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Update | Chameleon Pens, Handmade at Amazon, New Books, much more!

There’s tons of great  – and even industry changing – news this week! Let’s dive in!

Chameleon pens logo

Kickstarter. Chameleon Art Products, which has been getting notice for its self-blending pen products, has launched a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign aimed at funding an expansion of its color palette. Chameleon’s current palette is 20 colors. With Kickstarter support, Chameleon is planning to add 20 more colors plus 5 skin tones and 5 gray tones to the palette, more than doubling the company’s offerings. The campaign has raised raised over $73,000 from 669  donors, far exceeding its posted target of $25,000. Supporters can still get in on the offering until October 30th.

For those unfamiliar with Kickstarter, it is an online crowdfunding app for creative businesses. Companies or individuals can make an offering where users get certain benefits for pledging certain amounts of money if the Kickstarter meets its funding goal and goes live. In Chameleon’s case, Kickstarter contributors will receive various products for various contribution levels, beginning at a single pen for a $5 contribution, and going all the way up to a contribution of $499, which will get you the complete line of Chameleon products. Continue Reading →


Lots of Giveaway Winners

The giveaway winners are here! Here’s the roundup!

First up, the winner of the Pink & Main stamp set is Tracy.

The winner of the Spellbinders die set is Terri Torrez.

And finally, the winner of the copy of Gossamer is Denise Mackey.

All of the giveaway winners have been notified…congratulations to all of them, and thanks to everyone who entered!


Giveaway | Scrapbooking Mystery: Gossamer Ghost

Laura Childs’ latest Scrapbooking Mysteries book is available! It’s called Gossamer Ghost, and it is set in New Orleans during Halloween festivities.

The book’s heroine, Carmela Bertrand, is the owner of a scrapbook store with a habit of tripping over over bodies – and then solving their murders. The French Quarter setting is spooky, and full of style (and unique characters).

Gossamer GhostIn Gossamer Ghost, which is the thirteenth book in the bestselling Scrapbooking Mysteries series, Carmela discovers the dead body of the owner of a neighboring antiques shop. When the eccentric man’s fiancée begs Carmela for help solving the crime, she soon has a long list of suspects – and lots of creepy crafting to do, as Halloween is rapidly approaching! The book features recipes for classic Cajun favorites as well as instructions for fun craft projects. Continue Reading →


NSD 2014 | National Scrapbook Day Giveaway #2: Gilt Trip by Laura Childs!

And we’re back – with another National Scrapbook Day giveaway!

Summer is almost upon us and that means it’s time to hit the pool and the beach…how about something scrappy and spooky to read while you lounge?

We’re giving away THREE copies of the latest scrapbook mystery book from Laura Childs, called Gilt Trip!

Gilt Trip cover

How To Enter: All you have to do to have a chance to be one of the lucky winners is leave a comment on this entry before noon eastern time on Monday,  May 5th, 2014. Make sure you include your email address in the line reserved for it on the comment form (for your own protection, don’t put it in the text of the comment, where it will be visible to the public – just in the line labeled “email” in the form where only Scrapbook Update staff can see it). We will need it to notify you if you are a winner. Winners will be drawn by random drawing from all eligible entries. One entry per person. Open to U.S. and Canadian addresses only.

Stay tuned to Scrapbook Update…we still have at least one more giveaway to do today!

Giveaway | New Scrapbooking Mysteries Book – Gilt Trip by Laura Childs

New York Times bestselling author Laura Childs has come out with the latest book in her bestselling “Scrapbooking Mystery” series, called Gilt Trip

Gilt Trip coverFor those unfamiliar with the series, the Scrapbooking Mysteries series is based in New Orleans and focuses on the adventures of scrapbook store owner Carmela Bertrand, who seems to have a knack for solving mysteries that fall into her path while running the Memory Mine store and swirling through a calendar filled with New Orleans’ most ritzy social events. Gilt Trip is the 11th book in the series. This installment centers on the murder of a business tycoon, who is released from prison only to be murdered at his “welcome home” party! Continue Reading →