Monday, April 9, 2012

March 2012 Studio Calico - Story Hour

Each month this year I have been posting all of the layouts and cards that I create from the time my Studio Calico kit comes until the day the next kit comes.  Here is what I created this month with Story Hour.
I create a layout each year about the books that I read over the past year.  This is the 2011 version.  To take a peek at 2009 and 2010, you can see them both here.
I loved this paper from Crate Paper so much that I went to my local scrapbook store and bought another sheet or two of it.  (Hence, two layouts with the same paper from one kit!)  I loved the gray and the light blue together and I thought of this photo of my husband on our vacation to Iceland several years ago.  I love the look a bit of Mr. Huey gave to the background.
I did a little photo shoot of all of my family members a couple of summers ago when I was in Wisconsin visiting.  We took a quilt and hung it over a swing set in my brother's back yard.  I really hope to do this again this summer!
I love using creating layouts with vintage photos.  I have this stack of photos from my dad that is mostly distant relatives, but some of the photos are so great, I have to scrap them.  I had my dad research who the kids in the photo were and he was able to get the names and ages and where they were living.  The back of the photo said that it was September 1952 and that it was their first day of school.
I hope you enjoyed this month's layouts!  I have the April kit, City of Lights sitting on my desk, waiting for me to get busy!
Have a great week everyone!


  1. Really great layouts, Brenda!
    I think the beaches one is stunning! Perfect colors.
    And your last one is a terrific layout for a vintage photo :)

  2. These are all fantastic, Brenda! I especially love the Iceland beach layout, I really think you captured the mood in your photo with your paper choices.

  3. great layouts! i've got a stack of books i want to read this year...never thought about making a layout about them but i love the idea!

  4. I love the two layouts on a darker background! They look amazing!

  5. Very cool idea. I wish I was this current with my kits. :)

  6. The pages are great and I LOVE that you highlight them all. GREAT idea. :)

  7. Fantastic layouts. Love how many photos you got into the Booth Family Photo Shoot!

  8. I just love seeing all of the pages together like this. It's so much fun to see the variety from one kit!