Iowa Postcard

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Iowa PostcardAnother postcard for our road trip from Virginia to Utah for the Stampin’ Up Convention. Although we had carefully planned our journey last year, we were quite surprised to see this welcome sign for the state of Iowa. We were in the state for only about 30 miles, and I think we spent half that time consulting maps to see if we made an error. It turned out that all was well. We just hadn’t seen that there was a slight diversion into the Hawkeye State.

The background paper and arrow are from the On the Go Kit. The state name is typed with the font CK States, and the “surprise!” at the top is a stamp from Storybook Friends.

Three Click Birthday Card

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Three Click Birthday CardI know this week’s Simply My Digital Studio Challenge is supposed to be about photography, but I don’t have kids and no one on the Internet needs to see any more photos of my mother’s dog. So instead of three clicks with a camera, I decided the ‘clicks’ could be mouse clicks, and I used embellishments. It’s all “Piece of Cake” paper and embellishments (which may be from a retired CD, oops). I also CASEd the layout from Heather’s MDS scrapbook page for the challenge.

Pirate Themed Birthday Card

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AhoyMateyNot quite this week’s Simply My Digital Studio Challenge. I tried to add some zig-zags or stitching, but I don’t have those options. My fault because I don’t want to upgrade and lose the toolbar and media options. Sigh. Now perhaps I’ll be compelled.

I did use ideas from two previous challenges. The cropping challenge: The Ahoy, Matey Ensemble doesn’t include a happy birthday greeting, so I cropped the letters I needed from the text that was there. For instance, the p came from “Walk the plank.”

The repurpose a template challenge: The layout is a resized template from the Bookstagram Photobook. I just dragged in paper rather than photos. Made for a very fast card. I’m thinking of doing one with Christmas paper, and I already made one using the Convention 2013 papers. I can upload that one later when I’m done tweaking it.

Be of Good Cheer Christmas Card

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Be of Good Cheer CardThis card was so simple I can’t believe it. It was inspired by the most recent challenge in the Simply My Digital Studio Challenges group on Facebook.

It’s an 8″ by 8″ scrapbook page (Be of Good Cheer Kit) converted to a 4.25″ by 5.5″ card. I removed the photo box and stitching (it wasn’t wide enough and pixelated when I stretched it), widened the red ribbon slightly, added a new straight stitching embellishment, and exported it as a JPEG. Then I added that JPEG to a photo box on a new page so that I could add a mat, and, ta-duh, a card. I’m sure this is cheating.