Wednesday, March 30, 2011

sharing my studio calico april kit

i loved every single layout i made with this month's kits. i loved the kits. and so did everyone else. they are all gone, except for happy refrain. you have a couple more days to order things before the boxes start shipping, so if you're on the fence, i'd hurry. ;)

i forgot to edit the photo of the hidden journaling. the top flap of polkas slides up from under the twine to expose a bunch of journaling space, filled with the story of how i met my husband in college. he was a biochemistry major and when he saw this paper, he gave me the idea for the page. there's a song by a group that i can't remember just now called, "it's all about chemistry." he loves the song. i love that he came up with a great idea for a page. usually his ideas for me are a bit off the wall and never make it any further than an eye roll from me. i zinged a few of the letters with powder, rouge, and mustard to add some playful color to the page. so happy about how the pink paislee wood letters took the zing. really nice. 


note that i found this picture all crumpled up in the garbage can. can you see the fold right down the middle of e's face? i've had it floating around for years. here's how things happened for this page: i was taking apart the maya chipboard words so i could get the smile one for a page. i took them off the chain and just set them all down. they were piled up in a similar fashion to what you see here, it looked very cool. being in love with zing now, i decided to emboss each word the same color. i usually don't go with this much sameness, but i really like how it turned out. i just pressed each word into my versamark pad, making sure they were good and covered, sprinkled the white zing over the word, tapped off the extra, then used the heat gun to melt the powder (a hair dryer won't work. i've tried...) i had to emboss twice to get a nice smooth look. i also embossed the metal flag from pink paislee (worked like a charm in case you're wondering). the tags that came in the kit were so much fun! i sprayed this one with mister huey in applejack, then stitched the dickens out of it. it's a really simple layout, but it makes me happy every time i see it. that boy.

this was going to be a very simple page, but that changed somewhere around strip number 42. :) it's really all about the journaling, so the fact that the page turned out so well is just an extra bonus in my book. i think i'm having a hard time with my kids growing up...



my final for the kit, i love how easily this one came together. again, i zinged the metal flag, and the crop-a-dile works wonders when you need holes in metal. punch punch and it was done. i loved the websters pages stripe, i think it makes the clouds rather whimsical :) the tag is misted with mister huey clover, a bit more yellow than applejack, a perfect match for the exclusive cosmo cricket polka paper. loved.


and there you have it my friends. i completely enjoyed this month's kits. and we're already ordering for may. i got all four add ons for may. i have done that 3 times in the last 3+ years of being a member at studio calico. i just really loved every add on. you can't say you weren't warned :) until next time.


10 comments:

Nati Tristan said...

all of your work is fantabulous!!! love your designs!

Monika Wright said...

of course these layouts are all super, but you ending with, "Don't say I didn't warn you!" just made my day!

lisatoronto said...

Love these...the "Chemistry" one made my pinboard. :)

Natasja said...

They are all awesome my friend :)

marcy said...

wow, you killed it this month emily!!

Michelle Clement said...

Cute stuff, Emily! :) The yellow one is my fave - awesome! PS - I started drafting the bookshelf post yesterday, just for you!! :) It's almost ready! lol.

Keshet said...

Oh man, now I can't wait to see May!

ArlaMo said...

Quickly was my hands down favorite this month, probably because I, too, am having a bit of difficulty with my kids getting older.

Kelly Noel said...

i really loved your layouts this month, em! the journaling on quickly made me tear up...so sad how fast they grow up! and i love the way you layered those maya chip words and painted them white..so fun!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Awesome pages. All of them! You are so creative. Love reading your stories!