Home and Away Pocket Pages with Guest Krista Wells

Today we welcome Krista Wells back for her final post here on the Elle’s Studio blog, and we love that she’s sharing the two types of adventures that she loves best: the ones at home, as well as on the road. Take some inspiration from her pages and document your home and away summer fun! Let’s see what she created.

Summer, for me, is all about striking that balance between enjoying summer in our home town and scheduling a little vacation time! Today’s pocket pages are a mix of the two using the June Kit and shop add-ons; documenting a few fun summer things at home here in Newfoundland and a Boston Red Sox game in Boston.

First up, a little snippet of summer at home because visitors, daily hikes, and growing herbs are two “thumbs up” in my books.
 

 
Supplies | June Kit, Cork Tabs, Tiny Star Stickers, June LabelsLetter and Number Stickers – Black, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Dated Stamp
 
In full disclosure, I made a mistake on my original title card. I had a cute “Summer Fun” tag all ready and printed my journaling on that same yellow block on the card. Then I dropped an ink pad on my tag! Boo! However, it turned out to be a happy accident. I cut out the journaling on the yellow block from my “mistake” tag and added it to this journaling tag. Then I stamped ‘Summer’ using the Stanley Alphabet outline and solid stamps, adding “fun” below using the black Letter and Number Stickers.
 

 
In the middle pocket I first stamped the date using the cool Dated Stamp on some yellow vellum before adding it to my hiking pic with Eugene, my fur baby. Beside it I had a fun photo of Eugene meeting my fav niece Isla that I added the ‘love this’ Cork Tab to the top.
 

 
In the bottom pocket I kept it simple. I added ‘plant lady’ using the black Letter and Number Stickers to a yellow label from the June Labels to the right of the photo. I also added a tiny teal star from the Tiny Star Stickers next to the ‘plant’ word.
 

 
Man, I love summer fun at home, but I also LOVE to travel! We made a little stop in Boston for my husband’s work and decided to stay for the weekend. We went to a Boston Red Sox game where we had an awesome time!
 

 
Supplies | June KitPink Puffy Alphabet StickersJune Labels, Smile AcrylicToday StampLive Laugh Love Puffy Stickers

In the top pocket I added a photo of Fenway Park with only a couple of little banners from the Live Laugh Love Puffy Stickers and June Labels in the top left corner.
 

 
In the middle I added a torn, red June Label to the left on the photo, with “Play Ball” using the Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers. On the right I added a “Hello” using the Today Stamp, and “baseball” with the black Letter and Number Stickers to the red star tag from the June Kit.
 

 
In the bottom slot I slipped a selfie of us at the game into the pocket and added the Smile Acrylic on the outside of the pocket page.
 

 
I’m looking forward to taking some more vacations this summer, and hopefully sneaking in a baseball game or two!

I have loved being the guest designer this month! The June Kit and extras have been so much fun to work with. Grab them while you can!
 
Hello! My name is Krista Wells & I’m from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada – the most easterly point in North America. I’m a young, thirty-something chick who lives with her husband + fur baby, Eugene. Eugene is prominently featured in my scrapbooks alongside our travel adventures + a ridiculous number of food pics. I love to make mini-albums because I dearly love pocket pages but I can’t let go of layouts either! You could say I’m indecisive but I prefer to call it ‘open minded’ when it comes to my crafting. I’m currently designing for Kelly Purkey and my local store, The Paperie. I also write a bi-monthly article for Simple Scrapper’s Spark magazine.

When I’m not paper crafting I’m either eating or running. I do the latter to regulate the former of course. I love traveling & having adventures, near & far.

We have loved seeing Elle’s products put to use in Krista’s graphic pocket pages this month. If you missed them, don’t forget to check out her first and second guest posts using the new items in the shop. To see even more of Krista’s work, follow her at her blog and her Instagram account. Thank you so much, Krista! We’ve loved having you on the Elle’s Studio blog!

Summer Tags with Alissa Fast

Hello ES fans! Today Alissa Fast is here to share that our kits aren’t just for scrapbooking! She has created some amazing tags with the new June shop items, and we couldn’t love them any more! 

Hello! It’s Alissa here today to share a couple of tags that I created using the June Kit + Extras. I love giving handmade tags and cards with gifts, or gift cards, to those I love on their special days. Today I have a summer birthday tag and a fun 4th of July tag to share with you all. I hope you enjoy!


 
Supplies | June Kit, Happy Printables, Puffy Heart Stickers, Patriotic Stars and Hearts Mixed Acrylic, Tiny Star Stickers, Letter and Number Stickers – Black, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline

All you need to add to your June kits + extras is a little stamp ink and a few shipping tags. I also added a little distress stain to add color to the shipping tag background.
 

 
To start, I added the distress stain to the shipping tag to add color to the background and let it dry. You could use watercolors, too. I cut the red lined star from one of the 3″ x 4″ tags in the June Kit. I wanted a large star element and this one was perfect!
 

 
I adhered one of the acrylic stars from the Patriotic Stars and Hearts Mixed Acrylic to the hole as reinforcement. Not that it actually needs it. It’s just cute!
 

 
I love the new Stanley Alphabet Stamps this month and the outline stamps were perfect to add to the title. I just stamped the letters on a patterned tag from the kit and fussy cut them out.
 

 
For the background, I enlarged the summer elements tag from the Happy Printables and printed it on an 8-1/2″ x 11″ transparency. I get them done at Office Depot!
 

 
Now, I challenge you to create a few cards or tags with your Elle’s Studio kits. You’ll love the results!

Have a great day!

A Summer Memory Keeping Solution with Candace Perkins

You’re probably busy enjoying the start of your summer, but have you thought about how you’re going to document it? Candace Perkins is with us today to share the perfect solution: a summer Memorydex with cards created from the Summer Journaling Tags and June reveal items! Let’s see her fun project!

Hello friends & happy summer! I am so happy to be back with you today sharing a fun project using the new Summer Journaling Tags along with goodies from the new June arrivals! These two collections of tags coordinate perfectly and are all ready to hold all your summer stories!

To start, I printed out a bunch of summer memories I wanted to include in my summer Memorydex. Next, I used the Memorydex dies to die cut a few patterns from the Sunny Days 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack along with a few journaling tags.

After all of my cards and photos were ready, I just played! Yea! I went through my embellishments, cards and photos and just started mixing and matching. So often in scrapbooking we feel pressure to “design” and “balance”. It was so fun to just sit, play, create and capture memories!


 
Supplies | June KitSummer Journaling Tags, Acrylic Summer Shapes,  Puffy Heart Stickers, Pink Puffy Alphabet StickersLetter and Number Stickers – Black, Sunny Days 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 
On my title card I used one of the Summer Journaling Tags along with the black Letter and Number Stickers and Acrylic Summer Shapes.
 

 
The second card is a mix of Summer Journaling Tags and die cuts from the June Kit. To add a little more interest and dimension I used foam squares along with the tiny attacher staples to adhere my photos.
 

 
I adore the little popsicle journaling tag that was perfect to document summer treats.
 

 
We do a lot of grilling during the summer so I was so excited to see this journaling tag! (And how cute is that little grill?!)
 

 
For this card I die cut a 4″ x 6″ tag, then adhered another 3″ x 4″ tag layered with die cuts. I love that all the sentiments on the June Kit die cuts. A summer match made in heaven!
 

 
I think I need a million more of these summer tags from the June Kit! This is what summer is all about! I layered a few tags together to add additional color and interest and topped it all off with more Acrylic Summer Shapes.
 

 
My happy place… in a swimsuit, next to water, but not in it …LOL. No project is complete without a Puffy Heart Sticker!
 

 

 
Next, I created an envelope out of patterned paper from the Sunny Days collection. I used the Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers to add “notes” to the front of the envelope that holds more summer memories and notes.
 

 

 
Tucked inside the envelope are more 3×4 cards trimmed slightly and embellished with HOT summer memories!
 

 
This was such a fun project to create! I am so happy that I have all these memories captured and because it is in the Memorydex I can add more as the summer goes on!

What summer memories will you capture and document this year? Have fun!

Design Team Inspiration Using the June Kit!

Today we’re sharing another round of beautiful projects created by our design team members using the June Kit and add-ons!
 

 
About this House by Andrea Gray – supplies used | June 2017 KitPuffy Heart StickersWhite Puffy Alphabet Stickers
 

 
Summer Bucket List by Laura Hager – supplies used | June 2017 Kit, Summer Acrylic, Acrylic PopsiclesWhite Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Everyday Adventures Mini Album Class Stamp
 

 
Summer Fun by Daniela Dobson – supplies used | June 2017 KitSummer Acrylic, Puffy Heart StickersHello Sunshine Stamp, Acrylic Summer ShapesEveryday Adventures Mini Album Class Stamp, Spring SequinsLive Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Live Laugh Love Washi Tape Stickers, Live Laugh Love Enamel Dots
 

 
Notes From This Day by Michelle Wedertz – supplies used | June 2017 KitCork Tabs, Puffy Heart StickersLive Laugh Love Double-Sided Journaling Tags, Live Laugh Love Washi Tape StickersRight Now Journaling Tags
 

 
This Week’s Routine by Jennifer Chapin – supplies used | June 2017 KitCork TabsStanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid
 

 
Baseball 2017 by Maggie Massey – supplies used | June 2017 KitCork TabsStanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid, Hello Sunshine StampLive Laugh Love Puffy Stickers, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Live Laugh Love Washi Tape StickersEveryday Adventures Mini Album Class Stamp
 

 
New York City by Nancy Damiano – supplies used | June 2017 KitPuffy Heart StickersWhite Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Orchid Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Sky Blue Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Teal Puffy Alphabet StickersHello Sunshine Stamp
 

 
Summer Fun at the Fair by Alissa Fast – supplies used | June 2017 KitPuffy Heart Stickers, June LabelsStanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid
 
If you’re looking for more inspiration using the June Kit and extras, keep watching the blog here until our July Kit is revealed on July 10th. Do you have a project to share with us using the June Kit and shop items? Share your creation on Instagram and use the hashtag #EllesStudio, and you may be featured here on the blog and win a gift certificate to the shop!

Title Builder with Maggie Massey

We were so excited for the launch of our new Title Builder products, but even more exciting is seeing what our design team is creating with them! Let’s take a look at the stunning page that Maggie Massey created.

Hey everyone! It’s Maggie back again with a look at a page I’ve created using the BRAND NEW Title Builder Bundle!

Seriously—where have these products been my whole life?

With just the words & phrases available in the Title Builder Stamp, you can create a TON of titles for every kind of page imaginable! Add in the Title Builder Alphabet Stamp, the Wood Veneer, and Acrylic, then BOOM! You’re set for anything!
 

 
Supplies | Title Builder Bundle, Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Live Laugh Love Enamel Dots, Puffy Heart Stickers
 

 
I started my page knowing that I wanted to add a number of photos; each one a different part of my story. I printed and punched each one and then punched out white cardstock & patterned paper from the Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack as well, to act as mattes for the pictures.
 

 
Then I moved the photos around until I was happy with their arrangement.

Next, I got started on my title. This was the fun part.

I wrote down a number of possible combinations before I got started stamping and when I found a combination I loved, I inked up my stamps and set to work! I knew where I wanted the title to be on my page, but I wasn’t exactly sure how I wanted it to look. So I stamped the first word—CAPTURING—in black with a pink shadow, and just went from there. Using different stamping techniques, like shadowing, and different stamp pad colors, like the ombre pad I used for the word “YOU” makes for such an amazing title, which you can vary from layout to layout!

I figured if I didn’t like the way something looked, I could just start over. But I didn’t have to! I love the way my title turned out and I love how the different typefaces, sizes, and textures of the words give my page a fun, eclectic look.
 

 
And the hardest part was choosing which of the amazing titles I wanted to use…

Introducing Title Builder!

We are so excited to welcome a series of new products to the shop today, Title Builder! Take a look at this introduction video by Meghann Andrew to see how Title Builder began.
 

 
Our new 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. These can be purchased separately, or together in our Title Builder Bundle, specially priced with a 15% discount!
 

 
These carefully chosen products are designed to create titles using a mix of stamped words and phrases, acrylic and wood veneer together. By varying your words and ink colors, the  title possibilities are endless!
 

 

 
When you purchase the Title Builder Stamp, you will also receive a PDF document via email of over 100 titles that you can create with this stamp alone. Just think of the title possibilities using other acrylic or wood veneer words in the Elle’s Studio shop, or chipboard, alphas or phrase stickers that you already have in your stash!
 

 
The size of these products were created with both traditional scrapbook layouts and pocket pages in mind! If you need a  filler tag title to introduce your pocket page story, look no further than the Title Builder Bundle.
 

 

 
Stay tuned for even more inspiration from our design team using the Title Builder Bundle!
 

 
We are so excited about Title Builder, and we hope you are too! We can’t wait to see what titles you create! Be sure to post your photos on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

Challenge Day

Welcome to the June 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 get started with this month’s challenges.
 

 
Get Dimensional | Take a cue from Jill Sprott’s layout using the June Kit + extras and add dimension and texture to your page with your embellishment. We love how Jill used string to tie together all of her wood veneer, die cuts and acrylic pieces!
 

 
“Inspired By” | Choose an item from any of our Elle’s Studio exclusive kits, whether it be a die-cut or a tag, like the one Meghann Andrew used from our June 2017 Kit, to inspire your entire page!
 

 
Create a Bold Title | Whether stamped or selected from your stash, make your title the focus of your page, like Jamie Leija did here with the Stanley Solid and Outline Alphabet Stamps to create her travel-documented page, “Nothing Good Ever Happens in Barcelona.”
 

 
Use a Split-Complementary Color Scheme | Choose a color on the color wheel, and the colors on either side of its opposite, or complementary color, to create a stunning page, like Neela Nalam did here with her pocket page using the June Kit + extras!
 

 
Sketch Challenge | Use this sketch, inspired by Jen Chapin’s “Smile” layout, to create a project of your own! This sketch is perfect for 8-1/2″ x 11″ pages, as Jen created, 12″ x 12″, or even a card!
 
To post an entry to this month’s challenges, leave a comment on this blog post by July 14th 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 the ES blog on Challenge Day next month. We can’t wait to see what you create!

Documenting Foodie Adventures with Guest Krista Wells

Today we welcome our June guest designer, Krista Wells, back to the blog! If you follow her on Instagram, you’ve probably been a bit envious of her food adventures, and today she’s documenting a dinner date + dessert using the June Kit and new add-ons. Let’s take a look at what she created!
 
Anyone who knows me knows that I love food! I like to eat it, to take pictures of it and to scrapbook it. Today I wanted to share a couple of pocket page layouts that I created using the June Kit + the Live Laugh Love Collection to document food photos.
 
First up: One of our favourite meals in NYC last summer was at Samm Bar. The Pork Belly buns are worth the flight to the island of Manhattan.
 

 
Supplies | June Kit, Tiny Star Stickers, Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Jonah Alphabet Stamp
 
I kept it simple with this layout, going with a monochromatic spread for the most part with tiny pops of yellow. In the top photo I used the Jonah Alphabet Stamp and some Brilliance white ink to stamp ‘date night’ onto my photo.
 

 
For the middle pocket on the left I chopped a larger piece of black and white heart patterned paper from the Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack to a 3″ x 4″ tag before adding two of Samm Bar’s business cards – a front side and a back side copy. On the right, I just slipped in a photo.
 

 
In the bottom slots I added a photo of those delicious pork belly buns on the left and I added my journaling to this ‘current mood’ journaling card on the computer before putting it in the slot. I used the tip of my finger and a little yellow ink to stamp the happy face on the card.
 

 
After dinner comes dessert, so I thought, why not give you a little dessert to go with those Pork Belly buns?!
 
While in NY with my best friend D we made a pit stop at Il Labratorio De Gelato. It was worth the visit, and the calories!
 

 
Supplies | June KitCork TabsLive Laugh Love CutoutsPatriotic Stars and Hearts Mixed Acrylic, Stars and Hearts Mixed Acrylic, Sky Blue Puffy Alphabet Stickers
 
In the top pocket on the left I added a couple of the small die cuts from the June Kit to a business card from the gelato shop. On the right I added a Cork Tab with ‘current fav’ on it.
 

 
In the middle I had a cute photo of our gelato, topped with a blue and yellow acrylic hearts from the Patriotic Stars and Hearts Mixed Acrylic and Stars and Hearts Mixed Acrylic. I love those acrylic pieces! On the right I printed my journaling on a teal tag from the June Kit!
 

 
At the bottom I added a little label from the Live Laugh Love Cutouts to the centre of the 4″ x 6″ photo before adding ‘YUM’ using the puffy alpha stickers. Those guys are the perfect size for pocket pages!
 

 
This post seems like it has been a mini food guide to NYC! I hope you got a few ideas for scrapbooking those food photos you might have, and if you are ever in New York add these two spots to your ‘to eat’ list!

Everyday Adventures-Inspired with Tessa Buys

We are loving the feedback that we’ve received from the Everyday Adventures Mini Album Class, and today we’re lucky to have Tessa Buys back on the blog with us to share more of her class-inspired traveler’s notebook; as well as give us tips on how to use up the paper scraps from the Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack in our mini albums!
 
Hello, Elle’s Studio friends! I’m back with more pages from my Everyday Adventures Mini Album Class-inspired traveler’s notebook. In my first post, I shared how I used the Everyday Adventures Product Bundle to create pages about my adventures in being a mom, and today I’m sharing how to use every scrap to create unique pages.
 

 
Supplies | Everyday Adventures Stamp Set & Digital Files (exclusive to the class), Black Puffy Alphabet StickersJonah Alphabet StampEveryday Adventures Product Bundle, which includes: Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper StackLive Laugh Love Wood VeneersLive Laugh Love Double-Sided Journaling TagsLive Laugh Love Washi Tape StickersLive Laugh Love Bits and Pieces, Live Laugh Love Puffy StickersLive Laugh Love Enamel Dots, Wood Veneer Stars
 
I love the Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack. It’s a great size for a travelers notebook, and after you’ve trimmed the papers to size, the leftover pieces can creatively be used to create more layouts. For example, I had two narrow pieces left in these teal polka-dot and gray star papers. I cut each one into strips and then overlapped the strips across the page spread, bordering my photo.
 

 
On this page spread, I used more leftover strips to create side borders. The wide striped pattern of the paper made this technique especially fun.
 

 

 
On these pages, I didn’t use a bit of patterned paper. Instead, I aligned all my photos to the center and filled in spaces with labels, die cuts, and a border Live Laugh Love Puffy Sticker cut in half.
 

 

 
I love the  Live Laugh Love Washi Tape Stickers, and to make them go farther, I cut them into pieces. Some I cut in half long-wise to create narrow strips.
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Layered together, and stamped over with the class’ exclusive stamp set, The grouping of tapes make a great top and bottom border on this page.
 

 
Thanks for checking out more of my Everyday Adventures-inspired travelers notebook and have a creative day!

A Field Trip Pocket Page with Andrea Gray

Sometimes instead of covering a week or a month, a pocket page spread can be useful for capturing multiple photos from a single event. Today Andrea Gray is sharing how she documented a school trip using the June Kit and extras, and we love the result! Let’s take a look. 
 
Summer is almost here and I can already smell the grills and the sunshine! The June Kit from Elle’s Studio is perfect for documenting those fun outdoor memories! This month’s kit is full of fun journaling tags that are perfect for your pockets so in this post I’ll show you some fun things to do with them.


 
Supplies | June Kit, May KitPuffy Heart StickersWhite Puffy Alpha Stickers, Hello Sunshine StampStanley Alpha Stamp – Outline, Stanley Alpha Stamp – SolidEveryday Adventures Class StampSights and Sounds Stamp
 
I always begin with photos and I am using these fun pictures from a field trip with my 3rd grader and his class. The colors from the photos include greens, blues and reds so I selected tags and die cuts that coordinated.
 

 
I’ll get right into the finished tags and then we’ll talk about fun things you can do with each of them!
 

 
I love using the 4″ x 6″ tags to make titles, especially when the whole spread is a single event. I used the new Stanley solid and outline alphabet stamps to make a title, then added some other words in my own handwriting. Sometimes just adding a cluster or two of stamps can brighten up a tag. I used the plus sign cluster from the Everyday Adventures Class Stamp along with the “love this” sentiment on a plain notebook paper tag. It’s simple, but it makes a statement.
 

 
Sometimes you just need a filler card with no photos or words. So I stapled the blue tab and a die cut yellow star to the green striped tag from the June Kit to add color and balance. It does its job for sure! The “FOR THE RECORD” tag is so perfect for listing some facts about the day. The third one here started out with just the red label. I added the word BUS with the White Puffy Alpha Stickers and stamped hello vertically to add interest (and because I didn’t have space the other way). Getting creative with word placement is always fun!
 

 
This 4″ x 6″ tag is busy with all those colorful stripes so I opted for a black & white photo and a simple cluster of a yellow tab from the June Kit, Puffy Heart Stickers and a simple sentiment from the Sights and Sounds Stamp. Sometimes less can be more! The TODAY tag was fun because adding random items straight down the middle made me so happy! With a tag as open as this one, you have so much freedom. The white space leaves plenty of room for a 2″ x 2″ photo, or a good chunk of journaling, but I decided to have some fun with die cuts from the June Kit and the Sights and Sounds Stamp!

 
The last one here is the “currently” card from the kit. I loved adapting it to what I was doing during this trip instead of the typical “right now” things of life. For an event like this, nailing down those details can be so important and often missed!
 

 
I hope you’ve seen some ideas for ways to use the tags from the June Kit! I love them for pocket pages because they are crazy cute and super versatile!
See you next month!