Hey!  I have been busy playing with My Digital Studio.  Cindy and I held our first My Digital Studio Club meeting this month and it was so much fun.  We are planning a demo retreat for my next downline meeting in March – we have some fun new projects planned for that.  And then I decided to take Heather Summer’s Online class to try to learn some of the tips and tricks she uses to create her awesome projects.  I also thought I would challenge myself to create each day using the project that was shared in the class.  So far so good – it’s been 8 days now and I have 8 layouts done and I’m happy with each and every one.  I have a link to Heather’s blog on the right side bar of my blog.

So far I’m pretty much using the layouts as they were designed for the class but usually changing up the colors, designer papers, stamp sets because I don’t always have the same downloads that she uses.

Day 1 – this is the Leadership March this year at the Stampin’ Up! Leadership conference.  That’s me on stage – I’m not sue what I was doing with my arms out like that but one of my friends got a picture.  I guess it was a “hey look at me I’m on stage”.  Its always exciting to get to be on my stage for something and since I haven’t done it very often I don’t quite know what to do.  My first walk across stage was at convention last summer.

The designer paper I used here comes from the Sale-A-Bration My Digital Studio CD.  I stuck with the Pool Party, Poppy Parade and Soft Suede colors because the pictures showed the blue and red of the stage decorations. I also added brads from the same CD – I love that little butterfly brad.

Soon it will be time for the bird to build nests in the yard.  The last two days I’ve seen bluebirds checking out the houses – we’ll see which house they pick this year – they seem two go back and forth between two and the chick-a-dees usually take the one they don’t.  I’ve also had a red-bellied woodpecker spending a lot of time looking in the woodpecker house we mounted more than a year ago. Oh and the Cedar Waxwings came through this weekend – they always come in a big flock and pass through – I happened to see them as they made a brief stop in the yard (seemed like most just stopped to rest and “relieve themselves” – big mess).  I tried to take some pictures but they were way up in the tops of the trees – I’ll download them soon they are on my big camera.  So I’ve rambled enough – time to move on.  Have a great day!