Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Blog Hop: MDS!

A new month means a new blog hop!! This month we are really excited to show off what we can create using MDS- which is so fun and easy!
If you're debating about getting MDS, Stampin' Up! has put out plenty of video tutorials to teach you cool things to do with it.
While I don't think anything will ever replace how much I love hands-on crafting, it IS super-duper nice to not make a huge mess just to get a scrapbook page done. If you've read my blog for very long, you're likely familiar with me using MDS (used to be called My Digital Studio, and that's how its listed in my blog tags).
If you're new, you should know that it isn't just digital scrapbooking- the program was designed for cards, calendars, tags, and mixed media projects too! Personally, I have used it to make a slide-show dvd, several calendars, two books and lots and lots of scrapbook pages! But, I also use it to layout more complicated card ideas before trying it with paper, and to come up with "proto-types" before settling on an idea.

Now that you know why I love it, let me show you somethings I've made with it over the past week!
This scrapbook page uses this sketch and a challenge to layer the trim across the page. I did tip the direction of the photos, but I think you can still see the sketch.
MDS, Lemonade Stand content disk, Berry Blossoms content (DP)

And here is a card that I made with MDS. I haven't printed it yet, but I think I will! I definitely know someone I could send this to! For this project, I used the card sketch found on the same page as before, HERE, and we were supposed to recolor an embellishment. How's that for a handy feature?? Can't do that with traditional products! I recolored all the envelopes to shades of gray, where originally some were shades of yellow. I also cropped the edges of the "thinking of you" stamp to make it fit on the gray strip.
MDS, Keep In Touch content disk, recolor tool, crop tool

Well, what do you think about MDS? There is a free 30 day trial if you want to give it a shot! Or you can buy the entire program for only $19.95!
Now go see what every one else created with MDS! Be sure and tell us what you think! We love comments! *grin


  1. Great projects! I almost used that same sketch but got caught up in the other one.

  2. These are really great! I love how there are elements "peeking" out from behind the stripes - it gives it great dimension, even though it's a "flat" MDS project!

  3. I love the simplicity of your projects, but how you made each item standout. The look great!

  4. Darling scrapbook page and great take on the sketch!

  5. I think it's so smart that you use it as a "sketch pad" to try out projects! Fun page and card (I almost used that same page layout as well).

  6. Your page is just great with the flowers coming out from under the trim! and the card is really fun to with all those envelopes! so glad you joined our sketches at MDS Monday!

  7. Very cute page... I love how you featured the flowers from the photos in your trim, and the addition of the buttons is so cute.

    What a fun interpretation of the card sketch with the envelopes! Thanks for joining MDS Monday this week.


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