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.

Monday, September 29, 2014

studio calico reveal: the underground

The Studio Calico October kits have been revealed, and if you like fall colors you will love these kits! If you like stamping you're in luck because this collection of kits has some really fun stamp sets. Here's a look at the stamps that are available.

I worked with the Project Life kit, the card kit, the Forest stamp set and the Tea Time stamp set this month, and here are the projects I created with these awesome products!

If you'd like to find out more about Studio Calico and the subscriptions available, visit the "how it works" page to learn all about it.

Friday, September 26, 2014

studio calico underground sneaks

It's almost time for the reveal of the Studio Calico October kits, The Underground. Kits go on sale tomorrow night at midnight Eastern or tomorrow at noon if you are a subscriber. These kits are perfect for fall, my favorite season to scrap. Here are some sneaks of what I made with the Project Life and card kits!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

hello friend

Studio Calico shares three sketches every Sunday on their blog - a card sketch, layout sketch and Project Life card sketch. I had fun this week creating a card based on the card sketch! I used the Poet Society card kit and the awesome stamp from the Yeats Project Life add-on which unfortunately is sold out, but the digital version is available here.

When I'm in a creative slump, I love to use sketches to get me going. You can check out all the past Studio Calico sketches if you're needing inspiration!