This month we saw a couple of scrapbook manufacturers shut their doors. Earlier in the month, Cornish Heritage Farms announced their decision to shut down their business due to a shift in focus. You can read their farewell post here. This past week, Buzz and Bloom announced they were closing as well. The latter is due to illness. You can read their farewell post here. Allyson Bright Meyer also announced this week of her decision to 'retire' from the public side of the scrapbooking industry. Allyson will be focusing her attention on a novel she is writing. You can read Allyson's announcement here. All the best to everyone in their future endeavours!
Darkroom Door shows photos from their recent taping of the "Scrap it TV" series here.
Love this idea for clipboards from GCD Studios. We've seen a lot of clipboards hanging on the wall, but these ones are altered so prettily! This would be great in a scrapbook room for display as well. See one photo at left and more photos and instructions can be found in the link. (Click photo to enlarge).
See a peek of the new issue of GreenCraft magazine by Stampington here. Looks like lots of great ideas including some envelopes made from pages from an old children's book. At right are some pretty cardboard office supply holders. (Click photo to enlarge). The issue is due out August 1st.
Becca Mallahan has been working on a blog series called, "Craft Frugal", which is geared towards scrapbookers and crafters with a tight budget. You can see the series here. There is also a fun giveaway on the final post. Deadline is Aug 4th.