The main kit stamp is one of my favorites in a long time. The buttefly is everywhere, and now there's a cute little bee to compliment it in your embellishing. I stamped it a few times this month and can see myself using it quite a bit.
As for add-ons, I purchased two this month. #2 Mossy Knoll;, and #3, Sunny Clearing.
I purchased #2, Mossy Knoll to get more of the blues to compliment the main, but I also liked the neutral colors. The trims from MME Stella & Rose and the AC Paperback alpha confirmed the purchase. If I were to only pick up one add-on this month, #2 is the one I'd go with. It also included some fun cards and frames from Glitz Designs.
I purchased add-on #3, Sunny Clearing. I was really excited about this add-ons but unfortunately wasn't sent the doilies and butteflies from Cosmo Cricket so the projects I was going to create this month changed in theme a bit and were less girly as a result. I look forward to playing with these little embellies when they are sent to me. This add-on has pinks, yellows, and light teal, and includes the number stamp set.
In retrospect I wish I had picked up add-on #1, Babbling Brook because there were pockets perfect for a mini album, and I like the colors in the Cosmo butterlfies and doilies with this add-on. I also like the fun bubble stamp.
#4, Wildflower, is very girlie, very feminine. The embellishments from Glitz are very pretty as is the lace paper.
On retrospect, now that I've described everything, I should have purchased it all. ha!
This is what I made this month:
I used some new Studio Calico Mister Hueys, shockingly. Barnwood, Bluegrass, and Bonny Blue. I also used white. Timber brown for my bees. In my opinion, Stazon is the only ink you should buy if you are wanting Jet black or brown images (my brown is really old. A new, fresh pad is in my cart for next kit).
If you are saavy to the layout of the Studio Calico store, you may notice a new section for Embossing. Studio Calico will soon be carrying just about every color of Zing embossing powder from American Crafts, if you are of the embossing pursuasion. The funny thing about this new trend is that embossing and cardmaking is how I got started in the scrapbook industry. I made fancy Christmas cards with detailed embossed images of Santa, etc. I still have my heat gun but it's been a while since I've done too much with embossing. I do think I'll consider clear and white though, when they hit the shop. Those colors alone will add great texture to projects, I'm thinking.
Anyway, I'll be back with my projects after Reveal!