[inter]National Scrapbook Day – Blog Hop Freebie & Giveaway!

This weekend is [inter] National Scrapbook Day, which means there are lots of fun things going on in the scrapbooking world. To celebrate this awesome day, the Design House Digital designers have created a super cool collaboration kit called Retrospect.

Here is a little peak at this awesome kit:


This kit is packed with digital goodness. And the best part? You can get it for FREE!! Yep, that’s right, FREE! All you have to do is follow along on the DHD blog hop to grab the coupon code, enter it in at Design House Digital and then download it at your convenience. If you are coming to my blog first…then head on over to the beginning of the blog hop.

I have some awesome giveaway’s for y’all, but first I thought I would share a little bit about inspiration. Where do you get your inspiration for your scrapbook layouts? Do you go to sites on the web? Look through your favorite magazines? Here are a few of my favorite websites that I go to for inspiration:

  1. Designspiration.net » I love this website. The design of the site is clean and doesn’t distract from the content. What I love most is the trending categories—I could spend all day looking through all of the different design projects that have been posted there.
  2. Dribble.com » This portfolio site is packed full of graphic design work from designers all over the world. On this site you can explore by category tags and even by color. I love looking at the magazine spreads and web layouts here, and they make for a great starting point for scrapbook page layouts.
  3. We Love Typography » A website dedicated to typography—can’t get much better than this! This a great resource for examples of beautiful typography and is my go to website when creating word art or a title for a scrapbook page.
  4. Shimelle.com » This blog is full of layout inspiration. Lot’s of tips and tricks, challenges, giveaways and scrapbooking beauty. The focus of the website is on traditional paper scrapbooking, but I love Shimelle’s style and think that it translates well to digital.

Those are just a few of the places that I go to when I am feeling a need for inspiration, or if I just want to look at something pretty. I hope y’all enjoy them as much as I do! now onto the fun stuff…

To make the celebration of iNSD even sweeter, I have a fun contest/giveaway here with THREE prizes!

  •  One lucky person will win a $25 gift certificate to my Design House Digital shop!
  •  One lucky person will win a 3 month guest spot on my creative team!
  •  One lucky person will win this awesome DHD hoodie (size m):


There are FOUR different ways to win these prizes:

  1. Comment on this blog post, with the answer to this question: What do you love MOST about digital scrapbooking?
  2. Like my facebook page
  3. Follow me on twitter
  4. Sign up for my newsletter

After you have done these, come back to this post and let me know in the comments section! (Please put each entry in a separate comment)

Don’t forget to grab your letter, you will need it to get the Retrospect kit free:



If you are participating in DHD’s layout challenge, my challenge is to use an ampersand as a decorative element on your layout. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your next stop on the hop is to Jennifer Hignite’s blog.


 ETA: The INSD giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who participated!!


  1. 1
    Mary M says:

    What I love most about digital scrapbooking is not using up any of your supplies. Plus it is so easy to make corrections.

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    What fabulous prizes Erica! What I love most about digital scrapbooking is how easy it is to change when you change your mind. No adhesive remover for my oopsies. Plus, I can use my kits over and over and never run out of paper or an embellishment.

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    What generous prizes, I love the hoodie!
    The thing that I love the most about digi-scrapping is that it keeps me in touch with my family and allows me to really celebrate all of the little moments as well as the big ones. I live an 8 hour drive from my family, so when they send me pictures I can spend the love and time creating pages for me and them that I will have forever. My finished projects are all set up to rotate on my computer screen so that even though I am miles away, I can see them all everyday. :)

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    Michelle Huegel says:

    My favorite thing about digital scrapbooking is NO MESS! I can leave a layout in progress and my little ones can’t mess it up ;)

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    Michelle Huegel says:

    I liked your Facebook page!

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    Michelle Huegel says:

    already follow you on twitter :)

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    Karen F says:

    Liked you on facebook

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    Karen F says:

    Already on your newsletter list

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    Karen F says:

    The best thing about Digital scrapbooking is the UNDO button which cleans up any mistakes or things I want to change – no need to worry about something not working and procrastinating about getting started and getting overwhelmed by so much choice, just start and PLAY, undo if needed! Thanks for the chance.

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    ConnieC says:

    I love that I can scrap in my lap with no mess.

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    ConnieC says:

    I liked you in Facebook.

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    Kelly T. says:

    I love not having a big mess to clean up when I scrap!

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    ConnieC says:

    I’ve been following you on twitter for a while. I’m @crazyhare

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    ConnieC says:

    I already get your newsletter.

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    Else49 says:

    I like the fact I have lots of storage space now.

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    I love being able to have my photos & elements be any size I want. With physical prints you are mostly stuck with the basic photo size (4×6).

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    I’m following you on twitter

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    I like your facebook page

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    what i love about digital scrapbooking:

    I love that there is no mess, it’s economical, and it’s sooooooooooooo versatile!!

    Candi in Colorado
    candice1973 (at) comcast (dot) net

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    I am now a fan of your facebook page! :)

    Candi in Colorado
    candice1973 (at) comcast (dot) net

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    i am already a follower on twitter! :)

    Candi in Colorado
    candice1973 (at) comcast (dot) net

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    i am already subscribed to your newsletter :)
    Candi in Colorado
    candice1973 (at) comcast (dot) net

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    jennybean says:

    honestly my favorite thing about digital scrapbooking is that i can try lots of different techniques without “using up” supplies!

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    I love how easy it is to scrap while watching tv w/o making a mess

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    No mess to pick up, look at or have scattered all over by helpful hands.

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    Laura says:

    Love the fact that it doesn’t take must “room”, no “mess”! Thank you for the giveaway and the kit!

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    Staci G. says:

    Does “everything” count as an answer. No mess, creative freedom, designing, documenting every day moments…I love it all!!

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    Staci G. says:

    I like you on Facebook.

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    Staci G. says:

    I subscribe to your newsletter.

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    Staci G. says:

    I follow you on Twitter.

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    My favorite thing about digital scrapbooking is the online fun part of it.

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    My fav thing about digi scrappin’ is not having to drag out all the “stuff” just to get started.

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    I have “liked” your fb page since you had the chat at DHD and pointed it out to us

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    Nicole Gray says:

    I love that I can scrapbook while I am in Afghanistan.

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    LeeAnn says:

    What I love about digi scrapping is that I can do it without needing anything but my computer. I don’t need a 6 foot table plus. I can sit anywhere, any time.

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    LeeAnn says:

    I have liked you on Facebook.

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    Anja De Dobbelaere says:

    Hi Erica,
    I discovered digital scrapbooking about a year ago. I had so many photos on my hard disk and I felt so limited by the regular photobooks that you can order through different websites. You have to use templates (I don’t really like templates) and you never have the papers or embellishments that you really want. Discovering digital scrapbooking has changed so much. Not only do I have a purpose now for my pictures, that are finally going to be printed, but I have a chance to do something extra with them. Also, scrapbooking makes me relive the places I’ve seen, the things I’ve done … I have never done traditional scrapbooking, but I wouldn’t want to try it. Digital scrapbooking offers so many possibilities. You can alter the colour of your pictures, of your embellishments, try out so many different things without ruining your paper stash… possibilities are practically endless!

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    LeeAnn says:

    I am Following you on Twitter.

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    Anja De Dobbelaere says:

    I liked your Facebook page!

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    LeeAnn says:

    I have signed up to your blog.

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    Anja De Dobbelaere says:

    I signed up for your newsletter!

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    I love being able to scrap 1 handed and the mess is minimal.

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    I subscribed to your newsletter.

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    Hi There…

    Trying To Pick Just One Thing That I Love About Digital Scrapbooking Would Be Difficult…I Actually Do More With Greeting Cards…Hybrid Stuff…And Traditional Scrapbooking Was Very Limiting For Me & Discovering This Digital World,Quite By Accident,About 2 Years Ago,When Looking For Some Elements,On line,For An Xmas Greeting Card,I Was Making…I Was Shocked & Amazed At What I Found & What Was Out There!…I Love Digital Scrapbooking! & Card Making!…The Best Part Is…You Are Only Limited By Your Own Imagination & Creativity!

    Thanks For The Chance To Win!

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    stacey says:

    The best thing is I never run out of things – I get to use my favorites over and over! I never say I need more A’s there are always enough. Plus I save a ton of space in my house – now I’m a digital hoarder. LOL! thanks so much for the chance!

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    stacey says:

    Liked you on facebook!

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    Hi Erica! the best thing about digital scrapbooking is that you can make mistakes and correct them. you can use and resize different papers of elements. But I also still like to traditional scrap. But every time I do that, I often think…oh digital scrapbooking is sometimes so much easier to do! ha ha ha. Thanks for the sites you linked. Gonna have to take a peak now.

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    Lindzie H says:

    I love digi scrapping because I don’t have to drag a million supplies out. I can just get everything opened up on the computer and go from there!

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    Lindzie H says:

    follow on facebook

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    Lindzie H says:

    follow on twitter

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    Lindzie H says:

    get your newsletter

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    Shari says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. I love the undo button!

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    DoggiNo says:

    Digital scrapbooking is for me an escape from the daily stress and a great retreat with friends from all over the world.

    Thanks for the links. I’ll be checking them out after the hop, or more like after iNSD :)

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    arimacias says:

    i LOVE not having any clutter. LOVE IT!

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    arimacias says:

    i liked u on facebook too:)

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    I love that you can use the supplies over and over!! And in so many different ways!

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    grannymike says:

    I was never a paper scrapper, so all I know is digital scrapping. My favorite part is defintely the UNDO control. : ) I also like the fact that supplies can be used over and over and that the internet is full of ideas, inspiration, and tutorials. Thanks for the chance to win such fun prizes!

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    grannymike says:

    I also like you on facebook.

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    grannymike says:

    I am already a subscriber to you newsletter.

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    I love the UNDO button and not having to drag out everything and then put it back up. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Melanie C says:

    I love digital scrapping because I don’t need to print out my photos first!

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    Melanie C says:

    I subscribe to newsletter

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    I love how easy and versatile it is to scrap digitally – you don’t have to take the time to drag out all over your supplies and put them away, print pictures, or worry about storing the pages somewhere.

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    Cheryl says:

    I love the learning process. There is always something new to learn. Oh yah the Undo button.

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    Cheryl says:

    I liked you on Facebook.

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    Cheryl says:

    Following you on Twitter!

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    c@rol w says:

    I love that I can recolor anything and everything to suit my taste and photos without having to purchase more supplies. That rocks!

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    Christina G says:

    I love that I don’t make a mess! (as opposed to paper scrapping!)

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    Christina G says:

    I’ve also liked you on Facebook!

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    Christina G says:

    And I’ve signed up for your newsletter!

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    Amy G. says:

    I love it because it’s mess-free!

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    I liked your facebook page!

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    I like digital because it’s easier: I can scrap anytime, anywhere. I can scrap for 30 minutes and then put it away. I like digital because the align and center tools help me make better pages. I like digital because I can always undo!

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    I signed up for your newsletter.

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    I followed you on Twitter!

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    I signed up for your newsletter!

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    I like digital because I can use the same paper/element over and over again in a variety of ways!

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    I liked your FB page!

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    I liked your facebook page!

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    signed up for your newsletter!

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    Love the new collab – it’s so awesome! Thanks so much for the chances to win, too! My fave things about digi scrapping is you can take it with you, there’s no mess to clean up & you can’t ever make a mistake – LOL!

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    and finally, I’m following you on twitter!

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    I’m following you – tweet tweet

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    I love digi scrappin – I never run out of my fav papers and embellies, I can always make changes if I’m not thrilled with the final results AND people who don’t realize how easy it is think I’m a genius!

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    I like you, I really like you and FB proves it!

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    Aaaaand, I’m now getting your newsletter!

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    Jennyfer L says:

    It’s easier to do!

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    LizJ in Texas says:

    The thing I love most about digital scrapbooking is NO CLEAN UP!!!

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    Deb Currie says:

    I love that I can take my digital scrapbooking ANYWHERE!!! I scrap in the car on long trips, I scrap in hotel rooms when I’m away, anywhere my laptop is…so are my pages!! My grandchildren love to see their pages on my computer when I go to visit!

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    Deb Currie says:

    I LIKED your Facebook page:)

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    KittenJen says:

    Digital Scrapbooking is great because there’s no muss, no fuss. When I’m out of time i just minimize my program. No photos to clean up, no dozens of tools to put away, no paper scraps to sweep up, no glitter and glue to scrub up, and best of all, my dining room table is free for…dining!

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    KittenJen says:

    I follow you on twitter

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    KittenJen says:

    I liked your FB page

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    KittenJen says:

    I signed up for your newsletter

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    Deb C. says:

    There are many reasons why I like digital scrapbooking. One is that you don’t have such a mess and two is that you can recolor your embellishments to match your layout and you can use them over and over again. I could go on and on……

    Thanks for the opportunity to win your great prize!

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      How wonderful to know your mom is home. My perryas will continue through her recovery. I’m glad you’ve found a bit of time for ‘scrappin’ and blogging too ;–)Hugs and blessings,

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    alisha says:

    thank you so much for the chance to win!!

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      alisha says:

      i got so exicted that i forgot to answer the question! what i love about digital scrapbooking is that i can print out papers to use on my paper scrapping too!!

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    alisha says:

    i liked you on facebook!!

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    alisha says:

    i followed you on twitter!

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    alisha says:

    i signed up for your newsletter!!

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    don’t tell my boss, but what i like best is that i can do it at work!!

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    wilkswife says:

    What I love most about digital scrapbooking is the getty feeling I have when I see a kit that has everything in it that I love! My creative side gets a rush!

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    Audrey says:

    I luv that fact that there is no mess and nothing to put away after creating a LO! And it’s so much cheaper than traditional scrapbooking!

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    Joy Cooper says:

    The thing I love most about digital scrapbooking is that unlike in paper scrapping when I make a mistake or don’t like how a layout is working then I can change it effortlessly and without wasting a one time use product.

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    Bernadette says:

    I love ctrl z!

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    Linda Hagerty says:

    I love the ease of trying different options and easily making changes that digital offers.

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    loving all the information i’m gathering on the blogs together with the letters to get the kit! thanks so much!!

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    Melinda T says:

    What I love most about digital scrapbooking is that I can scrap in bed or anywhere, really! And how simple it is to recolor, edit or undo something. And I can share with my family without having to take extra steps like taking a photo of layout, cropping & editing in photoshop, then emailing/uploading!

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    Melinda T says:

    I like your fb page.

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    Melinda T says:

    I follow you on twitter.

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    Melinda T says:

    I receive your newsletter.

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    Bonnie says:

    We can eat at the dining room table now.

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    Thanks so much for the chance to win those great prizes!! Ok, to answer what I love most, it’s the opportunity to let my creativity flow while creating memorable keepsakes, without the mess of traditional scrapbooking!

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    Thanks for the chance to win, I am happy to have signed up to receive your newsletter, great blog!

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    I “like” your facebook page! Thanks again for the chance to win!!

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    Wendy says:

    Thanks for the fun links!

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    Wendy says:

    I *Like* you. :D

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    Wendy says:

    I already subscribe to your newsletter. :D

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    Kim (Freckles) says:

    What I love most about scrapbooking is that it makes me so happy. Really. I love many things about it, but that’s what I love most.

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    LinhC says:

    I love being able to scrapbook wherever I am with my laptop: sitting at the roller rink while my daughter is skating, carpool, airplane (don’t need sharp scissors!), library, etc.

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    LinhC says:

    like you on fb.

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    Robin says:

    What I like most about digital scrapbooking is – no mess!!!

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    Robin says:

    I ‘liked’ your facebook page!

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    Robin says:

    I signed up for your newsletter!!!

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    Mary K says:

    I love the ability to do it late at night, and nobody’s yelling “stop making all that noise!”

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    Nicole H says:

    I love how quickly I can get a page done, but really, I can do it while the kids are around and they don’t ask to use my craft supplies.

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    I love that there is no mess, and I have everything all at my fingertips.

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    Kimberlee says:

    I love that you can create an amazing page without make the whole house a mess. Or worrying about what the two year old is doing with the scissors you swear you just put down for a second, LOL. ~kimberlee

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    Angie says:

    I love that I can sit down and just make a page in the evening without getting all my “stuff” out. That and I journal more because I can type it out.

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    Barbara says:

    I’m new to digital scrapbooking but am attracted to being able to take my children’s photographs and do something creative with them that all of us will enjoy.

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    I’m new to digital scrapbooking. But I’ve embraced it wholeheartedly. It’s a way to get my photos out of the camera and onto a page. For years I’ve struggled to get paper and glue together. Not any more. It’s digital from now on.

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    I’m following on Twitter.

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    Tracy Bohman says:

    I signed up for your newsletter

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    Tracy Bohman says:

    I liked you on facebook

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    Tracy Bohman says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win great prizes. The thing I like about digital scrapbooking is that if I need more than one duplicated of a layout I can reproduce it by printing 2 or 3 copies instead of the time it takes to cut/paste each one. I also like that it makes me look like I didn’t make any mistakes because mistakes don’t show.
    Thanks again and great to meet up again after too long!!!!! Tell your Dad I’m still hooked on Dailias.

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    Thanks for the chances to win. I did all BUT the Twitter. I don’t participate there.
    Looking forward to your newsletter and “liked” you on FB.

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    Awesome stuff :) I love the typography site you referenced. My favorite part of digi-scrapping is the UNDO button!

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    I now “like” you on FB

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    I now follow you on Twitter

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    I subscribed to your newsletter… Thanks again :)

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    Andrea says:

    as an “equal opportunity scrapbooker” (traditional to digital and everything inbetween) my favorite thing about digi scrapping is that I get to enjoy the creative process without all the mess!

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    Andrea says:

    I’ve liked you on FB!

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    Andrea says:

    I’m following you on Twitter!

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    Andrea says:

    I am signed up for your newsletter

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    Suzy Gray says:

    happy nsd

    i love that you can change the colors of elements to be just what you need for your project.

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    I love that there is no mess with digital scrapbooking!

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    I also liked your facebook page.

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    I also signed up for your newsletter.

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    Beatrice says:

    Instant shopping day or night :-) I already like you on FB and I’m subscribed to your newsletter.

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    My favorite aspect of digital scrapbooking is the affordability of it. As someone with very little money, being able to purchase a kit and use it infinitely is a life saver. Basically, it allows me to be able to scrapbook.

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    ashley sanford says:

    I liked you!

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    ashley sanford says:

    sshhhhh….. I’m following you

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    ashley sanford says:

    I will be getting mail from you

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    ashley sanford says:

    I love digital cause it’s fast and fun. I keep these orgainzed and can whip out a cute page in no time.

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    Tammy Davis says:

    I love that you can use one supply over and over and you can change the color. You never run out!

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    Lillie D. says:

    I love the convenience that it gives you to work on your photos anywhere you’re at. Also how you can size, change color and create beautiful scrapbooks.

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    lawyerlyn says:

    the fact that I can sometimes finish a layout in less than 30 minutes

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    melissa rhodes says:

    I love how mess free it is! and if I make a mistake i can easily correct it! and it is cheaper.ok three things but they are all important

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    melissa rhodes says:

    I liked you on Facebook, not sure why I had not yet!

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    melissa rhodes says:

    I follow you on twitter!

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    melissa rhodes says:

    I get your newsletter!

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    My favorite art activity was collage, but then I got a chronic illness that means I spend a LOT of time in bed. It was too unwieldy to try to get all my boxes of art supplies in here with me. :) Then I discovered that in addition to being able to connect with me with people all over the world, I was overjoyed to realize that my laptop could also be used for collage! Only here it’s called digital scrapbooking! It’s so great to be able to make art even when I can barely move.

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    Also, I like you on Facebook!

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    What do I like best about Digital Scrapbooking? The answer is at your Shimelle blog spot (I just checked it out) Their challenge 16 http://www.shimelle.com/ was to use up all your odds and ends and scraps and pieces and all that crap that winds up all over he house. LOL! Digital doesn’t have any of that stuff. :)

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    mischalaneous says:

    THANKS so much for the websites & the chances to win the great prizes!

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    mischalaneous says:

    Already subscribe to NL.:)

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    mischalaneous says:

    Already a Facebook Fan!

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    mischalaneous says:

    And as of {NOW} I’m a following ya on tWiTTeR. THANKS again, eRiCa!!!

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    libbywilko says:

    Amazing prizes from you Erica ! Thank you ! I like the delete button :) with digital you can always redo things with no problems.

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    libbywilko says:

    And I like you on FB already :)

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    Karyn A. says:

    What do I love best about digital scrapbooking? NO MESS! (OK – so don’t count my file organization on my Hard Drives please) :-)

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    Liz R says:

    I love a lot about digital scrapbooking…the ability to change photo sizes easily…the ability to write and put titles on top of pictures…the lack of “stuff’ to store on real shelves…I am much more creative with digital and there are so many thing you can do digitally that are impossible to do the paper way…

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