Sunday, April 27, 2014

studio calico reveal: camelot

May kits are on sale now at Studio Calico for subscribers, and everyone else can shop tonight at midnight Eastern. The Camelot kits are full of beautiful soft colors, and really great stamps! 

This month I decided to go back to the 12x12 size for my Project Life spreads. I enjoy the smaller handbook size, but I missed the larger size. There are so many cute cards in the Studio Calico Project Life kits, and I wanted to be able to use more of them.

I will continue to make handbook spreads when I have extra photos since I plan to only make a monthly recaps in the 12x12 size. This time I made a handbook spread about my son's prom. I love the impact of using the 6x8 pocket for a large photo.

I also made seven cards this month. The stamps are amazing! I absolutely love the Camelot card kit cake stamps and the cute flower stamps from the Morgan add-on.

For a closer look at my projects, check out my gallery at Studio Calico.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

studio calico camelot sneaks

Just a few more days until Studio Calico's Camelot kits are revealed! The kits are unbelievable fabulous again this month. I don't know how Studio Calico manages to outdo themselves every month, but I sure do love using my kits! May's kits will go on sale April 27 at noon Eastern if you are a subscriber, and 12 hours later if you aren't.

This month I decided to go back to a 12x12 Project Life spread. I enjoy the smaller handbook size, but I missed having a bigger palette to work with. I like having enough space to add in random 4x6 and 3x4 cards. There are so many awesome ones in the kits, I hate to not have a chance to use them. :)

I also made a handbook spread with picture's from my son's prom. The word "happy" is cut from a die that will be available at reveal.

The stamps in both the Camelot card kit and the Morgan card add-on are just amazing this month... both are so cute and so very versatile!

I'll be back after reveal to post all of my projects. :)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

instant rewards at studio calico

Subscribe to the scrapbook kit at Studio Calico today using the promo code REWARDS and earn instant rewards status! It would normally take a year of continuous subscribing to become a rewards subscriber so this is a great opportunity!

Here's a list of the perks rewards members receive :
  • 10% discount on add-on kit purchases. This discount is automatically applied to your order and can be combined with other specials and promotions.
  • 25% discount off online classes
  • 25% discount off digital items
  • Priority shipping. Your package will be in the first batch of packages shipped each month.
  • Special promotions and discounts given periodically
There is a limited supply of Bluegrass Farm Scrapbook kits left, and when they're gone, so is this offer. Subscribe now to start enjoying your rewards perks!

If you're already a subscriber, but haven't yet reached rewards status, there's a special offer for you too! Extend your scrapbook subscription and earn rewards status instantly along with a free printable.
Here's how to take advantage of this offer:

1. Place a digital file in your cart
2. Enter the promo code REWARDS4ME
3. Click "apply" and the digital file will become free and your scrapbook subscription will be extended for six months.
This offer expires 4/26/14 at 11:59 pm EST. You will not see this promo again at Studio Calico in 2014 so take advantage of it today!

Friday, April 4, 2014

studio calico mixed media class

The Studio Calico Mixed Media class has started! I'm looking so forward to learning techniques from the very talented Celine and Anna-Maria. Here's what you need to know if you'd like to join in too...

Bring out your inner artist this spring! CĂ©line Navarro and Anna-Maria Wolniak will take the mystery out of mixed media with a series of videos and in depth tutorials sharing their favorite techniques. Spend 5 weeks exploring twenty new and inventive ways to add color and texture to any paper project.
The Mixed Media classroom is now open. The first lessons will be posted on 4/1/2014, and new lessons will be posted each Tuesday through April. You will always be able to access the class material, even after the class has ended.
Registration for this class will close on 4/30/2014 at 11:59PM EST.
You can still register for the class here, and then start learning right away!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

scrapbook layout: rad

I'm sharing a layout made with my Office Hours scrapbook kit today. Hoping I'll get to make a few more this week because there are so many things I love about this kit - gorgeous papers and really fun embellishments! 

For this layout, I used the watercolor paper diecut from the kit for my title. I used Mister Huey watercolors for a little background color and Mister Huey mist in navy for the paint splatters. 

I cut the little camera with my Cuttlebug and a craft die. I used watercolor paints to paint the camera and my RAD title yellow with just a touch of red.

I accidentally got a little red ink on my RAD title when I added the stamped red arrow. So I decided to go with it and added more red ink straight from the Well Red ink pad by lightly rubbing it over the title.

Check out Studio Calico for scrapbooking, card and Project Life kits plus lots of inspiration in the member gallery

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

sketchbook by Kelly Purkey

May is going to be a fun month at Studio Calico! Kelly Purkey is back with another Sketchbook class! I love working from sketches and I can't wait to get started. The class will include 72 all new sketches for layouts, cards and pocket pages. 

Sketchbook is open for enrollment now through April 30! While supplies last, students will receive a 4x6 stamp set designed by Kelly Purkey.

For the first week of enrollment, receive 10% off of class supplies when enrolling. Make sure the Sketchbook class and the class supplies are in your cart, and enter the code SKETCHBOOK10 at checkout.

Students will also receive these fun printables and cut files designed by In A Creative Bubble.

Class starts in May, and the first lesson will be posted May 5. Hope to see you there!