This is the first Monday where it’s no longer MDS Monday! Yikes, I’m going through withdrawals! I had plans to work on a Project Life page this weekend, but time slipped away, so I decided to come up with a happy medium. I did a Project Life page on My Digital Studio. Technically, the Stampin’ Up! digital store is still open through tomorrow, June 2. (The digital download manager, and Stampin’ Up!’s MDS YouTube, Facebook, and Pinterest pages will be available through 11:00 PM (PDT), June 9, 2015. Demonstrators and customers may call Demonstrator Support for assistance with MDS until Demonstrator Support closes at 6:00 PM (PDT) on Tuesday, June 9.)
So, I thought it might be useful to point out a few tips for creating digital Project Life pages, for those of you who want to continue using it. As an added bonus, almost everything I did on this layout can also be done with real pocket cards and paper, so non digital users can use these ideas too!
I used the Let’s Get Away Project Life Card Collection for this page (downloaded from digitalprojectlife.com). As you can see, this card collection works great with non travel pages too. I thought the bright colors and flowers were perfect for the theme of this page. I used the Bright Blooms digital download to add flower accents to my page. (I re-colored the Rich Razzleberry flowers to Bermuda Bay and they turned out gorgeous!) But if you wanted to do something similar with real paper, it would be easy to just punch out coordinating flowers from card stock. For my title, I used the search tool on MDS to find the individual words I was looking for and cropped them out. Then, I used the ABC-123 Sketched Alphabet to spell out “Flowers.”
When creating this page digitally, I used punches from The Best Year download to crop my pocket card embellishments in order to round the corners. All digital pocket cards come with square corners, and there is no way to round the corners of embellishments on MDS (similar to what you can do with photo boxes by right clicking and selecting Round Corners.) So, the only way to get around that is to crop the pocket card embellishments with a rounded corner punch. To do this, highlight the pocket card and select Crop, and then Crop Shape. The only download that has the rounded corner punch for pocket cards is The Best Year. So, it’s a real handy one to buy before the end of the day tomorrow, in case you ever want to create digital PL pages with rounded corners.
Another really good download for creating Project Life pages is the #135245 Simply Life Photo Template download for $5.57. It includes lots of photo templates to get started and save time setting up all those linear photo boxes!
In fact, I highly recommend purchasing any of the Project Life downloads, just because of the magnitude of content you get with each one, including typically 200+ pocket cards and exclusive SVG stamps that can be expanded to any size. You get a lot for your money.
My final tip is for general scrapbooking. As you can see from this page, while I have the best of intentions, I don’t always get around to completing my pages in a timely manner. However, one thing that I am good about is tucking important reminders away, so when I do get around to completing a page, I can remember important stuff like when these pictures were taken and what dances she performed. It’s so important to jot down dates, little details, funny stories, or to keep a program as in this instance. Without my notes, I’d be lost:)
Supplies used on my page: