morning routine – My Digital Studio to the rescue!

I read Sarah’s My Digital Studio blog post about creating a morning routine for her girls … and I was inspired. :)

Her idea is darling and funtional, but while we already have a chore chart and I didn’t want to overwhelm,I went with the uber-simple route.

I needed something quick … like, now :) … and I didn’t want to make this a big project.  Something quick and easy that I could do while the kids eat breakfast.

I pulled open My Digital Studio and found one of the pre-designed templates.  I shrunk down the image, added my own text, and TA DA!  Morning routine, simplified.

The part that actually took the longest was going through and figuring and assigning times to tasks.

A tip: Even though this is a template for a greeting card, I was able to save it as a PDF and print it as a full page just fine.

If you *don’t* have a copy of My Digital Studio (MDS), I highly suggest downloading the free trial to see what you can create with it!!

Wish us luck with our mornings this week! :)

Happy creating,


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January card club

Happy January!  I want to quickly show ya what we made in our card club this week.

(Speedy-version blogging — the 2 year old is almost done with lunch!:) )

The new small pack of paper in the occasions catalog is darling.  You can’t go wrong with these colors/prints. It’s called Fresh Prints dsp (designer series paper). (click any links to check details out in my online store.)

That stamp set is a newbie … a cute newbie.  The stamps and framelits can be purchased in a bundle to save some $, too — check it out here!

Have you ever tried a telescoping card? I know most people  in my club hadn’t, so we just had to play with these! I haven’t made a tutorial of my own (yet?), but they are everywhere! :) Seriously so easy and quick.  Just find a combination of coordinating shapes (in a variety of sizes) to piece together, and you are set.  I decided to use the floral frames framelits here and the 1-3/4″ circle punch.  That’s it!

All opened/unfolded. (Untwisted?) Love that flower?  Me too.  It’s from the regarding dahlias stamp set. The other 2 stamp sets we used there are perfect pennants and yippee skippee. :)

I loved a simple layout used by Julie Davison, so I changed it up a bit for our last card.  Simple is always a favorite!! :) We used the You’re Amazing stamp set and, again, my new favorite paper – Fresh Prints dsp.

Oh, and the banner pieces and coordinating punch?  Those are a teaser from SALE-A-BRATION!!  Our biggest sale of the year starts Jan 28th!  Both of these items (the banner stamp set of 10 and the punch) are just 2 of the items you can earn for free during Sale-a-bration.  !!!

Thanks for popping in!  I have a messy 2-year-old face to go clean! :) Go check out the rest of the BRAND new occasions catalog — HERE!