Archive for Listopad, 2014


Welcome at the Park Ave.


Studio Calico December at ‚Park Ave.‚ is spectacular this year! What a range of colours, Niagara of shades, wow! Firstly I was shocked, I was lost, had no idea what to do, what pictures choose, but after few minutes of panic I thought – ok, relax, this will be a new adventure, you will handle this, you can use that violet… 🙂 And yes, I dared to create a page (or two) using colours which are usually ‚not my thing’, and guess what – it was so fun!

november go out

Starting from the main Scrapbook Park Ave. kit only projects – as you can see they don’t look like MY typical layouts. Lovely photos of my goddaughter help me to create something crazy, happy and girly. I was inspired by the set of BG transparencies from the main kit, especially by those triangles! And of course a stamp, fabulous.

absolutely beautiful

 park ave addonsRITZ                                                HELMSLEY                                          WALDORF

Now – Park Ave. add-ons. This month’s add-ons – as you can see – are full of vibrant shades, flowers, fancy alphabets and lovely exclusive embellishments – everything what I love most! It was more than FUN playing with them. I made only two layouts but I hope that I will find more time to make more becasue I still have lots of inspiring details to use.

happy day with you

Yes – typical ME on this page 🙂 My gesso base, favourite watercolours, inky splashes, pencil doodles, leaves… I couldn’t resist! Do you still like this kind of projects? Even if they are Anna-Maria’s ‚classisc’?

comfort and joy

Please don’t forget about this month’s digitals! They are available right now at the SC shop >>> HERE.



Mini book – winter theme.

It happened. This is a first ‚snowy’ day in Poland. Tomorrow I’m leaving to Madrid for a weekend so I hope I will grab some sunny weather before I will be freezing here. As I mentioned in a few posts earlier, I am going to teach classes in Bambola Casa Creativa once again. This time we will make two layouts and a winter theme mini book! I prepared the project almost month ago and today I want to share it. Becasue we had a fabulous and sunny autumn this year I didn’t have any ‚winter feeling’ photos to create the album. I decided to use some of my favourite Pinterest peeks and placed them into my mini.


This album is not very typical for me. Why? because it has a complicate construction which is usually ‚not my thing’. It consists of three tiny albums folded into one… it’s even hard to explain how I made it, but you have to believe me that it works, it’s possible to combine everything into one, fancy mini book. You can spy some letterpressed elements on the pages, also blind prints, lots of stitching and tiny watercoloured elements. I used inspiring Oh Snap Boutique journal cards and my favourite October Afternoon ‚Silent Night’ stickers.

Winter theme album 1

Oh Snap Boutique cards were my main inspiration here, but I think that October Afternoon embellishments suits great to this album. I mixed them with lovely Amercian Crafts, Dear Lizzy, Amy Tangerine and Crate Paper papers sponsored by ArtWorkshop, added few die-cuts made with Big Shot stencils and Studio Calico dies…

winter theme album 2


winter theme album 3

That’s all for today. I have to pack my lagguage and prepared for Saturday. If I won’t forget I will make some photos from the classes and will share with you after I come back. Spanish ladies are always so creative! I’m sure they will combine something spectacular with the kits. Wish me good luck and safety trip to Madrid and I wish you fabulous and creative weekend guys! See you next week!


‚Park Ave.’ sneak peeks.

It will be an extraordinary December at Studio Calico. You won’t find any typical, christmassy supplies, no ‚very merry’ colours and any ‚holly jolly’  things, oh… ok, maybe some, somewhere in the add-ons. Instead of them there are lots of juicy colours, vivid embellishments and flowers! So excited!

Here are some of my sneaks. If you are interested in other creative team peeks check out the official Studio Calico sneak peek site >>>> HERE.

november go 1

absolutely 2

These two above are made with ‚Park Ave.’ main scrapbook kit only. And these below – are mixed with add-ons.

happy day with you 1

comfort and joy 1

I have to mention about this month’s amazing exclusive offer for Studio Calico subscribers. This time you can preorder fabulous GOLDEN YEAR 2o15 CALENDAR!!!


Your calendar needs some sparkle that will last year round, and this gold foil letterpress calendar will ensure that every day in 2015 is met with the perfect measure of shine. Go ahead, gild every day in gold. This exclusive offer is for subscribers only and will ship with your monthly subscription order with no additional shipping fees, no matter where you are! Available for a limited time while supplies last.

Not a subscriber? Join us for exclusive discounts and promotions!


This month you have a great possibility to check out how it works and pay only $1!!! Get the monthly subscription of you choice: scrapbook, project life or card with these codes: DOLLARSB, DOLLARPL and DOLLARCD now and make yourself a great present before Christmas!


Last sneaks :: classes in Tres Cantos

This is my last post with sneak peek of the projects prepared for my upcoming classes in Spain (November 22nd). I’ve already posted informations about first layout from the morning classes >>> HERE, and close-ups and instructions to the mini book class >>> HERE. Today I share sneaks and some important facts about the second layout preapred for morning classes.


Thanks to my fabulous sponsore – October Afternoon – you will be able to work with awesome supplies from the ‚Silent Night‚ line! I was so inspiring by these muted colours, the mix of warm pink and cyan with a pop of green – georgeous. I mixed various media and different techniques in this project. I will show you basic acrylic techniques like impasto and dry brush, next we will add some watercolours but this time we will be using October Afternoon ‚Sprinklers’ which are special mediums and they work like any other in this industry. Then we will add stamping, shadow stamps, doodling, there will be lots of layering and a teeny tiny construction work as well. I will also instroduce you to the silk screen and show you how to work with it using acrylic paint.


WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THIS PART OF CLASS: first of all – calipers (calibrador, compás), a ruler, pencil, various brushes (smooth and tough, rather small and flat), an old credit card, give card, any card or palette knife (spatula), glue, double sided tape, dimentional foam, a cup of water or little jar. You can bring your own media – watercolours, gelatos, neocolors II, mists, sprinklers… If you have any ink pads which will suit to this colour palette from the picture – take them. I used one big photo – 10x13cm. You can bring one big photo or two small ones – I will help you compose them together and suit them into the composition.

It’s all! See you there in Tres Cantos in two weeks! 🙂 Can’t wait to meet you (bring some tinto de verano and churros!) haha!


Tis’ The Season :: mini book classes :: Spain!

Hola chicas!!! It’s only two weeks left till our meeting in Tres Cantos! I know that there are only few more places to sign up so if you are still of the fence you can make your decision after reading this sneak peek post.

Bambola Noviembre kopia kopia

En esta ocasión la tendremos en la tienda de Tres Cantos en Madrid (Comercio, 13 28760 Tres Cantos Madrid) , será  el 22 de Noviembre y tendremos talleres distintos por la mañana y por la tarde. Así que si quieres pasar todo el día empapándote de las novedades y tendencias en scrapbooking, estos son tus talleres!!!

To sign up for the classes please write here: to Bambola shop or call:  91 786 41 78

Last time I updated the information post with some sneaks of one of the layouts from the morning classes, if you want to get the details please click >>>  HERE. Today I would like to introduce you to the close ups of mini book classes.

TTS mini book 1

First of all – it won’t be a typical mini album with a hard, mixed-media feeling. This time I decided to make something more complicated in the structure and more elegant just with some subtle mixed-media elements inside. The construction is combined with three mini albums gathered together and closed into a mini book.

The techniques I incorporated into this project are: basic letterpressing made with ink pads, some dlicate watercolours and splashes, die-cutting using BigShot, creating some hande-made embellishments using stamps,  lots of stitching and elements of construction.

TTS mini book 2

You will be working with lovely supplies from various companies: October Afternoon, Crate Paper, American Crafts, Oh Snap Boutique, Studio Calico and Studio Tekturek.

TTS mini book 3


Basics like: long ruller, sharp scissors, glue, strong double-sided tape, craft knife. You will need NEEDLES!!! Don’t forget about it. If you have any threads in various colours – please take them as well. I will bring the colour which I used in my project, but maybe you will be interested in other as well so please take them with you. Other thing – crop-a-dile or something to makes holes, punching, sets eyelets. Stamps of you choice – I will bring mine, but it will be your project so probably you will want to use any spanish words which I don’t have in my drawer, so you can organize them by yourself. If you have ANY embroidery stencils by Amy Tangerine or any other please bring them. I will have mine but if we will have more your work will be faster, please help me with it!
Besides – you will need basic brushes, watercolours or mists or gelatos or neocolors II – whatever you have at home. Of course a cup of water and paper towel are always welcome during my classes 🙂

TTS mini book 4

Oh, if you have any gold media like mists or acrylic paint or gold glitter or gold foil – whatever – bring it! The gold colour suits perfect to this colour palette I propose you for this album. Remember – this is only the example what you can create from the kit. If you are more mixed-media scrapbooker it’s ok! I will bring more letterpress plates than I used in my album, we can add more gesso and watercolours if you want, I can work with you in this case and help you create something with a strong mixed-media feeling. I want you to be happy and staisfied during the class. I will be there for you so I will make anything you want for a few hours at that Saturday.

TTS mini book 6

PICTURES:  I had no time and no proper pictures from last December in my drawer, so used few peeks from my Pinterest boards. I count on you taht you will bring some of your favourites! Remember that it don;t have to be typical december topic, you can preapre also pictures from november or other winter mood. You can also treat this project as a Proejct Life becasue we weill be working with typical PL card size – you use supplies from the kit and hande-made journal cards created during classes in your PL spreads! It’s not needed to close these memories in a mini book. During this workshop you will get to know how to create special journaling cards with your own photos, using letterpress, blind prints, layering, watercolours…

In my project I used eight photos in typical, small 7×10 cm size. You already see the colour palette for the project – try to find something what will be rather simmilar to these colours or use just black and white pictures.

TTS mini book 7

The last information is – you can treat this mini book as your this year December Daily album. You will find lots of christmassy ‚October Afternoon’ ‚Silent Night’ goodies in you kits so your project can looks like typical DD album. The decision is yours. Hope you will enjoy the class. I will be back with the sneaks of the last layout next week. If you have any questions please ask in a comment below or send a message to Sandra Padovano  or the Mer Gayo Val. Besos!


First 2o15 workshops announcement.

There is a city calls Valladolid not far away from Madrid where one nice girl has her own scrapbooking shop. This lovely, tiny shop will have its first birthday in January, and… Saray (Tiffet – the owner of this place) invite me to be her guest at the b-day party!!! Primer aniversario de TiFFeT Scrapbooking event will take place in Valladolid at the last weekend of January. I will be teaching mixed media classes together with my dear friend Maria Blazquez from Barcelona! Two days of various techniques, layouts and mini albums.

tiffet with Maria

I will prepare two layouts and one mini album especially for those classes. I am going to organize new supplies, papers, special embellishments to make these classes remarkable. I will share with you with some new acrylic techniques, repeat some basics about watercolours and mix it with something new… I will share sneaks and more informations in December when the projects will be ready. You can be sure that there will be lots of various colours, different mediums and lots of fun! Join us for these two days of joy in the middle of Spanish winter. All the details on Tiffet’s site >>> HERE.


25 Days :: December Daily classes

And here they are! Impantiently awaited December Daily classes at Studio Calico! This year workshops will be leading by Stephanie Bryan – yeah! Stephanie will be teaching this class to coordinate with Ali Edwards’ December Daily® kit, and she’ll share plenty of prompts and videos to give you that extra bit of motivation you need to make a gorgeous album during the busiest season of the year.


Stephanie will share foundation pages beginning in November, and she’ll provide daily updates through December to culminate in a complete album. While supplies last, 25 Days students will receive an exclusive class kit containing journal cards, a 4x3in stamp set, tulle ribbon, badges and die cut stars. This kit will ship for free, no matter where you live. Quantities are limited, so enroll now to reserve yours!!!



  • 7 videos from Stephanie covering getting organized, foundation pages, finished pages, and 4 techniques you can incorporate into your own pages.
  • A PDF with a detailed look at Stephanie’s foundation pages.
  • Daily PDFs starting December 5th that share Stephanie’s completed pages, along with her tips and tricks for keeping up with her album in the busy holiday season.
  • A peek into the albums of our 5 contributors – they’ll each be sharing 5 pages during December.
  • Access to a class message board and gallery, where you can share and learn with your teacher and fellow students.
  • Weekly challenges to inspire you to use what you’ve learned.


In order for the promo to apply correctly, must have both the Merry and Bright foil countdown stickers and Number Wood Veneers in cart. Code must be entered at checkout. Offer not valid on previous purchases. Refunds will not be issued for misused or non-entered codes. Offer expires 11/8/14 at noon EST and is valid while supplies last.

Bonus Digital Files :

  • Printable Journal Cards & Accents from Hello Forever.
  • Cut files from Hello Forever.
  • Photo collage templates in 3×4, 4×6 and 6x8in from Shanna Noel.
  • Digital brushes of the stamps in the class kit.

There are some recommended supplies for your this year December Daily albums. These are some items of my choice which find a place in my basket 🙂 Once again I chose gold. HERE you can find more gold goodies from the Studio Calico shop.

gold goodies

  1.  Gold Heidi Swapp mist – one of my favourites gold sprintklers ever. If you don;t have it already in your drawer, you should order it now.
  2.  Gold ZINK glitter – no christmas without glitter, this is obvious.
  3.  In love with these Ashley’s G’s gold rub-ons. Lately I bought only one piece so now I won’t make a mistake and I will take three sets if they are still available 🙂
  4.  Gold mini album 4×4 – I really love to work with this mini album so chose it for my this year December Daily.
  5.  And those fancy wood veneer numbers – must have of the season.
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