In this issue:
from Team Digital -Christine Gundersen
part of the US, September means it is time to go back to school,get out
the warm, fuzzy clothes and enjoy the harvest seasons, plusdon't forget
FOOTBALL! In my house, we arealready gearingup to cheeron our beloved
University of Utah Utes!
things remind me of familyand of course, pictures!Earlier today I was
remembering a 2page spread I did about going toone of the football
games. I looked andlooked but couldn't find itanywhere, finally
realizing that the 2 pages were part of the 100+pages I lost when my
son dropped my external hard drive, a couple ofyears ago.....and I
hadn't backed up for a couple of months. Over 100pages GONE, what a
devastating loss to me. Thankfully I still have thepictures and most of
the layouts are in my DSP gallery, so I canrebuild them if I want, but
still, so much time and effort camecrashing to the floor that day.
Since then, I am practically neuroticabout backing up. My most
important things have at least 3 copies, twoof which are in a locked,
fire-proof safe and since getting a horriblecomputer virus last
February, I make sure to back up weekly. (Anotherlong and painful
story. LOL) Today, I rebuilt the 2 football pages,making small changes,
but hopefully you can learn from me and BACK UP!
HappyScrapping...... and GO UTES! :)
DSP Senior Designer
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Spotlight: Sharona.k.a Sharon1313
DSP Member Spotlight describes herself as: creative,compassionate and
happy; as well as a mom, wife, business coach,teacher and,
problem-solver… I am of course talking aboutnone other than Sharon1313.Sharon
describes her scrapping style is a mix of paper and graphicstyles that
doesn’t “make sense” in arealistic way.
“I use whatever style I think will look goodin that
particular layout. I’m not good with fantasy layouts.My stuff
is more straightforward. Visually, my inspiration is thingslike
magazine ads and posters. I’m drawn to really greatgraphic
design. From a content standpoint, I’m inspired totell
stories so that my daughter and future generations can know moreabout
their family,” said Sharon.Be sure to check out Sharon’sGallery
andread more about her on the SpotlightPage,
thentake part in the Scrapliftthe Spotlight Challenge
threadbefore the end of September and you could be a random winner of a
thank youfor sharing your talent with us as thecurrent DSP Member Spotlight!
and the DSP Bus (well technically we know it’s an RVbut I am
using a little creative license here) literally Scrapping theMap as she
crosses America to bring DSP to the people…Itseems like a
really good time to Scrap Your Map.
are a fantastic way to showcase a trip; they make stunningalbum covers;
or, like me, you can use a map layout to showcase aspecial event,
special month or season in an area.
living in the USA, peek in the DSP Store and you might be luckyenough
to find one of Elizabeth Weaver's 12 x 12 templates that willassist
you. (Currently there are templates for the states of: Ohio,
youare starting from scratch, Google yourself a map of the area
orcountry you want to use and create your outline from that. Once
youhave your outline use that to make a clipping mask, or cut a shape
froma background that you can position a compilation of photos behind
(likea plopper). The other option is to cut a background mat of a
differentcolored paper into that shape and position your photos on top,
keepingmost within the boundaries of the map and just the odd corner of
one ortwo photographs hanging over the edge.
why not join in the fun and Scrap Your Map for my ScrapYour Map Challenge?
TexasTravelling - um, traveling
byElisabeth and Australia2010
Designer- Erica Belton
For us in the Southern Hemisphere, Spring is just around thecorner,
well, so we’re led to believe, if only this cold snapwould
hurry and move on. The cross over of seasons for both hemispheresbrings
with them their special tasks around the house, garden or whereever our
life needs adjustment. For me it’s
‘springclean’ time, I’m clearing out all
the old andunused items I’ve accumulated over the past 12
months or makethat years for some things, that I no longer need. Some
will getre-cycled by having a garage sale, some will be thrown away and
somejust may find their way back into my home and heart to gather
dustagain. Me! A hoarder! No way.
over the past few months of 2010, I have a lot of happymemories to be
grateful for. The beginning of the year saw Ian and I inSydney at a
granddaughters 21st where we had a very special time withfamily and old
friends. Rugby season and my grandson Lee joined hisvery first Rugby
club, what fun watching these earnest small children,from the
sidelines, chasing after a ball and seeing the big smiles ontheir faces
when they get it. May was our New Zealand DSP Crop held inAuckland, we
had visitors from the US, England the South Island and asfar south as
Wellington. It was great to finally put a face to thenames, we had
great fun, the accommodation was perfect and the companywas even
better. Mid winter and Ian and I spent an idyllic week at ourtime share
on a small tropical island called Malolo Lailai, part of theMamanuca
group of Islands off Fiji. Now we’re on the downhillrun to
our summer in the antipodes and the much-anticipated warmerweather!
has also brought me closer to my past; I have beenresearching my family
history and am amazed at how little I knew aboutmy ancestors.
Researching by way of Births, Deaths and Marriage dataand censuses. In
Britain censuses are/were taken every 10 years soI’ve read
about a Great Great Great Grandfather’sbirth in 1804, seen
him become a scholar, work on the land as ateenager, get married, have
children, reach old age and ultimately die.I visited the places he
lived through Google Earth, read about hissiblings, his wife, his
children, so I feel I know him as much as I cangiven the time span. All
this in 10-year steps. It’s very sadfor me to think that I
never even knew this man existed a few monthsago and yet here I am,
going through a sort of mourning process for himand all my other new
found ancestors, this feeling is something I neverexpected when I
started my genealogy journey. I have learnt to questioneverything
relatives have told me in the past about long dead familymembers,
hearsay, stories and the faded memories of the livingcan’t be
trusted, some things I had been told, I find to betotally differentwhen
confronted with hard fact.
you for taking part in Erica’s Everyday Events and myWhat Now
Challenge. I feel blessed that I am part of your lives if onlyin a
small way with the designs that I create.
DSP Senior Designer
the News Editor - Erica has provided a wonderful desktop calendarand a
newsletter freebie, so check them out below... AND you can earnfree
posting bonuses in this month’s Featured Designer Challenge!
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first join DSP, you want to devour every little bit of informationthere
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It's packed with useful information about challenges, contests,and
chats. Check out the calendarof
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onchallenges with the What’s Due thread,which
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- Designer Exclusives-
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- Inspiration Station (IS News)-
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Calls for this month will include:
- Project 365-
A project for how YOU scrap. Check out our Project 365
chatsand the Project 365 store category.
It’s a DSP evolution, a scrapping revolution, andour New
Year’s resolution: It's a SCRAPOLUTION!!
It’s all about YOU, our members, our friends, makingscrapping
goals and Team Digital supporting, guiding, encouraging,joining, and
cheering you on every step of the way. Check out thecurrent themes and
- Scrap with the DET–
Digital Elite Team and DET Alumni
Our past and current Elite group of scrappers have some greatchallenges
going at the moment and you’re sure to get wellchosen CC
should you need it – learn from the best
- Elite Challenges -Be
sure to check out the challenges run by our DET Alumni and DET.
- The Grannies Ifyou’re
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There is never a dull moment when you jointhis happy band of digi
- IOTW - Item of the week–
The Item Of The Week is priced to sell at 99 cents! Pluscreate a layout
using the IOTW and be in a drawing to win a free kit.
This is just
asmall selection of challenges at DSP, so see them all here.We
also have a blinkie to place in your signature to remind you whereto
find the best scrapbooking challenges on the web. Check the end ofthe
first post in the What's Happening threadfor
the blinkie code.
- 2 Page Sketch Challenge
Join Julia (webfrau) for this monthly challenge. Use thechosen two-page
sketch to create a cohesive double page spread for yourscrapping
- Digital Elite TeamContest
Don'tmiss the DET Contest to see amazing scrapbook pages andnew ideas!
The cream of the crop, those chosen for theDigital Elite Team showcase
the creations of our DSPDesigners.
ploppers for your computer desktop wallpaper. These calendarswere made
by Erica Belton. Download the ploppers by clicking hereor
on the image above. (Sizes included: 1280x768, 1440x900, and1650x1080)
yourpictures, resize them as
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We can't wait to see your ideas!
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