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Marks & Co. – Studio Calico’s August Scrapbooking Kit

Beautiful colors and patterns, super fun stamps and very cool embellishments (hello cork shapes/alphas and chalkboard tape?!) make SC’s newest kit a lot of fun to scrap with!  (I especially LOVE the stamp in the PL kit and will be using it lots in the future I’m sure!)

Nashville:  For this page I use the Kal Barteski cut file for my silhouette.  I decided to go big with it and use my many photos as borders almost.  Love that patterned paper that looks like it has lots of washi strips on it!  I used the Amy Tan stitching template to make the stars…stitching across and all over the shape to make some string art.

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Eight: I love the hearts 4×6 card from the PL kit and decided to outline the hearts with some stitching to brighten it up a little.  I die cut the big “8” and then journaled around the edges.

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You are Here Summer:  I cut the wave design in my background paper (after first sizing it to just barely fit the height of the alpha stickers) and then filled in the waves with different summer/pool themed words.  The quote bubble is one of the stitching templates and there’s that fun PL stamp again!  🙂

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What’s ending up in your SC cart today?!  🙂

Studio Calico promo code!

Guess what? I’ve got a special promo code to share with new Studio Calico subscribers. 🙂 Check out the fabulous Valley High kits this month and use one of the codes listed below to score $5 off!

Valley High scrapbook subscription: SCRAPBOOKVALLEY

Valley High card subscription: CARDVALLEY

Valley High Project Life subscription: PLVALLEY

The codes will expire at June 30th at midnight EST.



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!


Planetarium! Studio Calico’s May Kit

It’s reveal time at Studio Calico!  Planetarium is up for sale for subscribers now and for non-subscribers at midnight tonight.  I worked with the main Scrapbook Kit, the main Project Life kit, and two add on kits – Big Dipper and Lyra.  I also used the printables and digital stamp brushes as well as my Cameo.

Beach Boys – The layout is my “main kit only” page (plus a printable and a digi stamp brush that I turned into a cut file).  I used the twine that came in the kit to fill in the negative of the rope design for some texture.  The “beach” part of the title is my own handwriting that I converted to a cut file.  You can watch my tutorial for that here.

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Three Years – This page uses JUST the Lyra add on kit.  Photos of my son at the same beach three years in a row.  Fun to see how he’s grown!  The anchor is a digi stamp brush that I converted to a cut file.  “Years” is my own handwriting.

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Let’s Go – Lots of hexagons on this page about our geocaching adventure a few weeks ago.

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Anna – Maria – This is my newest niece!  🙂 She’s very sweet and Cate loved holding her.  I love how the gold embellies and letters play off the pastels.  I used a PL card as part of my title.

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M & A – I couldn’t resist another layout featuring Anna!  This time with her mama, my sister.  I used a PL card here as well.  The cut quote is from Piglet and Pooh and was spritzed with Dewey Mister Huey’s after being cut.

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And with that… my Planetarium is all but used up!  Have 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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Spencer’s Studio Calico April Kit Sneaks Peeks

Studio Calico’s April kit, called Spencer’s, goes live in just a few days.  There are some big changes this month as far as kit choices go…all three kits (scrapbook, card, and project life) have add ons!  I decided to get just one of the two scrapbook kit add ons (Front Porch Blend) and added the PL kit and the PL add on kit (Latte) to my order as well.  I worried that I would miss the extra kit of 12×12 papers (since I usually always get at least 2 add ons), but it worked out just fine.  I made 5 layouts, used up most of my 12×12 papers for a change, and got to play with the fun PL cards in the PL kit and Latte add-on.  It was fun to switch things up a bit!  I added in lots of items from the Digital Shop and of course used my Cameo.  Here’s a little peek into what I made this month:

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Neverland! Studio Calico March Scrapbook Kit

This kit is just so beautiful!  And I love that a couple of the add ons are more boy-friendly.  🙂  I got the main kit, Neverland, and the Tink and Hook add ons.    I also used my Silhouette quite a bit, the Neverland Printables, Cut Files, and Digital BrushesMister Huey’s Opaque White, Taxi, Gold, and More Vellum.

This first one is using the main kit only…



I cut out some of the triangles for a fun design on this layout.

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I really liked the circle cut files and decided to make a grid with them for a quick layout design.

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Just a reminder that subscribers can shop for these kits NOW at presale.  But if you’re not a subscriber, they won’t be available for sale until midnight tonight.  🙂  Happy shopping!

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