Today I’m bringing you a holiday card of my own design that uses something that it seems like I have been using more of lately – rub-ons!
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This week we were joined at the table by military wives Stephanie Howell and Elizabeth Dillow, to talk about military scrapbooking and scrapbooking while your loved one is far away.
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Next up on Scrapbook Update’s tour of the CHA Summer 2011 show are the booths of Bo Bunny, KI Memories, and Prima. All of these companies brought some fantastic offerings to the table!
Bo Bunny introduced several new lines at this show, including a very vintage styled holiday line, “Father Christmas”
All of the new Bo Bunny lines include some fantastic embellishments like these brads, trinkets, and buttons.
I fell in love with “Et Cetera” right away – the ephemera patterns are right up my alley, and I know I’m not alone in that!
These sticker sheets containing three sizes of alphabets, borders, and embellishment stickers are an excellent value.
Bo Bunny’s “Sweet Tooth” line has such a fun color palette! The pinks and turquoise blues really pop.
“Garden Girl” combines a rich plum tone (Scrapbook Update Contributing Editor May Flaum recently reported on the current plum trend in the industry) with a fun shade of coral and throws in some spring green for contrast.
Bo Bunny’s “Welcome Home” line features lush patterns infused with fresh greens and blues.
“Forever Fall’s” rich, gold-toned color scheme just screams to be paired with photos of fall leaves and pumpkin patches.
KI Memories had some strong releases at the CHA Summer 2011 show. Their fall line, “Good Folk”, has a warm, folk-art vibe to it.
KI Memories is another company releasing sets of elaborately patterned and decorated brads with each of its new lines. They’re also introducing their own patterned tapes that are printed on clear tape instead of the popular washi style tape.
KI Memories definitely went with the bright and funky color palette choice for their “Holly Lane” Christmas collection. The colors are so cheery and festive!
Fans of the old “Love, Elsie” line by Elsie Flanigan will likely find something familiar in the “Hot Date” collection. It features the doodled style and bright colors that Elsie’s lines were known for during her KI Memories days.
KI Memories also introduced several new styles of their popular “Pockets.”
The show floor was literally about half an hour from closing on the very last day when I visited the KI Memories booth, and many of the display layouts had already been packed up. The staff was very kind to get a few of them back out for me to photograph!
Prima’s booth was covered inside and out with their gorgeous new releases. The “Romantique” line is filled with soft colors and sweet illustrations in the classic Prima style.
The “Printery” collection is going to be a popular one! The neutral color palette makes it easy to mix with so many other paper lines and styles.
Prima’s “Londonerry” line features an antique-style palette and loads of vintage images.
“North Country” is a bit of a departure (though not an unwelcome one!) from Prima’s normal style. The colors are much brighter and the designs more clean and graphic than what we’re used to seeing from Prima, but I think it works very well for them!
“Alla Prima” evokes the colors and feel of the ocean with its aqua and yellow color palette.
Prima is, of course, well known for their massive selection of flowers and decorative branches.
Wood embellishments are a hot item in the industry right now, and Prima’s wooden spool top buttons are right on trend!
Prima also offered a large selection of resin and metal “Treasures” at the show, perfect for mixed media projects.
They also had several new styles of cling mount stamps on display to coordinate with the new paper lines.
Prima’s “Tiles” embellishments were generating a bit of buzz on the floor – another great item for mixed media and altered projects!
Resistant Canvas and Masks are perfect for those who like to play with spray mists and inks in their projects.
And of course the Prima booth was full of gorgeous projects from their talented design team. You really can’t appreciate the beauty and intricacy of these unless you see them in person. There’s a dimensionality that just gets lost in the photos, but I’ve tried to capture some of it here.
Prima teamed up with Lilla Rogers to create the new “Ruby Violet” line, targeted at pre-teens and younger crafters.
A selection of trinkets and baubles that snap into specialized necklaces and bracelets (no glue required) are available to mix and match into your own colorful creations.
“Ruby Violet” also features a fun, brightly colored paper line.
The booth tours continue on!!! Stay tuned – there’s a lot more to come!
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Christmas in July is a reality in the on-line scrapbooking community, as it’s the month of the Summer CHA show where companies reveal all kinds of good things to come for the second half of the year. While I won’t be attending this show, I also have no intentions of falling behind or missing out. I have been checking Scrapbook Update’s peek page in addition to the blogs and Facebook pages I already follow in the industry.
Today I’d like to share a few of my top picks based on the product images I’ve seen so far on-line. With the show still a week away and many things not yet revealed this is the tip of the iceberg I’m sure – but it’s sure a fun thing to uncover, so I wanted to share.
In no order at all, here are products I’ve seen that I can’t wait to get my hands on:
Pink Paislee has done it again. I am most anxious to see their collaboration with House of 3, but their other lines are awesome too. This “old school” line makes me so very happy – especially the plaids and that die cut “members only” paper.
Despite the cost and (of course) availability issues, I still love Prima products. These pink flowers make me so very happy. I don’t just want them – I need them!
I’m THRILLED to see Cosmo Cricket bringing some new items back into the wild west with the line “Wanted”.
I loved the last batch of Lily Bee chipboard elements – and I really like the new offerings too. Can’t wait!
This paper from Jillibean Soup has me super excited! I just love the filmstrip look and see so much potential for the vibrant fall colors.
American Crafts does cute so very well, and it looks like their Love line is going to be no exception.
Continuing as a top pick – Elementary from Studio Calico is a line I want in full. Specifically, I want about 10 sheets of this paper. It’s die cut and just so cute.
I literally squealed when I saw that Tim Holtz is making more tissue tape (a favorite of mine!) and in holiday themes too. Thanks Tim!
Jenni Bowlin is once again knocking my socks off – from stickers to vellum butterflies to new chipboard buttons.
Glitz Design, a company that has worked it’s way up to favorite status for me will firmly stay that way. I love the new stuff – especially this Scarlett line.
My Minds Eye goes hot and cold for me – but this new offering is smoking hot. I adore Lost & Found, and I can’t wait to play!
Looking for a super cute line for those little girls in your life? This is it. I can’t help but smile at this playful collection from My Little Shoebox.
I have a feeling that Webster’s Pages is going to offer up some beautiful things based on what I’ve seen so far on their facebook page. I hope this tinsel trim is the tip of the iceberg!
I will continue my hunt for the latest & greatest as I prepare new articles, reviews, and features to share here. What great things have you located? Is there something you’re hoping for or looking forward to? Please feel free to share – and for links to all of these and many more sneak peeks click this link.
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There’s no easier way to fancy up a layout than with a flower! Instantly, it goes from dull to dramatic!
So, we’re keeping this one easy…and it’s a two-prize giveaway! Who wants to win some Primas? Oh yeah!
Here’s prize package #1:
Then we’ve got a 2nd package to give away too:
How to Enter:
All you have to do to be one of the lucky winners is leave a comment on this entry before Midnight U.S. eastern time on Sunday night, May 2nd, telling us your favorite trick for quickly jazzing up a layout. 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.
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At every trade show, trends emerge about what kinds of products manufacturers are introducing. Scrapbook Update has identified the top ten trends in new products that showed up at CHA Winter 2010 in Anaheim, and we’re going to take a closer look at them in a two-part series.
(These trends shouldn’t be confused with design trends, which will be addressed in another article. This article just deals with what types of products are being introduced, not what style they are.)
So, in no particular order…here’s the first five of the top ten product trends from CHA Winter 2010:
This trend is actually a product and a design trend. Banners were everywhere at CHA Winter. They were for sale as products, and handmade ones were used as booth displays to show off new products. But here, we’re only concerned about the products. There were canvas banners, banner board books, banner stickers & paper, and banner stamps:
2. Decorative Tape
Tape has been around for awhile in a limited sense – I personally own a huge collection of the Heidi Swapp and Making Memories designs and love using them on pages and cards – but now tape is popping up everywhere. There was even a new exhibitor at CHA Winter called Love My Tapes that sells nothing but tape.
Tape is appealing for several reasons to both buyers and sellers. It can sell at an affordable price point for a large quantity. It also has use to a wide range of crafters, from scrapbookers, to cardmakers and beyond.
Clockwise from top left: Love My Tapes, Pink Paislee, Pink Paislee, 7 Gypsies, Tim Holtz idea-ology, Making Memories.
Felt has been around for awhile as well but it is becoming increasingly commonplace. The retro craze has made it especially popular. It’s being used for a wide range of sticker-type embellishments, as well as by companies like Queen & Co. for ribbon-style borders.
Clockwise from top left: Prima, Making Memories, Dear Lizzy by American Crafts, BasicGrey, Kaisercraft, Queen & Co.
4. Artist Trading Cards
ATC’s have been on the fringe of the paper crafts industry for awhile but lately they’ve been growing in importance as companies like 7 Gypsies have been releasing products aimed squarely at that activity, and stampers and scrapbookers look for more things to do with their supplies.
At the CHA Craft Supershow in Anaheim, one booth was doing brisk business in selling ATC card blanks from specialty papers by Strathmore. At the trade show, companies as diverse as Tim Holtz and Making Memories both introduced ATC supplies. Many stamp designs were being sold that were obviously influenced by the ATC aesthetic, which is infiltrating mainstream scrapbooking.
The bottom example here is of the most importance in illustrating this trend. It is of the Shabby Chic version of the new Tim Holtz idea-ology paper pads. It includes pages that are 12×12 as well as pages that are designed to be cut into smaller sizes. There’s some 6×6, some tiny squares, and then some pages that are a combination of ATC’s and borders. This is a big development in the market, selling a product that is designed assuming that most buyers are interested at least somewhat in ATC’s as well as more traditional scrapbooking and card making.
5. Unmounted Rubber Stamps
The use of acrylic stamps has been exploding in the scrapbooking industry. There are several reasons for the growth of unmounted rubber: Concern about the design limitations of clear stamps, a desire to attract hardcore rubber enthusiasts as customers, or the need to compete with the price of clear stamps.
Stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
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