Northridge Media Goes Digital!

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts,Reviews

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I posted a few months ago about Northridge Media, the publishing company behind the fabulous craft books Simply Handmade, Cards, Bead Trends, and Scrapbook Trends. You used to be able to buy these jam-packed idea books for around $7 per book, depending on which series, which isn’t a bad price considering how each book has very few advertisements and hundreds of ideas.


However, Northridge Media is going digital! You can now purchase each book separately for either $4.99 per month or every other month or an ALL-ACCESS PASS for $9.99 per month and have access to all 4 regular freemacard_sidebarbooks plus Idea Books!

To see how you like the online format, Northridge Media is giving away FREE access to the Mini Albums Idea Book. I am really enjoying the online thing for lots of reasons:

  • my craft room is less cluttered
  • I can highlight my favorite things on each page
  • I can add my own notes
  • I can bookmark my favorite ideas by category so they’re easy to find and come back to
  • I can view one page at a time or a two page spread
  • I can zoom in or out
  • some of the advertisements have links on the pages so if I’m interested, I can immediately browse the website
  • it’s lots cheaper!

Check out the free idea book and let me know what you think!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Christie July 24, 2009 at 10:36 am

I just sat and perused the entire book. It’s lovely. I don’t scrapbook but I love mini books and would love to learn. What I don’t understand is once you’ve paid each month how do you save each book to go back and look through them at a later time?

2 Kelsey July 24, 2009 at 2:01 pm

When you purchase your “membership” you can log in to your account and there will be links to all the back issues. And if you bookmark any pages or write notes to yourself within any of the issues, those will be saved as well. It’s great!

3 Christie July 24, 2009 at 3:59 pm

I am really anxious to try simply handmade. I haven’t been able to find the mags for quite some time and didn’t know why. I’m excited about it. Thanks for the news!

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