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.