Tuesday, May 15, 2012

June Sneaks!

Wow, it's been a busy bedrest.
There's lots of downside to being bedridden, but I must say it's been nice to tackle some projects that have needed to be addressed for awhile (hello employee handbook and organizing personal photos since 2010 - thank you blurb.com), work on a new project that's benefiting families trying to adopt (organizing a fundraiser for SacredSelections.org),  and just get some Studio Calico work under my belt.

I'm 32 weeks 4 days today and I've gotten permission from the doctor to remove myself from bedrest at 34 weeks.  By then, both boys will be over 2000g, which is a major milestone and likely won't have to spend any time in the NICU.  Of course, my activity will be limited, but no more laying down all day will be such a nice change!!!  I'm still hoping to make it to 36-37 weeks although I feel like I might just bust right now.  How the body expands is an amazing thing.

Enough about me, here's some fun sneaks for June's Studio Calico kit.  I really think you'll like this month's kit.  It's the first time in a long time I got all 4 add-ons.  I loved everything about them including the stamps.  Also, if you're not already a subscriber, you need to be!  This main kit will sell out super fast (May's sold out in 2 days and this one will likely sell out in less than a day), so email waitinglist@studiocalico.com to start your sub with this fabulous kit.  You'll have an opportunity to purchase add-ons 12 hours early as well!

This layout made with the main kit only.  I love that number paper from Echo Park, plus the exclusive arrow stamps and alpha designed by Studio Calico.

A sneak from the Newport add-on.  I really love the stamp set in this kit.  The white woodgrain cardstock comes in the main kit and using regular ink with the set, it makes the pattern pop.  Oh my!  Nicole Harper used chalk inks without a stamp to accentuate the pattern on the paper and it's gorgeous, too!

This layout was made with the Venice Beach add-on.  Love those Jillibean alphas and especially the washi tape!

Another look at the same layout with the same add-on.

At first glance, this was my favorite stamp set of the entire bunch this month.  Love that pinked circle and this Santa Monica add-on has phrases you can stamp inside.  I chose to use just the circle to accentuate the date stickers.

Last, but not least, my favorite layout this month made using the main kit plus the Malibu add-on.  Those hexagon stamps are amazing! The largest measures 4" and I used the 2nd largest here along with the stamp press to make sure the stamp was even and pretty.  LOVE everything about this layout and the add-on....this might be my favorite add-on, too.

Good luck and best wishes for fast fingers on the 27th!