Thursday, May 26, 2011

A long weekend ahead and last minute sneaks

We had several options for Memorial weekend including a few camping trips, but the weather forecast helped make the decision easy, and we've decided to stay home instead.  I got gung ho to do some painting  in my main living area, but it has somehow turned into a complete overhaul which involves drywall and sledge hammers, so I'm here amongst the muck to post some last minute Studio Calico sneaks before it's too late and Steve's either shorted out a power outlet or I'm up to my elbows in grey paint.  heeee. 

I purchased two add-ons this month, Star Dust and Countdown.

I purchased Start Dust because I loved the Maya Road kraft doilies, the chicken wire stamp, and I'm a sucker for all that Girl's Paperie goodness.  It's also one of the girliest add-ons this month, which compliments the main kit well. 

I purchased Countdown #1 for the film strip stamp, and because I REALLY wanted to make a mini out of the Jillibean file folders.  I know how I want to bind them and everything, but the mini didn't make it to reveal time, so it'll be something I share at a later date.  I have been wanting to do more mini books lately, my kids just love them, so was on the look out for an add-on that would allow me to do so, and #3 is it.  I can't wait to use the film strip stamp with it!

Another thing I loved about Countdown, #3, was actually the Pink Paislee borders.  There are a ton of them, more than one of each style, and I had a lot of fun cutting them up and using them here and there on my projects this month.  You'll be able to go a long way with your pages if you take advantage of this add-on and these border stickers. 

If I were you I would go for the More SC option again this month too.  KP did it again and made another set of papers I needed.  I adore the bubble paper with that green. Love.  Had to have more.  It was hard not to use it on every layout, so I'm glad I had more than once piece. 

Shop items in the way of ink this month would definitely be the JBS Spice Tin.  You really need a blue.  I tried using Soap Powder which is a nice blue (and would actually be a nice fit for the future.....), but a bit subtle for the look I was going for with Paper Moon.  A blue ink is going to be perfect for this kit. 

One reason I didn't use my film strip stamp is because I canNOT find my Black Stazon, and I was out of time to order something to ship in time for sneaks.  I have no idea where it went, but I have two ink pads, so if small girls are hiding them somewhere, oh my, let's just hope they aren't, because black Stazon will NOT be good anywhere outside my scrapbook room.  So Stazon is currently in my cart.  Where on earth can it be?  Am I revealing too much about the current state of my craft area?  Maaaaybe.  ;)

The circles background stamp is in the shop, as is the super cute bee, two cute stamps that are a fun addition to the stamp collection if you didn't purchase that add-on in previous months.  That bee is super super cute. 

Also new to the shop in the morning will be new Sew Easy heads.  Get them!  I have the banners and pennants coming to me.  I tried them out at CHA and they were a lot of fun so I can't wait to add them to my collection.  Remember, you need the mat if you want to use this tool.  It's a thick foam which you need to get the heads to pierce all the way through your paper.

This is random, but there was a discussion on unfiled layouts on the Studio Calico boards the other day, and I had an aha moment when Keshet mentioned having a scrapbook as a holding area for her layouts before she puts them into their permanent album.  For pete's sake!  I have this huge pile of layouts waiting to be filed, which becomes more intimidating each day as I pile more and more on the stack, so this idea, which is so simple, is really going to help me!  So....  American Crafts page protectors are in my cart.  I have a few unopened albums already, which makes my pile of layouts even more pathetic, but I do need more protectors to get this ball rolling. 

ANYWAY.....  enough rambling, how about a couple more sneaks:

This card was just on the SC blog as part of a tutorial I did on making flags:

and just so you don't have to dig back through my posts, here are my other two sneaks I previously posted:

I used my new favorite favorite punch set on these last two sneaks.  It's the Fiskars Everywhere punch.   Oh my.  I have the square and the circle punch, and will soon have the scalloped circle too.  I am In LOVE with this punch.  To be able to punch a shape out of the middle of a 12x12 is like a dream come true, lol.  PLUS it has a guide on it, so you can punch EXACTLY where you want to punch.  Heaven, I tell you.  I'll be able to share more about it at reveal, but suffice it to say I think this is a must have.  It should be in the punch section on Friday morning, so be sure to check it out.  YUM. 

And that's it! 

Wishing you could chat on the SC boards from your Iphone.....



  1. You can chat on the boards with your iPhone. That's the only way I do it these days lol in fact I'm writing this comment to you on my iPhone right now :)

  2. Oops forgot to tell you that I love your sneaks :) and I really really wish I could get this months kit! Rocket age is adorable even though it's not pink ;)

  3. Love the sneaks!And thanks for the shoutout, glad I could help:)