Thursday, December 19, 2013

MDS Blog Hop - The VanDyne Christmas Card

Merry Christmas!
Today we're sharing what we've been working on, and for the past few weeks I've been trying to get my Christmas cards finished up, addressed and out the door by TODAY! I'm having surgery to remove the pins from my foot bright and early today so I've been working overtime trying to get everything Christmas finished up -- especially my cards!
I still have a few more to mail (that may not arrive until after Christmas!) but I like to think I have a somewhat decent excuse. ha ha.

If you click on the image above you'll see a slightly larger version of it.
This is the first year I've used a tri-fold card and I have to admit, I'm SO in love with them. With the template (Bright Reviews tri-fold card) I used they were so super-quick to put together. I used the back of the template too, but changed the year from 2012 to 2013.

And that's my project for today! Now I'll send you over to Jeanna's blog where I'm positive she has something amazing to show you (doesn't she always?) :) I hope you have a very merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

MDS Blog Hop - Calendars

I love Stampin' Up!'s calendars, so when I saw this week's MDS Blog Hop theme was calendars -- well, WHOO HOOO! :) I had the perfect one to share with you. I created it last year for my desk at school and even though the calendar is now outdated, I still have it on my desk front and center, because I'm so in love with how it turned out and I love the pictures.

I made this using the 10" x 5" heavy easel calendar (printed through MDS's print service) and the Sun Garden designer series paper kit. (Frames are from Downtown Grunge)

The first photo above is the front page of the easel. The second photo is the front flap which has each month on it. MDS makes it so easy to create your own calendar -- just drag the calendar of your choice over from the right-side menu in MDS and it does all of the dates, etc. for you! It doesn't get any easier than that!

The last photo is the back side. For each month I used a close-up photo that matched the photos on the front of that month. The best part about doing that is that now that it's 2013 and the calendar is "outdated", I can still use it by just showing the backsides of the calendar! With just a flip it became a fun photo easel. These calendars make fantastic gifts that anyone would love.

I hope you loved today's project and are enjoying the hop! Now hop on over to Jeanna's blog post and calendar project by clicking the 'Next' image below!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Daily December - Cover Page

This year Stampin' Up! came out with a Daily December kit for My Digital Studio. If you're not familiar with Daily December, it's a concept introduced by Ali Edwards in which she documents the entire month of December and her family's holiday traditions day by day for that month.

Our family has a ton of Christmas traditions, but I've never documented them in one place so I thought this year would be the perfect year to do it.

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is my cover page. I used an 8x8 ring binder by Stampin' Up! and their 8x8 divided page protectors that are in the Holiday mini catalog. For my title panel I used Stampin' Up!'s vellum and printed directly on it after I designed it in MDS. To keep it consistent I plan to use a little bit of vellum on each page. I printed out some of the patterned papers from the Daily December digital kit to use and put them in the smaller pockets, with some Whisper White for my journaling. Then I stitched some red ribbon to the side of it to give the page a little texture.

Are you doing a Daily December album this year? If so, post a link to it in the comments -- I'd love to check it out! I'll be posting more pages this month as I get them completed.