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Create a Desktop Background with MDS!

Create a Desktop Background with MDS!


I’m so excited to share with you how to create a desktop background using My Digital Studio.  Honestly, most of the time I am using stock photos to look at a pretty seen that Apple provides me.  I guess you could call me boring.  




I wanted to change my boring self! The reality is it’s SO easy to make a desktop background using My Digital Studio.  



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For purposes to show you on my website the image below was sized down to fit.  


For my 15″ Macbook Pro I started a new project and made it a custom size  in pixels of 1440 x 900.  Depending on the specs of your monitor your’s could be different.  Watch the video below to learn how to find the correct size of your display monitor.  The video shows you how to do this on a Mac.  


If you are a PC designer, you will want to follow the path below to see your sizing needs: 

Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display > Screen Resolution


One FUN thing to note is you should have an update on your My Digital Studio software.  I’m super excited about this because the NEW In Colors are there as well as a new Facebook Cover Photo Template.  Make sure to check them both out.  


Here is the video showing you how I created my desktop background.  


Hop over to our Simply My Digital Studio Challenge Group and be inspired by all the amazing work others create using My Digital Studio.


New catalog ordering starts today at 12 noon!!  

Have a FANTASTIC Monday!!!

New Great Products!

I love when NEW great products are released.  It always causes a bit of excitement for me.  This morning we have  new digital downloads released and they are fantastic today. See all of the new digital goodies HERE.

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Here is another new digital download with so many possibilities!

Do you own a Silhouette or an e-Cutter? This would be a fantastic project to create using an e-Cutter.

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I’m loving these options today.

Time for a little update on the family and the picture below goes along with my story.  Many of you know I love Monday’s.  I’m a rare bird but Monday’s are always a FRESH start to the week and typically make me excited to begin again.  NOT yesterday.  Once again we woke up to the plumbing completely out of whack and a flood in the Master Bathroom.  Not good since I needed to get Russ ready and out the door for therapy.

Once I had used all the towels in my linen closet to clean the flood Russ informed me the dryer was on the outs.  WHAT???? I have 20 soaking wet towels AND Brandon has NO clothes.

Off to therapy we went.  Russ did his work out while I sat and made phone calls.  Called my family to become my mobile laundry mat and things were starting to look up.

I was completely overwhelmed with the amount of problems that seem to be piling up.  I decided to take a breath of fresh air on my back patio and dream about getting in the pool. I prayed.  I cried. I was feeling refreshed.

It was an amazing 70 degrees outside.  Add the peace and quiet and I really enjoyed the moment.  I felt like my happy Monday was coming back.

This morning I sit and wait for the new plumber.  Praying that he fixes it for REAL this time.  Tomorrow the tech comes to fix the dryer.

Have you ever had one of those days where everything that could go wrong did? What is your way bringing peace back? Share your thoughts with me, I would love to hear them.

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Makes sure to check the CLEARANCE rack today as NEW items have been added.  Click HERE to take a peek.

Have a BEAUTIFUL Tuesday!

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Make Gift Giving EASY!

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It's not every year at convention that I can make little roomie gifts but this year was different.  I always love to give little gifts to my friends and family.

Making gifts can be a big task, however these amazing Mini Muslin Bags from Stampin' Up! make the task fast and simple.  

These Mini Muslin Bags will be available on August 1st from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  8 Bags come in a package.  Once you dress up the bags and add a little treat your gift giving is complete.  

A few quick ideas for these Mini Muslin Bags: 

  • Stamp an image on the front of them using an Acrylic Paint or Pigment Ink. 
  • Put a few treats inside the bag, tie and stamp a quick tag. 
  • Make a Holiday Countdown using the bags stuffed with a little treat as shown on Page 12-13 of the Holiday Mini Catalog.  


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To recreate the bag above: 

  • Sew a straight stitch over the Victoria Lace Ribbon and Natural Trim over the 2 1/2" circle punch and Doily.  
  • Using a Glue Gun, add a strip of vintage music sheet paper and the new Burlap Ribbon.
  • Stamp a greeting across a piece of Naturals Ivory cardstock and adhere using a Glue Gun.  
  • Adhere the embellished Doily onto the Muslin Bag using a Glue Gun.  

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Stamp set: Oh Goodie #131889 (Holiday Mini Catalog) Cardstock: Naturals Ivory  Ink:  Soft Suede

Accessories:   Burlap ribbon #132140, Tea Doily #129399, 7/16" Natural Trim #129287, 2 1/2" Circle Punch #120906, Eastern Elegance DSP #130131, Mini Muslin Bags #132180

As you can see these bags will be a big hit for gift giving this year.  Mark your calendar for August 1st when you can order these products from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  

You should be receiving your Holiday Mini Catalog in the mail and if you have not, please let me know so I can send you one by emailing me HERE

Hot Stampin' News!

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It's a GREAT time to join the Stampin' by the Sea Community.  

Don't miss out on a great opportunity to receive a free Stampin' kit when you join now until August 31st.  Choose from four adorbable kits.  Click the picture above to see full promotion details.  

Learn more about joining my Stampin' by the Sea community

Learn more about Kimberly HERE

Stampin' Up! New Products, Designer Series Paper, Stampin' UpIt's a GREAT time to stock up on the Designer Paper YOU love.  Buy 3 and get ONE FREE!  

Check out all of the Designer Paper available.  


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New Downloads available today!  

Click the photos below to see the downloads for the last two weeks. 

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Live in the Now -Learning From Kids

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Ahh… my kids!  They sure know how to make my day.  


Last Friday when I was having my Cray-Cray moment of feeling annoyed I think my kids were catching on.  How do I know this? They were doing everything I asked lightening fast.  I'm not sure if it was the face I was making or just the vibe I was giving off, my kids knew it.  


Brandon decided to bravely pop into my office that night and started telling me jokes that were silly and then he says, "Mom, let's do what you LoVe to do!"  I said to him, "What do you mean?"  His reply, "Get your camera and take pictures of me.  It always makes you smile!"  

Boy was he right.  Not only was it making me smile, he had me laughing in tears with his crazy antics.  He knew something was wrong and in that one little moment, my annoyance was gone.  Really living in the N-O-W. So many times I let that slip away.  Not good.  That little moment was so good for my soul.  Of course Brandon trying to act like he was Justin Beiber was pretty funny too. 


You know me… I had to catch the story and tell about it using My Digital Studio.  

I still have to make the other half of the layout to include these fun pictures…. 

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Yes, I love this crazy kid. I learned something from him!  

Let's talk about the layout above.  It has a little trick to it and one of my GENIUS team mates, Tami Hewlett was the mastermind behind it.  I love her digital art.  

I loved how she cropped and colored the stamp brush from the Be Awesome Today kit and wanted to re-create it.  You can a quick video below on how to re-create yourself.  It's so fun and this kit is so perfect.  

Download the PDF of the materials & fonts used HERE

The title describes Brandon spot on! 


Make sure to check out the latest and greatest Digital Downloads today! 

With so many great Stampin' Up! promotions currently going on,  I put them all together so you won't miss anything.  You can see that HERE.


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Feeling Coastal?

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With the news of us moving to the Gulf Coast, you can bet the new In Color Coastal Cabana and I are going to be tight this year.  First, do you love the name? I guess it could of been a smidge better if they named it Cabana Boy! 


This color is everywhere I turn.  It's SO Summer, yet SO vintage in it's own way too.  I guess you could say it's very well rounded in the style department. This is good.  I call this a "MUST HAVE" color.  In just a few days, it could be sitting on your ink shelf!  


One of the colors I've enjoyed pairing it with is Soft Suede.  For this card I used two new Designer papers: Soho Subway and the Designer Series Paper Stack for the In Colors.  Both I love. Both have beautiful designs and both are going to be well LOVED in my stamp room.  

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This card is SUPER simple with just a few little elements added.  It's my new thing.  Small, tiny elements around the focal point.  I just love adding random rhinestones around an element too.  A trend I'm noticing is sequins.  I don't have any of those on hand so instead I am using Rhinestones in their place.  Who doesn't love a little bling bling? 


Another tiny element that I'm in loving are the new Designer buttons.  What is so fun about these are the teensy weensy ones in the pack.  They are simply PERFECT.  I have a pack of brights that I was graciously given while in Fiji.  It's a perfect gift for Kimberly… BUTTONS!


You can see all the supplies to make this card below. 

Make sure to check out the retired list to see if there are any items that you cannot live without. The current catalog is good until June 3rd.  


Stamp set: Label Love #130622  Cardstock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana Ink: Coastal Cabana

Accessories:  Brights Buttons,  Tea Doily (129399),  2 1/2" Circle punch #120906, Artisan Label #130920, Natural Trim #129287, Soho Subway DSP #130140, In Color Designer Paper Stack #130136, Basic Rhinestones

Hang on…. I'm not done! One more thing to share!


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Download the Supply List HERE!

I have a quick MDS layout I wanted to share.  I had lunch with a friend of mine last week that I just love and of course we had to shoot a selfie.  They are the BEST! It was the best day ever becasue we were finally able to get together. I love days when I can spend with my girlfriends. It's so good for my spirit. 

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Facebook– I share, uplift, inspire, and create… It's ALL fun!

Instagram– Let's connect! My FAV Social Network!! 

Pinterest– inspiration pinner-load! I'm a late night pinner…

Twitter–   You never know what I'm going to say!