Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sunset on the Beach

For this page I tried a whole bunch of ideas of how to get 7 photos onto one page. Having the pictures show up like a film roll turned out to look the best. I started with a square punch filled in Smokey Slate stretched to a rectangle and then added 3 photo boxes over top of it to create a border. Once I had the right size of photos put into the photo boxes, I then selected the 3 photos and the long rectangle punch and grouped them. Then rotated the group to create the photo swag one way and the next group the other way to create a criss-cross affect. Finally to highlight my favourite photo of our campsite I made the photo slightly larger then the rest and added a frame from the Downtown Grunge Designer Kit. Usually I like photos that sit level on a page but I'm finding that sometimes it makes the page more interesting! Definitely going to try this layout again!

Have you seen today's new MDS downloads? All of today's downloads are releases from the new 2013-2014 Annual Catalogue. I'm looking forward to using the Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper, it might be perfect for the East Coast Trip 2012 scrapbook I'm working on.  Remember you
can try My Digital Studio for 30 days for free!

My Digital Studio Supplies
Background
     Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Lemonade Stand - designer series paper\Lemonade Stand - 6
Embellishments
    Brads\Silver - brad
    _Designer Kits\Downtown Grunge - embellishments\Downtown Grunge - frame3
    Brads\Silver - brad
    Brads\Silver - brad
Punches
    Basics\1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = 226,219,203
    Basics\1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = SMOKY SLATE 180,176,173
    Basics\1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = SMOKY SLATE 180,176,173
    Extras\Comfort Cafe - banner, Fill Color = 249,247,234
Fonts    Title - Return to Sender - Basic Grey
    Journal - Just The Way You Are - Smokey Slate

~ Amanda
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Thursday, July 11, 2013

MDS Colour Challenge!

The other day I was over at mydigitalstudio.net looking for some inspiration for my East Coast 2012 Trip book and checked out the current challenge - Color Combo 4 using Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, and Smoky Slate. So I decided to try those colours on some beautiful sunset pictures taken at Cabot Beach Provincial Park in PEI. I used the colouring tool to add 3 different colours to each of the crab and shells stamps. I also recoloured a few brads and the stitching. You can still join the challenge until Friday July 12 at noon MT to win the prize - a free download from next Tuesday!

My Digital Studio Supplies
Embellishments
    Staple & Stitching\Whisper White - Stitching Zigzag (re-colored Crisp Cantaloupe)
    Brads\Bermuda Bay - brad
    Brads\Poppy Parade - brad (re-colored Crisp Cantaloupe)
    Brads\Bermuda Bay - brad (re-colored Coastal Cabana)
    Brads\Basic Gray - brad (re-colored Smokey Slate)
    _Designer Kits\Downtown Grunge - embellishments\Downtown Grunge - frame4
Stamps
    By the Seashore\By the Seashore - crab
    By the Seashore\By the Seashore - shell 2
    By the Seashore\By the Seashore - clam
    By the Seashore\By the Seashore - starfish
    By the Seashore\By the Seashore - shell 3
    By the Seashore\By the Seashore - shell
Punches
    Labels & Tags\Convention 2012 - curvy square frame punch, Fill Color = BERMUDA BAY
    Extras\Comfort Cafe - banner,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Convention 2012 - designer series paper\Convention 2012 - 2
Fonts
    Title - Return to Sender - So Saffron
    Journal - Just The Way You Are - Bermuda Bay

~ Amanda
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

By The Seashore - MDS Style

In My Digital Studio it is so easy to create my own background papers with stamps! Here I used an off white for the page base (used the match colour tool to pick a shade from the Downtown Grunge frame) and then randomly added some stamp images from By The Seashore stamp set. I'm really loving using one of the Downtown Grunge frames to highlight one picture on each of the pages in my East Coast Trip book! Off to create some more pages to share!

Supplies
Background
     Color = 249,247,234 (used the colour picker to select an off white from the Downtown Grunge frame)
Embellishments
    Designer Kits\Downtown Grunge - embellishments\Downtown Grunge - frame3 (re-colored)
Stamps
    By the Seashore\By the Seashore - shell, Color = SAHARA SAND
    By the Seashore\By the Seashore - clam, Color = SAHARA SAND
    By the Seashore\By the Seashore - starfish, Color = SAHARA SAND
    By the Seashore\By the Seashore - shell 2, Color = SAHARA SAND
    By the Seashore\By the Seashore - starfish, Color = SAHARA SAND
    By the Seashore\By the Seashore - crab, Color = 158,142,118

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

MDS Scrapbook page of little Griffin!

Isn't he so small and precious? Hard to believe looking at him now that he was ever that small to fit in 2 hands! This will be part of my East Coast Trip 2012 MDS 12x12 scrapbook that I'm currently working on. A year has flown by since we took the trip and its time to put the pictures into a book! I decided to do the whole thing through My Digital Studio because I have so many photos - well over a 1000!! Yikes!

To create the background I layered 2 different stamps, the quatrefoil in Night of Navy and another in Sahara Sand to create the sponged look of the quatrefoil.

Have you seen today's new MDS downloads? My fav of today's downloads is the Modern Medley Overlays Kit. Just had to buy it today for future layouts for my East Coast Trip scrapbook! Remember you can try My Digital Studio for 30 days for free!

MDS Supplies
Background
     Color = SAHARA SAND
Embellishments
    Taffeta Ribbon\Night of Navy
    Taffeta Ribbon\Night of Navy - bow
    Downtown Grunge - embellishments\Downtown Grunge - frame2
Stamps (I created my own Designer Paper using stamps!)
    Decorative Overlays\Decorative Overlays - quatrefoil, Color = NIGHT OF NAVY
    Vintage Overlays\Vintage Overlays - texture 11, Color = 188,172,144
Punches
    Borders\Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, Fill Color = NIGHT OF NAVY
    Basics\1.25 Square Punch = DSP World Traveler - paper 8
    Extras\Comfort Cafe - banner = DSP World Traveler - paper 8
    Basics\1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = SAHARA SAND
    Extras\Comfort Cafe - banner, Fill Color = 230,WATERMARK
Fonts
    Title - Return to Sender
    Journal - Just The Way You Are

~ Amanda
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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Buy 3, get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper

 
Promotion Dates: July 1-31, 2013

Collect a paper stash for any creative mood or project! Now through July 31, buy three packs of select Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper and get one for FREE! Buy SIX and get two free! There is no maximum limit!

Choose any Designer Series Paper on pages 151, 153 and 154 of the 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog with the following exceptions, which are not included: Designer Series Paper Stacks, Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Designer Series Paper ordered using hostess rewards.

View all Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper here in my online store!

~ Amanda
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Monday, July 01, 2013

Best of Shelli!

The anniversary celebration continues in July with the Best of Shelli stamp set release! Make sure to check out each month`s release and earn a free stamp set too! Each set released contains one new never before seen image and each set is priced at $17.95. View all the sets here on blog!
Some things to remember:
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $17.95
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
BONUS: As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, starting in February we’re including a collector’s card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $17.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.
~ Amanda
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Best of Greetings!

The anniversary celebration continues in June with the Best of Greetings stamp set! Make sure to check out each month`s release and earn a free stamp set too! Each set released contains one new never before seen image and each set is priced at $17.95. View all the sets here on blog!
Some things to remember:
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $17.95
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
BONUS: As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, starting in February we’re including a collector’s card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $17.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.
~ Amanda
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