September 20, 2014


It's been a long time since I did a scrapbook page layout in MDS (My Digital Studio). Too long. Why, you ask? Because we haven't seen just too much of my favorite subject matter this summer. Our granddaughter, Stella, had a very busy summer, and wasn't able to visit us until over Labor Day weekend. It was so wonderful to see her -- oh, and her mommy and daddy too!

I had purchased a really fancy "princess" dress for her. It came with a matching dress for her doll. Since she didn't have her doll with her that weekend, we put it on her "rat". Stella's dress was layers and layers of girlie goodness, and she looked so adorable in it that I took tons of photos of her.

This is one of my favorites, so I decided to turn it into a digital scrapbook page. 

I have so so so many images with my MDS that, as I add to my image stash, I print out a hard copy of the stamps that come in each particular set. I then put all the printed pages into sheet protectors and then into a huge 3-ring binder. Since my eyes have a tough time looking at too many images on my computer screen, it is so easy to pull out my binder and flip through all the images I have available.

In putting together this page, I did just exactly that. I picked and resized and recolored images that I thought were "princess-like" and added them all to side columns. You know, things like magic wands, sparkly rings, flowers, hearts, bows and pearls. Because, once I added a background DSP, the objects would get lost, I put a backdrop to these columns of objects of wide digital grosgrain ribbon. 

The background Designer Series Paper I chose is a soft unassuming paper that would not overwhelm the delicacy of the layout from Simple Snapshots.

When using MDS, it is SO easy to go back and check which kits/stamps/embellishments you are using or have used. By simply clicking on Check Project, then Supply List, you get a very detailed list of every single thing you used in a project.

Even though this looks like a fairly simple layout, just check out my Supply List:

Background: DSP - Simple Snapshots, paper 4
Embellishments: Grosgrain Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon re-colored to Very Vanilla
     Grosgrain Ribbon bow in Very Vanilla re-colored to Pacific Point
     Basic Pearls and Rhinestones - large pearl
Stamps: Forever Young - Mirror in Summer Starfruit
     Good Friend - funky dandelion
     Holiday Blitz - ring
     Little Additions - heart in Regal Rose
     Razzle Dazzle - medium flower
     Celebrate Any Day - decorative frame in Summer Starfruit

So, what do you think of my Princess Stella?

You say you don't have MDS??? Really? Would you like to try it for free? Go to It is completely addictive. And, if you need something quickly, and don't want to drag out all your supplies, it's at your fingertips -- and very non-messy.



  1. She's too cute! Thanks for link up at Creative Spark Link Party! Hope you stop by to link up again today!

  2. She is so cute. Still haven't gotten MDS.

  3. This is a really cute card idea. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link Party.