Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My Digital Studio - Card

On September 14 Heather's challenge to the members of her SimplyMDSClub2 was to create a project in My Digital Studio that was not a scrapbook page.

I created my digital card based on a card I had seen while blog surfing a few weeks ago. You can see that card here

This is my digital card



Sunday, September 25, 2011

Another Card

Stampin' Up! recently announced that the stamp set The Open Sea would carryover from the Summer Mini catalogue. The coordinating Designer Series Paper did not however that is still available as a digital download (as is the Stamp Set).

A while back Heather Summers hosted a fundraiser for Breast Cancer and I signed up for the kit to go. When I received my packet there was a surprise inside - Heather had also included the supplies to make some cards using The Open Seas stamp set.

This is one of those cards:

Stamp Set - The Open Sea; Afterthoughts (retired)
Ink - Not Quite Navy; Crumb Cake; Early Espresso
Card Stock - Not Quite Navy; Early Espresso; Crumb Cake; Nautical Expedition DSP (retired but still available as a digital download)
Other - Baker's Twine - Early Espresso; Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Notably Ornate Hybrid Card

Last February Heather Summers posted a card on her blog that is a Hybrid Card - meaning some elements were created and printed from My Digital Studio and then assembled with "real" supplies to create the final project.

I had forgotten about it until very recently when I saw that card on a site for Stampin' Up! demonstrators only. A couple of weeks ago Judy and I made the card together.

I used My Digital Studio for the "stamped images" and printed them out onto Crumb Cake card stock.

Here is my card:

Stamp Brush Set - Notably Ornate (Digital Download)
Ink - Basic Black
Card Stock - Crumb Cake; Basic Black
Other - Wide Oval and Modern Label punches; 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Riding Hood Red); Stampin' Dimensionals; Glimmer Brads

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Elizabeth and Victoria

I know I have been neglecting this blog and hope to get back to regular posts soon. I have not been doing much stamping, but have been doing a lot in My Digital Studio.

Today's post is a card I made in the summer. I had signed up for Marlayne Hardy's fundraiser for Parkinson's research. This is one of the four cards in the kit:

Stamp Set - Elizabeth; Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink - Soft Suede Classic Ink
Card Stock - Very Vanilla; Crumb Cake; First Edition DSP
Other - Antique Brad; Fun Flowers Bigz L die for the Big Shot; Scallop Trim Border punch; Large Oval punch; Crochet Lace Trim (Victoria); sponge daubers; Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Simply My Digital Studio Club (2) - Challenge #2

This is my take on another of the challenges Heather posted to her SimplyMDSClub2. She had created a patchwork page using a new Designer Paper Series that will be available when the Holidy Mini goes live on September 1. One of the perks of being a demonstrator with Stampin' Up! is that we can preorder our supplies a month early! The DSP Heather used is Spice Cake. At first I was unsure what I wanted to do with the challenge but as I kept looking at the page I saw it as a memory board.

Here is my completed page

If you have My Digital Studio you should visit Heather's blog and have a look at her posts and maybe even join the club!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Simply MDSClub(2) - Sketch #3

The format of Heather's MDS Club is that she posts sketches, challenges and videos.

When I started sketch #3 I was following Heather's layout but as is often the case it takes on a life of it's own. I knew I wanted to use some photos of my parents as soon as I saw the layout but I had 3 photos I wanted to use - not the two that were in the layout.

As I worked away I finally came up with this page. Although it doesn't have the same number of photos or even the same placement of them, it captures the theme (Then and Now).

Hope you like it

The two single photos were taken sometime in 1951 - the year my parents got married and the photo of them together was taken in late 2000. I have labeled it as 2001 because it is the photo we used when making preparations for their 50th anniversary.

We are celebrating their 60th anniversary today and I am hoping to create some pages featuring photos from that event soon.

Have a great day