Thursday, June 28, 2012

Studio Calico's Elmwood Park - my projects this month

It's that time yet again!  The July kit from Studio Calico, Elmwood Park, is up for sale.  I picked up two Add-ons this month:  Capture the Flag, and Monkey Bars.  Monkey Bars is definitely the girly add-on for this month.  Lots of buttons, pink, yellow, red, some of my favorite AC alphas, and an alphabet stamp set too!  

This is what I came up with this month:

Like I mentioned, I really wanted to do the pie wedge shape for a layout.  I know I could have made it easy on myself and just purchased the Four Square add-on with the pie wedge stamp, but decided to make my own with patterned paper instead.  I used a large circle punch as a guide for my shapes.  It's a great way to use up those scraps!  

I took those photos of my kiddos on the last day of school.  The jumping photo was fun!  I'm going to try and do another of those on the last day next year.  

This next one uses the alpha stamp set I was referring to from Monkey Bars.  I used it with my stamp press and the Colorbox ink.  LOOOOVE.  That is all.  

We recently did a 5k as a family for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in support of our friend Dan Meyer, who underwent a double lung transplant, a miracle to be sure, and our friend Josh who's four year old niece also has CF.  The kids participated as well on their scooters.  I love doing 5k's so I hope this is just the beginning and that there are more family runs in the future!  Steve's parents did it too.  This event was a walk, so it wasn't the usual 5k I participate in, but it was a great event all the same.  

This next card was made with the Capture the Flag add-on.  I adore it.

I particularly love the stamp and there it is again with that Colorbox ink on kraft.  This is another testament to that stamp press too.  It stamped precisely where I wanted it to be.  I would have been stressing myself out if I'd been hovering over my card with an acrylic block.  I know it sounds silly, but I am a happy stamper.

This next card was made with the main kit only, as well as my Cameo for the sentiment.  Alphas and titles was my main reason for getting a Silhouette.  It has paid for itself several times over.  

That butterfly punch is an old one from Martha.  

Lastly this month, as part of our 5 year Anniversary at SC (be sure to check out the blog for a lot of fun challenges and prizes too), was the task of scrap lifting a layout from 5 years ago.  Well, I've been on the SC team since 2007, so I immediately chose to participate in this challenge, and decided to lift something from my first kit with SC.  This is the layout I chose:  

And I love it so much I should have chosen something else.  The thing that pleases me the most is the fact I love it so much, 5 years later.  It was really difficult to lift.  This is what I came up with:

I thought it would be great to use the same title and the same sweet girl.  Amazing how much she's changed in my time on the team.  The style of our kits has changed a bit, so it was also hard to add the same elements as the original layout.  I decided to go with big butterflies, trimmed with my Cameo of course, and layer more flowers.

That's it for kit work this month!  I'll be back to convince you to participate in Stamp School with me.   If you've ever wanted to subscribe to SC but the stamps intimidate you, or you just want more ideas for stamping, this class is a must have.  You did know you receive an exclusive stamp set as part of the class,  AND Robyn has freebies too?  It's totally worth the cost.

that's it for me!  Have a great day!  Davinie


  1. So glad you enjoyed the challenge! It's been fun being a part of SC for the past 5 years! :)

  2. beautiful projects dav! love your challenge piece!

  3. These are amazing -- you are so good at making stitching shine on your layouts!

  4. BEAUTIFUL creations! I signed up for the class--I think I might fall under the "stamps intimidate me" I've been trying lately to use them more, I'm SO excited for the class!