Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Happy Mail!

I received a box in the mail from Studio Calico today and if I made a video of me opening the package and posted it I could win a year subscription! I posted a little video on instagram and wanted to share photos of everything that was inside the box. (I did take a longer video, but it is too big to upload and I'm not going to try to figure that out right now.

I got a new style black handbook.  I love these things.


Next are these color theory month labels in black and blue

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Some more color theory...this time in paint form...deja blue and blush crush


and these Lara Casey cards from this month make me happy...the colors are amazing!



and make stuff transparency pack from the month before last (Cirque Kit release).


and can you believe it...the Iris kit from this month. I adore that stamp set!



 and the Athena add on kit from last month (Odyssey Kit Release)





WOW! I know right...I scored big. Thank you so much Studio Calico for your generosity!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

B is for

 border dies and I'm taking part in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge with a couple of cards.




I love how the border just adds something subtle while still making an impact.  Both cards were made from Studio Calico Lemon Lush papers and ephemera.  I left the tags blank so I could use the cards for whatever just by adding a little sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Up in the clouds

That's Simon Says Stamp's Monday's blog challenge.  I used my far, far away kit from Studio Calico, Fiskars cloud punches and Dina Wakley's scribbly bird stamp and Freckled Fawn puffy heart sticker to make this...



The bird was stamped on water color paper and painted with watercolors.  The background is also water color paper painted with water colors.  Loved this challenge!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #198

A fabulous tutorial is up at Papertrey Ink for a 3 panel card.  I used the 6x6 Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper Party Day paper and made this card.

For the front, I used a button and brad and tied the card together with a piece of twine.


The inside middle section has banners, sequins and the sentiment.


The bottom section is made with a strip of paper and this fun  dangled stars die from PTI.


And the top is a piece of paper from the pack.


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Thursday, January 22, 2015

and a second card with cute little girl

My second card (actually 2) took the B side of one of the papers and a cute (ok...super cute) Ashley Goldberg stamp and the amazing sparkle die from Papertrey Ink. I actually made 3 girls, but mags took the one with the red hair.





Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January stash busting project revealed.

I have picked the Holly collection from Crate Paper for my January stash busting project.  I picked this, put it back as too hard since it is a Christmas line and then picked it back up...I am always up for a good challenge.
I am working through the Sparkle class at Studio Calico and have been inspired to sparkle up my projects...a win/win in my book.

Here is what I am starting with...


There are about 8 full 12x12 pieces of paper, some partial sheets of paper, diecuts and 2 sheets of alphas...yes this is going to be a challenge.

The first cards I made (and I made 2 of them) uses the back side of the diecut circles, the solid B side of one of the papers and the stamp set from this Studio Calico kit.  It is still available. 



The sentiment and elephant were embossed with silver metallic Zing embossing powder and then the parachute was embossed on a different sheet of paper and the elephant was stamped with Color Theory ink and then cut out.  I gave one of the to a student who graduated last week and the second one will go in my graduation card stash.

I am hoping to SPARK some ideas that will allow you to look at your stash in new and different ways.  One great way to update old product is to use new stamps...that immediately makes the project feel more current.