In this Issue
from Team Digital – Kathleen
I would not consider
myself a prolific scrapper. But, lately I have come to a stand-still,
and that just isn't the right answer! Yes, life is busy, but
documenting our life is important, not to mention fun and rewarding! I
am at the point where I have so many ideas and projects that I want to
do, I don't know where to start. So my challenge to myself for the
month of October is to do something! It doesn't have to be a perfectly
designed 100-page album, or a large canvas for my wall, or finishing a
baby book. These are all things on my to-do list. But, I just want to
create. Document. Share. Something little. Something fun. Something
that will make me smile. Something that will make my daughters smile.
The layout to the right is a few years old, but it is a very good
reminder of what drew me to this creative outlet in the first place.
There are so many stories in our daily life that are worth telling. I
enjoy them today, and I know my daughters will enjoy them in the
future. I am the family storyteller, and it is a job that I am honored
So, I will be looking to all my friends at DSP for inspiration. Finding
something I love - a photo, a kit, a poem. I will be creative. I will
finish what I start! It doesn't need to be perfect, or a big project,
it just needs to be. I can't wait to see what I create, and what you
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News and Features
Your First Layout:
posting your first layout? There's a special first layout
challenge each month for you. Post your first layout to DSP this month
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 :)
In September, debby730
a free month of a past issue of Club Digital; mcbowersox was the winner
of the random draw in the Featured Designer challenge; and as always,
were multiple winners for the IOTW challenge including CherylB,
Scrapping4Him and Cassandy. A new challenge begun in
September was the Quintessential Quick Click Challenge (QQCC) and while
everyone who participated and made four layouts received a free gift,
kaybutler was the winner of the random draw prize.
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Digital Elite Team
September saw the most
recent contest to select the 14th Digital Elite Team. After
much wracking of nerves, biting of nails, and scrapping of beautiful
layouts, the 15 newest Digital Elite Team were announced.
Spotlight – Teri aka domino44
month’s DSP Member Spotlight Teri, better known as
is someone who has been a member of DSP
since 2004, and she says DSP is where she “lives”.
You get a sense of this
character and sense of humor when you ask her to describe herself, and
she replies that she would say she is “fun”, but
that “everyone else would probably say strange!”
She describes her scrapping style as “eclectic”.
Teri says “there is so much out there to draw inspiration
from. Kind of like Lay's potato chips...you can't do just
She mostly begins her
layouts by drawing
inspiration from a kit she has chosen saying that the kit will
“just speak to you” and say: "Oh this would be
great for those pictures you took the other day!”
Teri’s favorite is her layout
“Letter to my
the hardest Layout I have ever done, but it started the healing
process,” she says.
Teri, thank you for sharing your talent with us as the DSP Member
Spotlight for October, and thank you for calling DSP home for all these
Be inspired by
Gallery, read more about her
then share the inspiration by taking part in the
the Spotlight challenge for your
chance to win a DSP store
Consistent Scrapper Challenge
the changing of the seasons. I live in
northwestern part of the United States, so our seasons are marked by
changes every year. It seems like as soon as I get tired of one season,
one comes along to inspire me. I love the fresh, newness of spring, the
and fun of summer, the colors and crisp temperatures of fall and the
Winter in my part of
the world tends to be rainy and dark, so the holidays are the part we
also enjoy change in
other parts of my
such as my scrapping and photography world. I like to try new styles
techniques and I love to photograph new things. I recently finished a
about my husband's grandma. I loved the heritage photos and the
research that went into putting together the treasured family pictures
diary entries. I have many more boxes of photos of other family
process and put into a form that my children and grandchildren will
I needed to go a different direction for awhile first.
I had recently
repainted my living
and refused to rehang the boring photos that have hung on those walls
years, I decided to find some of my thousands of more recent pictures
just work for my walls. This led to a season of learning more about
modes and adding texture to photos, to create a look that expressed
wanted for each picture. I have three of my favorites on my wall now
for a couple more, when I find the right ones.
next project will be
to finish up the
yearly scrapbooks for my granddaughters. Again, a shift in emphasis and
me, variety and
change in my photography and in my scrapping and
design, is important to keeping it fresh and enjoyable. Are you ready
for some inspiration and change? Try something new for awhile!
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harvest season in this
Included this month as usual are two page kits in tones of
blue and beige with hints of pumpkin orange. Coordinate these
with the stylish backpack to make a great collection. Add the
elegant alphabet and the harvest theme stamps and word art and you will
have product enough to scrap all your Autumn photos. The bold
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the funky quick click template will allow you to create
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month's content includes
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- October Days Page
- Bold Gold Flower Plopper
- Grey Glass Alphabet
- Harvest Days Stamps
- Autumn Arrivals Word
- Fancy Flourish Backpack
- Lovin' the Layers Quick
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is a selection of layouts created by the DSP Team Digital using this
month's Club Digital Selection.
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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'
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participate in a designer run challenge or contest or make a date to be
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Challenges and Chats
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– 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
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out and then join in the fun. Check out the current edition of Inspiration Station News or
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- 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
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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
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Wannabe, 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 –
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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.
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Wacom & Creative Fun
Adobe Photoshop: Intro to Brushes
Adobe Photoshop Elements: Brushes
Wacom & Creative Fun
regarding these and our other great classes!
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