Friday, June 29, 2007

A Little Update

We are now up to 28 registered teams (so 56 racers) yay! And since last night, the following sponsors have signed on to donate to the Grand Prize:

Disc Talk Radio
Christine Smith
Lie Fhung (Ztampf)
LaWanna Desjardine
Memory Purses
Shabby Princess

Our grand prize total is now around about $550 per team member and climbing!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Wow, Wow, Wow!! We're off to a Rockin' Start!

We already have 14 teams signed up and there are still 13 days left before we close sign-ups! The theme songs and team mottos are awesome. I know we're going to have a great crowd this season.

And, wait until who you see has signed on to donate to the Grand Prize. I can't tell you what the prizes are yet, but I promise you won't be disappointed. Here is who has committed so far, with more prizes to come. In no particular order:

KB and Friends
Butternug Squash
CG Essentials
Strawberry Wine Designs
Traci Reed
Fish Scraps/Carrie Stephens
Katie the Scrapbook Lady
Bree Clarkson
Gina Miller Designs
Blue Flombingo
Digital Scrapbooking Magazine/Simple Scrapbooks
Sweet Shoppe Designs
Amy Teets
Amanda Rockwell
Elemental Scraps
Kelly Shults

What I can tell you is that the value of these prizes is already over $400 for each member of the Grand Prize winning team. Now THAT is worth scrapping for!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Due to Popular Demand

I will begin accepting applications immediately. If you've already e-mailed me, you don't need to do it again. If you've been not so patiently waiting for July 1, no need to wait any longer. Go ahead and send in those applications.

Just so you don't have to scroll down, here is the registration information again:

Please send ONE email per team to with the following information:

Team Name:

Racer 1 Name:
Racer 1 Email:
Racer 1 Main Gallery:

Racer 2 Name:
Racer 2 Email
Racer 2 Main Gallery:

Your Team's Motto
A Team Blinkie
A link to your Team's Blog (if you have one)
Your Team's theme song (if you have one)

The deadline to register is still midnight PDT on July 10. Once I've entered you into the system, I'll send you a confirmation e-mail along with the official race blinkie which you may display in your forum signature (if you wish).

Let the registrations begin!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

A Few Questions and Answers

Since the blog first went up, a number of questions have been asked. I'll to do my best to answer them all here.

Finding a Partner

If you are in need of a race partner, we set up a special forum at NDISB to post if you're looking for a partner.

Who is Eligible for the Grand Prize?

All teams who complete all of the challenges by their respective deadlines are eligible to be in the drawing for the Grand Prize, except teams where one or both members are NDISB Creative Team Members or Designers.

NDISB staff members (Creative Team and Designers) are NOT eligible for the grand prize and by association, anyone they team with is not eligible. Therefore, pick your partner carefully. And NDISB staff members should make sure their partners are aware of this. NDISB staff members and their teammates may participate in the individual challenges and receive their prizes for those challenges.

What IS the Grand Prize?

Ahhhh, yes, that is definitely worth asking. The Grand Prize is ever growing, but if you look over on the right you'll see a list of our Grand Prize donors under Race Sponsors. When we have the final list in place, we'll be sure to post exactly what you're racing for. You won't be disappointed, we promise!

When Does the Race Start/How Long is It?

The race begins on Monday, July 16 and runs for 6 weeks. There will be a total of 12 challenges.

What if I'm Going on Vacation During the Race?

We are sensitive to the fact that the race is smack dab in the middle of summer and thus, summer vacation plans. If you will be gone for a portion of the race without internet access but would still like to participate, contact us before you leave and we'll try to work something out. We will work with the host sites to accommodate you the best we can; but in fairness to the rest of the racers, you will be ineligible for the Grand Prize drawing. But we can work it out so that you can at least participate in the weekly challenges. It is key that you contact us BEFORE your vacation though.

Do We Have to Use Specific Designers/Products?

It is up to each host site what the challenge will be. But the race rules state that racers will not be required to purchase anything to participate. That doesn't mean the host site won't provide a kit for free that must be used.

Last year, all the challenges allowed racers to use whatever they had. One was particularly tough though. The challenge was to create a layout using only one product per designer. You could use products from any designer you wanted, but you couldn't use more than one item per designer. It was tough, but really fun!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Are You Ready for Some Racin'

It's getting close to being that time!! Start thinking about partnering up again. Applications will open July 1!

Weren't around last season for the inaugural race? No problem, here's how it works:

Welcome to The Amazing Digi Scrapping Race, Season 2!

Teams of two will traverse the digital scrapping world, site by site, completing challenges and collecting prizes along the way. Everyone who completes the week's challenges in the allotted time frame will move on to the next week, where they can collect even MORE prizes! And at the end of the race, everyone who has travelled around the digiworld and completed each and every challenge will be entered into a drawing for the GRAND prize!

So the first thing you have to do is find yourself a partner! Once you've done that, please send ONE email per team to with the following information:

Team Name:
Racer 1 Name:
Racer 1 Email:
Racer 1 Main Gallery*:

Racer 2 Name:
Racer 2 Email
Racer 2 Main Gallery*:

Your Team's Motto
A Team Blinkie
A link to your Team's Blog (if you have one)
Your Team's theme song (if you have one)

*You may post to as many galleries as you like, but we will link to the one gallery where you will be sure to post all of your Race layouts so we can check to make sure you qualify for the next round.

Your first challenge will be posted in the forums at Natural Designs in Scrapbooking on July 16. Challenges will be posted each Monday and Thursday, and both must be completed by the subsequent Sunday at midnight Pacific time to qualify to continue in the Race.

A project is considered "complete" when:

1. The project(s) have been completed according to the challenge rules,

2. The project(s) are posted to each Racer's main gallery, and

3. ONE email per team is sent containing direct links to the project(s) to

Clues to subsequent challenges will be posted in the forums at NDISB as well as on the ADSR blog. Everyone who has completed Week One will qualify to continue racing during Week Two, and the fun begins all over again. THERE IS NO JUDGING, AND THE ONLY WAY TO BE ELIMINATED IS TO FAIL TO COMPLETE THE WEEK'S CHALLENGES.

Each time you complete a challenge you will receive a prize from the host site. You may receive a direct link, or you may receive a coupon code. Prizes and delivery of said prizes are at the discretion of the site host.

NDISB has no control over what the prizes will be or how the site host will choose to deliver them. You will never be required to join forums, sign up for newsletters, or purchase anything in order to participate in the Race. You may, however, be required to register in a site's store in order to redeem a coupon.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your application to participate in The Amazing Digiscrapping Race constitutes an agreement that any prizes or codes obtained in the course of the Race are NOT to be distributed by any means. Terms of use in each prize MUST be honored by all Racers. Failure to comply will result in dismissal from the Race and your application for future Races will be denied. Digital piracy will not be tolerated.

So are you ready? If so, go grab a teammate and get registered. Registration opens July 1 and closes July 10. Then start toning up and working on your're going to need all the scrapping strength and mojo you can get if you want to win!