Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Cardalicious 34 and some delicious sneaks from Studio Calico

It was after dark one night last week and I was taking a last minute photo of my card for Cardalicious when Morgan walked up to me and showed me her latest creation. You see, this is a child who definitely inherited some of my crafty genes. I have my own scrapbook room, and she does too. We have this area under the stairs that we call the "hideout" and it used to have extra toys in it. Now that the girls are getting older, it's needs have changed to a place to contain the wild shapes and extra trimmings from two small girls and their crafts. Morgan calls it her Scrapbook room. And she's in there all. the. time (hmmm, sounds familiar).

So I'm taking photos of my card and she hands me this layout she just made. She asked what I thought of it, and then she wanted me to take a photo. She then asked if I thought a magazine would like it. Seriously. Bestill my heart.

Of course I think she's the most talented young 6 year old on the planet, so I just had to share her artwork.

Look at that. Brads on the corners. The photo framed in gems. A handcut heart. And a title. She's just now learning to read, so the fact that she sounded out an appropriate title blows my mind.

You should see some of the other things she has done lately. I'll have to share details after reveal, but it involves some of the techniques I used myself on a couple of my Studio Calico layouts and other projects this month.

That girl. Amazing.

Anyway, back to my card. Cardalicious is alive and kicking and I wanted to share the card I made for the current challenge. The challenge was this:

2 flowers



And this is what I came up with:

(The red paper is Jillibean Soup. Polkadots are from October Afternoon, flowers from Sassafras, and Basic Grey alphas. The sticker is from a Pink Paislee sticker book).

I really like how it turned out! Be sure to check out Cardalicious 34 to see what the other girls came up with for this challenge. A challenge like this is a great way to use up scraps and also jumpstart you if you need some inspiration.

Between the Olympics and some of the assignments I've had this month, I'm one tired puppy, but I finally finished my projects for Studio Calico this month and can't wait to share them all. For now, here's the long awaited sneaks:

I got all three add-ons this month and am really happy about it. I also purchased the I Top tool, and hydrangea mist, although I used the pink from my stash more than I thought I would (shocking, I know).

Only a couple more days before reveal! Be sure to check back here on Friday though. It's my birthday (another year older, yay! ?????), so I'm giving away a chunk of the contents in my scrapbook room. You will not be disappointed!

Have a great day! Davinie


  1. Too darn cute!!! Your daughter is super duper talented:)

    And.. loving that blog header!


  2. Oh, I love kid's art! Precious.

  3. That is so sweet! :) I can't wait until my little ones can both scrap with me.

    I blogged about CKC and posted the pics I took in class. Check it out! :D

  4. Fabulous sneaks, Dav! Can't wait till reveal!

  5. Janel Paris6:36 PM

    What a cute layout from your daughter!! Awesome sneaks from SC!

  6. morgan = a scrap rockstar. love that. love that they have their own room =)

    loving the sneaks.. very interested in the texture on the first page, looks cool!!

  7. Awww...your baby's page is so cute! I love to scapbook with my 8year old son! Dad doesn't think it's appropriate for a boy to scrapbook (MachoMan--LOL) so we don't scrap together as much as I would like, but when we do- it melts my heart!
    Can't wait to see the full SC reveals and your LOs!!!

  8. Anonymous1:15 AM

    Your girl is really talented and neat! Love her work :)

  9. Love your card and your daughter is fantastic. My son is 7 and loves to scrap with me. He has his own wee desk and scrap supply. Dad says."Mmmm :-(" haha

  10. you may have the next martha stewart there. she's so crafty !~ great sneaks =)

  11. loving the sneaks and how fun to scrap with your girl.

    By the way my word verification for your blog today is "misted". Just as I was thinking I need that hydrangea mist you used....

  12. I believe miss Morgan will soon surpass her mama in talent. Her first layout was definitely better than mine was, and I was in my 20s!!

  13. oh, i'm loving these sneaks! also your daughter is really talented!! such a pretty layout.

  14. That is so sweet!
    Love the sneaks!

  15. Happy B-day ! Your girl's layout is precious !

  16. Happy B-day ! Your girl's layout is precious !

  17. Wow! She definitley got your talent Davinie! Gorgeous!