Jan 28, 2013

Studio Calico Reveal Front Row

It's Reveal Time! The new Studio Calico Front Row Kits  are available now online. This month I made 4 Project Life Spreads. I loved the colors again this month and I love how Studio Calico coordinates them through their collections! I got the Project Life Kit, The Main Kit, The Card Kit, and 2 Add - ons.

My first Project Life layout that I'm going to share with you is using only the Project Life Kit.

I had so much fun learning how to use my Cameo this month that I wore out the cutting mat! The new cut files this month are awesome!!! I have now realized the capabilities of this machine! It is amazing! I am on pins and needles waiting for my new cutting mats to get here!! One of my favorite things about the Cameo is that I can combine the digital labels from Studio Calico that coordinates with their kits and then do a print and cut... and my printer does the printing then the Cameo recognizes the print marks and cuts it to perfection. This month I got the Sticker paper for my labels..... it was AHHMAZZINGG!!

My second Project Life layout spread I decided to include as an insert within week 2. All of the elements used on these pages are from the Project Life main kit. I also used both digital printables, the project life digital brush stamps, and the cut files.
I was out running errands and when I came home, I found my girls and husband outside in the backyard. I asked them in they were having fun playing in the leaves. My oldest daughter who is five years old looked at me kinda funny and said, "No mom were cleaning up the yard for spring, but we're having fun raking the leaves, you should always have fun while you work" .... she paused... thought for a moment, then said, "because life's too short to be unhappy so we are having fun while we work." Then my youngest daughter looked at her and then me and said, "I'm going to be happy and play in the leaves!" My husband turned up the music and we had a leaf party.

The story was so sweet and pictures so fun I knew I wanted to dedicate an entire spread/insert to the story. I used Becky Higgins Design G & 5x7 horizontal Photo Protectors for my layouts.

I wanted to highlight that my oldest daughter was happiest working and raking the leaves, while my youngest was throwing the leaves and dancing around, so I enlarged a photo of each daughter to a 6x8 to make it the focal point of their respective page. Because there was no spot that size I trimmed the photo in half so I had two 4x6 horizontal photos that fit into the appropriate spaces. I also had more horizontal photos that I wanted to include so I divided both lower vertical 4x6 spaces with my sewing machine using a straight stitch into 3x4 horizontal spaces.

 My third layout at Studio Calico this month is Beach Week. 
This week will actually go into my 2012 album. This Project Life week covers the first week of our family vacation. I had so much fun mixing pieces from the Main Kit, Big ScreenMatinee, & Junior Mints to come up with a travel/happy/beach spread that feels fresh and summery even though the kit was designed in February. I mixed Project Life Cards with the Digital Printables from the Bright Ideas class... that totally rocked my world and kicked off the color scheme for the week.

My Fourth Project Life Layout at Studio Calico this month is made with the Project Life KitThe Card Kit, and The Popcorn Add-on kit. 
This Project Life layout is from our beach vacation and is one of my most favorite to date. When we received the February Kits and I saw the, "I Love You to the Moon and Back" PL card I knew instantly that I wanted to use it for the moment we went to the beach for the first time. It was late afternoon, the sun was starting to set and the moon had already risen.... when my oldest daughter saw the moon she looked up at me and said, "Mama it is a special day the moon came out at day to welcome us to the beach! He knows that you and daddy loves us to the moon and back" I'll never forget that moment....


  1. Love your blog and your layouts! Such inspiration! Thinking about getting in on this studio calico thing ;)

  2. I always love your project life layouts - the moments you capture on your camera are awesome.


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