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Archive | May, 2012

Online and Offline Scrapbookers

When I started in the industry, nothing that I did related to scrapbooking was online. I shopped in my local scrapbook store (I worked there and got a great discount). I only scrapped with paper, not digitally. I did not visit message boards or galleries, and as a very busy graduate student, I wondered who had time to do all of that anyway. I secretly judged those who carried on conversations offline about stuff they read on their favorite message board.

Today, I still rarely visit message boards. I have always found them overwhelming, and still just can’t get over that feeling. But I no longer judge those who do use them.

That’s not the only thing that has changed. I now do a lot of my scrapbook shopping online. I do have a local scrapbook store about 30 minutes from my house, but they do not carry everything I want and I do not always want to drive all over the place to get supplies anymore. I also now dabble in digital scrapbooking.

And of course, I visit blogs. I subscribe to blogs. I write a scrapbooking blog. I love scrapbooking blogs. Continue Reading →

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Winners | Suzi Blu for Stampavie Giveaway

It’s time to post the winners of the stamps by Suzi Blu for Stampavie from last week’s giveaway! Three Scrapbook Update readers are lucky winners who will have some new stamps to play with soon!

The winner of package #1 is April W, who posted:

These are absolutely fabulous!!!

The winner of package #2 is Lynnscraps, who posted:

I love the quotes on these cute stamps. I am always looking for quotes like these, which are perfect for me.

The winner of package #3 is Ann, who posted:

I like the idea of the complete multimedia package. For me, I would consider it a class and book purchase. Being able to refer to the “class” at anytime, would be great. So many times I come home from a class with samples and directions, only to forget exactly how we did something 6 months later.

Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to our sponsor Stampavie for sharing their products with our readers for the prizes! Winners, you will get an email in a moment with instructions on collecting your prize! Thanks for reading Scrapbook Update!

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Hambly Screen Prints Closing

According to the Hambly Screen Prints blog, the brand is in the process of “winding down operations” at the direction of founder Harry Hambly and will produce no more new product.

The blog post earlier today was authored by Alison Kreft Abad, who was the company’s Art Director for over 8 years. She states that she is no longer with Hambly because of the company’s intent to produce no future Hambly Screen Prints product, and that she is transitioning to new opportunities.

Santa Clara, California-based Hambly Studios has been in business for over 35 years. The company is known in the crafts industry for its graphic styled screen printed products such as transparencies, and for its rub-ons, washi tape and prismatic stickers, but it also produces other products that include wall decals, notebooks and calendars.

UPDATED: Allison Kreft Abad indicated in a post about the closing yesterday on her own blog that one of the new opportunities that she is working on is designing a new collection for Echo Park Paper Company.

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Paperclipping Roundtable #114: My Experience of Your Experience

This week’s episode is hysterically epic, even by Roundtable standards! As our guest Tami Morrison tweeted afterwards, “we put the talk in stalking! – with a lot of help from our other guest Ana Cabrera. (Oh yeah – and in between, we squeezed in some talk about end of the school year scrapbooking.)

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