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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!

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’s Double Scoop!

The September kit at SC is live (for subscribers… non subbers can purchase at midnight tonight!)!  I used the main scrapbooking kit, the main Project Life kit, and two scrapbook add ons: Sprinkles and Licorice.  Be sure to check out the other add ons… especially the PL card ones.  I wish I had ordered some of those!

Yorktown:  This is my main kit only  layout this month.  To be honest… I re-did it a couple times and still couldn’t get it quite right.  Sigh.  I love the frame patterned paper though and the colors in that ombre paper I backed them with.   yorktown1 yorktown2

Be True, Be You:  I LOVE the Lindsay Letters stamp in the Cotton Candy Stamp Add On.  It’s just gorgeous!  I used the diamond outline stamp here on various patterned papers to make my own background design.

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Boo:  Each time SC offers a Halloween themed add on, I grab it!  I just think Halloween stuff is so fun!  I used the letter cut files with my Silhouette to create the large title and then filled in the “o”s with pics.

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Happy Halloween:  Another Halloween page, this time using Catherine’s awesome template.  Love how you just drop your photo in and it looks fabulous!  I added some of the vellum tape and that super fun alpha roller stamp from the PL kit.

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Have a great day!

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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Using an iPad to Create Handwritten Cut Files

I think this may be my new addiction!  🙂 Even my 7 year old daughter is enjoying practicing her cursive handwriting with this app!

January 2013 Monthly Project Life

I’m finally getting around to sharing my pages for the month of January.  I’ve been meaning to post but keep getting sidetracked.  🙂  Can you relate at all?  (And by the way, speaking of sidetracked… if you are still hoping to play along with my challenge in the post below…I’m keeping it open a little longer, so there’s still time!)  I’ve talked before about how I decided to attack Project Life on a monthly basis rather than a weekly one.  It really works so much better for me and I still feel like I’m documenting little things, moments, and life that wouldn’t necessarily end up on a scrapbooking layout but on a smaller, less daunting scale.  Here’s what I did for January:jan13

I like using the Design A page protectors as my base pages and then use other inserts that are smaller/shorter to add more space in between.  This month I chose to cut down a Design F (in half basically).  I love that I got more 3×4 spots to use this way!    Here’s the left side:jan13left


I cut “January” with my Silhouette (I think it’s the Contribute font).  The rest of the inserts are either from Geralyn’s In a Creative Bubble shop, the Studio Calico PL kits, Clementine kit from Becky Higgins or the free month printables from FindingNana (my January card printed small for some reason – I think I printed from “preview”  instead of Photoshop…that’s why it’s smaller than 3×4!) Here’s the right side with the insert over it.


And then the insert flipped over and you can see the back of it and the rest of the Design A beneath.


I like to have more photos than fillers, journaling or text on the photos, and then simple embellishments.  I’m still sort of finding my groove with it, but I love the first month!  Only 11 more to go!  🙂


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