The year is drawing to a close and, like us, you’re most likely beginning to reflect on what made 2011 a standout time in your family’s life. What a great occasion and reason to create a scrapbook layout or mini album! To help you pull together your end-of-the-year projects, here’s our round up of products that helped make 2011 a fabulous year for scrapbookers. Whether these products are old friends or you’re just discovering them now, you’ll love what they have to offer.
Pink Paislee’s gorgeous and versatile Soiree line had you tickled pink in 2011! With all the special little details in this collection, you could scrapbook all your birthdays, weddings, and showers with panache. And because this line contains so many pieces, you had more than enough celebratory scrapbook accents and paper left over to document your everyday triumphs.
Adding colorful details and depth to stamped images got a lot easier in 2011 with Letraset’s ProMarkers. At about $2.75 per marker, this colorful product helped you build your color collection without breaking your budget—a definite plus this year!
If scrapbooking had you feeling overwhelmed in 2011, chances are you reached for a Smash Book from K&Company! These clever books are filled with prompts to get you journaling, and are designed to take the stress out of embellishing your memories.
With its interchangeable lenses, easy-to-use menu, and Live Guide to let you preview your shot, the 12.3 megapixel E-PL2 was (and still is) a wonderful value for your money. Or check out the E-PL2′s newer brother, the E-PL3. Whether you’re a scrapbooker who’s looking for a little more power than your point-and-shoot can offer, or a DSLR photographer who wants a lightweight powerhouse to tuck in your purse, you can’t go wrong with an Olympus Pen.
If you’ve ever needed to pare down foam adhesive to fit an accent, then Westcott’s nonstick scissors became your crafty cutting friend in 2011. If you haven’t tried these fabulous scissors yet, go ahead and cut up your stickiest adhesive—you’ll be amazed at how it will peel right off your scissors!
We hope you enjoyed this quick look back at some of the products that knocked our socks off this year!
– Kim Jackson, senior editor
P.S. Don’t forget about the fantastic sale going on in our store—this is a great chance to pick up a special issue or book that you may have missed!