Saturday, December 26, 2009

MDS Memory Game

I keep coming up with more ideas for using My Digital Studio. Stampin' Up calls it a "digital crafting solution", not a scrapbook program and they are so right! I realized on Christmas Eve that I hadn't gotten a thing for my son (slacker mom that I am). OK, he is 33 so it isn't like it's a little 3 year old that I forgot but still, how could I have forgotten?? So I thought and thought and decided I'd give him a gift card to the local office supply store so he could use it toward the new office chair he has been needing. I went online but they said it wasn't available for our zip code. WHAT??? It's a stinkin' gift card, the recipent can drive in to the nearest store to use it! Anyway, I decided to make my own gift card and MDS made it so easy. It looked so good that he actually asked if they had mailed it to him. When he figured out that I had made it he said, "I don't think they will honor this." Tee Hee
I used my MDS for another Christmas gift. I made memory gifts for the grandchildren. When you open the program up for an 8 1/2 X 11 scrapbook page, option #5 has a template for 12 square pictures. I just looked through my pictures and picked out 12 per page. I chose pictures to include grandparents, cousins and aunts and uncles as well as some pictures of fun memories, like getting to sit in the General Lee.

I made 3 pages but that is probably way too many. With younger children I would probably only put out 5 or 6 pairs. With my 5 and 7 year old grandchildren last night we used 10 pairs and it seemed like a good amount. I enjoyed it about as much as they did. I even made a match now and then. Of course, I let a few matches go by so they could win them.

I also personalized the backs of the card. I changed all the photo boxes to text boxes and put the family name on the back along with a "stamped" image from the many stamp sets available on MDS. Since they are exact on the programs I just printed the game titles on the back of the pictures and they matched up perfectly. I laminated them and cut them out and it was so quick and easy! Gotta love that. I used the same design from the backs to make a larger game title piece to cover the box. I looked around for the perfect box and found that the smallest stamp case fit the game perfectly. I like that it snaps closed securely so the game pieces are safe inside. Of course, who knows how safe they will be in the hands of the 2 year old! Have I ever told you how much I love this program???

7 comments:

♥Frugal Mama Jess♥ said...

Oh my goodness... This is such a GREAT idea!!! :)

Heidi Davenport said...

Super duper cute! My nieces would love this! MIght have to make one for them!

Angela said...

Those are great Elaine! I'm sure the kids loved them...

Kelly said...

Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for December 28. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampinuplnstampers/ or visit our Blog Finds of the Day Blog at http://blogfindsoftheday.blogspot.com.

A Stamper's Journey said...

This is super cute! What a great idea. I am sure it was a hit!

Maureen

Holly said...

Thanks for the great game Mom. They absolutely love it. We have been too busy to play with it much at all.

Anonymous said...

My friend and I were recently discussing about how involved with technology our daily lives have become. Reading this post makes me think back to that debate we had, and just how inseparable from electronics we have all become.


I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Societal concerns aside... I just hope that as technology further innovates, the possibility of uploading our memories onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's one of the things I really wish I could see in my lifetime.


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