All About States

It’s been too long since I’ve played with My Digital Studio!  I found a fun challenge MDSM55 “It’s all about your state” over on the MDS Monday blog and it was just what I needed to get back in the groove. This was the challenge sketch.  

Screen Shot 2014-03-06 at 3.44.58 PMIt took me awhile to figure out what I was going to do, but then it suddenly came to me to scrapbook our photos from our family road trip to Michigan last summer.  Just looking at these pictures makes me long for warm weather!  We had such a great time visiting staying with my in-laws that we have decided it will be a yearly trip!  Now I can’t wait for warmer weather and our family trip to Michigan!  

MDSM Michigan Page-002Here is the page I created for the sketch. You can check out my product list below to see what products I used on my page.

Product List


Be Creative, Kristin

New header and scrapbook page in My Digital Studio

It’s been awhile since I have posted anything using My Digital Studio (MDS).  I was looking at my Facebook page the other day and noticed that the header I had was from last fall!  While I love those pictures, I knew it was time for a new header.  So of course I turned to MDS!

Facebook Cover Fall 2012-002Aren’t they just adorable!!  Those smiles just melt my heart!  We stopped at this cute little petting zoo and I snapped a few quick pictures of them while they were all in a good mood.  Sometimes it’s hard to get them to cooperate and even get one good picture.  I’ll post my supplies list at the end of this post for those of you what want to recreate this header.  If you missed my blog post on how to create Facebook headers click HERE to see that post.

Since I loved this header SO much, I ended up turning it into a full size scrap book page in My Digital Studio as well.


I hope you give digital scrap booking a try, if you haven’t already.  It is such a fun way to capture those memories!  All my pictures are digital now and I find it such a time saver to scrap them in My Digital Studio.  If you want to give it a try and have questions, I’m happy to answer them!

Be Creative, Kristin


        Designer Series Paper/_Designer Kits/Downtown Grunge – designer series paper/Downtown Grunge – 4

_Designer Kits/Candid Frames – embellishments/Candid Frames – instant
_Designer Kits/Candid Frames – embellishments/Candid Frames – instant
_Designer Kits/Candid Frames – embellishments/Candid Frames – instant
Baker’s Twine/Baker’s Twine – Daffodil Delight bow
Hodgepodge Hardware/Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware – brad
Hodgepodge Hardware/Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware – brad
Hodgepodge Hardware/Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware – brad

Epic Overlays/Epic Overlays – small arrow, Color = OLD OLIVE 138,151,71
Splatters/Ink Splatters/Ink Splatter 2, Color = MIDNIGHT MUSE 17,69,93
Splatters/Ink Splatters/Ink Splatter 2, Color = MIDNIGHT MUSE 17,69,93
Splatters/Ink Splatters/Ink Splatter 4, Color = SUMMER STARFRUIT 214,183,67
Splatters/Ink Splatters/Ink Splatter 4, Color = BAJA BREEZE 141,189,193
Border Banter/Border Banter – banner, Color = OLD OLIVE 138,151,71
Epic Overlays/Epic Overlays – lines, Color = OLD OLIVE 138,151,71
_Designer Kits/The Best Year/The Best Year – journey


Spring Vacation in My Digital Studio

Hello!  I have a fun My Digital Studio page to share with you today!  A few weeks ago we took the boys to the Kalahari in the Wisconsin Dells to help rid us of our long winter blues!  We surprised them when we pulled up to the resort and I don’t think I’ve heard three more excited boys in my life!!

Chalkboard-004Just look at those smiles!!  Even my youngest, who will be 3 in a few weeks, was brave enough to go down the slides!  I can still hear his “whooho” as he goes down the big slides!

I know I sound like a broken record, but I just loving being able to document my family memories digitally!  Don’t forget that you can still give MDS a try free for 30-days!  You can also still get 25% off a large selection of MDS products and printing this month!  So go and give it a try!


I just noticed that Stampin’ Up! has another FREE download on their webpage today!  The Packed For You digital download includes 7 punches and 2 page decor templates!  You can download the digital Packed For You download HERE!

Be Creative, Kristin


My Digital Studio to the Rescue!

Do you love scrapbooking? I know that I do.  It’s a great way to capture family memories.  I started scrapbooking even before I had kids and let me just say it was so much easier then!  After my second child I all of a sudden found myself falling behind in my scrapbooking and then after the third, well let’s not even go there!  I can’t even begin to tell you how My Digital Studio saved my scrapbooking!  I can now sit down and make several pages in a matter of an hour.  I can scrapbook from my couch, at a sporting event with my kids, in the car on a road trip, just about anywhere!

My Digital Studio has never been easier to try!  You can download a free 30-day trial of this awesome program and see what you think for yourself.  No strings attached.  If you don’t like it then you just don’t buy it, but I know you are going to love it!

Here is a quick page that I created yesterday while digital scrapping with a friend.  Yes, we both sat down with our computers and scrapped together!  No mess, easy clean up, and we still felt accomplished.

MDS Class 1-036


Isn’t he a sweet boy?!  I just love his smile!

So don’t wait, give this program a try and I promise you won’t be disappointed!  I am always happy to help and if you live local to me I would be happy to sit down one-to-one with you and give you a private lesson and show you how easy it is to use.

Don’t forget that today (April 23, 2013) is the last day to get this great FREE kit Playful Polka Dots!

Tuesday is also My Digital Studio Download Day so make sure to check out these new digital downloads today!

seeyanextyear  delight


Be Creative, Kristin

Chalkboard in My Digital Studio

Wow…it feels like it’s been a long time since I have posted any of my MDS projects!  I’m excited to have one to share with you today!


Since I shared with you my love for the chalkboard technique on my cards I thought it would be fun to share a My Digital Studio page made with this same look.  Isn’t this a fun page?!  I’m a bit of a font horder…and I have collected a ton of fabulous fonts.  It’s so fun to feature them by using a technique like the chalkboard technique!  I was surprised at how easy this was to achieve in My Digital Studio!  I used the Vintage Overlay #1 over a black piece of card stock to create the “chalkboard” feeling on this page.  For $5.95 these are a steal!  I actually used another one on the background of the Baja Breeze card stock as well to create the shadow.

Have you tried the chalkboard technique in My Digital Studio yet?!  If not it’s time to give it a try!  It’s so easy and you will be glad you did!

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! just announced a reduction in the price of My Digital Studio?!  You can now purchase the full My Digital Studio program for $19.95!!!  This is a drastic reduction in price and now you have no excuse to give it a try!  You can also still download the FREE MDS Trial if you want to check it out before buying!

Be creative, Kristin


My Digital Studio – FREE Desktop Calendar!

Boy do I have something special for you today!  Earlier in the month I was asked to give a brief presentation on my five favorite things about My Digital Studio 2 to the SOMH stampers group.  I had a difficult time narrowing it down to five, but just in case you are curious here they are.

1.  RECOLOR EMBELLISHMENTS: Monochromatically change the color of an embellishment

2.  CUSTOM CANVAS SIZE: Create a project in any size up to 24″ x 24″ (my desktop calendar is 1200 x 800 pixles)

3.  STAMP IMAGE COLORING: Add more than one color to a single stamp image

4.  VECTOR STAMP BRUSH IMAGES: Resize vector stamp while keeping its image crisp

5.  LAYERS PALETTE: Quickly manipulate and edit project layers (This is by far my favorite one!!)

Instead of just saying my five favorite things I created this Desktop Calendar using them so that I could show the group what they were.  There are more than five new features on this desktop calendar, because it’s hard not to use them all!  Maybe you can spot some of the other new features.  I love MDS and would be happy to share all that I love about it with you!  If you haven’t plunged into it yet I encourage you to download the free trial and give it a try.  I’m here to answer any of your questions and help you along the way!

I am putting this December 2012 Desktop Calendar up on my blog for you to download and use for FREE!!  You can use it even if you don’t have MDS on your computer.  I appreciate you stopping by and I hope you enjoy it!

*****I am working on figuring out how to load the full size image onto my blog for you to download.  Until then, head on over to my Facebook Fan Page, “like” Inked Creations and download it for FREE!

Be Creative, Kristin