Studio Calico March Kits: Into the Woods

If you haven't checked out this month's design team gallery, you should do it now! There are so many creative and inspiring ideas in there this month! Things I never would have thought of and things I want to try now!! Everyone really outdid themselves!!

All of the kits sold out super fast this month again… There is just one Add-On left: Wildflower and it is actually one of my favorites! It is perfect for Spring!! The Add-On Paper is still available too so you could always snag that and then add in some of your own alphas and embellishments if you didn't get the kits you wanted. 

This month my layouts were all about the boys! The kits were a perfect fit for lots of the photos that I took up in Utah last summer and luckily for me I just edited and printed them recently so they were all waiting and ready to go!! I love it when I don't have to sit down to edit and choose pictures before scrapbooking! It makes it so much more fun for me when I can just grab the photos and dive in!

First up is "Milestone"……

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This one talks about Matthew finally losing his two front teeth last year after what seemed like waiting forever and watching all of his friends lose theirs before him. He was super excited and I think he looks super cute in these pictures without his teeth!! 

Loved those Studio Calico label stickers that were in the main kit and the American Crafts Thickers from the Mossy Knoll kit that I used for the "M" above. Such a great color and font!! Extras that I used included the Maya Mist in Hydrangea Blue and the Mister Huey's Mist in Bonny Blue. I also covered the chipboard stars with the Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium and then sprinkled glitter over the top of that. Used the American Crafts Precision Pens in .01 and .03 for the journaling and the lines.

Next is "I Absolutely Love Your Laugh"…….

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It's rare for me to get natural looking pics of Tyler because he hates to have his picture taken and doesn't quite feel comfortable in front of the camera. So when I can get him giggling like this and I can capture some shots of him laughing and just being himself, I really truly cherish it!

Typically I use a lot of plain cardstock for my backgrounds…. but I loved this American Crafts paper from the main kit and thought the subtle pattern was effective without being distractive, so I used it as my background here. Used the same precision pens for the doodling and journaling. Used a mix of the Thickers and other alphas for a fun title. On the chipboard star you see above I misted it with Mister Huey's Applejack and then Calico White over the top of that to tone it down a little.

Finally is "N"……

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More of those pictures that I just love and don't really know why…. I know his eyes are closed and so you may not think I would love these but do. It is so Nathan and how he often tries to hold back his cutest little giggles but then he can't anymore and eventually they come bursting out. He has the cutest laugh ever and these photos remind me of it!

This one is pretty simple. I created a garland using a Martha Stewart punch and then I stitched all the circles together with my sewing machine. Then I just added a cluster of things underneath the photo and left it at that. I used the Mister Huey's Schoolhouse Mist on the chipboard star. That's about it for this one. Oh and I used the Precision Pens again for the journaling and doodling here. Let me know if you have any questions about anything! Have fun with your kits!!! 

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  • nicole
    March 2, 2011 at 11:25 am

    lovely layouts. I love the banners you made and how you put your journaling on them

  • Laurie
    March 2, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Your kids are so cute! Love all three layouts, can’t wait to get my kit…since my birthday is this month, I splurged and got some add ons which I never do…it was a funny moment for me to be waiting by the computer for 12:00 to log on and snag those add on kits…what a thrill to be able to get them…I didn’t realize what a gamble it was. Makes me want to do it again for April…hee, hee!

  • Amy
    March 2, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Now don’t get me wrong…I am always in AWE and LOVE with your girl layouts…but thank you for posting some boy layouts! Helps me get more done for my boys! I never have a problem creating with all the pinks…but I have a a hard time getting great boy pages done! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  • Michelle Clement
    March 2, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Oh, how I love your pages, Maggie. 🙂 They’re gorgeous! such fun colors!! Way to rock the kit!

  • Carly
    March 2, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    What fabulous pages! So many wonderful and inspiring ideas! But now I’m kicking myself for not picking up the Mossy Knoll add on. Love all your pages!

  • Jennifer
    March 3, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    amazing inspiration here…love them all! 🙂

  • sophie
    March 4, 2011 at 5:40 am

    love love the banners!!!
    great layouts!thanks for sharing!

  • cindy b.
    March 4, 2011 at 9:04 am

    I absolutely LOVE these layouts!!

  • Laci M.
    March 5, 2011 at 4:41 am

    Question: Where do you get your pics printed? I like the white border around your pics and every time I order them like that they come back with a HUGE white border, almost half an inch. I’ve used Costco, kodak.com, and I have an account with Millers but dont feel like paying so much. Would love to know where you get yours done.

  • Marit Calles
    March 7, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Lovely layouts, so inspiring. I can hardly wait for the March kit, have so many ideas.

  • Wati Basri
    March 13, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    stunning pages..i love your style!! u did awesome with the kit 🙂

  • Maggie Holmes
    March 16, 2011 at 10:09 am

    I print the ones with the borders at Costco. They have always just been a small border when I have done it. Maybe check with your costco and see if they have different border size options???

  • kate blue
    March 22, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    I’ve never commented before on how much I have loved your style for years but I finally scraplifted one of your layouts this week-I was drawn to your photos of Matthew (I think it’s Matthew)(you have a fab camera but the rest is all USER LOL) and even though mine isn’t as 1/2 aS great as yours, I hope you didn’t mind :)THAT i tried… I did credit you and linked back your layout back to your blog…I think it was this Mar/April CK layout 🙂

  • Kate Blue
    October 18, 2011 at 8:59 am

    I know it’s mid-October, but I just wanted to let you know that I’ve loved these particular layouts ever since you posted them way back when and do hope you don’t mind that I scraplifted (I use that term loosely) your “Milestone” layout this weekend. I did credit you and linked back to your blog. Thank you for always inspiring me! KateB
    http://kateblue.blogspot.com/2011/10/slotd.html
    ps-I just noticed that I’ve lifted you more than once LOL!!

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