Sunday, August 18, 2013


Late July I ran across a great layout on the Studio Calico blog here.  This layout was created by Anna-Maria Wolniak.

What drew me to this layout was the small glassine sack that was used as packaging in the Studio Calico Project Life kit and the title of lost tooth.  And then the gears literally started turning.  I had two folded up napkins, a plastic baggie and a church offering envelope all containing Keaton's baby teeth that had fallen out.

So, I went to rummage my stash for a glassine sack and some supplies.  My final layout has a similar style but much different colors.

Glassine sacks can be purchased also in the Studio Calico Studio Selections.
 This was my first experience using a mist on a 12x12 layout.  I love it!  Now, I will be collecting mists.  I actually put the teeth into the glassine teeth.  I will likely do something similar for the remaining teeth.  The kids will love this as they get older.
I used the frame from my Elle's Studio June limited edition kit.  The red shipping tag came from the Studio Calico Project Life Cumberland Gap add on in June.  The Currently card is by Kristin Tweedale.  Cream/mint Project Life card is from the Studio Calico Project Life Valley High July kit.  All stamps used on this layout are Studio Calico stamps.

I took the photo on my phone with the Rhonna DESIGNS app for Apple.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

A look at my July PL pages

Happy Thursday friends.

I have been crafty this week.

Anyways I was able to get this fun page done.  I just realized by accident last night that I can use PhotoSheet and my Instagrams to print from my Selphy CP760.  Sadly I can only print 4x4 and 2x2 but I am honestly ok with that.  I made this page using mostly Elle's Studio July kit.  I worked in a calendar card, the blue Studio Calico '4' card and a special Persnickety Prints card that is red and white striped.  I used kraft, red, white, blue, mint and black and I really love it!
I am really iffy on this next one.  I really wanted to document a few photos that I had from our week.  I may go back and dig for another photo.  I had a few sweet friends send me some fun cards and I also used the blue chevron card from Elle's Studio Cameron line and all the rest were from my Studio Calico July Valley High PL kit.  I will likely go back and add some more embellishment to this also.
I have never played with Mister Huey's mists before till this layout.  I flipped some of the orange mist onto a few cards,  I am pretty excited about it.  Now I need more mists in my PL colors.  Cards here are Studio Calico Valley High PL kit, Becky Higgins Rad Dad and there are a few cut apart cards from Amy Tan's Ready Set Go line.  This is also my first time using a screenshot of a weather app.  I will be doing lots more of this.  

Now I will go back to waiting for my UPS driver to get here with a package of goodies from Studio Calico.  I am oddly in love with the colors of the Marks &Co kits this month.  I would have loved to actually have their scrapbook kit as well this month, but I am sticking to one kit at month at this point.  See you all soon with my July spreads!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

And so the dreaming begins

Vintage Craft Campers...yes, I said it.  I have my camping roots and my love for vintage and then there is Dear Lizzy.  It all began with this picture.
I have been a Dear Lizzy fan for awhile now. Love her lines, love the feel and love the new Project Life 5th and Frolic Becky Higgins core kit.  I have been sitting and debating the purchase of the kit for a week or two now since I have seen it make it's introduction onto every single PL group I belong to in all the Land of the WWW...but one thing holds me back, I have boys.  It is more pink than I use but I NEED it.  Just have to have it.  

Then something else happened...someone else didn't have a craft room and a lady suggested a vintage camper and then my ADD went into over drive I tell you.  All photos came off of Pinterest.

 Someday, once I own my own home and move out of this townhouse, I will own a vintage craft camper and I will put it in my back yard.  Just saying.

And then these are too cute!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Back to School

Our school system had officially began it's first day of school yesterday on the new balanced calendar.  Back to school on August 1st has its' perks, we get two weeks off for fall break in October and two weeks off for spring break in April.  Luckily, my boys were eager to get back in the groove of school too.

My oldest, Keaton, is starting the second grade and my little man is repeating kindergarten.  My little, Isaiah, has high functioning Autism, ADHD as far as some other minor developmental delays.  He has three years of being at school under his belt.  Two years of their Early Childhood program and a year of full day KG.  While he did a wonderful job last year and worked really hard academically, he struggled still socially at the end of the school year.  We had a little bit of a let down and Isaiah was not able to remain in the same class as last year but I am already hearing wonderful things, he has a sweet new friend named Jacob that he has been playing with.  As for Keaton, he is too social, it is only a matter of time before I get that phone call that my son will not stop talking in class.  

Back to school to mommy means craft time!  Woo Hoo!!  As sweet friend gifted me her Canon Selphy CP760 last week and it had taken me some time to figure out how to use it with my Windows 8 computer.  There are no drivers for this device on a Windows 8 system but there is a trick, download the Windows Vista drivers.  Here is how I learned of the solution to my printing problem.  So, yesterday, I got busy and started printing photos and pulling out all my goodies and creating.
 Page made from contents of my Studio Calico Valley High kit, Planetarium kit and Halley's Comet add on.
 Page made from contents of Studio Calico Valley High kit, Spencer kit and Elle's Studio Cameron goodies.
This page was made with the Pretty Little Studio Nature Walk line.  Lisa Wilkinson had a class where she worked with this mini kit.  Everything else here is all from the line with the exception of the washi and glassine sacks.  I still need to do the journalling on this layout.  

I am ready to get some more pages created!  My goal is to work on more pages this next week.  Also, I am trying to hardest to compile all my goodies for my December Daily.  Thanks to a sweet friend of mine I got a huge crate full of scrappy goodness!  But Cubmaster duty calls and my week will be full of setting up popcorn booths, training sessions, and fall recruitment prep and meetings.  More goodness to come soon.