Sunday, January 29, 2012

Blogging my projects: Studio Calico's Daydream Believer

Hi there!  Busy weekend in these parts.  I had an all day workshop for school on Saturday.  Can I tell how how validating it is to be in this program?  I was in class all day and came home energized, not exhausted.  It's so great to actually FEEL like I'm doing the right thing.

My wish for you is to feel the same, no matter what it is you are doing.

Studio Calico's Daydream Believer went on sale on Friday, and I hope you had a chance to peek at it or pick up an add-on if that's your inclination.  I got all of them.  I loved that there was new CHAW12 product in this kit, and I don't have an LSS, so letting April choose what I'll be working with is perfectly fine by me.  I have enough going on, and no scrapbook store.  It makes sense to do one-stop shopping, because as a working mom, my free time is precious.

Check out the kit:

My Projects:

First I wanted to share my main kit only project for the month.  We were in a really big time crunch for sneaks, so I created a card.  I'm fortunate in that cards are easy for me to create, so this didn't take a lot of time, which was good.  

This main kit is full of new and delicious products, with custom pieces as well as new CHAW12 product from Dear Lizzy and Pebbles.  The main kit is still available, so I encourage you to check it out here.  That butterfly is from an Etsy shop.  Isn't it sweet?  I also adore the SC woodgrain with the hearts.  Such a great shade of brown too.

This next one was obviously in honor of the New Year.  I was trying to get a photo of the kiddlets in those fancy New Years party hats I made, and the result was a glimpse at their personalities that I just adore so much I had to use them all on a layout.  

I stamped with the alpha in Stepping Stone, #4, and I also took advantage of the fabulousness that is my Cameo, and created the title with it.  I am in love with the thing.  I know there are tons of die cut machines out there, but this seriously is the most user friendly thing I have ever purchased.  I can utilize any shape I want, make it any size simply by dragging out the corner, and click and drag to move it anywhere I want it to be printed on my paper.  SO easy to use.  I think the font I used for this title was "this and that" from the Silhouette store.  

Some extra fun on this layout?  Stamping with JBS ink and using my Cropadile to add a confetti effect.  Super easy.

This next one was my favorite layout of the month.  A lot of products from the main kit, that Dear Lizzy polkadot being the definite favorite.  THAT is my favorite shade of brown.  Oh my, love it and the gray undertones.

Obviously with Morgan's birthday being last week I had to do something birthday related.  I haven't had a chance to edit and share tutu and handmade leg warmer photos yet, or the roller rink party either, but I did get a photo of her that day to use in a layout to summarize her special day.

This layout was actually inspired by this pin:

Can you see where I was starting from?  

Last up is a bit of home decor.  I really need to do this to share here more often:

Yes, that's my living room!  That's my sideboard.  I adore this piece but someday there will be a true fireplace there.  

This garland was easy to create and I'll be back with a bit more on that.  Know that none of it was done on the Cameo though.  I hand cut or used a punch.

And that's it!  Those are my projects for the month.  Before I go I did want to share a couple of shop items that I just ordered Friday morning and am excited to have in my crafting arsenal:

Knock Outs:

I have heard of these but they only very recently appeared in the SC shop to pick up.  My Fiskars mini scallop punch has finally reached it's end, so I've been on the hunt for a new scallop.  The starter punch set comes with something akin to the Apron Lace, which is also fine, so during one of my multiple checkouts on Friday (oh yes, I do it too), I picked this up as well.  That and the tiny attacher, because it's about time, and the MME and new SC stamp sets that will work great in my Project Life and Project 12 album, which I need to get around to sharing with y'all too.  Oh my.

Have a great day!  Back to the books.  Davinie

Kit product and store stuff used:


  1. These are all so gorgeous Davinie! Really love the circles for the banners, and I can't wait to hear what you think of the Knock Outs punches!! I had to LOL at your reason for getting the tiny attacher, thanks for that giggle ;)

  2. You are terrible influence! I just went and purchased the starter kit for the Knock Out punches!!

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