Monday, July 23, 2012

Studio Calico Trendspotting Blog Hop

Hey yo! Lisa and Kelly asked me to contribute to their latest Studio Calico class, Trendspotting, and how could I say no to them? Love those girls! Let's start with a couple sneak peeks of the layouts I created. So much fun!
This class will have exclusive downloadable files. Check them!

What else can I tell you... Oh yes. I created a few digital files for my layouts, and also just for fun. We'll be sharing those too. For today, I have an arrow file I created for the Silhouette. Here's a peek of what it looks like cut. Click here to download. (eta: Fixed the link! Thanks for the heads up!)
I was totally inspired by this awesome poster that soon will be mine!
 photo and artwork by Sycamore Street Press
Enough from me. Let's find out a bit more about the class, shall we?

Are you a trendspotter? Lisa Truesdell and Kelly Noel want you to give it a try. They're here to teach you to jump on the latest trends and incorporate them into your projects without losing your own personal style. You'll learn how to use trends in varying amounts to combine what's now with what's YOU.

Lisa and Kelly are joined by six contributors - all of whom have a strong personal style. Becky NovacekCeline NavarroJaime WarrenGillian NelsonNicole Samuels and Linda Barber will be sharing layouts and advice on how they make all the latest trends work without compromising their signature look.

This is a four week class with three detailed PDF lessons each week, starting on August 6th. Each PDF will contain three layouts and a card (that's a total of 48 oh so trendy projects!), as well as tips and tricks from the teachers and contributors. In addition, Lisa and Kelly will be sharing trend-based inspiration pieces on the private message board, and you'll have access to exclusive files (a collection of shapes in .png, .abr and .studio & two printable journaling card sets). Here's a look at the trends we will be covering in class :

week one : triangles, ombre and woodgrain 
week two : metallics, sunburst and confetti 
week three : neon, arrows and banners 
week four : typography, mist and hexagons

Today, all the contributors are doing a little blog hop with sweet sweet prizes! $5 gift certificates and spots in the class. And here's what you need to do to win the prizes. Leave me a comment here to win one of the $5 GCs to the Studio Calico store (which you can use to purchase this class.) Make sure to hit all the other blogs on this hop for more chances to win.

You are here -- > Linda < --You are here 

Then after you are done with that, go to these blogs for a chance to win a spot in the class itself! Awesomesauce, right?

Don't forget to check back here on July 27 to see if you've won. Thanks for coming by today!


Theresa E July 23, 2012 at 6:35 AM  

Wow! Great class!

isabel July 23, 2012 at 6:41 AM  

This class looks fantastic!

Zorrotte July 23, 2012 at 6:54 AM  

So much good ideas!

Cheryl Leong July 23, 2012 at 6:57 AM  

woots! id love to win!
cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

Latrice July 23, 2012 at 7:03 AM  

Awesome! I'm all signed and ready to rock!

Mye July 23, 2012 at 7:17 AM  

I'm totally loving all of the sneak peeks for this class.

Miss Kathy July 23, 2012 at 7:20 AM  

Love your sneak with the triangles. Already signed up for this class but I've been eyeing that white woodgrain paper in the store. Thanks for a chance to win.

Nora July 23, 2012 at 7:45 AM  

It looks like a really fun class:)

Miriam Prantner July 23, 2012 at 8:00 AM  

Your sneaks look great! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Katie July 23, 2012 at 8:11 AM  

all of those tiny arrows made me squee. I can't wait to see the whole thing.

Barb C July 23, 2012 at 8:29 AM  

Looking forward to this class!

SHERRY July 23, 2012 at 8:40 AM  

looks like an awesome class!! :)

Sophie July 23, 2012 at 8:45 AM  

Looks like a great class, thanks for the giveaway!

Amy Gordon-Pruden July 23, 2012 at 9:07 AM  

I love your work. I couldn't get the download link to work without signing in. But regardless, your arrows page looks so awesome!

Mörjike July 23, 2012 at 9:13 AM  

This class will be amazing! Love your works too!

Julie Campbell July 23, 2012 at 9:26 AM  

Your triangle page is crazy awesome! :) Can't wait for this class so that I can see it all. Can you give me any pointers for the download? It says that it's unavailable when I try.

Ash Kay July 23, 2012 at 9:32 AM  

Loving your use of the arrows, thanks for sharing!!

julie e July 23, 2012 at 9:55 AM  

Love the sneak of your layout - it looks like its a really fun design.

Erin M July 23, 2012 at 10:06 AM  

I am absolutely loving' that first sneak with the triangles! Can't wait to see what the whole thing looks like.

mfortunato July 23, 2012 at 10:08 AM  

This looks like such a great class! I love what you've done with the Silhouette - makes me want one! I'd love to win the GC - thanks for the chance.

Marti July 23, 2012 at 10:12 AM  

That first page of yours with the triangles looks amazing just from the sneak! Thank you for the chance to win the gift card!

Rossella July 23, 2012 at 10:36 AM  

Crossing my fingers :-) New Trend for this week

That Becky Girl July 23, 2012 at 10:38 AM  

Ohhhh... I LOVE your sneaks!

Kellie Groves July 23, 2012 at 10:46 AM  

I love what you have done with arrows! Thanks for a chance to win a $5 GC.

Wrightboysmum July 23, 2012 at 11:06 AM  

fab looking sneaks. Looking forward to class. Thanks for a chance to win.

Andrea Garland July 23, 2012 at 11:09 AM  

super cute your pyect with the arrows, very clever to cut them with your Silhouette. Thanks for the $5 GC

Magdalena July 23, 2012 at 11:26 AM  

I can't wait for July 1st!

marie-eve July 23, 2012 at 11:55 AM  

Great sneaks!!
I so need a cameo!!

Lilith Eeckels July 23, 2012 at 11:58 AM  

Fabulous sneaks! Can't wait for the class to start

teacakemake July 23, 2012 at 12:32 PM  

Ah, lovely sneaks!

So glad I got myself a Cameo :)

Amy Coose July 23, 2012 at 12:56 PM  

Live the sneak, and I love that arrow design, thanks for sharing!!!

Sam F July 23, 2012 at 12:59 PM  

Sounds like an awesome class! Loving your sneaks!

rhonda nickol July 23, 2012 at 1:14 PM  

I would so purchase this class if i won the GC!

Erica July 23, 2012 at 1:16 PM  

So THAT'S what you did with the triangles. Amazing. I love it. You're a rockstar. And they are lucky to have you :)

thearthurz July 23, 2012 at 1:22 PM  

Love all of the arrows! Looks like an amazing class!

scrappin_in_AK July 23, 2012 at 2:43 PM  

I totally LOVE your sneeks peeks - I 'd love to see more - sounds like a fun class

vixen July 23, 2012 at 2:43 PM  

OMG your sneaks look awesomeeee!

zgagi July 23, 2012 at 2:44 PM  

This class sounds fantastic!

Jen July 23, 2012 at 2:45 PM  

Thanks so much for the chance to win a little SC gift certificate love. Class & your sneaks look great!

Ellie Augustin July 23, 2012 at 2:58 PM  

Could this be anything more then D-LISH!!! OH I would love a chance to join the fun! Thanks for the chance.

Kimberlee Gerstmann July 23, 2012 at 3:12 PM  

Love that arrow poster.

Erika B. July 23, 2012 at 3:34 PM  

Love the colors in the sunset sneak and can't wait to see the rest of the layouts for the sneak with the "start" on it. Thanks for sharing!

dianem July 23, 2012 at 3:41 PM  

Such amazing sneeks!

Angela Fleming July 23, 2012 at 4:12 PM  

I would love a chance to win some goodies.

Cristina July 23, 2012 at 5:39 PM  

Wow, the sneak of the board game layout is fantastic! And thank you so much for the file too! This class sounds really exciting!

Memories by Manda July 23, 2012 at 5:58 PM  

Love the triangles you have used. Thanks for a chance to win

Cindy July 23, 2012 at 6:06 PM  

these layouts are amazing, love love!!

Crystal Yocum July 23, 2012 at 6:32 PM  

Thanks for the cut file!! Love your sneaks!!

Anonymous July 23, 2012 at 6:37 PM  

yep. lovin' the sneaks!

Amanda July 23, 2012 at 7:00 PM  

Wow! I absolutely love your sneaks! How fun!

melanie July 23, 2012 at 7:29 PM  

I'm totally NOT posting b/c I want a spot, but your sneaks look incredible! But yeah, a free spot would be fun. ;p

Cynthia B. July 23, 2012 at 8:17 PM  

Your layout peeks look amazing! And the class itself sounds awesome.

penny July 23, 2012 at 8:29 PM  

Looks like a great class!

Valerie July 23, 2012 at 9:58 PM  

Awesome class and thank you for a chance to win.

Bina July 23, 2012 at 10:42 PM  

What a Arrow layout, now I have to take part..

Olivia July 23, 2012 at 11:04 PM  

Love all the ideas above! Looks like a fantastic class :)

Kate aka stinkydudette July 24, 2012 at 2:17 AM  

Love the sneaks, especially the one with the triangles!!

AmyInKy July 24, 2012 at 3:51 AM  

Your start here sneak is my favorite! Too cute!

Snazzy Crafters July 24, 2012 at 4:11 AM  

Love those triangles! The class will be awesome! Hopefully I can participate!

karennarelle July 24, 2012 at 4:42 AM  

Your sneaks look fantastic! Cant wait to see the whole thing.

Melania July 24, 2012 at 4:45 AM  

wonderful pics...wonderful sunsets

Camile July 24, 2012 at 4:51 AM  

I Love these journaling cards!!! Thanks a lot for the chance to win!

Keshet July 24, 2012 at 5:20 AM  

Looks like fun!

Kim Watson July 24, 2012 at 6:30 AM  

Thanks for the download friend! Way cool! OK so you have a ticket just for me right?

Laci J July 24, 2012 at 9:49 AM  

Thanks so much for the arrows file. I LOVE it! alaska_laci on SC

Jen July 24, 2012 at 11:20 AM  

Thanks for the sneak peek and chance to win!!

JoAnn Heinbuch July 24, 2012 at 1:16 PM  

Great sneaks

Susan July 24, 2012 at 4:50 PM  

Looks like a fun class and love your projects!

Jen C. ( July 24, 2012 at 6:26 PM  

Can't wait for this class to begin! The sneak peeks look so AWEsome!

Melissa July 24, 2012 at 7:04 PM  

Thanks for the chance! Love the arrows. :)

Amy Coose July 24, 2012 at 7:24 PM  

I love your peeks, and am really thinking I must take this class. Thanks for the arrow file, too. Can't wait to use it!

Bethany Becker July 24, 2012 at 7:36 PM  

Looks like a great class. Love your sneaks!

Anne Fisher July 24, 2012 at 9:04 PM  

So awesome! Would love to win - thanks so much for your amazing sneak peek and the chance to win!

Julia Schüler July 25, 2012 at 12:05 AM  

You have so many wonderful ideas. Thank you.

Alison Day July 25, 2012 at 9:47 AM  

Would love to take this class! I am currently half way to being able to afford a Silhouette! Can't wait to use your awesome arrow cut file! Thanks so much!

Melinda July 25, 2012 at 1:32 PM  

Great sneaks! Sounds like a fun class to take!

listgirl July 25, 2012 at 3:40 PM  

Class looks awesome, Linda! Thanks for the arrow file too, so cute!

Fleasbenz July 25, 2012 at 4:07 PM  

Thanks for the chance to win. I love the woodgrain trend, and want to learn more about ombre.

lynda July 25, 2012 at 4:15 PM  

I really like the arrow poster too!

jordanbev5 July 25, 2012 at 4:19 PM  

Look forward to this!

Jen July 25, 2012 at 5:43 PM  

Oh my gosh - love the arrow background!!! Thank you!!! So totally getting excited for this class!!!!

nicole July 26, 2012 at 7:23 PM  

Looks like an amazing class! Thanks for the opportunity!

idahorhodes January 30, 2013 at 3:10 PM  

Thank you for the file. I am expecting my silhouette in the mail tomorrow! I am so excited. I would also love to take the class!

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