Sunday, September 28, 2014

MAKING ROOM

Alas, it's time to give some of my goodies a new home. An Insta Sale on my Peeps & Milo shop will be happening tomorrow. Happy bidding!

THE UNDERGROUND | MY PICKS

It's that time again. The time when your mind screams "yes, yes, YES!" and you go a little product in the cart crazy. Every month I set myself aside a budget and vow to stick to it, but it never happens…until now (yep, patting myself on the back).

Every sneak night, I pen down on a piece of paper all the items that appeal to me. Sometimes I eliminate or add stuff depending on Studio Calico's creative team project sneaks. I have to say that I absolutely LOVED the colours that were picked for October's kits and because of this, I chose to actually use them for my 2014 December Daily.

Without further ado, here are my picks for this month…


Without a doubt, I had to grab this month's main Project Life kit. I just couldn't resist that fall themed tape and that stamp by Peppermint from One Little Bird (<----my totally biased review).


Since I am completely and utterly obsessed with anything gold, the Piccadilly add-on is one of my fav's this month. The bonus tube of acrylic paint (yet another colour I don't have) and those cute Crate Paper frames (let's not forget that alpha…GOLD!!!) were major selling points.


*sigh* gold script rub ons…the end. Literally, THE only reason I got the Chelsea add-on but those wonky circles are pretty awesome too.


Since I decided to opt out of the main Scrapbook kit this month, I had to get my hands on some paper for my December Daily which is why I chose the 4x6 paper pad x2, just to make sure I had enough ;).


Aren't these cards by Tina amazing?! As of now, I still have no idea what I'm going to do with them but I can guarantee I'll be giving them a good hard stare ha!


Studio Calico and the designers have really outdone themselves this month with the digital stamps, printables, cut files and templates. I grabbed quite a few and I'm sure many will be used over and over again.

xoxo
Chantal

Thursday, September 25, 2014

THINKING AHEAD

This year, like many others, I will be doing a December Daily album.

I also have a plan…one that will perhaps prevent another epic fail.


It's no secret that I've had some issues completing my album in 2012 and 2013 (although 2013 saw a vast improvement). 2012's album was a money pit. I purchased tons and use nothing. As for 2013's, I managed to take all my pictures but I still found it hard and tedious to cover all those surfaces which in turn, just made me give up. Those 4x6 cards will be the death of me!

Although I suspect the list will get longer. These are the basics I plan on using in this year's album...

Items:

- We R Memory Keepers Photo Sleeves 4x4 and 2x2
- Tiny Attacher
- Fiskars Portable Rotary Paper Trimmer 12"
- Ink Jet Transparency Film
- White Tags
- Silhouette Cameo


What about you, what's your plan?

Sunday, September 21, 2014

IN THE WORKS

Yep, it's happening and I couldn't be any more excited. Stay tuned for more juicy deets...

Sunday, September 7, 2014

POET SOCIETY | MY PICKS

In an effort to keep this blog going, I thought I'd take a little moment (even though I am super late to the game), to share this month's Poet Society goodies that stole my heart away. Many of you have already received your kits but perhaps like me, you are still waiting to get your grubby hands on one or a few of these beauties...

Ready???


The first item that made it's way into my cart this month is the Main Scrapbook kit. I am notorious for buying something to get my hands on one specific item and this is a perfect example. The alpha is so beyond colourful and girly, yummers!


I tend to always throw the Main Project Life kit in my cart but my favourite items from the kit this month are the am/pm routine stamp and those lovely scripted cards


What attracted me to Whitman is the fact that I could get my hands on that veneer alpha, the orange acrylic paint (my mint tube is getting a little lonely) and that awesome stamp set. The "Rad" from the set reminded of something I had seen on a favourite Marcy Penner layout of mine, therefore it took little convincing on my part to add this one to my stash ;).


Oliver's diamond shape veneer piece and rub-on transfers…need I say more…the answer is no lol.


Holy bright! What's not to love about the Yeats PL Add-on? I fell in love with the bright yellow PL cards (my favourite colour) and the Crate Paper ephemera pack. Those pieces of goodness are sure to look perfect on every page.


So tell me, what are you waiting for?