Monday, May 25, 2015

MDSM 115- Farewell & Favourites

Well.... it's that moment that we've all been dreading... our last challenge here at MDS Monday:(  With Stampin' Up's announcement that MDS will be discontinued, we also decided that we would be saying good bye to our weekly challenge here at MDS Monday.  I wanted to give a heartfelt thank you to all my fellow designers at MDS Monday.  Since I played along with my first challenge... 102 challenges ago... I have been pushed in my creativity to go to the next level... I've been inspired by others on the design team to try things I probably wouldn't normally do... and I have usually loved the end results of it!  I also have made some great friends in these ladies... who I've never even met, but feel as if I know them!  I will always love MDS... and will definitely keep creating in it... but I will be taking a break from posting on my blog for a time.  I have to focus on some other areas of my life... like my husband and kids, and just being a mom:)  

I also want to thank each and everyone of you who come here to check out my blog and the MDS Monday challenges... you all have been so inspiring with your work as well... I loved checking out your submissions.    I guess this is a good time to add that I am also stepping down from my position on the Stampin' Celebration design team.  I don't have a ton of time at this point in my life right now for creating with paper, so I've been designing in MDS mostly... but with that being discontinued, I'm not sure how inspiring my work will be for everyone in the challenges:(  

Like I said... I will be taking a break from blogging, but I will be back with both cards and scrapbook layouts after the summer, which I will be posting for my own visual record and your viewing pleasure if you so desire!

So... with no further ado... let's check out our very last challenge at MDS Monday!  Let's see what our favourite downloads are!  That's what we want to know from you!  Easy huh?  and let's see if we can get a huge send off for this challenge... come on... we all have our favourites!

I made this layout with not only one favorite in mind... but with a "few of my favourite things"!  First I used a PL card as the background, which is one of my new favorite things to do!  I used the Love This download... I love the DSP in the download, both the designs on it, and the colours it is designed with.  I also used a Downtown Grunge frame... I seldom make a layout without one of those around a photo... they are definitely my go-to photo frames!  I also used sequins, which I seem to do alot of... a little sprinkle of them here or there, seems to finish off a layout when it needs a little sumthin' sumthin'.  I guess it helps to have "girl" layouts... I would probably use splatter for "boy" layouts!  And lastly, but certainly not least... that photo show three of my favourite little people!  My favorite scrapbooking subjects!  My daughters!

I hope I've inspired you to scrapbook your favorites!

Challenge Guidelines for MDS Monday
  • 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 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 May 30th @ 12pm EST. 
  • Have fun!  
xo Anita


Tami Hewlett said...

Anita, what a great page! The re-colored sequins are so pretty and the colors of those cards are a perfect accent to the gingerbread house. I've really enjoyed seeing your pages each week!

Unknown said...

Great page, and a lovely kit too! Thanks for all the inspiration from you and the MDS Monday Blog Design Team Members... I shall miss the challenges.

Unknown said...

Thanks Tami! I always love your pages as well... All those pretty dance photos, and your beautiful daughters😊 you will continue to inspire me😉

Unknown said...

Thanks Diane 😉 I am always inspired by your layouts as well, and hope you'll also continue to use MDS to scrap those beautiful photos you always have. One of my favourite things about MDS is all the friendships I have made💗

Cori Kozak said...

I always love your creations Anita! This layout is great - I love the colors and splash of green sequins!