Sponsor Spotlight – Syrin


I was introduced to Syrin via Janet’s stitches on her layouts a while back! I kept admiring them and decided I needed some!  Not only do I love Syrin’s stitches, I love all of her designs, and she is a pretty funny lady too! 🙂 We are happy to have her with us this month!  Let’s take a look at what she contributed to THE DIGI FILES this month:

syrin_myfriendL_preview You get this AND contributions from 8 other designers/store all for ONLY $5!!  What a great way to try out some of these designers or grab some products by a few of your favorites!!

Here are some layouts by our team using Syrin’s products:

Karen-Max-Gleeful-Boy-111409(layout by Karen, additional credits: Sahlin Studio Tuck and Wave template)

Rachael-notquitevintage (layout by Rachael additional supplies: Template by Get It Scrapped)

Janet-ThatAge_600(layout by Janet, additional supplies: Fonts are Typewriter Scribbled and Pea Dana Anne)

Katie-web79 (layout by Katie additional supplies: Template by Ali Edwards, font is CK footnote)

tdd-syrin-dunia (layout by Dunia, additional supplies: Presslines N. 17 by Paislee Press)

NeeNee-lyssa_syrin_lilli_web(layout by NeeNee additional supplies: Font:  Pea MissStaker)

dividergraphic15 ALittleAboutSyrin

Syrin made me laugh right out loud when I read her bio because she told me to fix her “’Norwenglish’ (as we often call it over at CatScrap), 😉 Just don’t change the number of kids and things like that” 😀

Name:     Syrin in digiland, but Kjersti when I’m offline

Hometown: Close to Bergen, westcoast of Norway, Scandinavia

Family:   Husband and two children; a girl who is 6 and a boy who is 4

Syrin’s Store


In 2005 Catrine at CatScrap challenged me to make a paper. Neither of us were designers back then; we were just new scrappers, eager to learn. I remember searching for tutorials to figure out how to make papers, and found it very hard in the beginning! That was the start of it all. I just loved the creative process, and the kick you get when you see scrappers use your stuff. I still get that feeling.

question23 years. I had a break this spring, and that was good. I knew it was just a temporary break.

question3I am both. I spend most of my time designing, but take breaks after each product has been released, and then I scrap.

question4 I would say 1-2 hours a day, after kids are in bed. I work full time as an archaeologist, so I can’t design during daytime.


That one is hard; I have many favorite elements and papers, but they are in different kits. If I have to choose one product, it has to be Alpha without borders. I’m really pleased with with how they look, and they also have all the characters you need to type in most languages, even Icelandic! Any profit is donated to Doctors Without Borders.


question6-copyI think it would have to be my first pack of stitches.



1) Obviously my family, being with them, laughing with them and just relaxing.

2) Cooking and making dinner for a group of friends with their families. The whole process makes me happy.

3) Early mornings, working from home in my kitchen, kids away, husband at work, caffe latte in my cup.

4) Fire in the fireplace (I need one)(and I will get one)

5) Autumn

6) Having time to be alone now and then

7) Questions with no answer

8) Watching stars and seeing the milky way (we need more places with no street lights!)

9) Learning new things, especially about biology, nature and history

10) Watching movies with my husband


1) Bare feet (I just can’t stand them)

2) People on the bus who talk LOUD and clear about anything, either in the phone, or to the friend next to them. I’ve learned to listen to books to prevent audio invasions like that.

3) When people think that reality is black or white

4) Spiders. It is so silly, but I can’t help it

5) When people don’t have a passion or strong interest. I don’t care what the passion or interest is

6) Gymnastics, or any sport, if I have to do it myself. I will happily watch others and cheer for my team!

7) Parties I have to go to. I really, really just find it boring

8) When the towel keeps falling down from the hook

9) Mass media that spread fear rather then enlighten people

10) Those who just want bread and circuses


Here are a few of my favorite products by Syrin:




Lingonberry Preserve



A huge THANKS to Syrin for being here this month!!  We appreciate you sharing your talents and humor with us!  As a THANKS to our readers, Syrin has a discount coupon for all of us to do a little shopping:

30% off

code: thxtoTDD

expires: dec.31st 2009