Monday, December 29, 2008

And we're back!

It looks like with the last minute registrants, we made it to 226 teams for The Amazing Digi Scrapping Race - Season 4! Woo Hoo!

So as the excitement builds, we still need to tend to some housekeeping issues, which we are taking care of as we type. But there is something that we would like to ask of each of you racers also. Please take a moment (right now, while you are reading this would be great!), and read through the rules one more time. For some of you, this will be the first time looking at them. To minimize confusion the first week, please pay particular attention to "First Challenge", "Subsequent Challenges" and "Qualification".

Also, many of you have not established a gallery at Natural Designs yet. According to the rules (which you just read, right? ;) ), your official gallery for the race is your gallery at NDISB. All you need to do is log in to our forum or our gallery (the two logins are linked together), go over to the gallery if not already there, click on the upload photos link on the extreme right hand side of the navigation bar, and upload a photo. Theresa will be sending out emails tomorrow to all of those from whom we still need this information. We learned last year that a very long description (or credits) may prevent the layout from uploading. What we ask now is that if you have a longer than average description due to journaling that you wish to type in, or if the challenge requires many products from many designers, please upload the layout with no credits or description. Once uploaded, click on the edit icon right under the layout (says "Edit Photo" when your mouse rolls over it) and add your extended description and/or credits.

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank three women (that are not even affiliated with Natural Designs) for all of their talent and time freely given to race participants before the race even started. Trish (TrishB), Lisa (Kandy Kane) and Lilly (MissLilly) in this thread, offered to make ADSR4 blinkies for any team that wanted them. They chose to do this out of the goodness of their hearts to help out fellow racers that wanted blinkies, but did not know how (or have the time) to make them for themselves. They have closed up shop now, but I just thought that a little public acknowledgement would do them good!

We still have a kickoff chat to look forward to on Friday (which you saw addressed in the rules, right? :) ). And I seem to recall something about a surprise lurking in the shadows somehere. Stay tuned...


Trish said...

You are so welcome. We were happy to do it. Lisa and Lilly came to my rescue and in a big way at the end. I was unable to finish the last ones and they worked so hard making them during the whole time, but made the extra effort to take up my slack.

I am truly thankful for them both and NDISB for letting us help.

See you all at the race.

Anonymous said...

I would have felt "naked" without the super cute blinkie Miss Lilly made us...thanks!!!! team 196

KarenB said...

WTG Lisa, Lilly and Trish.

See you all at the race :)

MissLilly said...

OMG I can't believe that I almost missed this post,I saw my name,& almost fell off my chair LOL I kinda feel like a bit of a celebrity,my name up in lights so to speak,you really do have a way with words,& Thank you for the public recognition & praise that you have given to us,I could never explain with words the way it makes me feel inside,you really are 2 of the most genuine people/site owners that I have ever met in the digi scrapping world,thanks to you both for just being you xox