Wednesday, November 27, 2013

studio calico: blue note

Today is the reveal of Studio Calico's December kits, Blue Note! Kits go on sale today at noon Eastern for subscribers or at midnight tonight for non-subscribers. The Project Life kit is full of fun embellishments and brightly colored cards. I made two spreads this time, one for the month of September with the main Project Life kit only, and one for the week 35 with a mix of kits, but mainly the Project Life add on, ArmstrongIf you'd like to see more detailed photos of each spread, just check them out in my gallery here. 

This is the first month I ordered the Blue Note 4x6 paper pad and I'm so glad I did! It's a gorgeous collection of papers, and they are made from a very heavy weight of paper, at least as thick as the Project Life cards. Here's a look at this month's designs. 

Also check out the exclusive Studio Calico patterned papers from the main scrapbook kit! I love the red chevron and the navy with gold stars. I will be using a little of both in my December Daily album which will be happening very soon!

And while you're shopping check out the new letterpress plates. This one is my favorite... especially the arrow and "love"!

Hope all of you in the U.S. have a wonderful Thanksgiving and eat lots of turkey! I'll be making my specialty, pumpkin pie. :)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

project life: a christmas week

Studio Calico's Magical collection is the perfect holiday line for a festive spread... so colorful and so many cute patterns! (Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to find out how you can win a little Magical.) This patterned paper is my absolute favorite so I was sure to save a 4x6 pocket on my spread just to show it off. :)

Here's my two page spread for week 51, the week just before Christmas last year. I narrowed it down to my favorite pics from the week, and I also printed a movie poster I found online for Christmas Vacation since we rented it and it was the first time my boys had seen it.

I had so much fun putting this together with my Magical supplies, but I realized when I was done I bought way too much! So I decided to give away an assortment of goodies. :) To enter check out my giveaway on instagram here! Giveaway ends on November 23. Follow me @debduty, repost and tag friends for chances to win!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

thanksgiving banner

Today I'm sharing a Thanksgiving banner that I made with the Crate Paper Close Knit collection. This collection has so many lovely patterns and pretty colors and is a great choice for a fall banner! 

I cut the banner shapes out of Kraft cardstock. Each letter is embellished with elements from Close Knit and a couple of leaf shapes. Here's a closer look...

If you'd like to use this cut file that I created to cut the banner shapes, you can download it by clicking here.

The font I used for the letters is available in the silhouette store and is called "LW Jumbo". I also cut an offset shape for each letter out of the Kraft cardstock to make them stand out a little more. 

Now that I have the cut files, I'll be making more for birthdays and other occasions. It was so easy to make and fun too! 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

studio calico: jubilee e-book

I'm excited to tell you about Studio Calico's first ever e-book, Jubilee! It's filled with 100 projects all created with the Jubilee kit. Until November 17, the price for the e-book and kit is $34.99, plus you get free shipping!

The kit contains a mix of brightly colored 8x8 papers from Studio Calico, Life Love Paper, Echo Park and Basic Grey. There is also an exclusive stamp set, double sided cards, wood veneer accents from Life Love Paper, badges from Hello Forever, and an exclusive mini Mister Huey in a beautiful shade of green.

You will also receive access to exclusive printable by Hello Forever, cut files from In A Creative Bubble and Shanna Noel, and a digital version of the stamp set.

I was asked to create two Handbook spreads for Jubilee. I used some older photos because I'm steadily working on finishing a handbook documenting our pre-Project Life years. Here's a peek at one of my spreads!

For more information and to download a five-page sample visit the preorder page here. And don't forget to order by November 17 to get the discount and free shipping!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

scrapbook layout: remember

Most of my layout backgrounds are either white cardstock or very lightly colored patterned paper. I've always loved the look of the dark woodgrain papers, and I especially love them paired with bright primary colors - red, yellow and a little green so I decided to switch it up and use a dark background this time. The supplies are mostly Crate Paper's Close Knit collection. The photo is from a fun vacation from a few years back...

To see my other layouts made with the Close Knit collection click here.