Friday, August 24, 2012

MDS Blog Hop - Postcards!

I really had a lot of fun with this challenge.  In fact, I had so many ideas that it was hard to narrow it down!  In the end I decided to create a Halloween invite.  A friend and I were talking recently about how much we love Halloween and are looking forward to it.  Then an idea was born: let's have a party!  If you know me well, you know that I am a terrible procrastinator and I'm always late for something. I do try to be more responsible than that, really I do.  Maybe there is some truth to the saying, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks".  Being aware of this flaw in myself, I decided I'd better hurry and design a party invitation so that we could take advantage of the 31% off sale for printing.  Which reminds me - I have some fantastic news for you! Drum roll please...

The 31% off sale will be extended an extra 14 DAYS!!!  Tell me you aren't squealing with excitement right now.  I know I was when I got the news - right in the middle of Ikea.  It's true. I have no shame.

So without further ado, here is my postcard invitation (front and back).  We'll see if my friend approves and then send it off to be printed and - for the first time in a very long time - I will be ahead of the game!

My favorite part of this invitation is the little blue monster in the middle.  I found a great invitation on Tiny Prints and thought to myself - with all the cool new features in MDS 2 I'll bet I can make that monster!  I'm not making this up - that's really what I thought.  

I used the owl punch for the body, bird wings for the horns, half circles for the shoes, triangle for the teeth and then using the line tool I drew a mouth.  Using the freeform tool I drew some arms and voila! A monster was born.  IT'S ALIVE!!  hee hee - sorry, I couldn't resist.  I'd like to make the other two monsters at some point, just to see if I can do it, but I was in a hurry to finish so I'll have to try it later.  

The rest of the images came from the Spooky Bingo Bits stamp set, which I absolutely love!  I recolored the eyeballs and teeth and added different colored circle punches behind the green monster for spots.  

Oh, and one more thing: Stampin' Up release an update yesterday and fixed several problems! I'm happy to report that the program is running MUCH faster and smoothly now. I don't have to wait 30 seconds for a color change anymore!  So if you've been waiting for the bugs to be worked out before you purchase MDS 2 or try the Free Trial, don't wait any longer.  It's awesome!  

I hope you'll enjoy the rest of the hop - I know I look forward to it each week.  

1 comment:

Julie - Kewlstamps said...

this is just tooooooo cute :-)