Friday, February 10, 2012

MDS Blog Hop - Designer Templates

Happy Friday everyone! Today it was my turn to pick the challenge and I decided that it would be fun to have everyone create a project using one of the Designer Templates in My Digital Studio.  Personally, when I'm at a loss for an idea or whenever I just need to get a project done quickly I love to pull up the templates and see what inspires me.  Usually it's just what I need to kickstart my creativity.  It's so easy to switch out existing elements on a page and replace them with others.  I can change up papers, colors, stamps, ribbons - anything I want!

When Stampin' Up! asked me to create some projects for Leadership, an 8x8 album was one of those.  I was excited to do it, but I knew that it would be a stretch to get it done in time.  It was the holiday season, my husband was out of town for a week during December - which meant I didn't get any design time in - and I had church responsibilities that needed my attention.  So...I pulled open one of my favorite templates - the Today and Everyday template - and set to work.  I was in such a crunch to get it done that I sat on the couch for two days and did nothing except design.  I have The Gabe Dixon Band to thank for getting me through it.  I've always found music helps to inspire me to think creatively, so I stuck the album on repeat and got to work!  Could it have been done faster?  Yes.  But I'm that picky.  It's a curse I tell you!  In my defense though, it does take time to track down all the pictures for a project.  :)

I created a video in MDS of the album and set it to music.  I tried to have the pages flip like they would in a book so that you can see the full layouts together, but I can't seem to figure it out.  Has anyone had success with that before that could give me a few pointers?   Either way, you'll get the idea :)

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I hope you've been inspired on today's hop to create with Digital Templates - there are tons included in your My Digital Studio Software so you can get started right away!  Enjoy the rest of the hop!

4. Amber Meadows (thanks for stopping by!)


Jeanna Bohanon said...

you are so amazingly talented

Debbie said...

Dad and I just watched your video and loved it! You are very talented and do such beautiful work! Love you lots Amber!!