Friday, October 28, 2011

Blog Hop - Holiday Postcards

This week's My Digital Studio Blog Hop Challenge was to create holiday postcards. I couldn't wait to do this one, you can get so creative with a postcard! But then my hubby had to have a tooth pulled and I had to become both parents for a few days. So I didn't get to be too creative - I just didn't have the time. *sniff* But that's OK! I still love the finished product.

Don't forget to visit the others on the hop! (links below!)

Monday, October 24, 2011

October 24 - A Dramatic Rant

I don't think I've ever been much of a drama queen. At least, I try not to be. But this weekend, life gave me no choice. On Friday I took my beloved 8-year old Nikon DSLR to school with me to get some shots of the kids for the yearbook. I didn't realize that the external flash wasn't locked and my camera slid off of it and bounced on the hard hallway floor a few times. {insert tears and drama-filled sobbing call to my hubby here}

It's now broken, WAY broken. So is my heart. Since I've gotten it, it's practically been my third child. So as a final farewell, I did a quick My Digital Studio page of my favorite picture it took on the last photo shoot I took it on. And until I get a new camera you'll probably be seeing more digital items on my blog.

Last time I purchased some MDS downloads, I purchased a duplicate Hello, Doily digital brush stamp that I used on this layout. Would you like it? Just post a comment on this post and I'll randomly pick a winner from everyone who posts a comment on Thursday morning and email it to the winner! It really is an awesome brush to use on your digital goodies!

Digital supplies used in this layout:

Friday, October 21, 2011

MDS Blog Hop - Tea Party Digital Page

This week for the My Digital Studio blog hop we were challenged to think out of the box by using paper/embellishments from one theme on a totally different theme you'd never think to use it on. Whoooo hoooo - right up my alley!

Now let me admit something. I'm not a big fan of Halloween themed stuff. I have two girls who usually dress up like princesses or Spidergirl, nurses or other fun girly things. So usually themed Halloween stuff doesn't make it into my shopping cart. Papers with spiderwebs, skulls, ghosts and ghouls just don't fit the pink vibe going through the VanDyne household.

So for the challenge this week I wanted to scrap the girliest thing I could think of with typical Halloween papers and colors. I found pictures from last year's tea party (my mom hosts one for us every year). It was mid-summer, and us girls were dressed up in dresses, crowns, and every piece of jewelry they could untangle from their jewelry box before we walked out the door. Then I opened up one of the photo template 12x12 pages in My Digital Studio and started to pop them in (removing the middle one for the title).

I'm really happy with how it turned out. The darker colors seemed to bring out the lighter colors in the pictures and I think help them stand out more in the process. And the CANDY stamp from the Halloween Bingo Bits set was perfect for the photo of the sucker tree Mom made.

What a FUN challenge this was!
Now head on over to my other fellow MDS blog hoppers and see what eye candy they came up with this week!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

October 18 - Thanks Shaker Box Card

The last Tuesday of each month I have a wonderful group of ladies who come over for "technique night". This past month they wanted to do some holiday cards, so this was a Thanksgiving card that we made.

It uses the new shaker frames in the Holiday Mini. When I started scrapbooking ten or so years ago, shaker frames were all the rage. I must admit, I've not made one since. But I was tempted when I saw these in the mini and thought they'd work great with the chunky glitter. FUN!

The key to making the scalloped window on the top is to punch the circle middle FIRST, then line it up in your larger scalloped circle punch (upside down so you can center it).

Supplies used:

Monday, October 17, 2011

October 17 - Merry Christmas Card

This past Saturday a few members of the Funky Stampers team held an Ultimate Card Day where attendees made 12 different holiday cards. From the comments I heard back, it was a very fun and crafty afternoon!

This was one of the cards available to make during the event. It was super-easy, definitely a ten minute or less card. The pennant punch makes it so easy and the silver glimmer paper really sets it off against the Real Red cardstock. The "Merry Christmas" was stamped in Very Vanilla craft ink.

Have you started making your holiday cards yet?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

MDS Blog Hop - Give Thanks Digital Page

It's that time of the week again - FRIDAY! Time for the MDS Blog Hop!

This week our theme was Thanksgiving or giving thanks. And what am I most thankful for? Two little girls who call me Mom. Not to mention nothing gets my scrappin' mojo flowing faster than working on a page about these two little cuties.

I created this page as an 8x8 page, thinking of doing some 8x8 albums for the grandparents for Christmas this year (ssshhhhh!) The cool thing about the 8x8 size is that all of your stamps and elements are bigger! I love using BIG elements on my pages, so this size was perfect.

All digital products used are listed below, but if you don't see it listed that's because it was included in the full version of the My Digital Studio software.

PS - I went a little crazy buying fun elements for this page and re-purchased a few of them (oops!) so this week I'm going to be giving my extras away on the blog. Check back for the info!

Continue to hop! See more My Digital Studio thankful ideas from the following blogs.