Friday, January 15, 2010

ADSR5 is now open!

Registration information and rules for ADSR5 can be found here.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

And the Winners Are....

So, I took this video of the kids drawing names and now that I watch it back, I realize there is no audio. I'm not sure what happened, the audio was turned on, but something wasn't working right. Sorry about that. I've put it up anyway as evidence of the winners, but it's probably not worth watching this year.

So, without further ado, the winners are:

Second runners up:

Team 33 - Lost Chicks

First runners up:

Team 66 - PSP Mama's

And the grand prize winners:

Team 217 - scrappin' angels

Congratulations everyone and thanks to all of our racers for another great season!

Keep an eye on the blog because we're already in the pre-planning stages for Season 5. We'll be posting regular updates over the course of the next 6+ months as we count down to the next race.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

ADSR4 - by the numbers

1 super amazingly awesome Theresa who hides behind the curtain working furiously on all things ADSR and NDISB (which still has to run properly during the race)
2 disasters - the ice storm in the US and the bush fires in Australia
7 weeks of fun, friendship, frenzy and (hopefully) all-around good times
13 challenge host sites bringing new perspectives, new ideas and new insight to your scrapbooking
14 ADSR4 volunteers (some of whom didn't really know what they were in for, but did a fantastically wonderful job through their (unfortunately) many personal tribulations during the race)
203 teams that finished the race
236 teams that started (or were created during) the race
734 (and counting) forum threads created during the race
4,662 wonderfully creative and inspiring layouts created during the race! 4,662!
17,805 comments (and counting) on the above layouts
27,990 forum posts to the ADSR4 forums and sub-forums during the race (apparently we all talk a lot!)
Unknown - the number of clarification questions asked about all of the challenges!

While Theresa is making ready to announce the Grand Prize drawing and runner up winners, I would just like to take the opportunity to thank each and every racer that took part in the Amazing Digi Scrapping Race - Season 4! When we undertook this four years ago, we had no idea that it would grow into such a powerful engine of friendship and community. With so many racers joining us from so many places around the world, we truly do hope that the ADSR can in some small way help to bring people together in a positive way. Our thanks to each of you for making the ADSR what it has become!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

And the tension mounts!

Now that the final challenge has been completed... the submit button hit one last time for ADSR4... the time has almost arrived for the Grand Prize drawing.

As you can see by the previous post, prizes are still rolling in for what is turning out to be quite an attractive package of goodies! Make sure you scroll back through the previous blog entries if you haven't been keeping up. I am confident that you will be impressed by the array of gifts that Theresa has been able to accumulate on your behalf. In order to make the final event more fun for more people, we have elected to divide up the pool of prizes into one large and two smaller portions of the pool. The large portion will go to our Grand Prize drawing winners, with two other lucky teams also being drawn for runner up portions of the prize pool. With any luck, we may even be able to put together an itemized list so everything can be seen in one blog post.

While Theresa is working on getting the Grand Prize finalized, I will be doing some homework on the numbers of ADSR4. This always provides an interesting perspective on the past 7 weeks or so. As they say in the news biz... "Stay tuned".

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Grand Prizes - Little Dragon Designs

Little Dragon Designs is offering 2 $20.00 coupons into the huge pot for the Grand Prize of the 4th season of the ADSR.

Ailsa, the amazing designer behind Little Dragon Designs, is a loving wife and wonderful mother to a beautiful 2 year old boy. She makes her home outside of Vancouver, Canada. Ailsa has been digiscrapping for several years, and found her home at NDISB after the 2nd ADSR as part of their CT. She started designing last year, and it was only natural to join up with the store in the place she calls her digihome. She has developed a loyal following of Little Dragon Designs in the few short months she has been that is sure to grow quickly over time!!

Her designs are...well...incredible!! From her soft, natural elements to her worn, shabby papers in rich bold colors each kit has an ease about them that makes scrapping with them nothing short of a pleasure. These kits are perfect for heritage LOs, a favorite of Ailsa's, or for fun LOs about children and everyday life. Incredible in their versatility, Little Dragon Designs kits are essential for the stunning capture of those precious memories.

Here are just a few examples of her amazing work:

Friday, February 20, 2009

The clock is now reset!

My apologies for not getting to this before now.

As some of you know, I travel a great deal on business, and I am currently in the middle of a training program for Infiniti, the automobile manufacturer. Since Tuesday I've gone from Cincinnati, Ohio to Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky, St. Louis, Missouri, Des Moines, Iowa and tonight I am in Omaha, Nebraska. I had to call the store yesterday morning to ask what time it was, to find out what time zone I was in!

And by now you all know that the challenges end on Sunday. And Challenge 13's deadline has been well publicized as well. But we all come to rely on comfortable routines and reliable parameters. I had meant to get to the clock before now, but I knew that I had a couple days to work with. With that tale, you now know, as Paul Harvey is wont to say, the rest of the story.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Grand Prizes - Randi Oh Designs

Randi Oh Designs is offering two $10 coupons to the grand prize winners and $5 each to all the runners up!! We asked Randi to tell us a little bit about herself:

I live in New Jersey with my best friend, my rock and my balance -- and our son, who who will be 2 at the end of February. I spend a lot of time with family, as we all live very close to each other.

I am a bit hippy, a bit city chic, and totally down to earth. I am a WAHM (work-at-home-Mom) as a Graphic Digital Scrapbook Designer and an Interior Designer, doing a few houses a year. I have found that my love of fabrics, colors and especially texture make digital design a perfect match for me. I'm particularly fond of making papers and love to take clues from nature, magazines, media – I'm inspired by everything around me! Have you ever really looked at a concrete sidewalk through a photo lens?! I am usually found with a camera in hand, snapping away at anything that intrigues me. I am a published poet and have had 4 Layouts published in magazines.

I discovered Digital Scrapbooking while searching for materials to create a book for my son. It wasn't long before I became totally addicted… It was love at first try! When I found myself altering the items I bought, I knew it was time for me to start designing from scratch. I now sell my Digital Scrapbook products A Cherry on Top.

I also took a peek at Randi's store over at ACOT and found some stuff I just love!! Stop by and see what you can find.