Sunday, September 22, 2013

Studio Calico Classes: Cutting Edge with Susan Weinroth

I'm so excited to be a contributor for Susan Weinroth's upcoming Silhouette class at Studio Calico.  You can check it out and sign up here.  Susan has a lot of awesome things in store for this class, so I really hope you'll join us!

Here's some additional information about the class:

While supplies last, all students will receive a bonus class kit containing a 2x3in Studio Calico stamp set & cool materials to cut (navy and turquoise vellum, Silhouette chipboard, printable gold foil, double sided adhesive). You’ll also get a $10 download card for Studio Calico digital die cut files. This kit will ship free no matter where you are! We'll update this page when the kit sells out. 

Allison Waken, Amanda Caves, Barbara Picinich, Catherine Davis, Dana Fleckenstein, Danielle Flanders, Deb Duty, Emily Merritt, Geralyn Sy, Gillian Nelson, Jen Kinkade, Jennifer McGuire, Julie Campbell, Kelly Noel, Kinsey Wilson, Laura Vegas, Lilith Eckels, Lisa Spangler, Nicole Reaves, Nicole Samuels, Sarah Klemish, Sasha Farina, Suzy Plantamura

vellum, adhesive cardstock, fabric, chipboard, stamp material, double sided adhesive, printable foil, canvas and transparencies

•Cut files by In A Creative Bubble (.studio, .PNG & .SVG)
•Printables by In A Creative Bubble (.studio, .PNG & .SVG)
•digital version of the class stamp set (.ABR, .PNG, .studio)
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Monday, September 9, 2013

Studio Calico December Daily Blog Hop

Yes, it's September and I'm already talking about Christmas.  No, I've not lost my mind. We all know how quickly the fall flies by, and then just like that:  Christmas!

I've had the Christmas season on my mind a lot lately. Planning our Christmas pictures, cards, decor, etc.  And then Studio Calico released the images for their stunning December Daily Kit.  To say that I love it is an understatement.  The colors are so fun and fresh! Hello, orange, aquas, and yellows. I don't know about you, but I tire easily of the red, green, and gold, so I love that SC has mixed it up this year and included some non-traditional colors that will make my December Daily amazing.

One of my favorite parts about the Studio Calico December Daily kit is that it includes a fabulous SC Handbook exclusive to the kit.  Red and embossed stars....hello gorgeous! They're also releasing an exclusive stamp set designed by Elise Cripe, and there are a ton of other great embellishments and papers in the kit.

Studio Calico is currently taking pre-orders for their December Daily Kit.  You can reserve your kit for a $25.00 deposit.  If you'd like one, I highly suggest doing a pre-order. Last year, I waited too long to decide and I wasn't able to get the 2012 kit.

You may be asking what exactly is December Daily? The idea comes from Ali Edwards and here is how she describes it:

"December Daily is an album project that documents the 25 days leading up to Christmas. Many people start their documentation earlier and many people go longer. I have found that 25 days is just right for me."

Last year was my first year to put together a December Daily Album.  You can see my pages herehere and here.  For me, it was not a daily album. I worked a lot during the holiday season last year, and there were many days that I didn't take a single picture.  This year will likely be different, but I'm not going to stress about it being "daily."  Also, my album last year included a few snippets from November (trip to the Opryland hotel as well as our trip to the Christmas tree farm), and I ended with New Year's Eve.  The timeline is completely up to you.

One of my favorite traditions to document in my December album is our yearly trip to the Christmas Tree Farm.  That trip signals the start of the holiday season and the perfect (for us) 9 + foot tree that we bring home and decorate puts us all in the Christmas spirit.  Other traditions that I love each year: riding around in our pajamas looking at Christmas lights, Christmas Eve being lazy at home, cookies for Santa, and Christmas Day with our families.


Check out the Studio Calico blog for blog entries from other Creative Team members with more inspiration.  You can also pre-order your own December Daily kit here.
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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Studio Calico Project Life Layouts : September Double Scoop

How gorgeous are Studio Calico's September kits?  I had a great time playing with them for my project life layouts this month.  You can check out the Project Life Kit here.

I also got the following add-ons:

Mint Chip

Waffle Cone


4x6 Stamp Set

Add-On Paper

Cards by Kinsey

And here are my layouts:

Animal Kingdom (for my Disney Album) using the Main Kit only:

Week 27:

 Week 32:

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