Tuesday, September 2, 2014

State Park - MDSM80

Stampin' Up! has partnered with Becky Higgins (creator of Project Life) to offer a complete line of scrapbooking items.  Even though pocket cards are becoming more and more popular -- since it makes scrapbooking easier..... I had yet to jump on this bandwagon.  Not sure what my aversion to it is. LOL! 

When Stampin' Up provided a digital version -- I felt it was time to try my hand at it.

I purchased the 'Love Story' Project Life kit.  I was a bit surprised that they didn't provide photo layouts, so you could just drag and drop photos and embellishment cards into the layouts..... BUT, that didn't stop me.  I'm actually happy that they provided all embellishments (cards) in the form of stamp brush sets separately, so that I could utilize the stamps in however way I wanted (not just by pocket cards).

When I saw the MDS Monday Blog this week.... I was really looking forward to trying my hand at creating a digital version of pocket cards (Project Life).  The sketch you see above is a perfect example of what project life is all about.  You may view the MDS Monday Blog and the Challenge (MDSM80) here: http://mdsmonday.blogspot.com/2014/09/mdsm80-project-life-goes-digital.html

Creating the photo boxes was a bit time consuming for me.... making sure they fit the page with small borders and aligned perfectly, but I did it! =)  From there, everything was pretty much a snap to do. As I said above, I had purchased the 'Love Story' Project Life kit.... so I used that (and only that....which was a feat for me, as I tend to use stamps from different sources on most of my pages!).

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Background - Textured Cardstock (Crumb Cake)
Photo Box - Square (filled w/Always Artichoke and Early Espresso)
Stamp Brush Set - Love Story (Crumb Cake)
Font - Cuckoo and June (Early Espresso)

UPDATE:  My Page was picked as the MDS Master of the week! Sweet!

You may view the post here on MDS Monday: http://mdsmonday.blogspot.com/2014/09/heidis-pick-for-mdsm80.html


  1. This is beautiful Diane! The colors and digital images go perfectly with the theme. It makes me want to go there!

  2. Fantastic page, Diane! The colors and images you chose offset your pictures beautifully! Great use of the sketch! Thanks for joining us at MDS Monday.

  3. Diane, your page is gorgeous!!!! The Love Story download is my current favorite, and I adore what you did with it. The colors are fantastic -- I just love the cards you made. Beautiful!!!

    1. Thanks so much Tami! Yes, the Love Story download is becoming one of my favorites too! =)

  4. Wow! I am SO IMPRESSED Diane!!! First to realize you'd turned the page and created your original page (easy to do, I know, but... "I" had to look it over and see that you did follow it exactly; it looks fantastic, too!), but then I so enjoyed reading about all the details. Of course, my not being a scrapbooker or MDS user, I am impressed with every bit of this! Great work; beautiful page! I love it; TFS! :)

  5. Oh Donna.... I LOVE reading your comments! Thank you, my friend! You make me smile! =)

  6. Absolutely beautiful Diane! I am going to have to check out the Love Story download a little closer! thanks so much for playing along at MDS Monday! I always enjoy your MDS layouts!

  7. Beautiful photos and beautiful color scheme! They work perfectly together. Thanks for joining MDS Monday this week.


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