Tuesday, May 27, 2014

studio calico reveal: hello hello

It's time for the subscriber reveal of Studio Calico's june kits, Hello Hello. Kits will go on sale for everyone tonight at midnight Eastern time. You won't be disappointed in the gorgeous colors of these bright and fun summery kits!

Here's a look at what I made this month. Clicking on the project will take you to the Studio Calico gallery which will give you information on which kits I used.










Saturday, May 24, 2014

studio calico hello hello sneaks

June's kits at Studio Calico are called Hello, Hello with the add-ons all named hello in different languages. The colors are fun and bright and summery! Kits go on sale May 27 at noon Eastern for subscribers and 12 hours later for non-subscribers. I think you will love these gorgeous kits... I had a blast creating my spreads and cards this month! Here are a few sneaks of what I made...






I'll be back to share all my projects on Tuesday. :)

Friday, May 9, 2014

scrapbook layout: happiest with you

I made one more layout last weekend for NSD! This one was with my Studio Calico Office Hours scrapbook kit. When I started this layout, the main things I knew I wanted to use were the awesome flower sequins and the bright blue alphas. I found this photo of my guys that just happened to have the same blue color, and the layout came together very quickly from there - another page in less than an hour!



I've been making a point lately to choose different stamp sets to use on my layouts. I have so many amazing stamps from Studio Calico, and they really are my favorite scrapbooking product so I'm trying to make sure I get some use out of them. Plus, I love what they add to a page! All of my stamping on this layout was done with Color Theory Coral Bay ink

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

scrapbook layouts from NSD

I celebrated National Scrapbook Day last Saturday by joining in a chat at Studio Calico, helping a friend get started in Project Life (yay!!), and of course - lots of scrapping! I have two layouts to share today. I am happy to say each layout only took me about an hour to complete. I made a conscious effort to make decisions faster, and to stop staring at the page for hours wondering what to do. :) It seems to be working for now... I just hope it lasts because the faster I am, the more I can make, and the more cute supplies I can actually use instead of store!

This layout was created mainly with the Studio Calico Bluegrass Farm scrapbook kit. I used what I consider to be my favorite photo of my boys, but I said "may be" in the title because that could change at any moment...



I was happy to have the chance to use some of my Studio Calico Printshop collection for this one. I used an older photo of Mason with our dog. I did some misting with Mister Huey Water Cooler and stamping using some new and older stamps with Color Theory Orange County.



Hope you enjoyed your NSD too!

Friday, May 2, 2014

studio calico: bluegrass farm layouts

I love all sorts of paper crafting, but my favorite will always be making scrapbook layouts. This week I opened my Bluegrass Farm scrapbook kit and the Pip add on and made a couple layouts.

I used mostly the Bluegrass Farm scrapbook kit for this one about playing football during our weekend at a state park last year. I decided when I started this one that I wasn't going to spend too much time thinking like I usually do. I glued things down as I went along, and ended up finishing this layout in only an hour... probably a record for me! I totally forgot I had already scrapped this photo, but I like this layout better than the other one anyway. :)





I scrapped my favorite photo from Alec's prom for this next one using the Bluegrass Farm scrapbook kit and the Pip add-on. 





I'm planning on some more scrapping this weekend to celebrate National Scrapbook Day. Check out the fun challenges that will be posted on the Studio Calico blog!