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.
And here are the new MDS digital downloads:
Don’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!
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
One 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:
I 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.
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.
|Basics Glimmer Brads
4.95 $3.71 |
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.
Since it is Tuesday, the Weekly Deals have changed. You can see them below. Click on the image to check them out in my store.
Have 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.
Supplies 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)
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.
I 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.
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.
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.
Once 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)
Here is another challenge from My Digital Studio Monday. This one is a scrapbook page and the sketch enables you to put numerous pictures on the page. Here is the sketch:
and here is my version:
Supplies: MDS software digital download (130646), MDS software disc (130647), or 30-day Free Trial of MDS (130910); Background Be Yourself May Kit (133426) – designer series paper 1; Embellishments Neutral Delightful Digital Tape (128874) 1 – whisper white; Stamps
Fundamental Phrases (118824)- party, Christmas Messages (135268) – oh what fun
I started this page by adding all the pictures I wanted to share. I played around with their placement and size for quite a while before adding the background. I tried plain Soft Sky card stock and one of the Winter Frost papers but didn’t like either. Then I popped in this pattern from the Be Yourself May Kit designer series paper. I couldn’t believe how it made the colors in the photos pop and tied them all together. The motion in the placement of the photos and the movement of color in the background resonate with the excitement and activity of a three-year-old’s birthday party. Since this is an 8 1/2″ x 11″ scrapbook page, there wasn’t room for any flourishes. The title takes their place. I used the color picker to choose the pink jacket color for the title.
Today is a Terrific Tuesday because we get new digital downloads. Check them out below and then click on the image to order them in my online store.
Don’t forget the Weekly Deals are still going on and the new deals come out on Tuesday…how terrific! Check out these terrific deals now! Then click on the image to order them.
Supplies: MDS software digital download (130646), MDS software disc (130647), or 30-day Free Trial of MDS (130910); Background – Card Stock/Primrose Petals; Stamps – When The Clock Strikes Twelve Ensemble (136679) – overlay fireworks and label border, From My Heart (131234)- happy birthday, , Moments Ago (135717) – sunshine
When the Clock Strikes Twelve Ensemble is one of the new digital downloads today that makes this Tuesday terrific. It is an ensemble for New Year’s Eve specifically but the embellishments, punches, and stamps that come with this ensemble are useful for so many other situations. I used the fireworks and the frame on this birthday scrapbook page of our g-granddaughter’s 3rd birthday. Check out all the stamps included in this download!
Click on the image to check out the rest of the ensemble and order it. You will get so much value for your money!
Now new downloads aren’t the only reason today is a Terrific Tuesday. There are new Weekly Deals. Check them out by clicking on the image below. I would order a few myself but I have spent my monthly budget already preordering Occasions mini catalog product.
Now if that weren’t enough, Stampin’ Up! has started their Clearance Rack Blitz running Dec 10 – Jan 2. Wow! There are a ton of new retired items that have been added with up to 80% off. Click on the image to check the Clearance Rack out. Items are only available as long as supplies last so go now!
One of the new downloads today is the 2013-2015 In Color Ruffle Trim. I enjoy using it with traditional stamping and am delighted that it is now available in digital form. Furthermore, I was surprised that the download includes a circle frame and a flower created with the ruffle trim, very cool. I had the perfect picture of my college freshman granddaughter to put in the frame and this scrapbook page was the outcome.
For some reason the MDS program only offered an oval shape when I changed the shape of the photo so I went with that. Had to change the shape of the circle frame but it works. Our granddaughter’s house at college had a function where they all dressed like flappers. I think she nailed the look. Of course, I had to add a vintage overlay! I used the Decorative Overlays – flourishes and changed the color to Early Espresso to keep with the vintage look. The background is Very Vanilla. I am so delighted with how this page turned out! Check out the new downloads for today and order your favorites here.
MDS software digital download (130646), MDS software disc (130647), or 30-day Free Trial of MDS (130910)
2013-2015 In Color Ruffle Trim (135253)
Decorative Overlays stamp brush set (129880) – flourishes
I love doing challenges, especially with MDS! Today’s challenge is this sketch
and here is my take on it.
I wanted to try the sketch using a punch shape other than rectangles. First I tried using flowers but that wasn’t fitting together well so I changed to hearts. I used the Full Heart and the Small Heart punches. I filled them with various patterns of the Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper. After making a row of hearts, I grouped them and copy and pasted them once. The second time I pasted them, I inverted them so they would fit with the row of little hearts better. Let me tell you…having already added the dsp to the punches, each further action I made on the page took a loooonnnng time to complete. I don’t know which is better, to get all the punches positioned as desired first and then add the dsp to each punch or to add the dsp first like I did.
Seeing this photo of our granddaughter the day she moved into her house on the Smith College campus brings such a joy to my heart. Her confident pose shows how excited she is to be going to college. I pray her confidence and hopes of a bright future remain throughout her adult life.
MDS software digital download (130646), MDS software disc (130647), or 30-day Free Trial of MDS (130910)
Paper – Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper (13473)
Punches – Full Heart and Small Heart Punches (come with MDS)