This is the fabulous card my sister gave to me for my birthday. She designed these 5″ x 7″ birthday cards in MDS and then sent them straight from the software to Stampin’ Up! to be printed. The printed cards are really nice and they come with envelopes too.
She used the Comfort Café digital dsp for the background on the front, the back and the inside. She added a Crumb Cake band across the middle front, a Very Vanilla decorative label punch and a Night of Navy happy birthday stamp from the Engraved Greetings digital stamp brush set.
After adding the background to the back she included a Night of Navy filled punch with her initials to personalize her creation.
She kept it simple on the inside with more dsp at the top and a ‘make it a good one’ greeting.
Make a few of your own birthday cards and order them today so you’ll always have what you need on hand.
This new All About My Dad photobook, All About Dad, is priceless! How much fun would it be to have all your kid’s or grandkid’s responses documented to questions like, “What color are Dad’s eyes?” “Why does Mommy love Daddy?” ”What does Daddy always say?” “What did you learn this year from Daddy?” or “Which super hero is Daddy most like?” Kids are ALWAYS so creative with their responses – this will be a lot of fun to do and to have forever! This would be an awesome Father’s Day gift!!
Busy, busy, busy! That’s what it has been around here lately. I traveled to Indiana last week for a research trip with a group of ladies from the Louisville Genealogical Society to the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne. It was a great trip with wonderful people and great genealogical finds!
After I got home from that trip we left for Murphy, North Carolina to visit my in-laws for the weekend. My husband Ron and son James were able to help Ron’s parents replace a ceiling fan in their kitchen, install support bars in the shower, fix their truck and do a lot of yard work while we were there. It was great to see them and offer our support. My mother-in-law was thrilled to have me there to play the organ in church on Sunday as they attend a small congregation and do not have an organist so they have programmed hymns that she plays (pushes a button) for everyone to sing along to. I love doing it so I was happy to help and everyone was so appreciative to have live music, which was so sweet!
My son James graduates from high school on Saturday! I have my mom here for the graduation and my sister and nephew coming tomorrow also. So lots going on!
I hope you have a wonderful week too! Below are some of the upcoming deadlines so you know what’s happening in the Stampin’ Up! world and when it’s happening. Consider taking a closer look at ordering the Stampin’ Up! starter kit, you can see the special offer below.
GET AN EXTRA $30 IN THE STAMPIN’ UP! STARTER KIT! That means you will get to choose $155 worth of ANY products you choose for only $99! You can even include new catalog sneak peek items in your starter kit. (Learn more.) Act fast – Offer ends May 30th.
Retiring stamp sets and accessories will be available through June 3. Note that accessories are only available while supplies last. Click here for the retiring Stampin’ Up! stamps list. Click here for the retiring accessories list. Some discounted up to 60% off.
First day to order from the new 2013 Stampin’ Up! catalog – June 1.
This week my daughter announced her new baby due in November with these cute pictures of my granddaughter holding a chalkboard sign declaring her upcoming status as ‘Big Sister’! So cute!! And so exciting! And ’Big Sister’ has a new cousin coming in October, so this November baby will be grandbaby #5! Wow – I feel so blessed!
We all know it’s important to document family milestones. And we know that scrapbooking is a fantastic way to do it, but sometimes we don’t scrapbook these events because of our perfectionism. We don’t want to do it unless we can do it ‘right.’ I guess that’s one of the many things I LOVE about MDS. I can do it, do it ‘right’ and do it FAST!
With traditional scrapbooking I would have spent a couple of hours creating a layout for these pictures, but with MDS this layout took me 10 minutes!! I selected the Split Second Designer Template, dropped in the pictures, shifted the ‘arrow’ embellishment a little to fit the picture and added journaling – that’s it! Done!
Yep! I’m featuring the latest downloads today - Thursday. Have you been anticipating the announcement?? Now it’s super easy to host a festive party with the new Wonderland Party Digital Download!!! (Click the picture above for all the details.) Don’t you just love the bright colors and the funky cake? Decorate in minutes with the easy customization of MDS. The possibilities are out of this world! Love, love, love it! Yay!
Isn’t this the sweetest picture of this cute baby!? My lovely and talented niece Rachel Brinkerhoff, affectionately nicknamed Roo, is a part-time photographer and MDS expert. She took this wonderful picture and created this pinterest-inspired baby announcement in My Digital Studio. Fabulous!
In MDS you can make announcements like this one and choose how you’ll share it, from emailing to printing professionally. And with the new super low price on My Digital Studio, you can be a digital hero soon too! It’s only $19.95 for the software.
Today you can download the Be Yourself May Wallpaper for FREE! (click the pictures below for more details.)
The Free May wallpaper download coordinates with this new digital kit:
And speaking of babies – look at this great new ensemble!
The list of retiring products comes out tomorrow! Check back tomorrow for the complete list and be prepared to act quickly on your favorites because favorites fly off the shelf and supplies can be depleted quickly.
I’m a big family history buff! I love it and have been researching my family for more than 15 years now and teaching and lecturing on family history for more than a dozen years. So I was super excited when Stampin’ Up! introduced the 12×12 family history digital photobook template for MDS in January.
The template for this photo book has a picture square behind the ‘family history’ banner. I changed it to a block and added the family name. I really enjoy being able to start with a template and adjust it to my needs.
The picture of the couple above is of my grandparents, HD and Josie DeLoach. The best I can tell this picture was taken around the time they got married which was 1941. This is just the beginnings of my album and as you can tell I haven’t filled in all the data yet on the page below, but it gives you an idea of how easy it is to do.
For the other history buffs out there, I have to tell you of my latest discovery! (For the rest of you, skip down below for the latest digital downloads!)
Last month the Louisville Genealogical Society meeting included a presentation from a couple who had a journal of an ancestor’s civil war experience. It was a very small, fragile book with some wonderful excerpts about the history of the time.
Years ago I learned that the Brooks County Genealogical Society in Quitman, Georgia, had published “The Civil War Letters of Bryant Folsom.” Bryant Folsom was my 3rd great grandfather, an ancestor of my grandmother above, who died in the war. I was anxious to get a copy of the publication. Unfortunately, it was printed in 1997 and by the time I found out about it there were no copies available.
Occasionally I would search the web for a copy, but I never had any luck. After going to the civil war lecture last month, I decided to try my search again and I found one for sale on Amazon! I immediately purchased it and it was delivered just days later in perfect condition! Success! I am so happy to have this book for my family.
It’s Tuesday, so that means new digital downloads! The new digital downloads this week include some extra special projects for mom in preparation for Mother’s Day and a graduation digital stamp brush set.
This funky mother’s day gift coupon book includes fun coupons like “we’ll listen to music of your choice”, which is among my favorites! Also, I think mom will really love this if you exchange some of the coupons for pictures making it a brag book for her purse too.
STILL NEED THE MY DIGITAL STUDIO SOFTWARE?CLICK HERE. It’s only $19.95 and includes $500 in digital content too! This is a tremendous value. Also, I highly recommend ordering the disc version. You’ll have the added cost of shipping but this is a large file and you’ll be happier having the disc. You can try the software (without the digital content) for 30 days FREE, but at just $19.95, go for it and get started on your digital albums today!
Order your family history digital photobook template today and create your own family heirloom.
Creating a blog banner or header is easy to do in My Digital Studio. This is the banner my niece, Danielle designed for my daughter and my greenleavesandjam.com website. She used two fonts for this design, Bebas and Ballpark. By adding each letter as a separate text box you can overlap the letters to get this look. You can change the opacity of your text by clicking on the text box and changing the opacity on the slider in the design center.
Here’s another design we considered for the site which was also created in MDS. We ultimately went with the design above. Which design do you prefer?
Today I have another My Digital Studio (MDS) video tutorial for you. I’ll walk you through step-by-step how I created this printable. You can make a printable from any quote that you like. If you want to display a favorite scripture, a funny saying, a birthday greeting, message or an inspirational quote, just follow these step-by-step instructions and you can have a custom-made printable!
And even if you aren’t interested in creating a printable, but you are interested in scrapbooking or any other digital designing in MDS, you will learn things from the video tutorial that you can use for whatever you choose to design.
There are three new digital downloads available this week including a FREE download!
With the great new price just announced and a handful of free digital downloads too everyone can enjoy creating digitally. Make beautiful books, personalized cards and printables, flyers, website banners and just about anything with the wonderful My Digital Studio Software!