Studio Calico vs. Cocoa Daisy June PL Kits

Hey, everyone!  I've been playing catch up on my Project Life today...and am back to where I need to be...yay!  That is such a wonderful feeling.  I wanted to share weeks 22 & 24 with you.
Week 22 was made primarily with the June Project Life kit from Studio Calico (+ a Project life add-on).  I loved the fun colors and the Kal Barteski stickers: 

Week 24 was made primarily with the June Day in the Life kit (+ add-on) from Cocoa Daisy.  Once again, I really loved the colors in this kit.  June was clearly a great month in the kit industry!  My favorite elements from this kit were the fun Simple Stories stickers. 

This one was a close one to call, but in the end, I think I liked the Cocoa Daisy kit best.  All the products just really "spoke" to me.  The bright colors totally won me over!
Thanks for popping in...have a happy Sunday!
Week 22: Page Protectors: Becky Higgins (Designs J & F); Journaling Cards: Studio Calico, Amy Tangerine; Alphas: Studio Calico, American Crafts, Jillibean Soup; Sequins: Studio Calico, Doodlebug Design; Patterned Paper, Stickers, Wood Veneers: Studio Calico; Puffy Stickers: Twine & Ink; Staples: Tim Holtz; Glitter Sticker: Heidi Swapp
Week 24: Page Protector: Becky Higgins (Design F cut down); Journaling Cards: Cocoa Daisy, Evalicious, KI Memories; Puffy Stickers, Patterned Paper: Heidi Swapp; Alphas, Stickers: Simple Stories; Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye; Staples: Tim Holtz; Wood Veneer Number: Studio Calico; Embossing Powder: Recollections


Playing along with a sketch challenge...

Hi, everyone!  I wanted to share a layout I made for one of Shimelle Laine's current sketch challenges.
Here is the sketch: 
Here is my take on it:
And I used my June Cocoa Daisy to make this one.  I am seriously in love with that kit!
Sorry for the short post...it's been a tad bit hectic around here, but I'm hoping things slow down a little bit in the near future.  Have a nice week!!
Supplies: Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers, Fancy Pants; Journaling Card, Diecut Pennant: We R Memory Keepers; Glitter Frame, Puffy Stickers, Border: Heidi Swapp; Chipboard Hearts: Studio Calico; Stickers: Simple Stories, KI Memories; Ribbon: May Arts; Staples: Tim Holtz


The Studio Challenges || Triangles

Good morning, everyone!  Happy Sunday!  It's been raining here a lot, so I'm loving the force lazy days.  It's really helping me to get some scrappiness accomplished!
Today there is a new challenge posted at The Studio and this one is all about triangles.  Triangles?!  I do not like triangles very much and didn't even realize that until I created my layout for this challenge.  This one was definitely a hard one.

However, I had my June Cocoa Daisy kit to help me and was able to whip something up.  I think this is my fave CD kit so far.  The colors are wonderful and totally up my alley.  Expect to see many more projects with it!

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Alphas: American Crafts, Teresa Collins; Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye; Puffy Shapes, Glitter Frame, Mist Mask: Heidi Swapp; Ribbon: May Arts; Stamp: October Afternoon; Stickers: KI Memories, Simple Stories; Journaling Card: We R Memory Keepers


Oh the Wildflowers!

Hey, y'all!  I hope everyone had a nice, relaxing weekend.  I'm up on The Curtsey Boutique blog today with a new layout.  The pictures in this layout are such a fun memory for me.  In April and May there are a ton of wildflowers that bloom close by our house.  This year, I asked E if we could stop and take pictures by them and he totally indulged me.  Initially, I was a little self conscious standing on the side of the road taking pictures, but as the weeks went on we saw tons of people doing the same thing.  They were such a beautiful site and they enabled me to scrap in an often neglected color: purple!
Of course it wouldn't be a Curtsey Boutique project without my favorite hand-dyed doilies...so in love with them.  And I 'm totally digging the sparkly butterflies and stars.
Hope you have time to swing by The Curtsey Boutique and snag some of their fabulous products!
Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: ILS; Journaling Card, Word Stickers, Label: Studio Calico; Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eye, Studio Calico; Arrow Clip: Two Peas in a Bucket; Stars, Tag, Library Card, Butterfly, Doily: The Curtsey Boutique


Stitch Fix Review #6: June

Hey, everyone!!
I received my June fix in the mail yesterday...yay!  This month's box sort of made me sad.  I loved pretty much everything in the box, but a lot of the stuff just didn't look quite right on me...
For an in depth run-down of Stitch Fix, click on my first “review” here.  Here are the basics:
1.  Fill out a style profile.
2.  Schedule a fix!  This can be as frequent (or infrequent) as you would like.
3.  Pay $20 – this is the “styling fee.”  However, if you keep anything from your box, it is automatically applied to your purchase.
4.  Get the clothes and try them on in the comfort of your own home with stuff you already have.
5.  You have 3 days to mail everything you don’t want back to Stitch Fix in a pre-paid shipping envelope.  If you keep all 5 items from your fix, you get a 25% discount.
Here is the first peak at my box:
And here is what I received (PS - I was having a terrible hair day and I just didn't care):
Casey Lace & Stripe Sheer Tank
So...I was pretty unsure about this one when I got my box.  I am sooo not a lace girl.  However, I did end up really liking this top.  In the end, though, I decided that I probably wouldn't wear this very much and I still wasn't totally comfortable with the lace.  Status: Returned.
Jaclynn 3/4 Sleeve Button-Up Cardigan
I love the color of this cardigan!  So much so that I already own a cardigan in this exact same color!  Also, this sweater was waaay too tiny.  And while my husband is always petitioning me to get tighter clothes, this one was a no-go for me. Status: Returned.
Missy Polka Dot Tab-Sleeve Blouse
Y'all, I am so sad about this one.  I have an almost identical shirt pinned on my style Pinterest board.  Unfortunately, this looked terrible on me.  It was all big and boxy in my body and waaaaay too tight in my back.  So tight that I had a hard time getting it off by myself and sort of begin to have a panic attack because I thought I was going to be stuck in it until my neighbor came home and was able to come over and help me get it off.  (We've all been there, right?!)  Status: Returned.
Caroline Tie Dye Print Maxi Skirt
It's official.  I hate maxi skirts...on me.  They look cute on other people (I'm jealous!) and are so comfy, but I hate the way they look on me.  With sadness in my heart, I updated my style profile to say "No more maxi skirts, please."  I do love this fun, bright pattern, though.  Status: Returned.
Amanda Tie Dye Chevron Print Dress
A winner!  I love this dress.  It is sooooooo comfortable and perfect for the summer.  I'm in love.  :o) 
I also tried it with a pop of color and added a fun skinny belt.  Which look do you think looks better: with or without belt?
Final thoughts:  Even though I only kept one item, I love the item I did keep.  I also feel a lot of these clothes were my style, but just didn't work out quite right.  I'm not disappointed.  I've been spending too much money any ways recently, so I'm actually sort of happy I didn't get a box where everything was absolutely fabulous!
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A Year Ago Today...

...this cute little niece of mine was born.  It's hard to believe it's already been a year.  She's been such a joy in all of our lives and I am so lucky to be her aunt.  She and her sister, Lilly, are truly the best nieces a girl could ask for!  ;o)
Happy Birthday, Miss Molly Grace!
**This layout was a scraplift of Jen Kinkade's totally awesome layout found here.**
Supplies: Patterned Paper: October Afternoon, Alison Kreft for Webster's Pages, Elle's Studio; Alphas: American Crafts, October Afternoon; Tag: Pebbles; Buttons: October Afternoon; Label Sticker: Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper; Resin Flower, Mist, Cork Asterisks, Wood Star: Studio Calico


Currently Loving...

...my heart stencil by Heidi Swapp!  I've had it forever but just got around to using it.  I knocked out 2 layouts pretty quickly:

I'm also loving my hand dyed doilies from The Curtsey Boutique. I use them on almost every layout I create now, whether it's a CB design team project or not.  That's definitely the sign of an awesome product!  :o)
Supplies: Layout 1: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: ILS; Stencil, Chipboard, Banner: Heidi Swapp; Tag: American Crafts; Puffy Stickers: Twine & Ink; Mist: Studio Calico; Tag: American Crafts; Rub-ons: 7 Gypsies; Doily: The Curtsey Boutique
Layout 2: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Pebbles, Studio Calico; Alphas, Tag, Phrase Roller Stamp: American Crafts; Enamel Dots: Studio Calico, My Mind's Eye; Stencil, Banner: Heidi Swapp; Doilies: The Curtsey Boutique; Chipboard Hearts: Studio Calico; Staple: Tim Holtz; Arrow Clip: Freckled Fawn