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Ahni & Zoe, Creative Memories Closing Down

Ahni & Zoe by Creative Memories CEO Chris Veit informed the company’s consultants today that the company will be winding down operations in the next month.

AhniandZoelogoAfter filing bankruptcy in April 2013 for the 2nd time in less than five years, Creative Memories discontinued its traditional product line of bookcloth albums, tools, and white pages. The company was re-launched last fall under a new brand name – Ahni & Zoe – with a re-imagined and extremely limited product line that focused on the Fast2Fab album concept of using albums with pre-printed pages to achieve fast results. Continue Reading →

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CHA PaperArts Show: An Overview

With the demise of the long-running CHA Summer show in Chicago (which was transplanted to Las Vegas last year for its last iteration), the CHA PaperArts section needed a new show to promote and sell its critical third and fourth quarter holiday releases. Thus, the CHA PaperArts show was born!

The Venue

The new show was a completely re-imagined experience from the former summer show. The CHA PaperArts show was designed as a hotel-based show, with all events taking place under the roof of the Hilton Atlanta. The high-rise hotel sits in the heart of downtown Atlanta, in the neighborhood surrounding Olympic Park. From my room on the 13th floor, the view spread expansively across I-75, which was only a block away, to the Emory University building and other downtown highrises.

Atlanta skyline

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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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Jobs | Product Development / Design Director – Unknown Company

For our readers’ convenience, Scrapbook Update publishes industry job listings in our main feed, with the company name in the header (usually)! To see a page listing all of these published jobs for easy reference, visit the Jobs category page of Scrapbook Update.

Editor’s Note: Appearing below is an abridged version of available job posting being fulfilled by The Creative Network. Please contact Jessica Goursolas at The Creative Network via email: jessica AT creativenetworkinc.com for more information.

Position: Product Development / Design Director

Company: Not Disclosed.

Location: Not Disclosed. Paid Relocation. Continue Reading →

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