Archive for Styczeń, 2013


‚Sundrifter’ layout!


Today I have my first Studio Calico Sundrifeter layout!!! As I know ALL of the new collections are in the Studio Calico SHOP now! I’m sure that they won’t wait for your descision so just go there and grab as much as you can!

best friends-

I took a white cardstock, Mister Huey’s mists and Sundrifter Circles Mask and combine a spontaneous composition. Next I placed a photo and started to add some feathers from the Sundrifter Die Cuts Shapes set, pieces of  Sundrifeter ‚Love Wins‚ paper (oh, how I love it!!!) and a lot of stamps from Sundrifter Frame and Feathers Stamp Set and Sundrifter Love This Stamp Set – they are amazing! I love everything about them. Here you have some details. If you have any questions just ask :*

best friends 1

best friends 2

best friends 3

Remember to check these BRAND NEW collections in Studio Calico SHOP now! :* Have a beautiful weekend! And – my sweet girls from Germany… I’m coming to Frankfurt tomorrow!!!


Studio Calico printable weekly challenge!

The Studio Calico printables are such a great addition to the kits and work well on all projects including layouts, cards and Project Life spreads.  They probably give you the most “bang for your buck” of any product out there! You can use them as is, or you can alter them before printing or after printing to make them fit your needs. We’ll be working with the Block Party printables today, but since they are no longer available we wanted to let you know that you can try these same ideas with the Front Row printables and HERE!

And this is mine and Suzy’s this week challenge on Studio Calico blog! Just use the Studio Calico printables on a layout, card or project life spread and past your creation into the Studio Calico member gallery.

I would like to present you my February’s pages where I used a lot of printables! This is my favourite layout: ‚We were here’, where I used a set of printables coming from ‚Bright Ideas‚ classes which will start in two days!!! You still have a time to sign up for them and get this amazing set of printables and much, much more!

We were here SCI made this simple composition using printables and I add some gesso and watercolours to give a tiny artsy touch to it. And you know what? I really like the effect. It was a pure pleasure!

we were her 1

we were here 3

I looove this page! I am in love with these colours, I love the photo of my best friend I took in Paris last year on her own balcony and I adore these amazing printable cards design by Natalia.

say BONJOUR to Paris SC

I combined a simple composition. I would like to expose the photo and this printable card most. I created a few layers and added some doodles using a pencil and some silver glitter doodles. I use only add-on 4 to make this layout. And printables.



Ok, so once again… We challenge you to use any of the Studio Calico printables on a layout, card, or Project Life spread. Try them as is or alter them to make them work for you. It’s one of the most easy and economical products to use on your layouts. We hope you enjoy using them as much as we did! Create a project for this challenge, then share it in the Studio Calico gallery. Leave there a link to your project by February 4th the comments on Studio Calico blog to be entered to win a $5 GC to the Studio Calico Shop.


Gardeners’digest blog hop winner.


Hi girls! I am here to announce a Gerdeners’ digest giveaway winner! So… the winner of the Jouney into Cardmaking class over at Two Peas in a Bucket is:

Thanks for the chance to win! (Marie-Eve17 on two peas)

Congratulations!!!  Please contact with me on my e-mail:  Thank you!


‚Front Row’ :: Studio Calico PL kit!

front_row_headerToday we have a ‚Front Row’ Project Life kit!  This was my first PL kit ever and I am super excited about this! I use almost all of my PL cards to make layers on my pages… and I combine a mini. Let’s start from the beginining.


This is a February’s ‚Front Row’ PL kit… OK, I’m speechless 🙂 I don;t know where to start! Do you see those cards?! this wooden one with ‚&’?! and this one with this AMAZING ‚to the moon & back’ print?!!! I was so inspired by these tiny things! And these are my creations inspired by these cards and details:

to the moon & back SC

I think this is one of my favourites layouts this month. I took the photo of my sweet child from the early morning houres – as you probably know our children are most lovely when they are sleepy or just after they wake up, so… I thought that this amazingly sweet Project Life card from the PL kit will be perfect for this layout.  I cut some pieces of different blue papers and combined them like a collage. I added a little bit of gesso here and there and some watercolours in blue/yellow palette.  I also add this month’s printables – I adore them – as always 🙂  You can find here some pencil doodlings and stamping. I used the PL stamp set from the PL kit.



This page is something extraordinary for me because usually I don’t use brown and beige – I really don;t like much these colours. But this time I was so inspired by these amazing PL cards from Project Life kit. I couldn’t resist myself!

beautiful morning SC I found these twins photos and composed a basic composition build on a square. And here – I stucked. I had no idea what to do next and finally I decided to use my favourite motive – triangle – and duplicate it in several sizes. The composition of all these triangles is like a whole piece of patterned paper – this was my second option (but I use this trick in my previous layout so this time I decided to spent more time to create this part of composition). I cut some triangles in my baze and covered them with different patterned papers from the add-ons. In the end of my work I added some wood veneer embellishments: arrows and lovely star. Of course I didn’t forget about doodles and splashes.

morning 3


This is so ‚me’! 🙂 I love to work with my everyday photos. The meaning fo this page is so simple. I had a bad day. Really BAD day. I was stressed and unhappy. When I saw these beautiful shades of mint and blue I though – I’m in ‚blue mood’ today, so this must be a sign! I have to make a blue/mint layout!

bad day SC

I used some PL cards from the PL kit, some printables , amazing stamps from the PL stamp set and little embellishments. The whole composition is simple – almost nothing. It was like a puzzles. I have nothing to add to this description. I didn’t think then, I just feel these colors.



What’s going on?! I made another ‚brown/beige’ layout?!! Is it still me?!! Well, yep. This is still I, Anna-Maria 🙂 I was so inspired by these amazing PL cards! Look at this awesome wooden ‚&’ card! How could I not use it somewhere?!

I just cut it a little bit (I will use the second part later, in the other project).  So this ‚&‚ card is the main inspiration for the whole page. And the rest is just the composition over the main detail… ok, and I love this photo – from the ZOO.



And for the desert… I made a really MINI album using Project Life cards from PL kit as a base. I had a few photos from my son’s last b-day (January 2o12) and I used them to make this little memorabilia. We have our b-day tradition – it will be the sixth year when the whole b-day eve we spent the night at blowing ballons. Last year – as you can observe on the photos – I create a kind of ballons curtain on his door.

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I took some PL cards and printables and fold them to this mini book. My son adore this full of colour album and keep it on his shelf 🙂 How do you like the idea of this PL mini?







It was a loooong post, but that you if you are steel here! 🙂 I still have a lot of pages to share. Have a good day everybody! :*


‚Front Row’ :: Studio Calico February reveal!


Hi, hi hi, hi hiiiiii!!!!!!! This is always the most exciting day in a whole month! Studio Calico reveal! Please welcome ‚Front Row‚ kits this month!


There are so many goodies in the February kits!!! you will adore them! I just love them! Today I publish my Main Kit Only layout. As you can see on a picture above – there are some awesome embellishements. I’m in love with this lovely envelope which has beautiful flower pattern inside – this was my inspiration to create the rest of this layout:

on the 7th floor of a skyscraper SC

I used a lot of mixed-media here and some amazing February’s Studio Calico printables designed by Natalia and Marcy!!! I encourage you to click and checked the whole sets.

&th floor 2

If you are interested in my whole February’s gallery just click  >>> HERE <<< . Of course I will show all my projects in the upcoming days here, on my blog.


Layering tips :: Paper Party

Hi! This is an amazing Saturday! I can hardly believe that six years ago from today, my baby boy was born! He has brought more light and love into my life that I could have ever imagined! I hope I will show you some photos from our party tomorrow 🙂

PP kopia

And today I invite you for a PAPER PARTY on BRAND NEW Dear Lizzy site! Today you can read my article about ‚LAYERING TIPS‚! I wrote a few point about materials, kinds of possible layers, about creating layers and why this effect is such incredibly gorgeous!

I prepared a few different examples to illustrate this article and Elizabeth choose this layout. I made it for my dear friends for their second anniversary together (it’s so sweet that it was scarcely their second anniversary…).


I used Dear Lizzy ‚5th & Frolic’ stickers, die-cuts adn stamps and ILS ‚Marine’, ‚Summer Dreamer’ and ‚POPs OF’ & SODAlicious papers.


I encourage you to visit Paper Party site and read a little about layering – it’s not that difficult as it appears! And we are waiting there on your own layered pages!


Join to the Paper Party!!!


Today I can finally (!!!) share with you some happy news!  I am one of the designers on NEW Dear Lizzy site – PAPER PARTY!!! Together with Lizzy Kartchner, Stephanie Howell and Wilna Furstenberg  I will share with you my experiences and knowledge. Also, it will be a place to share YOUR work! Lizzy will be doing challenges and you can play along and link to your project… one big fat scrap party! The first challenge will begin in February. It will be also a place to talk about scrapbooking!



Check it out and subscribe or like on Facebook. We will have some fun giveaways over there this week, lots of inspiring projects from all designers and cool videos!

Soon you will be able to read my short article about layering! 🙂 It’s like a mini online workshop. I will inform you about everything on my blog, but I encourage you to join our community and take part in these amazing challenges Lizzy prepared for you! So if you are ‚Dear Lizzy’ lovers – as I am – sign in and stay turned!


spring workshops :: update

Hi!!! Next weekend I start my ‚tournee’ 🙂 ahahahah I will visit a lot of beautiful places this spring and I really can’t wait to meet you all!!! So let’s start from the begining.

At the first weekend of February (2:3.02) I will be teaching ILS workshops with Anna Wach in Germany in Scrapbook Werkstatt place!!! You still have a few days to sign up  >>> HERE  <<<  The kits will be full I {lowe} SCRAP, Chic Tags and Studio Calico goodies!!!

Werkstatt kopia


Next I will visit… also Germany!!! This time it will be afew day event call C@R2o13!!! I will teach there only one – layout class. I will show you how to make something from almost nothing and it will look really good – I promise!!! All the infos you can find   >>> HERE <<<

CAR4 2o13


After this great event I am going to BUDAPEST!!! Isn’t it exciting?! I was invited by swett Gigi from As I know there are still some places, so you can sign up for this March 16:17.03 weekend!!! An official page of the event is  >>> HERE <<<. I will teach three different classes: one subtle layout with some doodling actions, one mixed-media layout in bold colours and one mini album classes were will will use our new mixed-media skills! There will be a lot of ILS papers and Studio Calico embellishments!!!


After these events in March I’m going to rest a little bit and spend an Ester with my family and… at the begining of April I am going to teach in Paris on Version Scrap!!! THREE various workshops, THREE times a day, for THREE days!!! It will be like scrapbooking marathon! An official site of this event where you can sign up for my classes is  >>> HERE <<<. I grab some amazing sponsores for this event so you will get some great kits! Some of them are: ILS, Color Conspiracy, Freckled Fawn, SODAlicious, 7Dots Studio, Scrapiniec and Studio Calico!!!

Version Scrap Paris

And there is the last event in April – in Finland!!! It’s Intohimona Skräppäys and it’s organized by Amalia shop in Helsinki. I am so excited because I’ve never been there before! Also the best part of this travel is… that I will teach classes with my dear friends! Anna Wach and Jaszmurka! We also have some great sponsores for our kits! ILS, SODAlicious, Color Conspiracy, Scrapperin and Studio Calico!!! So once again you have to be sure taht your kits will be veeeery inspiring! I will teach there one mixed-media layout classes and one mini-album classes. An officual site of the event is  >>> HERE <<<  on Facebook.

Finlandia kopia


This is not the end of my journey. In May I will have some suprises, new destinations… but I will announce it later. Remember that you have all of these infos on my ‚WORKSHOPS’ page and on the sidebar of this blog. I hope we will meet somewhere there!!!


Gardeners’digest blog hop & giveaway


On the 22nd of every month, we bring you Gardeners’ Digest – a blog hop of scrapbooking news from the Garden Girls at Two Peas in a Bucket! Welcome to the January hop, which started at Lexi Bridges´ blog and led you through the other Garden Girl´s blogs to my place. Make sure to hop over to the Two Peas blog after reading this post (and entering the giveaway which can be found at the bottom of this post!) to get even more inspiration.


I show you what I prepared for the upcoming month. This is a little sneak peek of my latest project:

V 01



Last day I was inspired by this amazing layout made by Marcy Penner! She is my constant inspiration.

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These are my favourites products last days:

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Studio Calico ‚Darling Dear’ Speech Bubbles Printed Chipboard Dimensional Stickers, Studio Calico ‚Darling Dear’ Alphabet Wood Veneer, American Crafts Dear Lizzy ‚5Th & Frolic’ Small Accents & Phrases Foil Stickers, Mama Elephant ‚Trifecta Stamps‚, Basic Grey Entwined 12X12 True Love Paper.


And finally – a giveaway!  This month we have a great prize! If you win, you will have an opportunity to take these amazing card-making classes with Julie Campbell for free!!! And you know what?! Even if you purchase the workshop now, you can enter this giveaway as Two Peas will refund the money, if you win or you can give the spot to one of your friends! Doesn´t that sound great?


You have just a few days till this month will end so just leave a comment below this post before January the 30th. You can increase your chances if you go to the next Garden Girl and also leave a comment. Please visit Janna Werner’s blog !


213 in 2013

As a Garden Girl – a design team member of  Two Peas in a Bucket – I have a new challenge, a monthly video called 213 in 2013 in which I have to share the process of creating a layout and give you a few prompts for the weekly challenge.

213 new video

It was very hard for me to create this video because: I am shy (belive me or not), I don’t have a camera, I can’t editing the videos, and I had to explain everything I’ve done in English – so… I had to listen to my recorded voice, which is one of the most annoying things – EVER. Without a great help of my friends I’m sure I don’t advise to deal with this short movie. THANK YOU!!! Special thanks for my dear MACIEJ, who actually made all the hardest work here. ❤

FREEDOM is a state of mind.

In this video I show you how to create an almost monochrome layout using pattern papers, mists and embellishments. And your weekly prompts are:

1. use a mask and mist on the page   2. try to recycle the frames from your stickers   3. make some stamping with one motive

Here are a few words about the products I used: American Crafts Dear Lizzy and Amy Tangerine embellishments and stamps, Studio Calico mask, mist and alphabet, Lily Bee papers and ABC stickers, Basic Grey papers, Echo Park and Prima Marketing papers and chalk inks, October Afternoon labels and mist and Freckled Fawn wood chips.

Freedom 1

freedom 2

freedom 3

And now – I would like to confess something. This ‚few minutes’ video took me a lot of time which I actually don’t have a lot 😦 I was stressed out the whole month and really don’t feel ready to be a ‚video maker’ Garden Girl. I decided to leave this amazing and inspiring design team because I know that I won’t handle with this point of being a Garden Girl. So sorry if I disappointed you. I hope this is the last time. In spite of all I hope that you will like this video even if you won’t understand what I’m talking about 🙂 (I had to get drunk to record it ).

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