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Noteworthy | 8.29.2012

Today we’ve got some noteworthy links, some big news from the publishing world, a great class announcement and an easy way to get some fun stamps from a popular designer!

Kelly Purkey’s popular stamp designs that she’s been selling through her own website are now being distributed through Simon Says Stamp!

Kelly Purkey How I Roll stamp

Currently six of Kelly’s eight designs are on sale through SSS. (The other two designs are on backorder on Kelly’s own site.)  The stamps are available individually, or as a set of 6 for $59.99.

New Track Media has announced via the Paper Crafts magazine blog that they have made some major editorial changes at Creating Keepsakes magazine. The top two editorial positions at Creating Keepsakes magazine have been eliminated, leaving editor in chief Jennafer Martin and managing editor Lara Penrod out of jobs. Paper Crafts magazine editor in chief Jennifer Schaerer and managing editor Kerri Miller will assume dual roles moving forward, running both Paper Crafts and Creating Keepsakes.

Provo Craft is in the process of making huge changes to its Cricut Circle membership program. These changes include lowering the price and altering the benefits. Cricut fanatic Joy at Obsessed With Scrapbooking has a great article with all of the details on the what the new Cricut Circle program will look like.

Gain a solid foundation of type theory that will translate to a better understanding of how to create readable, engaging typeNo one in the scrapbook industry does design with type better than Cathy Zielske. If you’d like to learn how to do type like she does, Big Picture Classes is giving you the chance! Cathy’s popular Ten Tips For Better Type workshop is coming back to Big Picture in September. The class runs from Sept. 6th thru Sept. 19th, and the cost of registration is $14.

Retail consultants Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender have a great article on color psychology on their blog that is targeted to retailers but that also has good information that is applicable to any use of color – for decorating, crafting, anything in our worlds. It will really make you think about why certain colors are good for certain applications, and why we have certain color preferences in our lives.

Venice Mini Album

Tammy at Your Memory Connection has been working on scrapbooking her trip to Europe for two years! She shares some of the results – she’s made mini albums and layouts – and more importantly, what she has learned from the process about managing long-term creative projects in a recent article on her blog. She has some great insights about ways to make these projects manageable, as well as some great inspiration to share from her trip, so check it out!

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5 Responses to Noteworthy | 8.29.2012

  1. Erika @ Scrapbook Obsession Blog August 30, 2012 at 2:17 am #

    Nancy, now how am I supposed to get my work done when you give me all these cool links to check out? LOL I’m especially interested in the long-term projects article by Tammy. I’m slowly working on a Europe trip album myself … from 2006 ;)

  2. Ann August 30, 2012 at 7:06 am #

    Haha, I agree with Erica. How can I get on with my morning, when that link to Tammy’s article is calling my name…..

  3. Kaye Jones August 30, 2012 at 8:12 am #

    I always start my mornings with your emails … and forward to my BFFs so we can chat about it. I look forward to it every day. Sorry bossman! Taking a smoking break at my desk. LOL

  4. Vicki J August 30, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    Wow- CK just keeps taking hits. I wonder how eleminating two positions at the top will effect the content and direction?

  5. Gab August 31, 2012 at 2:57 am #

    Thanks Nancy!

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