STITCHED! Learn how to add stitching to your scrapbooking projects

Stitched class sneak | Nicole Samuels

There are only a couple days left to register for Paige Evans’ class, Stitched.  I can’t wait for this class to get started.  I already add quite a bit of hand stitching to my pages, but with 24 new projects and techniques, videos, tips on both machine and hand stitching…. I know I’m going to […]

Studio Calico Bluegrass Farm!

Girl Power SC Bluegrass Farms |Nicole Samuels

I think 3words sum up my Bluegrass Farm gallery pages this month:  stitching, diecuts, and patterns.  Stitching on the background, in a die cut design, and on those adorable little veneer pieces from Pip.  Diecuts created with the amazing digital stamp scrapbook kit brushes and Paige’s gorgeous flower background cut file.  And patterns?  Well, I […]

One Digital Stamp Brush, Two Ways: It’s Berry Sweet!

One Digital Stamp Brush Two Ways | Nicole Samuels

Ok, sorry for the cheesy pun there…couldn’t resist.  My kids’ corny jokes have rubbed off on me I guess! Last month I shared two cards I made using the same digital stamp brush to show how versatile these little designs are.  You don’t have to be a digital scrapbooker to make use of them!  And […]

If You Love Color…You’ll Want to Take This Class


Color is such an important part of scrapbooking.  Get your color scheme right and it unifies all the different elements on your page and showcases your photos beautifully.  Get it wrong and the whole layout can just look off.  An “off” color scheme may also overwhelm your photos and completely change the mood or emotion […]

Mini Lesson Monday: Creating a Hand-cut Script Title


Good Monday morning!  Remember this layout from my Office Hours gallery? I mentioned last week that I’d share how I created the scripted title for this page.  It’s not complicated at all and requires just a sheet or two of vellum, a pencil, and some patience.  You don’t even need to have super cute handwriting […]

Studio Calico Office Hours Scrapbook Kit – Reveal!


Happy Reveal Day all!  I’m sharing my scrapbook layouts created with the March Kit, Office Hours, today.  Remember, the kits are now available to subscribers only (non subbers will be able to purchase at midnight!).  If you are interested in starting a subscription to the scrapbook kit, card kit, or Project Life kit, you can […]

One Digital Stamp Brush, Two Different Cards


I haven’t created a  handmade card in quite a while.  But lately I’ve been feeling the urge to put aside the photos and just play with paper on a smaller scale.  I’ve said before that I’m a huge fan of the Studio Calico Digital Stamp Brushes offered each  month.  They coordinate with the kits and […]