Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Studio Calico's Homefront in action and a Giveaway!

Over the weekend something very delicioso made it's way into my hands.... Studio Calico's debut release, Homefront. Such a smart, saavy, sophisticated group of products, I must say. I immediately started thinking about cutting it up, but took a moment becuase my initial box only came with one of each paper, and I needed to be very methodical. We are going to be having a blog hop on Monday the 16th where you will have a chance to win this collection from each of the Studio Calico designers, and I needed to make sure I trimmed so that I could create at least two layouts.

I do have one layout to share with you today from this release. I used the papers, fabrips, stickers, and sticker alphas on this one.




The fabrip is the woodgrainpiece. One of my favorite pieces in this collection are the scallops, so I trimmed a couple of rows to use on this layout so I could hoard the rest of that paper. Love it. I also used the B side of the Floor Plan pattern as the base of my layout design, and used bits of the A side for my flowers.

This photo of Payton really cracks me up. If she's vegging on the couch, it's in the middle, with the back of the middle cushion out and on the floor. For some reason, this day she was being very sassy with this cowgirl hat she got somewhere, and I had to snap a photo of her sassiness, my little cowpoke.

I've seen Homefront on preorder on several sites, but if I had my choice, and you don't have an LSS nearby, I'd head here. Jill is offering a discount if you order the entire collection, but it says she'll be offering the pieces individually after she receives her shipment, which should be any day now! So get over there! It will be available to purchase at the Studio Calico site in January.


With all that said...... how about that giveaway!?

I recently stumbled on a really cool idea for 2010 and wanted to share it with my blog readers. It's a desk calendar, scrapbook inspiration, a place to record ideas and design ideas, all in one book. The site is called Log your Memeory.

And the book is the Scrapbookers All-in-one Memory Logbook for 2010

The perfect tool for busy scrapbookers- a planner, idea book, journal & sketchbook-all in one, including: • Spiral-bound pages for ease of use. • Monthly & daily calendars, complete with US holidays & room to jot down your activities. • Space to document daily memories, jot down ideas, or create lists. • Your own personal “Story List” so you can track those pages & stories you know you want to share but haven’t had a chance to create yet. • Weekly pages for sketching layout ideas. • Weekly challenge questions to get creative juices flowing & help you tell the “real” story of your life. • Examples of “real life” scrapbook layouts for added inspiration. • Annual & monthly questionnaires to help track how life changes over a year. • Monthly worksheets for documenting family holidays, plus extra pages for birthdays and other celebrations. • A handy list of 2011 holidays, plus a place to jot down birthdays and other important family dates.

I am very excited about this planner and am even more ecstatic to have an opportunity to give one away (Thank you Kristin!). I have the wire-bound edition waiting right here to be sent to it's new home (US residents only, please. Unless you want to pay the shipping.)

Please leave a comment if you want to be entered in the giveaway. As always, followers of my blog already have their name in the "hat", but if you leave a comment as well you will have two chances to win.

I'm going to leave the comments open until midnight Wednesday night, PST, and will draw a name first thing Thursday morning.

Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday! Be sure to celebrate Veterans and go to your local parade tomorrow, if you have one. The kids don't have school and that's what we hope to do in the morning.

Davinie

75 comments:

  1. I love your layout with the new Homefront line! I've preordered and am waiting anxiously for it to be sent out!! What an awesome giveaway you are having - I'd love to have a clever book like that! TFS!

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  2. that planner sounds great! and it is SO good to see the new homefront in action!

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  3. I love the idea behind this book. I usually have notes and ideas scattered around the house, in my purse and in the car. This sounds like the perfect place to organize it all. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. DAV! That layout is pure perfection! LOVE what you are doing with the line! LOVE the line!

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  5. Dav, your layouts are so inspiring for me. Thanks for posting them. I want that planner. I have a friend who is going through some life changing events....huge ones and I think this would be great for her to have. So please pick me.

    xo
    Missy

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  6. I saw that planner on another blog and bookmarked it. I keep going back and forth in my head if I want to purchase it. I do something similar with a regular desk calendar, but this one seems to have it all!

    Love the Homefront layout, can't wait to see more!

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  7. That planner looks so awesome!! Thanks for the chance!

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  8. What an awesome planner! Glad you found it and shared about it! That is a wonderful layout with Payton!

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  9. Very generous of you! And I love the Cowpoke layout! I was thinking I'd wait to order Homefront from SC, but after seeing your page, I don't know if I can wait!!!!

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  10. Gorgeous layout! The planner sounds wonderful!

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  11. beautiful page! and that planner sounds yummy - put me in! i could use some organization help!

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  12. how cool is that? would love a chance. and love the scrappy goodness!

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  13. Love you LO! and what a cutie she is! I am always up for a give away and I REALLY could use an organizer to keep track of my scrappy ideas and schedule!

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  14. I am debating purchasing one of these planners, but winning one would be GREAT! Thanks for the chance :-)

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  15. Cannot wait to get my box of Homefront! And the planner looks like a great idea. Thanks for the chance.

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  16. just love that layout dav!! yay!!

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  17. Saw this at 2 peas....just perfect in every way. Can't wait to get my hands on the paper! I would love to win, sounds like a great and helpful book

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  18. Cool giveaway Dav!!! LOVE the homefront LO! Just FAB!!!

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  19. Anonymous3:55 PM

    I love your Homefront layout and can't wait to get my order and to see the blog hop! Thanks for the change at the giveaway too!
    Beth Ann

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  20. Consider this my entry! So excited!

    Thanks!

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  21. Beautiful layout! This planner sounds fantastic! I've been reading alot about it lately and I would love to have one. Thank you so much for the chance. :)

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  22. I love the way you really popped that layout with all the hints of yellow. It's gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. This would be perfect for my 2010 plan to be a scrapfiend!

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  24. LOVE the layout! ... and what a cool concept ;)

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  25. Love the HomeFront layout! Cool planner - what a great idea - thanks for the chance - I hope I win =)

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  26. Ooh, that sounds very cool! I love the layout you did too, what a cute cowpoke!

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  27. that planner sounds pretty sweet. love the new homefront line. i have preordered mine and am so excited to get it!

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  28. This planner looks amazing! I would be honored to have one :)

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  29. I love your LO w/ the Homefront line! I also saw your work in the Nov. issue of SB Trends! The planner sounds awesome. My life is in need of an organized planner. Thanks for the chance to win one.

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  30. ooohhh really love your LO and the half circles - that planner looks awesome too, would really love to win

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  31. Jenny J5:28 PM

    I would love to have one of those planners - a must have with 4 kids!

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  32. I am a sucker for a planner! This looks great. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  33. Ooooh, I've seen this planner, too! I hope I win it! :D

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  34. I've seen this planner on a couple of blogs too. Love the concept and would love to win a copy! Your work, as always, is inspiring.

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  35. Loving your layouts!! Makes me want to go scrap right now! The planner looks fab, too! Thanks for the chance!

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  36. Love Homefront even more after seeing it put to use! The planner looks fabulous - thanks for the chance to win.

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  38. Great LO's and thanks for a chance to win.

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  39. I pre-ordered all the Homefront line. So exciting. I am intrigued by the planner too. I am off to go check it out.

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  40. I love that planner- it's at the top of my Christmas list for sure!!! It would be so great to win one. Thanks for the chance :)

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  41. Such a cute layout! Also, that planner sounds wonderful! Perfect for a person, such as myself, who could give it a good home! So clever!

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  42. I love your lo and the new homefront line!

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  43. I had never heard of the homefront line before your blog so i am glad I saw your post on 2Peas. I also saw several posts about the planner and it is creating quite a stir. I think the planner is so awesomely cool. I would love it if I were chosen as the winner. I had been thinking about trying to put one together for myself and could never come up with a cohesive idea that I liked and fit my needs. This one does.

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  44. Wow! What an amazing planner and you are so kind to give one away!

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  45. I love your layout and I'm so glad that I stumbled upon your blog! The planner sounds absolutely awesome! Thanks for giving us a chance to win one!

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  46. The layout is just inspiring for me! Aww, wonder really when I can get my mojo back?can't wait to start creating again. Thx for the fab gift, maybe that is the answer...hehe if I win it! TC!

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  47. what a great idea!! i would love a chance to win! thanks!!
    love your latest LO!!! adorable pic of yer dd!!
    take care!

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  48. oh so great, I would love to get this book

    Hugs Cornelia

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  49. with a memory like a sieve this is a must have item in my home!!

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  50. I want so badly to have one Memory Logbook, so I'm willing to pay postage!

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  51. Oh my gosh, I saw this book the other day and fell in love! I would so love to get my hands on one!! Seriously loving your LO using Home Front, by the way :)

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  52. I love how you've used "home front". Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway....I'm in the UK, and am happy to pay shipping if I'm lucky enough to win.
    Kathy (kathyb)

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  53. Please enter me in your giveaway!

    Thanks!

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  54. Anonymous4:59 AM

    The planner looks great. I sure would love one!
    I am a first timer to your blog. I love your clean lines and focus on the photos. TFS
    Cheryl Pursell

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  55. I love the homefront line! Great LO. I saw this log your memories book and am hoping to get one!

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  56. I love the layout!! Very cute... Nice blog...

    Carla

    carlaandmarty@gmail.com

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  57. How do you like this planner? I was thinking about purchasing this too!

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  58. LOVE that layout! Homefront looks adorable!
    That planner sounds fab. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  59. hoping to get my hands on some homefront and this Lo definitely makes me anxious! Keep up the great inspiration! thanks!

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  60. I would love a copy of that book! It sounds like it's just the right thing for me with a wedding coming up next year! I may have to look into buying one!!! Thanks for the chance, and for pointing out such a great book! :)

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  61. This planner sounds so neat!

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  62. I was going to order the spiral bound one! Ill wait to see if Im the lucky winner! !!!!

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  63. davinie, this LO is GORGEOUS! i always know... you SC girls always prove to me how much i NEED everything!!

    the planner idea sounds awesome!

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  64. I really can't wait to see the new stuff up close and personal. And I love the lo so much! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  65. I was just admiring this book online the other night and was hoping to hear from someone that actually had one. I would so LOVE to win one of these babies. Pick me pick me!!!!!!!!!!!

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  66. Oh, I can't wait to get some of that line!! And that book sounds very helpful!

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  67. Love the layout, and that planner looks great! :)

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  68. Cute page and I'm loving that pose! ;)

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  69. Sounds absolutely fab!

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  70. Awesome layout. Love the planner idea. Soooo need one! LOL

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  71. Woo hoo getting in down to the wire..sheesh I finally had time tonight to look at Google Reader. i love the idea and thanks for the chance to win!

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  72. love the scallops in the layout, that is my favorite element in designing lately

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  73. your posts ALWAYS make me want to scrap!!

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  74. Thank you so much for the link to AMLT so I could preorder the SC line!! Yay! So excited. Thanks for the giveaway too!

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  75. This book likes a great idea...I need to be more organized with my ideas and memories...so this would be great!

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