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Snapshots from CHA Mega Show 2015

The lights are turned out and the booths all disassembled. Suitcases have been packed and flights boarded for home….the CHA Mega Show 2015 has passed into history.

Anaheim Convention CenterApparently, Anaheim didn’t get the memo that California is a desert. It was grey and drizzling rain for the majority of the days of the show, welcome weather for local residents but not for show attendees.

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Design Team Call | Hip Kit Club

For our readers’ convenience, Scrapbook Update now publishes the full text of 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.

Announcing our 2015 Hip Kit Club Design Team Call!

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Do you love scrapbooking and creating projects with an eclectic mix of amazing products from various manufacturers? Are you a team player that enjoys working alongside other creative individuals?  Do you actively communicate via social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube?  Do you have an active blog?  Are you willing to share your work and promote our Hip Kit Club on various forms of social media?  Do you have a specific style that would be a good fit for our Hip Kit Club? Then we want to hear from you! Continue Reading →

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Update | Ella Publishing Closing, Design Teams, & More

Ebook publisher Ella Publishing has announced that they will be closing down on February 1st. The company was co-founded in 2009 by former Simple Scrapbooks staff members Angie Lucas and Lain Ehmann, before being sold in 2012 to Big Picture Classes (which was co-founded by Simple Scrapbooks founding editor Stacy Julian). Ehmann left the company in early 2010 and was replaced by Wendy Smedley. Big Picture Classes was sold to Studio Calico in 2014, and as an apparent result of that transition, the Ella Publishing brand is being discontinued.

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The Ella website will disappear on February 1st, and has already ceased sale of the brand’s publications. Ella’s products are still available for sale through the Big Picture Classes website. until January 31st. Continue Reading →

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2014: Scrapbooking’s Year in Review

I don’t like to write “year in review” posts until the year is actually over. It seems to me that it’s tempting fate the moment you hit publish that the biggest story of the year will happen. So, now that the ball has dropped in Times Square and the last note of “auld lang syne” has faded…here’s a look back at the high points and low points of 2014 in scrapbooking.

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Simple Stories Life Documented Delayed by Labor Dispute

Simple Stories informed customers yesterday that its new Life Documented planner and scrapbook collections has been affected by a labor dispute delaying shipments at the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Seattle and Tacoma.

Simple Stories Life DocumentedThe collection, which was due to be received in the company’s warehouse last month, is being delayed by a dispute between the ports and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. The union’s contract with the ports expired in July, and in recent weeks the union’s 13,000 workers at the four ports have been engaging in work slowdowns in protest of the lack of a new contract. Continue Reading →

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