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Margie Romney-Aslett, Advantus, and Girls Paperie

As I learned the other day from THE PEAS ~ (I’m telling you, they’re like the Star and TMZ put together for the scrapbook world) ~ MARGIE ROMNEY-ASLETT has ended her partnership with Advantus on the popular brand THE GIRLS PAPERIE.

Instead of recapping all the news, I’ll just LINK YOU to what Margie had to say about it. Here are the highlights if you don’t have time to read her entry:

The Girls’ Paperie is no more…

in the last few years doors have closed…

new ones have opened…

and after a lot of thought and prayer I find that i need to shut one door and open another…

Right now i am not able to tell you what i am up to…

but know this…

i am designing paper…

beautiful paper…

i will be at CHA Summer…

with a brand new company i am so excited to be part of from the ground up…

i look forward to an amazing future in the Scrapbooking world…

i will continue to teach with The Girls’ Paperie until July…

HERE is what Scrapbook Update posted, which is pretty much a recap of what ADVANTUS and Margie posted.

I wish I had some secret spy insider information for you about why she’s leaving Advantus and who the new company is … but I don’t. She’s not a designer I particularly follow … well, I “follow” her on TWITTER … but she hasn’t addressed the issue except a link to the above-referenced blog entry. And she’s in South Africa right now, so I don’t blame her ;)

If anyone hears rumors about the reason for her departure, please share!

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Another Big Move for Heidi Swapp . . . Hey, at least it’s not China

Read all about it on Heidi Swapp’s BLOG; the post is right HERE.

The Peas are talking about it HERE.

In a nutshell, Heidi’s husband is going to finish his Chinese degree at BYU. The moving truck has left and they are on their way. In the blog entry, she talks about her future with ADVANTUS (oh, they of INTERESTING BUSINESS PRACTICES), the HEIDI SWAPP BRAND, and with her primary focus, HOUSE OF 3, which is her project with RHONNA FARRER and JANET HOPKINS. I found THIS blog entry that describes House of 3 really well, just scroll down a bit and it’s under the ALI EDWARDS stuff.

If you’ve been looking for Heidi Swapp sneak peeks for CHA-Summer 2009, this is why you haven’t seen any (from Heidi’s above blog entry):

I will not be attending CHA, and I do not have a new product release at this show. The Heidi Swapp brand will continue through Advantus… I will continue to teach classes, travel and promote it along with House of 3. Our relationship will move forward on a per-project basis.

So that’s the big news. It sounds like it was a good time for a change for her and her family. As the scrapbooking industry evolves, so must she and those like her. I admire her for weathering PAST STORMS, having a good attitude about the changes, and being thankful for all the good things in her life. I wish her all the luck in the world….

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