Friday, August 27, 2010

Back 40 - Studio Calico's September kit. YUM.

It's live!  Get your kits and add-ons now!

Me, I picked up Fresh Cut and Free Range.  I also picked up the In Stitches and Postage edge punches this month, and cherry mist. 

Check out the new punches from EK Success!  That great big apron lace and the swiss cheese punch look fun!

On to my layouts:

We were asked to create a layout inspired by Maggie's cover layout for CK this month.  I thought it was one of the most artsy and abstract covers I'd ever seen with CK, so I was excited to play along.  I ended up going with the use of mist, as well as random paper placement.  I had a lot of fun with this layout. 

Next up was a two pager using only 4x6 photos.  You'd think I'd create a layout with beach photos from our recent trip, but even more recent was a trip to Couer D'Alene, so I immediately worked with some fun photos I snapped at the lake.  It was also overcast an my photos had a lot of gray in them, which matched the kit better.

Instead of using my boundary waters punch, I decided to go with the postage edge punch as a form of "choppy waters".  It works, yes?

The green scallop was used to balance the placement of the title on a curve.  I don't know why, but I'm a bit obsessed with making my titles this way lately.  So far I did it with two layouts this month.

For this one, I used a fun camp pic of all the kids.  These faces crack me up!  I was out of E's, but a 6 worked perfectly in it's place, what with 6 kiddos, and all.

I used brown mist on that chipboard piece and used my upper crest punch, which is a little smaller than the bracket punch currently in the shop. 

Joy was my favorite layout this month (and I thought of my sweet friend Joy when I was making it too).  I used my cherry mist here.  I stamped using walnut ink, a great dark ink to use for stamping or distressing. 

Last up was a card with Cosmo's Togetherness line, my favorite of their new release.  Love that JBS button too. 

I just realized I never received the Cosmo Cricket chipboard elements from the shop.  I need to get some and add it to my next box!  :)

If you have any questions let me know!   I will be sharing the design process in creating one of my layouts later this weekend.


P.S.  I would love to know what size my photos need to be to share them in blogger under the new picture format where I could post them at the large size without being pixelated.  I cannot for the life of me figure it out.  I have two different computers with different monitors and it looks different on each one.   Please and thank you.  :)


  1. Well I got what I want: Fresh Cut and Hardvest Moon :) I didn't get the main kit... that's a first for me just to get add ons without the main.
    My favourite layout is the "Joy" one too! Just love everything about it. You always do a fantastic job Dav!

  2. love those lo's, esp the chipboard frames holding the embellies :D

  3. Dont even get me started on blogger and photos...i have been battling with them for weeks..I know upload them straight from flickr and by pass blogger...they look so much better at any size...gorgeous pages!

  4. Loving the misty one :) although they are all so pretty!!

  5. I adore the Joy layout--just adore!