Friday, February 26, 2016

Stamp Sale at Studio Calico

There is an AWESOME 40% sale on stamps going on at Studio Calico through Sunday, Feb. 28 at 11:59 p.m. EST, so I thought I'd post a round up of the favorite stamp sets I own that you can pick up with this awesome deal. Stamps are by far my favorite supply!

Alpha Stamps
Alpha stamps are a weakness of mine... but they are so versatile, too! I use them a lot in Project Life and on scrapbook pages.

Mia alpha $14.99 $8.99 Alyra alpha $24.99 $14.99 Maggie alpha $24.99 $14.99 Make It Big alpha $24.99 $14.99
Alyra numbers $24.99 $14.99 Maura alpha $24.99 $14.99 Monogram alpha $12.49 $7.49 Laina alpha $24.99 $14.99

And here are some examples of how I used these alpha stamps:


{using the Mia alpha and the Alyra alpha}            {using the Make It Big alpha}

Animal Stamps
I cannot resist a cute animal stamp.. and these ones are so good!
Party Animals $23.99 $14.39 Celebrate Animal $14.99 $8.99 Merry and Bright $15.99 $9.59 Polar Bear $15.99 $9.59

Here are some examples of how I used them:

And since the last two sets were winter themed, this leads me to the next category of must-have stamps:

Seasonal Stamps
Sure, it may be a bit early to think about the holidays... but these sets are fabulous, and a real bargain!
Christmas Icons $15.99 $9.59 Howdy Pumpkinl $14.99 $8.99 Happy New Year $5.99 $3.59 Merry and Bright $5.99 $3.59
And here are some examples:

Everyday Stamps
These sets are great for any occasion - cardmaking and/or Project Life!
Sending You Sunshine $14.99 $8.99 Totally Awesome $9.99 $5.99 Grub On $5.99 $3.59 Everyday Moments $14.99 $8.99
Here's an example:

Bargain Stamps
Here are some super cheap stamps that are great and I use often.

Tea Time $9.99 $5.99 Eleanor $4.49 $2.69 Best Year Yet $3.99 $2.39 2015 Top $2.99 $1.79
And here are a couple of examples in action:


My New Stamps
And here's what I didn't have that I picked up in this sale!

Congratulations $9.99 $5.99 SC dates $24.99 $14.99 Jack numbers $25.99 $15.59 Love You More Than Pizza $15.99 $9.59

I'd love to hear what stamps you buy with this sale, so leave me a comment if you want.

{I purchased all these stamps because I love them; if you click through the links and make a purchase, then I happily receive a small commission. Thank you for your support!}

Happy Friday!

Hello and happy Friday! I am happy to share the projects I made with the latest Memory Pockets Monthly (MPM) collection from The Lilypad!

February Insta Review Template by Scrapping by Liz
Memory Pockets Monthly: Q&A from The Lilypad

These colors are some of my favorites! Here's a closer look to the individual pages.

This was such a fun way of documenting the month!
I also made a couple of pages using the gorgeous MPM add ons.


A journaling page to document how in many ways things have not been as rosy as they could have this month... but still we forge ahead, hoping in better days. I love the blues and yellows in this kit!

Brilliant papers and Drama Queen Brilliant by Valorie Wibbens
Memory Pockets Monthly: Q&A from The Lilypad

I love these bold papers! OK, have a lovely weekend!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Studio Calico March Kit Preview-: Homespun

I am so happy to be contributing to the Creative Team gallery in March for the Homespun release! I went a bit overboard and I have a ton of sneaks to share with you today. :)

You can check them out individually in the Creative Team Sneak gallery.

So far I have made three PL double-page spreads, two layouts, and nine cards, using the Documenter main kit, the Documenter add on (Pocket), and a variety of stamps and dies from the March release. You'll get to see them all on March 1st at noon EST.
Follow me on Instagram to see these sneaks in details over the remainder of February.

If you are a subscriber, don't forget to check out the special Preview offers!
Not a subscriber? Learn more about the kit offerings here. And if you sign up for a new 6-month or 12-month Planner kit subscription you can get a free planner of your choice:


Start a new 6-month or 12-month Planner kit subscription and get a free Hello Forever planner of your color choice* ($54.99 value).

*Valid on new 6-month or 12-month Planner kit subscriptions. Free shipping available for economy domestic orders. Add Savannah Planner kit to cart, then promo code at checkout.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Mixed Media Monthly - February

Hello and happy Friday! Today is a very good day- not only is it Friday, but it's time for the new Mixed Media Monthly (M3) release at The Lilypad. I loved the kit so much this month!!
I made three pages just with the kit.


I used this adorable heart background to list all the things I am loving right now.


Those clustered hearts are fantastic!


I love the pink and all the painted bits!
I also made two pages using some of the M3 add ons.


I used the M3 main kit in addition to some add ons here.

Soul Food and Love Bursts by Lynne-Marie

I hope your end of the week is a good one too!