Monday, September 1, 2014

MDSM80 Project Life goes Digital!

Welcome back to MDS Monday.. we are saying Hello to two new Design Team members this week! Please give a warm welcome to Jeanna Bohanon & Anita Krul  , be sure to stop by their blogs and check out their amazing work. We are looking forward to having them on our team... now let's see what Heidi has for us this week!

Hi Everyone!  It's Heidi.  Several weeks back, Beth introduced us to Project Life digital page layouts.  I had so much fun with my page, not to mention that I got it completed really quickly, I thought it would be fun to revisit PL again.  I just grabbed a fun layout from the photo pocket pages in the catalog.

If your larger photos/elements are horizontal, feel free to rotate the layout 90 degrees.  One hint that helped me last time was to find a digital kit that worked well with the photos and stick with it.  That way the colors and styles worked together seamlessly.

In terms of kits, don't forget about the Pocket Card downloads, in addition to Project Life-specific downloads.  Or create your own pocket elements.  Have fun, and I 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 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 Sept.6th @ 12pm EST. 
  • Have fun! 

We're are also welcoming a new guest Designer each month through February... This month's Guest Designer is Suzanne Johnson! Check out everyone's projects below for some great inspiration.. We can't wait to see what you create with this great sketch!

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 Tami Hewlett


                                                                          Beth Rush
                                                                     Beth's Digital Cuts


Anita Krul


Jeanna Bohanon
Stamp Time Somewhere


Yapha Mason


Tara Bourgoin


Our September Guest Designer:




Sunday, August 31, 2014

Holly's Pick for MDSM79

Thanks to everyone who joined us this past week.. There were so many great uses of Overlay's! Once again you didn't make it easy to pick a stand out... I narrowed it down and this week's MDS Master is: 



I love Sharon's page.. Great colors and The background detail is fantastic.. Great layout Sharon!

Thank You again and we will see you all back here on Monday for a brand new sketch! 

Monday, August 25, 2014

MDSM79.. Fun with Overlays!


Welcome back to MDS Monday.. It's Holly here as your hostess this week and I've created a fun sketch for you. But before we get to the sketch I'd like to say Thank You to everyone who applied for our Design Team call.. You didn't make the choice easy, it was very hard to narrow down the choices. We will be introducing 3 new DT members in the next few weeks.

This week we are saying Hello to Yapha Mason.. We are excited to be working with here. Be sure to swing by her blog and check out all her great MDS projects!

Now back to the Challenge.. I thought it'd be fun to play with some Overlay Stamps.. so use one somewhere in your background. Feel free to make a card or a scrap page!



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 Aug. 30th @ 12pm EST. 
  • Have fun! 
Check out what the Design Team created below with this fun Sketch.. We hope you will join us! 

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Tami Hewlett
Swimming In Stamps




Cindy Schuster 


Beth Rush
Beth's Digital Cuts


Yapha Mason


Holly Endress


Tara Bourgoin
Can't Stamp the Rain
*Coming Soon*



Sunday, August 24, 2014

Tami's Top Pick for MSDM#78!

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the map challenge this week!  ALL of the entries were so good that I had a terrible time deciding on a winner.  Seriously, they are all fantastic!!!  I loved your different uses of maps, the great photo and color combinations, and all the little touches you added.




I love the way Anita blurred her map, except for the focal point.  That was simply a brilliant idea.  I also really love the way she broke up the colors of the page with the large white frame around the central picture of the lighthouse, with the simple staples as accents.  The beautiful blue sky in her photos and that little touch of blue on the map just added up to an all around lovely page!  Congratulations Anita.

Monday, August 18, 2014

MDSM78.. Map it out!


Hi, it's Tami as your hostess this week.  Since summer is filled with vacations, I thought it would be fun to focus a template on vacations and traveling.  My challenge is to use a map in your background.  You can take a photo of a map, like I did for my page, or include one of the many stamp maps in downloads such as On Holiday, Travel Log and World Traveler.  For my page, I ended up re-coloring the map to a monotone color so it wouldn't distract too much from my pictures.  Have fun!!!


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 Aug. 23rd @ 12pm EST. 
  • Have fun! 
Check out what the Design Team created below with this fun Sketch.. We hope you will join us! 

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Tami Hewlett


Beth Rush
Beth's Digital Cuts


Cindy Schuster 


Holly Endress





Sunday, August 17, 2014

Joan's Top Pick for MDSM#77!

Thank you all for joining our Challenge this week! It was great seeing all the varieties of layers from everyone.  This is my last week to select picks - and I'm going to miss working with these talented women on the design team.  I have enjoyed working with them and learning from them.  You can be sure that I will continue participating in the challenges even if I'm no longer on the Design Team.




Suzanne Johnson


I love the use of the Botanical Gazette DSP that Suzanne chose for her layout.  I also liked her idea of putting the title on a piece of "tape".  You wouldn't be able to do that easily in real life - but MDS makes those sorts of things easy peasy.  I also love all the stitching behind the little bird cage on the left.  Congratulations, Suzanne, and thanks for the inspiration. ~Joan

Be sure to check back tomorrow for a brand new sketch from Tami!

Monday, August 11, 2014

MDSM77.. Layer it up!


Welcome back to another fun challenge here at MDS Monday.. Thank you to everyone who entered our DT Call, we will be in touch with you by the end of August. Are you ready to Digital create with us? We are saying goodbye to our Design Team member Joan this week and she's closing her time out with us by Hosting the challenge this week. We want to wish her the best of Luck with her future endeavors and I want to Thank her for all of her hard work here at MDS Monday she's been with us since the beginning. So without further ado let's here from Joan. 

Howdy, Howdy….it's Joan here, and it's my turn to host.  I thought I'd go for lots of layers - overlapping images, overlapping DSP and overlapping photos.  You could also include layered embellishments in a little grouping. And don't forget to use the drop shadow to help make everything pop off the page.  Most of all - have fun with all the layers!


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 Aug. 16th @ 12pm EST. 
  • Have fun! 
Check out what the Design Team created below with this fun Sketch.. We hope you will join us! 

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Joan Jeffery


                                                                        Beth Rush
                                                                  Beth's Digital Cuts

Tami Hewlett


Cindy Schuster 




Tara Bourgoin