Sunday, March 1, 2015

Weekly Winners for MDSM102

What great pages we had this week!  I really enjoyed looking through them all.

 Here are this week's picks:



Wendie Waldman
mydigitalstudio.net
The Best of JAN - MDSM102

I love how Wendie summarized her January and used the year as one of the blocks.  Fun little background in her text box.  Great job!


Maria Pane
Stampin and Scrappin with Ri Ri


I love this snapshot of Maria's trip to Florida.  Gosh, those images look so lovely!!  The fun text overlays really covey what she is feeling.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for our new challenge!

Monday, February 23, 2015

MDSM 102 - Focus On Everyday Life

Are you familiar with a daily or weekly scrap page, a page that documents a day- or week-in-the-life?  One specific example is December Daily by Ali Edwards.  In December, there are so many activities going on in that month, creating daily pages help document these busy times.  More generically, I think daily or weekly pages sprung out of Project 365, in which you take a photo every day.  Taking a daily photo frees you from having to frame the perfect scene, or document only important or exciting activities, and rather just photograph everyday life.  Society has embraced this type of photo-taking with the social media and selfie evolution.

Once you have these everyday photos, you need a format to tell the story.  Project Life layouts can be a great way to complete day-in-the-life or week-in-the-life pages.  In fun examples by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, you can see how she uses the date of the week or month to help tell the story.  One digital kit specifically designed for these type of pages is Daily December Memories Photobook Template, not just for December, and it was from this kit I took this week's example layout.  When building pages from scratch, Project Life downloads such as Hello December, Seasonal Snapshot, or any other pocket card download and Day to Day Stamp Brush Set are perfect.

My challenge to you is to create a daily or weekly page.  Make sure you use actual dates as part of the embellishments or pocket cards.  They can be in Project Life format or any other layout.  Don't feel you need to stick to the example layout here; I've included the link to the Daily December kit for more ideas.  The charm of the page is to just use daily photos of what you ate, where you went, what you did.  Nothing fancy, but just a fun way to tell the story of everyday life.  Can't wait to see what you create!

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 February 28th @ 12pm EST. 
  • Have fun! 
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Heidi Baks
 RunningwScissorsStamper

Tami Hewlett

Anita Krul
My Paper Chronicles

Yapha Mason
Thanks for joining us this week!


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Weekly Winners for MDSM 101!

 I loved seeing all the pages you designed this week!  They were ALL so creative and different, and they worked so well with the template.  You always make it so hard to pick a winner!
 Here are this week's picks:


Lorrie Gould
My Digital Studio.net
The colors and background Lorrie selected are just gorgeous and work so well with these beautiful photos!  I also really love the row of shells; they're just perfect for the theme of this page.  Absolutely lovely page! ~ Tami


Wendie Waldman
My Digital Studio.net
I love watercolor stamps, so when I saw the row of watercolor hearts, I fell in love with this page.  All the soft pink hues work so well, but my favorite part is the journaling!  To me, this is what scrapbooking is all about, capturing those great memories forever.  Great job Wendie ~ Tami

Be sure to come back tomorrow for our new challenge!

Monday, February 16, 2015

MDSM 101 - Put It On A Tilt

It's Tami here for this week's challenge.  My sketch is fairly simple, so it leaves lots of room for imagination.  You can use three photos, like the template, or combine them into one or two, like my example.  I used both the Align and Group Tools to first align and then group and rotate my photo boxes and circles.  To make it easy to reproduce, I made a short video showing how to set up my template.



Video:  (At the end of the video, I reference another technique that I was originally planning to include in the challenge, but I changed my mind.  So, just focus on the Align and Group Tools this week.)



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 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 February 21st @ 12pm EST. 
  • Have fun! 
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Tami Hewlett
Swimming In Stamps


Anita Krul

Yapha Mason
Stamps & Scraps

Beth Rush
Beth's Digital Cuts

Jeanna Bohanon
Stamp Time Somewhere

Heidi Baks
 RunningwScissorsStamper

Cindy Schuster


Sunday, February 15, 2015

100th Challenge Celebration Winners!

Thank you to all of you who played in our 100th Challenge Celebration. Those were some amazing scrapbook pages and it was an honor to see them all. It was so hard to pick the winners, but we promised prizes, so here they are.


The top two winners will receive downloads of their choice (valued up to $9.95). Those winners are:

Sharon Maranich

Hayley Kew



The next three winners will each receive an MDS Monday keychain designed by Beth.

Wendie Waldman
MDSM100-83 Camp & Stamp

Lorrie Gould
MDSM100-79-001

Lisa Bullock
18888115b

We will be in touch with each of the winners to get them their prizes, Thank you all so much for playing with us this week. We'll see you tomorrow for challenge 101!

Monday, February 9, 2015

There's Still Time To Play With MDSM 100!

To celebrate our 100th MDS Monday challenge, we're having a two week challenge.  So you still have time to create a page and enter for a chance to win PRIZES!  Seriously, this is too good to miss.  Two winners will receive downloads of their choice valued up to $9.95!!!


Additionally, three runners up will receive MDS Monday key chains designed by Beth. 
 Aren't these cute?

To enter the challenge, select any of the past 99 sketches, create a new project, and add it to the linky at the bottom of the original post.  Here's a link to Heidi's Pinterest Board with all the past sketches.

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 February 14th @ 12pm EST. 
  • Have fun! 
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Winners will be announced February 15th. 

Monday, February 2, 2015

MDS Monday Celebrates 100!

It's our 100th challenge at MDS Monday!  Whoo, hoo!!!  Can you believe that we've had 100 weeks of sketches or challenges?  To celebrate, we're doing something different.  Heidi has maintained a Pinterest board of all the MDS Monday sketches to date.  Go to that board and pick your favorite sketch to create a new scrapbook page or card.  When you link your project, be sure to tell us which sketch you used.  We will give you two weeks to create your projects, and we're giving out prizes!!!  The top two winners will receive a download of their choice valued up to $9.95, and three runner-up winners will receive MDS Monday key chains designed by Beth!!!  So, get your creative juices flowing and help us celebrate this awesome milestone.

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 February 14th @ 12pm EST. 
  • Have fun! 
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We're also having a Blog Hop this week so you can see the sketches we picked and learn how we created our pages.  The first stop is Tami's blog.

http://swimminginstamps.com/

Heidi Baks
 RunningwScissorsStamper
Sketch #67

Jeanna Bohanon
Stamp Time Somewhere
Sketch #40

Yapha Mason
Sketch #1

Tami Hewlett
Sketch #7

Anita Krul
My Paper Chronicles
Sketch #90

Cindy Schuster
Sketch #35

Beth Rush
Beth's Digital Cuts
Sketch #15

Thanks for joining us and helping us celebrate MDS Monday 100!!!