Hello Sassafras fans! We here at Studio Calico are thrilled to be featuring some exclusive Sassafras designs in our October kit, FIELD GUIDE.
There are two sheets of double sided patterned paper and a set of beautiful chipboard butterflies. Our design team fell in love with the exclusives and couldn't wait to use them on their projects! Here are a few peeks at how they've used them - you can see the full versions in our FIELD GUIDE gallery.
Davinie Fiero combined the gorgeous teal polka dot with the butterflies on her card.
Lisa Truesdell used one of the exclusive papers as the background on her page.
Stephanie Howell scattered the chipboard butterflies across the yellow starburst patterned paper.
We want to give one lucky Sassafras fan a chance to work with these gorgeous designs - so we're holding a kit for a special winner! For a chance to win FIELD GUIDE, just leave a comment right here telling us on a scale of 1-10 how excited are you for more Sassafras exclusive products in future Studio Calico kits?
Thanks, Sassafras, for working with us on this month's kit, and for letting us visit your blog!
It is not an easy decision picking a winner from a selection of prize projects! They are all so beautiful. The August challenge winner prize goes to.....
thank you to all who participated in the August challenge, you guys are so talented!
Hello Sassfras friends! Emily here with the August challenge for you. School is starting this month in my neck of the woods and what better way to celebrate than to use your letters? I have a few sheets of Sassafras alphabets, I just can't help myself. They are the perfect size for making a longer title, not too big, not too little. Last month we asked you to mix up the lines, this month, send us your newly created layouts using at least three different Sassafras alphabets. It doesn't matter how you use them, just have at least three different one on your project.
Here is how it works. Using 90% Sassafras product, create a layout inspired by Emily's idea of mixing alphas. When you are done, email your entry firstname.lastname@example.org as well as leave a comment on this post saying you entered. The winner of this months challenge will win a $50 box of Sassafras goodies!
DUE DATE: August 30, 9:00 p.m. EST
It's Michelle here with a summer-inspired color challenge for you, today! :)
When I'm looking for inspiration - or, perhaps, not even looking intentionally for it - it always seems to jump out at me, anyway. I'm always skimming magazines and noting color combinations or ooh-ing and aah-ing over a beautifully designed lookbook or website.
I peeked at Anthropologie and Ruche's lookbooks last week to get inspired for summer, and it struck me just how well these beautiful photos, sets, and outfits opitimize summer. The colors, the design - it's all there, already coordinated for you on a page - simply pull a few colors from the photos that call out to you, note the lines to use in your design, and you have an instant page idea!
Here are the images that inspired my summer-full page:
And here's the challenge page I made, with those in mind:
I was mostly inspired by the lovely muted-but-bright pops of color and the vintage feel of the photos, and my idea went really well with this summer photo I took last year and some Sunshine Broadcast (which was perfect!).
I challenge you to be inspired by the images/colors/design lines gathered above - add some ethereal beauty to your next page! I can't wait to see what you make!
Hello everyone! Hope you're enjoying our challenges for you this week!
I'll be the first to admit that it's hard for me to think outside the box. I usually start scrapbooking and glue stuff down. Then before I know it my page is done and I didn't try something new! So today I want to challenge you to use letter stickers for something other than a title. Try using them more as a design element than an actual header.
For my page I decided to run written numbers across the bottom of my page. (I was super lucky that they fit perfectly). I highlighted my daughter's age by using a different color of alpha for "eleven".
Here are some close-ups:
Be sure to link your layouts back here to this post... and come back tomorrow for another challenge from Kimberly.