Thursday, August 22, 2013

2012 favorites

To read more about how I keep track of my older Studio Calico kit layouts, read my post below. Now it's time for my 2012 favorites! My favorite kit was Elmwood Park. And here are the 2012 layouts I like best:

To see the rest of the mini, go here!
 Stay tuned for my 2013 faves, and perhaps a give away.


Monday, August 19, 2013

Back in 2011

When buying kits I like to be in controle of how many projects I get from each kit. I want to feel that I'm getting my money's worth! So I keep a file on my laptop that has three files inside that says 2011, 2012 and 2013. Within those files I have files with the names of all the Studio Calico kits for that year. And that's where I keep the photos of all the projects I've made using the kits. It's fun to go back and look at what I made then and how the kits have changed. And to see if I have changed! Going back and looking at some of the layouts I didn't like that much at the time, I now realize I don't care so much about that anymore. I read the journaling and remember the stories instead. 

But still, I decided to share my favorite projects from 2011. I started my sub with Paper Moon. My favorite kit from 2011 was Field Guide.

Picking these out made me realize I really should focus on the simple layouts, because those are the ones I like best. I will be sharing my 2012 favorites later in the week!


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Some Marks & Co

I have tons aof photos to scrap, but I've been working on PL so much I scrapbook much less these days. Here are two layouts I've made using the new SC kit Marks & Co.

Materials: Marks & Co scrapbook and PL kits, Steinbeck and Salinger addons, Marks & Co "Hello Forever" printables, Mister Huey's in Inky Black

I learned a trick from Tina Aszmus on how to make an easy collage using just your phone. I took a sequence of pics of my son goofing around, then I did a screen shot of my pictures folder. I then edited the screen shot in the Afterglow app. So easy!


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Using your bad conscience for a good deed

There was recently a thread in the Studio Calico forum on how many kits we had put away unfinished. I counted 13 out of 27. I'd like to have a better kill percentage for sure! A friend of mine had asked me to make 20 Christmas cards for her, so I though "PERFECT!". I'll bring out the 2012 December kit and make some cards. So here I was making Christmas cards in August. A lot less stressful than making them in December. Here are my two favorites:


Monday, August 5, 2013

The Toolbox class

I have been asking for digi-class at Studio Calico for a long time. Finally it's here! It's not all digi but I'm really looking forwards to working with the class files. After watching the first video I jumped right in and made my first digi layout. This was fun!


Sunday, August 4, 2013

More PL

As I was doing my January PL page I was having a bit of a dejavu feeling. I finished the page, and continued on to February. As I was looking through my photos deciding what to print, the dejavu got stronger. And I thought "No, it's not dejavu. I HAVE printed these pictures before." So I go back and take my album out and yes. I had already done January and February. 

I like the new January page much better so I tried to rescue a few PL cards from the old page, but it didn't really go well. Now I feel so wasteful! Argh! Mad at myself for being senile.

So here they are. The re-made pages...

Materials: SC PL kits "Roundabout" and "Valley High", tags from Bananafish Studio, printables and digi stamps from Studio Calico, additional stamps from Ali Edwards Tecnique Tuesday and the SC "Inked" class

I wanted to the photo from my son's birthday party but it was so busy, it didn't fit in. So I uploaded it to Picmonkey and edited it to B&W except for the balloons. I love the effect!