8/29/14

Project Life: Studio Calico Poet Society Review & A Giveaway

UPDATED:
Congrats Meliandre! You are the randomly selected winner!  Email me your information and I will send it on over to Studio Calico (stephanie @ stephaniemakes.com).
Just love your spread!
I'm curious to see if I can do something that amazing with a SC kit...never tried but it's so tempting :)


Hey hey! Happy Friday friends!
I'm so excited to share a few of my new favorite Project Life spreads with you today!!  I put together these two spreads using this month's Poet Society kit from Studio Calico.  I'm also super excited to giveaway one Project Life kit (Poet Society) to a lucky reader, as well as offer you a discount code on a new subscription!  Be sure to read all the way to the bottom!!

Like always, the Project Life kit from Studio Calico is jam-packed with goodness!!  The journaling cards have a perfect mix of colors, phrases and white space!  And all of the embellishments are divine!  My plan was to put together one spread for my album, but once I started, I couldn't stop!!  

I created a typical Design A spread, as well as one insert which I trimmed to 9x12 inches.  I love mixing in sizes and having spreads peeking out and tucked in within my album. 

Let's take a look!



First up is a regular spread from July.  This was the week that my daughter started kindergarten so I included a lot of details about that week, some Q&A with her and a little experience we had with a certain white uniform shirt the first day of school.  It's so awesome that I have a place to record these memories.  I always like to "think" that I will remember the whys/hows/whens, but I know they will soon fade with time.  Thank you Project Life!



I broke my own rules and used a 3x4 photo in one of the 4x6 photos.  I had it on hand and it worked so perfectly with the Q&A journaling card that I just had to include it that way!  I love it when my journaling leads the way of my spread.



The right side of my spread is more of the same....photos and words.  Marcy's "Are you picking up what I'm throwing down?" printable card was PERFECT for the dinosaur wars my husband and son were having in the photo above!!  


Here are a few detail shots: 





The Studio Calico kits come with so many awesome cards and I just couldn't stand to pack my kit up and put them away after completing just one spread.  I loved all the different graphic and filler cards from this kit and really wanted to use them together in a spread.  Since I typically fill most of my spots with photos, I usually only have a few spots left for pretty cards!  So...I decided to print out my July 12 on the 12th photos and add an insert into the July section of my album.  


I knew I wanted to use the 3x3 inch square page protector from October Afternoon, so I started this spread by trimming 1/2 inch off the top and bottom of the journaling cards.  Don't feel like you have to use them as they are!  Get your scissors out and get creative!!  To keep with the uniformity of the spread, I printed my photos each at 3x3 inches.  


I added some simple journaling about my photos and our day, as well as a few embellishments here and there. 


Since these photos cover one entire day, I didn't really have too much journaling to add to my spread. I kept it simple and clean, which also keeps it super easy!  It's all about the photos anyway, right??


I tucked a little love note from my daughter in one of the pockets.  I love seeing how her writing has evolved over the past few years. 



I also continued my favorite way of journaling, which is typing directly onto my photos!  Cropping in white space for journaling is a must for me!


And there you have it!!  Fast, easy and super fun!!  Two more spreads in my album and July is officially documented!!  

Now do you want to know the best part??  Not only am I giving away one Poet Society Project Life kit to a lucky reader, but I also have a coupon for $10 off your first kit if you start a 6-month subscription at Studio Calico!  Just add a 6-month subscription to your cart and enter STEPHANIEBRYAN in the coupon code at checkout!  This code expires on September 12th at midnight EST!  

To win your very own Poet Society Project Life kit, just leave a comment here on this blog post and I will randomly select a winner this Sunday evening!  Good luck and happy creating!



92 comments:

  1. Your spreads are always inspiring, I love your colors as always!
    Thanks for the chance to win... :)
    Hugs!

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  2. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Logo Maker

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  3. Found your blog a few months & am thoroughly enjoying all your creativity. Thank YOU for sharing .

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  4. Such beautiful soft pages! Gorgeous! And thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. Thanks for sharing those beautiful pages and for the chance to win. I hope to be the lucky one. :-)

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  6. Love the idea of leaving white space on the photo for typed journaling. A trick that I am going to starting incorporating. Love the sweetness of you project life!

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  7. You are so right about remembering the small details and how they get lost. Now you will always remember the little white shirt. Thanks for offering the give away and please PICK ME!

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  8. These layouts are absolutely beautiful! I am always inspired by your work. Congrats on the One Little Bird design team and thank you for this giveaway! - Shelly

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  9. I PL kit di Studio Calico, sono stupendi, io sono abbonata a quelli di scrapbooking, ma ogni tanto ne compro qualcuno ;-) Mi piace molto il tuo Pl ( ti seguo su Ig) e i Page protector con le tasche 3x3 sono troppo belli, ora devo comprarli :-) Grazie per l'opportunità

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  10. Love what you did with this kit!!!

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  11. Your layouts are amazing!! They truly inspire me and make me want to work on my pages.

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  12. Gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  13. I love this PL pages. So beautiful, as always...

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  14. I love seeing you PL spreads! The softness with pops of color are just amazing! I've been eyeing Studio Calico's PL kits for some time now. Maybe I'll give them a try. Thanks.

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  15. Love your PL pages as usual.. they are so inspiring!

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  16. Your layouts are always so fresh and open.... Beautiful!

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  17. I always love how light and airy your pages feel! These pages are just beautiful :)

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  18. Your spreads are beautiful, as always. ;)

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  19. Your pocket page spreads are so beautiful and cohesive, I adore them.

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  20. Love SC kits and your clean PL pages :-)

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  21. Just love your spread!
    I'm curious to see if I can do something that amazing with a SC kit...never tried but it's so tempting :)

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    1. Congrats!!!!! You are the lucky winner!!! Email me your info and I will send it over to Studio Calico!!! Yay!! You will fall in love with this kit for sure!!!

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  22. Your PL spreads are so inspiring to me!! And the Poet Society PL kit is my favorite I've seen in awhile!

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  23. I always love to see your work. Love what you did with the kit!

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  24. I love the soft palette ^o^ I'm really hoping SC will sell the alphas individually... I love the font!

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  25. Wow! Your layouts are wonderful. Love the pretty,soft colors. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  26. This kit has such soft, pretty colors! Love your layouts!

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  27. Gosh, your layouts are always so beautiful! I really admire your style, it's always so clean and white, with lovely pops of soft pastel colors. I love it! Thanks for the chance to win. This is such a great giveaway.

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  28. Thanks for the change to win. I read your blog every dag. Your work is inspiring.

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  29. Such great tips and ideas Stephanie. I am always reluctant to cut off any cards or cut into whole sheets of paper, but I love the look you created with the 3x3 spread! I am going to try typing on my photos as well. I guess it's just a psychological thing!

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  30. Beautiful work; love seeing glimpses into other people's lives ;)

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  31. Beautiful project as usually!!! Thanks for the chance :)

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  32. Beautiful layouts. The cards from this kit worked so well with your photos.

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  33. lovely layouts. i especially liked the idea of the cutting and cropping of cards to the 2" squares. Thanks for the chance, it looks like a great kit!

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  34. I love your style!! Very clean, but fun!!

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  35. Thanks for the chance to win! It looks like a fantastic kit and you've used it in a beautiful way!

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  36. I love your layouts ! And I love The kits of Studio Calico !
    Thank you for the chance to win :-)

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  37. Love all the inspiration here on your blog! I absolutely adore what you've done with the PL kit. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  38. Thanks for the awesome ideas and the great giveaway!! :)

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  39. Girl, you seriously rock some PL spreads! For real! I love the 3x3 inch squares pages. Soooo cute!

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  40. Love this kit and your pages are always inspiring!

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  41. Love the bright and airy feel of your spreads, just gorgeous!

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  42. Love this kit and love the way you used the elements from kit on your pages. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  43. I wasn't so sure about this kit at first... but seeing the cute spreads you've created have made me fall in love with it! Thanks Stephanie!

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  44. Just so stinkin' pretty, all of it! :)

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  45. Your spreads are beautiful! Thank you for this opportunity!

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  46. I love your spread. It looks beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway! c:

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  47. wonderful layouts! definitely picking up a few ideas from you...thanks for the giveaway :)

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    1. hmmm. no way to leave my email address?

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  48. Lovely PL pages, as usual! Love the SC kit too! :)

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  49. This looks amazing!!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    - April W (april121499ATyahooDOTcom)

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  50. Beautiful and inspiring. I love the light pretty colors you use in your spreads and layouts. Thanks very much for s chance to win. Michelle t

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  51. I'm glad to see others journaling right on photos. It's so freeing, isn't it?
    Thank you for sharing your lovely pages with us & for giving us a chance to win.

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  52. Your photos and Project life pages are fabulous!

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  53. These are beautiful! Inspiration for working on my pages over the holiday weekend!

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  54. always love how you put together your layouts

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  55. Love your process - if only I could find a typewriter - you make it look so easy !

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  56. Love your light & bright layouts! This kit is great!

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  57. I absolutely love your style and these spreads! ...and the Poet kit is so perfect. Thank you for the awesome chance at winning it!

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  58. wow.... beautiful layout... I love the 3" square spread... cant wait to do it for myself... thanks for the chance!

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  59. beautiful pages~~ love your soft and lovely spread!

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  60. Love the combination of colors and photos in your spreads!

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  61. I really like your approach and style. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  62. What a lovely kit and the way you used it!

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  63. Love your layouts! Please continue to inspire!

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  64. Beautiful serene work! Love your style. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  65. I love all of your projects, they always inspire me.
    I have never had a Studio Calico Kit before so I really like to win this kit.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  66. Gorgeous layouts! I love your photography, and love your style.

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  67. Thanks for sharing. LOve the look of your PL spreads.
    Denise

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  68. I love your projects! You're so inspiring! Thank you for the chance to win! :)

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  69. Thanks for sharing your pages and including details! Would love to win a PL kit!

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  70. Your pages and the Poet Society Kit...awesome! Love how you add typing directly to your photos!

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  71. Your work is so lovely. I would love to see more Project Life process videos. Your style inspires me. Thank you.

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  72. Your work is so beautiful, Stephanie!! It is so cool how you documented the month of July!! Thank you for the chance to win these goodies, too!!

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  73. I love your pocket pages! So pretty and light.

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  74. Thanks for the giveaway and the code!

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  75. what a great kit & i love your layouts! happy weekend :)

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  76. Your work is awesome! I would love the PL kit from SC. It looks amazing!

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  77. I would so love to win this kit! Your layout is awesome. Thanks for putting so much heart in everything you show us, it really makes my day.

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  78. Such a pretty kit. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  79. woohoo. Love the giveaway and of course everything you create is beautiful.

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  80. Beautiful pages - they really complement your photos so well. And thanks for the chance to win, as well.

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  81. What beautiful pages. Looking at them makes me want to step up my game in my photo-a-day Project Life album.

    Natalie (QSOgirl) from vegetablog.wordpress.com

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  82. Gorgeous work, always!! I love your journaling too....so heartwarming!

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