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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sympathy with Style

So Sorry...

These are words we never really quite know how to say.
As crafters, we tend to celebrate fun and exciting and glittery moments!  So when making a sympathy card, I find myself struggling to keep it classy, yet stylish, and not be "hallmark hokey"

I hope you like this attempt I have made!

This was created with My Digital Studio using the following items:
Elegant Eggplant Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Chevron Ribbon (black) Upsy Daisy Stamp Brush set (color matched with the DSP), Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Brush Set (colored Elegant Eggplant), Kaleidoscope DSP (recolored in Summer Starfruit)

You could ABSOLUTELY! recreate this card with good old fashioned paper and ink.  (you may have to change the proportions) and the original DSP is a different color, but its an easy way to test the waters with a style and then implement on paper.

I challenge you this week to create a card that would be multifaceted.  This card could just as easily say "Happy Anniversary" or "Congrats Grad" or "Way to Go Birthday Girl!"

Use MyDigitalStudio in your creative projects.  You will LOVE it.  If nothing else, use it to test different card layouts that you want to try with your limited amount of paper.  ;)  

Save a tree, do it digitally!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Blooming Blog Hop!

Thank you so much for joining us for our March Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop! Temperatures are on the rise and there is just one short week until the official first day of Spring! We are all so ready to put away our snowflakes and break out the flowers in our craft rooms! Stampin' Up! has so many options for Spring-time flowers and we are showing you just a few of those today!

As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 13 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad blog hop – Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya.

If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below my post.

Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

I don't know about you, but I am SO over this winter.  I am over the cold, the snow, the ice, and the kids being home randomly from school.  
This mamma is READY for Spring!!

One of the amazing benefits of having My Digital Studio is being able to do some AWESOME things with our already amazing products!
For example:  Love that DSP in the Sweet Sorbet collection, but need it to be a little worries!  You can change a lot about it!  You can change the color, intensity, and even size of the design!  

Check this out:

See any purple in this Sweet Sorbet paper pack?  NOPE!  But thanks to MDS, I was able to use the paper by recoloring it Perfect Plum, zooming in, and making the pattern smaller.   AHHHHHHH  flexing those creative muscles is fun!  The stamp brush set in the middle is the Happy Watercolor being able to recolor, crop, and change the sizes is easy peasy!

Now this:

I couldn't find a background paper that I liked.  So I just made my own!  I used the Happy Watercolor stamp brush set, and used a rainbow of different colors....and VOILA!  
Do you see those super cute paper rosettes?!  LOVE!  and the fun pom pom flower?  Embellishments make all the difference!

Best part of all this:   If I really wanted to, I could take the background paper, print it out on my home computer on some Whisper White cardstock and totally use it on a card or a tag!  Yes!  I am now a paper designer.  

Not bad for a bed ridden couch potato.  Perhaps I will infirm for yet another week.  

Just think of the thinks we could think!  
Thanks for stopping by!  You're headed to Jamie's blog now.

If you wanna revisit any of the other blogs:  Here's the full list.  Have a great day!

Blog Hop Participants

Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun
Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
Cynthia R. of Ink-A-Doodle Creations
Erica B. of Stamping Starlette
Anastasia R. of Stampin' Blondie
Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
Bree R. of Craft-Somnia
Heidi B. of Stuck on Stampin'
Shellie G. of Craft Smashup
Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
Jennifer C. of Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
Donna S. of Organized Chaos <----------------------------------------you are here!
Jamie H. of Unique Ink
Darla R. & Nancy K. of Stampin with Darla and Sisters
Kathy P. of Katrina P's Creative Corner

Monday, March 10, 2014

Post-Op Update

Today marks the 10th day after my surgery.  I am very slow and very sore, but I am pretty sure the worst is over!!

Thanks for checking in on my blog this week.  I have been creating a lot of MDS (My Digital Studio) projects and Pinning on Pinterest like crazy!!

Follow me on Pinterest to see what I have been up to!

~ Donna