Monday, March 2, 2015

SC99-Sketch Challenge

Hello Monday!  We've got a super easy card sketch for you today at Stampin' Celebration... but I used it to make a scrapbook layout!  Check it out!



Challenge Guidelines 


  • Feel free to use any brand of product you may have in your stash. 
  • We ask that you create a new project for this challenge and add a link to our blog or use the challenge graphic in your post. 
  • Please link directly to the post for this challenge, not your entire blog (so we can find your project better)
  • Please limit the combined challenges on your project to no more then 4 including ours. 
  • And have fun!!! 
  • The challenge will be open for 2 weeks and the linky will close on Friday Mar 13th @ 9pm EST
  • xo Anita

    MDSM103-Bridal Falls Waterpark

    Happy Monday!  Yapha's got a clean-lined and simple sketch for us today at MDS Monday!


    Here's my layout for today!  Hope you're inspired to play along!

     
     
    Challenge Guidelines:
    • Please create a new MDS project for the current challenge.
    • Provide a link back to MDS Monday or use the challenge graphic above within your post.
    • Link directly to your post or mydigitalstudio.net sample page for this challenge, not your entire website (So we can find your project)
    • You can create a card, scrapbook page or 3-D object with the sketch.
    • The Challenge will end on Saturday March 7th @ 12pm EST. 
    • Have fun! 
    xo Anita

    Monday, February 23, 2015

    A Day In The Life...-MDSM102

    Are you familiar with a daily or weekly scrap page, a page that documents a day- or week-in-the-life?  One specific example is December Daily by Ali Edwards.  In December, there are so many activities going on, that creating daily pages help document these busy times.  More generically, daily or weekly pages sprung out of Project 365, in which you take a photo every day.  Taking a daily photo frees you from having to frame the perfect scene, or document only important or exciting activities, and rather just photograph everyday life.  Society has embraced this type of photo-taking with the social media and selfie evolution.

    Once you have these everyday photos, you need a format to tell the story.  Project Life layouts can be a great way to complete day-in-the-life or week-in-the-life pages.  In fun examples by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, you can see how she uses the date of the week or month to help tell the story.  One digital kit specifically designed for these type of pages is the Daily December Memories Photobook Template. It's not just for December, and it was from this kit that Heidi took this week's example layout for our MDS Monday challenge.  When building pages from scratch, Project Life downloads such as Hello December, Seasonal Snapshot, or any other pocket card download and Day to Day Stamp Brush Set are perfect.


    Our challenge to you is to create a daily or weekly page.  Make sure you use actual dates as part of the embellishments or pocket cards.  They can be in Project Life format or any other layout.  Don't feel you need to stick to the example layout here; we've included the link to the Daily December kit for more ideas.  The charm of the page is to just use daily photos of what you ate, where you went, what you did.  Nothing fancy, but just a fun way to tell the story of everyday life.  Can't wait to see what you create!  

    Here's my layout of a fun day away with visiting family last summer!  I'll show it to you side by side which is how they would be displayed in the book, and the I'll show you larger, so you can see more detail!  I'll have some more of these type of pages to show you tomorrow and later this week, as I have been stuck on the couch for the last week with a badly sprained ankle, and have pretty much been scrapbooking non-stop!


    And here a little larger...



    Challenge Guidelines:
    • Please create a new MDS project for the current challenge.
    • Provide a link back to MDS Monday or use the challenge graphic above within your post.
    • Link directly to your post or mydigitalstudio.net sample page for this challenge, not your entire website (So we can find your project)
    • You can create a card, scrapbook page or 3-D object with the sketch.
    • The Challenge will end on Saturday February 28th @ 12pm EST. 
    • Have fun! 
    Thanks for stopping by!  xo Anita

    Monday, February 16, 2015

    Stampin' Celebration 98-Thank You

    Hello there!  I'm back with another Stampin' Celebration!  And like I explained in my MDS Monday post...this one will be short and sweet due to me making a very foolish mistake!  Click here to read about it!  So also please forgive the quality of my picture... I could not get onto MDS at first, so I made a card and took a picture with my iphone, but the lighting in the room wasn't the best, and I didn't do any editing of the photo at all, so.... it is what it is!


    Here's my card...  


    I tried the 'stencil in watercolour technique' from one of my Online Card Classes using the colours from the challenge board.  It worked out ok, except the stencil popped up in the middle despite my best efforts, so you don't get the full effect, but it is still pretty!

    Challenge Guidelines 
    • Feel free to use any brand of product you may have in your stash. 
    • We ask that you create a new project for this challenge and add a link to our blog or use the challenge graphic in your post. 
    • Please link directly to the post for this challenge, not your entire blog (so we can find your project better)
    • Please limit the combined challenges on your project to no more then 4 including ours. 
    • And have fun!!! 
    • The challenge will be open for 2 weeks and the linky will close on Friday Feb. 27th @ 9pm EST.
    See you in the gallery!  xo Anita

    MDSM 101-Hello There!

    Hello Everyone!  Welcome to MDS Monday!  This post will be very short and sweet... I spilled soup on my laptop earlier this week and while the keyboard is working better than it was at first, there are still a few keys which do not work at all... so I have to go back and fill them in using the on screen keyboard, which is VERY time consuming.... 

    For eample, I will show you what happes if I do't go back ad fill i the missig letters.... this is what you would read!  ot too fu to try ad read this is it! ugh... what a foolish thig of me to do... but, what's doe is doe!

    So you can see I had better just post the picture and leave well enough alone here! 

    Here's the sketch!


    And here's my layout designed in MDS!


    Challenge Guidelines:

    • Please create a new MDS project for the current challenge.
    • Provide a link back to MDS Monday or use the challenge graphic above within your post.
    • Link directly to your post or mydigitalstudio.net sample page for this challenge, not your entire website (So we can find your project)
    • You can create a card, scrapbook page or 3-D object with the sketch.
    • The Challenge will end on Saturday February 21st @ 12pm EST. 
    • Have fun! 
    Thanks for stopping by!  xo Anita

    Monday, February 2, 2015

    Stampin' Celebration 97!

    Happy Monday to ya'll!  I'm back again for Stampin' Celebration.  We've got a really simple sketch for you this challenge that will be absolutely perfect for a scrapbook layout, like I used it for, or for a card!  Bring it on!  Here's the sketch...





    ... and here's my scrapbook layout designed in MDS of course!



    OK, so here's the deal...

    Challenge Guidelines 
    • Feel free to use any brand of product you may have in your stash. 
    • We ask that you create a new project for this challenge and add a link to our blog or use the challenge graphic in your post. 
    • Please link directly to the post for this challenge, not your entire blog (so we can find your project better)
    • Please limit the combined challenges on your project to no more then 4 including ours. 
    • And have fun!!! 
    • The challenge will be open for 2 weeks and the linky will close on Friday Feb. 13th @ 9pm EST.
    See you in the gallery!  xo Anita

    Celebrating 100 Challenges-MDSM100!!!!!



    It's our 100th challenge at MDS Monday!  Whoo, hoo!!!  Can you believe that we've had 100 weeks of sketches or challenges?  To celebrate, we're doing something different.  Heidi has maintained a Pinterest board of all the MDS Monday sketches to date.  Go to that board and pick your favorite sketch to create a new scrapbook page or card.  When you link your project, be sure to tell us which sketch you used.  We will give you two weeks to create your projects, and we're giving out prizes!!!  The top two winners will receive a download of their choice valued up to $9.95, and three runner-up winners will receive MDS Monday key chains designed by Beth!!!  So, get your creative juices flowing and help us celebrate this awesome milestone.

    For this special occasion I chose to use sketch #90...  I loved when we used it back in November... and still do!



    Here's my layout!


    This was a super fun day out with family... and we just had to get a shot of my sister in law with her shark.... she was pretty doubtful about the whole 'shark fishing' adventure... but I'm pretty sure she had fun!

    Challenge Guidelines:
    • Please create a new MDS project for the current challenge.
    • Provide a link back to MDS Monday or use the challenge graphic above within your post.
    • Link directly to your post or mydigitalstudio.net sample page for this challenge, not your entire website (So we can find your project)
    • You can create a card, scrapbook page or 3-D object with the sketch.
    • The Challenge will end on Saturday February 14th @ 12pm EST. 
    • Have fun! 



    We're also having a Blog Hop this week so you can see the sketches we picked and learn how we created our pages.  You can go from here to the next stop, which is Tami's blog, and follow the hop from there!



    http://swimminginstamps.com/

    Thanks for stopping by!  Can't wait to see you in the gallery!  xo Anita

    Monday, January 26, 2015

    MDSM 99-Exploring Larrabee State Park

    Hey everyone!  It's that time again... Monday!  We've got this fabulous sketch from Cindy for you today!  Click on MDS Monday to go to the main challenge page to see all the fine print and details concerning the challenge... and then open up MDS on your computers and start playing!!!

    You can use birthday or celebration pictures of course.... but any pictures of any occasion will work perfectly!  In fact, that's what I've done here!  


    These photos are from a day trip that we took with family that was visiting from the other side of the country... I love how it turned out.  The colours are so pretty aren't they?

    Challenge Guidelines:
    • Please create a new MDS project for the current challenge.
    • Provide a link back to MDS Monday or use the challenge graphic above within your post.
    • Link directly to your post or mydigitalstudio.net sample page for this challenge, not your entire website (So we can find your project)
    • You can create a card, scrapbook page or 3-D object with the sketch.
    • The Challenge will end on Saturday January 31st @ 12pm EST. 
    • Have fun! 
    xo Anita

    Monday, January 19, 2015

    Finally...! SC96

    Hi again!  Back with another MDS post for Stampin' Celebration!  We're all about the love hearts and pink and red this time around.... check out the inspiration board for the next challenge!

     
    We'd love to see what you've got for us, so be sure to play along... here's my layout!


    I went with the pink/red colour scheme initially... but then ended up adding some little birds in there too... mostly because I noticed the Aviary stamp set suddenly, and realized it's been a long time since I used it! 

    My little gal was super excited when she finally got a big girl bed... she was 3.5 I think... poor thing!  Way past time, don't you think?  She is our "baby" so we just never ever thought about taking her out of her crib, and she never climbed out either, so it was very comfortable for us.... but then one day  she had a little friend over and when she went into SarahLynn's bedroom to play I heard her ask, "Why do you still have a baby bed?"  Oh dear!  I don't even think SarahLynn ever realized it herself... so we remedied that pretty soon after!  Look at her "pleased as peaches" smile... and she reads in bed too, just like the "big girls" do!

    Ok, so the challenge details....

  • Feel free to use any brand of product you may have in your stash. 
  • We ask that you create a new project for this challenge and add a link to our blog or use the challenge graphic in your post. 
  • Please link directly to the post for this challenge, not your entire blog (so we can find your project better)
  • Please limit the combined challenges on your project to no more then 4 including ours. 
  • Have fun!!! 
  • The challenge will be open for 2 weeks and the linky will close on Friday January 30th @ 9pm EST.

  • Hope to see you in the gallery!  Thanks for stopping by!

    xo Anita

    MDSM98-Cute, Little & Fun!

    Hi all!  I'm back with a new project for MDS Monday.  Beth is challenging us with this great sketch and the added bonus of filling in a punch shape with a photo!  I'm pretty sure this was a first for me.... except for maybe using a circle punch a time or two.... but I'm not even sure about that!  Here's the sketch...


    You don't have to use this punch... feel free to change it up with whatever punches you have... I'm willing to bet if you go through your punches, you've got some there that you don't even remember!  At least I'm speaking from experience here;)


    I've used the Nobody's Business punch shape... which I didn't even realize I had.  It was perfect for this photo though, and I'm glad Beth challenged us to do this!

    Challenge Guidelines:


    • Please create a new MDS project for the current challenge.
    • Provide a link back to MDS Monday or use the challenge graphic above within your post.
    • Link directly to your post or mydigitalstudio.net sample page for this challenge, not your entire website (So we can find your project)
    • You can create a card, scrapbook page or 3-D object with the sketch.
    • The Challenge will end on Saturday January 24th @ 12pm EST. 
    • Have fun! 
    xo Anita