Have you seen the baby book template available for download in this week’s My Digital Studio new release? It is so cute! You can open this template, drop in your pictures, and have a great gift or keepsake ready for printing in no time!
Baby Photobook Template
To order the download, click here to go to my online store and select item number 129350. After you check out, you’ll be able to download the template and get busy scrapping right away! That’s one of the great things about downloading a My Digital Studio new release!
Welcome to this week’s Sunday Journal post, where we’re going to look at an example of using journaling as part of scrapbook design.
I made the cute page below in My Digital Studio, incorporating the journaling around the edges of the page in order to frame the pictures in the middle.
Square journaling example
I created a wide, short text box in My Digital Studio, and typed in the words across the top. Then I adjusted the font, font size, and text color to be the way I wanted them, and copied it. I pasted it on the page three times, changed the words in each text box and rotated them 90, 180 and -180 degrees to make them read correctly as I placed them around the outside of the page.
Do you like the way the journaling makes a frame around it?
There’s a couple other things I would like to share about the page:
- No, Munchie the cat did NOT chase a mouse on Christmas Eve, but I really liked the picture of him sitting in the wrapping paper and thought this would be an amusing way to bring him into the page!
- I particularly like how his darling pink ears and nose match the pink bow and wanted to emphasize it, so I used the Color Match feature in My Digital Studio to make the mat around his picture match the color of his ears! I simply selected the mat, clicked on Color Match, and then the screen shows the objects on the page in pixellated format. I moved the cursor to select the pixel with the exact shade of pink that I wanted to feature, and clicked to select the color. Voila! pink mat!
- We all know that using Stampin’ Up! gives us scrappers a great benefit because the colors match all across the product line. Well, I did the same thing on my page by making the outside mat the same pink color! When I was Color Matching Munchie’s photo mat, I simply saved the pink color as a “favorite,” then selected the Background Paper of the page and changed it to my new “favorite” color: pink kitty ears!
- I made this page 8 x 8″ so it would show up well on the blog, but I can easily turn it into a hybrid 12 x 12″ scrapbook page by printing it and mounting it on a 12 x 12″ sheet of card stock. And that additional layer would give it even more dimension, and add to the frame effect!
Check back next weekend for the next Sunday Journal post, when I will share another way to get words on your page and use journaling as part of scrapbook design!
I’ve been posting about all the problems you may have with scrapbooking that can be solved by using My Digital Studio, and here are a couple more reasons why I love my Digital Studio for travel!
I need a hobby that is portable – I travel a lot for business and have lots of time in the hotel with nothing to do.
Put My Digital Studio on a laptop and GO! Of course, if you use a laptop from work, be sure to ask whether you can add outside software to it.
And if you travel on vacation but have little kids who go to bed early, bring your own laptop from home and scrapbook your vacation pictures at the end of the day, while the little ones are sleeping! That’s what I did during my solo trip to Utah for Convention this summer, since it was TOO HOT to be outside in the afternoon… I took a little My Digital Studio break! See my previous post here.
So, after a great session yesterday showing the features of My Digital Studio (the intuitive scrapbooking software from Stampin’ Up!), I started sharing the Top 10 ways in which My Digital Studio solves problems! Here are the next three problems or needs that My Digital Studio can solve for you:
I don’t want to scrapbook because all my pictures are digital and I hate having to get them printed. I never have them ready when I want to scrapbook!
My Digital Studio allows you to use your photos directly without having to print them! No need to spend money on enlargements – you can change the size of the picture, crop out unwanted details, and alter the picture right in the software.
Whenever I sit down to scrapbook, I find that my pictures are either the wrong size or need to be cropped…it’s frustrating and expensive to make those enlargements!
My Digital Studio allows you to enlarge, zoom in and crop your pictures yourself – no expensive enlargements needed and no waiting! No need to print ahead of
I’d like to make one of those photo groupings but I don’t want to work that hard to get all the pictures straight.
My Digital Studio can center and align your pictures for you! And the grid feature makes it easy to place pictures where you want the. You can even just
print out the photo group and use it on traditional pages.
I hope these reasons help to show you how My Digital Studio solves problems!