project | Studio Calico journal

I could hardly go on a trip without some paper to write on…

I created a video during some of my process on this project – you can watch it here on my blog or at youtube.

This was a lot of fun – and I’m going to put Studio Calico journal kits high on my recommended list! They are easy to work with, customizable, and a lot of fun!

I went super bright on this because… well why not?!

It’s a notebook of sorts – so no photos to balance color with or tone it down for. I went full on brights – and it was easy to do too.

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My friends at Simon Says Stamp have the Studio Calico notebooks in stock if you want to make one of your own. I’d love to see what you do!

product pick | Studio Calico pretty pink mist

Oh Mister Huey, when I want a solid no-sparkle color, you are my go-to mist. Today, I’ve got to tell you guys that the Studio Calico Mister Huey’s mist in Pretty Pink is a must. I LOVE the color. I’ve been misting it right onto my projects, but I’ve also been mixing it with stuff like molding paste (seen on tag below) to use with stencils and get more out of my new pink love.



It’s just the perfect spring pink. Bright without being neon, a nice tone that is lovely with blues, greens, aquas, and other pinks… and it fills a need I hadn’t realized that I had. LOVE.

One of my favorite things to do when I have random stuff or bits of extras left over is to just make a quick tag. This one started because I had some pretty pink mist + molding paste left over from another project (that you’ll see later this week) and so I smeared it over a stencil and onto a tag. You’ll  notice some sparkle above – it was misted with some glimmery mist after dry to add a bit of blue shimmer.

If you couldn’t already tell – I had a lovely time playing and whipping up this tag. I used cream paint in the letters (on metal plate) to make them stand out – then I wiped away the paint that was on the top (non-letters) part.

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layout | a beautiful place

A scrap from my Studio Calico April kit, a sheet of new SC paper and Hawaii wood veneer accent, and a little of this and a little of that… and suddenly I had myself a page just for fun that helped me clean up my desk at the same time.

My journaling is on a bit of paper from Heidi Swapp. It comes together like a mini book… I tore it all apart and have been LOVING playing with it.

In a surprising turn of events, I’m obsessed with that orange + yellow Studio Calico paper. I ordered 3 more sheets and I NEVER do that. I can’t help it. I need many many sheets of it. The back side is a beautiful pattern too… love the Take Note line.

It felt good to sneak in some creative “just because” time, and play. Supplies used are listed/linked below:

new loves | alphabets

I’m back home, and I want to share a lot of my photos and a lot of my favorites from the CHA show. Now – I didn’t photograph EVERY favorite, nor can I share everything I love. So don’t think of my “new loves” series of posts as an all-inclusive list but rather some of my faves….

First up – Studio Calico’s map alpha. Every single thing in that booth is MADE OF AWESOME, but I really do adore these. How much fun are they? You could totally ink up the edges too.

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