Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Did you know?

Did you know that Stampin Up! has their very own digital desing software!?! Well they do! It's called My Digital Studio! You can even order printed products such as calendars and Christmas card from them! If you don't have the software you can still download brushes, kits, and phrases!
That's exactly how I made this VERY fast hybrid card!
I shopped online and chose the digital elements. I purchased them and downloaded them. The download is SO easy! There are other companies where I have downloaded digital elements and with my sorry internet it took FOREVER. This took no time at all! The best thing about it was that after I downloaded my product it put it in a "Downloaded" category so I would know what had finished! I LOVE that! It might seem silly, but it's the little things right? ;)
Since I don't have the My Digital Studio software yet, I used Photoshop. They worked like any other digital elements!
I opened a new document that was the size of the card I wanted to make and started playing! To turn the green frame the Old Olive Stampin Up color, I simply used my Eyedropper tool to select the Old Olive cardstock from another project I had taken a photo of.
I then set my printer to watercolor paper and printed the large frame. I colored the fower with my watercolors pencils and printed out the smaller frame with the sentiment.
SO easy and fun! My printer is an Epson R1800 and my blender pen did not smudge the ink on the flowers.
Although I will never be a totally hybrid or digital papercrafter, sometimes it's fun to play around and see what I can do with other products! The digital elements are instant gratification while I'm waiting on my new Stampin Up order!

Here is a list of all the products I used to make my card:
Digital Frames 123727
Flower & Watermark Image Behind Flower 118829
Happiness Sentiment 118831
Whisper White Satin Ribbon 114616
Watercolor Paper 105019
Pink Cardstock Pretty In Pink 100459

Also don't forget the SUPER Starter Kit 50% off deal!! You only have until November 30th to take advantage!
If you have any questions about this card, My Digital Studio, or Stampin Up please don't hesitate to ask! You can comment here or send me an email at!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!


  1. That's a great card. What a better way to get started with MDS than with a hybrid card! I've had MDS for awhile and haven't done anything yet! #271 following from Stampin Connection.

  2. Very cute projects. I love your cartoon of you too! I'm following you...

  3. What a cute card! I love what you've done with the ribbon behind the sentiment! So cute! I'm a new follower from Stampin' Connection. Stop on by sometime! Oh, also...I love your blog cute!

    Chanda Stehlik

  4. This is a lovely card. I just signed up to follow you from Stampin' Connection. Thanks for blessing my day. :)

  5. Well let me first say beautiful card!!!! Then let me say, you say easy I say way to much work...I never liked photoshop BUT I am so happy you like it becasue otherwise we all would have missed out on your fantastic project.
    I will definitely be back and following you from S.Connection

  6. Beautiful card! Nice blog! I am following along from Stampin Connection! :)

  7. Super cute card! I am now following you through Stampin Connection!