Studio Calico August Kits: Marks & Co

I'm here with some fun stuff for you today!
The Studio Calico August kits are AVAILABLE NOW and you don't want to miss them! They are filled with beautiful, brand new product- lots of stuff that isn't even available in stores yet! How awesome is THAT!?

All of the kits are available now and you can take a look and purchase them HERE.
How about a look at the projects I made this month?

Love this big banner sentiment stamp from the Marks & Co Card Kit and I knew I wanted to make it a focal point on a card! I hand-cut banners and layered them in a row to create a fun pattern!

This milk bottle stamp (from the Marks & Co Card Kit) is SO MUCH FUN and there are so many ways to use it! For this card, I stamped the milk bottle on white cardstock and created a watercolor look by blending light blue and light green Copic markers. I adhered it to a sheet of kraft cardstock and sprayed it with Shine- love the sparkle!
I knew I wanted to put daisies in the bottle, but I also wanted them to vary in size. I decided to use the Card Digital Stamps to print three different size daisies! I colored the centers of the flowers and adhered them with foam tape, hand drawing stems with a black pen.
The fun blue/green patterned paper is from the Fitzgerald Card Add-on!

Oh how I love this little fawn (from the Salinger Add-on)! SO CUTE! I knew I wanted to keep the card clean and simple and let that pretty face shine!
I created the frame by taping the patterned papers to a sheet of copy paper and cutting the frame with my Cameo. Fun little trick to use up your scraps, too!
And how cool is that arrow! I'm such a sucker for glitter and these arrows are definitely going in the hoard drawer! Haha!

I fell head over heels for this awesome star paper from Fancy Pants! I paired it with the star cork shapes (both are in the Salinger Add-on!) and I knew it was a match made in heaven!
I added some Gold Mister Huey's and this amazing sentiment (from the Marks & Co Project Life kit) to finish it up!

I love the Amy Tan Embroidery Kit that comes in the Marks & Co Scrapbook Kit this month! Such a fun embellishment to include in the kit! I stitched the large ampersand using the template and some gold thread on a piece of patterned paper from the Fitzgerald Card Add-on.
Then, I stamped a bunch of ink splatters and stars from the Marks & Co Card Kit stamps on my card front using a mix of navy, gray, and gold inks.
I adhered the ampersand with foam tape and tucked the "many" and "thanks" sentiments in beside it. Those are from the Fitzgerald Card Add-on!

I love getting a head start on my projects by working with some of the digital files before my actual kits come in the mail! This month, I had a bunch of fun playing with the digital stamps- there are some GREAT ink splatters and hand drawn elements that are so fun to mix and match!
I started by stamping out a bunch of splatters and stars from the Card Digital Stamps and Scrapbook Digital Stamps. Then, I opened the fun Marks & Co Digital Template! I cut and pasted one of the pie charts over a blank white circle I added to the splatter file. Then I copied over the sentiment! Easy peasy and so much fun!
When I make a card like this, I normally make two at a time- easy to print on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of photo or presentation paper and I have two cards ready at the same time!
To finish it off, I added some sequins from the Marks & Co Project Life Kit!

As always, you can find FULL supply lists in my GALLERY!
And.... you can go pick up some of these awesome kits HERE!
I hope you love my projects this month!



FOR SALE: PTI Dies and Impression Plates!

If you follow me on facebook HERE or HERE, you may know that I'm saving my pennies for a sweet new camera lens! I'm clearing out some of crafty stuff that I love, but don't really use very much anymore! I've listed a bunch of PTI Impression Plates and Dies at AWESOME prices!

Here's how it's gonna work-

1. Send me an email at sweetsteph612{at}yahoo{dot}com listing the plates and dies you would like to purchase and your shipping address.

2. I will send you an email back confirming what is still available and the final cost of your order.

3. Shipping will be a flat rate of $3 within the US, If you're international, I'll check and see how much shipping will be and let you know the exact cost via email before purchase.

4. I'll be accepting payment via PayPal- once the payment comes through, I'll ship!

Here's what I have for sale-
Impression Plates
Tin Types $10 (retail $16)
Polka Dot Basics II $10 (retail $16)

Peace Be Still (3 dies) $5 (retail $9)
Mat Stack 3 $4 (retail $7)

Butterfly $3 (retail $5)
Picket Fence $3 (retail $5)
Buttoned Up #1 $3 (retail $5)

Stamps + Dies
Fillable Frames #11 (stamp set + die) $6 (retail $10)
Happy shopping! :)



Studio Calico Toolbox

Hope you're all enjoying your Friday!  

I'm SO excited to be contributing to Studio Calico's upcoming TOOLBOX class. This class will fill your crafting toolbox with cool tips on stitching, mixed media, misting and digital from four technique masters. Amy Tan, Celine Navarro, Geralyn Sy and Shanna Noel will each spend a week in August teaching you the ins and outs of their favorite techniques. I'll be contributing to the digital week, and I'm going to be sharing a card showcasing the beautiful template created by Catherine Davis!
Here's a sneaky peek:

Through July 24th, Studio Calico has a cool offer for everyone who signs up for Toolbox - they'll be able to pass a FREE spot in the class to a friend! How cool is that!?
Here are all the details:

You'll want to stop by Shanna Noel's blog for a chance to win a spot in the class, and then pop over to the Studio Calico blog for more links to class sneaks and giveaways!



One More

  Hi, there!
Just popping in this morning to let you know that I have a card up on the Studio Calico blog this morning!
I have a great trick for using up those little scraps you have left over after creating a bunch of cards with the Studio Calico Card Kit! I'd love for you to stop by and have a look!
See ya next time!




 Hiya, friends!

I'd love to share a card with you today that I created with inspiration from the CAS(E) this sketch! blog! Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:
I am still LOVING the Studio Calico Atlantic collection and I pulled it out again today for this card. I got this great constellation shadow pattern by layering the Nantucket paper with the vellum constellations- LOVE the way it came out!
The sailboat and sentiment are digital cut files- Atlantic Sail With Me Digital Cut Designs. And, of course, I added some of my favorite pale pink sequins from the Atlantic sequins pack. 
So I'm linking this up over at CAS(E) this sketch! They have some beautiful inspiration over there- you should go check it out!
Have a great day! :)