Monday, January 26, 2015

MDSM 99 - Cindy's Turn

Here we go with sketch challenge #99! Did I just say 99? Oh wow! Wait until next week! Here is a great layout for a birthday or any celebration! Use all kinds of Designer Series Paper with the rectangle punches and fill your circle (or other shape if you wish) punches with photos. Just go for it! ~ Cindy

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 or mydigitalstudio.net sample page for this challenge, not your entire website (So we can find your project)
  • You can create a card, scrapbook page or 3-D object with the sketch.
  • The Challenge will end on Saturday January 31st @ 12pm EST. 
  • Have fun! 
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Cindy Schuster

Jeanna Bohanon

Yapha Mason

Tami Hewlett

Anita Krul

Heidi Baks
 RunningwScissorsStamper

Beth Rush
Thanks for joining us and stay tuned for next week!  We're getting ready to celebrate MDSM 100!!!


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Beth's Picks for MDSM98

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Punch challenge!  It was really fun to see all the different punches that people used!  We had such variety and I know I will be using a few of these ideas in the future!  

 Here are this week's picks:


Sharon Maranich
Sharon's Inky Fingers 
I really love how Sharon used the date for her punches.  Both of her pages were great but I really liked the photo in the background of this version.  Sharon plans to use her page n the front of her 2015 calendar, what a great idea!


Lorrie Gould
Another beautiful fall page!  Can you tell I am over winter?   I loved how Laurie used another punch slightly offset to frame her main image.  I also like the falling leaves sprinkling down the page.  Lovely.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for our new challenge!

Monday, January 19, 2015

MDSM 98 - Let's Use Punches!


Lets use punches!  Hi everyone, Beth here with this week's challenge!  For this week's challenge, I would like you to use a punch to add photos to your page.  I have made a simple sketch to get you started but feel free to add more photo filled punches and change it up a bit to fit your needs.    Suggestions could be stars for a sporty page, ornaments for Christmas, leaves or pumpkins for fall.

There is a video for filling punch shapes with photos here...

http://www.mydigitalstudio.net/video/fill-punch-with-photo

Sometimes you may want to only fill part of a punch with your photo to make it work (for example you don't want to cut off part of a face with a points of the star.)  You can edit the way the photo fits by double clicking the shape and zooming out or in.  Then, if you are left with some black spaces, you can fill them with some designer series paper (DSP).  To fill in the background with DSP, copy the punch and paste it in place, then fill it with DSP and send it behind.  I have done exactly that in my sample below.

Please feel free to ask questions and I hope that you have fun creating!!

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 or mydigitalstudio.net sample page for this challenge, not your entire website (So we can find your project)
  • You can create a card, scrapbook page or 3-D object with the sketch.
  • The Challenge will end on Saturday January 24th @ 12pm EST. 
  • Have fun! 
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Beth Rush

Yapha Mason

Tami Hewlett
Swimming In Stamps

Jeanna Bohanon

Cindy Schuster

Anita Krul

Heidi Baks
 RunningwScissorsStamper

Thanks for joining us!



Sunday, January 18, 2015

Weekly Winners for Anita's Play for Fun Challenge MDSM97

A big thank you to the two creative ladies that played along with our challenge this week!  Both players had fabulous layouts!  Thanks so much ladies!

 Here are this week's picks:

Breelin Renwick


I just love how Breelin used the bright colours, the DSP, and the little accents together... they all combine to make a bright, fun page that is just perfect for little Miss Ellie.... such a FUN page!  Congrats Breelin!



Lorrie Gould
Lou-001

I really like the way Lorrie's background turned out on here.  The background and the paw prints combined with the photos Lorrie used are excellent together!  It's a beautiful page to celebrate a beautiful memory Lorrie!  Congratulations!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for our new challenge!

Monday, January 12, 2015

MDSM97 - Play For Fun!

Hi there!  It's Anita with a fun, new sketch for this week!  No special tricks or techniques to try this week.... I just want everyone to relax and create something fun after the busyness of the Christmas season.  This is the time of year that we are sort of settling in and waiting out the rest of winter... so just pull up your MDS, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and play for FUN this week!

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 or mydigitalstudio.net sample page for this challenge, not your entire website (So we can find your project)
  • You can create a card, scrapbook page or 3-D object with the sketch.
  • The Challenge will end on Saturday January 17th @ 12pm EST. 
  • Have fun! 
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Anita Krul

Beth Rush

Heidi Baks

Tami Hewlett


Yapha Mason

Cindy Schuster

 Jeanna Bohanon
Thanks for joining us!

Check out the MDS Videos/How To tab above for a new video showing how to save your My Digital Studio project as a JPEG or PNG file, upload it to mydigitalstudio.net, and link it to our website.


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Weekly Winners! MDSM96 Chalkboard Challenge

Thank you to everyone who played in our Chalkboard Challenge! Your projects were fabulous!

 Here are this week's picks:


Wendie Waldman
My Digital Studio

I love the "colored chalk", it's such a great quote and a perfect way to showcase it! ~ Jeanna



This is a super adorable layout and I love all of the little details she put in it! ~ Jeanna

Be sure to come back tomorrow for our new challenge!

Monday, January 5, 2015

MDSM96 Chalkboard Challenge

Happy New Year!  We have a few changes to announce.  After dreaming up the concept of MDS Monday, and leading us through 95 challenges, both Holly and Tara have decided to step down and focus their efforts elsewhere.  All the other designers at MDS Monday want to give them a big hug and thank you for their inspiration, creativity and leadership!  This site wouldn't exist without them, nor would any of us be part of this great group.  The remaining members of the design team love this site and My Digital Studio so much that we want to continue where Holly and Tara left off.  So, Tami and Yapha have volunteered to help lead the group and move forward with new challenges and sketches. 

Additionally, we want to thank our December Guest Designer, Sharon Maranich!  Thank you so very much for your wonderful pages this past month.  We loved seeing your creative designs each week!

With all that said, let's move on to this week's challenge.  Tomorrow, the new Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog is coming out, which includes the new chalkboard paper.  So, we thought it would be fun to show how we can use chalkboards on our digital pages.  There is no sketch for this week; it's an open challenge.  So let your imagination flow, and show us what you can do with chalkboards!  You can find chalkboard paper in the following downloads:  Back to School and Hello World.  Also, if you're looking for some fun free chalkboard fonts, try this link from Yapha.



Anita Krul

Beth Rush
Beth's Digital Cuts

Yapha Mason

Heidi Baks
RunningwScissorsStamper

Tami Hewlett
Swimming In Stamps

Jeanna Bohanon
Stamp Time Somewhere

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, January 10th @ 12pm EST. 
  • Have fun!