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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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Announcing A New Project with – Cricut!

So, earlier this week, this happened:

Cricut selfieA few of my readers may remember the Cricut party at CHA Summer 2010, where performance artist David Garibaldi created this painting of the Cricut bug live in front of the crowd of guests. It now hangs in the lobby of Provo Craft’s headquarters in South Jordan, Utah.

So what was I doing visiting the painting – and Provo Craft headquarters – this week? It’s time to share the details of my newest project with all of you!

During 2015, in addition to working on Scrapbook Update & Craft Critique like usual, I will be working with Provo Craft to run their Cricut Creativity Centers at their booths at select Scrapbook Expos around the U.S.:

  • Grapevine, TX
  • Pleasanton, CA
  • Orlando, FL
  • Anaheim, CA
  • Chantilly, VA
  • Duluth, GA
  • Schaumburg, IL
  • Denver, CO

At the Scrapbook Expos listed above, you can come visit the Cricut Creativity Center and have the chance to get hands-on with the latest Cricut technology. Cricut has just announced the release of the Cricut Explore Air machine, Design Space 2.0 software, and their long-awaited Design Space iPad app, so there will be a lot to check out. Come out and play with us! We’re going to be having fun!

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Jobs | Illustrator/Designer – Cricut

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.


COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Cricut ® is a world leader in personal electronic cutting machines that enable people to achieve their creative best. For 50 years, Cricut has sold tools that inspire creativity, including the Cricut electronic cutting machine, Cricut Craft Room® design software, and the Cricut Cuttlebug ™ embosser and die cutter. Today, millions of people use Cricut products to create projects, and Cricut products have won dozens of industry awards. Visit www.cricut.com or call (800) 937-7686.

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Provocraft Selling Single Images for Cricut Machine

Provo Craft announced today that they are beginning to sell single image files for cutting on the Cricut Machine through their online Cricut Craft Room software.

Initially the company is making available 200 images from some of its most popular cartridges, such as Create a Critter, Cindy Loo, and Team Spirit, but plans to add more to the selection in coming months. Images are priced at $.99/each.

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Noteworthy | 10.23.2012 – New Releases!

There’s lots of new mid-releases being announced, as we hit that magical time between shows where CHA releases are so “yesterday” already! Here’s a look around the industry at what will be coming to a scrapbook store near you soon:

BasicGrey has two new collections that will be available starting in November exclusively at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. “Fact & Fiction” is full of very usable vintage gorgeousness that will be sure to be a hit for the two companies.

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Profile | Jason Brinkerhoff

For every “household name” in this industry, there are 100 or even 1,000 people whose names you’ve never heard. Despite their relative anonymity to consumers, many of these people have positions that wield great influence in the industry. To truly understand the industry, you need to know these people and what makes them tick.

So, starting today, Scrapbook Update is beginning a periodic series of profile interviews of some of these people, to introduce you to some of them and help you get to know them. I hope that meeting some of them enhances your understanding of how this industry operates and that you learn something helpful to your own business from their stories and insights.

Jason BrinkerhoffEven though you probably haven’t heard his name until right now, Jason Brinkerhoff has been involved in the scrapbooking industry for a dozen years, as part of a variety of companies that are familiar names to most scrapbookers. You might be surprised to hear that Northridge Publishing and Provo Craft have more in common than just Cricut Magazine.  In fact, the current President of Northridge Publishing actually helped develop the Cricut Machine… Continue Reading →

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