SKETCH THURSDAY

Today’s sketch was inspired by Daniela‘s exclusive kit layout.sketch 0821

Though my layout took a completely different turn and doesn’t look much like the sketch, I was inspired by the row of tags above the pictures.

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I layered several tags and tucked them behind the cardstock. I then added my pictures, punched a couple of photo corners from patterned paper and combined some other tags for the title. Super simple.

Your turn! For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate, create a project inspired by today’s 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… JayTeeZeHang!winner

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

Name & Address:
Contest: Sketch 08.14.14
Prize: $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate

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PROJECT LIFE

Today I am sharing the week of July 14-20 in my Project Life album.Image 16

This week was full of family get togethers and all day camp for my kids.  A favorite week of our summer!    The “Happy Camper” card from our August kit was perfect for this week.  I used various other items from the August and July kits, along with items from Shine.  They all coordinate so well together.

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I added some brochure info from the kids’ camp, and a photo of my son’s tie dye shirt with the camp logo on it (tie dye and it’s significance that every child is unique was a huge theme from camp).

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I journaled around the “Frozen” themed flair button (made by former DT member Martha Bonneau) but punching a circle out of scrap paper and using it as my guide to journal in a circle.  (Afterwards I adhered the flair button to the journaling card).

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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!

GUEST DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: VICKI BOUTIN

I am happy to introduce you to our August Guest Designer, Vicki Boutin.

Image 12I have loved Vicki’s work for many years, and admired many of her projects as I flipped through various magazines and publications.  She is an incredibly talented designer and we are so thrilled to have her with us this month at Elle’s Studio!  Make sure to view her full gallery here.  You will not want to miss it!   Now, let’s get to know Vicki better!

name: Vicki Boutin

location: Ontario, Canada

blog: vickiboutin.typepad.com

twitter: @vickiboutin

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What are three products you can not live with out?

Stamps, 3D foam squares, and punches/diecuts!!

Where do you scrapbook?

ALL OVER THE HOUSE!!  It spreads like an infectious disease!  But I do have this pretty little room.

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What is your favorite color combinations?

I LOVE color!  Especially aqua, red, black, orange, and maybe yellow together.

Do you record every moment or just special ones?

I love photography so I take pictures of everything.  I also scrap it all.

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What is your favorite thing about scrapbooking?  

I love everything about scrapbooking except journaling… not gonna lie… not a big journal-er.

 Thank you so much for Guest Designing with us this month, Vicki!   For a chance to win Vicki’s favorite Elle’s Studio products, leave a comment in this post!

Congrats to HEATHER M., who won our July Guest Designer, Adrienne Alvis’ favorites!

Please email michelle@shopellesstudio.com the following info:

Name & Address:
Contest: July Guest Designer favorites
Prize:  Happy Day Wood Veneers, Shine Journaling Tags, Shine Lil’ Snippets Blank Labels.

 

Project Spotlight – August 17th

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Congrats to this week’s Project Spotlight winner, Anita! On her awesome project life layout, Anita used our Love You More & Everyday Moments journaling tags. She has such a nice balance of photos and journaling, love this spread! 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!

 

#ellesstudio on Instagram

We love seeing you guys using the #ellesstudio hashtag on Instagram and posting fun photos of projects your creating, orders you’re receiving, and more! Here’s a few we spotted and wanted to highlight today:

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Make sure you use the #ellesstudio hashtag when posting images on Instagram that include our products so we can see them and maybe even feature them here! Also, make sure you follow us on Instagram (user name: ellesstudio) to see fun behind-the-scenes photos, inspiration, and more!

SKETCH THURSDAY

Welcome back! Today’s sketch was inspired by our guest designer, VickiBoutin. Her layout, Hello Happy Day is perfect to record any and all sumer memories. sketch 08

I loved this layout so much I basically copied it ;) Because my layout is smaller (8×8), I cut mini frames instead of using the ‘Say Cheese’ paper from the Shine collection.

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I filled most of the frames with pictures, tags, wooden shapes and stamps. To add some balance, I added patterns and stitches to the sunburst background.fun in the sun1

 

For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate, create a project inspired by today’s 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.

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Project Highlights from our Contributing Team

Each month our Contributing Team works with our exclusive monthly kit and  we want to highlight them today! Each person used our exclusive kit for August, along with our collections (Shine, Penelope, Saltwater, and Everyday Moments) and some even used our coordinating August Cut Files!

Let’s take a peek:

My happy place by Daniela Dobson[4]By Daniela Dobson – Products used: Exclusive August Kit, August Cut Files, and Shine Papers

jenchapin-august-elles-(1)By Jennifer Chapin – Products used: Exclusive August Kit, August Cut Files, and Shine Papers

6a00e553beabf6883401a511f1f65c970c-800wiuBy Kay Rogers – Products used: Exclusive August Kit, and Everyday Moments Papers

Soaking-It-Up-copyBy Meghann Andrew – Products used: Exclusive August Kit, August Cut Files, Shine Papers, Shine Extra Tidbits, and Let Love Shine Wood Veneers

6a0134877b087f970c01a3fd42347c970buBy Melissa Mann – Products used: Exclusive August Kit, August Cut Files, Penelope Papers, Saltwater Papers, and Let Love Shine Wood Veneers

Aren’t they amazing? Thanks so much for keeping us inspired, ladies!

PROJECT LIFE

Today’s Project Life covers the week of July 7-13th.

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I am slowly but surely catching up in my summer album!   I used Elle’s Studio’s August 2014 kit which made putting this spread together quick and easy.

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As I was looking through one of my favorite clothing catalogues (mini Boden) I noticed several quotes with interesting backgrounds.  I pulled all of these out, and used one in this week’s spread.   I am holding on to several more to use throughout my summer album.

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Mixing up the pocket page styles has been a great way to switch things up over the summer.  This is a quick and easy way to add something new and different to an album!

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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!

 PRODUCTS USED:

Our August exclusive kit has arrived!

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Hello August! Our exclusive kit for August has arrived and it is packed full of over 30 journaling and embellishment tags to help you document and tell your story! Here’s a close up peek of what is inside:
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And, the awesome die cuts – some are even transparent!
EllesStudio-AugustKit-03Our kits are limited and once they sale out we will not be restocking! 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.

We also have an exclusive Back-to-School add-on! Check out these fun cork shapes:
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And, if you are looking for cut files again this month, we have those too! Here’s a peek at what the August cuts look like:
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Make sure you check out this awesome deal:
ShineBundleWe’ve put together a Shine bundle that is available today only, or while supplies last! And, the best part is, when you purchase the Shine bundle your ENTIRE order will ship for FREE when you use the SHINE coupon code. International shipping address are included! Please note: If paying with PayPal, you’ll have to visit Paypal first, during checkout, to enter your details. Then, you will be returned to our site where you can enter your coupon code to deduct the shipping costs.

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:
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We are thrilled to have Vicki Boutin with us this month as our guest designer for August – wait until you see her projects in our Design Team Gallery! So full of fun and inspiration! Stay tuned for a special Q&A with her, here on the blog!
ESVickiBYou can also see even more inspiration at each of our Contributing Team Member’s blogs, today too! Make sure you stop by the following: Daniela Dobson, Jennifer Chapin, Kay Rogers, Meghann Andrew, and Melissa Mann – each blog is full of awesome ideas for using our August kit and extras!

Thanks for joining us on this fun day – we hope you all are having a wonderful summer!

Project spotlight

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Congrats to this week’s Project Spotlight winner, Kathleen! This layout she entered in our Sketch Thursday Challenge features goodies from our Love You More collection. This is a beautiful take on the Sketch! 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!