Saturday, March 30, 2013

My Digital Studio

Hi Out There!

Quick post today.  I'm getting ready for a family party for to celebrate my boys' birthdays with our family and Easter today.  It's a foggy grey day here today, not much like spring, but I know it's coming!  I'm making some cheesy potatoes in the crockpot and a winter salad to bring tonight.  We'll be having the party at my in-law's beautiful Victorian B&B here in town.  If you are ever looking for a place to stay, come check them out.  The Inn has some of the most beautiful stained glass and woodwork I've seen, and my father-in-law makes a FABULOUS breakfast.  You can check their place out here  Duluth is a beautiful place to visit June through October for those of you who aren't fans of winter weather :)

So, My Digital Studio.  I admit, I was resistant at first.  I am a traditionalist.  I love the feel of the paper and working with the materials.  (Same reason I may be one of the only people on the planet still reading actual books and not Nooks or Kindles or any other type of e-reader)  I didn't think that digital scrapbooking/creating would give me the same feel.  Boy was I WRONG.  I love creating with My Digital Studio because 1.) I actually DO something with my pictures and memories and it's easy and 2.) the software makes even me as a novice look like a pro.

But, My Digital Studio (or MDS) doesn't only do scrapbooking.  You can create home art, invitations, cards, board books, table settings, holiday decor...the possibilities are endless.  Today I am featuring the invitation to my son's friend party.  I whipped these up in My Digital Studio.  Took me about 15 minutes, and printed them out. (Edited to remove phone number/email and the picture isn't the greatest because it's from my cell phone but you get the idea)
 Voila.  Cute, custom invitations, and for LESS money than I'd have paid for 2 packs of invitations at a local big box store.  I can also make some custom matching thank yous for him to send out to his friends that attend.

I hope you and your families have a wonderful Easter.  I'm off to the Inn to celebrate with my family!  Stop in tomorrow when you get time for a delicious recipe for my Sunday Share.  Thanks for dropping by.