Wednesday, June 19, 2013

More MDS Digital Scrapbooking "3-Clicks Challenge" part 2

I am having a whole lot of fun getting back into using My Digital Studio from Stampin'Up! This is my second page from the "3-Clicks Challenge".  I really like only using 3 pictures.  In the past I put as many pictures on the page as I can. Tomorrow I will share another page with you!

Thanks for stopping by,
Charlotte Hollingsworth

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin June Kit just "kissed"

 I was so excited to open My Paper Pumpkin kit this month! I really love this kit called Hello to You!
The hexagons are so hot right now!  Above is the design that the kit gives you all the supplies to make. Below is the card that I changed up just a little bit using my Island Indigo marker and the "kissing" technique.  The kissing technique is really simple.  Stamp your solid image stamp onto a patterned stamp and then stamp it on your paper.  The solid stamp will pick up the pattern to make a whole new cool "kissed" image!
I hope you enjoyed my quick post today! Try out the "kissing" technique with your stamps! It is fun and easy! Have a great day!
Charlotte Hollingsworth
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Digital Scrapbooking with MDS

So today I accepted the challenge to do a "3-Click" digital scrapbooking  page with My Digital Studio from Stampin'Up!  We just celebrated my daughter's 7th birthday over the weekend, so I had plenty of new pictures to choose from!  If you have not tried MDS 2+ then you should go download the FREE trial for 30 days! There are so many great projects you can make with it.  I am trying to do a page a day this week while my kids are at summer camps for a few hours.  Check back tomorrow to see what else I have done!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Charlotte Hollingsworth
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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Happy Retirement Watercolored Flag Card

I hope you are having a wonderful day! My mother retired last Friday after 32 years working at a military base so I wanted to create a special one-of-a-kind retirement card for her.  The first thing I thought about was how do I make a flag without a flag stamp?  Easy, you paint one!  So I started out with 2 ink pads, Midnight Muse & Raspberry Ripple and a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of watercolor paper. I used the reinkers in the lids and painted the blue part of the flag with an Aqua Painter.  I didn't use very much water because I wanted the color darker blue. I then freehanded the red stripes remembering there are 7 red and 6 white.  I also used my little star punch (retired from the Holiday Catalog 2013) to punch out 11 stars from the Silver Glimmer Paper. Of course I couldn't fit 50 on there, so I settled.  I trimmed about 1/4 off the bottom and right sides of the watercolor paper.
I forgot to mention the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I stamped it with Versamark ink, dipped it in Clear Embossing Powder and used my Heat Gun to set it.  This technique is called Emboss Resist.  So when I went over it with the Raspberry Ripple it stayed white in color.  This is a great technique!
Have a great day!
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