Get Organized with Creative Options

The process of getting organized seems to be a constant work in progress for me. Please say I’m not the only one? My work surfaces get covered, and only cleaned enough to work on the next project. And then when things seems to get really busy, the piles grow, and I start scooting things around so I am left with just enough room to work […]

Tilted Grid Tutorial with Kinsey

Amy Tangerine | Tilted Grid Tutorial with Kinsey

Hey everyone! Kinsey here with and I’ve got a little tutorial on making a “ruler-less” tilted grid for you guys. Before we jump in, I wanted to show you guys my finished layout so you know what I mean by tilted grid…So to make the grid, you’ll need: • Background paper or cardstock for your lo • Chipboard trimmed to the width that you want […]

Using gesso and watercolors with Olennka

Amy Tangerine watercolor project by Olennka

This is an awesome tutorial post by Design Team member, Olennka. Enjoy! Here’s very simple step by step tutorial for quick LO with using some medias as gesso and watercolors. List of supplies : 1. Amy Tangerine patterned papers (I used Peer, Twosome and Duet) 2. White gesso and watercolors (I used Maimeri White Gesso and liquid watercolors Ecolines), water and brushes, plastic card or […]

Stitching on photos tutorial

Amy Tangerine Stitched Photo

I have been wanting to create a framed series of photos of Jack with stitching on them for quite some time. After receiving these enlargements from Persnickety Prints (my favorite size right now is 8″x12″), I decided to go for it. Using a the best white pen, a Uni-ball Signo, I began by writing out the second line of journaling because I wanted to fill […]

Guest Post | Lauren Elise Crafted

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Hello everyone. My name is Lauren Donaldson of Lauren Elise Crafted and Cottage Journal and I was just thrilled when Amy asked me to craft something special to share with all of you. What I find beautiful about Amy’s designs is that unique, personal touches abound in all of her work. She is constantly encouraging all of us to get more hands-on with our creativity. […]

Two Peas | Project Life video


This week for my Project Life video series with Two Peas In a Bucket, I show you how I mix a 12×12 print from Persnickety Prints and photos that I print at home. I use Photoshop to build the collage and walk you through the process. Incorporating memorabilia each week is something I enjoy doing, so I made sure to squeeze some of that in. […]

A little SC video

Made a little video showcasing some fun techniques for the Studio Calico blog. Digging these little videos and thinking of doing some more. If you’ve got some ideas of what you would like to see, would love to hear from you!

Project Life – Two Peas


Delighted to be a part of this new video series at Two Peas In a Bucket. Each Saturday there will be a new Project Life video from one of the Garden Girls. In the first video of this series, I show how a spread of a trip came together. I used photos printed by Persnickety Prints, Design E and Design A of these Project Life […]

Chevron + spray mists? Yes Please.

There are times when I get new supplies and the sudden urge comes over me to drop everything and just create. This was exactly what happened when I got the Studio Calico chevron mask and a new set of Mister Huey’s mists. Since step outs using just photos would probably not do the products justice, we set up a table and tripod outside in the […]

Hello Card Video

Today I am excited to show you another video tutorial that we recently put together. As I said before, I am by no means a great cardmaker, but sometimes it’s fun to make something quick and easy. For this card, I really wanted to play with the new Hero Arts’ Shadow Inks – they’re so much fun! Plus they pair rather nicely with the watercolor […]