9.29.2014

Studio Calico The Underground: Chicken Champ

Hey guys!
 
Hope you're having a great Monday!
 
I thought I'd pop in tonight to share another Project Life page that I created using the Studio Calico The Underground Project Life Kit!
 
Check out this beautiful kit!

http://tinyurl.com/msuustj


Here's what I did with it:

 
I had some fun photos to play with for this week- we had lots of fun with friends (and CHICKENS!) at the end of August! Haha!
 


I LOVE this masking tape in the kit! It's absolutely perfect!


 
I love this little guy so much.... he was so determined to catch and pick up all of the chickens... and a duck!... at a friends house. What a little country boy!
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
Don't miss these awesome kits!

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9.28.2014

Studio Calico The Underground Project Life Kit: Digital Stamp Brushes

It's here!
 
The Studio Calico The Underground Kits are available now! Check them out HERE!

http://tinyurl.com/lc2p29j
 
I LOVE these kits! Beautiful fall colors!
 
Today, I wanted to show you a Project Life page I created using some of the Digital Stamp Brushes from Studio Calico. These Digital Stamp Brushes are a great value! Not only can you use them with photo editing software to create digital scrapbook pages, but you can also create cut files with them using Silhouette Studio! I'm going to show you how I did it!
 
http://tinyurl.com/obplsmn
 
 


First, create some 3x4 card cuts. Simply use the rectangle tool to draw a quick rectangle. Then, select the shape and adjust the size to 3x4 using the "Scale" tool.
 
 
Next, open the .png files in Silhouette Studio. Click file, open, make sure you have "All Files" selected for "Files of Type," and select the appropriate file you would like to open!
 
 
 
 
Select the "Trace Window," click "Select Trace Area," and drag an outline around the image. Unclick "High Pass Filter" so the entire shape will be cut out. Then, click "Trace." Delete the original .png file and you'll be left with the cut file!
 
 
 
I add my new cut files to my 3x4 card cuts and I have some fun cards to work with! I can either cut them out with patterned paper or do like I did today- cut them out with white cardstock and add accent patterns to peek through the negatives!
 



I had so much fun documenting Aden and Austin's first day of school with the Project Life The Underground Kit!
 

 
 
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Check out the new KITS!
See you soon!
 

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9.26.2014

Studio Calico The Underground Sneaks!

  Hi!
 
Hope you are all enjoying some nice, cool fall weather! I know we are starting to cool down (in the 70's now!) and it's my favorite time of year!
 
I'm here today to share some sneaks of The Underground Project Life Kit! This kit will be available for everyone to purchase at midnight EST Sept 27th! If you're a subscriber, be sure to join us for the chat at 11 AM EST!

http://tinyurl.com/mgg442q

 
I fell head over heels for the colors in this kit! Here are a few sneaks of what I made:


 

So much to love!
 
I wanted to take a minute to let you guys know that I have taken a step back from card making for now. Because of my new teaching position and the amount of time it commands, I will no longer be contributing on the Card Creative Team.  I am very sad that I had to make this decision. The card kits are always SO inspiring (and the stamp sets have been killing it lately!), but I need to cut back and slim down my responsibilities. I will continue to contribute on the Project Life team, as documenting for my family is something that will always make a priority.
Thanks for all the card love over the past couple of years! I'm sure I'll still make cards when time allows- it was my first introduction to stamping so many years ago!
 
I hope to see you at the Subscriber Reveal Chat!
Have a great day!

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9.01.2014

Labor Day SALES!

  Hey!
Happy Labor Day!
 
Studio Calico is having a couple of sales I wanted to let you know about this morning! They're awesome!
 
http://tinyurl.com/onkqse3
 
First off, THIS. Yup- 24 hours- BIG SALE. $10 KITS!
Run over and see what's left! I'm telling you- this deal is probably not going to last 24 hours!
 
 
http://tinyurl.com/krwzegl

 
And how about THIS!? If you don't currently subscribe, subscribe now and choose a FREE ADD-ON KIT with Promo code FREEADDON!
You can choose your free kit- either WHITMAN, SQUINTS, or PINBALL!
 
I loved Pinball- one of my faves... made this with it:
 
 
Lots of good stuff! Make sure you run over and check it out before it's gone!
 
Have a great Labor Day! 

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8.30.2014

Studio Calico Poet Society Reveal!

  Hi!
 
Hope you're all having a great weekend so far! I'm relaxing at home and it feels so good after a really long first week of school!
 
I'm here today with a card I made with supplies from the new Studio Calico Poet Society Kits! They're available now! You can see all the kits HERE.

http://tinyurl.com/oorpltk
 
One of my absolute favorite things from these kits is the Back to School Stamp Set Card Add-on! It was designed by Suzy Plantamura and it's just SO PERFECT! If your little one needs a little encouragement at back to school time- this is just what you need!
 
http://tinyurl.com/k7ncvev
 
How CUTE, right!? I love it!
 
When I saw that long script alphabet, I knew I wanted to create a background with it! Here's a peek at how I stamped my background:

1. Get a nice, big block and place the stamp. Ink it up- I used Versafine Onyx Black (it's my favorite!).

2. Stamp! I placed a piece of white copy paper under my card base so the excess stamp wouldn't stamp my table.

3. Repeat stamping all the way down the front of the card. I moved the stamp around to make sure that all the letters of the alphabet made it onto my card.

4. Embellish. When I was finished stamping my background, I added some patterned paper from the Poet Society Card Kit and a stamped a colored image from the Back to School Stamp Set!



Love the way it came out and it will be perfect to throw into Aden or Austin's lunchbox!
 
Stop by Studio Calico to see all of the kits- they're really awesome!


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8.26.2014

Studio Calico Poet Society Sneaks!

  Hey guys!
 
How about some sneaks!?
 
Reveal night is TOMORROW! Make sure to stop by Studio Calico tomorrow to check out the new kits that will be revealed to subscribers at NOON EST and everyone else at MIDNIGHT EST!
 
Some card sneaks:




 
 
And some Project Life sneaks...
 



 
 
See you tomorrow for the reveal! Stop by Studio Calico today to check out all of the sneaks!


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8.23.2014

Studio Calico Photos and Words

  Hi!
 
So sorry for the lack of blog presence this month!
 
I am very eager to start my new teaching career (6th grade, here I come!) and I've been in trainings and meetings and conferences and my classroom for the past 3 weeks. Time has flown by and I haven't checked in on my blog for awhile! We start school on Monday- wish me luck!
 
I wanted to stop by today to share some information about two really great classes being offered by Studio Calico! If you are a scrapbooker, you know that the most important part of what we do is the documentation! We need PHOTOS and we need WORDS. We want our creations to tell the story of our families.
 
Studio Calico has found a way to help us in those two very special areas!
 
The first is called SNAPHOT- join April Foster in shooting a photo a day in September and learn to capture all of the little details that add up to your favorite memories.
 
http://tinyurl.com/ka2bnpf
 
 
The second is called PEN & PAPER- join Laura Kurz and take your layouts to the next level by seeing how you can use words to truly make a page. From journaling prompts to interviewing your loved ones, this class will explore many different ways of looking at life to tell your story.
 
http://tinyurl.com/mh8vg48
 
 
 
They've even made it super simple for you to enroll in BOTH! You can find the Photos + Words Bundle HERE!
 
http://tinyurl.com/kg7nn3e
 
 
I'm really excited for these classes- I know you will love them, too!
 
Check them out!
 
I'll be back in just a couple of days with my sneaks from the Poet Society kits! See ya then!
 

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