Archive | January 2, 2013

Art Anthology Purchases Basically Bare

Art Anthology has announced that they have purchased Basically Bare from founders Angela Pruitt and Carol Jackson.

Basically Bare, known for their chipboard and cardboard albums and die cuts, was founded in 2010 and was based in Georgia. Operations are being moved to Huntington Beach, CA as part of the sale. Pruitt will remain with the company as Basically Bare’s design specialist after the move.
Basically Bare Mini Album

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Top Ten Scrapbook News Stories Of 2012

The new year makes us look back on the events of the past year as well as looking forward to the new one. In case you missed any of them, here’s a look back at the top news stories of 2012 on Scrapbook Update:

American Crafts, Becky Higgins to Partner on Project Life Production, Distribution: This blockbuster announcement will bring Project Life to store shelves everywhere, with the support of the American Crafts operation behind it.

Hobby Lobby Sues Obama Administration over ACA Mandate: Hobby Lobby made national news outside the crafts industry when it decided to become the first non-religious business to take the Obama administration to court over the birth control coverage mandate in the ACA bill. The company was recently denied a stay in court that would have allowed them to avoid the mandate while their legal fight runs its course.

Meredith Corp Announces Scrapbooks Etc to Cease Publication: Perhaps the most shocking story of 2012 was when publisher Meredith Corp. announced that it was pulling the plug on Scrapbooks Etc. magazine despite it being the most-read magazine in the industry.

Spellbinders Lawsuit Against QuicKutz Dismissed: After a long nasty legal fight, QuicKutz won a summary judgement in the lawsuit that Spellbinders had been pursuing against them for patent infringement. Due to similar legal issues, Lifestyle Crafts was also granted summary judgement shortly afterward in the case filed against them by Spellbinders over the same patent. That didn’t end the matter, however – Spellbinders has filed appeals in both cases in U.S. appellate court. Continue Reading →