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Sing it, Sedona!
Toggle Commented May 15, 2007 on Sedona Sings at Coconut Goddess
AW, MAN! Fab! Just FAB! I can say, "I knew you when..." :-)
Love it!
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2006 on Studio sneak peek at Ethnic Scrapbooking
I think changing your focus... "So instead of beating my head against every magazine and manufacturer's door for more ethnic products, I’ve set my sights on introducing minority communities to the world of scrapbooking and preserving their family memories." ...will yield better results for several reasons. The industry needs more consumers, not more products. Consumers with an immigration history (free or forced) have more of a story to tell than most. Manufacturers will listen to a group of consumers with an established presence. You can't please all the people all the time, and Manufacturers know that. So they go "generic", and that's a good thing. Their products make it easy for anyone to scrap. I'd much rather see numerous coordinated lines -- and multiple, feasible, practical ways to use it -- than one line pigeon-holed for one type of consumer. If I could convince a manufacturer to make a product that I could relate to doesn't mean I would like it enough to purchase it and use it in my albums. I'd like to see a manufacturer work WITH the system, for example, design specific, individual SKUs like stickers and embellishments that coordinate with popular, accessible lines (Spanish phrases or AA faces that coordinate with Chatterbox rooms or Doodlebug lines.) Besides, scrapbookers have many traditional ways to individualize their pages. The greatest way is through journaling. How empowering it is to put YOUR OWN words to your pages...and much easier than waiting for an industry to produce something that makes everyone happy.