here’s the story…

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© All Rights Reserved I love, love, love, love, love  getting mail. I especially love getting pretty mail. I was excited when I ordered a couple of Project Life grab bags from Studio Calico Friday.  They delivered yesterday afternoon in beautiful packaging.  This was the quickest I’ve ever had anything deliver from Studio Calico.   I felt like it was Christmas and I got “JUST WHAT I ALWAYS WANTED!” I shouldn’t have to buy any more journaling cards. But you and I both know that I will.

I was expecting more than just cards. But I am very happy. They are all beautiful and will fit perfectly into my SC Handbook. I’ve fallen completely in love with the geometric “here’s the story…” 4×6 card. I love it so much so, that it has solved my problem of not having a title page for my SC Handbook. The colors are soft and feminine. If I’m going to use this in my title page, then I MUST change the cover now, don’t I?  I love the colors I originally used but the font I used turned my A into more of an H.

I undid all my heard work previously used to sew the original line art design.  I spent about 30 minutes digging in my empbroidery floss box looking for the colors that matched the card. I then spent the evening recreating the line art design. I am so pleased with how it turned out. You too can create your own line art designs using the tutorial, found here, for inspiration.

Below is the original cover design and the new design with  close up detail. © All Rights Reserved


Sister Lunch

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20 February 2013
Studio Calico Handbook and insert
Amy Tangerine Thickers
Basic Kraft CS
Paislee Press Digital Label – more + less kit
Studio Calico Yay clear stamp
Stampin’ Up! Ink – Pacific Point
One Little Bird – A Day of Possibilities Digital Paper
Enamel stickers
Font – OratorStd
office supply date stamp

My Funny Valentine

Wednesday night the Jellybean and I decorated his valentines box. He asked to make a dragon and I could not say no. I found inspiration in a Pintrest post and with some scrapbook paper and glue, we made it happen. He told me that one of his friends stopped and said, “Cool!” Yay! This is the February entry for his Mini Project Life. I spent more time on this mini entry than I do on my standard scrapbook pages. (Once it took me 8hrs to create an ultra-simple 8.5×11 page, yes…I am THAT kind of scrapper)

Smash Book: K&Company black & white polka dot washi tape
Target Red Washi tape
Studio G Black/White Baker Twine
Smash Book: K&Company Red/White Clip
Stampin’ UP! – Cardstock: Ridinhood Red, Basic Gray; Decorative Label Punch
EK Success: Lg Heart Punch
Papertrey Ink Fabulous Frames Die
Megan Turnidge: Flag Strip Template
Studio Calico: Digital Twenty Thirteen Stamp from  January Block Hop Project Life Digital Stamps (No Longer Available.)
Cuttlebug: Tiny Tags die
Colorbok metal accent heart
Font: Jenna Sue

Mini Project Life

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After the boys spent the night I decided to create a small version of Project Life for them. I picked up a 4×6 photo album from Target. I am committing to creating at least 1 entry for each boy a month. The album I picked up contains enough pages for 24 entries for each kid. I will use the extra pockets for extra entries and to hold extra ephemera.

I created the title page using the Paislee Press Wood Grain Template Cards from The wood veneer camera is from Studio Calico.

Below are the entries I created using digital templates and kits I have been dying to use.

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I used a QR code for a cute video of the Jellybean and a simple 4×6 calendar template from Paislee Press. I found a font that is close to my own handwritting and love using it in all my scarpbooking. It is called Jenna Sue and can be found at

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The entry I created for the Coco Puff was inspired by a txt my mother sent to us when she noticed my dad was watching TV in the same manner as my nephew did a few nights before. I had fun creating his page with more digital supplies I’ve been collecting. Below is the list of goodies used:
Colorbok metal accent heart
Persnikety Prints: 6×4 Tiny Templates
Studio Calico: Digital Stamp from January Block Hop Project Life Digital Stamps (No Longer Available. Check out current digital stamps here:
Karla Dudley: – Breezy Kit – Striped Digital Paper (Retired)  – Design House Digital (Karla can now be found at Pixel & Co. and at
Font: Futura