Saturday, November 27, 2010

Metropolitan, Studio Calico's December kit

Hi there!  The site is live with reserve kits so if you missed your chance this morning, now is the time to head to Studio Calico.

This is what I came up with this month:

Polar Express was made entirely with Park Bench.  If you are interested in this add-on, get to SC fast as I know it was the first to sell out this morning.  As I mentioned on my last post, I'm in love with these kraft doilies.  I loved that I could turn them into snowflake like embellishments for this layout about our trip to the Polar Express last year.

I really like how this one turned out.  I have to say...  I wasn't a fan of any of the photos I took from this adventure, but it was something I really needed to document.  With that in mind, I reduced the size on my photos, made some of them black and white, made sure to get in all the people who were with us that day, and got them all on a layout.

Speaking of which....  we went to the Polar Express in Hood River.  The only thing I will say is this....  to each their own.  I have friends who loved it.  My kids thought it was a fine time.  But the weather was miserable, it was raining really hard, we ended up in the ghetto car, Santa needed a new suit, etc etc.  The video they share on the site looks lovely, but that's not the car we were on.  It might have been more fun if we'd had a table to set our hot chocolate on.  We just had benches.  So if you loved it?  Great.  But I'm saving my $300+ for something else this year, lol.  So if you plan to attend, my advice would be to map out the cars to know which one you want, if you have a choice.  That might make a difference.

Back to the layouts.  Next up:

I sprayed and splattered white mist and then used JBS Stick Candy ink with the stamp from Front Porch on my kraft cardstock, and then turned it into this layout about our Christmas Tree hunt last year:

I'm surprised with how much I loved these fun AC Bones alphas from the Mass Transit add-on.  I love how fun and funky they are, the perfect green (Christmas was misted with Applejack). 

And I played with the new week stamps from the main kit for this one about Morgan and homework:

The patterns I chose were a wee bit too busy for the stamps on this one, now that I look back.  I just really wanted to use that custom Sass paper with my photos, and I liked the print in relation to the subject, for the other. 

I also made a card this month:

This card came together in just a few minutes after I decided I wanted to use that border sticker on one patterned paper and have another print below it.  Easy peasy.

I shared my Toothless layout on my last blog post.  Right now I'm working with the KI Memories pocket papers and will have something to share from the tooth fairy soon.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  Davinie


  1. Your blog is the first one I visit after I look at the gallery because I know your layouts will be here and the story behind them thanks so much for doing that :)
    WHen I saw the Oh Christmas Tree I thought I have to go to the snow, just so I can do a layout with that background, stunning!

  2. Your honework LO is going to my desk for lifting - love, love, love it! And I love that you made the best memory out of that Polar Express trip... thanks for all the yummy inspiration today!

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE. the polar express. Gorgeous colors, the mix of color/b&w photos, the details. this us just stunning !~ the tree hunt us fab !~ i love how you made your own PP with the mist and stamping. love the tooth story to bits !~ and teh homework, LOVE !~

  4. love your style! gorgeous LO's and card!

  5. you're amazing!! your gallery is my fav this month!

  6. Love all of the layouts but I especially like what you did with the snowflakes/mist on the craft. It made the perfect background. Also, I loved how you used the doilies as "snowflakes" such a gorgeous layout.

  7. FANTASTIC Layouts,D! (I'm way behind on blog-comments!)