For our fifth anniversary, we're doing a fun feature with some of our long time subscribers. They'll each be sharing a bit about themselves and what they love about Studio Calico. We also asked each of them to issue a challenge to our design team - we'd love to see YOU take their challenges as well. Check the bottom of the post for more information! Thank you to these fabulous ladies for taking the time to help us out with our party!!
Say hello to : Vanessa DeLisio (you'll find her on the message boards and in the gallery as VanessaMeryl)
She blogs at : www.vanessaexplainsitall.typepad.com
Her favorite kit : Playground - May 2009 Taking it back! This kit had all the perfect stamps for me, I have really great memories from when I was using it, and some of my favorite pages came from that kit.
Her favorite SC line : Homefront. This was such a classic line, I loved all the colors and patterns, an incredible first full line! Though every line since has each had something awesome, I'm always excited to see what's up SC's sleeve!
Tell us a little bit about you & why you love SC : I'm a quirky, South Central PA living, late-twenties loving, coffee shop owning girl. I love coffee (obviously), my friends and family, my nerdy boyfriend, and my apartment. I love thrift shopping for vintage necklaces, milk glass, clutches, and anything I could use creatively for crafting. Before I opened my coffee shop and coffee roasting company (The Green Bean Roasting Co.) I was on The Creative Type and ScrapJacked challenge teams and absolutely loved it! I joined Studio Calico in November of 2008 and have never looked back. I love the community and how I've genuinely made friendships through the boards which have extended into Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Without a doubt I know the kits will be packed with product I love followed by irresistible design team inspiration!
Her favorite project made with SC : I made this with my favorite kit (Playground) and a combination of the addons. It's also one of my favorite pictures with one of my best friends! I love how easy it is to put pages together because you know SC has already picked out the best for you!
Vanessa's challenge to the design team : Use the mirror image of something on your page. It could be the same repeat cluster of embellishments or papers or a side by side switch of patterns.
Here's what two of our designers did with the challenge :
We'd love to see YOUR take on Vanessa's challenge! Link your project here by July 9th for a chance to win our May kit, 35mm. We can't wait to see what you make!