Wednesday, January 23, 2013

MDS Blog Hop - What We're Working On...

Have I ever told you how much I love the Epic Overlays stamp set? It's SO fun and doodle-y (yes, that's a word!) and it's perfect if you have kids of any age. I used it for my MDS project today - a page about Audrey's 10th birthday cake that was made just for her by her Grandma. I took the photo in front of our white dining room curtains and used a photo editing program to strip out anything left out in the background. I love how the white background gave me a bigger canvas for the fun doodles!
Thanks so much for stopping by today and be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop to see what the other designers are using MDS for this week! Links are below - have fun!

And don't forget the MDS Blog Hop group now has a board on Pinterest here!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

MDS Blog Hop - SNOW!!!!

Today's finally here - it's our 1st day of the ALL NEW MDS Blog Hop with it's NEW YEAR'S MAKEOVER!!!! YAY for the new and fresh! :)

Here are some quick things you can be expecting in the NEW YEAR!
  • A Blog Hop the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month!
  • GREAT Samples, GUARANTEED at every stop on the hop. With doing the hop twice a month, all of us are able to be fully committed to posting every day that the hop takes place.
  • The 1st post of the month will have a holiday or seasonal theme featuring the month we are in (today is SNOW!). The 2nd post of the month we will be sharing with you what is current on our laptop : ) the projects that we've been working on most recently that are trendy and timely!
  • NEW GUEST DESIGNERS! Each month we will have a different guest designer joining us with the challenges - our first guest designer is the uber-talented Julie Davidse!
  • A NEW PINTEREST PAGE!!!! That's right! Follow the hop on PINTEREST by clicking HERE.
  • PLAY ALONG WITH US! We would love to see what projects YOU come up with! On the 2nd Wednesday of the month, go ahead and take on the same holiday challenge that we have and upload your creations to and mention the MDS Blog Hop!
I think that just about covers things for now! So here we go.... the 1st Hop of 2013!

The theme for this hop was SNOW! and boy did Ohio get dumped on a few weeks ago! I got this great picture of the girls going sledding with Audrey's teacher. Now, I have to admit - never in a million years did I think I would ever use orange on a snowy/winter page, but I love how it turned out. It's not your typical snow colors, but I think the non-traditional colors make it fun!

On this page I used the Back to School MDS kit, the Day in the Life kit, the Snow Burst stamp set (with the stitches kit around each one), and a cute little rhinestone in the middle of each snowflake. You know me - can't do a page without just a *little* bling! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to follow along the 'hop' by visiting Erica's blog for the next fun snowy project! Hope you had a great start to 2013!