Sunday, June 15, 2014

Vanilla Bottle Labels 2013

I realize that this is just a little late, (wink, wink) but I never got around to posting it back when I made my vanilla labels because there was too much going on. I had wanted to experiment with making my own vanilla extract for at least a year and I finally decided to make some for Christmas gifts. Making the vanilla was easy, as was making the labels. I created the label design using My Digital Studio and then printed them onto sticker paper. As I said, they were oh-so-easy to make. To me, they seemed to have sort of a vintage feel and I love how they turned out! Everyone loved receiving them as gifts.  :-)   Please note that ALL supplies listed below are digital. Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Meant to Be Designer Kit (Flourish Background), Label This Kitchen Designer Kit (Vanilla Extract), and Frames with a Flourish (Frame 4)
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Early Espresso Cardstock Mat
Accessories & Tools: Non-Sup! ribbon

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Graduation Party Invitation; 2 Ways

May and June are the months for graduations and these graduation invitation samples are something that I created for one of my customers. The one with the black and white photo happened purely by accident, but it presented the perfect opportunity to compare the two versions. Black and white photography is very popular and these samples show how the same invitation can be made with either a color photo or black and white photo without having to make any changes to the design and colors (note: for the background, I chose my own color by using the Color Picker option in My Digital Studio). The invitation is a very simple design, which allows the focus to be on the photo. I hope to get some additional graduation samples posted soon. Please note that ALL supplies listed below are digital. Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Meant to Be (Flourish 6)
Paper: Whisper White Cardstock

Monday, May 12, 2014

Beauty Page

I actually made this digital scrapbook page over a year ago, but shortly after I made it we had some computer damage due to a storm in our area. By the time the computer repairs were finished, I had completely forgotten about this page so it was kind of a bonus when I found it. I'm pretty sure that I based this on a scrapbook sketch, although I can't recall for certain. Whenever I need a little inspiration to get me started on a project, I go for a sketch because it's what works for me, whether it's a scrapbook page or a card. For me, a sketch is sort of a cross between a blank canvas and a paint-by-number because the basic design is there, but I can choose my own color palette, papers, and embellishments. What do you use when you have difficulty starting a project? Please note that ALL supplies listed below are digital. Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: All Scallops
Paper: Raspberry Tart & Mocha Morning DSP, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, & Pink Pirouette Cardstock
Accessories: Taffeta Trimmings (Short Bow), Dahlias, Decorative Label, Round Tab, Flag, and Scallop Edge Punches

Saturday, May 10, 2014

For the Love of Soccer

I wish that there were more hours in the day to do the things I enjoy doing. It's been ages since I've done any scrapbooking, aside from the one or two digital pages that I've created here and there. I recently created this two-page scrapbook layout using My Digital Studio. One of the things that I love about this program is that I can make so many different types of projects (I've probably said this before, but it's true!). If you check out the projects here on my blog, you'll see that I have made graduation announcements, birth announcements, Christmas cards, invitations, various party favors, scrapbook pages, and more, all using My Digital Studio. In a very short time (sometimes in a matter of minutes), I can create something that with traditional papercrafting would take me much longer to do and would leave my studio a complete disaster area. Trust me on this! I realize that digital scrapbooking isn't for everyone. Some people like the feel of the paper, buttons, ribbons, clips, and multitude of other fun supplies that are used on traditional scrapbook pages. I'm one of those people. But because digital scrapbooking (and digital crafting in general) is such a speedy process, it's great for making books as gifts for grandparents, graduates, teachers, etc. It's also a great design tool. If you're not certain whether or not you'll like a scrapbook layout that you have in your head, you can use My Digital Studio to create a digital page first. If you like it, you can then make a traditional page. When I created these pages, I did so because I wanted additional samples to show my customers and blog readers, but doing so has inspired me to make traditional versions of these pages, something that I haven't done in a very long time. I hope that they inspire you as well. Please note that ALL supplies listed below are digital. Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Extreme Elements, Torn Edges, Vintage Overlays, Athletic Department, Great Sport, and Sporting
Ink: Whisper White, Basic Black
Paper: Grad Party DSP, Basic Black, Garden Green, and Whisper White Cardstock
Accessories & Tools: Half Circle, Large Photo Corner, Flag, and 1.25 Circle Punches

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Meant to Be Graduation Invitation

Graduation season is just around the corner, so I've been working on some graduation invitations and announcements using My Digital Studio. This party invitation is actually one that I made a couple of years ago, but never got around to posting. It is sized to fit a standard business-size envelope, which I personally think is a nice change from a 5x7 card. The design on the left is from the Designer Kit Meant to Be. Although this kit was designed for weddings, it can be used for other projects, which is not uncommon. Whenever I'm working on a project, I always look through pretty much everything in my program to see what might work because sometimes I find an element in the least likely place! Please note that ALL of the supplies listed below are digital. Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Meant to Be Designer Kit (Flourish 1)
Ink: Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, & Whisper White
Paper: Baja Breeze & Whisper White
Card Stock
Accessories & Tools: My Digital Studio

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Pink Elephant Birth Announcement

I realize that I haven't been so great at this blogging thing, but I really do have good intentions. Life sometimes (okay, frequently) gets in the way of my good intentions. We've all been there. I've been working on lots of new My Digital Studio projects, as well as some traditional rubber stamping projects, so I'll do my best to get them posted. Although I love scrapbook pages and I will be posting some samples of digital scrapbook pages, I understand that scrapbooking isn't for everyone. With that in mind, I try to create a variety of other items using My Digital Studio in order to show how versatile it is. This birth announcement is one of the many items that can be created with this amazing design tool. Please note that ALL of the supplies listed below are digital. Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Baby Steps
Ink: Blushing Bride & Whisper White
Paper: 2010 In Color Patterns DSP (
Blushing Bride Stripes), Early Espresso Card Stock
Accessories & Tools: My Digital Studio, Basics Wide Oval, Half Circle, and 1.25 Circle Punches.