March Stylin' Stampin' Hop

It's that time again! Can anyone else believe that it's March 1st? February escaped me, and I'm sure I'm not the only one this happened to. Therefore, I decided to make this month's projects "simple, and easy to duplicate!"

My friend's daughter turns 1 at the end of March, so my card project this month is a postcard invitation made with My Digital Studio.

My favorite feature in My Digital Studio is the ability to change the opacity on the Designer Series Papers. I used Concord Crush on the top half of the card, and it was just too dark at 100%. I also changed the opacity of the bottom of the cupcake, which allowed you to see barely see the polka dots showing through from the Pear Pizazz paper.

My 3-D project is a bookmark. I was just hired to make some bookmarks for a co-worker, so they are fresh in my mind. However, since I used retired product on those, I designed a new one for you!

Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry, Naturals White
Stamp set: Elements of Style
Classic Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze
Adhesive: 2-way glue pen
Accessories: Blossom Builders Designer Printed Kit
I love Elements of Style; it really is one of my most often "go-to" stamp sets. I also love that the Blossom Builders kit is double-sided; it doubles its versatility!

Thanks for stopping by, I'm anxious to hear which of my projects you liked most and why. Whether you are hopping forward or backward, I hope you enjoy Michele's, Nicole's and everyone else's projects!

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps a Lot
  5. Anji C. of Altered Scraps Blog
  6. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  7. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  8. Amanda H. of Live Laugh Craft
  9. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  10. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  11. Heather W. of Heather's Stampin' Blog
  12. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  13. Linda O. of Stamp at Linda's
  14. Marla R. of Marla's Stampin' Spot
  15. Michele M. of Michele's Stampin' Blog
  16. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  17. Nicole B. of Creations by Mommy
  18. Pam S. of Sunny Girl Scraps
  19. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim


  1. Love your projects! I admire anything MDS as it is a program I haven't spent enough time with. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Very cute projects, Darcy! What a great tip about changing the opacity of the colors in MDS. I am very new to using that program and didn't know that was possible.

    PS- Sorry I deleted my first comment. I found a typo! ;-)

  4. I'm learning to love MDS. It has so many possibilities that it's difficult not to love it once you get the hang of it. Nice job on the invitation Darcy. And IMO a person can never have enough bookmarks :-) I really like what you did with the one you made here.

  5. Cute projects, Great invite for your daughter' 1st birthday. I never seem to find enough time to play with MDS so I love seeing what others have made using it. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Very cute projects. The MDS invitation is so sweet and great for a 1st birthday. Your bookmark is awesome. Love the flower and stamping. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Bookmark is such a great idea for 3D project, now I am thinking for April projects, TY for sharing!

  8. Great job! The invitation is adorable, reminds me I need to get making my son's 5th birthday invites :-) TFS!

  9. Darcy, adorable projects.. you have some great projects here. Inky hugs!

  10. I will be CASEing the bookmark! great job! And that is my favorite go-to set as well!

  11. Love that bookmark! And what a great way to use MDS!