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Studio Calico Blue Note Sneak Peeks

My top three favorite things about December’s kit, Blue Note?

1.  It has NAVY in it and I love navy.  24december2

2.  The stamps are awesome.  Pick up the digital stamp brushes and you get a huge value for your investment… I love tracing them in Sihouette and cutting them out. (The stamp design below is from the Card kit.)burstingwithjoy2

2.  There’s a touch of holiday for those who want that, and it’s not your traditional red/green color combo.reindeergames2



4.  (Yes, I said top 3, but I’m adding a 4th!)  These rub ons!  I loved using rub on alphas again… it’s been awhile since I had some I really liked!  And these are so pretty.raceforthecure2

My kit order this month was:  Blue Note SB kit, Bennett SB add-on, Sinatra SB add-on, Blue Note PL kit, and Add-on Patterned Paper.  I’ve never ordered the More Patterned Paper kit before… but wow, I may continue doing that from now on.  It was so nice having that extra sheet for the B side and those mistakes you can’t fix.  😉  Kits will be available for sale on the 27th!

My Own Blue Note Mood Board

Have you seen this mood board from Studio Calico for their December kit, Blue Note?!  fa34b2a4562307c82bad6dafba977a0e


I just love the colors and the images that inspired the kit contents.  And I decided it would be fun to create my own mood board for this next kit on Pinterest.  I’ve started pinning images of the kit, my sneaks (one so far!), products that would complement the kit nicely, techniques/designs I want to try with the kit, etc.  It’s so nice to see it all together in one place.  If you’d like to follow along, you can find it here.  I’ll be adding more images as I work with the kit over the next week or so.  Enjoy!

Disney Scrapbooking with Project Life – Day 2

Back in April, I shared in this post about how I was going to approach getting our 2010 Disney Vacation scrapbooked using Project Life products and page protectors.  I was super excited about my title page and “first day” spread and was ready (after 3 years…eek!) to get this album DONE.  Well…then life got busy, the summer happened, there were more assignments and here it is NOVEMBER before I’ve had a chance to tackle my “day 2” Magic Kingdom spread.  sigh.  But it’s done and I had so much fun putting it together.

I’m starting off each day of our trip with two 12×12 divided page protectors and then using smaller insert page protectors in between to add more room for photos and memorabilia.  It makes it easier for me to work in chunks of “days” rather than just do a continuous series of pages.  Here’s the left hand page using a Design A page protector:firstpagecollage

I’ve used a random assortment of cards from my Studio Calico Project Life kits along with items from my stash and Disney embellishments I’ve collected here and there.  My goal is to add lots of little fun Disney touches without having it be mouse overkill. 🙂

This is what you’d see on the right hand side.  You can see I have two 8×10 page protectors (one horizontal and one vertical) stacked on top of each other. There’s also a Design F page protector under those (I cut off the last column of 3×4 slots) and finally the other bookend 12×12 page which is Design D.  I was able to crop down a park map to fill the back side of one 8×10 pocket and then slid the touring guide we followed that day into the other 8×10.  I think it’s fun to have those there to reference as you look at the photos.


Below, you can see the Design F page (trimmed down a little), the flip side of that and some details from that insert.


And finally, here’s that last 12×12 Design D along with some more close ups.  The top right photo has a stamped phrase right on the glossy photo thanks to this Platinum Planet Brilliance ink.  Love that stuff!



Here’s my basic supply list (beyond the Disney themed stuff):Studio Calico Project Life Kits, 8×10 Vertical Page Protectors,  8×10 Horizontal Page Protectors, Design F Page Protectors, Design D Page Protectors, Design A Page Protectors, Platinum Planet Brilliance Ink Pad

Up next… Epcot!  (Well, up sometime in the near future hopefully.)

A Little Cuppa Sneaks :)

The November kit at Studio Calico is called “Cuppa” and it’s fabulous.  Here’s a super quick peek for you (kits go up for sale on the 27th!)!!

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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!

Week in the Life

Ali Edwards’ Week in the Life project has been going on this week and Studio Calico asked me to play along this year by completing a day in the life spread to share on their blog.  They’ve been showcasing different ways and tips for completing this type of project all week and today is my turn!  I’ve posted my completed layout here, but head on over to the SC blog to read about my thoughts on the project plus a video of how I put it together.  🙂monday1

Letterpress Class (still enrolling!)

I wanted to share a couple of sneak peeks of projects I’ve been working on for the Letterpress class at Studio Calico.  Class enrollment is STILL OPEN until September 15th, so be sure to sign up soon!  The lessons that have been posted so far are awesome.  Here are two peeks, both using the blind impressions technique.  Hope to see you in class!IMG_0880 IMG_0777

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