Friday, February 12, 2010

Baby Boy Congrats

Today I am very excited to show you what I've been doing for the past day or so! I learned how to make a Tri-Shutter Album from Andrea Walford at Christmas time. I purchased her kit and have the full instructions. After Christmas, I decided that I could really make this album into any theme that I wanted. Using my leftover Delicate Dots Designer paper from last year, I made this Boy Baby Album! I am thrilled with how it turned out!

Here is the front of the album.



Of course I made a matching card, too! I got my inspiration for this card from Kit Marie at Splitcoast Stampers.




Album open. Fully opened center.

Another exciting thing about this album is--I DON'T OWN ANY BABY STAMPS!! BUT, I am a new My Digital Studio Owner. Okay, I'm not a new owner, I got my copy months ago, but after I completed the training to be MDS certified, I never opened the program again until yesterday! I found the images I wanted, printed them off on my computer (onto Whisper White card stock) in the colors and sizes I wanted, cut or punched them out, and voila! I "have" the stamps! Plus, now that I have the document with all of the images, I can use them over and over to make more albums. I can change the color or size as I wish. These images all came WITH MDS, as I have not downloaded any *new* images, papers, etc. I am so hooked on this, now! I still like my 3-D cards and albums, but this really adds to it. I now am thinking of trying to print out album pages using the background papers and stamps, then added my photos and embellishments on top (the old-fashioned way) to get the look and feel that I love for scrapbooking! Stay tuned!



7 comments:

Crystal said...

Patti this is SWEET!! What a great card design and fabby colors!!!

Ann Schach said...

Wow, Patti! This is fabulous! I love how you used the MDS to get the stamps you needed!

Cards by Gina said...

Patti, This is fantastic! I'm so impressed! What a wonderful job you did on it. Wow!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Awesome work, Patti.

Love it all!

Kim said...

This is great Patti! I am ashamed to say I have yet to make my album - all good intentions, but I need more than 24 hrs in a day LOL!!! You did a gorgeous job!

Carla Bazhenow said...

What an awesome album. I love all your elements and stamps!!! Oh and I love that paper too.

Mary Fish said...

I adore how you positioned the boat and brads on the front. Excellent project!!! hugs, m