Yay for Reveal Day at Studio Calico!
The December kits are called Lollipop Guild and I'm super lucky to be contributing again this month.
First up, here's the standard Trophy Husband (and this time he's joined by The Elphie Kids) unveiling video!
Can I be totally honest with you? On first impressions of the main Scrapbook Kit I was like, "oh, that's nice" but I wasn't jumping up and down for joy. I left them to one side for a day or so while I mulled it over and tried to get into the grove. I think part of the problem was that I hadn't made a layout in a few weeks and I just wasn't feeling it. But with the clock ticking I decided to resort to a tried and true method for me which is to print a large b&w photo onto white cardstock and then just throw a cluster of embellishments at it. I even got a bit adventurous and broke out the acrylic paint from the main kit and got a bit techniquey! And do you know what happened? My mojo came flooding in like a tidal wave and then I COULD NOT STOP!!!!
Instagram account) I have never come this close to killing a kit before! So if that doesn't say something about how much I love Lollipop Guild then nothing else will!
Do you know what else is fabulous? The majority of projects I've made are all Main Kit Only (like the first layout above). Or they're Main Kit plus extra stamps and dies like the next layout below. So if you've only got the budget for one of the kits this month can I suggest getting just the main scrapbook kit?
But if you're thinking of something for a little extra fun then what about the cheeky 'That Stinks' stamp set? It instantly made me think of all the horrible and often hilarious nappy-changing stories I've got stored up, but unsure they're suitable for public viewing I settled for this innocent memory instead ;-)
Can you believe it took my two layouts before I broke into those gorgeous gold dipped alphas?! My third layout is another one created just with the Main Kit, plus a printable journaling card (and I made that polar bear with one of the stamp sets but you do actually get a vellum bear in the main kit... but I was saving him!)
I went all old-school on this layout and cut those trees by hand rather than using my Silhouette. Mainly because I'm worried it's on the fritz (see what it did to the 'p' in picture?) and I didn't want to trust it to cut in the right spot, but also because I think it adds a nice touch to be wonky and imperfect like this :-)
I've got so many projects to share that I thought I better break it up into separate posts. You've just seen all my layouts, next up will be the cards!