from Team Digital – Margie
Did you hear the
Last month, longtime Store Administrator & Designer Kim
Liddiard became DSP's Director of Operations! Kim’s been an
invaluable team member from the day DSP launched,
contributing ideas on
marketing, sales, and website development. Now, join us in
congratulating her on taking over those duties full time!
Kim has been working hard on new
things we can’t wait to share with you. Many of you have
enjoyed her recent software installations: the shiny new chat room
(complete with mobile technology)
this monthly newsletter
from our very improved email sending software. Stay tuned as Kim
continues to help DSP to grow!
of her art will be happy to learn
that Kim isn’t giving up designing either. She will still add
products to the store as she creates them. To learn more about Kim,
read her site bio
and see her products
in the store.
Congratulations Kim and thank you for being such an important part of
DSP! Congratulate Kim here in this thread!
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 :)
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!
What's new in "Life
Friday Feature is a new conversation every Friday! Come back each week
to see what the topic is - it will be different every time!
I'll throw out a new topic. All you have to do is read it and throw in
your friendly two cents! There will be a variety of topics,
will always be a way to highlight YOUR personality or choices! Let's
learn about each other!
Our first conversation, What Words or Phrases in Your Area
Found to Have a Different Meaning Somewhere Else?
huge success, and hilariously entertaining! What will be next? Come and
Topics will usually be started around midnight Thursday DSP time - because that way it's still Friday for our Australian and New Zealand friends! See you in the Friday Feature!
Member Spotlight – sssnoo
May's spotlight falls on the super-talented, DET Alumni, and a Scrappy Winner
– Sandra – sssnoo.
Sandra says she finds inspiration in “Life, the world, my
heart, a quote, a song. Everything. I am also inspired by other great
scrappers and often troll the Hall of Fame or DET gallery for great
She says she doesn’t really have a set style, and creates
some very traditional paper-style layouts but also likes to play with
graphic and fantasy style layouts. She does have a new favorite - Art
Journaling. “So I guess I have branched out from just
documenting family history -- although my Art Journal pages are really
some of the most revealing pages I do and I hope my children enjoy them
someday,” says Sandra.
When asked if she has a favorite layout, Sandra says it could be
“Technically it isn't very good but it is a layout featuring
a letter to my daughter's birth mother that I really needed to write. I
still remember the entire process of creating that layout -- that one
was more therapy than art, but I love it. It took me a long time to
share it with my daughter but one day when she was really really mad at
me I gave her a printed version. I can honestly say that was a turning
point in our relationship and one of the only times I have seen her
cry. She displays this layout on her wall. So sometimes a layout is
just a layout and other times it is more. This one was more.”
Congratulations and thank you Sandra for sharing you wonderful talent
as our DSP Member Spotlight for May 2012. Read more about Sandra on the
visit Sandra’s Gallery. Then join the Scraplift the Spotlight Challenge
for your chance to win a lucky draw DSP Store Voucher. With a gallery
that is full of beautiful layouts I know Sandra will provide DSP
members with some digital scrapbooking inspiration.
This month, Tina has
"saved the date" by making not one, but two versions of the Desktop
Calendar Plopper. Check out her adorable calendars below for both May
Remember the days of
only 12 exposures to a roll of film? Or how about 4 sides to a flash
bulb cube? I do remember that from when my fascination with capturing
the life around me on film first started in junior high. My first
camera was my sister’s hand-me down Kodak Instamatic 124.
That trip out to the Grand Canyon in 1981 was rough knowing I only had
two rolls of film and very few flashbulb cubes! Rougher yet was waiting
endlessly for the film to be developed when we got home from the trip.
Thankfully those days are GONE! Now we can take hundreds, if not
thousands of photos on a single memory card and see them instantly. Now
THAT is Instamatic!
So I have to ask, “How many pictures of a single event do you
take?” I take LOTS! I’m no longer worried about
having enough exposures left on the roll of film to catch the end of
the party or how much it’s going to cost just to develop the
pictures. I can capture the entire event. What I have discovered is
that if all of these pictures are strung together, they tell the story.
Here are some wonderful examples of just such story telling through
multiple pictures from a single event.
In the “The Boot” by Sanra, she is able to show the
whole struggle her darling Great Granddaughter goes through as she
tries to put on a boot until finally she gives up and apparently asks
I love this series of photos
I took of my delightful little girlfriend,
McKenna blowing dandelions in a field by our house several years ago.
I captured these photos of my son shoveling the deck on a snow day from
an upstairs bedroom window. Clearly, he is not too happy about having
to “work” on a cancelled school day due to weather
which should be a free bonus day of sorts. I think my favorite photo is
the one where he’s leaning up against the deck rail, taking a
In this layout entitled Mastering Your Song by Scrapping4Him, her
photos capture an entire silly song being sung. I bet this page will
bring back memories of that precious performance even without the aid
of an audio version of the song.
To add some interest to multiple pictures from the same event, Felynn
uses unique photo styles for each of her pictures in this layout
displaying Isabelle’s enjoyment her chocolate milk.
Just for fun, set up a photo shoot with your favorite cutie pie and see
what comes of it. Scrapping4Him captured these absolutely delightful
shots of her daughter.
It’s a digital world so do be afraid to take LOTS of
pictures!! And let the photos tell the story. Happy Scrapping!!
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– Product Showcase
– Worth a Look Wednesday
– Teresa and Tina Featured Designers Sale
8 – Teacher's Day
11 – Twilight Zone Day
12 – Kite Day
13 – Mother's Day
11 – Pet Day
13 – Limerick Day
21 – Victoria Day (Canada)
30 – Memorial Day
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Soft tones of mauve,
lavender and mulberry combined with soft teals make May's edition of
Club Digital elegant and pretty and perfect for Mothers Day and spring
With two coordinating elegant kits and backpack, a beautiful
three-photo plopper you will be able to make an entire spring album.
Add the Pretty Pastels Alphabet and Rainy Day Word Art, and Cute Daisy
Chain stamps for extra embellishment. Don’t forget
the Wide Open Spaces Quick Click is a versatile three-photo template
with room for lots of journaling.
month's content includes
- Hold on to Your Dreams
- Each Day Page
- Cool Blue Colorblock
- Pretty Pastels
- Daisy Chain Stamps
- Rainy Day Word
- Beautiful Blends Backpack
- Wide Open Spaces Quick
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.
find out more about Club Digital
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Product – Urban Grunge Megakit
With that masculine
grunge style, this Mega Kit will excite your creative senses with its
bold and strong backgrounds and unique elements. Be it for the
the teen, this collection is one you will keep coming back to again and
Mega Kit includes 24 backgrounds, 84 elements and 12 Word Art.
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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 Merry Christmas! Or Happy Birthday...or 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.
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
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.
- 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
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 –
Saturday Night Live –
This is where anyone can create their own digital scrapbook kits to
share with other SNLers, from elements and papers to word
- Odds and Ends
Mars and nekobus
There's always something a little different going on in the Odds and Ends
forum. With a variety of challenges
and a little bit of off the wall fun, there's something for everyone.
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.
May & June
are some specially
desktop. These calendars were made by
Senior Designer Tina Chambers.
by clicking the links below (Sizes: 1280x800, 1024x768 and 900x1600
This month, based on member suggestions, we're doubling up our
calendars. Tina has made these calendars in both
June versions to accommodate
those of you who like to "plan ahead".
Make sure to get both this month. In June, we'll be back to one
calendar per newsletter, but it will be July's.
picture, angle and
size 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 email@example.com.
(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, Senior Designer
Teresa Loman has
created these adorable Names and Dates tags!
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thanks to the newsletter Team:
Elizabeth, Kim, Lauren, Lynnette, Mandy,
Mars, Teresa, Tina, and
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