AND I totally forgot about posting.  I’m a (very) active member of our local fire auxiliary and I had a job to do and finish by next Wednesday.   Thanks to Stampin’ Up! and My Digital Studio other members think I’m a creative genius since I’ve ‘volunteered’ t do the tickets for our annual Fashion Show the past three years.  Or maybe four.

This year’s theme is Hats Off to Spring so I started by looking around for some hats–a bunch of them.  I finally found a photo of some hats from the 20s on Pinterest.

Vintage hats from the 20s
Vintage hats from the 20s

I knew I wanted hats as a background for the ticket.  So, after choosing an 8-1/2″ x 11″ scrapbook page as my palette I formed a 3-1/2″ x 2″ rectangle with using a square punch (I stretched it into the rectangle) and gave it a Pink Pirouette color.

At this point, I enlarged the 3-1/2″ x 2″ rectangle to 300% so I could work on it easier.  Then I placed another square punch over the first one, stretching it to a little bit smaller than the first.  Then I chose photo fill from the Punch area of the Design Palette (right side of MDS) and I dragged the photo into the box.  You’re given the option to reposition the photo which I did, pushing it around so the advertisement in the upper center of the photo didn’t show.  Then I decreased the opacity of the photo to about 25% so it would be ‘there’ but would not take over the ticket.

Finally I added the words, fiddling around until I found the fonts that ‘spoke’ to me.  And once I was happy, I shrunk the rectangle back to 100%, copied it and pasted it by the side of the first one.  Ultimately I copy/pasted ten tickets on the 8-1/2″ x 11″ page so I could print it out once and then take that page down to our local printer and print 10 more pages on heavier paper than my printer will work with.  Cut ’em up when printed and present the individual tickets to the person in charge.  My job is done!

2015 Fashion Show Tickets for MWSPFPD
2015 Fashion Show Tickets for Mi Wuk Sugar Pine Fire Protection District Annual Event

And this is why I love My Digital Studio and why I get lost it in once I get into a project!  Be sure to check out MyDigitalStudio.net for lots of tips in navigating it.  And I’d be happy to work with you, in person or via Skype or something like that to show you how to use it.  It’s lots of fun and I certainly don’t use it to it’s fullest.

Have a good evening.


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