Wait, is that a 10 at the start of this month’s date in the title? Holy cow, the year is going fast! October means mid-releases, and the holidays coming fast!
Speaking of the holidays, Carta Bella Paper Company is having a contest to see what scrapbookers can create with its Halloween-themed “All Hallow’s Eve” collection. Upload your creation to the Carta Bella Facebook page by October 8th at Midnight MDT and you could be one of three lucky winners of the Carta Bella collection of your choice from their currently shipping selection. Winners will be selected on October 9th.
In another sign that border punches have become the new tool battleground in the industry, Fiskars has announced a new border punch system called the AdvantEdge Punch System.
The AdvantEdge utilizes slide and lock technology which Fiskars says “lets you keep the paper in one place while the punch cartridge slides from one lock-in slot to the next for a perfectly aligned border.” The punch accepts interchangeable punch cartridges that cut 2.75″ borders, and a selection of nine designs are currently available in that size. (The Flower Garden design pictured below is packaged with the tool in the starter set.) The AdvantEdge will also work with the company’s previously released smaller interchangeable border punch cartridges for its more traditional border punch design.
The AdvantEdge starter set will retail for $49.99, and the 2.75″ punch cartridges will retail for $29.99.
Hampton Art has a new Director of Sales. Mike Behar, formerly Leisure Arts’ VP of Sales, has joined the company to take the position. Bob Gallagher, Hampton Art’s Director of Business Development, will focus moving forward on growth initiatives and work in tandem with the new Director of Sales to develop new products and expand the company’s presence in the crafts market.
Ed Bolen, VP/GM of Hampton Art, shared the company’s excitement at the new addition to their team:
We are obviously very pleased that Mike has joined our team. He brings a wealth of experience to the table and will be a great asset as we continue to grow our business. We are committed to maintaining a high level of quality, service, creativity and inspiration, and Mike will definitely contribute in all of these areas.
Zva Creative is having a design team call open to both US and international designers. The deadline for the call is Midnight Pacific time, October 21st. For all the details, visit the Zva Creative blog.
Designers have a lot to keep them busy if they choose – Jennifer Priest is also having a design team call for Hydrangea Hippo! Applications are due on October 15th.
FarmHouse Paper has announced a new holiday line, called Nordland. It’s a delightful mixture of a bright shade of green, dark maroon, and brown. It contains some very trendy elements such as sheet music, chevrons (in the form of herringbone) and birds.
No word from FarmHouse on when the collection will be shipping to stores.
The holidays will be over and done with scarily fast. Then it will be time for Valentine’s Day crafting. Pink Paislee has given a sneak peek on their Facebook page of an upcoming Valentine’s Day line called Secret Crush:
No word on when the new collection will be shipping to stores.
Teresa Collins has also announced a new mid-release collection. “Now & Then” is a beautiful collection of text, vintage graphics, floral and damask and other vintage patterns.
The project pictured above is one that Teresa will be teaching in the next few months at several events in the US and Canada.
Teresa also has announced that she will be going to Bellagio, Italy in June 2013 to teach a Creative Retreat.