hey everyone! i am so excited about studio calico's newest collection *HEYDAY*...seriously, they had me at woodgrain and graph paper. it's all available in the shop now! one of my favorite parts of this line is the stepping stone alpha stamps (they were in the stepping stone add on kit a few months ago) but also? there are matching numbers now too! be sure to grab those while you can- i know i will!
i got to play with heyday a few days ago for the first time and i put together this layout and seriously, it just fell into place- love when that happens!
we just found out today that in a few months we're going back to the east coast! i am beyond excited about this since sam and i are both from the south (he's a georgia boy and i'm a florida girl). we've both been to charleston a few times but that was years ago so we're doing lots of research trying to figure out where the best schools are...so if you have any insider info you'd be willing to send our way it'd be much appreciated!
and i might or might not be a little too excited about being able to get sweet tea in restaurants again. ah yeah!
it's reveal time y'all!!! i'll be honest. when i saw pics of this kit, i thought it would be a challenge for me. the colors weren't what i would pick for a layout on my own. and you know what?! i got it in person and i fell in love. i'm actually keeping this one intact (i usually bust them up after i finish my los) because i know that i'll be using it again. the last time this happened was with granny's cupboard...remember that one?! oh my. favorite still.
anyhooooo, before i get off track. here are my layouts for this month...
this one was my main kit only layout. i got the sunburst idea from a magazine ad that had a half sunburst in the left margin (can't for the life of me remember which mag though). i used the twine in lieu of stitching and love how it looks. another fun thing that i'll be repeating again for sure- using glassine behind diecuts. LOVE.
i think this one is my favorite from this month. i love text based anything so this one has my heart :) i created the cut file in the silhouette software and cut it out of my background cardstock and then backed it with different patterned papers. i used only the santa monica add on for this one.
this one is an anomaly for me...it's one of the very few layouts that i've just "gone with"...no sketch. no plan. no direction. fast. i was really emotional about this one and came really close to chickening out on posting it to the gallery...seriously, i had another layout lined up. it's kind of cool to see how the layout (which is really messy- for me) mirrors the stress of that week and a half. i used add on 4: venice beach for this one + the buttons from the main kit :)
my shopping list for this month is below...so what did y'all get?!