade show Creativeworld is going on in Frankfurt, Germany from now through Tuesday and I’m there to show you some of the highlights!

One of my favorite things about traveling to Germany is the food! A “Berliner” isn’t a person who lives in Berlin – it’s a breakfast must-have, a sugared pastry with a tiny puff of jelly in the center.

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CHA Mega Show 2015 | Electronic Diecutting News

The electronic diecutting segment of the scrapbooking industry has been growing rapidly in recent years. The CHA Mega Show 2015 was a chance to see the latest from many of the segment’s manufacturers.

Sizzix

A new version of the Sizzix Eclips 2 will hit stores this May, featuring Bluetooth technology. Electronic diecutting enthusiasts will be able to beam image files from tablets, smartphones, and other enabled devices right to the machine. The recently updated, cartridge-free Eclips 2 has an MSRP of $299, and the new Bluetooth version will retail for $349.

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