Now THAT was fun…


So… apparently there are a lot of scrapbooking kit clubs out there, huh?  Wow!  I was clueless.  I normally don't get to take the time to play as a designer for these… just hard to work in.  I was able to once for Scrapbook Bakery, which is owned by a local and kind gal, Heather Ruwe.  Well, at a CHA show long ago, I met this wonderfully sweet gal named April.  We talked about how cool the University of Kentucky is and I quickly liked her.  So, when she asked me to guest design for her site, Studio Calico, I had to say yes.  I told her I needed to wait several months for things to settle down (ha – someday it will) and I am glad I waited.  Why?  Because the kit I got to use had October Afternoon papers, American Crafts goodies AND vintage text book paper in it.  That, my friends, is heaven for me. :)

Oh… and one more reason this kit is heavenly: it includes a Studio Calico stamp.  A stamp.  A stamp!  Woohoo!  I LOVE that.  So fun.  I like that they offer add-on kits, too.  I am going straight over there to purchase extras.  Here is the info…


Here are the projects I came up with.  On this one, I changed the yellow embellishments and the letter thickers to black with a permanent marker.

All supplies from Studio Calico's September Kit.

I love that October Afternoon paper.  Yummmmmm.

This layout was done with thin strips… just like in my last video.  A simple one to hang on my wall.  (I have used this picture before but I love it.)

All supplies from Studio Calico's September Kit.

The colors in this kit remind me of the colors currently at Pottery Barn. So cool.

See the bottom of this layout below?  That green on green is one of the stamps.  It is in the Sophia add-on. Love it.

Oh, and I just got a couple emails this week asking about Roxie.  Yes, we still have her and love her more than ever.  She is so good to Colin – just lets him climb all over her.  I just am scrapbooking Colin a lot lately so that I can catch him up to the rest of the family.  Since I don't scrap as much anymore, I gotta get moving!  :) But here are the buddies…

You 2
All supplies from Studio Calico's September Kit.

Now, you gotta check this out.  Look at that stamped background on this card. It is the coolest number stamp that comes in the Marilyn add-on kit.  This stamp has earned a permanent place on my counter.  It now resides with my handful of must-keep-these-within-quick-reach-at-all-times-because-it-is-so-fab stamps.  I just stamped it repeatedly on the background.

All supplies from Studio Calico's September Kit.

Whew… that was fun.  Be sure to go look at the gallery over there – they have some great designers who do some great work.  Thanks, April!

OK… off to finish up a great book: Tell No One by Harlen Coben.  I haven't taken the time to read a book since our vacation in January to a secluded island. :)   I figured it was time – and boy!  This is a good one.  I recommend it.  Thanks for stopping by.

30 CommentsCards, Cool links, Scrapbooking

  1. hi jen! LOVE what you came up with! The kit looks like so much fun. Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. cool, haven’t looked into a club in a long time, but I am loving those stamps. :)

  3. jen, love what you did with the kit. i especially love the “love” LO with all the strips. (i don’t think i’ve ever used “love” so many times in one comment) :)
    thanks for having fun with us at SC!!!

  4. How cute is this kit and how cute are these projects!!??? I love seeing Roxie!!! We missed her.I figured you still had her, just had to work on all those cute baby LO’s.

  5. gorgeous work as always. I am glad someone asked about Roxie, we used to see so much of her in your layouts. It’s funny I was just thinking about her the other day after seeing a similar dog and wondered if she was still around, glad the question was answered. I didn’t like to ask and find something terrible had happened to her because it can be such a senstive thing loosing a family pet. Hugs to Roxie.

  6. I really enjoy reading your blog and viewing your tutorials and I subscribe to Studio Calico kits, so when we found out you were going to be the guest designer, I knew the results would be wonderful – thanks for inspiring and freely sharing your talents.

  7. Becs Attwood

    That kit looks like loads of fun – all your projects are awesome (as always!).
    Enjoy the rest of your book – I love Harlan Coben – his books are so suspenseful but with some humourous touches too, especially the Myron Bolitar ones. Don’t think I’ve read the one you’re reading now though- I’ll have to look out for it.

  8. I’ve heard nothing but greatness about the Studio Calico kits! I love what you have done!!

  9. awesome set of layouts, jen!!!

  10. I loved seeing your work this month!! Makes me want my kit even more! :)

  11. Great work Jennifer…love what you’ve done with these items. The LO of Colin and Roxie is fabbo.

  12. Wonderful projects. Your l/o and card were so stunning I immediately went into Studio Calico’s web site, to find out most things have already sold out. Truly a fabulous kit club.

  13. beautiful projects. Im happy to see a few pages!

  14. Wow, the lo are great and lovely.

  15. Tami H

    gorgeous, gorgeous work girl…you are all kinds of awesome! :)

  16. Love them all Jennifer!

  17. alma brand

    love the kit and LOVE october afternoon pp i got some from a kit too..awesome lo and i want that number stamp too.tfs

  18. I love all the layouts and the card you made with the kit. The Marilyn kit (with the number stamp) is sold out! Do you know of anyway to get just the number stamp alone?

  19. Your work is so beautiful, Jennifer. It inspires me so much! :)

  20. such gorgeous layouts!
    love that kit and the stamps are fabulous.
    you rock!

  21. Corrina Holloway

    love your blog Jennifer – i am a lurker coming out to let you know that you MUST go check christy tomlinsons kit site scarlet lime cause they are awesome, with add ons and stamps each month too!!! Off now to look at studio calico.

  22. Tina in Springboro

    Roxie and Colin are so cute together!! Once again, you have given me inspiration. Thanks bunches and happy reading!!!

  23. Sandi


    Your kit designs turned out wonderful. Wow…they did a nice job on picking colors too. Ok I must live under a rock. Now they have kits with stamps too. Oh my I see myself joining one soon.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Sandi N.

  24. Sarah M

    Great layouts and card! I really don’t know how you do it! :)

  25. So glad you joined us this month.
    Beautiful projects!

  26. Caroline Kolb

    I am new to blogging. This is my second one, my first is Hero Arts.I have learned so much. The videos are a real help for more complicated techniques.

  27. Candy

    Great LO’s and card – I will have to check out this club because they have some great stuff in their kits! And I love Harlan Coben – I just got this book but haven’t started it yet!

  28. Fabulous card as always. Bummer those stamps are sold out — I would have loved to have added those to my collection. :(

  29. Jen M.

    You did a great job with the kit!! I belong to that kit club and I love the stuff they come up with each month! You really were a great guest designer, I was very happy to see your creations, what you did with that number stamp is great!!

  30. Beautiful projects, Jennifer! I especially love the stamped card. Very cool!

Leave a Reply