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Noteworthy | 12.16.2011

Inspiration is coming in 2012 – that much is clear from this week’s noteworthy stories. It is exciting to see that so many new opportunities for learning and being inspired are coming! I’m feeling confident that 2012 is going to be a very creative year. Lots of new classes are being announced, and news of a designer book series was revealed this week as well. Here are this week’s stories:

When the holiday dust clears and January is upon us, wouldn’t it be nice to have some inspiration from a great group of creative women? Nathalie Kalbach announced “Creative Jump Start Summit 2012” , a free event coming in January:

A group of wonderful, inspiring and creative women from around the globe in the scrapbooking and mixed media fields have joined together for the Creative Jump Start Summit 2012. We are coming together to tell you how we get back into the creative groove and how we get our creative juices flowing. We want to share with you to help you jump start your creativity in 2012.

The event is free, and more information and the link to register can be found here. Continue Reading →


Paperclipping Roundtable #67: Library of Freedom

Stacy Julian joined the Roundtable this week to talk about her upcoming Photo Freedom class (which was called in previous years Library of Memories). Based on the content in her Photo Freedom book, she explained the philosophy behind using her popular system of organizing photos for greater scrapbook creativity and productivity.

[Editor’s Note: please note this is last week’s show and the contest winner has already been announced]


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The Panel


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Picks of the Week

In case you missed them –

Paperclipping Roundtable #66: Thinking Inside the Box – Jess Forster, Molly McCarthy, Angie Lucas and Noell talk about taking your scrapping on the road to crops and other events.

Paperclipping Roundtable #65: As You Wish – Noell and I talked about scrapbookers’ hopes and dreams with Ana Cabrera.


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Big Picture Classes Launches “Pro Press Releases”

Today, Scrapbook Update and Big Picture Classes are teaming together to announce something that we believe will change the crafts industry for the better.

Improving the quality of press relations in our industry has been a passion of mine for quite awhile. As an editor in the industry, I deal with too many companies who aren’t taking full advantage of the opportunities that might be available to them to promote their companies through media relations. This is unfortunate, since effective press relations is the most cost-effective marketing a company can use.

I know that many of our industry’s small companies are run by entrepreneurs who are wearing many hats at their company, hats that they may not have formal training to wear. I am in that same position myself, actually, with many of my own responsibilities as a small business owner.

To help these entrepreneurs, I’ve been looking for ways to provide education to the industry about how to best spread marketing message to editors like myself. At CHA Summer 2010 in Chicago, I was honored to be able to head a panel on Press Relations for Manufacturers.

Now, with the help of Big Picture Classes, I’m happy to be able to offer even more education to the industry’s businesses. Today we’re launching my class Pro Press Releases, which is available now on the Big Picture Classes website. 

Pro Press Releases is a self-paced BPC class, which means students can take the class on their own schedule and at their own pace. You’ll learn all about how to create professional and effective press releases, through audio and video messages and downloadable class handouts. The class is priced at $20, a small price for knowledge that is a large investment in your business.

Check out Pro Press Releases at Big Picture Classes today! Learn how to make the most of your press releases!

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