Wednesday, April 9, 2014

MDS: MDS Monday Challenge 60

I have been having a lot more fun with MDS lately and so I am going to attempt to post digital projects at least once a month. Totally doable.

This was a fun challenge that I did while watching TV. You may find that the words in the brush set Moments Ago do not include "to", "my" and "friend". That is because I pieced the letters together by cropping them and lining them up. The "to" was today, the "my" was a "m" and a "y" from two different words and the "friend" was an "f", "hi", "en" and a "d" all combined very carefully. The color tool was also used to hide any parts of the letters that I didn't want. I really wanted the word friend so I made it work.

Thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments, follows and pins.

Challenge: MDS Monday (MDSM60). Use the sketch and recolor an embellishment.

  • Stamp Brush Sets: Moments Ago, A Little of This - Flag
  • Colors: Pool Party, Rose Red, More Mustard
  • Embellishments: Pearl - Medium, My Sweet Pea - Stitched Circle 4, Burlap Ribbon - Flower and Folded.
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Monday, April 7, 2014

Blog Candy: Comment Card of the Month!

Introducing Comment Card of the Month!

Here's how it will work:
I will make a card and post it on or around the 5th of every month and you will leave a happy comment here on this blog post. I will send one of the card you see above to every person (up to 10*) that participates. Now let's get going! Tell your friends! Follow me so that you don't miss a post!

Don't forget to either include your contact info in your comment or make sure that your profile allows me to email you.

*This number may vary on future posts depending upon supplies on hand.
*One card/comment per person.
*Cards will be blank inside unless otherwise noted and will have my info stamped on the back in like color or Versamark TM.
*Blank envelopes not included.
*USA Only though I do appreciate all comments.

So here it goes! Tell me what you think. I threw this card together in just a few minutes. I chose the colors to match the washi tape.

Supply List: (for above)
  • Stamp Sets: Hello, Lovely, Gorgeous Grunge
  • Punches: Chevron Border
  • Colors: Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla
  • Embellishments: Retro Fresh This and That Washi Tape, Coastal Cabana 3/8" Ruffle Stretched Trim

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Petite Petals: Just Because

This is my card for the Cards in the Mail Swap for customers. I made six of these and mailed out five. I hope they don't get too smashed in the mail but either way it should bring a smile to their faces.

Each flower is stamped (except Pool Party) and punched and layered onto the corresponding color. I used my bone folder to curl up the petals and bend the flag.

  • Stamp Sets: Petite Petals, A Dozen Thoughts
  • Punches: Petite Petals
  • Colors: Blushing Bride, Primrose Petals, Summer Sun, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake
  • Embellishments: Basic Pearls
  • DSP: Epic Day This and That
  • Big Shot: Arrows Textured Impressions TM Folder

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Swap: Cards in the Mail

This is only the 3rd group of cards for the Feb/Mar demonstrator swap.  I hope to get the last four all at once. That would be a fun surprise in the mailbox!

If you would like to see the other cards for this swap, visit my Cards in the Mail Swap Group Board on Pinterest or search "Swaps" here on my blog.

Please Pin away! I've set up everyone's cards with their names so that they get proper credit.

Featured Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Just Sayin', Hip Notes, Mixed Bunch, A Dozen Thoughts

Any other questions, just ask and I'll do my best to help you out.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Blog Hop: My Digital Studio aka MDS

Welcome to our blog hop. I'm so glad you have decided to join us again!

I recently got together with some other demonstrators and did a MDS Swatchbook recipe exchange. We all made our own cover and back page and then filled the book with the same recipe on each page so that we could swap it them out. 

Here is what the before and after looks like. I'm only showing the few pages I have left since we still have some more ladies to swap with. We met at a restaurant and swapped out the pages while enjoying lunch and friendship. 

The recipe swap inspired me to get started on some swatchbooks for my past cruises. I finished Cruise 2013 last night and sent two copies off to print. One for me and one for my friend. I love how I can shop for the things I need online and then purchase and download them instantly to complete a project. 

Since I had MDS on my mind, the facebook group Simply My Digital Studio Challenges caught my eye. I joined the other day and did my first Monday challenge already. It was a Top Heavy Layout by Heather Summers. I hope you like my take on it.

Were you inspired by our examples of how fun and versatile MDS can be? Contact me for a FREE trial disk or visit my website for the download.