SIlhouette Promo | Pocket Scrapbook Ideas – and Giveaway Winner!

It’s time to announce the winner of the Silhouette Portrait giveaway….

The lucky owner of a new Silhouette Portrait machine is: Analisa! Watch your email Analisa for your notification of how to collect your prize!

If you weren’t the winner of the new Portrait machine, don’t forget the Silhouette promo is still going on and you can still get one through the great deal that is going on now at the Silhouette online store.

silhouette _button_march20-31Already have a machine? You can still use our promo code “UPDATE” when you visit the Silhouette America store to get 30% off all of Silhouette’s specialty media, like sticker paper, adhesive foil, cotton canvas, and tattoo paper!

Wondering what you can do with a Silhouette if you are working on making a pocket scrapbook and do things like Project Life or SNAP by Simple Stories? I’ll share my latest pocket page below to show you! Continue Reading →


Easter Candy Bags – Silhouette Giveaway & Promotion!

I absolutely love designer Lori Whitlock’s cut file designs for the Silhouette machine. The series of candy boxes that I am showing you today on  here and on Scrapbook Update are beautiful examples of why I have a Silhouette library that is bursting full of her designs. (And be sure to read to the end to hear about the latest Silhouette giveaway and promotion!)

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Review | The Crochet Dude Advanced Crochet Kit With Hooks

The Crochet Dude Advanced Crochet Kit

Boye is well-known for providing quality crochet supplies, and they have teamed up with Drew Emborsky to offer some starter to advanced level “Crochet Dude” approved crochet kits. The Crochet Dude Advanced Crochet Kit offers a larger selection of supplies that were selected by Drew Emborsky (aka The Crochet Dude) for crochet enthusiasts who want to add some helpful accessories to their crocheting supplies in an affordably priced kit. The names of these kits are little confusing. The names imply that they are geared to a particular crochet experience level. However, I found that the names really just reflect the tools being offered in a kit. The “Advanced Crochet Kit” offers some tools, like stitch markers, that more advanced crocheters might find more useful in comparison to a novice crochet student who would not have a need for the stitch markers while they learn their basic stitches. Continue Reading →


Review | Kumihimo Bracelet Kit from Ebay

I recently ordered a Kumihimo Bracelet kit sold by Loom Jewelry on Ebay. The kit was created to provide the user with an easy and portable Kumihimo jewelry making kit for less than $10. Kumihimo is the Japanese art form of braiding. The process of making the braided cords is simple and was traditionally done on special wooden stands called Maru Dai and/or Takadi. The cording was originally used as trim, belts, etc. Kumihimohas become more popular in the United States and crafters are using the braiding to make various jewelry items. Thus, due to the growth in popularity more new kits are being made available from various retailers and manufacturers.

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