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Posted 2/1/2013 by arelys1228 in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 422,247
May 2009
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Loc: Queens NYC

Posted: 2/1/2013 6:59:01 AM
is this a thing of the past? are you still buying them at the lss, viewing them online, subscribing by mail or forgetting about it all together?


PeaNut 561,756
July 2012
Posts: 477
Layouts: 7
Loc: Iowa

Posted: 2/1/2013 7:29:36 AM
I subscribe to Scrapbook Trends online. What I like about it is the pass that allows you to see across all their magazines, including the Signature Series (like Amy Tan and Kelley Purkey's books).

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PeaNut 221,552
September 2005
Posts: 6,687
Layouts: 497
Loc: Glad to be back in the Carolinas!

Posted: 2/1/2013 7:31:51 AM
I just subscribed to Scrap365. I really like it! It's the only scrappy magazine I get now.


PeaNut 577,285
January 2013
Posts: 106
Layouts: 1
Loc: Sparks, NV

Posted: 2/1/2013 7:37:49 AM
I have subscribed to Creating Keepsakes on my iPad but I will say that I'm steering away from the actual paper copies and leaning more towards the digital.
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PeaNut 397,756
November 2008
Posts: 596
Layouts: 31
Loc: Massachusetts

Posted: 2/1/2013 7:40:04 AM
I still have my subscription to Creating Keepsakes but once it runs out I won't be renewing. I find more inspiration online than the magazines anymore.


PeaNut 565,904
September 2012
Posts: 354
Layouts: 16

Posted: 2/1/2013 8:50:51 AM
I still sub to CK, is it small and sometimes stale with the same designers month/year after year? Yes, but I do love sitting down with it for a few minutes here and there. Its my one real spend splurge and indulgence to myself. I also don't want to see scrappy print mags go away, so I feel I'm doing my part by keeping my sub.


PeaNut 520,674
September 2011
Posts: 723
Layouts: 7
Loc: Las Vegas, NV

Posted: 2/1/2013 8:58:45 AM
I used to sub to CK, but I let it lapse because it was expensive and I was more inspired by things I found online. That said, it took me several years after getting into scrapbooking to figure out where the great online worlds were. Scrapbook magazine are a great resource and I am sure have helped and will continue to help many beginners.

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PeaNut 477,798
August 2010
Posts: 1,590
Layouts: 49

Posted: 2/1/2013 9:19:01 AM
I sub to CK and ST. I read Scrapbook and Cards Today online. If there were more print mags, I'd probably sub to them, too. At one point in time, I subbed to 4 or 5, but unfortunately most of them are now defunct. I like getting inspiration online, but there's just something about looking forward to getting a magazine in the mail and flipping through it over and over again. Plus, you can read it in the tub!


PeaNut 128,923
February 2004
Posts: 8,661
Layouts: 112
Loc: Maryland

Posted: 2/1/2013 9:52:39 AM
I dropped my sub to CK. I was getting far more inspiration online and CK was becoming thinner and thinner.

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PeaNut 52,171
October 2002
Posts: 17,687
Layouts: 105
Loc: Froogville

Posted: 2/1/2013 9:59:26 AM
I have not had any sub in years. My library gets a few scrap/card related magazines and I check them out though I'm not crazy about them. I really don't care for Scrap and Stamp Arts but I check it out anyway since it's free.

I sometimes buy the 2 pack at Sams Club for Scrapbooking and Beyond/Paper Creations. And I have bought one at JoAnn's a few times with coupons but they are constantly 10% off now so forget it. Only if they are ever off sale and there's a 50% off coupon. I just won't pay that much for a magazine - even the ones with the stamps or papers. Which is a total bummer - I missed out on the Holly Hobby stamp set at Christmas time. I *almost* broke down and got it for the nearly full price but then I couldn't find it on the shelf.

I don't do online magazines. I don't like them at all.

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PeaNut 52,171
October 2002
Posts: 17,687
Layouts: 105
Loc: Froogville

Posted: 2/1/2013 10:00:56 AM

and flipping through it over and over again. Plus, you can read it in the tub!


PeaNut 112,158
October 2003
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Layouts: 0

Posted: 2/1/2013 10:01:59 AM
I have had a hard time finding any as well.
I finally found CK @ Joann's when I was on a trip..they had only 2 copies left. I had searched WM, Michaels, HL & Books a Million with NADA


PeaNut 460,616
March 2010
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Layouts: 0

Posted: 2/1/2013 10:13:45 AM
I don't have any subscriptions, but I do buy some UK magazines when a LSS has them in stock. UK Magazines These magazines have a ton of projects. One I recently bought had over 100 cards in the magazine. I also like that they come with a free gift. I've received stamps, an embossing folder, mini Candi embellishments, paper, and other things.


PeaNut 49,137
September 2002
Posts: 2,821
Layouts: 212

Posted: 2/1/2013 10:15:38 AM
I try to keep my scrapping spending around the $20/30 mark each month, so magazines I don't get. Although I used to love them! A friend got me a subscription to Paper something-or-other for Christmas so I'm excited about that. There's just nothing like the old days of kicking back with a big, thick magazine to enjoy and ponder. Miss that!

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PeaNut 51,697
October 2002
Posts: 6,022
Layouts: 9
Loc: Connecticut

Posted: 2/1/2013 10:43:36 AM

is this a thing of the past? are you still buying them at the lss, viewing them online, subscribing by mail or forgetting about it all together?

I have forgotten about them all together.

Pinterest has SO MUCH free inspiration that I find that's enough to keep me inspired. I also sometimes look at the gallery here, which also has tons of free inspiration.

I like Pinterest more than magazines because I can look at what *I* want to. Some of the articles in magazines are so limited, like "How to scrapbook your children's artwork". I don't have kids; that's not relevant to my lifestyle. I also feel like the magazines stick to the same people, and if you don't care for their style, you aren't going to find much inspiration.

I LOVED CK back when Becky Higgins and Ali Edwards both had columns there. Since they left, CK has gone consistently down hill. Each month the magazine is thinner and thinner. I let my subscription expire a few months ago, and I don't miss it.

Plus, you can read it in the tub!

If you put your Kindle/Nook/iPad in a large ziploc bag you can still read them in the tub. I've done it several times and it works great!

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PeaNut 299,314
February 2007
Posts: 815
Layouts: 0
Loc: East TN

Posted: 2/1/2013 3:39:24 PM
I've subscribed to CK for years and years. I enjoy sitting down with a magazine in hand but like others, I really get more and better ideas from the gallery here and Pinterest, etc. I really miss Scrapbook, Etc. It was my favorite.

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PeaNut 70,644
February 2003
Posts: 19,346
Layouts: 785
Loc: Southern California

Posted: 2/1/2013 3:41:37 PM
I haven't bought a magazine in a long time! Other than Somerset, which has still been several months ago, I haven't even looked at a magazine in awhile! Too much inspiration at Two Peas right now with the daily videos, for one thing!

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PeaNut 23,809
October 2001
Posts: 17,028
Layouts: 386
Loc: Just a short drive from Nashville, TN! (Yee-Haw Ya'll!)

Posted: 2/1/2013 5:45:24 PM
I so miss Scrapbooks, etc. and especially Simple Scrapbooks.

I can't always find CK but I usually buy it if I see it.


PeaNut 147,333
May 2004
Posts: 1,077
Layouts: 77

Posted: 2/1/2013 6:21:38 PM
I no longer buy them but if I did I would buy digital it takes less space in my SB room.


PeaNut 72,868
March 2003
Posts: 388
Layouts: 0
Loc: San Antonio, TX

Posted: 2/1/2013 9:01:00 PM
I do still buy some of the Stampinton publications and CK. I prefer the digital. It helps me with keeping up with the clutter. I also like Studios from Cloth, Paper, Scissors (and their other publications) which I also get digitally.

I miss the days of 10 years ago or so when we had so many choices.
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