Posts Tagged ‘New Digital Downloads’
Really? Who takes pictures in the emergency room so that she’ll be able to scrapbook her broken leg?? Okay, it was me. Last Monday I took my daughter ice skating and managed to fall and break my leg and destroy my ankle.
So I might as well get a few fun scrapbooking pages out of it, right? This page was created from the Downtown Grunge Photobook Template (see it online – 126056) for My Digital Studio. (learn more about MDS)
All I did was move around a few photo frames (love that tape look with the frames) and add text boxes in a variety of fun fonts:
- Warning – Bauhaus 93
- ICE SKATING – Impact
- can be hazardous to your health -Futura
- (and to your favorite jeans) – Gabriola
And the scissors are from the Keep This Memory Designer Kit (129879 – see it online). They add a nice touch and a fitting farewell to my favorite jeans! Who knew that you wouldn’t be able to get jeans off once you had a cast put on?? Darn scissors…
Never fear, me and my crutches will be hobbling around for the next several weeks, but my fingers can still blog and my arms have a long reach at my craft table!
Supplies for 4 projects — ready to stamp, delivered to your front door.
The basic design work is already done for you with this sweet template. It’s simple to add a few extra panels, photos of your family or friends, embellish with digital embellishments, then print at home! Cut out, add a ribbon, and you’re set for a quick and fun memory project that will brighten your home!
Want to learn the details of the ‘how to’ on this project? Good news! I have an MDS with Meg Tutorial for you!
There are 3 lessons for this banner — you may find that you only need a few minutes of the first one if you’re an MDS user already. If you’re new to MDS, you’ll probably like the detail in all the lessons.
(getting this feed via email? you’ll need to click to visit my blog to get the videos)
Looking for more tips? Check out my other MDS with Meg Tutorials!
Supplies for 4 projects — ready to stamp, delivered to your front door.
Last night was my monthly Laptops & Lattes class for My Digital Studio. If you’re in central Illinois, I’d love to have you join us! (check my events calendar) We meet the first Wednesday evening of every month, and the class is free. Just bring your coffee and your computer with your copy of My Digital Studio loaded (you can even do the free 30 day trial). I’ll walk us through a sample page, and then answer all your questions.
Here’s the fun page we created last evening. I used the On The Go Digital Download (see it online) which includes:
- 20-piece stamp brush set
- 12 Designer Series Paper patterns
- 21 embellishments
- One-page 12″ x 12″ designer template
I didn’t use the page template, but I did use a sample from the Stampin’ Up! catalog for my pattern! If you have your catalog handy, check out page 111 for the layout I used. That’s one of my favorite MDS tricks — instead of designing completely from scratch, pick a layout to copy. When you’re learning how to use the program, it’s much easier to have the layout ‘done for you’ and just focus on the tools.
I don’t know about you, but I find it tricky to scrapbook kids sports photos. Usually they’re taken from 500 yards away (okay, maybe not quite that bad) and the kids are so tiny that you can’t see their faces.
Plus if you have a 1st grader, you might not actually see all that much participation on the part of your child, so the fabulous moments to capture on film are few and far between.
So when I caught this celebratory moment for my daughter at soccer this fall, I was thrilled.
Here are the top 3 reasons that I love My Digital Studio for this page (it’s just after New Year’s… time to make top # lists, right?):
- The photo of Abby with her arms in the air: so simple to blow up and crop to the right size with MDS. I didn’t have to get the photo printed at 8 x 10″ to crop her to the right size for the layout!
- The background paper: I think I tried about 6 different papers before coming up with this perfect one from the 2011 Notable Desktop Calendar Digital Download (see it here). And it only took me 4 seconds to test out each paper!
- The Athletic Department images: Yup, another Digital Download (see it here), and since the ‘stamps’ are digital, I could make one larger for my title, and color them however I wanted.
Here is the calendar page to match. I coordinated the text, background paper, etc. to go with the scrapbook page. And since there was extra space at the bottom, I couldn’t resist including a blown-up portion of the photo from the other page.
If you’d like to learn more about My Digital Studio, be sure to check my main website.
Ever have a day where your child is sick on Sunday, so can’t go to school on Monday, but is perfectly fine all day?
We’re getting a bit stir-crazy here, so I decided to take a few minutes break from playing Geo-Trax and space Legos to work on a few scrapbook pages. We just had family photos taken for our church directory. They turned out nicely, so I bought the CD and wanted to make some My Digital Studio pages for our family calendar for next year.
I think this page will be the cover of the book:
Actually, since I’ve just had to find a new datebook for 2011 and couldn’t find one that I loved, I decided to make an 8×8″ softcover bound book (printed through Stampin’ Up!, of course).
This way I’ll have a great set of favorite family photos right next to my calendar–with plenty of space to write my notes for each day.
And do you like the layout for this page? It’s a template! This template comes for the 8 x 8″ album when you purchase the Rough Type Alphabet Digital Download (to add to your My Digital Studio software).
If you haven’t purchased My Digital Studio yet, you’ll want to get your copy today so that you can get started on your holiday gifts, too! Be sure to check out some of my recent My Digital Studio blog projects.
And have you seen the changes in My Digital Studio Professional Printing prices? Prices have dropped 20-60%, depending on the item. Good news for holiday shopping! You can find the new pricing on my website.
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Does it really count as ‘hot off the press’ if it’s digital? And do many people reading here really remember ‘hot off the press’ anyway?
I worked on my college newspaper in the editorial staff. We actually used a hot wax machine to apply a thin layer of hot wax to the back of the resized photos for the final newspaper layouts. The wax let the photos stick to the printed copy so that we could take them to the printer and get the final paper printed.
I know that’s not what ‘hot off the press’ refers to, but does anyone else remember those wax machines? Way cool pre-technology! We did computer layouts, but the computers couldn’t handle the graphics so we used actual darkrooms to print and resize our photos. Ah, the memories.
As Father’s Day draws near though, you’re probably waxing nostalgic about your dad! So to help you create a fun card or scrapbook page, you’ll definitely want to check out the newest Digital Downloads from Stampin’ Up! –use them with the My Digital Studio software (learn more here) or another graphic design program.
Here’s the Father’s Day Stamp Brush Set (121070):
To download these or look for more recent Digital Download offerings, click here for my online store, then click ‘digital crafting’ in the left column. Then you want ‘my digital studio downloads,’ and ‘newest downloads.’
If you use the little bar at the right to ‘show all’ then you can see everything that’s come out recently. There are a bunch! Any item that shows on that page is NOT in the original software package–so you can rest assured that ordering it is not going to duplicate something you have, unless you’ve been purchasing Digital Downloads all along.