October 3, 2010

the SC blog has a new home!

Please visit us at our new blog:


If you're here looking for the winners of the Reveal Night Giveaway, they're posted here.

October 2, 2010

The layout of the week is brought to you by Jill Sprott (JillS).
Each week, the layout in the gallery is linked, so you can add it to your favorites easily.

This layout has been added to your favorites more than any other layout in the SC community gallery for the week of 9/26-10/1.

Congratulations Jill! Because of this you have won a $10 gift card to be used on any new purchase at Studio Calico.

Want a chance to win next week? Be sure to upload your projects to the SC gallery, and support your community by adding special projects that catch your eye into your favorites! It could be YOU next week!

October 1, 2010

Gallery Spotlights...

I don't get nearly enough time to spend in the gallery each day and my goodness, there are some really amazing layouts there this week and always. I've chosen a few favorites to share here....

This layout by poki is outstanding! I'm totally digging the pops of red, the woodgrain background and all the great little bits here...
Lisa never disappoints...her layouts are always so perfectly designed. Check out the fun way she stamped this background with the journal lines stamp!
This layout caught my eye right away. Love the tiny photos and the colors are so fun!
Penny knocked this one out of the park...the design is just perfect and I love the way her journaling strips follow the shape of her flower.
Have a great weekend everyone!! :)

Insider Tips: Misting

I have a secret to tell you. I'm a little bit scared of misting. Ok. A lot scared of misting.

See, I like things that I can easily undo. Like pulling letter stickers up once I've laid them down or re-punching a shape. But then a man entered my life. His name is Mister Huey. And he was all pretty and the other girls talked him up like he was the hottest stud. So I had to try him out.
My misting adventure started when I couldn't cut up the American Crafts lace paper from On the Easel because it was too pretty. A lightbulb went off in my head to use it as a mask so that it could stay intact.

First I gchatted Lisa and asked her oh, eighty questions. She told me to line a big box with newspaper and to set my cardstock down inside. She also advised to make sure to lightly adhere down the edges and the center so it doesn't slip around. I love a good tone on tone page, so I picked out the Applejack Mister Huey. I want to try more tone on tone misting in the future - it's such a fun look. After giving it a good spritz I let it dry for a couple minutes and then viola! I have a completely masked background.
It turned out to be so easy and not only did I have a misted background for my page, but I could also use the lace paper as a mask again and still use the lace paper on my layout (cut up if I dared!) So even a 'fraidy cat mist-er can easily do a little masking + misting... hope you'll give it a try!