its a sad day...Scrapbooks etc last issue is August

Two Peas is Closing
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Posted 5/9/2012 by SDeven in General Scrappin'
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SDeven
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Posted: 5/9/2012 11:32:03 AM
I hate this!






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Posted: 5/9/2012 11:35:49 AM
Oh no! I have a two year subscription! I had no idea....

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Posted: 5/9/2012 11:37:08 AM
I just renewed. Kind of a little ticked that they sent me a renewal. My last issue is July. I will miss them though since they were second favorite to Scrapbook Trends.



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Posted: 5/9/2012 11:37:56 AM
I almost renewed this month. I'm just sick about this! I love them! I just got the new one last night and I'm waiting to savor it.

Scrapbooks, etc. announcement

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Posted: 5/9/2012 11:38:41 AM
Ugh. Not happy. I generally like that mag.

Plus . . . I just renewed for TWO YEARS.


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Posted: 5/9/2012 11:39:52 AM
That IS sad; SDeven/Sarah, how did you hear, & do you have any further details? Thanks....

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Posted: 5/9/2012 11:41:40 AM
From their blog. Very sad.



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Posted: 5/9/2012 11:48:21 AM
Facebook.






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Posted: 5/9/2012 11:50:40 AM
Not surprising but I thought CK would shut down first. Hate seeing any publication go under but I guess it's the price we pay for technological progress.
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Posted: 5/9/2012 11:56:35 AM
Well THAT's a bummer. I like SE best of all the scrapping mags, always have. There's just nothing like having a paper mag in your hand. Glad I didn't renew, though, or I'd be furious. As it is, I'm not sure which issue is my last. Now I'll have to check. Thanks for the heads-up Sarah.


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Posted: 5/9/2012 11:58:38 AM
I blogged the announcement and my thoughts HERE .

Suffice it to say ...



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Posted: 5/9/2012 12:02:00 PM
Although I have not been very pleased with the last few issues, this is sad news indeed!


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Posted: 5/9/2012 12:10:09 PM
I just emailed customer service to see what will happen to those of us with longer subscriptions. Mine isn't up until August 2013. I don't know if a refund would be offered or not. I hope that they don't offer us a subscription to something else in its place. No offense but I don't want Better Homes and Gardens. I will post here when I get a reply.



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Posted: 5/9/2012 12:13:59 PM
I am so mad because I paid for a subscription this morning just before they made the announcement!

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Posted: 5/9/2012 12:17:20 PM
What a bummer. I really like SE


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Posted: 5/9/2012 12:19:22 PM
so sad!

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Posted: 5/9/2012 12:20:28 PM
I just emailed them too, asking what will happen to my remaining subscription, which I JUST paid for. I'm so sad to see the magazine fold, but I must say that I am very annoyed that they accepted renewals so recently if they knew they were folding in August. I would have appreciated an email too, instead of having to hear it first here. (Thanks for being on the ball and posting this here, SDeven.)



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Posted: 5/9/2012 12:24:45 PM
Sad news. SE was my favorite magazine.

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Posted: 5/9/2012 12:26:08 PM
I don't understand why they continue to take subscriptions when they KNOW they are closing?

ETA: Especially in light of this.



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Posted: 5/9/2012 12:27:33 PM
so very sad. I wish we could have known they were in trouble. could have done a subscription drive.


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Posted: 5/9/2012 12:33:59 PM
Oh, noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

Such sad news! Scrapbooks Etc. is my favorite magazine, alongside Scrap 365. Oh, I will miss Scrapbook Etc. so much.

The blog post said that they have 350,000 subscribers. Very sad that a such a number of loyal readers is not enough to keep a great magazine going...


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Posted: 5/9/2012 12:38:24 PM
I have been told that it is advertising revenue that sustains a magazine, rather than subscription revenue. I would imagine Scrapbook Trends is following a different model with their limited reliance on advertisers and a higher subscription/newstand cost. Hopefully, they will last.





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Posted: 5/9/2012 12:38:31 PM
I'm pretty sure my subscription was up. It's the only magazine I look at SB wise. Sad to see them go.


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Posted: 5/9/2012 12:38:37 PM
Thanks for sharing! This is sad news, I like this publication. I'll have to call them to find out how I get a refund for the remainder of my subscription. It doesn't expire until Feb 2014!

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Posted: 5/9/2012 12:45:53 PM
Well, I just an invoice that had me until July 2014. I was this.close. to paying it online yesterday. So glad I waited now.


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Posted: 5/9/2012 12:50:32 PM
so bummed, especially when only four days ago Michelle posted this:



Hey, Peas! Michelle Rubin from Scrapbooks etc. here. We are still in publication! In fact we're busy working away on our June issue. We're checking into this e-mail, though. So it's business as usual. Please feel free to renew your subscription!

Michelle Rubin
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Scrapbooks etc.


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Posted: 5/9/2012 12:55:26 PM
I just called and the rep I spoke with said my money would be refunded automatically and I would not need to do anything.

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Posted: 5/9/2012 12:55:51 PM
That kind of ticks me off how Michelle just came on here and said oh no, everything is peachy! Then it made the Discount Magazine place look bad when it was probably the true thing that was happening
Well, I have a whole year left on mine, wonder what will happen...
Now that means no more magazines for me Maybe I will have to go with that Sports Illustrated


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Posted: 5/9/2012 12:59:37 PM
I honestly don't think Michelle or anyone else on staff at SBE knew about it, even as late as last week. I think it's very surprising news to them. And they are all suddenly out of a job. I feel awful for everyone involved, and this is a big loss for us as a community.



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Posted: 5/9/2012 1:02:25 PM

so bummed, especially when only four days ago Michelle posted this:



She posted that on March 5. Roughly 60 days ago.




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Posted: 5/9/2012 1:06:43 PM
I'm SO sad!!! I ALMOST renewed this weekend, because I had a nice offer. I don't know when my subscription actually expires, though. I, too, hope they don't give us Better Homes and Gardens. I subscribed to it one time, and I got nothing out of it but recycling material.


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Posted: 5/9/2012 1:10:56 PM
I was in their office a couple weeks ago and they were working on the October issue - so I don't think this came with much warning. Like Jen, I think this is a huge loss for the scrapbooking community.


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Posted: 5/9/2012 1:50:42 PM

so very sad. I wish we could have known they were in trouble. could have done a subscription drive.


Don't feel responsible. They had 350,000 subscribers and couldn't make it. I doubt even the Peas could have made much of a dent in that direction. As one Pea said, it's advertising revenue that truly controls a magazine's survival.

And I've worked for several that went belly up on my watch. The editors and graphics staff rarely know anything until the morning it's announced. Especially in a large corporation like Meredith. They've closed many titles and alerted the staff (my friends and colleagues) the next morning. Most of those people were up the night before working on deadlines six months out.

Sad news, but I can't say I haven't been expecting it for several years now.

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Posted: 5/9/2012 2:05:30 PM
I had the renewal in my purse to send today.



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Posted: 5/9/2012 2:12:54 PM
I sent my renewal yesterday! oh dear.

I loved that magazine.

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Posted: 5/9/2012 2:24:43 PM
Nooooooooooooooo!!!


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Posted: 5/9/2012 2:33:51 PM
This is awful, just awful.


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Posted: 5/9/2012 2:50:02 PM
Wow....this is a bummer. I am surprised. I still have another year left so I hope I will get a refund then.


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Posted: 5/9/2012 2:54:59 PM
I'm just so sad. My heart goes out to all behind the publication and I wish you only the best in the future. xoxo


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Posted: 5/9/2012 2:55:31 PM
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Posted: 5/9/2012 3:07:21 PM
Oh NO!!!!!
I always liked Scrapbooks etc. but they didn't allow international subscriptions
Finally I found a way to get a digital subscription and now this! Every sb magazine I subscribe to folds - Paperkuts, Scrapbook Answers, Memory Makers and now Scrapbooks etc. seigh!


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Posted: 5/9/2012 3:17:50 PM
SBE was always my favorite scrap magazine, this is so sad to hear. Best wishes to all the staff, I'm sure they're sad also.


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Posted: 5/9/2012 3:19:42 PM


I love Scrapbooks Etc. I've been very disappointed by the content in CK lately and I can't afford Scrapbook Trends. This is very sad news.


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Posted: 5/9/2012 3:20:05 PM
Ugh, horrible news, so sad to see another scrapbook mag go. I cherish the mags that are left & this is sad to hear.




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Posted: 5/9/2012 3:29:44 PM
SO sad to hear this. I just let my CK subscription lapse, since I had my SBE subscription all paid up through Aug 2014.
Now I have no scrapbook mags to look forward to getting in the mail.
Guess I'll have to renew CK. Sigh.
I wonder how they will refund those of us with remaining issues? I ordered my sub through Tango using Paypal, I think. It's been awhile back.



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Posted: 5/9/2012 3:42:15 PM
A sad day indeed. I just sent in a 2 year renewal, glad I did not send payment yet. I was thinking about purging some old issue, but think now that I will hang onto them awhile longer.

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Posted: 5/9/2012 3:48:10 PM
Dang it all!! I hope the rest of the industry isn't going to go the way of the magazines. Someone come back and let us all know when you hear what's going to happen to those of us who were mid-subscription.

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Posted: 5/9/2012 3:48:13 PM
Ugh!! I loved them too!

What happens to our subscription? I just renewed mine in january for another year, on top of this year...




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Posted: 5/9/2012 3:54:56 PM


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