Saturday, August 16, 2008

Layout of the Day

Layout of the day: What you looking at?

DSP Member: Sammdc

Credits: Who's Who In The Zoo Page Kit Created by Meryl Bartho Who's Who In The Zoo Two Page Kit Created by Meryl Bartho

Can't you just see a delighted toddler looking through pages like this in a mini-scrapbook after visiting the zoo?? Thanks for the inspiration!!

Spot Light Member


DSP - How long have you been scrapping?
Member - I started digi scrapping and paper scrapping at the exact same time in February 2006. I wandered by mistake into a paper scrapping store and simply got instantly hooked and seeing as I had been using Paint Shop Pro for like 9 years and had 1000s of digital photos it was like a light switch on in my brain which hasn't gone out since.

DSP - What do you like best about digital scrapbooking?
Member - There are many things I love about Digi scrapping but probably the reasons that really stand out is there is no mess and the undo button. I can make a million mistakes and then hit the undo button and start over. I also love the fact that it has allowed me to make friends all over the world.

DSP - What drew you to this site?
Member - The instant feedback encouragement and friendliness of the DSP designers, moderators and members. I also liked the challenges and the bonuses you get for doing them.

DSP - Do you have a favorite challenge here at DSP?
Member - I wish I had a favourite as that way I might not spend so much money each month doing almost ALL the challenges. Honestly one of my favourite ones would be the Featured Designer Challenge as that gives me the opportunity to go back and use all the beautiful bonus kits that I haven't used.

DSP - What is your most "off the wall" layout?
Member - I have chosen a layout that fills me with intense emotion each time I look at it. This layout is at odds with most of my layouts as it has a very blurred photograph on it.
Blurred Love

DSP - Do you ever experience "scrappers block", and if so how do you overcome it?
Member - I find my inspiration comes from 2 main things firstly from photographs so if I find I am suffering lack of inspiration I will take my camera with me and visit my daughter, friends or go to the Zoo. Secondly I love to do tutorials or scraplifts so I will look for a new tutorial or layout that challenges me to see if I can do it.

DSP - What is your favorite thing to scrap about?
Member - Well I love scrapping about my partner Donn and the great adventures we have together. I also love scrapping my family specially my two beautiful daughters.

DSP - If you were a scrapbook element, what would you be?
Member - I am totally addicted right now to overlays and edges in fact I feel like my layout is naked if I don't put some type of edge or overlay on it.

DSP - What part of the site do you spend the most time in, other than your gallery?
Member - hehehe this is easy I spend way way too much time in the Granny thread ohhh and the store just ask my credit card hehehehe

DSP - What other hobbies or activities do you enjoy other than scrapping?
Member - I love photography, walking, playing on the Nintendo Wii, reading I am always reading something, trying to perfect the art of espresso making, drinking coffee with my friends, and I make regular visits to the Zoo.

DSP - Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
Member - I am a High School Teacher and it's how I define myself I love my work. At my funeral I dont want the main thing to be said about me is that I had a beautifully tidy home but rather that I lived my life to the full with passion, colour, imagination and creativity. heheheh all of this is just my politically correct way of saying that I need to stop talking and go clean my house

Thanks for being our spotlight this month Carolyn! It was great to read more about you! ~Team Digital

Monday, August 11, 2008

Begin Again

So I am so far behind on my blog I am almost embarrassed to continue to use this blog. However thanks to be inspired by Suz's deeper than the date challenge on DSP. I am going to make the effort to update more regularly.

So what an exciting month August is being totally hectic but fun.

The best part is being chosen as Spot light member of the Month on DSP I was thrilled and absolutely delighted when I got the email asking me if i would like to be.

I am also feeling great because I've gotten back into walking again and yesterday went for a great walk around the River with Jen and Carli.

Oh and Jacy has just completed her first day of Jury duty she has be assigned to a 5 day trial armed robbery.

Other great things to happen is the birth of Noah on my birthday that was fantastic and also getting my new lens for my camera also totally awesome.