I was working on a page in My Digital Studio and I had most of it down but something was missing from it so I left it alone for a couple of days.  Well today I was checking in on Heather’s blog (yes I check hers almost every day) and her blog post said RUN …. the BEST MDS download ever is here.  So what do you think I had to go do – run right over to the Stampin’ Up! website to see the new downloads – almost every Tuesday they are releasing new downloads for My Digital Studio and the one Heather was talking about is called Simple Stitching and Corners – it has lots of different stitching including corners and circles – in White and Chocolate Chip – but there is a trick in My Digital Studio that you can do to get them in other colors – I’ll be trying that out soon.  Anyway I bought the download and loaded it to my laptop and guess what – I added stitching to my page and that was exactly what it needed.

It’s a picture that I took on Mother’s Day.  Prior to that weekend I saw a page that someone created about her boys.  At their age my boys really don’t like me to take their pictures.  So I decided for Mother’s Day what I wanted was to take pictures of them.  And for them to cooperate until I got as many pictures as I wanted.  This was the best one of the three of them (and Aspen is in there too).  They are all up on the play set in the back yard so there was a very natural back drop that I like.  And I like that they are at different heights.

To make my page I actually started with a 12×12 template from the Hip & Handsome Overlays stamp brush set.  It is another download that you can add to your My Digital Studio.  I made some changes once I got the template – first I changed some of the colors to match better with my photo – I used browns, blues and greens.  I also widen the vanilla strip through the center because I needed some more space for my journaling.  I switched around some of the overlays and added another one called Textured stamp brush set – it comes with the My Digital Studio disks.  I added my photo – with a drop shadow, the journaling (font is called CK Wood House and it was a free download), added the tree stamp from Forest Friends stamp brush set – both with drop shadows.

Then with my new Simple Stitches and Corners download I was able to add all the stitching – the two corners and then between all the different color panels – so it looks like they are all stitched together in the background.

Those are my boys – Kyle is 19 and a student at Ga Tech, Tyler is 17 and about to graduate high school in about 10 days, Ryan is 14 and finishing his freshman year – and there’s Aspen one of my JRTs – and he is actually 5 years old already – he still seems like a puppy to me. That means Magnolia is 6 – she is a year older.  I also tried to get some pictures of the dogs so I’ll have to create a page with them too.

Have a great day – and get some scrapbooking done – its National Scrapbook Month!