Monday, April 4, 2011

MDS Monday #8

Our challenge this week was to have some "Pun Fun". I really struggled with this at first - I had no idea what to do. Then, one day I received an email from Tiny Prints (I like to get ideas from their site) and I saw this adorable card:

Immediately, I knew I could create that in MDS. I didn't exactly know how - but I knew it would involve punches. So, I sat down and got to work - but at this point I wasn't creating it for this week's challenge. I just wanted to see if I could do it.

I pulled up my punches and guess what I found? The Blossom Petals Punch. Eureka! It worked like a charm and in no time at all I had bunny ears sprouting from my kids' heads. Simon loves his bunny ears. It's pretty cute to see him get all worked up about it. :)

I didn't want to put a third picture on the card like my sample, so I decided to create a carrot. At first I considered an easter egg, but then I had an idea of how to create a carrot - again, using punches - and I had to give it a shot.

For the carrot, I used the tall heart punch and an oval punch layered to create the top of the carrot (both of which are included in the software). For the black lines, I used the oval punch again and shrunk it down until it was almost nothing. I had to zoom in quite a bit in order to move the lines around, but it wasn't too bad.

I hadn't quite figured out the carrot leaves, but I got distracted and started looking for a stamped greeting. I stumbled across the Cheep Talk stamps and realized that I could use the branch for my leaves. Genius! I copied and pasted my leaves, moved them around to form the carrot top and then used a square punch (filled with white) to cover the leaves I didn't want showing and layered the carrot on top of that. Ta Da!

In the midst of all this tweaking, the greeting, "Somebunny Loves You" came to me and I thought, "Aha! I can use this for MDS Monday". It's funny how things just fall into place :)

Ok, just so you know - I really don't consider myself a genius (my college transcript will confirm that) but sometimes, I amaze myself. MDS is so cool!

And before I forget - I wanted to share with you a video tutorial that showed me how to put my pictures in a punch. The video was posted on - which anybody can join - by Heather Summers. She is amazing! She was one of the MDS contest winners and I love to see all the things she shares on this site. Here's her video - it's for Mac users. There is another video for PC users and you can find that on

Oh - don't forget to check out the other Diva's creations. :)


Christie Daugherty said...

I was so inspired by your bunnies I made my own....check them out on my blog, . I tried to email you directly but couldn't find a way on your blog.
Christie Daugherty

Amber Meadows said...

Christie - you are the sweetest! I'm feeling super cool right now because I've watched quite a few of your videos and now here you are, commenting on my little blog! So glad you liked my card :-)

Dawn Pritchard The Inked Stamper said...

This is just adorable! I found you via Christy; she is a doll! Both of your projects are just stinkin' cute!
TFS and the directions

Amber Meadows said...

Dawn - thank you so much for visiting my blog and your kind comment! I feel so loved :)