Tag Archives | Trends

Digital Trends | Flair Buttons

Flair buttons and pins are hitting the digital – and paper – scrapbooking world in a big way. They are such a fun embellishment and I love the variety that’s popping up everywhere right now. Let’s go take a look at just a few of the great digital flair buttons I’ve found.

Two Peas in a Bucket

At Two Peas, Edeline Marta and Jen Martakis both have brand new sets of flair buttons available. Edeline Marta’s set is an adorable bunch of circus characters and Jen Martakis’ set includes a set of muted sports and stars buttons.

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Digital Trends | Chalkboards

Chalkboards and chalky alphabets are all over the digital scrapbooking world right now. Every week, I see a new chalkboard idea on one of the digi sites and they are cool and funky. Let’s go take a look at just a few of the chalkboard products I’ve seen lately.

Designer Digitals

At Designer Digitals, Katie Pertiet has a lot of chalk and chalkboard products in her store. Some that have caught my eye include six ready-made clustered square elements, a paper pack of basic chalkboard backgrounds in various shades of green and black, and a chalkboard alphabet set rimmed in metal.

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Digital Trends | Buttons

Buttons have long been a staple in the scrapbooking world – both for traditional scrapbookers and digital scrapbookers. And right now, they are a hot item in the digi world. I’m starting to see entire button collections popping up, and they are beautiful. Let’s go take a look at just a few of the recent releases.

Two Peas in a Bucket

At Two Peas, Adrienne Looman has an entire collection of button packs – available in four beautiful colors including strawberry, grape, pine and harvest. Each button pack includes 28 buttons in varied hues, shapes, and sizes.

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Noteworthy | 5.11.2012

Wow, it’s been a big week for news this week, huh? Of course (in case you missed it), there was the announcement of the impending closure Scrapbooks Etc. magazine. But there was also a lot of good news in the industry this week – product announcements, events happening, and exciting web content to see!

Studio Calico announced a new line this week called “Hey Day”:

The line also includes a huge assortment of embellishments – including mistable Thickers and shapes, wood veneer shapes, and an assortment of Thickers, diecuts and other stickers. There’s also new Mr. Huey’s mists and a template. You can check out the whole collection on the Studio Calico blog. I have to admit – I usually despise anything orange (or tangerine) but this collection has such beautiful color combinations and patterns that I cannot wait to try it out. Way to go Studio Calico  – you’ve made an orange out of me! Continue Reading →


Trends | Return of the Hexagons

Long ago at a CHA far, far away…

Okay, so maybe it wasn’t that long ago or even quite that far away, but there was no denying that at CHA Winter 2012, the hexagons were back! I’m not quite ready to call this trend a staple yet – it’ll take at least one more show to tell – but scrapbooking manufacturers of all styles have certainly embraced this shape and put their own spin on it. If you want to see examples from last summer’s show be sure to check out my Trend Watch article on Hexagons, Honeycombs, and Lattices from last October, but right now I want to take a look at some photos from the CHA Winter 2012 show floor and look at just what this trend had to offer this time around.

I have to admit that the Jenni Bowlin booth was one of the last places I would have expected to see hexagons at CHA Winter 2012, but she totally surprised me by putting her own signature (and lovely!) vintage spin on the shape. The hexagon paper (from the Magpie collection) and Quilted Stickers shown below are perfect examples of how a company can be trendy and still stay true to their roots.

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