PROJECT LIFE WITH JENNIFER CHAPIN

Today we are sharing a look into Creative Team member, Jennifer Chapin’s 6×8 Project Life album!

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Jen used our NEW Sycamore Lane Collection to complete these spreads.  Sycamore Lane will be available in our shop on September 24th.

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The 6×8 pages are a great way to have a condensed Project Life spread and our products work very well with this size!

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Jennifer says that the Sycamore Lane “Autumn is the Season for…” card and “pumpkin” tab are the perfect combo for documenting those Pumpkin Spice Latte’s!

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Thanks Jen for sharing your pages using Sycamore Lane with us!

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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!

Capture Life :: 09.15.14 : Using White Space

September meanings Apple Season in my neck of the woods. Which means my kitchen is full of the sweet aroma of apple sauce on the stove, apple crisp in the oven, and apple chips in the dehydrator. Oh, it’s a divine time of year!meganklauerphotography-1595-copyI wanted to be sure and incorporate this into my 2014 album and thought it would be fun to include my favorite Apple Crisp recipe.

I took this shot of my bushel basket full of apples sitting in my kitchen and left some “white space” on the right side of the photo so I could write the recipe directly in that area.IMG_0801-copyI discovered a super fun FREE font and added it to my photo before printing. The font is called “From This Moment“. Go get it! You will love it! IMG_0801w-copyI printed the photo as a 5×7 so I had plenty of room to record the recipe. meganklauerphotography-2056-copy I used a fine tip Sharpie marker to journal onto my photo.  As you can see, I combined the amazing new Sycamore Lane collection with the Exclusive September Tag Kit to create my layout. meganklauerphotography-2042-copy Incase you missed it; we have TWO new Letter Sticker sets (Cream & Red) coming out as well! I layered them here to create a 3d effect. meganklauerphotography-2046-copyI also used them to create a fun vertical title along the left side of my design : meganklauerphotography-2055-copy I used lots of the tags included in both the Sycamore Lane collection as well as the Exclusive September Tag Kit to scatter across my page. Don’t forget about the coordinating Cut Files that are available! Love! meganklauerphotography-2048-copy meganklauerphotography-2050-copy meganklauerphotography-2051-copyI hope September is proving to be as a delicious month for you and your family as is has been for mine!

Happy Creating! ~ Megan

 

 

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT – SEPTEMBER 14TH

5093_3039_14086231868826_bigCongrats to this week’s Project Spotlight winner, Padni! Check your email for your $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate to use in our shop! How awesome is her layout using our Cameron Tidbits & The Sweet Life-Cutouts! We love the angled photo strip she made, so creative! 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: JENNY ALFONSO

I am happy to introduce you to our September Guest Designer, Jenny Alfonso.

Image2We are so happy to have Jenny guest with us this month!  Her work always contains lovely layering and gorgeous designs.  I especially love the use of the large photo in her gallery this month, and you won’t want to miss her incredible mini book.  Be sure to check out her full gallery for more wonderful inspiration!  Now lets get to know Jenny better.

name: Jenny Alfonso

location: San Diego, CA

blog: jenjeb.wordpress.com

twitter: jenjeb73

Favorite 3 Elle’s Studio products: Let Love Shine Wood Veneers, Everyday Moments Bits and Pieces, Shine Extra Tidbits

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What are three products you can’t live without?

Wood Veneers, Enamel Dots, and Alpha Stickers

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What are your favorite color combinations?

I love anything teal and grey right now.

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What/ who inspires you?

I love collecting quotes on Pinterest.  When I see a quote that inspires me or makes me think of a picture I have, I use it as a jumping start to create a layout.  Often I use the quote (or part of the quote) as my title.  My biggest inspiration has to be Ali Edwards.  She has been such a pioneer in the scrapbooking world and I love everything she does.

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What is your favorite thing about scrapbooking?

Scrapbooking helps me put down my thoughts on paper.  I love looking back at my scrapbook pages and seeing/reading what was going on through my mind at the time.

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What are three facts about you that others might not know?  

1.  I am an early riser.  I get up no later than 5 am everyday (yes even weekends).  2.  I read every single day, even if it’s for a little bit before going to bed.  3. i love sunsets.  I don’t think I will ever get tired of them.

Thank you Jenny for joining us this month!  For a chance to win Jenny’s favorite Elle’s Studio products, leave a comment in this post!


Congrats to JILL RUGG, who won our August Guest Designer, Vicki Boutin’s favorites!

Please email michelle@shopellesstudio.com the following info:

Name & Address:
Contest: July Guest Designer favorites
Prize:  Shine Bits and Pieces,  Shine Extra Tidbits, and Noteworthy Stamp.

SKETCH THURSDAY

Welcome back to Sketch Thursday! I’m super excited about today’s sketch and I hope you love it too. Inspired by Melissa’s amazing layout, A Taste of Summer, today sketch has a fun camera background with plenty room for creativity.

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I absolutely LOVE this layout and of course had to try it myself. As you can see, I basically copied the original ;) I cut out the camera background, then filled it with papers, stamps and pictures. I then added my title, a few cork shapes and a sprinkle of candy dots.

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I can’t wait to see what YOU guys come up with! Of course, you don’t have to use a camera background for your layout, any grid or shape will work perfectly here. 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…. AlexandraBoehnke!

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

Name & Address:
Contest: Sketch 09.04.14
Prize: $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate

 

ELLE’S STUDIO PRODUCTS USED:

Our September kit is here with four add-ons!

EllesStudioSeptemberkitAre you ready for September? This launch is packed full with our exclusive monthly kit and four add-ons that coordinate! September’s kit has 30 journaling and embellishing tags that are perfect for all types of projects – from layouts, to mini albums, to Project Life, we’ve got you covered with this kit!

Let’s take a peek at what is inside – here are the 3 x 4 inch and 4 x 6 inch tags – including one transparency!
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EllesStudioSeptemberKit-01cAnd, we had to show you these close-ups – so fun!
EllesStudioSeptemberKit-02 EllesStudioSeptemberKit-03Our kits are limited and once they sale out we will not be restocking – our August kit sold out in a week! Look for a new kit each month on the 10th at 8:00 am PST, and as a special bonus to celebrate launch day, kits will be on sale for $9.99 for today only, regular price after that will be $11.99. These kits can ship first class: shipping for USA residents will start around $2.00 and go up from there, depending on the weight of what is in your cart. For overseas, it will run about $6+ depending on your location.

Also, don’t miss this month’s cut files:

EllesStudio-2014-SeptemberHow fun are those, right?! We are having so much fun expanding the September kit with these awesome coordinating add-ons! And, they also interact with each other! Let’s take a closer look at all of them!

Here are the Miscellaneous Cork Bits and the Cork Circle Mat. You can use them on their own, or get both and use the bits inside the cut out circles in the mat! EllesStudioSeptemberCorkBitsAndMat2
Here’s a peek at our Cork Circle Mat in action! You can use it for a photo mat, layout embellishment…CorkMat-LayoutsLayout by Jennifer Chapin and Becki Adams

Or, even a mini book cover! There are two circles on the mat that line up perfectly, on the side, so you can slide rings through!CorkMat-MiniMini book album by Melissa Mann

Our stamp this month can also interacts with our Cork Bits and our Cork Circle Mat, or use them on their own to create fun journaling tags or add extra dimension to your layouts and projects!EllesStudioMyFavoritesStampSet2
And, last but not least! We have put together a Halloween Ephemera Pack! This pack includes four journaling tags, one cut apart label tag, four die-cuts, a transparency, and four wood veneers! The perfect amount for documenting your Halloween night, or creating a mini book!
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And, since today is the 10th, that means our design team gallery is FULL of brand new inspiration just for you. You can bookmark your favorites, leave comments and see close ups of our design team’s projects in our gallery:DesignTeamGallery
We are excited to have Jennifer Alfonso with us this month as our guest designer for September! She has an eye catching style and we couldn’t wait to see what she did with our products! Check them out in the Design Team Gallery and stay tuned for a special Q&A with her, here on the blog!
GuestJenniferAlfonsoYou can also see even more inspiration at each of our Contributing Team Member’s blogs, today too! Make sure you stop by the following: Angie Gutshall, Daniela Dobson, Jennifer Chapin, Kay Rogers, Meghann Andrew, and Melissa Mann – each blog is full of awesome ideas for using our September kit and extras!

Thanks for joining us today and we hope you are loving all the new exclusives!

PROJECT LIFE

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Summer is quickly wrapping up in my Project Life album and I am looking forward to diving into my fall album very soon.   I separate my year into three albums.  The first album is January 1 until the last day of school for my children.  The second album is summer, and the third album is the first day of school until December 31.   Albums one and three are always more full, but I love dividing the year up this way.  It seems to be a natural beginning and ending point for my family.

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Anyway,  this was the second to last week of summer in our household, so we are cramming all things summer into these last few weeks before school and routine begin.   I used a mixture of the August 2014 kit, Shine, and Everyday Moments to complete this spread.

 

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I used quite a few of the paper journaling cards found in the 12×12 paper packs in the Everyday Moments and Shine collections in this spread.  It’s a quick and easy way to use the paper you have and coordinate a spread.

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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 – SEPTEMBER 7TH

2260_3062_14094469964961_bigCongrats to this week’s Project Spotlight winner, Manda! Check your email for your $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate to use in our shop! Her layout diplays our Shine Collection beautifully! I love how she layered our Shine papers & colored the stamps to coordinate!  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

 

Sneak peek of our September Exclusive Kit + Extras!

kitsneakAre you ready for our next exclusive kit + extras launch coming this Wednesday, September 10th at 8:00 am PST? No only does this reveal include our exclusive kit that is packed full of journaling and embellishing tags for all types of projects, but it will also have four extra add-ons that coordinate with the kit and expand it even further!

Here’s a tiny sneak peek of our exclusive September kit + extras in action:kitsneak2kitsneak3If you haven’t signed up for our newsletter already, make sure you sign up soon so you’ll receive a reminder when everything is live in the shop! Our August kit sold out VERY fast, so you won’t want to miss September’s reveal!

It’s going to be an exciting day and we can’t wait to show you everything that is new!

SKETCH THURSDAY

Hi guys. Happy Thursday! Today, we have not one but FOUR sketches to choose from. I’m bringing back some past sketches and we hope one of them inspires you to create again :)

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We have circles, squares, envelopes and some white space. Which one will you choose? I can’t wait to see!

Pick a sketch, create a project and upload it to the Member gallery. Then come back here and link us up for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Shop.

Last week’s randomly selected winner is… Jana!

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

Name & Address:
Contest: Sketch 08.28.14
Prize: $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate