Sunday, January 27, 2013

Martha Stewart Craft Studio iPad app... plus a giveaway!

 
I've been having way too much fun with my new Martha Stewart Craft Studio iPad app...I can make all kinds of cards, scrapbook layouts, invitations, collages...I just love it!

I made the center heart of this 6" square greeting card on my iPad using the app, printed and trimmed it out on white cardstock, then layered it with red velvet paper on blue cardstock.

You start each craft project on your iPad with a blank surface, then you choose a theme to craft with. Each theme has a huge selection of "virtual" papers, stamps, stickers, glitter, and die-cuts. There's also a pen for freehand writing or drawing, fonts for adding a sentiment, and the iPad camera is right there on your desktop to shoot a pic and drop it right into your project. I had the most fun with stamping.

Your craft supplies sit on the left side of your blank page. Just tap on the supply you want and all the color and style choices pop up, like they're in a little drawer, to scroll through. Tap on the specific element and it appears on your page to play with. 

You can move around between themes on any given project, too. I used elements from the Sweet Stuff and the Doily Lace themes for my heart card. All the normal functionality of the iPad screen is at your fingertips for moving elements around, resizing and rotating. You can move layers to the top or the bottom, or click on any element to change the color, move it off your page to your desktop, or delete it. 

After lots of fun tapping and scrolling and clicking and dragging, your design comes to life and then you can print, save or share it however you want.

The app is only $4.99 at the iTunes store and it comes with four very cute themes. Additional themes cost $1.99 each. I didn't have any trouble working with the app at all, it's totally addictive! Makes me want to throw a party just so I can design my own invitations.


The folks at Martha Stewart Crafts were kind enough to give me the app to play with, and they also said I could offer y'all a giveaway!

Just leave a comment right here on my blog to enter to win a super cute pink Martha tote - it's nice and roomy at approximately 17"x12"x8" with pockets inside.

1/30/13:  CONGRATS TO DEBI - her comment was drawn using random.org to win this tote!

Deadline to enter is Tuesday, 1/29/13 and I'll announce the winner on my Facebook page and on this post. Good luck!

Martha Stewart canvas tote bags are available at Staples as part of a lovely line of bags for your iPad, laptop, and more.


24 comments:

  1. Great giveaway Lisa and I truly wish I had an iPad so I could play with that app.

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  2. I don't have an iPad, but that looks pretty fun! Loving the tote - thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. Looks like a fun app.
    Love the pink!

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  4. Invite me to the party! Love the pink bag too.

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  5. I wonder if it will work on a NOOK? Very cool bag, TFS. How is that cute puppy?

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  6. I have always been a Martha Stewart fan and I actually use soem of her staples stuff right now. awesome app and awesome giveaway!

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  7. Love reading all the stuff you do on facebook; just signed up for your blog. Maybe I can become a cool crafter too

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  8. Definitely going to have to check out this app!!! Looks awesome and I love the bag!!

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  9. Wow! Love the bag! I'll steal my hubby's iPad to try the app. Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

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  10. Love the bag! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  11. wow! I so love pink.. What a great give way....

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  12. I need an ipad...but would love the tote too(if you can send to Canada)

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  13. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

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  14. Love the post and thank you so much for the chance!

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    1. Congrats Debi - the number I drew from random.org says you are the winner! Sending you an email now...

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  15. I love the heart card you made with Martha's Craft Studio app. I gave hubby an iPad for his BD. I better not get this app for it or he'll never see his iPad again. :)

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  16. Sharon DiAmore1/29/2013 6:03 AM

    Wish I had an iPad to try the app. Love the pink Martha tote. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. Well I'll try and get the app on my tablet, lets see.
    I'd love the cute pink bag...great for teaching ;-)

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  18. Great looking bag! Wow, thanks for the giveaway! I don't have an iPad but would love to try this app.

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  19. This looks like an easy and fun way to design cards and such. Thank you for your review, if I ever get an ipad I will be getting this app for sure.

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  20. Wow,I Love the Bag,and of course all the inspiration you've given over the years!

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  21. Love the blog on the app. I might have to test it out on my son's iphone. I made a commitment to only get the iphone when my recycled phone breaks. It's on year 3 and keeps going. I even threw it across the parking lot. Not a scratch. Still, that tote would be cute to take you an ATC in.

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  22. Awesome app... I am loving the pink purse..Pink is my color

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