Friday, May 11, 2012

White Flowers For You...


What?  A moment?  Shhhh... I think I can squeak out a digital card with My Digital Studio (MDS).  And will ya look?  CASE Study has a beautiful card to be inspired here.  I love the way I can layer with shadows, so that things don't look so flat.

Well... moment is over. 

Have a great day!
Luci

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Hugs and Kisses in Yellow

I had but a quick moment to pull out some virtual stamps and give this a whirl.  So, in the time that it would take me to clean up after dinner, I'm back using My Digital Studio (MDS) for a quick, fun and super-simple card (so easy, that I almost feel guilty... LOL).

I found this quick challenge on Less is More and using a color that I don't easily make friends, I put yellow into my greeting.  If you have a loving dog, you know that their hugs and kisses... and yes, even a wet nose - mean everything.  I thought I would color his nose yellow along with the inside of the o's in the xoxo (hugs & kisses) to match.

If only cleaning up after dinner was this fun!

Thanks for stopping by.
Hope you have a great day!
Luci




Sunday, May 6, 2012

My Digital Studio Playtime

So, I've had my My Digital Studio (MDS) program cautiously installed on my computer and I dared once or twice to dabble in it.  Having had extensive experience using PhotoShop and InDesign, I would have thought that Stampin' Up's program would not have made me so shy to try.

And, there it sat on my hard drive until this week.  Holy Moly!  What a program!  With a call to Stampin' Up, I realized that my program was not behaving properly because it needed to be updated.  After a simple update... all I can say is WOW!  

It has some of the fun features that are offered in PhotoShop, but within a simple-to-learn interface, along with many exciting features that you would hope to have in a scrapbooking/card making program.  AND - I don't have to dig out my sewing machine to get stitches on my projects!  LOL

OK - so, I'm still learning how to get around.   In order to fill my blank page, I turned to SCS and was inspired by Splitcoast's Heather T. to create this card with My Digital Studio (challenge here).  And, with a little exploration, I had a card in a short while - no scraps to put away, no stamps to clean and no inky fingers to hide (not that I ever mind stamping a card).  I'm so glad I found another way to get creative.  (I even created my watermark with it... grin!)

Have you tried MDS, yet?  If not, I highly recommend it.  You will be amazed at what you can accomplish. 


It's a Flower-Cookie Sandwich



Here was a fun treat that I created with Stampin Up's new flower punch, oval punch and coordinating floral stamp.  The middle of the flower was purposely punched out to reveal the name brand of the cookie "Who Nu?" (found at Target).  I had planned an activity where the participants needed to figure out a secret famous person from a set of clues... and, you guessed it... the clues were found on the backside of the cookies sandwich... Who Nu?

As you can see, each cookie was wrapped in plastic and sandwiched between two Rich Razzleberry stamped flowers.  Easy.
Have a great day!
Luci


Wedding Card Prototype 1




Well, it's been a while since my last blog post... sigh.  Too much always seems to be going on.  

Since I was asked to help design wedding invitations, thoughts of pretty, lacy vintage-y cards have been filling my brain.  Here is one prototype.  I do love the lace on this vanilla colored card.  The couple is planning to use red in their wedding, so I thought a cherry cobbler flower would add a little punch, here.

Off to make another prototype...
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