MDS Monday – One Special Photo

By | May 4, 2015

My website got a little facelift over the weekend!  What do you think?  I’ve been meaning to update it for a while and finally got a chance this weekend, because I’m convalescing.  I had surgery on my right hand on Thursday (my stamping hand!!!)  I have a big clumsy bandage on it for a week, which makes it hard to stamp.  I can manage typing (although a little awkward, slow, and with a lot of mistakes), and I can play with MDS.  So hey, you can’t keep this girl down for long, even with a sore hand.

This week, Anita is the hostess at MDS Monday.  She designed a fun sketch that works for one special photo and Project Life 3″ X 4″ cards for the squares.  This is the second week in a row that we’ve had a sketch that works with Project Life, so it goes to show you how versatile Project Life downloads can be!

I really love the new Let’s Get Away Project Life Collection.  You can find it in the Occasions Catalog on page 47.  It’s got great colors and a pretty watercolor style that’s just up my alley.  Up until lately, Stampin’ Up! has provided digital versions of all it’s Project Life Collections, and I love having the ability to not only print cards that I particularly love (so I can use them more than once), but having the freedom to use the cards on digital scrapbooks as well.  Unfortunately, because Stampin’ Up! is winding down its digital download site, it didn’t release Let’s Get Away.  However, it was released in the Project Life Digital Download Store!

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A few weeks ago at the bottom of my MDS Monday – Dancing Queen post, I explained how to add a non-Stampin’ Up! download to My Digital Studio.  The three Project Life cards on this page are from the Let’s Get Away download.  I love the Photo Op one!  My only problem was that the arrow on the card was pointing down instead of to the right.  To resolve this, I added a freeform layer, and painted white over the arrow on the original card to essentially erase it.  Then, I added my own arrow from the Everyday Adventure Project Life download.

For the ink splatters, I used the ink splatters that come with the MDS software, but I couldn’t resist adding some gold sequins too.  They were just too perfect for a dance team page!

I love this photo!  My daughter had a friend take it with her phone backstage during one of her competitions.  The little girls on the team just love her, especially Emily who has her arm around Shannon.  I love the fact that the girls on this team are such good friends.  They all help each other and are very supportive.

Here’s Anita’a sketch for this week:


Downloads used on my page:

Let’s Get Away – Project Life (Available at

The following downloads are available from Stampin’ Up! and are currently 30% off:

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Be sure to check out MDS Monday this week to see what all the designers did with this sketch.  Have a great week!

Tami Hewlett

4 thoughts on “MDS Monday – One Special Photo

  1. Diane Malcor

    Excellent page! Love the sequins! I like how you ‘erased’ what you didn’t need on the PL card…very cool! So sorry to hear about your hand needing to have surgery…heal quickly! Your facelift to your blog page is great (it also reminded me that I needed to change my header to May’s….so thanks!)! LOL

    1. Tami Hewlett Post author

      Thanks Diane! Can’t wait to see what you come up with this week:)

    1. Tami Hewlett Post author

      Thanks Tanya! I love that photo op card too!!!


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