Hello everyone, I'm so happy to participate in the blog hop that started over on the Studio Calico blog this morning! I love talking about what inspires me and I've talked a lot before about the various ways that I get inspired. Its usually from an image I have seen, something that sparks an idea, a specific color, a certain theme, a pattern. There are infinite ways for me to get inspiration and more often than not its comes out of left field which is pretty awesome. The Studio Calico kits are always great sources for inspiration and I love trying new and different ways to use what comes in the kit, especially with the new items that I'm seeing pop up in the kits.
Take this months The Underground Project Life kit for example, I ended up being really inspired by two very specific items in the kit. The first was the amazing masking tape and the other was one very specific card, the date stamp card.
You have already seen the Octobers layout when I shared my reveal projects, but I cannot emphasis enough how in love I was with that masking tape. The sentiments were spot on and the pumpkin card in the main kit was just a match made in heaven which made this layout come together so quickly. It an homage to fall and that tape just made the whole thing come to life.
The other item item that really inspired me this month was the date stamp card. I really wanted to use it and I know that I will on a Project Life® spread very soon but it was the design that really spoke to me. I loved the graphic feel of the dates repeated down the card, some overlapping and smudged. I quickly made a mostly digital layout yesterday and used that date stamp card as my inspiration. I used a font called Stamp to create my date and then repeated them down the page alternating sizes and overlapping a few. I grunge'd it up a bit using a grungy brush and then printed it all on a sheet of 8.5 x 11 cardstock. I added my photo, some splats of Powder Blue Mister Huey and a few gold star sequins and it was done. I can see myself using this type of design again, maybe not the dates but definitely something repeating, maybe a word or a phrase.
As you probably already read in Studio Calico's Blog Post, they are hoping that you play along and get inspired this month with the kits, shop items and this free printable. I could very easily have printed this out and used it instead of the photo I put on my Octobers layout. I can't wait to make something with this printable!
Not only is Studio Calico giving this amazing printable away for free to all members but they are also holding a really awesome contest. The more people that download and share how this Printable inspires them on social media the bigger the prizes will be, over $1,400 in prizes will be drawn from the people who download this printable. Make sure you download the printable and share how Studio Calico inspires you on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest using the #scinspires hashtag. This contest at Studio Calico will end at 11:59pm EST on October 31st so make sure you download it right away so the prizes can grow and grow and grow. You really want it to reach the max so don't delay.
To help facilitate that inspiration I am giving away one The Underground Project Life® kit to one of you! All you have to do is comment below and share what one item in this kit you cannot wait to use and list your Studio Calico user name if you are already a member. I will choose a winner this Monday, October 20th at 5:00pm PST so make sure you enter by then.
Also make sure you check out all the other amazing ladies who are participating in this blog hop to see what is inspiring them this month. Here is the list to follow along.
I cannot wait to hear and see what is inspiring all of you over the next few weeks! Don't forget to enter to win the Project Life® kit in the comments below!
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