Noteworthy | 3.9.2012

It has been a quiet week around the scrapbook world – no major announcements or huge batches of new products hitting store shelves, but it’s been an inspiring week never the less. I believe that many creative people are gearing up for winter’s end and the beginning of spring, while store owners make room for the massive amounts of new product that may be arriving as I type this.

Yes, with the new CHA goodies hitting store shelves and spring break approaching, blogs lighting up with pastels and Easter ideas and flowers beginning to grow – it’s hard for me not to love early March. Here’s a look at some inspiration for you this week:

On Jenni Bowlin’s JBS Mercantile blog this week designer Ranjini Malhotra shared a how-to for taking metal tart tins and turning them into cute Easter baskets. There are a lot of variations that could be created, and with the holiday being less than a month away now, it’s that time of year to be looking at inspiration!

Rhonna Farrer released a new line of digital elements called Spring Circus, and she also blogged a bit about her creative process and what steps she takes when making new product.

I am always on the lookout for what I’m drawn to…what inspires me. I take inspiration trips to stores, boutiques, Pinterest, my mags/books, & I’ve even been known to get inspiration from random things like: taking the garbage out!

It’s an interesting and inspiring post, and you can see it here.

Wilna Furstenberg is frequently catching my eye with her amazing designs and helpful tutorials – this week she has one at the October Afternoon blog using artist masking fluid to create a hybrid scrapbook layout featuring a digitial design by Ali Edwards. Using October Afternoon’s sprinklers (mist) applied with a paint brush, she creates a really neat look for this layout.

Kristina Werner is known for her MACM (make a card Monday) video series, and this week’s card really caught my eye. Featuring a design that could be used as inspiration on a layout or card for any recipient, the tools are pretty basic and as always I enjoy watching her process.

Finally this week, Pink Paislee has been posting technique tutorials on their blog, and one really caught my eye. Utilizing product packaging and altering it a bit, Mahlin Wiggur created her own stencil for misting on a very colorful and artistic layout. In addition to her homemade misting stencil, she also uses a stencil with gesso and another pattern to add even more depth to her background. It’s a great reminder to play and really look around and use what you have in your stash. The tutorial can be seen here.

Noteworthy is a weekly column here at Scrapbook Update. Have something new & noteworthy to share? If you have something you would like considered for next week’s column, email with a link or press release.

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4 Responses to Noteworthy | 3.9.2012

  1. Kelly L March 10, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    Thanks for all the inspiration.. great stuff!

  2. Gab March 10, 2012 at 11:42 pm #

    Thanks for all the links May

  3. Mel McCarthy March 11, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    What a wonderful round up of creativity. Thank You & Yay Spring!

  4. Bev Leeson March 31, 2012 at 7:14 am #

    I Always wait eagerly for your Newsletter and it never disappoints. Every week I find something New to me. Thank You so much for the Time and energy you all must give to this Publication. I am one very appreciative FAN……
    Kind Regards,
    Beverley Leeson…..

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