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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 →

Update | 7.10.2014 – Two Peas, Shutterfly, Shimelle, and more!

Two Peas in a Bucket announced today that they will stay open for sales and content viewing until July 24th:

Due to the overwhelming response to our clearance sale, we will be shipping orders through the end of the month and have decided to keep the site operational thru 7/24/2014 and expect the last order to go out the door on the 25th.

The extended time gives the site’s users extra time to use the export tool developed by Scrapbook.com to save their galleries by transferring their images and descriptions to the Scrapbook.com gallery. Click here for more information on how to use the gallery export tool.

As the summer product releases approach for the second half of the year, some companies are clearing out the warehouse to make room for them. Elle’s Studio is holding a summer warehouse sale. Unlike most companies, which usually sell “grab bag” style boxes, Elle’s Studio is selling inventory by the individual item through their online store so their fans can buy just exactly the items they want. The sale will last until 7/21 or while supplies last. Continue Reading →

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Ali Edwards Leaves Technique Tuesday

Technique Tuesday announced today that long-time signature designer Ali Edwards is leaving the company.

Nancy with Ali Edwards(pictured above: Ali Edwards, on right, with me at the 2012 Craft and Hobby Association Winter Show)

The Ali Edwards line was the first signature line developed by Technique Tuesday, and it has been a favorite of scrapbookers since its introduction in January 2009. It was later expanded into a monthly auto-ship stamp club called Studio AE in addition to the line’s regular product releases. Continue Reading →

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