As the website Spotlight Page will only be updated later, I am posting Sands's information here temporarily:
Our DSP Member Spotlight for May is Sandy a.k.a. sands_healy a.k.a. Sands of the Desert
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DSP - How long have you been scrapping?
Sandy – I started digital scrapping in August 2006, when I found DSP. I had never paper scrapped before but was always in awe of people who did.
DSP - What do you like best about digital scrapbooking?
Sandy – I really like that there are no papers lying around and that I can take it anywhere with me. Be it to the neighbours next door or overseas. All you need is you laptop and possibly a portable drive.
DSP - What drew you to this site?
Sandy – It was one of the first sites I came across for digital scrapbooking. I had never heard about it before but on a friend’s suggestion I googled the term. I really loved the fact that there are quality items in the freebie gallery, and how friendly the members were. Very willing to help and make suggestions.
DSP - Do you have a favorite challenge here at DSP?
Sandy – No, I don’t have an outright favourite.
DSP - What is your most "off the wall" layout?
Sandy – That would have to be my “Reflections of You
” Page. It was a new technique I was trying out and the outcome was just superb. I loved it. So did Somerset Digital Studio since they published it as well.
DSP - Do you ever experience "scrappers block", and if so how do you overcome it?
Sandy – Oh yes!!! No questions about that. I normally go through the galleries for inspiration, and if I then can’t get inspired, I look to the Monthly Sketch Challenge to get the juices flowing again.
DSP - What is your favorite thing to scrap about?
Sandy – I really love to scrap my landscape photos from the area where we live at the moment, and a close second would be my children, then my dive photos!
DSP - If you were a scrapbook element, what would you be?
Sandy – Definitely a paper clip. I like to be in control and organized, and the paper clip is symbolic of holding things together.
DSP - What part of the site do you spend the most time in, other than your gallery?
Sandy – Mostly the Granny Thread. Those women are just amazing. You can go through all your emotions in one sitting. After the granny thread, I spend time on commenting on my buddies LO’s.
DSP - What other hobbies or activities do you enjoy other than scrapping?
Sandy – I think my first passion is photography. Secondly it would be scuba diving, and we like to try and do that at least 2 or 3 times a month. If we are scuba diving, we are exploring the mountains in our 4WD, with me taking photos.
DSP - Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
Sandy – DSP is my second home. Living as an expat in a foreign country isn’t easy, and people come and go at a rapid rate. At least with the friends that I have made at DSP they are always at the end of my keyboard. I never dreamed that I would travel half way across the globe to meet people I had only ever chatted to on the computer.