Room Service

I had a bunch of stuff on my desk from my last Studio Calico order and this picture of a room service dinner from one of my favourite hotels. I love the Studio Calico stamp and die sets that are coming out now that feature different continents. I wanted the Europe one as soon as I saw it but it was out of stock. As soon as I saw they had it back in, I ordered it right away. If you’ve been waiting too, you can find it here.

Room Service

Room Service

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The background paper was a piece I found in the far back of my scrap basket. It had a pale grid and texture print on it that kept the layout looking more casual than it would have with a pure white cardstock. I stamped the Europe stamp onto some glassine/tissue type paper with some watermark ink and then added gold embossing powder. I like the effect it gave even though it was a bit less crisp that if I had stamped it on vellum. I added a bunch of transparent layers with washi tape and acrylic die cuts, and some graphic touches with multiple stampings of black ink.


Products:

  • My Mind’s Eye, Necessities, Black & Grey 6×6 paper pad
  • Studio Calico, 3×4 card
  • Studio Calico, Europe, stamp set
  • Tsukineko, VersaMark WaterMark ink pad
  • World’s Greatest Embossing Powder, Ultra Detail Mirror Gold, embossing powder
  • Marvy heat gun
  • Tim Holtz, Distress Ink, Pumice Stone
  • Ranger, foam blending tool
  • American Crafts, Amy Tangerine, Cut & Paste, One Two Three
  • Studio Calico, Aloha stamp set
  • Studio Calico, Zeus stamp set
  • Tsukineko, VersaFine, Onyx Black ink
  • EK Success, Triple Heart Punch
  • Recollections, Fall, brads
  • Studio Calico, Silver Glitter letter stickers, Tiny Alpha in yellow, and acrylic die cut
  • misc. washi tapes and sequins

 

Love Blink

It feels like forever since I’ve posted anything! Not sure that two weeks counts as forever in the blogging world, but it feels that way. Life got busy, my studio got turned upside down, and it took way longer for me to get things back to normal. My space is still a mess – now of regular projects and all the christmas supplies I’ve pulled out for holiday projects, but it’s a good mess. The kind of mess that just invites cutting and gluing and all sorts of creative play.

Today’s layout was a quick one. It was my first layout in a couple weeks and it always takes me a layout or two to get back in the groove of things. If someone tells you that creativity is effortless – it’s not! I grabbed a few supplies and tried not to overthink it. I might change it up in the future, but it’s going in the album just like this for now. I love the squinty look my cat gives me when she’s content. It’s as though she’s so mellow and carefree that she can only pull off half a blink. More than the layout, that photo – the memory, is what I want in my album.

Love Blink

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The patterned papers are all Project Life cards, and I used dimensional stickers and foam dots to add dimension. I kept to a narrow colourway of white, grey, and shades of pink and coral, and I used two different fonts to add some subtle interest.


Products:

  • Becky Higgins Project Life, Dear Lizzy and Dreamy core kits
  • EK Success, Sticko, dimensional heart stickers
  • Crate Paper, Oh Darling, Accent Stickers
  • Prima, Delight, Journaling Spot Stickers
  • Basic Grey, Spice Market, letter stickers
  • American Crafts, Dear Lizzy, Thickers, Cordial
  • Recollections, two-inch circle punch
  • EK Success, notebook edge punch
  • My Mind’s Eye, Cut & Paste, Snapshots decorative stamps
  • Versa Color, Chateau Grey
  • Tim Holtz, Distress Ink, Pumice Stone
  • Ranger, Foam Blending Tool
  • Bella Blvd, Pink Chevron washi
  • Scotch Expressions, washi