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Update | Endings and Beginnings…Designer Edition

This week has brought some endings and some beginnings to the industry…

Endings

Tim Holtz has announced that he is ending the experiment of sharing his blog with a creative team of bloggers. The media team had been in place for about five months, creating content for the Tim Holtz blog, and was packed with some of the industry’s best talent:

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Creativeworld | Why Go International?

January is a busy month for trade shows in the crafts industry. The Craft & Hobby Association and TNNA shows open the month. Creativeworld in Frankfurt, Germany closes out the month.

Messe Frankfurt signsThis coming January, like this past January, I will once again be making the transatlantic trek to Germany to attend the Creativeworld show in Frankfurt as a speaker and member of the show’s official press corps. Why go to another continent for a trade show just two weeks after attending the Craft & Hobby Association show? As I learned last year during my first visit, there are actually several ways in which the international Creativeworld show complements and enhances what attendees have just learned and done at CHA. Continue Reading →

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CHA PaperArts 2015 Show Announced

The Craft & Hobby Association has announced the return of the CHA PaperArts Show for the summer of 2015, with a new (old) location that is sure to be popular with attendees.

CHA PaperArts bannerThe CHA PaperArts show replaced the former CHA Summer trade show, traditionally held in Rosemont, IL, on the CHA show calendar in 2014. The new show, specifically for the paper crafting segment of the industry, was held in Atlanta and featured a hotel-based format that was a great success with attendees. (For an in-depth description of the new format and how it worked, read my CHA PaperArts 2014 report.) Continue Reading →

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Black Friday 2014: Scrapbook Sales

SU_Black_Friday_01“Black Friday” has turned into a week long (or more) extravaganza of sales at most major – and small – retailers. I’m gathering as many of the Black Friday scrapbook sales as possible here in this easy reference for you to find in one place and plan your Black Friday week(end) shopping! (To see all the die cut machine deals, visit our separate die cutting deals page.)

Additional sales will be announced as the week progresses, so keep checking back for the best deals!

Disclaimer: Scrapbook Update cannot be responsible for incorrect information, regional variances or typographical errors in the listings. Remember to check the local ads in your area to verify these listings.

How to use these listings: These tables may be sorted by clicking on the arrow at the top of each column. Sort by the store column to see all each store’s sales listed together, or sort by product name to compare sales on similar products. Many of the store names and item names are clickable to take you to the item online for easy shopping. (Some of these links are affiliate links, so when you use them you support Scrapbook Update – Thank you!) Continue Reading →

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Black Friday 2014: Die Cutting Machine Sales

SU_Black_Friday_01Black Friday is shaping up to be an epic battle of the die cut machines, as both Silhouette and Cricut will be aggressively promoting their flagship machines through the major chains and online channels. There will be deals to be had all week as “Black Friday” has turned into a week long (or more) extravaganza of sales at most major retailers.

Additional sales will be announced as the week progresses, so keep checking back for the best deals!

Disclaimer: Scrapbook Update cannot be responsible for incorrect information, regional variances or typographical errors in the listings. Remember to check the local ads in your area to verify these listings.

How to use these listings: These tables may be sorted by clicking on the arrow at the top of each column. Sort by the store column to see all each store’s sales listed together, or sort by brand or product name to compare sales on similar products. Many of the store names and item names are clickable to take you to the item online for easy shopping. (Some of these links are affiliate links, so when you use them you support Scrapbook Update – Thank you!) Continue Reading →

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