Friday, April 5, 2013

A Little Digital Play Time

Well, hello! I am so glad you stopped by! Especially since my sporadic posting hasn't given you much to look at lately... I am starting to wrap up my final year of teaching and while my stress level has gone down a little, there are a lot of things that need to be handled before I leave. So bear with me if I'm not around as much.  I promise that by the end of May, you will be seeing a lot more activity on my litttle ol' blog!

I do have a little something to share with you.  I recently signed up for a MDS class with my upline, Kelly.  A few of us meet every other month and work on 3 different digital projects.  This is the card front that we made. I had never used the digital card format because I wasn't sure about printing it out and having that be my card.  Kelly shared with us that she sizes her cards a little smaller than  a standard card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) so that she can mount the digital print onto cardstock. Now, perhaps many of you are thinking this is not such a revelation, but it really opened the door for me!  I ended up using this idea not only for this card front...

which simply was matted onto a piece of soft suede and sent to my brother in law for his birthday, but I also created two Easter card fronts for my niece and nephew, made them even smaller, then added ribbon and a bow to my nieces, and added buttons to my nephews.  

Of course, I thought about taking pictures of the completed cards after I gave them away... so you are only seeing the digital fronts.  Sorry... 

I think I will use this idea for cards that are being mailed and need to be fairly flat.  It's also a great way to make cards when you are short on time and can't pull out all of your crafting supplies!

I hope you enjoyed my little experiments today and in case you didn't know, Stampin' UP has recently announced that they are making MDS a lot more affordable! It is now only $19.95 to purchase the full software program, and believe me, that is an amazing deal with a lot of digital material included in the price!  This is the exact same program that was previously offered for $79.95!!!

Well, I'm off to finish some laundry so my family has clothes to wear tomorrow... They are SOOOO needy!!!  :)  Have a wonderful weekend and happy crafting!

Oh! I almost forgot! I will be back on Sunday with a project that has been cooking my brain!


  1. Margaret, these are SUPER!!!
    Love the Easter cards and that birthday one is just simply gorgeous!! LOVE THESE!

  2. Digital cards, now I have seen everything. It looks great too.
    I didn't know you were on your final year of teaching and would be retiring this year. Lucky girl.

  3. Wow, look at you with your digital creations - fabulous work!
    Alison x

  4. I would really benefit from an MDS class... just haven't had the time. The videos are helpful, but take time and practice. Your creations turned out great!

  5. LOVE seeing you use My Digital Studio and sharing your terrific projects ! Adding their photos to the kids' cards made them extra special and fun.

  6. great digital projects Margaret-I love the ones I see made with the MDS program and yours look fabulous


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