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Update | Pantone, Etsy, Pinterest, Jobs, Calls & More!

The summer shows are over, and it’s hard to believe it but the industry is already ramping up for Christmas and winter shows. Where did 2016 go?

Consolidating. Canvas Corp has announced that the 7 Gypsies and Tattered Angels brands have been consolidated under the single company of Canvas Corp. The three brands were previously separate companies. All of the brands will continue to be marketed, but can now be ordered together from one company.

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Expanding. Project Life founder Becky Higgins has announced the launch of a new brand called “HOME by Becky Higgins“. The lifestyle brand is launching with an initial product offering of four designs of all-occasion premium wrapping paper. Although she’s known professionally for her work in the scrapbooking industry, Becky’s popular blog often features her home and her style is frequently the subject of admiring comments and questions from readers. Higgins’ move is not unprecedented – it takes place against a backdrop of a changing scrapbook market in recent years that has sent many of the major scrapbook segment companies (such as My Minds Eye, Teresa Collins, Heidi Swapp, and American Crafts) looking for new markets in markets like stationery, party goods, and lifestyle products.

Launching. Ali Edwards will be launching pre-orders for 2016 December Daily kits on September 1st. The designer reveal will begin next Monday, on August 22nd. (Hmm, maybe I should finally finish that 2013 album….)

Mobilizing. Pantone has launched a new iOS app called PANTONE Studio. The app takes mobile the ability to build and share color palettes using Pantone color tools, and apply colors to various designs and surfaces as a visualization tool. Users can also access Pantone trend information. A free limited version of the app is available, or the full version can be purchased for $7.99/month or $59.99 for an entire year.

Linking. Etsy is partnering with Intuit to offer a special Etsy version of Quickbooks Self-employed. Etsy storeowners will be able to download their Etsy sales, as well as transactions from other providers such as Square and Paypal, directly into the accounting software. The software will be available the first year for $5/month, or for $12/month with a TurboTax bundle.

Curating. Pinterest announced some feature changes to its site design today, including a new preferences setting that will allow users to stop the presence of “Picked for You” pins in their feeds. Pinterest, in their announcement, said this feature was added at the request of users. Personally I find the “Picked for You” pins to be a great way to find interesting content, but it seems that a vocal segment of Pinterest users disagree. If a large portion of Pinterest users take advantage of this new feature, it could impact site traffic and account growth for users whose pins are favored by the Picked for You engine.

Changing. Instagram’s new Stories feature has a lot of users wondering what to make of it. Abby Glassenberg of While She Naps has an interesting perspective on exactly how disruptive Stories is to the direction of Instagram.

Sharing. I’m pleased to announce that I will be serving another term on the design team at the Layout-A-Week blog run by Jennifer Priest. My first layout of the new term is a summer garden layout featuring Simple Stories and Quick Quotes products.

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Events, part 1. Registration is open for the Designer Day portion of Bella Blvd’s event in Milwaukee on October 20th. Workshops may be purchased ala carte from a schedule that includes Shanna Noel, Jill from Jillibean Soup, and Julie Johnson.

Events, part 2. Prima is launching a planner line, and they are having an event in Temecula, California to celebrate. Tickets are $120 per person for the October 15th event, and include a goodie bag with a planner, a workshop, lunch, demos, and more.

Events, part 3. Altitude Summit, the popular social media and blogger conference for creatives, has a call for speakers out for its 2017 event. The conference will take place in Palm Springs, California from January 31st to February 3rd, 2017, a week after Creativation (and overlapping with Creativeworld).

Returning. The Craft & Hobby Association is advertising a list of previous exhibitors that will be returning to the winter show (now named Creativation) after a break that includes Darice, Walnut Hollow, Coats and Clark, Springs Creative, TrimCraft, Modern Store Fixtures, Prym Consumer USA, and Crescent Cardboard.

Jobs. The following craft industry positions are currently advertised as available:

Calls. The following calls for designers are currently open:

Moving. My company Nally Studios has moved business locations and has a new address. Please contact me by email at nancy@nallystudios.com if you need our updated address information.

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Update | Forever Live, Jobs, Design Team Call, Closures, & More!

After a brief period of quiet while everyone was busy with the summer shows, the news has picked back up! It’s time for another Update column!

Ali Edwards has joined the growing list of scrapbook industry names extending their brands outside of craft supplies. Epiphanie, a boutique maker of women’s camera bags, has announced that it will be carrying an Ali Edwards branded camera bag. The boho styled bag is made of leather, available in several colors, and retails for $249.

Ali Edwards Epiphanie Bags

The internet has been alight the last week with photo posts from scrapbookers taking part in one of Ali’s most popular franchises, Week in the Life. Judging from the flood of photos, participation was high.

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Gallery Highlights | 1.3.2013

Welcome to the first Gallery Highlights for this year! I have just a few beautiful selections this week as we recover from celebrating the holidays and get back to our normal routines. Let’s go take a look at this week’s finds and I hope you like them all as much as I do. 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.

December Cover by tracermajig

I am a huge fan of everything Trace creates and this December Daily cover is simply stunning. I love the simple tree, the beautiful word art and the scattered ornaments across the front. Absolutely gorgeous!

 Christmas Blessings by Melinda Spinks

Melinda’s layout is so beautiful and I love the way she used this layout to announce her pregnancy to family and friends. In order to keep the focus on the photo, she placed it in the bottom corner by itself. The layout’s background is a beautiful collage of papers with a honeycomb grid layered over it and the title and journaling layered over that. What a gorgeous announcement this makes!

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Frosty Winter Day by ang66

Ang did a beautiful job keeping the focus on her gorgeous photo in this next layout. She used muted grays for the entire background and used a simple scalloped border as her only real embellishment.

Christmas Traditions by Jana Morton

Jana’s layout is all about her family’s Christmas traditions and I absolutely love the way she did this! Using a grid pattern, she used squares to hold all of her journaling and used the color scheme of aqua, red, and white to perfection. The large round embellishment behind the title is the perfect finishing touch.

 And there you have them – our gallery highlights! I love all of these and I really do wish we had time and space to feature more of the amazing designs out there.  Thanks so much to all of the designers who shared their work with us this week. What were your favorite gallery layouts last week? Feel free to link us to them in the comments and let us know what you think and which are your current favorites in the galleries!

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Gallery Highlights | 12.20.2012

Welcome to Gallery Highlights for this week! This week’s finds include a bunch of eclectic designs and styles – I love weeks like this when the galleries are just packed full of wonderful layouts! Let’s go take a look at them and I hope you like them all as much as I do. 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.

Single Mama Status by Nzingha

The off-center photo drew me into Ann’s layout right away but there are so many details in this layout that I love. She used a neutral chevron-patterned paper as the base for her layout and the subtle pattern is such a nice change from plain cardstock. She used very soft colors in the small pieces of patterned paper she used as accents and I love the way her journaling flows directly under her photos and her title under that. The stitching is the perfect final touch.

Yum by jennv

I love the plaid paper Jenn used in the background of her layout, as well as the shaped and scalloped edges of the gingham paper. I also really like how she used frames as an accent and didn’t actually frame her photos – great idea! And the spatula tied up with baker’s twine really completes this layout.

December Daily-ish Cover by Nora Griffin

I have been a fan of Nora’s work for years and years and I absolutely love the cover of her “December Daily-ish” album. She cut out a bracketed shape in the cover and allowed a punched tree and numbers to show through with contrasting patterned paper on both layers. It is perfect in its simplicity.

December to Remember Album Cover by TamiG

Tami’s December album cover is simply stunning! She used a chevron album and then painted the entire thing a light blue. She used a doily as the base for her cover design and added stickers on top of a manila tag that she then sewed together and layered over the doily. She added an aqua tab, some ribbon, label words and a chipboard tree for her final touches.

December 15 by Katie Pertiet

Oh my goodness, isn’t Katie’s December Daily page just adorable? I love that she took her puppy to see Santa and I love the expression on Dixie’s face! Katie framed the photo and added it to a collage made up of contrasting red and aqua papers and embellishments. I also love the blended text brushes around the edges of the collage.

Christmas Train byNikkiARNGwife

Nikki’s layout is just darling! And there are so many details! She used layer after layer of patterned paper, along with multi-colored brads, doilies, cookie shapes, ribbon and so much more. Adorable layout!

And there you have them – our gallery highlights! I love all of these and I really do wish we had time and space to feature more of the amazing designs out there.  Thanks so much to all of the designers who shared their work with us this week. What were your favorite gallery layouts last week? Feel free to link us to them in the comments and let us know what you think and which are your current favorites in the galleries!

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Gallery Highlights | 12.08.2012

Welcome to Gallery Highlights for this week! This week’s finds include designs with an assortment of photos – from 1 single, enlarged photo to a photo collage using 25 photos. Let’s go take a look at them and I hope you like them all as much as I do. 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.

Finally by Jenniferlala

Jennifer’s layout is stunning in its simplicity. It is a single, enlarged photo that she embellished with banners and a tag at the top. She added a single twine bow and tiny brads to complement the title and journaling. Gorgeous!

Not Jolly by jacaruth910

How could this grumpy face not make you smile? Joanne’s layout design for this December Daily page highlights that funny face perfectly! She used a fairly graphic design but then added some sparkle and shine to the title and it makes this grumpy, adorable cat photo just pop out of the gallery.

 First Snowfall by naomiatkins

Naomi’s gorgeous photos are even more stunning with this layout design highlighting them. She used a text-patterned paper as her background and added in very soft snowflake and doily embellishments to complement the photos. This is a themed layout done perfectly!

Elf on the Shelf by MichelleLanning

How much fun is Michelle’s layout? She created a photo collage of 25 photos she took last year with her elf friend and then tied them all up with a big bow made out of seasonally-colored twine. I love everything about this layout!

Margaritaville by Lisa Dorsey

Lisa’s layout feels like such a breath of fresh air during this cold, wintery weather that is descending upon many of us. The light blue background brings in some of the colors from the photos and she added even more bright colors by adding patterned banners under the photo. Margaritaville sounds about perfect to me right now!

And there you have them – our gallery highlights! I love all of these and I really do wish we had time and space to feature more of the amazing designs out there.  Thanks so much to all of the designers who shared their work with us this week. What were your favorite gallery layouts last week? Feel free to link us to them in the comments and let us know what you think and which are your current favorites in the galleries!


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Gallery Highlights | 11.22.2012 – December Daily

Welcome to Gallery Highlights for this week, and Happy Thanksgiving! Now that the turkey is roasted and the potatoes are mashed, it’s time to plan for the holiday season.

To help inspire your holiday planning, this week’s gallery finds are all December Daily projects. Let’s go take a look at them and I hope you like them all as much as I do. 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.

December Daily Album Cover by AllisonWaken

Allison’s album cover is the epitome of simple perfection. She used an embossed kraft chipboard album as her base and painted it white. She then layered baker’s twine over the front and added a bright red holiday label to the center of the album. She finished it by adding letter stickers under the label for a very simple and sophisticated album cover.

December Daily 2012 Cover by anrobe

Amy is creating a hybrid album this season. She used a digital template for her cover and will print it out and add it to a paper album. Her bright green patterned paper acts as a wonderfully festive base that she then customized with tags and seasonal embellishments. She’ll continue to use 6 x 8 December Daily templates for her photos throughout the month and then print everything out to complete the hybrid album with paper elements.

December Daily Cover by amber*rohrer

Amber’s album is a 5×7 3-ring kraft album. She used custom stamps for both the cover title and on her spine. She stamped the titles and then embossed them. The cover title is a gorgeous sparkly red and she combined the same beautiful red with a bright green stamp on the spine. She then added an adhesive Santa flair button to the spine as the final festive touch.

December Daily 2012 by Shellye_McDaniel

Shellye used a kraft binder with a red spine as her base. She stitched together a bright turquoise polka-dot paper with a piece of patterned paper and adhered them to the front of the binder. She added lace and ribbons and snowflake embellishments as well as varied alphabet stickers for her title. She finished it off with an adorable snowman. As you can see, she has also finished her base pages and added coordinating ribbons to many of them. I can’t wait to see this finished album!

December Daily 2012 by Dalota_Jr

Tracy is using a 4 x 6 album for her December Daily album. The chevron template was cut with a die-cutting machine and then hand-painted with gray and white paint onto the album. She used die-cut holly leaves, bright berries and a small kraft tag as her only embellishments for an adorable album cover.

December Daily Album by smbradford

Monica’s album is the perfect example of clean and simple scrapbooking at its best. She used a kraft album with a red fabric spine as her base. She stamped a simple sentiment on the front cover and added a snowflake ornament as her only embellishment. I love the simplicity of her album cover and the way she allowed the beautiful ornament to shine on its own.

Christmas Memories 2012 by Lisa H

Lisa’s album cover is a soft white with a turquoise polka-dot binding accented with red gingham. She continued the color theme throughout the cover, adding in a lot of silvery and sparkly accents as well. I love all of the details she added including doilies, tags, stickers, and adorable little trees.

December Daily – The Beginning by A2Kate

Katie’s album is a beautiful embossed album that she painted with a pearl metallic paint.  She added kraft twine along the spine. In the center, she added just a few embellishments and a title all in neutral hues. The metallic pearl cover and the kraft and tan embellishments combine to make a gorgeous natural and sophisticated album cover.

And there you have them – our gallery highlights full of December Daily albums for the week! I love every single one of these album covers and I really do wish we had time and space to feature more of the amazing designs out there.  Thanks so much to all of the designers who shared their work with us this week. What were your favorite gallery layouts last week? Feel free to link us to them in the comments and let us know what you think and which are your current favorites in the galleries!


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