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Big News! HUGE!

We at Ella are absolutely thrilled to share our BIGGEST news of all time, which was revealed publicly for the first time today during Big Picture Classes' annual Big Idea Festival. (That's a lot of BIG!)


And if you haven't guessed the BIG NEWS yet, here are two little hints...







Um, yeah. Ella Publishing Co. is now part of the Big Picture Classes family! And the team that brought the world Simple Scrapbooks magazine is together again under one umbrella, roof, Big Top...pick your metaphor.


Click here to have a giggle at the animated Brady-Bunch-style graphic you see above and read all about the big news over at


While you're there, make sure you're signed up for the Big Idea Festival, which starts today, September 4th! You just heard the first of four BIG announcements to be revealed during the 14-day free festival, and you won't want to miss the other three.

Oh, and those seven mystery instructors they've been talking about all month long that will be inspiring you inside the Big Idea Festival? They're really seven of your favorite Ella authors, and their cute faces were unveiled inside the festival today (Rebecca Cooper, Wendy Smedley, Stephanie Baxter, Angie Lucas, Nichol Magouirk, Becky Novacek, and Lisa Dickinson)!



What does this news mean to you?

1. will continue to educate and inspire you while the above pictured "BPC Bunch" works together to launch a new umbrella site that will house all of the amazing Big Picture Classes/Ella Publishing Co. educational content in one place.

2. Ella's eBook library is ALSO available at starting today! Click here to browse.

3. Wendy, Cathy, and I will continue to crank out eBook awesomeness for your reading pleasure at least once a month, and all upcoming eBooks will now be available at as well as at, thus reaching a much wider audience!

4. We're all combining our talents to benefit both brands. I, for example, am now the Editorial Director at Big Picture Classes, on top of being eBook Editor-in-Chief.

5. The elephant stays. Because she's just so darn cute.


Any questions? :)

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