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MDS - the Digital Experience

During 2013 I took a little personal "leap" in my paper crafting journey.
I jumped into the world of digital scrapbooking by purchasing My Digital Software (MDS)!

Why?

When I was invited to join the Creative Crew over at Splitcoaststampers, I decided to self-challenge myself to be learn to us MDS!   I've never ever regretted it.  Here's a look at my first 12x12 page ... ever:

'Well sure,' you say.  'You're a demo!'   Were you thinking that it costs too much to try out the unknown ?  Me too.   But SU allows us to have a FREE Trial for 30 days!   And if you discover that you just might enjoy using this creative tool on a regular basis?  Purchase either the CD or the digital download for just $19.95.    Surprised?   I was.

New digital items are available weekly, so we can actually use current and retired Stampin' Up! digital papers, stamps, punches, and more.   So take a look at the newest items added to my SU store this week!  And please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

Inky (((hugs))),


New Downloads 12-02-2014

Stampin’ Up! is committed to bringing you fresh, exciting digital content each and every month. Check out the latest downloads from the 2014 Holiday Catalog below. Click on the download title to see it in the store, or click on the images to get an even closer view.

All Is Calm Kit
(item 138132)


Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper
(item 138133)


Wondrous Wreath Stamp Brush Set
(item 138124)

To Infinity and Beyond!!

While I haven't turned into a true scrapper as yet ... I was inspired again to try another digital scrapbook page.  Just like my previous scrap page, this one was developed for another Creative Crew Challenge, CCREW0414SF.    Tex's Tip:  Whenever you're viewing a Splitcoaststampers gallery, clicking on any keyword such as you see in the blue text will take you to all gallery entries for that keywordYou're invited to enjoy & play along in these challenges each month!

Enough chatter ... here's my 2nd effort using MDS!  (My Digital Studio)



We were challenged to use the scrapbook layout found on page 13 of the March/April Stampin' Success demonstrator magazine.   Being a beginner at scrapping, I find it's not nearly as intimidating with a layout to offer guidance.  Nothing has to be exactly the same as the provided layout ... but it's a great place to start!

This darling subject is one of my Grands.  The stamped sentiment is SO appropriate, as he spent literally months pretending to be Buzz Lightyear ... and of course he was "Buzz" for Halloween, too!  I chose the color palette to coordinate with Zeke's fabulous blue eyes and those "Nemo" swim goggles that were practically attached to him for days ... by his determination.   LOL

And as for the elements in this page?  Every single item I used was already included in the My Digital Studio software when I purchased it, including the title sentiment!

CLASS UPDATES!
** Just as an update for local friends, my class this Thursday morning April 10, has only 2 seats left open.  If you would like to join us, please send an email to me via the Contact Bev button located in the left column of my blog!
** My next Stampin' Saturday class coming up on April 19th still has some open seats, and you're welcome to use the Contact Bev button to inquire & RSVP, or you can always find my scheduled classes in the lower right corner of my Stampin' Up! website(<<  You can also RSVP right from the the class description on my website. 

Yippeeeee Skippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

As of this morning, I am officially registered for Stampin' Up!'s Convention 2014, coming up later this summer in Salt Lake City, Utah!   If you would like to join me (and a LOT of other delighted demonstrators), you still have time to join my team and make those plans!  Learning couldn't get any better than this ... and the fun is truly immeasurable.  Check the Join My Texas Rubber & Ink! Team tab above for more information, or contact me directly.   Utah or Bust!

Thanks a bunch for your visit!  I hope I've sparked a bit of inspiration for you today!

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Icemageddon 2013! * MDS

The invitation to join the SCS Creative Crew for the January - April, 2014 term came during the late Fall.  This inspired me to stretch myself in some way ... learn something new-to-me.

As a result, I purchased Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Software, lovingly called MDS in many stampy, crafty circles.  Even though I have only scrapped two, 6x6 pages during my stamping history, I took the scrapping 12x12 plunge for one of the first 2014 challenges ... and here is the result.


In all honesty, I had a lot of fun beginning the learning process with a goal already in mind.  The CCREW0114SF challenge included the 12x12 sketch to give me a starting point.  Due to the intense wintery weather we've been experiencing, the theme & idea fell right into place using the assigned winter colors!  

Everything used in the creation of this page was already included in the My Digital Software download .... except the one element I ordered:  MDS Winter Frost Dsp (item 135265).  Here are the digital supplies I've used:
  • Joyful Times Designer Kit - blue flower
  • Antique Brads
  • Vintage Overlays
  • Circle Punch
  • Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch
  • Snowflake Punch
  • Timeless Type Alphabet
  • Winter Frost Dsp
Today's weather here in North Texas is snowy.   But thankfully, we are not expecting the iciness that I've shared from our December "Icemaggadon"!!    

I hope you've found some inspiration today!  I'd love to hear a "Howdy!" if you're stoppin' by for a moment!