Sunday Showcase: Gettin’ Organized With MDS2

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Hi Stamping Friends!

I'm just starting to dabble in MDS2 Digital Designing software and I'm always amazed at what some of my fellow demonstrators are creating with it!  It really is a versatile graphic designing tool with the bonus of being all about awesome Stampin' Up! images!

For today's Sunday Showcase, I thought I give you a teeny-tiny glimpse of some of the creative ways you can use MDS2 to get organized for the new year!  Click on the link under each photo to learn more about how the project was created. 

Brenda Marshall - monthly planner

Brenda Marshall 2 - monthly planner

Created by Brenda Marshall.  See all the months in her My Digital Studio Gallery.

Daily Planner—Brenda created a beautiful Daily Planner in a soft-cover, 11" x 8-1/2" book format.  I love that she decorated the left side of the planner with photos of her family in a scrapbook-style layout.  Click the link above to see more months from her planner.  Wouldn't these be fun to create for a gift for family and friends for next holiday season?  Fun and functional! 

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Start with the 2012 Daily Planner Photobook Template (you can use it for any year) and customize as much as you want!  Printing cost for this size book is $24.95.

MDSHybridBirthdayCalendar - dana kent 

Created by Dana Kent at

Perpetual Birthday Calendar—Dana used the Book of Birthdays swatchbook template to create a helpful project to keep birthdays top-of-mind all year! She printed out the templates pretty much as is, then mounted them in a picture frame bulletin board style!  It's home décor with a purpose!  Oh yeah!

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You can print the Book of Birthdays pages out on your own printer, or have them professionally printed for $9.95 through Stampin' Up!

Plannerinside - monika davis

Created by Monika Davis from Stamping Together At Monika's Place.

Business Planner—Monika also created a 11" x 8-1/2" soft-cover planner, but instead of family photos, she added places to track her monthly business numbers, goals, calls to make, etc.  There's even an annual summary page
in the back. 

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She used the Keep in Touch Hostess Digital Content CD.  For only $8 in Hostess Rewards, you get a 10-piece stamp brush set, 12 Designer Series Papers, and 20 coordinating embellishments! 

Meal planner - carrie rhoades

Created by Carrie Rhoades at

Meal Planner Ensemble—Carrie started by creating a framed daily meal planner wipe-off board to keep track of breakfast, lunch and dinner menus for the week.  The next project was another wipe-off board to keep track of the list of items she needs to purchase at her three favorite grocery stores.  Finally, she designed a grocery list by category and listed the categories in the order that she shops for each each one. She took the graphic to a local copier for them to make it into a convenient tear-off notepad.  Too Cool! 

KitchenLabels002 - cindy schuster

Created by Cindy Schuster at Nutmeg Creations.

Pantry Inventory Lists—OK, this is more my speed right now!  Cindy created a simple "Items To Restock" list to keep handy by her pantry.  I'm already loving MDS2 for making quick (and sometimes decorative) lists.  I'm finding it to be the perfect designing tool for organizing all kinds of things—calendars, goals, labels, nametags, notes, instructions and more! 

JobChart001 - amy brown

Created by Amy Brown at My Digital Studio Gallery.

Family Job Chart—All you moms will love this idea!  What a great way to keep track of all the tasks and responsibilities for each family member!  You could have the jobs pre-printed on the chart, or laminate the chart for a wipe-off board.  Great idea!

Journal1 - patty bennett

Created by Patty Bennett at Patty's Stamping Spot.

Goals Journal—This is my favorite project of all!  Patty designed a custom journal and added printed tabs to divide it into easy-to-find sections for her notes, ideas, meetings, to do lists, and prayer list.  Wow!  That's so handy!  It's another great idea for personalized holiday gifts next year…hmmm…  Professionally printed, hard-cover journals with 80 lined pages are at $19.95.

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Some pretty awesome ideas, wouldn't you agree?!  I hope these projects have inspired you to think about MDS2 as something much more than just a digital scrapbooking software.  It's possibilities are truly unlimited! 

Try digital designing for yourself by downloading a FREE 30-Day Trial of MDS2 is a fantastic, one-stop My Digital Studio Resource Center with video tutorials,tons of  project ideas, print pricing info, a discussion forum and more! 


Well, I'll be back from the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference later today, and I know that I'll have LOTS of exciting details to share!  Stay tuned for the recaps coming this week! 


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