Saturday, November 7, 2009

Today is National Digital Scrapbooking Day

It seems there is a national day for everything, doesn't it? I just found out at 9:30 tonight that today is National Digital Scrapbooking Day. Too late to celebrate? Not with MDS as Stampin' Up demonstrators like to call our new digital program. The home office tells us that it isn't a digital scrapbooking program, it's a digital paper-crafting solution. It kind of makes you grin but it is actually true. I've done scrapbook pages, even whole albums with MDS (My Digital Studio) as well as cards, flyers, newsletters and I'm working on a video scrapbook now. I even was able to figure out how to make a pattern that could be printed out and cut and folded to make a box. I'm imagining making curved lines too, no telling what other kinds of patterns I'll come up with. It would also be great for doing sketches for both scrapbook pages and cards.

So, in honor of this special day I took the tests and did the project that is required to be certified in MDS. Some may even say I'm certifiable! Stampin' Up has a certification program for demonstrators to show that they are qualified to teach, sell and provide support for the My Digital Studio program. I missed a couple of questions here and there but even that helped me learn some things I had missed in the video webinars I watched before taking the tests. There were 4 tests in all and then we had to submit a card to be printed.
Here is the card I submitted. What do you think? I decided to do a birth announcement for my grandson who is just over a month old. I'm having fun helping to spoil him. I was going to put a piece of white grossgrain ribbon across the card too but it seemed like it had plenty going on so I skipped that. It will be fun to see the card in real life when it comes. I haven't done much as far as cards are concerned in MDS. I've been doing a lot of scrapbook pages, probably close to 100 by now. I plan to use the program a lot to design cards and pages and then make the actual project from "real" stuff. I like cutting and creating too much to go totally digital!

So, National Digital Scrapbooking Day will surely be over by the time you check my blog again but go ahead and do something digital anyway. I guess I should write it on my calendar so I won't forget about it next year. Hey, I created a calendar for one of my certification classes, I can add it to that! That is one of the great things about creating a calendar in a digital program - you can add your personal things like family birthdays, family reunions and the really important days like Digital Scrapbooking Day. I'm thinking about adding a note about 5 days before every birthday to remind me to mail a card. It would be nice to be able to remember it myself but that just doesn't seem to happen anymore. . .


Lori Stilger said...

CUTE card, Elaine!!!
I just dropped in to say hello! :) I know you haven't heard much from me, but you've been on my heart a lot lately. So, here I am! :)

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