Tagged: digital scrapbooking

Digital Tuesday – Family History Scrapbook

digital family history album pedigree charts
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.

family-history-12x12-album-digital template
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.

family-history-12x12-album photobook digital template

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.

bryant folsom civil war letters

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.

mother's day gift swatchbook coupon book digital download mds
Because I Love You Swatchbook Template – Digital Download

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.

Enjoy! Julie

Digital Tuesday – Plan the Perfect Bridal Shower

for the bride digital ensemble
For the Bride Ensemble – Digital Download #133529

“Love is in the air-let the season of bridal bliss begin! If you’re planning a shower for a special bride-to-be, let My Digital Studio do the work for you.

The new For the Bride Ensemble comes complete with:
•A gift record book
•Two game templates
•Treat toppers
•Napkin holders

And it is customizable so you can coordinate with your event. Check it out along with all of our other new downloads this week.”

Click here to get the My Digital Studio software.

Click here to shop ALL of the available digital design downloads.

Enjoy! Julie

Digital Tuesday: A Free Download and How to Create a Blog Header

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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?

greenleaves&jam header

There are some great new digital downloads this week, including a couple of graduation card and scrapbook downloads.  Also, April’s wallpaper is now available as a free download.

There are five new digital downloads available this week including a FREE downloadClick here to get the My Digital Studio software.

Click here to see all of the latest digital design downloads.

Click here to shop ALL of the available digital design downloads.

Enjoy!  Julie

"spring is nature's way of saying let's party' printable

Digital Tuesday: Spring Printable Video & Breaking News!

BREAKING NEWS!  Stampin’ Up! just announced new prices for the My Digital Studio software!  Click here to read all the details.

Sale-a-bration ends Friday, March 22nd.  Get FREE exclusive Sale-A-Bration product with every $50 in merchandise you order!  Click here for the complete list of SAB products!  If you are a newsletter subscriber check your inbox for a chance to WIN $25 in FREE product.

"spring is nature's way of saying let's party' printable

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!

Click here to see all of the latest digital design downloads.

Click here to shop ALL of the available digital design downloads.

New this week:

Birthday Under Construction Ensemble Digital Kit
Birthday Under Construction Ensemble Digital Kit #133422
FREE Birthday Construction Treat Template - Digital Download #133423
FREE Birthday Construction Treat Template – Digital Download #133423
Top Notch Woodcuts - Digital Downloads #133896
Top Notch Woodcuts – Digital Downloads #133896

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!

Enjoy!  Julie

BREAKING NEWS! New Prices for My Digital Studio

BREAKING NEWS!  Stampin’ Up! just announced new prices for My Digital Studio software! 

Here’s the announcement and all the details from the Stampin’ Up! Digital Team:

Big Changes for My Digital Studio

For the past few months, we’ve been working on some big changes, and we just can’t contain ourselves anymore. So, raise your hands if you want to know what we’ve been up to? (Yes, we can sense your virtual curiosity.)

Alright, here it goes:

  1. We’re changing the name of the software to MDS. Now, you might be asking yourself, didn’t it just change to MDS 2 last year? Yep, it sure did.
  2. We’re lowering the price! What has been known as MDS 2+ is now $19.95 US/$24.95 CAN and will be called . . . yes, you guessed it, MDS. It’s the same great software and content at a fantastic new price.
  3. Coming soon: all of you who have been holding onto the original My Digital Studio software will be able to upgrade for FREE. We’ll let you know as soon as it is available. (Can we get a woot, woot?)

Yep, THAT just happened.

Other stuff you may want to know:

  • We will still offer a free 30-day trial version of the MDS software for anyone who had not previously tried the MDS 2 Trial.
  • The original My Digital Studio software (not the product line) is going away, including support for it. The free upgrade will be available soon!
  • MDS 2 (the software that didn’t have much content) is going away.
  • You can still get the software on a disc (item 130647) or as a download (item 130646). Just keep in mind the disc will say MDS 2+ on it because it will take us awhile to switch everything out.

Share your excitement below. (Virtual high-fives all around.)

Stampin’ Up! My Digital Studio Team

And a follow-up announcement:  Here is some additional background… Since the launch of My Digital Studio, we have been making improvements on our end, and our demonstrators have done a great job selling and promoting My Digital Studio on their end. We have been working with our vendor regarding pricing, and now that we have reached higher quantities, our vendor has reduced the cost of the product. We, in turn, are passing that savings along to you immediately. You may remember that we went through a similar process last fall, and were able to pass some savings along to you then in regards to print product pricing. We are thrilled that the popularity of My Digital Studio continues to increase and are committed to the success of this product line.

More good news for those that purchased MDS 2+ from March 1 to March 17, 2013:

If you purchased the software at the old price from March 1 to March 17, 2013, the following will be added to your Download Manager by Wednesday, March 20:

  • Up To Date Planner Template (#133271)
  • Hello There Kit (#133374)
  • Everyday Woodcuts Embellishments (#132191)