Studio Calico November Kits: Sonnet

Hello and happy November! The Sonnet kits go for sale today at Studio Calico, and I got a head start using some of the digital products for this month.

This is an 8.5″x11″ hybrid page. I used the 12″x12″ Sonnet digital papers and the Sonnet 6″x8″ digital stamp on the background, which was printed on a piece of cardstock.

Then I added some embellishments from my stash – wood veneer letters, chipboard stars and sequins.

Also… did you hear about the latest stamp subscription from Studio Calico? It’s a 6″x8″ stamp set.

You can subscribe here.
It’s a really nice set, I see many used for the numbers – birthdays, milestones, year in review (like how I used it for the pumpkin patch, but with some photos that recap your year)…

Have a good start of the month!! Only 2 months left to wrap up 2016!

Around the World

Sahlin Studio and Britt-ish Designs have put together an awesome Project Mouse: Around the World collection – 11 countries are represented! You can also purchase the countries individually if you want.


Project Mouse (World): Italy by Sahlin Studio and Britt-ish Designs

I pulled out some of my travel photos to use with this collection.

Project Mouse (World): Italy by Sahlin Studio and Britt-ish Designs
Project Mouse (World): Japan by Sahlin Studio and Britt-ish Designs
Project Mouse (World): Morocco by Sahlin Studio and Britt-ish Designs

Such happy memories!


Project Mouse (World): China by Sahlin Studio and Britt-ish Designs

Here are some details:

I added some stamping too using the Asia stamp set.

Have a great weekend!

August Kits at Studio Calico: Young at Heart

Hello and happy August! As has been my tradition since January, I made a couple of hybrid pages using the digital releases from Studio Calico for the Young at Heart August kits. They are both 8.5″x11″. From what I’ve seen of the kits, this is going to be a good month!

To make this page, I used these digital products:

The background was made repeating one of the journal cards from this set, and the hearts are cut out from another of the cards. I recolored the labels to match.

I stamped the title using an old 6×8 alpha stamp called Oliver, and since the colors turned out to be brighter than I expected (I blame it on the matte photo paper, which is awesome for printing, less awesome for stamping), I added some vellum to the bottom of the page to tone it down. I love the result!

To make this page, I used these digital products:

I fell in love with the design and colors of this greeting card by Jasmine Jones, so I used it as my background, combined with one of the 12×12 digital papers and a printable word strip.

I hope you have a great start of the week and month!

Happy Wednesday!

Hello and happy Wednesday! Halfway through the week, and the weekend couldn’t come sooner! I have two projects to share with you today. The first one is a notecard set I made for the April Project Parade at The Lilypad.

Pen and Wash Spring by Lynn Grieveson

I used my Silhouette to cut out the flowers and just laid them on top of kraft card bases. I love how they turned out!
Next, I made a page with some products that are 50% off today for the weekly Something Old, Something New sale!


I hope you have a great rest of the week!

Studio Calico February Kits

Hello and happy February! It’s Reveal Day at Studio Calico for the Savannah kits, and to get in the mood for these lovely new kits I have made a page with some of the digital printables.

The hard part was to get my husband to pose in the photo.. plus it’s been so dark here lately! In fact, this is an older photo, so I will swap it out as soon as we take new pictures. I’m hoping today is the day! 🙂

The 3″x3″ card printable set I used also is available as a physical product (starting at noon EST today if you are a subscriber, and at 3 PM EST for everyone). I resized the cards at 2.5″ for my page prior to printing them out. I cut out all the labels with my Silhouette so they are ready to go – super handy for Project Life with the Documenter kit! I love that they come with a blank version and a version with some pre-printed words on the labels – I chose to print the latter.

I also used some heart puffy stickers and an old stamp to finish this page.

For the cards that say “I love you”, I used my newly discovered foiling technique.

Happy Reveal Day!
If you want to start a new six- or 12-month subscription you can get a new Hello Forever planner ($54.99 value) for free in your choice of color. Just use GRAYSTONEFREE, MELONFREE or CLEARSKYFREE at checkout in the promo code box. 🙂 Offer valid this month only!

Hello Friday

Hello and happy Friday! I have a bunch of fun, colorful pages to share today, made with the new releases from The Lilypad (20% off through the weekend)!


All of Me Loves Dressed Down Templates by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
Glitz Girl kit and Glitz journal cards by Lynn Grieveson Designs

It’s also the day of the release of the Memory Pockets Monthly collection, which is absolutely fantastic this month!


I had to cut of my poor husband’s head in this photo because there was a lamp right behind him that looked like it was on his head – ugh! I hate when that happens, and of course I didn’t catch it at the time I took the photo.

Finally, I made a hybrid page using the MPM add ons by Sahlin Studio.



Not your typical snow colors… but I love how it turned out!

Have a wonderful end of the week!

ETA: and I scrapped one more over the weekend!


Drama Queen Adore by Valorie Wibbens
Adorable: So Transparent by Allison Pennington

Mid-Week Inspiration

Hello and happy Wednesday!
I have a few projects to share with you  today. First off, a page made with some products that are 50% off today at The Lilypad.


Next, a fun project I made in preparation for Halloween. You can also see a lot more inspiration here!

Made using Thirty One by Amber La Bau and Sara Gleason.

And finally, a page I made just because. 🙂


Sugarcoated by One Little Bird

Have a great rest of the week!

December Daily 2015

Is it too early to think about Christmas? I think it is… but at the same time I couldn’t resist get some of my Christmas supplies out to scrap a tradition of years past using some of the latest December Daily products by Ali Edwards.

The icons I used on those 9 circles come from the December Daily Icon Digital Stamp. And since they are digital brushes, I could make them exactly the size I needed for my page. I also added colors to some of them in a traditional Christmas scheme.

I added some of my oh-so-hoarded Christmas embellishments, and the page was done.

I love how it turned out!

Black & White Story Kit

Today I am sharing a page made with this month’s Digital Story Kit from Ali Edwards. If you purchase either the digital or physical story kit or the stamp, you get access to the online content – inspiration and story sparks from Ali about the month’s theme.
This month’s theme – black & white – really resonated with me, and I made this page to reflect a bit about who I am.

This is a hybrid page made with the digital Story Kit. The background was made by repeating one of the journaling cards. I just added a couple embellishments to add a pop of color and texture.