Friday, February 03, 2012

MDS Blog Hop Friday!!!

Imagine my total and utter surprise when last weekend Erica Shaw emailed little ol' me and asked me to be a guest blog hopper on her and her fellow My Digital Studio afficianado's awesome weekly Blog Hop!  Of course I said YES! :)

The theme this week is Valentine's Day

We aren't a big celebrator of Valentine's Day around our house.  We do the customary Valentine's cards and candy for school, but that's about it.  Not for any particular reason, really.  But, given the theme this week, I was at a serious loss of pictures to scrap!  I had some super cute DSP to use, though.  Going thru my pictures I realized using pictures from Christmas would be perfect for "LOVE"!  Mara got an iPad 2 for Christmas and you could tell the "love" for her iPad on her face as soon as she opened the gift.  

I used this sketch from October 2011 PageMaps:

On this 12x12 layout I used the DSP Love Impressions.  I also used sewing, glimmer brads, various buttons, rhinestones, baker's twine, and Sending Love epoxy brads.  I used the photo corner punch, scalloped circle, oval, circle, perfect label punch and 3 different size and shape of heart punches.  I used Outlined Occasions brush stamp (from the SAB CD), and Frames with a Flourish brush stamp.  Voila!  ;)

Last year I created McKenna and Micah's Valentine cards for school using MDS.  This year I decided to do the same thing for Micah.  (McKenna is in middle school this year, so no card passing out for her!)  Well, thanks to the website, Pinterest, I found the perfect card to create for Micah to pass out!  

Here's what it looked like in MDS:

I snapped the photo and then embellished it with Love Impressions borders and embellishments.  I also used the medium heart punch, perfect label punch, and a rhinestone.  The font is a free font I found online called Heartland Regular.

Then I printed of the card as a 4x6 photo and used an x-acto knife and cut a slit above and below her hand in the picture and Micah inserted a Tootsie Roll pop!

And here's how Micah arranged all the cards for me to take a picture of:

OCD a little?  ;)

Thanks for visiting my blog for today's MDS Blog Hop!  Maybe I'll see ya again sometime! 

I know I'm the last stop on the hop, but if you somehow ended up here first, hop on over to the #1 blog on the list and make your way thru the rest and prepare to be amazed and inspired! 

Happy Friday!


psucolleen said...

Well, Kelly... you should not have been surprised at all at the request to join the hop... you're FABULOUS with MDS. Congrats on being chosen!

LOVE the photos of Mara... you really captured that moment! And the page rocks. And that Valentine? Love it. I'm so wishing those ideas were around 10 years ago when I was coming up with Valentine ideas for school!

As always... FABULOUS. :0)

Texas JennyWren said...

I am loving that cute valentines card your daughter gave out last year with the lollipop. HOW CUTE!!

Wendie Waldman said...

Love your page (PageMaps are terrific) and your Valentines are perfect!

Tiffany Bauer said...

You are totally awesome and this is well deserved!! You are totally ROCKING MDS lady and from the looks of your blog I think you have abandoned paper and stamps for your computer!!! LOL!!!!

I just love this layout of Mara but that Valentine is totally awesome!!! I will be featuring it on My Crafty Picks #51 with a link back to your blog on 2-5-12. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks!!

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Thanks and take care
Tiffany Bauer

Cindy Schuster said...

Kelly, you knock this out of the ballpark! Great job! Hope you can join us again soon! Keepin rocking the MDS out!

Margaret said...

Woo!Hoo! Congrats and it couldn't have happened to a more deserving person! I love the way you took the theme and adapted it to your pics (I would have been at a loss for Valentine pics too!). Mara is too funny in the photos! You've really captured her personality!
LOVE the Valentines and may have to steal that one for Camille's last year, next year! As far as her OCD, at least she arranged them quickly! I would still be obsessing over the appropriate mixture and balance of color!!

Jeanna Bohanon said...

this turned out great!!! Great to have you along this week!

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