Monday, August 20, 2012

Scrappy Monday: More MDS2 Pages

On Splitcoaststampers, the digitial scrapbook challenge DGC023 Quote It is to use a quote on the page.  My daughter has been using the "Keep Calm" quote lately, so I thought this would make a fun page.

MDS Elements: Papers: Day in the Life; Color Palette: Pool Party, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Whisper White; Embellishments: White baker's twine, Day in the Life frames, Piece of Cake balloons; Font: Keep Calm.

Here is the digital version...

of this page from Leadership make & takes.  

A couple cool MDS2 tricks... I cropped the baker's twine to place it over the button holes.  I just hate naked buttons!  Also I was able to use two paper clips and crop the top one so it looks like it is clipping the papers.  I don't know about you, but I just couldn't figure out how to use the clip before cropping was available.  Now we are "woohoo"!  :)

MDS Elements: Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Loving Thoughts; Papers: Twitterpated, Woodland Walk; Color Palette: Lucky Limeade, Baja Breeze; Embellishments: Blossom Builders kit, Pear Pizzazz baker's twine, Brights buttons, Library clip.

I don't think this was possible in the first version of MDS, or if it was, I wasn't aware of it... I was able to open a 11 x 8-1/2" template from Sweet Details directly into my 8 x 8" photo book.  Cool!  Edit to add: it was possible to get one template to another size using a couple steps in MDS1.  If you have that version, you can see the directions here.

I actually took a couple template pages and merged them together.  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to do the same with a finished 8-1/2 x 11" page that I wanted to import into my photo book.  Blah, blah, blah, not the same size... waah!  Edit to add: I did find out, via the video tutorials on, that you can change an existing project to another size or project type (not just a template).  See the video called Project Size Conversion.  The short instructions: while your project is open, click > edit > change project size/type from the top tool bar.

MDS Elements: Two layouts from Sweet Details; Stamps: Thoughtful Overlays; Color Palette: Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze.

My Project 52 totals: Week 34, pages 34.  Hey Ma, look!  I'm caught up!  Of course I will continue to press on until the end of the month when it is printing time (31% off - don't forget!).

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

Jen Timko said...

Oh my goodness!!! I didn't know half of this!!!!!!! Then I have time to catch up! Thanks for this!