Project Life | Fall Cover Page

Today I am sharing the cover page to my fall Project Life Album.

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I divide my year into three albums, the final album being late August until December 31st (it can get a bit bulky but I love to begin my album on my children’s first day of school).

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This year, coin pages seem to be my cover page of choice.  I LOVE to add bits and pieces of that season into the coin pockets, creating a collage that represents all that is to come in the album.

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The pockets are perfect for adding Elle’s Studio pattern paper, tags, embellishments, wood veneer, and the 2×2 paper squares you can find in the Elle’s Studio paper packs (like the one from Sycamore LaneIMG_7501

On the backside, I included two photos, and and used the “Hello”  from our Noteworthy Stamp, and the “today” from the Numbers stamp.  On the front page I used the Numbers stamps to create the year.

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This coin style page is just what I need to inspire me to document the daily life in the fall season!

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 – Septemeber 28th

1619_3091_14103690318187_bigCongrats to this week’s Project Spotlight winner, Cynthia! Her Back to Preschool layout features pieces from our Love You More, Everyday Moments, Saltwater, You & Me, & Day To Day collections. I love how she documented Preschool photos of all her children. Now that my son has started Preschool, this gives me great ideas! 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

 

Sketch Thursday

Happy Thursday! Today’s sketch was inspired by Daniela’s Remember This layout made with September’s Exclusive kit.sketch 09.25

Juliana took the challenge this week and look at her gorgeous (oh, so fallish!) layout:

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I always love a good sketch, and this one inspired me immediately. What really caught my eye were all of the circles. They inspired me to use a combination of digital cut files, ink splatters and stamping as a way to incorporate them into my layout.  I also couldn’t resist using the new Sycamore Lane collection. This collection, combined with this awesome sketch, were just what I needed to scrapbook this photo from my first Fall in Ohio after moving there last year. -Juliana

Thank you so much, Juliana!! 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 randomly selected winner is… Jana!

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

Name & Address:
Contest: Sketch 09.18.14
Prize: $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate

Our new collections are here!

Our new collections have started popping up in online stores and LSS, and now they are even stocked in our shop!
EllesStudio-SycamoreLane01Sycamore Lane is a great collection to celebrate Autumn – and with the weather starting to change, I’m getting so excited to use this collection! This collection includes 12 x 12 papers, journaling and embellishment tags, cutouts, lil’ snippets, cork shapes, and a fun stamp!EllesStudio-SycamoreLane02We also have our letter and number stickers available in cream and red to go with both collections!EllesStudio-SycamoreLane03Our second collection released today is our holiday collection called Good Cheer and this color combo is so much fun!EllesStudio-GoodCheer012I can’t wait to document the holiday season with this collection – this collection includes 12 x 12 papers, journaling and embellishment tags, cutouts, lil’ snippets, wood veneers, and stamps!EllesStudio-GoodCheer02These stamps would be perfect for December Daily, Christmas cards, letters from Santa, and more! EllesStudio-GoodCheer03We hope you guys love all the new products – it’s always an exciting day when there are new products to work with! Don’t forget to post your projects using our collections in our Member Gallery – we love seeing what you’ve made and featuring them, here on our blog, on Sunday’s!

Halloween goodies!

Hi everyone! Today I’m excited to share a few halloween goodies the team and I created using the Halloween Ephemera Pack!

This pack includes four journaling tags, one cut apart label tag, four die-cuts, a transparency, and four wood veneers.

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Juliana created this super fun shaker card:SpookyBooHalloweenCard JulianaMichaels

I created a shaker box or pocket using the spider web transparency. I sewed it to a piece of patterned paper and filled it with some sequins and paper punched stars before sewing up the final edge. I then attached it to the front of the card and embellished it with the pumpkin wood veneer, a cut out and letter stickers.

 

 

Meghann, made this awesome treat bag:Halloween treat meghann

She used the stars in the My Favorites stamp set to decorate the muslin bag, then created a tag with a wood veneer shape and take apart labels.

 

Lastly, I created both a simple card and a treat bag :)

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I created a circle window on a black base and adhered a yellow cardstock behind it. I then added a spiderweb die cut (coming soon ;)), the wood veneer bat, which I inked purple, and stamped the sentiment.

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For the next project, I used a die to cut the mini bag and was excited to discover the size of the transparency was just perfect to cover the front. I die cut the handle off the transparency and attached it to the bag by sewing along the spiderweb edges. I decorated it with the wood veneer jack-o-lantern and added a little fun witch hat, then finished up with some tape, tags and sequins.

 

Thank you to Meghann and Juliana for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed all the goodies we made using the Halloween Ephemera pack and as always, please share what you’ve made with it!

PROJECT LIFE

Today I am sharing the week of August 11-August 17th in my Project Life album.  IMG_7298This spread officially wraps up my documentation for our summer!  My first week of my fall until New Years Eve album always begins on the first week of school for my children.

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This spread includes a variety of current events, and activities from our week.   This was a big week for my family – my brother got engaged at the end of the week.  I included the story and several photos in the spread.   We also took a trip to the fair and the zoo this week (last week of summer– have to fit it all in!).

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I also decided to include some current events the deeply impacted me in this spread.  Sadly, this was the week that actor Robin Williams passed away.  I included a photo I found of him in the movie Patch Adams and included some journaling with a heart that i cut (to look like a broken heart).  IMG_7303

I also used the “In the News” journaling tag found in the July 2014 kit to document about the Ebola crisis and Dr. Kent Brantly’s amazing recovery that was covered on National News– Dr. Brantly went to my high school, it was amazing to watch his story unfold on an international level.

IMG_7305For the majority of this spread I used items from the September 2014 kit and items from our new Sycamore Lane collection which will be available September 24 (tomorrow!) in our shop.

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!

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OUR KIT + YOUR STASH

My-stash-Daniela-DobsonHello and welcome to another round of Our Kit + Your Stash! We’ve asked two of our team members to play along this month – they are using our exclusive September kit, along with products and pieces from their current stash to create a project!

First up to share with us today is Daniela Dobson:Sunday-fun-day-by-Daniela-DobsonDaniela says: “The left over journaling tags (from the September kit) were perfect for some of the papers I have been hoarding. I started with the photo tag and a photo. I pulled papers from my stash to match. I ended up using two different stamp sets not in the photo. Red tags paired with other red embellishments were a perfect touch.”Sunday-fun-day-close-2-by-Daniela-DobsonCheck out the hidden journaling in this pocket and all these amazing layers! Great job, Daniela, everything worked great with your stash!Sunday-fun-day-close--by-Daniela-Dobson
Next up we have Angie Gutshall sharing two projects she made with our September kit and her stash:

ES-Angie-close-up-2ES-Angie-Kit_StashThat was the perfect spot to use the exclusive transparent piece (from the September kit) and everything paired great with her stash, too! Angie also put together a Project Life spread with her September kit: PL-Close-UpShe also squeezed in a couple of the exclusive cork pieces – It looks great, Angie!PL-PagesThanks so much for sharing with us today, ladies!

We hope we have inspired you to pull out your last kit and get to scrapping! Have a great week!

Product Spotlight : Sycamore Lane

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Sycamore Lane is already proving to be a huge hit and can be found in both online stores as well as your Local Scrapbook Store! It will also be available in our shop this coming Wednesday, September 24th!!!

I can’t get enough of the patterns in this collection! It’s so hard to choose whether to use the A or B side of each sheet! meganklauerphotography-2698-copy

I created this layout to show how to intermix those patterns in a fun and playful way. Cut it, Layer it, Stamp on it, Punch it, Tear it, Sew it … pattern paper is such an amazing & versatile product!meganklauerphotography-2701-copymeganklauerphotography-2702-copymeganklauerphotography-2703-copymeganklauerphotography-2704-copymeganklauerphotography-2706-copymeganklauerphotography-2707-copymeganklauerphotography-2708-copymeganklauerphotography-2709-copymeganklauerphotography-2710-copy

Have you gotten your hands on the new Sycamore Lane collection yet? If not, come back to the SHOP this Wednesday and get  yours on order! You’ll love every bit!

project spotlight – September 21st

5188_2985_14065044506963_bigCongrats to this week’s Project Spotlight winner, Nicole! Her Mummy’s Little Man layout is absolutely adorable and features lots of goodies from our Cameron collection! 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!

 

Pin-Inspired Layouts

Do you guys love Pinterest as much as we do? We have so fun browsing all the amazing inspiration and pins that can be found there! We also love pinning projects, quotes, and more, so make sure you follow us if you’re on Pinterest!

We asked our team to share some Pinterest Inspired layouts with us and we can’t wait to share what they came up with! Let’s take a peek:
EllesStudio-PinInspired-MelissaM04Melissa Mann found this pin above on Pinterest and wait until you see how she used our Sycamore Lane collection to capture all the fun colors!
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EllesStudio-PinInspired-Valb03Next up, Valerie Bishop found this pin, above on Pinterest and she said: “I’ve had this canvas pinned on Pinterest for inspiration for a long time – I love the way the hearts cascade across the canvas layered on top of each other. I thought it would look so cool to have leaves float across my layout like they were blowing in the wind similar to the hearts in the pinned project. After cutting different sized leaves from papers from the new Sycamore Lane Collection I placed the leaves layering some of the leaves with pop dots. I then placed my matted photo with a few more layers of cork pieces, journal cards, and bits and pieces – also from the Sycamore Lane Collection.” EllesStudio-PinInspired-Valb01 EllesStudio-PinInspired-Valb02So amazing, Valerie! We love the way you’ve captured the pin and changed it up to fit your layout, here! Thanks, Valerie!

Have you used Pinterest for inspiration? We’d love to see a pin-inspired layout or project from you! Link it up in the comments below or upload your layout to our Member Gallery!

And, if you are looking for our new collections, the wait is over! They have started appearing in online shops this week! Also, you’ll want to call your LSS to see if they have it stocked, and we’ll be adding both collections (Sycamore Lane and Good Cheer) to our shop this coming Wednesday, September 24th! Make sure you have signed up for our newsletter to receive a reminder when everything is in stock!