Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Studio Calico Galileo

The new Studio Calico Galileo kits for June are absolutely perfect for summer! I am loving the bright colors and unique embellishments so much. I also had a hand in designing a few stamp sets for this month's kits, which I'm really excited about. More on that later :) Here's a look at what I made this month:

ALOHA | Galileo Scrapbook Kit
This month's scrapbook kit has a lot of cool embellishments that I love and I only managed to use a few of them on this page. Puffy circle stickers + word stickers + script rubber alphas? Yes please. You have to check out the kit to see what other amazing embellishments are in it!! I'm currently hoarding the cool acrylic piece and die-cuts and am saving them for the perfect project.

As for this layout, I got to work with the colored cardstock in the kit and thought they would be awesome for layering. They added lots of fun and bright pops of color to my page. I've been asked if I die-cut or handwrote my title 'aloha', but it's just the rubber script alphas that I carefully pieced together so that it would look like one word! Jasmine Nora, one of SC's in-house designers, has such beautiful handlettering. I always love it when I find her work in the kits.

I really think this month's Project Life kit is one of my favorites ever. Sometimes there are a few products that I find challenging or are not my style, but I loved everything in this month's kit. I also had the opportunity to design this month's PL main kit stamp set, which I hope you find as fun and versatile as I do! Here are some Project Life spreads I made:

PROJECT LIFE: A | Galileo Project Life Kit
I went for a yellow and blue color scheme for this 6x8 spread and I am really liking how it turned out. The copper foil die-cuts match the cork number circles and the colors make the layout look cohesive and balanced :) I'm a happy girl.

Keeping things simple and using my favorites again - the copper foil die-cuts and my 'captured' stamp set for journaling. I really love the ice cream Project Life cards and how the design extends onto two cards! Super fun and cute.

PROJECT LIFE: MOM | Galileo Project Life Kit, Milky Way, Shooting Star, Max Alpha
I made this spread as a Mother's Day insert for my Project Life. It's a mix of the main kit and the add-ons, and I stamped 'mom' using the new Max alpha stamps. Then I handcut around the letters to add to my card here. I love the bold look of the word on my spread :) There's a fun, floral Molly set that matches Max too which I think would be fun to layer and use together!

I had a bunch of memorabilia from my Hong Kong trip last year that never materialized into a mini-book, so I sorted through them and chose some for a Project Life insert instead. I thought the colors of the Project Life cards worked perfectly with my photos and memorabilia!

Here is where you can find my designs this month. I've had some great opportunities to design various products for Studio Calico (paper, journaling cards, stickers, die-cuts, flair etc), but hands down my favorite product to design is stamps. Stamps make me really happy and I hope to make graphic stamp sets that you find fun and versatile. I'm pretty excited about these three stamp sets in this month's kits!
  1. Galileo Printables
  2. Galileo Cut Files
  3. Galileo Project Life Kit // 4x3 Captured Stamp Set (+ digital stamp version)
  4. Milky Way Add-on // 4x3 Treat Yo Self Stamp Set (+ digital stamp version)
  5. Jupiter Add-on // 2x3 You Are Here Stamp Set (+ digital stamp version)
And one last thing to note - I'm sure my fellow Canadians will be excited to find the Canada stamp set (+ coordinating die) and Canada Day cards with the kits this month! Yay for thinking about the Canadians :)
Happy reveal day!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Mama Elephant - Bella Letters

Today is the final day of Mama Elephant's Stamp Highlights, and I have a card to share today using their new Bella Letters stamps.

This small sized alpha stamp set is really versatile and can be used for all sorts of cards or even Project Life (they're the perfect size for Project Life cards!). I decided to use them on my card here to stamp out the alphabet, then I highlighted the 'HI' by handstitching the letters. At the bottom, I added a little critter and speech bubble from Small Talk.
Hope you enjoyed the cards this week. Be sure to check out the Mama Elephant blog for more inspiration!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Mama Elephant - Woodland Gifts

Another day, another Mama Elephant Stamp Highlights! Today we're showcasing Woodland Gifts.

I adore these animal critters and decided to subtly color them with light grey ink. I stacked the rabbit and mouse on top of the log so that the bear could see them ;) Their stoic faces crack me up.

There are lots of possibilities with this stamp set, and you can find more inspiration on the Mama Elephant blog today.