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Quick 'n easy tags with My Digital Studio

I love being able to make things on the fly - let's face it, with all the craziness going on at this time of year, I'm never as prepared as I'd like to be.  This is something you can have up your sleeve - you can make them up quickly, or have them all ready to go, depending on your schedule.   This MDS download is perfect for tags - or for a bit of Christmas Subway Art!  I love it.
All I did was make a blank A4 page for my project, then recoloured the stamp to my liking, sized it to the tag size I preferred, filled the page and printed out a whole page on Whisper White Cardstock on my home printer.  Ta Da!
Then I just used my paper trimmer to cut out the individual tags, and punched the top (or bottom) of the tag with the Angled Tag Topper Punch, put a little Baker's Twine through the hole, and they were done.

If you'd like to make these yourself, click on the links below! Angled Tag Topper Punch $39.95 Whisper White A4 Card Stock $14.95 Mds Download - Digital Download

Easy Christmas Presents for Teachers

If any of my children's teachers read my Blog, look away now!  LOL. I'll post about the tags - made with My Digital Studio - tomorrow, I hope.  Today's post is all about the super-easy and cute Mini Whiteboards I made. How cute is this little desktop Whiteboard?  You can write on it with a dry erase marker (I have attached one to the frame, of course).  I made this little list - perfect for To-Do's with some Whisper White cardstock,  stamped with black ink.  The numbers and dots are in the Project Life Stamp set.  Then I added a little washi tape top and bottom and the job is almost done.

A dry erase marker attached with some retired ribbon, and on the other side:-

Cute free printables!  I have a collection of them.   I printed them at home onto whisper white cardstock, but you could get them printed elsewhere.   I downloaded my printables from : 1.  Lost Bumblebee 2. Elegance & Enchantment (this is no longer free, but was when I downloaded it) 3. Unoriginal Mom 4…

Graduation Cards

This week marks the end of school forever for this year's crop of Year 12 students.  My daughter volunteered my services to make six cards for the girls in her House who were graduating and I took up the challenge.  The photos aren't brilliant, as I only had time to snap a quick pic with my phone before they were whisked away. I used one of my favourite stamps - Feel Goods (page 36 of the Catalogue) - because I feel the sentiment "She Believed She Could...So She Did" is particularly inspiring to young women.

And inside, these words from the Something To Say stamp set are pretty applicable for graduates!
Here are blurry close ups of each card - pretty simple, but special all the same.  

Here are all the products I used to make these cards: Feel Goods Wood Stamp Set $44.95 Something To Say Clear-Mount Stamp Set $37.95 Labels Collection Framelits Die $45.95 Folder Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $13.95 Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Time savers? Yes, Please!

You'd think I'd have learned by now.  Yet, here I am again, mid-November, taken by surprise that Christmas is only 6 weeks away.   I know that when October swings around, things in my busy household suddenly get frantic.  My kids (the 4 Things as I affectionately call them) are now 14, 12, 10 and 7.  Between them, my children are in three choirs, five bands and play French Horn, Cello, Violin and Saxophone.  Then they have sports on top of that. September and October account for four birthdays in our immediate family and our wedding anniversary.  Add to that assignments, choir and band practices, recitals, sporting competitions, award nights and end of year band/choir concerts and the lead up to exam period and things get even more frantic.  Suddenly I need to have cards on hand for birthdays, school events, teachers, coaches, tutors and for graduating friends, on top of preparations for Christmas.  And then it is November. Remind me that I need to get started in September ne…

Halloween Recap

I can't believe it is November already!  What happened to October?  
Since my last post, we've had a busy time with Thing 2's 12th birthday, about 5 seperate music recitals and an Awards Night.  Oh, and Halloween.  
Do you celebrate Halloween?  It is a fairly under celebrated festival here in Australia, but it seems to be gaining popularity.  I love decorating for Halloween, even so.

Aren't these gorgeous?  Michelle Hindmarsh made them for each child in her sons' classes.  She's amazing!  She used the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlet die and her Big Shot, some sponging, and the leaves were also cut out with the Big Shot using the Autumn Accents Bigz Die.  She filled them with treats, and gave me four, one for each of my Things.  

I'm fortunate enough to live in a street with many children the same age as mine, which is wonderful. Weekends and summer days are typically punctuated by roving bands of kids going from house to house raiding their fridges and imprompt…