Monday, March 18, 2013

MDS Monday: Invitations

It's been a long time since I featured an MDS project here on my blog, but that is what you are getting today.  My younger son just turned 8.  And in our faith, that is when you get baptized.  Here is the announcement I made using MDS:

Colors: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Pool Party and Whisper White.  Digital Stamps: Decorative Overlays Chevron.  Punches: Flag, File it Fun Label 1, Modern Label.  Other Digital Embellishments: Pool Party Brad.  Photography: Paula Wright
I knew I wanted to do a double-sided 5x7 postcard for these.  Originally, I had both sides going the same direction, but it just wasn't coming together right until I flipped the back side. In MDS there isn't a way to really to have one page of your project portrait and the other landscape. But I just took all my elements and turned them 90 degrees and voila!  The only other thing I needed to adjust was the location of the drop shadows because MDS thought the object was going the other way.

Another hobby (that doesn't come close to competing in time and effort with my Stampin' Up! business) is photography.  About a year ago, I bought my first DSLR camera and I just love it and I love to take pictures of my boys with it.  I told my husband when we got the camera, it would save us money in the long run because before, I was paying someone to do all these pictures.  Really, it just means that I am taking their pictures even more than before and they grow tired of it quickly.  Now what I really need to get better at is Photoshop.  All in good time.

And today is the perfect day to have an MDS Monday because Stampin' Up! has announced some fabulous changes!  Starting today, MDS2+ will be known as just MDS.  And the even better news, it is now only $19.95!!  And if you bought the original version of MDS and haven't upgraded to the new version, it is now available FREE!  Not ready to commit to it yet?  There is still a free 30-Day Trial available as well.  You can find out all about the new changes here:


Yapha said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors, and the layouts. Great idea to flip the orientation!

Adriana Benitez said...

He's such a cutie! The invitation is nicely done; great colors and layout. I'm sure friends and family will keep this adorable memento tucked away!

Tina Adams said...

A beautifully done invitation. It is so wonderful that his picture is part of the invite. A keepsake to remember the day.

Katherine said...

What a handsome little guy! These invitations came out fabulous. We bought a nicer camera a few years back. I'm dabbling with photo shop,and it's not quite as intimidating as it was when I first installed it, but I know there's so much more that can be done with it than I'm using it for, but who has the time?

Tanya Boser said...

Awesome photos and announcements! Now who's rockin'?!