Archive for Lipiec, 2013


Marks & Co. reveal

Guess what 🙂 It’s reveal time once again! Do you also have such impression that time flies?! Back to the point – this month kits are full of new CHA releases – how exciting is this?! This month I grabbed all of the scrapbook and PL kits.


Main kits and add-on kits are available for purchase at 12:00 am EST on 6/28/2013.
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I haven’t had a lot of time to play with August kits because of my UK trip but – also because of this trip I have a lot of new photos waiting for their own layouts. Some of them already have pages, made with Marks & Co.’ kits.
This one is my [Main Kit Only] Marks & CO. Scrapbook layout with my ‚first ever’ stitching on it – not perfect but fun.
Amazing moment
Do you see how many new things here?! Brand new papers from Dear Lizzy, Amy Tangeringe, stitching template, stamps… oh love! This is the next layout made with the rest of scrapbook and Project Life kits which are:


 If you notice this gold heart on a tag?! 🙂 Yep – I embroidered it for a few minutes, and I’m proud of it! And this amazing Amy Tan’s patterned paper…
Love beyond mesure
This is favourite layout for this month – I adore the crazy mix of colour here, and stamps – lovely stamps this month, and PL card from the Steinback PL add-on.. and this old photo…
Talking about some extra PL cards – in August there are some sets of these beauties as always in the shop: LETTERPRESS, SCHOOL (my fav.), TAYLOR’S, CURRENTS, HELLO FOREVER WEATHER.
Have BIG dreams
If you are interesteed in all the details from my pages and descriptions check out my Studio Calico August Gallery >>> HERE <<<.
Hey you're growing too fast
And finally these two – both inspired by this amazing and f.awesome cyan ombre pattern paper. I grabbed also MORE PATTERNED PAPER set because of this beauty 🙂
Please remember to visit DIGITAL SHOP each month for die-cutting shapes, my favourite printables and brushes!!!
These unique designs are only available for a limited time!!!

Upcycling envelope acccent tutorial

Hi everybody! It’s good to see you here even if the weather is so beautiful in the middle of summer! I prepared something „nice and easy” for you a few weeks ago, but I forgot to publish it on my blog – sorry. This tutorial apeeared on Studio Calico blog a few days ago – so it’s possible that you are already familiar with it.

All of us receive our Studio Calico kits in beautiful boxes where we can find some fancy paper bags and tiny, sweet glasine envelopes.  I would like to show you, how you can use such lovely element like this little, vellum envelope on your layout or in mini album.


First you should combine the basic composition of your layout: collect the proper shades of papers and embellishments which are work well with the rest of the elements.


Choose one of the glasine bags (I chose the sqaure one from the July Scrapbook Main Kit), and try to take the SC label off.


Stick one of the circle labels from the October Afternoon set which you can find in ‚Molly‚ – scrapbook add-on 3.


Stamp one of the circle motives on the label (I used a stamp from ‚You & Me’ Project Life Stamp Set Only).


Make a little hole in the middle of the motive, choose one of the brads from the OA set ( ‚Matthew‚ scrapbook add-on 1) and embellish the envelope.


when the closing is ready you can add some more stamps to make your embellishment more interesting  🙂 I used a lovely stamp from the ‚Inked’ class exclusive stamp set.


Now sticked the envelope to your page. tadaaaammm!
I created a layout with a photo of my son who lost his tooth and I hide this little peace of him in this little glassine bag (I won’t show it to you because I don’t think it’s interesting for any of you 🙂 well you have to trust me that it’s there).

Lost Tooth

I hope this simple tutorial will be helpful for you and when I will be visiting our Studio Calico Member Gallery I will find some upcycling envelopes there! Have fun!

lost 4

supplies: ‚Valley High’ scrapbook Main Kit,‚Valley High’ project life main kit, ‚Matthew‚ scrapbook add-on1, ‚Molly‚ scrapbook add-on2, ‚Jennifer‚ scrapbook add-on3, You & Me‚ project life stamp set, exclusive ‚Inked’ classes Stamp Set.


Toolbox Classes GiveAway!!!


Hi everybody! I’m excited to be contributing to Studio Calico’s upcoming TOOLBOX class – as I mentioned in my latest post 🙂 This class will fill your crafting toolbox with cool tips on stitching, mixed media, misting and digital from four technique mastes. Amy Tangerine, Caline Navarro, Geralyn Sy and Shanna Noel will each spend a week in August teaching you the ins and outs of their favourite techniques. I’ll be contributing to the one of these weeks, and I’m going to be sharing a mixed media layouts showcasing my favourite techinque of watercolour background using your favourite watercolour mediums from Studio Calico shop!


Thought 7.24, Studio Calico has a cool offer for everyone who signs up for Toolbox – they’ll be able to pass a FREE spot in the class to a friend!!! Here are all the details:


You’ll want to stop by Celine Navarro’s blog for a chance to win a spot in the class, and then pop over to the Studio Calico blog for more links to class sneaks and giveaways!!!

Here you have a full list of blog-hoppers – in case you are interested in this fabulous giveaway! 🙂


Amy Tan/Stitching

Celine Navarro/Mixed Media

Geralyn Sy/Mist

Shanna Noel/Digital





Bambola Workshops!!!

Hi everybody! I am happy that I can finally announce you that we will meet in Spain in September and October!!! I will be teaching four classes in lovely Bambola shops in Madrid (28th of September) and next in Valencia (6th of October)!!!

Bambola kopia

During each classes I will focus on different techniques and issues. I will show you how to create a subtle layout using a specific range of one colour, and on the other side how to compose a bold page in a bright colour palette. I will also combine with you art-journal pages almost step by step! I will tell you about a lot of inspirations around us, I will give you a lot of ideas where you can find them, and how you can use them in your artistic notebooks! All of these projects are combine on a various palettes and in all of them I teach different mixed-media actions which can be used in your day-by-day creations. I hope it will be time full of inspiration where you find a lot of answers on your mixed-media questions.
I will be your guide in this watecolour valley. You will see how to mixed the colours and what effects you can get using simple tricks. I will show you how to create different kind of splashes and… doodlings – this is a funny technique looks like baby’s doodles on a first sight. But there is a secret hidden on my pages and if you know about it – you will be a master of penciling!
See you there!!! If you are interesteed in all the details or maybe you would like to sign up NOW just >>> CLICK HERE <<< and move directly to the Bambola information site!

Toolbox Class!!!

I have an honour to be a contributor in NEW Studio Calico Class TOOLBOX!!!


Fill your crafting toolbox with cool tips on stitching, mixed media, misting and digital from four technique masters. Amy Tan, Celine Navarro, Geralyn Sy and Shanna Noel will each spend a week in August teaching you the ins and outs of their favorite techniques.



12 PDF lessons – posted M-W-F starting August 5th

4 technique video

8 step by step technique tutorials

36 class projects – 12 layouts, 12 cards and 12 Project Life spreads

4 new sketches posted each week

class message board and gallery

technique challenges from your teachers throughout August


Anna-Maria Wolniak (me!), Barbara Picinich, Becky Novacek, Catherine Davis, Dana Fleckenstein, Dani Flanders, Emily Branch, Evelyn Pratiwi Yusuf, Felicitas Mayer-Klink, Gayatri Murali, Jen Jockisch, Jen Kinkade, Jill Sprott, Kinsey Wilson, Lisa Spangler, Maggie Holmes, Marcy Penner, Nicole Reaves, Patricia Roebuck, Robyn Werlich, Sasha Farina, Stephanie Bryan, Stephanie Washburn, and Tina Aszmus

All students will have access to the class digital files on August 1st. These files will include digital papers from Studio Calico, a template from Catherine Davis, printable stitching templates from Amy Tangerine and Hello Forever, digital stamps from Shanna Noel, cut files and printables from In A Creative Bubble.

week 1 | Digital with Shanna Noel
building a base in photoshop, using a template, using type

week 2 | Mixed Media with Celine Navarro
gesso, watercolor backgrounds, mixing textures

week 3 | Stitching with Amy Tan
stitching with templates, fancy stitches, fabric + paper

week 4 | Mist with Geralyn Sy
masking, resist, more ideas for most

Please >>>CLICK HERE<<< if you want to join us in August!!!


Earn 1000 Calico Points per subscription for you and your friend until July 15th!

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