December Guest Designer | Studio Calico

Earlier this year when we were talking about working together on a December Daily kit April from Studio Calico asked me if I'd like to be a guest designer for their December kits.

Sounded fun to me.

Here's a look at three layouts I put together with the main kit and a few things from a couple of the add-on kits.

A 2-page 8.5x11 layout about me and my weekend adventure to Portland a couple weekends ago.

The first page is a full-photo with some small tags and such I picked up over the weekend stapled along the bottom. "Hello right now" are chipboard/letter stickers attached onto the back of a coaster from one of the restaurants. Underneath the coaster title is a sheet from a Smash journal book and one of those great little wood flags from My Mind's Eye. The white pen I used around the outside is a Sharpie Poster Paint pen.

The Smash journal book and the wood flags are both available in the Printer's Drawer kit.

One about Simon and his sparkle. The great sparkly chipboard letter stickers are part of the Snow Cone kit. The word sticker phrases are from Cosmo Cricket and are included with the main kit.

And one about Anna and how she is so much her own person. Love those Ormolu number tags and the custom American Crafts chipboard letter stickers (called "Ali") which are both included in the main kit. I also love that stamp used on the top row of tags - it's included in the Snow Cone kit.

I have to say, I loved making these layouts. I'm hoping to incorporate making more layouts into my routine in 2012.

CYBER MONDAY | Cyber Monday at Designer Digitals - 15% off everything with code 0938e6.

30 thoughts shared

  1. Gina Baj

    2011-11-28 06:17:23 -0600

    You are amazing!!!

    * edited 08/11/14 06:32AM
  2. laura g.

    2011-11-28 07:15:14 -0600

    wonderful layouts! and yes, simon does sparkle! anna is so precious i have 3 grandkids her age (not triplets, they were born within a 4 month span) and love watching them and my other grandkids grow ....have a TON of photos...love the round circle tag with the S for simon did that for one of my grandson's on a layout and really liked how it turned out the tag layout of anna's would be perfect for the youngest granddaughter...

    * edited 08/11/14 06:32AM
  3. kristina p

    2011-11-28 08:41:29 -0600

    lovely! love those pages ali :)

    * edited 08/11/14 06:32AM
  4. Ellie A.

    2011-11-28 09:01:08 -0600

    SUPER Fun! Love everything about these layouts! I've been swooning *9over that stamp from Snow Cone I hope maybe JUST maybe it will be available at a later date :)

    * edited 08/11/14 06:32AM
  5. Paula G

    2011-11-28 09:11:19 -0600

    I love all 3 of your layouts!! Simon and Ana are lucky to have such a loving mom!!

    * edited 08/11/14 06:32AM
  6. Queen Mary

    2011-11-28 09:17:00 -0600

    Ali, I love Miss Anna's painted nails as she has her designer coffee! Excellent photo! I also love how you journaled in the rays of sun -- tres cool.

    * edited 08/11/14 06:32AM
  7. marisa

    2011-11-28 10:41:01 -0600

    That layout with the tags? Genius!! You are so inspiring.

    * edited 08/11/14 06:32AM
  8. young

    2011-11-28 10:47:17 -0600

    Love your layouts! Love that you love Studio Calico kits too! :)

    * edited 08/11/14 06:32AM
  9. Amanda S.

    2011-11-28 11:39:26 -0600

    I love your layouts Ali! I definitely hope you make more in 2012! :)

    * edited 08/11/14 06:32AM
  10. Lisa

    2011-11-28 12:17:27 -0600

    So nice to see some @aliedwards layouts!!! Love Project Life, but there's just something so special about an AE layout.

    * edited 08/11/14 06:32AM
  11. rhonda

    2011-11-28 13:19:06 -0600

    So glad to see you as the guest designer for Dec. it seemed fitting and I love your layouts!

    * edited 08/11/14 06:32AM
  12. Dori

    2011-11-28 13:34:05 -0600

    Oh, I LOVE these layouts! Thank you, Ali.

    * edited 08/11/14 06:32AM
  13. cinnibonbon

    2011-11-28 15:01:53 -0600

    Oh Ali--what fun pages!!

    * edited 08/11/14 06:32AM
  14. aliza

    2011-11-28 15:12:06 -0600

    Beautiful pages. I love all the neutral goodness.

    * edited 08/11/14 06:32AM
  15. Liz Sawyer

    2011-11-28 15:20:28 -0600

    I wouldn't have thought of using tags that way - turned out very cute. Totally scrap lifting the title for a page about my youngest as well. How fun to get to do this project!

    * edited 08/11/14 06:32AM
  16. Jenny

    2011-11-28 15:35:55 -0600

    Thanks for your layouts. Can't wait to use those ideas!

    * edited 08/11/14 06:32AM
  17. slmnontec

    2011-11-28 15:40:33 -0600

    Loved the Hallmark "title inspirations" catalog. I had just torn out pages from the recent Lowe's flyer for creative ideas too.

    * edited 08/11/14 06:32AM
  18. Melinda T

    2011-11-28 16:51:20 -0600

    I miss seeing your layouts, but love your project life too!

    * edited 08/11/14 06:32AM
  19. Hannah

    2011-11-28 17:37:33 -0600

    I miss your layouts in Creating Keepsakes- that was always where I started (and finished) reading it. Your simple, uncluttered and yet still artful style is what keeps me inspired! Thank you :)

    * edited 08/11/14 06:32AM
  20. Paula in Australia

    2011-11-28 23:27:01 -0600

    Man Simon is gorgeous! He certainly has that special "sparkle" as you call it - sweet. Lock up your daughters everyone, he is gonna be a heart breaker when he gets older. Girls will be lining up at your door Ali!!!

    * edited 08/11/14 06:32AM
  21. Alida Post

    2011-11-28 23:53:54 -0600

    Awesome to see a Simon layout again! Love the other two just as much.

    * edited 08/11/14 06:32AM
  22. Beke

    2011-11-29 00:06:45 -0600

    hi Ali. I know this really isn't the appropriate time or place, but it has been a long long time since I've regually read your blogs etc. I think I read something about a sad ending to your marriage? If this is true, my heart goes out to you. Such a beautiful family....and still are :) Anna has grown so much! :)

    * edited 08/11/14 06:32AM
  23. patty

    2011-11-29 07:27:42 -0600

    loving the layouts... tfs!

    * edited 08/11/14 06:32AM
  24. kelly libby

    2011-11-29 07:35:13 -0600

    Love seeing your layouts. Project Life is great, but your layouts are inspiring! Keep 'em coming! Here's to a wonderful, creative week.

    * edited 08/11/14 06:32AM
  25. Sharon Dryjanski

    2011-11-29 15:20:12 -0600

    Such great layouts just love the natural look of the photos....and the cousins are oh so cute together!!
    Thanks for sharing

    sharon---Phoenix,,,Arizona

    * edited 08/11/14 06:32AM
Login or Register to comment.