April Cut File Highlight with Melissa Mann

April_MLM10Melissa is sharing this cute layout with us today and she used our April cut files to create the title! Here’s what Melissa has to say: “I really loved the “Happy Moments” digital file that was included in the April release. I decided to enlarge the cut file in the Silhouette Cameo software and then used it as a big title on my layout.”

April_MLM12“I used the wood pattern paper from the “Shine” collection as my background paper and this allowed that title to really pop out against the woodgrain pattern! I took the Cienna word labels and slipped the whole things into my typewriter and typed out my journaling and then cut out the labels I actually used. This made typing out my journaling SO easy!”

April_MLM11Products used: Shine Collection Pattern Papers, wood veneers; April Digital Cut File; Cienna Word Labels; and Hello 2015 Stickers

It’s so lovely, Melissa –  We love the way you used that cut file and how you arranged everything on the page with those photos and journaling! Thank you for sharing it with us today!

If you’ve created something fun with our products, don’t forget to add them to our Member Gallery! We love featuring members every Sunday, here on the blog! Featured members also receive a $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate to us in our shop!

Creating your own patterned paper with Lisa Dickinson

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Creating your own patterned paper is simple with stamps, and the size and variety of the Elle’s Studio stamps make it even easier!  To create a piece of paper that coordinated with the Shine “Good Times” stripe paper, I used several small stamps from the Cienna Happiness set, as well a heart stamp from the Hello 2015 set. Using navy and turquoise ink, I randomly stamped the images on a piece of 8.5 x 11 card stock, allowing some of them to bleed off the edges.

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This custom paper forms the base of my design, to which I added my photos, die cut title, journaling strips, and lots of fun tag accents.  A few coordinating buttons helps tie the whole thing together.

EllesStudio-Lisa-Pattern03EllesStudio-Lisa-Pattern04Products used: Shine paper collection, Extra Tidbits, Bits & Pieces; Hello 2015 stampsCienna Happiness stamps, stickers.

So the next time you can’t find the perfect patterned paper for your project, just grab some Elle’s Studio stamps and create one!

Sketch Thursday

Today’s sketch was inspired by our special guest this month, Carson! We loved her Hello Beautiful layout and thought it was the perfect inspiration for a sketch!
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Jessy is joining us today with her take on the sketch – what a beautiful and colorful layout!
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Daniela took the sketch and used it to create this cute card, with lots of fun layers:
Thinking-of-you-by-Daniela-DobsonSupplies used: Elle’s Studio April 2015 Kit, Cienna Bits and Pieces and Paper Collection PackThinking-of-you-close-2-by-Daniela-DobsonThinking-of-you-close-by-Daniela-DobsonThanks so much for inspiring us today, ladies!

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 29th. A random winner will be selected and posted with the next sketch on April 30th.

5910_3683_14282856160623_bigOur randomly selected winner is erindubrock with her very cute layout oh happy day! Please email info@shopellesstudio.com the following info:

Name & Address:
Contest: Sketch 03.19.2015
Prize: $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate

 

Morning, Afternoon, Evening by Jill

BLOG-MTWRF-ES-Jill-LOJill is sharing this beautiful layout with us today using pieces from our exclusive April kit! Here’s what Jill has to say about it: “Each month, the exclusive kits from Elle’s Studio contain so many treasures. The process of going through each of the colorful tags, cards, tabs, and accents for the first time always sparks page ideas for me. The April kit includes a “Morning, Evening, Afternoon” journaling card, a series of five weekday tags, and a “Noted” tab, all of which prompted this page, on which I document a typical work week.”

BLOG-MTWRF-det1“I began by compiling photos that capture my morning, afternoon, and evening routine, Monday through Friday. These were taken over a matter of months rather than all in the course of a single day. It’s amazing what you can find when you go through your photo folders! The detail pics that initially might have been taken for fun sometimes end up serving a greater purpose. I organized the photos in a grid chronologically, so that collectively, they depict my routine but also connect easily to the journaling that I added to the “Morning, Evening, Afternoon” journaling card.”

BLOG-MTWRF-det2“That card is the real star of the layout. I added the journaling one column at a time, to ensure that the text would be aligned just right. After finishing the journaling, I worked in papers and accents that pick up the colors in the photo and that reinforce the theme of the page. My favorite additions were accents that correspond to morning (the rising sun on the “Shine” journaling card, top left), afternoon (the bright yellow sunshine wood veneer peeking out of the days of the week tags), and evening (the stars to the right).”

BLOG-MTWRF-det3Products used: Elle’s Studio April 2015 kit; Hello 2015 Cork Shapes and Calendar Tags (April tag — reverse side); Shine Paper Collection Pack, Journaling Tags, and Wood Veneers; Sycamore Lane Paper Collection Pack; Love You More Paper Collection Pack 

“All in all, this page pretty accurately represents my weekdays, and it all came about because of the lovely April kit and the treasures it contains.”

Doesn’t Jill have an amazing way of layering papers and embellishments, and documenting the story? We love it Jill – thank you for sharing with us today! Our April kits are going fast – if you’ve already ordered one, don’t forget to share what you’ve made with it in our Member Gallery!

PROJECT LIFE: SPRING BREAK

Today I am sharing a spread that covers our Spring Break Week (roughly Friday March 27-Saturday April 4).  I am happy with this method of not being so strict with one spread representing one calendar week.  I love having the vacation represented on one full page instead of worrying about the calendar dates.IMG_0835Our Spring Break was packed with many different activities.  We drove from the mid-west to Florida, and enjoyed several stops along the way.  This spread is literally a brief overview of the highlights of our vacation.  IMG_0825

The April 2015 Exclusive Kit is a phenomenal kit for documenting Spring Break or any type of vacation.   The colors worked wonderfully with the beach/Florida theme!  I also LOVED the tiny Monday-Friday flag tags that I could place on photos to document the day.     ES-April-2015

I knew I wanted to use the yellow triangle tag as my “date/title card”.  Initially I was going to print a few photos to place into the triangles, however I wasn’t getting the sizing right on the photos.  I decided to instead outline the triangles and journal some trip highlights in the triangles.  I love how it turned out!

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We visited the Coke Museum in Atlanta on our way to Florida and I included the Coke label that was on plastic bag.  I love that it a large transparent statement– and I just love the Coke font!

IMG_0831One of my favorite journaling cards in the April 2015 Exclusive Kit is the 4×6 Morning/Afternoon/Evening Card.  It was PERFECT to document the surprise overnight we took to Disney during our vacation.   We packed a lot into the day but it’s all documented on that card.   I added a few small photos to the journaling card so that it wouldn’t be so text heavy.

I hope this gives you some ideas of how the April 2015 kit would be perfect to document your Spring Break or vacations!IMG_0833Elle’s Studio Products Used:  Elle’s Studio’s April 2015 Kit, Cienna Journaling Tag, Shine Lil Snippets- Highlights, Cienna Wood Veneers, Letter & Number Stickers- Red, Lots of Love Wood Veneers

 

Project Life Process Video by Toni From

It’s Toni here today and I would like to share with y’all how I documented the first half of March using pocket style scrapbooking. One thing I love about this method of memory keeping is that it is such a time saver. Once I pulled all of my favorite Elle’s Studio supplies together, and my basic tools, I was ready to go. I was able to document seven different memories in approximately 30 minutes, and I love the result.
EllesStudio-Toni01My left page shows a fun spring photo of our pergola that I just really liked, a photo and story of our daughter at softball tryouts, and the kiddos having breakfast with their besties at our house. Three photos, two stories documented, and some fun Elle’s studio cards, stamps, cork, stickers, and wood veneer thrown in there to help accentuate my pages.
EllesStudio-Toni02The right page has some longer stories typed directly onto the photos, but I also managed to squeeze in another story onto a great journaling card from the April Kit. I included photos about repainting the second (yes second) blue dresser for our foyer, bulbs just starting to pop up from our flower beds, a great photo of my daughter asleep outside on the patio, and another patio shot of just what it looks like right before we get ready for warm weather. The leaf wood veneer from the Cienna wood veneers on top of the Striped card from the April kit, I think is my favorite part. Stripes are my favorite. :-)
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I also have created a video to show your my Project Life process in more detail…you can find that link HERE.

I hope my pocket pages are inspiring you to pull out your favorite Elle’s studio supplies, photos, and document some of your memories. We would love to see what you create, please be sure to post it in the Elle’s Studio member gallery.

Products used: Elle’s Studio April kit; How Lucky Printables; Cienna wood veneer, cutoutsstickers; Hello 2015 Stamps, stickers, cork, Love You More wood veneer, Letter and number stickers in yellow and light pink

Dish up something special with our new “Let’s Eat” collection!

Are you ready to dish up something special?! We are so excited to debut our new collection to you – get ready to document everything yummy with our “Let’s Eat” collection!

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Our Let’s Eat collection has six 12 x 12 double sided papers, cutouts, snippets, journaling tags, bits and pieces, wood veneers, stickers, and lots of stamps! This new collection starts shipping to stores in May so make sure you call your local scrapbook store or email your favorite online store and request this collection! We will also be stocking it in our store in June.

Did you see those wood veneers?! We’d love to know what your favorite part of the collection is! Make sure you leave a comment letting us know, here on the blog!

Our April kit has arrived, along with Grab Bags!

ES-April-2015Happy April, everyone! Spring is in full swing and we’ve got just the kit you need to help you document your memories and share your stories with! April’s kit is full of tags, exclusively designed by us, to help you share your stories in your scrapbooking layouts, Project Life albums, cards, and more! You can even use the tags as journaling prompts to help you get your story started, and the embellishment tags to embellish your photos!

This month, our April kit (shown above) is packed full with over 33 journaling, die cuts, and embellishment tags, labels, and a vellum shape. Our kits are limited and once they sell 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 coordinating cut files and printables this month:

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And, we are also offering some GRAB BAGS this month! This only happens twice a year so now is your chance to stock up and save BIG!

GrabBags-blogThis time, there are three different types of grab bags to choose from, and you can purchase more than one and not receive duplicate items! Here’s all the details:

Scrapbooking Grab Bag: This bag may contain cutouts, snippets, bits and pieces, journaling tags, stickers, wood veneers, stamps, etc. It will NOT contain any 12 x 12 papers. You can purchase two Scrapbook Grab Bags without receive duplicate items, three or more and you will receive duplicate items. Our Scrapbooking Grab Bags are $12 and have a retail value of $40+.

Stamp Grab Bag: If you love stamps, this is your bag! This bag contains $48+ worth of stamps and is $15 while supplies last! Stamps will be from our collections, and from our exclusive releases. You can purchase two Stamp Grab Bags without receive duplicate stamps, three or more and you will receive duplicate stamps.

Journaling Tag Grab Bag: These bags contain journaling tags, only. There will be a mix of tags from our collections and monthly kits. Each bag contains 15 3×4 inch tags, and 8 4×6 inch tags and you can purchase four bags without receiving duplicate tags, five or more and you will receive duplicate tags. Each Journaling Tag Grab Bag is $3.00 while supplies last!

*Please note: None of our bags include items from our newly released Cienna collection.

Since today is the 10th, that means our Design Team has some brand new inspiration for you in our gallery! Make sure you check out their amazing projects in the Design Team Gallery – They used all our new products this month! Don’t forget, you can bookmark your favorites, leave comments and see close ups of our design team’s projects, too:inspireWe are also so excited to have Carson Riutta as our special guest this month! Carson has an amazing eye for detail and we love the way her projects come together! Plus, you’ll have to check out the gallery to see how she used our April kit + Cienna collection! There are so many awesome ideas to inspire you!

Thank you so much for joining us for another exciting launch day!

PROJECT LIFE: EASTER

Today I am sharing how I documented Easter using pocket style pages!IMG_0606

One thing that I love about this method of scrapbooking is that even if I am a little bit behind I can jump ahead, document something that is most current, and go back and fill in the gaps later.  I find I am most inspired by recent photos, stories, and events.  Sometimes that is just the inspiration I need to go back and get caught up as well.

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This spread focuses on this past Easter Sunday.  I used the Elle’s Studio March 2015 Kit and pieces from the Cienna Collection (which are perfect colors for an Easter or Spring themed spread!).IMG_0593

We did not visit the Easter Bunny on Easter Sunday, but rather, a few weeks prior. I decided to include the story and photo on this spread instead of including it on the actual week it happened.  I am trying to allow myself to not be so limited to chronological and date-focused documenting.  And I love the result of all Easter and Easter related photos are all on one page.

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Elle’s Studio Products Used: Elle’s Studio March 2015 KitCienna Blank Labels, Cienna Happiness Stamp, Cienna Stickers, Cienna Wood Veneers, Cienna Journaling Tags, Letter and Number Stickers- Light Pink, A Bushel and Peck Stamp, Numbers Stamp

 

Sneak peek of our exclusive kit for April

April-Kit-SneakDo you have your calendar marked for our next launch on April 10th? We are excited to bring you another exclusive kit that will be FULL of fun journaling and embellishment tags to help you capture your memories and share your stories. Above is just a tiny peek at what will be in April’s kit – and don’t forget, if you purchase it on launch day (April 10th), you save $2 with our launch day special pricing!

We also wanted to give you an extra peek at what will be available on the 10th this month:grabbags01GRAB BAGS! We usually only do grab bags twice a year, so this is your chance to stock up and save! This time around, we will have scrapbooking grab bags, stamp only grab bags, and journaling tag (3×4/4×6 inch) grab bags!

If you haven’t already joined our newsletter list make sure you do NOW! You’ll be one of the first to receive a reminder when everything goes live in our shop on April 10th at 8:00 am PST!