CTC07 – I can make my own signs!!

I just love being able to make my own Home Décor!! and using My Digital Studio, I can do it in a snap!!

This week at CTC, we are playing with the Home Décor section of the catty. I decided to case page 100 of the AU/NZ catalogue.
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Well, it’s sort of a case. I used the Grateful Hearts framables download, changed the background paper to Rose Red Brocade and voila, all done!! Then I just saved it as a Jpeg file and had it printed through The Canvas Factory. As you may know, I recently re-did my craft room and painted my walls Rose Red so this matches nicely.

Here it is on the wall. Can you see my new ribbon storage? Thanks, Ikea!!

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Here’s a close up.


You can try MDS for free for 30 days. Just click on the link below and it will take you to my online store.

So make sure you join in with the Challenge at http://www.caseingthecatty.blogspot.com.au

You can directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, just to name a few examples, as a springboard for your own creations. It doesn’t even have to be about scrapbooking, journaling or Project Life. For example, you can use a sketch idea for a card or 3D item.


* Create a new project for the current challenge (no back linking)
* Mention CTC Challenges in your blog post and link back to the challenge blog so others can join in on the fun.
* Let us know what project you CASED and make reference to the page of your country’s catalogue where you got your inspiration.
* SUO products (retired or current) may be used in your projects for CTC Challenges.

Hope you can join in!!


Stampin’ Up! products used:

CTC 2 – Are you ready for a walk in the park?

Can you believe that it is Friday already and time for another Caseing The Catty challenge!!

I hope you enjoyed playing last week with Gifts and Packaging. This week we are casing the Memory Keeping section of the catalogue.

There are so many options for memory keeping in the latest catalogue: there’s traditional scrapbooking, Project Life, This and That albums, and digital scrapbooking with My Digital Studio.

This week I have decided to feature My Digital Studio and the digital kit, Walk in the Park II kit which is featured on page 41 of the Australian/New Zealand catalogue. For only $10.95, you get 1 journal template, 12 piece stamp brush set, 14 designer series paper and 40 embellishments.

I used nearly all the bits and pieces in the kit!! Love it when it all co-ordinates.

I had my youngest niece stay over for a birthday sleepover and I made her take some photos with me!!!


I hope you like it!!

You can download a 30 day trial of My Digital Studio, here or you can purchase the full version for only $24.95 here.

Make sure you head over to the Caseing the Catty Blog and check out what everyone else has done.


23 March 2014 – Springtime Hello? or is it Autumn??

Well, here in Queensland it’s supposed to be Autumn but the temperatures this week don’t seem like it!!

Have you noticed the Springtime Hello Simply Created Garland Kit in the Occasions Catalogue? It is great!! It includes all the accessories for making a cute garland, including 3 sheets of printed stickers, 3m of Natural Linen Thread, 5 mini clothespins and 5 natural designer buttons.

I wanted to make one similar to the one pictured in the catalogue, so I picked up a photo frame from the local cheap shop. To create the image on the chalkboard, I used My Digital Studio (MDS). Now I didn’t have any chalk board paint or even chalk to write on one, so I used the 12×12 DSP which comes in the My First Day download (here) as the background. I then used the Be Awesome today Easel Calendar Template (here) which I love as it has amazing stamps like this one that you can use to inspire. I then adjusted it to the size that I wanted and printed it out. How easy was that!! I love MDS!!

I then created the garland using the supplies in the kit. It took me about 5 minutes to make!! Doesn’t it look cute!!

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So I had a lot of pieces left over and I was inspired by my up-up-line, Simone Bartrum to make some simple thank you cards. Check out Simone’s cards here. I ended up making 24 cards, which I used as thank you’s for my birthday, which was a little while ago.

I love the new Envelope PUnch Board for creating envelopes but did you realise that it has a corner rounder on it as well. So I used it to put a nice corner on my cards. Some of the cards needed a bit of bling (most cards do, I think!).

Let me know what you think.

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Happy Stamping


10 February 2014 – Team MDS Challenge

We had a great presentation by my dear friend, Jessica Williams, on My Digital Studio. Its’ Stampin’ Up!’s great scrapbooking program and Jess shared with us the basics on how to use it and how to share it with our customers.

Jess MDS

Seeing as you can try it out for free (yes, I said free!!) for 30 days to see if you like it, there’s no reason to not try it.

Jess gave us a sketch challenge to try out. I love sketches as I often get stuck on what to do!! Don’t you just love it!!

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The DSP is part of the One Big Sale-A-Bration 2014 download which you can earn for free when you spend $90 or more.

Stamps: Tres Chic
DSP: Petal Parade
Embellishments: 2013-2015 In Color Ruffle Trim – Pistachio Pudding,
Punches: 1.25″ square punch, Delicate doilies punch

Let me know what you think, I’d love to hear from you.

To download a free trial of MDS, click on the free trial button on the right hand side.

Happy MDSing!!

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19 November 2013 – It’s class time!!!

But, don’t worry there’s no homework!!! Well, there might be, but it’s not a chore!!!

Every Tuesday, Stampin’ Up! release new digital downloads for My Digital Studio, their fabulous digital scrapbooking program. Last week, they introduced 3 amazing digital classes which include an awesome download and a video teaching beginner and intermediate techniques.

I had a play on the weekend, and I found it great!! I did all three classes and enjoyed them all. Holly explains it all so well and if you get lost, or find it too fast, you can just hit the pause button or rewind!!.

Here’s my scrapbook page using the Love This Kit.

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Supplies – Love This Digital Kit

Here’s a picture of some of the items in the download, although there are lots more to it as well!!

Love this image

You can purchase the Love this class here.

If you haven’t tried MDS yet, you can try it for free for 30 days. The software is a great price at only $24.95 and comes with lots of great downloads as well. Click here to try it out.

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8 October 2013 – Are you up for a Challenge?

I know I am!! I love joining in a challenge and trying out a new sketch. I recently found MDS Monday, a blog which does an MDS challenge each week.

I really love the card challenges as they are quick and easy (I take way too long to choose photos on scrapbook pages!!).

The challenge for this week is really simple. Check it out here.

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I have a friend who has just had a baby, so I thought this would be a good sketch for a baby card. I hope you like it!!


Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!!

Stamp Set: A Little of This
Paper: Special Delivery DSP
Accessories: Basic Black Stitching Straight, Rhinestones – small, Blossom party shape 3

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15 June 2013 – I love a good Challenge!!

I am part of a Facebook group which is open to everyone who loves My Digital Studio™, Simply My Digital Studio Challenge, which has a new challenge each week to try out new techniques or sketches. You can check it out here.

Recently, a sketch was posted which I felt I could do now that I’ve been playing with MDS™ for a while. It didn’t take all that long to do once I had decided which papers to use. I got the Convention 2013 download which goes perfectly with my Convention photos. It also has an album which I’m still working on.

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If you are interested in MDS™, you can download a free trial. Just click on the picture and download away!!

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