Studio Calico - Galileo Reveal
We weren't immediate friends. I let you sit for awhile before I decided what to do with you. But finally, with my scissors in hand, I made "us" work.
The Studio Calico June kits have been fun to work with. I like a creative challenge. It's why I enjoy kit scrapping.
At first, I couldn't get into a groove with my kits. I was still tired from April. Mentally. I wasn't really ready to stretch my mind creatively. And I was intimidated, I guess.
But then, inspiration hit. The new kit packaging sent me into a flurry and I started to create a sort of mini album, using all the kits at once. This was definitely one of those "act now, think later" kind of moves.
Usually, I work on my main kit only projects first to get those out of the way. (You kinda want to have your whole kit in tact when you do your main kit only projects.) But I went with the flow. I cut down the papers that were harder for me to use and made the mini notebook. I didn't hold back and used whatever I wanted from the kits. I left my main kit only projects in the hands of the scrapbooking gods.
And when the album and notebook cover were completed, I was very pleased and super inspired to create more. And so, I did. (More on the notebook cover and accompanying notebook album to follow later this week!)
The colors this month are bright and happy and yellow. Oh, the yellow. I'm always excited to receive a kit with lots and lots of yellow in it. Y'all know how I feel about yellow. To me, it's a neutral color without being boring. It's my go-to when a page needs a little oomph. I've said that here before, I think. (or somewhere. Maybe that should be my motto..."Welobellie...yellow is my go-to." Or not. Yikes. But I digress.)
Here are a few of the kit highlights for me (in no particular order)...
1) the return of the foil speckled chipboard hearts. Heck yes.
2) mixing metallics. Here.
5) the stamp set in the PL main kit, designed by Geralyn Sy of In A Creative Bubble. Obviously she's in a genius bubble too because that stamp set is so, so great. I basically wanted to use just the stamp set to create an entire project life spread. And I did, right here. That says a lot because this month's PL kit is pretty dope.
I should also add...
The papers in the Jupiter scrapbooking add-on kit are GOOD. I live for that yellow floral. I would've used it on every project I made this month if I could've snuck it on my main kit only projects without anyone noticing.
If you're like me, you have a stack of alphabet stamp sets.
I can guarantee you this, you don't have a set like Molly in your collection.
This adorable, floral alphabet is groovy. It has a 70's vibe.
I love that it's so unique and unlike any other alpha stamp set that's ever been offered at Studio Calico.
And...it has a solid companion alpha stamp set if you're interested....Max.
Again with the nested dies.
Stop fighting it. You know you need them.
I love this project life spread. It's simple but bold at the same time. It's neutral but colorful at the same time. It makes me happy. Okay, I'm patting myself on the back a little here. Eew. (Said in my best Jimmy Fallon voice.)
Presale is going on for subscribers right now and bundling has started.
I'd love to hear what you bought in the comments below!
And don't forget to check back here later in the week for a more in-depth look at my notebook cover and album!
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Reveal is at midnight EST on the 27th of every month!