Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Changes are afoot. Let us know what you think!

This just in, from our editor-in-chief Jennafer Martin:

Wanted: Your opinion

We need digital scrapbookers’ opinions for an upcoming change in the design of Digital Scrapbooking magazine. This is highly confidential, copyrighted information and you'll be under a strict non-disclosure agreement should you choose to participate. There are two ways you can participate:

1) If you’re in the Salt Lake City, UT area, you’re invited to participate in a focus group Wednesday, November 7 at 7 PM at the CK Media offices. Refreshments will be served and those in attendance will receive a prize package of CK Media goodies. Spots are limited to 10 participants and are available on a first-notify, first serve basis. This should last no more than an hour. Please e-mail editor@digitalscrapbooking.com by the end of the day Friday, November 2 to register.

2) If you’re not able to attend the in-person focus group, you can complete an online survey to give us your opinion. We anticipate the survey will take 10-15 minutes, and all participants will be entered into a drawing for a load of goodies.

If you’re interested in either the focus group or the survey, please send an email to editor@digitalscrapbooking.com by the close of business Friday, November 2. We look forward to your feedback!

As an aside, we've been working on this redesign for several months now and I'm really excited about the direction is taking. We're lucky to have readers who are happy to share their thoughts with us, and the new Digital Scrapbooking will reflect what you've been telling us you'd like to see.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Quick update on e-version of magazine

We've learned that there were two glitches in the e-version of the Dec/Jan issue, and we're taking care of them right away:

* the tumbler template for Pattie Knox's project hasn't yet been uploaded
* there's an incorrect link to "myperfectmirror.com" that should be to myfavoritemirror.com instead. Here's a photo of a project made with the coaster sets My Favorite Mirror offers: isn't it adorable?

We're changing those ASAP; I'll post here again when they're fixed. Thanks for letting us know!

Friday, October 19, 2007

December/January e-version open for subscribers!

Is the dreary fall weather getting you down? Ready for some holiday cheer to lift your spirits? If you're a Digital Scrapbooking subscriber, then you're in luck! Our December 2007/January 2008 issue is now up and running in its electronic format. Check your e-mail box for your personalized invitation!

Subscribing but not getting word when the e-version is posted? We must have your valid e-mail address for you to log in. Contact our Customer Service department to add your e-mail address to your account.

(If you're a newsstand buyer--it'll be just a couple of weeks until you get all the great holiday inspiration available now to our subscribers.)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Ready to celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day?

The first-ever Digital Scrapbooking Day (sponsored by Triscape, makers of FxFoto photo editing software) is coming up! Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 3 and get ready for a crazy day of photo tweaking, layout designing and product sharing.

To celebrate, Digital Scrapbooking Magazine is hosting a layout contest at the photo sharing site Flickr. We're looking for layouts on the theme of "Why I Love Digital Scrapbooking." Upload your own and vote for your favorites--we'll have prizes for the most popular layouts, plus those selected as standouts by our editorial team.

Here's what you'll need to do to enter:
  1. If you don't have one already, set up a Flickr account. (It's free, and takes just a few minutes.)
  2. Visit our Flickr page and click "Join This Group." Read our simple posting rules and join.
  3. Upload photos to your Flickr account. Choose the layout you want to enter and click "Send to Group" to share it with us.
Thanks for playing--we can't wait to see your work! (Plus: check out the cute T-shirt designed by 2007 Digital Scrapbooking board member Clara Wallace just for the occasion. April and Jennafer have ordered theirs already!)

Thursday, October 04, 2007

They're coming to a land Down Under...

...Stacy Julian, Wendy Smedley, and our own digital diva Renee Pearson, that is! They're bringing Digital Scrapbooking and Simple Scrapbooks' trademark enthusiam and you-can-do-it attitude to their first-ever event in the Southern Hemisphere.

They'll be joining New Zealand scrapbooking celebrity Nic Howard for a total of six education- and inspiration-packed days at the Craft House Crafting Connection in Australia and New Zealand, sponsored by KiwiScraps.

Catch them in Sydney November 9-11 or in Wellington November 16-18. You can
  • pick classes from a menu of dozens of offerings (including Renee's digital/hybrid track!),
  • crop 'til you drop at the Friday night Mega Crop,
  • mingle with fellow scrapbookers all weekend long, and
  • get inspired at Stacy's keynote "Scrap Happy" event.
Don't miss this opportunity to meet four dynamic, motivating scrapbookers... and don't forget to send us your pictures! (I wanna go!)