October 31, 2011

MDS Contest

They announced the finalists on mydigitalstudio.net today- so sad I'm not amongst them again this year. I thought I had a really good shot too! My submissions each took a couple of hours to put together (and I normally do not spend that many hours on a page or a card). Oh well.
However, since I am still very proud of my works of art I'm gonna show them of to all of you lovely folks :)  First, I made a fall themed scrapbook page with my little pumpkin. Note the punched out pictures that line up along the right side- cool right?!

Then my second submission was a wedding day card. I was trying to recreate the look of a wrapped bouquet- do you like what I came up with? This has so many pieces in it- each flower is comprised of six different part, and that's not even counting the rest of card.

Both of these projects forced me to complete part of the project, export it, and then bring it back in through a punch (or multiple punches). In the card I did this to create the wrapped look of the stem, and in the scrapbook page I used this technique to create the pile of leaves and sticks. I'll post the step by step instructions later.
Hope you enjoyed my creations as much as I did!

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October 20, 2011


So it's not later yet (I still have a ton of studying to do) but this idea has been brewing for days now and I had to get it out so I could concentrate on my studies better. I'm going to print a swatchbook with the same page repeated over and over, and then take it apart to make Christmas ornaments to hang on the gifts I give away this year! Cool idea right? And the ornaments will come to only a little over a buck a piece once I embellish them a little.

Well, here's the design I cam up with. It's by no means final yet, but I'm really liking the style so far. Isn't it adorable! In order to create this I made the front of the ornament on the "back" of the swatchbook page, that way the hole punch will be in the upper left hand corner. Then the front of the page is my basic ornament back. I plan to embellish it with some of SU adhesive pearls over the placeholders I have now. Then I'll hang it on one of the fancy lace ribbons, and Wa-La, a beautiful antique style homemade ornament. Hopefully all my friends and family will love it!

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October 16, 2011


I just wanted to apologize for my lack of posts as of late, and to say that it will continue for awhile yet. I am currently studying for an actuarial exam, which is killer hard, so I have no free time to scrapbook or make cards. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel- the test is three weeks away and then I get the holiday's off of studying. So check back in November for some new spiffy projects, and to see what I come up with to document my recent vacation!

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