it's that time again - the new studio calico kit is live! GLEE CLUB has a fun mix of just released goodies and oodles of exclusive items (like that woodgrain alpha, be still my heart). i picked up all 4 add-ons this month but DEBATE TEAM was my favorite.
this page uses just GLEE CLUB. but if you can, grab more patterned paper because you'll want a second sheet of that yellow chevron! as i mentioned before, i ended up cutting out the bits behind my photos so i could use it on other projects. and am now on the hunt for another sheet. i used 3 of my favorites from the exclusives on this page - borders from the sassafras sticker sheet, the woodgrain alpha & the blue SC paper.
(GLEE CLUB + oyster divine twine + ek success bumpy road border punch + ek success big scallop border punch + martha vintage doily punch + pti tiny tags die + tiny attacher + 14mm & 20mm button maker)
i am terrible about scrapping halloween - a quick glance through my archives seems to say that i haven't in 2 or 3 years. nice. so THESPIANS was a nice little kick in the pants to scrap some of the pics that have acculumated in that time. i may have to make more pages with it. ;) also loving the starry night punch - i scattered the little stars on a couple of my pages, and used the negative punched image on this one. that moon is just too sweet.
i was trading vacation stories with a friend after school one day, and he mentioned how his kids became closer while they were away this summer. i definitely see this with my boys, too. it was a good push to use these photos of them working together on the beach at lake michigan to record those thoughts. i ended up with a lot of white space on this page, but it just felt right. i love how the stripes in the basic grey paper from GLEE CLUB bring all the others colors on the page together.
(GLEE CLUB + DEBATE TEAM + HOME EC + mister huey's classic white + mister huey's clay + mister huey's shine + amy tangerine sticker book + oyster divine twine + pti button dies + fiskars starry night punch + tiny attacher)
this photo just makes me happy - and so does this page. i start with this as an inspiration piece - totally in love with the colors and feel. i stamped the birch trees on patterned paper and then cut them out and layered them over the same pp, matching up the design. loving the look.
(GLEE CLUB + PEP SQUAD + DEBATE TEAM + HOME EC + foam adhesive + amy tangerine sticker book + lemon divine twine + 20mm button maker + pumice stone ink + ms vintage doily punch + pti tag die + tiny attacher)
and a wee little mini. i printed these photos almost a year ago - i had wanted to make a mini with last october's kit, but it never came together. i finally got tired of moving them around everytime i cleaned and commited to actually DOING a book. i'll be posting the completed inside pages + a how to on this mini on monday. =)
just a quick PSA : this amy tangerine sticker book sold out in a FLASH at reveal - SC *will* be restocking it. as soon as there's more info on when that will be, i'll let you know. i used it on many of my projects this month and still have a ton of stickers left that i can't wait to use.
one more thing before i end this post - have you heard about ella publishing's boot camp? here's the details :
Spend six days in an intensive scrapbooking Boot Camp this fall, where four expert Drill Instructors will lead you through a series of 10-minute drills that are designed to jumpstart your creativity, excercise your scrapbooking muscles, get that scrap-bootie in shape, and give you starting points for a minimum of 12 awesome scrapbook pages! Drill instructors: Maggie Holmes, Nichol Magouirk, Lisa Dickinson, Angie Lucas, Wendy Smedley
What You'll Get
12 exclusive video drills to get your scrap-bootie in shape! (one each morning, one each evening)
4 expert drill sergeants (in the areas of journaling, stamping, photo effects, and design)
6 bonus lunch-time inspiration sessions with Wendy Smedley
40 minutes of coached scrapbooking challenges per day
a place to upload your work and connect with other scrapbookers
concrete challenges that result in meaningful layouts
daily challenges, bonus downloads, sponsor prizes, and more
email reminders that it's time to suit up and get ready to scrap!
1 exciting online event that includes HOURS of inspiration and fun
(all for $1.64 per video!)
i've had the privilege of working with each of the drill instructors at different times, and they are all wonderful, inspiring teachers. angie and wendy have put together a fun recruitment video to tell you more about the event - you'll find it here on the registration page. =)
if you're interested in attending bootcamp, i have a special offer for my blog readers! enter the code PINKCAMO to save an additional $2 off the event price. this coupon code expires september 5th, but if you use it by wednesday, august 31st, you can save $5 total off the registration price. not a bad deal.
and with that.. i'm off to bed. we have ball games at 10, 12 and 2 tomorrow. this baseball mama needs her sleep!