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And They All Fall Down: Splash of Color, GCD Studios, Canvas Corp, Lily Bee

Scrapbooking companies have been falling like dominoes lately, as four well-known companies have shut down, filed for bankruptcy (or both) since early December.

GCD Studios

California-based GCD Studios filed for Chapter 7 (liquidation) bankruptcy in early December, listing assets of less than $2,000 and debts of over $2 million. The company ceased operations in late 2013, listing no profits for 2013 and a little over $300k for 2012. The vast majority of GCD’s debt is to investors, including owner/president Michael Rountree.

In it’s heyday, GCD boasted ground-breaking lines from industry luminaries like Melody Ross, Heidi Sonboul, Kathy Davis, and Donna Salazar, and was one of the first companies to try to bring the concept of mixed media to the masses in the scrapbook segment through lines like Ross’s Chip Art. Sonboul has now launched her own company at the CHA show in January, and Salazar continues to build her licensed line through other companies. Ross appears to be focusing on her retreat business for the moment. Continue Reading →

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Design Team Call | Lily Bee Design 1/19/2014

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

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

We’re thrilled to announce the call for the Lily Bee Design Creative Team!

Do you LOVE Lily Bee Design? Do you have an active blog? Are you passionate about social media like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest? Do you have a signature style or an eye for great design? Then we want to hear from you! Continue Reading →

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Noteworthy | 10.12.2012

We’ve got lots to cover in Noteworthy today! The holidays are coming fast, CHA is coming fast, and companies are announcing new lines right and left!

Love Ranger’s Tim Holtz Distress Ink Seasonal Colors? Well, now you can love them all year round!

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Gallery Highlights | 9.20.2012

Welcome to the latest edition of Gallery Highlights!

This week’s finds include some gorgeous layouts and a card that are sure to inspire you. I found some fantastic designs this week and I hope you like them all as much as I do. Let’s go take a look! Don’t forget – You can click on the links to visit the layouts in their galleries and view supply lists, leave a comment for the designer, or view the designer’s other work.

Fall Berries by grandma lynnie

Lynn’s beautiful fall layout is the perfect example of the possibilities that are open with digital scrapping. She blended her photo with background paper and then blended text brushes onto the paper as well. Her large but light and airy title just adds to the perfection. The result is stunning.

Fall Splendor

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Noteworthy | 9.10.2012

To kick the week off this week with Noteworthy, we’ve got some big announcements from some industry favorites, and some design team news, too!

Ranger is having their annual warehouse sale again! The sale is this Saturday, September 15th, 2012, from 9am-2pm at Ranger’s Tinton, NJ headquarters. Discontinued or imperfect products will be sold at prices up to 75% off of wholesale pricing. Sales will be made by cash or check only, no credit card sales. For more information and directions to the sale, see Ranger’s 2012 warehouse sale announcement.

Heidi Swapp has a new digital shop! She’s selling her past release paper lines, and digital elements (including SVG cutting files) that coordinate with her products.

Heidi Swapp No Limits Digital Word Stickers

 To celebrate the opening of the new digital store at HeidiSwapp.com, all products are 25% off through Friday, Sept. 14th if you use coupon code HEIDI. Continue Reading →

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