Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Trying Something New---MDS Monday

I'm going totally out of my comfort zone with this latest project....a layout from the blog MDS Monday. Not familiar with MDS Monday? It's a blog dedicated to making projects using the My Digital Studio software from Stampin'Up!

I'll be the first person to admit that I'm not into the digital stuff. I like to have my hands right on my projects and when using the computer I usually get frustrated and ticked off when trying to digitally create something. I bought MDS when it came out a few years ago, used it maybe once or twice and then forgot about it. Fast forward to this year?last year?...I cant remember....and SU was offering the program for $19.95. Since my laptop didn't have the program and I had no clue where my original disk was I figured what the heck, I'll buy it. It's been sitting on computer since then with nary a glance from me.

A Christmas challenge I play with wanted digital elements for this weeks challenge so I broke out MDS and made a card. Then I thought about my friend Holly and the MDS blog and thought what the heck, I'll give it a shot!

I am proud to say that I got the layout made without my computer being thrown out the window, and with no naughty words being flung about! I kept it nice and simple, followed the tutorial that MDS linked to for the photo technique and I was good to go! Maybe I'll learn enough of the program so I can create my families Christmas card this year....maybe.... ;)

The photo I used is of a cow moose that visited us for several days in February. The moose love to come nibble on the willow trees that separate my place from the property next door!


  1. Aww, I love that pic! I'm so glad no harm came to the computer. Just keep trying, Lisa. I find MDS lots of fun, and maybe a little more time consuming because you have the option to change everything, every stamp, every color, that often I do. :) Thanks for joining MDS Monday this week.

  2. WOW!!! Lisa, this is awesome! Happy 4th!

  3. Lisa, so happy to see you at MDS Monday this week! You're right, MDS can be really confusing at first - but I promise it gets better. And when it does, you'll be hooked! :) You did a fabulous job with this challenge. That's a super wicked photo and I love the quote you have. Great job!

  4. Wow - Lisa - this is awesome. The photo is gorgeous and I love the distressed background you've used - it's almost a negative of the background in the photo. I'm going to write down that quote in my "quote book" - thanks for the inspiration and for playing with us again at MDS Monday.

  5. Great pix to use for this challenge Lisa.. I really like the texture you added onto your background. I'm so glad to see you using MDS More. Thanks for joining us at MDS Monday.


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