You know I’ve been playing (er, working) with Stampin’ Up!’s new My Digital Studio since I received my copy last week. Yesterday I actually used it during a "Chat and Challenge" online session sponsored by one of the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator groups to which I belong–SUDSOL (if you’re a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I highly recommend the group. There’s a button on the right and down a bit to click to find out more information.)
At the beginning of the Chat and Challenge (or C&C for short), the hostess provides a sketch or card and we are challenged to make our own card using the idea for the layout that’s presented. So usually that means that I am there for the beginning of the chat, I have to move into my craft room to make my card, then I catch the end of the chat while I upload my challenge card. That’s the way most of us work, except for those few who have their computer and craft room colocated (I’m not one of them).
But yesterday, I asked if I could try using My Digital Studio, and the hostess said it was fine. So I actually got to create (on one side of my monitor) and chat (on the other side). I’m thinking this is where I would like to have two monitors set up; except that my desk is so small that’s not really feasible.
I made two cards for this challenge. For the first, I used a photo of a Vireya in our garden as the central picture. For the second, I used only items that are available in My Digital Studio. I like the outcome! On the other hand, I so like working with paper and embellishments that I doubt I’ll be printing and sending many cards made digitally. But it sure is fast–and neat! My husband commented that I wouldn’t need a craft room at all if I just did everything digitally!
Horrors!!! Not that–and not likely