Thursday, March 27, 2014

Studio Calico Bluegrass Farm full reveal

Just when I think it cannot possibly get any better, it does and it does by a lot!  The Studio Calico Bluegrass Farm kits are out of this world amazing this month!  I LOVED these kits, let me say that again....I LOVED THESE KITS!

I cannot wait to share what I made so let's get too it.  This spread was done using the main Project Life® kit only.

We had literally just returned home from our road trip vacation and I had to get right to work on my spreads. I opted to make this one main kit only spread just about our vacation so it's longer (in days) than my normal spread covers.  I plan on making a separate mini album about this trip so I didn't worry too much about capturing every detail.  I pulled out all of the orange, yellow and green bits because they tied so well to the colors in our team gear (hello spring training)!  The digital offerings this month are amazing so I had to use a few of the cut files in this spread.  I'll link up all of my favorites down below for you.

When I saw this large background cut file I new I really wanted to use it some way.  I also really wanted to make some of my favorite photos larger than my typical page spread would allow for.  I ended up making more of a traditional scrapbook page for the right side so I could do all the things I really wanted to do.  I really love the mix of these two pages together and I'm sure I'll do this again in the future.

I initially thought I would just have it white on white but wanted a bit of a pop of yellow so I layered another piece of white cardstock underneath the cut piece and traced around all the cut edges with a fine point sharpie.  I shifted the top layer just a bit so the lines would look offset and love the look a lot.

For this cut file I ended up using the negative space layered on top of another piece of cardstock that was inked up haphazardly with the Color Theory Sunny Day ink pad.  The positive and negative playing nicely with the cut file on the right side and of course the repetition of the yellow.

My second spread was using mostly the two addons Tabasco and Gertrude, the colors are amazing and the embellishments in these two kits are out of this world cool.  I barely put a dent in them and look forward to using the rest up on some spreads that I need to catch up on.

What I loved most about these two kits; the wood veneer pieces, the watercolor die cuts, the star sequins, the little postage stamp stickers and the perfectly perfect journaling cards.

I also designed my very first set of cut files for the digital store and you can see one in use above, the yellow star circle cut. I used it above digitally which you can totally do and I kind of love them.

Here are my favorites this month for the kits and digital files (Note: the links for the kits will work right now for subscribers (Noon EST), for non subscribers the kit links will work tonight at Midnight EST).

1 - Bluegrass Farm Main Project Life® kit
2 - Gertrude Project Life® addon
3 - Tabasco Project Life® addon
4 - Pip Scrapbook Embellishment Kit (you read that right, a first of many I hope!)
5 - My Journal Card cut file set
6 - Hello Forever Banner cut file set
7 - Background cut files by Paige Taylor Evans

These are my shop item favorites that I had to snatch up.

1 - We R Memory Keeper Instagram Albums (my daughter is totally going to steal my gold one so I bought her the mint)
2 - Cosmo Cricket Vellum and Kraft envelopes
3 - Attacher Craft Die
4 - Splat mats in large and medium

I suspect the shop will be crazy busy this morning and tonight so I sure hope you were able to grab everything you wanted and that you enjoy the Creative Team Gallery.  What I have seen so far is really amazing.

See you soon,
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