Today I am sharing some fun sneak peeks at the layouts I made using Studio Calico’s June scrapbook kit, Roundabout. I was especially in love with all the bright colors and travel-themed ephemera featured in this kit! I got all the scrapbook add-ons and also the Project Life kit. The box for that PL kit? Droolworthy. Roundabout will be available for purchase on May 27th at Studio Calico – you don’t want to miss it!
This is a guest post by Paige Evans. She has been working with us on so many different scrapbooking projects. I asked her to do a wrap-up post about her experience.
Over the past 4 years I’ve had the amazing opportunity to work at over 30 events and scrapbook on-site for Amy Tangerine. From Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and Baby Showers to Sweet Sixteens and Wedding Receptions, each party has a fun and unique atmosphere and color scheme/theme with guests that are almost always happy and willing to get their photo taken. Once I have their pictures in hand I glue them onto pre-made layouts which all go into an album that the special guest/s receive at the end of the event to commemorate their party. One of my favorite parts of “working” at these events (I hardly call it work since they’re so much fun!) is seeing the other vendors hired to entertain guests. Besides scrapbooking I’ve seen everything from feathers/jewels clipped in your hair, airbrush/glitter tattoos, jewelry making, cookie decorating, handbag making, video games, DDR, photobooths, a guy who makes an Etch-A-Sketch of you, henna tattoos, dancing (there’s ALWAYS dancing!), custom candy concoctions, photo flipbooks, oxygen bars, and so many other things it’s just amazing. And there’s ALWAYS a candy bar, which, up until recently when I gave up candy, would be my favorite part of the night: when the candy bar was revealed and the kids went crazy filling up their bags!I’ve traveled near and far and gotten to know this great city of Los Angeles by working at these events. I became familiar with the ritzy parts of town, which, let’s be honest, I never would have seen or been to had I not been able to work at these events. And since I have a slight fascination with “Hollywood” and the lifestyle of the rich & the famous, being a part of their fancy club for a few nights while living here was such a dream come true!
I can only hope to return to California some day to once again participate in scrapbooking on-site and help make and preserve memories for guests on their special occasion!
Though I am very sad that she is leaving Los Angeles – not only has she been someone I can totally count on for events and other various projects, I have been inspired by how much of her life she shares via her blog. For instance, she’s already written about our farewell lunch at Lemonade. I could always count on her to take photos and give our clients the best possible service. Truly thrilled for her and her family’s new adventures in Germany. Thanks Paige!!
This should have been posted last week, but I thought it would be fine to post a bit late anyway. Updates are pretty much the same. Although at week 23 I am experiencing heartburn for the first time in my life. That isn’t too fun. But everything else is going great. He’s been quite the trooper on this trip (we’re leaving Lisbon today to head back to Barcelona for a couple days). Then I look forward to being home for a couple weeks. The month of May was a blur, with zero weekends spent at home.
It was an early morning when we left Christchurch. Upon landing in Brisbane, we headed to our hotel. The rooms were not ready as it was before 10am. After brunch, we went back in hopes of checking in and freshening up, but since that didn’t happen, we got ready in the restrooms in the lobby and made our way to the Capalaba store. It was a full house – with some familiar faces and plenty of new ones. One of the funniest things happened at the end when we asked someone to choose a winner for a big prize, and she ended up drawing her own name. Her dad even caught the priceless moment. Too precious.Then we headed to the Indooroopilly store and met with a couple of the awesome staff members before settling into the appearance. The next day we headed up to the Gold Coast to the Kawana Waters store. Loved seeing some of the same ladies who came last year to a different location. Once again we were off to another location with just enough time to get lunch at KFC. Yes, in fact, Kentucky Fried Chicken. This may have been the only photo Eva and I got together. She was an amazing traveling buddy (and driver!) the entire time and kept this pregnant girl on track and schedule. And she definitely made sure I didn’t go hungry. Did I mention that a small lunch at KFC cost $29 for the 2 of us? Apparently fast food isn’t quite as cheap down under as it is in the States. We ended our Brisbane adventure with a fantastic meal at cru bar + cellar. And we made a mental note to ourselves to carve out some free time on the next visit to wander the neighborhood a bit. Not too bad for 48 hours – thanks so much to everyone who came out!
Anytime we get an email from Stephanie Howell for a custom birthday shirt, we get excited. And then we wonder where the time goes. She always has an awesome vision, and I am grateful she trusts us to help execute her ideas. Since we’ve had this anchor design for over 6 years now, it seemed like the easiest and most on trend thing to do for Harper’s mermaid party.All of the photos from the party make it look so fun and the decorations were all so detailed and lovely. Big thanks to Stephanie for always thinking of us.
So happy to announce that Yes, Please is now available at AC Digitals.Some fantastic layouts were created using the digi elements by Linda Roos, Miki Krueger, and Nicole Leblanc.
GIVEAWAY To celebrate, we’re giving the entire collection away to 1 lucky winner. Simply leave a comment about what anything you say “yes, please” to and a winner will be selected on Wednesday, May 22 at 7am PST. Winner of Yes, Please from AC Digitals will be announced on this post. And for a bonus entry, you may want to check out @amytangerine on Instagram where you and a friend can win! Good luck!UPDATE: Here is the winner, #16 – Jessica Lauton says: May 20, 2013 at 9:08 am Cuddle? Coffee? Movie? Chocolate? Blogs? Yes, Please!
Really enjoyed the first stop on my tour with Spotlight, Christchurch, New Zealand. I’ve tried numerous times to put the visit into words, but feel it’s best to just show the 2 store sessions through photos for now. Thanks to everyone who came from near and far!
Digging: the two quotes you see above from Pinterest. And this one.
Drinking: lots of water, some Crystal Light
Eating: what seems like everything in sight – salty, sweet, it all really sounds good right now
Watching: this video of animals trying to stay awake
Wearing: some maternity clothing, some regular clothing
Reading: halfway through Everything Is Perfect When You’re a Liar and relishing The Law of Divine Compensation: On Work, Money, and Miracles
Feeling: like 3 days at home is probably not quite enough, but grateful to be able to travel
Wanting: to continue to feel healthy and energized
Needing: to continue to feel healthy and energized
Wishing: the best for closing on a house we love
Hoping: the little guy decides to continue to dance around for us some more – feeling him move around is all at once strange but so darn cool
Thinking: about how excited I am to be teaching with Kelly Purkey at Paper Tales in San Diego again on June 15th!
Enjoying: this ride
Loving: family, friends – both new and old, blurring the lines between work and play.
And the fact that we are Barcelona bound!
the paper with the months on it will be in the June Studio Calico kits
While at Camp Calico last weekend, Kinsey brought a notebook full of amazing sketches. She didn’t quite understand why we were going all crazy for her work, but believe me, it was all amazing. Her “rough” sketchbook of ideas rocked our world. Then she gave much of the credit to the pen that she uses. She swears by the Pilot FriXion Ball Erasable Gel Pens. And let me just tell you, after just seconds of scribbling, I was in love. Shanna and I ended up ordering a bunch immediately on our phones through the Amazon app. And apparently there are Pilot FriXion Colors Erasable Markers too! Crazy. Just so you have an idea of how amazing Kinsey’s notebook is, she whipped this up quickly to demonstrate the Pilot FriXion Erasable Highlighters!I got my pens in the mail yesterday and am convinced they will make my notebooks look as amazing as Kinsey’s. One can only hope.
Last week I received a super fun package from Elsie & Emma of A Beautiful Mess. This week, their fun new photography app launched on iTunes and it already hit #1! Here’s their blog post about the app, which will answer any questions. I only played around with it for a few minutes last night. It was fun and already feels addictive. The app is only $.99 and has tons of awesome features built in. You can purchase additional design packages within the app as well. Huge congrats to Elsie & Emma, and lucky for us, they’ve once again put their talents to work and have shared something amazing that we can all enjoy!
What also might interest you is this old post on how I write on my Instagrams.