In this issue
from Team Digital - Lauren Bavin
recently returned from the highly successful DSP laptop crop at Adobe's
Headquarters in San Francisco. Once
again I was reminded that being a part of DSP is like being part of a
huge family. Meeting fellow members is simply like catching up with
life long friends. I doubt there is another site that can match the
wonderful environment for making and keeping friends as well as DSP.
you meet up with fellow members you feel as if you've known them your
whole life, and part of the reason for this is that by sharing our
layouts we are sharing our lives with each other. Over time we see
children born and grow up, we share in simple daily life and in huge
momentous events through our layouts. We see those events in both words
and in pictures. Almost as good as being there!!
addition of course the forums here are filled with threads where our
members support each other in a more traditional ways. From the
Grannies threads to the New Kids on the Block contest the support of
other members is so evident and it is this that makes DSP a unique and
one of a kind website.
the next few months I look forward to meeting up with more DSP members.
Some I’ve met before, some I'm meeting for the very first
time but in every case i know that it will be like seeing a long lost
family member. The bonds are strong even if we've never met face to
so grateful to be part of such a wonderful community. If you get the
opportunity to join in a DSP crop or meet up with a fellow DSP member I
urge you to make the effort. It will be an experience I guarantee you
will want to repeat again and again, for although we met online, these
friendships are real, there is nothing virtual about them.
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News and Features
Your First Layout:
about posting your first layout? There's a special first layout
challenge each month for you. Post your first layout to DSP this month
and you may be a random winner for a free page kit!!
You'll find all the information here.
If you need to
know what is going on, you need the What's happening at DSP
thread or the Calendar. You
can also find out what contests and challenges are due in the What's Due
looking to find out what challenges are due when then the What’s Due
thread is the thread you need to check out. In this thread,
you can find out what contests and challenges are upcoming. So
- get going on a few challenges, Ladies, there are tons of great ones :)
Buzz for Newbees and Oldbees
Chat for new members (and old members too!)
Every Wednesday at
10 pm EST
If you are new to digital scrapbooking or new to DSP, or if you've been
around DSP for awhile but love to meet and help new members, join us in
DSP is a big busy site! Are you beewildered? Do you have questions? How
to get around the site? How to enter challenges? Where to start? Join
us in chat to find out more about the site and digi-scrapping! We'll
orient you to some of the features of DSP and answer questions to help
you feel more comfortable getting around and finding what you need.
This month the
United States, and DSP, come off of Daylight Savings
Time. On November 7 at 2am EST, we "fall back" an hour. So keep an
eye on the clock for challenge deadlines and make sure you finish
checking out of the store before the "new" midnight!
to DSP! We know you will love it!
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forget, if you are planning a get together to put it in the Gathering and Support
forum. There’s nothing like meeting DSPers in real
life to learn new things, take great pictures and have a good
laugh! Check out these upcoming gatherings!
is going to be great fun in Austin, Texas for the
DSPeeps there! More info here.
Recent Scrap the
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New Kids on the Block
Kids on the
Block (NKOTB) is a contest for those who are new to digital
want to learn more based on quality feedback and constructive critiques
from experienced scrappers. It is also a chance to meet new friends,
become part of the DSP community and belong to an alumni group when
it's over. The contest begins November
but the final deadline to sign up is
plenty of fun for those of us who have "been around the block", too. Be
sure to cruise the NKOTB
Galleries and comment on the
Constructive feedback is what its all about! Come and join in the fun
of the NKOTB
Adoption Agency. Its a fun way
to support the New Kids and make them feel welcome in the DSP
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Spotlight - Jeanet
November DSP Member
Spotlight is someone whom everyone will know immediately - a
DSP Hall of Fame-er and long running DET member, her fantastic white
space layouts are a distinctive feature in her gallery. I am of course
talking about none-other than Jeanet.
main inspiration is my hope to be better at telling my story then my
ancestors. I started out scrapping when my father died and I realized
how many stories were lost because they were never told in time. I
don't want that to be the case if I have children. I wish I had known
all the stories, even the small ones. Every story is worth telling,
even if it's not much more than a photo of someone you love. Every
story is worth remembering and that's my inspiration!” says
Jeanet, who admits that she puts so much time and energy into each and
every layout that they all deserve to be her favorite!
wish I would pick the kit to match a photo more often
because that would mean I only bought what I needed, but sadly it is
the other way around. If I like a kit, I'm sure I can always find a
photo to use with it. So when I start a new layout, it's usually the
kit that decides the photo. I create my layout using white squares as
stand-ins for the photo I'll pick once the layout is done."
describes herself as “a bit shy at first, but when I
find something or someone I care about I'm quite passionate. I'm a
perfectionist in everything I do to a point where it gets ridiculous
– like zooming in 400% to get a detail fixed. In scrapping as
well as life I don't mind doing things myself. I always have a new idea
I'm working on and always wish there could be more hours in the day to
get it all done. I asked my husband how he would describe me and he
said 'Fantastic' – Marrying him was probably the smartest
decision I've ever made but then again I'm notorious for making the
wrong decisions so that might not say a whole lot.” Jeanet,
we think the smartest move he made was choosing such a talented wife!
more about Jeanet on
DSP Member Spotlight Page.
is a MUST see, and once you have visited and been totally inspired,
choose one or more favorites (more I think) and then take part in the Scraplift
the Spotlight Challenge.
Jeanet, and thank you for sharing your talent with us as the November
DSP Member Spotlight
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Inspiration by Mandy
Question Of Space
can a layout with a few small photos have huge gallery appeal? The
answer is: White Space! White space can be defined as an area with an
absence of text or graphics. More than just a lot of empty space that
someone forgot to fill, white space is an important part of your
layouts design. Macro white space is the large space between major
elements, and micro the small white space between text in your
journaling (the space is what makes the text easy to read or appear
busy and cramped). Active white space leads the eye around the layout
and creates a sense of structure where the passive component allows the
eye to rest. For inspiration I would like you to look at the following
layouts by Jeanet:
You and Fall
well designed white space layout oozes class, but it is important to
get the page to look balanced not incomplete. It truly is a case of
thinking ‘quality’ and not
‘quantity’ in terms of how the space and the
elements on your layout are used.
you are like me and love heaping elements onto your page, this month
challenge yourself to try one of these “less is
more” layouts, and if you don’t know where to
start… try scraplifting!
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following is a small sample
of some themes for this month.
us on Twitter!
– Thanksgiving Day (US)
20% - 40% off Select Products
'Em First time around?
to grab some old, but still great,
DSP products from past years at
great discount prices.
Discount varies according to the release date of
- 14 Suzanne Walker is Featured Designer
20% off Select Products
Special Events *****************
Keep an eye out for some
very special sales in November.
up for the DSP Store Newsletter
for details and reminders!
you a member of the club?
cool and neutral tones of
issue of Club Digital. This
month's Club color scheme is subtle and neutral with hints of the
winter to come. It includes two versatile kits that will work for many
different theme layouts from portraits to heritage and also includes a
versatile single photo plopper.
This months Club
contains a useful silver alphabet and some great grungy journalling
stamps along with some family themed word art. As always, we include
a great quick click for you to use to create your own unique layout
where the design work has already been done for you.
This month we also have a coordinating backgrounds to add to the
versatility of the collection.
now comes in a choice of resolutions - Choose 200ppi
or 300ppi version when you download.
months content includes
Gray Page Kit
Little Blue Page Kit
Strips Word Art
Digital is the hottest club in town! Get
your monthly fix of the best digital scrapbook products for an
incredible price! Something to suit every style and level of digital
issue of Club
Digital includes two page kits, one plopper or overlay, a quick click
template, an alphabet, some wordart, a font, and png stamps! As a Club
member, you also receive an exclusive
coupon for the DSP Shop and can
enter an exclusive contest
just for members (with great prizes)!
$27 in value for the incredible price of only $5.99/month! (Or
as low as $4.99 with longer subscriptions!)
just $17.97 for three months ($5.99/month), $33.00 for six months
($5.50/month), or $59.88 for a full year ($4.99/month)!
Club members can WIN!
three month subscription and you're entered to win a free
upgrade to a six month subscription!
Purchase a six month subscription and you're entered to win a free
upgrade to a twelve month subscription!
Purchase a twelve month subscription and you're entered to win a $30
coupon for the DSP store!
is a selection of layouts created by the DSP Team Digital using this
months Club Digital Selection.
Click here to
find out more about Club Digital
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Featured Product - Scraps of
Fun: Animal Friends
DSP Designer CD comes in 200ppi
and 300ppi and
is packed with these 12 kits to scrap all your
lovable pet photos
Best Dog Ever ~ Curious Kittens ~ Doggone Darling ~ Fishy Wishes ~
Fuzzy Furball ~ My Pretty Pony ~
~ Pampered Pet ~ Pet
Capers ~ Pet Star~ Royal Highness ~ Singing Sweet Songs ~ Woof Woof ~
All Kits on this
CD can be purchased separately. Click Here to view the Contact Sheet
for this CD
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with DSP Inside!:
Bamboo tablet products with multi-touch
and pen input, use finger taps and hand gestures to navigate and
perform simple commands like zoom, scroll, rotate and more. Or pick up
the pressure-sensitive pen for precise control to edit photos, make
sketches and mark up documents in your own handwriting. No matter how
you use your computer, it just got a whole lot easier. See it in our store NOW!!
is designed specifically for the interests of hobbyists and crafters
who benefit from Pen Input, along with the comfort of Multi-Touch
for navigation. Bamboo Craft includes valuable tools for memory keeping
and art projects, including inspirational ideas, a training DVD,
creative software and much more. See it here...
few of the great resources inside the Bamboo Craft:
Photoshop® Elements 7.0
Win/6.0 Mac, Corel® Painter™ Essentials 4.0,
Nik® Color Efex Pro™ 3.0 WE3)
scrapbooking lessons from Jane Conner-ziser and a library of digital
craft embellishments (FROM DSP!)
8" x 8" photo album from Shutterfly
online store from Café Press
one-year subscription to Scrapbooking & Beyond Magazine
training with DigitalScrapbookPlace.com
the videos of the great touch features. You'll love them!
You might even find more surprises from DSP inside the box!
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time to SHOP… let’s get those baskets at the
do a search for anything using the advanced search feature
located at the top right of your store page, right above the search
box. For example ‘green Lauren’ will just
return Lauren’s kits that have green in them,
‘hearts tina’ will return Tina’s kits
with hearts in them. Try it, you’ll like
it!! You can also check out the Site Map
for some fabulous links.
Send anyone the perfect gift!! Gift Certificates are a wonderful way to
say - Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas, I Love You, or even
...you can get to the store by typing shop.dsp.me in your browser URL
bar? Get to the store even faster!
product you just purchased and want to tell others? Please consider
doing a review
... pass the good word along! We love to hear from you.
some store inspiration for this month.
has become a time for many people to make those special family meals
and desserts, and to share those recipes with others. Try out these
in the store to capture, decorate and share your family's food
Activities: Creating Memories from Moments
you first join DSP you want to devour every little bit of information
there is and it seems a bit overwhelming at first but the absolutely
best place to visit first off is the 'What's Happening'
page, it's packed with useful information to help you choose to
participate in a designer run challenge or contest or make a date to be
at one of our awesome chat sessions. To find out the daily and weekly
fun at DSP check out the calendar
of activities, there's never a dull moment at DSP and you're sure to
find something to your taste to challenge
Challenges and Chats
current on challenges with the What’s Due thread,
which will keep you up to date on all the challenges on the site and
when they are due.
- Designer Exclusives:
Our Designers are the best there are and they are really generous, if
you enter one of their challenges you’re more than likely to
receive a chat and/or posting bonus just by using their nominated kit
for the challenge. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain
– like more stash for less bucks with these great challenges.
- Inspiration Station (IS News)
This is a call to all dedicated DSP scrappers to ‘strut your
stuff’ and inspire us with your creations. Just choose any or
all of the calls for layouts the current month and you could be
showcased in our Newsletter or Blog. We have a few rules so check them
out and then join in the fun. Check out the current edition of Inspiration Station News or
here for Previous Issues
- Project 365
- a project for how YOU scrap. Check out our Project 365 chats
and the Project 365 store category.
– It’s a DSP evolution, a scrapping revolution, and
our New Year’s resolution:
It's a SCRAPOLUTION!!
It’s all about YOU, our members, our friends, making
scrapping goals and Team Digital supporting, guiding, encouraging,
joining, and cheering you on every step of the way. Check out the
current themes and prompts.
- Scrap with the DET
– Digital Elite Team and DET Alumni
Our past and current Elite group of scrappers have some great
challenges going at the moment and you’re sure to get well
chosen 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 If
you’re a Granny or a Granny In Training (GIT) or just a
Wannabee, you might like to see what other Grannies are up to, what
challenges they have going. There is never a dull moment when you join
this happy band of digi scrappers.
- IOTW - Item of the week
The Item Of The Week is priced to sell, so create a LO using the IOTW
and be in a draw to win a free kit.
- SNL - Saturday Night Live
- Mars & Debbers
This is where anyone can create their own digital scrapbook kits to
share with other SNL’ers, from elements and papers to word
is just a
small selection of popular challenges that DSP currently has running
but be sure to check all of them out here.
And we have a special blinkie to place in your signature to always
remind you where to find the best scrapbooking challenges on the web.
Check the end of the first post in the What's Happening thread
for the blinkie code.
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Challenge – Scrap the Store Freebie
As a customer of
DSP Shop, you can receive a free gift every week! All you do is make a
and the freebie of the week is your's.
you can join in the monthly "Scrap the Store Freebie Challenge".
Use any two of the four to five freebies for the designated month and
be in the random drawer for a DSP Gift Certificate.
You can see what
the current Shop freebie is on the front page of the Freebie's
So many freebies,
so little time!
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not too late for this month’s classes! Late
registration is open until the 5th. To register for these or future
classes, please visit the DSP Shop!
101 - Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking
(FREE CLASS AVAILABLE NOW!)
here! This free class is an online article that walks you through
digital scrapbooking step-by-step and explains all the basics from
software and graphics to printing and sharing. It is always available
from this page and www.digitalscrapbooking101.com!
CLASS SCHEDULE (Click here
to see all DSU class descriptions)
Wacom & Creative Fun
Adobe Photoshop Elements: Creating Digital Elements for
Wacom & Creative Fun
Watch for new
classes and instructors coming in 2011!
for information regarding these and our other great classes!
would love to hear your suggestions on future classes too.
Send your ideas to email@example.com.
also looking for qualified DSU instructors! If you’re
interested in teaching, please contact us for more information.
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Specially designed ploppers for your computer
desktop. These calendars were made by Lauren. Download the ploppers
by clicking on the image above (Sizes: 1024x768, 1600x1200, and
1920x1080 are included.)
pictures, angle and
size them as you please, add journaling, and save
it as a jpg. Then update your desktop wallpaper background by browsing
to your new image! Voilà! Favorite photos matched
with this month's calendar to help keep you up-to-date all month! Look
for a new one each month in our newsletter!
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have an idea, let us know about it! If it's an article idea, a feature,
even something you'd like to write, shout it out to us. So, put your
thinking caps on and come up with some new features, article ideas, or
something fun you'd like to see in our monthly newsletter. Then email
it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Please type "Newsletter IDEA" in the subject line of your email.) We
can't wait to see your ideas!
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our newsletter readers, DSP Head Designer Lauren Bavin has created
awesome frames. Grab the 200ppi HERE
and the 300ppi HERE!
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thanks to the newsletter Team:
Elisabeth, Kim, Lauren, Lynnette, Mandy, Mars, and
to mention our fearless
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