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Update | Ella Publishing Closing, Design Teams, & More

Ebook publisher Ella Publishing has announced that they will be closing down on February 1st. The company was co-founded in 2009 by former Simple Scrapbooks staff members Angie Lucas and Lain Ehmann, before being sold in 2012 to Big Picture Classes (which was co-founded by Simple Scrapbooks founding editor Stacy Julian). Ehmann left the company in early 2010 and was replaced by Wendy Smedley. Big Picture Classes was sold to Studio Calico in 2014, and as an apparent result of that transition, the Ella Publishing brand is being discontinued.

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The Ella website will disappear on February 1st, and has already ceased sale of the brand’s publications. Ella’s products are still available for sale through the Big Picture Classes website. until January 31st.

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CHA Winter 2013 | Scrapbook Update Top Ten Hot Picks!

It’s been a tough decision to make this time around…there were a few hard choices to make in narrowing it down…but it’s finally here: The CHA Winter 2013 Scrapbook Update Top Ten Hot Picks list!

The show was buzzing with excitement as we rang in 2013 in Anaheim. Attendees were very optimistic about the future. The Hot Picks definitely reflect that excitement over new directions and a new evolution happening in the industry.

So, in no particular order, here’s the Top Ten Hot Picks for CHA Winter 2013!

Becky Higgins’ Project Life

So let’s just get the obvious out of the way, shall we? Project Life was already hot, hot, hot with consumers before the announcement that it would be available wholesale starting at CHA Winter 2013, and in Anaheim, retailers flocked to the Project Life booth so that they can give their customers the latest trend they are asking for!

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CHA Winter 2013 | Echo Park

The designers at Echo Park must have been very busy bees, because this popular company debuted nine brand-new full collections, plus eight fresh Mini Themes.

Let’s start with the full collections:

Scoot by Deena Rutter, with bold primary colors and youthful transportation prints geared to little boys, is shipping to retailers now.

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“Sweet Girl” and “All About a Boy” ship in March. These companion collections by Lori Whitlock have plenty of kid-friendly elements, but also include quite a few versatile paper patterns that would work with any subject. These two lines also include coordinating decorative tape sets.

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The “Bundle of Joy” baby collections by Alisha Gordon are also shipping to stores in March.

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A Perfect Summer by Lori Whitlock, shipping in April, is full of saturated color and playful summery prints.

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In keeping with recent industry trends, each of the above collections includes a sheet of cut-apart 3×4 journaling cards and a 6×6 paper pad.

And speaking of trends, the newest Photo Freedom collections are sure to be popular for pocket page scrapbooking. Versatility is the name of the game here…create full-page layouts with these products or cut apart journaling and title cards to fit pocket sleeves.

Volume I, shipping right away, is what Echo Park calls its essentials collection. With its bold graphics and colors, the Collection Kit would be a great introductory purchase for pocket page scrapbooking. As open stock, this collection has loads of on-trend elements for numerous page themes and coordinates well with other collections.

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Happy Go Lucky is a spunky Photo Freedom compatible springtime collection. Birthday Wishes, designed by Glitz Design, is the first event-specific product in this category. Both collections are headed to stores in February.

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And as if that weren’t enough, there’s the Mini Themes, too!

Each of Echo Park’s Mini Themes includes three double-sided patterned papers, a sticker sheet, and a Collection Kit. Shipping to stores in February are Brothers, Sisters, Happy Easter, and the camera-themed Oh, Snap. The color-specific Pretty in Pink, Yellow Submarine, Red, and Totally Teal will be heading to retailers in March.

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Want to stay up-to-date on all the latest scrapbook news?

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Trend | Travel

So many scrapbookers begin the hobby with scrapbooking a big event. A wedding, baby, or big vacation gets a person inspired to pick up some papers and stickers and start recording their memories. At this CHA show, we saw a huge revival of themed product – most especially travel. Today I want to share some of the best travel lines that debuted at CHA Winter 2012.

Studio Calico | Abroad

“Abroad” is filled with great useful patterned papers, but they go above and beyond with garlands, fabrips, letter stickers, and shaped stickers that utilize map print. They also have die cuts and wood veneers of each state (USA), stamps, and more. The blues, greens, and neutral colors will be so versatile and would mix well with other brands as well as perfectly coordinate with existing Studio Calico products.

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The CHA Winter 2012 Sneak Peeks Page Is Heating Up!

Have you checked out the Scrapbook Update CHA Winter 2012 Sneak Peeks page lately? The Scrapbook Update staff has been hard at work scouring the internet to bring you the latest in new product releases and sneak peeks during this busy season, and I’ve been busily entering them into a single table to make it easy for our readers to stay updated on the latest and greatest from all your favorite manufacturers. The page just passed 100 links in the table and is growing quickly!!

If you’re not familiar with the Sneak Peeks page, you can find it here, and we’ve worked hard to make it as easy as possible for you to find the information you need quickly. Want to see what’s been posted since your last visit? Click on the “Updated” column header to sort peeks by the date they were entered. Want to see the new releases from your favorite manufacturer? Just sort by “Company.” And if you’re headed to the CHA show in Anaheim (in less than two weeks!), we also have a “Booth” column to help you plan your trip.

Be sure to visit the page often as updates are made several times per day. Believe it or not, all the current updates were made during the calmer part of release season. This week and next are going to be hopping as we start to see more input from manufacturers that have been keeping things under wraps. American Crafts (including Crate Paper and Studio Calico), Bella Blvd., and Basic Grey are just a few of the companies that are keeping their new releases quiet until the show date is a little closer.

If you haven’t visited the Sneak Peeks page lately (or at all), here’s a look at some of the new releases you’re missing out on:

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Kit | Autumn Sunlight

Every year I find myself trying to hold on to every last scrap of summer while at the same time easing into fall, and this month’s kit at Scrapbook Update, Autumn Sunlight, was inspired by the bright, fun, happy times that are experienced when trying to cram every conceivable warm-weather excursion into a single month before chilly temperatures prevail.

I chose sunny yellow and deep turquoise as base colors, then built on those with pops of coral using some of the latest papers from My Mind’s Eye, Echo Park, Crate Paper, and Cosmo Cricket for a kit that’s part summer and part fall, making it useful for so many different layout themes. Continue Reading →

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