The Studio Calico Spencer's Kits have been REVEALED! And they're just about SOLD OUT- only the main scrapbook kit remains (pictured below)! I'm here today to share the cards I made with these gorgeous kits- hopefully you got one before they sold out!

Here they are! :)

 The tags in the Spencer's Card Kit are so much fun to add as sentiments for quick and easy cards! This card came together really quickly with a little patterned paper from the 6x6 paper pad, a tag, and an envelope that I cut into banner shapes!

Oh.... these digital designs are so much fun.... this awesome diagonal cut square is included in the Spencer's Card Base Cut Designs. I altered it a bit to have the square cut out in the center. I layered it with some awesome patterned papers from Add-On 2: Daily Grind! LOVE the way it turned out!
I kept it pretty clean and simple and added a few labels and a sentiment to finish it off!

This stamp (from Add-on 2: Daily Grind) is one of my all time favorites... so whimsical and cool! I stamped the cityscape on white cardstock and colored the pretty little buildings with Copic markers. I layered the cityscape with pretty papers from the Spencer's Card Kit 6x6 paper pad and added this sentiment using the alphas from the Spencer's Project Life Kit!

I am IN LOVE with this fun Lawn Fawn stamp set that comes in the Spencer's Card Kit this month! I stamped the large light bulb image on white cardstock and added some color with Copic markers. Then I heat embossed these fun rays around the light bulb. Ya gotta love that chalkboard paper- it's so cool!

This card features supplies only from the Card Kit Add-On: Americano! The papers in this add-on are AMAZING and even feature a fun neutral pattern on the other side! I love how rich and beautiful these patterns are!
The die cut banners included in this add-on are PERFECT for cards and make it so simple to create something when you're short on time!
I also used cut this fun ticket shape to layer behind the sentiment- it's included in the Spencer's Card Base Cut Designs!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! You can check out my full supply lists in the GALLERY! 



Smooth Sea...

Hi there! 
I don't know about you guys, but I'm looking forward to the weekend! We're going to get working on some spring yard work and just relax and play with the boys- very low key... just what I want!
I'm here today to share a card I made with the Market Street Stamps set Dreaming of the Sea!
Here's my card:
I am absolutely IN LOVE with that sentiment... so true, right? I paired this fun sailboat image and nautical sentiment with patterned paper from the Studio Calico Sundrifter 6x6 Paper Pad- I thought it looked a little like waves!
I colored the sails of the sailboat with Copics and adhered it with foam adhesive for dimension. Really love the classic, beautiful images in this set!
Thanks so much for stopping by- I'll be back next week with all of my Studio Calico projects for April! WOOHOO!
Have a great weekend! :)



I Love You SO MUCH!

How's everyone doing this week?
We've been pretty busy around here lately with school, work, and the beginnings of baseball season! Both boys are playing this year- keeping up very busy, but we love it so much!
I have a fun card to share with you today featuring some fun stuff from the Studio Calico Snippets collection! I LOVE this collection so much- SO fun!
I had so much fun with this one! I really love this stamp set- Snippets Miss You So Much Stamp Set. The banner and sentiments were stamped with Hero Arts Navy Shadow Ink Midtone. One of my new FAVORITE inks.
I've been pairing navy and gold a lot lately- love the look of these colors together! I misted the super pretty Mister Huey's Gold with the Here & There V Pattern Mask- really fun effect- love that mist so much!
I thought it might be fun to mix it up with some gray and silver, too! LOVE these Snippets Die Cut Frames and, of course, I had to add some Satin Silver Sequins!
Thanks so much for stopping by!



My craft space AKA bedroom!

Hi! I'm very happy to show you all my little craft space today!
I shared this post on the Studio Calico blog on Wednesday and had a few questions about my space- I thought I'd share it here with some more detail. Hopefully this will help answer some questions you all had!
I do NOT have very much space to spare in my home, so I craft in the corner of my bedroom! Over the years, my space has grown and grown from that corner and you have NO idea how much I would love a space of my own! Haha! But for now, it's my little, happy corner of the house!

The first thing you'll notice is my bed in the bottom left corner and my husband's dresser to the right- LOL! This is very much my bedroom... you can craft from anywhere, people! :)
You'll also notice the lovely phone and headset sitting on my desk- I use this area for my day job, too! I'm currently working part time as a call center agent from home while I finish school- I spend A LOT of time at this desk! Haha!
I picked up my desk a few years back at Staples- super inexpensive, super practical. It does the job! And all of the white shelves and wall units are from Michael's- picked them all up when they were on sale or with a coupon!
Since my space is fairly small, I am really strict with myself about what I keep- if I don't have an immediate use for an item, it gets donated! My son's art teacher LOVES me... hehe...

I LOVE these wall shelves that I found at Michael's a couple of years back. They aren't exactly the same (the shelves are different), but they are just right for what I use them for. On the one to the left of my desk, I store ribbon, twine, washi, buttons, and some other miscellaneous things. Love how colorful and pretty everything is on the wall! And it makes it super easy to find things!
These shelves come with dowels for the ribbon, but I found that I can store more ribbon when they're stacked up like this and they're a lot easier to grab and use at my desk off the roll!

Ribbon makes me happy.... haha!

I also love the little wooden spools that I store extra twine and ribbon on- they were really inexpensive (I think I got them from Ribbon Carousel) and they are perfect for those little bunches of twine you can get!
I got the idea to store my buttons in these little jars from Dawn McVey! The jars are PERFECT for small embellishments like buttons and the lids are wide enough that you can easily dig through to find just what you want.

On top of the shelves to the left of my desk I have a carousel caddy that I keep markers, pens, scissors, and ribbon scraps in and an organizer for my "TO USE" products! This is the really fun stuff, folks! This is where I keep all the current kits for the month and any other products that I blog with for the month. It's the happiest spot in the room.... sigh.... makes me smile. Ha! Gotta love new stuff!
I picked up the carousel at Michael's (again, with a coupon!) and the aqua desk organizer is part of the Martha Stewart collection from Staples! I love this organizer because it holds12 x 12 paper perfectly and you can mix and match elements to get exactly what you want! Check em out: Martha Stewart Stack + Fit Desk Accessories

To the right of my desk is a shelf that is literally FULL of ink and markers... lol! I have *a little bit* of a problem when it comes to ink pads- gotta have them all! I also have my Copic markers, Distress markers, Distress Stains, Mister Huey's, and embossing powders up there! I reach for this shelf OFTEN!
A large majority of my inks are pigment inks from A Muse Studio. LOVE these inks and I have them ALL! They're perfect. The end. Melissa Roell is my consultant- she's AWESOME- check out her webstore HERE!
Hubby picked up these Copic marker containers a little while back- they fit perfectly on my shelf and hold 36 markers each. There are a lot of choices for marker cases in the Copic Marker store- here's a link to the one I have COPIC Original 36pc Empty Case.

I created these very helpful little color labels for my ink pads with coordinating cardstock- love the way they look all lined up in a row...

I keep all of my Project Life supplies in a basket that tucks in nicely under my desk. I very rarely work on Project Life at my desk because my desk is pretty small. Keeping the stuff in a basket makes it easy for me to tote out to the kitchen or living room to work on it!
I keep all of my page protectors in clear envelopes that are labelled with which design it is and a small sketch of what the page looks like. This has really helped me to use the pages that I don't reach for as often! I picked up the envelopes at Michael's- they were in the storage area where all of the shelves are. They are a little big bigger than 12x12 so they fit the page protectors perfectly! I think they came in a pack of 10 for about $6.

And above my desk I have a board where I display all of my projects for that month along with some family photos and notes from friends. I love looking up to see what I've made for the last release- so much fun!

I hope you all enjoyed the tour of my bedroom/office! Please let me know if you have any questions about how I organize anything!