Studio Calico February Kit: Candy Shoppe

Popping in to share my layouts for Studio Calico's February Kits. All of the kits are already sold out this month and boy did they go fast!! Crazy!! They were definitely an amazing set of kits! The only thing left is the More Patterned Paper which has the exclusive Studio Calico paper and the exclusive paper that Studio Calico collaborated with Crate Paper on. That rainbow paper was a fave among all of us designers! 

First up is "you are my everything"

I was instantly in love with the Love Notes paper by Sassafras and that's where the Love and love birds pieces came from. I also got the Sassafras stickers and used them here but they sold out super quick as well. Loving these polka dot glitter thickers from American Crafts. I inked them up a bit with Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Ink just to make them a little darker. Also loving these new Mementos metal bookplates from American Crafts. I cut two of them in half and used them here on the edges of the page. Pen is American Crafts Slick Writer.

Next up is "good friends are priceless"


Used some mists to make the background the perfect shade of pink and I can't recall which ones I used this time. I forgot to write it down. Sorry!! Someone asked about how far I hold my hand from the paper when I am misting so I thought I would answer it here….. It's not exact but I would say about 12-18 inches. I definitely like to start lighter (which means holding your hand further back) and then you can spray more and add to it until you like it. If you hold the mist too close and get it too dark right off the bat, it is pretty hard to correct that. But if you start light, you can always add more. That's my motto. Then if I want those darker more concentrated splatters (like you see up in the top left on this page) I will hold my hand closer and press the nozzle only a little bit down (not all the way). That will often give you just a few of those little splatters instead of the normal misted spray. Hope that helps!!

I also sprayed the yellow Sassafras letter stickers with the Mister Huey's Sunshine mist because I wanted them to be darker. They took a little longer to dry but it still worked. Here are those new American Crafts polka dot thickers again, but in a turquoise blue! So cute! Loving those SC cloud stamps!! Also used the AC slick writer again.

And my last layout is "muffins"


Misted the background again but forgot to write it down. Will make sure to do that next time! Lots of Sassafras here – the paper, the stickers, alpha stickers, the banner stickers. It's all super cute stuff that I LOVED!! Used the American Crafts Precision Pen this time because I wanted a thinner writing tip.

I think that's it. Pretty basic on this one. These are pictures taken with my iphone, hence the kind of wonky colors but I still love them! Nathan takes bites of food with his eyes closed like this all the time…. especially when he is really digging in and enjoying something. We adore it and I am glad I was able to capture a photo and document it!! It's those little things that we will forget too easily and now we will have it forever!! love that!!

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  • Lisa J
    February 1, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Such beautiful and inspiring layouts. TFS I always love how you use mists in your project.

  • Lisa J
    February 1, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Such beautiful and inspiring layouts. TFS I always love how you use mists in your project.

  • Latrice Murphy
    February 1, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    These are just amazing! I love how you make a page with one small picture feel so right. Great work my dear.

  • Alicia King
    February 1, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    i just love all of your layouts! so inspiring!

  • Patty
    February 1, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Love how colorful this kit is and how fun your layouts are!!!

  • Elisa
    February 2, 2011 at 9:01 am

    love them…the colours are amazing

  • Laurie
    February 2, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Beautiful as usual Maggie! Love the one of you and your hubby, so cute!

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