Monday, May 25, 2015

MDSM115 The Long, Sad Good-bye

DATE ALERT: June 2 is the last day to purchase My Digital Studio digital downloads, software, and print products for 30% off.  Grab them while they are still available!  The purchased downloads, technical support, and online forums and galleries will be available until June 9.

For our last MDS Monday challenge, Tami has asked us to create with our favorite download.  Well, one has to sit and think for a while on that one.

I find overlays to be the most useful, most often used downloads. The supporting characters of our pages who don't get enough credit. Over the years I've loved the grungy stuff like Back to School and Downtown Grunge, but I've also like brightly colored kits like Playful Polka Dots, Sweet Details, and My Sweet Pea. I couldn't decide. Finally I had to scan through all my pages and find one that I really love.

My latest passion is to strive for pages that tells the story and emotions through the design and photos. You can almost hear the words coming off the page. With that, I reworked a page, which I actually made early on using My Sweet Pea. I just love how all the wonderful patterns of this download work together seamlessly.



FREE Bow Tie Graduation Pocket Card Project Instructions PDF with your online order of $25 or more on MY ONLINE SITE.  Please use hostess code 2VKPW3YN, and make sure to check the box to allow your demonstrator to contact you.  For orders $150 or more, DO NOT use the hostess code; you will still receive the PDF instructions via email.  Please visit this page to purchase this tutorial.


Friday, May 22, 2015

FM210 Butterfly Birthday

This week Cynthia brings us a butterfly Friday Mashup challenge.

This color combo caught my eye recently, and I thought I'd better get on since it uses the retiring Crisp Cantaloupe.  I'm not typically a butterfly girl, but I can break out the feminine when I have to (sparingly!).  ;)

This week's Mashup! Challenge:

  • Create a project with "Butterflies".
  • Create a project using "Lace Trim". 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project with "Butterflies using Lace Trim".
Stamps: Butterfly Basics; Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe (retiring), Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Vellum; Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe; Memento Tuxedo Black, Gold Encore (retiring); Accessories: Venetian Crochet Trim, Clear EP, Elegant Butterfly & Bitty Butterfly punch, Sewing machine, Thread.


FREE Bow Tie Graduation Pocket Card Project Instructions PDF with your online order of $25 or more on MY ONLINE SITE.  Please use hostess code 2VKPW3YN, and make sure to check the box to allow your demonstrator to contact you.  For orders $150 or more, DO NOT use the hostess code; you will still receive the PDF instructions via email.  Please visit this page to purchase this tutorial.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Weekly Deals & More

Have you been interested in the chalk paper and inks?  Well, lookie what's on sale this week!

Click HERE to check out this week's Weekly Deals!


If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up - get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you'll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!
  • Offer Dates: May 12-June 10, 2015
  • Offer Details: Use the code SAVE50 at Paper Pumpkin before June 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included). 
  • Offer valid for new subscribers on a month-to-month subscription.


FREE Bow Tie Graduation Pocket Card Project Instructions PDF with your online order of $25 or more on MY ONLINE SITE.  Please use hostess code 2VKPW3YN, and make sure to check the box to allow your demonstrator to contact you.  For orders $150 or more, DO NOT use the hostess code; you will still receive the PDF instructions via email.  Please visit this page to purchase this tutorial.


Monday, May 18, 2015

MDSM114 Celebrate Ferris Wheels

I had it kinda easy with this week's MDS Monday challenge.  Cindy's sketch reminded me of a page I made using the Sale-a-Bration 2013 download.  Rather than reinvent the (ferris) wheel, I'll share it again.

"Both Little Missy and I LOVE ferris wheels.  It is the first ride we hit at the local county fair.  I thought the ferris wheel image would make a cute scrapbook page, and since I am mostly a digital scrapper, I used the Feeling Sentimental digital images from the One Big Sale-a-Bration MDS CD.  When I was about her age, I wondered if there were ferris wheels in heaven.  I thought I just couldn't live with them.  :)"

MDS Elements: Stamps: Feeling Sentimental, Days to Remember overlay, Ink Splatter; Papers: Crumb Cake Textured, World Spectacular DSP; Color Palette: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla; Accessories: Attic Boutique embellishments, Staple, Spiral punch, Petite Pennant punch, Freeform Stitch #1 circle; Font: Clipper Script.

Here is Cindy's sketch -

There is only a couple weeks left for MDS Monday.  I sure hope you take time to join us this week!


FREE Bow Tie Graduation Pocket Card Project Instructions PDF with your online order of $25 or more on MY ONLINE SITE.  Please use hostess code 2VKPW3YN, and make sure to check the box to allow your demonstrator to contact you.  For orders $150 or more, DO NOT use the hostess code; you will still receive the PDF instructions via email.  Please visit this page to purchase this tutorial.


Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Stamp Review Crew: Four Feathers

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday.  This week we are creating with the fun Holiday catalog carry-over set Four Feathers, which also has coordinating framelits.  You are probably arriving from our fearless leader's, Tanya Boser's, blog.  She always has such great ideas!

Now is a good time for a last hoorah with My Digital Studio.  I'm really gonna miss downloading any image or shape my heart desires to help a project out.

The feathers are a perfect accent to any project.  With MDS, I used the Circle Circus download, circle punch, and e-cutter to help make a dream catcher.

Stamps: Four Feathers, Circle Circus (MDS), Walk in the Park II (MDS); Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Vellum, Watercolor paper; Ink: Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tip Top Taupe, Crumb Cake; Accessories: In Color Sequins (retiring), Frosted Sequins (clearance), Linen thread, Watercolor brush, Feathers framelits, Big Shot, e-cutter.

If we've tempted you to purchase the Four Feathers stamp set & die bundle, make sure to grab it by June 2.  It will not be carrying over to the new catalog.

Be sure you check out the next stop to see what Dawn at Tiddbits from Dawn put together with this set. Her projects are always amazing!

 

Other Four Feathers projects you may have missed -

Friday, May 15, 2015

FM209 Congratulations Dude

The earlier Shirt & Vest Pocket Tag project I created got me to thinking about graduations.  Really the bow tie and Bree's Friday Mashup challenge did.  I wanted to figure out a way to combine the two.

This is a good submission for this month's My Paper Pumpkin challenge, Let's Hear It for the Bows.  The finished card is about 3 x 4", so it may be good as a gift tag or note card as well.

It's a spring card and pocket card all in one.  A little bit bulky, but certainly fun!  Actually, except for not wanting to crush the bow tie, this tag/card would fold pretty flat.

This week's Mashup! Challenge:

  • Create a project using "Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy & Crushed Curry".
  • Create a "Celebrations" project. 
  • or Mash it Up! and create a "Celebrations Project using Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy & Crushed Curry".


FREE Bow Tie Graduation Pocket Card Project Instructions PDF with your online order of $25 or more on MY ONLINE SITE.  Please use hostess code 2VKPW3YN, and make sure to check the box to allow your demonstrator to contact you.  For orders $150 or more, DO NOT use the hostess code; you will still receive the PDF instructions via email.


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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A Skilled Sailor & More News

Have you seen the Adventure Awaits stamp set and Adventure Bound DSP bundle?  It has masculine and realistic pattern papers and large sentiments you can stamp on the paper or over photos.  Really fun!

I thought this bundle would make a quick and fun masculine card for stamp club.

I tried sponging the silver embossing powder with Island Indigo ink and heat-setting for an aged look.

Stamps: Adventure Awaits, World Map; Paper: Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Adventure Bound DSP; Ink: Island Indigo, Smoky Slate, Versamark; Accessories: Painted Blooms cotton twine, Silver EP, Sponge, Circles Collection framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up - get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you'll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!
  • Offer Dates: May 12-June 10, 2015
  • Offer Details: Use the code SAVE50 at Paper Pumpkin before June 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included). 
  • Offer valid for new subscribers on a month-to-month subscription.

Click HERE to check out this week's Weekly Deals!



FREE Bow Tie Graduation Pocket Card Project Instructions PDF with your online order of $25 or more on MY ONLINE SITE.  Please use hostess code 2VKPW3YN, and make sure to check the box to allow your demonstrator to contact you.  For orders $150 or more, DO NOT use the hostess code; you will still receive the PDF instructions via email.  Please visit this page to purchase this tutorial.


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