Archive | July 1, 2009

Big Change At Big Picture Scrapbooking

Big-Picture-Scrapbooking-foundersOnline scrapbook education site Big Picture Scrapbooking announced on June 24th in a brief statement on their blog that Paula Wessells is leaving the company “to pursue personal interests”. Wessells, who co-founded the site in 2005 with Stacy Julian and Kayce Rehn, served as the company’s CEO. Rehn and Julian have indicated they will continue to operate Big Picture Scrapbooking moving forward.

Wessells has not announced her future plans for her time after leaving Big Picture. Prior to founding the company, she was employed in marketing and events planning in the Portland area, serving tech industry clients as Intel, Cisco, Symantec and Adobe.


CHA Extends Innovations Showcase Award Deadline

CHA announced Tuesday that it has extended the deadline for entering its annual CHA Innovations Showcase until July 17th, 2009.

Submitted products will be on display in booth #1525 at the CHA-Summer 2009 show in Orlando. CHA Innovations Showcase Awards, which recognize manufacturers for their outstanding product contributions to the craft and hobby industry, will be presented for first, second, and third place products. The Awards will be presented at the CHA Awards ceremony on July 28th in Orlando.

To enter the Innovations Showcase Awards competition simply email or fax a completed registration form to 201.835.1268. A $50 USD entry fee per product is required, but there is no limit on the number of entries.  Only products introduced in 2009 are eligible. For more information, contact Allison Adoff at

0 Reaches Million Image Mark announced on Tuesday that at 10:25am PST they reached the one million image mark in their gallery. According to their announcement, this makes them the curators of the largest collection of images of scrapbooking projects in the world.

The millionth image posted was a layout named “Summer Fun” created by user CroppyCatter. She won a $30 prize pack (and a big audience for her layout, which was reposted on the blog) for being the lucky millionth layout poster. Five additional winners were also drawn at random to win prize packs.