Snippets & Scraps: Changes at CK, New Project Life Designers & Design Team Updates

Hi Team! Great work last week during our misting week! Be sure to rest up & take your vitamins as we’ll be back with more intensive training & inspiration for ‘buttons week’ up next, and I know you want to be ready!!

Meanwhile, I had a few industry snippets & scraps to share with you during today’s assembly here in the gym for those of you who like to stay ‘in the know….’

Changes at Paper Crafts Magazine & Creating Keepsakes Magazine

I first shared this info with you via Facebook here, but I wanted to quickly recap for those who may have missed it. Paper Crafts Magazine and Creating Keepsakes Magazine are both part of the same media publishing family. Last week, both publications announced that their editorial teams are realigning. As such, Jennifer Schaerer is taking on the Editor-in-Chief role for both publications with Kerri Miller taking on the Managing Editor role for both. The Creative Editorial teams for each magazine will continue to operate separately.  These changes mean that Creating Keepsakes is saying goodbye to my good friend and it’s Editor-in-Chief of 3 years, Jennafer Marten, as well as its managing editor, Lara Penrod.

I will certainly miss working with Jennafer at CK, but I have a feeling we’ll be seeing her happy face at Winter CHA in some other role or capacity — or at least I hope we do! Meanwhile, I look forward to getting to know Jennifer & Kerri better and I support whatever changes are necessary to keep these fabulous industry publications going strong!

Project Life Updates & Reveals

Things are hopping over on the Becky Higgins blog this week as she is introducing her new product designers and revealing the new project life collections for 2013.

The new “Seafoam” Core Kit was revealed on Monday and was designed Elise Joy Blaha Cripe.

The new Olive edition designed by Heather Bailey, was introduced yesterday …

As always, there is great hype surrounding the latest project life kits and products. Becky Higgins distributes project life products through  While these newest designs won’t be available until 2013, you can shop the currently available Becky Higgins Project Life products at

Jillibean Soup & Silhouette

Jillibean Soup announced late last week that you can now purchase Jillibean soup cut files via the Silhouette online stores.

Design Team Updates

And as always, things continue to stay active in the Design Team world. Here are links to some recent headlines from our sister site,

Latest Design Team Announcements:

Current Design Team Calls

That’s it for today, everyone! Great work!


  1. Kelly Sas says

    I always appreciate the updates on whats going on in the papercrafting industry, but it was hard keeping my attention after you said next week is button week! Misting week was AWESOME – can’t imagine what button wee will be considering I am a button hoarder!!!

  2. Judy says

    I am so excited! Have had a `thing´ about buttons since spending time over fifty years ago running my hands through my grandmother´s basket of buttons etc…

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