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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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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.

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Paperclipping Roundtable #102: I Say Awesome, And You Say Cute

This week Stacy Julian and Amy Tan joined the Roundtable for a very enlightening discussion of what goes into our creative process for different types of projects!

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The Paperclipping Roundtable 102 – I Say Awesome and You Say Cute by Paperclipping Roundtable

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CHA Winter 2012 | Top Ten Hot Picks

It’s that time again…time for Scrapbook Update to put out the list of the hottest products at CHA Winter 2012! Unlike our lists of personal favorites that we posted earlier in the week, this list compiled by me (Scrapbook Update editor Nancy Nally) is a measure of the buzz and marketability of a product, not just personal tastes. These are the products that were buzzed about the most at the show, that Scrapbook Update believes will be big hits for retailers and that consumers shouldn’t miss!

So, in no particular order…here’s the Scrapbook Update CHA Winter 2012 Top Ten Hot Picks!

Amy Tangerine Sketchbook from American Crafts

This may have been the most buzzed-about line at the entire show. Every conversation about what was hot at the show inevitably seemed to include this line eventually. To generate this level of excitement with a sequel to Amy Tan’s red-hot debut at CHA Summer 2011, is a real accomplishment.

Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Album (photo by Melissa Stinson)

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New & Noteworthy: Amy Tangerine

To celebrate the start of a new year, and highlight some of the latest and greatest products now hitting shelves, I’m launching a new mini-series that is a spin-off (and will temporarily replace) my Noteworthy column. “New & Noteworthy” will showcase a different brand new product or line each week, looking at its possible uses and sharing a new project created with it as well.

One of the most anticipated debuts at CHA this summer was Amy Tan’s signature line with American Crafts. The Amy Tangerine line proved itself not just pretty to look at, but very useful as well. From travel to everyday moments, a trip to the zoo to random shots of my daughters, I’ve created more than a dozen projects with this line already – which is a lot for me from one line! Indeed, I’ve found myself using it so much I’ve purchased seconds of several products. Continue Reading →

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