Update | 6.28.2013

It’s time for another Update – your round-up of scrapbook news from around the industry. This time around, we’ve got some serious industry news, and a whole lot of fun too! (You know what they say about all work and no play….)

Apparently even pop princesses need to buy their own flowers sometimes, as Britney Spears was spotted recently at a Michaels store in Los Angeles. The singer, who is currently in the studio recording her next album with, was carrying bags loaded down with artificial flowers, along with various other items. The photos in UK’s Daily Mail made me feel a bit better about my own usual wardrobe for shopping at Michaels – Britney was photographed shopping in sweats, no make-up, and really messy hair.

Jo-Ann Stores are looking for a District Team Leader in the Raleigh, NC area. This position requires a four year college degree and 3 to 5 years supervisory experience preferably in a retail environment.

American Crafts has a design team call out that closes this week (on Friday, June 28th). The call requires submitting 2 scrapbook pages, 1 card, and 2 other types of general crafting or DIY projects. International applicants are welcome and the new team will be announced in early July.

Faber-Castell USA has hired Delanie West as Vice President, Creativity Center (Product Development). West will serve as a member of the Faber-Castell USA operating committee.

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West, whose previous positions include being Vice President & General Manager of Creative and Product Development at EK Success/Wilton Brands, has more than 17 years of experience in creative design and product development. She will be responsible for the Creativity for Kids and Faber-Castell brands, along with the company’s Creativity Center.

To learn more about West, follow her on Twitter, where she can be found tweeting as @delaniewest.

Kaisercraft and Prima have announced their 2013-2014 design teams.

The Disneyland Resort is the most Instagrammed place in the U.S., according to the Disney Parks blog. More than 8 million photos have been Instagrammed from the Disneyland Resort.

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As part of the announcement, Disney announced that they are joining Instagram with an account called @Disneyland.

In more Disney photo-related news…did you know that Disney photos are behind the roots of Simple Stories and their pocket scrapbooking system? Owner Amber Crowell explains how it all came about in a recent blog entry about the Disney photo album that started it all.

To close out a trifecta of Disney fun, here’s a piece about something that Disney is masterful at: branding. MomComm has a thought-provoking but fun piece about what you can learn from DisneyWorld about branding your blog.

Love Project Life but don’t want to give up traditional layout scrapping? Stumped at how to combine them? Megan Anderson has a great article on the Big Picture Classes blog about how to combine traditional scrapbook layouts and Project Life scrapbooking in a single album.

Speaking of Big Picture Classes, don’t miss the two big classes that are currently open for enrollment! Ali Edwards’s new 12 week class, Hello Story, starts on July 8th. Ali will be teaching 12 brand new journaling techniques, never before seen in any of her journaling workshops. Also about to start at Big Picture is The Phone Photography Project, a month-long class on how to take better photos with your phone that features 32 instructors delivering tips, challenges and app reviews on a daily basis.

For lovers of Ikea and all things paper, there’s good news: Ikea is launching “paper shops” inside its stores that carry a selection of bags, tags, decorative tape, journals, notepads, gift wrap and other fun paper items. The full selection of items is viewable on the Ikea UK website.


This tag set, available in the three colors shown above, retails for £1 for 10 tags.

If you are attending CHA’s Create-n-Connect show in Las Vegas in a few weeks, and aren’t an experienced Las Vegas visitor, you are probably wondering where to start checking out the sin city. I know I am…or I was, until I read “10 Cool Things To Do In Las Vegas” by retail consultants Georgeanne Bender and Rich Kizer. As experienced convention and event speakers, Kizer & Bender know what is not to be missed in the convention capital of the U.S.!

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11 Responses to Update | 6.28.2013

  1. Marianne June 28, 2013 at 3:05 am #

    Hello, thank you so much for sharing all the craft news. I really love your site. Will there be CHA sneaks also?

    • Nancy Nally June 28, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

      I’m working right now on the Sneak Peeks! Hopefully later tonight or tomorrow!

      • Marianne June 29, 2013 at 7:43 am #

        That would be great! Not only do I look forward to it but also the few visitors to my blog.

  2. kathleensummers June 28, 2013 at 3:11 am #

    Love the news and the fun!!

  3. Tania June 28, 2013 at 3:54 am #

    Like Marianne, I am hoping there will be CHA sneaks!

  4. Ali June 28, 2013 at 8:03 am #

    TY Nancy! Loved reading all the scrappy news ‘n fun!! 🙂 ~ Ali

  5. Suzette W. June 28, 2013 at 8:17 am #

    Love reading the buzz in the industry!

  6. Lezlee June 28, 2013 at 9:32 am #

    Woot! This is what I remember loving about you! 😉

  7. Pauline Clark June 28, 2013 at 9:36 am #

    Yes…interesting to read all the news tidbits! Thanks!

  8. Marie June 28, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    Great new items!

  9. Ann in PA June 30, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

    This is why I love Scrapbook Updates! Thanks for coming back to your roots. Any idea when IKEA Paper Shop is coming to the US?

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