Tuesday, June 30, 2015

New Studio Calico Classes // Maggie's Mini, Inked Alphabets + Plan On It!

I didn't realize there are so many SC classes open for registration at the moment, or else I would have combined it with the previous post! Here's what else is new at SC:

Maggie Holmes' Mini Book Workshop
Life is full of celebrations, whether big or small, and it's all worth documenting. In this class, Maggie Holmes shares her method for creating eclectic, tag-style mini albums that pack big-time style and design. Go beyond the basics by learning how to incorporate pockets, envelopes, custom-size page protectors, and more. Join Maggie, and be inspired to celebrate your life in fabulous and creative new ways!

Registration closes today, so if you're thinking of registering, get on it! I love the way Maggie layers and can't wait to see her incredible mini.

Inked | Alphabets
Alphabet stamps are some of the most versatile items a crafter can own, but with so many options, it can be hard to know where to start. Ginny Hughes will help you get the most out of your alpha stamps in Inked | Alphabets. Each lesson contains an inspiring scrapbook layout and Project Life® spread, and Ginny’s videos will teach you the basics of using your alpha stamps. You’ll also learn about mixing and matching fonts and colors, combining typed journaling with alpha stamps, using stamps with other mediums besides ink, and more!

If you're looking for more stamping classes, the Inked Bundle is also available where you'll get access to three classes, including an upcoming class I'll be teaching in the fall! The bundle also allows you to save over 15% so it's a great deal.

Plan On It
It’s no secret that planners are a great way to get organized. But did you know they’re also a fantastic opportunity to get creative? Eri Suzuki (aka sakuralala) wants to show you some of the endless possibilities for using planners to add color, style, and fun to your everyday life. You’ll learn how to find the planner that works for you, how to personalize it using homemade embellishments and other products, the pros and cons of different planner styles, and more. Join Eri to start organizing your life - class starts August 3rd!

The class also comes with a free class kit, while supplies last! I love those super cute washi stickers, the versatile stamp set, and cool sticky notes - perfect for your planners.

Friday, June 26, 2015

New Studio Calico Class // Everyday Traveler


Hey everyone! My blog went on a sort of hiatus while I've been traveling, but I'm back and have lots to post! First up, I wanted to let you know about a new class over at Studio Calico called Everyday Traveler, all about documenting your life using a Traveler's Notebook.

I finally caved and picked up my own Traveler's Notebook while I was in Japan a few weeks ago, and I can't wait for all the inspiration from this class. Here's what you'll get:

  • 4 videos from Sam sharing how to choose the perfect notebook for you, ideas for documenting your travels in a notebook, bullet journaling and creating a watercolor palette for your notebook. She'll also be sharing ideas of how she uses her notebooks and inspiring you to find new ways to use yours!
  • Video from Marcy Penner sharing how to use the class digital cut files and printable notebooks from the shop in your travel notebook.
  • Lessons from our contributors sharing how they use their travel notebooks. Each of them will be sharing a peek into how they use their notebooks - whether it's for documenting travel, everyday memory keeping, planning or art journaling.
  • Access to a class message board and gallery, where you can share and learn with your teacher and fellow students.
  • Weekly challenges to inspire you to use what you've learned.
  • Divider and Folder digital cut files from Hello Forever.

Studio Calico has also manufactured their own line of Traveler's Notebooks, and they come in a beautiful range of colors. You can check out all the class supplies here.
You can also get a free 4x6 stamp set when you register for the class! It's limited while supplies last, so I'd sign up soon. Class registration closes June 30 11:59 EST and the class will start on July 6th. See you there!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Mama Elephant Designer Series - Small Talk

Hi everyone! I'm here today and on the Mama Elephant blog to share a card I made using the new Small Talk stamp set. I really love this set and while the stamps may be small, they can pack quite a punch with their graphic designs and cute sayings.


I thought it would be really fun to stamp a background using the speech bubbles. I used Fresh Mint pigment ink and arranged the speech bubbles in a whimsical design.

Then I stamped the bear from Woodland Gifts (he's my favorite!), colored him in, cut him out with the coordinating die, and added some foam adhesive to adhere him to my card. He gets a little speech bubble that I stamped with black ink and adhered with more foam adhesive for contrast.


Now I've got a perfect card for any occasion. Hope that inspires you to try stamping a graphic background using smaller stamps and hope you like the card! Thanks for stopping by today :)