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The new Studio Calico Letterpress 2.0 class by Geralyn Sy is now available for registration and will remain open for enrollment. This workshop will give you an in depth look at how Geralyn incorporates Letterpress into her creative process and she will show you five fun techniques on printing with Studio Calico letterpress plates for your projects.

Here’s what you’ll get when you enroll for Letterpress 2.0:

  • Detailed PDF from Geralyn with insight into how she fits Letterpress into her creative process
  • 1 video and 4 PDF tutorials sharing new techniques for Letterpress from Geralyn
  • Access to a class messageboard where you can discuss Letterpress with Geralyn and your fellow students
  • Challenges to keep you inspired and creating all month long!

You will also receive these bonus digital printable journal cards and accents and die cut files from In A Creative Bubble.



And if you’re totally new to letterpress, you may like to enroll in the Letterpress Bundle  where you’ll have access to both Letterpress 2.0 and the introductory Letterpress class taught by Tina Azmus last September 2013. You can read the details of the introductory Letterpress class by Tina here.

I hope you’ll join this awesome class. If you are, see you in class on June 1st! 🙂

Project Life | Week 18, 19 & 20

Welcome to the reveal of Studio Calico June Hello, Hello kit!

It was one of those times that I wish I could have 10 sets of the kit and add-ons! *laugh* This June’s kit is definitely my all time favorite to date. Lots of gorgeous summer colors that popped up right at me.

And this would be the first time ever that I’ve created 3 weeks worth of my Project Life spreads with a single kit and add-ons. Absolutely productive!

So here are my spreads using the Hello, Hello Project Life Kit, Guten Tag (PL add-on1), G’day (PL add-on2), Aloha stamp set and Hello, Hello Paper Pad.

Week 18



I’m using the main Hello, Hello Project Life Kit only for this week.

A couple of close ups on this spread.


The gold PL card is one of my favorites!


The aquas, orange, pink colors, are just lovely!

Week 19



The left page is from Guten Tag (PL add-on1) and the right page is from G’day (PL add-on2).

I tried out a new page protector from Daily Flash October Afternoon 12×12 with 3×3 pockets. Love this config to bits!



Week 20



I used a mix of Hello, Hello Project Life KitGuten Tag (PL add-on1), G’day (PL add-on2), Aloha stamp set and Hello, Hello Paper Pad in this week’s spread.


I love that ampersand cut from Hello, Hello Ampersand Cut by Paige Evans!


And the ‘fun’ cut is from Hello, Hello Cut by In A Creative Bubble (Geralyn Sy). I matte it with one the papers from the 4×6 Hello, Hello Paper Pad and cut out the outline.

Right at this moment, I’m current on my Project Life documentation and I hope to stay on this momentum for a while. 🙂

I hope you’ve enjoyed my PL pages and see you again soon!

  • NolwennMay 30, 2014 - 12:23 am

    Beautiful pages !
    I missed the Aloha stamp set twice (both at the presale and at the sale) 🙁

  • Christine NMay 30, 2014 - 5:55 am

    Wow, I really love those OA square page protectors! Will need to get myself some! I love all these pages you did with the Hello Hello kits. Very inspiring and so pretty!

  • Julie {CalleLillyCafe}June 1, 2014 - 1:07 am

    Yes I’m still a fan! Love the 3×3 squares too! I need some of those! Love all the details Leena! Fabulous pages!

  • ColetaJuly 14, 2014 - 9:09 am

    So much inspiration in this page. I’m starting my Project Life soon. I’m currently collecting pictures right now.

Hello! I’m back again. Yes I know I’ve been absent for two weeks and I have good reasons for not being here sooner. I’ve finally got a new job! Yes!! I’m soooooo excited when I was first contacted by a headhunter and after a long 5 weeks of waiting, going through 3 stages of interviews and waiting again, they finally offered me a job immediately right after I went in for the last interview! I have since gone back to work, starting my new role last week and I was away on a business trip few days ago. I’m truly blessed and thankful for this wonderful opportunity and definitely looking forward to new challenges.

So, I’m a little late sharing my sneaks on Studio Calico June’s Hello, Hello kit and I can’t wait to share the full reveal in a few days time. Studio Calico have once again outdone themselves with another top notch kit! You’ll see it for yourself once the reveal comes this 27th May. 🙂

Without further ado, here are a couple of sneaks from me on the Project Life kit and PL add-ons.


This is from the main Hello, Hello Project Life kit only.


This is from the Project Life Add-on 1 called Guten Tag. Love this add-on so much! The Kal Barteski chipboard shapes and stamp are my favorites from this add-on!


And this from Guten Tag as well. 🙂

_MG_5180aAnd my last sneak here is from Project Life Add-on 2 called G’day. Another favorite!

See you soon on reveal day on 27th May at Noon (EST)!

When I started Project Life more than two years ago, I stopped scrapping traditional layouts. Occasionally I would just whipped out a page or two the past two years, or maybe none at all. I have truly enjoyed making pages and pages of layouts for five solid years until end of 2011 I suddenly felt like I would never want to touch my scrapbook supplies anymore. You know that kind of feeling that you’re so sick of everything and you just want to step away and take a long break?

I didn’t really pick it up again as I’m happy doing my Project Life, week after week, documenting my day to day memories. My last layout I made was last July for my {entreARTistes} Magazine assignment. So, last weekend I had a photo shoot session with my girlfriend’s little girl Alyssa, and looking at her photos the past two days gave me a very strong urge to want to make a layout! *laugh* This feels like having a crave during pregnancy and I felt exactly the same last night. Ideas were running through my mind in the middle of the night! I stopped short of getting out of my bed to scrap immediately. Yes, the urge was THAT strong! 🙂

AlyssaHow can one not want to make something out of these photos of such a feisty and adorable little girl right?!

The first thing I did this morning when I woke up was head straight to my scrap room, of course after I brushed my teeth and had a good cup of coffee.

I had two solid hours of putting my page together. I felt a little apprehensive when I started printing these photos, wondering to myself if I still have it, if I could still pull through a decent layout.

Here’s what I came out with this morning. I’m pretty happy it came out alright.


The Flourishes Cuts I purchased recently from TwoPeas by Wilna Furstenberg were put to good use with my Cameo. I love that the cuts added a soft touch to the photos.

I painted some colors just between the leaves with Studio Calico Mister Huey’s Watercolor Set to make it pops. I’ve also sprinkled the cardstock with a little of Mister Huey’s Dark Calico and Mary Mary mists.


I’m loving the Essentials Wood Veneer Stars from Studio Calico! When the collection was released a couple of moths ago, I immediately grabbed a pack and added them to my wood veneer collection.


The What I Love About You cut is also by Wilna Furstenberg from TwoPeas. I love her cuts and I’ve already bought some to cut for my Project Life pages.


I have some leftover of the Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text stickers from my Lancelot PL add-on from Camelot, adhered it together with some words I cut out from Pink Paisee Color Wash “Shine” patterned paper.


This layout will go to Alyssa’s momma. It’s considered as a token of appreciation for letting me use her lovely little to photograph her in the tutus sold by my best friend Ally.

Tutu is from TutusandTux.

Well, it’s a productive day for me and I’m glad that I’m still able to make a pretty decent page after all these months of hiatus. 🙂

Hope you’re having a great week so far!

  • Linda MorganMay 6, 2014 - 11:15 pm

    Well you haven’t lost your touch, this page is awesome and the tutu is gorgeous.

  • Christine NMay 7, 2014 - 5:08 am

    You’ve still got the 12×12 layout magic touch! So soft & beautiful!

  • MiraMay 9, 2014 - 11:16 pm

    And this is pure perfection! Love it! You should definitely do it more often! xx

  • SamSamMay 23, 2014 - 12:44 am

    this is simply gorgeous Leena! Love your work as always!

  • Sonja KleinMay 23, 2014 - 8:02 pm

    I like what you did with the foto’s of the nice little girl!!

  • Julie {CalleLillyCafe}June 1, 2014 - 1:36 am

    Love the layout! Love Wilna too! And that adorable little girl! Such sweet photos!

Happy NSD Everyone!

Are you ready for some fun filled day of chat, challenges and LOTS of prizes to be won?

2014NSDThe Studio Calico NSD challenge has just kicked off about an hour ago. Do head over to the blog here for the complete line up of events for today and the forum for challenges hosted by some of the talented SC members.

Here’s the first challenge to start off this wonderful day!

Isn’t this color combo gorgeous?

These colors are my absolute favorite! Aqua, navy, pink and a touch of gold. Love!


You should be able to find these colors in Studio Calico’s most recent kits, CamelotBluegrass Farm, and Office Hours

If you have your own stash to play with, use them! 🙂

And here’s my take on this color challenge of my Project Life week 17.



I pulled together these list of supplies to make this spread.

Camelot Project Life Kit – PL Cards; Camelot PL Add-on Lancelot – Stamp, Embossed Tiny Text; Bluegrass Farm – 4×6 Paper Pad; Printshop – Wood Veneer StarVellum Die CutsTransparent Word; Essentials – Blue & Aqua Enamel Dots; Color Theory – Red Enamel Dots; Camelot Printable – In A Creative BubbleHello Forever ; Others – 4×6 Grid CardsMister Huey’s Watercolor Set, 4×6 grid cards


I have always been a huge fan of the 4×6 grid cards, so I used them on this spread together with the Camelot Project Life Kit PL cards and some of Bluegrass Farm papers from the 4×6 Paper Pad which has the navy color.


I love that gold badge from Bluegrass Farm PL add-on Gertrude! So glad that I saved it and put it to good use on this spread.

_MG_4724aI’m also making use of the loose pieces of Wood Veneer StarVellum Die Cuts and Transparent Word from the Printshop collection in this week’s spread. I love Printshop and I hope they’ll re-stock some of the embellishments again.


That navy paper from Bluegrass Farm 4×6 Paper Pad is lovely. I’m just glad that SC now includes extra 4×6 paper pads every month. They really come in good use when I need extra cards for my 4×6 pockets.


Another good excuse to clear up my Thickers. I’m using Notebook on this card and I have to say they’re my most loved piece in my alphas collection. Notebook is actually from Studio Calico Here and There collection but unfortunately it has been discontinued.


This 4×6 grid card on the top right was painted with Mister Huey’s Watercolor. I added some blue, pink and black and painted them randomly over the card, then added the photo of Ethan, cut out one of the PL cards from Camelot PL kit and completed the card with a label and alphas.


And that strips of Cosmo Cricket Embossed Tiny Text from Lancelot is my favorite! I think I’ve used up almost everything from the whole sheet of stickers. 🙂

_MG_4736aI hope you like what I came out with for my Week 17 using the color combo. Do try this challenge and upload your projects to the Studio Calico gallery by May 11th and tag #NSD1 in your description to stand a chance to win some great prizes!

Have a fun time scrapping!

  • Julie {CalleLillyCafe}May 4, 2014 - 5:08 am

    LOVE this color combo! And yes, Leena you did a fab job once again! Love your layout! Happy NSD!

  • pamelaMay 4, 2014 - 10:44 am

    I love your spread! And I love to see you using another pocket protector design 🙂

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