Sunday, September 30, 2012

Welcome to Fall

It is officially here in the midwest.  Even though the temperatures are still a balmy 75 by day, the nights are cooler and the leaves are beginning to change.  I absolutely love the deep colors that paint the woods near my home.  It is such a fun time of year to be a mom--so many activities, so much fun!

As much as I love this time of year, this blog post is one that is bittersweet for me. 

On September 15th, 2005, I opened the doors to Scrapstreet. The online scrapping world was so very different then. Only a few companies existed selling items and offering communities. Digital scrapbooking was new and not yet mainstream. Blogs were few and far between. When we launched our ezine that December, it was a novel idea and embraced quickly-especially since we were free. 

Over the next 7 years, we grew and changed with the industry. Some of our writers moved on to other scrapbooking companies redefining success for themselves. Others retired from scrapping to pursue other interests or family commitments. Some stopped writing, but stayed to help and cheer from the sidelines. Many achieved other scrapping goals while staying with us embracing Scrapstreet as a home base. 

We branched out into hybrid, digital, cards, altered, while still offering tons of traditional paper layouts. We worked with products and created for pretty much every company selling and were always proud of the results. In fact, we outlasted many of the companies we loved. We never missed a month (even when there were some close calls!) and for long stretches of time offered two magazines a month. 

All told, December will be our 100th issue. 

And our last.

I hope that all of you will join us in celebrating our wonderful years together.  Our request is a simple one--please submit a layout that you would love to have in our final issue.  Share with us your favorite work and be a part of our final goodbye.  We would be honored to share final step in this journey with you.

Here we are in our final countdown with a fabulous Fall issue to inspire you.


This month our free kit is from the absolutely amazing Kathryn Estry from Kathryn's Digital Designs.  Kathryn creates classic digital kits with lots of elements perfect for capturing all of your favorite family moments.  You can see more of her gorgeous work on her blog along with updates on her specials. 



Downloads   {paper}  {elements}
Please respect this generous gift and do not upload/share this kit.  Friends are welcome to download it here for the next month.  Thank you!

I look forward to seeing your submissions for our final issue.  Please check out the details HERE.

With love!  Dora Facebook

20 comments:

Noteable Scraps said...

You will be missed! I always look forward to checking out this magazine on the first of every month!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBB Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Oct. 01, 2012. Thanks again.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBB Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Oct. 01, 2012. Thanks again.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBB Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Oct. 01, 2012. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing.

Michelle McClure said...

I'm so sad to hear you are closing up shop. I really appreciated having a free subscription, but I guess that isn't profitable. Thanks for all you gave to the scrapbooking world over the years.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this beautiful kit with such interesting colors.

ike said...

Such a shame you are finishing but THANK YOU for all your hard work and super magazine :-) xxxx

Rachel said...

Oh wow, thank you. I'm sorry to have only just discovered you! But I wish youw ell on your next journey.

Arlene said...

Oh that is sad that issue 100 will be your last! One of my pages was just published in the current issue (page 22). It was quite an honour. Thank you for the lovely kit from Kathryn Estry.

Yobeth said...

So cute! I love the colors. I wanted to let you know I shared a link at digiscrappingfreebies.com

Ann said...

Ohhhhh, Beautiful.. I anxious to start using your kit -- Thank you so very much!!

Nancy said...

Great kit - thank you!!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely kit!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for your generousity. Love the colours!

Monkey Toes Too said...

You will be missed. I have only been scrapping for a couple of years but always looked forward to seeing your magazine. Thank you for doing such wonderful work.

Kathy said...

So sad...another loss to the scrapping world. I have enjoyed your magazine for quite a while now, and I am sorry to see you go. Thank you for all the inspiration and lessons, and I wish you well in your future scrapping adventures, whatever they may be~!

scrapperjen said...

Oh I am SO sad! Are you going to keep the blog going? Thank you for all the years of fun, inspiration and challenges.

PJ said...

Oh no,,,,,,,I just found you and have enjoyed your mags so much. Best wishes for all of you for all you undertake!

Cindy deRosier said...

I'm so sorry to see you go!