Monday, July 28, 2014

MDSM75 Oh Snap!!!


Welcome back to MDS Monday.. are you ready to get digitally creative with us? This week Tara has created a fun Sketch for us. We're also doing a DT call as well over the next 2 weeks... If you are interested in being a part of the MDS Monday Design Team, just add (DT) next to your name in the Linky when you enter your project.


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. 2nd @ 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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Tara Bourgoin


Beth Rush


Cindy Schuster 


Tami Hewlett


Heidi Baks


Joan Jeffery




Sunday, July 27, 2014

Beth's Picks for MDSM#74

A big Thank you to everyone for playing along with my sketch this week!  I know it was a challenge to find just the right photos to use in this challenge, so I appreciate all your efforts!!  All the pages were fabulous!  I really loved to see how all the pages came out, and how some of you put a new spin on it! I just love how we can all learn from each other! 

Here are the top picks for this week.



Yapha Mason ~ Stamps and Scraps with Yapha

I really think that Yapha used this sketch to highlight Eve just perfectly. She picked colors from her sweater to frame the page, and Eve really does take center stage! Great Job!



Cori Kozak ~ My Creative Chat

Cori got this page in just in time!  And I am so glad she did.  This sketch really works well with sports pages and I have a few of them I need to finish.  I love the stamp choices Cori made on this page, they really bring the whole page together.


Diane Malcor ~ My Diane Designs

Diane's page is just lovely.  The photo is framed nicely and the pop of color highlights the happy couple.  Great page Diane!

 
Thanks again to all who participated! Check bak tomorrow for another fun sketch! We can't wait to see what you come up with!! 

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! 
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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! 
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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! 
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Holly Endress


Heidi Baks


Tami Hewlett


Joan Jeffery

Tara Bourgoin
Can't Stamp the Rain


Cindy Schuster