Saturday, June 29, 2013

MDS - Make a Statement Digital Tour

You will have heard a bit about MDS (My Digital Studio) by now. Are you wanting to know more? Perhaps you have downloaded the programme but are not too sure where or how to start OR perhaps you want to know how it will fit in with your current style of crafting..

Good news.. Stampin' Up! is putting on a MDS road show to give customers and demonstrators some ideas for using MDS.

 For only $45 NZD, discover a range of inspirational projects, ideas and techniques through project displays and engaging presentations. Just bring your laptop and digital images and follow along in our classes to create your own designer photobook—capturing your own cherished memories! You’ll go home with several complete pages—which you can then print, e-mail or upload to the Internet. Classes are designed for beginners, to provide you with a basic understanding of My Digital Studio software.
The road show is coming to town on September 7th and registration is being taken from July 2nd. I'll be going, so if you want to join me, let me know.

Click here to view the Road Show promo.

Friday, June 28, 2013

More MDS

MDS is so much more than just a programme to make flat 2D cards and scrapbook pages. (As you will have seen in my last post). I am beginning to use it more and more and growing to love it, especially as a design tool. It saves time and resources to mock up your design on computer before making it into a finished product.

Having said that, I wanted a Teenage boy birthday card that showed a boy wearing gaming headphones. That's what I love about SU, you can have whatever you want with a little imagination and time. This particular boy was given some bright green gaming headphones for his birthday and I wanted the card to match them.

I trawled the net for ideas but obviously this was pretty specific but what I did come up with was the idea of using MDS to design a card with digital "punch art".

I printed this card flat but I equally could have used the idea to make a 3D punch art card or a Hybrid where you print the card and then build it up from there.

This is the card. I love how we can get almost any colour in this programme:)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Tea anyone?

I am hosting a Stampin Up! "High Tea" this weekend and I made my inviations with the help of MDS (My Digital Studio), the digital programme from Stampin'Up!. I used the Tea Shoppe stamp set to get my out line, then I flipped the image and brought the two images together so they slightly overlapped (giving me a tea cup I could fold in half and would stand like a card.)

I got the idea after seeing an owl card that Bronwyn Eastley had done with MDS in a similar way and then ironically, after I had done my tea cups I saw that Bronwyn had done something similar with a tea cup. Great minds as they say:)

I could have printed the tea cup with the stamped design but didn't want to use all that ink seeing I was making a few inviations so I covered them with DSP.

Although the cups had to then be fussy cut, I was pleased with the result.

This is a pic of one of the finished products.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Birthday card and Bag-a-Lope

This card was inspired by a card made by Jacque Williams. I made mine using the "bubble wrap" technique. The Bag-a-Lope is a little treat bag made from a Stampin' Up! envelope also made using the bubble wrap technique. My base card and ink used were River Rock which is sadly retiring at the end of this month.

Just as a little reminder, these colours are retiring at the end of this month, therefore the corresponding card, inks, markers will no longer be available after 30 June.
Regal Rose
Pretty in Pink
Bashful Blue
Certainly Celery
Baja Breeze
Riding Hood Red
Bravo Burgundy
Not Quite Navy
More Mustard
River Rock
(N.B. I have highlighted for an idea of colour but these are not true colours)

Also a little reminder that the current seasonal mini catalogue is closing at the end of this month. some things may have made it into the new annual catalogue but that announcement won't be made until the 1st of July, so if you really want any of the retiring colours, stamps sets, accessories or anything from the current seasonal mini please email me as soon as posible to put in your order. Or alternatively go to my web www.stampingcraft.co.nz and buy online. Any online orders before July 4th, please enter the hostess code TTPA2XGP

If you would like a new annual catalogue when it becomes available on 1st July, please email me your details.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Birthday card

This is a birthday I designed recently for my Stamp club/class using Melon Mambo and Midnight Muse colours. The frame was embossed using the Designer Frames emboss folder, then lightly songed to highlight. Aren't those Bitty Butterflies cute?