Happy 6th Birthday, Scrapbook Update!

Happy birthday to us! Today is Scrapbook Update’s 6th birthday!

Of course, six years ago a lot of things were different about Scrapbook Update…including its name. Back then we were called Inside Scrapbooking, and we were hosted on Typepad. We didn’t even have our own domain! Rather than reporting news, it was just me (Nancy) writing about the trials and travails of being a struggling designer in the industry. For a look at the article that started it all, check out Living in a Scrapbook Time Warp, which is all about the challenges of creating while following the editorial print calendar.

Over time, the site evolved into what it is today: a family business that is the industry’s leading trade journal, providing news and information that scrapbook businesses need. We mix in a few fun things too, since all work and no play…makes for stressed out scrapbookers!

So, happy birthday to us…but most of all, we want to take this opportunity to say thanks to all of our sponsors and readers who make the site possible and who make doing our jobs fun. And many thanks to Contributing Writer May Flaum for contributing her creative genius to Scrapbook Update. Thanks to all of you for all of your support and participation! We appreciate it immensely.

Nancy & Mike Nally
Co-Owners, Balalaberry Media LLC.

35 Responses to Happy 6th Birthday, Scrapbook Update!

  1. Barb M September 8, 2010 at 7:25 am #

    Congratulations on Scrapbook Update’s birthday. Thank you for having the vision to start your site and for all the work to keep it cutting-edge. SU is the first place I turn to for scrappy info. Thanks to your site, I have discovered so many sites that I hadn’t found before. Paperclipping, Big Picture Scrapbooking, and May Flaum’s blog were all discovered by me here. They are now a must-check for me everyday. Again, thanks and congratulations!

  2. SG Girl September 8, 2010 at 8:04 am #

    Thank You and Congratulations….this is a wonderful site and I faithfully check it each and everyday.

  3. Denise September 8, 2010 at 8:40 am #

    Congrats and Happy Anniversary! Keep the news and little demos coming. We appreciate them out here in Scrappyland. 🙂

  4. Amy K September 8, 2010 at 9:53 am #

    Happy Birthday!!!!

  5. Lorraine M. September 8, 2010 at 11:47 am #

    Congratulations! You have a great site and having a 6th birthday shows that it’s working!

  6. Vicki September 8, 2010 at 12:05 pm #

    I have followed you from the early days!! And still love it! Congrats on the Birthday

  7. Neysa September 8, 2010 at 2:15 pm #

    Congrats and best wishes! I love SU and have been a big fan for a while. Keep up the great work and here’s a toast to 6 more wonderful years!

  8. scrapper al September 8, 2010 at 3:34 pm #

    Happy birthday! I’ve been following you for years and hope to follow you for many, many more.

  9. Beth Sutton September 8, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

    Happy Birthday, thanks for the great website and the great service your provide!

  10. Duckienz September 8, 2010 at 7:27 pm #

    Happy Bday Scrapbook Update! Thanks for all the good reads and the prize I won for International Scrapbook Day. Go Nancy (and Mike & Bridget!). Also LOVE having May’s influence. Long Live Scrapbook Update 🙂 Allie

  11. Lysa Colonna September 8, 2010 at 8:31 pm #

    Best wishes and congrats on this birthday. I have only been visiting for a brief time but am so glad I found you all. SU is a fantastic source for information. Thanks so much.

  12. Su C. September 9, 2010 at 5:14 am #

    Congratulations and happy 6th birthday!!

  13. Gab September 9, 2010 at 6:33 am #

    Happy 6th birthday Scrapbook Update. Nancy I really appreciate all you do … and thanks to your sponsors too!

  14. Catherine Tachdjian September 9, 2010 at 7:12 am #

    Thank you to Nancy and the Scrapbook Update team for providing up-to-the minute information about our great industry! Happy Birthday!

  15. Pamela McGillin September 9, 2010 at 7:18 am #

    Happy 6th Birthday & Congradulations on still being around!

  16. Michelle M September 9, 2010 at 7:38 am #

    Happy 6th Birthday SU! I always look forward to all the info you provide ,…news, sources and exposure to tonnes of brands/companies that I might otherwise never have been introduced to. Keep up the great work!!!

  17. Amy Noorda September 9, 2010 at 8:32 am #

    Congratulations Nancy! Happy number six!

  18. Terri Harmon September 9, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    Everyone above has said it so well, but I also have to add my thanks and congrats to you, Nancy. You help to keep us on the cutting edge.

  19. Kelbah September 9, 2010 at 8:47 am #

    Congratulations Nancy, you have figured out the key to building a strong brand in this ever so fickle industry! I appreciate your efforts every day, as Scrapbook Update is my go to site for industry info. Thank You and Congrats!

  20. Bev September 9, 2010 at 9:01 am #

    Happy Birthday! I so appreciate this site and check it every day! Great job!
    Thank you!

  21. Betsy Burnett September 9, 2010 at 9:22 am #

    10,000 comments and a 6th birthday what a fabulous week for you guys!!! Congrats and Happy Birthday!

  22. stumpedagain September 9, 2010 at 9:26 am #

    Thanks for all the tidbits — and doing the research and digging so we can sit back and benefit. Truly appreciate SU as a great resource. Here’s to 60 more!

  23. flowerdisco September 9, 2010 at 9:26 am #

    Nelly, Happy “6”.
    and Thanks for all you and May bring to us.

  24. JeanH September 9, 2010 at 9:29 am #

    Happy Birthday!! Congrats on keeping a relevant, interesting site going for so long, You provide a great service to our industry! Looking forward to at least another 6!!

  25. Cindy d September 9, 2010 at 9:33 am #

    Congratulations! I’ve only been reading SU for less than a year and I had no idea it’s been around so long. How wonderful! It is so informative- thanks for all you do.

  26. Melissa Kaye September 9, 2010 at 9:34 am #

    Congratulations! Happy Birthday! I always enjoy your site and look forward to reading the newest articles you have written!

  27. Mellany Carver September 9, 2010 at 11:56 am #

    Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! May this birthday be the reminder of more good things to come!

  28. Kelly Lyons September 9, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for all the great information- I look forward to getting Update in my email box..

  29. Michelle September 9, 2010 at 3:33 pm #

    Congratulations and Happy Birthday! I look forward to the updates each week and I love how this site keeps evolving.

  30. Dottie Pennington September 10, 2010 at 8:31 am #

    I am a new fan of SU and glad I found you. Happy Birthday and here is to many more. Thanks for all you do.

  31. Lyneen September 12, 2010 at 1:45 am #

    CONGRATS on 6 years. LOVE reading your posts… thanks for keeping us in the know.

  32. Candy Rosenberg September 12, 2010 at 1:49 am #

    Congratulations. Thank you for all the hard work and for giving us the information we need. It has been an honor to work with you on a number of levels, and am grateful for all that you do in this industry.

  33. Emily M September 12, 2010 at 8:33 am #

    Best wishes for a happy and crafty birthday!
    Everyone at SU does such an amazing job!

  34. Danielle September 15, 2010 at 2:06 pm #

    You’re 6!! Happy Birthday…Anniversary…and congrats! Scrapbook Update is amazing and no one can do it like you, Nancy! Thanks for giving us up-to-date scrapbooking information!

  35. Nancy Grant September 15, 2010 at 11:51 pm #

    Congratulations on your 6th year! And many more!!!

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