As I’ve pointed out on a few occasions, the magazine publishing industry has been rapidly evolving. Creating Keepsakes has been proud to bring you thousands of inspiring ideas for over 15 years, most recently in both print and digital format.
The scrapbooking community has been moving online at an equally rapid pace, which has made it challenging to publish a magazine that includes the most current information and inspiration to support the hobby. Because of this, we’ve made the difficult decision to cease publication of Creating Keepsakes. The November/December issue will be the last one.
If you’re a subscriber, you may have one or more issues of your subscription remaining so starting in January we’ll be bringing you issues of our new monthly digital-only publication, Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking. Created by some of the same editors from both Paper Crafts and Creating Keepsakes magazines, you’ll find many columns and features you’ve always loved in CK, including Latest & Greatest, Sketches, and Tips & Tricks.
You’ll receive two digital issues of your new magazine for every one issue remaining on your Creating Keepsakes subscription. If you’re already a Paper Crafts magazine subscriber, your current Paper Crafts subscription will be extended by two issues for every one remaining issue of CK.
In order to receive your new magazine each month, you must have an active digital account. If you have already created an account to receive digital issues of Creating Keepsakes, you won’t need to do anything else. If you don’t have an active account, watch for a button for Creating Keepsake Subscribers, which will be available shortly.
If you don’t subscribe, Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking will also be available for single issue purchase in the iTunes store for a mobile device or as a digital download in our own online store.
An important note: this blog and the Creating Keepsakes website will remain active through the release of the November/December issue. We’ll also continue to connect with you via social media on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter. You’ll also be able to participate in CK Conventions throughout the country, and as soon as the 2014 schedule is confirmed we’ll share that with you here.
And finally, since we know there’s still nothing quite like ink on paper, we’ll continue to publish special issues in print that will feature scrapbooking topics and photo-based projects. Look for them 12 times a year at a newsstand or bookstore near you.
With an eye on the horizon,
Editor in chief