Wednesday, July 27, 2011

on the BOARDWALK - Studio Calico's August kit

It's project time for Studio Calico's August kit.  I have to admit, I bought it all and should have added time to my cart as well, because I needed more of it. 

My favorite part of the kit was the exclusives this month, especially the color palette of the Crate Paper designed for the main kit.  My #1 recommendation would be the More SC paper add-on this month.  I just adored this color palette so much.

Here's what I came up with:

This layout was inspired by this shirt I saw while shopping online at Old Navy:

I liked how the ruffles went at odd angles, so decided to try that and utilize the monochromatic prints in the main kit. 

This is the month to try mist because the Pink Paislee Mistable trims in the main kit are just begging for it.  I used bluegrass which matched pefectly for this layout. 

As I mentioned in my sneak post, the main kit comes with AC chalk journaling stickers, and one of them has this big cloud on it, that inspired my hand cut embellies this month.  It was appropriate to make dark blue/green clouds for this layout as it was a bit overcast when we were camping at Mt St Helens, which is where these photos were taken. 

Payton was so cute with her cousin Lilly while we were camping.  Lilly kept following her around and trying to hold her hand, but that was because she wanted to place her at various places around camp and keep her there.  it was super cute. 

I like sewing in those crazy circles, so it was fun to trim a big circle and do it a different way. 

This particular cloud was made with that Claudine Hellmuth sticky backed canvas.  I LOOOVE the texture it offered. 

Did you notice how this layout was a bit of a scraplift of the previous one, down to the base paper?  That's how crazy this month has been, and that's house much I loved the More SC paper add-on, lol.

After three layouts, I came up with a couple of cards this month: 

LOVED the Simple Stories paper from add-on 4, Sandcastle

The chipboard alphas from the main kit are just a different color from new chipboard alphas that were released at CHA summer. 

This main kit is so fabulous!

I had fun with stamps on this last card.  That Basic Grey paper was begging for the cute apple stamps from Sandcastle, as well as the sentiment stamp on the label sticker. 

One last thing to mention is how fabulous twine is from My Minds Eye.  It's thicker than other twines I have tried in the past.  And the package includes a lot of twine, so it's a good deal too.  Loved this addition to the kit this month. 

And that's it for me, except to mention that I ran out of adhesive this month after my this and that threw a spring, and i had to try and use the refill without it, so when I saw that we were adding these to the shop I jumped on the chance to try it out.  40 feet should last until next month, right? 

Have a great night!  Davinie


  1. Loving your layouts!!!!! The colors are soooo yummy...

    And now I want to go to Old Navy!

  2. These layouts are all beautiful with so many great details to get lost in!

  3. Some very cool projects!! Great job!! ..I guess I need to seriously think about getting me a sewing machine.. ;)

  4. I love your layouts Davinie! I think 'little fish' is my favorite, but I really love how you used that map paper and washi tape in the second layout. Perfect :)

  5. Wow... great Layouts. Esp. the camp buddies LO is just gorgeous... and I love how you turned your inspiration from the shirt in the great LO number one.

  6. Love that first layout so much--best use of that paper!!