Well folks, most everyone is at CHA this week, so things are both crazy & quiet at the same time. What's cool is that the CHA Orlando made the Yahoo business news main page yesterday. Here is a link to that article, which is a pretty good overview of what's happening down there.
The hottest current topic appears to STILL be the Cricut Gypsy: Misc facts & gossip: (1) Just a Scrappin is a great blog with discussion on features, including some video. Link here. (2) Apparently, Oh My Crafts originally listed the gypsy on their site for less than $299, and then according to their facebook post, raised it back to $299 at Provocraft's request. Huh. (I *think* MSRP was supposed to be $399.) (3) A site called Making Memory Crafts is pre-selling the gypsy for only $239 with a $20 downpayment. You can link to that site here.
A hot topic over on the Two Peas messageboard is that Rusty Pickle may have "infringement issues" with Marvel over their newly released Shazaam line. Read the thread here & see a picture of the paper, which contains images that are clearly meant to be spiderman, etc.
Three of our area LSS are attending CHA and have included some "sneak peak" photos on their blogs, showing us their favorites so far. You can sense their excitement & exhaustion as you read their posts :)See them here: Scrap Chic Boutique , Sweet Memories Scrapbooks, and EMI Scrapbooking.
Creative Memories: Many of us pre-registered for their "Premier" event tomorrow (Saturday) with the understanding that we would receive some sort of communication confirming our registration. I pre-registered weeks ago & never received any communication from them — and neither did several of you who have contacted me to inquire. How frustrating! I emailed the PR team at CM yesterday to see if I could get some details. I'll keep you posted!
Weekend Overview: Don't forget, there are several scrappy events going on this weekend!
- Sweet Memories in Carrollton is having their scrapbook consignment sale Saturday & Sunday –details here.
- There is a 12-hour fundraiser scrapbook tomorrow in Cumming, GA. Details here.
- In theory, some us will be attending the Creative Memories "Premier" Event tomorow — depending on whether we either (a) here something back from CM today or (b) take a chance on whether our pre-registration was received & accepted. Details here. And I will let you know if I hear from CM 🙂
~Happy Scrapping! ~
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