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Studio Calico Antiquary

It’s time to reveal the October kit at Studio Calico!  This one’s called Antiquary and it really is beautiful.  I worked with the main  Scrapbook Kit, the Project Life kit, and two add ons – Rome and Amsterdam.  I also snagged these PL cards from In A Creative Bubble. They are so cute!

Third Grade:  I gave my Silhouette a work out on this one, creating lots of banners to be descriptive for the photo and also part of the design.  The floral background paper inspired the stitched flower accents.

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Wave Riders:  This one uses just the Rome add -on.  I love the beautiful colors in this add on!



Happy Thanksgiving:  I tried out some chalk art on this chalkboard patterned paper and it worked pretty well.  I made a stencil of the “happy” digital stamp brush and another stencil for “thanksgiving” with my Silhouette and then used regular old chalk to fill in the stencil.  To seal it a bit so it didn’t rub off, I traced over everything with a white colored pencil.  Not sure why that worked, but it did!  It doesn’t rub off now!  The wreath is also cut from a trace of a digital stamp brush, as are the pumpkins.

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You & Me: Love the vellum die cuts and used several of them here.  And that big tag was great for embellishing and using as a focal point.

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Relax: This is just a fun page of a snapshot from our vacation last summer.  I tried to sneak off to read in peace and these two sweet ones found me after just a few minutes.  🙂  But we had a nice time relaxing together then.  I created the title with some Faber-Castell Gelatos.  They act sort of like crayons when you write/draw with them and then when you add a little water they blend together in a really pretty way.  Then I cut the title out and assembled the rest of the page.

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And that’s my gallery for October!  Have a great weekend!

Roundabout – Studio Calico’s June Scrapbooking Kit

I have some Roundabout pages to share today!  The new kit at SC went live for subscribers a few hours ago and will be available for non-subbers at midnight.  I worked with the main Scrapbook Kit, Navy Pier, Cumberland Gap (Project Life add on kit), and bits and pieces of the main Project Life kit (they cards didn’t arrive to me in time, but the other parts of the kit did!). I also used several of the digital stamp brushes and cut files from the digital shop this month (I think the stamp brushes especially are such a great value if you don’t want to buy a whole add on or additional kit!)…and my silhouette machine.

Summer Love:  For this page, I used a digi stamp brush for the title on the photo and then embellished a little right there as well.  I like using the dead space on an enlarged photo like that every once in a while.  🙂  This was my son looking for fossilized shark teeth on the beach last summer.  We collected a whole bunch…but you had to be very patient and look really hard to find them! 


Be You: I love the alpha stamp in Navy Pier and decided I wanted to stamp out a quote with it.  This Dr. Seuss quote fit the silly photo of Jack pretty well.  🙂  I added a little stitching along the designs of the paper as an accent.bewhoyouare1 bewhoyouare2

Go Ape:  I gave the polaroid frame stamp a work out on this layout!  I stamped it first onto a piece of scrap paper, cut it out and then used that as a mask when stamping on my layout.  That allowed me to make it look like the stamped images were layered over one another.  I cut the “hello love” design out of white cardstock and then misted it with some Taxi Mister Huey’s.  I love that mist covers the white cardstock so beautifully! goape1goape2

Jockey’s Ridge – I couldn’t resist using a whole slew of the chipboard frames on this one page.  I loved the color combo included in the pack of frames and that you get so many of them! Add a few small pics, some patterned paper, a few embellies and it’s done!  🙂jockeysridge1 jockeysridge2Have a great day!


Studio Calico Spencer’s April Kit

This post to share my kit layouts using the April kit is WAY overdue.  But here they are nonetheless.  🙂 I used a lot of the digi options this month.  From the diamond template for the Longwood Gardens page to the Stamp Brushes made into cut files (You Float My Boat!)…there are so many options for using these digital elements and they are really a great value.  If you missed out on an add on and stamp you really wanted, give the digital stamp brush a try.  🙂

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2013 Project Life…ready to go!

I finished up my title page last night.  Well, I almost finished it and then ran out of ink while printing the last photo.  Why does ink always seem to run out at night when you are just moments from finishing up a project?  Or does that only happen to me?  Anyways, after a trip to the store this morning, I slid the last photo into the last pocket and it’s done!  I love the cards form SC’s Project Life kit this month!  I also added in one of the printable 3×4 cards from my Bright Ideas class.  The rest is just photos from our beach vacation last summer.


I used a couple digital brushes on the photos.  The 4×6 has the twenty thirteen brush from this set.  On the kids’ individual shots I decided to incorporate their ages.  So I found pictures that worked with the shape of the number (so their faces weren’t totally covered) and then just sized my number brush to fit over the whole photo.  I set the opacity of the brush so that it looks more like vellum instead of being totally white over the photos.  You could do the same thing with vellum and your Silhouette actually!  I like that it’s subtle but also a fun little element.  It’s  a little hard to see in the photos, but here’s a close up:



And that’s it!  Thanks for stopping by… have you finished your title page yet?  Have you finished 2012 yet?  (I still have the month of December to do!)


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