I have had such fun playing with My Digital Studio (watch for a fun announcement on my blog on September 30th). I have not had as much time to play because of our September to Remember event and designing for my classes, but I have been sneaking time in, one thing that is fun about is, I can play and not make a mess. Sure I still enjoy getting my hands all inky, but it is kinda neat to design and then use that as like a pattern and make the card or page for "real".
One of the things I did was play around and make a new blog header, I saw my friend Patsy Waggoner had used My Digital Studio (MDS) to do hers and she gave me some great tips on how to do it. Thanks Patsy, I will never ditch you ever again…ha!
This is what I did:
I went into MDS and started to make an 8 1/2 x 11 scrapbook page. I did one from scratch, not one of the templates. I played around with the colors and the punches and stamps till it looked how I wanted it. I added text. Then I scrolled down a bit and added some text and put my signature line and put some background to go along with the header, then I saved it as a JPEG.
The page looked like this:
So using my Photoshop program (you may have another program you use) I then opened up this JPEG and then cropped it so it was the size I wanted, and then I re-sized it so it would work for my blog.
I had to go back and forth between re-sizing it and to get it to look right on my blog, I am NOT a computer whiz, so I am sure I did it the hard way, but hey I love it and feel proud that I did it by myself (with Patsy's help).
I don't know how to do it for other blogs, I just understand typepad, (to a certain extent) so if you have blogger or something, this may or may not work, but I just wanted to answer all the questions I have been getting on how I did it.
Hope you have fun playing with MDS.
Have an awesome Saturday, I'll post pics from our September to Remember event tomorrow!
You're so awesome to explain this to everyone! I did mine this way, but didn't create any instructions as to how I did it for my readers. I guess it wouldn't be too hard…Oh, and I created mine in one of the horizontal 5×7 (I think that's the dimensions) cards. Just an idea if you want a smaller canvas to work with initially.
ya done good! hey can you use it to make up those colour challenge things?
That would be a cool thing to try and then you could have your image for the colour challenge an actual Stampin' Up! image instead of just a circle or a flower or something like that!!!
I might just have to buy the thing to see if I can do it!!!!
Mickey Tait says
Thanks, Di. I may have the courage to try it myself. You're the best!
Michelle Dawn says
I recently joined SU-LNS and was going through the past blog finds.
How cool is this. I LOVE your blog banner design and colors. Perfect! And Patsy is my up-up-line. Cool – What a small world.