Happy Halloween!

Are you ready for tonight? I am, even though I don't do very much. I don't generally get many trick or treaters. I have a long pathway up to my front door, I'm the last house on the street, across the road, on a corner by it's self with no sidewalks and on top of all that my outside lights and front foyer lights don't work. But every year I'll get one or two younger trick or treaters before it gets dark, so I always make sure I have a little bag of candy on hand for them.

Well I put my Pumpkin Photo Booth design to good use. This year my little Trick or Treaters will be getting their candy in one of these cute little sourcream containers that I designed in MDS2. You can make 4 packages out of one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper and if you get it printed at staples it only cost you 39 cents a sheet! So...when someone just rips it open, you won't cringe because each package only cost 10 cents a piece! (Anyone who has ever made packages out of Designer Series Paper, knows exactly what I'm talking about!)

Isn't this a Fabulous Idea? Well, I would like to say I came up with it... but I didn't. My super talented up-line, Heather Summers did and she was so nice to share the idea in her Simply MDS2 on-line class. Thanks Heather!

So, Happy Halloween, drive carefully, watch for children and keep your little pets in tonight! 

Hmmmm.... I guess I need to come with a new blog design tonight!

30 Days of Christmas, MDS2 Style! Sneak Peak!

Guess what.....only three more days until our SUPER FUN 30 Days of Christmas online class!!! Heather and I are SO excited to offer this fun My Digital Studio online class!  Do you like the sneak peeks???  

Here are some Q and As for you about this class that we've had:

If I didn't take any of the other MDS classes, can I take this one?
FOR SURE!  We will have a video to go with each project and are happy to answer any qustions you may have along the way!  Even if you are a beginner MDSer, this class is still for you!

Are you only doing hybrid projects?
No!  We are doing a WIDE variety of projects, including 3D, hybrid, cards and scrapbook pages!  The purpose of our class is to demonstrate how versatile MDS can be!  Please know we already have more than 30 projects, PLUS sketches and challenges!  It's going to be a blast!

How long will the class be available?
Because the class is "seasonal" the online site will be available until the end of January.  However, you will have unlimited access to all the videos (until forever....or until You Tube goes away:)  And you are more than welcome to copy and paste photos onto your computer so these too are available forever for you!
If you have other questions, please don't hesitate to ask!  In the meantime, if you've signed up for the class, please expect your invitation LATE Wednesday night!  If you don't receive the invitation, please check your spam folder then contact us!  I can't wait to join in all this fun with you!!!!


Simply Stars Halloween Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Simply Star's Blog Hop! I was super excited when it was decided that Halloween would be the theme of our hop as I knew exactly what I was going to do. I love making Shadow Box Art in My Digital Studio, but I had yet to make a Halloween one. 
Here it is, my Halloween Shadow Box! 

I'm really happy with how it turned out. 
I was able to pop up a lot of little elements, which, of course is my favourite part!

I hoped you like my Halloween Project.
For more Halloween Inspiration, hop on over to the talented, Laura Richey's blog to see what she has brewed up!

Martha Inchley (You're Here)

Interested in learning how to make more projects, like my Shadow Box, in My Digital Studio 2? Then check out the on-line class "30 Days of Christmas, MDS2 Style" Hostessed by Heather Summers and myself. Class starts November 1st! 

Hmmmmm....Decisions, Decisions...

So the other day, Stampin' Up! released an interesting download.  It consist of 4 masks with accents that  you can quickly print off and Voila! you have a quick little costume mask.  I thought this was a cute idea,  for Hallowe'en or for kids playing dress-up.  

I was trying to think of different ways that i could use these masks, when it hit me: "why can't  I use them like photo stickers!?! " Well my son Matthew fell victim to my creative idea. What do you think?  The funny part is... Matthew is actually going to be a Super Hero for Hallowe'en!

This week's challenge on My Digital Studio.net is anything Hallowe'en! Check out all the great entries and maybe find the inspiration you need to get your Hallowe'en groove on! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Creating!

I am incredibly excited to be offering this online class to you!  My wonderful friend Heather Summers and I are offering this next MDS online class together!

I am honoured to introduce you to a women who really needs no introduction!  As a  2 time, Artisan Award Winner,  a member of the Artisan Design Team, a 2 time, MDS  Contest winner, and a member of Stampin' Up's Advisory Board, Heather Summer's is quickly becoming the name brand of Stampin' Up!  I have the privilege of not only calling her my up-line, but my friend as well. Heather and I met 7 years ago and even to this day, Her talent and creativity amazes me.  My creativity level would not be where it is today, if it wasn't for her wonderful influence. I am now excited to team up with Heather to bring you this on-line, My Digital Studio Class, 30 Days of Christmas. I hope that you are as excited about this new venture, as we are, and I look forward to working with Heather to bring you many wonderful Christmas creations!

Our class will consist of 20 gift giving projects, 10 scrapbook pages, a minimum of 30 videos, sketch challenges and SO MUCH MORE!!!  If you are new to My Digtial Studio, please know this class is still designed with you in mind!  Heather and I will be supporting each of you and can help in ANY WAY you need!  We are super excited to share with you how you can use MDS for so many things!  All of this for only $20!

Our class will begin on November 1st and end on the 30th (with a grand farewell:)  The class will remain open until the end of January and of course you will be able to access the videos for unlimited amounts of time (as you will get a summary of the video links) and you can capture as many photos from the photo gallery as you like!

Matthew, 6 months

Here is Matthew's 6 month scrapbook page. I designed it using the scrap map provided by Stampin' Up! for this weeks, My Digital Studio challenge. I love it, but I must admit that I did struggle with the messy look.

This page uses a lot of components from the Epic Overlays download. I actually avoided purchasing it for the longest time, for fear of not being able to use it, but after seeing so many wonderful samples, I finally broke down and got it and I am so glad I did!

For more inspiration on this layout, head over to My Digital Studio.net and check out other people's entries for this weeks challenge.  Thanks for visiting and happy creating!

Shape Crop an Embellishment!

Another MDS2 update was released a couple of days ago and after installing it I noticed a new little button in the crop embellishment window..... Crop Shape... Really??? Really!!! Oh my goodness, this was just so exciting to me! I can crop any embellishment with any punch shape! Love it! I Immediately knew what embellishment I wanted to play with. The designer rosettes are beautiful on their own, but upon discovering the crop function, I automatically thought butterflies or snowflakes and with the holiday season just around the corner, I went with the snowflakes!

This week's My Digital Studio Challenge was to design something using any of the downloads released in September. Done and done :)
For more inspiration using September downloads, head over to My Digital Studio.net and check out other entries for this weeks challenge. Thanks for visiting and happy creating!