Thursday, January 28, 2010


I have a fascination with pelicans and have some pictures of them that I decided to use while following Heather Summer's online MDS class.  Rather than selecting card stock or DSP from MDS I selected one of the photos for the background image.  I then added photo boxes, matted them, inserted the photos and then changed the photo boxes from squares to circles.  I added text and I was done.  MDS does not come loaded with fonts - it picks all the fonts that are already on your computer.

The previous two pages that I posted were sized at 12 x 12.  This one is 8 1/2 x 11 landscape.  My Digital Studio gives the choice of 5 sizes of pages (12 x 12; 8 1/2 x 11 portrait;  8 1/2 x 11 landscape; 8 x 8 and 5 x 5)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Happy Heart

On one of the days Judy and I got together we did a little project in addition to talking about our upcoming trip to Myrtle Beach.  I had made several of these using the Eyelet Border punch but as soon as my new Scallop Trim Border punch arrived I knew we would have to give it a try.

Stamp Set - A Happy Heart
Ink - Rose Red
Card Stock - Pretty in Pink, Rose Red and Rose Red DSP
Other - Dimensionals, Scallop Trim Border punch, Filligree Brads (only the flower), Circle Fire Brads (pink), Rose Red 1" Double Stitched Ribbon

Sunday, January 24, 2010

"Scrapping" My Projects

I have decided that even though I keep record of my paper crafts with photos and on ths blog, I am going to "scrap" them.  Again following the tips and tricks that Heather Summers provides in her online Simply My Digital Studio class, I have created a scrapbook page of one of my recent projects.  

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Gift Card Holder

A third post today - I am in catch up mode.

One of the projects Judy and I did recently was a gift card holder that looks like a cute little beanie hat!  The photos show it closed and open (I forgot to put a gift card in but if fits in between the two half circles). 

Framed Decor Elements

As little Christmas gifts for my sisters I decorated some 5 x 7 shadow boxes that I bought at Michaels.  I used the small real red "Jingle all the Way" decor elements, some silver bells, iridescent basket filler and some quilt batting (not visible).  I was really thrilled the way they turned out.  When the sunshine hits the basket filler it shimmers.

The vinyl decor element is applied directly to outside of the glass; the other elements are contained behind the glass.

I also applied the Dasher decor element to frames and used one as a gift for my dad and another for myself.   I was not able to find a ready made mat that I liked to put behind the image so I ordered them.  The frame is 16 X 20.  The vinyl is applied to the outside of the glass.  Although tempted to add some clear rhinestone to the snowflakes around the antlers - I resisted and am so glad I did.  I love the simplicity just as it is. 

Build a Bear

I finally gave in to what I really wanted to do and ordered the Build a Bear die for the Big Shot.  My nephew's son celebrated his 3rd birthday earlier this month and this is the card I made for him.  I am so pleased with the way it turned out.

Friday, January 22, 2010

A Scrapbook Page!

This is a page I did in My Digital Studio celebrating the birth of my grandniece early in January.  I followed Heather Summer's instructions in her online Simply My Digital Studio class and it came together in minutes.  Just one photo was used.  The four small ones are identical to the focal image but the opacity on each of them has been changed.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

My Digital Studio

 still have several projects that I have not shared yet -  I have the camera (and the memory card) but there has been so little sunshine lately that I have not been able to get the photos.  I do however have something to share.  I signed up for Heather Summers' online class Simply My Digital Studio and using her tips and tricks have put together a few projects. 

On the front of this greeting card I used punches, stitching (it is hard to see the white stitching on the pink background), embellishments, stamps and layering all in the My Digital Studio program!  The buttons were chosen from the embellishments available; the little parcels were "stamped".  The hearts are punches which were then filled with DSP.

I also decorated the inside of the card. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I am still here

No I have not fallen off the face of the earth.  Last week Judy and I made cute little beanie gift card holders - I went to take a picture and can't remember where I put it.  I also have to take photos of a couple of projects I did using Decor Elements.  Hopefully later this week - now I have to find the camera!

Take care