Pearl – Layout 6

Okay, not gonna lie — I’ve been counting the days until today’s steal, the Studio Calico Heyday collection. Kids count down to birthdays and I count down to days when I get to play with some of my favorite colors, designs, mists, and hexagons.  I tell ya! Forget about birthdays, because Heydays are much, much better. Well, unless you were given Heyday for your birthday. :)

Today’s collection is so packed you don’t even have to be nervous about cutting into the papers. But as much as I am crazy in love with this collection I thought I’d give you girls a break this week and stick with one sketch.

I am in love with 4×4 Instagram prints right now (aka too lazy to pull out the big camera) and hexagons, so I went with a single photo and used the hexagon mask as the drive for this week’s layout.

I used the hexagon mask as well as the Mint Julep and Sherbet Mr. Huey’s to create a custom photo frame for my photo. I absolutely adore using the Mr. and how easy it is to create a truly unique piece for a project.

To create the background of my layout I carried over the hexagon mask theme and used my Cameo to cut out a background. I then used the reverse side of the cutouts to place back in some of the open spaces. I also misted a few of the cut out hexagons and randomly replaced them as well.

The papers in this collection are so amazing. I love that it’s a great mix of papers for both feminine and masculine layouts. I wanted to include a bunch of the prints without overwhelming the page so I added some of the full sheets of 6×6 papers layered behind my main photo, then added a smattering of the chipboard dies along with some cuts from my Silhouette. I love how it turned out!

Ahhh. I love it. Heyday, you have my heart.

I loved seeing the interpretations of both sketches last week. You girls are really on fire and I’m hoping with school coming up that some of you will find a little extra time to get some crafty on. I’m kind of beside myself with excitement over the fact that my baby goes to Kindergarten! I’m not quite sure what I’ll do with myself for three hours of solitude every day!

Anyhow, you all rocked it last week and I’m pleased to show off our random winner. Congrats go to  Jessica Laureano who did a great job with the Pearl 5b sketch. I’ve sooooo missed seeing your work girl! Welcome back! :)

Please send an email to service@stealnetwork.com with your address and we will be happy to send a little scrappy fun your way!

For those of you just joining us, now is a great time to jump in on the fun! Each Wednesday we provide a new sketch and you have until the following Monday at 11:59 MST to have your creations posted somewhere online and linked to this blog post. You can find all of the details here. Also, as we continue week to week, bookmark this page for your quick reference to Mid Week Mojo links.

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