Monday, October 13, 2014

Studio Calico Inspires a Blog Hop and Giveaway

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.


 Here is a close up view of both of my projects





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! 

*** The contest is now closed ***

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67 comments:

  1. Yay!! What an awesome give away! That masking tape looks amazing and I've been obsessed with the stamp since I saw it! Thanks for the chance!!

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  2. Thanks you soo much. I adore the whole PL kit!
    user name - littlelamm

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  3. Thanks for the chance to win! The card with the 10 in it has to go in my spread about our 10 year wedding anniversary ;-).

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  4. Thank for the chance to win! Username is Globetrotteur. I love the washi tape

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  5. I loved the washi tape! Sc name kathyv

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  6. that star silkscreen - oh my
    juliee

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  7. I love the silkscreen! (I'm sparkliie on SC)

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  8. I love that masking tape! SCusername is leahbear1

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  9. Can't wait to use the silk screen. Never heard of it before and I'm eager to try it out and see what it does. :) my scname is: mpcapistran

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  10. I love the tape! And the seasonal cards! They are perfect for fall! I really like the "do your best to enjoy your day" I would see that with craft paper and gold foiled vellum in a frame on my desk! So cute!! My studio calico name is morganlaurel

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  11. Thank you for the chance! I love diamond stickers! My SC user name is julielynn11

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  12. Love this kit! And love the page you made with it! (Sc user: sophiesticated)

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  13. Your PL layout is one of my all time faves! I just love how everything in it coordinates with everything else, including the photo you used!!! I love that card with the pumpkins and gourds because it has all that color, texture and pumpkins that just say fall. SCusername Brinkleyboy

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  14. Loving that cute stamp set! So versatile! Thanks for the chance! scname: apanf

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  15. I honestly love everything from this month's PL kit..... but my favorite would have to be a tie between the cards and stamp set! My SC username: carrieelias

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  16. I love how you used the washi in that layout! I think that is the item that has me the most excited too! (mprantner)

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  17. :O Both of your layouts! WOW! I love them both soooo much. I would probably say the stamp set is my favorite thing in the PL kit. It's just so cute. Would look cute just about anywhere. ;) (SC user: photochic17)

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  18. I can't wait to use the silkscreen!!! Thanks for the chance (sc user heavencole)

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  19. The layouts you made are so pretty! Thanks for the chance! SC username: periwinkle

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  20. Just wanna play with those cards :) Thanks for a shot! SC name : ShellyJ

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  21. Love your layout!!!
    SC user Lucilight

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  22. Thank you soooo much for this great chance! I absolutely love SC Kit this month!
    My SC username is cristybacchi89

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  23. Do I have to choose just one?! The masking tape, the silk screens, the stickers... man it's a tough decision on which one I love most.

    SC username: IAmMikki

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  24. I totally used my pumkin card!! Thanks for a chance and your insprations. SC username robinson2404

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  25. The tape!!! Thanks for the chance to win.
    SC afitton

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  26. I am inspired by other paper crafters, the trips, nature…

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  27. That tape is freakin' awesome!! Love the pumpkin card too.

    SC:Katemac

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  28. Look forward to using those diamond puffy stickers - love those. Love what you did with the tape, too!. SC: bejazzled

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  29. Love the masking tape! Username: stormsts

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  30. Thank you for the chance to win!!! SCID: glory0404

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  31. That tape, love it! SCID:sswing10

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  32. I loved the tape.. omg... such a generous roll too.. loved it..
    bonitarose

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  33. I would dearly love to use that amazing washi tape!! I'm so excited for fall, it's coming on slooooowly here in south texas! SC: editorialdragon

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  34. I would love to win this! SC username mrsfleischmann

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  35. That masking tape is amazing, love the way you used it as well, so clever! Username Bellaa75

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  36. that masking tape has to be my favorite with big bold phrases yes my favorite. SC username josmary

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  37. Right now, I'm inspired by the fall leaves all around me.

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  38. The masking tape has to be my favorite! I love adding word strips, so the way you use it at the bottom is definitely something I'd scrap lift. Username Scrapping PT

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  39. The masking tape and screen print are my favorite parts of this kit. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. SC: meganstamps

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  40. I would love to use those silkscreens! I didn't order this kit but would love the chance to win. My SC user name is GAmes56

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  41. The date LO is so eye catching. I love it! The PL autumn tape is perfect for the LO! Keep on inspiring! My SC name is stacieD

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  42. LOVE how you've used that tape! It looks so fun!
    user name: tsuruta designs

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  43. Fun projects!!! I love the tape & the fall themed journal cards!! (Lea Lawson)

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  44. I would love to win this kit and would love to use those puffy stickers!
    Thank you for the chance to win!
    yasminc

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  45. Bellissimo kit! Vorrei tanto usare il washi :)
    Ciacchina

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  46. would LOVE to use that little silk screen and puffy stickers! <3
    SC username: basoom234

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  47. I like the puffy stickers!!
    craftycsj is my username, thanks for the chance to win!

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  48. I love the tape you used from the kit - so cool! my SC username is memoriesbymanda

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  49. I just love how you used the masking tape to create your own patterned paper - so cool! SC username: goldenblind221

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  50. I can not wait to use that masking tape! I love how you used it on your layout.
    Thanks so much for a chance to win this great kit!
    -BeautyScraps

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  51. I love that page !!!! I love the fall and all sc products especially their project life kits !!!! a thousand kisses and thanks for the opportunity , my name is anixu SC

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  52. I love the look of that stamp set! tape

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  53. That tape is my favorite part of this kit! Thanks for the chance to win it! SC username: eliseg

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  54. After seeing how you used the masking tape, I can't wait to use it on a layout. Of course, it doesn't really apply to autumn in Phoenix, where I am! LOVED looking at your travel album. SC user Penny

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  55. My favourite item/s are the cards, such perfect colours this month. Id be excited to use them the most as ive been hoarding mine! Haha

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  56. Wow, I really like your road trip book! Now, that's inspiring. Username: Lazytown

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  57. Embellishments inspire me! Thanks for the contest! My SC name is Marty85

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  58. SC username laurakates. I am loving the peach doilies! So girly and would really pop with some black.

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  59. love the silkscreens - user name Nina Chow

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  60. Favourite is the diamond flair pieces and the mini screen prints.
    (SC username is colletties).

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