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lori92760 01-25-2013 09:16 AM

ANYONE FAMILIAR WITH THIS SITE
 
paper crafter's library

the monthly subscription is $20. that seems steep to me. is anyone a member? do you love it? are you using it enough to make it worth it?

just curious.

bound4london 01-25-2013 10:44 AM

I haven't signed up for the subscription but I do receive emails with updates and downloads that are available free for a week. Lots of good ideas.

buggainok 01-25-2013 10:47 AM

I looked at your link, and I wouldn't pay $20 a month for something like that. I have very good luck finding stuff here, on blogs I follow, and on youtube, if I'm looking for something specific.

And, if I want something to hold in my hand and look at, there is always the public library - free!:)

cat_woman 01-25-2013 11:18 AM

I agree with Bugga. There are way too many creative people with blogs and youtube videos that share this information for free. It just takes a little work to find it.

bettyjoanes 01-25-2013 11:21 AM

I believe that is Andrea Walford's deal. She is a former SU Demo who when SU changed or enforced their rules a while back she wnet her own way. I also get the weekly newsletter with a free project download but I am not a member. HTH a bit

Jprich 01-25-2013 05:22 PM

I think that is just too much money, IMHO.

shazsilverwolf 01-26-2013 04:44 AM

I agree with the other posters- you can find a tutorial for absolutely anything either here, YouTube or blogs. If you want to know something and can't find what you want, ask the question on here and I can pretty much guarantee someone will have seen what you need & point you in the right direction. You also get the benefit of a number of peoples take on an idea, rather than just what one person does with it. For that kind of money, I'd want a heck of a lot more than just what seems to be on offer.

Rachelrose 01-26-2013 10:39 AM

Hard to say, because it depends on what you are looking for. I took a look at the public view of offerings, and they do have a lot of stuff. The card tutorials seem to teach you how to make a specific card, and I assume you can carry over the basic ideas to your own projects.

Maybe 20 dollars a month for months and months is a lot, but from what I saw when I looked, you can cancel at any time. So you could enroll, watch a ton of tutorials for a month, and then cancel. You might get a lot for your 20 dollars if you did that.

Also: Do you like the projects they show? If they are up your alley, it might be useful to do. If not, then it would certainly be a waste.

While I do agree that a person could theoretically learn just about anything for free on the internet through blogs and YouTubes, searching things out takes time, and once you find things you have to take more time reading or watching to see if they really explain things completely, and there are lots of things that you might not even know to search for but would find in a website like the one you posted about.

There's an advantage to having something comprehensive all in one place. If you are curious and can afford the 20 dollars for a month, why not try it?

buggainok 01-26-2013 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Rachelrose (Post 19965841)
Hard to say, because it depends on what you are looking for. I took a look at the public view of offerings, and they do have a lot of stuff. The card tutorials seem to teach you how to make a specific card, and I assume you can carry over the basic ideas to your own projects.

Maybe 20 dollars a month for months and months is a lot, but from what I saw when I looked, you can cancel at any time. So you could enroll, watch a ton of tutorials for a month, and then cancel. You might get a lot for your 20 dollars if you did that.

Also: Do you like the projects they show? If they are up your alley, it might be useful to do. If not, then it would certainly be a waste.

While I do agree that a person could theoretically learn just about anything for free on the internet through blogs and YouTubes, searching things out takes time, and once you find things you have to take more time reading or watching to see if they really explain things completely, and there are lots of things that you might not even know to search for but would find in a website like the one you posted about.

There's an advantage to having something comprehensive all in one place. If you are curious and can afford the 20 dollars for a month, why not try it?

Thanks for speaking for the other side, Rachel. I myself am "research" driven. I like looking for things, and I am also retired and have the time to look all over the wonderous internet to find things.

I need to remember that not everyone enjoys doing that, and maybe they just don't have the time to do it.:)

shazsilverwolf 01-26-2013 12:00 PM

Maybe you could have a look at this: Creative Jump Start
Its an online classes thing, you have to register, but its free. You get one or two e-mails a day with lessons/tutorials etc on the site to watch. You can just save the emails, go view whenever you want. Its only been running since the beginning of January, and I've had 38 e-mails already! I think this is its second year.
I agree with Rachelrose though, if you could just sign up for one month, watch/download the stuff that interests you to your hard drive, that would be good value.

kmatuschka 01-26-2013 03:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shazsilverwolf (Post 19965931)
Maybe you could have a look at this: Creative Jump Start
Its an online classes thing, you have to register, but its free. You get one or two e-mails a day with lessons/tutorials etc on the site to watch. You can just save the emails, go view whenever you want. Its only been running since the beginning of January, and I've had 38 e-mails already! I think this is its second year.
I agree with Rachelrose though, if you could just sign up for one month, watch/download the stuff that interests you to your hard drive, that would be good value.

TFS - I just signed up!

fairsinger 01-26-2013 10:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shazsilverwolf (Post 19965931)
Maybe you could have a look at this: Creative Jump Start
Its an online classes thing, you have to register, but its free. You get one or two e-mails a day with lessons/tutorials etc on the site to watch. You can just save the emails, go view whenever you want. Its only been running since the beginning of January, and I've had 38 e-mails already! I think this is its second year.

Thanks for posting this...I just signed up, too!


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