Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Create with MDS!


Hi Scrapping and Stamping Friends!!
I have another My Digital Studio 12x12 digital scrapbook page for you today.  Have you heard me say how much I LOVE MDS?!  I just can't stop playing around with it!  Best part of all, there is no mess to clean up afterwards!  Now if I only had a laptop, I could scrap while I'm waiting for kids to get done with practices and stuff!

I used the colors from the Create with Connie and Mary blog.  The colors are Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, and Chocolate Chip.  This is challenge CCMC133.  I made a card for this challenge last week.  I have no idea how I knew about it ahead of time.  Must have been on my blog roll or something.  But I went ahead and made another project because I liked this color combo so much.  Since I'm waiting for Sale-A-Bration before I download any new MDS stuff, it was tough to include Pear Pizzazz.  Thankfully, Stampin' Up! offers free upgrades and they included some DSP with the new In-Colors.  I made the Pear Pizzazz strips by using the 1.25" Square Punch and resizing it to the size I wanted, then adding some DSP as the background.  The other digi stamps come from the Always set. They are included with the My Digital Studio software.  Like I said, I'm working with bare bones here.  I only have the original software.  I've purchased NO downloads... yet!

This fabulous sketch comes from the My Digital Studio online community.  It is a great place to be inspired by other amazing MDS artists.  They have a weekly Saturday Sketch Challenge.  This is ScrapSketch14.  The other thing I love about the MDS site is I learn so much!!  The forums are a great place to ask questions like, "How'd they do that?"  I've gleaned some awesome little tips by surfing through this site.  The only thing I haven't figured out how to do is "Group" objects.  I really need to learn this technique, because I love layering embellishments, but I almost always end up moving them.  Then I have to move each layer one at a time.  It's pain staking!  So if you know how to "Group" objects, let me in on the secret.  Please!!

Make sure you stop back by tomorrow to see what we are celebrating at the Stampin' Celebration Challenge.  I know you will "love" it!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping and Scrapping!

17 comments:

Debbie Henderson said...

Krystal, love all the elements you used on your MDS page. You rocked the color challenge! Thanks for playing at Create with Connie & Mary!

Mary Brown said...

WOW Krystal! What a GREAT use of the color challenge to do your GORGEOUS scrapbook page! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Deb said...

Great scrapbook page!!! And what a great looking bunch of kiddos! I do have a laptop and need to take it with me to practices (lol)! Great idea! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Amy said...

Krystal, this layout is awesome! It's so clean but so pretty. Great work!

Tanya Boser said...

Beautiful pictures and that page is gorgeous!!

Twila said...

Krystal, this is a great page. The colors are wonderful in it.

Cori said...

Gorgeous layout! Your kids are beautiful!

Yapha said...

Those buttons are so perfect with your daughter's shirt! Amazing! Fantastic use of the colors!

Jen Timko said...

Well I think you ARE one of the MDS artists! This is wonderful!

Connie Babbert said...

What a SUPER scrapbook page! Great job with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Heidi Baks said...

Mystery solved? Or are you psychic? Your pages are fabulous!

Ellen Pruett (aka Chipper) said...

I love, love, love this page!

Julie Gearinger said...

Congrats on being one of the top three picks at Create with Connie and Mary! So well deserved- I love this page! You did an excellent job and have inspired me to play more with my laptop and MDS:-)

Sunflower Stamper said...

Great page Krystal! Wow! Congrats on being a top pick and Connie and Mary too! YEAH!!

Lisa said...

FANTASTIC page! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Great page! I love the little details- the stamp image over the pics, the little brads,...all so cute!

Shelley said...

All your details are fantastic! Love the row of buttons on the top of the page!