Thursday, July 28, 2011

a winner and boardwalk from studio calico

my randomly selected blog blitz winner for the bottle of mister huey shine is:

Blogger Marti's World said...

Love, love, love!
July 27, 2011 10:35 PM

marti, please email me at emilygpitts dot gmail dot com and we'll get your bottle of mist to you very soon!  congratulations!

and moving on...

what fun i had with the august studio calico kit boardwalk! i got two add ons, boogie board and tide pool and loved loved loved how well each on complimented the main. the soft greens and aquas were so beautiful, but i didn't really pull them out as much as the red from boogie board. funny how that happens. here's a list of store products that i used this month:

and here are my layouts. this first one used the bluegrass to mist the pink paislee alpha from the tide pool add on. i got that add on because of the BG flowers that stack. i fell in love with the alpha though. it takes the mist SO well and i love all the fun little details that show up when you do mist. i thought i wouldn't like the font, but it grew on me. this layout makes me happy, i love how the circles balanced each other.

 i made this card while driving to utah to pick up my kids from grandpa and grandma's house. we've been doing this for four or five years now, every summer mom goes to CHA, the kids stay with my parents and they love it. they get to see aunties and uncles and cousins. and sometimes, grandma pitts is visiting aunt heather so they get a double grandma dose. i'm so blessed to have a good family on both sides. saturday was my parents' 41st wedding anniversary so i packed the leftovers from the kit and made a couple of cards on the way over. no stitching on the sewing machine, but i loved how they turned out.

made this one in the car too. rather proud of my clever use of the tin pin.

this one, i adore. first the sassafras sunshine broadcast papers make me soooooo happy. second, my son is adorable. he always knows how to make me laugh. and finally, love the stickers in the boogie board add on. i usually find it hard to use stickers, but these were amazing!

i loved this paper from basic grey and wanted to use a large swatch of it. it's hard to get a picture of you running. that's all i'm going to say about that. the title is a song by a ska band, the toasters, i found it very appropriate for my life right now. the quote i found on pinterest and it didn't quite fit around the flower so i used the ellipsis and then hid the rest of it under the flower. it's ok to do things like that :)

and there you have it, my august kit work, in one neat and tidy little post. :)


sillypea said...

You rocked this kit hard this month - love your work! And this is one of my favorite galleries of yours!

arleigh said...

love these!

Mindy Miller said...

Wow! Awesome work with this kit!

Valerie said...

What great pages Emily - particularly digging how you journaled around and uder those Tide Pool flowers.
Your cards are so cute & clever - Love them!