I wanted to share my Summer Of '69 layouts with you guys. It's bittersweet because it is my very last gallery ever at SC.
I had a wonderful time creating this month and when I was done I felt like everything was so meaningful and special to me.
That's a great feeling,right? I will miss contributing every month!
And Then There Was Joy
Some of the accents in the kit came in a little glassline envelope. I punched the envelope with my Stampin Up heart punch and used the hearts to circle the sweet photo.The rest of it is pretty self explanatory. Simple and sweet. 🙂
One Tough Princess
This one is all about how I believe it is possible to have tough, spunky,strong princesses.I hand cut the little banner from patterned paper.
The blue strip at the bottom is MME washi tape, which I LOVE.
Out and About
I really wanted to document the wonderful girfriends I had in Savannah,so I did a page about our girls night out. Lots of fun accents here (including that MME washi again) and the title work is playful, to match the theme. I can't get enough of these sweet butterflies. I think they are so ethereal and pretty.
True and Pure
I wanted this one to feel romantic and sweet, hence the florals,ribbons,and laces.
I cut the center out of a doily and used it to frame the photo on the left. The black and white photo is not very good quality (blurry iPhone pic) and I wanted to "pretty it up" with a doily frame.
I adore these little dipped confetti tags in the kit and I used them right up.
This was a great kit for me to go out with. Very "me" and this layout confirms that.
I wanted to acknowledge that this was my last month at SC so I made a layout thanking SC (the members,actually) for my time there.
I made a collage of past favorite SC kit layouts,printed it,and "framed it" with October Afternooon washi tape.
A handcut flower, some simple title work and journaling around the frame complete the page.
This one was emotional for me in the end, and I didn't expect that.
Splash mini album (click on any photo to make it larger)
I am not usually a mini person,but I really wanted to put all the photos in one album. I cut a piece of chipboard into 4×4 pieces. Each instagram is 3×3.
The cover is embossed using Aqua Zing and the SC chevron stamp.
This is VERY simple, I am not a mini expert. Washi and October afternoon label and phrase stickers and that's it.
So…there it is. The end of an era. Thanks for everything, SC. 🙂
this one makes me snicker a little bit. hehehehehe!
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It's time for the July kit…Elmwood Park is live at Studio Calico. 😉
What I bought:
What I made:
This first layout is very special to me. Right now SC is celebrating their 5 year anniversary. And some of the members came up with challenges for the anniversary. You can see them right here.
The challenge I chose was to lift a layout you made 5 years ago.
I looked back through my very first album and found this:
I remember vividly when Harper was one. We lived in Ft. Benning and I was really getting into scrapbooking.
I made this page to tell her my hopes and dreams for her future. Looking at this page now makes me cry. She was so little. And all of the things I hoped for her then…I hope for all FOUR!!! of my girls now.
I knew this was the layout I had to lift.
I came up with this layout using
New Digital Printables(the camera date card and "remember" flag)
These photos are so special to me. I have never had photos with each girl and myself. I knew right away I wanted to use them for this layout.
I love this page and I am so grateful for this challenge. Thank you Em!
You want to know something funny? The actual challenge was to "find a layout from 5 years ago and scraplift it with your current style". Um, I think I have the same style and I'm okay with that. Ha!!
I had to do a page about throwing a party with Kerryellen. I knew right away that I wanted the cabochon flowers and buttons to mimic the paper fans in the photo. Love a bright,happy page.
I ended up purchasing Capture the Flag because I thought it would be great for photos of Jimmy. The (sad) problem is…I realized I don't have any photos of him that haven't been scrapped.
I love this picture of Sadie in my sunglasses and ended up using this kit for a layout of her. I think that little BasicGrey tag hanging from the bow is hilarious ('you are soooooo good lookin') and you know i LOVE LOVE the ribbon in this add-on.
Hope you have a beautiful and blessed Thursday. Y'all it is almost JULY. I cannot even put into words how happy that makes me!!
Hey guys! It's midnight on the 28th and that means a new Studio Calico kit reveal!
I'm really loving this month. I had more fun than I've had scrapping in a LONG time and I attribute that to loving what April put together for June. 🙂
This month I got
So Cal (obviously!)
And here's what I came up with:
I loved this Pink Paislee paper the moment I set eyes on it:
I filled in the diamonds with the SC pp from this month.
The photo block is layered on 2 sheets of vellum. I just love this page and it makes me so ridiculously happy! I'm really pleased with the way the journaling turned out,too.
I had the idea to make this little "clothesline" out of twine and secure the ends with washi tape. I cut hearts from the vellum, and hung labels,die cuts,buttons,and sequins from the clothesline.
I adore the MME "elated,smile,etc" tag and I'm so glad I figured out a way to use it.
The adhesive lace from Malibu is awesome and I had a blast using it. It is a BIG roll…lots of bang for your buck!
If You Were Here
He is going to KILL me for using this photo of him in my sunglasses. HAHAHA. I don't care. I think he looks hot even if he was wearing lady glasses.
I cut the letters from the SC patterned paper and "painted them" using Mister Huey's in Dewey (mixed with some water).
I really like the twine/button/butterfly embellishment clusters.
Yes, I use butterflies on "man pages". Why not? 🙂
I think this might be my favorite layout this month.
Did I mention how much I loved that adhesive lace? 🙂
I'm not really into hexagons (or stamps-HA!) but I actually really liked this stamp set.
Not much to explain about this one!
It was so nice to really click with a kit again. I've missed that feeling of loving what I'm making.
Sometimes you guys ask what I loved most for the month. I have to say that (even though Venice Beach was the DT favorite) I enjoyed using Malibu the most.
It's the add-on that is most "me" this month, I suppose.
See you later, thanks for stopping by!
my may studio calico layouts are up…to see them all you can click here.
hope you had a wonderful weekend!
oh- and i think the mojo might be back. i had a BLAST working on a SC/NSD layout today!
i can't even tell you how happy i am. it's hard when you are going through a rough patch and the thing that gives you joy/therapy becomes unappealing. i'm not even joking that i said a prayer of thanks after i made this layout.
it's the little things, right?
I especially love the Take Note collection. Florals, bows, LULLABY THICKERS (yes i'm yelling)…it's just very "me".
Here's what I came up with. 🙂
studio calico take note collection-
studio calico abroad collection-
crate paper pretty party brads
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Have a wonderful Monday!
Time to share my April Studio Calico kit layouts!
This month I got the whole shebang, the colors were so fresh and springy- I couldn't resist!
Here's what I came up with.
Main kit only layout:
also used on these layouts:
i love this layout. it is my pinterest inspired layout for the month and uses the main kit only.
here's the inspiration:
i went a bit punch crazy here. 🙂
this one is made using story hour and atlas.
under the photo of harper is a photo booklet. i bound the photos with staples and covered the staples with a strip from the edge of a sheet of patterned paper:
my heart punch got a workout from this one. 🙂
hearts=photos and all of the patterned papers from story hour and atlas.
hope you got what you wanted for reveal…have a wonderful evening!
the february kit is here!
and it's the first time in a long time that it has felt 100% "me".
it was a joy to work with.
my shopping list:
dear lizzy chipboard shapes (all dear lizzy is sold out at sc i think 🙁 )
dear lizzy sticker book
(the three mists above match the dear lizzy neapolitan line PERFECTLY)
this one took me like six hours. HA!
i painted the jillibean cardboard alphabet with teal paint. the size and font is great, but i didn't like the brown color.
these alphas are very easy to paint!
yes, that's stitching. crooked, but stitching no less. pretty proud of myself!
i added a few of the dear lizzy chipboard shapes and stickers here…this layout is almost all pleasant valley.
life is sweet
(8 1/2x 11)
this one was made using the main kit only. i'm in love with the exclusives in this kit. and also? i'm obsessed with the butterflies. i need MORE MORE MORE!!
i used the jbs jester punch a bunch this month. you can see it here under the butterfly.
the large scallop punch along the bottom is by ek success.
not so much
i used the jbs jester punch again on the bottom of the yellow/white striped paper.
and as you'll see, i really enjoyed using the MME kraft garland from Lady Lane. such a sweet accent.
i'm also mildly obsessed with the pebbles sequins in clarksville. and MAJORLY obsessed with all things dear lizzy neapolitan. especially the mason jars.
used the chipboard accents here, too.
more dear lizzy, sequins, mason jars, tulle trim and more of the kraft garland…gosh this month was just perfect for me. and VERY easy to create with! SO happy to see elle's studio in the main kit, too.
the epoxy (exclusive) dear lizzy accents from daydream believer are all gone. i used every last one of them. 🙂
i stamped the title with teal damask chalk.
yes, i sewed, misted, AND stamped this month. i'm taking my resolution (to be more thoughtful in my scrapbooking) VERY seriously. 🙂
if you have any questions, please ask in the comments and i will answer them right away!