Bluegrass Farms Studio Calico Kit Reveal!

The April Kits at Studio Calico are up as well as the amazing Creative Team Gallery! So much goodness this month! Here army cards created with the Bluegrass Farms Card kit and add-on, Clarabelle. The main card kit is still available - did you see that amazing sequin die included in the kit? It didn't arrive in time to use on my projects or it would of been on every single one! You've got to grab it while it's still available - amazing!! Love it!

Here are my projects for this month. I've posted a link to the project at the Studio Calico site where you can see more information and products used.

Happy Birthday Friend Card - more info here.

Hello Awesome Card - more info here.

Hello There Card - more info here.

Hey There - more info here.

There are a lot of great things available this month so be sure to check out this page for all the fun goodies. Also, the creative team gallery is full of inspiration! Enjoy and happy shopping! :)


April Studio Calico Kit Sneaks & Class!

Tomorrow brings the reveal of another fabulous kit at Studio Calico, Bluegrass Farm. There are so many fun goodies in these kits this month - plus a fun few extras that will be available as well!

I wanted to share a few quick card sneaks - come back tomorrow for the full reveal and I'll share some of my favorite items that will be available!

Also, don't forget to sign up for the April Class, Stitched!! I am so excited to be contributing to this class - it is going to be amazing! Paige Evans is the teacher and she is a bundle of inspiration! Plus, with an awesome line up of contributors, I know that this will be a very inspiring class - for the beginner to expert! I hope that you'll join us! You can go here to view more details about the class. Here are also some more photos of the class - check out how cute these digital items are that are included in the class! And this darling class kit is shipped free with your purchase of the kit! But I believe there are only a limited number remaining - so hurry! :)

I am so excited for this class and for the April Bluegrass Farm kits! Come back to check out my reveal pictures tomorrow!


'Life Scripted' Class at Studio Calico

I am so excited about the upcoming February class at Studio Calico, Life Scripted. Kal Barteski is an amazing brush script artist and she is bringing her talent to Studio Calico to teach a class all about this incredible art! You can check out a video and more information about this incredible class at Studio Calico. Be sure to sign up before the end of the month so you are set for the February 1 start date. Here is some more info about the class. By signing up, you also get a bunch of digital goodies - look at how cute these are! I am excited! Hope to see you all there!


Copper Mountain January Kits Reveal at Studio Calico!

Hello everyone! The January 2014 Kits, Copper Mountain, are up at Studio Calico (presale for subscribers - live to public at 12pm EST tonight). I love the papers, stamps and the DIE included in this months card kit! So fun!

For 2014, I will only be working with the Card Kits at Studio Calico. I loved being on the Scrapbooking Team as well last year - it was so much fun and I really enjoyed working with the kits. But I am wanting to focus on some other things this year and working with just the card kit, will help to free up some time for me to do those things. I am planning on getting into Project Life this year and I am so excited to get back to documenting the little things that happen around here each day - instead of just pretty pages. So, a bit of a switch in focus for me. I still love creating scrapbooking pages - that hasn't changed - so I'm sure I will still do that as well. :)

Here are my cards using the Copper Mountain Card Kit and the Spaulding Bowl add-on kit. And don't forget the darling matching dies, Enclosure Set and Thanks Die by Paper Sushi. Let me know if you snag these kits before they sell out! They are so fun! Thanks for coming by!


Studio Calico December Daily Kit Up for Pre-Sale!

Studio Calico is celebrating the Pre-sale of the December Daily Kit with a Blog Hop!! I always look forward to seeing the Studio Calico December Daily kit and the sneaks this year are amazing!! The papers, the embellishment, the stamps - are all hand picked to perfection! And of course, having Ali along for the month is an amazing combination! Have you seen these fun stamps included in the kit? LOVE them!
And this sneak peek from Studio Calico...
For more amazing sneak peeks into this kit, a list of the kit contents and pre-ordering information, be sure to go here. I'm sure that this kit will sell out this week, so don't miss this opportunity to pre-order it before it's gone!!

Last year, I created a December Daily album using a Studio Calico Handbook Album. I am so excited to see one included in this years kit! It is the perfect size - not to big to feel overwhelmed - just perfect! You can include just a photo for a day or a card with some journaling - it's just the perfect solution I think!

I haven't finished my 2012 December Daily album and I've been feeling super inspired to get it out and finish it before I start this years! Last year, I created a bunch of page inserts - in 3x4 and 4x6 sizes - before December even started so that I just had to add some journaling and photos throughout the month as they happened. I loved doing it and hope to get lots of things made before December even starts this year! Here is a peek at some 3x4 cards I made for my album last year...

I hope that you will join on this amazing creative adventure of December Daily! It's such an inspiring way of documenting the magically month of December - for you and your family to enjoy for many years to come! Be sure to pre-order before they are sold out though! I'd hate for you to miss out this year!

Be sure to stop by the Studio Calico blog to find the list of blog hop participants today! And leave me a comment - are you doing December Daily this year? I hope you'll join us!!


June 'Roundabout' Studio Calico Kit Reveal

Hello everyone! I know that it has been a super long time since I have posted here - I am having some problems with this blog and have been needing to look into another place to call my blog home. So, I will update here as soon as I can get things worked out!

In the meantime, I've had so much to share! I thought I would get back into it with the June Kits at Studio Calico, Roundabout. I got every kit but the Card Kit Add-on (it is fabulous though)! I always just love the kits at Studio Calico - it's so hard to not get them all! Here are my projects for the month of June:

Hello Adventure (Main Kit Only Layout): RoundAbout Scrapbooking Kit
View more details about this layout here.

View more details about this layout here.

View more details about this layout here.

And the cards all mostly use the RoundAbout card kit:

View more details of this card here.

View more details of this card here.

View more details of this card here.

View more details of this card here.

Loved the kits this month! I always feel so blessed that I get to create with them each month! These kits make creating layout and cards so fun and easy! Thanks for coming by! 


Studio Calico 'Darling Dear' Blog Hop

Today at Studio Calico, the design team is doing a blog hop and featuring the awesome new collection, Darling Dear. I have been so excited to get my hands on this line - it is so beautiful, retro and fun! For this project, I wanted to do a layout about Jaxon breaking his leg and how he was a total 'Rock Star' and didn't cry at all when he got his cast on. He amazed me!
There are lots of fun bits on this page - I think I went a bit overboard - but oh well! :) Love these papers and the beautiful rich jewel colors! I used the Darling Sentiments stamps to add some stars to the background and then cut some stars with the SC digital star file to layer on top. And these alphabet veneers are my new fav thing! They are amazing!

Be sure to check out the Studio Calico blog for all the girls that are participating in the blog hop today! You don't want to miss all the fun inspiration they all have to share! There are also PDF's and digi goodies shared on the blog as well! So much fun stuff!

Thanks for coming by!


Studio Calico Gift Certificate Winner!

Thank you to everyone for coming by my blog for the Studio Calico 'Cut it Out' Class Blog Hop! I had so much fun see everyone's layout and card sneaks - this class is going to be awesome! Hope you had a good time too and will be joining us all in class!

Thank you for your sweet comments to about my layout sneak - it was a fun one to create!!

The winner of the Studio Calico Gift Certificate is...

Olivia said...
Your sneak looks great! Love the layering & detail. Even more excited bout class starting now :)

Huge congrats! I sent you an email!

Thanks again everyone!


Cut it Out Studio Calico Class Blog Hop!

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Studio Calico 'Cut it Out' Class Blog Hop! For those that know me, you know that I love my Silhouette Electronic Die-cutting machine! I got the first machine when it came out and have been a huge fan for years! I think I use that amazing machine on every project I do! For the month of November, Studio Calico is having an amazing class, Cut It Out, all about die-cutting with your machine! There are oodles of free cut files included, as well as a super cute mini kit and stamp set (while supplies last). I am so excited to be contributing to the class! I can't wait to see everything!

 Here is some information about the class:
It's time to CUT IT OUT. You already know that your Silhouette is a pretty amazing machine, and Susan Weinroth wants to help you put it to work on your pages and cards. In this self paced class, we'll be exploring a handful of basic techniques and fun cutting materials, but the real focus of the class is helping you make your Silhouette an integral part of your projects. Susan is joined by a talented group of contributors (Ali Edwards, Nichol Magourik, Lisa Dickinson, Jen Gallacher, Lexi Bridges, Robyn Werlich, Becky Novacek, Sasha Farina, Rebecca Trump, Shanna Noel, Julie Campbell, Lilith Eeckels, and Nicole Harper) and they will be showing you step by step just how they make using their Silhouette a part of their design process. The PDFs will contain 20 layouts, 3 cards, and a countless number of tips that will leave you inspired and ready to CUT IT OUT on your next project!
This class is sponsored by Silhouette America, and every student will receive a $10 download card to the Silhouette Online Store. We've also put together a collection of cool exclusive cuts from Studio Calico, Ali Edwards, and Kerri Bradford Studio and a printable PDF of journaling cards and accents. 

Here is a blog link to show you some of the die-cut design files that are included in the class.
While supplies last, Cut It Out students will also receive a class kit including vellum, American Crafts POW glitter paper, WRMK Washi Paper, Silhouette Sticker paper and an exclusive stamp set. 
Registration for Cut It Out ends on October 31st, and class starts November 1st. 
You can go here to see more information about the class and to sign up! Hurry, before those exclusive kits are all gone! It is going to be a fun class!

Here is a little peekie at my layout for the class. I used the glitter paper, vellum and the stamps in the kit on my layout. Had so much fun!!
Giveaway now closed! Thank you for your comments!
Be sure to stop by all the other contributors blogs for giveaways as well! There are lots of chances to win!!

$15  Kerri Bradford Studio GC giveaway
Studio Calico blog : http://studiocalico.typepad.com/

Cut It Out class giveaways
Susan Weinroth : http://susanweinroth.typepad.com/
Kerri Bradford : http://www.kerribradford.com/blog/

$5 Studio Calico SC giveaways
Becky Novacek : http://www.beckynovacekphotography.com/blog/
Jen Gallacher : http://jengallacher.blogspot.com/
Julie Campbell : http://stampedinhisimage.blogspot.com/
Lexi Bridges : http://lexi-bridges.blogspot.com/
Lilith Eeckels : http://lilithandscrap.blogspot.com/
Lisa Dickinson : http://lisadickinson.typepad.com/
Nichol Magourik : http://nicholmagouirk.typepad.com/
Nicole Harper : http://seriouslybrains.blogspot.com/
Rebecca Trump : http://rebeccaleighann.typepad.com/
Robyn Werlich : http://www.becreative-everyday.com/ - YOU ARE HERE!
Sasha Farina : http://www.sashafarina.com/
Shanna Noel : http://shannanoel.blogspot.com/

Thanks so much for coming by!


Sunday Sketch at Studio Calico

If you are looking for a fun scrapbooking challenge to do this week, on the Studio Calico blog, they are using my 'Loved This' layout as the sketch for the week. Create a project using the sketch and upload it to the Studio Calico gallery - then post a link on the blog post! Just something fun I wanted to share!