Saturday, March 17, 2012

SUStars Blog Hop - My Digital Studio

Welcome to the last stop on the SUStars My Digital Studio blog hop. I'm sure you've seen lots of great ideas!  If you've been hopping along, you should have arrived from CJ Stamps.  If you started here, you can just continue the loop from the link at the bottom.

Did you know?  When you download MDS Express from your demonstrator's website, it's yours FREE for 30 days!  You'll get:

* Full access to the software at NO COST for 30 days.
* Full design functionality.
* Exclusive artwork that comes with My Digital Studio Express—that’s $50 worth of content!
* Opportunity to purchase additional downloads from designer templates to stamp brush sets--and everything in between.
* Access to our professional print services.

This is not a limited-time special, this is an on-going offer.

OK, on with the project.  Since we've been having unseasonably warm weather this winter, and especially with this week and next in the 70s (I'm in Michigan!  It's MARCH!) I did a wintery page for this hop.  My family went to the upper peninsula of Michigan last month to find some snow.  We had a great time.  

For this page, I used one of the Photo Only options.  The photo layout was already there for me.  I just had to drop in photos, choose colors and add accessories and words.  You can click on the picture to see it larger.

There are also Designer options, where the colors and accessories are already there.  All you have to do is drop in photos and add titles.  No time to scrap?  There's your solution!  Of course, there are also Design Your Own options, where you get a blank canvas to create to your heart's content.

If you already have MDS but don't know where to start, check out  There are tons of tips, ideas, video tutorials and more to help you on your way.

I hope you've been inspired by this month's hop.  If you'd like to start at the beginning, just click here.    We also have a bonus blog here.

Happy Hopping!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March BCB Cards

Welcome, Stampers!

Here are this month's cards for Birthday Card Bonanza.  We'll start at 8PM (instead of 7PM) this month.

We have two zebra cards this month, since zebra print is so hot right now, especially with pink for the girlie girls!  Looking at that one, I think I'll add another layer of black behind the main image.  That'll look better.  Ebony & Ivory is the look for our masculine card.

Of course, we have a bonus card this month!  St. Patrick's Day will be here soon, so why not send out a few cards?  These are great for kids or adults.

Cards are still just $1 each, including envelope.  You can click on the image to see them larger.

See you Friday night!