iPads, Vegas, and Getting Around

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A couple of weeks ago, I was able to join almost 100 digital scrapbookers in Vegas for Digiscrapapalooza! Among those there were a lot of members, readers, and listeners to The Digi Show. I was also fortunate to meet our team members (from L to R above) Jenn Lindsey, Katrina Kennedy, and Trina (I’m in the solid black). It was so fun to spend time visiting with my team members about digital scrapbooking, photography, and real life stuff!

I was joined by my real life, digi scrapping friend, Alicia and can you believe, I don’t have any photos of us together!?

I got photos taken with lots of readers and listeners (I’m still hoping they will send me copies…pretty please). One of our readers, members, and listeners was quickly loved by all. Joyce is hilarious and had me laughing so hard, that not only did my mouth hurt, but my whole head! It was a joy to meet and visit with her.

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Joyce and Alicia

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I took Katrina’s photography class and finally, finally moved my camera to manual mode! Woot!

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We recorded a live Digi Show my last night there. It was a fun show, filled with lots of questions for designers and business owners. I felt a bit frazzled taping the show live, especially with that many panelists. Liz Moss was on the green team with me (a big thanks to Chelle for all of her work on our team stuff) and so I accidentally introduced Liz Albers (Scrapping with Liz) as Liz Moss (sigh).

It was a super fun time and I am so glad I was able to go. A big THANKS to Kami, Mel, and the Scrap Orchard crew for going above and beyond. Also, thanks to Chelle and the rest of the GREEN TEAM! It really is fun to put faces and voices with all of the names!

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Yesterday, I sent an email to members that the Playbook is now available in iBooks format! I’m really excited about this addition to our lineup for members. The iBooks Playbook can be downloaded directly in the members area from your iPad and will open directly in iBooks.

We are also working on a Kindle Fire and Nook Color versions.

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Last week, I shared some tips with our members on getting around the site. These were things that our members had asked for in a recent members survey, but are already features on the site. I figured if our members don’t know about them, then our readers might not either. So, I thought I would share them here too.

First up, I’ve had several requests for an easy way to access the designers features at the end of the month. This will help you be able to get to those designers’ coupons you all love!

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If you go to the home page and click on “designers” that will take you to a page that has previews for all of the items included in The Digi Files. They are added as they are revealed on the home page. They link back to the original designers’ features with those coupons at the end.

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Another member mentioned that they wish there was a way to see all of the designers that had contributed to The Digi Files in the past. They have come to trust our recommendations and are overwhelmed by the amount of designers to choose from. If you go to the home page and click on “Past Designers” in the side bar, you will find a list of all of the designers that have contributed by the month they were featured (most recent on top). The list is linked to their stores and we try to keep it as up-to-date as possible, but with over 170 different designers, it isn’t always perfect! Winking smile

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Someone said they would love a way to pull up all of Katrina’s photography posts. To pull up all of the posts by any author, just click on their name under the post title. I had my programmer set it up so the author names/links come through your reader as well.

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We also have all of the posts categorized. All of Katrina’s Photography posts can be found in the photography category. There are a few posts by other authors in that category as well.

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From the home screen, if you click on “tutorials” you will find a lot of different topics of posts, tutorials, resources, and information:

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One more way you can find past posts, resources, and information is our search tool. We actually have paid for Google to run our little search bar so we can provide you with the best results possible and it does a pretty good job:

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Don’t be afraid to click around the site and see what you can find. You just might be surprised what you discover!