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Category Archives: A Note From Me
In this world, where ridiculing other people is often accepted and in some instances encouraged; where negativity and criticism is seen as “being real”; and put-downs are seen as comical; it is so refreshing to see things with a positive message. That’s how these commercials affected me the first time I saw them and still affect me, several views later.
Empowering, uplifting, dare I say…joyful? These statements are all things that I believe. They are phrases that are filled with meaning and are powerful. They are things I want to remember during the good times, but especially during the hard times! I want my daughters to remember these things as well. It was that desire that led me to ask Little Butterfly Wings to create a large poster using her beautiful talent and ability to combine fonts and images. I wanted it to be BIG and something that I could buy a premade frame for. I had her create a 16×20 poster which she provided as a jpeg and png.
I shared on CapturingMagic.me how I got the poster printed and framed and how much it cost me. As I was getting ready to post that, it occurred to me that people would want smaller sizes as well. It was late, and I was tired, so I went ahead and scheduled the post, deciding I would add smaller sizes before this post here. I also knew I would be getting some emails asking for the smaller sizes. I did not expect to wake up in the morning to an email from my own MOM asking for smaller sizes. It made me laugh.
Well, Mom, I made some smaller sizes and ordered some 5×7 prints from Persnickety on their pearl cardstock. They are beautiful! I’m excited to have them on hand to give to people when I need a card. A nice thought for a friend that needs a pick-me-up, a get-well, a thank you, even a birthday wish.
From everyone here at The Daily Digi: May this season be filled with peace and joy for you and the ones you love! Merry Christmas!
P.S. Graphic was created using items from our new “My Life of Celebrations” collaboration that will start going out to members once they have been active for 28 months.
It’s always interesting to take a look back at our year here at The Daily Digi. It is exciting for us to be approaching our 4th birthday (on January 1st). It is crazy to me that it’s only been FOUR years. The Daily Digi has been such a big part of my life for so long, it seems like it’s always been here.
Here are some additional items of interest not listed in the infographic above:
- we did a total redesign of our Daily Digi iPhone app and it’s been a big success (we released an update recently as well).
- we launched our Daily Digi Pinterest account about a year ago and gained over 5,000 followers in that time
- we gave away over $1,680 in digital scrapbooking supplies to winners during the year
- we recorded 45 new Digi Shows
- we sent over 85,000 unique clicks to digital designers’ sites and stores (not including traffic from newsletters, rss subscribers, or iPhone app users)
- we launched the free Digital Scrapbooking Manual
- we launched the free Digital Design Quality Manual
- we launched a new site
- we released two new iPhone apps
- we were so sad to have a designer in our community pass away
- sadly, we’ve seen a lot of stores close during the year
It’s been a busy year! Thank you to our readers and especially the designers and members! It’s because of you that we get to do what we love on a daily basis! We are truly humbled that you invite us into your lives and days. We are looking forward to more amazing things in 2013!!
- Steph, Katie, and team
From all of us here at The Daily Digi, Happy Thanksgiving to all of our American Readers and members! We are so thankful for you!
If you are looking for some great posts related to this time of year, check out these:
PS The feature image was created using “Grateful for Turkey” by Clever Monkey Graphics at ScrapMatters
You might remember about a month ago, we asked for readers and members to send in videos telling us how much you love digital scrapbooking. The video above is what I put together from those videos. I LOVED watching these! I love that some of our team members were able to send in videos. I loved that SharonS was wearing her Daily Digi tshirt in the video. I thought Angie’s camera taking a picture of camera, taking a picture of her, was a fun touch. Each and every video was from the heart of the person who sent it! See all of THESE videos and more on our YouTube channel.
We love our members for supporting us and making all of this possible each day! We are grateful for our readers that show up each day and read what we have to say. We love the designers that continually support us and “get” what we are doing here! Without all of you, we wouldn’t be able to do what we love on a daily basis!
Happy Digital Scrapbook Day!
PS Be sure to scroll down and check out yesterday’s post for all of the Digital Scrapbook Day deals in digiland!
For the first time ever, The Daily Digi will be down for about 12-14 hours today (starting mid-morning). I’m really sorry! Our host is conducting maintenance to make sure we stay up and things run smooth if they have an emergency at the data center.
While we’re away, check out a few things we have going on other places:
- Katie’s blog and template store
- The Digi Show
- Steph’s new project: you don’t want to miss any of our BIG plans, so sign up for the newsletter there.
Graphic created from element included in Kristin Cronin-Barrow’s TGIF (modified: For Maintenance was added by me).
Anytime I get together with other digital scrapbookers, in real life or online, we tend to share the when and how we got started in digi. Each of us has our own story of how we found digital scrapbooking and when. It’s something we all have in common no matter where we live, what site we hang out on, or what style we scrap.
We would LOVE to hear your digi stories and share them here on the site and our YouTube Channel!
We are asking YOU to send us a short video telling us your digi story. We will be using them on the site in the very near future for a special event (as long as we get enough videos). I always say “We have the best members and readers!” I believe this to be true, so don’t let me down, send those videos in (please)!
They don’t have to be long, mine (see below) was under one minute! Outside of the beginning two sentences (that we are asking everyone to include), I didn’t know what I was going to say. I recorded once, trashed that one, recorded a second time and kept it. It won’t take long! Use the camera on your computer, the camera on your phone, or just a regular video camera. I know our readers are tech savvy and resourceful!
Here’s what we want you to include at the opening of the video:
My name is __________ I’m from ___________ and I love digital scrapbooking. I started digital scrapbooking in _______ (then, tell us how you found/learned digital scrapbooking and why you love it).
You will see below, my video is not perfect. We are not asking for perfect! Please, don’t worry about making it perfect!
Some tips for making a great video:
- turn off the TV, cell phone, regular phone, music, appliances in the background
- don’t read a script (use bullet points if necessary)
- clean up your background (any part of the room that will be seen in the video)
- we want this to help promote the digital scrapbooking hobby in general and therefor are asking you to not include site names, stores, blogs, etc. (thanks).
We need these by October 15th. You can email them (if they are under 20mb), upload to Dropbox and send me a link, upload somewhere else I can download from. Email videos and links to steph (at) thedailydigi.com and put Digi Story in the subject.
My short video was under 1mb, so they should be small enough just to email. They only need to be web resolution (for posting on YouTube and sharing here on the site). An mp4 is best, if you can chose the format. If you can’t chose the format, send it anyway, and I will do my best!
We will send an e-release form to anyone whose video we plan on using (which will be all of them unless you include something vulgar or not family friendly…haha).
I can’t wait to see and hear your digi stories!
PS image graphics are by Kate Hadfield
I’m really excited about our new iPhone app! If you have our old app, you will need to download this one as a new app, not an update. This has to do with the way the first app was built and because I wanted The Daily Digi listed as the developer on this one.
I’ve received lots of emails and comments from people saying they love the new app! We would love to see some reviews and ratings being added to the store if you are in that club!
Let’s take a tour of what this app can do. There is probably a lot more to it than most people imagined before downloading.
Here’s the first view you will see when you open the app:
Scroll down a little and you will reveal the Flickr group feed:
Open one of the Posts from The Daily Digi and this is what it will look like:
Open a Digi Show post and this is what you will see:
Click on the action button in the bottom right corner and get these options:
When you click on Share you will have the option to tweet, post to Facebook, or email. Since Twitter and the iPhone are integrated, if you have logged into Twitter once, you will not need to login before sharing. Facebook will require a login.
You can add any of The Daily Digi posts or layouts from the Flickr group to your My Inspiration by touching the “Add to My Inspiration” button:
If you go back to the main screen in the app and touch “my inspiration,” you can see everything you’ve added there and access them easily.
Touch the “Challenge Me” tab and get ready to challenge your scrapping self! If you don’t have any active challenges, the app will show you a note to add a new challenge by clicking the +. After tapping the +, you will see this screen:
Touch “Start New Challenge” and watch the tiles flip over to reveal your challenge:
After accepting the challenge, it will be added to your active challenges list:
Once your challenge is done, and you mark it completed, you are instructed to upload the image to our Flickr group. After the layout has been added (and approved), then you can attach the layout to the challenge:
When you select the layout, the image will be pulled up, and you can confirm it (note the layout below is not mine, just chose one as an example):
This is what you will see when your challenges are completed:
When you tap to see your completed layouts, you will see them all lined up nicely, almost like a badge:
Tap on one of those little badges and this is what you will see:
The layout will be displayed with whatever challenge you attach it to, as you can see, this layout doesn’t really follow this challenge…lol…again, just an example.
The biggest question from you lately has been, “Are you going to do an Android version and when?” Yes! We are working on an Android version. Finding Android developers has been more difficult than I ever thought it would be. I have not forgotten our Android users, I promise!
This app works on iPhones and iPod Touches, so go download and start challenging yourself!
Happy Mother’s Day to our readers!! Thanks for stopping in today! We will see you back tomorrow with our regular content!