Thursday, October 23, 2014

Walden...the Studio Calico November sneaks

I can't believe I'm typing "November."




seriously crazy.

The only thing that makes the scary-fast passage of time even slightly manageable is that it's almost time for the Studio Calico November Reveal.

November's Walden kits are absolutely gorgeous. Gorgeous. Just take a look at this mood board...

photo credits at end of post

...beautiful colors, right?

And here are my layout sneaks...I hope I've done this kit justice...

Main Kit + Printables

Main Kit ONLY

Main Kit + Baker Bridge Add-On

Pine Hill Add-On ONLY

I really think these may be my favorite kits ever. I know I say that pretty much every month, but it's always true. They get better and better with each one.

If you're new to the whole Studio Calico Kit/Sneak/Reveal process or to scrapbooking/crafting in general, you can go here to learn all about it...

BUT, for just a quick run-down - you'll want to remember...

The full reveal of all the kits and add-ons is the 27th of each month at noon Eastern for subscribers and midnight Eastern for non-subscribers. Join us in the Studio Calico Live Chat room for the countdown (1 hour before both reveals)!

For more sneaks search #scsneaks on Instagram...or check out the sneak feed on SC...

mood board photos:
1. 1Canoe2 

Monday, October 13, 2014

what inspires you? a Studio Calico blog hop...PLUS a HUGE GIVEAWAY!

Autumn is my very favorite season...

After months filled with swimming pools, crazy kids in and out of the house all day, hot days, humid evenings, and weeks filled with one thing or another I look forward to the fall...

...opening every window in the house and letting the cool breezes air out a home closed up and air-conditioned for most of the summer...

...warm sweaters, knit hats & comfy socks...

...comfort food and family dinners that don't need to be rushed...

...and all of the beautiful & brilliant colors of nature.

Even though the earth (in our hemisphere) is shutting down and preparing itself to hibernate, there is such amazing inspiration to be found at this time of year.

I am so inspired by the smells of spice & cinnamon, the crunching of leaves, the yellows & browns & oranges and the early onset of darkness (more time to create!).

And I'm ALWAYS inspired by Studio Calico. The kits, the digital items, the galleries, the members on the message boards...they all come together to make for one crazy inspiration-filled place to hang out.

The current kits, The Underground, are some of the best SC has ever put together...and they are filled with products that make me want to drop everything and make stuff.

SC has recently started adding screens (with which to make screenprints) to their kits. "What's this?" you ask "A screen?" Yep. And they are awesome...let me show you.

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This "make magic" screen (from Hello Forever) comes in the October Main Scrapbook Kit...

I LOVE this sentiment. It inspires me to go out and create the life I want for my make magic for us...

And now, to celebrate all of the inspiration that can be found during this beautiful season, Studio Calico wants to know what inspires YOU! here's how the giveaway will work...(there are 2 parts...)

Prizes first:

Prizes for the giveaway will be determined by how many times the hashtag #scinspires is's a short list of prizes so you can get idea of how this goes:

...and that list will GROW & GROW & GROW as the number of shares increases! What?!?!?! ACK! so cool... do you enter this crazy-awesome giveaway?

Easy peasy.

All you have to do is download this printable from the Studio Calico shop...that's it. No strings. Just download. And you're entered.

Winners will be chosen from all of the people who download the printable. I know...sounds too easy, right? You get the printable PLUS you're entered to win? I'm telling you...that's all you need to do.

(Just click the image below and you will be taken to the download page on the SC website).
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Contest ends 10/31/14 at 11:59PM Eastern.

This Friday (October 17th), SC will update everyone (on their blog) on how the giveaway is be sure to check that out!

WAIT!!! Don't go yet! There's one more thing!

(I know! I know! It's so exciting!)

Because SC is so amazing...and because you guys are so wonderful...I am GIVING AWAY (to one lucky person) the entire The Underground Main Scrapbook Kit (the one with the "make magic screen!) Eeeeeek!

All you have to do to enter my giveaway is leave a comment on this blog post...yay! yay! yay!

I will have pick a winner and SC will send you your kit! 

No go get to sharing! And downloading! And commenting!

And be inspired!

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