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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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Kelly Purkey Gets Hero Arts Signature Line

Hero Arts and Kelly Purkey have announced that they are partnering to create a signature line of Kelly Purkey-designed stamps and other products.

Kelly Purkey has long been a prominent blogger in the industry, and in recent years she has moved into product design. After successfully designing stamps for sale through her own website, she began designing stamps (as well as other products) for online retailer Simon Says Stamp’s in-house line.

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CHA Sneak Peeks Time is Here!

It’s that time of year again…the most wonderful time of the year! It’s CHA Sneak Peeks time – the season when we get to start getting a look ahead at the products that will be coming to market in the months ahead for us to fuel our creative souls with (and empty our wallets on).

This year’s Craft & Hobby Association Mega Show takes place in Anaheim, California from January 9th to the 13th.

CHA-Sneak-Peeks-2015-ArtAs usual, we have all the sneak peeks organized for you on the Scrapbook Update CHA Mega Show 2015 Sneak Peeks page! The page will be continuously updated until the show begins on January 9th, so keep checking back for updates!

 

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Katie Pertiet to Partner with Our Memories For Life

Popular designer Katie Pertiet announced today via her blog that she is partnering with Our Memories for Life to be the brand’s exclusive product designer. Katie has previously been known in the scrapbook world for her work with such brands as Autumn Leaves and My Mind’s Eye, and as the owner of Designer Digitals.

Our Memories for Life is the scrapbooking brand that was founded earlier this year at direct sales company Heritage Makers (part of the Youngevity umbrella) by Creative Memories co-founder Rhonda Anderson after her departure from the company she founded. OMFL Christmas Joy Collection Continue Reading →

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Lily Bee Design Closing, Holding Sale

After a year-long hiatus, Lily Bee Design has announced that they are formally closing down operations and holding a clearance sale.

lily bee head over heelsOwner Kristen Young announced the decision in a blog post on Thursday:

After taking the last year off, I have made the decision to close down Lily Bee Design. It’s been a great 5 years with lots of memories and friendships made. I’d always dreamed of owning my own company and designing scrapbook paper. It was a dream come true.  And to YOU our wonderful customers, thank you so much for all your support.

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Update | Endings and Beginnings…Designer Edition

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

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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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