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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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Stampin’ Up! Quietly Launching Apostrophe S

Stampin’ Up!, which informed its consultant base back in March that it was launching a new direct sales brand, has spent the past few months quietly launching Apostrophe S. The new venture is being headed by Sara Douglass, a Stampin’ Up! company executive who is the daughter of founder Shelli Gardner.

Apostrophe S logoApostrophe S is a direct sales company aimed at a young demographic of Makers, and is focusing solely on selling self-contained project kits at the moment. The initial product releases includes 8 kits in a variety of craft areas including jewelry, home decor and kids crafts, with price points between $20 and $40 dollars each. For instance – the kit pictured below, called Recycled Romance, creates romantic table centerpieces out of recycled paperback books and ribbon, and sells for $25. Continue Reading →

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Available Scrapbook Jobs at Stampin’ Up!

Stampin Up featureRiverton, Utah-based Stampin’ Up! has a large slate of available jobs currently posted. The jobs cover areas from marketing to graphics to IT. Click the links in the job names below to visit the listings, learn more, and apply.

PRINT/WEB DESIGN MANAGER
If you thrive on creativity, and love amazing people and designing, you will love working at Stampin’ Up! We are looking for a phenomenal designer and leader to join our crew.

MARKETING MANAGER
In this role, you’ll use your marketing expertise to drive brand and revenue goals, primarily by ensuring the overall success of a product line. You will be directly responsible for creation, budgeting, project management, and tactical execution of marketing programs. Continue Reading →

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Stampin’ Up! In Color Palette for 2014-2016 Announced

Stampin’ Up! released their 2014-2015 catalog yesterday, revealing the new “In Color” palette for 2014-2016 as well.

Each year, Stampin’ Up releases a palette of 5 colors for its color media collection that will be only available for two years. The company appears to be alternating releasing collections of dark and light colors, so there is always an active In Color light palette and an active In Color dark palette.

For 2014-2016, Stampin’ Up! was replacing the 2012-2014 collection which was made up of dark shades. Stampin’ Up! fans must say goodbye now to Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse, Starfruit, Gumball Green, and Primrose Petals. (I am a huge fan of Midnight Muse and Raspberry Ripple and use them quite often myself.)

The new 2014-2016 In Color palette, while dark like the previous palette, is bolder:

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Job | Apostrophe S: Strategic Innovation Specialist (Riverton, UT)

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

Editor’s Note: This listing is interesting both as a job posting and for informational purposes. Apostrophe S is the new direct sales company that was recently announced by Stampin’ Up! and the job requirements in this listing provide a peek into the new company’s intended direction.

Strategic Innovation Specialist, Emphasis: Communications & Customer Care

The Company

Apostrophe S is a new startup company in the direct sales craft industry, to be launched this summer.​  The company is backed by a leader in the craft industry and has a plan for aggressive growth over the next 5 years. Since early 2013, the startup team has focused on customer and market  research to better understand the needs of aspiring creative women ages 18 to 35.​  Out of these investigations and inspired by a team of passionate makers comes Apostrophe S.​ We are a unique culture with a unique vision.

Who We Are

We are a no-pressure direct sales company that believes in making fool-proof projects at parties.​ Purchase a kit of your choice before the party, then make it together with your friends.​ No sales pitch ever—only fun! Continue Reading →

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Update | 4.18.2014 – Tombow, Craftsy, Crate Paper, Our Daily Bread, more

Spring is coming, and the press releases are suddenly popping up like spring tulips in my inbox! Here’s the latest and greatest that is happening around the industry!

American Tombow, popular among many scrapbookers for its Mono Adhesive line and for its markers, has announced that it donated $10,000 in product to the national non-profit Council for Art Education during the recent 2014 National Art Education Association (NAEA) National Convention in San Diego.

The donation was part of Tombow’s “100 Days of Tombow” campaign that was launched in March 2013 to mark its centennial year in business by promoting crafts education through the work of 90 art, craft, mommy and scrapbook bloggers.

“100 Days of Tombow was started with the goal to show our gratitude to the arts and crafts community by supporting its art education efforts,” said Jeff Hinn, president of American Tombow. “With great thanks to our blogger participants and the great people at CFAE, we were able to successfully make that promise come to fruition.” Continue Reading →

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