Friday, October 24, 2014

studio calico walden sneaks

Just a few more days until the Studio Calico Walden kits will go on sale! You will find beautiful colors and really awesome stamps in the kits this month. I especially loved the apple and nut stamps in the card kit! Here's a peek at what I made with the card kit and Project Life kit.

Kits go on sale Monday October 27 at noon Eastern for subscribers and 12 hours later for everyone else. Check back then for a look at everything I made with these gorgeous kits!

Monday, October 13, 2014

studio calico inspires - a giveaway!!

Studio Calico inspires me to create. Studio Calico inspires me to document memories. My favorite way to scrapbook is with a kit, because I enjoy the limitations of choosing from just a few supplies, and I am never disappointed in what I find in my Studio Calico kits each month! My favorite part of the Studio Calico scrapbook kits is the patterned paper. The mix of colors and patterns is always so gorgeous and so incredibly fun that I want to immediately start cutting them up and layering them and putting them all together on a layout as soon as I pull them out of the package! The Underground scrapbook kit was no exception. I love the combination of these papers on this layout based on a grid design with a recent favorite photo.

***ETA: The winner of the Studio Calico scrapbook kit is Cristina Bacchi! Congratulations!!! 

The great news is that I have an Underground scrapbook kit to give away to one of you! Just leave a comment below by Sunday the 19th at midnight Eastern time to be entered to win.

But that's not all! Studio Calico is giving away over $1400 in prizes!! Entering to win is easy. All you have to do is download this free fall printable.

We want to know how Studio Calico inspires you! Share on instagram, twitter, facebook or pinterest how you are inspired and be sure to include the #scinspires hashtag. Here's a list of the prizes, but the list will grow as more and more people share the #scinspires hashtag! Read more about it on the Studio Calico blog!

  • 100 shares of #scinspires = 1 Month Free Sub
  • 200 shares = 2 Months Free Sub (additional month for every 100 shares)
  • 1200 shares = 12 Month Free Sub
  • 1300 shares = Entrance into Cameo Basics
  • 1500 shares = $100 Free Digital Downloads
  • 2000 shares = Silhouette Portrait
  • 2500 shares = 25 winners will receive a free month and a Gold WRMK album!
This giveaway continues through October 31. Check out the Studio Calico blog every Friday in October to see an update on the #scinspires hashtag shares and the prizes being given away!

So be sure to leave a comment on this post to be entered for a Studio Calico Underground scrapbook kit, and be sure to download the fall printable here to be entered in the Studio Calico #scinspires giveaway!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

scrapbook layout: just us

This morning I checked out the Sunday Sketch on the Studio Calico blog, and I instantly fell in love with the layout sketch and the awesome layout it was based on by Elizabeth Kartchner. Now you have to understand that I am a very slow scrapper... like a whole day just to think about what I want to make, then a while picking out the photos, and then actually putting it together? Hours and hours. But I was so inspired by this layout I immediately grabbed some photos that I had printed earlier and got to work. The whole layout took me about an hour! And I got to play with the new Underground scrapbook kit which I absolutely love!! So here's my take on the sketch and Elizabeth's layout.

The stamp originally said "just go" but since my layout isn't really about going anywhere, I used washi tape to cover "go". Then I covered everything but "us" and stamped again. Just be sure to remove the washi before stamping because ink will transfer from the washi onto your project.

Sketches or scraplifting are the way to go when you want to speed up the process! Studio Calico publishes sketches every Sunday. If you create something with any of the sketches, be sure to link your project in the Studio Calico gallery to the Sunday blog post for a chance to win a $5 gift card!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

scrapbook layout: remember this

Finally I took the time to make another layout! It's been way too long. I've still been making cards and working on Project Life, but I've missed the fun of creating a big 12x12 page and my scrapbook kits from Studio Calico are starting to pile up. :) I have especially been inspired lately by Ali Edwards and her Story Stamps. The videos and inspiration she provides with the monthly subscription really made me want to make something, and not just any layout, but one that tells a story. So I chose to document how much I enjoy our vacations, even the days when we are in the car all day long. The kraft envelope contains some of the notes I took during the car ride that day.

I used the Studio Calico Poet Society scrapbook kit and Whitman add on along with my Story Stamp set. Here a few tips on how the layout came together:

  • To attach the acetate alphas, I first adhered them with washi tape before I sewed them to my page with my sewing machine.

  • Because I had a little longer journaling this time, I first wrote in pencil and then wrote with my Precision Pen on top. That way I knew it would fit in the space, and I didn't have to worry so much about messing up. I erased afterwards with a white eraser.