Monday, July 09, 2012

Studio Calico City of Lights love - the Three of Us

Here I sit at home, doing school work, going to classes, while my family traveled out of state for a family reunion we needed to be part of.

I took advantage of the me time, bought a bottle of wine, grabbed some chick flicks, and have been crafting away.

I was digging around in my Studio Calico kits and came across the JBS stencil paper that I ADORED in the City of Lights kit but couldn't manage to cut into at kit time (I used it as a monogram stencil for this layout though), and decided to make use of it before it got lost in the shuffle.  This is what I came up with:

Scrapbook Layout:  

I thought the alphas as a background would be great for baby photos, so dug around and came up with these photo from 2006 when Payton was just a couple months old.  I held out my DSLR and hoped for the best.  This is us, naturally, on a day when dad was at work, I'd managed to shower but that was it.  Sigh.  Miss those days.  

I loved the big floral prints so had to cut them out and layer them with pop dots.  

I'm not normally a fan of the teeny alphas, but I like them on this layout, layered with the sticker alphas in the kit.  I was out of an R and used a B for this title.  

Us.  Mama and the babies.  We three.  Love them to bits.

One more thing I wanted to make sure you saw today:

One more thing:

Call for submissions

Scrapbook & Cards Today is pleased to announce its “fabulous fall 2012” call. Scrapbook & Cards Today is Canada’s leading, seasonally-inspired papercraft publication that can be found in both Canadian and US independent scrapbook stores.  It can also be downloaded internationally, in its entirety and for free, by visiting
Scrapbook & Cards Today would love to see your artwork—including layouts, cards, and altered projects with the following themes: 
fall pages
Do you love the sights and sounds of fall? We are searching for the warmest and cosiest scrapbook pages that showcase all that is wonderful about fall. These can include, well balanced, double page layouts or multi photo, single page layouts with a fall theme but not be limited by:
  • Pumpkin picking
  • Back to school
  • Halloween
  • Thanksgiving
  • Autumn splendour
fall cards
We are looking for your most inspiring cards that use a fall colour palette. Cards can be of any theme (Halloween, birthday, thank-you, get well, etc) and can reflect your own personal style—be it simple, or a little more intricate.
something special
We are always on the lookout for a “special” project to feature in our “something special” column. If you have created something outstanding with a fall theme, be sure to submit it for us to see!
Are you perfectly organized, or, have you found a way that helps curb your messy ways? Share your tips and tricks with us so that you can help others in the same situation—most of us have had disastrous scrap areas at one point or other, haven’t we? Photos, as well as written tips or submissions, are welcome.
Submissions can be sent to us at  Please have FALL CALL in your reference line.  Compensation includes a fabulous goodie box from our sponsors, plus two copies of Scrapbook & Cards Today!  Please include your name, address, phone number, email address, and supply list.  Please ensure that all files sent are under 500KBThis call ends July 15, 2012. We look forward to seeing your work!

Have a great Monday!  Davinie


  1. Davinie ! I love this!!! good for you to have some me time!!

  2. That paper scares me. ;) Looks great here!!

  3. I can't use it for the life of me....someday for now I stencil with it :)

  4. Jen Thompson7:59 PM

    This layout is gorgeous! I miss my daughters baby days too... Sigh.

  5. I wish you the best of luck with all your future endeavors, both personal and creative. I know perfectly well what you're going thru after five years with SC. I have a friend who is on a design team for a rubber stamping company and I watch her slowly burn out her Muse. The deadlines are brutal, and the work required is anything but equal to the dangling carrot. Stay healthy, be happy, and create beautifully at your own pace, using whatever product and technique your little heart desires. Warm greetings from a Florida scrapbooker.