Studio Calico January Kit: Who’s Who

Popping in on New Year's Eve to share my January Studio Calico layouts. This is definitely my favorite set of kits to date. There are just so many different things in each of the kits that I absolutely love! 

1st up is "I love you dad…"

I know it says princess in the quote and not prince and no, that is not a mistake. That is exactly what she says whenever we ask her what her jammies say. If they say anything about "daddy's princess" or "I love daddy" she proceeds to tell us that it says "I love you dad…. you're my princess…. EVER my life!" It is the cutest thing and my favorite thing ever!! I adore the fact that she is daddy's girl and that they have such a close and sweet relationship! It truly melts me!!!

The cardstock (Geyser from American Crafts and one of my fave colors of theirs) and the crepe ribbon and some of the buttons and paper are all from the main kit Who's Who. The October Afternoon alphabet is from the Betty Crocker Add-On. So are the Maya Road flower embellishments. I misted the alphabet because it wasn't the perfect pink and I love how it turned out! I just misted the entire sheet before I even removed any of the letters. I used Strawberry Metallic, Pink, Bubblegum Metallic and Pink Grapefruit Metallic throughout my three layouts. Little sprays of this and that, mixing and layering them until I got the right pink. The key is to start by spraying very lightly and then you can add more and add other colors/hues if you want. The trim with the rosettes is from the Buster Brown Add-On and it started out as cream but of course I sprayed it with the mists as well. All the papers that I used for the banner are a mix from all the different kits. Also used the 3 in 1 Classic Butterfly Punch from Martha Stewart. Love that one! The chipboard pieces (dressform, flower and butterflies) were all a shop item but it looks like it is already sold out. They are from the House of 3/Pink Paislee Parisan Anthology line. I painted them and the Maya Road flowers all with different paints including the JBS Chewing Gum Paint Dabber, JBS Lemon Drops Paint Dabber, and the Claudine Hellmuth Classic Teal Paint. Journaling Pen was the American Crafts Precision Pen (08 for the lines and 03 for the wording).

Next is "I Love Him"

SC Jan 2011-3

Background paper is my favorite! It's one of the SC exclusives from the main kit. Pink Polka Making Memories behind the photo is from the Mary Jane Add-On. The flowers were made with the Punky Sprouts Lil' Blooms from the main kit. I used the pink mists for the large one and then used Mister Huey's Sunshine, Sunflower Yellow and a little Cream on the smaller flower. I used Silver Plated Mist on the cake platter chipboard piece which is again from the Parisian Anthology set. On the small chipboard butterfly I used American Crafts Zing Embossing Powder in the Powder blue color. I stamped the large hearts with the SC stamp set from the Mary Jane Add-On and embossed them with American Crafts Zing embossing powder in the Silver glitter finish. I love how their glitter embossing powder turns out!! So pretty!! Journaling Pen on this one is the American Crafts Slick Writer. No rhyme or reason as to why I used the slick writer on this one and not the last. I just love this pen so when I don't need a finer tip point (like the other smaller ones) I always grab the slick writer.

Last is "Daughter"

SC Jan 2011-1

This is my first time ever using the Ranger Ink Blending Tool and like I said before, I am addicted to it!! LOVED it! I already ordered 5 more and probably contributed to the fact that they are now sold out! oops!! But I am sure SC will get more in soon!! I also ordered the holder that I linked to in my sneak peek post. Thanks for the tip Jennifer!! The inks I used on the background paper were Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar and American Crafts Silver. Then after that I sprayed the Maya Mist in Silver Plated over the entire thing. The background paper that has this beautiful resist pattern (that shows up once you ink and mist it) is in the main kit from Pink Paislee/House of 3 Parisian Anthology! I am now also addicted to this paper and need more asap!! 🙂 The small chipboard butterflies are from the Betty Crocker Add-On. I painted them and the large butterfly (from the Parisian Anthology set) with the same yellow and blue paints that I listed before. Then I also sprayed them with the Silver Plated mist. I sprayed the large one with a little of the Hyndrangea Blue mist on the edges and kind of let it puddle and dry like that. Centers of the flowers were cut from the cream rosette ribbon that I had misted pink. And then I used the 3-in-1 Butterfly punch here again too. Journaling is with the AC Precision Pens here again. 

I think that's it!! Lots of misting and painting this month!! It was so fun! If you have any questions be sure to let me know and I will do my best to answer! 


On a different note I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all of my blog readers for sharing 2010 with me here on the blog. I appreciate all of you so much and the support and encouragement I get from you! Trust me that I read every comment and take each one to heart. I truly appreciate you!! Thanks for an amazing 2010 and I'm looking forward to an even better 2011…….. more online photography workshops, a brand new website, more Studio Calico, more Creating Keepsakes, American Crafts, Making Memories and also some fun guest features and collaborations that are in the beginning stages! I can't wait to see it all unfold and see where 2011 takes us!! Oh and p.s…….. since we are talking about what's ahead……..I can't leave out the biggest and best news of all……. baby number 5 will be arriving in 2011 as well!!! CAN't wait!!!!!!!! eeeeeek!!! so excited!!!!!!!!! Have a great New Year's Eve everyone!!! See you on the other side!


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  • lauravegas
    December 31, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    omgoodness maggie! HUGE congrats on baby #5!!! you make gorgeous babies, and are such a wonderful mom. how exciting for your family to add another one to the mix. you truely amaze me with how you accomplish so much, and you do it all so well. thank you for all that you share here on your blog, and i look forward to all that you bring us in the upcoming year.

  • Carla
    December 31, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    I lvoe your work maggie and congrats on the baby!!!!

  • shannon Brouwer
    December 31, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Congrats on Baby number FIVE!!!!

  • Jennifer
    December 31, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    wow!! Congratulations…that’s amazing news!! Happy New Year!

  • Susan Weinroth
    December 31, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    huge congrats again maggie! & your layouts were some of my very faves this month (as always!) 🙂

  • melanie bauer
    December 31, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    congrats, maggie!

  • Lisa J - rdj4
    December 31, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Congrats of the news of you’re growing family. I love reading your blog & loved taking your class this past year at CE.
    All the best in 2011

  • Theresa
    December 31, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Congratulations on the new little one and may 2011 bring you and your family much health and happiness!!

  • Marti Richards
    December 31, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Congratulations, Maggie!! That is such exciting news!
    Thank you for sharing your SC layouts in such detail! Gorgeous work, as always!

  • Shantell
    December 31, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Yay!!!! That is such exciting news. Hope all goes well. You are a beautiful, talented, kind person and I wish you the best.

  • Kathy (kathyb)
    January 1, 2011 at 1:57 am

    Congratulations Maggie!! Great news for you and your family. PLease keep scrapping too – I love all your colours, misting and details. Thanks for inspiring me.

  • Karen Malloy
    January 1, 2011 at 7:03 am


  • Missy (mgener1)
    January 1, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Congratulations Maggie on your wonderful news!

  • Astrid
    January 1, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Big congrats on #5!!!

  • amy tangerine
    January 1, 2011 at 9:10 am

    eeeek! love your pages as usual, and HUGE congrats!

  • reyanna
    January 1, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Someone just posted on SC, so I had to come to your blog (I’ve never been to your blog! How awful of me! LOL). Number five?! How exciting! I LOVE big families! I nannied for a family with five girls, but they soon added a boy and another girl. 😀 You know, I didn’t even know you had more than one! I thought you only had Emily!! (like I said, I’ve never seen your blog, just your layouts at SC and CK) I guess I thought if I saw a boy in your layouts, he was a friend or cousin of Emily! Oops. :-p Sorry. 😀 Tee hee. Well, congratulations to you and your family! They must all be SOOO excited! 😀

  • Alexa
    January 1, 2011 at 11:53 am

    love your SC layouts as always and HUGE Congrats!!

  • Dawn Nikol
    January 1, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Love the layouts, but especially LOVE your baby news!! Congratulations!!

  • kelsey p
    January 1, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Congrats on the new baby!!! Yeah!! You make such beautiful babies. And love the layouts. You always give me so much inspiration.

  • Susan Yates
    January 1, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Congratulations Maggie! You have a beautiful family. Happy New Year!

  • laurie
    January 1, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Wow!!! Number five, how wonderful!! I am so happy for you, your kids have an amazing mommy, so this new little one is a lucky girl/boy (you will let us know what the baby is won’t you…lol!)
    Congrats, love your layouts, can’t wait to get my SC kit in the mail, it’s my fave time of the month!

  • Jill Norwood
    January 1, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Hi Maggie,
    I am new to your blog but have admired your work for a long time. Your art is always so beautiful and full of the everyday magic that family life holds. Congratulations on baby #5! What a joy babies bring to our lives – like holding angels in our arms and getting to watch them become all that God has planned for them. I know that is how I feel about my son Tim! God Bless you and your family in 2011!

  • Belinda
    January 1, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Maggie: I am soooo excited for you!!!! How wonderful; congrats to all of you! You truly are amazing and I love your work! I wish you and your family much happiness and many blessings in the New Year!
    Take Care, Hugs, Belinda 🙂
    P.S.- the photos were a GREAT hit at Christmas!! My family LOVED them!! Thanks for making our photo shoot such a memorable event for us!!!

  • Jen
    January 1, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    I always love your gorgeous pages… and congrats on the new baby 🙂 Happy New Year!

  • Susan
    January 1, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Oh my goodness! How exciting! Congratulations Maggie! Lots of love coming your way!

  • Keshet
    January 1, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    So very happy for you on the new baby!!!

  • carol
    January 1, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    I’m so happy for you!!! congrats on the baby 😉 It will be a fun and full year for you!!!

  • Kim Loewen
    January 1, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Congrats Maggie on baby #5!! Very exciting! HOpe you’re feeling good 🙂

  • anisa scholes
    January 2, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Congrats on baby #5… I remember you always saying you wanted a big family!
    I love the paper where you mist then stuff shows through… I may need to get some of that… how fun!

  • andie librandi...
    January 2, 2011 at 8:28 am

    eeeeeekkk so happy for you and baby no. 5 that is really awesome news!
    love your layouts, the last one especially about the bond you and your daughter share! too cute!
    xoxo andie librandi

  • Angie
    January 2, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Congratulations on baby #5 and on your year of beautiful layouts and photos!

  • Amy P.
    January 3, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Love your layouts!
    Happy New Year to you & congratulations on baby #5!

  • amy
    January 3, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Yay for you and your beautiful family! So so happy for you!! Have a blessed new year!! xoxo

  • Karen
    January 3, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Congrats to you on #5! You don’t like to “take it easy” much, do you? 😉

  • Cherie
    January 3, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Yeppie!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!! Also thanks for all the inspiration!

  • Anna White-Sharman
    January 5, 2011 at 4:22 am

    Just popped in to say how much I love these layouts, they are so pretty and I love all the embellishments on them. Congrats on your baby news too!

  • keri
    January 6, 2011 at 10:49 am

    omgoodness!! congratulations maggie!! FIVE! i don’t know how you handle four … and i only have two. happy new year to you and the family!
    LOVE the “i love dad … ” layout. looking forward to watching my baby girl and the hubby develop their relationship. but right now she’s too much of a mummy’s girl.

  • Erica Fite
    September 22, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Congrats again maggie! & your layouts were some of my very faves this month. I am soooo excited for you!!!! How wonderful; congrats to all of you! You truly are amazing and I love your work!

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