Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lawn Party - Revealed.

Have you been to the gallery? It's rockin' with awesomeness from Studio Calico design team members, yours truly included. *cough cough* LOL.

A closer look at my layouts - which I really love. This is why I love my 'job' . . . you end up with layouts you adore with the whole of your heart. I'm a broken record, but . . yes, I think Studio Calico is the best kit club out there.

I got myself


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HRH = Hard Rock Hotel. You're probably sick of me going on and on, but I really love that place. Ha! I love that you can see some part of the Beetles mosaic at the background of the photo.

Yes, I stitched that white cardstock to make it look like a page from a notebook. Took me 3 hours, but only because I was watching TV at the same time. It's kinda hard to drool and swoon at my favorite actors and concentrate on stitching at the same time. Ha!

My first time using pinwheel on my layouts too. I'm a late-bloomer. LOL. Always, almost always 'behind' trend. :P

I stamped the NewsPrint Background stamp from Rope Swing using Brown Sugar then stamped and embossed the Numbers Border stamp with Wave Zing. I also used my Epiphany tool to make my own epoxy shapes. Misted the fabric thickers with BlueGrass Mister Huey.

i is sleeping

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I is sleepy.

Nidhi used to say I is.. I is.. I is. Took her a while to change to I am. I thought I'd remember that, and the 'babyness' of the photo just took my breath away. I miss my baby being baby!

Lightly misted the background with Bonny Blue Mister Huey and a couple drops of Lemonade because, to be honest, I wanted to play. LOL. This is probably my favorite page this month. I love how fun it looks! I stuck on a couple of Bubble Caps on the '5' flashcard, did you see that? And also embossed the Number borders stamp with Rogue Zing.

& just a note

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Just something I 'borrowed' from StoryPeople. I got that in my daily email and I thought . . OMG, that's me. :) The 'or so I hope' part is mine, though.

Embossed the ampersand with Mustard Zing and really liking the look! I got the feeling that I'm gonna be a chipboard embossing fool soon. *grins*

the happiest you

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This layout is a lift. Sweet Leah let me lift her layout for this month's member lift feature. Thank you Leah! You can see Leah's layout here.

Neha and Daddy, always the happiest when they're at the beach, digging through the rocks, bulding whatnots. In fact, we're the beach people I think. Try bringing my kids downtown during a weekend - and don't say I didn't warn you - you'll probably witness the meltdown of the year. LOL.

And again, you can see how pretty Bonny Blue is! I added some Barnwood for the lower circles too, yes, for fun. :) I used a lot of the Crate Paper Neighbourhood Sew brads - I thought they're so adorable!

Did you notice the doilies paper? The green chicken wire paper? Yup! SC Exclusive - designed by the oh-so-talented Kelly Purkey. Get yours here ➠ SC Patterned Paper.


Family time! My sister is getting married! I'm going home to Malaysia and hope to see you soon, okay? This photo was from 2009 when my other sister's wedding. :) my God, I love my family.

See you soon! xoxo


MichelleB said...

These pages are fantastic! I need that kit now. :)
Have a wonderful trip home!

Jessy Christopher said...

OMG!! You have such patience to sew on the first layout!! Your lines are so straight and your skills are amazing! Love the pin wheel too. The other layouts are just as amazing. You always left me with a HUGE WOW!! Have a good reunion with your family. Xoxo.

Unknown said...

These are stupid gorgeous!!! Love, lOve, loVe!!! Must have some Lawn Party!

Donna said...

oh sasha........each of those pages are magnificent. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the notebook one!!

Anna Sigga said...

LOVE your layouts girl - you sure know how to wow me with your color combos!

Your have such beautiful family! :D

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

seriously?!?!?! You stitched it to look like lined paper?!?!?!? WOW WOW WOW!! You are AMAZING!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee these!!! And I still love making pinwheels, so I will stay on that trend with you!!! LOL!! Have a safe and FUN trip! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jennifer said...

Sasha, your layouts are always just awesome!!! I love your style!! Have fun at your sister's wedding!! :)

Unknown said...

I love the notebook paper stitching - so cool!

And the Kraft one with the big yellow ampersand! SO CUTE! (and I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment).

These are great pages, you do great work, as always!

And congrats to your sister!

mskimmi said...

Love love love your gallery! The stitching on the first layout is immaculate. Congrats to your sister :)

Teka Cochonneau said...

Wow! Words can not describe how much I love that notebook paper stitching you did on the first one. Love everything you did this month! So fantastic!

elizabeth kartchner said...

you are BRILLIANT! Marry me... oh wait that's weird. ;)

Christa said...

These are so beautiful Sasha!! Love all the bits!

Ashley Harris said...

These are all so fabulous!

Leah said...

no thank you! love your gallery!

Kim Sonksen said...

Not only do I love those layouts (they are so cheery and colorful) bit the picture of your family is gorgeous!!!!!

Have fun with them and don't forget to share the joyous occasion with us :))

Unknown said...

So nice, so nice....sigh! Everything so nice!!! :) Miss you too!

Carla said...

Sigh, so gorgeous!! I need to lift every single one :)
Love, love the sewing!!!!!!! Love it!!

Blossom inch said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous LOs babe. I am blown away seeing all of it and what a clean look layout you created. Thanks for sharing!

Sherri said...

Gor-geee-ous family Sasha. You, my dear look beautiful. And the girlies, oh so cute in that family pic. The first layout is my fave of this bunch, oh the talent girl. I've had some new Calico goodies sitting on my craft table all week with no time to play- boo for me (although, like you I enjoy my tv too and am currently watching Gray's Anatomy instead of scrapping, lol). Well, seeing as this is a "comment" section and not a "personal letter" section I should really stop typing now. Have a fabulous time in Malaysia with all your peeps, see you soon!

Diana said...

Breathtaking Sasha. I know I keep saying that but you're amazing!
And I love the family photo! Did you all colour coordinate it or did it just turn out that way?

Stephanie Howell said...

um, hello gorgeousness. i LOVE those pinwheels! have SO Much fun with your sister! xxo

Samantha said...

OMG! these are all amazing layouts! i love how you use your brights and the designs are so inspiring!

Lisa J said...

Wonderful layouts Sasha! I love the stitching ~ it was 3 hours well spent on the notebook paper look. I also really like the pinwheels. I have yet to try those on any of my layouts.

Coochies & All said...

I say this all the time but it's from the heart - I LOVE YOUR WORK!! You always make me wanna subscribe SC again (yes, I've stopped AGAIN due to low in cash). Hugs!
elaine t

Denise said...

Congrats to your sister on her marriage. Many happy blessings. And Sasha, I love your pages, especially the pinwheels. so pretty.

Christine said...

Oh my! I cannot belive you stitched ledger paper! Looks amazing though!

How sweet is Miss Nidhi saying "I is.." Gorgeous!

Keshet said...

Love all the COLOR in your layouts!

Wishful Thinking said...

Hope you had an awesome time at your sisters wedding :-)
Love your LO's ... 3 hours to stitch those lines! Man you have some patience! Want to let me borrow some hehee ;-)

Caroline Elliam said...

your stitching is amazing and all your LO are awesome! I love your work on these! :)

Christiane said...

fab fab layouts, sasha!! can't stop looking at them!!

shaggyfish said...

hey hey,,, lots of pics here! love those coordinate colours for the wedding!! they really cool .and lots for you to scrap, ya!
and again inspiring layouts as usual!
i didnt want to run initially for the nike.. but push myself sooo hard to go hahaha... i wont be joining GE, not in Spore! see you around!