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 […]

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 […]

Studio Calico Office Hours Scrapbook Kit – Sneak Peek

SC Office Hours Nicole Samuels

If you’re tired of winter and ready to jump into spring…you’re going to love the March scrapbooking kit from SC.  Bright kelly green and crisp navy blue – preppy and springy and just an uplifting color palette to play with if you’re dealing with the winter blahs.  My very favorite part of the the scrapbook […]

Office Hours Sneak Peek + Color Studio

Office Hours Nicole Samuels

Good Monday Morning to you!  I have to admit that I actually love Monday mornings.  Feeling refreshed from the weekend and ready to dive back into the routine.  Plus the kids head back to school, which means a clean(er) house and some creative time.  Yay for Mondays!  Speaking of creative time, I wanted to share […]

Step-By-Step Video: Studio Calico Sugar Rush


I’m up on the SC blog this morning with a video of how I put together this layout from my Sugar Rush gallery. This page uses the main kit (which is STILL AVAILABLE!) and Gum Drop mostly and of course those fabulous Sugar Rush Card Digital Stamp Brushes (available until the end of the month).  I’m a […]

Studio Calico Sugar Rush February Kit


The hearts, the colors, the gold embellishments… oh my!  This is such a lovely collection of kits this month.  I worked with the main Sugar Rush Scrapbooking Kit plus the scrapbook add ons.  (These links will only work for subscribers until full reveal at midnight tonight!) So much goodness in there.  :)  I blogged yesterday […]

Studio Calico Sugar Rush Sneaks!


It’s just about reveal time at SC!  The February kit, called Sugar Rush, goes up for sale on the 28th!  (Or midnight of the 27th… however you like to think of it.  And lucky subscribers get access at presale tomorrow (the 27th) at noon EST.  (If you’re interested in becoming a subscriber, you can click […]