Friday, August 15, 2014

Stampin' Celebration Sketch Challenge #85

Hi Everyone, it's time for the mid-month Stampin' Celebration Sketch Challenge.  This month's challenge was perfect for me to get some more traction on my scrapbooking!  Earlier this year I posted my goal of trying to get my 2013 photos in digital scrapbooks by the end of March.  Well, it's mid-August, kids start school today and I still have lots to do from 2013.

Anyway, this month's sketch challenge from Anita was perfect and I loved the flags!

My sketch was for my middle daughter's scrapbook I am making using My Digital Studio software from Stampin' Up!.  She took a social dance class sponsored by the middle school PTA.  The kids learned how to do the Fox Trot, Swing dance, Waltz and a line dance or two.  They had to dress up for the lessons as well.  While most of the kids complained about going, they seemed to have a good time once they were there!

Instead of using flags I decided to make my own washi tape.  I love this effect.  You can use any designer paper, color or card stock this way!  All you have to do is add a photo box to your page and then size the box to the size you want the washi tape to be.  Then, fill the box with any DSP or card stock. I usually open the DSP I want in the resource pallet (on the left side of the program).  Then you can select the DSP you want to use and drag and drop the paper into the photo box.  Next, rip the edge or edges of the photo box and you have washi tape!  I add a drop shadow for more depth.  I used the following My Digital Studio elements for this project:

Designer Series Paper\_Designer Kits\Be Awesome Today
Stamps\Designer Kits\Days to Remember\Days to Remember - overlay      
Embellishments\Staple & Stitching\Chocolate - Simple Stitches line 5 (re-colored Basic Black)

One hint, when you add the DSP to the photo box, the photo box will capture the full width of the DSP (12 inches) no matter the width of the photo box.  So you don't have much flexibility to change the shape of the photo box once you add the DSP.  You can usually make the boxes bigger, but not smaller.  If you find you need to change the shape and the photo box does not allow you to change it, just delete the DSP from the photo box, change the photo box shape and then add the DSP again.  There may be other ways to fix this, but this is the only trick I know.  Also, be aware that the DSP print may not look like you expect when you add it.  You can see that the paper in the smaller flags on the top right has a smaller print than the larger flags on the left side. I hope that makes sense!

Enjoy the projects from the other designers on Stampin' Celebration!  The projects they created are really fun!!


  1. Great take on the sketch! Cute page!

    1. Thanks Diane, I love sketch challenges! So helpful to get the creativity flowing sometimes!