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CHA Summer 2013 | Hot Pick: Project Life

Welcome back to Scrapbook Update’s CHA Top Ten Hot Picks list!

To see all the hot picks posted so far, visit this link. At the end, after I’ve published all ten of the picks, I’ll publish a summary list for easy reference.

So here, in no particular order, is the next hot pick for CHA Summer 2013 (aka Create-n-Connect)…

Project Life was, admittedly, something of an enigma in Las Vegas. While it seemed to have lost some of the rock star shine of its debut at the previous show, Project Life was still an omnipresent force on the show floor, driving sales not only for its own company but for many others as well.

Despite the lighter crowds in the company’s booth this time around, this release is actually quite a positive and critical step for the company for several reasons.

Compared to Anaheim in January, where founder Becky Higgins debuted the company with a huge set of new core kits, there was relatively few new core kits on display. There was one aimed at the genealogy market called Heritage, along with a new addition to their line of licenses from well-known designers. The bright and doodle-y “Sunshine” Kit is by Elsie and Emma, of A Beautiful Mess. Heritage Kit by Project Life Continue Reading →

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Trends | How Project Life Has Changed The Scrapbook Industry

A lot has been said about how Project Life’s massive and rapid popularity the past few years has changed the consumer side of scrapbooking. But how has it changed the scrapbook industry from a business perspective? As we come upon another Craft & Hobby Association trade show in a few weeks, with all of the new product releases, it seems a good time to examine the fundamental shifts this seminal product line has brought to papercrafting as a business.

Everything Has Gotten Smaller

This trend started with the re-emergence of cards as a market force, but was accelerated and brought into non-card products by Project Life’s explosive popularity. Design elements such as embellishments are decreasing in size. It’s all about scale. The shrinking size of elements is to better accommodate the smaller canvas size of Project Life, where the largest basic area to work with is 4×6.

Not only are items getting smaller, but designs are too. Patterned paper designs are being scaled smaller, and more and more papercrafters are buying 6×6 paper pads instead of full-size paper to get both the smaller scale of the prints and also because that size is sufficient for doing cards and Project Life. Continue Reading →

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Great New Silhouette Promo! [Giveaway]

Silhouette is offering another great promotion through their online store if you use this link and enter our code “Update” at checkout! These are great deals from Silhouette that can’t be beat anywhere else! This month, in addition to great deals on the machines, they are also offering deals on the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software to help you get the most out of your machine’s design capabilities.

So why would you want a Silhouette machine? I’ll show you my latest creation with mine to show you why I can’t live without it when I’m creating lately!

I’m doing a lot of Project Life lately, and the Silhouette Portrait machine (being offered for an amazing $129.99 through this promotion) is the perfect size for doing those projects. I just completed this double layout of my day with my daughter at Animal Kingdom using the Project Life Midnight Core Kit.

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Update | 5.20.2013

Update is back! Your favorite round-up from around the scrapbook industry – and around the web – of news for scrapbookers is back to bring you all the news you need!

Want to get your news story in Update? Email me at nancy@nallystudios.com!

You have until May 27th to post your entries into the Open Audition for the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol contest! The theme is birthday cards for kids and teens, and you can enter up to three cards in the open round of entries. The top 20 who will move on to compete for the Gallery Idol title will be announced on May 31st.

In case you’ve been living under a rock (or don’t own a calendar), May is the month that Becky Higgins’ Project Life is shipping to retailers for the first time, through its new distribution network at American Crafts. The kits are already on the shelves at Hobby Lobby stores (or rather were – many stores are apparently sold out already). According to the store locator on the Project Life website, the kits will also shortly be on the shelves at Michaels, Meijers, Archivers, Hobby Craft, Craft Warehouse, and a host of local scrapbook stores and online retailers (including A Cherry On Top, Two Peas In A Bucket, and Scrapbook.com).

If you plan on getting Project Life – or already have it – you should check out this digital template set by Tracey Larsen. “The Simply White Collection” is a group of PSD templates that make it quick and easy to create clean and simple photo collages on 4×6 photo paper for inserting directly in your album.

Simply-White

For $4 for 15 templates, this collection could be a great shortcut for working on Project Life albums. Continue Reading →

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Using Project Life To Make A Spring Break Mini Album

As a user of the Project Life system, I am always looking for opportunities to use my Project Life kit elements in other projects. I do love the ease of a pre-made kit, but I also like variety and so I add in my own supplies to my Project Life layouts.  The result is that I always end up with plenty of leftover 3×4 and 4×6 printed cards that aren’t going into my Project Life album.

My nephews were coming to Florida to visit for Spring Break and I thought the Project Life Olive edition would provide a fun tropical color palette for a mini album about our adventures.

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Lisa Bearnson to bring Project Life to HSN

Lisa Bearnson will be returning to the world of television shopping on March 25th, when “Papercrafting with Lisa Bearnson” makes its debut on HSN at 12:01 AM EST.

Bearnson, the founder of Creating Keepsakes magazine, left QVC for personal reasons four years ago after an 11 year run as the host of that network’s “Creating Keepsakes Scrapbooking” show. She’s been largely absent from the industry during that time, preferring to focus on her family instead.

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