Wednesday, July 4, 2012

My first birthday!

June is my Studio Calico birthday month. I just turned one! I am now a Rewards customer, which is awesome. I am really so, so happy I found Studio Calico. I love the forums and all the nice and talented people on there. I love the DT, both their artwork and how present they are on the forums. And most of all I love what the kits have done to my own scrapping. They really push my creativity. I also love the monthly circle of events from clues, sneaks, shopping, reveal to finally recieving THE BOX. I've thought of which part of it I enjoy the most, and decided on the reveal. Reveal time is 6 AM for me, and it's a ritual to browse the newly updated DT gallery with my morning cup of tea. It even surprised me a little that recieving the goodies is not on top of my list. Probably because I know what's in it, and the DT gallery is always such an amazing variety of surprises. Every month!

I'd like to share my favorite layout and a few comments on my year of Studio Calico kits. I will do 6 of them today, and 6 of them later in the week as not to overwhelm you.

Paper Moon

I got the Ray gun add-on. Kit killed after 13 layouts. My favorite part was the yellow Pebbles candy dot buttons. It was hard to pick a fave layout since my style has changed a lot since. This one is the most me! I really feel that I would have made so much more of this fantastic kit if I had recieved it later.

Mind the Gap

I got the Flat add-on. Kit recently killed after 15 layouts. Both misting and stamping were completely new to me when I started subbing. And here I used both. See what I said about pushing my creativity? Thank you SC!

I got the Boogie Board and Sandcastle add-ons. This is the kit that has suited me the least. It was too tu-toned for me. It was completely blue/green all across. My favorite products from the kit is the above PP and the Basic Grey brads in the Main.

Glee Club

This kit was so me it's as if I picked it out myself. I loved it! And the amazing Amy Tan was guest DT. I got the Debate Team add-on and add-on PP. I missed out on Thespians, which still bothers me. But I got some of the product in it elsewhere, plus I just found the stamp for sale at the lovely Caz Hancock's blog. Yay! I have made 17 layouts with this kit, and it's nowhere near killed. That extra add-on PP... I should have learned not to order that again. Getting the full add-on kit is much easier to work with than just paper.

Field Guide

Another amazing kit, that still remains one of my favorites. I got the Meadow Lark and Almanac add-ons. Almanac had no PP but the Amy Tangerine mini book. Loved it! I have so much awesomeness left in this kit, I should really go back and work with it. I've made 10 layouts and part of the mini and when buying 2 add-ons that really isn't enough!


Just a few weeks ago I made Layout of the week at the SC blog with a layout from this kit. Myself I like the above layout better. Those exclusive limegreen letterstickers are my fave part of the kit. Although there was SOOOO much amazing product in Handmade. The exclusive Amy Tangerine leaves and really all the alphas. I got the Tatting add-on. I've made 11 layouts and it's hanging on by a thread. There's probably enough product left to make a few cards. This is another kit that's still in my Top 5 of the year. And it's still available!

Okay! That was my first six kits. Come back for more tomorrow!



  1. Happy Studio Calico birthday :] I cannot wait for mine next month && love how you're celebrating!

  2. I'm celebrating one year with SC along with you! Being a rewards member is awesome!

  3. Congrats on your 1 year subscription. I have a few more months to go and love every kit! Can't wait to see what you'll create with the next kits.

  4. I have so enjoyed this post! What a lovely way to celebrate the milestone. My first kit was Boardwalk and I loved it... Possibly because I had tended towards pink product as the mother of one daughter! really looking forward to part two of this post.

  5. Lovely post! I think it's so awesome that you're celebrating your first SC birthday this way!

  6. magdalena - i was here yesterday reading your birthday posts - i'm back again! love your recap of each kit and i LOVE your scrap style. thanks for sharing this:)


  7. Great way to recap the year! I love how you did your title on the Field Guide layout with the little houses following the curve :-)

  8. So awesome to see how you use your kits! Your layouts are awesome! I'm inspired to actually start using my kits more instead of hoarding them!