September Kits from Studio Calico – Lost River

Hello and happy September! Today is reveal day for the September kits at Studio Calico (Lost River) and for the 9th month in a row I’ve made some pages using the new digital releases. I paired them up with embellishments from my stash. I was on a roll this month and ended up making 3 hybrid pages last night!

The first one I made is probably my favorite of them all. It’s 8.5″x11″. I printed one of the digital papers on an 8.5″x11″ sheet of matte photo paper, along with a digital stamp that I used for my title (I made it hot pink, because it’s one of my favorite colors ever!).  I had saved that scrap of floral paper from last year (it’s a favorite for sure!!) and then I added embellishments in matching colors. Happy happy!

On this page, I printed the floral frame from this set in blue onto a sheet of patterned paper (cut to 8.5″x12″ to fit into my printer). Then I added some brush lettering in it – this may be my first time using hand lettering on a page, but it won’t be the last for sure! 🙂 Then I added some little envelopes to hide my journaling. The scrapbook kit this month has some little kraft envelopes so I wanted to use something similar from my stash. If you’re curious, the papers and some of the embellishments I used here come from an oldie but goodie – the Antiquary scrapbook kit.
I made this page because I needed the reminder. I’ve been feeling a bit down lately so I resorted to what I do best – scrap therapy!! 🙂

For this last page, I did most of the work on the computer before printing. First, I combined two digital papers – the one with the trees that is my favorite this month!, and the woodgrain one. I also cut out one of the circles from the specialty paper and added it to the background (I was going for a sun effect.. does it look like a sun to you? :)). Then, I cut out one of the lettered sentiments from one of the papers and turned it pink (because.. pink!). Then I also made my title using the Nick alpha. Once my background was ready, I printed it out on an 8.5″x11″ sheet of matte photo paper, added my photo and a couple of embellishments, and I was done.

And that’s that for this month. Happy reveal day! What are you buying, if anything? I’ve got my eyes set on the mini Laina alpha stamp set (here’s the digital version).
I have the original 6″x8″ version (plus the accompanying numbers… I hope they make some for this set too!) and I love it! This 3″x4″ set will be perfect for Project Life/planners!


This is also going to be a great month for classes!
I cannot wait to dig into the new kit workshops for this month! There’s a workshop for each of the scrapbook, documenter and planner kits, and you don’t have to be a subscriber to take the workshop. This month’s teachers are Geralyn Sy (Documenter), Lisa Truesdell (Scrapbook) and Rachel Lim (Planner) – also starting this month there will be additional projects from the CT in the workshops, I can’t want to check them all out!

Also, the 5th class in the Mini Book Library is open – it’s taught by Karen Baker and it’s about making a 5″x7″ binder album. I cannot recommend the bundle enough though – I love the mini book I made from Lisa Truesdell class on traveler’s notebooks!



Celebrate good times! Karen Baker heads up this fifth class in the 2016 Mini Book Library series with inspiring ideas for documenting life’s milestones. Karen uses a premade binder album to create a mini book that allows you to focus all your creativity on the most important part: the story inside. You’ll discover plenty of tips and techniques for filling your album with photos, embellishments, keepsakes, and more that perfectly highlight life’s best moments.
Also, the latest installment in the Day by Day 2016 bundle starts next Monday – Everyday Photography with Marcy Penner.



Get snap happy! Marcy Penner is here to show how to capture more of your everyday story in your photos. Marcy’s tips and tricks will help you unleash your inner photographer and inspire you to get creative with how you document your daily memories. You’ll discover fun and simple ways to set up your shots, edit photos on your phone, and organize them so that you can always find what you need. To wrap up the class, Marcy will share some creative ideas for using your photos in a Documenter spread!

Finally, I am super intrigued by the Cut and Paste class:


Create your own unique work of art with just bits of paper, scissors, and words! In this class, Katie Licht shares her passion for transforming a blank journal page into a masterpiece of colors, layers, and patterns. Katie’s tips and techniques will help you discover how to unlock your creative potential and see how easy it is to use paint, paper, and more to create meaningful art journal layouts!

This class also comes with a free stamp set (while supplies last) so check it out! I can’t wait to get my paints out for this class!

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