Studio Calico Park Ave. Reveal!

**Note: Studio Calico is a monthly kit club offering Scrapbook, Project Life and Card kits each month. Each month the kits go up for sale on the 28th of the month at midnight EST (the night of the 27th). For more information and to subscribe to the kits, click here.**

 I was a little worried about having time to play with this kit…December kits are always rough for me, since they show up right in the middle of my crazy busy fall photography season. But, I ended up having more time than I anticipated and I’m so glad I did! I’m loving the bright lights, big city vibe this kit has and I’m keeping it out on my desk for awhile longer and hoping to find more time to play.

This first layout I made using just the main scrapbook kit. I created the background using a free hexagon .svg file I found online and the Replicate tool in Silhouette Studio. Once I cut out the background, it was simple to add strips of patterned paper behind the hexes. And I ALWAYS gravitate towards these colors…blue, green, grey, yellow….definitely a fave combo and I love the touch of black from the Basic Grey acetate shapes!

Right Now - Studio Calico Park Ave Kit - Kelly Noel

Another main scrapbook kit only layout…I loved the city paper and it was begging to be fussy cut, so I cut it up and used foam adhesive to pop it up a bit. I added the striped paper on a slight angle to give the layout a little more interest. The title I cut with my Cameo using a font called Arsenale White.

On The Town - Studio Calico Park Ave - Kelly Noel

The cork snowflakes from the Waldorf add-on jumped out at me right away and even though we don’t get any snow here in FL, I had this photo from our winter trip to Indiana last year. I used some of the gold chipboard stars from Waldorf and pink sequins from Ritz to add some more detail. I cut the title with my Cameo using the font Honey Script.

Snow - Studio Calico Park Ave - Kelly Noel

These bright patterns from the Helmsley add-on were my favorite papers from all the kits. I wanted to use them all, so I created a simple grid design. It was fast and easy and this layout came together in under an hour!

Oh You - Studio Calico Park Ave Kit - Kelly Noel

The Project Life kit is probably my most favorite from the last few months…so much color, which is always a hit with me!! Love the addition of purple, which most scrapbookers/PLers seem to have a fear of. The mix of colors was so perfect though, that the purple totally works.

Project Life 2014 Weeks 41 & 42 - Studio Calico Park Ave Kit - Kelly Noel

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families. Take the time to be thankful for all of life’s blessings. I know I will. xo

Studio Calico Park Ave. Sneaks!

**Note: Studio Calico is a monthly kit club offering Scrapbook, Project Life and Card kits each month. Sneak peeks are a look at what’s coming up in the newest kit, which goes up for sale on the 28th of each month at midnight EST (the night of the 27th). For more information and to subscribe to the kits, click here. **

Popping in to share some sneaks of Studio Calico’s Park Ave. kits! These kits are so bright and fun, especially the main kits! The scrapbook kit was so easy to work with…here’s a sneak of the main SB kit…that city paper was begging to be fussy cut;)

on the town - sneak

Another main SB kit sneak…love the versatility of these kits, you’d never know these two were made w/the same kit!

right now - sneak

I mentioned this on Instagram, but it’s not very often that I get to use snowflakes. I was excited to find a photo from our winter trip to the midwest last January that was perfect for snowflakes! Lots from the Waldorf add-on here and little bit of Ritz too

Snow - sneak

Loved the bright patterns from the Helmsey add-on and used them to create a fun grid design here for this layout….

oh you - sneak

And the Project Life kit…swooooon! I don’t usually love purple, but man it totally works w/the combo of colors in the kit. Those wood veneer banners are a favorite and I loved the chipboard frames in the kit for adding details to photos:)

PL sneak


Only a few more days until the full reveal! And YES, reveal will still be on the 27th even though that’s Thanksgiving this year. Take a break from the family time and join us for the presale chat at noon EST. Which Park Ave. kit are you looking forward to most?

Using the Replicate tool in Silhouette Studio {Tutorial}…

I love using my Silhouette Cameo to create fun backgrounds for my pages. Full background cut files are popular right now, but I wanted to show you how super simple it is to create your own custom background or grouping of elements from a single shape using the Replicate tool in the Silhouette Studio software!

Christmas 13 detail

To start, select the shape you want to create a grouping or background of. I’m using a star from Studio Calico’s The Underground Forest Digital Stamp set, but any shape will work. Select the entire shape and resize it by holding down the shift key and dragging the corner in with your cursor. Now that you’ve got it the size you want, open up the Replicate window at the top right (it’s the one that looks almost like flower petals).


You can do so many fun things in the Replicate window, but for this tutorial I’m just going to show you how to create a grouping of elements that are perfectly spaced. When you have the shape selected, click on the Row of Four button in the  menu on the right. It automatically creates a row of four perfectly spaced stars! Cool, huh?!


Now, hit that same button again…now you have eight perfectly spaced stars in a row. Now, we want to create more rows, so drag your cursor over all of the stars to select the group…


With the entire row of stars selected, now click on the Column of Three button. Voila! Now you have three rows of perfectly spaced stars….


Once you have the number of rows and columns that you want, you can drag your cursor over all of the stars to select them and move them around the where you want them to cut on your page…


Now you’re ready to cut it out and use it for your project! I used mine here backed with some papers from the Pine Hill add-on. I love this technique…I hope you’ll give it a try!

Christmas 13 - Studio Calico Pine Hill Add-on - Kelly Noel

Studio Calico Walden Reveal!

Studio Calico’s Walden kit is live! This kit is realllly good. I love the fall feel and colors and there are so many great embellishments. This first layout I made with just the main kit, Walden. I loved that cloud paper so much when we had it a few months ago in blue, that I knew I wanted to use it in a big way here. It was the perfect background for these photos of Sawyer from the pumpkin patch last year. I’ll be honest, I was worried about how those fancy Thickers would work on boy pages, but they worked out great here and I’m super happy with it!

sweet pumpkin - Kelly Noel - Studio Calico Walden kits

This next layout also uses the main kit…hard to believe it’s the same kit looking at the layout above and then this one. I love the versatility of Studio Calico kits! I used Shanna’s digital template for the month for this…just switched out some of the colors to make it match my page and added some punched patterned paper circles to some of the circles and this page was super fast!

Food - Studio Calico Walden Kits - Kelly Noel

I was on an 8.5×11 kick this month, mostly because I ran out of white 12×12 cardstock, so I had to improvise. I was happy to use this beautiful patterned paper from the Concord add-on as the background…love the ink splatters that are already there, since I’m not so good at “splattering”;)Almost everything here is from the Concord add-on!

Us - Kelly Noel - Studio Calico Walden Kit

This photo KILLS me…I loved this little Christmas outfit and I couldn’t wait to scrap this photo. The Pine Hill add-on was perfect for it — the bright fun festive colors and the patterns are so fun! And that masking tape is to die for!!

Santa Baby - Kelly Noel - Studio Calico Walden Kits

I have mad love for the Project Life kit this month…the colors, the unique embellishments and everything coordinates perfectly! I needed to catch up on last year’s November, so I did a monthly spread w/just the main kit and a few printables. I stuck to all black and white photos again and this came together really fast….

Project Life Nov 2013 - Kelly Noel - Studio Calico

Project Life Nov 2013 - 2

Project Life Nov 2013 - Kelly Noel - Studio Calico

Thanks for stopping by and happy Wednesday!:)

Studio Calico Walden Sneaks!

It’s almost time for the November Studio Calico reveal! This month’s kit, Walden, is gorgeous! It has some beautiful fall pieces, but in true Studio Calico style, you can take the kit in so many different directions. Here are a few sneaks of my projects for this month….

This first one uses just the main kit and Shanna’s digital template for this month…this layout came together in less than 45 minutes and I’m so happy with it! Love the ease of the templates and how they create such a great starting point for projects.

food - detail

The Project Life main kit is one of my favorites from the last few months…great cards, great colors and fun new embellishments that we haven’t seen before….


Pine Hill is the Christmas-y add-on and it’s so perfect! It matched this photo of Sawyer all dolled up for Santa last year perfectly. And that festive masking tape just makes me happy!

santa baby - detail

Another layout with just the main kit….I definitely went the fall route with this one and these pics of Sawyer from the pumpkin patch last year!

sweet pumpkin - detail

And one last one…the Concord add-on is sooo pretty! I’m obsessed w/the colors in that Maggie Holme’s/Crate Paper floral paper and found a photo of Brady and I from last year, so that I could use it. This kit is super embellishment heavy and is intended for Celine’s Mini Book class coming up, but I found it to be great for making pages as well.

Us - detail-blog

That’s it! Don’t miss the presale chat at 11am EST tomorrow morning and then the full reveal at midnight EST tomorrow night. My crazy photography season starts this afternoon, so I’m hoping I’ll have time to pop in tomorrow for all of the reveal fun. Thanks for stopping by!

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