Wednesday, May 8, 2013

My Didigtal Studio to the rescue–and Fiji pictures

Today I needed a Birthday Card and I mean, I needed it NOW… because the Birthday is today. Since I was gone for about 10 days, I forgot to mail a real one. So I turned to My Digital Studio (MDS) for help!

This is what I came up with:

uncle bob-001

Weeelllll – when I say “what I came up with”, that’s a little much… because I just used a template from MDS and changed it a little.

Here is the original:


Which is actually a journal cover, but I liked the elements, so I just made it into a card.

I changed the opacity of the hot air balloon and the background papers. Deleted the year and words. Then I added the Birthday greeting and “Uncle Bob” in the banner. Speaking of that, do you see that my words are curved as nicely as the banner? You can do that now by adding a line in “freeform”, then curve it the way you need it. Then you select the word box and that line, right click, and select “attach to shape”. You can double click on it to move the text to the desired position and also change color. Lastly, you would change the opacity of the line to 0 to make it disappear and only leave the shaped text behind.

Voila! Only back a couple of days and I already did a mini tutorial. WOW – Fiji was good to me Smile

Speaking of Fiji, here are my photos if you would like to see them:



I hope the “slide show” aka arrow to right works, if not – I’ll come back and fix it…

BTW, you don’t have to have a Facebook account to be able to view them, no need to sign in or up!

Thanks for looking. Good Night!


  1. Thanks for sharing the pics- the wave runner looks like lots of fun (my fav of your pics!)... also been so addicted to MDS, downloaded a photobook, and just cannot stop playing! :)

  2. Loved the pictures. MDS is a challenge for me, but I'm determined to use it more. I need to upgrade my old MDS. I don't think I can do the things in your tutorial with my old MDS can I? Also, when you get a chance will you do a tutorial on watermarking your pictures of cards you make. I really want to learn how to do that.


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