Peaks at Winter CHA Releases Part 2

CHA is coming up next week and many scrapbooking companies are releasing sneak peaks of their new products. This is such a fun time of year because I love seeing all of the innovative and beautiful ideas that these companies come up with. Here are a few more sneak peaks that I have collected for your viewing pleasure. Cosmo Cricket. This is a fairly new company that started last year. They have a beautiful style of distressed looking papers. They are coming out with two new paper lines: Dutch Girl and Halfway Café. They are also coming out with plain … Continue reading

My Christmas Wish List (part two)

It’s that time of year again: time for gift giving. Not only should you take time to consider what you would like to give others, you should take some time to evaluate what new scrapbooking items you would like to use this year. I’ve come up with a few things that are on my Christmas wish list and I’d like to share them. You can also check out part one of my wish list to find out what other fun goodies I’m thinking about using (hopefully) soon. Mimi Digiscrap Tote. I have been on the lookout for a nice bag … Continue reading

Interview with Piggy Tales’ Owner (3)

Here is the final part of the interview with Debbie Juden, the owner of scrapbooking company Piggy Tales. Lisa: Has owning your own business been what you expected? Debbie: I think lots of people want the autonomy of owning their own business and they never do it. It is sort of like the fact that everyone wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die. When you work for yourself it is very rewarding but it is a lot of work. Piggy Tales has really taken off. For example, during the month of June we had fewer than 2000 … Continue reading

Interview with Piggy Tales’ Owner (2)

As promised, here is more of the interview with Debbie Juden, owner of a exciting new scrapbook company, Piggy Tales. Lisa: What inspired the fairy tale theme for your company name and products? Debbie: Starting a business is a lot like having kids. Once you find out what you are going to have you need to name it. Because we were starting a scrapbook company, and scrapbooking has always been something I love, I wanted the name to mean something. Instantly, I wanted the name to be something that had to do with a fond childhood memory. I asked my … Continue reading

Interview with Piggy Tales’ Owner (1)

While attending CHA last month, I met a wonderful paper company owner, Debbie Juden, who started Piggy Tales from the ground up with her husband Ryann. They currently offer 5 paper lines each with a fairy tale theme. Be sure to check out their website because there are many great ideas to look at in the gallery. They do not sell their products from their website. If you are interested in their products, you can use the store locator on their site to find a store near you. You can also ask your local scrapbook store if they will carry … Continue reading

New Scrapbook Companies: Piggy Tales and Cosmo Cricket

While I was at CHA last week, I came across two new scrapbook products lines. I thought that I would share a little about their products and hopefully give you some products to watch for in your favorite local scrapbook or online store. You can always request that your local store offer these products. Piggy Tales and Cosmo Cricket are two of the new scrapbook companies that I would like to share with you. Piggy Tales debuted at this winter CHA in January of this year with two products lines. They added three more this summer. I love the theme … Continue reading