Today I am sharing a pocket page spread that highlights my daughter’s recent birthday party!IMG_9972

A few weeks ago I documented two weeks in one spread, and today I am highlighting one day in a spread.  That’s what’s so great about the pocket page scrapbooking– there are no set rules in how you formulate the pages.  You can highlight a day, week, 2 weeks, or month on a page.  Anything works!


We recently had my daughter’s birthday party– it was a Frozen theme (of course!) and we even had two special guests, Anna and Elsa, join us.  We went ALL OUT for this party so I had to take time and space to include photos and thoughts in our album.  IMG_9969

I used a combination of Cienna, Winter Ephemera Pack, and Shine to create this layout. IMG_9973Elle’s Studio Products Used: Cienna: Paper Pack Collection, Cienna- Stickers, Cienna Word Labels, Cienna- Journaling Tags, Cienna: Bits and PiecesCienna: Hello StampWinter Ephemera Pack Numbers StampShine: Journaling Tags

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 – March 29th

4165_3641_14275632150077_bigCongrats to this week’s Project Spotlight winner, ScissorsGlueAndPaper! We loved seeing our new Cienna collection in action in this cute layout! Check your email for your $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate to use in our shop!

And, don’t forget that you can 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.

Step-by-Step layout tutorial with Paige Evans

Jane-by-Paige-Evans-for-Elle's-StudioPaige is sharing another fabulous layout tutorial with us today! Can you believe this layout can be broken down and completed in six simple steps?!

Here’s how Paige said it came together:11. Cut a bunch of the flowers from the March cut files from white cardstock and leave everything on the mat. 22. Watercolor over the flowers and leaves using pinks, greens, yellow, and blue.33. Carefully peel off the flowers and leave the inside pieces here and there. (I added tape to the back to make moving the flowers around easier). 44. Start arranging the flowers down the center of your layout. I covered the right half of the Cienna “Adorable” paper with white cardstock.55. Adhere a photo and journal on a March exclusive tag using a pen. 66. Drop white acrylic paint three places around the layout. Jane-Detail-3-by-Paige-Evans-for-Elle's-StudioProducts used: March exclusive kit, March cut files, Cienna paper, Cienna wood veneer, and Letter & Number stickers – mint.


Such an amazing and inspiring layout, Paige! It was so fun to see it come together and I’m excited about the possibility to use these same techniques for card making for either Easter or Mother’s Day, too!

Thank you Card by Daniela

Thank you by Daniela Dobson

Daniela is sharing this cute card with us today! Here’s how she said it came together: The hearts (from Always and Forever stamp set) are stamped in pink on Kraft cardstock and patterned paper, with two journaling cards from the March kit layered on top, in the center. Then, the wood veneer heart is layered with hand cut hearts from patterned paper and stitched together. Two more die cuts from the March kit are layered on the card and stitched in place!Thank you close 2 by Daniela Dobson Thank you close by Daniela Dobson

Supplies: March 2014 kitKey to my heart wood veneersAlways and Forever stampCienna paper collection pack

Thank you, Daniela for sharing this beautiful card with us today!


Today we have two Project Life spreads from design team members Jessy Christopher and Pam Llaguno.Closeup

Jessy Christopher created this beautiful layout:  Week6&7_Full spread

Jessy used the “Project Life Design F” pages for her layouts.Week6&7_left

She shares, “Such a fun spread to put together. I got the pocket cards completed pretty fast, simply because the colours in most of the Elle’s Studio collections fitted well together!”

I love the pops of color she includes in her layout and the consistency in her typed journaling!  Thanks for sharing Jessy!

Week6&7_rightElle’s Studio Products used: March 2015 kit, March Digital Cut Files ; Hello 2015 – stamps, Hello 2015 stickers, Hello 2015 cork shapes; Love You More Wood Veneers, Sycamore Lane – bits & pieces




Pam shares, This Project Life spread is from my trip to Baguio City last January. As usual, I stuck to my “formula:” big photos + lots of journaling + intentional embellishments.



I love how the March kit had a lot of journaling cards that I can basically customize using a few embellishments (like the Cienna stickers!) and some stamps. And as usual,I can’t make a layout without using my favorite letter and numbers stickers in white!



This was a quick + easy layout to make and I like the emphasis on the photos + storytelling. (Also, spot my favorite style – a 4×12″ photo!) I hope you guys can pick up a few techniques from my clean, minimalist layout!



Elle’s Studio Products Used: Cienna Stickers, Elle’s Studio March 2015 Kit, Cienna Journaling Tags, Letter & Number Stickers- White

Springtime Evidence by Jill

Hello-blogJill is sharing this beautiful layout with us today and explaining how she captures and documents that spring has arrived! Jill says “Whether you pinpoint the date on a calendar or wait until words like “warm” and “sunshine” enter your vocabulary again, it can’t be denied: spring is in the air.”

“In Hawai’i, where I live, seasons tend to blend into each other. To figure out whether it is springtime yet, all one needs to do is to check what is in bloom — and possibly take a drive to central ‘Oahu, to the small town of Wahiawa, where blossoming sakura trees are a sure sign that the seasons are changing.”

“Prompted by the “evidence” tag in the March 2015 exclusive kit from Elle’s Studio, I set about collecting evidence that spring is indeed here in the islands. The photos are, of course, a pretty obvious piece of evidence, but the journaling puts them in context, explaining what makes the cherry blossoms particularly special.”

Hello-det2-blog“The papers and accents from the Cienna and Shine collections as well as the March kit complement the colors in the photos and help to reinforce the subject matter of the page, creating a fresh, vivid, springtime feel.”

Hello-det1-blogSupplies used: Elle’s Studio March 2015 Kit; Cienna Paper Collection Pack, Journaling Tags, and Bits and Pieces; Shine Paper Collection Pack and Wood Veneers

Love this layout, Jill, thank you for sharing and inspiring us today! Has spring started showing where you live? It’s always fun to capture and document the changing seasons!

Let’s go to the Pool by Meghann Andrew

EllesStudio-Meghann-Digital01Meghann is using our March digitals, along with products from our new release to create this cute and colorful layout! Meghann says “After a cold, dreary winter (even here in south Texas!), I’m ready to create with color and document photos that remind me of warmer times. To create this layout about my daughter’s love of being in the pool, I used the soft, beautiful Cienna collection, mixed with the summery, bright Shine collection and the March exclusive kit and digital cut and printable files!”

EllesStudio-Meghann-Digital03“The word ‘sunshine’ from the March digital cut files was cut twice- once with white and once with grey to create a shadow effect. I then layered it on top of the vellum pinked circle from the March kit and centered it on the starburst of the “So Bright” patterned paper- my favorite from the Shine collection!”

“The diamonds in the Cienna digital files reminded me of the sun shimmering on top of the water, and I decided to size them in three sizes, backing them with patterned paper and popping up some with dimensional adhesive. The only extra embellishment I needed was some sequins to give it that ‘shimmery’ effect. I added the “let’s go to” tag and the “on this day” journaling banner from the Daily Grind printables file and called my layout complete!”
EllesStudio-Meghann-Digital02Products used: Cienna paper collection, cutouts, cut files; Shine paper collection; March Exclusive kit, March digital cut files, Daily Grind printables; Letter and Number Stickers – mint

Thank you for sharing with us today, Meghann! We love seeing how everyone uses our digital files – if you make a project with them, make sure you upload it to our member gallery! We feature projects from our member gallery, here on our blog, every Sunday! And, the featured person also receives a $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate to spend in our shop!

Fun with Patterns by Toni From

EllesStudio-Toni03Toni is sharing this fun layout with us today and inspiring us to pull out our punches to create a fun pattern for the background of a layout!

For this layout, Toni used her heart punch to punch out a bunch of different patterns from our Cienna collection. She then lined them up and stitched them through the middle, leaving each side of the heart popped up to add dimension to her project!
EllesStudio-Toni02Products used: Cienna Papers, Bits and Pieces, Lil’ Snippet Labels, Wood Veneers, Journaling Tags, Stickers; and Letter and Number Stickers – Mint.

Thank you for inspiring us today, Toni! This would be such a fun thing to do with any type of shape, including circles and squares, too!

Sketch Thursday

Today’s sketch was inspired by Daniela’s You are Loved layout in the Design Team Gallery

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Alissa is joining us with an amazing take on the sketch:

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Alissa said: I love this sketch! I was inspired by the photo placement and the strips on the photo and I took the two banners at the bottom and continued them all the way up the page. So fun! This sketch made my page go so fast! It took me less than an hour to create my page and they usually take me much longer. Awesome sketch! 

Supplies: Cienna Paper Collection PackCienna Wood VeneerCienna Bits & PiecesMarch 2015 Exclusive Kit, Letters & Numbers – Mint, Light Pink & Yellow

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 here with the link by April 1st. A random winner will be selected and posted with the next sketch on April 2nd.

Last week’s randomly selected winner is boubou with her layout Captured. Please email the following info:

Name & Address:
Contest: Sketch 03.05.2015
Prize: $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate


Today I am sharing the week of February 2-8, and the week of February 9-15.IMG_9836Do you ever have weeks where you hardly pick up the camera?  Whether it’s because you are so busy, it slips your mind, or if you’re in a bit of a slump, it happens to all of us!  Just because there are a few photographs doesn’t mean you can’t document your week in your pocket album!IMG_9826The first two weeks of February were very busy weeks for my family!   Lots of parties, showers, dinners, appointments.   I took some iPhone photos but I didn’t feel like any of them were great photos.  So instead of using photos that I was not particularly connected to, I decided to combine these two crazy weeks and give a brief overview and add only a few photos.IMG_9828By doing this, I was able to really focus on my journaling to tell our stories— which I don’t often focus on the journaling.  It was a refreshing change!  It reminded me that words are just as important as the photos.


Elle’s Studio’s products used:  Elle’s Studio March 2015 Kit, Cienna Bits and Pieces, Cienna Paper Collection Pack, Letter and Number Stickers- Teal.

Combining two weeks together is a great way to get caught up if you find yourself falling behind in your album or if you have a photo-less few weeks!