SAHM and retired Marine Scrapbooking for the art of it, because I love my family and I enjoy creating art--could there be a more perfect combination? Independent CHA Designer-available for design commissions, kit design, class and project design, teaching events, consultation, product reviews and more!

Monday, April 07, 2008

INDUSTRY NEWS

LINK TO "SHADES OF GREY" GIVE AWAY

Remember my talking about www.craftgate.com starting a grass roots movement to promote crafting? The industry is fading, with all of the greed and mismanagement, there are businesses and magazines failing regularly. We need staying power, the market is saturated with less than quality products and publications.
Since my trip to 2008 Winter CHA, two really fantastic magazines have had to cease publication: Creative TECHniques I will miss the most, there was no other magazine like it! the focus was on "computer assisted" crafts and scrapbooking, instead of all digi and today I found out that "Gift Maker" magazine is finished too. Not to mention that The Rubber Stamper Magazine was sold and closed late last fall.
If you can find the time, please promote your craft and learning of it in your local communities and your online communities.
start hanging out at www.craftgate.com, we will be planning a very big MAY, lots of activities and prizes, details to follow.
cheers!
Becky Chabot

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1 Comments:

Blogger Margie H said...

Isn't it sad....
Top Line Creations (TLC), a direct sales company that was consultant based, decided that they will desolve their consultant base and become a "members only" store.

In a span of 5 to 6 months, 5 LSSs closed in my area.

Decided to go another route and teach scrapbooking to a specific community...the Japanese. Seems to be a hit and I haven't even advertised (yet! LOL!!). Just doing my part :0)

3:57 PM

 

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