Scrappy Happy :)

November 11, 2010

My first Studio Calico kit arrived yesterday and what a beauty.
I had a bunch of errands to run last night and I brought Zoe along with me, so I didn't even get to dig into it until 9:00pm, but as soon as I did, the inspiration just flooded me! You're going to see lots of black and white of Zoe in the next coming pages, I've been saving them all for this kit.

For this first layout, I stamped the entire background with the grid stamp from the  Santa Cruz add-on. It's not even and I knew it wouldn't be, but I love it anyway. I know it's really simple, but I like it that way. I haven't done any journaling and if I do, it will probably be on the back.
I used some product packaging (for the SC weekly challenge) to back the letters to make them standout against the yellow-polka dot paper.

Next up, I've had this layout in my head for awhile and used the weekly SC sketch to pull it all together.
I am in love with that orange/red patterned paper, it's quintessential fall, I think.
I'm really loving my Ranger Adirondak Stone ink pad. It's the perfect neutral for stamping, not too green, not too grey, not too brown.



I think we're finally coming around the corner with the illness in the Humbert house, let's just hope it skips Ryan and this lingering cough goes away quickly.

Also, since it's finally cold here, I'm in need of good fall recipes. I found one for baked southwest eggrolls, which I think I'm gonna make for dinner tonight. I didn't realize how many of our dinners had tomatoes involved until Zoe started having a bad reaction to them and I'm having to come up with more involved things to make for dinner.

Last but certainly not least, Happy Veteran's Day. I'm so grateful for the brave men and women who've fought for our freedoms. Both my grandfathers were in the Army during WWII and went overseas. I'm grateful for their sacrifice and their safety which allowed for mine and my parents lives.

XOXO,
Holly & Co.

3 comments:

Meghann said...

Great layouts! You did SO much better than I could've done with that stamped background!

lisa truesdell said...

loooooooove that stamped background!

Keshet said...

These are beautiful! How are you liking your FIRST kit??

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