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may sneak 3


Things have been B.A.N.A.N.A.S over here this last little while so I’m only getting around to sharing my Studio Calico sneaks now.  This kit is perfect for Spring… and apparently travel photos since two of my four pages feature photos from our trip to Florida.

I have a few badges and journaling cards and such in the kits this month (along with some digital offerings) so that’s always fun as well.

The first sneak (that I shared above) uses a cut file that was designed for Project Life®.  Walking on the wild side y’all!  This was one of my Main kit only layouts for the month.

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I used Excaliber on this one.  I could totally use more of those pockets!

This add-on is the one that will feature in Maggie’s Mini Book class starting soon.  It’ll be a good one!  Sign up will open tomorrow.

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Guinevere (Add-on one) is stuffed full… the patterned paper and sticker sheet alone was pretty much all this page needed!

Love me some rainbow ordered layering.

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And one more main only layout this month.  I used an “xo” cut file (which you’ll see a TON of in the gallery… mark my words) and embossed on some vellum for this one.

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My mission this last little while has been to catch up on my Project Life®.  This means simple, simple, simple.  This card in my main only spread is probably the fanciest thing I’ve made.

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I created an additional spread by digging through all the kits and pulling out a lot of gold elements.  Who would’ve thought that a few years ago I was anti-gold!!?!

Phew.  So much good stuff coming up.  What do you have your eye on?

Studio Calico kits are available for purchase on the 27th of the month at 11pm CST (11am CST for subscribers).


  • Nuzhat - These are so beautiful! Can’t wait to see the actual LOs! I was wondering, what brand is your typewriter? I have an old Princess 100 but the font type is not as pretty. :) ReplyCancel

    • Marcy - Hmmm… mine’s just a plain old Smith Corona. Nothing fancy.ReplyCancel

  • Maryline - I’ve got my eyes on all the kits. Again :)!!ReplyCancel


hfww apr 23

A pile of projects waiting to be photographed has been piling up on my worktable this week.

Every Wednesday I’ll share a glimpse into my creative space.  I’d love it if you’d share a peek at yours too.  Feel free to link up below.  (Please link directly to your blog post or Instagram photo).  If you’re sharing on Instagram use the hashtag #hfworkspacewednesday.


jumpstart 4 sneak Most days my desk is full of stuff.

Full of jumping off points.

Full of messes.

Full of notes from kids.

Full of scraps of paper.

Full of notes to myself.

Full of photos that are waiting to be put away.

Full of projects in progress.

Full of piles to be brought elsewhere.

Most days it’s annoying.

And then there are other days where it’s contents are just jumping out at me.

This is one of those times. JUMPSTART NO. 4 This month’s challenge is for you to take those scraps… those bits and pieces from other projects long completed… and use them on a spread.  Take what’s lying around on your worktable and make something great.

I had a bunch of project lying around from a layout I previously made for the Two Peas in a Bucket garden.

Rather than clean it up right away I just made another and added in some scraps and other bits that were lying around. jumpstart 4 I started with layering papers and then added in the smaller bits.  That wood veneer from the Crate paper Boy’s Rule collection pops off the page a bit with the help of some pop dots.  Most of the page is made from that collection (a new fave for me).

I had some Studio Calico cork stars on the table as well as a bowl of wooden buttons so I added those once my sewing was completed.

dude closeup Thanks to those who played along with the last challenge… and thanks to those who shared it!  I love this card made by Kim F.

JUMPSTART 3 SHARE I look forward to sharing more of your work on my blog with this next challenge. Jumpstarts are monthly scrapbooking challenges issued on the 3rd Monday of the month.  Play along by linking up to your pages in the comment section below or by using the hashtag #hfjumpstarts on Instagram.  You can follow me on Instagram over here.