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Author Archive | Nancy Nally

Paper Crafts Magazine To Close

In yet another blow to the publishing segment of the scrapbook industry, contributors of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine have been informed of the magazine’s pending closure.

Paper Crafts magazineThe announcement came in an email to contributors from F+W president Sara Domville. According to the email, Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking will cease publication after the February issue, and there will be no more print special issues from the brand. The planned Card Creations volume 13 special issue is being cancelled. All content in the company’s possession is being returned to contributors. Continue Reading →

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Is Northridge Publishing Closing Down?

It’s a question I’ve been getting in my inbox a lot lately from concerned readers: Is Northridge Publishing closing down? From all outward appearances, it’s certainly looking as if the publisher of Scrapbook Trends, Cards, Cricut, and the Create Idea Books is no longer a functioning publisher.

The company, which was formerly a paper publisher charging $15/issue for each of its magazines every month, went fully digital beginning with the August 2013 issues of its magazines and began offering an all-access pass for $9.99/month that bought access to all six magazines’ digital issues.

The most obvious sign of trouble is that October passed without any magazine issues being published by the company, despite a production schedule for its magazines which calls for the publication of issues every month for all of its active titles. In September, Northridge published only 3 issues instead of its usual 6. The September issues of Scrapbook Trends, Cards, and Cricut magazines were all titled as “Best of” issues, largely featuring apparently recycled content. Continue Reading →

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Jobs | Craft Designer – Ellison (Lake Forest, CA)

For our readers’ convenience, Scrapbook Update publishes industry job listings in our main feed, with the company name in the header (usually)! To see a page listing all of these published jobs for easy reference, visit the Jobs category page of Scrapbook Update.

FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (10/29/2014)

Company: Ellison Educational Equipment, Inc.

Location: Lake Forest, California (this position is located in Lake Forest, California only)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Creates production ready 3-D art for Sizzix and Ellison product lines

• Applies current and relevant embellishment techniques and applications to finished projects

• Provides finished project examples for catalogs, packaging, websites, blogs, workshops and advertising

• Designs eye-catching vignettes for trade shows that convey the theme of look and feel of a particular artist’s vision

or product line application

• Executes booth layouts by shopping for props and accessories to make products look the best Continue Reading →

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Jobs | Scrapbooker/Crafter – American Crafts (Lindon, UT)

For our readers’ convenience, Scrapbook Update publishes industry job listings in our main feed, with the company name in the header (usually)! To see a page listing all of these published jobs for easy reference, visit the Jobs category page of Scrapbook Update.

Scrapbooker/Crafter

Job Description

American Crafts is a scrapbooking and crafting supply company in Lindon, Utah. American Crafts sells to big box retailers and independent stores, both nationally and internationally. The company seeks a talented person to fill a mid-level Scrapbooker/Crafter position. The Scrapbooker/Crafter works closely with other Scrapbooker/Crafters, the Marketing team and In-House Designers to make creative samples for packaging and catalogs. The Scrapbooker/Crafter also offers perspective during the product design process to ensure products have the appeal and usefulness required to make them successful. Continue Reading →

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Big Picture Classes: Forever is Gone [Updated]

Big Picture Classes has notified its customers that a huge transition is coming to the company soon, requiring some changes that have drawn the ire of its customer base.

BPC-websiteThe company had indicated when it announced that it had been sold to Studio Calico in August that a new website was in the works for its customers. On Friday, the company shared more information about the website in announcements via email and on their website – and shared for the first time that the new site will not include many of the company’s previous classes. A large number of classes, which were sold to students with the promise of “forever” access, will be retired from Big Picture’s web presence in February, after a transition period during which the company is promising to facilitate the downloading of class materials (both pdf and video content) for students. Continue Reading →

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