Thursday, October 23, 2014

MDS Blog Hop--Project Life App!

This post has been a long time coming...I felt I needed to share my finds on using this great app and how to get the most out of it using MDS. We are connected with Becky Higgin's Project Life® through our Project Life® by Stampin' Up!® products so I feel like I can share the app as long as I use SU product when possible.  There are 2 Project Life by Stampin' Up! kits on the PL app right now, and while we do not receive commission on these kits, I still feel they are a great addition to your collection.  While working through all of the options this exciting app offers, I figured a few things out--I can still add some of my great MDS product to the scrapbook pages!!  YAY!!  I guess great minds think alike, because the fabulous Janet Wakeland added a great video on on how to add your MDS product to Dropbox and use them as a photo.  I will be sharing how to use your finished projects from the app in MDS, it's very easy and since you will be uploading your page to MDS to print through our fantastic print services anyway, it won't take much more time to "pretty" up your page with a few embellishments, right?

I have a suggestion about Dropbox...the free app only holds a small amount of large photos and MDS digital files, so I have picked a handful of my favorite DSP's and pocket cards on Dropbox and I will probably switch them out when I get something newer and prettier(isn't that how we are?).  I hope you will try out the new Project Life App and play with the many fun kits and layouts Becky has added as well as many Stampin' Up! products, it is a blast!!  I'm told the Android app is in the working stages, but will be available as soon as they can get it ready.  

Head on over through the rest of the blog hop...Julie L. is next!

Lots of craziness going on around here this week, I'll be sure to fill you in soon!


Thursday, October 9, 2014

MDS Blog Hop--Home Decor

If you have followed my blog at all, you've probably noticed that I love to create beautiful things for my home with MDS.  That is actually how I got started using MDS, I had a need and I knew that I could make some of the creative things I had seen all over the internet and Pinterest...enter MDS! For this post, I dug out an old project and updated it for my new home!  Although I haven't found the perfect place for this, I have a few ideas that I'm playing around with (that is usually the hardest thing for me, deciding on a place to put something!)  I uploaded this project to Walmart and had them create a faux wrapped canvas, it looks just like the real thing, but if you want, you can also upload to other online canvas printers if you so choose.  I just love the look of wrapped canvas, very clean and modern.

You may not be able to see the woodgrain background, but it is very similar to our espresso cabinets. Here is the project that I uploaded.
I had originally planned on doing portrait instead of landscape orientation, but I didn't want to change the whole project, so I just turned it the way I wanted it.  (This download is meant to be used either way depending on the size of the final project)  This would be a great wedding gift and you can customize it to go with the couple's home dec colors (I simply check their registry to see what colors they are using).  To make this project you need the Lots of Love and Naturals Composition downloads and of course MDS!
Julie L. is next on the blog hop, check out her and the rest of the girls...they all amaze me with their talent!


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

I LOVE Fall!

I really love fall! And luckily for me this year I am in Utah for the fall, which is AWESOME! I have been taking a few pics when I get to the mountains. (I am 10-20 minutes from four different canyons!)  I am not a great photographer, but I found a very cool app that will turn your not-so-fabulous picture into beautiful work of art.  It's called Waterlogue...and it is soooo sweet!

Super cool, right?  Go find this app, Waterlogue

New MDS Blog hop is on Thursday, check back for some fun!


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

We Create Blog Hop--The Holidays are Here

I can't believe it's October already!  I am just now starting to feel a little bit settled in our new surroundings and pretty soon the snow will start falling and Christmas will be here!
I hope you have seen the new Holiday Catalog, if not, you need to see all the fun projects, stamps and kits that are inside.
Trim the Tree DSP

Frightful Wreath Simply Created Kit

Festive Designer Kraft Paper Rolls
There are so many more products that you must see, check out the catalog here.
I have two cards I made with the fun Seasonally Scattered stamp set.  The "Merry" one I made for a gathering with my upline and the "Thanks" card is my take on a card made by Breelin Renwick.  I loved the small flowers she added, I layered my flowers and added a candy dot in the center.  The stamp was embossed with Crushed Curry embossing powder.  They are both very simple cards and are great for doing in large quantities.

Check out which beautiful Holiday Catalog products the other bloggers used. Michelle is next!
It's sweater weather today!  Not quite sure how to feel about it...just have to roll with it, I guess!