Monday, December 13, 2010

Day Two of Giveaways: Studio Calico Club Feature

Studio Calico is the focus of our second club feature.  Studio Calico combines "the lastest in scrapbooking products with unique finds from a variety of sources, while staying true to the basics."  I love how they said this because I feel like it sums up exactly what I try to do with each of my layouts!  They also offer add on kits to either supplement the main kits or stand alone. This month they offered four different add on kits, in a variety of themes.   

I got to play with their December main kit!  My favorite thing about this kit was that it included products manufactured exclusively by them or for them but also products from other companies.  It was exciting to open up the kit and see things like a stamp and papers that were exclusive to Studio Calico.  It was great to take those products and combine them with some familiar favorites like Cosmo Cricket letters.  I also loved how unique the entire kit was...there were so many items included that I'd never seen in a store before.  Not that they aren't available anywhere else, but they weren't items you see in all the big box stores.  So with all that said, here are the five layouts I came up with using this months "Metropolitan" kit:
This layout includes one of the patterned papers from Studio Calico.

This layout includes one of the Studio Calico patterned papers  

This layout features the Studio Calico stamp that was included.  I used the "globe" stamp to create my flower and my scallop border.  

And here's that stamp again, used to create my scallop border.  I really enjoyed playing with that stamp!

I bet you are figuring out that I really enjoyed that stamp...I wouldn't have guessed I'd use it on three separate layouts!  This layout also features several of the journaling stickers they included, I cut some of them apart and used them to back my pictures.

Studio Calico has a great blog and a facebook page.  I have enjoyed the regular updates they do on Facebook providing examples from the current kit.  Their blog features weekly challenges and product spotlights, along with several other regular features. To enter to win a kit from Studio Calico here's what you need to do:  Make sure you are a follower here and then leave a comment here telling us which of their kits, found here, is your favorite...it can be current, an add on, or an old kit.  To get a second entry become a follower on their blog or a fan on their facebook page and then let us know about it.  The deadline to enter is December 21.


24 comments:

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [14 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Nicole K/GothamGal said...

My favorite is 'Documentary'... Thanks for the chance to win!

Cindylu2u said...

My favorite is the Holiday Lights!! Thanks and Happy Holidays
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ruth said...

My fave kit is WhodunIt! :)

I follow them in my blog reader too.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Gorgeous layouts!!!

I am a follower here and my fav Studio Calico kit is the quilting bee kit! Thanks for a chance to win!

Lindy said...

I'm a follower here and of Studio Calico. My fav is Granny's Cupboard but it's sold out. I also really like Christmas Lights. Happy Holidays!

perezmom said...

My favorites are Napa Valley, Quilting Bee and Elementary. I know you said just one but really how could I choose?

perezmom said...

And I am a follower on their blog and this one too!

CraftyGirl said...

I loved the Napa valley kit... full of fun colors and embellishments!
Barb :)

gram cheryl said...

Holiday Lights...but loved the flowers especially on Summer Camp!

gram cheryl said...

I'm a new Studio Calico follower...and fan

Arianne said...

I totally {heart} happy ending. It was tough chosing just one kit...

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great projects! My favorite is on the easel! Thanks for the chance!

Bobbi said...

What cute layouts. I like their Elementary kit but they are all pretty.

Nitasha said...

I love,love,love Studio Calico! So many of their kits are my favorite, but one of them is Partly Sunny! So fun and bright! And I adore the SC stamps that are included! Ok, I'm rambling...

I follow this blog.
I'm Facebook Fan of Studio Calico.
I subscribe to Studio Calico's blog.

Debbie said...

I've been a follower of Studio Calico, but never purchased any of their kits! After looking through them I would say my favorite is Nappy Valley - love the colors and butterflies!

Valerie Durham said...

Okay, I think I did that right. I became a follower here and a fan there. I love this metropolitan that you used, but I also like some of their sold out kits - like the Napa Valley one!

angie gutshall said...

I'm a follower and I love Studio Calico! My favorite is On the Easel.

angie gutshall said...

I also "liked" them on facebook :)

Patricia said...

I love Studio Calico, they have the best kits ever!! I love the Holiday LIghts add-on, so fun and festive.

Khristen said...

For me, it's a toss up between soda fountain and Jack and Jill. Great kits! I am a follower of their site, and also a fan on facebook. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Kimic said...

I am a follower here. My favorite kit is Napa Valley.

Ann said...

Follower of both here. That Metropolitan kit looks fun to work with.

Kristy @ Next to Heaven said...

I am a new follower!! Yay! and I really like the Nappa Valley and Summer Camp Kits!!