Sunday, March 30, 2014

wonky diamond background cards

The wonky diamond background die at Studio Calico makes for some really fun backgrounds! I used it with white cardstock on both of these cards to add texture.

This one was so quick! I cut out a flower and a banner and stamped the sentiment with the Water Cooler card add on stamp set.

I did some painting on this one with my Mr Huey watercolor set. The watercolor flowers were inspired by this card and this tutorial that I found on Pinterest.

The sentiments were stamped with Studio Calico color theory inks in Well Red and Orange County. Thanks for stopping by. :)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

studio calico reveal: bluegrass farm

I'm so excited to share my projects with you made with the Studio Calico April Kits, Bluegrass Farm. Presale is going on now for subscribers, and all kits will be on sale tonight at midnight Eastern for everyone. The Bluegrass Farm gallery is live now so check out all the layouts, Project Life spreads and cards made with these awesome kits right here!

My pick this month is the card add-on, Clarabelle. The stamp set is lovely, with beautiful sentiments and hearts and paint splatters! There is also a wonky hearts die set available matching the heart stamps from this set.

I made two Project Life handbook spreads this month, both using only the Bluegrass Farms Project Life kit.

The first spread documents my time in California after CHA last January.

And the second spread documents the weeks that my son Mason had Mono including 13 straight days of fever. Not a fun time, but I wanted to be sure and document it.

I made seven cards with the beautiful Bluegrass Farm card kit, the Clarabelle add-on and the Buttercup stamp and die add-on.

Hope you will have as much fun with the Bluegrass Farm kits as I did! :)

Monday, March 24, 2014

studio calico bluegrass farm sneaks

There are only a few more days until the reveal of April's kits at Studio Calico! The Bluegrass Farm kits will go on sale this Thursday, the 27th at noon Eastern for subscribers and 12 hours later at midnight for everyone else. What really gets me excited this month is all the awesome stamps - there are so many fun ones!! I will be sharing my full Project Life spreads and cards later this week on my blog, or you can see them in my gallery at Studio Calico. For now, here's a peek at what I made with the Bluegrass Farm Project Life and card kits...

Thursday, March 6, 2014

sugar rush scrapbook layouts

For the past few days I've been doing lots of scrapbooking with the Studio Calico Sugar Rush scrapbook kit. This is why I am only on one creative team this year - I wanted to have lots of time to scrapbook for me! 

Who would have thought that a mom of two boys who doesn't even like pink would LOVE this kit so much!! Honestly, that striped paper made by Studio Calico may be my favorite patterned paper ever and this kit is FULL of amazing embellishments like those hearts and the kraft die cut shapes. First, here's a look at the gorgeous kit that I worked with. It's still available for purchase here. And if you love that striped paper as much as I do, you can still purchase the SC patterned paper from February here.

I made five layouts with the Sugar Rush kit, and only added in a few things from my stash, mainly some wood veneer and alphas. I scrapped photos mostly from the past year, but also one very old photo - it's me when I was one week old! I wanted to be sure and use the kraft die cut clouds and kite and the pink heart paper, and they seemed perfect for a baby layout to me. The documented stamp is from the Sugar Rush Project Life kit, and I stamped it with Color Theory Blush Crush

However, I have no problem with using a little pink on my boy layouts as you can see. There's that striped paper again, this time framed because it really is that awesome!! I stamped the arrows with Color Theory Well Red

I've been wanting to scrap this photo of my very first Studio Calico Project Life kit, and this kit complemented the photo perfectly. The "hello" is a Lawn Fawn die (cut out of my favorite paper again)!

I wanted to document this photo that I love of Alec, and journal about his enthusiasm for life. He's the kind of guy with lots of interests, and he is never bored.

And finally, I scrapbooked this sweet photo of Mason and his date before the homecoming dance last month. I stamped the cute dots from the scrapbook kit stamp with Color Theory Blush Crush ink. I used Bazinga mist for some paint splatters.

My favorite way to scrap is with my Studio Calico kits. SC has a way of putting together a gorgeous kit that goes together perfectly, without being too matchy. Plus they have the most wonderful stamps every month. If you would like to subscribe to one of Studio Calico's kits, scroll to the bottom of this page. You can check out the current month's kits here.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

cards: copper mountain kits

The Studio Calico Copper Mountain card kit is sold out, but I still have a few cards that I want to share with you. The card kit and the card add-on usually sell out every month, but if you subscribe, you'll receive it automatically each month. And as a subscriber, you'll be able to shop early at pre-sale for add-ons and dies and extra paper.

I shared my other Copper Mountain kit cards here and here, and now here are the rest.

For the past few days, I've been focusing on making layouts with the lovely Sugar Rush scrapbook kit. I'll be back soon to share!