Tagged: digital scrapbooking

very thankful frameable

’10 Things’ Thanksgiving Frameable

very thankful frameable

Download, print, insert!   It’s that easy to create this frameable ready for you and your family to add your top 10 things for which you are thankful.  With the print inserted behind this glass frame, you can add and change your list with a white board marker as often as you would like!

Very, Very Thankful Frameable #132563

Very, Very Thankful Framable #132563

This frameable is a new download this week from Stampin’ Up! and here’s some more:

Christmas Trimmings Foldable Template #132564

Christmas Trimmings Foldable Template #132564

Fine Print Coupons Swatchbook Template #132565

Fine Print Coupons Swatchbook Template

Homestyle Goodies Designer Template #132560

Homestyle Goodies Designer Template #132560

Questions? Email me.

Start designing in My Digital Studio 2 today! Download your copy here.

Enjoy!  Julie

My Digital Studio Pool Party!

pool party scrapbook page

Rich Jutkins, Stampin’ Up! President and Chief Operating Officer, wrote “This summer we determined that we would redo the entire backyard, including putting in a pool. Three-and-a-half months later we are finished. Thank goodness it doesn’t take that long to learn how to use our My Digital Studio product! This morning I came in and created a page using only the free trial software that was extended to all of you, and was able to quickly share my summer nightmare. Pool party at my house on Christmas day – everyone is invited!” (his page is above.)

Using My Digital Studio you can quickly preserve your wonderful memories from this summer.  Create a photobook for your family and with a quick click of a button order a couple more for grandparents – they will LOVE it!

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Enjoy!  Julie

Easy Digital Scrapbooking

The summer just ended and if you’re like most people you have wonderful photo memories sitting in storage on your camera or computer.  And I know it’s bothering you because you can’t share those memories in a meaningful way when they are in digital prison!  And the holidays are upon us, which means more photos, and more memories to be recorded.

I have a solution for you!  Using My Digital Studio software makes creating wonderful photobook keepsakes easy in 4 quick steps!!  I promise, by the end of the evening your printed summer scrapbook could be ordered and on its way!  

1. Download MDS2+.  Full digital design software PLUS $500 of digital content.

2. Choose a designer template.

3. Drop in your favorite pictures.

4. Order your book right from the software.   And enjoy new lower prices on printing.

See my video tutorials here & here and more samples here & here.  And I’m just a phone call away to help you with every step!  (cell # 832 dash 515 dash 4632.  Sorry for the encripted  number but it keeps me from getting too many robo calls. 🙂  )

Act now, because just thinking about it won’t get those memories recorded and if you wait too long you’ll forget all the special moments you shared with family and friends this summer.  And by acting now you’ll be ready to record your Holiday memories too!

Last week I introduced you to my friend Krystal.  She loves scrapbooking with My Digital Studio and here’s a cute page she made to announce the upcoming birth and name of her daughter.  (Her adorable baby girl was born just 2 months ago.)

my digital studio scrapbook page

I love the festive feel of this page with the bright polka dot paper, rick rack, and the playful pictures of her son with the balloons.   Thanks for sharing this fun page, Krystal!

Start designing in My Digital Studio 2 today!  Download your copy here now.

Click here to check out this week’s digital downloads.

Prices Slashed on Photobooks, Cards, & More Forever! Make beautiful photobooks for less!! View price chart here.

Here’s the latest digital downloads.  Click on the picture to view details.

Neon Notes Digital Kit – Love this neon kit!  #132264

neon notes digital kit

Year End Review Infographic Postcard Template – “the coolest way to send your year end news!” #131522

year end review infographic postcard digital template

Any Witch Way Digital Template – “An adorable paper doll witch decoration that moves!”  #132266

any witch way digital template

Quick Wit Costumes Digital Templates – ” a quick, punny Halloween costume—use to make iron-on transfers and voila, Halloween costumes solved”  #132267

quick wit halloween costumes digital template

Everyday Digital Woodcuts  – “A collection of wood cut elements for a quick and easy way to add a new look to your projects” #132191

everyday wood cuts digital

Click Here to Order your Stampin’ Supplies

Click Here for Fun, Easy Digital Scrapbooking! 

Enjoy, Julie

Stampin' Up! summer silhouettes congratulations card angle

Getting Started: Card Making – The Basics

Stampin' Up! summer silhouettes congratulations card angle No one is born knowing how to make their own cards.  It’s true!!  I remember when I was first introduced to the idea of rubber stamping and card making.  I would ask how to do it and the answer I would get would be something like this:  Cut your paper in half and fold it.

That sounds simple enough, but is that all there is to it? I would always be left with all these unanswered questions: Cut the paper where? How do I design it?  How do I layer? How do I mail it when I’m done?!?

Do these questions sound familiar to you?

Here are some basics to unleash your inner creative diva and impress your friends and family while making them feel special too!

 The dimensions of a standard homemade greeting card are 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ and it fits in an invitation-size envelope.  Stampin’ Up! offers beautiful envelopes  and they are easy to stamp on too!

To create the standard greeting card, cut your 8-1/2″ x 11″ cardstock on the 11″ side at 5-1/2″, then fold it in half.  Half of 8-1/2″ is 4-1/4″ so that will give you a card measuring 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  There are variations on greeting card sizes and cuts but this is the best place to start.

Now start adding.  Here are some ideas.

1. Leave the background clean or stamp a random pattern all over the background similar to what you see in the card below.  (Make sure you stamp off the edges for a natural look.)

2. Stamp your focal point image, cut it out square and layer it by adding cardstock behind it that is slightly bigger.  Add 1/8″, 1/4″ or 1/2″ to the size of the square depending on the size frame you want.  For example, if you want a narrow border and your piece is 2″ x 2″, cut your layer 2-1/8″ x 2-1/8″.

3. Use punches for quick, layered elements. Like this circle inside the scallop circle.  Punches are great for layering and you will see me use them a ton. Betsy's Blossoms sunny birthday card angle

4. Add a greeting by stamping on a separate scrap of cardstock, cutting it out and adhering it, OR by stamping directly on the background cardstock.   On the card above the greeting was added as a banner.  On the card below the sentiment was stamped directly on the background.

5. Use a good adhesive.  I highly recommend SNAIL adhesive.  Add enough adhesive to keep your card together but do not cover the entire surface!  Usually 1/2″ to 1″ (depending on the size of your piece) in each corner is sufficient.  I used inadequate glue one time for my son’s birthday invitations and they fell apart – yikes!  owl occasions birthday wish angle

6. Keep it simple and fun, and your design work will keep expanding.   My first cards were simply folded cardstock with a greeting stamped in the middle.  Seriously!  I’m not kidding.  When my son was born I grabbed some cardstock, quickly cut it, folded it,  stamped a thank you message on the front and that’s what I sent as a thank you card.

This owl card looks involved and complicated, but it really is just starting with the basics –  folded cardstock – and adding layers and embellishments.  Experiment and  most of all have fun!!!

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 Enjoy!  Julie

MDS Star: Krystal Roberts

digital mother's day card

Long time friend and stamping buddy, Krystal Roberts, is an MDS Rock Star!  She loves digital designing and scrapbooking.  Today I want to share a couple of cards she has made for special occasions.

Above is the mother’s day card she made for her mom.  She selected a fabulous designer series paper for the background and then repeated the pattern in the punched hearts.  So clever!  I also like the way she added the punched label behind Grandma to highlight her message.

Digital Photo Christmas Card

And look at this super stylish photo Christmas card!  I love the way her pictures are so prominent on this card.  And I love the beautiful font and design of the message – a very elegant design that highlights her cute family.

Start designing in My Digital Studio 2 today!  Download your copy here.

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Enjoy!  Julie