Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Studio Calico May - What's in Granny's Cupboard?

The kit is live and it's time to take a peek into Granny's Cupboard. I came up with 4 layouts and 2 cards. My kit is still out and I have been using it on other projects to be shared later this week, though. I love it!

I purchased two add-ons this month, Linen & Lace as well as Trinkets. I also got more add-on paper, which gave me a few pieces in the Knick Knack add-on, and also made it easier to cut into some of the really pretty ones, knowing I had two.

I'm proud of myself too. I did 4 layouts, and only one of them uses kraft as a base. An easter layout uses some of the kraft Basics line from Basic Grey. Oh my word I'm in love with this idea.

I'm also digging the new Coredinations stuff with Cosmo. It just arrived back at the shop today so I don't have it in my hot little hands yet, but I ordered the classic/neutral pad that Cosmo put out. I fondled it at CHA and have been waiting in anticipation. This also a must have. (I missed out the first time it showed up in the shop).

Without further ado, my work for this month:

Payton is 4 but looks 14 in these photos. Egads! I wanted to do a layout about her interests at 4. After doing these monthly for her first year, I now do them every 6 months and don't plan to stop.

I cut open one of the MR envelopes for this layout. I also used yummy olive twisted burlap from the shop for my flower stems. That yellow OA paper is in the Trinkets addon. YUM. So pretty. I loved all those buttons in the main, the flowers, and the blue alphas too.

Here's that Basic Grey Basics I was telling you about. Isn't it perfect!? It's Tally, from the Kraft pad. This is in the Knick Knacks addon, but it's also in the more patterned paper option, and you can also buy that paper pad! I definitely need more of this.

I had a lot of fun roughing up my cardstock, as well as the fabric paper. I also used my new label punch for the journaling and date. Because the layout was so free, I even used a border punch on my photo. Heck, I print them myself at home. I can trim any size I want, right? I used my Fiskars Scallop Sentiment punch and my new EK Success double embossed dotted lace punch. I'm not a huge fan of the embossed part and I don't think it's very noticable anyway, so I'm a huge fan. I like that I don't have to hand cut this big scallop anymore.
I saw some sneaks using the Bumpy Road punch, and that's the next one on my list. I like it better in action than I thought I would. I've got a lot in my cart, but I might add this as well for next month.

I have a loose interpretation of the Earth right there with my Crate paper circle on this layout (also in the knick knack addon but also in the more add-on paper option).

I definitely need more of those clouds. ::sigh:: I used more of my favorite jute here. I also did some paper tearing. It's been a while. I used to do that A LOT a few years ago but then cut back. The trend is back. I'm inspired by the way Nik tears everything on her layouts.
This next layout came together in about 45 minutes and I had kids climbing all over me. This is an amazing thing, I tell you!

It started with the delicious SC exclusive paper and that doily stamp. I thought it would make great dandelions:

Morgan came up to me the other day with these dandelions and asked if I'd get a photo of her with her flowers and the one in her hair.
I was giggling the whole time. She is posed all sweet and has flowers and all that, but all I can see are the dang weeds she's holding. We are NEVER going to get rid of them. lol.

The big scallop punch from Mavy mixed with that dotted lace punch. And yes, more ivory jute.

Look at the cow pasture:

When the cows get here they are going to eat them all right, but then they are going to come out fertilized. Steve sprays them with weed killer, but he can't keep ahead of the kids, and they don't understand. Morgan told me, " but mom, they are pretty yellow flowers! ". ayiyiyi.
Weeds. We have 'em.
This was a spur of the moment idea so I didn't have yellow ink from the shop, but I verified with Lisa that the mustard seed would have looked just like this Colorbox yellow I used on the stamp.
With the card talk on the site and my card challenge for NSD, I figured I'd better make some cards for my gallery as well.

That K&Co. pink frame worked great here.

And I put another MR envelope to good use with this card as well. I trimmed off each side so it would open right up.

I'm hoarding those flowers from the Linen & Lace add-on, but sacrificed one for this card. She's going to have be a really good friend in order to get this one in the mail, lol.

And that's it! I hope you got what you wanted from the shop!
I'll be back later. I can't begin to tell you how many irons I have in the fire, many of them coming straight to you on Saturday!


  1. WOW! Holy smokes you have some great pages here! :)

  2. Love these projects, as always--can't pick a fave! And I agree with you on the bumpy road border--wasn't feeling it from what I saw online, but starting to like it from pages!

  3. Your details are rocking awesome yet again! And I adore your vision with those envelopes!

  4. Anonymous5:00 PM

    Another exceptional month from you :) I have to say my favourite is "egg time", jus love those strips! I've always wanted to do layout with a bunch of paper strips and I think this is just the inpsiration I needed!

  5. LOVES!!!!!!! That's all I can say. Amen.

  6. you rocked the kit! beautiful work! i always check out your gallery first *wink*!