Wednesday, December 29, 2010

with the who's who--large print edition

the studio calico january kit, who's who is up and available! if you've been waffling, i strongly urge you to get it. the SC exclusive papers were absolutely some of my most used and loved ever. that birch wood paper is such a fun neutral, and the B side is the perfect geometric print. i also loved the yellow flower paper, the same design as one paper from the anthology line. it's B side is green woodgrain and a grid, i didn't get that side used, but i know i will!  knowing i wanted to use both sides of each paper, i got more SC paper, and that specific add on sold out in minutes! you can still get extra SC paper when you order the more patterned paper add on though :) 

the bookshelf stamp has amazing possibilities, i love how it looks in repeat. absolute genius. i wish i could pinpoint what exactly made this kit shine for me, but i can't. it was just an amazing kit.  

i ordered the betty crocker add on solely because of these sassafras chipboard stickers. i liked the papers in the kit, but i'd spied these whimsical flowers at CHA and knew they'd be mine. they were well worth the wait. i could have used up both sheets, but had to restrain myself, because with a kit layout, i have to feature other product you know :) i knew i wanted to use the negative space of the chipboard for one of my designs so i popped out all the shapes and put them in a baggie, then misted over the chipboard. i then started adding small bits and pieces until it felt right. this is my youngest sister and her husband, it's kind of a letter to her about what a good choice she made when she said yes to ryan. :)

who's who •betty crocker • mister huey calico white

this next layout made me want to paint everything. i love the whimsical feel of mary englebrite artwork. the whimsical feel of the sassafras chipboard was begging for it. this layout captures something i know i'll forget when my boy is a big strapping man. this is what i love about scrapping.

betty crocker • blank canvas paint • charcoal black paint
this is my lovely sister julia. she's always been the one who loved giving kisses. i was the one who always cringed, so she'd chase me in delight. now we live miles apart and she will always end her phone conversations with a "MUAH!"  i finally decided to embrace it. and it's fun to do. this layout just kept evolving, i'd add something, take something away, glue things down, and viola! it was finished. no real strong design element, just a layout i love. the misted butterflies matched the sassafras paper PERFECTLY. if you don't already have lunch tray and sunshine in the mister huey variety, they are definitely ones i use often.

and this one, i think it may be one of my all time favorite layouts ever. i pushed paper around for a few hours, then it finally just worked when i stacked the bookshelf stamp like this. it has the story of how my parents met, she'd noticed him in church, a few weeks later he sat down next to her in sunday school, he started nodding off and over in her direction. she finally nudged him and suggested he put the chair's desk up and sleep on that. he did just as she suggested :) very sweet story.

who's who • fired brick ink

a few months ago i stamped all the inks and sprayed all the mists i have in my possession on a 2x3 card. every time i get a new kit, i pull out my ring of inks and mists and match them to the kit. i pull out all the products that would work so i have them close at hand. here's what i pulled to work with this month's kits (products actually used are under each layout):

you can order anything from the shop until the 3rd of january and only pay the first shipping charge, so if you've already ordered stuff, the next order will not incur shipping. sweet deal, huh?

finally, did you know studio calico has been teaching classes at CKCs this past year? if you didn't live close enough to attend one of these, you are in luck! there are a few class kits left over, and april's offering them at a great discount! there is an exclusive SC stamp, not available any other place, click on the image to find out more about this kit.


Natalie Elphinstone said...

I absolutely adored your gallery this month (not that I don't normally!) but this has got to be one of my favorites! Especially love the one with the misted negative from the Sass chipboard. Brilliant!

j.leija said...

i tweeted about your "the story of them" layout. it was my favorite who's who layout! i love the enlarged photo and the fact that their initials are on the tree trunk. how ingenious!

Keshet said...

So beautiful as always!

alexandra s.m. said...

What a rich post and great L.Os Emily!
I wish you all the BEST for the new year!!

Amy Sorensen said...

I've never bought a SC kit before, but your post inspired me! (Plus I really, really wanted that book stamp!) lovely layouts!

lisa truesdell said...

i so love that butterfly page, em - these are beautiful!

Revlie said...

ahh!! i so love your work. cannot wait to get the kit!!