31 January 2007

Something exciting is coming to digital photography!

This press release was just forwarded to me today. It's an exciting concept for those of us with digital cameras and camera phones...inkless printing - anywhere! They are planning to unveil their first mobile printing products later this year. They're sure to be the "must haves" for the holidays!

Enabling Printing Where It Has Never Before Been Possible

Palm Desert, Calif., January 30, 2007 – ZINK Imaging has unveiled a new way for consumers to print and experience full color digital images without the need for ink cartridges or ribbons. ZINK Imaging’s patented technology, being shown for the first time at the DEMO 07 conference, shifts the printing paradigm from an ink cartridge or ink ribbon, to a totally ink-less system. Images magically appear on the ZINK paper without a drop of ink.The key to the ZINK process is the ZINK paper, which is protected by more than 100 patents and patents pending. Dye crystals are embedded in the ZINK paper and are activated by heat from a ZINK printer. The crystals then colorize, producing high quality, long-lasting, durable, and affordable images. “At ZINK Imaging, we are insisting on the impossible to deliver a revolutionary digital printing experience to the world. ZINK technology does not require ink to print, provides a magical user experience, can transform any device into a printer, is good to the environment and most importantly, makes people smile," said Wendy Caswell, president and CEO, ZINK Imaging. “Our unveiling at DEMO marks the completion of a long and intense road of research and development that has resulted in a patented, innovative printing technology that we are quite proud to deliver this year.”

ZINK Imaging is headquartered in Massachusetts. Read more about it here: http://www.zink.com/.

25 January 2007

Pacific Northwest Digital Scrappers Unite!

I read about the Pacific Northwest Digital Scrappers Yahoo!Group on Misty Cato's blog a week or so ago and rushed right over to join up! Boy am I glad I did! They are throwing a unique digiscrappers retreat on the Oregon coast in late April. You go for the weekend and bring your laptop or PC/MAC and digiscrap and/or paper scrap together...what fun! I think there's some card making and stamping being planned, too!

Some members of the group are contributing to the Mega Kit CD that all the attendees will get. The color pallette is full of very northwesty colors, of course! Here's a preview of the elements and alpha I contributed. You might even see a hint of one of the papers I'm doing!

Are you a PNW digiscrapper, too? Join the Yahoo!Group and come play with us!


21 January 2007

What's in a name?

While surfing around the web today, I joined a new digital scrapper's website. As I was looking around in the forum area where designers announce their latest products, I happened upon another artist who had named her template sets nearly the same as mine: Jumpstarts vs JumpStart.

Being aware of copyright issues, I checked her shop to see if there was an 'uploaded' date and found that it was ONE DAY before mine. So I politely sent her a message saying my template line was spelled a wee bit differently and, if she didn't mind, then I didn't mind. She replied that she DID mind.

Anyway, to make a long story short (and to keep my karma intact), I renamed my template line to "Just-in-Time" (JIT). So, if you purchased any of my templates and are confused when you go back to get more...just remember the new name...Just-in-Time!


19 January 2007

Introducing - a new Creative Team member!

Please welcome - LEXI! She's a SAHM of a rambunctious 4 year old boy who has discovered that digiscrapping is less messy and safer around small children (no scissors!). Lexi also creates some great layered templates that I love to use!

You'll be seeing her work with my designs here and there around the web.
Here's her blog - go say "HI!"

I still have a spot for one more person...is it you?


JumpStart 2007 CD Calendar Templates Are Here!

I just uploaded a JumpStart template set of 12 CD calendar pages and 1 cover page to my shop at DSO. I got a wee bit carried away and made an Add-On kit with some fun elements in it, too!
Hurry over there and get a set! They are
both on sale for 20% off until Jan 31! They'll go back to their regular price starting Feb 1.
Go grab them here!


15 January 2007

How would you like to be on my Creative Team?

I still have room for a few good Celts, er, digi-scrappers on my Creative Team! Hurry and apply today!
View my previous posting here: http://catriona-macgregor.blogspot.com/2006/12/creative-team-call.html


Time for Another Freebie? Oh, Aye!

Here's a preview of my new JumpStart 2007 CD Calendar templates. I know, I know, everybody else did theirs last month...sigh. But, there's still time to make one! This freebie is a ready-to-go PNG file. All you need to do is open it up in your favorite graphics program and put your photo on a layer beneath it. Voila! A fab CD calendar page for the month of February! Get the quickpage here.

The full set of 12 templates will be available in my shop at DSO this week! It will include some great bonus pieces, too, so stay tuned!

By the way, that's my Dad blowing out his birthday candles! ;-)


09 January 2007

Miss Fortune Smiles Upon You!

Click on the link by the Fortune Cookie and you will get your own special fortune. Then, and this is the best part, click on the Icon Journal link in the navigation bar on the left and you'll be 'fortunate' to find some free abr (Photoshop) brushes!
My Fortune Cookie told me:
Piano legs will flap at you, ceaselessly.
Get a cookie from Miss Fortune

(thanks to Michelle from Scrapability for pointing the way!)


07 January 2007

Coming soon - A 5 Day Virtual Scrapbooking Crop!

I read about this on Michelle's Scrapbility blog and also on Angie Pedersen's blog.

Scrapbooks etc Magazine and InXpo are hosting a five day virtual crop with online classes, vendor shopping, an inspirational gallery, and a chat lounge, It starts February 28th and it's only $5 to register: affordable!

It seems to be geared towards traditional scrappers but there are two digital classes offered: "Brushes & Beyond" and "Digital Scrapbooking 101," both taught by Rhonna Farrer.

"You'll learn about the hottest tips, techniques, and trends that are sure to add pizzazz to your latest project. And, don't worry about your schedule, because all classes are on-demand! You'll even get step-by-step instructions to use again and again. Check out all the classes and be sure to register early. Discount packages available for a limited time only."

More details can be found on the Scrap-A-Faire website.


03 January 2007

Introducing Clan Packs!

I hope you are all having a great start to the new year. I know I am!
Starting today, Clan Packs (mini Clan-specific kits) are starting to become available in my shop at Digital-Scrapbooking.org with Clan Chisholm as the first one!

The Clan Packs are the perfect way to scrap your Highland Games events, a Scottish wedding, or a trip to your historic Clan lands in Scotland.

Special Note: You CAN use these items for personal events (such as weddings), Clan coorespondance, or handouts at your local Highland Games but you CANNOT use them to produce items for sale or for web designs. If you wish to produce items for sale or use them on a website, you need to purchase the "Commercial Use" Clan Pack. It's easy and not expensive, so please make sure you purchase the correct pack for your purposes!

Each pack includes:
1 12x12 tartan paper
1 silver Clan crest
1 silver Clan name word art
1 12" tartan ribbon
4 glass tartan buttons
and 1 tartan bow

Slainte! {Gaelic for Cheers!}