Thursday, April 26, 2007

Announcing the Bag Full of Memories Contest!

Brought to you by SnapTotes and MemoryTrends Magazine... check out these cool bags and this great contest!

SnapTotes and MemoryTrends Magazine present Bag Full of Memories page contest

Show off your pages when you're out and about with a personalized photo bag!

Photo bags are one of the most popular ways to turn a snapshot into a gift. But personalized bags aren't just for photos. Any digital image--such as a digital scrapbook page--­can make a beautiful bag. (Check out Melinda Alexander's layout on the example pictured here!)

The Bag Full of Memories Contest is now accepting entries for the chance to see your digital page on a photo bag by SnapTotes. Winners will receive a bag featuring their pages ($100 value). Name the local scrapbook store where you buy albums and magazines and the store will win a starter sales kit with eight bags (a more than $500 value.) For more information, and to enter, visit Deadline for entry is June 30, 2007.

For other ideas for using digital designs to create one-of-a kind wearables and accessories, and to see Melinda's layout up close, check out the August/September 2007 issue of Digital Scrapbooking.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Looking for your best work!

It's that time again--the time when we're asking you to submit your best digital and paper/digital-fusion projects for our review and possible inclusion in the October/November issue.

Our submission forms will be up and running at both the Digital Scrapbooking and Simple Scrapbooks sites in a day or two; the deadline for all is Monday, April 16.

Here's what we're looking for this time around:

Simply Stunning
Send us your layouts on any subject—we'll give special consideration to projects with a seasonal (fall) theme, but all styles and topics are welcome. If there's a special story or inspiration behind your layout, please share that with us as well. Submissions are due no later than Monday, April 16.

Kick It Up
Calling all tech-savvy scrappers! We're looking for layouts and projects created with any software package featuring intermediate- to advanced-level techniques. Submissions must include clear instructions to inspire our readers. Send us your images and instructions no later than Monday, April 16.

Scrapbooking Software Roundup
Digital scrapbookers have a huge variety of programs to choose from for creating layouts and projects. We'd like to see what you're doing with the software tools you have available. Submit your layout along with the following information:
  • how long you've been scrapbooking digitally
  • the name of the program you use, and how long you've been working with it
  • your favorite feature of this program
  • step-by-step instructions for achieving any special effects or techniques featured in your layout
We'd like to see layouts created with the following software:
  • Corel Paint Shop Pro
  • LumaPix FotoFusion
  • Microsoft Digital Image Suite
  • Scrapbook Max!
  • ACDSee
  • Lasting Impressions MemoryMixer
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • HP Creative Scrapbook Assistant
  • Any other widely available software you're using for digital scrapbooking
Submissions are due no later than Monday, April 16.

Thanks for sharing your talents with us! We can't wait to see what you've come up with.