Monday, July 25, 2011

Studio Calico Blog Blitz


Hi everyone! In celebration of Studio Calico's new collections (Autumn Press, Memoir, and Classic Calico), Studio Calico is having a blog blitz :) Be sure to check the SC blog to see who else is participating today!

I was so excited when SC asked me to create some projects for their booth at the Summer CHA. The new collections are gorgeous and I was lucky that I was able to play with two of them - Memoir and Classic Calico.

Here's my first project with the Memoir collection. I used the new butterfly masks and misted the right side of the layout with Custard Mister Huey. I also used some of the new Studio Calico/Hero Arts stamps...can you spot them? :) I really love the Teal chipboard alphas - a familiar font in a gorgeous new color!

I love to incorporate circle elements onto my layouts. Instead of solid circles, I decided to try something new and make little pie charts showcasing some of the Memoir patterned papers.


Here is my second layout with the Memoir collection. I had fun cutting out some of the 'ornament' designs in the Wallpaper patterned paper and filling the holes with patterned paper and photos. I also sprayed a tiny bit of Plum Thumb Mister Huey on the scallop edge at the bottom of the page. I added lots of Memoir label stickers to finish the page :)

Here is a close-up:


Finally, one last project to show you all. I got to make a mini-book using the new Studio Calico alpha journal kit (which is so cute!). The embossed cover was heavily misted with Estate Green Mister Huey. I used lots of Studio Calico/Hero Arts stamps and a mix of Classic Calico and Memoir. Inside the mini-book are divider pages...I used the new scrap pads as tabs :)


Time for a prize ;) Simply leave a comment on this post by Wednesday morning, and I'll randomly draw a winner to win the Memoir teal chipboard alphas. (Product may not be available yet, but it will be shipped directly to the winner as soon as it arrives at Studio Calico headquarters.)

I hope you enjoyed seeing my projects! Don't forget, the blog blitz continues tomorrow so make sure to check the SC blog to see who is participating :)

213 comments:

  1. Wow, your projects are amazing as usual, so pretty!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Just in love with your china layouts! Such a gorgeous layout!

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  3. Congratulations on the opportunity to design for SC! Love the layouts and thanks for the details too. So glad you are back to blogging as I enjoy your projects!

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  4. Amazing detail in all your layouts! The little pie charts and ornaments are something I've gotta try - love all the colour.

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  5. Geralyn- these are fantastic-- i just loved admiring your work in the booth. great job!

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  6. Love all your projects, Geralyn! I liked the little "pie chart" accents!

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  7. Amazing cutouts! Going straight to SC to check out the rest of your gallery now. I would love a chance to win those alphas.

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  8. Those teal alphas are so ME! have to get them one way or the other.

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  9. Thanks for sharing and for the awesome giveaway! I love your designs!

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  10. Geralyn, your layouts are beautiful!

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  11. Fab layouts love the cutting out on your China layout and the mini album is lovely..

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  12. Love the clever China layout. Thanks for the chance to win! ~Amy Tara~

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  13. You lucky ducky! How awesome that you got to play with these new releases! :) Those teal alphas have to be my fave out of everything (except the Huey's of course.) Awesome projects!

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  14. I love tulips too! Awesome layouts! Love the cut-out pictures. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  15. Your work is awesome, as always, and love your mini 'pie chart' shapes :)

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  16. Great layouts! Love the colour... I think I have stated that throughout the blog blitz! But its so true!

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  17. Awesome work, as always! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. heh I neeed to get my hands on at least a couple of pkgs of that alpha.. LOVE it.. and love your projects, you are so creative

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  19. Seriously, you are so creative with your pictures. Love that alpha set.

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  20. Your work is amazing and beautiful as always :)

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  21. Your projects are gorgeous. Love all the details. Would love to see the inside of your mini!

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  22. love your layouts Geralyn! Thanks for the chance to win the alpha, I love it!

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  23. Your layouts are amazing...Love the "pie chart" circles, and cut out ornaments!

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  24. That mini book is just to DIE for!

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  25. Gosh I just love teal! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. Oh my goodness! These are AMAZING!! Love that first layout with the misted butterflies,and that mini book!! LOVE! THanks for the chance!

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  27. wow! i adore your projects...that first layout is especially wonderful!

    when are we going to get a peak inside the mini book? :)

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  28. Great job Geralyn. Those teal alphas are lovely!

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  29. Love your mini book. I haven't tried embossing chipboard pages. I'll have to try it. Love all the chipboard.

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  30. Love those cut out "ornaments"

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  31. I really want to try the SC masks.

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  32. Yours were some of my favorite layouts at the show Geralyn! SO amazing! :)

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  33. Very pretty layouts, love how you used the collections. and Love teal alphas!

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  34. absolutely adorable mini album. Loving the green and aqua too.

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  35. looooooooovely projects! your details are just perfect! I love the use of so many circles too!

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  36. Girl, you are just SO good!!! I am such a fan of your work! Your China layout made me literally gasp out loud! Stunning!!!!!!

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  37. Your projects are amazing! So beautiful!

    Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  38. WOW! Your work never ceases to amaze me. I am in love with those misted butterflies as a subtle but powerful embellishment on your first layout. And your China layout was just incredible! I hope you'll show us a peek inside your mini soon too?

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  39. I just love this memoir collection and am crazy to try these new mists. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  40. Love all detail you put into your layouts!

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  41. Simply awesome! Love how you showcased the paper and the misting is so cool!

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  42. I love your work! Especially how you cut out the "ornaments" in the paper and put photos behind. Just beautiful!

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  43. Your work is beautiful! The China page is awesome!

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  44. Awesome pages!!! I just LOVE your style!

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  45. I have never tried misting, but you are making me want to! Your layout is just gorgeous!

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  46. gorgeous project geralyn! i love how you cut out the ornaments to place pics behind!

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  47. Love love love this Geralyn!

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  48. That was your mini at the SC Booth, yes? I love it! ANd it's great that you are part of this blog blitz! Love your work.

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  49. Love the butterflies on your layout

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  50. So lovely! I always love your projects!

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  51. wow I love your creativity...
    Thanks for sharing..

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  52. I love the tulips page and all the circles! great layouts!

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  53. Beautiful pages, Geralyn! :)
    I love the color of those alphas! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. Your layouts are beautiful. I love all of SC new chipboards.

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  55. Amazing projects, Geralyn!!! I love that teal alpha, thanks for the chance to win.

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  56. I LOVE the teal alpha! Great projects Geralyn!

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  57. I love masks and LOVE how you used them on your page. Loving all the new SC stuff!!

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  58. Geralyn the details in your layoute are jaw dropping and thank you for the chance to win!

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  59. So much to love! The misting is perfection - I cannot wait to have those masks in my hands. And the cut outs are gorgeous!

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  60. Stunning LOs and mini book. I love those pie-chart circles!

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  61. love that mini book! and your layouts are simply amazing. you are so talented!!

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  62. Love the mini! Loved seeing your projects.

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  63. Fabulous work! I love your pies on the first layout especially. Such a great idea!

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  64. I grown to like your work as days go by. it is fantastic and keep it up. thanks for the giveaway, the alpha is cute!

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  65. I have only recently found your work, but I can say I truly love it!

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  66. I love the mini book, so cute!!!

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  67. Those pics go perfectly with the new products. Love these rich colors. Your pages and projects are amazing!

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  68. such cute projects! I love those new alphas - teal is one of my favorite colors!!

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  69. What I want to know is, When are SC going to add you to their DT? These pages blow me away! The pie charts on that first layout are sooo cute, and the misting awesome. I love the way you used the paper to include smaller photos in that second layout, looked like an awesome trip. I am glad they brought the chipboard out in the teal too, it's one of my favourite colours and the font is great.

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  70. Pretty layouts. I especially love the butterfly masking!!!

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  71. Very pretty! I especially love the cover of your mini!

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  72. Awesome work! I like how you cut the pp for your pictures!

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  73. Your work is always so inspiring!!! Love the mix of pp's on your layouts, always so much to take in, gorgeous!

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  74. Pie charts? Genius! Love your China layout, too -- snapped a photo of it at the SC booth. What a great idea!

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  75. beautiful layouts.. I love how you used the wallpaper patterned paper!

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  76. Those pie chart cirles are so clever!

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  77. Wow, your projects are more than great! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  78. Awesome projects!! Love how you did the ornament paper cut-outs!Thanks for a chance to win!

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  79. Okay, I absolutely adore this chipboard set! Love, love, love.

    Love your projects too! I adore the combination of bright colors and kraft.

    And, eek, there's an alpha journal! Love it! I thought you'd made the journal until I read that it's actually a kit. But I love how you decorated it nonetheless. =)

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  80. Wow, love your projects! And I love, love, love the teal chipboard.

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  81. Amazing! Pie charts are awesome!

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  82. That cutout layout is awesome!

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  83. What beautiful projects!! I especially loved your 2nd page. So pretty!

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  84. Super gorgeous Geralyn! Love everything you created!

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  85. Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing with us! :)

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  86. absolutely love the "china" lo!

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  87. wow!!! your work is amazing!!! thanks so much for sharing it ;)

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  88. Those teal letters are just too gorgeous. I can't get enough of that color lately. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  89. love your LOs! i always use circles on my LO also...i will have to try your pie chart idea!

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  90. Beautiful layouts, and love your ideas for the circle pie charts!

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  91. I Like your funky LO's. Thanks for chance to win!

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  92. You layouts are wonderful . . . thank you for sharing!

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  93. GORGEOUS, as always, geralyn!

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  94. Love how you used all that fabulous paper! Inspiring as usual.

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  95. WOW! This is my first visit to your blog but definitely not the last. Your layouts are absolutely GORGEOUS.

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  96. love the circles in the first project, the ornamental shapes in the second, and what a cute little journal! Think that estate green might be a must have!!!

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  97. Luv your projects! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  98. I especially love the way you used the ornaments paper by inserting other papers and photos. Wonderful idea! Love the teal letters, too!

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  99. As always Geralyn, you've blown me away! Fantastic pages and that book is incredible!

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  100. Gorgeous projects! love the color combos and the misting!

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  101. Squeeeeaaaal! I love your layouts Geralyn!!! Sorry to get all gushy but I'm just soooo excited for the Memoir line!!!!! (can you tell lol)

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  102. The Wallpaper cut layout is amazing!

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  103. Amazing layouts. I love the new teal color so those chipboard alphas would be wonderful. thanks for a chance to win.

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  104. That alpha is my favorite alpha/color combo EVER! I can't wait to get my hands on it! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  105. Teal alphas? Yippee!
    -KellyO

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  106. *love* how you've worked that ornament shaped paper! I spy a scraplift in my future - thank you for the inspiration!
    Samm xx

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  107. your projects are fabulous! thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  108. Your projects are amazing, as always!

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  109. The papers, and the bird stamp, are soooo cute!

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  110. OMGoodness Geralyn. How do you do it so consistently? You are truly amazing. Your LOs are just simply stunning! TFS

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  111. So pretty! i love the estate green mister huey.

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  112. Love the happy colors of your layouts. The pie charts are genious!

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  113. LOVE your China page, awesome!!! Thanks for a chance 2 win:-)
    Greetings from Sigrid in Norway
    sigridd@vfk.no

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  114. Great projects--I like all the circles and the misted butterflies.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  115. wow that was a lot of fussy cutting! Love the end result...very creative....and again I love the TEAL!

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  116. your China page is so neat! love the cutting!

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  117. Just lovely Geralyn! I always enjoy your work.

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  118. The China layout is fabulous!

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  119. Liked the idea of substituting the ornament design with PP and photos..!loved your layout!

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  120. Great projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  121. Love, love, love your layouts!! Can't wait for the new lines!

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  122. that texture on the mini is to die for!

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  123. I love your projects especially the details in your work! Those alphas are yummy hey!!

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  124. Love your lo's! I wish I was as half as talented as you are! The teal chip letters are one of my favs, and it happens to be my fav color too! :)

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  125. Fabulous creations! Love your misting & the innovative way you cut the patterned paper for your photos to peep through :)

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  126. I love love love your layouts!

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  127. Absolutely stunning layouts.

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  128. Amazing layouts! Congrats on being asked to design for CHA for SC.

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  129. I am in awe of your pie charts and the cut outs in the Wallpaper paper. Very, very creative!

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  130. Yeah...I am in agreement with what Em said! :) congrats on designing for SC!

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  131. Geralyn, you never cease to amaze me! Fabulous work!

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  132. Gorgeous projects! Love those teal alphas!

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  133. Love what you did with the new release!! Beautiful!

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  134. Wow! You knocked this one out of the park! Such an awesome job Geralyn!

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  135. I love those layouts, and the new collections look great!

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  136. Geralyn -- You so need to be a member of SC's Design Team. Your work is so beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win!
    SueinMtVernon

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  137. Laura A. in OregonJuly 25, 2011 at 4:57 PM

    Outstanding and inspiring layouts! Thanks for sharing.

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  138. Amazing projects, I love your style!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  139. I could just stare and stare and stare at your work all day, Geralyn! Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win those yummy alphas!

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  140. Gorgeous projects with the new SC products! I especially love your China page with the shaped photos. So creative and cool- thanks for the chance t win!

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  141. Loving that base paper on the China layout. Everything from the new SC release is great! Thanks for sharing your work!

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  142. Always a huge fan of your work!!!!

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  143. Love your projects & the SC alphas!!

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  144. fabulous projects!! love the pie pieced circles!!

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  145. Nice layouts. Thanks for the chance to win. ;oD

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  146. As always, I love how you used the stamps! So much great inspo, esp with the little pie-chart accent circles on the first layout! :D

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  147. What fun projects!!
    - April W

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  148. Your projects are just gorgeous & amazing! I love your China LO!

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  149. So happy to see you as part of the SC team. I love your work and these new ones are fabulous!

    Jeannine H.

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  150. I love the teal alphas!!!! They are my favorite part of these lines! Your projects are great. I love the circles in your first layout.

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  151. i love your pie chart circle embellishments!! as always, lovely layouts :)

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  152. your creations are inspiring.

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  153. Great uses for the new stuff.

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  154. congrats on making projects for CHA ... love your style! Beautiful work.

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  155. Wow I loved both of your layouts!! Love the pie-charts, and the "lattice" look of the second one. Thank you for the chance to win those teal alphas!

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  156. LOOOVE those letters--I love your LOs too! What a fabulous design!! THANKS for the chance to win--sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  157. I love the uniqueness of your layouts!! The colors are simply gorgeous as well --- I'm loving the orange huey mist that you used on the first layout. The "china" layout is fabulous. Loving the new Memoir line!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration and the chance to win some alphas!!

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  158. I love love love your work! Everytime, you come up with something new and very inspiring. Which is why I also voted for you when SC asked for ideas whom to pick as GuestDesigners while you were gone. I am so happy to see you are doing it again for their new lines.

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  159. You are such an inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  160. Love your projects! I especially love the misted butterflies, super cute background!

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  161. those unusual pie chart circle is such great idea....and really nice...

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  162. very cool projects!!!
    love the colour of the prize too...wahooooooooooo

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  163. Amazing projects! I love what you did with the bits of paper and photos in that second layout. I wish the products were available NOW! :)

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  164. I LOVE what you did with the Wallpaper paper - cutting out and adding pictures and papers! Beautiful layouts.

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  165. oh my gosh i love that teal colour, so gorgeous, all of the new SC is fab

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  166. lovely pages... thanks for sharing and inspiring me :)

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  167. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm also very excited about the teal and the plum colors.

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  168. I love the way you set the photos into the lantern paper.

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  169. You work color so well. Beautiful projects!

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  170. Wow, love your pie chart circles. I also love the teal alphas as they'd be really useful for scrapping my wedding photos as teal was my accent colour

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  171. Love how you put pictures behind those cut-outs! Brilliant!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Patty G. in NJ

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  172. thanks for the chance to win--love your work!!!

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  173. Beautiful layouts. Missed your inspiration while you were traveling.

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  174. love your projects Geralyn--you totally rocked the Wallpaper PP--fantastic approach!

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  175. Those are amazing! I love the inventive little pie charts and cutting out the windows in the paper. Thanks for sharing!

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  176. Beautiful projects! Love the diagonal row of assorted circles on the first LO.. amazing design!

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  177. *sigh* Your projects are awesome!! :)

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  178. fun that you got to design some projects for SC! I wouldn't be surprised if you're on their dt someday =) Love what you did!

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  179. Hi Geralyn - I don't know if I have ever posted on your blog before but wanted to let you know your layouts are beautiful! You do amazing work & I am so happy you had the opportunity to make some layouts for the SC booth. Thanks for the chance to win a set of the new chipboard alphas! :)

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  180. Great project! Love the font & color of this alpha! Thanks for the opp!

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  181. These are just gorgeous! Love love love your first one especially!

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  182. love, love, LOVE your projects!

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  183. Love all you did especially with the new stamps. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  184. Your projects are beautiful, you're so creative!:D Would love to win the stickers, they are one of my favorites from the new releases:)

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  185. Love that alpha. And the color is amazing!

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