Saturday, December 19, 2009

Holiday Glow Art Sale & Show 2009

Well, I made it through my first show. This was a very different show since it wasn't held at a venue with multiple artists - it was at my parent's house! My dad and I participated in a progressive art show where the customers went from house to house to do their Christmas shopping. I believe there was a total of 14 artists at 10 houses participating this year. I was a little surprised at what sold and what didn't - it wasn't quite what I expected - but I will know better for next year now. Here are some pictures of my display and what I had up for sale.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Note Cards

So I found a fellow demo's blog that has some great MDS tutorials. Check out her great ideas and tutorials at Patty's Stamping Spot. She posted a tutorial about using the inside of a card to create another card front or note card to save money. Well, I took it one step further and put 4 notecards onto one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet so I can print from home and cut them apart. This way I get 4 cute notecards from one sheet of cardstock - what a great money saver. The same could be done to create cardfronts that you could adhere to different colored cardstock to create a full greeting card. The possibilities are endless!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Baby Announcement 2

As promised, here is the Boy Announcement. This was also created in the 5x7 size using papers and elements from the Rock-a-bye Kit.

December Stamp Club

This month we made these super cute calendars using the easel card technique. I CASEd this idea from scrapnforfun at Thank you to her for this great idea! I used stamps from multiple sets both current and retired and also snuck in one Unity stamp since I didn't have any Thanksgiving/fall themed stamps for November.

November Stamp Club - Pick a Petal

This month we used the Pick a Petal stamp set to make 5 different cards. Here they are! All of these cards are CASEd from images I found on All of them but one were done by multiple people so I do not have one specific person to credit. The black and white flower I need to go back and try to find whose it was. I wrote down her screen name and now can't find it. I will update the post when I have the information. Thanks!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Baby Announcement 1

Before our new son, Canden, was born I started designing birth announcements using My Digital Studio. I prepared one for a girl and one for a boy since we didn't know what we were having yet. This card was created in the 5x7 size using elements and papers from the Rock-a-bye kit.

I have since decided to just order from an online site and not use these purely for cost reasons. I spent a little more on Christmas cards then I had planned and decided to save a little bit of money by purchasing a pre-designed card. Here is the Girl announcement and I will post the Boy announcement tomorrow.

New Digital Downloads for MDS

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

2009 Christmas Card

I finally finished designing our Christmas cards and am so happy with how they turned out. I originally designed this card using My Digital Studio, but the company I ordered through had slightly different dimensions that I had to follow, so I recreated it in Adobe Photoshop using the MDS elements. Here is the final image that I used to order our cards. All papers and elements are from the Christmas Jingle Kit.