St. Patty’s Day Beer Tasting Projects!

Time for the last round of Saint Patty's Day projects for this year! The last thing that I created was a Beer Tasting ensemble with My Digital Studio. The first thing I made were Beer Tasting Score Cards:

Here's what they looked like on my screen — this was mostly text, but the stars were all a stamp brush image. The banner on the top was the same one that I had created out of punches for the invitation:

Then to make the tasting flights, I made labels in My Digital Studio and put them on clear cups:

To get them spaced right, I made a circle punch 1 3/8" in diameter and put the text and shamrock stamp brush image in the circle punch — I left the circle punch there as I created a sheet of them, then went through and deleted them so that they didn't print. I was then able to print the sheet off on a full sticker sheet and punch out all of the labels with the 1 3/8" circle punch. Here's what the sheet looked like before punching them all out:

The ensemble:

Here's my hubby enjoying his beer flight:

And the beers tasted : ) — Saranac's Irish Red Ale was the winner!

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St. Patty’s Day Scavenger Hunt Projects!

As promised, I have more St. Patty's Day projects to share that I made in My Digital Studio! I had hoped to post them sooner, but it ended up being quite the busy weekend entertaining and enjoying family time : )

First off, I have to brag about my family a little bit and share some of our photos from the weekend. Here is my hubby, brother and dad at the parade:

And my little leprechaun:


We had fun : ) — Now for the projects! So when we got back from the parade I did a Pot 'O Gold Scavenger Hunt for the kids. I made up all of the clues in My Digital Studio and hid them in various places:

Here's what one of them looked like on my screen when I was creating — the rainbow was made with the ROUND TAB PUNCH, believe it or not! It has the best arch to it. I stacked one on top of the other to create the rainbow, and then ended with a white punch to cover the last color. The grass is also a punch that comes with Everyday Designer Cards (the one with the cute little clotheslines):

One of the things in their pots was gold candy, and I made a little tag for it in My Digital Studio and strung it on with some Garden Green 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon:

The ensemble:

Here are the happy boys at the end of the Scavenger Hunt, when they found their pots hidden in the shed!


Next I'll share all of the MDS work for the Beer Tasting : )


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Think GREEN St. Patty’s Day Projects!

Top 'o the mornin' to ye laddies!

I'm so excited about today's MDS Blog Hop, because the theme was "Think GREEN!" and I've been in high gear getting ready for St. Patrick's Day! Now, I can't honestly say we've done much to celebrate this holiday in the past…. but Landon decided it was his favorite holiday and his excitement has gotten me into it!

I have a TON of projects to share…. and won't even be able to get them all into this post…. I still need the day to finish getting ready for Saturday Morning, and as I finish things I will post MORE project ideas! But I still have a bunch now : )

Let's start off with the invitation! Landon decided that he was going to have a party with his cousins – so I made up the invitations in MDS. Here's what they looked like "raw":

I printed them off on Whisper White Cardstock, and then for the actual invite, I mounted it to Pumpkin Pie Cardstock and added a string of ribbon:

The banner on the invitation I actually made from scratch! I used lots of punches… I will have to put up a tutorial on how to make it later : ).


Let the decorating begin!!! Here is a look at where the decorating is at so far (more to do, but mainly all food related!)

I made the banner in MDS — you wouldn't BELIEVE how EASY it is to whip up banners….. all you need is the "Hello, Baby!" Digital Kit!! The entire kit is imported with punches, so all you have to do is change up the designer paper and text! For this banner, I used a lot of the Designer Paper in the "Convention 2011 Digital Kit" because the greens in it matched most what I wanted to use (they used Convention exclusive greens!) then I used the Color Picker function to save those colors as my "favorites" so I could use them everywhere else. Here are some close up shots of the banner.

I printed it on Whisper White Cardstock, cut it out, and covered it with "Gold Glow Smooch Spritz" and then added an assortment of buttons and ribbons.

The other decoration I did in MDS was the Subway Art framed piece. Here's a close up:

This Subway Art piece is one of the ones included in the "Year of Subway Art" kit — CLICK HERE for more details.

I also made one of the ornaments on the tree that's pictured — CLICK HERE for more information on that (it wasn't made in MDS).

Then the last project I can share with you right now (more to come, I promise!) is actually a kids project! Since this particular party is mostly about entertaining the kids (though beer will still be enjoyed by the adults : ) ) I wanted to make something up for them! So, I made a worksheet in MDS – I used a stamp brush image for the "Luck 'o the Irish" sentiment and created the pot with punches (Word Window and Oval Punches). This worksheet got printed off on Whisper White Cardstock — then the kids can go through and add a tissue paper rainbow and gold!

I made all of the gold pieces with self adhesive gold foam and ran it through the Big Shot with the Circle Die:

Here's what the finished project looks like when they have it all assembled:

And….. here's your St. Patrick's Day Gift and Freebie!!!! The printable for you to save and print off for your kiddos : )


Here's a thumbnail of what it looks like:


I hope you enjoyed these projects – and be sure to check back later for more (Kids Scavenger Hunt Cards, Candy Labels, Beer Tasting Ensemble and MORE all done in MDS!)

For now, be sure to check out the rest of the blog hop as we're going GREEN!!!!!

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