Saturday, August 16, 2008

Ok....Whats the Deal? Just not ready to tumble yet?

OK, so I have had a combined total of over 700 downloads for the August "pick a template" challenge over at and yet only one layout has been posted in the gallery there! Come, on! Whats the deal. Is it that the challenge is not interesting enough, or the entry fee of $1( well 1.34 actually, because .34 goes to paypal) is keeping people from posting and entering the challenge? Vicky the administrator at digiscrapdepot, has really been nice to allow me to be the designer for her challenges. I am beginning to think it was not a great idea. I really am curious as to why the lack of participation? Please shoot me an email and let me hear from you on what we (I) could have, or should have done differently. She was willing to continue these challenges, but I am not so sure. Is it the theme, the layouts, my designs, or the fee? The winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate for Starbucks and the second place will receive a subscription for a digital scrap booking magazine. The fee was to help cover these costs. I am pretty new to the digi-scrapbooking world, but I know other blogs have challenges and seem to be much more successful. I even made a darling "angel overlay" to offer as a posting gift for those that enter. If I don't know what to do to make it better, I cant fix it, right? I so want this to be a fun place to visit, where you are challenged spiritually and even to get out of your comfort zones and do something different, like entering a challenge. I get nothing out of the challenge, except the pleasure of seeing my designs, used in so many unique ways. These would make such cute gifts for the holidays that are quickly approaching! Please let me know what your thoughts are on this. Maybe I need to remind my visitors of the challenge. I just assume everyone is aware that there is one going on. I hope this has not been too much of a "downer", as far as the overall post. But not knowing is killing me! LOL If you want the link to Digiscrapdepot for the info on the challenge here it is:

I also posted a picture with the embedded link in the upper left hand corner of my blog. Hopefully this will encourage people to enter, and it will also serve as a reminder to those who may have just let it slip their minds! The contest goes thru the month of August! Are you ready to tumble yet?


Jody said...

I guess it is the fact that there is an entry fee that held me back. I know the fee is small, but I would rather enter challenges that don't charge a fee.

Anonymous said...

I downloaded your template - twice actually, hoping that you'd added a png file. I don't use photoshop so I can't use the template you offered. It's beautiful, wish I could!

Anonymous said...

The entry fee is to offset the costs of running DigiScrapDepot.. hence the fee otherwise where will the money come from?

mdg said...

I don't post my layouts online that is why I don't do any challenges. Sorry.

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