Thursday, April 25, 2013

Studio Calico's Planetarium card kit sneaks!

Hi all!
I'm so sorry my blog has been out of commission for so long. Wow, I didn't realize I haven't blogged for almost a month. Usually I'm wary of sharing a lot of personal information, but today I'm feeling chatty. :) We had a very busy month to say the least! We sold our home in New York, the movers packed us up, and we hopped on a plane to Colorado. Right now we're in temp housing here south of Denver, but we found a house to buy and will be moving in around May 10th! Colorado is beautiful. Simply beautiful. Open and sunny, has a "free" feeling to it that reminds me of my home state of South Dakota. The mountains are gorgeous. You can see the mountains from every spot here, as they line the horizon, so getting around is easy, just look for the mountains and you know which way to go. I love it!!! The midwest has always had my heart.

But of course, new places take some getting used to and finding your way around can be difficult at first, so we're getting there a day at a time. The girls really miss their friends, but they started school yesterday here and so far, so good! Taylor has a nice girl showing her around the middle school for a few days, and this girl's group of friends have welcomed her in very warmly. On Kati's first day, she made a friend and even got her phone number - they want a play date already! lol She's my little social bug! Everyone here in Colorado has been so warm and friendly. It's very different from New York (but in a good way). Even the cashiers strike up a conversation with you and welcome you with a warm smile and kind words. This is definitely what my family and I needed. We needed a positive change, and I think we'll be very happy here.

So...I'm in an apartment for 45 days and could bring very limited scrapbooking supplies with me! I have some sneaks to share with you from the new Studio Calico kit called Planetarium that will be revealed in a few days! Full of stars and fun patterns. I hope my cards aren't too simple...as I said I was limited on supplies, so I had to make do with mostly just the kit, some scissors (didn't even bring my paper trimmer - lol!), and some adhesive. Here are a couple of sneaks:



You'll love the patterns in the main card kit!

I brought a couple of dies with me, so this one uses the Doily Details die by Papertrey Ink behind the star. The stars from the kit are from Pink Paislee's Luxe line, so shimmery as you can see from this picture!

There are also a bunch of cute stamps in the kit as well...

You'll be able to grab this kit soon at Studio Calico. Stay tuned! Thanks for reading today. xo



14 comments:

Keri said...

Glad you arrived safely Danielle! It always helps to *like* your new home state. You've been missed in PTI country! :) Love the "sneaks" you've shown so far. Even with limited supplies, your projects look scrumptious. Can't wait to see more! :)

June K said...

So glad to hear the move when smoothly and that you are all getting used to your new town. It's great that your daughters have found some friends already. I'm sure that is a big relief for you. Hugs.

Leigh said...

I'm glad you're move has gone well, Danielle, and that you've found a house! My SIL lives in Denver (Lakewood) and we love visiting her -- Denver is a lovely city & it has an amazing zoo!

Elizabeth S. said...

Glad you had a good trip and things are going good for your family. Enjoy seeing you blogging against.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Love the stars and the fun papers! Can't wait to see the full kit! Enjoy getting to know your new town!

Donna said...

so happy that you are so happy...........your sneaks are as gorgeous as always.

Donna said...

So happy that you are so happy. Your projects are as gorgeous as ever.

Paulette S said...

Moving is refreshing and exciting. I imagine Colorado and NY are like night and day. You will have so much fun organizing your craft space and new home. And the mountains to give you peace and inspire you.

Lissa said...

I just moved to Colorado too in October. We love it here - so beautiful! We are in Castle Rock, south of Denver. I'll be following your move progress and wishing you the best! :)

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Congratulations on your move! It's great to hear that it's been such a positive thing so far... so nice that you're loving it so much!

SheriE. said...

So glad to hear from you. Missed you for the PTI countdown. I'm originally from Denver, Englewood to be exact and miss my mountains. Hope you are able to get settled quickly.

Karen Beldon said...

Welcome to Denver Danielle! Sounds like you are transitioning great and getting a feel for the area...glad to have you here! Let me know if you need anything or have questions...we live in Highlands Ranch and I am a CO native. :) What part of the city is your house in? my email is karen@beldonre.com...would love to hear from you. ~Karen

Ruth S said...

Good to hear you are all settling in already - it won't be long before your new place will feel like home ;)
Enjoy getting to know everyone and we will look forward to seeing your projects when you've got your crafty stash back! Rx

Anabelle O'Malley said...

Glad to hear everything has been going so smoothly. I have been thinking of you! (Did you get my email?) Sounds like the girls are settling in nicely. And the new house will be so exciting! I bet you're going to love that first drive home to see your parents now that you are so much closer. Your sneaks look awesome, BTW.