Monday, November 19, 2012

Introducing the MDS Monday Challenge!

Oh man, what a Monday!!  Welcome to our first MDS Monday challenge!  I have fallen in love with digital scrapping.  What a great way to create for the lazy stamper!!  ;)  No, really, I don't print out photos very often.  Digital creating has saved my daughter from being stuck in the computer forever!  I have created three photobooks so far, and used MDS for Christmas cards the past three years.  I create and share something unique and send along a photo of the family at the same time.  A win in my book!

I love participating in on-line challenges, especially to get my scrappy page layouts going.  I am nervous about my scrapping abilities, because I am not very well practiced.  Challenges are a great way to hone your skills while also getting your pages done.

So I created the sketch for week's challenge.  I am really loving layouts with one or two photos and a bunch of white space lately.

Use the sketch, flip it, make a card with it... whatever your heart desires.  But open your MDS program, get busy, and practice!  **BLOG CANDY** As a bonus, everyone who enters the challenge is eligible for the drawing for a free digital download of your choice (value up to $9.99).

I ended up flipping the sketch for my page because of the layout of the photo.  I think it looks pretty good for a cell phone shot.

MDS Elements:  Frosty Day II mittens, border, background, Vintage Overlays, A Split Second splatters; Papers: Frosty Day II; Color Palette: Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Kiwi Kiss, Soft Suede, Whisper White; Accessories: Flag punch; Font: CK Alis Handwriting.

And don't forget the Online Extravaganza starts today!  Incredibly, MDS2 and MDS2+ are 50% off!!!  That's a huge bargain!  There is really no excuse to not download your own and play along with MDS Monday now.  :)

The Extravaganza includes doorbuster sales November 19 (today) and November 28, where selected larger ticket items will be 20% off.  And there is a whole slew of items up to 50% off for the duration of the sale.  See all the sale items in the online store

While I'm at it, you saw the two new products Stampin' Up is offering, didn't you?
  • Sizzix Texture Boutique embossing machine, add texture to your projects at an affordable price!  This is a limited test offer, so make sure you grab yours fast.  Click photo for more info and a video demonstration.

  • Add audio to your cards and projects with the Talking Tag.  Perfect for the holidays!  Click to see it in action. 

Perfect time to throw one or two of those in your cart while your shopping.  Stock up and have fun!  Thanks for stopping by!


Joan said...

This is such a cute page, Heidi. I love the "snow ball splatter" in the background and your little border of trees.

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

What a fab sketch for our first challenge - thank you! I just love those little trees and mittens! What a fun page.

Holly said...

I love what you did with the Sketch.. The splatter is perfect snow and the mittens are just too cute.. The colors go great with the pix.