Tuesday, July 26, 2011

CHA and Studio Calico!

I had a major scrapbook dream of mine come true a month or so ago when I took a "behind the scenes" role with the most amazing company- Studio Calico. Everything about SC, from the incredible owners April & Greg, to the on site staff in Kentucky, the uber talented Design Team, and most importantly all the sassy, outgoing, friendly, creative members of the SC online community is just tops in this crazy industry! The last 7 or so weeks have been a whirlwind... talk about baptism by fire- jumping in right at the start of CHA prep, but what a time to jump in with the launch of three brand new lines- Autumn Press, Memoir and Classic Calico! I am in LOVE with each and everyone of these lines! By the time you get to my blog you have probably seen all the awesome things the DT did with the new products! I am guessing you can't wait to get your hands on it! Well as I was viewing all the projects as they were coming in I realized that I had to play a little myself, and when we realized that most of the journals were either blue or yellow it was the perfect excuse for me to make something too!

So how in love with the new journals are you? OK- I will admit it, I was a little intimidated by having to bind it myself at first... I was going to take the easy way out and just use binder rings, but I really wanted to use the herringbone fabrip (one of my top 10 pieces from the release) from the Classic Calico Line... so the novice book binder in me armed with some instructions from April tackled the book binding, and was it ever EASY! Maybe even easier than binder rings ;)

So... here is my journal... just a little sketchbook to keep inspiration, sketches, ideas in!


Now for the rest of the products in my top 10 from the new release...
I consider these all MUST HAVES:

10. 6x6 paper pads- OK I know this is cheating since there are 3 - but love small scale print of patterns!
9. Teal label stickers - love the new texture- so easy to write on!
8.Houndstooth Background Stamp
7. Woodgrain journal
6. Memoir Scrap Pads- Love the pop of red with the talk bubble
5. Star & Focal Point Papers from Classic Calico (especially the B sides!
4. Autumn Press Die Cut Tags
3. FabRips from Classic Calico Collection (perfect grey herringbone)
2. Kraft Star Stickers- I have yet to meet a star I didn't love!
and drum roll please.....
1. Wood Veneer Asterisks---- I think I might need to buy a gazillion of these!

So, here is your chance to win it before you can buy it ;) I am going to give away my top 2 items- the Kraft Star Stickers and Wood Veneer Asterisks... All you have to do is leave a comment on this post between now and 10:00 pm EST tomorrow (Wed.) I will then draw a winner and post on Thursday!

Oh I have to add in that while I PROMISE we will get you your prize if you are the winner we are still waiting for some of it to arrive at the barn, so be patient with us, it may take a few days to get it on its way to you!

93 comments:

  1. The asterisks are awesome! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  2. fun idea for the mini :) and congrats again on the new adventure with SC!

    ShellyJ

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  3. Thanks for the chance to win! Love your mini book!

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  4. Love your mini (and those new veneers too)!

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  5. Love the sketchbook idea! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  6. So great to see your inspirations with SC since your designs are always fantastic! Totally agree with their choice to bring you on board!

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  7. Your sketchbook came out fantastic . . . thanks for a chance to win!

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  8. Thanks for sharing you mini book and you favorite top ten, and thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. Love your mini!! Thanks for the chance to win some SC goodies!!

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  10. The binding is awesome! I'll be waiting for a blog about this process :) Congrats on an awesome new job!

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  11. love the new wood veneer pieces too! wonderful mini - thanks for the chance to win!

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  12. Love your mini album! I'm loving all the wood veneers too!!

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  13. Love what you did with the mini!

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  14. Love your work! Those asterisks are a favorite of mine.

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  15. Great job on the journal! And great job narrowing your faves list to 10 - I don't think I could do that; so much crafty goodness that SC has just released! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the chance to win!

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  16. love how your album came together--the twine and the chipboard tag are perfect accents!

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  17. Love that mini! And about the give away - woohoooo! The kraft stars are my fave new product :)

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  18. Oh, I LOVE what you did with this! That great front just pops!!

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  19. Congrats on joining the SC team! I love your journal. It's definitely on my "to get" list. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  20. love the idea of that sketchbook :)
    thanks for the chance to win
    muaaaa
    elisa

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  21. Great sketchbook!! I am going to be begging for instructions on binding one like that so get ready!! Thanks for the chance to win - i need a gazillion of those asterisks too!

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  22. great project
    great new lines

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  23. Loved the front cover on your journal..thanks for the chance to win!

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  24. I love your Sketchbook! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  25. Cute idea for the mini-book! Love your top 10 list too!

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  26. I love what you did with the mini! It and Memoir are my faves from the show!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. Love your mini album! Thanks for sharing it.

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  28. I just realized that my girls would love to make these journals! And the asterisks and stars? Perfect!

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  29. What a great idea w your sketchbook.. and I agree.. those asterisks and stars are just FAB

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  30. Those asterisks are definitely up high on my top 10 list too!

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  31. The wood asterisks are my fav!!! I'm going to need several packs of those for sure!

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  32. Really liking the fabrips this round!

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  33. I'm loving these little journals. Yours is amazing! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  34. your mini journal is amazing - LOVE the green color!

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  35. Super cute journal. Love the green!

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  36. Congrats on your new role - must be so cool to see the inner workings :) Love the journal - that's the great idea to use the fabrips as journal binding !!

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  37. Love the color of your mini...gorgeous! I can't wait till all the new goodies hit the SC store!

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  38. love the book binding idea-going to have to try that!!!

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  39. Aren't the Fab Rips awesome? Love your mini! The kraft stars and veneer astericks are on my list, so I would love to win them! Thanks for the chance! ~Marti R.

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  40. Oooo love the idea of using the journal for a sketchbook... I may just have to borrow that idea!

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  41. Thanks for a chance to win, love the wood veneer products!

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  42. Fantastic inspiration journal! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  43. Super cute little book you've made:D Love the new stuff from SC.

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  44. I love the mini book so much that I'm hoping they have it at CKC!

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  45. Love the idea of an inspiration journal! The kraft stars and the veneer asterisks are two of my favorites of the new releases as well.

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  46. Cute sketcketchbook ... I LOVE those asterisks.

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  47. What a great idea to use the little album as a sketchbook!

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  48. Great mini-album! I love the Autumn Press collection...beautiful!

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  49. how amazing that you get to see the behind the scenes stuff at SX! love how you used the mini...and great binding job!

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  50. love the unexpected green on your woodgrain cover

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  51. Those are 2 of my favorite items as well! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  52. Love your mini! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  53. Gotta have it all! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
    SueinMtVernon

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  54. your mini is cute. I'd love to win the veneer asterisks :) thanks!!

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  55. I love these new lines! And yes, I can't wait to play with them! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  56. Love the sketchbook - great job!!

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  57. Those asterisks are sooo cute! Thanks for the chance.

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  58. Great sketchbook - love the wood grain! Also, love the wood veneer and can't wait to try them!

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  59. Love the green on the sketchbook! It looks great with the herringbone fabrip binding. I love the idea of mini-books but never seem to get around to making them. LOL.

    Thanks for the chance to win those great asterisks!

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  60. Psh, just TEN faves?? ;-)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  61. your post is so sweet! i think your binding turned out fantastic! i love your list of ten favs! it sure is hard to pick, there are so many new things coming out! i'm really excited and can't wait to see it all. thank you! :-)

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  62. Oh boy... The asterisk are a MUST HAVE on my stash!!!

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  63. Oh the wood veneer asterisk are amazing and atte the number one thing I am looking forward to!

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  64. love what you did with the mini! WOW! I'm inspired!

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  65. what a fabulous idea, i need to get me a sketch/ideas book. welcome to SC :)

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  66. That journal will be super fun to work with. Thanks! Welcome to the SC family!!

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  67. Love the mini!! I am so excited for so many pieces of the new release!! Thanks for the chance!

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  68. great sketchbook....i would love to learn how you did the binding with the fabrips. thanks for the chance to win!

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  69. Amazing work!!! Super excited about all the new stuff!
    - April W

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  70. love the sketchbook...that's such a neat idea!!

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  71. Great idea to use this as a sketchbook.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  72. Love your sketchbook-great idea! thanks for a chance to win!

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  73. Love the sketchbook. TFS :oD

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  74. Love the sketchbook. Can't wait to see the new wood veneer products in person!

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  75. Shannon, that journal looks imagine. And congrats on the behind the scenes gig!!!

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  76. Love your work...thanks for the chance to win!

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  77. Love the journal! Sounds like you had a great time!

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  78. I'm thinking the asterisks are my favorite from all the lines too! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  79. Wood Veneer Asteriks?? Count me in!

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  80. Those asterisks are totally fun!

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  81. Hi Shannon! I know I missed the drawing, but still wanted to comment on your book. When I checked your blog the other day, your post wasn't up yet and I forgot to come back - oops! Cool project! And...your comment about stars made me smile. I always love your use of stars and can really see you using the asteriks, too. :)

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