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Archive | January, 2014

Secret Service Investigating Possible Michaels Card Data Breach

Michaels Stores has announced that it is investigating a possible breach of customer credit card data.

“We are concerned there may have been a data security attack on Michaels that may have affected our customers’ payment card information and we are taking aggressive action to determine the nature and scope of the issue,” said Chuck Rubin, CEO of Michaels Stores. “While we have not confirmed a compromise to our systems, we believe it is in the best interest of our customers to alert them to this potential issue so they can take steps to protect themselves, for example, by reviewing their payment card account statements for unauthorized charges.”

According to security blog KrebsOnSecurity, which broke the news of the recent Target security breach, Michaels is working with the Secret Service to to investigate a pattern of fraudulent card charges on cards that trace back to Michaels as a common point of use. Continue Reading →

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Design Team Call | Chickaniddy Crafts 2/8

For our readers’ convenience, Scrapbook Update now publishes the full text of design team design team calls, with the company name and deadline in the header!

To see a page listing all of these published calls, visit the Design Team Calls category of Scrapbook Update.

Chickaniddy Crafts

We are looking to start our first ever craft team! Are you interested in being considered for our new team? If so, please check out the details below. We are excited to have you apply.  Our craft team call goes from January 13th – February 8th. Continue Reading →

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CHA Mega Show | Silhouette America [+ a Promo too!]

Since I love my Portrait machine so much I’m always excited to see what Silhouette has new in their booth at CHA. Once again this time I wasn’t disappointed – the company had some really exciting new media that I can’t wait to try playing with!

Silhouette VellumVellum is really hot right now in paper crafting, and now there is vellum created just for cutting with Silhouette machines! There is also self-adhesive corrugated paper, great for creating die-cut textured shapes (like hearts and arrows) that are also popular at the moment. Continue Reading →

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New Track Media Sold To F+W Media

F+W Media, the former publisher of now-defunct MemoryMakers Magazine, has announced that it has acquired New Track Media LLC, the publisher of the new Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking digital magazine, which was created out of the combination of Creating Keepsakes and Papercrafts magazines.

The two companies have something of a history between them – New Track Media was founded in 2006 by Stephen J. Kent, the former president and CEO of F+W, and New Track’s upper management is populated with many former F+W executives. Folio is reporting that Kent and CFO Mark Arnett will be leaving New Track as part of the acquisition.

Although they are known to scrapbookers for their magazines and events that were part of the former CK Media that they acquired in 2009, the New Track acquisition brings to F+W Media a total of 8 ecommerce storefronts, 3 consumer catalog brands, 13 magazines, 45 SIPs, 37 consumer events (with more than 100,000 attendees), 3 affinity clubs, and 2 retail shops to the Company’s portfolio. New Track operates from 8 offices and two retail locations. Continue Reading →
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Winner | Silhouette Giveaway (and Promo Reminder!)

Congratulations to Mary Anne Perlmutter! She won a new Silhouette Portrait machine in our Silhouette promotion (and a happy birthday to her because I hear it is her birthday!)

If you already have a machine, don’t forget that you can still take advantage of the Silhouette promotion going on now:

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To get the discount, use promo code UPDATE when you click here to visit the Silhouette America store.

Please note that the 30% discount does NOT apply to the machines, gift cards, $10/$25 download cards, shapes or subscriptions, or items that are out of stock.

Stock up on all your favorites – or try something new!

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