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Posted 4/17/2013 by pcrfn in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 4/17/2013 5:48:28 PM
Did OA ever make their April announcement? I remember from a previous post that someone said that there was some type of news coming in April. Did I miss it? If so, what was it? And BTW, where's their new paper? Thanks, Maria

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Posted: 4/17/2013 5:55:17 PM
When I asked them when their new collection was going to be released they said at the end of April. Not sure if that is going to happen so we shall see.


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Posted: 4/17/2013 5:57:37 PM
Thanks Passion4scrappin. Well, I reckon that is just a couple more weeks! Maria

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Posted: 4/17/2013 8:32:03 PM
IIRC the OA spokesperson indicated no announcement was actually scheduled; the alleged "April announcement" was a misinterpretation of something he had posted on social media. Despite insisting its lack of attendance at CHA was due to the flu (from which they recovered, by their own report, a week or so afterward), it appears OA is still designing its winter release (while its competitors have shown & shelved winter releases & peeked/revealed mid-releases already!); the company has only posted two of the four lines in the past three months & not one is actually available to order/purchase. Sadly, it appears OA history has been repeated = deadlines set by the company itself are meaningless. How OA stays in business is a mystery!


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Posted: 4/17/2013 8:39:59 PM
Honestly, it seems like they're circling the drain.


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Posted: 4/17/2013 8:44:21 PM
But I've seen more OA "old" stuff on the deal sites like Peachy Cheap than ever before. Just can't believe that selling the stuff in the warehouse at deep discounts is gonna keep the lights on and the employees paid. Wasn't the last new line the Christmas one? When was that released, November? At some point there's got to be something new to generate some sales, or....yep, circling the drain.

ETA: I wish them well, as I usually love their designs, but I've just never heard anything good about their business acumen!



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Posted: 4/18/2013 8:10:28 AM
I don't know what's going on with them, only that I love their designs and usually buy quite a bit of each line when it's released. I'm drawn to their "country-ish" appeal and colors and wish that their business dept had a better handle on the supply/marketing end. They're a small USA company and I want them to stay in business. Maybe it would be better if they just announced that their lines wouldn't come out until later? Anyway, hoping to see their new stuff soon.... Thanks everyone for your answers to the post. Maria

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Posted: 4/18/2013 9:34:53 AM
I love, love, LOVE OA, but have a really bad feeling about the future of the company.


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Posted: 4/18/2013 10:37:42 AM
I truly hope they remain because they were the only lines I was interested in from winter CHA and I have to have those phrase stamps!

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Posted: 4/18/2013 11:57:01 AM

But I've seen more OA "old" stuff on the deal sites like Peachy Cheap than ever before.


Yeah, I've just been waiting and getting it there. Except I missed the day they had the brads sets and now I have to wait for it to come around again.

Whoops; TOU.

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Posted: 4/19/2013 11:41:21 AM
Case in point: Today's OA blog features Woodland Park. Is that line a year old, or is it older than that? Why are they promoting a line that's ancient history in the the sb world? Circling the drain, I tell you, circling the drain.



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Posted: 4/19/2013 11:57:05 AM
At this point, I hope they are so behind with Winter 13 releases that these lines are actually released "on time" for the next CHA.

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Posted: 4/19/2013 12:21:55 PM
Has Travel Girl been released? That looks like the latest line. I love their designs and definitely hope they are around for a LONG time!


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Posted: 4/19/2013 1:05:14 PM

I love, love, LOVE OA, but have a really bad feeling about the future of the company.




Same here.



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Posted: 4/19/2013 1:17:40 PM
I won't be surprised when they shut down operations; I'm just surprised it hasn't happened yet.



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Posted: 4/19/2013 1:23:36 PM
I love Travel Girl too!! I HOPE it gets released!!!!!!



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Posted: 4/19/2013 1:59:00 PM
Heidi Swapp posts when her items are on special at the Peachy site. New American Crafts lines can be found at stores like TJ Maxx. Are they circling the drain too?

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Posted: 4/19/2013 7:30:15 PM
I was looking at their site just yesterday and wondering about their new lines... Travel Girl was up as their new line, no release date listed... But I thought they had shown previews of other lines as well... Public Library and Daily Flash are the names I have on a Post-It... Anyone heard anything about those lines?

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Posted: 4/19/2013 7:35:01 PM

Public Library
That's right! I forgot about that one.


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Posted: 4/19/2013 7:52:58 PM
I had forgotten about Public Library too! I remember wanting that one, along with Travel Girl. Maybe it'll be soon.... Maria

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Posted: 4/19/2013 11:12:40 PM
Public Library! That was the one I really loved from the sneak peeks but I couldn't remember the name. I really hope they come out with that one.



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Posted: 4/20/2013 12:31:15 AM
I am a newbie when it comes to OA and coming back to from a 6 year hiatus they were the first to capture my attention. I hope they stick around.


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Posted: 4/20/2013 11:25:11 PM
PaperPea--the difference is that Heidi Swapp and AC have products in every phase of the product life cycle. A healthy company will have products in development, in production, available for current sale, and old products being clearanced out. We know Heidi and AC are doing that. OA's only VISIBLE activity right now is deep discount remainders on the daily deal sites. We haven't see new product enter it's selling season for six months. That's a long, long time in retail.



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Posted: 4/21/2013 1:22:52 AM
I love OA products - hope they continue their great designs!

FYI- there latest designs were Oh Snap and something traveller? Not released but shown... Far as I rembrandt!?


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Posted: 4/21/2013 1:52:16 AM
It's getting rather frustrating
Here is Australia the Travel Girl line has gone up for pre-order with the wholesalers and it says that it is expected in May.



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Posted: 4/22/2013 8:31:05 PM
I'm curious, now. I kind of want to keep this BTT to see if anyone knows anything.


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Posted: 4/22/2013 8:33:12 PM
um I was kind of hoping that October afternoon would come on here and post a reply.i really want their daily flash items and need to know when they will finally be released!!!

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Posted: 4/22/2013 9:12:25 PM
awww don't want to hear rumors about them... so let's just hope it is manufacturing issues or something... it's still April so maybe it's still coming... Seems like when their name comes up they will answer..so let's see!!



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Posted: 4/22/2013 10:15:12 PM
I truly love their products but their service sucks.

I've had my eye on this thread hoping they came on to clear up any rumors but they haven't. At this point, its all smoke up my rear anyway since they never, ever meet a deadline or set date for a release.

As for the Daily Deal sites, it is weird that OA is all over them but can't release anything new. Yes, other companies are also readily available on the deal sites but at the same time, they're rolling out new lines on a regular basis. I mean, some companies have released their winter lines and are now releasing mid-release lines. It can't be this hard or other companies would have the same issues. I get that they're made in the US but still. It can't be this hard.

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Posted: 4/23/2013 8:34:00 AM
for the last 2 days they have photos of of projects with travel girl. so hopefully your rumors that they are going out of business are just that rumors.



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Posted: 4/23/2013 12:47:48 PM
There have been rumors of them going out of business since they started in business.

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Posted: 4/23/2013 9:54:28 PM
I am excited for their new lines to be released and hope in the future the consumer can know ahead of time when their products will be released. I love their products and design team and pray that company is around for a very long time.

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Posted: 4/23/2013 10:57:35 PM
It does seem incredibly odd that they still haven't released full images of the other two lines, how could it possibly be beneficial to still hold those back? When is the next CHA? I am seriously worried we may never see any of their new product.



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Posted: 4/24/2013 9:33:18 AM
they posted a two person addition to their design team today



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