The Scrapbook Tool I Can’t Live Without

I can’t afford to purchase a ton of scrapbooking tools. Rather, I’m a serial drooler. I stare enviously at all of the tools available for semi-avid scrappers like myself, but I am forced to stick with just the essentials. Of course, my “essentials” and your “essentials” could differ greatly. For example, my mom can scrapbook with a simple pair of scissors and a bunch of adhesives. Unfortunately, I wasn’t born with as steady a hand. Consequently, one of the scrapbook tools I can’t live without is a paper cutter or paper trimmer. It is entirely possible to design amazing scrapbook … Continue reading

New Company: Tinkering Ink

Tinkering Ink Most scrapbooking product companies take a little time to define their style and figure out exactly how they are going to fit into the scrapbooking world. But I was extremely surprise to find Tinkering Ink at CHA last month in the new vendor area because they over exceeded my expectations for a brand new scrapbooking company. They have a very sophisicated style that will do well in the scrapbooking industy. I truly love their bold designs in vibrant colors in their patterned paper and coordinated embellishments. They released 5 new lines that will have a staggered release date … Continue reading

Winter CHA 2007 From Basic Grey

New Product From Basic Grey It’s no secret that Basic Grey is one of my favorite scrapbooking companies. They have consistently beautiful paper in a variety of color palettes. It seems that I could almost always use their paper to fit the theme of any scrapbook page. They just released 4 new collections of paper. Each line also includes coordinating alphabet stickers, mini monograms, regular monograms, cardstock tags, fibers, and matchbook kits. Here is a look at the 4 new lines that you can look forward to working with in the (hopefully) near future. Scarlet’s Letter They do fantastic work … Continue reading

New Love, Elsie Line From KI Memories

One of the things on my “must see” list when I went to CHA last month was the new Elsie Flannigan line with KI Memories. I have enjoyed seeing Elsie’s work online and in her book, 52 Scrapbooking Challenges, so I new that her brand new line of scrapbooking products would not be disappointing. Three new lines were released at CHA, each with a fun and playful style, but each with different color palette and paper designs. All of the patterned papers are double-sided and each collection also includes 6 patterned papers, 2-fabric papers and 2 sheets of embossed cardstock. … Continue reading

Peaks at Winter CHA Releases Part 2

CHA is coming up next week and many scrapbooking companies are releasing sneak peaks of their new products. This is such a fun time of year because I love seeing all of the innovative and beautiful ideas that these companies come up with. Here are a few more sneak peaks that I have collected for your viewing pleasure. Cosmo Cricket. This is a fairly new company that started last year. They have a beautiful style of distressed looking papers. They are coming out with two new paper lines: Dutch Girl and Halfway Café. They are also coming out with plain … Continue reading

Peaks at Winter CHA Releases Part 1

With CHA just around the corner, I have been watching anxiously to find out what all of the new release items with be at the trade show. Out of the 3 main craft trade shows that are held each year, the winder trade show seems to have the most newly released items. I would like to share with you a few of my favorite items that will soon be available. Sassafrass Lass. This company is well known for the playful designs of their stamps. They also have offered paper, but I haven’t ever owned any. But they are coming out … Continue reading

Making Memories Fresh Anthology Line

Making Memories Anthology Line Making Memories has been a long time leader in the scrapbooking industry. They were one of the first big companies who came out with many innovative products. Remember the metal eyelet letters and simple stated rub-ons that were must have items a few years ago? Making Memories has recently released a few new lines so of beautiful products. One of my favorites is their new Anthology Line. I would like so share some for my favorite products from this line. Let’s start with the paper. I know that when I built a kit for my kit … Continue reading

New Creating Keepsakes Products

Creating Keepsakes Magazine has been an industry leader in the scrapbooking community for 10 years. They started as a magazine and have expanded to offer Creating Keepsakes University, CK Conventions, an online store, books, and so much more. They are now expanding their products to offer scrapbooking products. The new products look very interesting and I thought that I would share them with you. Organizational Products They are offering a nice variety of organizational products. One of my favorite things about them is the color combination of light blue and brown. They have paper organizers that hold 12 X 12 … Continue reading

New Cutting and Trimming Tools

With the many different options in paper trimmers for scrapbooking, I like to know what all of my choices are before I buy. In the past couple months, two of my favorite companies, Making Memories and Basic Grey, have come out with new tools that could make our paper trimming a much easier task. I’d like to share what each of the companies has to offer. Making Memories Precision Paper Trimmer When I first saw this trimmer, the first thing that made me very happy was that the base is large enough to hold an entire sheet of 12 X … Continue reading

Xyron Design Runner

There have been many times when I was scrapbooking or making a card and I wished that I could easily send my project through the printer to add a title or fun accent. Xryon has developed a tool that will allow to print anywhere on your project without sending it through a traditional printer. The Xyron Design Runner is a clever device that you simply hold in your hand and slide it across your paper to print. Let me fill you in on all of the fun things you can do with it. Print Alphabets. They offer several alphabets in … Continue reading