Monday, July 14, 2014

MDSM74 Put it in a box!!


Hi Eveyone! Beth here with today's Challenge for MDS Monday # 74.  For this weeks challenge, I would like you to give the sketch a try and also incorporate the "Grouped Photo boxes technique" but with a twist.  We've done the grouped boxes before, and there are some fun videos about this.  Here is one from Mydigitalstudio.net.

Once you have your photo on the page in the grouped photo boxes, I want you to try my twist.  Un-group your photo boxes and click on the boxes individually.  You can now change them to black and white.  Leave your focal point in color and change the others.  Then find a way to make it stand out by bumping it up or down, left or right, depending on how you've arranged your grouped photo boxes.  One thing I want to point out about this technique is that unlike regular photo boxes, once you've added a photo to a grouped photo box, you can not zoom in or crop, so you need to do this step before adding it to your grouping.

For example, on my page below I wanted to highlight my son David and he wasn't quite where I wanted him on the page, and he was a little too far back.  So, I edited my photo on my computer to zoom in a bit and crop the photo so that he was centered.  Then I added it to my MDS page.  You can take a close look at your photo to help you decide how to arrange your boxes.  Maybe your photo would work best with horizontal boxes, or in a grouping similar to that in the video.  Any way is great so long as the group forms a rectangle and then you bump out  a box to highlight your color photo box. I can'twait to see what you come up with!


Challenge Guidelines:
  • 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 for this challenge, not your entire blog. (So we can find your project)
  • You can create a Card, Scrap Page or 3-D Object with the Sketch.
  • The Challenge will end on Saturday @ 12pm EST. 
  • Have fun! 
__________________________


Tami 


Joan



Sunday, July 13, 2014

Heidi's Picks for MDSM#73


Thanks everyone for playing along with my family tree challenge, including the design team.  All the pages were fabulous!  I really love how all the pages came out so different.  We really have a lot of options with My Digital Studio.

Here are the top picks for this week.


Courtenay Heuston @ Bags That One

I love Courtenay's overlays of background and tree image.  Lots of fun elements on her page, including journaling, stitching, and embellishments.  Very nice page!




Carol Parcell @ C. J. Stamps

Carol created a cleaner page that really draws the eye to the photo.  Such a great memory, and I'm glad she preserved it in a scrapbook page and shared with us!


Monday, July 7, 2014

MDSM73.. It's all about Family!

Hi Everyone, it's Heidi.  Today's sketch is based on a traditional scrapbook page I have created in the past.  I really love seeing heritage/heirloom pages, and this one is based on a family tree.  So your challenge is to create some sort of family tree page.

If you would like to create a card rather than a scrapbook page, I would suggest omitting the photo, and creating a card with a tree image.

There are a few family tree downloads you can incorporate into your page, e.g., Bold Branches, Family History Photobook, Next in Line, and Sweetly Nested Framable.

You may have noticed the rounded title at the top.  Refer to the Video/How To section of this blog to find the Text on a Path video.



Challenge Guidelines:
  • 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 for this challenge, not your entire blog. (So we can find your project)
  • You can create a Card, Scrap Page or 3-D Object with the Sketch.
  • The Challenge will end on Saturday @ 12pm EST. 
  • Have fun! 
__________________________


Heidi Baks

                                                                          Beth Rush
                                                                    Beth's Digital Cuts

Joan Jeffery

Tami Hewlett

Holly Endress

Tara Bourgoin




Sunday, July 6, 2014

Holly's Pick for MDSM72!


What a fun group of pages for this week's sketch.. I love all the different ways everyone approached the sketch. A huge Thank you to everyone who joined us.

Here are the top picks for this week.


Cori 

I love the background she created and her use of the fun elements with the sketch.. Great Page! 

We will see you all back here tomorrow for a brand new challenge!


Monday, June 30, 2014

MDSM72... Say what?


Welcome back to MDS Monday!! I hope everyone had a great weekend and you're ready for the week. It's Holly here and I'm your hostess this week. I created a fun sketch for us using a word bubble or you can change the shapes. I can't wait to see what you create with this unique layout! 




Challenge Guidelines:
  • 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 for this challenge, not your entire blog. (So we can find your project)
  • You can create a Card, Scrap Page or 3-D Object with the Sketch.
  • Have fun! 
__________________________


Holly Endress


Heidi Baks


Tami Hewlett


Joan Jeffery

Tara Bourgoin
Can't Stamp the Rain


Cindy Schuster 



Sunday, June 29, 2014

Tami's Picks for MDSM#71!


Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge this week!  I loved seeing all the creative ways you incorporated an ombre look into your pages. 

Here are the top picks for this week.


Sue

Sue's card is so creative!  I love how she used a drop shadow from a circle punch to make a soft spiral ombre look.  And, I love the circle of sequins in the middle. This just turned out gorgeous!!!  Beautiful, beautiful, card.  Great job Sue.  ~ Tami






I love the subtle Smoky Slate ombre background of this page, and the way Hayley also created an ombre effect with the titles on the right.  The circle words are a pretty touch too.  This whole page is just elegant and so well designed!  ~  Tami

Monday, June 23, 2014

MDSM71 We're going Ombre'!


Welcome back to a new MDS Monday challenge!  It's Tami, and this week, I want to challenge you to use an ombre effect somewhere on your scrapbook page or card.  It can be your background, your title, or some element on your page.  You can achieve this by copy and pasting and gradually changing the opacity.  Have fun!  I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!


Challenge Guidelines:
  • 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 for this challenge, not your entire blog. (So we can find your project)
  • You can create a Card, Scrap Page or 3-D Object with the Sketch.
  • Have fun, we can't wait to see what you create! 
__________________________


Tami Hewlett


                                                                       Beth Rush
                                                                 Beth's Digital Cuts


Holly Endress


Heidi Baks
 RunningwScissorsStamper


Cindy Schuster 


Joan Jeffery