Circles of Fun with Guest Designer Kim Watson

Our guest designer, Kim Watson, is back with us today, showing us how you can still document memories in a beautiful way—even 14 years from when her photos were taken! It’s proof that you’re never to “far behind” in this hobby to document cherished memories.
 
Hi Elle’s Studio Fans, Kim Watson back again with my last project as the May guest designer.
 
For todays post, I printed two super cute pics of my son, Max​,​ at 9 months. I have an ongoing baby album for him focusing on his milestones & fun memories from each month. This one will go into his 9 month section​. I love that even though he is 14 now, I am still scrapping baby photos. Over the years my style has changed so much & I find the more modern, fresher looking pages help to balance out the ‘weird’ pages I scra​pped in the beginning of my scrappy journey.
 

 
Supplies | May 2018 Kit, Arrow Label StickersLight Gray Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, Currently Wood Veneer Tabs, Puffy Heart Stickers — Spring Mix, Noteworthy Blank LabelsNoteworthy Puffy Stickers, Noteworthy Epoxy Stickers, Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Noteworthy Stamp
 
Inspired by the balls in the photos and the fantastic Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, I decided to emulate the balls as a background​ making the most of a variety of the great mini patterns included in the pad. I love that they are not exclusively girl orientated but work across the board, perfect for a ‘boy’ style page.​
 

 
I placed the punched circles in vertical rows down the page and
machine stitched them in place. A stamped sentiment from the Noteworthy Stamp on the grid paper works so well, adding a punch of black. ​A scattering of little embellishments on a few of the circles add subtle interest, like those ​adorable puffy white hearts in the Spring Mix Puffy Heart Stickers. I can never get enough of those!
 

 
A combination of Noteworthy Puffy Stickers, Cardstock Alphabet Stickers and stamped sentiments make for a great title. I then layered up Noteworthy Blank Labels and a Arrow Label Sticker to add my hand written journaling.
 

 
A Currently Wood Veneer Tab, punched card stock tab and a Noteworthy Epoxy Sticker look so cute on my photos! Raising them with foam gives the whole cluster a fabulous dimensional vibe. ​I love that Elle thinks of everything—little bits and pieces that add understated interest to any part of the page. ​
 

 
Look how awesome the circles look when the edges are turned up! I personally love the little shadows formed by dimensional pieces. They create depth & interest and make for great viewing in my albums.
 

 
​Wow! I can’t believe a month has passed already. ​I have loved every minute being here and working with these awesome products! Thank you for your warm welcome​ and for letting me share in the Elle’s Studio fun​!
 

 
I live on a mountainside with her family in a beautiful seaside suburb just outside of Cape Town, South Africa. Life next to the ocean, surrounded by nature, gives me an endless source of content for my pages, which I would describe as being full of texture, layers, color and, of course, my trademark stitching. I am privileged to have been working in the scrapbooking industry for 12 years in many capacities, as designer, writer & in graphic design for product development. It is my passion & makes me excited to go to the office every day.
 
You can find more of my work on Instagram, my blog & YouTube.
 
In case you missed them, be sure to check out Kim’s first and second posts that she shared with us earlier in the month. We want to thank you, Kim, for creating such beautiful and inspiring layouts for us! We have loved having you guest design for us!
 
If you’ve been inspired by one of Kim’s posts, share your project on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio! We’d love to see what you’ve been creating, and you could be featured here on our blog AND win a gift certificate to the shop!

May Design Team Inspiration: Volume Three

Now that your May 2018 Kit and extras have hit your doorstep, take a look at these projects from our talented design team members to inspire you to get your memories documented with your new supplies! 
 

 
The Best traveler’s notebook spread by Meghann Andrew – supplies used | Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit, Adventure Puffy Stickers
 

 
My Favorite Gardener by Melissa Mann – supplies used | May 2018 Kit, Kraft TagsPlay All Day Phrase Stickers, Arrow Label Stickers, White Cardstock Alphabet StickersHello Stamp, Noteworthy Bits and Pieces, Noteworthy Puffy StickersNoteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 

 
March 12-25 by Nathalie Leonelli – supplies used | May 2018 Kit, Everyday Goodness Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers — Spring Mix, White Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Stanley Alphabet Stamp — Outline, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp — OutlineNoteworthy Puffy Stickers, Noteworthy Stamp
 

 
Summer Bucket List pocket page spread by Susan Brochu – supplies used | May 2018 Kit, Play All Day Phrase StickersPuffy Heart Stickers — Spring MixHello StampNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Remember by Jamie Leija — supplies used | May 2018 KitTitle Builder Vol. 2 Wood VeneerNoteworthy Puffy Stickers, Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Good Times by Laura Wonsik – supplies used | May 2018 Kit, Hello Good Times PrintablesPlay All Day Phrase Stickers, Arrow Label StickersPuffy Heart Stickers — Spring Mix, Adventure Puffy Stickers, Good Times AcrylicHazel Alphabet Stamp, Hello Stamp
 

 
Sweet Treat by Heather Leopard – supplies used | May 2018 KitKraft TagsPlay All Day Phrase StickersPuffy Heart Stickers — Spring MixPuffy Star Stickers, Yellow Puffy Alphabet StickersTitle Builder Vol. 2 Wood VeneerNoteworthy Word Labels, Noteworthy Cutouts, Noteworthy Wood Veneers, Noteworthy Puffy Stickers, Noteworthy Epoxy StickersNoteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 

 
Life is Good pocket page spread by Suzanna Stein – supplies used | May 2018 Kit, , May LabelsPlay All Day Phrase Stickers, Arrow Label StickersWhite Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, Pink Cardstock Alphabet StickersLetter and Number Stickers — TealPuffy Heart Stickers — Spring MixHello Stamp, Title Builder Vol. 2 Wood Veneer
 

 
Fun Times by Daniela – supplies used | May 2018 Kit, May 2018 Digital Cut FileWood Veneer FunPlay All Day Phrase Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers — Spring Mix, Good Times AcrylicNoteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper StackNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Golden Days by Neela Nalam – supplies used | May 2018 Kit, Play All Day Phrase Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers — Spring MixHello Stamp, Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper StackNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 
Keep checking back on the blog for more inspiration using the May 2018 Kit and extras! 

Telling an Unscripted Story with Title Builder Vol. 2 and Neela Nalam

The Title Builder Vol. 2 Bundle is now back in stock in our shop, and to celebrate, we have a new layout to share that showcases this awesome, versatile product in such a beautiful way! Neela Nalam has a story to tell, and she’s getting some help with her title, and her layout design using Title Builder Vol. 2. Let’s take a look at her sweet page:
 
The Title Builder Vol. 2 Bundle is absolutely gorgeous. The number of titles you can make with it are countless. I love that this bundle contains a stamp set with beautiful mix of hand scripted words and words from different fonts, wood veneer words and acrylic words. You can make short titles or long titles. You can mix and match textures.You can use it to make your own patterned paper if you want. It is a lot of fun to use! I have been wanting to tell this very interesting story about the birth of my younger son for a long time and I loved the fact that I could make this awesome title with this bundle to complete my story. Here is my layout:
 

 
Supplies | Title Builder Vol. 2 Bundle, Letter and Number Stickers — White, Noteworthy Wood Veneers, Noteworthy Cutouts, Noteworthy Epoxy Stickers, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 
For the title, I decided to mix and match the different textures in the bundle: stamps wood veneer and acrylic. I also wanted to have a mix of words with different fonts in from the stamp set. I am glad that it all worked out so well! I selected the yellow striped paper form the Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection as my base. This definitely helped me keep all my words straight. I then alternated the different textured words to have a mixed look. The word, LIFE seemed to be much shorter than the other words so I supplemented the word with a wood veneer heart from the Noteworthy Wood Veneers.
 

 
Here is a closer look at the journaling. It is a pretty interesting story. You can script your life in your mind and make assumptions, but that’s not really how life always goes and this is one example of it! I have to say that I would never change this unscripted part of my life for anything else in this whole world. I love both my boys and I love this this unscripted life.
 

 
I added strips of hearts at the top and bottom of the layout, then embellished with Noteworthy Epoxy Stickers, the “a day to remember” Noteworthy Wood Veneer and the Noteworthy Cutout “memories recorded here” tag on the photo to complete the layout. The photo itself is the photo of my baby the day he was born.
 
Get your Title Builder Vol. 2 Bundle today before it sells out again!
 

Capturing a Family Cruise with the Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook and Special Guest Mandy Melville!

We’re loving all of the inspiration shared by our design team and special guests using the Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit! Today, we have the talented Mandy Melville with us to share a few pages from her traveler’s notebook. She’s documenting a fun family cruise using our new kit, and we know you will love her clean and colorful designs, that are focused on balance and repetition. Let’s check out her notebook:
 
Hi everyone, I’m so excited to be here today sharing some traveler’s notebook inspiration with you using the new Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit!
 
Up until about two years ago when I was first introduced to traveler’s notebooks, I had always documented our memories in a 12″ x 12″ format. Now that I’ve discovered notebooks, I love using both formats! What I particularly love about traveler’s notebooks is that it’s quick and easy to create a layout. So, when I’ve only got a small amount of creative time, this is definitely my go-to format. I also love that I can take my notebooks with me when I’m away from home because they’re small, and I only need to pack limited supplies. I like to use my traveler’s notebooks to document everything from little everyday things, through to big things like vacations!
 

 
The Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit is great for documenting your vacation photos in your traveler’s notebook! I love the bright and fresh colours in the kit, and the fun travel themed embellishments! It was perfect for documenting some photos of a cruise that we went on in 2016!
 
I like to add a little bit of embellishing to the cover of my inserts, but not so much that it gets difficult to handle as you’re working in it. So for the front of this insert, I stamped my title, using the Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp, in both the solid and outline, onto one of the die cut tags from the kit, and then adhered it to the cover. I also added one of the beautiful wood veneer pieces from the kit across the bottom of the tag. And that was it! Cute and simple!
 

 
For my first spread using the Let’s Go kit, I wanted to feature some of those gorgeous bright colours! I used two of my favourite papers from the kit–the lovely bright yellow one, and the one with the phrase ‘oh, the places we go!’ repeated across the bottom. When I’m creating a TN layout, I often like to cover one side of the spread with a more colourful or busier patterned paper, and I leave the other side just white (or I cover it with a more subtle or neutral pattern.)
 

 
Doing this provides some colour and interest to the spread, without it being too overwhelming. So for this layout, I decided on covering the right hand side of the spread with the brighter yellow paper, and the left hand side with the more subtle pattern. The gorgeous bright colours in this kit were perfect for documenting a photo of my three kids, taken when we visited one of the South Pacific islands on our cruise.
 

 
I added my photo to the right hand side of the spread, and then you’ll notice that I’ve created three points of interest, or embellishment clusters to the layout. The first is on the left hand page, where I’ve layered together a couple of labels and a wood veneer camera. I made sure that I included a little bit of each of the three main colours that I’m using on the spread in the cluster. If you try and have a good balance of the colours on both pages, it will help the layout to look cohesive. Next, I stapled the die cut piece that says ‘let’s go’ to the top right hand corner of the spread. The final point of interest is the title underneath the photo.
 

 
I used the “explorer” sticker from the kit for my title, but I cut the ‘r’ off the end of the word, so that it would say “explore” instead of “explorer,” as I felt this fit the photo better. Don’t be afraid to alter embellishments to make them work for you! Having those three points of interest creates a visual triangle on the layout, helping to draw the viewer’s eye around the page. I finished the spread off with some typed journaling strips and a few little punched stars.
 

 
For my next spread, I knew that I wanted to use that beautiful blue in the kit, as it matched the colours in my photos perfectly, and I decided to also pull in the green, the light pink, and just a touch of grey. I really love how the pink and the grey help to soften this colour palette. I documented two photos on this spread, taken when my eldest daughter got her hair done in braids on the island of Mare.
 

 
I added the first photo, taken when she was getting the braids done, on the left hand side of the spread. I matted it with the light pink patterned paper, and then I created a little cluster on the bottom left hand corner of the photo. Once again, I made sure that I included a little bit of each of the colours from my palette on this page. One thing to keep in mind when creating embellishment clusters in your traveler’s notebooks is to use fairly flat embellishments such as stickers and die cuts, as these don’t add too much bulk to the insert. I also added some typed journaling and a little bit of stamping underneath the photo. (If you’re wondering how I typed straight onto the page, I typed it onto a piece of white printer paper, and then adhered that to the page in the insert).
 

 
Down the right hand side of the spread, I added a strip of the paper that has the colourful sunburst stripes on it. This paper also has yellow on it, but as I didn’t want to introduce a new colour to the page, I trimmed it down so that only the pink, blue and green were visible. I also tucked a thin strip of the grey patterned paper under the edge of that strip, which brings a little bit of the grey to this side of the spread. I adhered my second photo towards the bottom of the page, overlapping the strips of patterned paper. I tucked a die cut banner under the left hand side of the photo, and I layered a wood veneer heart there as well. For my title, I used a combination of the little, navy alphabet stickers from the kit, and the Stanley Jr. Solid Alphabet Stamp. I like to include some smaller details on my pages to finish them off, so I added a few little heart stickers, as well as a couple of hearts that I punched out of the patterned papers.
 
For my final traveler’s notebook spread using the Let’s Go kit, I documented a photo of my husband taken on the Isle of Pines, which was the last island that we visited on our cruise. I decided on this layout, to focus on the greys and the light greens in the kit, with a couple of pops of navy blue for contrast.
 

 
I started this layout off by covering the left hand side of the spread with the grey patterned paper from the kit. I trimmed it down a little as I didn’t want it to cover the entire width of the page. By leaving a little gap either side, it just adds a little bit more interest to the layout. I added my photo to this page, and I layered one of the tags from the kit underneath it. The word ‘favorite’ that I tucked under the bottom edge of the photo was actually trimmed off the patterned paper that had the title ‘favorite stops’ at the top. As I mentioned before, don’t feel like you have to use papers and embellishments as they are intended–get creative and make them work for you! I also added a couple of wood veneer stars to this page. The wood veneer embellishments are probably one of my favourite things in the kit! They’re much thinner than most wood veneer pieces, which makes them perfect for using in your traveler’s notebook inserts!
 

 
I finished off the left hand page by adding a few strips of typed journaling at the bottom of the page.
 
Over on the right hand side of the spread I added a strip of patterned paper down the side. This was actually part of the paper that has ‘favorite stops’ at the top, and it has green boxes for you to journal in, but I wanted to use it more as a striped patterned paper.
 

 
I created a little cluster down in the bottom right hand corner of the page, which gives the layout a diagonal flow as your eye travels from the photo on the left down to the cluster on the right. In that cluster, I included a third wood veneer piece, as well as a couple of die cuts from the kit. I finished the layout off by stamping my title vertically along the right hand side of the page using the Stanley Jr. Outline Alphabet Stamp. I used grey ink to tie-in with the other grey elements on the spread.
 
I had so much fun playing with the Let’s Go kit in my traveler’s notebook, and I hope that I’ve been able to show you some different ways that you can use the kit. Thank you so much to Elle’s Studio for inviting me to contribute this month and for giving me the opportunity to create with this awesome kit!
 
Supplies | Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook KitStanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp—SolidStanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp—Outline
 

 
Hi, my name is Mandy, and I live just north of Sydney in Australia. I’ve been married to Andrew for 16 years this year, and together we have three kids: Abigail, who’s 13 years old, Isaac who is 10, and Eleanor who is 3. We also have two kittens named Sasha and Archie. As well as looking after my family, I work one day a week at my local scrapbooking store, which is so much fun! I’ve been scrapbooking for about 13½ years, since my oldest was a baby! I love being able to preserve my family’s precious memories, and I equally love the creative outlet that it provides! I mostly like to document my photos on 12×12 layouts and in traveler’s notebooks. Over the past few years I’ve been super lucky to be on some amazing design teams, and I’m so thankful for these opportunities, because I love sharing my projects with fellow crafters who are also passionate about memory keeping! You can find more of my work at my Instagram account, blog, YouTube feed and in my classes!
 
Be sure to find more traveler’s notebook and layout inspiration from Mandy via the links above! We’d love to see what YOU are creating in your TN with the Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit! Share your project on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!

“Inspired By” with Laura Wonsik

Our design team members have been blowing us away with their beautiful projects this month. We have shared so many beautiful projects here on our blog to inspire you, our fantastic ES fans, but we’ve also been inspired, too! Today, design team member Laura Wonsik is showing us how she’s taken inspiration from Melissa Mann this month! Let’s take a look:
 
Hello! It’s Laura and I’m so happy to be here again sharing a new layout. I don’t know about you, but I am always so inspired by the amazing work of the design team. In fact, today’s layout was inspired by this layout from Melissa Mann:
 

 
I love the visual burst coming out of the center—it’s such a great way to showcase a favorite photo. I re-created the same design using the latest ES products:
 

 
Supplies | Play All Day Phrase StickersTwinkle Puffy Stickers, Title Builder Vol. 2 Wood Veneer, Hello Stamp, Hazel Alphabet Stamp, Mini Dated Stamp, Noteworthy Bits and Pieces, Noteworthy Double-Sided Journaling Tags, Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 

 
I wanted to replicate the rectangle strips of pattern and thought that a combination of patterned paper and the striped strip stamp from the Hello Stamp would work well together. The striped strip wasn’t quite long enough, so I overlapped a couple of strips and really like how it turned out.
 

 
Drawing color inspiration from my photo, I decided to do a three-tone burst and add Twinkle Puffy Stickers and the Play All Day Phrase Stickers to add texture, the same way that Melissa used stitching to add texture.
 

 
I love the gray numbers from the Noteworthy Bits and Pieces, so I used those to prompt my letter-style journaling. I stamped the beginning of the letters with the Hazel Alphabet Stamp, then used my own handwriting to add a personal touch to the page.
 

 
I hope that you are equally inspired to create your own version of this layout and use these awesome products. Happy crafting!
 

 
Show us how you’ve been inspired by Melissa and Laura’s pages! Share your project on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio! You could be featured here on our blog and win a gift certificate to the shop!
 

An Everyday Moment Documented with Jess Forster

Everyday moments are something we love here at Elle’s Studio, and we often design our product around giving you the ability to document them. Today, our talented design team member, Jess Forster, is sharing how she recorded a moment shared with her son in one of their favorite places, on an ordinary day using the May 2018 Kit and extras, along with the Noteworthy collection. Let’s take a look: 
 
For the past two years, I have been scrapbooking everyday moments for each of my kiddos in their own 6″ x 8″ album. I am a fan of small non-event based moments, especially those that happen as part of regular routine. When I saw the 3″ x 4″ white journaling tag that says, “life is made of special moments like this” included in the new Noteworthy Double-Sided Journaling Tags, I knew I had to use it. Specifically, I wanted to document my son’s love of the beach and throwing rocks into the lake.
 

 
Supplies | May 2018 Kit, Hazel Alphabet StampNoteworthy Double-Sided Journaling Tags, Noteworthy CutoutsNoteworthy Wood VeneersNoteworthy Puffy StickersNoteworthy Epoxy Stickers,
 
In my 6″ x 8″ pocket, I used the photo of my son throwing a stone into the water, to inform the design for the entire page. I loved the calm cool colour palette, and selected the mint and white Double-Sided Journaling Tags, as well as they epoxy and puffy stickers from the Noteworthy collection to pair with it.
 

 
With the everyday moments still fresh in my mind, I recorded five details from our beach outing. Small details, like specific things my son said, easily fit on the stylish 4″ x 6″ teal journaling tag included in the Noteworthy Double-Sided Journaling Tags. I used the cues from the journaling tag to specifically make a point of journaling about our conversation and connection.
 

 
To add visual interest to the page, I strategically placed three Noteworthy Wood Veneer pieces to direct the eye around the page. I love the sentiments, which include, “the story” and “a day to remember,” which are great sayings for any everyday moment.
 

 
Overall, this page makes me want to pick up my camera more often to document daily life often. I hope this this pocket page inspires you to capture smaller everyday moments!
 

 
Thanks for looking!
 

 
How are you using our latest products to document your everyday memories? Share your projects on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio! Just for sharing, you could be chosen to win a gift certificate to our shop and be featured here on the blog! 

Documenting A Special Mother’s Day with Meghann Andrew


 
Hello there! It’s Meghann Andrew with you today, and for me, each Mother’s Day feels like a special gift, but my first Mother’s Day was very special. We had recently brought my daughter home from the hospital after spending three months in the NICU, due to her being born prematurely at 25 weeks gestation. I had not yet documented this day, and the May 2018 Kit and extras helped me to do it in a beautiful way.
 

 
Supplies | May 2018 Kit, Hello Good Times PrintablesArrow Label StickersPlay All Day Phrase Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers — Spring Mix, Yellow Puffy Alphabet StickersHazel Alphabet StampHello StampTitle Builder Vol. 2 StampNoteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 
I started out my pocket page layout by documenting the ordinary parts of our day—lounging in bed, feeding my daughter, and just enjoying those mornings before we had to get out of bed.
 

 
The “mom life” purple tag inspired this entire layout, and became my title tag. I stamped “mother’s” using the new Hazel Alphabet Stamp, then added “day” underneath using the Title Builder Vol. 2 Stamp, stamping it three times to use three different colors before cutting each letter out. I then added the year with the numbers in the Hazel Alphabet Stamp before adding a couple of spring mix Puffy Heart Stickers.
 

 
There was a lot of negative space on this photo of my daughter sleeping, so I decided to add some color with the purple dotted paper in the Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, the awesome label included on the Hello Stamp, and the pink Arrow Label Sticker topped with the “so sweet” Play All Day Phrase Sticker.
 

 
The bottom right photo was a vertical 4″ x 6″ photo, and I didn’t have one that would really go there to complete the documentation about our morning, so I added a favorite quote about motherhood to a tag I created using the Hello Good Times Printables. I simply mirrored two of the same 3″ x 4″ tag onto my 4″ x 6″ background, and added my quote before printing. A couple of the spring mix Puffy Heart Stickers finished it off. The nice, clean background adds a nice amount of white space to the front of the page.
 

 
The back of the page documents our afternoon: the beautiful gift I received from my husband—a string of pearls, and our celebratory brunch.
 

 
The “all the yummy details” tag included in the Hello Good Times Printables was perfect for adding the notes about our brunch, and to fit in the negative space in my photo, I trimmed out just that section of the tag after I printed it with my typed journaling. Below, I stamped and cut out the “this was perfect” phrase from the Hello Stamp and added the cute heart die cut from the May Kit.
 

 
This special Mother’s Day truly did feel like it belonged to me—it was such a special day and I am so happy to have it recorded using the May Kit and add-ons. How are you documenting your Mother’s Day, whether it be from 2018 or your first?
 

A Rainbow of Fun with Guest Kim Watson

We really loved the gorgeous layout with a surprising color scheme that guest Kim Watson shared with us last week here on the blog. This week, she’s amazing us again with another layout, created with our May Kit and extras, as well as our Noteworthy collection to document an older photo that may have gotten lost otherwise. Let’s see how her page came together:
 
Hi everyone! My name is Kim Watson, and I am back again as the May guest designer with another page using the uber cute latest releases.
 
For todays post, I used a mixture of the May 2018 Kit & the Noteworthy collection. The quadrant paper really jumped out at me with it’s fabulous mixture of red and pink colors, and teamed with the awesome oversized wood veneer title, I had a winning combination!
 

 
Supplies | May 2018 Kit, May LabelsWood Veneer Fun, Noteworthy Blank LabelsNoteworthy CutoutsNoteworthy Bits and PiecesNoteworthy Wood VeneersNoteworthy Puffy Stickers, Noteworthy Epoxy StickersNoteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper StackNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 
I have been dying for an opportunity to scrapbook this photo taken of our children some years ago with their cousins. The grump face of the little guy in the forefront cracks me up every time I look at it! Elle’s Studio products always conjure up images of a rainbow, and what better angle to take with such a colorful photo!
 

 
Making use of the May Labels and Noteworthy Cutouts and Bits and Pieces, I created a colorful rainbow border under the top edge of the photo. Noteworthy Epoxy Stickers mounted on white and raised with foam adhesive, and a scattering of Noteworthy Wood Veneers create a rainbow border at the top of the page.
 

 
The Wood Veneer Fun title positioned exactly in line with the photo gives a lovely linear feel to the page design. Somehow, the control of the layout design balances out the riot of color.
 

 
Another rainbow in the form of journaling spots from the May Labels runs along the bottom of the page. Working in sequence, I used them to tell my story with ample space to hand journal.
 

 
Patterned papers from the Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack mat my photo with gorgeous results—the mini floral doing a great job of tying all the colors in the page together perfectly.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 

 
I live on a mountainside with her family in a beautiful seaside suburb just outside of Cape Town, South Africa. Life next to the ocean, surrounded by nature, gives me an endless source of content for my pages, which I would describe as being full of texture, layers, color and, of course, my trademark stitching. I am privileged to have been working in the scrapbooking industry for 12 years in many capacities, as designer, writer & in graphic design for product development. It is my passion & makes me excited to go to the office every day.
 
You can find more of my work on Instagram, my blog & YouTube.
 
We can’t wait to see what Kim has to share with us next week! Until then, be sure to follow her via the links above for even more colorful inspiration! 

May Design Team Inspiration: Volume Two

Whether your May supply box has already been dropped off at your door, or you’re still wondering whether to hit the “add to cart” button, we know you’re going to love the new projects that we’re sharing today, created by our talented design team! We love how they’ve used the new May Kit and add-ons, on a variety of projects! Let’s take a look:
 

 
Sweet Life by Amanda-jayne Baldwin – supplies used | May 2018 Kit, Arrow Label Stickers, Play All Day Phrase StickersPuffy Heart Stickers — Spring Mix, Hello StampTitle Builder Vol. 2 Wood VeneerNoteworthy Bits and Pieces, Noteworthy Wood VeneersNoteworthy Puffy Stickers, Noteworthy Epoxy Stickers, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Sweet Boy pocket page spread by Jess Forster – supplies used | May 2018 Kit, Arrow Label StickersPlay All Day Phrase Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers — Spring Mix, White Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Title Builder Vol. 2 Wood VeneerTitle Builder Vol. 2 Stamp, Noteworthy Wood Veneers
 

 
This is Me by Laura Wonsik – supplies used | Yellow Puffy Alphabet StickersTitle Builder Vol. 2 Acrylic, Acrylic StarsHello Stamp, Mini Dated Stamp, Title Builder Vol. 2 StampNoteworthy Epoxy StickersNoteworthy Puffy Stickers, Noteworthy Stamp
 

 
Road Trip traveler’s notebook spread by Nathalie Leonelli – supplies used | Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit
 

 
Perfectly Girly Fun by Meghann Andrew – supplies used | May 2018 Kit, Play All Day Phrase Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers — Spring Mix, Gold Shapes and Dots Puffy StickersHello Stamp, Title Builder Vol. 2 Stamp, Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper StackNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Weeks 25 & 26 pocket page spread by Wendy Antenucci – supplies used | May 2018 Kit, Arrow Label StickersPlay All Day Phrase Stickers, Letter and Number Stickers — BlackPuffy Heart Stickers — Spring MixPuffy Star StickersTitle Builder Vol. 2 Stamp
 

 
Good Times by Daniela Dobson – supplies used | May 2018 Kit, May LabelsPlay All Day Phrase Stickers, Gold Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Good Times AcrylicHello Stamp, Mini Dated StampTitle Builder Vol. 2 Stamp, Noteworthy Epoxy StickersNoteworthy Puffy StickersNoteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper StackNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper CollectionNoteworthy Stamp
 

 
Perfect Smile by Andrea Gray – supplies used | May 2018 KitPlay All Day Phrase StickersPuffy Heart Stickers — Spring Mix, Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Gray Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Title Builder Vol. 2 Acrylic, Title Builder StampHello Stamp, Stanley Number Stamp, Noteworthy Wood VeneersNoteworthy Stamp
 

 
Fun by Tracey Fox – supplies used | May 2018 Kit, Play All Day Phrase Stickers, Wood Veneer FunPuffy Heart Stickers — Spring MixGold Shapes and Dots Puffy StickersGood Times AcrylicHazel Alphabet StampHello Stamp, Mini Dated StampNoteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Home pocket page by Nancy Damiano – supplies used | May 2018 KitKraft TagsPuffy Heart Stickers — Spring MixTitle Builder Vol. 2 Wood Veneer
 
Check back here next week for a third post full of design team inspiration, but until then, you can find a new project every day created by our wonderful design team members! If you’re inspired to create with your new kit, please share your project on Instagram and use the hashtag #EllesStudio! You could win a gift certificate to the shop and be featured here on the blog next month!

Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebooks with Jamie Leija and Suzanna Stein

We’ve been highlighting some amazing projects using the Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit, and today we have Jamie Leija and Suzanna Stein with us to share how they’re documenting their trip memories in their traveler’s notebooks—even for trips that haven’t happened yet!
 
Jamie | I’m such a fan of traveler’s notebooks! Therefore, I was so unbelievably excited to get to play with this oh so fun Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit! I’m heading to London in a few weeks, so I’m prepping this mini to come with me and serve as my everyday documentation of the trip.
 

 
I decorated the title page using the awesomely fantastic Let’s Go Stamp, only available in the kit, with several colors of ink. I love creating my own custom patterned paper with stamps!
 

 
I added an itinerary to the inside cover for quick reference, using the green lined patterned paper.
 

 
Since I know we’ll be picking up bits and pieces of ephemera along the way, I wanted to make a home for those too! I hand stitched these two pockets in and decorated them with a tag, labels and stickers.
 

 
Tip: I glued two of the white notebook pages together to make each of these a little sturdier.
 
Thanks for looking! I can’t wait to fill this notebook with more Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit products, as well as memories from my trip!
 
Supplies | Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit, Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Gray Puffy Alphabet Stickers
 

 
Suzanna | I loved using the Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit to document a recent trip that I took, in such a fun and colorful way!
 

 
I was so excited to use the pink patterned paper from the kit. It was perfect to use on the first layout of my notebook. I went with a layout that I’m comfortable with: a photo on the left side, patterned paper and title on the right side. This gave me a starting point, and from there I added embellishments.
 

 
Adding a little doodled border around the photo tied in the black elements from both sides, and the clusters are my go-to for all layouts. I finished this up with splatters of gold craft mist!
 

 
I cannot get enough of those travel tags! I used one on this layout as the main focal point on the left side. To tie in the black Let’s Go Stamp elements and phrase stickers from the right side, I outlined the tag in a thin black line and used a black/white twine.
 

 
I played with spacing and alignment on this layout by putting my photo in the upper left of the right side, and the tag in the lower left of the right page. As always, I finished with a few clusters and gold splatters. I really love the way it turned out!
 
Supplies | Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit
 

 
We’d love to see what you’re creating with the Let’s Go Traveler’s Notebook Kit! Share your notebook spreads on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio!