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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Case challenge -

So this weeks challenge was to case a project. I have wanted to create this one page from "Creating Vacation Scrapbook Pages" (by Memory Makers) for as long as I have had the book (which was published in 2004) - never had the time/energy/materials to do it - until now - with My Digital Studio!!

Original page by Heidi Schueller / Creating Vacation Scrapbook Pages (Memory Makers)

The base of the page is a map, which you then cover with vellum and cut out openings for the locations you went to see.

The original page was created of a one day visit to Paris - unfortunately most of my pictures from Paris are not in digital format so I needed to do a page with pictures I have.

The most difficult part was to actually choose pictures and the city!

Then I thought - I have done these scrapbook pages and mini albums of most of my travels, but never any from Finland - my home!

Luckily I had these "tourist shots" from Helsinki - thanks to my husband's first visit to Finland couple of years ago :-)

So here is my digital case of the original page

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Paper Pumpkin

I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .
I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside: All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!
Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

Get Me Now!
All you need is your magic wand (credit card)
to sign up.
(Get it now.)
- I'm $24.95 (and shipping is covered).
- I'll arrive monthly. 
- I've got all the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories
  to create pinable projects. Projects like cards,
  journals, décor, and more!
- I'm all cut, measured, and ready
    —with instructions included.
- I'm a new and exciting surprise every month.
Try Me—You'll Like Me
 Available in March
Afraid of commitment? Too much pun'kin for you to handle? You can try me and I'll visit just once. (But I know you'll want me to come back every month.)
• I'm $20.95 (plus shipping).
• I've got all the stamps, ink, paper,
  and accessories to create beautiful

• I'm all cut, measured, and ready—
  with instructions included.
  (Don't worry, I'm easy.)

Dude, you're welcome!

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Butterfly card - Reverse masking tutorial from Stampin'Up!

This is a great tutorial video from Stampin'Up! on how to do reverse masking. Remember, you don't need to cut the image with Big Shot - you can use any cut out - square, round, punched...
Have fun!

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Reminders about the new foam ink pads

I sometimes have to go back to the basics and read instructions and watch video tutorials again to remind me on various things.

So I thought I would post these 2 videos from Stampin'Up! on how to use the new foam ink pads.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, 8 February 2013

Simply Sent Kit - MDS

I love this new Simply Sent Kit! this page was done with the Digital kit - and uses NOTHING else than that kit!

The kit is travel inspired but works for other events too.

The colours on the kit are so fresh - I just love the pool party and calypso coral together!

I was actually able to use this page for 2 different challenges. The first is the challenge "January 2013 Downloads" and the second is "Simply My Digital Studio Challenge"

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Card Class on Monday February 11th

You can still sign up for my next card class, which will be on Monday February 11th at 7pm. Just RSVP by Saturday afternoon.
The cards work both for Birthday or Valentine's Day.
All cards use Sale-A-Bration stamp sets!

Monday, 4 February 2013

Valentine's MDS Project

Here is my take on the "Valentine's Project challenge" (

The background paper is from the "2012 Convention kit" and then the banners are from "Heart's a Flutter/More Amore" and "Fan Fair"

The "tinted" sign is actually from the original picture, just inserted a second picture (cropped it to show the sign) and then recoloured it red to work with the other colours (the original sign was bright green which didn't work with my colour scheme)

And finally - GREAT NEWS!!!
Stampin'Up! is now allowing us to get the FREE MDS2 TRIAL (free My Digital Studio trial for 30 days) downloads on cd-form (so far you had to download it from the internet). I haven't ordered mine yet, but let me know if you'd like the download CD and I'll get you one - the best part of this is that you can give the cd to a friend and they can download the FREE MDS2 TRIAL too!

If you like scrapbooking, but don't have time for it, the My Digital Studio 2 is a perfect tool for that!
It's easy to crop pictures, change colours, add embellishments and share the project in electronic form. If you want them printed - you can have them done either by Stampin'Up! or any other professional printing service - or even print them yourself!

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Best of 25 years - February stamps

In case you have not yet heard, Stampin'Up! is releasing a new stamp set every month to celebrate their 25 years in business.
The sets consists of 1 brand new stamp and the rest are "golden oldies".