Friday, January 29, 2010

enjoying baker's dozen from studio calico

i feel like i didn't get enough time to spend creating with this kit. too many other things to get done before i left for CHA. but i am incredibly happy with my layouts because of the moments that they documented. this one is my favorite, it's so very simple, and the picture is not great, but it is so us. we'd gone on a walk on MLK Jr. day and i happened to bring my camera. the afternoon shadows were lovely, we were walking side by side along the path, i made everyone stop so i could take a picture. it captures the feeling perfectly. love the stage our family is in right now. it's crazy busy, but very fulfilling. i used the AC slick writer to write on the crate stickers, very important when you have a shiny surface you need to write on.i painted, misted, and stitched on this one. it was so much fun to create this one, it just kind of fell into place. not counting paint drying time, it took about 30 minutes. i love that. the MM bling circle kept losing gems, so i started gluing them onto the layout :)

i was getting ready to leave for the week in CA and was already missing my family. putting this together probably didn't help my sense of homesickness, but i really liked how colorful it turned out. that journaling stamp is going to be a favorite of mine, i just have a feeling. i used this ink for the pink ampersand. that stamp was a free one if you bought an add on a few months ago.

all in all, i loved this kit and the add ons. and seeing that they sold out in no time at all, i'm betting it's going to be a favorite of a lot of other studio calico members. i am excited to see what everyone comes up with, there was so much to play with, it really lived up to its name of baker's dozen.

now i'm anxiously awaiting the march kit, it's such a happy kit and there's something i'm REALLY excited about playing with in it... but that's all i can say. :)

but until then, i'll upload some photos of the week in CA. so much fun!

9 comments:

Jen said...

Love them all!

Gretchen said...

love the layouts Emily!!

lisa truesdell said...

lovelovelove. prelude is my fave. =)

Mary Kay said...

Sigh. Makes me want to create again.

Lydia said...

Great pages Emily, Love the pleated paper!!

Mandy said...

Beautiful layouts as always mle!!Love Prelude it's one of my new favs!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

gorgeous gorgeous. moments perfectly captured. :)

Shemaine Smith said...

Emily, it was so great to meet you Tues eve during CHA! I love your work posted here but I especially love your amazing personality and kindness.

*reyanna klein* said...

These are so lovely! And that one of Annie... wow, she is breathtaking! And she looks just like a little Em! :-D Beautiful work this month! Well, every month. LOL. Awesome work! :-)