Posts Tagged ‘digital scrapbooking’

I mentioned a few posts ago how fun it was to be able to take My Digtal Studio with anywhere since it is on my laptop. Not only that, but I can even begin to scrapbook things before the trip is over! You have to love digital technology! I used this week’s Saturday Sketch Challenge from Stamping 411 to create a scrapbook page while I am still at the American Association of School Librarians conference! This week’s sketch:


Right across from the Convention Center in Charlotte is a beautiful green, with these amazing statues of books. My friend and colleague, Elisabeth and I wanted a picture in front of this. Luckily a kindly librarian passing by took a picture of us together.


It is amazing to me that I can still be at an event, and be actively creating a scrapbook about it. Every time I use My Digital Studio, I like it more and more!


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I found yet another great plus to using Stampin’ Up’s My Digital Studio. You can take it anywhere! I am currently in Charlotte, North Carolina for the American Association of School Librarians conference. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t have brought any stamping stuff with me, because it is too hard to figure out what I want to do, and how much to bring, and what if I don’t have time, etc, etc. But not this time! Nope! I simply loaded My Digital Studio on my laptop, and I can relax in the evenings by playing with it and creating a few pages! (I love that when you purchase MDS you are licensed to install it on two computers in the same home, so I can install it on both my desktop and laptop computer without a problem.)

I had some spare time this morning before I have to head out to the conference sessions, so I put together a scrapbook page for this week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge. The colors are:


I used some pictures from last December, of my Dad and Eve building a hot air balloon out of her Mega Fort Builder set. I substituted Tempting Turquoise for the Taken with Teal, because the background paper I wanted to use was not available in Taken with Teal.  I’m very happy with the way it came out, and I may use it as one of the pages of the calender I am making for my parents for Hanukkah. (Another great feature of MDS — you can import pages from one project to another! It saves time and effort, no duplicating work!)


Happy Stampin’, whether it is real or virtual!

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You’ll love the convenience of Stampin’ Up’s Holiday Gift-Giving Guide! With gift ideas for kids, teens, neighbors, and more, it’s your one-stop shop for all your holiday needs. Download your copy here.

Plus, when you spend $50 on products in the guide, you’ll get a Décor Elements for FREE (up to a $16.95 value)! In fact, for every $50 you spend on products listed in the guide you can choose a Décor Element valued up to $16.95.

If you don’t have a Big Shot yet, be sure to check out the Big Shot Gift Pack on the bottom of page 4 of the guide. Wow!

Shop now on my website, or contact me to place your order, or schedule a workshop so you can earn even more free items. Not in the Los Angeles area? No problem! Contact me for details on how to host a long-distance workshop.

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My friend Andrea asked if I could help come up with some baby announcements for Jack. He was born in June, and she figured she better get the birth announcements out before the holiday cards. “Of course,” I answered, thinking what a great chance that would be for me to play around with the card making features of My Digital Studio. It was so easy and fun to do, I made two! These are both 5″x7″ cards.



If you chose to print them through Stampin’ Up, you can also add more pictures and text for the inside, which is where I would put all of the birth announcements details, and maybe even a picture of the whole family. Which one would you pick?

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There are seven new digital downloads available, just released today! They can be used in My Digital Studio, and also in Photoshop or any other digital scrapbooking software that imports JPGs and PNGs. I can’t wait to make some fun Halloween pages with these!

118114 Cast A Spell Designer Series paper - digital download $4.95

118114 Cast A Spell Designer Series paper - digital download $4.95

118115 Night & Day Designer Series paper - digital download $4.95

118115 Night & Day Designer Series paper - digital download $4.95

118124 Medallion stamp brush set - digital download $1.95

118124 Medallion stamp brush set - digital download $1.95

118126 Circle Circus stamp brush set - digital download $5.95

118126 Circle Circus stamp brush set - digital download $5.95

118116 School Days II stamp brush set - digital download $9.95

118121 Great Moments II stamp brush set - digital download $9.95

118121 Great Moments II stamp brush set - digital download $9.95

118122 Pumpkin Patch stamp brush set - digital download $5.95

118122 Pumpkin Patch stamp brush set - digital download $5.95

You can order these online, and immediately download them and have fun! I’d love to see what you create!

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Welcome to Stampin’ Addicts first ever Blog Carnival! It features Stampin’ Up’s new digital crafting software, My Digital Studio. Because this is a blog carnival, you can choose any of the participants to go to next! A full list is at the bottom of this post, or you can visit Stampin’ Addicts for more information.

There are many things that I love about My Digital Studio. First, I love that it is on my own computer, and not stored on the Internet somewhere, so I don’t need Internet access to use it. Second, I love that it works on both PCs and Macs. Third, I love that it comes licensed to install on two computers in the same home, which means that I can legally put it on both my laptop and my desktop computer. Fourth, I love that it comes with pre-made templates by Stampin’ Up’s fabulous designers that are easy to use and easy to modify as well. Today I’m going to show you two projects where I easily modified pre-made templates.

I have been working on putting together a scrapbook of my daughter Eve’s year in kindergarten. I let her pick which designer kit she wanted, and she chose to use Sunny Day. It’s beautiful and versatile, and has been working out great! Here is a page I did of her working in woodshop. I did not modify the page at all, other than to insert the two pictures and add the journaling.


For Halloween I started with that exact same layout, since I wanted the Pumpkin Pie background paper. As you can see, however, I removed quite a few stamps and embellishments, changed colors of other parts, and added in new embellishments and stamps. But I stuck with the same basic colors (other than black) that are in the whole album. And it was so easy!


Next, I wanted to try a card. Yesterday was my in-laws anniversary, but they are on vacation so I couldn’t mail them a traditional card. I wanted to make a digital card that I could email them. There are quite a few pre-made cards to choose from, so I picked this Christmas card because I liked the layout and the colors.


I deleted the holly and used the oval punch to cover up the Christmas greeting in the middle. Then I used a stamp from Together Forever in the oval, and Baroque Motifs on the bottom half. I finished it with a little red heart punch. I am so pleased with how it came out!


Whether you feel like designing from scratch, using a template, or somewhere in between, My Digital Studio truly is your digital papercrafting solution!

Thanks for visiting this part of the Blog Carnival. Be sure and take a look at these other fabulous blogs:

DMDezigns/Dawnmarie: My Digital Studio – The Birdseye Overview
HowManyCats?!/Comeka: Digitize Your Sketch Library with MDS
Willysgirl/Sarah: MDS Xmas and Extras
Hollylogic/Holly: MDS as a Design Tool (or How Not to Slice Up All Your Brushed Gold)
Lyssa: Playing with Stamps You Don’t Own
Lilysinkpad/Sara: Simply Scrappin’ Kits Go Digi
JulieA/Julie: Wanna Little Music with Your Slideshow?
lovetostampandscrap/Cheryl: Creating a Calendar to Beat All Calendars
Melina Stamps!/Melina: Man-Scrapping with MDS
BroncoMom/Joyce: Build Your Own DSP
Britiney: Clever Album Covers – A Piece of (Cup)Cake
S1itcher46/Kim: Hybridizing and Cataloging Collections
Kelli: Side-by-Side Test: Is it Actual or Is It MDS?
Scrapbookmama/Ellie: Keeping the Spotlight on Your (Adorable!) Subjects

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Whoo-hoo! It is October 1st and that means that Stampin’ Up’s fabulous Digital Papercrafting Solution, My Digital Studio, is now available to purchase! As a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator, I’ve been able to play with it for a few weeks now, and believe me, it is fabulous! (Want to be able to get all of the new stuff sooner? See below for a great sign up special!)


Want to see some of the great things that My Digital Studio can do? I’m excited to be part of a Blog Carnival starting this Saturday. A carnival is different than a hop. Instead of linking in a circle, I’ll have a list of participating blogs, who will show a wide variety of projects, including scrapbook pages, cards, calendars, and more! The carnival goes through November 1st, so you’ll have plenty of time to peruse all of the great ideas. I’ll keep a button on the sidebar for you to have easy access to these great ideas! (And yes, the logo above was made by Lyssa using My Digital Studio!)

Can’t wait until Saturday? Here’s a short video from Stampin’ Up all about My Digital Studio.

Even more good news!!

Stampin’ Up has introduced a Digital+ Starter Kit. That’s right, you can sign up to be a demonstrator with an exclusive Starter Kit that includes My Digital Studio, in addition to stamps, inks, and accessories.
Digital+ Starter Kit Price: $185 (over $295 value!)

Digital+ Starter Kit Contents:

  • My Digital Studio software suite
  • Two stamp sets (Party Hearty, Petal Pizzazz)
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2″ x 11″)
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2″ x 11″)
  • Four Classic Stampin’ Pads (Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise)
  • Four Stampin’ Write markers (Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red)
  • Chocolate Chip 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon
  • Real Red 1″ double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • Button Latte Designer buttons
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies (product catalogs, order forms, training DVD and other supplies)

Signing up has never been easier! You can do it right through my website.  You’ll need to use my special password, which is SUwithYapha.

Please let me know if you have any questions about My Digital Studio. I’m happy to answer them!

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