Friday, August 31, 2012

Sketch Frenzy Friday: Another MDS Creation

Hi Stampers:

Another busy week!!  What would I do without My Digital Studio?  It is so easy to use and such fun!  And did you know you can get a free 30 day trial?  You can!  Click on my Order Online button on the left side to order.

To whet your appetite for MDS, take a look at this sketch created by Tammy Fite:

Cute and easy!!

Now here is my MDS creation:

The colors I chose are from the palette for Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper--available in the Holiday Catalog, pg. 28:
  • Raspberry Ripple
  • More Mustard
  • Lucky Limeade
  • Early Espresso
And, I threw in some Very Vanilla for the sentiment label.  The flower is from the Everything Eleanor digital stamp brush set--love it!!

What do you think Maria has for us?  Well, let's check out HER BLOG.  Why not play along with us??  We'd love to see what you create!  Upload your creation at our SFF BLOG.


Friday, August 24, 2012

SFF 8-24-12 Texture and MDS

Hi Stampers:

Each week when I look at the sketch for Sketch Frenzy Friday, I try to decide if I have time to create a traditional card, or if I want to create one in MDS.  Every sketch is a new challenge for me.  Sometimes my mojo doesn't want to work and my creativity is down the drain.  Sometimes, I immediately know what I want to do.  When I saw the sketch this week, I swung back and forth between creating a traditional card and creating an MDS project, but finally decided to use MDS, because texture in MDS is something I had been wanting to try.  Here is the sketch for this week:
The sketch was created by Tina Munzke, and as you can see, she instructed us to use "some kind of texture."  So here's what I created in MDS:

For the texture at the top, I used the Vintage Overlays, which are digital textures.  I used the square punch to create the shape, and then filled it with the texture.  I double clicked on the punch, then moved the paper around in the punch until I had the texture I wanted.  The leaves are from the French Foliage stamp brush set and I used the following colors for them--Summer Starfruit, Poppy Parade, Soft Suede.  They are "mounted on a strip of Very Vanilla.  The sentiment is from the All Holidays stamp brush set.  The base of the card is Cajun Craze, a color I don't use much, except for autumn cards.

Enough from me.  Let's go see what MARIA is up to this week.  You can play along with us too.  Upload your creation at our SFF BLOG.


Friday, August 17, 2012

Sketch Frenzy Friday-I CAN create without MDS!!!

Hi Stampers:
One of my friends, after looking at my blog, asked me if I could only be creative in MDS?  After I got over my shock, I thought about it and realized I had been creating a lot in MDS, but not so much with paper, stamps and ink.  So for my SFF sample today, I created a traditional card with paper,ink and stamps!

Here's our sketch, created by Tammy Fite:

And here's my sample:

My picture is a little blurry, and I must apologize for it.  I have misplaced my camera, so I took this picture with my BlackBerry, so it's not as sharp as I would like.  Here's what I used for the card:

  • Razzleberry Splash Simply Scrappin' Kit--item number 126930 pg. 168 
  • Itty Bitty Banners stamp set--item number 126255 (clear), 126257 (wood) pg. 134 
  • Bitty Banners Framelits--item number 129267, pg, 191
  • 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Rich Razzleberry--item number 126876, pg. 173
Now it's time to check out what MARIA has created.  And don't forget--you can join us.  Just upload your creation on our  SFF BLOG.


Friday, August 10, 2012

Sketch Frenzy Friday 8-10-12

Hello Fellow Stampers:

Time and busyness got the best of me this week, so I have no post for you.  But I want you to see the gorgeous sketch created by Sharon Wheet:

Check out what MARIA has done HERE.  And, please join us.  You can upload YOUR creation HERE!!


Friday, August 3, 2012

Sketch Frenzy Friday-More MDS

Hi Stampers:

It's Friday again and time for another Sketch Frenzy Friday sketch challenge.  Here's our sketch this week, created by Robbie Rubala:
And here is my MDS creation:

I don't know why I like doing these challenges in MDS.  Maybe it's because MDS is FUN!!!  And it has such a wide variety of images to use.  Plus, retired items are always current in MDS. Here's what I used:
  • Cameo Coral base
  • Wonderful Whimsies DSP
  • Hello Friend stamp brush
  • Poppy Parade grosgrain ribbon with lightened opacity to get close to the Cameo Coral color
  • A flower brad
  • A colored rhinestone
It's time to travel on to MARIA'S BLOG and see what she's created.  Why not make your own project and upload it on our SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY BLOG.  We'd love to have you play with us.