Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Lemonade Happiness

I had fun making this page for a MDS.net challenge. You had to create a divided page layout. I have been also playing with all the digital content in the FREE Sale-a-bration CD called Lemonade Stand. It really is a MUST HAVE! You can get it for FREE when you purchase $50.00 of Stampin Up products which includes MDS digital downloads, stamps, ribbon, fabric, cardstock, paper and the list goes on and on. It really is the best time of the year!
I tried some new MDS elements on this page too. I used the cropped feature on the hexagon embellishment in the CD. Then moved it to the back behind the poloroid frame.  I recolored the dotted fabric button at the top to Summer Starfruit and the flag near the top from Bermuda Bay to So Saffron. I also tried the Freeform feature. I added a circle line and changed the shape to a heart. Then you can change the line into stitching or zip zag. Did you know you could do that? I just copied and pasted them as well as changed the heart shape a bit again.  You should give it a try!
Thanks for stopping by and getting inspired today!
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

MDS Blog Hoppin - What ya doin in MDS?

Yesterday was the start of Stampin UP's Sale-a-bration! You are gonna want to earn as many of these products as you can! Especially the complete One Big Sale-a-bration Digital Disc with all the images and punches and DSP of the FREE real stuff!  How can you earn it and more free products, you might ask? Well, the first way is to host a workshop! Invite your friends for some stamping fun and light snacks! We could do a MDS workshop too! The second way is for every $50 in Stampin' Up! product you purchase, you can choose one free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure! The third way is to sign up to do what I do--be a demonstrator! Everyone who signs up to be a demonstrator during Sale-a-bration will get 25% more in their starter kit!
One of those is surely to make you HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!

I wanted to share a page that I created with the One Big Sale-a-bration Digital Disc. I have enjoyed the clean and simple designing lately and this was so easy to put together.
 I used the Madison Avenue stamp brush set and the Bloomin' Marvelous stamp brush set. You will see the ribbon which comes in three style and three colors as well as the button in three colors and even with the white baker's twine already added. Can you guess what the background overlay is?  It is the Toxic Framable background in Sahara Sand!

 Be sure to check out the FREE product shown on the brochere HERE!
Thanks for stopping by this week! We would greatly love to hear comments if you have the time!
Our blog hop will be back on Feb 13th with some LOVE inspiration just in time for the holiday!
 Remember to find us on Pinterest too! HERE
 Enjoy the hop!

or start hopping around below!
Our new way to preview the goodies we all made!


Friday, January 11, 2013

My Creative Journal

Everyone loves a challenge, right?  The most recent MDS.net challenge was to design a Creative Journal for yourself to use in the new year. I absolutely love making journals! I made a few for this past season as gifts (see them HERE and HERE) and the quality thru Stampin Up Printing is incredible!  I saw this quote and it was perfect for how it lines up with my goals for 2013.  I was able to find the several stamp images with the Global Search in MDS2. GLOBAL SEARCH VIDEO I did use the add a text to a freeform line technique which you can see here TEXT ON A PATH VIDEO .  The back is simply the stamp overlay and with the Stampin UP and MDS logos.
And now that the journals are just $19.99, I will be sending this off to print for myself. I have a birthday coming up so I am treating myself to kicking off 2013 and all my bright dreams!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope this inspires you!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

MDS Blog Hop is BACK! So...Let it SNOW!

We are back for 2013 with a NEW attitude! and I am so excited!!!!!!!!!
NEW means changes too! We will post TWICE a month on the 2nd Wednesday with a themed post and the 4th Wednesday of the month with a creative post.  We are ALL committed to bringing you creative and helpful MDS projects each time!  We also will have a GUEST BLOGGER with us each month! Look for this talented lady on #12 spot of our NEW hopping line up.  Be sure to hop all the way thru to see everyone's posts! If you miss hopping that day, no worries will we have the permanent links there for you to come back.
BONUS news! Check out our our Pinterest board! Pinterest MDS Blog Hop Board You can check it out anytime!
Wait one more thing, we want you to PLAY ALONG WITH US! We would love to see what projects YOU come up with! On the 2nd Wednesday of the month, go ahead and take on the same holiday challenge that we have and upload your creations to mydigitalstudio.net and mention the MDS Blog Hop!

 I used the download Winter Wonders Kit to create both my page and notecard. This little gem of a download came out on way back in October and I think it got overlooked. It was perfect for our theme Snow/Winter today.  But looking at the DSP on the download, I see Fourth of July or a Boy's Birthday. Fun! Thought these photos were fitting for our theme as we have had no snow here in GA. This was at Christmas with my niece. She is such a cutie pie and loves the camera!
For the notecard, I took a simple template and altered it with the Winter Wonders Kit's DSP and embellishments. I also cropped one of the stamp image to just show the circled "S N O W".  I will printed these out and send asap to family and friends.

Thanks for stopping by and hope this inspires you today!

 Check out what my talented MDS Blog Hop friends created this time! And WELCOME Julie!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Thinking Spring!

Today is an exciting day! Back to reality and 2013 with a fresh start and new attitude!
Expect to see some changes soon! Big plans on the horizon!
The new Spring Mini catalog is out from Stampin UP and it is full of My Digital Studio downloads and CD's!  I was able to get my hand on the new hostess MDS CD called Lemonade Stand. I am head over heels in love with it!  It comes with 12 template pages that are so cute!  Perfect for my Disney 2012 trip album. I wanted to share one of them today. I added the stamp image from the CD for the title which I colored and the journal part below the photo.  I added the Natural Composition Overlays\Natural Composition Overlays - pattern 11 in Bermuda Bay at 40% opacity for some interest. 
Allison had a really great time at the Magic Kingdom on our day there. She rode many of the rides with her Daddy over and over again.
If you have stopped by today, thank you so much for coming.
I hope you will continue to be inspired to try MDS yourself!