Join Me for MORE Bright Ideas!!


I’m so excited to share the news!  Bright Ideas, my class from 2013, is returning to the Studio Calico Classroom this August with new challenges, new layouts, new sketches, new digital content, and new videos!!  We’re calling it MORE Bright Ideas and registration opens today.   CLASS DESCRIPTION : It’s easy to sit back and […]

Studio Calico Penny Arcade Reveal

Studio Calico Penny Arcade | Nicole Samuels

It’s reveal day!  SC’s July kit, Penny Arcade is live and you are going to love everything!  I worked with just the scrapbooking kits this month, but I’m really coveting Funnel Cake (for that stamp + the die…awesome!), the Fourth of July PL card set (oh my, this one is adorable!), and Awesome Craft Die […]

Foam Stamps: Getting Messy with SC’s Hello Hello kit

Foam Stamping Video - SC Hello Hello Kit |Nicole Samuels

I shared a start-to-finish video on the SC blog yesterday on this layout from my Hello Hello gallery. Foam stamps + paint + a circle punch = an easy and fun background.  If you haven’t yet snagged one of the gorgeous Hello Hello scrapbook kits yet (with these cool, foam stamps!), they are still available. […]

Hello Hello! Studio Calico June Kit Revealed

Studio Calico Hello Hello kit | Nicole Samuels

The June kit at Studio Calico is live and it’s a beauty.  I worked with the main Hello Hello scrapbook kit, Hola, Bonjour, and Guten Tag. My favorite kit was Hola thanks to that awesome stamp set. I used it on two of my layouts this month. Hello 4.5:  I was inspired by the Hola […]

Layout Tutorial: “Everyday” Using Studio Calico’s Camelot Kit


I don’t always think or remember to take “in process” photos of my layouts as I create them. But for whatever reason, for this layout… I remembered! And since I had some step by step shots, I decided to put together a quick video on how the page was created.  The kit I used in […]

Studio Calico Camelot


So, what do you think of this month’s kit, Camelot?!  Lovely, right?  I think this is such a perfect kit for Spring.  It just feels fresh.  :)  I worked with all the scrapbooking kits this month and here’s what I came up with…. Everyday:  This page came together really quickly once I decided to use […]

Sneaking in with Some Studio Calico Camelot Peeks


I have some last minute sneak peeks to share today!  The May kit at Studio Calico goes live tomorrow and I have a feeling it will go fast.  So many pretty colors, patterns, and pops of warm gold…it’s gorgeous. I worked with all the scrapbook add ons, but I think my favorite was Guinevere.  Those […]