yes, i'm late with my studio calico layouts. but i have an excuse. i spent the end of last week in bowling green for a whirlwind kit planning session. we spent 90% of the time i was there on this couch surrounded by laptops, catalogs, samples, sonic drinks and babies. and i am REALLY excited about what we put together!!!
i got home just in time for a last 4 year old hug, and then spent yesterday celebrating FIVE. but that will get its own post once i get the photos off my camera. =)
so. on to summer of '69. the colors in these kits... so pretty. they were absolutely perfect for my vacation photos! kits went quickly this month, but the six string addon is still available, as are most of the new OA woodland park embellishments in the shop. the washi tape, brads and alpha stickers are my favorite. and don't forget to peek at page two - there are the new project life stamp sets (foodie and school) and the studio calico hex mask!
moments (good ones) : those circles in the studio calico exclusive patterned paper were just begging to be filled with bits and pieces, right??? i printed my photos at 2x2in and then used a circle punch on them. i added some diecuts and some of the printables to the other circles, then added a larger photo next to all of it.
gotcha : i loved the rainbow of brights in this months kits - and since i couldn't pick a favorite paper, i decided to use them all in the title of my page. this diecut index card with the arrow made me so happy, and it was the perfect place to add my title. it's hard to see here, but i used the new 12x12 starburst mask with mister huey's shine on the background. it's the perfect accent for a page about a splash park.
yep. insta-addiction knows no age. my boys are digging it. even in minnesota, the land of a zillion angry mosquoitoes. ;) the hearts along the side were a leftover from another project - i layered paper and washi under them and love the effect! this is why i hate to clean my desk, you never know what gems you'll find in the mess.
here : this is the one photo that i feel kind of sums up our vacation earlier this month... it just captures all the right feelings. i used one of the exclusives files from the trendspotting class to make the background, then layered the hambly clouds over the top. i had such fun w/ the background that i forgot to leave enough room for everything i wanted to say, so i added a tag with journaling - it's close enough to the top of the page that i'll be able to reach into the page protector to pull it out without any problem.
just a reminder - TRENDSPOTTING registration closes on 7.31 at midnight EST. we're working on putting the finishing touches on the first couple weeks of PDFs right now and oooooooooooh man. i'm really happy with what we've put together!!! each of the 12 trends will have 4 samples - 3 layouts (one using the trend as an accent, one with the trend as a focal point and one with the trend as a background) & 1 card. each PDF will also contain a step by step tutorial. i am so excited to get into the classroom and sharing ideas and hope you'll be joining me and kelly!!
happy happy monday! =) i'm back to the business of real life today... taking care of some work projects and house projects and chilling with the boys. here's to getting it all done!