Ali Edwards hybrid layout

Here is my latest layout for the Ali Edwards Digital Creative Team. Honestly this is the most talented group of ladies, they all bring it big time every week!


This week I worked with a Layered Template, this one to be exact.


Why yes, it does look quite different! I love this template as is and was going to use it that way, but I started playing around in PSE and made something else.

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When you have a layered template you can turn layers off that you don’t want to use. You just click on the eye icon on the layer you want to turn off and it disappears! Then on the sidebar click the specific layer you want to play with and you can change it up. I moved the circles around, made some bigger, some smaller. Then I clipped some digital papers from Studio Calico to the circles. I then printed it out and added the physical paper and embellishments. Just remember not to save your creation, you don’t want to permanently alter the original layered template.

Ali has some great video tutorials about how to use layered templates



and here.


Studio Calico Lisse Street Sneaks

We are almost to the 27th, so you SC fans know what that means: a new kit! Here are a few of my sneaks


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Right now Studio Calico is having a 2 day Flash Sale


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5 on Friday

1. This blog post from Coffee + Crumbs. She said pretty much everything I would want to say. Yep.




When the ground is still covered in feet of the cold white stuff, the above image looks so dreamy.

3. Jen Kinkade


see. she rocks. and is one of the sweetest people ever :)

4. Today is the first day of Spring!!! Yay! but see #2, we still have loads of snow.

5. Yes, these are mens shoes, but I really, really want them.



Happy Friday!

Studio Calico Mini Book Workshop|Tina Aszmus


Have you signed up for the newest mini book workshop at Studio Calico? It is being taught Tina Aszmus (she is one of my favorites!) Here are the details:

Take time to explore your surroundings and record the details of daily life that you may have overlooked. Join Tina Aszmus in this Mini Book Workshop, and learn how to document the every day in an artful 4×6 mini album.


A detailed PDF showing how Tina’s mini book came together. Tina will be using this book as a personal art journal, and will be sharing prompts to help you look deeper and see the beauty in the everyday and image transfer techniques.
1 videos sharing techniques in the minibook.
1 video sharing an overview of the minibook.
Interaction with Tina on a class message board during March.
Challenges from Tina to keep you on track with building your album.
Digital printables from Life.Love.Paper (coming soon)

There is also an optional kit that is still available (not for long though!)


I hope you decide to join us for the fun!!

PL 2015

My Project Life album this year has been slow going, it seems to be the last scrappy thing that I can get to. Since I am not doing a weekly spread, I think catching up will be fairly easy. I already have all of January & most of February photos  printed out.

Here is a look at what I have so far//

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So yeah, as you can see, not much done. I am using a mix of products & page protectors, I really like it so far. So what is on my to-do list today? Project Life.

Studio Calico Odyssey Sneaks

I seriously love the kits this month, March has typically been one of my favorite kit months in the past because of the colors. And this year is no exception, blues & greens with pops of red & pink, perfect.

Main kit only sneak|


the rest of the sneaks are a mixture of the main + add on kits + stamp add ons|

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and there are a couple more to see at reveal;)

If you currently aren’t a subscriber they have a sweet deal going on right now


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Use the following codes at checkout: scrapbook: RISKFREESC50 / project life: RISKFREEPL50 / card: RISKFREECD50 now through 11:59 est on 2/26/15.

Use this link to subscribe and get ready for your Cirque goodies to arrive:


I hope to see you at reveal!

Studio Calico Cirque Reveal

I am here today to share with you the layouts that I made for the February SC Creative Team gallery.

You can shop for add-ons now if you are a subscriber (If you’re not, kit links will work after midnight EST) Remember, if you see “temporarily unavailable” under a kit, keep on watching. The SC shopping cart holds your items for 10 minutes as you shop, so many kits will become available as shoppers make their final decisions and check out.

M *main kit only

I love that massive wood veneer grid in the main scrapbook kit. I filled it in with some photos + paper for a super quick and easy layout.



Shine *main kit only

Yep, I loved the main kit so much I made another main kit only layout. Those big bold letters were just begging to be highlighted on a layout, so I did;)


Be Happy

I love the Little Things stamp set + watercolors. I will have a tutorial about this layout on the SC blog sometime next month.


Yeah Boy

I know when people saw so much pink in the kits, some of the freaked out a bit. But don’t worry there is plenty of “boy stuff” in those kits too!



Hello Girls

and the “girl stuff” too. Although I don’t see it as girl vs. boy, I will use blue for girls & pink for boys, it all works for me ;)

I used one the Silhouette cut files and used it as a mask for the watercolor, I think it turned out pretty cool.




Love This

Those big plastic circles from the main kit are so fun, they really made this page super easy.





Yes!! The return of the best alpha stamp set ever, Noah! and those little doggy sticky notes, so cute. There are cat ones too for those of you who require those as well;)



I love love love digital templates! This one is really cool. I printed out just parts of the template onto white cardstock and filled in with paper and embellishments.



PL spread 1

This year I am not doing weekly spreads, just fill up pages as I get enough photos + stories. I am using the new 9×12 albums & page protectors. Seems like it will be a great size for me.



I did a lot of stamping this month and I had 3 go to ink colors Glass Slipper, Inky Black, & Sunny Day.

Happy Shopping!!

Studio Calico Cirque Sneaks

Say that 5 times fast! February kits always seem to be a fave of mine, even though I am not a pink/lovey dovey/flowers person. So maybe I am and just not ready to admit it to myself. Anyway the kits are great as usual. Here are a few sneaks

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and this is seriously just a snippet of my projects. I think I made 9 (NINE!) this month! I love the main scrapbook kit, it has such a cool graphic feel to it. Those big black letters were my fave! Reveal and presale are tomorrow, I hope you join us! and if you aren’t a subscriber yet this is the last day to get in on the $5 new sub deal. I personally subscribe to the PL kit and I love it! great for PL or to add to your other paper crafts.


Card kit– use the promo code FIVESTARTCARD

PL kit-use the promo code FIVESTARTPL