Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Babies Shower Tag

When I was asked to make some MDS projects, I had to make a baby shower tag. This tag was inspired by Stampin Up's Shelli's daughter Shanna as she is having twins - one boy and one girl. She had just announced that she was having twins with a sweet Christmas postcard. You see more and more twins these days and even I have twin nephews!
I used the Nursery Nest Designer Series Paper #123136 and the Aviary stamp brush set #124476.  The letter are punch alpha filled with the dsp too. I was really happy how these turned out. 
To make the back of the tag, here is a simple tip to get the ribbon to line up perfectly with the front. You want to click in the ribbon and then Copy it. Now move to the back on the tag and go to Edit and then Paste in Place. Now it will be exactly in the same place as the front ribbon.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

MDS Baby Shower Invite - Take 2

Here is another sample for a baby shower invite. This is a 5x7 postcard. I got this idea from Pinterest. Love the play on words with the bee part. I used some embellishments from the You're My Sunshine download. Love the yellow and gray combo too. The bee wings were covered with a heart punch and filled with Whisper White dotted dsp and zoomed in to see more of the paper.

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More "baby on my brain" coming tomorrow!

Monday, February 27, 2012

MDS Baby Announcement

Here is a sample of a baby announcement by using a 5x7 postcard. Very simple and elegant. The fonts used are English and Century Schoolbook. The stamp image is from Style Beautiful while the E is from Sweet Details Alphabet. The bottom dsp is Blushing Bride dotted filled in with a square punch as a layer. The photo box was added then you size before adding the photo to it. I also changed the photo to black and white.
Just love how simple it is.
Have a great day!

Friday, February 24, 2012

MDS Blog Hop Friday - Think BABY!

Funny that it was ME that selected this week's theme. Maybe it was a little plug to get Rochelle back in action since she she had a baby in January! LOL Surely she has done some MDS of that beautiful baby girl! Then again maybe I was getting sentimental about my own baby girls that are now grown girls. :(  But if you checked out this week's MDS downloads HERE then you can see that I am not the only one in baby mode.  Did you see that totally cute On the Go Kit? Man, I wish I had boys for that kit alone! So cute!
Anywoo, I ended up making several baby projects over the past week like a framed quote, another shower invite, a tag, and an announcement postcard. I will be showing you them over the next couple of days so be sure to check back!
Here is where I began with this project for a baby shower invite. This extra special template comes with the Blossom Bouquet Punch download #126037 when you purchase it. It is a 6x6 card. And it is only 95 cents thru a demo! WOW!
And here is how it ended! I love the high contrast of colors. I love the flowers with just a little rotate and change in opacity it is something totally brilliant. I LUV LUV LUV the little chickie with bird wing on him and the circle punch for the eye parts. Click on the card to enlarge and see him in full. All the info of this is false but I am fond of the font Baby Boston that I used with colors to fill in the details. The stamp image words come from the large download kit called Hello Baby #126159.
This would look great for a birthday card too! Versatility with MDS, LUV IT!
I can not wait to see what all my fellow MDS blog hoppers have created for BABIES!
 Come join me as we hop to Erica next!
Have a great day!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Guest Blogger - Guess who?

Super exciting news to share today! I will be featured as a guest blogger on! A few weeks back, the MDS team opened it up to any members to submit blog posts with their MDS creations and I thought...hey, let the creating begin! I love to share!

Here is a sneak peak at what I came up with. Curious?
If you want to see the completed project then head over to here: and see my Crazy in Love post!
Let me know what you think with a comment or just click on the LIKE button! Anyone can become a member on - demos AND customers!
Thank you for your support!
Back tomorrow for the MDS Blog Hop Friday!

Friday, February 17, 2012

MDS Blog Hop Friday - One Big Sale-a-Bration!

I was working on another project with the fabulous One Big Sale-a-Bration CD for a secret mission :) and just loved the designer series paper Everyday Enchantment SO MUCH that I wanted to right away make more projects with it. Here is just one. A card. I am working on a 5x5 photobook using the One Big Sale-a-Bration CD but it was not quite ready. Another post to come so check back!
The colors of this dsp are Pool Party, Calyspo Coral, Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade, Peach Parfait, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla which is such a great color combo!  This flag layout is VERY popular and trendy in card/scrapbooking these days and I just love the look of it.  I used the text box and the Fling font to create my sentiment on the card. It came together easy and fast. Did you see the ribbon and brad on the butterfly? Comes in the CD too!
The One Big Sale-a-Bration CD is such a deal for us My Digital Studio users! It come with 5 stamp brush sets specifically from the Sale-a-bration Catalog, 12 Designer Series Paper Patterns, 6 ribbons and 5 brads! To get it all you have to do is purchase $50.00 in products, MDS downloads, or even Stampin Up MDS printing service projects and you get this amazing CD for FREE!
Thanks for stopping by! Check back again for more Sale-a-Bration projects!
Now go and see what all my fellow blog hoppers
have created with their One Big Sale-a-Bration CD's!
You will be amazed!
6. Aly Schilling
11. Holly VanDyne
12. Isis Pinero (this week's guest blog hopper!)

Monday, February 13, 2012

A Watercolor Card in MDS

A few days ago, I was inspired to play with the watercolor technique on My Digital Studio again. You can see how to create this card in MDS HERE in this post that I did a year ago so it is nice to make it new to new viewers again.  Watch the video as it explains in detail how to do the layer process.
 Love the fresh colors and it makes me think of spring on this bitter cold day we are having today in the south. Brrrrr!
Hope you like it!
Have a great day!

Friday, February 10, 2012

MDS Blog Hop Friday - Template

This week's challenge is SO PERFECT for me! I use the MDS templates on the DVD version of MDS ALL THE TIME! They are one of my favorite things about the My Digital Studio program. It is also one of the key point to selling the program. And now with the FREE 30 day trial, you can give templates a try FOR FREE! It comes with an AWESOME 24 page template called Sweet Details 8.5x11 photobook. All you have to do is add photos and journaling. Then you can even get it printed thru Stampin Up print services within the 30 days too.
ok,ok...Back to today project!
Back in December I was asked by Stampin Up to create some MDS samples. (I was EXCITED beyond EXCITED) I was to make a 5x5 photobook using the Travel Log Kit. It was the perfect opportunity to re-create my Chattanooga trip in a small book for my mom.  I used several different templates from the DVD version of MDS.  Here are just a few pages from that photobook.

From the Happy B-Day 5x5 templates
From the Rock -a-bye Baby 5x5 templates

From the Summer Home 5x5 templates

And here it is in real print form! I can not wait to see it in person! It was at Leadership so it will be shipped to me soon.
I used templates and just one digital kit to create this entire book! How easy can MDS be! If you are interested in trying the Free 30 day MDS trial, let me know!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you use templates for your creations or just inspiration to get started!


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Featured on My Crafty World Picks #51

Come and check it out! I am featured on Tiffany Bauer's My CraftyWorld Blog today with her Craft Picks of the week!
What a great surprise! Thanks Tiffany!

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

It's my Birthday!

I really like this quote above when it comes to having birthdays especially at my age! HA!
This one too!
Like many women my age, I am 28 years old.
                                                                      -Mary Schmich 

Have a great day everyone!

Friday, February 3, 2012

MDS Blog Hop Friday - Love is in the Air

Perfect timing to take this "Love" theme and use the AWESOME Twitterpated Kit # 129332. You get ribbon, stamp images, designer series paper, buttons AND a template with this download for just $9.95!!! I love all the colors for a different take on Valentine's.  I had the thought of using the calendar option in a scrapbook page but how without making it like a regular calendar? This page went thru ALOT of trial and error! Thank goodness for that UNDO button on MDS!!!
I also used the P.S. I LOVE YOU stamp brush set # 127186 which are the images you see all over the page. I think that they make the page even better. Overall, I love how this page turned out just because it has the people on it that I so LUV the most!

Thanks for stopping by!

Be sure to continue on our blog hop and see what everyone else has this week!
Also check out our guest hopper this week - #11 Kelly

Thursday, February 2, 2012

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