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.