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Check Out The Scrapbook Update Staff’s Personal Picks From CHA

We are busy compiling our Scrapbook Update CHA Summer 2011 Top Ten Hot Picks list of what we think are going to be the big products to hit the papercrafting market from CHA this time around! But in the meantime, we thought you might want to look at our staff’s personal picks of what we can’t wait to play with for our scrapbooking when it makes its way to store shelves.

Remember May’s article on “Making Useful Buys“? These lists are the result of each of us applying the principals from that article to our own personal scrapbooking!

5 Responses to Check Out The Scrapbook Update Staff’s Personal Picks From CHA

  1. Gab July 28, 2011 at 3:35 am #

    Thanks for putting all these in one place Nancy

  2. WhamBamPam July 28, 2011 at 11:27 am #

    Hi Nancy,
    Just a quick thank you to you & May & Melissa. Great coverage of CHA, made me wish I was there with you all. Mostly thank you for Scrapbook Update, I always enjoy reading the latest news & information about the industry, who bought who, who is starting something new, etc…

  3. lyneen July 28, 2011 at 11:05 pm #

    Thanks for the CHA coverage… Loved reading your posts and all the great pics… almost as good as being there! ALMOST!

  4. Kristina White August 3, 2011 at 12:05 am #

    I know the show is crazy busy for you all to go from booth to booth and talk with everyone.
    However, in the future, it would be great to see the new companies that debuted at CHA.

    The only new company I saw you covered was ATQ. Which quite frankly, seems a bit biased as May did some design work for them.

    • Nancy Nally August 3, 2011 at 1:03 am #

      I will tolerate a lot of things said about me because of my job but one thing that I absolutely WILL NOT tolerate is an accusation of bias in my work because of the professional association on the part of a staff member. We all work very hard at Scrapbook Update to keep a high level of professionalism about our work and provide fair, balanced coverage to the industry.

      Authentique was newsworthy at this show. PERIOD. We’d already written two articles about the events surrounding the launch of the company before CHA – A huge industry name had left her own signature line with another major industry company to take a role in the start-up of Authentique, and that relationship then ended in a very newsworthy way. That alone made Authentique’s CHA debut one that absolutely had to be covered. The products also debuted in wide distribution before CHA, including at Archiver’s, pretty much guaranteeing that this “start-up” was a hit before the show even opened. I would have been remiss in my role as Editor of Scrapbook Update if we had not covered them. End of discussion.

      May wasn’t even present at the show when the coverage was being organized and executed by Melissa and me. And May’s working for them was irrelevant – I had known since the moment that Margie had announced she was leaving Advantus that I was going to have to cover the debut of whatever new thing she was involved in. It’s called NEWS. In fact, if we hadn’t covered Authentique, we’d pretty much have been the only media covering the show that didn’t cover them.

      Also, Authentique is actually not the only new exhibitor that Scrapbook Upate has covered and will cover from this show. Just like with the rest of the exhibitors, we can’t cover them all. But we also covered Basically Bare in both our booth round-up series and in our Hot Picks article, and there are pieces still awaiting publication that cover two more new exhibitors.

      Accusations of bias aren’t things you should throw around lightly against professional media. This isn’t a game….this is people’s livelihood you are talking about and professional reputations are important.