Challenge Day!

Welcome to the August edition of Challenge Day here on the Elle’s Studio blog! Every month, we will be issuing challenges to join in on and inspire you to create, with a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Elle’s Studio shop for each challenge winner! The more you submit, the better chance you have at winning. Let’s check out this month’s challenges and inspiration pieces.
 

 
Embellish your wood veneer | We love how Nancy Damiano added stamps, paint and puffy stickers to her Wood Veneer Yum word on this pocket page.
 

 
Number it up | Use numbers to tell as story on your page, using our alphabet stickers or the Stanley Numbers Stamp, like Jamie Leija did here.
 

 
Add dimension with folds | We love how much dimension Allie Stewart created on her page by folding squares of our Live Love Collection paper in the background!
 

 
Create an overlay | We love how Neela Nalam used vellum and alphabet stickers to create a title overlay directly on top of her black and white photo.
 

 
Get inspired by a sketch | Based off of Meghann Andrew’s “Elizabeth” layout, there are a lot of possibilities for this sketch! Make it 12″ x 12″, turn it or flip it! We can’t wait to see how it inspires you!
 
To post an entry to this month’s challenges, leave a comment on this blog post by September 25th with the challenge name and URL of your creation. If posting on Instagram, please leave a comment here with the direct link to your Instagram post and make sure you use the hashtag #EllesStudio. If you’re posting for multiple challenges, please use separate blog post comments. Winners will be announced here on Challenge Day next month, on September 29th. We can’t wait to see what you create!
 
Congratulations to our winners for the August challenges:

Stand-Out Title | Ann-Sofie Osterberg

Use Your Stamps | Ashley

Take Three | Jill Rugg

Multiple Photos | June Swart

Sketch | Claudia Fuentes Osorio
 
We loved seeing what everyone did with the challenges last month – You’ve each won a $10 gift certificate to our shop! Please email us at info@shopellesstudio.com to claim your prize!

Pocket Page Process + VIDEO with Jen Schow!

Getting your photos into pocket pages can often be the simplest way to get your stories into an album, and today Jen Show is showing us how simple and beautiful these pockets can become using our products. Let’s take a look at her pages.
 
Hey there, it’s Jen and I’m here to share a super-simple spread in my 6″ x 8″ Project Life album, using the new products in the shop for August!
 

 
Supplies | August 2017 KitSo Awesome Puffy StickersAugust LabelsTiny Heart StickersYes to This Stamp, Stanley Number StampDated Stamp, Love This Life Stamp
 
I had a lot of photos this week, so I decided to focus on stamping and embellishing. I love stamping directly on my photos and I also love adding stamps to journaling tags to personalize them, like I did here with the new Yes to This Stamp.
 

 
I always like to add the dates to a photo in the top left of my spread. I often use my favorite Dated Stamp, but this time I also included the new Stanley Number Stamp and I love the look of it!
 

 
I added a few die cuts and stickers directly to my photos. I love looking for places where things just fit— like the “Good Eats” die cut from the August 2017 Kit in the shape of the muffin tin in my photo.
 

 
If you want to see how it all came together, I created a process video! Enjoy and let me know how you like to keep things simple with your pocket scrapbooking!
 

 
Show us your pocket pages, using Elle’s Studio products, by sharing them on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

Title Builder Fun with Allie Stewart

We are excited to have the Title Builder collection back in stock in the Elle’s Studio shop! This exclusive stamp set, along with coordinating alphabet stamp, wood veneer and acrylic words will make your titles simple to create. Today, Allie Stewart is here to show us that that’s not all the Title Builder products can do—they can even inspire your entire page design!
 
I love using the new Title Builder products! I’ve had fun mixing and matching the Title Builder stamp, alphabet stamp, acrylics, and wood veneers to create titles for my layouts. For today’s page, I used just the stamp to create my title and inspire my background!
 

Supplies | August 2017 KitAugust LabelsHeart Circle AcrylicsPuffy Heart StickersSummer Puffy StickersTitle Builder Wood VeneerTitle Builder StampTitle Builder Alphabet StampLive Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 
There are so many title options available using the Title Builder Stamp, and it was hard to pick just one! I settled on “You Are My Favorite Adventure”, and stamped it on a journaling card from the August Kit.
 

 
Next, I created a background in Silhouette Studio by typing my title phrase in different fonts. I wanted the background to reiterate the title I loved so much! I kept the background white on white to keep it subtle. I added my picture, layers of tags and patterned paper, and mist splatters.
 

 
Finally, I added Puffy Heart Stickers and Heart Circle Acrylics, and the August Labels stamped with more Title Builder Stamp words, and one Title Builder Wood Veneer word. I had so much fun creating this page and using the Title Builder collection, and I know you will love it, too!
 

One Product Three Ways: Wood Veneer Pocket Fillers

Every month brings new product to the Elle’s Studio shop, and this month, we’re loving the new Wood Veneer Pocket Fillers! Today we have Jamie Leija, Jill Sprott and Laura Hager sharing how they used these fun 3″ x 4″ wood veneer pieces on their projects. Lets see what they created.
 

 
Supplies | August KitWood Veneer Pocket Fillers, So Awesome Puffy Stickers, Stanley Number StampHappy Birthday Stamp
 
Jamie | The Wood Veneer Pocket Fillers with their cut-outs are just begging to be layered! I used four 3″ x 4″ journaling cards from the August Kit to create the central part of this card. With all of the colors and patterns, I went light on the embellishing; adding only a puffy sticker and two die cuts. For the card base, I used the Stanley Number Stamp to add a graphic black and white pattern. I love the outline option!
 

 
Supplies | Wood Veneer Pocket Fillers, Heart Circle Acrylics, Tiny Heart StickersPuffy Heart StickersLive Laugh Love Stamp, Live Laugh Love Puffy StickersStanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Yes to This Stamp
 
Jill | Although the Wood Veneer Pocket Fillers are ideal for pocket pages, they can also serve as bold accents on a layout. Rather than use the card and its die-cut center piece on separate projects, I featured them both on this page, first painting the heart and then giving it a boost by backing it with foam tabs. The card also makes a great home for a title, as I discovered in stamping the page title on the space above and below the heart on the card. The border around the journaling, photo, and title block builds on the heart motif, gathering together an assortment of acrylic, stamped, and sticker hearts.
 

 
Supplies | Wood Veneer Pocket FillersIn the News Journaling TagsSunny Days Journaling TagsPuffy Heart Stickers, June Labels, Fun Outdoors Wood Veneer Words, Black Puffy Alphabet StickersHello Sunshine Stamp, Title Builder Stamp, Everyday Adventures Exclusive Class Stamp
 
Laura | The Wood Veneer Pocket Fillers are one of my favorite products from the August products. I wanted to use the cut out of the heart to hold some details and act as a header for my description of the day. I thought about having a photo peek though, but I decided to add text. I used a typewriter to add a title to a label and stapled it with my tiny attacher. The Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers are so fun. I added a “K” and a Puffy Heart Sticker to make the middle of the pocket filler pop! To tie in the wood into the rest of the layout, I added the “HIKE” Fun Outdoors Wood Veneer Words to the top photo. It was used to add the word with my tiny attacher. I kept with the heart theme by adding several Puffy Heart Stickers.
 
Stamping is my favorite scrapbooking technique, so I made sure to use a lot of different stamp sets. My favorite for this layout was the Hello Sunshine Stamp. The Instagram-themed stamps were perfect!
 
I love how this layout turned out! The natural color of the wood matched so well with my desert pictures. It was a perfect way to document a special day.
 
We can’t wait to see how you use the Wood Veneer Pocket Fillers! Be sure to post your project, using this fun new product on Instagram, using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

Design Team Inspiration Using the NEW August 2017 Kit!

We are so excited about our brand new August 2017 exclusive kit and extras, but even more excited to share the projects our design team made with their new supplies! Let’s take a look!
 

 
Yum by Neela Nalam – supplies used | August 2017 KitSo Awesome Puffy StickersTiny Heart StickersYes to This StampWood Veneer YumLive Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Funko Pop Fam pocket page by Andrea Gray – supplies used | August 2017 Kit, In the News Journaling Tags, In the News StampAugust LabelsSo Awesome Puffy Stickers, Summer Puffy Stickers, Puffy Heart StickersStanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Everyday Adventures Class Stamp
 

 
Summer mini album by Melissa Mann – supplies used | August 2017 KitWood Veneer Pocket FillersAugust LabelsHeart Circle AcrylicsSo Awesome Puffy Stickers, Yes to This StampIn the News Stamp, Letter and Number Stickers – Black, Letter and Number Stickers – White, Teal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Sky Blue Puffy Alphabet StickersLive Laugh Love Puffy Stickers
 

 
Elizabeth by Meghann Andrew – supplies used | August 2017 Kit, Wood Veneer ClipsSo Awesome Puffy Stickers, Tiny Heart Stickers, Yes to This StampTitle Builder StampLive Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Live Laugh Love Cutouts
 

 
Farmer’s Market traveler’s notebook page by Daniela Dobson – supplies used | August 2017 KitTiny Heart Stickers, So Awesome Puffy StickersHeart Circle Acrylics, Live Laugh Love Washi Tape Stickers, Grey Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Title Builder StampLive Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Clouds by Jen Schow – supplies used | August 2017 KitTiny Heart StickersAugust LabelsStanley Alphabet Stamp – OutlineIn the News Stamp, Vellum Hearts and Stars
 

 
Enjoy by Alissa Fast – supplies used | August 2017 KitHeart Circle AcrylicsWood Veneer Pocket FillersAugust Labels, Enjoy AcrylicLetter and Number Stickers – BlackLive Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Project Life Week 28 by Candace Perkins – supplies used | August 2017 KitHeart Circle AcrylicsWood Veneer Pocket Fillers, Wood Veneer ClipsEnjoy AcrylicSo Awesome Puffy StickersYes to This Stamp
 
Fav Disney Food by Allie Stewart – supplies used | August 2017 Kit, So Awesome Puffy StickersTiny Heart Stickers, Wood Veneer Yum, White Puffy Alphabet Stickers
 

 
YUM by Nancy Damiano – supplies used | August 2017 KitWood Veneer Yum, So Awesome Puffy StickersSummer Puffy Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers, Letter and Number Stickers – BlackIn the News StampYes to This Stamp, Love This Life Stamp
 

 
7-26-17 by Maggie Massey – supplies used | August 2017 KitIn the News Journaling Tags, In the News StampSo Awesome Puffy Stickers, File Under StampWood Veneer ClipsStanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline
 

 
A Story About MIM by Laura Hager – supplies used | August 2017 KitYes to This StampHeart Circle Acrylics, Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers
 

 
Yay! by Jill Sprott – supplies used | August 2017 Kit, August LabelsYay Acrylic
 
Stay tuned for more August Kit inspiration from our design team next week!

Our August kit + add-ons have arrived!

Summer is flying by and we have the perfect kit this month to help you scrapbook and document all those special moments so you can treasure them forever! Our August kit + add-ons will also have you ready to document all your everyday real life moments, summer, and more! Plus, it will take you right into the month of September!

August’s kit includes 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 26 die cuts, that will work great on your scrapbooking layouts, Project Life albums, Traveler’s Notebooks, cards, planners, and more! When designing our kits, we love to think of tags that can be used as prompts to help make it easier for you to get your story started and documented, and this kit is full of that and more!

Here is what our August kit looks like:

Don’t forget – our monthly kits are limited and once they sell out we will not be restocking (June and July sold out quickly!). 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. Or, you can lock in the price with a subscription! If you haven’t started a subscription yet, you’ll want to read below for details!

This month we have lots of fun coordinating add-ons that can be purchased separately. Pick the products that work for you and that you know you’ll use – and if you need more than one, you can purchase multiples, too! This month we have a new stamp, puffy stickers, acrylics (enjoy and heart circles), wood veneers (YUM, Heart and Star Pocket Fillers, and clips), Tiny Heart stickers, and labels!

We just added this “In The News” themed stamp set and journaling tags! These are perfect for capturing breaking news, local news, and anything newsworthy!

We also have coordinating printables and cut files that coordinate with our kit – once you download these files, you can use/print them over and over again!

And, guess what’s back in stock today?! Our Title Builder products!!

Our Title Builder products, specifically designed to help you come up with and create stunning titles on your layouts and pocket pages, include the 6″ x 8″ word and phrases Title Builder Stamp, the Title Builder Alphabet Stamp, Title Builder Wood Veneer, and the Title Builder Acrylic.

We have restocked a limited number of Title Builder Bundles, specially priced with a 15% discount! This will be the last time we restock these bundles, so don’t miss them!

Since our June and July kit sold out fast, now is the time to think about signing up for our monthly kit subscription so you don’t miss another kit!

With a subscription, you will be guaranteed a kit each month, lock in our launch day special price of $9.99 + shipping, and receive FREE (USA) or reduced (International) shipping on anything added to your box each month during our 24 hour bundling period (starting on the 10th at 8:00 am PST and ending on the 11th at 8:00 am PST). Along with more time to shop, our subscribers will also have access to special discounts on select items during the 24 hour bundling period! These discounted items can be found in our SALE section during bundling, and you must be logged into your kit subscriber account to see them. Our subscriptions are risk free and can be cancelled at any time, too! Quick note: Our kits and add-ons are available without a subscription each month, too.

Please note: When starting a new subscription on the 10th, please allow us up to 2 hours (during business hours) to switch your account to a subscriber account. You will receive an email with directions on how to access the discounted items and bundle products with your kit subscription.

Here’s a peek of the items on sale for our subscribers only this month:

Subscribers, make sure you are logged into your subscriber account, then click on the SALE section to see these items on sale!

Our design team is ready to inspire you with brand new, fresh inspiration using the new products this month! You’ll be able to find our their amazing inspiration in our product listings so you can see the inspiration while you shop! You’ll want to click on the magnifying glass for a large view of the projects our team has created with all these new items. We will also be showcasing our teams projects on the blog later today, and throughout the entire month!

Thank you so much for joining us today and for all your support! We can’t wait to see what you create with these new products – Make sure you use the #EllesStudio hashtag when posting on Instagram, for a chance to be featured on our feed and win a gift certificate to our shop!Save

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August Design Team Gallery Sneak Peeks

Our August kit + add-ons reveal is just days away and we are thrilled to share these amazing sneak peeks of projects that our design team made using all the new products that will be available soon! Our August kit includes 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 26 die cuts! Get ready to pick up our August kit for our launch day special pricing of only $9.99 on Thursday, August 10th, at 8:00 am PST. After the 10th, our kits go back to their regular price of $11.99. Or, you can lock in the $9.99 price anytime by starting a subscription! This month we also have over 10 new add-ons that coordinate with our kit and that will be available for purchase separately.

Our July kit sold out fast and we are excited to let you know we’ll have more subscription spots open on August 10th! Now is the time to consider signing up for our risk free subscription option so you don’t miss another kit!

With a subscription, you will be guaranteed a kit each month, lock in our launch day special price of $9.99, and receive FREE (USA) or reduced (International) shipping on anything added to your box each month during our 24 hour bundling period (starting on the 10th at 8:00 am PST and ending on the 11th at 8:00 am PST). Along with more time to shop, our subscribers will also have access to special discounts on select items during the 24 hour bundling period! These discounted items can be found in our SALE section during bundling, and you must be logged into your kit subscriber account to see them. Quick note: Our kits and add-ons are available without a subscription each month, too.

August 10th is going to be a BIG day because we will also be restocking our Title Builder products!

Our Title Builder products, specifically designed to help you come up with and create stunning titles on your layouts and pocket pages, include the 6″ x 8″ word and phrases Title Builder Stamp, the Title Builder Alphabet Stamp, Title Builder Wood Veneer, and the Title Builder Acrylic.

We will also be restocking (on August 10th) a limited number of Title Builder Bundles, specially priced with a 15% discount!

Make sure you mark your calendar and set your alarm – It all happens on Thursday, August 10th at 8:00 am PST! If you haven’t signed up for our newsletter, make sure you do to receive a reminder of when everything is available for sale – We hope to see you there!

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“Inspired By” with Andrea Gray

We love that in the scrapbooking industry, inspiration is everywhere! From Pinterest boards to Instagram accounts and online courses, it is easy to find beautiful pages and projects created by other scrapbookers that might spark your own project. Today on the blog, Andrea Gray is sharing her summer mini album inspired by another mini created by Meghann Andrew and shared just a few weeks ago here on the blog. Let’s see what she made!
 
Hey friends, it’s Andrea! I have a super fun summer mini-album to share and it’s completely inspired by the 3″ x 4″ Summer mini-album that Meghann shared on the blog recently.
 

 
Supplies | Summer Journaling Tags, Summer Stamp, July 2017 Kit, Summer Puffy Stickers, Everyday Circle Stickers, Cork TagsPuffy Heart Stickers, Title Builder Stamp, Title Builder Alphabet Stamp
 
Summer is in full swing and I have accumulated piles of pool photos. I knew I wouldn’t be able to include all of them in my larger pocket pages and knew I had to make this little album to document our summer using the 3″ x 4″ Summer Journaling Tags along with other coordinating tags and embellishments.
 
I pre-planned the cards that would go opposite each photo and strategically punched holes in each as I went along.
 

 
Once all the photos and cards were in place and glued together, I added them to a medium clasp ring. When I add to the album later, I may need to switch it out for a larger ring.
 

 
The next step was to go back through and add all the journaling and embellishments. This was the most fun. Using the Summer Stamp and Summer Puffy Stickers just gave each page a BANG!
 

 
Keeping the decorating simple made this project so quick and easy!
 

 

 
I had a blast making this little album and will be so happy to look back on this as the summer we spent in the pool!
 

 
Have you been inspired by something you’ve seen here on the Elle’s Studio blog? Post your project to Instagram with the hashtag #EllesStudio for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Elle’s Studio shop!

A sneak peek of what is coming on August 10th!

This summer is flying by! We hope you guys are having a great time and capturing lots of special moments! Our August kit + coordinating add-ons reveal is almost here and we can’t wait to show you everything we have in store! This month our kit + add-ons will have you ready to document all your everyday real life moments, summer, and more! Plus, it will take you right into the month of September! Our August kit includes 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 26 die cuts!

Get ready to pick up our August kit for our launch day special pricing of only $9.99 on Thursday, August 10th, at 8:00 am PST. After the 10th, our kits go back to their regular price of $11.99. Or, you can lock in the $9.99 price anytime by starting a subscription!

You’ll also want to make sure you check out all our coordinating add-ons this month – they include puffy stickers, wood veneer, stickers, acrylics, stamps, and more!

Our July kit has already sold out! We’ll have subscription spots back open on August 10th and now is the time to consider signing up for our risk free subscription option so you don’t miss another kit!

With a subscription, you will be guaranteed a kit each month, lock in our launch day special price of $9.99, and receive FREE (USA) or reduced (International) shipping on anything added to your box each month during our 24 hour bundling period (starting on the 10th at 8:00 am PST and ending on the 11th at 8:00 am PST). Along with more time to shop, our subscribers will also have access to special discounts on select items during the 24 hour bundling period! These discounted items can be found in our SALE section during bundling, and you must be logged into your kit subscriber account to see them. Quick note: Our kits and add-ons are available without a subscription each month, too.

We are also excited to announce that our Title Builder products will be back in stock on August 10th, too!

Our Title Builder products, specifically designed to help you come up with and create stunning titles on your layouts and pocket pages, include the 6″ x 8″ word and phrases Title Builder Stamp, the Title Builder Alphabet Stamp, Title Builder Wood Veneer, and the Title Builder Acrylic.

We will also be restocking (on August 10th) a limited number of Title Builder Bundles, specially priced with a 15% discount!

Make sure you mark your calendar and set your alarm – It all happens on Thursday, August 10th at 8:00 am PST and it’s going to be a BIG day! If you haven’t signed up for our newsletter, make sure you do to receive a reminder of when everything is available for sale – We hope to see you there!

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#EllesStudio Spottings on Instagram!

Welcome to the August edition of #EllesStudio Spottings! Each month, we will choose six Instagram posts featuring the hashtag #EllesStudio on a project photo to highlight on our @ellesstudio account, as well as here on the blog. The chosen accounts will also receive a $10 gift certificate to the Elle’s Studio shop! Be sure to use the hashtag on your next creation posted to Instagram to be featured and entered to win for next month, and be sure to check out the Instagram accounts of these talented scrapbookers!
 

 
To kick things off, @oliquigscraps is sharing a gorgeous mixed media layout using our Live Laugh Love collection. On the right, @vero.inmycloud created her beautiful summer traveler’s notebook using the multi-colored stripe in the Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ paper collection.
 

 
We love @maryampdesign ‘s ethereal page using the Live Laugh Love collection on the left, and how adorable is that die-cut hot air balloon? On the right, @super_stick_chick combined the Live Laugh Love collection with some of our older Let’s Eat collection, showing just how versatile our product can be!
 

 
On the left, @janetsuzuki ‘s lovely page using the Live Laugh Love Puffy Stickers and Bits and Pieces just makes us smile! On the right, @vaniamfonseca used our Work Hard Wood Veneers, Sunny Days Journaling Tags and Cutouts, our Puffy Heart Stickers, our Let’s Eat collection and Jonah Alphabet Stamp to create her lovely layout with lots of white space. 
 
Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations with us, ladies! Please email us at info@shopellesstudio.com to claim your prize!
 
We can’t wait to see what you create this month with our products on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio! Be sure to tag us for another chance to win in September!