Something crazy happened the other day – I actually sat down and scrapbooked. It’s been a while (since I went to Ohio in March on a retreat, I think!), but I’m excited to say that I finally got my scrappy mojo back. I’m also getting ready to put in a huge order of prints from the last 6 months, so I’ll soon have even more material to scrap. This week, I wanted to scrap a couple cute pictures of my cats. Uh yes, I realize that this totally makes me a crazy cat lady. I’m totally over it if you are.
I have some pretty Studio Calico kits from the last few months piling up in my craft space, so I broke into this most recent one first: Boardwalk. I’m loving this color scheme. You can still order the kit at the Studio Calico website if you feel so inclined. Oh, and if you end up subscribing, make sure to mention me as the referral! I think we would both get a $5 gift card or something like that. :)
Here’s the first layout I made. I had lots of fun with the mistable trims and some Bonny Blue Mister Huey. I love the layering!
The hearts were punched with SU! punches, misted with Bonny Blue, added with my ATG and foam adhesive. Then I added some of the glazed brads from the kit for a little more fun.
Oh, and those chalkboard stickers are awesome. They’re from the AC Halloween line, but most of them are very theme-neutral. Love versatile products like that so much.
Here’s a shot of that mistable trim. It took a while to dry, but the look was totally worth it.
I hand-sketched the frame and then cut it out with scissors to mimic the look of the labels and then added some while dots around the edges. And you know Trixie can’t help wanting to know what I’m taking pictures of. Evidence:
This next layout basically revolves around the exclusive SC hexagon paper for this kit. I’m obsessed with hexagons right now, so I love this pattern!
That’s Trixie, Mika and Blue Eyes all up close. Yeah, crazy cat lady here and I’m so okay with it.
Another thing I love about Studio Calico – the exclusive embellishments rock. These chipboard letters were literally made to match the kit, and I love that.
So that’s what I’ve been working on this week. I’m itching to get back to my desk and do some more scrapbooking and stamping (especially since I got some new stamps in the mail today… yay!), but I’ve been feeling really weak and flu-y all day. Not sure what’s up with me, but something seems to be going around lately and I think I’ve caught it. Hopefully it’s just a 24-hour thing and I’ll be better tomorrow. Fingers crossed! I’m hoping to get as much done as possible with my last two weeks of summer. Wishing you a super happy and productive weekend! Be back soon with some more crafty fun. :)