ETSY IPO Doubles In Early Trading

Etsy launched its much anticipated IPO on the NASDAQ today (Thursday, April 16th) under the symbol ETSY, and quickly became the hottest stock in town, more than doubling its value in early trading.

Etsy-desktop-in-frameThe Etsy IPO initial sale price was announced yesterday as $16/share, on the high end of the $10-$16/share that had been indicated in the company’s SEC registration for the offering. By market open this morning, the price had jumped to $31 per share. In early trading, the share climbed as high as $35.74 before settling at $30 to close the day. (At publication time, ETSY has dropped to $29.25 in after hours trading.) Continue Reading →


Design Team Call | Maya Road 4/24

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Maya Road has a new call out for design team members. The call is open until April 24th:

Maya Road DT callThis call originally appeared on the Maya Road website.


Project | Travel Album : Wanderlust

[Disclaimer: The Close To My Heart ink pad used on this layout was received as an editorial sample. All other products used on this layout were purchased myself. Some links in this article may contain affiliate links, which help support Scrapbook Update by paying a commission on purchases made from them.]

Now that I am back off the road from all of my traveling, I am back to my travel scrapbooking! I’m still working on getting layouts done from my trip to Frankfurt in 2014. This is the first of two layouts that contain assorted photos from my walking tour of the area around Frankfurt’s historic Römer square.

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Design Team Call | Our Daily Bread Designs 4/13

For our readers’ convenience, Scrapbook Update publishes the full text of design team design team calls, with the company name and deadline in the header!

To see a page listing all of these published calls, visit the Design Team Calls category of Scrapbook Update.

Our Daily Bread Designs is looking to add a few talented designers to our Design Team to help promote our stamps and products. This is done through posting cards and projects on your personal Blog/Facebook page, ODBD Samples Gallery, SCS and/or other online galleries and forums.

Details: We are looking for US-based designers** for a two month design term (May 2015 – June 2015, with a possible extension through December 2015). We will be accepting applications until April 13, 2015, with new team members notified by April 15, 2015. Applicants must have an active blog and be active on Social Media. Continue Reading →


New “Anthology by Lisa Bearnson” Product Line Announced

Lisa Bearnson, the founding publisher of Creating Keepsakes magazine, has announced that she is launching a new product line with multi-level marketing company Youngevity.


Anthology by Lisa Bearnson is described in Bearnson’s blog announcement as “a comprehensive line of scrapbooking and papercrafting products.” Bearnson promised “it will be a collection of fresh, fashion-forward designs grounded on the principle that quality scrapbooking and memory keeping does not have to be difficult.” Continue Reading →


Layout | Simply Spring from Bella Blvd

[Bella Blvd and Cricut provided some product that was used in this article. I also do demonstration work for Cricut. I am not required to blog as part of that project, or as a condition of receiving the product I used. I use, and write about, products that I love.]

We don’t get much in the way of what is traditionally considered to be spring here in Florida. Our winter is mostly warmer than what most parts of the country consider “spring” to be, and we don’t get long hard freezes. This leaves the traditional icons of spring – bulb flowers like daffodils and tulips – out of the Florida garden, unless they are first forced in a greenhouse and then planted as annuals (an endeavor requiring a ridiculous amount of expense and effort that is only undertaken at places like Disney parks). So instead we count our spring by our azaleas, and our crape myrtles, and other flowering trees and bushes.

But even after being in Florida for almost 15 years, spring doesn’t seem quite right without the bulbs I grew up with in my native Michigan. So I was delighted during my stay at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando for the Scrapbook Expo a few weeks ago to wake up one morning and discover that spring bulbs arrived overnight in the plantings in the hotel’s massive atrium!

Of course, I took tons of pictures. I wasn’t going to pass up a rare chance to get some “spring” scrapbooking in, and use some great Bella Blvd spring papers while I was at it! All of the patterned papers on this layout are from their recent Simply Spring collection.

Bella’s signature color palette and style is perfect for spring! The ginghams carry me off to the country, bringing images of springtime on the farm to mind. There’s patterns within the collection for spring showers and flowers, and other patterns are Easter and spring themed.

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