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Ali Edwards Departing Designer Digitals

Ali Edwards announced today that she is leaving Designer Digitals, which has been home of her line of digital products since June 2008.

AE Beach for the Win“We wish her all the best as she evolves her brand. DesignerDigitals has been a leader in the digital scrapbook marketplace for nearly ten years and we will continue to forge new paths in the market,” Katie Pertiet, co-owner of DesignerDigitals.com, told Scrapbook Update about the announcement of Edwards’ departure. Continue Reading →

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Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators Gather to Inspire, Create and Share

Enthusiasm flowed through the air like electricity at the 2014 Stampin’ Up! convention held in Salt Lake City from July 16th through July 20th. The annual event brought together nearly 4,000 demonstrators from across North America to share artistic techniques, play with new product, learn sales and recruiting skills, and make new friends through a shared love of creativity.

K15C8872This year the convention has been rechristened by Stampin’ Up! as the “Inspire. Create. Share.” annual event. The company had made it especially easy for new demonstrators to attend this year by offering free registration to those who signed on as demonstrators during the past 12 months. Continue Reading →

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Gossamer Blue Launches Wholesale Line

California-based kit club Gossamer Blue has announced the upcoming launch of its first wholesale product lines.

Gossamer-Blue-logoGossamer Blue, founded in 2012 by designer Lori Gentile, currently offers two monthly subscription kits – a Main kit and a Life Pages kit for pocket scrapbookers – that feature its own designs of paper and other products mixed with a wide variety of industry brands. In addition, the company offers a selection of add-on kits every month. Continue Reading →

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Stampin’ Up! Quietly Launching Apostrophe S

Stampin’ Up!, which informed its consultant base back in March that it was launching a new direct sales brand, has spent the past few months quietly launching Apostrophe S. The new venture is being headed by Sara Douglass, a Stampin’ Up! company executive who is the daughter of founder Shelli Gardner.

Apostrophe S logoApostrophe S is a direct sales company aimed at a young demographic of Makers, and is focusing solely on selling self-contained project kits at the moment. The initial product releases includes 8 kits in a variety of craft areas including jewelry, home decor and kids crafts, with price points between $20 and $40 dollars each. For instance – the kit pictured below, called Recycled Romance, creates romantic table centerpieces out of recycled paperback books and ribbon, and sells for $25. Continue Reading →

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Update | 7.11.2014 – Amy Tangerine, Sneak Peeks, and more!

Looking for work in the Los Angeles area? Amy Tan of the brand Amy Tangerine is looking for a “Creative Assistant” to work in her studio with her 10-15 hours per week. According to the job posting on Amy’s blog “Knowledge in graphic design, photography and wordpress is a must. A design aesthetic that goes along with the Amy Tangerine brand is a plus.” Also, the job requirements include having your own car, camera, and laptop.

To learn more about the position or to apply, visit the Amy Tangerine blog.

If you are interested in keeping up with the latest releases, don’t miss the Scrapbook Update Summer Sneak Peeks page! We’ve done several major updates to it this week! It’s full of all sorts of exciting upcoming new products for the second half of the year. Continue Reading →

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Hobby Lobby Protests Follow Court Ruling

Hobby Lobby stores across the U.S. have been the targets of protests since the Supreme Court ruling on June 30th granting the company a religious exemption from providing in their company health plan four types of contraception that were mandated as part of the Affordable Care Act.

According to a survey of national media reports, there have been Hobby Lobby protests at stores in the following locations since the ruling (and there is likely more that haven’t garnered online media coverage): Continue Reading →