Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Last of my Studio Calico Stamps Sale...DON'T MISS OUT.

As my love for stamps continues, so does my stash.
But it's time for these Studio Calico stamps to find their way to the homes of others who may have the chance to show them the love they deserve. These are all what I would consider 'vintage' SC stamps...from way back in the early days. I know that there are folks looking to complete their collection, so hopefully these will help out. As with the previous sales that I've had, the money will go toward helping both those affected with Alzheimer's as well as the ones who care for them. Without these folks, our family would have been far worse off this last year. Any way I can do some small thing for them, I try...and they have been so happy to have new puzzles, etc. to occupy their time.

  • Each stamp will be sold to the first person who comments with the following: your name (first only is ok, just cannot be 'anonymous' or I won't know who has bought that stamp)...and which stamp(s) you would like to purchase.
  • I will mark 'pending' next to each stamp as I receive the above comment...when payment is complete VIA PAYPAL ONLY, I will mark it as 'sold'.
  • Do not hesitate to comment that you are interested in a stamp even if it is marked 'pending'...original purchaser will have 24 hours to complete payment process via Paypal. If payment is not received, I will update the list, so please check back.
  • each stamp price is listed below the photo.
  • Shipping + Handling is $2.00 in the United States, $5 to any other country...these will ship in a manila envelope, First Class US Mail.
  • If you purchase more than one stamp, you only pay one shipping fee. IF YOU PURCHASE 5 OR MORE STAMPS, YOUR SHIPPING IS FREE (free shipping offer applies to US addresses only)!!
1. Life is Beautiful set. (Roller Rink kit, Couples Skate add-on) $6 PENDING
2. Everything Will Be OK set (Roller Rink kit, Crack the Whip add-on) $6
3. Let Your Heart Be Light set (34th Street kit, Kris Kringle add-on) NEW IN PACKAGE $6 SOLD!
4. The Good Life set $6  PENDING
5. Little Moments set (Summer of 69 kit, Mama's Porch add-on) $6 SOLD!
1. Just a Note Labels set (fits w/EK Success label punch...Summer of 69 kit) $6 PENDING
2. Honeycomb (Candy Shoppe kit 2011, Jawbreaker add-on) $5   SOLD!
3. Keep Calm and Snap On set (County Fair kit, Photo Booth add-on) $6 SOLD!
4. Large Banner (Glee Club kit, Thespian add-on) $5  SOLD!
5. Life Moves Fast set (Story Hour kit 2012, Illustrated add-on) $6  SOLD!
1. Vertical Numbers (County Fair kit) $5
2. Enjoy the Ride set (City of Lights ) $6 PENDING
3. Pinched Circles Set (Handmade kit 2011, Thimble add-on) $6
4. Numbers outline (Lawn Party 2011) $5
5. Open Circles border (Mind the Gap 2011) $5
1. Birch Tree set (Glee Club kit, Debate Team add-on) $6 PENDING
2. Alphabet outline border (Marketplace kit 2009, Bazaar add-on...FENCE STAMP IS MISSING) $5
3. School Penmanship Set (Cotillion kit 2009, Foxtrot add-on) $6   PENDING
4. Herringbone border (On the Easel 2010, En Plein Air add-on) $4 PENDING
5. Today + pennant border set (Partly Sunny kit 2010, Rec League add-on) $6  SOLD!
1. Harper's Ruler (Back 40 kit 2010) $5  SOLD!
2. Happy Mail set $6
3. Bookshelf border (Who' Who 2011) $5      PENDING
4. People + Outline set (City of Lights kit, Versailles add-on) $6  SOLD!
5. File Tab Set (Roller Rink kit, Rainbow Kneesocks add-on) $6 PENDING
1. Polaroid Frame (On the Easel 2010) $5 SOLD!
2. Journey circle $4 SOLD!
3. Love You More (City of Lights, Montmartre add-on) $4  SOLD!
4. Lace Scallop border (Bakers Dozen kit 2010) $5 SOLD!
5. Film Strip border (Paper Moon 2011, Countdown add-on) $5 SOLD!
1. Asterisks set (Roller Rink kit) $5
2. Away We Go set (Daydream Believer kit 2011, Lady Lane add-on) $5
3. Let Love Grow set (Brooklyn Flea 2011) $5
4. Scallop Frame + Photo word set (Fountain Square 2008) $5
5. House + outline set (Joyland kit 2010, Whacky Shack add-on) $5 SOLD!
6. You Are Here set (Field Guide kit 2011) $5
7. This is Me set (class kit) $5   SOLD!
8. Noted + circle set (35mm kit, Leica add-on) $4
9. Labels (fits EK Success label punch...Continental kit 2010, Magellan add-on) $5 SOLD!

1. Real Estate Label (Metropolitan kit 2010, Holiday Lights add-on) $4 (NEW IN PACKAGE)
2. Tricycle (Quilting Bee kit, Honeycomb add-on) $4 (NEW IN PACKAGE)
3. Birds Nest (Partly Sunny kit 2010, Picket Fence add-on) $4  (NEW IN PACKAGE)
4. Cuckoo Clock (Orchestra kit 2009) $4 (NEW IN PACKAGE) SOLD!
5. Apple set (On the Easel 2010, Drafting Table add-on) $4 (NEW IN PACKAGE)
6. Journal Square (Field Guide kit 2011, Almanac add-on) $3 SOLD!
7. Circle Frame (Boardwalk 2011) $3
8. Bicycle (Bibliography kit 2008, Index add-on) $4
9. Light Bulb (Candy Shoppe kit 2011, Pulled Taffy add-on) $4  SOLD!

1. Just Be (2009) $4
2. File Folder (Fortune Cookie kit 2009, Wisdom add-on) $3   SOLD!
3. Ampersand (Garment District 2009) $5 PENDING
4. Know This (Playground 2009) $5   SOLD!
5. Rectangle Frame $3
6. Spirograph (Over the Rainbow kit 2009) $4
7. Date Stamp (Continental 2010) $3   SOLD!
8. Pinwheel (Soda Fountain 2009) $5 SOLD!
9. Tweet Birds (Whodunit kit, Colonel Mustard add-on) $5

1. Small Ledger (2008) $4  SOLD!
2. Small Number Block (2008) $3  SOLD!
3. Fancy Ampersand (2009) $4   SOLD!
4. Past Due (2009) $4 SOLD!
5. Be Awesome (Roller Rink kit, Toe Stop add-on) $4 PENDING
6. Sunburst (Partly Sunny 2010) $4
7. Square Frame (Cotillion kit 2009) $4
8. Tree (Yearbook kit, Science Fair add-on) $4
9. Butterfly (Cotillion kit 2009, Waltz add-on) $4  SOLD!

1. Square Ampersand (35mm kit, Holga add-on) $5  SOLD!
2. Hexagon (35mm kit) $3
3. Dress Form (Granny's Cupboard kit 2010, Linens & Lace add-on) $5
4. FAQ $4   SOLD!
5. Globe (Metropolitan 2010) $4
6. Moon (Paper Moon 2011) $5
7. Typewriter + Phrase (Lawn Party 2011 kit, Clear Skies add-on) $5  SOLD!
8. Clouds set (fits Fiskars punches, Candy Shoppe kit 2011) $5 SOLD!
9. Airplane (Storytime kit 2009, Peter Piper add-on) $5  SOLD!

1. Vintage Girl (Storytime kit 2009, Bo Peep add-on) $5  PENDING
2. Vintage Boy (Soda Fountain kit 2009, Rootbeer Float add-on) $5

I think that covers it!!
Please shoot me an email with questions, or when you are done shopping:

Monday, July 07, 2014

some exciting {Simple Stories} news to share!

So a pretty neat thing happened recently.

I was invited to join the Simple Stories team, and seeing as how their products consistently allow my pocket pages to just about fall together, I was happy to join in on the fun! Here are a few projects I made for my first post this month...

You can see the rest of my projects (there's more!) + a fun interview here:
Simple Stories blog

(and yes, I used the woodgrain + rainbow chevron pattern on EVERY project I made, lol...I love it that  much.)

It's a good feeling when you sit down to make something and there is no hesitation.
Bits & pieces come together with an end result that you often can you say that about products in your stash?

Monday, May 05, 2014

Gossamer Blue May favorites yet!!

I can't explain what makes me love one kit more than just happens that way, I suppose.
The May kits at Gossamer Blue
It could be because I'm hung up on aqua + melon + gold right now.

Or maybe it was the clear stickers I fell hard for from Simple Stories' DIY line...and used everywhere.

It could have been the fun Heidi Swapp plastic pieces that remind me of the products she made years ago...and I may or may not still hoard. ;)

It could have been the happy rainbow bits & pieces throughout.

Or the graphic feel of some of the journal cards...that I jazzed up with my Gold Sharpie.

Whatever the reason, I fell hard for this one.
And I won't apologize for it.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

NSD 2014 :)

Happy NSD everyone!! I hope you're taking the time to sit down and enjoy your favorite hobby today...I know I am :)
I wanted to share a layout I made using bits & pieces from the new Hello Sunshine line from Pink is full of great phrases + trendy accents, and I love every bit of it! When sifting through the 3x4 Journal cards that were designed for this line, two of them jumped right out at me and I knew exactly which photo I wanted to pair them with. Don't you love when that happens?! ;)

I scrapbook 80% of what my family is up to these days using pocket it should be no surprise that I am a sucker for a grid design, lol. I stuck with that and just offset the grid a bit by pairing 3x4 cards + photo with 3x3 squares. You aren't breaking any laws if you 'think outside the box/grid' and move things a bit, lol...I promise.

I love that vellum has made a comeback (especially colors like the teal squares and pink stars!)...and 99% of the time, just layer it onto white cardstock to allow the color to stand out. Gold seems to make it's way onto every page I make these days, and the glitter cardstock definitely fit the theme of this page. I layered it underneath 2 of the squares I cut from the die cut files available on the SCT site (for free...awesome!) so it wasn't too overwhelming. Then I added more gold with washi tape, stamps directly on my photo, spray ink and even a Sharpie marker...the sun die cut was a bit too yellow, so the Sharpie came in handy. ;)

This line comes with an awesome set of chipboard stickers, and I used a few here and the word bubbles. The black & white chipboard alphabet is trendy as well, and I LOVE the graphic feel it adds.

Please make sure you check out the Scrapbook & Cards Today Blog HERE...giveaways every hour and tons of inspiration!!

I am also participating in a fun NSD celebration with Big Picture Scrapbooking...check out this cool idea: they are hoping for 10K scrapbook layouts to be uploaded today!! Info is here: #NSD10k

Enjoy today and make time for being creative!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

SCT Spring 2014...Pocket Page Layouts :)

Happy Tuesday to you...I hope you're settling into Spring wherever you are! After such a looooooooong winter here, I don't care if it rains all long as it isn't snow, lol.
Raise your hand if you're with me on that.

I wanted to share my layouts that I created for my article in the Spring issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine (available for FREE download HERE!), since they scream 'spring' to me :)

In each article, I will be focusing on a different manufacturer and for this first installment I was insistent on working with Albums Made Easy products from We R Memory Keepers. I am enjoying their new designs so much, as well as partnering with them here and there for the classes that I teach. They are a huge supporter, and just all around good people...such a pleasure to connect with them whenever I can.

Their new Farmers Market line has great phrases, trendy designs (watercolor + script?!) and lovely 3x4 and 4x6 journal cards. Don't assume that you are restricted to using this line for 'outdoor' or 'farm' projects lol...I couldn't be less of a farm girl if I tried, but LOVE this line!! ;)

I worked with Becky Fleck (SCT's awesome editor!) to come up with some fun FREE cut files for this article, so make sure you download those as well :)
Free Cut Files

Make sure you download the entire Spring issue for TONS of inspiration!!
Have a great week, and happy SPRING!

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Starry eyed for the April Gossamer Blue kits.

Sharing a layout I made with the April Gossamer Blue kits, thanks to a specific item I found within all of the fun new products. Often, I find that a specific item grabs my attention not necessarily because of color, but maybe it's shape. I am a sucker for stars, and while sifting through the contents of my kits, I zeroed in on all of the star elements...more specifically, the vellum and the cork.

(I confess, I may be hoarding the rest for future use)

I decided to use white cardstock with the vellum, as I love how vellum looks against white. After cutting down my 12x12 cardstock to 8.5x11, I reached for my star punch and went to town.

After randomly scattering the stars I had punched around the layout, I added 2 layers of the vellum as a photo mat. The 'No 2' die cut was perfect to use as a title, and when you punch it out, you're left with a cool negative to use again. All I needed were a few red + blue + gold elements at opposing corners of my photo, and I was all set!


I decided to stitch the center of each star and lift the edges up a bit, just to add some dimension. Then I noticed the 2 tiny stars stamp from my Life Pages kit and stamped each star...again, it fit perfectly with the theme of this page.

My name is Nicole, and I am addicted to stars.
The first step is admitting you have a problem, lol. 

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Inked Rose...a brand new line from We R Memory Keepers.

I’ve been so eager to share a project using the brand new Inked Rose line!! I am immediately drawn to navy blue, so when you add the green + yellow into the mix I was on cloud nine. I’m sharing another pocket page today using the Albums Made Easy system…let’s have a look. :)

I am using the back side of the same page protector I shared last month, with (4) 4×6 pockets and (3) 4×4 pockets. As I mentioned in my last post, I rarely stick to the ‘intended’ layout of a pocket page…I love slipping 3×4 cards into a 4×6 pocket to switch things up! This time around, I wanted to stress that it is perfectly OK to allow one of the AME cards to shine all on it’s own. As I tell people over and over when teaching classes using this system, I love pretty paper!! And when I find a card that I love the design of, I sometimes just slip it right into the sleeve.

 On the left of the above photo, you can see where I layered one of the metallic vellum cards underneath a die cut 4×4 Inked Rose card. I am head over heels for the vellum line, as it pairs easily with ANY other AME items you already have…just spruces them up a wee bit by adding some trendy metallic.

Again, that butterfly card? Straight out of the set…just a splash of gold spray ink and a bit of washi + some doodling. The polka dot card was perfect for my traditional ‘this week was’ card…I usually include this as a summary for anything I may not have focused on somewhere else on the page. All of these cards are pretty ‘plain’ other than a strip of washi and an enamel shape or two. Remember, not every pocket has to be a ‘masterpiece’ that you spend tons of time on!!
Make sure you check out the brand new Instagram Albums Made Easy sets…there are a ton of great 4×4 and 2×2 cards in each, including die cuts!!

***We R Memory Keepers is offering a giveaway for one of their brand new Instagram mini albums + a Corner Chomper + the Inked Rose Instagram set!!! You can enter HERE and the winner will be announced on Monday, April 7th. :)