MDS Christmas Card

by Joanne James22. November 2013 12:09

So no blog posts for a couple of days due to last minute preparations getting ready for our first European Stampin' Up! Convention in Manchester - and now we're here! There's so much going on - my downline Barbara and I have just attended a 'Say yes to MDS!' class and created this beautiful Christmas card that I thought I would share with you:

This was created entirely using images in the free MDS downloads that come with the full version of the software. So what are you waiting for? Go get creating!

Back soon with more fun projects; until then, happy stampin'!

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MDS Digital Downloads and New Online Digital Classes

by Joanne James12. November 2013 15:24

Today is Digital Download Tuesday so I'm doing a quick digital-focused post with a link to both this week's and last week's weekly digital downloads (I forgot to post last week's links with all of the Digital Scrapbooking Days offers going on):

November 12, 2013 - Digital Downloads    November 5, 2013 - Digital Downloads

If you look at this week's downloads, you will see a new and exciting development for those of us new to MDS - online project classes! Three have been added to the store today, with a new class to be added on every last Tuesday of the month. These classes will vary in price depending on what is included in the accompanying brushsets and they are great as a means to learn both beginner and more advanced techniques. Here's a quick look at the brushsets for the first three classes to be released - click on the images for more information:

Theses video classes are not meant as a replacement for the many technique-based videos available free of charge at MyDigitalStudio.net, rather they will supplement these. Instead of focusing on one technique only they will cover a number of different aspects through the creation of a variety of projects. To access these classes, you simply purchase via my online store then download your file and log into MDS as usual.

Lastly, follow the link from my Facebook page (it would be great if you 'liked' my page first if you haven't already!) or go directly to the My Digital Studio Facebook page here and enter the competition to win the November bonus class absolutely free!

Back shortly with today's creative post; until then, happy digital stampin'!

 

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Day 8: Digital Scrapbooking Day Offer

by Joanne James8. November 2013 13:44

I hope you've all been enjoying Digital Scrapbooking Days this past week Daydream scrapbook kit:

Once again, check out today's post at MyDigitalStudio.net to see what the MDS designers have created using this kit. Lastly, if you missed any of this week's daily deals, you are in luck: for today only, each of the offers of the last 8 days is available again today! Just click on the images below to go to my online store to download your copies.

 

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Day 7: Digital Downloads Offer

by Joanne James7. November 2013 10:17

It's nearly the end of the Digital Downloads Offers week - we are at Day 7 already! Today's 50% off kit is the Autumn Traditions Kit:


Check out today's blog post at MyDigitalStudio.net to see how the designers have used this set to create Thanksgiving dinner invitations and a lovely autumnal scrapbook page. If this leaves you inspired enough to want to create your own items using this kit, just click on the image above and hop over to my online shop to download your copy today whilst there is 50% off.

Back later with today's creative post. Until then, happy (digital!) stampin'!

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Day 5: Digital Scrapbooking Days Offer

by Joanne James5. November 2013 21:37

I've had a busy day today and have another tomorrow, so a couple of short and sweet posts from me today as I may not be able to squeeze in a post tomorrow before my next class this week. So, firstly, today's digital scrapbooking day 50% offer - today it's the turn of the Be Brave Pocket Cards:

There are a couple of very different layouts using this set over at MyDigitalStudio.net, so if you need some inspiration, pop over and take a look. Remember, the set is only available at half-price for today only, so click on the image and pop over to my online store if you would like to purchase it.

Back shortly with today's creative post!

 

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Digital Scrapbooking Days: Day 4 Offer

by Joanne James4. November 2013 20:01

Today is Day 4 of Digital Scrapbooking Days Offer Week and today it's the turn of the Modern Medleys overlay kit for the 50% offer - here it is:

This is a set of papers that are available as 'traditional' DSP and come in a black/vanilla colourway, but don't forget as a digital download they can be recoloured so that you can create your own custom DSP if you like - check out today's post over at MyDigitalStudio.net to see what the designers have created using this staple set of background overlays.

Remember - 50% off for today only, so don't miss out - if you like the look of this paper set, click on the picture and pop over to my online store to download it today!

Back shortly with today's creative post - and a video for you too!

 

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Digital Scrapbooking Days: Day 3 Offer

by Joanne James3. November 2013 15:47

There will be a creative post today, I promise, but firstly a quick post with today's digital download offer. Today is Day 3 of Digital Scrapbooking Days and for today only you can order the All Time Fave Photobook at 50% off. Here's a picture of some of the things in this great kit - if you'd like to buy it, just click on the image and it will take you directly to my online store. 

Check back tomorrow for the next Digital Scrapbooking deal! Back in a bit with today's creative post.

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Digital Scrapbooking Day - Free Download!

by Joanne James2. November 2013 21:52

Today is officially Digital Scrapbooking Day and today there are two ways to celebrate! Today's 50% off set is the Hello There Kit:

This is a really versatile set. If you would like to see some great projects made with this set, then go to today's post at MyDigitalStudio.net to see what some of the designers have created with this kit - and just for today you can purchase it by clicking on the image above for just £3.48. And if that wasn't enough, there is a TOTALLY FREE digital download kit available to everyone for one day only! Here it is - the Moments Ago stamp brush set:

This set of handwritten phrases would be great for cards and scrapbook projects alike and I can think of lots of uses for them. If you haven't already, go and download your copy - only a couple more hours to go! Don't forget to check back tomorrow for another set with 50% off - tomorrow it's the turn of the All Time Favourite Photobook template.

That's my digital post for today; back soon with another fun project, but until then, happy stampin'!

 

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November 1-8: Digital Scrapbooking Days

by Joanne James1. November 2013 20:38

Tomorrow 2nd November is Digital Scrapbooking Day over at Mydigitalstudio.net, but Stampin' Up! is celebrating not just tomorrow but for eight days, starting today!

Every day from today until the 8th November, Stampin' Up! is offering a digital download at 50% off - here's the full list if you would like to check them out:

  • 11/1 Amped Up Ampersands Kit
  • 11/2 Hello There Kit + FREE Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set
  • 11/3 All Time Fave Photobook Template
  • 11/4 Modern Medley Overlays Kit
  • 11/5 Be Brave Pocket Cards
  • 11/6 Nobody’s Business Photobook Template
  • 11/7 Autumn Traditions Kit
  • 11/8 Afternoon Daydream Kit

I'll feature a link to each of the discounted sets via my blog every day, but remember - they are valid for one day only; don't delay in visiting my online store to purchase yours!

Here's the link to today's kit set, the 'Amped Up Ampersands' kit - so useful for both cards and scrapbooking: 

If you'd like to see some great projects made using this set, hop on over to mydigitalstudio.net to see what the designers there have been creating. Pop back tomorrow when there will be a FREE download to celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day, in addition to another 50% off deal.

Until then, happy stampin!

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This Week's MDS Downloads and My First MDS Share!

by Joanne James1. October 2013 11:09

So not only is it the first of the month, but it's Tuesday, which is also Digital Download Day for the latest My Digital Studio (MDS) Releases. Here is the linky button to the new downloads in my online store:

October 1, 2013 - Digital Downloads

I've also included the pictures below of this week's downloads just to whet your appetite for what's available - lots of Christmas-themed items to choose from:

 Christmas Collectibles Stamp Brush Set -- Digital DownloadChristmas Ornament Punch -- Digital DownloadHolly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent Ensemble -- Digital DownloadSnowy Soiree Ensemble -- Digital DownloadTailgating Ensemble -- Digital DownloadVery Merry Tags Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download

These pictures are not clickable - for full details, click on the date icon above which will take you directly to the online store.

For those of you who have taken advantage of the 30 day free trial of the MDS software, I hope you are enjoying exploring the opportunities that MDS has to offer. For those of you that haven't, what are you waiting for?! I have a few projects on the go which I will share with you in future posts, but today I thought I would share a simple postcard I made in MDS just to show you how easy it is. At the recent Stampin' Up! creative tour event I attended in Loughborough, we were challenged to create a postcard in MDS and complete the sentence "I love Stampin' Up! because..."

I used the basic stamps, punches and papers that come with the full £13.95 version of MDS - there are lots and lots to choose from! - and took my inspiration from my answer to the sentence. So here's the front of my postcard: 

I incorporated a number of tricks and techniques that I have picked up following the many learning video tutorials that are available online and just generally having a play. This was the reverse of my postcard:

So what do you think? I don't profess to be an expert, but honestly I really don't think you have to be to create great things. I have been using it to create scrapbook and photo book pages and this appeals to me much more than traditional scrapbooking. It's also a good way to display the many thousands of family photographs I have that just sit on my hard drive and never get seen by anyone but me!

If you would like to explore MDS, go to my online store and download either the 30 day free trial or the full version for just £13.95. For everyone that purchases MDS through my online store, I am happy to provide an 'Introduction to MDS' either in person, by phone or online, to enable you to get started. I will be sharing more of my creations as I complete them and would love to see your makes as you explore MDS too.

Back shortly with yet another post; until then, happy stampin'!

 

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