We're four weeks into summer, and I've sort of lost track of what day it is. And since it seems the 27th (and the next Studio Calico reveal) is two days away, it's time to take a peek at what I made with the kits!
Penny Arcade is a great mix of cute and graphic and funky. Cute? That cloud you can see below. Bold? Some black and white brush script. And funky? The designs by Ashley Goldberg definitely add that. =) I made a two page layout, two single pages, a PL spread and the start of a mini book with this month's kits, and am now mixing in the leftovers of my Hello Hello kits to work on projects for Inked 2.0. Here's a few sneaks of what I made with the kits :
I try to keep posed photos of my three to a minimum - opting to only force them into them on special occasions. Like the last day of school. After a few "normal" shots, I let them loose, and that's generally when I end up with the best photos. I used the Penny Arcade Scrapbook kit to share my favorites from this year's end of school pics.
Every year, I have a grand plan of recording our summer... and I've never actually done it. Well, okay, last year I DID do a quick summary page, but my plans for a mini have never panned out. Until this year. A WRMK 4x4in album and a super simple format let me start a book that I'm certain I can finish. PS : Gold Brilliance Ink + Vellum + the cloud mask in the Penny Arcade Scrapook kit = perfection.
The next two projects both had their design driven by product love. In this one, it was the die cut washi in the Spun Sugar add-on. I love how the Pi Pizzeria sign fits right into the circle theme!
And for this layout, I fell in love with the number add-ons in Fortune Teller, and went with my first instinct to use them in a big block.
Over in my Project Life® album, the "time to be awesome" stamp from the Penny Arcade PL kit and that photo of Sam were meant to be together.
If you're loving what you see in Penny Arcade, you might want to check out Studio Calico's latest release - Brighton Pier. A few of these papers are making an early appearance in the July kits, but if you want MORE (and I wouldn't blame you), this line is shipping in late July. You can preorder a bundle of the line to get it first - for more information, click here.
My absolutely favorite item in the line is the Handbook - I'm already daydreaming about what I'd record in it. Maybe this year's Disney trip? If you're obsessed too, hit the "notify me" button at Studio Calico so you get an email when it's stocked!
Happy Wednesday, everyone! (and yes, I totally double checked my calendar before I typed that)
Studio Calico offers three types of monthly kits - Scrapbook, Card & Project Life® - as well as add-on kits and shop items to complement them. A new kit is revealed on the 27th of each month (at noon EST if you're a subscriber, at midnight EST if you aren't). For more information (or to start your own subscription!), click here.