Monday, January 31, 2011

Using sketches to digitally scrapbook

Another demonstrator, Alesha Walls, does a weekly sketch challenge over at the My Digital Studio community. I've been wanting to participate and this week's sketch was a perfect place for me to start. I love that I don't have to put any thought into what my design is going to be. I just pick the colors and stamps that match my photos.

Here is the sketch:

And here's my layout:

Go here to see other layouts made using the sketch.

I also made the following layout using a sketch I found here. I use all the help I can get to make scrapbooking quicker and easier!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Quick Baby Cards with MDS

So I've been needing to make some baby cards for a while now (seems like our friends and family keep popping them out ;) so today I decided I would sit down and do it. I really didn't want to get out my stamps and make a mess so I thought I'd give it a try in My Digital Studio.

I designed a very simple card using colors for a baby boy:

I purposely kept the card gender neutral in its design so that all I'd need to do is change out the colors.

Here's the baby girl card:

My Digital Studio does have a great printing service with reasonable prices, but since I needed the cards today, I lined them up on the right side of a Photoshop document and printed them on best quality on white card stock at home. They turned out great!

The nice thing about these cards is they are flat so I can mail them and not have to worry about having to pay extra postage. If I were giving them at a shower or something I could add real buttons and staples, though, to give it more of a three-dimensional quality. 

I really do love how quickly I made these cards! Leaves more time in the day to play with my baby girl. :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sunny Days layout (MDS)

Yesterday I was freezing so I decided to work on a layout from summertime to warm me up. This was the first time Esper wore a bathing suit - isn't it TO DIE FOR cute? I think so. I played around with a lot of colors but in the end I went for simple so the focus could be on the photographs. I like the result!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Cherish Christmas card (My Digital Studio)

My sister wanted a Christmas card designed to go along with these photos and she didn't necessarily want a Christmas theme to the card. I love that in My Digital Studio I can pick the colors I want to use based on the colors in the photos. And I found a perfect stamp set to use that adds elegance to the photos of her and her family. She really loved how it turned out, and that made me very happy! I would love to design something for you too if you ever need it!
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