Saturday, March 17, 2012

SUStars MDS Blog Hop

Well, I decided to go out side my comfort zone and try a blog hop featuring Stampin Up's My Digital Studio. You can download it here for a free 30 day trial here. You can also earn a FREE a Sale A Bration My Digital Studio CD with a $50 purchase.  I am glad you joined me from Robin Messenheimer. Weren't her ideas creative?  The members of SU Stars are sooooo talented!

OK, enough of the sales pitch. I have owned My Digital Studio since shortly after I became a demonstrator back in 2010.  This year I have vowed I am going to learn how to use it and use it some what regularly.  It is really easy to do but I never seem to use it.  I guess I am always afraid of not doing it right.  I don't know why, it's a computer screen that will delete anything I don't like.  It's not like I am wasting paper trying to come up with a design.

 Here is a scrapbook page of my husband and myself - my mom took a photo of us while our family was waiting to see Santa Claus.
I didn't journal anything but December 2011.  I happen to know Santa very well, and had not seen him in about 15 years.  So this particular day, I straightened my hair, did my make up, etc all to see Santa. (Crazy I know, but there are some people you just can't see with the "I just got outta bed" look.)

I used the Christmas Jingle designer page.  Super simple, all I had to do was add the photo.  How much easier can scrapbooking get???

The next page was a little harder for me.  Not in the actual technical sense off adding items; but deciding which items I wanted to use.  I did know I wanted to use the FREE Sale-a-Bration disc.  It has tons of options for paper.  I tried every dsp on the disc before I finally settle on one of them.  Then to use a brad or a ribbon.  I mean really-how is a girl to decide???  At first I just had the matted photos of my daughter.  I liked it that way, but I figured it really needed some journaling of some sort. I really didn't know what to say and the paper is so pretty I just decide to add a punch with some shadow and add the word Dance since it is obviously from my daughters dance recital.  I think I am in trouble already, doesn't she look like a little diva? I know what you're thinking-"Ummm Stace, you blurred her face out LOL."  Trust me-I'm in trouble!

Hope on over to Tory Bray to check out what other cool projects you can make with My Digital Studio.  If you get lost during the hop, start at the home page of SU Stars, the list of all participants is available there.

Until next time,


Shari said...

A simple and cute page!

Chris Occhipinti said...

Very nice, Stace! I ove the idea of using Christmas images or papers for non-Christmas pages

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Great pages! TFS!

Cynthia Ferenz

Tory said...

Great pages, Stace.

stampershirley said...

Great pages - I really, really need to use my MDS once in a while.

Carey said...

Great job. I also have a hard time picking the DSP-- there are sooooo many cute ones on MDS.

Carey and Roscoe (who says hi to everyone)

Carol said...

Great page and lovely photo! Thanks!

Janice said...

Great pages, love the pictures.