Thursday, April 10, 2008

And Now Everyone Knows - The Winners Are....

The names have been drawn. If you don't want to wait for the video, scoll down...

Second Runners Up - Two Chickie Moms (Team 62)
First Runners Up - I Don't Give a Scrap (Team 205)
Grand Prize Winners - Electric Harmony (Team 187)

Congrats to everyone and thanks so much for your participation in this race. All of you helped make this the best season yet! Be sure to check back here over the summer for emerging details on Season 4!

I know something you don't know!

Just moments ago, all eligible team names were placed in a hat, and our three children pulled out the winning teams for the second runner up, first runner up, and Grand Prize winners! It was very exciting! And I'd bet you would like to know those names.

I'd love to give them to you, but in the name of integrity, we are uploading a video of the drawing right now. Just so that everyone knows the procedure that was used, and you can see them as they come out of the hat.

So check back in about 30-60 minutes (one can never be sure how long these uploads will take), and we should have the video uploaded, with a link to the winners!

A Last Minute Grand Prize Donation!

We're thrilled to have Scrapbook MAX! jump in at the last minute and donate to the grand prize. They're giving away two copies of their Scrapbook MAX software to the grand prize winners!

Scrapbook MAX! is the fun and easy way to create great looking digital scrapbooks on your computer. You can combine photos, embellishments, journal text, music and more. Ready-to-use scrapbook themes and layouts help you get started. It even includes photo retouching tools like red-eye reduction, torn edges and shadows. When you're done designing, you can output your scrapbooks in a variety of easy-to-share formats like high-res color prints, JPG images for web, email, or even slideshows and movies for playback on computer or television! Visit our website at and download a free trial version today!

And the drawing WILL happen tonight! The names have all be checked and re-checked, printed out and cut into individual strips. Over 130 little strips!! So you will know tonight who the lucky winners are. Good luck to everyone!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Rest of the Prizes

And now, here is the rest. And with any luck, we'll be doing the drawing tonight and I'll post a video on the blog of the winners being drawn by my most adorable children.

Grand Prize:
Natural Designs in Scrapbooking, your fabulous host of this most amazing of digital scrapbooking races, is offering two $25 gift certificates to the grand prize winners, two $15 gift certificates to the first runners up and two $10 gift certificates to the second runners up. If you haven't figured out yet that NDISB is THE place to hang out and have fun, well, now is the time!! We really hope all of you continue to hang with us after the race is over. We'll have more challenges, lots of fun and laughter, and all things ADSR Season 4 related. We also hope you'll continue to visit all of our sponsors of this race. Pop in and say hey from time to time and of course, visit their fabulous stores!

TumaSoft software, the software company founded by Plain Digital Wrapper owner, Betsy Tuma and her husband, is offering up two Preset Viewers to the grand prize winners. The Preset Viewer is a fabulous little utility that allows you to preview all of your Photoshop brushes, patterns, shapes and color swatches without loading them into your application! This is so huge if you're a user of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Users know that these applications slow down considerably the more presets you have loaded. By being able to view them BEFORE loading them, you can load just the presets you want now. Preset Viewer is the first piece of graphics software that will allow you to view, organize, keyword, sort and export Photoshop brush files, pattern files and custom shape files. Plus export as either abr brush or PNG files! Finally, a way for users of graphics software (like Paint Shop Pro) to easily export png files of popular Photoshop file formats, opening up an incredible wealth of graphic tools previously only available to Photoshop users.

Plain Digital Wrapper, in addition to being stop number 10 on the race, is offering two $20 gift certificates to the grand prize winners and four $15 gift certificates to each of the runners up. PDW has fabulously talented designer and a fun community to hang out in.

Bella Scraps Magazine is offering two 1-year subscriptions to their magazine; a $45 value!! BSMTM is a neutral, non-site-related online magazine bringing you the best and latest in digital scrapbooking and hybrid designers, scrappers, kits, techniques, projects, and more! Each month we will feature an outstanding designer—who has made a kit especially for subscribers—and scrapper and find out more about what inspires them in their designs. See the current month's kit HERE. We'll discuss the latest products, techniques, ideas, and what to do with them!

Sherrie Piegdon of Pixel Gypsy Designs is offering up two $30 gift certificates to the grand prize winners, two $15 gift certificates to the first runners up and two $10 gift certificates to the second runners up!! Pixel Gypsy Designs has instantly downloadable, high resolution digital scrapbooking products and tools! Hassle free shopping, with no limits or expiration dates on your downloads.

Kaye Winiecki Designs is offering two $10AUD gift certificates and four $5AUD gift certificates to her Pickleberrypop store. Kaye's designs are fresh and fun and always unique! If you haven't discovered her yet, be sure to stop by and see for yourself if you don't believe me!

Tangie Baxter
is generously offering up two $30 gift certificates to the grand prize winners and two $15 gift certificates to the first runners up! If you remember, Tangie stepped up and handed out altered art supplies for our impromptu challenge #9. So many of you are already familiar with this talented designer's work, but if you haven't stopped by her site yet, you simply must. Her home page is a delight, and that alone is worth the trip!

First Runners Up

Divine Digital is offering two gift certificates to their store. Divine Digital is a digital art crafting site dedicated to hybrid scrapbooking, paper and digital crafting, with a full range of digital and traditional products.

Tracy Ann Digital Art, the fabulous site that is all Tracy Ann, all the time, is offering two $25 gift certificates. TADA has simply stunning, original works of art that are almost too beautiful to scrap with... almost! But since they're digital, you can have your TADA and eat it too!

Aimee Designs is offering two $20 gift certificates. Aimee sells at Digi Scrap Warehouse, Studio Style, Scrapping Whispers and more.

Second Runners Up
Fabulous designer, lauraskathi is offering two $5 gift certificates. Not only is she a fabulous designer of truly beautiful and unique products that are instantly recognizable, but she's half of team #16 - Slaves of Carlessness. Sadly, they didn't quite make it to the finish line, but she had so much fun, she wanted to contribute to the grand prize pool.

Purple Paper Flowers is offering two gift certificates to their store. You bring the memories, they'll make them bloom. Whether you're a new digi scrapper, a veteran designer, or just looking for inspiration, PPF is the place for you. They have an online community that caters to your digital scrapbooking needs. And not just with digital downloads, but with physical products to make your digital experience complete; from fabulous laptop bags to Wacom tablets, external hard drives, CD burning services and everything in between!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Grand Prizes Keep on Coming

Here is MORE that has been contributed:

Grand Prize:
Digital Scrapbook Artisan Guild is donating two 3-month Guild memberships to the grand prize winning team and four 1-month memberships for each member of the first and second runners-up! The Digital Scrapbook Artisan Guild is dedicated to teaching and inspiring people in the craft of digital scrapbook design. Membership to the Guild entitles members to a monthly Guild kit and a subscription to our monthly on-line magazine The Artisan Notebook (tm). In affiliation with Natural Designs in Scrapbooking we offer a complete curriculum of design and program classes that teach how to use photo editing programs (Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and Paint Shop Pro) to create digital scrapbook layouts. Additionally we have an extensive curriculum of design classes that help students grow in their artistic expression.

Becoming a member of the Digital Scrapbook Artisan Guild helps to support the Guild site and the ongoing teaching and inspiration that occurs here. As an expression of appreciation each month Guild members receive a one of a kind collaborative kit and a subscription to the Guild's on-line magazine, The Artisan Notebook™.

Sweet Shoppe Designs is offering the $50 gift certificates to each member of the grand prize winning team plus four $15 gift certificates for each of the runners' up! Sweet Shoppe Designs is your one stop shoppe for some of the MOST delicious digital goodies out there! Every product created by the Sweet Shoppe designers is of the highest quality. All of their papers are 300dpi .jpg images and our embellishments are .png files. All brush packs come with an .abr file that can be used in many versions of Adobe programs in addition to including the .png files so you can make your own brushes in the program of your choice. All of their products are drop shadow free unless otherwise noted. They add new items to the Sweet Shoppe every Saturday so no matter what you are looking for, we're sure they have something to satisfy your digital appetite.

Elemental Scraps is offering up two $25 gift certificates to their store. Elemental Scraps is on the cutting edge of digital scrapping, with fresh new styles and a hip new look! Shop from over 25 designers and stop by their fun, energetic forum to see all the happenings.

First Runners Up
Traci Reed is offering two $20 gift certificates to her store. Traci's style is always fresh, a little funky and terribly hip! Check out the amazing work her Hawt Mamas do with her delicious products.

Kelley Mickus is giving out two $20 gift certificates to the All Things Visual store. All Things Visual has a passion for preserving memories that is reflected in their beautiful products. Kelley's designs are funky and fresh and richly detailed. If you haven discovered this amazing talent yet, be sure to stop on by.

Kelly Michales is giving away two $20 gift certificates to Inked Edges. Kelly's designs are rich, fun and unique. She has an eye for color and a flair for pulling together just the right items for a totally kicking kit!

Second Runners Up
Grace Bennett Designs is offering two gift certificates to her store. Grace is an incredibly talented designers with lots of trendy products for the oh-so-hip page!

Nuts4Digi is offering two $10 gift certificates. Nuts4Digi is the creation of Fiona Renwick and Debbie McKenzie, and is Australian owned and operated. BUT that doesn't mean you have to be an Aussie to be a nut! Anyone and everyone is welcome at They have quite a diverse group of Digital Scrapbookers from all around the world.You’ll find they’re quite a friendly bunch, and would just love you to join their challenges and chats. And please, don't forget to stop by their digital scrapbooking store and take a look at their digital scrapbooking kits.

The fabulous Amanda Rockwell is offering up two gift certificates to her personal store. Her style is always fetching and her designs are to die for. We're delighted to have her as a sponsor of our race!

Now I know everyone wants to know WHEN the drawing will take place and the answer is...very soon. I'm making my list and checking it twice!

Monday, April 7, 2008

The Amazing Digi Scraping Race - Season 3: The Numbers

1 - team given two numbers (see, even we screw up sometimes!)
2 - babies born (that we know of)
4 - Phoenix teams (teams created from the ashes of former teams)
6 - weeks of ADSR3
33 - teams that were not able to complete the race
186 - teams left standing at the end
216 - number of teams that started the race
220 - total team numbers assigned
4,047 - challenge layouts uploaded
13,323 - comments left (and counting)
Unknown - number of those comments left by frani_54 (Thanks Fran!)
Also, number of hours logged by mummakat and Susan – s3js helping us verify layouts (Thanks Kat and Susan!)
Unknowable - number of elements used in Challenges 7 and 10!
Countless - Questions asked and (hopefully) answered
Still counting - Contributions to the Grand Prize and runner-up prizes

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Challenge #13!!!

Made you look! ;)

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to go to the NDISB forum and have some more fun! Yes, the race challenges are over, but come on down for some fun and get all the inside news for the next big season!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

More Grand Prizes Still

We have even more fabulous prizes in store for the grand prize pool.

Grand Prize:
Digital Scrapbooking Magazine is offering the Grand Prize winning team a 1-year subscription to Digital Scrapbooking Magazine AND a copy of Digital Designs 2 by Renee Pearson! Digital Scrapbooking Magazine is THE premier magazine for digital scrapbookers everywhere.

Coming Soon: Digital Designs for Scrapbooking 2
Renee Pearson’s long awaited Digital Designs for Scrapbooking 2 will be available May 1st and two lucky winners will get this as well. Her second book goes beyond basic layout design and gets into the good stuff. You’ll learn to make your own elements like chipboard, tags, bookplates and more. Check out the June/July issue of Digital Scrapbooking for an exclusive sneak peek!

Monica McLain is offering two small Memory Purses to the Grand Prize winners. And be sure to check the NDISB store soon for to purchase a Memory Purse. Show off your photos in a fun way with Memory Purses:
  • Measures 7.5in.W x 5.5in.T x
  • Features a snap closure and additional long shoulder strap on the inside
  • Outside straps measure 11 in. on each side
  • Both sides of this sturdy, well made purse have snap openings to hold your 7 x 5 photo or scrapbook page
  • The inside of this purse is lined with a black pin striped fabric
  • The inside contains a small slip in pocket
First Runners Up:
Bree Clarkson is offering two $10 gift certificates to her Sweet Shoppe Designs store. Bree is the queen of templates and the originator of her famous Scrap-Maps. I just bought one of her 4x6 templates last week to make my boys' birthday party invitations.

{we are} storytellers is offering two $10 gift certificates to their store. Everyone has a story to tell! We are here to provide you with high quality digital scrapbooking supplies, inspiration, education and support to help you on your storytelling journey. Whether your project starts with a photo, a word, a feeling, a will find everything you need at {we are} storytellers.

Second Runners Up:
Jill D-Zines is offering up two $10 gift certificates to her Scrap Dish store. Jill has fresh, clean designs that are perfect for every scrapper!

Kim Hill is offering two $6 gift certificates to her CG Essentials store. CG Essentials was also stop number 12 on your Amazing Digi Scrapping Race, so you should already be familiar with her wonderful, high-quality designs.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

More Grand Prizes

Here are more grand prizes donated from around the community:

Liz Pike of Strawberry Wine Designs is offering a 1-year subscription to her site to each of the Grand Prize winners. This is a $120 value EACH! Liz offers high-quality designs with incredible attention to detail. At Strawberry Wine Designs, Liz makes her digital scrapbooking supplies available in two formats. A monthly subscription with access to all products, including new releases, for one low price. Or the Strawberry Wine Designs Bistro, where you can purchase mini-sets of the full size products available to subscribers. Liz also offers other design services, so be sure to stop by and check out everything she has to offer.

Deco-Pages is offering two 1-year Club Deco memberships, a $36 value each, to the first runner up team. Deco-Pages is a digital scrapbooking web site, all about creativity and friendship! Their designers truly love digital scrapbooking and creating digital products to scrap with. They have a friendly and supportive community and invite you to come check them out. They also offer a Club Deco Membership. Members receive the Mega Kit each month for the duration of your membership which is created by a minimum of 10 designers each month. Each designer creates a mini-kit contribution, so it's not just a Mega Kit, it's much more. In addition, there are a variety of designer freebies and a starter kit for the color challenge each month. With freebies, participation rewards, challenges and chats, they have it all! Please stop by Deco-Pages today and join in the fun!

And Darlene Haughin is offering a kit to each of the second runner up team members from her Stone Accents Studio store. This is a $5 value. Darlene has a clean, fresh style that is suitable for all scrappers. Be sure to check her out.

Challenge #12

I'm sorry this is so late. I had the e-mail from CG Essentials and it somehow got routed to my spam folder. Without further ado, here is the FINAL challenge for Season 3. Enjoy!

Challenge #12