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Studio Calico Guest Designer | August Sandlot Kit

Annette Haring

So, yesterday was the big "reveal" day at Studio Calico, which is a monthly scrapbooking and Project Life kit club with some amazingly creative ladies on the design team. I was very honored to be a Guest Designer this month and am excited to share my full layouts with you.

But first, a big thanks to everyone for the wonderful support! I am very happy with the layouts that I was able to create with the kits, and wish I had more time to create more. I loved these kits. The kits + the printables really helped me come up with story and layout ideas, and were very simple to incorporate in my Project Life.

So first, the main kit only layout. You can see it at the Studio Calico site here. (my kit shipped to me before all the items were in the warehouse, so I wasn't able to use more items.) Not a big deal because I'm a pretty simple scrapbooker, but I'm sad I wasn't able to incorporate more items. (still I can't complain…it was an amazing opportunity and I feel extremely grateful!)

So here we go! This is a left and right sided layout using Collect photos and the kit. It's from an adapted "week 20" which is around the middle of May. This layout included Mother's Day and some everyday life photos. I had taken pics of my happy mail reward after being on a spending freeze, so it was fun to incorporate them here.


This is the left side, which includes a "title" card, which is simply the dates that the photos were included in. (most of them anyways…I'm fairly lenient on the dates and weeks. I just go with what works.) 



Here is the right side. I included a week in review that I created in PSE (similar to the one I use from Tracy Larsen.) Another thing I did was trim the black and white striped card in half to create a strong visual line to lead the eyes from the left to the right side of the page. I could have journaled in the lines, but I decided to use labels on the outside and then create flip style cards for additional photos and journaling.




Here is a closer look at the flip cards.






Another fun thing about the kit was the washi roll of stickers. That is where the OK circle came from. I really wanted to include this, but the flat looked better. But this is something cool--they fit perfectly over the small flair badges! So if there is a flair button that you are totally not into, these have cameras and icons that can help stretch your stash a bit. I love that and plan on taking a pic soon to share on Instagram.

So there's my main only layout! I'll be back to share my other layouts soon.

In the meantime, there are still kits available! Click here to find out more! And don't forget about the digital printables! They are fantastic this month! I think that's going to be my new plan. Stretch my kit with the printables. It really helped me finish up my layouts. Can't wait to see what others create with these kits!