Sunday, June 28, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday, Studio Calico!

*****CONTEST IS NOW OVER. THANK YOU FOR ENTERING. WINNER ANNOUNCED SOON.*****




I just have to take a minute to wish my friends April and Scarlet a very, very happy two years with their amazing kit club, Studio Calico! Those two ladies have worked so hard into making their vision a success and I'm just so proud of them for all they have accomplished in just 2 short years.

I'll never forget the day that April, Shannon and I were having a little girl's nite at California Pizza Kitchen. After some general catching up, April turned to the two of us and said, "Let me tell you about what we're wanting to do." And right before us, she outlined an idea for a kit club that was all about service and style. Genius! My jaw hung open hearing all she had planned. I am honored to have been a part of it from the beginning and even more thrilled to see how it has grow even beyond their wildest imaginations.

In celebration of their anniversary, April and Scarlet were kind enough to send me their amazing July Main Kit, DOCUMENTARY, to play with. Even though the colors were much more muted than what I normally use, I shouldn't have even batted an eye because April and Scarlet are so skilled in putting products together that these layouts literally fell together.

This first one is of our summer "stay-cation." I have so many photos from the summer so far and can't possibly do a layout with all of them, so I picked a few of my favorites and put them all on this one layout. To give it a little more of a vacation feel, I added the raffia to the tropical flowers and created a fun fringe that frames the photos!


Supplies: Studio Calico (destination circles), Jenni Bowlin(yellow) and Scenic Route (green) pp, Bazzill Cardstock, Making Memories flowers, Studio Calico stamps and fab-rips, K&Co. alpha stickers

Here are a few detail shots so you can see the fringe and flowers a bit better.



And this one is of Carson and Shannon's son, Eli - we never can get over how much alike they look, right down to the same size, too! I took this photo when we had lunch earlier this month.

Supplies: Scenic Route PP, SEI tickets, Bazzill CS, buttons

And again here are a few close-ups so you can see the details a bit better:




So here's the most exciting part for all of you. April and Scarlet have very generously given me one of their Director's Cut add-ons (shown below) to give away to one of my lucky blog readers! Whooohooo! So here's what you have to do. Just leave me a comment about your favorite part of summer or your best vacation ever on this post between now and Wednesday, July 1st at 11:59 pm Eastern time and you'll be entered to win!!



Good Luck and have a wonderful Monday!
xoxo,
k.

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LBMann said...

I'm first to leave a comment?!?!? I'm thrilled by that alone!! Our favorite part of summer is to sleep in as well as hang out in the outdoors. Thanks for the opportunity for the the giveaway!!

Ros Davidson said...

Daylight savings!!!

Kristen Watts said...

Spending time with family! Playing outside in the pool.

erin said...

ooh, love your rendition of a stay-cation! with this economy, that's what we're doing this august:)

faves about summertime:
long days at the local cabana pool
swimmeets
underroos + popsicles with friends.

april said...

i'm just leaving a comment to say "hi" and to let you know, I love that stay-cation layout. you are genius creating that little fringe! love it!

Tara Orr said...

Hi Kelly - love your site and your layouts - wonderful inspiration and my BG go to girl! I think you like doing close ups just so you can show off your new camera even more - LOL!

My favorite part of the summer is when my hubby is off on holidays - first 2 weeks in July usually - so we can have a family 'stayaway' (don't usually go away in the summer as its so nice already) and do tons of fun day trips with the kids!

Tara Orr said...

omg - i just read the other comments about a staycation on your layout (i obviously missed this?? - its late!) and had no idea as i was writing my comment - that's too funny!

Rach said...

I love what you have done with this month's kit! Fab.
The photography is exceptional.

susanne said...

Love, love. love your work!

my fav part of summer is cooking out over a capfire- ther is no other way to eat a hotdog... I could go on & on about why i love summer, but that was the first thing to pop in my head LOL!

Christina C. said...

fabulous pages! I especially love the use of raffia. Very clever.

My favorite part of summer is the near-constant sunshine. Love that it is not so grey and overcast... that being the normal state for more than half the year here in Seattle.

Shirley said...

During our honeymoon road trip down the west coast a few years ago, we stopped in Sequim, WA for a couple/few days and one thing we did there is u-pick strawberries. We ate the strawberries after picking them - probably my favorite part of the whole road trip!

jeanie nieva said...

our first out of town trip as a couple was with a group of friends to an island in the philippines called palawan. :)

Cindi said...

Traveling!!!

Stacy said...

Homemade ice cream of course :)

Kim M said...

What a cute layout of the two boys, sooo darling! My favorite part of summer is being with my kids 24/7.

kim.mom said...

Some of my best memories are of our "stay-cations" and my cousin would come stay with me and we would ride horses all day long!

Fleursbydesign said...

My favorite part of summer is going to our friend's cabin on Savary Island (no tv and video games for a whole week).

Micaela said...

Wowee...their kits are always so gorgeous, love what you've done with it!
Here Summer = The Beach!!

Toni said...

Sun! Sand! Summer! Fun!

Gina said...

faves are watching my girls on the beach and in the surf..and enjoying dinner outside or our deck :)

KimA said...

I just love a staycation at home - we live near the beach and it is just a perfect place to be - our friends seem to think so too! LOL!

Angelickell said...

My fave part of summer is going to the beach - the sand between your toes, the sound of the waves crashing, the smell of the salt water in the air, getting hot fish and chips for lunch and eating it on the beach. And not to forget swimming in the water! Best way to cool down on a hot summers day!
Awesome kit by student calico there!! Love it - I have 2 boys it would be perfect for scrapping!!!

VAWM said...

The best part of summer is being able to hang out in the backyard and enjoy the warm weather. I also love that we interact more with our neighbors during the summer!

isabel said...

thanks kelly for this great giveaway
my favorite part of summer is... water... to drink, to swimmmmmm...

la zaz said...

during the summer I have time to scrap... oh, so good

alexandra said...

ice creams for me....
a kiss

vitoria said...

I love summer, playing with my 2 boys, going to the beach and to the park with them
so fun

isabel scrap said...

your layouts are fabulous, like usual !!! can't wait to receive my SC kit !

the mustik said...

beautiful layouts !!! thanks for the chance... my summer is always full of kid laughts !!!

guillauma said...

Hello Kelly,
I love to appreciate the nature during the summer... forrest, parks ...
thanks for this great chance

isa dona said...

fresh drinks, lemon ice cream... sun, sun and sun !!!

Jane said...

Love going to the coast. I live in Croatia and I know it sounds like bragging but I think we one of the most amazing beaches in the world! Google cities like Dubrovnik, Zadar, Brac.......and see for yourself!! And I love flip flops! If I could I'd wear only flip flops! ;)

Ashley & Josh said...

We recently moved to Turkey with the Air Force this summer so with everything new that we get to experience it feels like a permanent vacation! We're having such an awesome time exploring Roman ruins, visiting the beach, and learning the new culture.

Ashley

Lynn said...

always love, LOVe your work Kelly. My favourite part of summer is not having to get up early for school and getting slightly lees rain than other times of the year (well I do live in rainy Ireland!)

Aihara Ramintessah Sanchez said...

Yay! Lovely los hun! For me my most fave part is that I got married last summer and last Saturday we just celebrated our one year wedding anniversary..so I think every year,my summer season would be getting hotter and hotter..lol! Thanks again!Hope I could win those stuff, I can only dream of STudio Calico kit!

Valerie S said...

I love everything about summer except that it has to end too soon! Hot, lazy days spent with the boys, visits to the beach and long light nights.

Astrid said...

Really love mwhat you did with the kit!!
What I love about the summer/vacation that everything is laid back, no rush, just enjoy.

Carol said...

my best summer includes going on trips to see different countries!

Anonymous said...

My favorite part of summer is hearing the birds chirp through open windows, the warm weather and smelling freshly cut grass.
Sandy

Sarah said...

Your layouts are gorgeous, as usual!
My fave parts of summer are: no routine, hanging at the pool,homemade ice cream, our garden, and just being together a lot!

Kataroo said...

My fav part of summer is the night air, the way it feels and most of all the sweet smell of it :)

JPScraps said...

My favorite part of summer...cooking out on the grill!

Loriann said...

Summer is the best because we can spend time as a family, without schedules, making memories and without rushing around. My hubby and I are both off with our boys.

Julie said...

Great layouts! My favorite part of summer is trips to the beach!

Diana said...

My husband and my first vacation together and we went to Disney World! It was so unforgettable!

Shawnsgirl315 said...

My favorite part of summer is definitely seeing the sun almost every day. In NE Ohio, the fall and winter can be very long and sunless. So I love seeing the sun shining all the time.

Mindy said...

I am loving your fringe idea--I never thought to do it in a circle! Genius! My favorite part of summer is getting to just be with my kids, especially my grade schooler. I miss her during the year! We all love to go to the pool and read together all summer. We go to a different park around town each Wednesday and have a picnic lunch. And we host a backyard party for our church's preschool program complete with pool, slip and slide, trampoline and arts and crafts--so fun :)

just me....lynn said...

I love spending time with my nephew - which mainly involves fishing!!

Jennifer B. said...

That is easy my favorite part of summer is listening to the kids laughing in the kiddie pool or while they blow bubbles outside.

HL0517 said...

my favorite part of summer is getting to spend time outdoors soaking up the sun. I just LOVE seeing your designs in the gallery lately.

Angela said...

My favorite part of summer is feeling the warm breezes on your skin.

Stay Funny said...

Enjoying a beautiful day outside in the pool, BBQ diner and just a good walk after! Perfect sunner days!

Lisa said...

The best summer vacation I ever took was to a friends wedding in Australia (I live in Canada). Not only was it my dream trip, but I got to attend her wedding!!!

Kari said...

I love the longer days. Putting the kids to bed while it is still light out and then having time to sit on the porch and enjoy the warm summer nights!
And going to the cabin weekends. The best!

Anonymous said...

Great layouts.

Going to the ocean with my grandchildren, my greatest joy.

Teresa
Pictown

Amber said...

My favorite vacation was my honeymoon (which happened to be in the lovely Tennessee right at the beginning of summer)...it was calm, quiet, nature-y delightful bliss. =)

stinkydudette said...

the best part of summer?

sand in my toes, wind in my hair, and splashing around in the water. THAT is paradise on earth..

carriegel said...

I always look forward to spending some time in northern Michigan every summer. It is the best.

Catherine said...

My favorite part of Summer is the longer days, love long evenings out on the deck!

Jennifer said...

My favorite summer vacation was the cruise my husband and I took back in 2004 when he proposed to me! Best vacation ever!

Karen said...

My fave vacation ever was when we went to Venice, Italy. It was the first real vacation we had taken since hubby was in the Army and all our leave time was used for visiting family since we were never stationed close to home. The city was amazing. And the time we had was even better. Happy birthday SC!

BĂ©atrice said...

i'm going to sleep and... eat !!!
thanks for this great chance

isabella+ said...

no projects for this summer, but i hope i can go to the beach with my kiddos
kisses

Louise said...

Oooh, every time I see the new SC kit I keep wishing I could be a subscriber...recession budgeting...grrr! Anyway, I love the light evenings, bbq, sidewalk chalk and sprinkleres

Favorite vacation spot - Kauai

Crossing fingers!

Thanks for letting me play.

Heather Prins said...

wow your layouts are amazing! The best part of summer for me is having my kids home from school!!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

OH my Kelly! Your layouts are drop dead gorge-e-oh-so!!!!!!! Love them!

Man! Only 2 years? Those girls rock!!!

Fave part of summer: The sun, naked feet, eating dinner late, and lots of unstructured, what-ever happens, happens playtime with my kids - spontaneity rocks!

Happy Birthday Studio Calico!!!

BabyBokChoy said...

Our annual strawberry picking is my favorite part of the summer. This year we picked over 50 lbs, between two trips :)

Jennifer Moore said...

We just got back from our best family vacation ever! We went to Disney World for a week and had a blast! We did everything we could while there, and I've got tons of pictures to scrap now. :)

Erica Hettwer said...

My favorite part of summer is my family reunion. I just love spending three days with people I adore and don't get to see enough of. :D

mcgeechs said...

What a great kit. My favorite part of summer is the relaxing and hanging out with the kids. I have off in the summer too, like the kids.

Misty C said...

last year we were able to take the entire family, parents and cousins, to cancun for a week. The kids had too much fun, my husband and I had a fabulous time and my parents loved every moment watching all the kiddos play in the sand. Best part is that even to this day the kids pretend they are back in Cancun and re-live the moments!! Best vacation ever!!

julie.schellin said...

any day at the beach with my family is a GREAT summer day!

The Smith Family said...

Fav. Part about summer!~! The SUN BABY!
Shelley

Jingle said...

My favorite part of the summer is the warmth! I love hot days! Unfortunately, we haven't really had much of that yet, but I'm still holding out hope!

Eveline said...

I like both LO's. Great details.
The best vacation we ever took was a 3 week trip in a RV through 4 states in 2002, Arizona, utah, Nevada and California. I wasn't a scrapper then so I could do with these papers. I have tons of great pictures.
Eveline.

Jenn said...

Welcome back to Studio Calico... love your pages... I missed reveal and the one add on I really really wanted sold out :( But I love this one too!

My favorite part of summer is spending every weekend at the Lake on the boat. Pure heaven!

Debi said...

I'm a studio calico member but didn't buy this add-on so I'd love to have it.
My favorite part of summer is going to see my kids and grandkids.

Anonymous said...

Gotta love digging my toes in the sand at the beach and watching the waves! Wishing I was there now!

Happy Monday!
Lori H.

Erin said...

Favorite summer thing is taking walks with my hubby and baby boy. Drinking diet cherry limeades along the way....
LOVE the October Afternoon papers and embellishments inthis add-on!

mustangkayla said...

Love your layouts! Studio Calico kits ROCK!

My favorite part about summer is the camping with family that we do! Doesn't get much better than that!

Renee said...

My fave thing about summer is the long, long days....so nice to get out of work and still be able to enjoy the daylight.




Thanks for a chance to win!!!

Shay said...

It's that kit fantastic?! I am anxiously awaiting mine...I love the layouts you made.

My favorite part of summer is the summer foods: ripe, plump berries; sweet, bright corn; juicy melons that need to be eaten outside in huge slices; ice cold tea or lemonade; plump tomatoes; ice cream and other delicious icy treats!

Thank you for the chance to win.

Maria said...

My favorite part of summer is the BEACH! It's finally been warm enough to enjoy the beach and I can't wait to head back with the girls again.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Fabulous kit & layout! My favorite thing about summer is the long days. My favorit vacation was to Maui...LOVE it there!

shara said...

These kits are amazing. My favorite memories are all from the time we spend at the lake and long summer nights.

amyjk said...

love your pages! my favorite would have to be swimming-- love the water!

Leah said...

Best vacation ever hands down was backpacking around Europe for the summer.

Amy said...

What a great prize! The best vacation I ever had was a trip to Italy. The food was fabulous and we had gelato at least twice a day (I was 3 months pregnant at the time, so that was ok). My husband and I didn't have any children yet, so we were able to do whatever we wanted at the pace we wanted. Ahhhh....

Heather M. said...

gorgeous layouts, as always! love that fringe!

my best vacation was a year after dh and i were married. we drove to vancouver island for a friends wedding and camped along the way. we stayed out at long beach for a week after and it was amazing - bbq'ing fresh seafood on the beach! yum!

Lynne said...

Love your layouts and the kit!!

My favorite part of summer is having the time to spend with the kids doing nothing and everything we miss during the school year.

Rebecca said...

Eating watermelon at the pool! Knowing that if watermelon juice runs down your arm...it doesn't matter.

kristina proffitt said...

My favorite part of Summer is the combination of freshly cut grass, hanging out by the kiddie pool on the deck, spending time with family, grilling out A LOT and eating lots of popsicles and ice cream. :-D

Stormy said...

love your layouts! i think my favorite part of summer is sleeping in and being able to go do something fun on a whim because we don't have to worry about school!

Jenn said...

Awesome layouts, wow!

My favorite part of summer is the nice warm days on the Oregon Coast when it is actually hot enough to enjoy the beach to it's fullest!

Misty said...

OOOHHH...K, you did an AWESOME job with the kit!!! TFS and inspiring :) As for my favorite part of summer...living at the baseball field would have to be on the top of my list!!! There is nothing like hanging out watching my Little Liam play his heart out on the field...this makes me smile!!! Happy Summer!!!

elana k said...

Love these fun layouts! One of my favorite things about summer is gardening and eating the super fresh food we get. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Katrina Southern California said...

No Schedule!!! Just enjoying my kidlitts as much as I can.

Samantha said...

My favorite thing by far is going to the beach and reading a good book. Now, if the sun would actually come out here in Massachusetts I could actually DO that! Haha.

Sarah said...

My favourite part of summer is BBQ in the backyard! Thanks for the chance!

Jeff and Pia said...

Visiting atleast one island from the 7,107 islands of the Philippines! That is one thing we always look forward to every summer! - Pia

Anonymous said...

i love picnics and eating outside in the summer! thanks for the great giveaway!
yasmin

Angel S. said...

I love swimming in the backyard pool and barbecues and just hanging out. Thank!

Colby said...

Great LOs, Kelly! You always inspire...
Anywho, my favorite vacays are always cruises...amazing water, good food, being pampered...is there anything better?

jenn b said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE chilled watermelon slices after a sunny day of canoeing...and of course swinging from the tree rope and dropping off into the water.....wait....why haven't I scrapped this yet????

Jennifer said...

Oh, the beach! We are so lucky to live close (1/2 hour) to Lake Michigan and just spent an entire weekend there~

JJ Sobey said...

my favorite part of summer is going out east to see my family. Love that.

kym said...

I love the longer summer days and warmer summer nights.

meganklauer said...

Love what you did with the SC goodies!
Camping in our backyard is a great vacation to me!

Ann said...

Favorite part of summer is the care free days. Wake up and the day is totally ours. Beach, pool, zoo, or just chilling with a movie, days I love!

TRace said...

The best part of summer for me is when our visitors come up and we can lounge around all day on the dock guilt free!

fran h said...

Hi Kelly,
Love what you did with the beautiful kit. My idea of a great vacation is having friends and family come visit us in the sunny state of Florida enjoying each others company swimming and heading to the beach.
Thanks for posting this cool giveaway!

Fran H

AmyInKy said...

My favorite thing about summer is watching my boys play baseball. Both made all-stars this year, so we will be BUSY!!! (I'm sure not complaining though!)

Stephanie said...

Best vacation had to be this year took our boys to Mexico the first part of June...so hard to come back home.

Malin said...

What im looking forward most to this summer is the four weeklong vaccation i wil spend together with my familly♥
There is nothing better thenm to enjoy the luxury of just being together!
♥-Malin

Lori Y. said...

Our favorite part of summer is being outdoors in our camper. We just got back from a week in the Black Hills and had sooo much fun. Thanks for the chance to win

Harley Dee said...

My favorite part of summer is revisiting the beach where the hubbo and I got married. We try to go on our anniversary every year :)

Nicole said...

This summer it is pretty much a stay cation for us as well. We did buy a boat this year so our stay cation will be spent alot on the lake while camping and fishing. We are planning our first camping trip coming up in two weeks. I am so excited and all 4 of our boys LOVE the boat and water. I can't wait to get away and relax for a few days.

Ginny said...

My summer favorite is the beach - early morning walks,lazy afternoons, evening walks & star-gazing. I love it!

Beth said...

Best type of vacation has changed for me over time. Before kids, I liked to see, tour and experience new places. Now with two boys, one of whom has a disability, I like a vacation of scenery, my husband, and REST! I always come back recharged after a few days of time away now, ready to be the best working mom I can be.

Vicky said...

1st let me say that you rocked this kit!!
Fave memories of summer: waiting to hear that familiar ring-a-ding of the ice cream truck. Back then it was a yellow jeep not unlike a USPS truck. Sometimes we'd miss it coming & have to chase after it.

mary said...

Daylight savings, floating in the pool and no coats. This is my first summer being home full-time and I'm enjoying every minute.

kathleen said...

Oh Kelly, I adore your work! It's been SO fun seeing what you do with the SC kits!!!!
To me, the best part of Summer is... sitting on the front porch with my kids, eating ice cream, watching the sun set : )

Szilvi said...

I guess my best summer vacation was in 2006, when I was lucky enough to spend 1,5 month in the Loire-Atlantic region of France with my boyfriend.
So many things to see, so much advanture.
It deserved a complete 12x12 scrapbook album. :)
Thanks for the giveaway!

Jen said...

The best part of summer is the pace...or lack there of. Relaxing in the sun, watching the reflection of the sun in your childs eyes........playing in a blow up pool.....walks in the morning because it is too hot by noon.......

The package looks great!

Christi said...

I love everything about summer!
This summer's vacation is a trip to see my college roommate. Can't wait to hang out with her and reconnect.

Lynn Ghahary said...

There's so much I love about summer but it has to be our annual family vacation down to Ocean City, New Jersey. We ALL get together - my mom, brother, and sister and our respective families - rent a big house, and enjoy each others company while relaxing on the beach. Just another week or so before we head on down and I can't wait! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Leesa said...

These layouts are just too adorable!!! You have some cute little boys.

I'd say that my favorite memory from this summer had to be our vacation that we just got back from. We went to an indoor water park and my 2 year old son absolutely loved the lazy river. We spent almost 2 hours on it. It was great fun to see his face every time we'd go through a spray of water.

Thank you so much for the chance to win!!! I'm loving the prize!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow...my best summer vacation would have to be growing up my grandparents would fly me up every summer from CA to Washington State to visit with all my cousins, having the bomb fires at the beach and making homeade banana bread and homeade jams with my great grandmother TuTu. Love it and the memories that I still have.
Jeannie in Florida

Geralyn said...

My favorite part of summer vacation would be being able to sleep in and relax! Relaxing under the warm sunshine with a good book to read or with some friends is always the best :)

kjohnston7 said...

Absoulutely fun page! I LOVE the fringe idea. You always do an amazing job. Thanks for sharing this line of papers, embellishments, etc. I can't wait to try them.

ToneF said...

WOW! What an amazing giveaway!!!
I love your layouts :o)

I think the best part of summer holiday is just chilling out at our cabin, watching the sea and the boats and go for a swim in the lovely water and just having a great time with my two guys :D

Linda said...

The best part of summer is not having to get the kids up early to catch their 8am bus. Now they can stay up later and enjoy daylight savings!

Carol said...

i've just discovered your blog and am totally in love with your scrap style...thanks for all the inspiration. as for summer, we
love just hanging around the pool and having bbqs with friends.

Eldersister said...

My favorite part of summer is how laid back everything seems, seeing families out enjoying outdoor activities together, and also having more time to craft now that school is out!!!

DeniseB said...

Best vacation for me is always Disneyland.... I have been going since I was just a baby and it is still the most magical spot for me.
DeniseB

Wendy Sommers said...

GORGEOUS layouts Kelly. Loving what you did with the kit. My favourite thing to do in the summer? Just RELAX. No homework, no hustle and bustle. Just hanging out, playing with the kids and enjoying each other. :)

The Stampin' Soldier said...

You always make everything look so yummy!

Cynthia B. said...

The best vacation(s) I've ever had weren't actually in the summer - it's a tie between 2 spring break trips: a skiing vacation this past spring break and a Disney trip a couple of years ago. SO fun, and great family time!!
Thanks for the chance to win. Your work w/ the SC kits is GOR-GEOUS!!

Joli said...

My favorite part of summer is having my son home from school all day!!! I hate the thought of him starting 1st grade in the Fall, I feel like he will always be away from me. We are trying to pack our Summer with lots of fun, I don't want it to end!

Bernadette said...

Fave parts of summer are blue skies in Seattle and (now, starting this year) wedding anniversaries (smile).

Kimmie said...

sleeping in is my favorite. I still havent gotten that chance but i will, prolly the last day...lol

Kelly Jo said...

This kit is just gorgeous! Our favorite vacation was last year to Sesame Place. My DD and I made a mini album that is part of our bedtme routine.
Happy 4th!

Sharyn S said...

Wow...love the layout and the kit! There are so many favorites with Summer...hanging out by the pool, watermelon, lazy summer mornings and best of all...monsoons!!!!

Brit Swiderski said...

My favorite parts of summer: the delicious fruit (strawberries, cantaloupe, and watermelon- YUM!), festivals with music and fried food, and bonfires. Summer's such a magical time of year. :) Happy two years to April and Scarlet. They have a wonderful kit club.

2 Worlds said...

my favorite part of summer is lighter clothes, dresses so refreshing

topkatnz said...

my favourite holidays are our family holidays to the Gold Coast, Aust ... things to do, scenery, and climate, and all so close to home too ..

Kim L. said...

love Studio Calico and as usual each kit is A.W.E.S.O.M.E !!! love the OA rubons with this... add-on - thanks for the offer!

Shawninaz said...

I luv what you've done with the kit. The first layout I'm going to have to try to make my own. Studio Calico in my opinion is one of the top kit companies out there. I purchased their June kit and was thrilled with the contents. Thanks for the giveaway!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous layouts! My favourite part of summer would be the fact that I work for the school board so I am off for the summer and can spend my time home with my baby girl!!

lizacreates said...

My favorite part of summer is just sunning myself out on the deck. Here in Chicago we can have 7 straight months of cold and chill so when the sum finally comes out almost everyday, I take full advantage of it. Here's to summer!

brad and nichole junck said...

My favorite part of summer is having my kiddos with me everyday!!! I love it!

Monica said...

How fun! I love the kit this month so SUMMERY.
Love all your pages :)
Favorite part6 of summer..definitely would be getting to lounge at home with the kids , not having to get up and go go go ....

marla said...

My best vacation ever was my spring break trip this year to FLorida with my family

Kirsten N said...

Our best holiday was to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef last year!!

House Family said...

My favorite part of summer is having NO schedules to attend to!!! Sleeping in late...BBQ's almost every day, corn on the cob, watermelon, boating, and being with my Family!!

Cass said...

Our best vacation was our trip to Europe in 2003. We saw so many beautiful sites and the memories will be in my heart forever.

milkcan said...

I love eating outdoors!

Melanie said...

Love the layouts!
I am not much of a summer fan - too hot for my liking but I like the longer hours of daylight and the balmy evenings where you can sit on the patio and just relax.

Megan said...

the best thing?? The sun...and the warmth!! We are smack bang in gloomy winter right now, and I am totally craving the sun...almost as much as I am craving that Studio Calico kit :o) Awesome layout too!!!

Jennifer.T said...

My best vacation ever was to my trip to the US in 2004 (and that was my last!). Oh and Studio Calico rocks!!!

Janene said...

Loving this kit and the loayouts you made. I agree - after so much rain I am appreciating the sun like never before. Bring it on!

Kelly Kulich said...

Gorgeous layouts! My favorite part of the summer are how long the days are. I just love that we can be outside so late.

Jennie said...

My favorite part about summer is the warmer temps. I'm a freeze baby, so I love when I can sit outside without a sweatshirt! Thanks for the chance!

Hester said...

My favourite summer is filled with a lot of outdoor activities with my boys, and my camera!

Cassi said...

My fav part is taking trips to the beach, jumping in waves, and eating ice cream before it melts!

Scrappycath said...

My fav part of summer is having extra time with the kids to relax together! I love that is stays light out later and we can be outside into the evenings!

Susannah said...

Usually we love summer but this year DH has been away and will be all summer so we are making do! Im actually taking my girls camping...alone ;0) Great kit and I love your layouts!

Angela M. said...

My favorite part of summer is spending lazy days at the pool swimming with my kids.

shelbyvaladez said...

our best summer vacation was the two weeks we took as a family to travel through many of the western US. It was great to be on our own schedule doing whatever we wanted and seeing so many awesome sites :)

Jamie said...

My favorite part about summer is being able to sit out on our patio in the evening and relax, enjoying a cold drink and the warm breeze.

Michelle said...

I love what you've done with this kit! I just saw your 1st LO over at 2peas. So pretty :) I didn't get any add-ons this month (trying to save $$) but oh how I would have fun playing with it!

My favorite vacation ever would have to be my last trip to Disney a year and a half ago. The kids were almost 4 & 6. Such fun ages for a trip like that!

But my favorite part of summer would have to be just enjoying the little things. The kids playing in water, birds chirping, my garden, tan lines;), just enjoying life!

Thanks so much for the giveaway!!

Claude said...

My favourite vacation was when we spent a week in New-Brunswick, going to the beach every day!

Happy Birthday Studio Calico!

Mghairgirl said...

My favorite trip is to go to the mountain to our camper resort and spend time lazin(is that a word?)around! We go to the pool, the playgroound, play putt putt, ride bikes, sleep in, and just have a good time!

Holly said...

My favorite vacation was my honeymoon, not just because I was newly married to the love of my life, but because we went to a remote cabin, no internet, no cell phones, just us and the beach. it was the most relaxing vacation I've ever had.

Batta Family said...

My favorite part of summer is sleeping in a little bit longer and the lazy days of sitting at the pool while my kids swim.

Julie

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing about summer is having my kids home and not worrying so much about getting them to bed early. We love just hanging out together.

Rachel S in Spooner, WI

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing about summer is our annual trip to the Philippines to see our relatives and friends!

Jenny S.

Corey said...

great layouts and great kit!

my favorite part of summer is when my mom comes to visit us - the kids can't get enough of GRAMMA TIME!!!

Anonymous said...

My favorite part is just having each day open to make it whatever we want, whether it is a day trip to the beach, a trip shopping, or just hanging out at home!

Christine D. in Florida

Jenny said...

Since I work for a school district, my favorite part of summer is being off the same time my kids are off. I love the late nights all piled into our bed watching tv without having to worry about school or work the next day :) I love having the time to make home made meals and not feel like we have to rush rush rush. I love the whole relaxed feeling of the summer :)

Anonymous said...

I love going to bed without setting an alarm. And now that I'm in my 2nd summer in Ohio, I love sleeping with the windows open. That never happened in Oklahoma in June!

Penny E. in Ohio

Elizabeth Bailey said...

I love spending summer days with my daughter enjoying the outdoors.

spokane59 said...

Best vacation was with my entire family -- a road trip from Virginia to Alaska in 1986. Everything from Mt. McKinley to the Russian Orthodox church and community at Sitka was a memory never to be forgotten.

Sarah said...

Love your layouts!!! What a fabulous kit and giveaway! My most memorable vacation would have to be the summer my Dad took his kids (and my hubby) to Holland/France for 2 weeks. Wonderful memories!

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous pages Kelly! I think my favourite vacation was our honeymoon to the Dominican. I wish I was there now! LOL!

Amy said...

my fave vacation was taking my husband back to visit Canada with me. He saw where I was born and lots of other cool things!

Wendy Su-Cole said...

My fave mini vacation so far is going out to the East Coast in Canada. It's breathtaking. Would love to go back someday.

Victoria said...

My favorite part of summer is all the fresh fruit and vegetables that become available. Yum!

As always, I love your layouts. Thank you for such a great giveaway!

getintothesun said...

My fave thing about summer is BBQ's!

Dale P. said...

My favorite trip was just a couple of weeks ago. We rented a big house on the beach in South Carolina with another family. We had always taken trips together when our kids were in school. Now they are all grown up and every one of them came. It was so much fun to be together again.!!

Jennie M said...

Hands down, just being together!

victoireDN said...

This kit is just fabulous
thanks for this geat chance

Alex11 said...

SC kits are always so so awesome... these girls rocks... love your layouts, as usual

Ladona said...

I love BBQ and stay turn to the nature... live outside with the kids

~wenhether~ said...

My favorite part of summer is just hanging out in my backyard by the pool. Playing in the pool while our dogs run around it and then cooking dinner on the grill! Perfect for us.

Another part of it is the green green grass and the blue skies of summer....they somehow make me giddy!! :)

I adore these kits! I have yet to get one though because they are always sold out by the time I go to get one. Thanks for the giveaway!! and I loved the layout goodness you shared!!

Lexi said...

fav part of summer so far is seeing m 16 month old experience a popsicle for the first time! :) so sweeT!

Virginia said...

i think the best part is floating on a raft! :)

Anonymous said...

i LOVE what you've done with this kit. you are an absolute creative genius and i love checking out your blog!

my favorite part of summer is spending the day outside from sun up until sun down. my little guy loves playing in the pool, riding his bike and skateboard and "cruising" in his powerwheels. makes for great photo ops!

alauna
partywithmeamc@yahoo.com

Catherine said...

Absolutely luv these layouts...I shall more than likely "scrap lift" them, lol.
I live in the Pacific NW so my favorite part of summer, which means July and August here is sunshine, we get so little of it and I am a sunshine girl. Don't know why I live here actually.

Favorite vacation Nevis in the Carribean...am a water girl. Gotta luv azure blue warm water and white sand with a chaise on the beach and diet coke in hand, oh yeah.

I sure would luv to be your winner, keepin my fingers and toes crossed.
Catherine :)

Sarah and the rest of the family said...

My favorite part of the summer is that my kids don't have to wear clothes every day so my laundry piles are smaller (or at least less frequent). We let them splash in the little pool, then fill it with soap and bubbles and call it a bath. We just got back from our very first family vacation since our youngest were born. With my parents, hubby, our 5 year-old and 2-year old triplets, we hit the beach and loved every minute of sun, water, and togetherness. I can't wait to get to the photos to play!

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