Robert MacDonald, Product Manager for CorelR Painter(TM) and CorelR Painter(TM) Essentials, will lead a session on hybrid scrapbooking at the Craft & Hobbyist Association (CHA) Winter 2009 Convention and Trade Show, in Anaheim, CA. The session, entitled “The Best of Both Worlds: A Step-by-Step Guide to Introduce Hybrid Scrapbooking inYour Store,” will take place on Monday January 26, 2009 at 12 p.m. in Room 205AB of the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.

Corel’s CHA session will provide retailers with creative, constructive examples of how they can effectively combine elements of traditional and digital scrapbooking to provide more creative
opportunities  to their customers and grow their businesses.

About the software:

Based on Corel Painter, the world’s most powerful Natural-MediaR painting
and illustration software, Corel Painter Essentials includes everything new
users need to set up their own home art studio. Featuring a wide selection
of paint brushes, pencils, paper textures and built-in tutorials, Painter
Essentials 4 is the perfect program to help users get started with digital
art and create stunning paintings – either from existing photos or from

For more information on Corel Painter Essentials or to download a fully-functional trial version, please visit For more information about CHA Winter 2009, visit

And you have a chance to win a copy of this software! Corel has kindly provided us with a copy for one of our readers. Here’s how you can enter the random draw

  1. Leave a comment telling us about your experiences with Hybrid Srapbooking and/or Corel software
  2. For a second entry post about this giveaway linking back to us, on your blog or favourite message board and leave another comment with a link to where you posted.
  3. For a third entry post about this on Twitter or Facebook and leave a comment with a link to your profile on either of those websites.

So spread the word to all your digital and hybrid scrapbooking friends! Remember to include an email address when you comment so that we will be able to contact you if you are the lucky winner! You have until January 27th at midnight EST to enter the drawing.

[tags]cha, corel painter essentials, giveaway, hybrid scrapbooking[/tags]

By Francine Clouden


12 Comments so far

  1. Katherine McKamey on January 21, 2009 8:57 am

    WOW! I would love to win CPE! Would love to attend CHA and see everything in person too…: )

  2. Katherine McKamey on January 21, 2009 8:58 am

    Here is my blog addy so you can see I blogged about this give away…

    Thanks for the opportunity!!

  3. Katherine McKamey on January 21, 2009 8:59 am

    Oops – here is the email address I forgot to add to one of the 2 previous comments.

    Thanks again!

  4. Annette on January 21, 2009 8:18 pm

    I have used the older PSP by Corel versions and LOVED it. The Corel software is easy to use and offers plenty of cool options!

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  6. Melinda Wilson on January 27, 2009 7:53 am

    I have completed some journaling and copied some clipart but that is all so far.

  7. Teresa Novak on January 27, 2009 8:14 am

    I really don’t have any experience with Corel software, but this product sounds great. I would love to try it.

  8. Jodi on January 28, 2009 2:40 am

    My only experience with anything Corel is PSP 7 and 9. I love my PSP and know I would probably love owning this one too! Thanks for the chance!

  9. Jodi on January 28, 2009 2:43 am

    I left a comment on my twitter and a link! thank you. :o)

  10. brenda on January 28, 2009 5:24 pm

    I was just shopping for software today.

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  12. Linda Hofacker on January 30, 2009 11:42 am

    I was determined to learn digital scrapping – even bought myself an Epson 1800 Wide Format Printer – I just couldn’t figure out the Elements without pulling my hair out to get it right. My oldest daughter knows Corel and I’m hoping if I win this she will be kind to her old Mom and show me the way! :)

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