Thursday, March 15, 2012

Studio Calico Giveaway!

March's Main kit at Studio Calico is filled with lots of Crate Storyteller papers as well as the border stickers. I was really excited to break it open and create a couple of pages. The mix of patterns and colors were awesome! And I loved the date stamp that came with it. I'll be using that one over and over for sure.
This first page is about one of our favorite parks. We love going up there with our friends and hiking all around. 



I used the papers to create the layered banner below the photos. Foam adhesive is definitely one of my best scrappy friends these days!


I matted the photos with some vintage papers that came with the kit. And I even used one of the post cards they included with an ad for their new lines. See that cute polka dot design? That's it!


I cut the title with my Silhouette. And my favorite part of this page? I have been dying to try a confetti pocket and made a strip filled with it here. I wanted to mimic the zig zag strips so I added a zig zag stitch down the center of the pocket.


I had so much fun with this one!!

My next page is kind of a play on words. I was in step class one day singing along with the Miley Cyrus song (forget what it's called - something about a Hoe Down?...) Anyway, she said 'That's how we roll.' And I thought 'Aha- that's what I'll call my layout about my car! (Yeah, I know, it's pretty pathetic that I'm thinking about scrapping while I work out!) I used the Storyteller paper on here, too.



 Anyway, the Studio Calico stickers were perfect to create the title.  I love the dark grey paper and decided to try and make it look like asphalt - you know to go with the whole car and driver theme. I used my white Mr. Huey and spritzed it all over the page.


I created the borders by cutting the stickers into smaller pieces and stitching them together.
 The sunbursts behind the photos were cut with my Silhouette and I layered more Storyteller papers behind the pics, too. I even used the glassine envelope that the Amy Tangerine flowers from the kit arrived in.

I really had a lot of fun with this kit! And the best part is I still have a ton of stuff left over. I'm definitely going to crank out a few more things with it.

So. Now for the fun part for YOU! I have a $10 Studio Calico gift certificate to give away. Just leave me a comment by midnight on Sunday, March 18 on this post and you'll be entered to win. Be sure to include your email address!

Also, if you'd like to win the entire kit, head over to the Crate Blog. Details are there for how you can do it!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

85 comments:

Trista said...

I LOVE your layouts! Especially like how you added the stitching, love adding that technique to my pages as well! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Krista Wells said...

I love the second layout. It's so beautiful with the kraft letters and the white mist-LOVE!!!

Elaine said...

Fabulous layouts and memory pages
Well done
Hugs Elaine

ToneF said...

Love your layouts :)I love all the bright colours!

Ashley said...

Love your layouts! The colors are great!

Gina said...

I pinned your car layout! I recently got a "new to me" van and I think your design is perfect to tell that story.

caroline hancock / Scrappercaz said...

fabulous layouts, i LOVE how you made that confetti strip, it is fabulous :)

Margie said...

Beautiful layouts-colorful and pretty!

Danielle Higginbottom-Brown said...

Love your style! thanks for sharing
daniellehigginbottom at hotmail dot com

naomi_m said...

I love the background to the 'that's how we roll' LO.

Donna said...

wow, gorgeous layouts.

Leah said...

love what you did with the kit! thanks for the chance to win!

Marinette said...

Fabulous layouts! especially the second... I love love it so much♥♥♥

SparklinD said...

Love what you've done with the kit! Especially the second lo looks great!

Liv said...

Love that little cluster under the photo of your car! So awesome.

Liv said...

Love that little cluster under one of the car photos! So awesome.

Nora said...

Great layouts, I really love the dark background in the second and how you made it so nice with the mist, need to try that myself!:)

Jenny said...

I love your layouts! So fun! Thanks for a chance!

jenjeb(at)mac(dot)com

Hanna Long said...

Your LOs are beautiful. Especially love your confetti strip.

btsoi. said...

The white mist looks amazing on that dark paper! Love how you cut out those green and white chevrons! Great idea.

Valerie Bishop said...

Fab layouts! What a great idea with that confetti border! I have to scraplift that idea! Tfs! And thanks for the chance to win that GC!

Valbishop777@msn.com

Ellie Augustin said...

LOVE the colors of your layouts so much fun.Making me want to get up & get scrappy!

Kelly in Canada said...

that confetti pocket makes me swoon!

Sarah said...

I adore your layouts! The confetti pocket across the middle of the page is so fun, but not too much...perfect. Will be trying that technique out soon!

taraleclaire said...

Beautiful layouts!! My email addy is tdleclaire@gmail.com

Brenna said...

I love your layouts! The colours are fabulous!

Holly said...

Love your layouts! holly.humbert@gmail.com

Rachel said...

Gorgeous layouts! Especially like how you made the asphalt look...very cool!

Paula Flávia said...

Anabelle I love both pages, but the first one is so much like me and my pictures will fit very well in those patterns of Studio Calico.
Tks for showing yuour talent.
kisses

rhonda nickol said...

Love the bright colors of your layouts! I am getting a grandson(my first) and I am loving seeing these colorful layouts and thanks for the chance to win!

KarenP (kphike) said...

I LOVE your layouts! the stitching, layers misting - so fun!

Kimber-Leigh said...

i Love the first page especially...so bright and happy. and the confetti border? genius of an idea! thanks!!!

*Monica B* said...

Those are both awesome layouts! I admit that I was not real inspired by this kit at first, but after seeing what can be done with it I am ready to bust it out! Love your confetti pocket - that is on my list of things to try, too!

Gracie said...

Love all the color on your pages!
Have a great day:)

ghs_truth@shaw.ca

Kim C said...

What fun layouts! This is my first time visiting your blog and I must make sure to visit more often! Love the white mist on the 2nd layout too! Gotta get me one of those!

Cheri said...

Fabulous pages! Love the confetti pocket! :)

MariaEufemia said...

Love all your layouts - so bright and colorful. But the asphalt layout is my fave!! Thanks for sharing all your details behind the details as well.

Tami said...

Great layouts and I'd love a chance to win! - TamiG

Tami said...

Great layouts and I'd love a chance to win! - TamiG

Amy said...

love love love both of your layouts! especially the "this is how we roll" title because I say that all the time!
thanks for tehe chance to win :)
Happy spring!

scrappin_in_AK said...

great pages - LOVE the confetti pocket and layering on the first.

Nitasha said...

Gorgeous work! Love the fun, bright colors and the splashes of mist! Fantastic! Thank you for the chance to win!

Ash Kay said...

I love what you've done with the kit! I especially love how you included the little ad cards, super cute. And that confetti banner is so cute! I will admit, I'm terrified of sewing on pages. I'm terrified of sewing in general, I'm VERY slow at it!! Must get over that fear :D

My email is purplecrystal84[at]hotmail[dot]com. Thanks!!

zgagi said...

Fabulous pages. Love the one with the car especially.

Vanessa said...

Awesome layouts! I love all of the layering! nessa9116(at)gmail(dot)com

Gwen said...

I absolutely love what you did with the kit! Thanks for the chance!

Erika B. said...

Love your layouts. Love the techniques!

Sara said...

Hi! I really like your car layout. I've been wanting to do one on cars Ive owned in my life. And while working out I think one has to distract yourself because really, who wants to work out? Thanks for the chance to win! You can email me: Honeysuckle underscore 17 at hotmail dot com

Jen said...

Love your layouts Anabelle! OK, so by any chance is the step class you take a BodyStep class? In a past release we used the Hoedown Throwdown as a speed step track. Love that one! Too much fun & I think about scrapping when I workout, and I'm the instructor!!!

Magdalena said...

Oooooo to the confetti pocket. I love that it's a border. I haven't seen that idea before.

marilyn said...

LOVE your layouts....got tons of inspiration from the different things you did on them.

Sara said...

I love to use the postcards too - they're too pretty to throw away!

julie said...

your pages are really incredible!!! thanks for a chance to win!!

Jen said...

both those pages are fantastic but I really love that confetti strip! thanks for the chance to win!

The Farris Family said...

Great layouts! Thanks for the chance to win!

Crafting Butterfly Creations said...

Love your layout. Thank you for the inspiration

Laci J said...

I love the stitching across your confetti homemade envelope... I may have lift that. Also excited to see those sunbursts on a LO, I just got it for my vaca pics. Thanks for the chance to win!

pruts said...

great lo's.
love the layering on the first one.
and the sunburst on the second one.

Live a Life EXTRAordinary said...

Love me some Crate Paper!!!! Great job with your creations!
If I am lucky enough to win, you can contact me via my blog link or at SC MB. :)

Jennie M said...

you did a great job with both pages...love 'em. and I love the kit!

Glenys said...

Great layouts! Love all the colours.

Jen said...

LOVE your layouts!!!! Seriously loving the confetti trend right now, and I love what you did with the zig zag and foam dots!! Also love the white Mr. Huey spray...totally awesome!!!

Scrapidea said...

Anabelle, your layouts are very beautiful and "fresh", I love the confetti idea most :-)

Linda said...

Love that confetti pocket. I may have to try that:)

Alex said...

WOW! And WOW again! Can't tell you enough how much I love these layouts! Especially the layered banners on the first one. What a brilliant idea! Amazing work!

Stacey Michaud said...

saw these on Pinterest---love them! the layers of the first one are amazing!

Cathy Pascual said...

gorgeous pages! thanks for the chance to win!

Leslie - lilkoala3 said...

Love these! Any chance you can post these to the member gallery so I (and others) can add them to our favorites? THANKS!

Lisa said...

Thanks for a chance to win.

Miss Kathy said...

Love the confetti strip. Thanks for explaining how you made it. Love that you used the paper you punched for the confetti as a border under it too. Thanks for a chance to win.
(p redman (at) atlanticbb (dot) net)

Deborah R said...

Love your layouts! I have to try the confetti pocket. Such fun! Thanks for the chance to win.

nailgirl said...

love your layouts! so fun and bright!great work. hkbsmart@hotmail.com

Pam said...

I love your layouts! The 1st one is so bright & cheery. Fab banner! Love the kraft with white mist on the second.

Trine Brandt-Lassen said...

Great layouts with lots of inspiring details, as always

Anna Sigga said...

those layouts are fantastic girl - love all those colorful layers on your first layout!

Rebecca said...

Your pages are so pretty!!! I love seeing what you did with this kit!!

Audrey Pettit said...

My gosh, what fabulous layouts, Anabelle! You have so rocked this kit, that is for sure! Love, love the banner border you created on the first one, and your confetti pocket border is the coolest thing ever! Love your car page, too. Such a cute story of how you were inspired to title it. Sounds like it could be the start of a joke.........
you know you're a scrapbooker when...

Fleursbydesign said...

Beautiful layouts love the border on the first layout!

Patricia said...

Love your layers and the way you did the stickers, so cool looking. And of course love the confetti! Beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win.
patriciaroebuck@bellsouth.net

Zarah said...

Such FUN layouts! (And thinking of scrapping while working out - isn't that THE only way to actually get things like step-class done?! ;))

Karen Letchworth said...

Oh, my heart Annabelle! SO super cute. What a blessing to have a chance to win. Thanks for your inspiration.
Hugs,
Karen L

Cristina said...

I love your layouts, with all the different shapes and borders! And thanks for the chance to win!
cristinascrap AT gmail DOT com

Mrightley said...

I love your layouts! I'm a new follower!

Mrightley said...

I love your layouts! I'm a new follower!

Natalie Elphinstone said...

I love how you created the ashphalt look with the white Mister Huey. Just genius!! All your pages are brilliant.
xxx
Natalie
nati42@hotmail.com