Tuesday, 29 March 2011

If you love MDS (or are affraid of it, lol)

There is a solution right around the corner... It is called http://www.mydigitalstudio.net and you can join for free!!! yup, completely free.  It is a great source of inspiration, tutorials, videos and  ideas... All kinda people are members, it is accessible to all of you(s)... Now, here is a scrapbook page totally copied / cased / inspired by other talented ladies in the community :-)

Leah Fedynak for her monochromatic project, Connie Collins for her embellishment coloring, I know, this is tricky cause what if I forget to say thank you to someone... well that is why I am only taking credit for the little dude in the picture, he is ALL mine, lol! and everything else is borrowed.

Hope this helps you create:-)
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Monday, 28 March 2011

My Digital Studio... My Cutie :-)

As most of you know by now... I am definitively not a scrapbooker.  I love looking at other people's creations and I usually think; wow, I wish I could do that!!!
I love making cards cause they usually take less time to make (yep, that's what I said... usually)... I have been trying hard to do some layouts and I think that I am getting there...  Anywho, I have been playing in MDS quite a bit more than usual these last couple of weeks simply because I wanted to keep posting projects while I was working away on my Artisan Contest entries (Can't show you... they are secret projects, lol!!!)  So what can you expect from me in the near future? I hope to get caught up in the next couple of weeks or maybe days and get back to my usual postings:-)
But for now and the rest of this week... MDS it is. 

Lookee me... another scrapbook page... woohoo! only 7 years behind:-)  Kinda feels good... baby steps!

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Friday, 25 March 2011

Background MDS tutorial using punch shapes!

Tada... another tutorial but this time for MDS... not sure if you can see all of it but the most important part is visible and that's all that counts! It might take about 15 seconds or so before the image appears... Have fun!

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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

I know that it has been done... just couldn't resist!

Thanks to Stampin'Up! I now own the Chocolate bunny stamp ;) and I just couldn't resist ! Hope it makes you smile!

Now, lets move on to more serious stuff (or not).  I have been asked by 4 different people in the last week :"When will you be having your next MDS class?"... Answer; it depends.  Since I have no real structure to do so and I love to experiment, I need you guys to tell me what you want to learn and I'll try to create some type of schedule.  Send me emails of what you are curious about and I'll come up with something.  Just use this EMAIL HERE for me to start planning... Talk soon!
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Monday, 21 March 2011

MDS FAQ (My Digital Studio)... part 1

Q: What is My Digital Studio?A: My Digital Studio is an easy-to-use design software featuring thousands of Stampin’ Up!’s award-winning images, colors, and accessories. Compatible with PC and Mac operating systems, My Digital Studio allows designers of all skill levels to create their own digital projects or use hundreds of templates to make professionally designed cards, photo albums, scrapbooks, and more.

Q: What are some of My Digital Studio’s features and benefits?A: My Digital Studio has three main components:
  • Boxed Software: My Digital Studio software enables you to digitally create a variety of projects including (but not limited to) photo albums, cards, calendars, individual scrapbook pages, and multimedia projects that use exclusive Stampin’ Up! art, accessories, and colors. The software contains nearly 2,000 unique elements including stamp brush sets, embellishments, photo and designer templates, punches, card stock, Designer Series papers, and more—all in exclusive Stampin' Up! designs and colors.
  • Digital Downloads: Stampin’ Up! is in the process of creating an ever-increasing library of My Digital Studio digital downloads that are perfect for seasonal projects, important events, or everyday creativity.
  • Professional Print Services: My Digital Studio gives you the option to have your projects professionally printed and delivered right to your door. Our professional print services are the best way to insure correct color matching with Stampin' Up!’s exclusive colors.

My Digital Studio is available in English only and is sold in the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec).

Q: Is this software web-based or will I receive an installation disk?
A: You will receive two installation disks (DVDs) to install on your computer. You will only need an Internet connection to register the product when you install it, to purchase professional print products, or to purchase digital downloads.

Q: Can I share my software with my family and friends?
A: During the installation process, each customer will be asked to accept an End User License Agreement. This agreement allows each copy of the software to be installed on two computers per household.

Q: How much does My Digital Studio boxed software cost?
A: My Digital Studio costs $106.95 CAD.

Q: What is the difference between selecting to create a Photo Album, Card, Calendar, and Multiple Output Options?
A: The Photo Album, Card, or Calendar options allow you to select your project size and type up front. The Multiple Output Options allow you to select the size of the project after you are finished. You can also select to create a multimedia project.

Q: The software agreement allows for installation on two computers in my home. Can I also install the application on a second computer where I work or in another location outside of my home?
A: The software license agreement allows you to install one copy of the software on two computers in your primary residence. If you would like to install the software on a computer in another location, you may purchase another copy to do so.

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Sunday, 20 March 2011

2nd post today... But 1st one with a picture :-)

My Friend Dion emailed me last week and sent me the cutest picture of a card and wondered if we could achieve it using MDS... "Yep!" I said and here is the result.  She should come over tomorrow evening as she has something else in mind and this is only the start...  I have no idea if this is her project or if she saw it somewhere else but I think that this card deserves to be shared... Once I can give the credit back to the rightful person I will, in the mean time, I got permission to share what has been created so far!

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I was right!!!!

Did you guys read yesterday's post about me not being able to locate my Birthday card? Well, my son had in fact put in in a safe place... in his sock drawers... too cute!

I had a fabulous day of doing nothing and I really needed it as I have been running non stop since before the Holidays.

I will leave you on this note and I might pay a quick visit to my "Oasis" later on today and have a project to share... Happy Sunday!
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Friday, 18 March 2011

Sending Springtime Smiles... All done with MDS

Happy Friday (or whatever is left of it...)

Here is another MDS card but this time I wanted to try to Punch a stamped image :-)  I did it!!!  Woohoo :-) Someone was nice enough to tell me which program to use to do screen recording so with time (and your patience) I will get there :-)
Have you given any thought about becoming a Demo!  During Sale-a-Bration, you get a lot more for your buck! And even If you only were to purchase the kit for the discount, it's worth it... come back tomorrow to see what extra gift/perk I got from SU simply because it's my birthday!!!!

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Thursday, 17 March 2011

It comes with the download! As is :-)

That's right... no changes on this MDS card at all!!!  Simply purchase the Just Believe Download and you will get this lovely card already created and ready to be printed as part of the package...
 Image included in your download...

Just click on "Shop Now" and use 123986 to purchase this digital set for the low price of  $7.95 CDN & remember digital equals no shipping fees:-)

Sunday, 13 March 2011

My Digital Studio... 1st Quick card...

Hello Crafters :-),

Today I am only posting a MDS card as I am still working away on my projects for the contest.  Once all is sent in t hen I should revert back to my usual posts... Hang in there, it's worth it, lol!

I just purchased this Love Birds download and knew that I had to use it right away... the best part? I will be hosting a quick card class with the paper version of the scrappin kit before Mother's day and again, you get to keep the left overs home with you which also means that you can make more at your own pace, woohoo you!!!!

 Until tomorrow:-)

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Saturday, 12 March 2011

Hunk if you see me :-)

How will you know if it is me?  Well, look for "the sign" lol!

have a great crafty week!

Friday, 11 March 2011

Butterfly Easel Card Tutorial... Not my creation, only my take on it!

Ooh!!!! Do I really sound like that? 

Not sure I like it:-) Oh well, I'll get use to it and so will you, lol!

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Wednesday, 9 March 2011

I've been asked... I'll give it a try...

You might be thinking.... what the heck is she talking about? 

Well I did buy a camcorder last summer to help me show you "how" I do my projects cause I know that sometimes, my instructions are not that clear!

Have I done anything with it?  Only charge the battery and that was it!  So, fingers crossed, wish me luck, I'll be taking a first stab at it :-)  How about I share with you how to make the "Butterfly Easle card"... Not my creation, just how I would do it!

See ya soon! (or you'll see me soon) Oh and for those of you who wonder... you need to thank my downline for finally convincing me to do it, lol!  too funny :-)
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Tuesday, 8 March 2011

They just grow up too fast!

Here is monkey... making his own "Stampin'Up! oeuvre d'art! "
On another note... Oh my gosh... I have just completed my 1st 3d item for the artisan Award contest.... I think that it is freakingly cute... You guys will have to be patient to see what it is:-) Wish me luck!
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Monday, 7 March 2011

MDS... a blast from the bast... toes!

This is a picture of my little monkey when he was about 4 to 5 month old... He is now going on 7... yikes!  Too cute for words and he just looks so serious! hmmm........
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Sunday, 6 March 2011

16 Easy Birthday Cards Class.... April 16th at 1:00pm

Everything will be pre-cut, pre-punched, pre-packaged and ready for you to stamp and assemble...:-)...
You have a very busy day ahead of you that day and think that you won't be able to stay?... no worries, all you need is about 15 minutes to stamp the sentiments and you can take it home! I will provide every single one of you with a cheat sheet with the pictures of all the finished cards.
Make sure to pay for the class in full via email transfer or by using the Paypal button below before Sunday April 3rd to ensure that I have enough supplies on hand and that I can get everything ready before you come on Saturday the 16th of April at 1:00 pm in my Oasis. Early Bird registration cost is $30 before March 19th then it is $35. 

BD Quick accent class

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Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Available Starting May 1st... Strength & Hope...

And all for an awesome cause. Everytime someone purchases the Strength & Hope Stamp set, $2 will go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® . BCRF is dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide. For more information about BCRF, visit www.bcrfcure.org.

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Tuesday, 1 March 2011