Friday, April 29, 2016

Goodbye April

Hello and happy Friday! It's new release day at The Lilypad and I used some of the new products to make a monthly recap for April.


Credits:
April Insta Review Template by Scrapping by Liz
#WoodBeGood v.2 papers by Allison Pennington


This was a good month indeed!


Have a great weekend!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Kill My Studio Calico Kit: December - Lollipop Guild

Hello and welcome back for another month of Kill My Studio Calico Kit! This is the sixth installment of this series, and in total I have made a whopping 83 layouts. Yay me!
This month I only got the Studio Calico scrapbook main kit, Lollipop Guild ($34.99), and then I recently bought the Tin Man embellishment kit $7 at last month's kit sale.


Notes: I love the colors of this month's papers! And the embellishments are so much fun - the gold dipped letters, the vellum shapes, the black words and the stamp stickers - I love them all.
The stamp in the embellishment kit is awesome!

Kill my Studio Calico kit is a monthly series I started on my blog to hold myself accountable and use up my kits. You can subscribe to the Studio Calico Scrapbook kit here.

Status: killed!
I made 10 layouts (6 12"x12",10 8.5"x11"), for a total of $41.99, or $4.2/page. I supplemented the kit with some embellishments from the Project Life kit, plus some items from my stash (stamps, and the odd embellishment). Here's a roundup of all the pages I made:


And here is what I have left:


Leftovers: I am pretty sure this is the most I have ever killed a kit! I likely have enough to make one more page using that red paper that was one of my favorites this month. This month I didn't have to use any card stock from my stash.

And here is what I made with the kit.


This page makes me happy! I used a favorite photo and I just love the juxtaposition of black, red and gold.


The bold papers in this kit are just right up my alley! Here I also added a printable from The Lilypad for the left page, while the right page is all using the Lollipop Guild scrapbook kit and the Tin Man add on. Here's a look at the right page on its own:


Those stickers were perfect for a page about New York City!
The rest of the pages were done all in one day.. I was on a roll for sure! :)


This page was done with the main kit only. I used the vellum, rubber and enamel stars in the kit, and cut some more from patterned paper.


This page is a tribute to my mom, who is the best! This page is done with the scrapbook main kit only, plus some plastic tickets from the Project Life kit.


I tried something different on this page, and I love how it turned out! I used some acrylic paint on the background, and sprinkled some glitter on top. I thought the Tour Eiffel went well with the French theme of the page. The gold "cheers" word comes from the Project Life kit.


Here I used the Maggie alpha for the title (it's out of stock unfortunately), as well as the stamp set from the Tin Man add on stamped with the silver pigment ink that came with it.


On this page I used some bits left over from the previous month - the background and the red papers.


This is one of my favorite pages with this month's kit - I just love the colors. It's not a mix of colors I would have paired on my own, but I absolutely love it! I used the gold alphas from the Canyonlands kit and some puffy gold stars and dots from my stash.


The patterned paper I used for the background is really busy, but I love the look! I used a glassine bag to tone down the area behind the photo. I used some gold letters leftover from the previous month's kit. Every year we go out after the traditional Messiah concert, and this is what this page is about.


For the last page I put together most of the remaining bits and scraps of paper I had left. Again, not a traditional color scheme for Christmas, but it totally works for me! The colored rubber stars are from the Project Life kit.

And that wraps up this month! Are you enjoying this blog series? Should I keep going? Leave me a comment and let me know!
You can subscribe to the Studio Calico Scrapbook kit here.

Friday, April 22, 2016

April MPM at The Lilypad: Bloom

I know I say it every month... but this month's Memory Pockets Monthly collection from The Lilypad is my favorite!



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I mean... those red and green shades are just the best!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Happy Wednesday!

Hello and happy Wednesday! Halfway through the week, and the weekend couldn't come sooner! I have two projects to share with you today. The first one is a notecard set I made for the April Project Parade at The Lilypad.


Credits:
Pen and Wash Spring by Lynn Grieveson

I used my Silhouette to cut out the flowers and just laid them on top of kraft card bases. I love how they turned out!
Next, I made a page with some products that are 50% off today for the weekly Something Old, Something New sale!



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I hope you have a great rest of the week!

Friday, April 15, 2016

April Mixed Media Monthly at The Lilypad

I'm so excited for today's Mixed Media Monthly (M3) release at The Lilypad!



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On the first page, I combined the M3 main kit with some of the fabulous add ons. This month's theme is calm / passing the storm, and all the rain elements worked perfectly to document a very rainy but lovely day we had in New York City last week.



Credits:
Sketchbook 9 and Rainy Wordart by Lynne-Marie


It's hard to pick a favorite in the M3 collection, but it's probably the paper backgrounds - there is so much variety and they are the best way to stat your page! This month, they even included a coloring page. I have never done coloring (or at least the adult coloring trend that is so popular right now), but as soon as I saw this page I knew I wanted to try it. It's such a cool design! So I did, and used it for this 2-page layout:


Credits:
Coloring page from the Mixed Media Monthly main kit- Apr. 16 from The Lilypad (left page)
Lollipop Guild scrapbook kit from Studio Calico (right page)

Here's a closer look to the coloring page:


I printed it on heavy cardstock and then added my coloring - first with markers, and then with watercolors (my favorite). I decided not to fill th whole page because I loved the black&white look too. I love how it turned out! And it was the perfect complement for the right page, which is all made with physical scrapbook products.


I love that busy background and how it's toned down by the colored page on the left.


Thanks for stopping by, and have a great end of the week!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Film Club Kits at Studio Calico

Keeping up with what has become a new tradition this year, I made a page with the digital releases from Studio Calico and I am happy to share it with you today - reveal day! Shopping starts at 12 PM EST for subscribers and at 3 PM EST for everyone else, but the digitals are already for sale so no need to wait any longer!


I had so much fun making this page! I started out with a smaller 6"x8" canvas and layered some printables from this month's digital releases (the 3x3 Neon Words cards and pieces of the 12x12 digital papers, as well as the printables by Hello Forever and In A Creative Bubble). I added some embellishments from the kits I picked up at the recent past kit sale - Nes Verk, BRB and Canal Street. I loved all the pops of color and decided to add them to a 12x12 white background to make them pop even more.


Here's a closer look at the details.


Happy Reveal day!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Happy April!

Hello and happy April! Still can't believe we're a quarter through the year already... today is release day for the April BYOC (build your own collab) at The Lilypad! Here's what I made.



Lift of At Last by KarenB for the April Scraplift challenge
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Milestone papers and Milestone elements by One Little Bird

Happy end of the week!