Thursday, January 23, 2014

First Dance Layout with the MDS Hop

Happy Thursday!  It's time to for another round of the MDS Blog Hop!  For today's hop, we'll each share what we've been working on in MDS.  I've been busy scrapping more photos from my sil's wedding.  I took lots of photos of her special day and am having fun scrapbooking them!  Here is the last layout I created:

I thought the colors and soft feel of the Beautiful Today download would look nice for the dance photos.  The sentiment was just perfect as she did look beautiful! :)

Products Used:
Software:  My Digital Studio
Downloads:  Beautiful Today, Family Fun Stitches, Lots of Tags Punch

I sent a photo of this layout to my sil and she asked if I could frame it for her. :)  Those photos are definitely frame-worthy!

I can't wait to see what the other designers have been working on!!  Don't forget that we hop on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month!!  We hope you'll follow along and join the fun!  Next up on the hop is Beth Rush.  Click the button below to visit her blog!

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!!


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Thursday, January 16, 2014

My Wish Scrapbook Layout

Today I have another scrapbook layout to share that I created in My Digital Studio.  I started this layout for the scraplift challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers.  Usually, I follow the sketch of a layout but this time I was inspired by something else.  I scraplifted this layout from Anavon and loved how she used lyrics to a song on her page.  It took awhile to figure out a way to get all of the lyrics on my page without taking away from the photo… but I think I finally achieved it:

I just love the Rascal Flatt's song, My Wish.  Every time I hear it I think about my boys.  :)  For this layout, I set my photo as the background of my page and decreased the opacity.  Then, I added another photo box with the same photo, but cropped it so it lined up with the background photo.  I love this photo and wanted to still keep it as the focal point of my layout.

There are just so many cool things you can do with My Digital Studio!!!  Don't forget to check out the new downloads that are released every Tuesday!!  


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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Wedding Layout with SCIC #74 Sketch

Happy Wednesday!  Today I have a layout I created for the new Sketch Challenge over at Stampin' Celebration.

Products Used:
Software:  My Digital Studio
Downloads:  Night and Day, Sycamore Street Ribbon (recolored to Strawberry Slush)
Font:  Janda Scrapgirl

I love this photo of my son and my niece.  I snapped this photo at my sister-n-law's wedding.  You can kind of tell that he wasn't thrilled with dancing or me taking a photo of it… but I'm so glad I captured it! :)

Here is the sketch:

This sketch is great for cards and scrapbooking.  Check out the other Design Team creations over on the Stampin' Celebration Blog.  We'd love for you to play along using the above sketch as your inspiration!

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!  


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Thursday, January 9, 2014

MDS Blog Hop - Wallpaper!!

Happy Thursday!  It's time for the first MDS Blog Hop of the New Year!!  If you've never followed along with us before, here's the scoop… A bunch of us have joined together to share our passion for digital designing with Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio (MDS). These ladies are crazy-talented in MDS and I am thrilled to be on the Hop with them! We usually host our blog hops on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. We will have a "theme" selected on the first hop of the month and then a "what are you working on" for the second hop.  We hope you'll join us!!

Today's theme was to create a phone or computer screen/wallpaper.  I've had the same one on my computer for quite awhile now so it was definitely time for a change!!  I had fun playing with this (once I found my mojo) and ended up with three wallpapers!  Here is my favorite one:

I've already added this to my laptop and love it:

Downloads Used:
Love More, Meant to Be, Autumn Elements (flower flourish), Timeless Type Alphabet, Be Yourself (background recolored)

Next, I wanted to play around with the chalkboard look.  I created this wallpaper in about 5 minutes:

This was so simple to create!  First, I inserted the background paper from the Grateful Pocket Cards.  Then, I added an embellishment from the Be Awesome Today download and recolored it white.  I love the way it looks like chalk!  Last, I added a cute little banner embellishment from Places I've Been.  Waalaaa - super easy!

Then, I was having so much fun I decided to create one more:

I mean, who doesn't love monograms??  Why not monogram your computer screen?! This was also simple to create.  I used the same background as before, added a couple flag embellies from This & That Epic Day and made my monogram with the "Monogram KK" font.  Kinda cute, right?

I cannot wait to see what the other designers created!  If you're following along with us, Beth is next on our hop.  Simple click the button below to visit her blog!

Thanks for stopping by!  We hope you'll be inspired to create in MDS!!


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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year and SCIC #74!

Happy New Year!!  We're celebrating over at the Stampin' Celebration Blog with a new Inspiration Challenge:

These gorgeous photos came just in time to inspire an anniversary card I made for my parents:

Products Used:
Stamps:  Creative Elements, Express Yourself (hostess)
Ink:  Versamark, Baked Brown Sugar
Paper:  Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Other:  Basic Pearls, Boho Blossoms Punch, White Embossing Powder, Stampin Sponge

This card came together pretty quickly using the photos as my inspiration.  What will you be inspired to create?!  Make sure and link your projects up to the Stampin' Celebration blog by January 25th!  And make sure and check out the other Design Team creations.  :)

Have you been checking out the Weekly Deals?!  Always lots of goodies!!

Thanks to all of my blog readers!  I'm excited about what 2014 has in store!!  I wish you all a happy, crafty, new year!!  :)


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