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digital 7 10.14%
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Old 08-10-2015, 09:04 AM   #1
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Old 08-10-2015, 09:07 AM   #2
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for me... paper all the way. I just do NOT enjoy digital magazines. While it's nice to find stuff to find and store on pinterest, I find it an annoying medium when I need a visual reference while creating.
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Old 08-10-2015, 09:13 AM   #3
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I would never spend any money on subscribing to a digital magazine. It's just not user friendly and yes I have an iPad.
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Old 08-10-2015, 09:58 AM   #4
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I hate paper magazines now. I love my digital content since I always have access to it where ever and when ever I want it. I don't always have to carry around a bunch of magazines with me to look at things. I do occasionally buy a magazine, but I consider that more of a treat.
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:52 PM   #5
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Definitely prefer digital. Paper magazines just sit on a shelf collecting dust. I never refered back too them because I could never remember which issue had the page I was wanting. Various attempts to catalog them were too time consuming and epic failures. Much easier to perform a search on-line or bookmark. I also love the freed up space for more craft storage rather than a bunch of dusty paper mags that went unused.
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I'm a paper fan all the way and I love to sit with a cup of coffee and read my latest mag. I use Pinterest but if there is some technique where I need detailed instructions, I print it out and once I've got the technique down, I recycle the paper. Once I read my paper mag I give them to friends, I don't keep them around because I usually don't go back and re-read them.

Lately I've subscribed to a few different paper magazines, but I'm still looking for my go mag. What I've tried so far have not been a good fit for me - to simple, to artsy, etc.
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I haven't actually bought magazines for a long time, I get plenty of inspiration here and fan club membership is about the same as 4 or 5 magazines. But when I did, paper all the way. I subscribed to a couple of digital ones, but not for long. I've never looked at them again, whereas I still look through saved ideas from magazines s couple of times a year.
As a corollary to that, we also have 6 bookshelves full of books, so maybe I just prefer print .
Recipes are the exception, I've bought no new cookery books in the last couple of years, looking online instead.
I don't like online catalogues either, I far prefer a hard copy.
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When it comes to catalogs, I too prefer print. Unfortunately the only company I buy from that offers one is SU.
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Paper. That said, I don't buy magazines. When I want visual inspiration, I go to Google Images. I've tried Pinterest twice, but that just doesn't work for me.
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Paper. I also read books vs digital. I dont buy them though. I never have time to read them, but if I did, it would be paper.
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I've tried Pinterest twice, but that just doesn't work for me.
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Love Paper.... and I sometimes recycle pages to create with, or sell the magazines at craft fairs
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if you create enough boards on pinterest; I have no problem using that as my source of creativity. My husband always says; I created a fire hazard with all the magazines. How quickly can you find an article with magazines stacked together? since I use bloglovin for my blogs; I don't need magazines that I have to pay for. Pinterest is so easy to find ideas under the boards I have specified to remember easily.
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It was a difficult choice since I love both depending on the situation. However, I picked digital for 2 main reasons: 1)I love that digital doesn't take up space in my house (so much more room for paper and stamps!) and 2) as I age and my eyes are getting worse, it's nice to be able to zoom in on things.
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a mixture of both, can I have that as my answer. I pick up a Cardmaking & papercraft magazine most months here in Canada, as I miss it since I moved from the UK, it is a few months out of date, but normally the freebie gift attached more then covers the cost of it. Other then that one magazine I am digital.

I do however, flick through my magazines on a regular basis to get inspiration, normally on a sunny Sunday morning sitting outside drinking a cup of green tea...heaven lol!
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I'm like Beth, space and aging eyesight weight towards digi. Having said that, it's very satisfying to have paper in my hands, kind of obvious since I love paper crafts = ) . I go tho the library and get my fix for paper magazines.
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a mixture of both, can I have that as my answer. I pick up a Cardmaking & papercraft magazine most months here in Canada, as I miss it since I moved from the UK, it is a few months out of date, but normally the freebie gift attached more then covers the cost of it. Other then that one magazine I am digital.

I do however, flick through my magazines on a regular basis to get inspiration, normally on a sunny Sunday morning sitting outside drinking a cup of green tea...heaven lol!
UK magazines being between $12- $15 here, I only grab one if the freebie entices me enough to. Sometimes I like it, but will talk myself out of it because it's still pretty spendy to get a stamp set. (I usually will only choose ones that have a stamp and/or embossing folder and/or die I like - not when it's papers or embellies.)
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I only buy CardMaker magazine now, but definitely prefer paper
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Because I spend alot of time in waiting rooms at hospital & in treatment rooms with my loved one, I really love to have a paper magazine to thumb through. I take a small sketch book & pencil & sketch card designs or just brainstorm ideas. I do love to buy some of the UK magazines here in Australia - many of which have some great freebies - but I also 'recycle' older issues of the USA Paper Crafts mag over & over. I do have some digital copies of magazines on my laptop but I can't take my laptop to hospital because it's too heavy so I just forget that I have them. Maybe I am old-school but I just love the feel of paper in my fingers & it relaxes me to just sit down with a cuppa & look through a magazine. I see the merit in both & if I were travelling & had to travel light, having a Kindle or iPad loaded with books or magazines would be very practical.
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I spend a lot of time visiting blogs already. Therefore, I would prefer a magazine. However, my two favorites are no longer in print: Papercrafts and CARDS.
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Digital. My space is limited so I enjoy being able to have a library of back issues without having to find space to store stacks of magazines. They are just as user friendly and enjoyable on my iPad as paper copies are.
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I love having my own little library of magazines! (small bookshelf) It was so nice to just grab a handful and flip through them while having a good long bath! I have never found digi mags enjoyable. I just don't have the desire to 'flip through' a digi mag like paper.
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I like paper mags myself... I've got quite a collection and use them a lot for card sketch ideas. I love Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine- so many awesome ideas in there!- and I've been picking up Just Cards at the craft store every once in awhile... I usually end up going through them and marking the cards I want to make so later I can just flip through and pick one out and go for it
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Now that the question has been posed, I realize that I'm a true paper magazine kind of reader. Maybe it stems from my original enjoyment of flipping through catalogs perched in a comfy spot on the couch at the end of a day. LOL However, if I ever get a tablet, I can see giving digital versions a try for an all-in-one easy-to-carry visual pleasure here & there. If Santa were reading here, I might have a chance at trying that ... but the likelihood of that is less than zero, so it's all just speculation.
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paper.

paper.

paper.

that goes for books as well. tried a kindle and do not like it at all.

paper! all the way. I have no problem tossing a magazine when I'm done.
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