Don't you just love the name of the kit this month? Summer Camp…. has such a great sound and feeling! We all love summer and having the chance to get out and do some adventurous things that we don't get to do the rest of the year! What did you all do this summer?
It went super fast for us because we were gone for most of it! We went to Utah and ended up staying much longer than expected and enjoyed every minute of it! Then we came home for a week and packed back up and went to California! We took the kids to the beach for the first time!! We took them once when Tyler and Matthew were little and we just walked along the beach for a few minutes but had never actually been "to the beach". It was such an amazing experience because all of the kids loved every minute of it! Now I understand why all of my friends go to the beach every summer! It is a great way to escape the Arizona HEAT and it is a cheap activity that is perfect for everyone — no matter what age you are, you can have fun at the beach! We could have stayed another week!! I think we have finally joined in on the "Arizonian way" and will make it a yearly summer tradition!
Anyhow, I wanted to share my layouts from the Studio Calico kit this month. I got all of the add on kits and some of them are still available. The main kit is also available so you can snatch it up here if you haven't already.
First up is "I love…."
And speaking of loving something I really do love those turquoise alpha stickers from the main kit! Those will get used up for sure! The creamy flower on the left side is cut from the ribbon that you get with the Elk Lake add on kit! Just that ribbon and the stamp in this kit made it a shoe-in for me! The best thing is that you get the whole spool of ribbon! Love that! As for tools I used the Round Binding Edge border punch and the 3 in 1 Butterfly punch.
The background on this page is the back side of the red floral paper in the Adirondack add on kit. I just knew that I had to use this paper right when I saw it. The design of it is perfect for this kind of layout…. I see each little rectangle as a "home" for photos, journaling, embellishments, etc…. It was fun finding the perfect thing for each little spot! And the best part was that these photos were some I already had in my stash and they were the perfect size! Lately I have been printing these wallet sized photos at Costco in advance and I love the cute little size! It's great for adding more than one photo to a page when you still want to have a lot of room for having fun with the design! The stars are from the exclusive Studio Calico stamp in the Elk Lake add on kit. They are on a strip together so you can stamp the whole thing in a row or if you want just one star at a time you can just ink the one you want! That's what I did here and it worked great!
And finally we have "surreal"
I think this is my favorite this month… It is a little more soft and subdued than I normally go but I love the feel. This is one of those photos that you hold onto forever because you love it so much, you are scared to scrap it for fear you won't do it justice. It stirs up lots of emotion for me and just literally makes my heart swell…. This is also one of those pages where you don't have to use the literal "story" of what was actually happening in the photo (the who, what, where, when, etc). Instead you can just tell the story from an emotional aspect and journal about what it makes you feel, etc. The title was created using the stamp set from the Sugar Woods add on kit. This one sold out in a jiffy and I am sure it was because of the stamps! They are too cute for words!! I also used the Dotted Lace Border Punch and the Classic Butterfly as well.
Kind of shocking that I didn't use any mists this month!! That's unusual for me! Next month for sure!