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CHA Summer 2012 | Scrapbook Update Top Ten Hot Picks!

Some shows there’s so much buzz about specific products that the Hot Picks practically write themselves. This show, however, the standouts were more difficult to pick out from a solid field of offerings at a quiet show in Chicago. But after much consideration, and some difficult decisions about some eliminations to get the list to only ten, here’s the Scrapbook Update Top Ten Hot Picks List for CHA Summer 2012:

Martha Stewart Adhesive Silk Screens by Plaid

I knew as soon as I saw (and tried) this product that it would be a hot pick! These silkscreens are an extension of Plaid’s fabulous line of Martha Stewart acrylic paints and adhesive stencils – and the silkscreens really impress.

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Scenes from CHA Summer 2012

For those of you who couldn’t be there (or even if you were), I thought I’d share some of the flavor of the CHA Summer 2012 show to give a taste of what it was like to be in Rosemont this year.

The show floor looked deceptively calm as it waited for the flood of attendees to invade it on Tuesday morning:

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Paperclipping Roundtable #117: Take Your Scrapbooking To The Beach

Shimelle Laine and Amy Tan joined us this week to talk taking our memory keeping out into the summer sunshine!

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To download the file to your computer right click this link. You can also visit the Paperclipping Roundtable web page to listen to the episode.

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Giveaway | Amy Tangerine Daybooks

It’s time to give away more goodies on Scrapbook Update!


The winner of last week’s giveaway of the Tim Holtz Spring Seasonal Ink Pads is Laura Church:

Ooo thanks for the chance to win. I have every colour of TH Inks so I definitely need these!

This week’s giveaway sponsored by Scrapbook Update is another big trend from another big industry name: Amy Tan’s signature line from American Crafts called Amy Tangerine. And the big trend I’m talking about is mini books!

I’ve got  two Amy Tangerine mini books to share with Scrapbook Update’s readers…these are duplicates of ones that I myself have and am planning future projects with. One of them is going to be a “things you say” album about my daughter, since she’s starting to talk more lately – and with that has come much hilarity. I have a couple ideas I’m still bouncing around for the second one.

Mini-books in general are very trendy right now but it’s especially hot to make them out of a variety of different shapes and designs of papers. Several companies have built popular binding tools to cater to this trend, but for those not into DIY-ing a project like that (or who don’t use them often enough to invest in a tool to facilitate the binding), the Amy Tangerine line of books is a beautifully designed option. Continue Reading →

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Noteworthy | 3.23.2012

Things are warming up, and the paper crafting world is full of inspiring ideas, tutorials, new challenges, and even the announcement of a new e-book that will include Scrapbook Update editor Nancy Nally!

Let’s begin with a breathtaking tutorial on how to use Distress markers to stamp and create this beautiful card. Personally I’d frame Richele Christensen’s finished project instead! This would be perfect for a butterfly, flower, or any image really. I love the look and her photography of the steps and how-to instruction is concise and easy to understand. I am always amazed by her projects.

Jennifer McGuire shared a really interesting folded ribbon card on the May Arts blog this week, and it really caught my eye. Chevrons, banners, and twine are very popular right now, and this card combines the look of all three things.

My current favorite ribbon is this chevron twill. The colors are delicious, it is high quality and it seems to go with any type of project. For this card, I used a ribbon folding technique to add some fun interest and texture.

The post includes a video with how-to instruction, and the technique could easily be used as an embellishment on a scrapbook page, journal cover, or other project as well. Continue Reading →

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