Happy Halloween!

ES-Halloween01We are doing something spooktacular to celebrate Halloween this year – for the next 31 hours, you can take 31% off your entire order at our shop with coupon code HALLOWEEN at checkout! This is the first time we’ve ever done a site wide sale, so make sure you stock up on all your favorite items! Please note: This offer is not valid on wholesale orders, or with any other offer. Coupon code expires at midnight on October 31st, 2014. If paying with PayPal, you will enter the coupon code after you have visited PayPal and entered in all your information, and are returned to our site.
ES-Halloween02But wait, we’ve got one more treat for you! Every order that ships during this sale will also receive a free shipping code that you’ll be able to use on our next exclusive launch, November 10th on USA orders $15+ and International orders $30+!  Talk about a super sweet deal?! We wanted to do something extra special since this sale was so close to our next launch date. And, in case you missed our BIG sneak peek at what is coming on November 10th, check out this post!

Orders will start shipping on Monday, November 3rd, and due to an increase in orders during this time, please allow for extra processing time. We will keep everyone updated on our facebook page. Also, International orders will receive their coupon for free shipping by email in case their orders do not arrive in time.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Halloween!

Mini Albums

We have more mini albums to share with you today! Our team each used our exclusive Autumn Wood Veneer Mini Album covers for the covers of their albums, and then used products from our Sycamore Lane collection and our exclusive October kit for the inside! Let’s take a peek at what they came up with:

First we have Angie Gutshall’s October 2014 mini:
011_edited-1 012_edited-1 Elle's-Studio-Album_edited-2Products used: Autumn Wood Veneer Mini Album Covers; Exclusive October Kit; Sycamore Lane Papers, Bits and Pieces, Cork Shapes, Blank Labels, Stamp; Letters & Number Stickers – Red

We love how Angie painted on the wood covers – what a fun look and way to change it up! We also love how she used so many bits and pieces from our collections to coordinate with her photos and document her memories!

Next we have Patricia Roebuck’s Trick-or-Treat mini:
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Patricia also painted with black and white acrylic paint on her cover and we love how it looks with our Trick-Or-Treat wood veneer (also available as a cut file). She said she made this mini ahead of time and plans to fill it with photos taken from this years Halloween. She also used watercolor on the inside to add some extra dimension to our journaling tags!

Jennifer Chapin made a 6 Years of Spooky album:
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This is such a clever idea, Jennifer! What a fun mini album to look back on and see all the years in one book! We love how she used our papers and tags too coordinate with each photo, too!

And, Melissa Mann made a mini full of Happy Memories!
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Such a beautiful album by Melissa – Those full page (4 x 6 inch) photos really pop and we love how she added little bits here and there to them!

Each one of these albums is so full of such special memories – what a treasure they are! Can you imagine looking through these in 10/20 years?

If you missed our part one of this post, you can check out even more mini albums from our team, here!


Today we have Patricia Roebuck sharing a week in her Project Life Album!

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Patricia shares, ” This was a busy week for our family.  Transitioning to school and homework, construction on our garage, and everything transferred to the house.

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I didn’t have as many photos, but a lot to say.   The photos I had were not great quality and I would normally not even use.  But I converted them to black and white.

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I have  three photos  that I took of my daughter’s art and creative writing work.  It was too special not to include.

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The October kit added the perfect amount of color, sentiments, and space for journaling.  The cut files added a nice touch in black to help create interest.

Image 6And the new Number Stamps are my favorite.  Love the look of them stamped as is or stamped and fussy cut!Image 4Thanks Patricia for sharing this beautiful spread with us!

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!

Our new collection coming soon: Hello 2015

Our calendars are back again this year, but we are mixing it up! This year they will come as 3 x 4 inch tags that are double-sided! These are perfect for turning into a mini album, using them on layouts, Project Life albums, and now that they are double-sided, you’ll find even MORE uses for them!

Also, in this collection will be a fun stamp, cork shapes, and stickers! Here is the full reveal:
Calendar-forweb1 Calendar-forweb2We are loving the look and versatility of this collection – and you’ll even see some hand lettering done by Jen Kinkade on the back of February’s and August’s tags!

This new collection will start shipping to retailers early November, and are available for wholesale pre-order now! Please let your LSS know you’d love to see them in stock at their store!

We will also have them for sale mid-November in our shop, so make sure you have joined our newsletter list to be notified when they are in-stock! 2015 is going to be a great year!

Project Spotlight – October 26th


Congrats to this week’s Project Spotlight winner, Heather! Check your email for your $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate to use in our shop! Her Epcot Honeymoon layout uses our Sycamore Lane collection. We love the pocket style of this layout and all the bright colors! 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



I am pleased to introduce you to our October Guest. Maria Lacuesta!


Maria has a very fresh, graphic, and clean style in her scrapbooking and Pocket-style documentation.  Her work is so inspiring and I know you will enjoy taking a look at her full gallery this month!   Thank you Maria for joining us.  Let’s take a few minutes to get to know her better.

name : Maria Lacuesta

location : Somerville, MA

blog : www.analog-paper.com

your 3 favorite ES products Sycamore Lane Paper Collection Pack , Sycamore Lane Grateful Stamp , Letter & Number Stickers – Cream

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Where do you scrapbook?

In my tiny studio or on my bed.

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Do you record every moment or just special ones?   

I love documenting the little everyday moments that are so easy to forget.


What is your favorite thing about scrapbooking?

I love seeing the look on people’s faces when they look through my albums and smile when they see themselves or remember stories they may have forgotten.


Do you have a scrapbooking goal?

To keep things fun!  I always try to remember that if I’m getting stressed out, I’m doing something wrong!


For your chance to win Maria’s Favories (Sycamore Lane Paper Collection, Grateful Stamp, and Cream Letter and Number Stickers), leave a message on this post!

Congrats to Julie Tucker-Wolek, the winner of our September Guest Designer, Jenny Alfonso’s, Favorites!

Please email michelle@shopellesstudio.com the following info:

Name & Address:
Contest: Septermber Guest Designer favorites
Prize:  Let Love Shine Wood VeneersEveryday Moments Bits and PiecesShine Extra Tidbits

Pin-Inspired Layout

Pinterest can be so inspiring if you find yourself stuck and in need of a kickstart! For me, I had the photo, but I needed either a title or help with journaling. A quick search through my recent pins and I found this image:
880605523af2ea949abd26c78576f8b6I was so excited – it fit the picture perfectly and summed up exactly how I feel about my nephew and niece! I used our new collections, along with letter stickers and mixed up the upper and lower case to give it a fun look – I love how it turned out!
ES-EllePrice-MyFav01Products used: Good Cheer papers; Sycamore Lane papers, Bits and Pieces; Notes from Autumn Printables; Numbers Stamp; Letter and Number Stickers – White.
ES-EllePrice-MyFav02 ES-EllePrice-MyFav03Have you used Pinterest for inspiration? We’d love to see the pins that are inspiring you lately! Link them up in the comments section below and then make sure you are following us on Pinterest! And, if you create a layout based off a pin, make sure you upload it to our Member Gallery!


Welcome back to Sketch Thursday! Today’s sketch was inspired by Daniela’s Fun in the Sun layout.

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Not only is this sketch super fun, you guys are in for a real treat! We have THREE of our amazing designers playing along this week. Let’s get to it!

First up, Yuki created this spooktacular halloween layout. I LOVE how she used bright colors against a black background. wow!

Products used: Sycamore Lane papers; 2014 papers; October Cut Files; Notes from Autumn Printables; Exclusive October Kit; Letters and Numbers Stickers – Gray; June Cut Files

Next, notice how Jennifer also used the bright colors from Sycamore Lane for a completely different look. This super colorful fall layout is simply outstanding!

Products used: Sycamore Lane papers, Bits and Pieces, Cutouts, Cork Shapes, Journaling Tags; Numbers Stamp; Letter and Number Stickers – Cream; February Cut Files, June Cut Files

And finally, I love how Juliana incorporated the main elements in the sketch but changed it up a bit to create this adorable layout about her puppy. Isn’t this SO sweet?!

Products used: Good Cheer papers, Letters and Number Stickers – Gray; Letters and Numbers Stickers – Red; Shine Happiness is Stamp; Washi Tape Stamp; Sycamore Lane Bits and Pieces, Cutouts, Cork Shapes; Exclusive August Kit, Good Cheer Cut Files, June Cut Files

Thank you so much, Yuki, Jen and Juliana! You guys amaze me every single time :)

Who’s up next? 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.


Halloween is right around the corner and in our house we are very much into all things Halloween, so today I have one last Halloween card to share with you!

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I die cut and layered little tags vertically using papers from the Sycamore Lane Collection then added bits from the Halloween Ephemera pack, October’s Monthly kit and Notes from Autumn printable.

That’s it! I hope you have a wonderful and safe Halloween :)