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Design Team Call | Me & My Big Ideas 9/21

For our readers’ convenience, Scrapbook Update publishes the full text of select 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.

Me & My Big Ideas Design Team Call

2014-2015 Design Team call is here!  We are looking for people who, like us, live creatively!  Do you love to create & craft with me & my BIG ideas products?  If so, apply for our mambi Design Team.

Submit the following to :

1. One paragraph telling us about yourself that includes where you live and a little about your crafting history and favorites.

2. A link to your blog or social media sites so we can see some of your creativity.

3. Images of 2 scrapbook layouts, 2 cards, and 1 other project that will help us see your style.  We highly encourage you to use mambi product but it is not a requirement.  Please choose projects that best show your individual style. (HINT HINT: Really any crafting work that you’re proud of, we encourage you to submit. The team here at mambi just wants to get a feel for your style and skill set, not necessarily whether or not you can make every paper project known to man.) Continue Reading →


CHA Mega Show 2014 | Scrapbook Update Top Ten Hot Picks

It’s that time again – time to name the hottest brands from the CHA Mega Show 2014 in Anaheim last month!

This time around, several themes seemed to emerge as I assembled the list, themes that were evident in the show in general. Most notable perhaps was the large influx of truly quality new exhibitors, a group of which the show hasn’t seen like this in years. Another recurring theme, that was evident again and again on the show floor, was of companies who have remade themselves after challenges the past few years and are rising again creatively. Together, these two phenomena combined to lend an air of positivity and optimism to the show.

So, without further ado…here’s the Scrapbook Update Top Ten Hot Picks from the CHA Mega Show!

Brother Scan-n-Cut

Brother Scan-n-Cut

This machine has been taking the crafting world by storm in 2014, winning first the Innovations award at the CHA Mega Show and then Tool of the Year at Creativeworld in Frankfurt less than two weeks later. Scan-N-Cut enters a crowded, competitive market for digital diecutting that already featured at least four major competitors duking it out, but the machine’s unique ability to cut whatever it sees on a piece of paper is garnering it a closer look from crafters. Continue Reading →