Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Studio Calico is making some changes!

Hooray! The Studio Calico November kit has finally been revealed, the DT gallery is full and inspiring, and I can finally share my work with the www. I still have a ton of product left, and I can't wait to play with it some more.

I am a huge fan of the OA cloud paper and didn't want to cut it up yet, so the first thing I made was this layout. I decided to recreate the pattern of the cloud paper using some of the other papers in the kit.


I used the shape of the clouds in the OA paper as inspiration for the shapes I hand cut.


I took some photos of Payton on a tractor while at the pumpkin patch last weekend, and just had to use them with this kit. I have received several Bazzill stitching templates in my goodies boxes from Scrapbook Trends, and am now ADDICTED to this stitch. I don't normally use any sort of template with my hand stitching, but this one just speaks to me.

Farmer was stamped with a new set of stamps that are available in the new store at Studio Calico, which officially launches today.


I used the cloud stamp in the main kit as photo corners for this layout of my girls. I also used the Heidi Swapp alpha stamps for the title. I just love all of the K&Co. die cuts on this one.


I decided to use my precious OA paper on this layout about Payton and the trouble we are having with the "terrible two's". Wowee this girl is having a lot more trouble with this age than her big sister is. The interesting thing, though, is that I think she's a better communicator. I thought the terribles were basically about frustration from being unable to convey emotions and meaning, etc. PJ has no trouble letting us know what she's thinking and feeling, lol. So I am a bit baffled by it all.

That little chipboard strip at the bottom is part of the negative on the Maya Road chipboard strips.

This wall hanging is made out of veneer! Brilliant! It is roughly 4x12, and I just laid it on the table with a bit of an overhang, bent it and splintered it right off. I like the rough edge. This hangs by my front door and I love it much more than I thought I would. Who knew veneer would find it's place into my heart when I am busy renovating and getting rid of all sorts of similar older building materials, lol.


Rip strips are a new thing for this kit, too. They were made exclusively for Studio Calico by Tinkering Ink. It's basically sticky back canvas, and was actually quite fun to play with. I used it to make a flower on the card below, but also just used it as a strip of texture and color on the Faerm Girl layout above.
This OA house paper is another great item in the kit this month. It was hard for me to cut this up too! The backside of that paper is this great green gingham.


As I said above, Studio Calico is officially launching a Supply store store today. In honor of that, each of the Design Team members are giving away an add-on from a previous kit. My add-on is the London add-on from the July 2008 kit. I didn't purchase this add-on but wish I would have! That's why I chose this particular goodie to give away.

Here's a fun mini album that was made with this kit. Look at that super cool binding!

To be entered to win this add-on, just make a post to this thread. I'll leave this open until Thursday night at midnight, and draw a name on Halloween. Be sure to check out each of the other girls' blogs for their add-on too. I have links to all the blogs on my sidebar. Good luck!
Have a great Tuesday! Davinie

172 comments:

  1. I admire all your works and they always inspire me and thank you for that!

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  2. Oh my gosh, seriously girl, you blow me away with your creations! They are all so beautiful and creative!!! I love them all!!! I'm going back to take another look now! ;)
    hugs!
    dani

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  3. Great layouts (as always) -- thanks for the inspiration!!

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  4. Love, love, love your layouts! :)

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  5. These look great! Beautiful pages!

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  6. Your work is absolutely gorgeous! I love it all!!!

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  7. It's super cute. I'll have to try this envelope mini one day. I love, love, love London by the way.

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  8. I love your layouts!!! Can't wait to get my kit in the mail!!

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  9. I just love your style!! I am totally inspired here.

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  10. Love the layouts! Especially like the clouds! Just lovely!

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  11. Anonymous7:18 AM

    I never would have thought to use the veneer that way... stunning! The rough edge is wonderful, but would be promptly "explored" by my four year old :). Beautiful inspiration in all your pieces!

    Rae S.

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  12. beautiful pages! and a great add-on.

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  13. I love the inspiration and talent found at Studio Calico!

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  14. that london add on is calling my name....love it!!!

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  15. Absolutely Amazing! Again--so many fun ideas that I want to try! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. Gorgeous pages! I especially love Two Five and the way you tied the ribbon through the chipboard circle. Brilliant!

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  17. I'm lovin' all your work!!! Just adorable!!

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  18. I can never get enough of your work!!!! Really! I adore everything you make : ) Thanks for this chance at such a great kit!!

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  19. I am loving your pages and looking at them is making me want to buy Hobson's Grove.

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  20. Gorgeous projects, Davinie! I love what you did with this kit!

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  21. Your layouts always blow me away - absolutely beautiful!

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  22. i love all of your work! this is my first visit to your blog!

    and i LOVE that add on your giving!

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  23. OMG your stuff is amazing!!!!! I am adding you to my google reader right now so I don't miss a post!!! WOW!!!

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  24. Anonymous7:57 AM

    I love your projects this month! Well, every month, hehe.

    Emily M., aka onehappymamma

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  25. I love your layouts! Can't wait to try out these rip strips.

    How awesome is that wall hanging....I think I may have to give that a try!

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  26. That kit is so yummy. Lovely DT work. :)

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  27. as always...i love your gallery this month!

    so excited about the fun changes at SC!

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  28. Tabitha K8:24 AM

    The Farmer Girl Layout is so adorable! Love the little details on your layouts!

    The envelope album kit is very cute too!

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  29. Your work is amazing. Wow, I wish I had half of your talent! Love the new kit!!!!

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  30. Wow--that Studio Calico kit is always amazing, but what you do with it each month AMAZES me!!! You rock! Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog!!! We are so thrilled to have another girl! Any name ideas for us? :)

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  31. Dav, I absolutely love the wallhanging you made with your family photo on it...veneer, who knew???
    Thanks for posting the giveaway too.

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  32. Anonymous8:40 AM

    what a cute choice to giveaway! i can't belive all the giveaways this month! it's so awesome!

    I also love how you mimicked the cloud paper... I see some more mimicking in my future as well... ;)

    alissa_palm

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  33. Ooh, the coveted London add on! Yum! Gorgeous pages as usual!

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  34. The pages you've done are beautiful!

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  35. Wow. Wow. Wow.
    Your layouts are all so amazing!!
    And your cards, too.
    You are very talented! Thanks for sharing!!

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  36. Melanie9:05 AM

    Lovely layouts & the giveaway is great, can I have it puhlease since i live in London ;)

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  37. Thank you for all your inspiration!! I love reading your blog!! Love the tractor picks - way better than the tractor at our local patch!!

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  38. Oh my goodness, those layouts and cards are just amazing!! You really made the most of of the kit and add-ons, yay, cannot wait to get mine!

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  39. Deb L9:33 AM

    Love your DT work this month (well every month, actually) but this kit just looks so awesome and you've made some beautiful stuff with it! Thanks for sharing!

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  40. you are one of the most talented people I know....seriously!!!!!

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  41. I love that wall hanging you made and how you recreated thos clouds. Just amazing!! as always.

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  42. Tara Piper9:36 AM

    Love all your new layouts, they rocked!

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  43. Wow what a great little book. I would luv to win this great give-away.

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  44. The layouts were stunning this month!! Loved them all.

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  45. OMG! Love the first LO!! So beautiful! You really rock the paper! *lol*

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  46. Love your lo's! I am glad to know that you have problems cutting up the lovely paper too! Excited about the updates and changes to SC!

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  47. Love that cloud paper that you made. It's such a great idea.

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  48. oh my goodness Davinie! EVERY single creation is such eye candy! just loved every single one. The layout with the clouds was so pure and sweet feeling and love the OA papers on the Home card and Farmer Girl page! love your stuff!

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  49. Love the Farmer girl layout. Great work as always!

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  50. Good golly! The blanket stitching on the Farmer Girl layout is awesome. Perfect! Thanks for the idea!

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  51. LOVE your creations!!!! so much inspiration!!!

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  52. I LOVE Studio Calico and I especially love your layouts for this month. So much inspiration here.

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  53. Gorgeous layouts with the November kit!

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  54. oooh this add on looks like fun!! I have to say, your work with the November kit is truly amazing! I can't wait to get mine. :)

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  55. Your layouts are INCREDIBLE!!!! wish i could have gotten the kit, but at least I could afford some PP! :)

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  56. Yummy creations Dav!! You did amazing work with the kit!

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  57. Davine, your work is stunning and you know I LOVE OA paper! Thanks for sharing and I can not wait to see what else you create! :-)

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  58. Love all your layouts! thanks for the fun giveaway! I especially love the first layout on your blog, beautiful work, kim

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  59. Your projects are divine! I wish I had the patience to do all that hand stitching :)

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  60. Oooh, I loved that add-on but didn't buy it -- pick me, pick me!! ;) I love the OA house paper too. :)

    Carmen.

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  61. Stormy Easton11:43 AM

    Dav, love the LO with the clouds! I look forward to seeing you creations every month!

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  62. ooo pick me pick me! I love your layouts! So warm and fall-ish!

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  63. Wow!! What wonderful projects. I don't know which of them is the best. Thanks for the inspiration. I love your blog!

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  64. Your clouds really inspired me last night as I looked in the gallery. I think this month's gallery is my favorite yet.

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  65. I admire your work and respect how neat your work. I always like the way you use the sewing thread line as border and adding details to it! Very beautiful crafting work and of course I love the give-away kit too!

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  66. Wow, Dav, I LOVE your layouts for the November kit! You are truly gifted.

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  67. You inspire me to dig out my sewing machine and have at it....

    I especially like the Home card...

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  68. too cool! one of these days i really am going to subscribe to this kit club!

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  69. Oh wow! Those layouts are just wonderful! xxx

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  70. Carol P1:36 PM

    so nice, i love how you deal with colors, LO and all scrap stuff! great for inspiration ! thanks for this give away - hugs from France

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  71. gorgeous layouts - love how you put so much thought into the details on each project! beautiful work!

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  72. Love the cards you made! That add on looks fun!

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  73. what a fabulous blog! I adore the add-on you're giving away! TFS! :D

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  74. While I always enjoy your layouts, I really really, REALLY love your work this month! :) Hope all is well with you!

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  75. I can't believe the amount of layouts etc you create with one kit - its awesome!

    Love that giveaway, that was one I wish I had got too, so please include me in the draw.

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  76. I love that add-on, it's really cool!

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  77. Misty2:36 PM

    Oh look at all the new stuff! Gorgeous! You do amazing work and I love seeing what you do! Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  78. beautiful los!i hope i win. :)

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  79. Great layouts! And.. I LOVE your cards!!! WOW!

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  80. Each and every one of your LOs is FANTASTIC! Love your work, and this month is no exception. Would love to win that London add-on...it's one I don't have in my collection :)

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  81. Hi Dav, love your work with the November kit :-)
    Please enter my name into the drawing :-)

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  82. fantastic layouts.

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  83. I like how you have little instructions for how you did your layouts, I haven't seen that as much. Thanks for doing the giveaway! You all do a great job!

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  84. Wow, Dav!!! Every single one of these is a work of art. You amaze me.

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  85. Manon4:18 PM

    Awesome work again ! i would love to get this add on, via airmail was one of my fave kits!!!

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  86. Wonderful layouts, and fantastic cards!!! The cloud layout is gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win the London add-on! :D

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  87. Love your layouts and how you played with the different embellishments and stamps.

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  88. I love all of your pages, but that little hanger is divine!.

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  89. Wow, loving your recreation of the clouds! The talent of the SC design team is amazing!!

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  90. Oh, please pick me for the add-on! I always love your work in the gallery. I have 2 daughters and always get a lot of inspiration from you. Thanks.

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  91. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I just saw your amazing LOs... so gorgeous. BTW, congrats, I think your name is being mentioned in this month CK magazine.

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  92. wow...the piece made with the veneer is so great. What a great way to use something you'd ordinarily toss out.

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  93. Hi Davinie! Love your LOs, especially the cloud one. That's so beautiful. anyway, looks like a give away gets alot of people here :) Love your blog, thanks for sharing with all of us. Hugs!

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  94. Love the tractor layout - of course, it should be green & yellow - we are hardcore John Deere around here! :) Would love to win the package!

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  95. Your LO's are unbelievably stunning!

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  96. This is fun give-away! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  97. I love the sonetimes LO. It is very girly and whimsical! Thanks for sharing such beauty in crafting. :)

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  98. Loved to see all your beautiful layouts! I especially love the "Sometimes" layout! I can't wait to break into my HS stamp set myself :)

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  99. awesome projects D! my favoritest would be the veneer wallhanging!

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  100. kim k6:51 PM

    Another great idea from the DT-- I'm sure glad that it's inspired me to "look" at all of the SC blogs :) Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win :)
    Happy day.... Kim

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  101. Elise7:00 PM

    Your layouts are so very awesome! I haven't even looked at this kit yet and I already want it, just from looking at all the layouts on you girls' blogs! :) Thanks so much for the chance to win this add-on!

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  102. Those layouts look amazing! Thanks for all the inspiration, and the chance at this awesome giveaway :)

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  103. Cynthia B.7:52 PM

    I love all the detail in your work! TFS - Studio Calico rocks!

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  104. WOW I love all your lo's all the stitching and layers!

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  105. I can't ever wait to get my kit each month. This month is no exception, and after seeing all of your fabulous ideas I am so inspired! I really liked the cloud cut outs in the first layout! :)

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  106. yummy lo's! Your work is always so inspiring!

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  107. Cute layouts and nice cards!

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  108. I love that house paper too. Please include me in your draw.

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  109. Love your LO especially the "Sometimes" page it's so so beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing and also the chance to win.
    Kisses from France
    Eugenie

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  110. Oh my gosh, Davinie! You are SO truly inspiring. Your work is fabulous. I am in awe of all of these creations.....just in awe!

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  111. Oh my your work is amazing, and full of inspiration. I would love to win (would be a first lol)

    Much Love Katy xx

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  112. Pick me, pick me . . . please?!? Would love to give Studio Calico a whirl.

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  113. Wow! I loved looking at all your creations from the kit :)

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  114. I love what you did with this kit. Every project is spectacular!

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  115. You work is just beautiful - that down by the sea layout is fantastic - I must try one like it - of course I will give you credit. :) Thank you for always sharing!

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  116. Anonymous8:53 AM

    I love the wall hanging that you made. The colors are so great together. Thanks for sharing your layouts.

    Stephanie P

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  117. Anonymous8:54 AM

    I love the wall hanging that you made. The colors are so great together. Thanks for sharing your layouts.

    Stephanie P

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  118. Anonymous8:58 AM

    I love your work that inspire me. The ad on is very welcome on my desk.

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  119. Anonymous10:23 AM

    I love your designs, the colors are fabulous!

    Abbey

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  120. I love your cloud layouts! I can totally understand not wanting to cut up that paper and I love love love how you were inspired for the other layouts with cut up clouds! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  121. Your layouts are really beautiful! I'd like to be a part of the giveaway!!

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  122. I love that Studio Calico is so inventive with their ideas and kits. when I have money I will be getting a subscription!

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  123. Anonymous10:58 AM

    I would love to add this fun kit to my stash. Thanks for sharing! KrisA

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  124. Anonymous1:49 PM

    Hi Davinie, you are super talented and I love to see all the new creations you come up with. Thanks for sharing with us. I love SC!

    Alisyn E.

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  125. That first layout with the cloud idea is just so cute! LOVE how you put the title on the photo.

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  126. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration. Love every one of them. Thanks for posting these.

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  127. Your work is beautiful!Going to save your blog in my favs now,I got so much inspiration on this visit here. Thanks!

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  128. I love these envelopes. My parents used to have these because they send/receive international mail.

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  129. Melinda4:08 PM

    I cannot wait to get my hands on my kit this month. Also anxiously awaiting the old add ons for purchase. Thanks for sharing

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  130. Ah Davine, what a great giveaway... You are an inspiration. i love your blog...such great ideas...
    good luck to us all.. thank you for this chance to win.
    Kathy

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  131. You make beautiful things!! Your handmade clouds are gorgeous.

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  132. I love your SC projects and love the little travel kit. Maybe this would be exactly what I need to scrap my Europe pics. Hey, I have a Peyton too... and... I think I figured out one time that you might live in Central Oregon. I grew up in Prineville. I might be wrong but I think I saw something in a layout of yours that made me think so... maybe Peterson Rock Garden or something. Anyway, I was once a Crook County Cowgirl. : ) Hope I win the drawing (fingers crossed.) -Alisa

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  133. Love love your clouds layout - I have a hard time too cutting yummy paper. thanks for a chance at sc goodness!

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  134. Davinie, all your SC DT layouts are jaw dropping brilliant. Love them all!

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  135. Really love your layouts with November's Kit - Can't wait til my kit comes.

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  136. Love your layouts!

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  137. Rachel Kulak7:57 PM

    SC has taken over the top spot for kit clubs! Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

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  138. Peggy8:03 PM

    Great layouts!! You girls insire me so!

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  139. cute layouts! i love the hand-cut clouds. so adorable.

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  140. these are all amazing but i love the door hanger in particular

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  141. Great work as always! Can't wait to get my kit! TFS! :)

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  142. wow...your layouts are amazing and so is SC. love the give-a-way!

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  143. yum! i wanted this one but didn't get it!

    all your work is fab!

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  144. Oh wow! I would love to write my son in Iraq with this add-on. Cannot wait to get my November kit!

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  145. I love what you've done with the veneer - very clever.

    Sue

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  146. I LOVE your SC layouts, amazing stuff!

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  147. Beautiful work!! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  148. Wow love your creations, now I can't wait to get my kit!

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  149. Love all your work especially the doorhanger - wow!

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  150. Wow!! The stitching work on your clouds is amazing. A-mazing!

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  151. Wow Dav...these projects are ALL just utterly fabulous! I agree with you...it is HARD to cut into such adorable paper. I almost apologize to the paper when I do it...silly, I know. Have a great day!
    ~Lea

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  152. i really LOVE this add on!! and your layouts are awesome!!!

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  153. Davine, I can't wait each month to see your SC creations. I just adore everything you do. You are so creative.

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  154. The layouts are fantastic! I just love how you done them all :)

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  155. wow, girl.. you are the favorite of the group... I can identify and actually do what you do... you amaze me with your style.. and I have so many "why didnt' i think of that" moments ;)
    stunning stuff!!!
    kim faucher

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  156. Vicki Hall12:08 PM

    thank you for the inspiration - and the kindness! Blessings

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  157. OMG - I just looove your LOs!!!

    I can relate to "Farmer Girl" since I grew up in the middle of a cornfield!!! LOL

    Thanks!
    Shannon

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  158. I love that airmail envelope album that someone made...SO cool!

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  159. love this kit!! thank you for the giveaway!!!

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  160. Such a cool add-on! We may have the opportunity to go to London next year! Awesome!

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  161. Great job with the LOs! A great source of inspiration!

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  162. ooh, I really wanted that one!

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  163. beautiful creations!!! :)

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  164. Your layouts for the kit are beautiful. What a great idea to use a red/wt/blue envelope on a layout or as a mini book!
    Great ideas

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  165. great projects are awesome! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  166. What great layouts! Love the kit you are giving away as well!

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  167. Would love to be in the giveaway!

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  168. Your creations are so beautiful, I love them! The 1st page is a pure marvel!

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