In your Planner with Candi Billman

Candi here today and I am SUPER excited to share some mini scrapbook pages that I created to tuck inside my personal size planner! I recently went to a Planner Meet Up in Chicago and met so many fabulous ladies!  I thought what a great way to remember that fun day by creating a few mini scrapbook pages for my planner.  Now whenever I open up my planner, I will be reminded of that wonderful day!!!

To start off I grabbed two doubled sided sheets from the Little Moments 12 x 12 Paper Collection.  I took those two sheets and trimmed them both down to size to fit my personal size planner.  To punch holes in each sheet, I grabbed an insert that was already in my planner and used that as a template and punched holes with a single hole punch.

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For each “layout” I added an instax photo from the event, plus lots of goodies from the April Kit.  At the Planner Meet Up there was a sheet that had the times of the different events going on throughout the day and I added that right onto the page by folding the sheet up in thirds.

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I can’t get over how cute these mini scrapbook pages turned out!  Now I want to add more inside my planner from different occasions!!!

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Now it’s your turn to share – grab some tags from your latest ES monthly kit and get crafty inside you planner…I wanna see!!!  If you do share on IG make sure to use hashtag #ellesstudio :)

Little Moments with Nancy Damiano

Hello everyone – Nancy here! This month celebrates the return of the sun! The transition into Spring is my favorite time of the year, extra sunshine is always a good thing. To reflect that, I started this layout with the whimsical sun April kit cut file. It set the base of the layout.

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Backing the sun cut outs with the All My Heart patterned paper from the Little Moments collection added a punch of hot pink color in a beautiful ombre.

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Cards from the Travelogue Journaling Tags clustered in the center of the design frame out the photo. The Little Moments and Days of the Week acrylics give the page it’s title and some movement. A heart die cut sewn on in the center of a journaling card for texture.

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Adding the story in one of the sun cut out shapes makes it a focal point – and that’s a great thing! It’s easy to journal on a section of patterned paper, center and cut out (hiding the cut out part behind the white die cut).

Combing the Little Moments collection + the Travelogue Limited Edition Collection are a perfect way to tell all of your stories – whether they are about traveling near (like this page) or far!

Sketch Thursday

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Good Morning, All! Alissa here today and I’ve got my take on this fabulous sketch! I love everything about it! The original layout, by Meghann Andrew, is so inspiring and I had to keep myself from copying so many of the elements, including the papers used. Yes, I love it that much. The papers she used and the bits are my favorite part! I love how Meghann kept the scattered bits together by color families. It’s a bit subtle but so impactful.

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I stuck pretty close to the sketch, but I used a 12×12 base. I love that this sketch is so adaptable to either size. Even smaller sizes for mini albums, like 6×8, would be great.

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I loved the patterned strips on the top and the bottom of the page. I used branding strips from different papers in the Little Moments 12×12 paper collection. I couldn’t leave those labels sad and empty. So, the Little Moments stamps were perfect to add a fun touch to each label.

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Now, it’s your turn to create something awesome! We can’t wait to see what you all do with this sketch! For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to our shop, create a project inspired by today’s sketch, upload it to the Member gallery and leave a comment here with the link by May 11th. A random winner will be selected and posted with the next sketch on May 12th

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And, congrats to our randomly selected winner this week!  LeAnn created this fun layout from our previous sketch! Please email us at info@shopellesstudio.com to claim your prize!

Introducing our new collection: Sunny Days

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We are so excited to announce our next new collection: Sunny Days! We can hardly wait to start scrapbooking and documenting all those sunny days that are ahead! This collection has 12 x 12 and 6 x 6 papers, labels, journaling tags, die cuts, wood veneers, acrylic, stamps, stickers, and puffy stickers!! Sunny Days is full of fun bright colors and includes cute illustrations by Rachel, that are perfect for summer!

Here is the very first look at Sunny Days:

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This new collection will start shipping to stores at the end of May and is available for wholesale pre-order now, so make sure you call your local scrapbook store or email your favorite online store and request this collection! This collection should also be available in our shop in June.

We would love to hear what your favorite part of the collection is – leave a comment on this post and we’ll draw two winners to receive a Sunny Days collection pack! Winners will be drawn and posted on our blog on Sunday, May 1st, 2016.

Thank you so much for stopping by on this exciting day – we appreciate each one of you so much!

Sunshine Girl by Meghann Andrew

Hi there, Elle’s Studio fans! It’s Meghann with you today to share a layout completely inspired by the April exclusive kit + add-ons.

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I’m always looking for opportunities to document baby photos of my daughter, and when I saw the “remember when” tag from the kit, I knew I wanted to add my journaling to this tag. Next, I pulled all of the tags that were red, pink, yellow, orange and grey, and went to the April digital cut files folder to see what I could find to add to the layout. The sun cut file made me remember this photo, already saved in my “favorites” folder on my computer.

I cut the sun from yellow cardstock, printed my photo just slightly smaller than the diameter of the sun, and cut it into a circle, adhering it to the sun. Adding the striped 4” x 6” tag from the April kit to the left side of the sun made the photo the focal point of the layout.

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I went back to my “remember when” tag, and cut it into a circle. I typed my journaling into a circle on Photoshop Elements, printed it onto an 8-1/2”  x 11” piece of paper, then adhered the tag to the paper and printed again. I adhered the tag to the bottom left of my photo, and embellished with the “you make me so very happy” tag from the April kit, vellum pinked circle from the Little Moments bits & pieces, and a heart, cut from paper in the Little Moments 6” x 6” paper stack. I topped this with the “favorite” sticker from the Good Stuff puffy stickers.

To create a third circular element on the page, I punched a circle from the floral 6” x 6” patterned paper from the Little Moments 6” x 6” paper stack, topped it with a heart from the Little Moments bits and pieces pack, and the “love” puffy sticker.

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To balance the photo and sun die-cut at the top right of the layout, I stamped my title, first in multicolor with the Jordan alphabet outline stamp, then in light yellow with the Jordan alphabet solid stamp, just slightly off-centered. To this title, I added the “happiness is” stamp from the The Story Of stamp  an “A” with the light grey letter and number stickers, and the word “girl” with a script font to contrast the stamped title.

Now I have another favorite photo documented in my album, completely inspired by tags and the sun cut file! What tags from the kit are calling to you to tell your stories?

Traveler Notebook with Special Guest Anabelle O’Malley

Let’s welcome Anabelle O’Malley back for her second week with us here on the Elle’s Studio blog to show us a project using a current trend in scrapbooking- a traveler’s notebook! We love that she switched up her memory keeping process to fit her lifestyle. Let’s take a look:

I have been an avid paper crafter for the past twelve years. During this time, the scrapbooking industry has changed, and so has my style. I started off with 12” x 12” layouts, switched to 8.5” x 11”, then tried pocket scrapbooking in order to preserve my memories. Recently, I have found that I have less pictures (my son is now 13 – enough said!), but I still want a way to record my stories. As you saw in my last post, I have fallen in love with the planner craze. This naturally led to my obsession with traveler’s notebooks, and thus, my current mode of memory keeping was born. I am just loving this size for my layouts! I recently received an Instax printer and the small photos fit perfectly on my 4” x 8” notebook pages. Here is a spread I created using the Little Moments collection, along with the April exclusive Perfect Weekend stamp set.

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I love using journaling tags on my traveler’s notebook spreads! Here I layered the star journaling tag from the April exclusive kit and the “adore these little moments” tag from the Little Moments journaling tags on the left page. I added some of the numbered journaling strips from the April exclusive kit and the cute ‘yes’ stamp from the Perfect Weekend stamp set to create my writing space. My spread is about my recent trip to Nags Head and I was able to write about the fun things we did while we were on our trip. The Perfect Weekend stamp set was perfect for this page!

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On the right side, I used the floral Little Moments journaling tag, along with the star stamp from the Perfect Weekend stamp set, which I love! Another technique that I used on this page was cutting the “pure joy and happiness” title from one of the journaling tags in the Little Moments journaling tags and used it as an embellishment. I did the same thing on the previous page using the small hearts, also cut from a tag in the Little Moments journaling tags.  I tend to have more ‘flat’ layouts in my notebooks, but added the “favorite” wood veneer label for texture.

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Finally, I printed out the Yes printables on vellum. I love the transparent look it brings to my spread!

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Using a traveler’s notebook for my memory keeping has been working out really well! Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at how I accomplish it!

EllesStudio-AnabelleOMalleyHi! I’m Anabelle O’Malley!  I live in Delaware with my husband and our thirteen year old son, Ryan along with our orange tabby, Pulu. I work at the University of Delaware at the laboratory preschool teaching pre- kindergarten and kindergarten children, as well as the university students.

I’ve been paper crafting for the past ten years and have loved every minute of it. It truly is my creative outlet. The best part has been working with and meeting so many wonderful people who are as passionate about paper crafting as I am. As a child, I would spend hours drawing and making cards for people, so this is just a natural extension of my love for all things paper. Along with creating layouts, I still love card making and trying out new techniques. My creations contain lots of texture and details, layering and clustering. Most recently, I have jumped head first into the planner craze. I love having a beautifully decorated planner! It makes working on my to do lists much easier. I also am enjoying documenting my memories in a traveler’s notebook.

When I’m not teaching or scrapping, I can be found enjoying time with friends and family, cooking, reading, hitting the gym or spending too much time online. I’m so excited to be Guest Designing for Elle’s Studio this month. Thanks for the opportunity to work with such fun products!

You can find more of Anabelle’s work at her blog, Bits and Pieces, or her Instagram feed.

Our Spring Sale is here – 4 days only!

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Our annual big SPRING SALE has started and will run until Tuesday, April 26th or while supplies last. There are a ton of can’t miss deals and specials – here is a quick summary:

50% to 75% OFF SELECT ITEMS: Select items are on sale and prices are already marked, so no coupon code will be needed! Some of these items are retiring, too, so once they are sold out, we will not be restocking! Shop all our sale items here!

GRAB BAGS: We have FOUR different types of grab bags to choose from. Our grab bags include:

Scrapbooking Grab Bag – May include a mix of cutouts, snippets, journaling tags, bits and pieces, stickers, and acrylics. NO 12 x 12 papers or stamps. If you purchase more than one grab bag, you may receive duplicate items.

Stamp Grab Bag – Includes a range of our stamps. You can purchase 2 without receiving duplicate stamps.

Journaling Tag Grab Bag – Includes 25 tags in 3 x 4 and 4 x 6 inch sizes from our collections and exclusive monthly kits. You can purchase 2 without receiving duplicate tags.

Bits & Pieces Grab Bags – Includes a variety of die cuts and cut apart tags from our collections and exclusive monthly kits. If you purchase more than one of these grab bags, you will receive duplicate tags.

$5 PAPER PACKS: Select paper packs are on sale for only $5 each!

SHIPPING: Our shipping is based on the weight of your cart and we only charge what it costs us to ship your items. Our site will quote you a shipping price before checkout. The paper packs and scrapbooking grab bags weigh the most.

Due to an increase in orders during this sale, please allow us extra processing time. We will be shipping orders in the order that they are received. We expect to have all orders processed within 3 business days of the order being placed.

Thanks so much for joining us today during our annual SPRING SALE!

Project Life with Gina Lideros

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Hi everyone, it’s Gina here, sharing a a new page in my Project Life album.

My daughter’s 17th birthday was just a few weeks ago, and we decided to travel with several members of our youth group to LA to visit an outreach event.

I used two different pocket pages to create my spread.  The page on the left is a 10×12 spread and the page on the right is a 12×12 spread.  I like to change things up sometimes depending on the size of my photos.  I added lots of items from the the Little Moments collection and the Elle’s Studio April 2016 Exclusive kit and extras.

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During our trip we visited the Santa Monica beach boardwalk and the event at the Los Angeles Coliseum. I took lots of pictures during our vacation and couldn’t wait to share them in my album.  I added some simple journaling on the right hand side of my spread using the “notes from the weekend” card.  This card really came in handy to help document our trip.

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Thanks for joining us today – We would love to see how you are using our products on your projects! Make sure you share your projects with us in our Member Gallery or on Instagram with the hashtag #ellesstudio!

Preview our SPRING SALE!

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Our annual SPRING SALE is almost here! This sale will start on Saturday, April 23rd at 8:00 am PST and run through Tuesday, April 26th at midnight or while supplies last! There will be a ton of can’t miss deals and specials so we wanted to give you a preview of what you can expect:

50% to 75% OFF SELECT ITEMS: Select items will be on sale and prices will be already marked, so no coupon code is needed! Some of these items are retiring, too, so once they are sold out, we will not be restocking!

GRAB BAGS: We will have FOUR different types of grab bags to choose from during our sale. Our grab bags will include:

Scrapbooking Grab Bag – May include a mix of cutouts, snippets, journaling tags, bits and pieces, stickers, and acrylics. NO 12 x 12 papers or stamps. If you purchase more than one grab bag, you may receive duplicate items

Stamp Grab Bag – Includes a range of our stamps. You can purchase 2 without receiving duplicate stamps.

Journaling Tag Grab Bag – Includes 25 tags in 3 x 4 and 4 x 6 inch sizes from our collections and exclusive monthly kits. You can purchase 2 without receiving duplicate tags.

Bits & Pieces Grab Bags – Includes a variety of die cuts and cut apart tags from our collections and exclusive monthly kits. If you purchase more than one of these grab bags, you will receive duplicate items.

$5 PAPER PACKS: Select paper packs will be on sale for only $5 each!

SHIPPING: Shipping is based on the weight of your cart and we only charge what it costs us to ship your items. Our site will quote you a shipping price before checkout.

Due to an increase in orders during this sale, please allow us extra processing time. We will be shipping orders in the order that they are received. We expect to have all orders processed within 3 business days of the order being placed.

It’s going to be a great sale and one that you don’t want to miss, so we hope you will join us! Mark your calendar and set your alarms!

You are my Sunshine with Maggie Massey

Hey everyone! Maggie here with a little layout I put together using this month’s Cut File!

EllesStudio-MaggieMassey-postfullSUPPLIES: April Digital Cut File, Little Moments 6×6 paper pad, Little Moments Bits & Pieces, Little Moments Wood Veneer, Good Stuff Puffy Stickers, The Story Of stamp set, Little Moments stamp set, Perfect Weekend stamp set, and Letter & Number Stickers: Black

I’ve been in such a good mood lately! I’m pretty sure it has TONS to do with the fact that the days are longer and the weather is just getting better & better!

So it was no surprise to me that I was immediately drawn to that darling little sun in April’s Cut Files. I love its whimsical hand-drawn design and I knew right away what I wanted to do with it.

I started by cutting a few different sizes out with my Silhouette & some of my favorite pieces from the Little Moments 6×6 paper pad.

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I adhered them to a sheet of 9×12 cardstock and then just roughly traced around them with a black journaling pen. Next, I added a photo of my daughter and the sentiment “you are my sunshine.”

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A few little bits and pieces and some stamping finished off this simple little page.

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Thank you so much for taking a look! I hope I’ve inspired you to grab those cut files and make a little sunshine for yourself!