In this Issue
from Team Digital – Robyn Gough
1st of March brings Autumn in Australia and I am hoping it will get rid
of the draining heat and bring some cooler weather to help boost the
energy levels! Of course in the Northern hemisphere you are likely
hoping the warmer weather will make its way to you soon. Our part of
the world seems to have had a plethora of extreme conditions, with Bush
Fires in Perth, Flash Flooding and River Flooding in Queensland and
Victoria, a category 5 Cyclone in North Queensland and the terrible
Earthquake in Christchurch. My heart goes out to all the families
affected by these horrible conditions. We have been lucky enough to
escape any ill effects from the flash flooding in Toowoomba which was
seen around the world and nicknamed the ‘inland
tsunami’. We did experience some flash flooding nearby where
a bridge was washed out on the day of the Toowoomba flash flooding. The
amount of water that came down in such a short period of time was
unlike anything else I have ever seen.
the amount of rain we had been having in the weeks prior it is no
wonder that so much devastation occurred when there was nowhere else
for such huge amounts of water to go. The ground was already sodden
with water and so with the heavy downpours of more than 80ml in the
space of an hour it headed right down the city centre as well as in
torrents down the mountain range to the Lockyer Valley.
the attention turns to
Christchurch, the weather here seems to be
settling down somewhat although it is still quite hot considering it is
now Autumn. My heart goes out to those affected by the Christchurch
earthquakes and I will be thinking of you all and hoping that you are
all safe and sound in their wake.
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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 coming
- 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 a while but love to meet and help new members, join us
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.
to DSP! We know you will love it!
around the Web
Senior Designer Teresa Loman was named "Belle of the Blog" at Southern BelleView.
Get her perspective on life, girlfriends and Scrapping at
Daylight Savings Time
of the US begins
Daylight Savings time on March 13. Since DSP runs
on Eastern Time, make sure you take the time change into
account. You don't want to miss a DSP Shop deadline, a challenge or
your favorite chat!
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For the next stop
Scrap the Map, DSP is heading to Georgia on March 12, 2011 and YOU are
invited! And for a DSP first, we're scrapping on a houseboat!
meet DSP DET
alumnus Tracy Hunt
and CEO Margie Lundy!
Check out< and maybe even WIN, great products from DSP and our
sponsors Adobe Systems and Fulltime Families! And scrap away while
floating on beautiful Lake Lanier.
register as space is limited on
other Crop news,
check out www.scrapthemap.com
and in our DSP Forums!
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
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DSP Birthday Bash
considered polite to ask a lady her age, but here at
shouting it from the
Digital Scrapbook Place
turns SEVEN this
year!! Team Digital is busy planning the party, but we need some help
with the invitations. Join us in the
to help name DSP's 7th Birthday Bash. And clear your calendars for
April 1st through 7th (especially Saturday, the 2nd!), it's going to be
DSP's biggest celebration yet!
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Spotlight – Diane aka diturpin
and read more about Diane on the DSP Spotlight Page.
DSP Member Spotlight is someone who sees the silver lining in every
cloud, she is funny, outspoken and positive… You will know
says she finds the
inspiration for her beautiful layouts in her desire to document her
family’s life together. “I like to capture the
little things and hold on to them in my layouts,” she says.
Diane says she usually matches the photo to a kit and then lets the kit
guide the layout. “It’s kind of a balance. I will
usually have photos I want to use, but the kit will determine the style
or direction of the layout.”
that you have
visited Diane’s gallery,
and seen her style take part in the Scraplift the Spotlight Challenge
for a chance to win a store coupon prize.
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in Michigan, March
sometimes feels like the longest month of the year! After weeks of
unrelenting snow and cold, the charm of the wood stove has worn off,
everyone is fidgety and crabby with cabin fever, and the days stretch
on and on until Spring seems like a million miles away. So how do I
beat the winter blahs? Well, one of my very favorite ways is by digital
scrapbooking! If you're anything like me, you'll have a huge stockpile
of photos waiting to be scrapped, and what better way to pass the
dreary hours than by reliving pleasant memories of warm days and sunny
skies? The snow is soon forgotten as I scroll through files of photos
deciding which ones I want to scrap. Once I've made my selection, then
the real fun begins. I love the whole process of picking just the right
page kit to go with my photos, and if I get stuck for ideas, I know
that the galleries here at DSP are always brimming with gorgeous
layouts ready to inspire! Before long, I have a beautiful page ready to
share with family and friends, and a great sense of accomplishment from
getting another layout done. Of course, digital scrapbooking is a
pleasant occupation all year round, but for me, March is the perfect
month for it!
the way, another
great boredom buster is to join in one of the many fun chats here at
DSP. Every other Monday night at 8 PM (DSP time) I host a Quick Click
Inspiration Chat. I'll give you a topic to get you inspired and a Quick
Click to use for a fast and fabulous layout. If you've never used a
Quick Click before, not to worry, there are instructions included with
every template and I'm always happy to answer any questions you might
have. I hope you'll join me for my next Quick Click Inspiration Chat; I
can't wait to see you there!
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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
– St. Patrick's Day Sale on Select Downloadables
– Carole Harden is Featured Designer
20% off Select Products
8 – Mardi Gras
8 – Women's Day
9 – Ash Wednesday
9 – Learn What Your Name Means Day
12 – Genealogy Day
17 – St. Patrick's Day
20 – First Day of Spring
22 – Goof Off Day
the month of March,
Digital Scrapbook Place is helping you get your
gorgeous pages off of your hard drive and out into view!
off and ready to ship! Choose from 6", 8", and 12"
to best fit your printing needs. These frames are made of a clear,
lightweight, shatter resistant, acid-free, acrylic material that allows
your artwork to take center stage. You can display them on an easel,
hang them on the wall (they have a small notch in the back to
accommodate a nail or hook), or add a magnet to mount them on your
refrigerator! The 10%
off sale will run March 1 - 31
sure to take pictures
of your display and post them in the DSP
Beyond the Layout Gallery for
us all to see and admire!
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you a member of the club?
blues and warm beiges make
March's issue of Club Digital a
addition to your scrapping arsenal. Included this month as usual are 2
delightful kits, which will work for masculine or feminine photos and
for nature and landscape style layouts as well. Accentuate and
embellish photos with the easy to use Overlays for a layout in seconds.
This month's Club also contains grungy stamps and a very useful
alphabet and backpack that coordinate well with the 2 kits to extend
their usefulness. Add to that the funky friendship word art and a
stylish 3 photo quick click template and you have a set of products you
will use over and over again.
now comes in a choice of resolutions - Choose 200ppi
or 300ppi version when you download.
month's content includes
- Wonderful Day Page Kit
- Quiet Harmony Page Kit
- Your Dreams Overlay
- Navy Floral Alphabet
- So Grunge Stamps
- About Friendship Word
- BackStreet Blues Backpack
- Triple Play
Digital is the hottest club in town!
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
month's Club Digital Selection.
Click here to
find out more about Club Digital
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you could ever need
to scrapbook your family history. Span past to present, create an album
to treasure for a lifetime and beyond with this vast and elegant kit
designed especially with genealogists in mind.
This DSP Designer Mega Kit includes 28 backgrounds and over 80 elements
along with an exclusive alphabet making it incredible value for a kit
you will use again and again.
Available in 200ppi
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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.
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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
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 –
CherylB & Renee S
This is where anyone can create their own digital scrapbook kits to
share with other SNLers, 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.
Specially designed ploppers for your computer
desktop. These calendars were made by this month's Featured Designer,
Carole Harden. Download the ploppers
by clicking on the image above (Sizes: 800x600,
1280x768, 1440x900, and 1650x1080
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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our newsletter readers, Senior Designer, Carole Harden has created
awesome heart elements. Choose
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