Thursday, March 27, 2014

Studio Calico Office Hours

Today I am sharing 4 layouts I have made with the Studio Calico Office Hours kits for March. I really liked these kits as they seemed to have the right mix of "girl" and "boy" elements. I have started subbing to all 3 kits as I find myself always wanting them so easier to sub. I try to limit my purchases to just Studio Calico but this month I did have a small order from to buy some of the elements I liked in the Add-on kits (or similar) but did not want to buy the whole kit. (At the bottom of the post, I share my supplies.) here are the 4 layouts I have made so far:

On this layout, I used the flower stamp that came in the main Scrapbook kit. I love that stamp! I inked the stamp with some of the Studio Calico Color Theory inks and did some second generation stamping with them. I have found that the Color Theory inks can give a better solid image if you rub an eraser over the stamp first. I did not do that here as I didn't want it "perfect".

This layout was actually based on a Sketch from Studio Calico's Sketchbook 4. I bought the class at a discount when they had a sale of old classes awhile back. I haven't gotten very far into it but have loved what I saw so far and am glad I purchased it. 

How cute is he? This is actually one of Eli when he was 10 months old (He is now 4)...I say this all the time but it seems like yesterday that he was this little! I used quite a bit of layering under the photo and love the interest that gives to the photo.

This is a fairly simple layout. I used the stamp from the card kit and the Studio Calico Color Theory inks. The Color Theory inks work pretty well with detailed images. The photo is mounted on water color paper that I painted with the Color Theory Something Blue ink. The inks can work like water colors which I like.

Those are the layouts I have created so far with the kits. I am hoping to do a few more before my April kits arrive. As far as what I used, here is a list (with links if available):

From Studio Calico:
- SC Color Theory Ink in Something Blue, Orange County, Blush Crush, and Mint Hint

From (What I purchased to compliment the kits.)
-Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Diecut shapes (They say chipboard but they are die cuts, which I knew before I purchased.)

The rest of the items (letter stickers, enamel dots, wood veneer, ribbon, etc.) were from my stash. I always use a few items from my stash when working with kits.

I hope you are having a good Thursday - Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Layouts for the Scrap Our Stash - Stash A Thon

Happy Saturday! Have you checked out the challenges at the Scrap our Stash - Stash A Thon Birthday Celebration? They are posting challenges every day, and there are some great prizes to be won. My design team layout was the Present challenge, which you can see HERE...But I also have a couple of layouts to show you for some of the other challenges. These layouts were made using the Studio Calico Sugar Rush kit plus quite a few items from my stash.

Sprinkles/Mist Challenge

Cake Liner/Doily Challenge

You can find all the challenges HERE and be sure to link up your entry HERE.

Have a great weekend - Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Scrap Our Stash-Stash A Thon Challnge #4

I am sharing my layout for the Scrap Our Stash Challenge for today. It is as follows:

We all like to give and receive presents.
A present without a bow is like a cake without icing, the finishing touch is missing.  
So for our 4th challenge you are to create a layout, any theme and you must add one or more bows!

Here is my take on this challenge:

For the challenge, I decided to scrap these pictures of my friend, Heidi's little girl, Scarlett, from her 2nd birthday party. A lot of the supplies used are from Studio Calico's Sugar Rush kit. To complete the challenge, I added a bow from Studio Calico's Printshop line. I also colored the little girl image, Cupcake Anya, from The Greeting Farm with Copic markers to match the layout.

Be sure to stop by the Scrap Our Stash blog and enter the challenges this month. There is a challenge every other day and a lot of prizes to be won!

Thanks for stopping by!