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November 2013

MDS: One Of A Kind Advent Calendar Idea

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I'm over on Scrapbooking Memories blog this week sharing an idea for an advent calendar using MDS.  Such a fun project to put together.  I've made 25 little photo sized pages like the one above.  Each one has a number, and features some pics from my Christmas photo file - the kids, decorations, festive feasts. This is a great way to remember all the fun of previous years and build this year's anticipation. 

Display one a day during December in a photo frame.  Here's a gorgeous one I found at my favourite little store - Red Bird in Keilor.


Or for a super affordable variation - a nice simple clear slip in frame from the supermarket.  (This one was in Coles.)


Or pop it in a magnetic frame on the fridge.



Once Christmas arrives, you can slip them all into pocket page albums and you've got a great set of Christmas layouts. 



Check out my post over on Scrapbooking Memories for more details on this Advent Calendar idea.

I've used some of the Christmas digital products on sale this month as part of the MDS sale.   Find them all here. 

Cheers, Sue

Christmas Card Variation

Have just been unloading my camera and found this variation on one of our Christmas card classes a month or so back.  I like the darker cardstock.  Have you started your Christmas cards?  I'm not even thinking about cards or Christmas shopping until December this year. ;-)


Check my class page for November Christmas Card Class dates and details if you'd like to make 3 snazzy cards.  

Have a great day.

Cheers, Sue

MDS Kids' Birthday Cards


I love MDS for making quick and easy kids' birthday cards.  Here's one I made for Jack's friend Xavier a few weeks ago.  I timed myself and it took exactly 5 mins. 

Here's a few tips for creating this digital project with MDS:

* Lettering:  Junior Typeset Alphabet Punches.  Insert the letters then use the DSP/paper fill option to colour them.  Once you've filled the letter punch with DSP, double click on the letter and you'll find a zoom function where you can zoom in or out a bit to get it looking just as you'd like.  

* Align:  Once your letters are on your project, click on all of them (hold down the CTRL key while you select each one.)  Then right click and find the align section.  One of the options is Align Top - this'll get them all the same distance from the top of the page.  Another option is Space Evenly Horizontally.  Super handy - this gets them all spaced evenly across the page. 

* Splatter:  You'll find this in the stamps section.  Right next to add a stamp is add some splatter.  You can choose from a few different 'splatters' and can resize and recolour to suit your project.  If you're using the same one a few times, rotate them to mix it up a bit.

* Drop shadow:  I add a drop shadow to most objects in my project to give them that added depth.

Want to give MDS a try.  Download a free trial or the full version for $24.95 right here

There's lots of festive themed downloads on sale this month at 30% off.  You can find them here


November Classes Filling Fast

Care to do some paper creating?  My November Christmas Card Classes are filling fast.  Just a few spots left.  (Let me know if you'd like to go on a waiting list in case of cancellations.  I often have some last minutes spots come up.)   Here's the dates and details.  These will be the last classes til Feb 2014 so don't miss out!

Have a super weekend.

Cheers, Sue

Best Of Saleabration and Digital Scrapbooking Week

More exciting announcements today from Stampin' Up.  It is Digital Scrapbooking Week plus we've got a new Best Of set for you.

This month's Best Of Stamp Set is Best Of Saleabration. Here's a squiz at the images.  $25.95 for the clear mount set.  You can find it and the other Best Of sets here:  Best Of Range


Do you dabble in digital creating?  You'll love Digital Scrapbooking Week. November 1st - 8th.

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Here's what is planned ......

Dates: 1-8 November 2013

Guest bloggers: A talented group of demonstrators, customers, and designers from around the industry will share project inspiration on the MDS blog.  Find it here - My Digital Studio Blog

FREE download: Be sure to check in on Saturday, November 2 to get your freebie.

Videos: We'll share some more ideas with training videos to help you get started.

Daily deals: Every day, we'll feature a new download for 50% off!

Challenges: Use the daily deal download to create a project for your chance to win free downloads. (Upload your samples to the gallery with the matching tag to enter.)


Happy creating! 

Cheers, Sue