Sausan Design: Came Together Magically

DesignerLogoSausan has a beautiful artsy style that often includes doodled and painted bits. The artsy style can vary from timeless vintage to whimsical. Her collections are truly unique and very much her own. Her supplies can be used for anything from a traditional paper looking layout to an art journaling page. I’m excited to welcome back Sausan to The Digi Files this month! Let’s take a closer look at “Note it” that is included in The Digi Files this month:


This is ONE of SEVEN collections you get when you become a member of The Digi Game this month. You also get an interactive Playbook (in PDF and iBooks formats) that has lots of ideas for using the supplies including techniques, tips, and tricks!

All of that, including access to exclusive collaborations every four months you are a member, for only $7.50 total per month!

Here are some layouts created using Sylvie’s contribution:

Layout by Melissa. Supplies: Note it by Sylvie.
Layout by Lauren. Supplies: Note it by Sylvie; extra doodles by Lauren.
Layout by Jenn. Supplies: Note it by Sylvie; Fonts: The Outsiders and The Teenage Dream fonts by Heather Hess.
Layout by Anne. Supplies: Note it by Sylvie; Fonts: Soymilk.


Layout by SharonS, additional supplies: Template: Connie Prince, Font: The Sharon by Heather Hess

Hi! My name is Sylvie Wagner and you may know me as Sausan or Sausan Designs. I’m happily married to Udo and we have two great kids, Jana (born 1996) and Joshua (born 2003). We all live in Germany together with two bunnies, some fish and a 16 months old Labrador.






This has been a fun project to do. I used my Ghoolie Juice kit to create a little hybrid book. First I resized the digi papers and the desired elements to my liking and printed them all onto thick white cardstock. Then I cut all out with an xacto knife and scissors. I then glued the papers together, added some old book pages and arranged the elements on the pages. Using some tiny foam dots I applied some of the elements to embellish the pages. To make the elements shine and look more dimensional I applied “Glossy Accents” and finally bound the book with my little pink “Bind it All” from Zutter. The little skull hanging from the wire was created with shrinky dink material. The book was fun to create and not really difficult to accomplish. Instead of wire binding you could be using book rings, too. For a project like this you can use your favorite papers and elements and even mix different styles together. In the end you will have a very unique and one of a kind book to keep for yourself or to give as a gift to someone special!


Ghoolie Juice digital kit, Ranger Glossy Accents,old book, Shrinky Dink, Zutter Bind it All

I have never been the classical paper scrapper or scrapbooker at all. In Germany Scrapbooking was almost unknown. But I’ve always been a creative person playing with all things paper and colors and this creative streak in me brought me to designing. I love to draw, enjoy making music, and I was once a singer in a band and was studying fine arts before changing my direction to languages. I can say that I simply “stumbled” over digital scrapbooking and was hooked right away! Shortly after I was offered a home to sell my own designs and this is how it all started! I never imagined that I’d ever even have some of my designs printed on real paper and see my art on clearstamps, too. And this is the most fun about it: using both: digi and paper together!

Inspiration lies in everything for me. It can be websites, colors and patterns of all kind, my kid’s clothes, flowers or just a song !

Computer: I am still working with an older AMD dual core processor on WIN7 , 4 GB RAM and a 1 TB hard disk. My monitor is a huge Samsung with Pivot function. I am actually planning to buy a new computer soon but I am still comparing systems.
Program: PS CS 3 ( I know I know..I should be upgrading) as well as PSE 8, I love them both. Once in a while I am also using ArtRage Studio Pro which is a pretty fun program, too.
Camera: A Nikon D 50 and a little Minox
Anything Else: I love my Wacom Bamboo tablet and and I recently got me this cool Silhouette Cameo cutting machine! So much fun! And of course I do have a Canon printer and scanner in my little office.Oh and not to forget my trusty sewing machine!

Don’t focus too much on one style, just feel the creativity inside of you! Try to mix unusual things together, mix colors and patterns, cut, paste, duplicate and layer to your liking. Don’t hesitate to print all out and use your favorite digi stuff as hybrid elements! Just have fun!

Although it was hard for me to choose a favorite product I decided for Ghoolie Juice. Ghoolie Juice shows so much of my style: the colors, the grungy look and feel to it, the doodles and drawings of the creatures: this is so me! And the fact that we don’t really celebrate Halloween in Germany makes it somewhat special. It was so much fun thinking of creepy creatures and draw the elements for this kit!


To tell you the truth: I am not really sure why it is popular. Not that I don’t like it – no- I love it! But it is really special..not clean or simple but grungy somehow rough and handmade, even the paper patterns are handdrawn and have this unique artsy feeling to them that may make it hard to scrap them. I love the colors…but don’t ask me how I came up with them…I had some patterns in my mind and started to draw and then all came together magically.


Here are some of my favorite products by Sylvie:






Here are some more inspirational layouts using Sylvie’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.

Use code digigift4u to save 10% off Sausan Designs through Dec 1st 2012.

Go have a look in Sylvie’s store! We will randomly select a winner from the comments to win $10.00 in product from her store! (Comments must be posted before midnight EST to qualify)!