Saturday, May 28, 2005

Attention Scrapbookers!

I stumbled across an advertisement in a scrapbooking magazine this weekend for stickers and scrapbooking products specifically tailored towards diversity: namely, the elderly, various ages and races, and those with disabilities.

I just checked out their website: Same-Differences is a company started in 2004 by Kim Lundy. To read more about her, see the products, and to see where to purchase and how to order items, visit the website.

Here is a bit of information from the "About Us" section of their website:

All our products are printed on 100% acid and lignin free cardstock and/or sticker paper. The images can be used in scrapbooks, backed with magnetic tape for magnets, or laminated for educational use.

The inspiration for Same Differences grew from realizing that the scrapbooking industry is lacking "diversity" products - populations such as the disabled, the elderly, and those who have different ethnicities, religions, and cultures. Scrapbooking is growing exponentially and products are becoming more accessible to people other than those who look for and visit their local scrapbooking store, if they even have scrapbooking stores in their area. Although the "big chain" craft stores certainly are catching up in offering scrapbooking products, it is impossible for them to offer such customized products.

Our product line shows characters with different "diversities" conducting typical life activities in a positive fashion. We treat the diversity issue as "no big deal", just a part of life. We hope that this company will meet the needs of these populations in a creative way.
Additionally, we hope that our products are used in educational settings in order to promote positive awareness of differences between people in a positive manner.

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Blogger Kim said...

Hey VeeJay,

Thanks so much about your comments on the product line! I really appreciate it!

2:35 PM  
Blogger jon said...

After we paid for our kids summer camp florida we found it tough to recover! I totally agree with you!

12:45 AM  
Blogger Smallman said...

I skim a lot of blogs, and so far yours is in the Top 3 of my list of favorites. I'm going to dive in and try my hand at it, so wish me luck.

It'll be in a totally different area than yours (mine is about free scrapbooking idea) I know, it sounds strange, but it's like anything, once you learn more about it, it's pretty cool. It's mostly about free scrapbooking idea related articles and subjects.

1:11 AM  

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