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American Crafts, Studio Calico End Licensing Agreement

American Crafts has issued a statement announcing the end of its licensing and distribution agreement with Studio Calico.

According to the announcement, the agreement will terminate on December 31st. This means that Studio Calico will once again be an independent entity when exhibiting at the CHA Mega Show in Anaheim, although its booth is currently shown on the show exhibitor map as situated adjacent to the usual American Crafts block of booths for the show.

“The team at Studio Calico has done an outstanding job developing fashionable, fun products,” said Sarah DeVoll, CEO of American Crafts. “We’re grateful to have partnered with them.”

April Foster, CEO of Studio Calico, said, “American Crafts has been an excellent partner in helping us grow and establish Studio Calico as a brand. We are thankful for their partnership over the past four years.”

The end of the partnership, which was originally announced in October 2011, comes as no surprise to many in the industry. At the 2015 CHA Mega Show, American Crafts rolled out a new brand name “Seven Paper” with a new style in place of the usual Studio Calico releases. The line floundered, with the line’s booth garnering virtually no attention from show attendees in Anaheim.

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Tammy Tutterow & Seth Apter Sign with Spellbinders

Designers Tammy Tutterow and Seth Apter have both announced deals with Spellbinders to produce product lines with the company that will debut at the CHA Mega Show 2016.

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Tutterow’s announcement had been somewhat expected by industry watchers, after she left her long time position with Ranger earlier this year for what she said was a wonderful opportunity with another company. Spellbinders and Ranger engaged in something of a game of musical chairs this summer, with near simultaneous announcements of Tutterow departing the Ranger fold for her new deal with Spellbinders, and Ice Resin (previously partnered with Spellbinders) signing a partnership with Ranger. Continue Reading →

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It’s 2016 CHA Sneak Peek time!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – CHA Mega Show Sneak Peek time! Even though the show is still a month away, a few peeks are already starting to trickle out.

To make sure you don’t miss any of the scrapbook company sneak peeks, don’t miss our CHA sneak peeks page. It has a convenient table that can be sorted by company, booth number, or date added so you can see the links to all of the peeks in the order that works best for you! Click the graphic below to go straight to it, and be sure to bookmark it so you can check back as it is updated regularly over the next month. CHA 2016 Sneak Peeks Art Continue Reading →

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May Flaum Launches Signature Line with Buttons Galore

Buttons Galore announced today that May Flaum will be partnering with the company to launch a signature line in 2016 called 28 Lilac Lane, to premiere at the CHA Mega Show in January 2016.

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Every year at show time, I write at least a handful of stories on Scrapbook Update that start out something like that first paragraph. Sharing stories about designers embarking on new stages in their careers, and bringing exciting new products to scrapbookers in the process, is one of my favorite things to do at Scrapbook Update. But this time is different.

This time, it’s an announcement that I was intimately involved in. May is a friend and former writer for this site, and I have been the social media manager for Buttons Galore since earlier this year. I was involved behind the scenes in the development of this line. This is an announcement that I’m excited to share both personally and professionally. Continue Reading →

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Pantone Announces Twin Colors of the Year for 2016

In an unprecedented move, Pantone has announced two colors of the year for 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity.

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While to most of us the colors look like the nursery section of a department store, Pantone has other ideas, describing the Colors of the Year in the announcement as following:

Weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, Serenity comforts with a calming effect, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times. Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure.

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Quick Thanksgiving Layout with Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice

Sometimes when you get on a roll working on a project, you don’t want to stop! That happened to me with my Thanksgiving Layout-A-Week project that was published last week.

I made a single page layout featuring several key photos from the event but when I was done with it, I had several wonderful photos I still wanted to record. And I definitely didn’t want to be done playing with the fun Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice collection…so I kept going!

Thankful layout by Nancy Nally, using Simple Stories "Pumpkin Spice" collection.

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