Category Archives: Scrapbook page

MDS Monday – Map It Out

I love to play along with MDS Monday and follow their challenges. This week’s challenge is to use a map on our project. Here is the sketch

map sketch for MDSM78 challengeand here is my version

digital scrapbook page using a map as a background and incorporating 14 picturesI love that the sketch has so many photos on it. This allowed me to put a whole year worth of photos from our granddaughter’s freshman year at college. I did a screen capture of a map of the area where her college is located near Boston and saved it as a jpeg. Then I added a square punch and resized it to 12″ x 12″ and photo filled the punch. I decreased the opacity to about 70% so that the colors of the map wouldn’t conflict with the photos. The smaller photos are 2″ x 2″ square punches also filled with photos. Instead of tags on the corners of the larger photos, I added antique brads (122164) to ‘hold the photos in place’. Minimal supplies are needed to create a page like this. The square punch and arrow come with the MDS software.

Now it’s your turn. Visit the MDS Monday website for the details of the challenge and get to creating. Then upload your project to their site. If you do, please leave me a message so I will be sure to check it out.

MDS Monday – MDSM75 Challenge

MDSM Sketch 75Welcome to MDS Monday! We have a new sketch to play with. Here is what I did with it.MDSM75 Challenge digital scrapbook page of a family reunion

Our 50th anniversary is August 28 but we wanted all the family to gather for a group picture and this past weekend was the only time we could gather them all together. It was a wonderful day with everyone there except for a grandson and his wife who in the military and didn’t have time off.

Supplies:MDS software digital download (130646), MDS software disc (130647), or 30-day Free Trial of MDS (130910)
Background – Downtown Grunge Photobook Template (126056)- designer series paper – 4
Fan Fair Photobook Template (127202) – embellishments/Fan Fair – stitching black 1
Flag Punch (125785) Fill Color = 153,220,229 and Summer Smoockes Kit (129601) designer series paper – 3

To order these supplies, visit my online store or click on the links. Thanks!

MDS Monday – Alaska 2014

digital scrapbook page of our Alaska trip using Summer Splash stamp brush setOn this MDS Monday, we are enjoying a pleasant evening in our fifth-wheel trailer in a campground in Williams Lake, BC, on our way home from a month in Craig, AK. What a great time we had and I wanted to scrap some of the pictures we took to preserve those memories. I did take along a selection of stamps and stamping supplies but would not have pulled them out to create this scrapbook page. MDS to the rescue!!! What a wonderful way to spend the evening playing with my digital pictures and stamping supplies!

Have you given MDS and digital scrapbooking Stampin’ Up! style a try yet? If not, I urge you to do so. You can even try it for 30 days for FREE and I am here to help you get started. Just click on the links below to order MDS and the Summer Splash stamp brush set. Let me know when you are ready to install your purchase and I can walk you through it if you have any problems.

Terrific Tuesday – Weely Deals

Hey, it’s Terrific Tuesday! The weather here in Craig, AK, is not that terrific. We have had several days/weeks??? of overcast skies and rain. Makes us remember one reason why we moved to Mount Vernon, WA. They have been having hot, sunny weather.

Digital scrapbook page using the Sweet Shop digital download

There are no new digital downloads for MDS but the Sweet Shop Kit (129339) digital download is on sale for 60% off in the new Weekly Deals for this week. I created this scrapbook page with the Sweet Shop kit and the Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower stamp brush set (123197). Check out the deals and click on the links for more information and to order the ones you want. Do this right away. The sale prices go away after next Monday.

Terrific Tuesday – Throughout the Years

Throughout the Years Photobook Template pg 2 Throughout the Years Photobook Template pg 3






It’s Terrific Tuesday with new MDS digital downloads and new Weekly Deals for us. Before I share them with you, I want to share this first 2-page spread of Ron and my Throughout the Years 8″ x 8″ book I am creating for our 50th wedding anniversary celebration the end of July. Two weeks ago I shared a card with you that I had created using this photobook template. You can see the card here and here are pages 2 and 3 of the photobook. The only changes I made to the designer pages were to change the colors to my wedding colors and to add journaling and a couple extra photos to pg 3.

Using MDS to create scrapbooks is so much faster and cleaner than traditional scrapbooking! I can change colors without wasting any paper, change the size of photos without destroying any photos, and….there is no clean-up afterwards! Triple score!!! Give it a try for yourself. I am here to help you learn and discover the pleasure of digital scrapbooking. Click on one of the links for MDS below to get started!

MDS software digital download (130646), MDS software disc (130647), or 30-day Free Trial of MDS (130910), Throughout the Years Photobook Template (137902)

Now on to the new Weekly Deals. Here they are. Click on the links to order them.

MDS Monday Sketch 61- Using Rounded Photo Corners

Using rounded corners on photoDon’t those two smiling faces warm your heart? They are two of our great-granddaughters and I had to use their photos on this scrapbook page for the MDSM61 sketch challenge. We were to round the corners of the photos in this challenge. Did you know that you can round them with just a click of your mouse? Right click on the photo which brings up a menu with several options, one of which is rounded corners. When you click on that, another screen comes up allowing you to deselect any corners you don’t want rounded. How cool is that?! Then click OK and you are done!

I wanted the title to resemble the colors in the dandelions so I used the color picker to choose one of the colors in the dandelions for the text. Then I changed the drop shadow to Old Olive and increased the opacity to 100% to get the soft green shadow.

I didn’t wander too far from the sketch. Well….maybe!

MDS Monday Sketch 61 - using rounded corners Dandelions are one of the first flowers??? to bloom in SE Alaska and are a sure sign that spring has arrived. What flowers signify spring to you? Create a scrapbook page or card with your answer and I’ll share it here on my blog.

MDS software digital download (130646), MDS software disc (130647), or 30-day Free Trial of MDS (130910)Background
Card Stock/Soft Sky
Basics/1.25 Square Punch,  Filled with: Be Yourself May Kit (133426) – Be Yourself Designer Series Paper – paper 4
Basics/1.25 Square Punch,  Filled with: Photo of dandelions

Terrific Tuesday – Using designer templates

Today Starts Here digital scrapbook pageOne of the new downloads this Terrific Tuesday is Today Starts Here Photobook Template (137120). This download includes 24 pages of photobook templates, 32 piece stamp brush set, 15 embellishments, and one diamond-shaped punch. I chose to just use one of the pages to create this scrapbook page. Using a designer template can be as easy as just dropping photos into the photoboxes or you can delete and move elements around to meet your needs.

I started this page with this template:

Today Begins Here Photobook TemplatesI discovered that the diamonds are actually punches so used the ‘fill with photo’ option under punches in the Design Center. I filled some of the punches with Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper (137077) and filled the rest with my photos. Once you have filled a punch with a photo, double click it and use the magnifying glasses to enlarge or shrink your photo for the best fit. I needed more room for my journaling so I moved two of the diamonds. I love the shape of this layout and will use this Today Starts Here Photobook Template often. I have included a screenshot of today’s new downloads below. Check them out by clicking on the links or by visiting my online store and ordering your favorites. I do appreciate your business.

Just Sayin' Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download
Just Sayin’ Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download

Price: $5.95
My Digital Class Party Party Ensemble - Digital Download
My Digital Class Party Party Ensemble – Digital Download

Price: $24.95
My Mother Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download
My Mother Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download

Price: $3.95
Today Starts Here Photobook Template - Digital Download
Today Starts Here Photobook Template – Digital Download

Price: $14.95
Word Bubbles Punches - Digital Download
Word Bubbles Punches – Digital Download

Price: $6.95

Don’t forget! Tuesday is also the day that Stampin’ Up! offers new weekly deals. Check them out below and click on the ones you want to snap up. You do need to snap them up because quantity is not guaranteed and they may run out before the end of the week.

Backyard Basics Framelits Dies
Backyard Basics Framelits Dies

Price: $24.95 $18.71
Basics Glimmer Brads
Basics Glimmer Brads

Price: $4.95 $3.71
Gold Metallic Encore Pad
Gold Metallic Encore Pad

Price: $9.95 $7.46
Paper Doily Sizzlits Die
Paper Doily Sizzlits Die

Price: $21.95 $16.46
Primrose Petals 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon
Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon

Price: $8.95 $6.71
Season By Season Kit -- Digital Download
Season By Season Kit – Digital Download

Price: $9.95 $5.97
Summer Starfruit 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon
Summer Starfruit 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon

Price: $8.95 $6.71

Terrific Tuesday – Perfect Pennants

Perfect Pennants digita scrapbook page

Welcome to Terrific Tuesday! Today I have a scrapbook page I created for you using one of the new downloads for today, Perfect Pennants. This digital download contains the perfect sentiment to describe how I feel about my mini-dachshund, one of our two fur babies. Here are pictures of the new downloads. Click on the image to go to my online store to order them.

MDS digital downloads for 2-4-14Since it is Tuesday, the Weekly Deals have changed. You can see them below. Click on the image to check them out in my store.

Weekly Deals 2-4-14Have you wanted to create your own address stamp, monogram stamp, or other unique stamp? Now you can! Stampin’ Up! has just released a new polyphotomer personalized stamp that gives you even more creative freedom than is available with our other personalized stamps. For more information click on the image below.

Photopolymer Personalized StampsSupplies for scrapbook page:

MDS software digital download (130646), MDS software disc (130647), or 30-day Free Trial of MDS (130910), Perfect Pennants Stamp Brush Set (137042)

Isn’t it still Tuesday?

Sorry I didn’t get a blog post done yesterday. I really have no excuse other than I am a professional procrastinator! I sure wish I could get paid for all my experience in that professions…LOL!

On Monday, I shared this blog post and told you all that I would share your scrapbook pages using the technique on my blog if you emailed me a photo of the page. The offer still stands. Dorothy Cordes shared this one with me. I love the view of her backyard covered with a glistening blanket of snow.

Split photo scrapbooking techniqueI had planned to also share a scrapbook page with a photo spread over an arrangement of squares. As often happens, the creative process takes over and the end result is nothing like my beginning idea. Here is what I ended up with. Tomorrow’s post will tell you how to do this.

scrapbook page using digital spotlight technique

Although I am a day late, I still want to share the new Weekly Deals that came out yesterday. Here they are. Click on the photo to go to my online store to order them.

Weekly Stampin' Up! Deals for 1-14-14

Tuesdays are still terrific due to our new digital downloads for MDS. Here are this week’s downloads. Again, click on the image to go to my online store.

New MDS downloads for 1-14-14

MDS Monday – Festive Flurry Digital Kit

Festive Flurry Digital KitOnce in a while you take a special photo that demands special treatment. I created this scrapbook page for the MDS Monday Challenge 49. The sketch has five elongated photo boxes on the page and this photo of frost crystals on the edges of my rosebush leaves is the perfect photo to add across all the photo boxes. I wanted the frost to be the highlight of the page so kept the rest very simple by just adding three lacy white snowflakes from the Festive Flurry Kit.

It is a snap to add one photo across several photo boxes using MDS. Add a photo box, size it and adjust the shape as desired. Then copy and paste to get the desired number of boxes. Arrange them as desired, then select all of them by holding down the shift key while clicking on each box and group them. While the group is selected, drag your photo into the photo box group. Voila! The photo is divided into all the boxes. Experiment with the sizes of the boxes and the alignment of them.

I am going to play with this technique a bit more today and will post a couple of different versions tomorrow. Email me your creations using this technique and I will share them here.

Supplies:MDS software digital download (130646), MDS software disc (130647), or 30-day Free Trial of MDS (130910)
Stamps: Festive Flurry Kit (135250)