Thursday, April 28, 2011

Studio Calico LAWN PARTY Reveal!!!

Studio Calico's LAWN PARTY was revealed last night! I hope you got in on it and that all the beautiful goodies will be coming to your doorstep soon!
Here's the reveal of the layout that I did with this month's main kit. I've been playing along with Kelly Purkey's Sketchbook 3 class this past month and this layout was based on one of her fab sketches.
I loved being able to fit so many photos on one page. It was a perfect way to showcase my photo a day from April last year. And that number stamp?? It's an SC exclusive and it alone sold me on this kit! I heart it so much. I used a light grey ink and clear embossed it along the side. But then I wanted to highlight the "4" for the month of April so I stamped it again on the dotted paper and embossed it with American Craft's white ZING powder (that stuff is awesome!). Then I simply cut it out and added it over the original 4. It was super easy and a really fun technique.

OH! And speaking of the fab Ms. KP, can you find her on this layout? It's like finding the hidden Mickey, but she's there, I swear! ;)

Thanks again to April for letting me play along and if you weren't up for last night's reveal, hop over to Studio Calico now and grab you up a kit!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Studio Calico MAY Sneak

Hi, all!

I am so excited to share a bit with you today. My dear friend April at Studio Calico was kind enough to send me one of her awesome May kits, LAWN PARTY, to play around with for a couple of reasons:
1. April rocks & is extremely generous! ;)
2. There is a BASICGREY exclusive in this main kit! Can you find a bit of it in this sneak picture??!
I'm sooooo beyond excited about this I can't stand it. BasicGrey created a special release of one of our favorite alpha stickers in a special gorgeous aqua color just to coordinate with this kit! (cue clapping hands!)

I'm telling you - you're going to NEED this kit! Not only for the BG exclusive but for the fab SC exclusive papers AND that stamp you also see in the sneak! Truly! Set your clocks TONIGHT to get in on this asap!

I'll be back tomorrow with the full reveal!

Have a great day!

Monday, April 04, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Sketchbook 3 with Kelly Purkey

****Thank you for playing. The contest is now CLOSED!*********

And the WINNER IS: KIM!!!
Congrats, Kim! Email me at kelly(dot)goree(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your prize!!
Thanks to all who left a comment and remember it's still not too late to sign up. Sketch #2 goes live TOMORROW! :)


I know I'm running behind for this, but such is the way life (especially mine!) seems to go sometimes! I do have to tell you though how completely thrilled I am to be joining my friend Kelly Purkey in her latest online class - Sketchbook 3. Those of you that know me know just how much I adore sketches and KP's are fantastic!

So let me give away a spot to this class! It started today with me up at bat right off (that's a KP reference for you there ;)) but it's a go-at-your-own pace kinda class so you won't be behind I promise! Sign up here and I'll do a drawing sometime tomorrow afternoon for the lucky winner!

Here are the full deets for you along with a peek at my layout (look at me, Jen McGuire - I'm STAMPING!):


Join Kelly Purkey and friends for Sketchbook 3! This is a self-paced four week class filled with fresh sketches, easy instructions, beautiful examples, and lots of fun. From April 4th to April 29th a PDF will be delivered to your inbox every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. By the end of the class, you'll have a complete sketchbook of 12 original sketches, 38 layouts, and an additional 38 sketches based on those creative pages. All of the examples are brand new layouts, exclusive to this class... you won't see them anywhere else. The best part is that you will be receiving an example layout from Kelly for each of the sketches, along with two (or more) example layouts from a very talented contributor. Each PDF for Sketchbook 3 will also include a card designed by the amazing Jennifer McGuire based on the daily sketch.
The class will also include a private message board for questions and sharing ideas on the Studio Calico website. Visit Kelly's blog for more information and to see the full list of contributors.
Have a wonderful evening!