Monday, March 12, 2012
Scrapbook Monday-Another MDS!!
I had every intention of making a traditional page this week, but then my upline, Kelly, had a MDS post that really intrigued me! She had stitching on her layout and I didn't even realize MDS had that on there!! For those of you who are not aware, I am sewing machine challenged. Yes, it's true... My Mom and sister make beautiful projects, quilts, and even clothes, but I am missing this sewing gene! I actually go so far as to hide any of my machine work from my Mom!! I do a decent job with embroidery and cross stitching, but put me behind a machine and it's not a pretty picture! So... I was THRILLED when I found the stitching feature in the embellishments! Just look at my lovely zigzag stitches! Aren't they beautiful?????!!!!
Kelly also introduced me to the 'insert duplicate page' feature! Create one page then duplicate it and you can make little changes to the original version to make both pages personalized for each child! Can you just imagine how quickly I can make 2 pages at a time!!! I might actually get closer to being caught up!
I only converted one layout to a jpeg for my blog (still having uploading issues...), but I did use the duplicate feature on this layout. The green may seem a little odd on this page, but I pulled it from the green lettering on DD's sweatshirt. On the duplicate page, I changed the green to blue and made the journaling more personal for my other DD. This was also the first time I created an entire page from a blank canvas. Usually, I use the photo layout feature which helps with photo placement.
I hope you enjoyed my layout and learning process! I promise to have some traditional goodies next time and spring break is just around the corner. I am planning on getting quite a bit of 'play time' squeezed in there!
Layout Recipe: Villa, Stripe, Large Polka Dot, and Textile DSP all in melon mambo, whisper white for journaling block, whisper white zigzag stitch, Ice Cream Parlor buttons and ribbon knots, green galore matting and scallop oval.