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Noteworthy | 9.18.2012

Some holiday news, some news for designers, and a moving must-read for everyone who scrapbooks are on the agenda today.

It’s hard to believe how fast the holidays are coming! One sure sign is that Studio Calico just put their exclusive limited edition Ali Edwards December Daily kit up for pre-order!

Ali Edwards Studio Calico December Daily 2012 kit

The kit features an exclusive Studio Calico 6×6 paper pad that includes 24 paper designs, an exclusive Technique Tuesday 4×6 stamp set, and an exclusive Studio Calico 4×6 Linen album that includes 20 page protectors, 5 thick transparency pages, and 10 chipboard pages.  There’s also a huge collection of embellishments from Studio Calico and a variety of other companies, including exclusive Studio Calico vellum and cardstock die cuts.

The kit retails for $89.95, including domestic shipping. Customers will be charged for the preorders on November 1st. This kit has historically sold out rather quickly, so if you want one, don’t wait too long!

Bella Blvd has announced it’s new design team for 2012-2013! The team will be made up of almost three dozen designers spread between the specialties of layouts, cards, papercraft projects, fabrics, guests, and local designers.

Paper Crafts Magazine has a call out for Card Creations: Vol. 11. They are seeking cards for a huge list of occasions – basically anything you can think of – that are innovative, creative, and fresh. The deadline for submissions is October 1st, so get creating!

Finally, on a serious note, I’m sad to share that Becky Higgins’ brother Jonathan passed away today after a battle with cancer. Becky, who is notoriously private about her family, had recently been sharing about his battle and is currently running ads on her website as a fundraiser for Jonathan’s family. Condolences to Becky and all of her family, especially Jonathan’s wife and children, on their loss.

Jonathan’s passing is not the sort of news that normally I would share on Scrapbook Update but I wanted to point my readers to something special associated with it. Becky posted an incredibly moving tribute to Jonathan today on her blog. It is filled with lovely details about the things that made Jonathan who he was and that people loved about him. It’s a beautiful reminder to record those things about our own loved ones. She inadvertantly reminded us of the essence of why we scrapbook while simply paying tribute to her lost brother.


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2 Responses to Noteworthy | 9.18.2012

  1. MichelleGB September 19, 2012 at 6:04 am #

    I’ve got my pre-order in for that fabulous SC kit! It was just too pretty to pass up and I love what Ali does every year – how could I resist!

    The news about Becky Higgins’ brother is so sad. As you said, it is a reminder of why we do what we do. I hope that she is able to find some comfort in her happy memories of him.

  2. Gab September 20, 2012 at 12:47 am #

    thanks for linking to Becky’s post. That is really sad news.

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