Our Black Friday weekend sale has started!

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Our biggest sale, ever, has started! We are making room for our incoming new collections, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to stock up and save… or shop for Christmas presents, too! Here’s all the details about everything going on this weekend:

30% – 70% OFF OVER 70 ITEMS!

Click here to go to our special sale page that has over 70 items on sale! Sale prices are already marked and 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’ve put together FIVE different types of grab bags for this weekend sale! Our scrapbook grab bag includes papers, tags, and stamps and has a retail value of over $60 – you can get it for $15 this weekend! We’ve worked hard to insure that there are no duplicates in each bag, and you can purchase TWO grab bags and not receive any duplicate products from bag to bag, however, if you purchase more than two bags you may receive duplicate items in the multiple bags.

Then we have a journaling tag grab bag that includes 23 tags in 3 x 4 and 4 x 6 inch sizes for $3.00, and you can purchase SIX without getting any duplicates from bag to bag.

Our stamp grab bag has a retail value of over $50 and this weekend you can get it for $20. If you purchase more than one, you will receive duplicate stamps.

NEW this year is our wood veneer grab bag/boxes! A 5.5 x 3.75 x 2 inch box filled with wood veneer pieces!

And, also NEW this year is our Bits and Pieces grab bag – these bags contain a variety of die cuts and cut apart journaling tags from our collections and our exclusive monthly kits. Each bag has over 30 pieces and you can purchase TWO without receiving any duplicate tags.

FREE GIFT!

Every order this weekend (*that ships) will receive a free gift with their order! Our free gifts have a retail value of $1.50 – $9.99!

SHIPPING:

Our shipping is based on the weight of your box and we only charge what it costs us to ship your items. Our scrapbook grab bags are heavy, so most USA orders may have to ship via Priority Mail. 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 will do our best to keep you updated through our facebook page.

Decemberproducts1 Decemberproducts2And, don’t forget to stock up on our products that are perfect for all your December projects! We have our Good Cheer collection, exclusive November kit, exclusive holiday add-ons, cut files, and printables!

Thank you so much for stopping by and we hope you find lots of goodies for a great deal this weekend!

So thankful for each one of you!

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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays – for me it’s a special day gathering with loved ones, surrounded by family and friends, making and eating tons of delicious food, sharing memories, and taking the time to reflect on what and who we are most thankful for.

During this special time, we wanted to let you know that we are so thankful for each and every one of you! All your support, comments, emails, etc. – they mean more to us than words could ever express! Your support is what makes it possible for us to continue designing and making new products, and for that we are forever grateful!

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving!
xo, Elle

Project Life

RogersELLESPLNov-3Today we are sharing with you Kay Rogers’s Project Life October 6th – 12th spread. Kay used our Sycamore Lane collection to capture all her fall fun! She also used our Notes from Autumn printables that coordinate with Sycamore Lane and our October kit!

Let’s take a closer look at her spreads:
RogersELLESPLNov-1We love all the bits she added on the photos, and how she used smaller photos on the 3 x 4 tags.
RogersELLESPLNov-2And, so many special memories captured in her journaling, too! Thanks for sharing with us today, Kay!

Products used: Sycamore Lane Bits and Pieces, Blank Labels, Cutouts, Journaling Tags, Word Labels, Paper Collection Pack, and Digital Cut Files; Exclusive October Kit, and Notes from Autumn Printables.

We’d love to see your Project Life album! Make sure you upload what you are working on to our gallery and tag the Elle’s Studio products that you used. We feature our members projects every Sunday, so make sure you check back to see if you project is being spotlighted in our “Project Spotlight” blog series. Each person that is spotlighted will also receive a $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate to use in our shop!

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT – NOVEMBER 23RD

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Congrats to this week’s Project Spotlight winner, June! Check your email for your $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate to use in our shop! June created this beautiful thank you card, which would be perfect for Thanksgiving or any other occasion! She used our Washi Tape Stamp to make this awesome Ombre background. Head on over to her gallery to check it out and you can even add it to your favorites by logging into your account and clicking on the “I (heart) this!” button.

You never know when your project will be chosen to be spotlighted! Each week we pick a new project out of our member gallery to spotlight. For your chance to be spotlighted and to win a $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate, just upload your project to our member gallery and tag the Elle’s Studio item(s) used

 

 

 

GUEST DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: JANA MCCARTHY

I am happy to introduce you to our November Guest Designer, Jana McCarthy! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
I am super inspired by Jana’s projects this month in our Designer Gallery. Her has a very beautiful collage-like feel, and I know you will be inspired too! She worked with our Sycamore Lane and Good Cheer collections. Be sure to check out her full gallery here! Thank you so much for joining us this month, Jana.

Now lets get to know Jana better.
Name: Jana Maiwald-McCarthy
Location: Germany
Blog:  http://scissorsglueandpaper.wordpress.com/
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Why did you start scrapbooking and how did you get started? I started digital scrapbooking back in 2005, after the birth of my second son. I wanted to capture all these little things and was looking for some ideas. So I found my way into the digital thing and loved it from the beginning. After 8 years I finally found my way to the real paper scrapbooking. I cut the first piece of paper in February 2013 and was way too afraid! One of the things I really love about the digital thing is you can start over and over again without throwing anything away. I spent so much time in front of the computer that I am really happy I started the paper thing! I have my own big room, kiddos next to me, we’re laughing and collecting memories.  And sometimes one of my boys starts their own layout.  It’s amazing to see them growing into this creative hobby!
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What are three products you can not live without? I really need color spatters on my layouts. So I can’t live without color sprays! I also love enamel dots! And I need little bits on my page like labels or die cuts… paper pieces! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Do you record everyday moment or just the special ones? I would go with everyday moments but for sure there are special ones I need to scrap too. My life with three kids is full of moments I want to capture, but I also love to scrap a cup of coffee or some leaves. :) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Thank you so much for sharing with us today and for your inspiring layouts, Jana! Make sure you her full gallery here!

GIVEAWAY: You can WIN Jana’s favorite Elle’s Studio items! Just leave a comment below and you’ll be entered to win our Sycamore Lane Grateful Stamp, Sycamore Lane Bits and Pieces, and Good Cheer Wood Veneers! We’ll announce the winner on November 29th, 2014!

SKETCH THURSDAY

Welcome back to sketch Thursday! Today’s sketch was inspired by WaiSam’s Hello Life layout.November sketch4 

Two amazing designers, Angie and Valerie, are joining in the fun today!

Angie:

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Valerie:

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supplies: November Cut FilesHoliday Tags Cut FilesGood Cheer Paper CollectionGood Cheer Bits and PiecesMerry and Bright PrintablesGood Cheer Wood Veneer

For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Shop, create a project inspired by today’s sketch, upload it to the Member gallery and leave a comment back here with the link. A random winner will be selected and posted with next week’s sketch.

Last week’s winner is photochic17!

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Congratulations!! Please email michelle@shopellesstudio.com the following info:

Name & Address:
Contest: Sketch 11.13.14
Prize: $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate

PROJECT LIFE

Today I am sharing the week of October 13-19 in my Project Life album.IMG_8183

I think fall is my favorite season to document.   At the least, it’s the season where I have my camera out and taking photos the most.  This particular week was our Fall Break and we spent it in Michigan.   Although we only spent half of the week here, I decided to use the full spread to highlight our memories and photography of the spectacular scenery.

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My spread from the week before included a preserved leaf, which you see the backside to here.   I just journaled the memories and events from the earlier part of the week before our trip.  I wanted the photos to only highlight our time in Michigan.

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I included the 6×12 insert by Becky Higgins.  I decided to keep it simple and highlight two of my favorite photos in this insert.   The front side was from our apple orchard adventure, and the backside is a photo of my children walking down the road by the lake house.

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For the majority of this spread I used items from the Sycamore Lane collection.  It is perfect for fall documenting!

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On the right page I included some lettering with our Letter and Number Stickers.  Whenever I make a block of lettering, I always begin with the middle word, which was “and”, and placed it in the middle of the page.  I do this by beginning with the letter “n” in “and” and placing it in the middle.

IMG_8202From there I work up and spaced the “A” and “L” in “CALM” over the “and”.  And continued by beginning each work by placing the center letter first.   This way, it ends up centered!

We’d love to see your Project Life album! Make sure you upload what you are working on to our gallery and tag the Elle’s Studio products that you used. We feature our members projects every Sunday, so make sure you check back to see if you project is being spotlighted in our “Project Spotlight” blog series. Each person that is spotlighted will also receive a $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate to use in our shop!

Coming December 1st – Celebrate December!

CelebrateDecember2014We are counting down the days until our annual Celebrate December event starts here at our blog! It’s such a wonderful time of year and we want to bring you some extra inspiration to celebrate it all December long!

What makes our event even more special is the 24 amazing guests that will be joining us and keeping us inspired all month long!CelebrateDecember2014-guestsWe cannot wait to share their projects with you – they will all be working with our Good Cheer collection, along with our exclusive kits and extra add-ons, too!

And, what’s an event like this without prizes?! We have some incredible prizes that will be up for grabs – let’s check them out:CD-Grandprizes

Besides having giveaways throughout our event, where you’ll be able to do things like leave blog comments, like our facebook page, tag your instagram friends, etc. to be entered to win, we also have THREE GRAND PRIZES (show above) to give away.

To enter to WIN one of the THREE grand prizes just complete the following:
– Visit our Member Gallery
- Log in and upload your project
– Tag the Elle’s Studio items used
– Make sure to write in the “description” that it is a “Celebrate December entry”

That’s it – we are keeping it super simple so everyone has a chance to enter! And, here’s the best part… you can start uploading NOW, and you can enter as many times as you want (must be a different project per entry)! The three GRAND PRIZE winners will be drawn on December 31st, 2014 and entries will all have a chance to be featured on our blog, even if they don’t win!

It’s going to be an incredible season and we can hardly wait for December to get here!

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT – NOVEMBER 16TH

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Congrats to this week’s Project Spotlight winner, cyy1024! Check your email for your $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate to use in our shop! This awesome project life layout she created uses our Sycamore Lane, Shine & Everyday Moments collections! Head on over to her gallery to check it out and you can even add it to your favorites by logging into your account and clicking on the “I (heart) this!” button.

You never know when your project will be chosen to be spotlighted! Each week we pick a new project out of our member gallery to spotlight. For your chance to be spotlighted and to win a $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate, just upload your project to our member gallery and tag the Elle’s Studio item(s) used

 

Product Spotlight : Number Stamps

Whether you’re keeping a daily documentation album in December, creating an advent calendar, a countdown to Santa project with your kids, or simply just documenting your entire year; the new Number Stamp set is a must have!

Not only does it include the numbers in both bold and outline for layering or using on their own, but all of the extras that are included expands the set to one that’s incredibly versatile!

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Each year I dedicate an entire 12×12 album to our December. I document our daily activities, visits from our Elf on the Shelf, as well as everyday moments.

In order to get a bit of a head start, I created a page dedicated to my kids’ wish lists. I love that we will be able to look back and see what they were “wishing” for at ages, 12, 10, & 4.

I use a combination of various sized pocket pages, as well as full 12×12 layouts in my albums.

For this layout, I created a pocket style page so that I could dedicate one 4×6 insert to each of my three kids.

meganklauerphotography-7944-copy The Blank Labels from the Good Cheer collection fit just perfectly and will give the kids a great base for recording their list.

meganklauerphotography-7953-copy meganklauerphotography-7952-copyIf you haven’t snagged up one of the remaining Exclusive November kits; do so today! Once they are gone they won’t be restocked!

You’ll find I used many pieces from that kit on this page as well! meganklauerphotography-7957-copy meganklauerphotography-7948-copy Also available are coordinating cut files, printables, letter stickers, and wood veneers!meganklauerphotography-7950-copy Mark your calendars for an amazing month of December here at Elle’s Studio FULL of Holiday Inspiration!

Happy Creating!
~ Megan