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In all my years of scrapbooking, I (Katie) never thought I would get scrapbooking inspiration simply from listening to others talk about it. When I first heard of “podcasts” my instant response was a “not interested”. Then along came Paperclipping Roundtable earlier this year (2010). I wasn’t even sure how to download or subscribe to a podcast so I listened to the show right on the website. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed listening and I found myself nodding along in agreement (or not) with the panelists. I was hooked, but I also was longing to hear more about the type of scrapbooking I love – digital scrapbooking.

It was thrilling news when Steph told me that Paperclipping was going to add a digi show and she was going to be the host! I couldn’t believe that I got to be a guest on the very first episode of the Paperclipping Digi Show! It was new, scary, but also a ton of fun! I’ve enjoyed listening to the other episodes since then, and I am learning something new every time I listen. Really, I am. It turns out that even though I’ve been a digital scrapbooker for more than 5 years, there is a lot I still don’t know. More than that, I just love hearing others thoughts and opinions on topics I care so much about (digiscrapping, photography, creativity, and more). Something really cool happens after every show… I get inspired!

Here’s HOW you can listen to the Paperclipping Digi Show:

  • All of the past episodes are here, with the most recent one on top. You can use the player to listen to the show right from the website, or you can download the show to listen to later. Also, if you want to see how to subscribe in iTunes, you can watch this video. I highly recommend subscribing in itunes if you can because then you will automatically get each new episode as it becomes available. All you have to do is sync your itunes to your iPod, iPhone, or iTouch. Or you can always listen right from itunes. Did I mention that the show is FREE?
  • Once you are ready to listen to the show just push the play button like you would for a song. You can listen to it all in one setting, or listen and pause as needed to fit your schedule. I like to listen in my car while I’m driving around because it makes my errands much more enjoyable. My kids (age 13 & 16) even find it interesting and they tell me that Izzy (the producer) is their favorite one on the show (even over me!) lol! 🙂 He makes me laugh so I guess I can forgive them for that. Sometimes I will listen to the show right on my computer while I scrap or unzip and put away files. I have heard that many listeners enjoy the podcast while exercising. The format is very portable and so easy to access!
  • As I listen, I always want to check links and ideas that are mentioned. Izzy includes links in the show notes that are great to check out. I also go back and listen to each show again (if I wasn’t by my computer the first time) and take a few notes so I can fully explore the information given.
  • YOU can also submit ideas and comments by responding in the comments field of each individual show. If you listen, you will hear that the mail segment comes from the listeners and that is what influences the discussion topics as well. I love that the show is all about what real digital scrapbookers want to hear about! It’s also interesting to just go read the comments after listening to a show because the listeners will often post even more helpful links and ideas.

So try a FREE podcast episode and let us know what you think. I’m sure you will be both entertained and inspired!

katie