Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sketchbook With Kelly Purkey

Hi everyone!  I wanted to share Studio Calico's Sketchbook 2014 with Kelly Purkey with you, along with a discount code.

This card isn't just for card makers!  You'll get inspiration for scrapbook pages and Project Life as well!

You can save 10% off all of the Sketchbook class supplies, now through April 8th.  Just use the code SKETCHBOOK10 at checkout.

Also, when you sign up for the class, you'll get this exclusive Kelly Purkey stamp set.  But hurry up!  These are only available while supplies last.  And I'm sure they'll go like hotcakes!

This class will be full of inspiration and projects, including a project from yours truly!  That's right.  I'll be making a project exclusively for Sketchbook 2014.

While I'm at it, I thought I would share a peek at the cut files available exclusively to class participants.  These are included in your tuition.

RUN…don't walk to Studio Calico and sign up now!  I look forward to seeing you in the classroom gallery and message board!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Creating Cards With Project Life Supplies

A couple years ago, I started Project Life, with some big plans.  I love the idea of Project Life.  It makes memory keeping manageable while keeping it creative.  And it's so flexible.  While I'm not currently keeping up with Project Life, I still have quite a few supplies, including some fabulous kits from Studio Calico, and I wanted to find a way to use them.

I used the Sugar Rush Project Life kit from Studio Calico to create two fast and easy cards.  This kit is currently sold out, but I wanted to show you that Project Life cards and supplies work beautifully on cards too!

I used the same formula for both cards.  This basic sketch can be used over and over again.
 I started with a Bazzill Avalanche card base and a few strips of colored card stocks to create the backdrop for the Project Life cards I chose as my focal point.  The avalanche card stock has a slight texture, which is a beautiful way to add a little somethin' somethin' to a clean and simple card design.

Aside from the card base and card stock, the rest of the supplies and embellishments came directly from the Sugar Rush Project Life kit.

If you love this kit, you should check out this month's ProjectLife kit from Studio Calico, called Bluegrass Farm!

I have included a video below, walking you through the entire creation of this card.  I've also included a linked supply list below.  Just click on the photo to be taken directly to the supplies.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope I've inspired you to dig out some of your supplies (even if they're not meant for card making) and get creative!  I hope you have a fabulous day!

Watch The Video Here




Thursday, March 27, 2014

Bluegrass Farm Card Kit Is Here

Hi everyone!  If you're like me, you anxiously await the reveal of the kits every month from Studio Calico.  April's kit is called Bluegrass Farm and you're going to love it.  I've used the Bluegrass Farm Card Kit, along with the Clarabelle and Buttercup Add On kits to create the cards below.

These kits release to Studio Calico subscribers at noon EST on March 27th and will release at midnight to the rest of the world.  Keep in mind, these items sell out fast!

A must have for this release is the Fruit Punch Dies.  They coordinate with the main card kit stamp set…and you're going to LOVE having the coordinating dies for your stamps!

I love how the kits from Studio Calico coordinate so well together.  The main kits and add on kits are fun to combine to give yourself even more options.

I also got the opportunity to play with the Buttercup stamp and die set.  I combined it with the Wonky Diamond Background die to create a super fun card.  I floated the die cut.  Black, white and pops of fabulous pink paper from the Clarabelle add on make this card a winner!

I've included links to all of the products used in these projects below.  Please note that the links will go active at noon EST if you are a subscriber, and at midnight if you are not.

There is a separate post and video below this post with the Clarabelle card kit being the star of the show.  You can see the creation of this card in the video below.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed the projects…and I hope they inspire you!  Don't forget to check out the video in the post below!  Have a fabulous day!