Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Playing Catch Up: Temptation Tuesdays, Card Sketch #2 & Free MDS Trial

Oh dear, I am a bad blogger but I'll try to redeem myself a little bit today. I've got weeks worth of digital downloads to post plus my attempt at the 2nd Card Sketch Challenge and...I completely forgot to tell everyone about Stampin' Up's Free 30 day trial of My Digital Studio.

So let's get started...here are the new releases from Tuesday, February 14th/2012.

I thought last week's downloads were terrific (Doily stamp, Attic Boutique Kit, <insert grin here>) but I really like the digital kits and template available this week.  Here are the downloads from Tuesday, February 21st/2012.

I'm really excited about the downloads from Tuesday, February 28th/2012!  Two of my FAVOURITE items are included in this release...the Mixed Bunch Kit and the You're My Type stamp brush set. I've seen sooooo many great paper cards made with the Mixed Bunch stamp set and Blossom punch but now we can play with it in MDS, too!! Plus, that little You're My Type set just seems like it's appropriate for almost anyone. LOVE IT!

I don't know what the weather's been like where you live but here in Southwestern Ontario, our winter has been blissfully unseasonably warm with very little snow. (Disclaimer: Unseasonably warm still means temperatures at the freezing point but compared to -20 degrees celsius it's definitely been unseasonably warm!). Anyhow, as a result...spring-like weather is at least 4-6 weeks ahead of schedule this year!  YAY!! The Walk In The Park II kit in the Tuesday, March 6th/2012 new releases just seems to capture the springtime joy we're feeling here, perfectly.  

Of the hundreds and hundreds of My Digital Studio downloads, if you ask many regular MDS users they'll include the Downtown Grunge Digital kit as one of their top ten favourite downloads. In today's My Digital Studio new releases (for Tuesday, March 13th/2012), there's a collection of Candid Frames that look like they'll coordinate nicely with the look and feel of the Downtown Grunge kit. Check it out!

Whew! That's a lot of downloads to catch up on...how exciting! So...I've currently fallen behind in the Card Sketch and Scrapbook Sketch Challenges that my upline have been running for the fabulous group of Stampin' Up! ladies that I'm so delighted to be a part of but before I got tied up in other important priorities (I'll get into the details another day), here's my 2nd Card Sketch submission.

The sketch layout looked like this:

I went with a simple card using Mocha Morning DSP.  Although I could have added a button or some twine, I thought if I leave it pretty clean, it would be very unisex.

If you're still with me...thank you so much! Pat yourself on the back...you deserve it!  Last but not least, if you haven't tried My Digital Studio then you're going to looooooove this!  Stampin' Up! now has a 30-day FREE Trial Version of My Digital Studio Express available for people to test-drive. The Express version doesn't have as much content to play with (stamp sets, dsp, embellishments, etc) BUT the program still has all of the same functionality as the full version. What this means is that you can try your hand and making digital scrapbook pages, cards, flyers, invitations, title pages for school homework projects, etc...ALL FOR FREE!!! If at the end of 30 days, you haven't fallen in love then you're not out a single cent. If (as I expect you will) you have fallen in love, then you can pop over to my online store to order your copy of the full version of the software (with over $600 worth of digital content included!). When it arrives and you install it, all of the projects you made with the trial version will still be on your computer so you can continue to work on them. I know...it's amazing!

So...that's an awful lot of catching up we did. I apologize for the lack of posts recently but I'm working on a very large project for a special Stampin' Up! demonstrator contest so I can't post my work. You can be confident that when I'm not blogging, I'm up to my eyeballs in my craft room...and I hope you are, too!

Happy MDS'ing!


  1. Hi! I found your blog through the stampin connection and I am now following you :)


  2. we don't yet have MDS in the uk :( soon hopefully
    I am now following you from SC and would love you to follow me too www.kazzasworld.blogspot.com

  3. Lori, I have come over from Stampin' Connection to visit your blog. Cute projects! I am your most recent FOLLOWER. Hope you will come by to my blog for a visit and FOLLOW ME if you wish. A fellow Canadian