Today’s sketch was inspired by Yuki’s Coconut Ice Cream layout from last month’s gallery. sketch 07.17

This layout caught my eye because of the grid design AND fun background. Isn’t it cool?

DT members Patricia and Becki played along this week and as always, created these AMAZING layouts!

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My idea started with the sketch, but then as I worked on my layout, I noticed it didn’t look like the sketch.  Even though it doesn’t have the four square grids, my layout is still inspired by the sketch.  I just put the “fun in the sun” wood veneer in between and then cut a piece of pattern paper to layer over more pattern paper for the sun flares.   -Patricia



- Becki


For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the blog, create a project inspired by this sketch, post it to our Member Gallery and share your link in the comments section below. A random winner will be selected and announced with next week’s sketch.

Last week’s winner is… Jill Rugg!


Congratulations!! Please email the following info:

Name & Address:
Contest: Sketch 07.17.14
Prize: $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate


Cards by Yuki

Hi everyone! This month I’ve highlighted cards from both our Member and Design Team Galleries. Today, I want to share a couple of cards DT member Yuki created with July’s Exclusive Monthly Kit and Shine.



I always love how fun and colorful Yuki’s creations are! These are beautiful and sure to brighten someone’s day.

Have you created a happy card lately? Please share it with us in our Member Gallery :)


Today we have Kay Rogers sharing a page from her Project Life album!

Blog - Elle's-3Kay used elements from the June kit, the July kit, the Patriotic Journaling Tags, and the Foodie Journaling tags.  Blog - Elle's-1

“This week included the 4th of July, and it was a pretty quiet day with the dogs while my daughter was up north with my nephew’s family. In fact, on the 4th our big highlight was taking the dogs on a walk in a new area. Exciting, no?Blog - Elle's-2 I love having all of my Elle’s Studio goodies out in front of me to put together my week. Everything coordinates perfectly!”

Thank you Kay for inspiring us today!


ourkit your stash jenchapin (1)Hello and welcome to another round of Our Kit + Your Stash! Jen here, and this is what I pulled from my stash to create a layout with my July Kit. I chose grey and white cardstock, a few assorted patterned papers, enamel dots, chipboard frames, washi, letter stickers, a large white tag and some chipboard embellishments.
ourkit your stash jenchapin (2)Here is what was left of my July kit. When I said before that I almost used the whole thing I was serious! It really is an awesome kit.ourkit your stash jenchapin (3)And here’s my completed layout. I printed my photos sized down so they would fit into the chipboard frames.ourkit your stash jenchapin (4)The speech bubble tag was perfect for my title.ourkit your stash jenchapin (5)The whole page was really inspired by this Let’s GO tag. So perfect for those summer vacations.ourkit your stash jenchapin (6)We also asked Melissa Mann to play along today! Here are the items she pulled from her stash to use:
Stash-Layout-SuppliesMelissa says: “I knew I wanted to use some of the Elle’s Studio “Foodie” exclusives on this layout. I picked out couple of pictures I took at a lunch date to Olive Garden recently and paired it up with some of the “Everyday Moments” pattern papers. I picked out a few things from my stash such as the Kelly Purkey stickers, Studio Calico enamel dots, American Crafts foam Thickers, and the Studio Calico paper clips. I loved how quickly this layout came together (within 30 minutes)! The only thing I ended up switching out and not using were the paper clips; instead, I picked out a couple of tags to anchor my stamping and journaling underneath the title.
His-and-Hers-Stash-Layout HisHers-Stash-Detail-1 HisHers-Stash-Detail-2Hopefully we have inspired you to pull out your last kit and get to scrapping! Have a great week!

Project spotlight – July 20th


Congrats to this week’s Project Spotlight winner, piyo97017! Her Project Life layout features our Shine & Love You More collections. I love how all the colors in the tags really highlight her great photos! Check your email for your $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate to use in our shop!  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 : Washi Tape Stamps

Washi Tape is all the rage and the perfect touch to any layout or card. What’s better than a roll of tape? A Washi Tape Stamp set that allows you to create the look of Washi tape over and over again in any color you choose!

EllesStudio-WashiTapeStamp-S3008 Today I’m going to share a few cards I created using the Washi Tape Stamp set. The first two cards are examples of how to use the stamps to create a simple pattern that creates a great background!


The last card I used a single washi tape stamp and a die cut heart from the Shine collection to create the look of a birthday candle.


You will notice the stamps have “hard” or straight edges. If you want to create “torn” edge look like I did on the candle card above, simply tear a strip of scratch paper and use it as a mask when you are stamping directly onto your card.IMG_0343IMG_0344

See, how easy is that!

Now, it’s your turn! Use the Washi Tape Stamp set & share your creations with us in our Member Gallery today!

Happy Creating ~ Megan


Happy Thursday everyone! Today’s sketch was inspired by Meghann’s layout Being Your Mom is…

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I love how quirky this sketch turned out but even more how Jennifer and Juliana created two completely different projects based on the same sketch. Take a look at these wonderful layouts!


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I was inspired by the awesome sunburst paper in the Shine collection for this layout. I followed the sketch pretty closely but did add a few extra bits here and there. I am loving the color scheme in this collection and think it’s just perfect for summer layouts!  -Jennifer Chapin


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I was super inspired by this week’s sketch. The grouping of the elements really grabbed my attention and had me pulling out my Elle’s tags and die cuts to use as embellishments. I also fussy cut some of the polaroid frames from one of the papers in the Shine collection to mimic the frames on the sketch.  The Shine collection worked perfectly to scrapbook this photo of my husband during our vacation to Mexico last year.   – Juliana Michaels


Now it’s your turn! Create a project inspired by this sketch, post it to our Member Gallery and share your link in the comments section below. A random winner will be selected and awarded a $10 gift certificate to the Shop!

Last week’s winner is… snazzyjj!


Congratulations!! Please email the following info:

Name & Address:
Contest: Sketch 07.03.14
Prize: $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate


Pin to Win Your Elle’s Studio Wish List

pintowinESIt’s no secret – we LOVE using Pinterest! We were thinking that it’s time we have a Pinterest contest and what better time to have one than right now?

All you have to do is pin the Elle’s Studio items on your wish list (from our website) and you’ll have the chance to WIN your entire list!

Here’s how you can play along:
1. Make sure you are following us on Pinterest
1. Create a new board on your Pinterest called “Elle’s Studio Wish List”
2. Visit our website and pin the items you want to win to that wish list board
3. Come back here and leave a comment linking us up to your wish list board

Then, check back here on July 27th to see if you are one of the THREE winners! There is no limit to the amount of items you can pin and win, either, so make sure you pin everything you’ve been wanting – we can’t wait to see what’s on your list!


This week’s Project Life covers the week of June 23-29.Image 2

My goal for this week was journal, journal, journal.   I sometimes think journaling can be perceived as an “after thought” in a layout.  I know I sometimes think that after I add my photos, found objects, and embellishments.  But this week I let journaling be front and center.

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I love the way it turned out– and it gave me an opportunity to really think about the stories I wanted to highlight, how much I wanted to say, and where to actually put the journaling.


One of my favorite places to journal is directly on the photo.  I can print photos with a border on my Canon Selphy, which offers the perfect place to journal without needing an embellishment- easy. (I use American Crafts photo marker to journal directly on photos).   Additionally, I used a journaling card from the July 2014 kit to add a stream of consciousness journaling about the week in general.  To be honest, there is so much that is happening in our weeks over the summer, I just can’t in ALL photos– that’s why I love journaling.  It accomplishes all that and more.EllesStudio-JulyExclusiveKit-01

For the majority of this spread I used the July 2014 kit along with items from Shine.  Everything went together perfectly! Image 3

My daughter had a big week this week:  her very first camp.  Theatre camp!   I highlighted photos taken from her final performance and used a 3×3 wallet sized protector page.  You can find something similar here.  Mixing up the sizes of pocket pages has been really fun for this busy summer!

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I hope this inspires you to take time to translate your thoughts to words on your Pocket style pages and layouts!