Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Rustic Raspberry Suite Challenge 17

I'm back with another post for the Raspberry Suite Challenge 17. I get so inspired by Dawn's color challenges, that I had to get my idea down on a card before it slipped from my memory! Here are the colors for the challenge: The color palette I used was Real Red, Cool Carribean {retired}, Soft Suede, Kraft and Very Vanilla. And here's my card: I love these colors and went with a rustic look and clean and simple lines. My card design was actually inspired by these totes I saw at the Twomey Winery in Sonoma this weekend: The bag was made out of a burlap looking fabric with brightly printed panel swatches. I loved the look, so when I saw the Kraft color in Dawn's challenge, I knew what I wanted to make. Here's the recipe:
{Rustic Raspberry Suite 17}
All Supplies Stampin'Up! except wood button
*Stamps: For All You Do, Thank You Kindly
*Cardstock: Kraft, Very Vanilla, Cool Carribean {retired}, Real Red DSP, The Write Stuff Specialty DSP
*Ink: Cool Carribean {retired}, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
*Accessories: Pretties half pearls, Linen Thread, wood button
So, what do you think? I hope you like it! Thanks for looking!

Autumn Mojo 106 Splendor

Hi there! I'm back with a late share - a fall card for this week's Mojo Monday 106 sketch challenge. I think seeing the leaves in Sonoma starting to turn color inspired me to create this card. It really was so pretty up there! I will post a few pictures from the trip later this week. Here's a look at the sketch: And here's a look at my full card: I was hoping to get the card in for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge 9, but missed the cutoff time! Oh well. There's always next week. In any case, I got to do a fun card using the Autumn Splendor stamp set. It's from the Holiday Mini catalog. I think I am in love with all the leaves! I'm also getting good use of the Lots of Tags sizzlit. The tags are a great size for sentiments and the tag I used frames the wide oval punch perfectly. I sponge daubered the oval to give my "Thank You" a more rugged look. This card's definitely getting me in the mood for fall, that's for sure! Here's the recipe:
{Autumn Splendor Mojo}
All supplies Stampin'Up!
*Stamp Sets: Autumn Splendor, Thank You Kindly
*Cardstock: Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
*Inks: Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Soft Suede Classic Ink Pads; Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip markers
*Accessories: Chocolate/Vanilla striped ribbon, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Playground Button, Twine, Lots of Tags sizzlit die
Hope you like it! Thanks for popping by!

Monday, September 28, 2009

It's about time for the Freebie Friday winner!

Hi all! How are you doing? You didn't think I forgot about the Freebie Friday winner, did ya? Well, it's just been a busy day is all. Trying to catch up after a weekend of being away. Do you every get that feeling of wishing you had some extra time (a day or 2, perhaps) to recoup from vacation? Yeah - that's what I'm feeling right about now - even though it was just a quick weekend getaway! :) But life must go on, and back into reality we all go, right? So without further adieu...Are you ready to find out who the winner is?

The lucky winner of the notebook is... Lucky number 8, who's comment was posted as Johan (signed Debra). CONGRATS, Debra! Here's her comment:
So, Debra - please send me an email with your addy so I can send you your blog candy! Thanks to everyone that played! From the comments, it sounds like Christmas festivities start right after Halloween for some and Thanksgiving for others. I'm probably a hybrid. I think I start thinking about Christmas stuff a week or 2 before Thanksgiving. I always have the intention of having my Christmas cards done and mailed out the week after Thanksgiving, but I think that's only happened once :) I'll give it another try this year...maybe I will get it together by then!

Thanks for stopping by :) Have a great one!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Back from Sonoma

Hi there! Hope you all had a great weekend. Just a quick picture to share - we just got back from a long weekend trip to Sonoma to celebrate my dear husband's birthday. It was hot, but we definitely had a great time! I'll share more later...gonna call it a night! Ciao for now!

For the Newlyweds

Hello there! Hope you're enjoying your weekend. Just sharing a card I created for a wedding that my folks went to this weekend. I hope the happy couple likes it! Isn't this pretty? I can't get enough of seeing that flower, even though I myself have only used the stamp a few times. I think the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder adds a nice backdrop for the card and gives it that added texture. My mom told me that the color of the wedding was red, so this is my interpretation of it. What do you think? Here's what I used:
{For The Newlyweds Card}
*Stamps: SU Teeny Tiny Wishes; In Bloom and Damask Designs {PTI}
*Cardstock: SU Real Red, Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Whisper White
*Ink: SU Whisper White craft ink, Real Red, Certainly Celery
*Accessories: SU Lots of Tags Sizzlits, Pretties Kit half pearls, Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, hemp twine; Border punch {Fiskars}, Button and White organza ribbon
Thanks for coming by today! Hope you have a great one!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Freebie Friday for the Shoe Lover

Hi all! So glad it's Friday! I've got a fun giveaway today...if you're a Shoe Lover, you'll love this little notebook. Here's a look: The shoe is from the Things I Love stamp set and the fun paper is Razzleberry Lemonade DSP with Crushed Curry in the background. Wanna see a couple more pictures? Here you go: The notebook fits a 5"x8" junior legal pad, so it would be handy for taking notes by your computer or bringing to work to jot notes down in. Here's a look at the inside.
The left side is a little pocket folder edged with scalloped trim {a little extra detail for ya!} that you can put cards, coupons, or whatever in, and then I added the scalloped envelope on the outer side of the pocket so you can put stuff like stamps or business cards in. How do you like it? It's a slightly modified version of the notebooks I was making before, in that this one has an extra pocket on the cover. Ingenious huh? Well, I got this brilliant idea from Mish Wooderson's blog. She made planners for the holidays last year. I'll be scheduling a class to make a Holiday notebook soon, so if you're local in the LA area of Southern CA, stay tuned!

Now, to play in this week's Freebie Friday, all you need to do is leave me a comment on this post with either your email address or blog address (basically so I can get in touch with you). Leave the comment by midnight on Sunday, September 27th and I'll be announcing the winner on Monday, Sep 28th. So, you can comment about anything, or answer this question: When do you start getting ready for the Christmas/Hanukkah Holiday Season?

I look forward to reading your comments! Have a great weekend :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Some quick and easy 3x3 Snowflake cards

Hi there! How are you guys today? Can you believe it's Wednesday already? Well, for today, I wanted to share something quick and easy for you, partly because I didn't have that much time, but I also thought it would be a good thing to share a project you can put together pretty quickly for the holidays. These 3x3 cards are so fun to make and super easy to assemble! Using a 12" x 12" sheet of cardstock, you can make 8 of these cute little cards. And what's great is, they make cute little gifts! You can package 4 or 8 of these pretty easily. The Jumbo Snowflake punch with a button from the Button Latte set in the middle dresses up the card pretty nicely, don't you think? I used the Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper too - where just a little bit (3" x 1 1/2" piece) goes a long way!
Here's the recipe for you:
{Snowflake 3"x3" Card}
All Supplies Stampin'Up!
*Cardstock: Real Red, Christmas Cocoa Specialty Paper {from the Holiday Mini}, Whisper White
*Accessories: Jumbo Snowflake Punch, Button Latte buttons, Hemp Twine, Mistletoe Ribbon
Hope you liked this little project. Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Delightfully Decorated Mojo

Hey there! Happy Tuesday to you! My card share for today is the card I created for this week's Mojo 105 Sketch Challenge. When I saw the sketch, I was excited about creating a Christmas card with the Delightful Decorations stamp set, so I had a rough "vision" in my head. I've seen so many great ideas with the ornaments in this set, that I had to play with this set some more! I also wanted to incorporate the Merry Moments DSP, so I was thinking of some traditional colors for this particular card. Here's a look at the sketch: Aren't all those scallops fun? Just seeing the sketch was inspiration for me! Here's pic of my full card: I love the look of the embossed Petals a Plenty embossing folder, so I used that as the backdrop for my ornament. I am really loving this stamp set and coordinating punch! Makes the assembly a snap! Here's the recipe:
{Delightfully Decorated Mojo card}
All supplies Stampin'Up!
*Stamp Set: Delightful Decorations
*Cardstock: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Merry Moments DSP
*Ink: Real Red Classic Ink Pad
*Accessories: Top Note Bigz die, Petals a Plenty embossing folder, Ornament punch, Mistletoe ribbon, Real Red polka dot ribbon (reverse side), Playground button, Linen Thread; 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches

Hope you like it! Thanks for taking a peek and stopping by!

Ciao for now!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Freebie Friday Blog Candy Winner is...

Good Morning! Hope you all enjoyed the weekend. It was nice, wasn't it? Well, it's time to find out who the lucky winner of the Sweet Little Sentiments stamp set is. Ready? Without further adieu, the winner is: #24, who is Becky K! Congratulations, Becky! Please send me an email with your mailing info so I can send you your goodie!

Thanks all for playing! :) It was fun finding out about your music faves and other little tidbits you shared with me. Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment. Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Something to Cheer about!

I had to share my latest Build-a-Bear creation. She's a cute little Bruin Cheerleader! And of course she has a lot to cheer about. The UCLA Bruins are 3-0 so far this season. I'm hoping they keep it up! GO BRUINS! Meanwhile, my hubby wasn't too happy with his Trojans this weekend.

I'm thinking of making my Bruin Cheerleader a magnet so we can stick her on the fridge for the season :) She is just adorable!

Here's how I made her pom poms - punch out three 1 inch circles from wrapping tissue paper for each pom pom. TIP: sandwich the tissue paper between 2 pieces of regular paper for easy punching. Otherwise, you'll notice that the tissue "gives" too much to punch cleanly. Put a dot of the Tombo glue in the center of one tissue circle and layer the next 2 pieces on top. Let dry, then scrunch up and fluff. Adhere to bear paws with a glue dot. Viola - you're done.
{Bruin Cheerleader}
*Dies: SU! Bear, Beary Essentials Bigz dies; SU! Beary Girl Sizzlit; Billboard Alphabet decorative strip
*Cardstock: Soft Suede, Bliss Blue, Summer Sun; Basic Black, Real Red; Kraft
*Accessories: White Gel Pen, tissue paper, 1" circle punch
Thanks for letting me share :) Have a good one!

New Polka Dot Paradise Color Challenge

Ok - so I discovered a couple of new challenges that looked fun and interesting to me: 1) the Polka Dot Paradise Color challenge at the newly established Embellish Magazine founded by Ashley Cannon Newell {who is amazingly creative, by the way!}, and 2) Moxie Fab World's household challenge {another amazing blog you must visit!} - so I thought I would give them both a whirl. The colors in the Polka Dot Paradise CC looked fallish and fun, and are not in my typical color palette repertoire, so it was quite a challenge for me. My household item I went with is a couch, so I hope that works {it is an item, and it is in the house!}. Here's a look at the color scheme before I show you my full card. The fun thing is that you need to incorporate a polka dot pattern (hence the challenge name)! The colors I ended up going with are Stampin'Up!'s Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Bravo Burgundy. Here's my card: Isn't that couch fun? It's from PTI's On My Couch stamp set, and I "upholstered" it with SU's Razzleberry Lemonade. The Very Vanilla piece and the Bravo Burgundy strip are both embossed with SU's Texturz plates by Sizzix. Here's the recipe for ya:
{Time to Relax Card}
All supplies SU! except where noted
*Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Bravo Burgundy; Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
*Ink: Basic Black and Bravo Burgundy Classic Ink Pads
*Stamp Sets: On My Couch {PTI}, For All You Do
*Accessories: Perfect Details and Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates; Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon, Border Punch {EK}, Summer Sun Corduroy Button, Linen Thread
Hope you like it. Thanks for coming by today!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Charming Balloon made it In the Spotlight!

Good morning and Happy Saturday! I was so excited to discover that my Charming balloon card made it into Dawn McVey's In the Spotlight for Raspberry Challenge 16. WooHoo! You should definitely check out all the creative cards - I got lots of inspiration looking at all of them! My card is letter "Q" and you can check it out on this post.

Thanks so much for all the sweet comments on the card - glad you all liked it! ;)

Have a great day!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Some Sweet Sentiments for Freebie Friday

Yay! It's Friday! Check out what today's giveaway is: Now, who couldn't use a few Sweet Little Sentiments on their crafting projects? I think this is a cute and versatile set to have and it covers lots of occasions, too!

So, all you have to do to play is leave me a comment along with your blog website or email address on this post by midnight on Sunday, September 20th! You can comment about anything or answer this question: What is your current favorite song? I suppose mine is whatever is playing on my blog ;) Heehee!!

I'll be announcing the winner on Monday, so you can check back to see who won...maybe it'll be YOU!

Have a great day and I'll catch up with you guys later!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Melon Mambo Christmas

Hey there! Another late night post for me. I have so many projects I want to do, and challenges I want to play, but there's just not enough time in the day to do it all! Bummer. After debating on what to make tonight, I ended up making a Christmas card. I was particularly inspired to play with the Patterned Pines Hostess Set from the Mini catalog. I have been drawn to this set ever since I saw it in the Holiday Mini, so I just had to earn it! As far as inspiration goes, I've seen a lot of cards using non-traditional Christmas colors that have peaked my interest, so I thought I'd try it out and do a Melon Mambo Christmas. It's a very soft and girly look for the holiday season, I think. Paired with the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder, the Sherbet buttons, and Blush Blossom cardstock {that's pretty much the recipe for you!), I think I'm pretty happy with this combo! You can decide for yourself - here's a view of the full card: Thoughts? I like the simple, craftsy look of this card, personally. Maybe it's just a style that's caught my eye lately. I am really digging this Patterned Pines hostess set, so I'm looking forward to playing with it a little more and seeing what other color schemes I can come up with. Here's a look at this cute Level 1 Hostess set that you, too, can earn by having a workshop or placing an order for $150 or more. And, here's the card recipe:
{Melon Mambo Christmas}
*Stamp Set: Patterned Pines Hostess Set, All Holidays
*Cardstock: Blush Blossom, Whisper White
*Ink: Melon Mambo Classic Ink Pad
*Accessories: Petals-a-plenty embossing folder, Sherbet Buttons, Hemp Twine, Whisper White Taffeta ribbon
If you're wondering about the pattern for the snowy slope, I actually drew it in freehand on the reverse side and then cut it out.

Thanks for visiting! Have a great day :)

ETA: In my blurfing on Thurs morning, I thought this card would fit the PALS Paper Arts challenge 8: KISS - Keep It Simple Sweetie, so I got to create a card and submit it to a challenge afterall - yippee! (I know, I'm a challenge junkie!)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

{workshop projects}

Hey there - I thought I'd share the workshop projects we made at my workshop this past weekend. We made a Build-a-Bear card, which each person got to customize and outfit any way the wanted using cardstock and paper from my big box of scraps :) You might recognize my Bruin Bear from my previous post {I actually made him after my workshop - I had given the one I made away to one of my workshop attendees}. Everyone's bear was unique and I think all the ladies enjoyed dressing up their bears! ;) We also made a Halloween Favor using the Sweet Centers stamp set and the treat cups! This awesome little favor was cased from Becky Roberts' site, Inking Idaho, which is chock full of fabulous projects! If you haven't popped by for a visit, be prepared to stay awhile - she's got a lot of cool projects and tutorials you'll love!

As for this Halloween favor, I just changed up the colors a bit, but kept the project pretty much the same. I loved her clever way of accessing the candy through a "trap door." These are two finished samples - one filled with M&M's and the other with Jelly Beans. Yum! Here are a couple views of the inside trap door:
Pretty nifty, eh?
{Halloween Sweet Treats}
Finished favor size is 3"x3"
*Stamp Set: Sweet Centers, Teeny Tiny Wishes
*Cardstock, Basic Black, Whisper White, Dusty Durango
*Ink: Rich Razzleberry
*Accessories: Treat Cups, 1 3/4" circle punch, round tab punch; Rich Razzleberry and Dusty Durango polka dot grosgrain ribbon
Thanks for coming by! Hope you like the projects! Have a great day.

Monday, September 14, 2009

My Bruin Bear

With football season upon us, how could I not make my little bear a football player? Afterall, a Bruin is a Bear ;) Isn't he a handsome guy? He looks pretty athletic, too! Maybe it's his UCLA jersey with the racing stripes. Here's a closer look at him and his throwing arm: He's got quite a grip on his custom made football. Here's a peek at how I made it using the 1" circle punch.
I first punched the circle and then slid the circle back through about 1/2 way on the punch and punched again. Then, I went back and ran the piece through the big shot small polka dot texturz plate. I sponged the edges with craft ink and drew in the stitching with the gel pen. Viola!
{Bruin Bear Card stats}
*Dies: SU Bear, Beary Essential; Stampin'Up! Backgrounds 1 Texturz embossing plates
*Cardstock: So Saffron, Old Olive, Bliss Blue {retired}, Ruby Red, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Basic Black
*Inks: Bliss Blue Classic Stamp Pad
*Accessories: Hemp twine, Signo White Gel pen
Looks like he's off to a strong season this year at the Rose Bowl. Let's wish him luck!

Since my hubby and I are cross-town rivals in the household, I will probably have to make an SC football player, too. But I'm ok with that from an overall Pac-10 perspective. I have to give credit where credit is due - I was inspired by Pamela Knox and her post on SCS. She made an awesome bear! For those of you that are big football fans, you too can make a customized bear for your fave team ;)

Freebie Friday Winner announcement

Hey there peeps! Hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was good. But as always, seemed to fly by way too quickly for my taste! I can't believe it's already MONDAY. Well it also means that...

It's time to make the Freebie Friday announcement. Those ghostly greetings are going to find a home today :) And the winner is... Lucky #8, who happens to be SHERRY CONRAD! Congrats, Sherry! Please email me your info so I can send out your goodie :) For all that played - thanks so much for leaving me a comment and participating!

I'll be posting pictures of my workshop projects from yesterday's workshop later today, so stay tuned. In the meantime, I hope you all have a fabulous day!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Build-a-Bear boy card

Hey there! Hope you're enjoying your weekend. Just a quick share - I made my first BAB boy card for my niece's son's 1 year old birthday party yesterday. Isn't he cute? I am having so much fun with these little bears...definitely a lot more than I thought I would! Turns out, they were a great purchase for me :) Here's the boy bear card {I love the ball cap!}:
{Kashton Birthday Card}
*Dies: SU! Bear and Beary Essentials Bigs dies, and Beary Boy Sizzlit; Billboard Decorative Strip; Sizzix Scallop Card Bigz XL
*Cardstock: SU! Sweet Slumber specialty paper {retired}, Baja Breeze {retired}, Whisper White, The Write Stuff specialty DSP, Basic Black, Real Red, Kraft
*Ink: Real Red marker
Hope you like it! Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Ciao for now!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Ghosts of Freebie Friday

Boo! Freebie Friday has finally arrived with some ghostly greetings! I know I got a late start...I had a lot of things to do today! But nonetheless, it's still Friday in California and that's what counts, right? So, here is today's Freebie, in its full view: The lucky winner will get some fun surprise treats inside. :)

As you can probably deduce from my last couple of posts, I'm pretty caught up in a Halloween vibe that also involves the Twick or Tweet stamp set from the Holiday Mini. I do love this set! I have yet to use the pumpkins, so that will have to be coming soon, cuz I just can't leave them out - they're super cute as well! I played with the Shimmer paints in the frosty white to give my little ghost some texture and sheen. I also sponge daubered a little bit of that shimmer paint onto the Tangerine Tango die cut mat behind the ghosts. I used the Matchbox Bigz XL die to create this little favor. For the outer slide cover, I actually ran 2 sheets - one in black and the other in the tangerine tango {I was surprised to find that I was all out of Pumpkin Pie cardstock and all I had in the orange family was the Tangerine Tango}. Isn't this a fun Halloween favor? Here's the recipe:
{Ghosts of Freebie Friday Matchbox}
*Stamps: Twick or Tweet
*Cardstock: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
*Ink: Basic Black, Basic Gray classic stamp pads
*Accessories: Scallop Border, Modern Label, 1 3/8" circle punches; Matchbox Biz XL die cut, Frost White Shimmer Paint
Well in order to win this freebie, just leave me a comment along with your blog website or email address on this post by midnight on Sunday, September 13th! You can comment about anything or answer this question: Do you decorate your home for Halloween? Or, do you have any Halloween traditions? I'd love to hear about them! I only sort of decorate for Halloween. I have my candy jar, and a couple of Halloween knick knacks, but that's about it. I'm inspired to create some Halloween favors this year for my co-workers, just so I can use this adorable Twick or Tweet stamp set and also use my die cut boxes! But, sometimes my best intentions get sidelined due to lack of time. So, we'll see how it goes. If only there were 5 more hours in a day, huh?!

Anyway, come back on Monday to find out who the winner is! I hope you leave me a comment ;)

Good luck!

Mojo 103 Halloween Style

Hello there! It's been a few weeks since I've done a Mojo Monday challenge {I know, it's already Friday, but it counts!}, and since this week's happened to be a contest one, I thought I would eek a card in. I've had Halloween on the brain, so I decided to go with an idea inspired by the flyer I created earlier today. The black and white polka dots have mesmerized me, I think! Here's my card: And here's a look at the Mojo sketch, for comparison: I had fun making this card - I love working with the thick black and white striped ribbon. I started off with one button, but I wanted to try a different look and cinched it up a couple times. I thought it looked kind of fun. Hope you like it! Here's the recipe:
{Halloween Bite}
All Supplies are Stampin'Up! except the Sizzix Bigz XL scallop card die and black embossing thread
*Stamps: Twick or Tweet
*Cardstock: Basic Black, Night and Day, Whisper White
*Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, and Basic Gray Classic Ink Pad; Rich Razzleberry marker
*Accessories: Scallop Border punch, Black and White striped grosgrain ribbon, pumpkin pie corduroy buttons, sponge daubers
Thanks for coming by!

Workshop at my house this Sunday!

Hey there! For all you local folks in the Los Angeles/South Bay/Long Beach area of SoCal that might be interested, I'm having a workshop this Sunday at my home! Contact me to get directions (my email is in the right sidebar of my blog)!

By the way - like my little flyer? I created it using the My Digital Studio program! Not only is it awesome for digital scrapbooking and cards, it's a great tool for creating graphics that can be used online on websites, newsletters and any electronic communications as well. My Digital Studio will be available for customers to order starting on October 1st.

On another note, are you ready for Freebie Friday? I promise it's coming, but I'll be posting it later today, so check back this evening! Have a great one in the meantime :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

{Take 2} - First project revisited...

So, I got to play with the My Digital Studio {aka MDS} program a little more tonight and decided that my first pass of my scrapbook page looked a little blah, after figuring out how to do some things. It's amazing what you can do when you click around and go about things via trial and error! After spending about an hour getting my bearings on all the different elements - papers, stamps, embellishments, various doo-dads, etc. - here's the stepped up version AND a second facing page, even! I know, check me out, huh?! {wink wink..this is somewhat new-ish to me}
I am a techie sort of geek anyway, so I'm finding this new application pretty fun. It's actually really simple and intuitive to use so far. Now, there is still a lot I need to figure out, but I think I can safely say that I can get by with some basics. Probably enough to put a book or 2 together! Wow - this is really a breakthrough for me, because I have about a decade's worth of pictures that need to be scrapbooked. I had every intention to do it the traditional way, though I have to say this digital scrapbooking method is pretty darn fun and efficient, since all your pics are on your computer anyway. {At least, most of mine are!}

I haven't even begun to think about the card possibilities with this MDS application, but I know it'll probably bring a whole new meaning to card sketches for me :) My preliminary review of this app gets a definite thumbs up.

PS - just wanted to note that all the background papers, embellishments, and page layouts are from the MDS app, although the fonts I used are what I had already downloaded onto my computer.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Introducing my first My Digital Studio Project

Hi there! I know it's late, but my copy of Stampin'Up!'s My Digital Studio just arrived today, so I had to install it and test it out when I got home from work. I'm still learning to navigate and do things, though I managed to create a simple 8x8 page. Mind you, I don't scrapbook as much as I should {that is, digitally OR on actual paper} so this is quite an accomplishment for me! My first impression so far is that it's pretty fun and easy to use. I definitely need to spend more time testing things out. Here's my first layout: The picture layout was one of the ones I could pick from, but I did create the background, font, and "stamped" image myself. So....whaddayathink? It's a rough cut, I know, though it was fun to make! That's it for now. Chat with you guys tomorrow.