Thursday, July 31, 2014

Card Version of Sketch # 75

Hi everyone.  You know I like to make card versions of the weekly sketches as well as a page, and so here is my Card Version of sketch #75 from MDS Monday.  I used the same download as my page, "Hello There".   There are still a couple more days to play along with our challenge!  I would love to see what you do with the sketch!!

Here is the sketch.   Head on over to the MDS Monday website to see what the rest of the design team came up with.

Here is the page version.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Happy Birthday Balloons!

So fast and easy its crazy! 
Hi everyone.  I needed a quick birthday card and this one sure was quick, but also super cute. 
I opened up my MDS program started a new 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 greeting card project.  I searched my program for balloons and found these in my Lemonade Stand Download.  I added some balloons to my card front and sent it off to print using the Four card front panel option, I figured I may as well print out four since it is simple and I can always use birthday cards. 

There are 4 choices at the bottom of your print preview screen.  Choosing the bottom option gives you four card font panels.  I printed them out onto Naturals White card stock. 
I next printed out 4 happy birthdays from the same download. 

I layered the card fronts onto some card stock in matching colors (So Saffron and Island Indigo)  and added some ribbon. 

 One of the best things about using My Digital Studio? Customization!!  See how I changed to Happy Birthday to Happy Birthday Maggie?  I resized the speech bubble too! Can't do that with a stamp :)

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Monday, July 28, 2014

MDS Monday #75

Hi everyone!  Tara has a fun sketch for us this week at MDS Monday!  I hope that you will give it a try and play along with us!  Go over to the MDS Monday blog to see what the rest of the design time has come up with, then give the sketch a try of your own! We would love to see what you do with the sketch, so be sure to link your page or card back to our site with the link tool at the bottom of the post!  If you don't have a blog to link to, that is OK! You can link back to other galleries such as ( a free sharing blog where you can see and add to a photo gallery of samples)

I decided to use some photos that I found on my phone.  Every once and a while Zachary gets a hold of my phone and when he does I always find some silly pictures. 
I hope that you will give the sketch a try!! 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Card version of MDS Monday #74

Hi everyone!  As many of you know I like to take the page challenges at MDS Monday and also do a card version.  This one was a little more challenging and as I sat looking at the sketch I couldn't quite decide what to do.  Then I was thinking about lists and maybe I could do a like of days and that is where this idea came from.  I think the layout works pretty good for an invitation don't you?  You could do other things too, like a list of veggies and then the highlighted box could say cake or something like that for a birthday.  Or a list of work things and then the highlighted thing a fun thing to do and it could be an invitation to a ladies night.  You get the idea, right?  So, here is my card version of sketch #74.  I hope it gives you a bit of inspiration. 
And, incase you were unaware, sketch #74 is still going, we wanted to give some extra time since a lot of us where at the Stampin' Up! convention last week. 
Here is the sketch...
I hope that you will play along!!! Check out the designs here at MDS Monday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Off to Convention!

Hi Everyone!! I am headed off to the Stampin' Up! convention for the rest of the week!  When I get back I will share any My Digital Studio news here, and I hope to share some photos of MDS swap cards.  I may share some photos and highlights on "Beth's Paper Cuts" too, so check in there to see what is happening at Stampin' Up! this week!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Print Servies Available

Hi everyone!  For those of you who were wondering when the print services would be available again, the answer is Tomorrow!  And, because it took longer than anticipated for the new print vendor to get ready, Stampin' Up! is offering 20% off print services until the end of the month! Yea!!
Here is a link to the announcement...
I know I have quite a few pages ready to be printed, so I am super happy about the discounted price!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

MDS Monday #74

Happy Monday everyone!! This week I am hosting the challenge at MDS Monday!  I have a new twist on the grouped photo boxes that we have done in the past.  This time, after creating your grouped photo boxes, I would like you to try this trick, make all but one, black and white.  You don't have to keep to this grouping, make a grouping that works with your photo.  If you decide not to do the grouped boxes, then arrange your photos in a group and do one in color and the rest in black and white.  You can see what I mean by checking out what the rest of the design team came up with on the MDS Monday blog.  

Here is the basic sketch...

I couldn't decide if the top page was too dark, so I made another one.  I am still trying to decided which one to print out. 

Here is a video showing the grouped photo boxes technique...

The only way to get one of your photos color and the rest black and white is to "ungroup" when you are finished, and then change them.
I hope you will give this technique a try, I think it is fun.  And, since a lot of us are going to convention this week, we decided to leave the challenge up for a second week, so you will have plenty of time to give it a try!  We can't wait to see what you come up with!