One of the fun things about My Digital Studio is the Designer Templates that Stampin’ Up! creates.  There are several that come with the base software and then there are others that are included with various Digital Downloads.  These make it very quick to create a scrapbook page (or other project) since you just drop in the pictures you want, add your journaling and you are done.

I decided to do that last night with some old pictures that I had been looking at from 2003.  Yes I have tons of pictures that I have never done anything with – many are on my computer and never have been printed.  Others are printed and sitting in boxes waiting to be added to a scrapbook page.  Eventually I’ll get there.  Until then I’ll just plug away at them a little at a time.  For the page I was working on last night I used pictures from the last day of school in May 2003.  Ryan was finishing first grade, Tyler fourth grade and Kyle fifth grade.  That seems like so long ago!  They have changed sooooo much in that time.

This page is a 12×12 Designer Template that comes with the Play Date Designer Series Paper Digital Download.  The download includes 12 paper patterns plus the template for $4.95.

There are a lot more templates than I realized.  Recently Stampin’ Up! added an online Catalog for My Digital Studio.  You can find it HERE on My Digital Studio. net (if you have joined you need to do that right away – its free and has tons of information about MDS).  It is updated monthly to include all the new downloads for that month.  The catalog will show the pages with the artwork for the download and then it has a page of product details.  On this page it lists – the Item #, download name, contents, coordinating colors (LOVE THIS!), price (both US and CAN), Release Date, and Designer Templates.

I was surprised by some of the things that had templates with them.  Some of the punches come with card templates, many of the stamp brush sets come with card or scrapbook templates.  Now I have to go back and look at what I bought and which ones have templates with them.  For my personal use I have printed out the Product Detail sheets and put them in a notebook – then when I buy a download I mark it on my sheet so that I know what I have.

For this one I used the 12×12 template – I added my pictures and the journaling in each box underneath.  The only thing I think I really changed was I replaced what was in the template on the letters with the date.  That is what is cool about the templates – is you can use them the way they are or delete and add to them.  Fun stuff!

Spring Bingo Players here are two more pieces for you today-

images copyright Stampin' Up!


images copyright Stampin' Up!

Have a great weekend and remember that tonight we change our clocks “Spring forward” an hour for daylight savings time.  I guess not everyone does that but we do it here.

I’m looking forward to a fun PAWS meeting tonight with my downline, my sidelines and my SU demo friends!