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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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Project Life to Restrict Online Sales

Scrapbook Update has confirmed that many online retailers have begun receiving notices informing them that they will no longer be allowed to purchase Project Life products wholesale. The notice is effective immediately.

Project Life 2014According to a representative for Becky Higgins LLC, in the future only online retailers that also have a retail store presence will be allowed to purchase Project Life products for resale. In addition to those stores, Two Peas In A Bucket and Amazon will continue carrying the line along with the company’s own soon-to-launch online store. The line is also sold online via HSN’s website as part of their promotional partnership and that will not change.

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CHA 2014 | Brother Scan-n-Cut with Project Runway’s Anthony Ryan Auld

Brother is at CHA 2014 in Anaheim showing off their new die cutting (and scanning) machine called the Scan-n-Cut. This machine is the craft industry’s first die cut machine that has a built in scanner, allowing users to scan something and then die cut it out. It also has the ability to attach pens to create sketch drawings of a scanned item.

Brother Scan-n-Cut is a standalone machine that does not require a computer to operate. A version of the machine is available on Amazon currently for an MSRP of $399, but the version shown at CHA will have a somewhat higher MSRP.

Nancy Nally & Anthony Ryan Auld Continue Reading →

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