'Sandlot' August Card Kit Sneak Peeks!

I can't believe that it is almost August! So crazy! My kids go back to school this week - time is just flying by!! With another month, comes another amazing kit at Studio Calico! It's always my favorite time of the month when the new kits get released! So inspiring!!

The August Kits at Studio Calico are called 'Sandlot'. Lots of add-ons and dies and stamps and goodies will be available to kit subscribers on Sunday, July 27th at Noon EST. Then open to everyone at Midnight EST that night. They often sell-out quickly so be there to grab them! They are so good! This is just a little peek at a card I made using the Add-on kit, Squints.

On our trip to Utah this month, my Canon DSLR broke. It's been on it's way out for awhile but it finally won't let me take another picture. So, unfortunately, my photos of my projects this month are not great. I'm hoping to purchase a new camera soon. Any good recommendations for a new Canon? Thanks everyone!


New Classes at Studio Calico - last chance to sign up!

There are two fabulous new classes that are coming up at Studio Calico...Workspaces with Marcy Penner and 'More Bright Ideas' with Nicole Samuels. Both these girls are super talented and I'm so excited to take their classes!

Workspaces is all about learning how to make your crafting space work for you! I think I am just as obsessed with organizing my studio as I am with scrapbooking so I am always looking for new ideas and ways to organize! I can't wait to see what Marcy shares - I'm sure it will be inspiring and motivating! Registration ends on July 31 so hurry and sign up!

The other class available for August is 'More Bright Ideas' with Nicole Samuels. Nicole is so creative and I know that this class is gonna be filled to the brim with amazing ideas to inspire your creativity. Plus - it's only $5!! Win win!! Each classes also comes with great digital printables and downloads - so this makes both classes such a great value!!!

I hope you'll join us all in class! The message boards and galleries are great places to share and ask questions with others in your class! It's so much fun...don't miss out! :)


Almost time for the 'Hello-Hello' June Studio Calico Kit Reveal!!

Are you ready for another amazing Studio Calico Kit Reveal? The June Kits, Hello-Hello, are bright and filled with amazing goodies and papers! I love them! Reveal for subscribers is today at 12:00 Noon EST and for everyone at 12:00 p.m. tonight! Be sure to stop by and see the work from the Creative Team - so much inspiring work for you to check out and enjoy!

I can't wait for you to see these kits! I seriously love this time each month - so much inspiration and goodies! :) ENJOY!


'Mixed Media' Class at Studio Calico!

Have you seen this amazing class 'Mixed Media' being offered at Studio Calico? There are so many techniques that I have always seen or read about and I am so excited about this class - FINALLY I can learn how to do them!! This class has already started and there is so much good good good stuff in the classroom. You will be able to jump right in to a ton of inspiration and learning. Here is some information about the class from Studio Calico:

Bring out your inner artist this spring! CĂ©line Navarro and Anna-Maria Wolniak will take the mystery out of mixed media with a series of videos and in depth tutorials sharing their favorite techniques. Spend 5 weeks exploring twenty new and inventive ways to add color and texture to any paper project.
The Mixed Media classroom is now open. The first lessons will be posted on 4/1/2014, and new lessons will be posted each Tuesday through April. You will always be able to access the class material, even after the class has ended.
Registration for this class will close on 4/30/2014 at 11:59PM EST.
There are great printables and die-cutting files included with this class too! Love them!
I can't say enough GOOD THINGS about the Studio Calico classes! It is one of my favorite things that they do each month! If you've never taken an online class - go for it! The format is amazing and you will learn so much! This is a great class and I have been super excited about all the new techniques I am learning! You can go here to read more information and to register for 'Mixed Media'. Registration closes on 4/30 - that is soon! So register now and join us in class!


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!