Sugar Rush!

The February Studio Calico kits are so sweet. I know I always say this, but if I had more time, I would have absolutely done more projects. Thankful to have plenty of leftovers though, as these bits will be used for more pages for clients as well as myself. Here's a basic run down of how I approached this spread using the only the Project Life main kit. As usual, I printed some of the photos and placed them where I thought they would go. The burst of the Hooray card was stitched while catching up season 3 of Homeland (which we finished last week).20140126-153508.jpgThis week I also had the CHA drawn and stitched ahead of time. The vellum alphabet stickers in this kit are amazing and I want at least 10 more sheets. I incorporated Instax photos taken at the show. Because I loved the 2 3x4 cards so much, I put them together to fit into the 4x6 slot by simply adding a piece of washi tape to the back.20140126-153521.jpgI love my new Epson XP-950 Photo Printer, mainly because of the quality and the wireless capabilities. Unlike my Canon Selphy CP900, this doesn't need a separate app and it also has it's own wifi somehow, so I can always print directly from my phone's photos quickly and easily. I am using matte paper at the moment, but will likely change to semi gloss soon. I am waiting to do my complete review of it after the ink runs low, but so far there isn't any sign of it, which is great.20140126-153543.jpgI hesitated to cut apart this yummy card, but the cone color was coordinated perfectly.20140126-153601.jpgI typed out some journaling knowing I would cut it apart.20140126-153612.jpgI accidentally got some black ink on the top of this, so I turned that spot into a heart and added some wording below.20140126-153623.jpgHere is the finished spread.Amy Tan SC Sugar Rush PLAnd I didn't get a chance to use these cards just yet, found in the Ring Pop add-on, but you may recognize some of the designs from Plus One (some are re-colored). And the black and white camera is an acrylic piece. You may remember the art work from my very first collection with American Crafts.20140126-153650.jpgHere are the layouts I made:hello Sweet pictureperfect And although I created more girly layouts with the Scrapbook kit, I did manage to make this one of Asa enjoying an ice cream sandwich a couple years ago. Stamping on the background is fun, and almost creates a pattern paper of its own.20140126-153736.jpg20140126-153746.jpg20140126-153755.jpg20140126-153804.jpgAsaYou can see all the complete layouts with detail photos in my Sugar Rush gallery at Studio Calico. Keep in mind that subscribers can shop the pre-sale each month at noon EST on the 27th. Others need to wait until the clock strikes midnight tonight. Become a subscriber and get lots of sweet treats!