Archive for Sierpień, 2013



A while ago we were at the cinema at the latest Disney Pixar movie – Planes. Before the films stared I had a minute to took this picture of my boys – adorable cousins. Few days ago I received the box full of Studio Calico goodies from new collections – I just couldn’t resist! I had to combine something. I decided to use a paper pocket with transparent window – to hinde the tickets from the movie, and create a vibrant palette with orange from the tickets, neon green, neon yellow and turquoise shades – everything on my favourite white base.

Planes kopia

supplies I used: AC White Cardstock, That-A-Way papers from the 12×12 Paper Pad: By Plane, Mauntain Pass, That-A-Way Stitched Pockets, Magical Envelopes (if you don;t need a neon green elements you can also use THat-A-Way Envelopes), Magical Tiny neon Alpha, That-A-Way Chipboard Thickers – Buckaroo, That-A-Way Plastic Die-Cut Arrows, That-A-Way Mister Huey’s Sky, Neon Yellow mini MIster Huey’s, Atlantic Vellum Die Cuts Shapes, Atlantic Cork Arrow and Chevron, Atlantic Cork Circle Stickers.





Double Scoop :: part II


I hope yesterday a huge part of you Studio Calico lovers bought your dreamy kits! Remember that today you also have an opportunity to grab some from this ‚Double Scoop’ site! Once again I past you the follow links, so you can move there directly from my blog:

‘Double Scoop’ Scrapbook Main Kit, ‘Double Scoop’ Project Life Main Kit, and three scrapbook add-ons: 1 – ‘Sprinkles’, 2 – ‘Licorice’ and 3 – ‘Waffle Cone’. In addition to these beauties you can also find: ‘Double Scoop’ Card Kit, ‘Bubblegum’ card add-on and ‘Mint Chip’ Project Life add-on.

Lazy summer afternoon in the garden – this is my sweetest memory from my residency in United Kingdom, and this page is all about this feeling. White coluds all over the sky, no work, just chilling 🙂

I long to be out in the sun with no work to be done

You is kind,
You is smart,
You is important.
This is my favourite phrase from the movie ‚The Help’ – I think you know this film. I used the photo of my best friends with her daughter when she was crying and Katrin explained her what is good and what’s not… I think it’s adorable and touching…

YOU is kind smart and important

Everybody know that – I’m a witch 🙂 a kind of… I’m weird and not everybody like me at the first sight. Sometimes I have really bad days, bad dreams… ahahah scary! I use that amazingly mysterious paper as a base and I added more watercolour actions, more mists (also my favourite neon pink!), the photo, and a circle full of different thoughts, shades, moods… this is me. Sometimes it rains and sometimes it’s sunny inside my head. So many different feelings, various moods, weird decisions, dangerous thoughts… all of them were so close when I was combining this page.

Time is NOW

My main kit only page looks vibrant beacuse of the mix of bright shades of blue, green and yellow – this palette always works! My favourite composition, layering, watercolours, pencilling… looks nice, but… First I made a HORRIBLE layout! it was something… a disaster!!! I’ve never destroyed any of my pages – this one was the first. I mixed gold doily with cuted flowers, yellow transparency frame and yellow neon mist – catastrophe… I decided not to show it to anybody, but… I had to prepared a Main Kit Only layout so… I cuted the photo and a few printable elements, changed the colour, changed the base and create something new using well know palette and everything went smooth.

You Matter

You know – every time I work in this group of amazing girls, beautiful artists, each time I receive a box with new goodies I feel so good and I really can’t express how much I am appriciate that I can work here in Studio Calico and share with you my vision of their choices. This is like a great adventure month by month.


Double scOOp :: Studio Calico September kits!


September kits?! No way!!! It’s already autumn mood in the air… nope, you will definitely find more summer than fall compositions on my this month projects. This month’s ‚Double Scoop’ kits are crazy, there are numberous things which are so inspiring! I made nine (nine!!!) layouts this month, so I will publish them in two post. The first one will be today and the second I will show you tomorrow. But if you are so impatient as I am 🙂 you can find them all NOW in Studio Calico Gallery.

First of all, one of the most important information – which kits I get this month: ‚Double Scoop’ Scrapbook Main Kit, ‚Double Scoop’ Project Life Main Kit, and three scrapbook add-ons: 1 – ‚Sprinkles’, 2 – ‚Licorice’ and 3 – ‚Waffle Cone’. In addition to these beauties you can also find: ‚Double Scoop’ Card Kit, ‚Bubblegum’ card add-on and ‚Mint Chip’ Project Life add-on.

Main kits and add-on kits are available for purchase at 12:00 am EST on 8/28/2013.
Remember, the links to purchase the Scrapbook, Card, or Project Life kits will not work until this time.

I open my this month’s gallery with my first layout made with September kits. To create this page I used only Scrapbook add-on 3 – ‚Waffle Cone’ (totally my favourite kit for this month!). You probably saw some a piece of this work in sneaks.

YorkFirst I chose a picture in perfect shades which fit great to the colours in the kit. If you visiting my gallery often. you probably know how much I love all shades of blue and cyan – so this add-on was like a beautiful dream for me! I decided to mixed these turquoise shades with a little bit of brick red (you can also find this colour on my photo). Of course this month’s printables helped me once again to enriched the composition, created layers, etc… I also added some little touches of watercolour effect – I used different watercolour mediums like: Mister Huey’s (of course), peerless watercolours and something new – watercolour Progresso crayons. I was so happy to had an opportunity to worked with new Studio Calico lines – there are plenty of them in these month’s kits!
Oh – and I adore this photo made in old York 🙂 My son was so bored, and it was so hot there… after few houres spent on walking and sightsing he just stood like a professional model 🙂

This project is not so ‚eye catching’, but I really like it because fo it’s title. This is my sweetheart, we are together more than ten years and really… he still keeps me unders his spell! I am so proud of myself that I used this typical for Halloween sticker 🙂 you have no idea! English is not my first language, not even the second one… so if I figure out something not typical I’m proud of myself ahahahah.

under your spell

I made this photo a year ago in Morbish (it’s a little town in Austria) where I was teaching classes. HUGE HUGS FOR ALL MY AUSTRIAN GIRLS!!! We were a lot of fun with girls – they taugh me a nasty Austrian song and we took a lot of hilarious pcitures. Well – it was the end of September and the whole town was so adorable embellish with colourful pumpkings and corns and flowers… everywhere! The picture on my project is a pick of one of them, you can also see one of my favourites flat shoes – silver glitter is everywhere! 🙂 To embellish this layout I use adorable wood veneers form the scrapbook add-on 2 ‚Licorice’ – small pumpkins and tiny cat 🙂 You can find some ‚Toolbox’ printables and some ‚Double Scoop’ printables as well.

Pumpkins in Morbish

My greatest inspiration to create this page was this amazing patterned paper from the latest That-A-Way Studio Calico line! I just grabbed some printables, pieces of other papers, layered them under the photo, added embellishments, labels, lovely speech bubble from the Scrapbook Add-on 2 and the layout was already ready!


And these are awesome this month’s special goodies. Starting from my favourite – ‚Cotton Candy’ Stamp add-on for September. Add the beauty of calligraphy to your projects with this beautiful stamp set by Lindsay Letters. Whether you build the diamonds into a background or just use a word as an accent, this stamp will bring a bit of elegance to any project.


The next are amazingly inspiring, full of gold ‚Lindsay Letters’ Letterpress Card Set. This timeless set of gold metallic letterpressed cards from Lindsay Letters will look beautiful in your pocket pages – or even in a frame on your wall.

Lindsay Letter's Letterpress Card Set

The third favourite goodies are: Wood Veneer Number Set! These die cut wood veneer cards are perfectly sized for pocket pages – but they’d also be a great accent on layouts or cards.


Don’t forget about all Septmber Digitals!!!



NEW Studio Calico goodies!

This is my brand new project made with the latest Studio Calico goodies!!! They are amazing! Remembered the previous post on my blog? I showed you some samples from the latest SC reveal, now I can share my project with you all 🙂 I used some older supplies (mainly papers) and new embellishments and my fav – thickers! I didn’t forget about printables – new designs are beautiful!
I prepared a short tutorial for this fancy piece of backroud. If you are interested in details you have to move to 🙂

un tutoriel simple et rapide pour créer un fond de page dans des tons pâles de turquoise et de rose

Paris is awesome

If you are interested in details please visit my Studio Calico gallery >>> HERE <<<.

Paris 3

Supplies which you can find in a SC shop, papers: South Hampton, Rockport, Bridgeport, Seabrook, Mountain Pass, By Plane, That-A-Way 12×12 paper pad, That-A-Way 6×6 paper pad, Sleep Tight, Storytime; embellishments: thickers Buckaroo, Wood Veneer Weather Shapes, Die Cut Stars, Storytime Boy Tiny Alpha, Cloudy Thin Die Cuts, That-A-Way Mister Huey’s SKY and Storytime Mister Huey’s Mary Mary, and my favourite – printables: Storytime Labels, That-A-Way Labels, Storytime shapes and That-A-Way shapes both designed by In a Creative Bubble.

Talking about entreARTistes – do you know that brand new issue of the magazine is out!!! You can order it >>> HERE <<<.


And in the end – great news! Studio Calico shop now is full of Letterpress goodies!!! If you are interested click >>> HERE <<< or move to MY PREVIOUS ‚letterpress’ post when I link all supplies you need to try Letterpress!!! It will be ‚must have’ of the upcoming season for sure!


and more good news about LETTERPRESS CLASS!!!



NEW Studio Calico collections!


but you will be grateful for it – because this information is priceless


OK, start from my favourite watercolour medium (who would countinue to use Ecolines if these colours are so amazing, bright and vibrant?!) – Studio Calico Mister Huey’s mists! They were just restock and there are also some new shades! If you want to enrich your collection click HERE as soon as possible!!!

Mister Huey's

The second good information for today is that in Studio Calico shop you can find some new supplies from the latest collection! I didn’t introduce you these beauties before so I will make it right now.


This is my favourite line THAT – A – WAY. So warm and bright. Has a lot of amazingly beautiful embellishments and some lovely pattern papers. If you wan to buy some quick click HERE! Don’t think too much because you probably don’t have a lot of time till them will completely sold out!


There is also something for little boys and girls theme – STORY TIME collection. Dreamy patterns in pale shades of blue and pink with some lovely embellishments, also your favourite motive ‚To the Moon and Back’! You can find these adorable goodies HERE (I hope so they are still here).

There are some ATLANTIC supplies restocked as well, so if you still don’t have these papers and sea/marine-theme embellishments click HERE to buy some 🙂

This is all what you can get in the coming houres in Studio Calico shop. I wish you good hunting and beautiful projects made with these goodies!


Somerset Memories

I totally forgot about two of my latest publications in Somerset MEMORIES magazine. A while ago I received two issues (Autumn 2o12 and Spring 2o13) where you can find some of my mixed-media layouts made for various brands: LilyBee Design, Prima Marketing, Color Conspiracy and Polish brand – Makowe Pole.



In the Autumn issue you will also find my article ‚Watercolour Magic‚:



Soon you will be able to find me in the others Stampington & Co. publications! I will inform you about it on my blog. Have a beautiful evening!


Workshops in Moscow!!!

Hi everybody! This post is addressed to the Russian girls!!! The time has come – I will be teaching classes in Moscow during ‚The Atmosphere of Creativity Exhibition‚ 31st October – 3rd November 2o13!!!

Moscow 600

I will be teaching SIX!!! different classes in various mixed-media techniques like: layouts, mini albums, elements of letterpressing, art-journaling. I will introduce you to the watercolour techniques, gesso, stamping, new letterpress possibilities, art-journal inspirations. I will be yours for long three days from November the 1st till November the 3rd. All the informations will be soon available in your mother language on the >>> EVENT WEB <<<.

31 октября – 3 ноября

Москва, Тишинская площадь,
дом 1, стр. 1, выставочный центр
“Т—Модуль”, м. Белорусская

See you there!!! I still can’t believe, I was waiting for this trip for so long 🙂 Dreams come true (please sweet winter time – be good for me during these days!) 🙂


Pure madness

And it’s all about the LETTERPRESS thing! I feel so excited about these goodies, about totally new technique in scrapbooking (as you probably know the technique itself is very old and well known 🙂 I have so many ideas only if I think about the possibilities!

I’m preparing all of the goodies I will need to play during LETTERPRESS classes. If you are still sitting on the fence… just look at these beauties!!!
letterpressStudio Calico is stocking the following in mid-August, so you should click ‚notify me’ button to get a quick message that all of them are in stock!!! I am still looking for the manual machine like Cuttlebug or Big Shot (you can also use Vagabond, Epic or Evolution). I know that most of you already have it so now it’s a good time for use it in a different way! What you will need to start?



or you can buy some random colours of the inks, the sample pack in the class kit will start you off, but you’ll want more of your favorite colors  – everything you can find >>> HERE <<< in a LETTERPRESS part of SC shop.

And the most fancy thing – the PLATES! All of us just LOVE Studio Calico desings, now we can also use them for letterpress technique!!! These are some of the designs and all of them you can find >>> HERE <<<.

Letterpress templates

and – Craft Dies – thin dies are designed to work with letterpress plates and stamp sets to create your own custom accents. You can find the >>> HERE <<<.


Letterpress Class


Turn your workspace into a print shop with LETTERPRESS. Join Tina Aszmus for a month of techniques, tips and inspiration for one of the hottest trends in paper. Learn how to incorporate the art of letterpress into documenting your every day.

•New PDFs posted each Tuesday and Thursday in September
•Eight technique videos
•Over 30 new letterpressed projects – Project Life® spreads, Layouts, mini albums, and cards
•Access to a class message board and gallery
•New challenges from Tina each week

While supplies last, all students will receive a bonus class kit containing a 4x3in Studio Calico letterpress plate, a pack of sample letterpress inks from Lifestyle Crafts and 4x6in letterpress paper in white and black. This kit will ship free no matter where you are! We’ll update this page when the kit sells out.



Basic 1 color printing, 2/3 tone printing, blind impressions, creating letterpress Project Life® cards and inserts, making your own letterpress accents, mixing stamps and letterpress, letterpress + watercolor, building a pattern, putting together a large image from small elements, diecutting letterpress images to make your own accents – and much more!

You can find more details and sign up >>> HERE <<<.

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