Inspiration from Melissa

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

fun MDS

one more predesigned from family fun photobook. Here I added more photo boxes than they provided bc I always have  more pix than templates typically allow!:) but with the click of a button, I've got more boxes to fill with pictures!

Monday, December 16, 2013

first day of school MDS

predesigned. love it. made one layout and changed the picture only so both girls can have one in their books! easy peasy! Family Fun photobook template

Sunday, December 15, 2013

growing up MDS

on the go kit, my digital studio, cased from Heather Summers

Friday, December 13, 2013

life as usual MDS

a day at Oak Grove, hiking and a fire to stay warm.... My Digital Studio

Thursday, December 12, 2013

field trip MDS

Ms. Haley's little trip to the pumpkin patch! My Digital Studio

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

01 MDS

My Digital Studio

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Noel Monthly Kit

ok so I havn't had a lot of time to stamp but tonight I MADE time! yeah! w/ Christmas gifts that came for the girls's teachers and other things that needed wrapping I just had to go down there and play for a bit. What better way than to open up my paper pumpkin box! oh cute is this card! I quickly stamped them up since they did all the thinking for me and now I have the cards for the teachers ready to go! I did something different this year.... in the past I've stamped a stack of cards for the teachers but since i'm running out of time I went a different route and bought a 'KIT' that is ready to go for them to stamp the cards themselves!! sweet! The Everyday Occasions Kit check it out! u still have time to buy this for someone special you know...or yourself!;)

If you want to sign up for paper pumpkin and get a fun little box shipped right to you ready to go each month, sign up here! Try it for one strings attached!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

you make me laugh MDS

poor little guy, loved to spray the air freshener, in gagable when we would take the can away, we would get sad little boy...

my digital studio

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

oops! MDS

when all things are quiet...little boys are up to no good!!! My Digital Studio

Friday, November 22, 2013

your first train MDS

Chase man and his first train.....
Hurry up and get some scrap pages done...make sure to do at least 5 layouts (that's the minimum) the count down is on to Nov 30 for 30% off printing! What's included?A variety of festive downloads to help you get a head start this busy season. See them here.

Once you've designed your holiday projects, you'll need to print them, right? You can also get 30% off photobooks, swatchbooks, cards, tags, and individual pages. View pricing here.

Holiday sale on stamps, accessories, and big shot items too! look here!!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013

New Library App, 50% off kit & Freebie!

It's official—Digital Scrapbooking Day 2013 has arrived! And with style we might add. One of our talented concept artists, Jen Campbell, created this Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set . . . and since we LOVE our MDS fans so much we wanted to offer give you this amazing brush set for FREE today!!!

Moments Ago was created by one of our in house Concept Artists. Here’s what Jen said about the download: “Moments Ago is a collection of handwritten words. These are words I thought would tie in with memory keeping perfectly.”
Don’t you wish you wrote like this all the time?  Well, now at least you can with MDS! Click here (SP/EU) to get this free kit. (But it’s only FREE today, so don’t procrastinate)

Today our Daily deal is the Hello There Kit. Today only, you can get this kit for 50 percent off!

Hello There Kit
(NA, EU, SP)

This kit also happens to be Jen’s favorite, so of course we asked her create a layout using this kit and the new Moments Ago Kit.

Designed by: Jen Campbell  “My paper crafting addiction began when I discovered scrapbooking about 15 years ago.  I love taking a single photograph or memory and turning it into a work of art. Using MDS is a wonderful way to preserve memories. While I typically create with paper, there are some definite advantages to creating digitally. I certainly waste less paper. One of my favorite downloads of the last year is Hello There.  It’s a fun collection of papers, stamp brushes, and embellishments and works well for any type of project.  I love the colors, patterns, and elements in this download.”

Another one of our amazing design team members created two awesome projects using the Hello There Kit.

Designed by: Kim Van Diepen “This is one of my favorite kits because all the elements are universal for ANY layout or project.  With the ability to crop and change the colors of elements it makes this kit a must have. I loved this kit so much I decided to create a second project to share with you.”
Designed by: Kim Van Diepen “This project made me giddy with excitement because the process is simple and fun and uses the print and cut feature with my e-cutter.”
We hope you have fun using both of these kits to create your own work of art. Show us how you used the Hello There and Moments Ago Kit to be entered to win 20 dollars worth of MDS downloads.   Upload your project to the My Digital Studio gallery and tag it “Hello There” by November 13 to be entered to win. The My Digital Studio team will announce the winners on the November 15.
Join us tomorrow for more inspiration, a brand new video from our amazing training department and another Deal of the Day.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Fall has come!

 so I love fall as I know many people do who live in the Midwest. It's refreshing, pretty and a wonderful break from the heat! It goes to say that stamping has recently been replaced w/ other projects that NEEDED to get done. This was an old headboard that had been spray painted a few times by others and needed some TLC. I sanded it all down and redid it in cream vintage.
 This little beauty was bought on a sidewalk sale after I sold my old bedroom set and I needed a new side table. I thought it had potential and took my inspiration from Restoration Hardware.  Goodbye pretty little flowers;)
 Ahh and this has been the biggest. My kitchen table that also needed to be refinished! I started sanding this past Friday night and just put the last coat of poly on this afternoon. What a good feeling to be done and have it looking all pretty again!
 We had our Christian Ed auction for the school that the girls go to. A dear friend and I tackled making these cute little growth charts(thanks pinterest!!) We were rather tickled with how they came out!! I got the tickets and tags bundle just in time from SU! to make my little tags for them!
 and one more thing to share in the craft dept is this barn board necklace holder ;) also was donated to the auction!
I did have a little stamping excitement tho! I got my FIRST paper pumpkin box in the mail! Below you can see the supplies I needed to make the cards. It took me 11 minutes to assemble and be done with 4 cute cards!
I did each one jut a little different from the next, Enjoy!
It's so easy to get started.
Simply sign up for the program by visiting and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family every month!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


designed by Shari, stamped by me. Here we punched plain white tissue paper up into a ball, then smooth it back out and glue to a piece of whisper white card stock. then ink up your swallowtail stamp good and stamp that baby on there. Used a little 2 way glue pen on the wing to add some dazzling diamonds for a bit of sparkle.

paper: pumpkin pie, basic black, whisper white, tissue paper
ink: basic black, pumpkin pie
stamps: swallowtail, petite pairs
tools: scallop oval punch, large oval punch,
accessories: stampin dimensionals, 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

magnificent maple

designed by Shari and stamped by me!;) This was a fun technique. we took painters tape, ripped of a small piece, pressed it onto an open ink pad and then tape it to the white piece and rip it back off. the ink stays put and the ugly tape is gone! The ink splatters are from the stamp set gorgeous grunge.

paper: so saffron, rich razzleberry, whisper white
ink: rich razzleberry, always artichoke, so saffron
stamps: magnificent maple, gorgeous grunge, sassy salutations
tools: big shot, hounds tooth embossing folder, large oval punch, labels collection framelit
accessories: linen thread

Monday, September 23, 2013

quatrefancy specialty dsp

not a whole lot to say, embossed that dsp paper on the big shot. then lightly inked over top to make the letters stand out. That arrow paper clip is a fun addition to the card! Thanks for peeking!


paper: summer starfruit, pumpkin pie, pacific point, whisper white, quatrefancy dsp
ink: pacifi point, summer starfruit, pumpkin pie
stamps: Happiest Birtday wishes, sweet essentials
tools: big shot, alphabet press embossing folder, tag punches
accessories: hung up cute clips, pumpkin pie ribbon, summer starfruit ribbon, designer frames embossing folder, stampin dimensionals

Monday, September 16, 2013

flower shop

very clean and simple. I needed a few cards quickly and this is what came together! I stamped that flower first in raspberry ripple and then used my watercolor pen and strawberry slush ink to color the tips of the petals. Like I've said before quick and kinda sloppy is key so it doesn't look so perfect!;)

paper: whisper white
ink: raspberry ripple, strawberry slush, gumball green, smokey slate
stamps: music wheel, a word for you, flower shop, water color trio
tools: flower punch
accessories: pearls, stampin dimensionals

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Flower Shop

Designed by Shari and stamped by me...we got together and had a little fun, i'll show you the cards she designed for her camp goers that I got to take part in! yeah!

paper: smoky slate, whisper white, quatrefancy dsp, crushed curry
ink: melon mambo, crushed curry, smoky slate
stamps: flower shop, gorgeous grunge
tools: punches
accessories: stampin dimensionals

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

papillon potpourri

paper: whisper white, summer starfruit, rich razzleberry
ink: lucky limeade, summer starfruit, tangerine tango, rich razzleberry, melon mambo, tempting turquoise
stamps: a word for you, papillon potpourri
tools: large d├ęcor punch, large oval, scallop oval
accessories: summer starfruit ribbon, stampin dimensionals

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

take a seat

few manly birthday cards using the now retired 'take a seat' set. I'm still liking this set just as much when I bought it;) using a post it note and sponge with a little ink on it gives the shadow look of a wall behind the chairs...

paper: Baja breeze, very vanilla, early espresso
ink: early espresso, crumb cake
stamps: take a seat
tools: big shot, wood grain impression folder

Monday, September 9, 2013

a word for you

Using the Natural Composition Specialty dsp gives this card some shine! It's a shiny raised pattern printed on the heavy weight natural paper. Then I stamped my sentiment right on that dsp in basic black.

paper: pool party, calypso coral, wisteria wonder
ink: basic black
stamps; a word for you
tools: butterfly punch, itty bitty punch pack
accessories: rhinestones, ribbon, mini glue dots

Saturday, September 7, 2013

baby boy

scraps, scraps, scraps. Today's challenge to myself was to gather scraps from my table and use them up to make something cute, or throw them away. These chipboard circles where laying there FOR.EVA. Seriously. just couldn't' throw them away. well they turned into a decent little baby boy thank you I think, so I guess it was worth dusting around them for a year;) hehe

paper: red ridinghood, dsp
ink: not quite navy
stamps: Thank you kindly
accessories: star brads,ribbons

Friday, September 6, 2013

sweets for the sweet

bright fun colors for some sweet little girl!  I added dazzling diamonds to the sucker to make it sparkle!

paper: calypso coral, whisper white, lucky limeade, sweet shop dsp
ink: wisteria wonder, calypso coral, soft suede, lucky limeade
stamps: sweets for the sweet
tools: circle punches
accessories: 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, wisteria wonder ribbon, stampin dimensionals

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Thank YOU!!

simple thank you card where I stamped the sentiment on the inside and kept the outside clean. my little pennant added the pop of color to this piece.

paper: basic gray, cherry cobbler, lucky limeade, modern medley dsp
ink: cherry cobbler
stamps: raining flowers
tools: big shot, impressions folder, crimper,
accessories: cherry cobbler bakers twine, pearl, mini glue dots, stampin dimensionals

Thursday, August 29, 2013

i dig you (take 2)

same set, turned the card on it's end and used the dump truck instead! I like this color combo better bc it's just a smidge brighter... once cute is that washi tape? just a few stripes for the eye to ogle at....;)

paper: smoky slate, pacific point, summer starfruit, whisper white
ink: summer starfruit, basic black
stamps: I dig you, woodgrain background stamp
tools: 1/2" circle punch, word window punch, modern label punch, color spritzer tool
accessories: washi tape, pacific point ribbon, summer starfruit ribbon, candy dots bright, stampin dimensionals, linen thread

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

i dig you

this set is sadly retired but I think it's so fun for making boy cards! a little of the uber cute washi tape for the little pop of color and we got ourselves a grungy little boy card!

paper: smoky slate, pear pizzaz, basic black, whisper white
ink: pear pizzaz, basic black
stamps: I dig you
tools: hexagon punch, small oval punch, 1/2" circle punch, color spritzer tool, polka dot background stamp
accessories: white bakers twine, washi tape, stampin dimensionals, 3/4" chevron ribbon in smoky slate and pear pizzaz, 1/8" mini brads

Since Washi tape is all the rage right now and this stamp set is super cute and fun in the new caty I thought I would share this little clip from SU! on a few ideas!! enjoy!!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

sassy salutations

This was a case out of one of my numerous caty's laying around my stamp room and of course now I can't find it back! I switches up the colors ect just used the layout design.

paper: summer starfruit, whisper white, island indigo, quatrefancy specialty, in color dsp
ink: summer starfruit, island indigo
stamps: sassy salutations
tools: butterfly punch
accessories: candy dots(brights), island indigo ribbon