An Eye-Catching Design with Nancy Damiano

Nancy Damiano is so talented at creating bold, graphic layouts, and today’s creation is no exception. We love how she used the Vellum Sentiments front and center in her layout to create a “shelf” under her photo. Let’s take a look at how this page came together in Nancy’s studio!

SUPPLIES | March 2017 Kit, File Under StampFriends Acrylic, Sequins- Blue Green Mix, Acrylic Stars- Spring Mix, Puffy Star Stickers, Vellum Sentiments

Hey there Elle’s Studio fans! It’s Nancy here today with a look at the March 2017 Kit. This month we have a beautiful palette that includes blue, aqua, green, and a touch of yellow. I love the fresh look of this month’s kit.


 
My favorite embellishments included in the add-ons this month are the Vellum Sentiments with rich colors and clean text- they are just my style! Here I lined them up just under the photo to frame it in. I added a mini staple at the top of each circle to add a pop of texture.


 
Once I had all of my elements lined up, I decided to make an embellishment of my own. I kept it simple by cutting one pocket from a divided page protector, filling it with Blue Green Mix Sequins and then sewing up the top. Tucking it just behind the photo gave the area a bit of spark and shine. It’s fun to make clear pockets that add just the right detail to a layout.


 
To create the title up at the top, I kept it the design nice and clean. The white against white of the Friends Acrylic was embellished with a Spring Mix Acrylic Star at the top and lines of stamped text just underneath using the File Under Stamp. Lining it all up in the center creates a nice flow to the design.


 
This is a quick and easy layout created with a handful of elements from the March 2017 Kit and add-ons. Remember to add handmade details and stamping to make your designs pop!

One Product, Three Ways: Grow and Bloom Wood Veneer

We are back with another month of “One Product, Three Ways” in which three of our designers use one of our products to create three different projects. We always love to see how differently our talented team uses our chosen product, and we couldn’t be more excited to share these projects with you, each using the Grow and Bloom Wood Veneer.

First, we have Jill Sprott sharing some amazing card designs.

 
Supplies | March 2017 KitFile Under StampGrow and Bloom Wood VeneerSpring and Flowers Acrylic

In my attempts to create several cards with a springtime vibe, I started by reaching for my watercolors and a sheet of white cardstock, and played for a little while. I’ve found that the best effects are created by first dabbing water on the page, and then adding color. It also helps to go “oooh” and “aaah” as the colors mix. It really does. I also experimented with using watercolors instead of stamping ink on the stamps from the “File Under” set. When the paper was dry, I cut sections from it, reserving one of the larger flowers to create the “Bloom” card, and cutting 1” squares from the rest.
 

 
I pieced the squares together again in a grid format, adding some painted ones cut from the journaling cards in the March kit. After trimming around the grids, I stitched over each one, and then added the wood veneer sentiments, which I had also painted over.  The result: three springy cards that I plan to share with friends and family.
 
Next, Tessa Buys used the wood veneer to add the perfect ombre title to her layout.
 

 
Supplies | March 2017 Kit, Grow and Bloom Wood Veneer, File Under Stamp, Letter and Number Stickers- Light Pink, Sequins- Blue Green Mix
 
The wood veneer words matched my daughter’s Easter basket perfectly as is, but I decided to add some color to make them a little more special. I used watercolor markers to create a yellow-to-pink ombre effect.
 

 
Adding water to the veneer made them curl up a little bit, but I pressed them flat to dry under a heavy book with no problems. “Blessing” was a little too long for where I wanted to put it on my page, so I cut it apart with scissors. Combined with alpha stickers, I think these wood veneers make great page titles!
 
Last, but not least, we have Michelle Wedertz sharing a springtime pocket page layout and these words couldn’t have been more perfect next to her photos.
 
Each month when my box of new supplies arrives from Elle’s Studio, I can hardly contain the excitement that I get as I sift through the exclusive kit and coordinating embellishments. And, as is also part of my routine, I try to pick out my favorites. I am not always successful at this endeavor because it is usually all so good, but this month the Grow and Bloom Wood Veneerreally stood out to me. I always look forward to see what Elle comes up with for the wood veneer and this time the larger springtime words really hit the spot and I decided to feature a few of them in this pocket page layout.
 

 
Supplies | March 2017 KitGrow and Bloom Wood VeneerSky Blue Puffy Alphabet Stickers,Spring and Flowers Acrylic
 
To adhere embellishments I will usually grab my favorite liquid glue, however with wood veneers I like to use a running tape or a mini-staple. I am not the neatest gluer and these two options help me with this.
 

 

 
We can’t wait to see how you use your Grow and Bloom Wood Veneer words! Be sure to share your project, featuring this awesome add-on, on Instagram with the hashtag #EllesStudio for a chance to be featured here on our blog and win $10 to the Elle’s Studio shop!

A Pocket Page of Favorites with Laura Hager

We here at Elle’s Studio are so excited about our new March 2017 Kit! We’re hoping that this fresh & colorful kit brings on some new growth and spring weather- which means that we will have new spring photos to document! Today, Laura Hager is sharing a beautiful pocket page layout she created with the new kit and add-ons featuring a few of her favorite things!

Hey! It’s Laura here! It seems like everything is in bloom here in Phoenix, AZ. Spring is filled with so many beautiful colors, and the new March 2017 Kit is also filled with these beautiful, bright colors! I had so much fun creating pocket page layouts with this months kit!


 
Supplies | March 2017 Kit, March LabelsVellum Sentiments, Teal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Sequins- Blue Green Mix, Acrylic Stars- Spring Mix, Letter and Number Stickers- Light Gray  

I was so excited when I opened the March Kit and saw my favorite color blue. I love the soft blue-green color! I knew I wanted to create a layout featuring some of my favorite things- the pretty blue color and coffee! I started by printing a few photos and pulling out all the tags and embellishments that had the blue color in them. I knew I wanted grey and black to add neutrals, so I pulled those out too. Everything coordinates so well!


 
I’m such a fan of stamps, so I used some stamps to add my memories to the page. I always remember to add the dates to my pages too, usually at the top, and on this page I grabbed a March Label to add the date to the “good times” 4″ x 6″ tag. I wanted to make sure I used the new Blue Green Mix Sequins, so I pulled out some coordinating colors and put them in a pocket. I added two smaller tags from the March 2017 Kit, which made a cool transparent pocket.


 

 
Some of my favorite add-on items this month include the Teal Puffy Alphabet Stickers and the Acrylic Stars- Spring Mix. The stars add great texture and a little sparkle to the page!

The March Kit is so perfect for capturing the beautiful weather and cheery memories that spring brings. What memories will you be documenting with this months kit and add-ons?

Introducing Guest Designer Melanie Blackburn!

Today we are welcoming a new guest designer for the month of March, Melanie Blackburn! Her beautiful layouts and pocket page spreads are always full of color and pattern, with the perfect amount of white space balancing her projects. Today’s project is no exception, and she has paired the March Exclusive Kit with the perfect photos to create a gorgeous spread. Let’s take a look at what she created.

Hello crafty friends! I am so thrilled and honored to be guest designing for Elle’s Studio this month. I’ve been a longtime fan of Elle’s Studio, I was even part of her DT many years ago, and it’s great to be back for a month! I have always been amazed at the beautiful vibrant products she designs and the quality of the products. It’s an honor to be back here this month to share my life pages projects.

I had the privilege of working with the color-filled March kit, and it was just what I needed after a long cold winter! The bright and fun patterns definitely had me thinking about the spring and reaching for a pocket page spread that I hadn’t completed last year. Today I am sharing my process for my 2016 personal album. I like creating a personal album because it gives me a chance to include pictures that would not necessarily fit in our family life album. I’ll be honest, with three girls, our family album is mostly focused on them with the odd picture of my husband and I. So this personal album is another venue for me to document my story.


 
Last year I opted for a 6″ x 12″ format and I did enjoy working with this larger format, but this year I made the switch to 6″ x 8″. I rarely take 4″ x 6″ photos and the 6″ x 12″ format has 4 pockets dedicated to that size, which most of the time was filled with a 4″ x 6″ journaling tag or with two 3″ x 4″ pictures. I love the 4″ x 6″ tags in the March kit. Not only were they perfect for journaling but also for creating accent cards, which I did in this spread.


 
I was so excited to see that I was sent the new Date Stamp. I am in LOVE! This Date Stamp will make a recurrent appearance in my projects this year, I just love the font and the size. Honestly, this is a must-have item for any crafter. As you can see, I’ve used it to accent a 4″ x 6″ tag with a series of repeating stamps highlighting the year.


 
I must talk about one of my most favorite type of embellishments: wood veneers! I was so happy to see the lovely assortment of veneer I had to work with, but the hard part was picking what to use on my spread since I wanted to use everything! In order to create flow and balance to my spread I opted to use two wood veneers words on the center photos and one circle veneer on the top left journaling card. The small circle was the perfect highlight to the lovely yellow card and created a perfect design triangle with the other two wood veneers. I love that these wood veneers aren’t too thick, as I don’t like to use very thick embellishments on my life pages and I also love to adhere my wood veneer with my trusty tiny attacher.


 
As you can see, I created a fun and vibrant 6″ x 12″ pocket page life spread with the wonderful March kit. I mixed various elements of the kit along with the Date Stamp. I just love how this project turned out and I can’t wait to be back here on the blog soon with more projects. Happy crafting!


 
Supplies | March 2017 Exclusive Kit, Grow and Bloom Wood Veneer, Love Ya Wood Veneer Circles, File Under Stamp, Dated Stamp
 

Melanie Blackburn has been part of the scrapbook industry for over 10 years. Her love of paper started at a very young age when she started hoarding a collection of notepads and fruit scented pens. Her love of scrapbooking and memory keeping evolved when she became a mother.

Over the course of her creative career, Melanie has designed for various manufactures; she currently designs for Ali Edwards and Gossamer Blue. Melanie’s style is eclectic with a flair for mixing embellishments, creating layers and a love for white space. As of two years ago, Melanie has shifted her creative focus to documenting her family’s daily activities with Project Life. She is currently working on a 6″ x 8″ pocket page personal album and 9″ x 12″ pocket page family album.

When Melanie is not busy preserving her family’s memories, she enjoys decorating her home with antique market finds, going to gym, reading and spending time with her family. She lives in a quiet suburb in eastern Canada with her three daughters and her husband.

You can follow Melanie’s work on her Instagram account and her blog. Look out for another project featuring her beautiful work here on the blog next week!

Design Team Inspiration

Reveal day is so exciting – we love getting to share what our Design Team has made using the brand new products that we just released! It’s always so fun to see their projects and to see each of their styles shine through! From layouts to cards, pocket pages, and a travelers notebook, our new team has you covered! Let’s take a look:

Hooray layout by Allie Stewartsupplies used: March 2017 kit, vellum sentiments, puffy stars, sequins – blue green mix, 12 x 12 Sunny Days paper, and 12 x 12 Little Moments paper.

Project life pocket pages by Andrea Graysupplies used: March 2017 kit, vellum sentiments, puffy stars, March labels, Today sticker labels, Sky Blue puffy alphabet, Letters and Number stickers – yellow, white, and puffy heart stickers.

Happy 10 years layout by Candace Perkinssupplies used: Large wood veneer numbers, Acrylic stars – spring mix, Letter and Number stickers – gray, Acrylic birthday confetti, Happy Birthday acrylic, and 6 x 6 Sunny Days paper.

Best Wishes card by Daniela Dobsonsupplies used: March 2017 kit, Happy Birthday Stamp, Sequins – love mix and blue/green mix, and File Under stamp.

Travelers Notebook by Jamie Leijasupplies used: March 2017 kit, vellum sentiments, Today sticker labels, Bloom and Grow wood veneer, March labels, Spring and Flowers acrylic, and Olivia alphabet stamp.

Bloom and Grow layout by Jennifer Chapinsupplies used: March 2017 kit, Bloom and Grow wood veneer, Spring and Flowers acrylic, Sequins – blue green mix, Speech bubble stickers, Letter and Number stickers – light pink, and March 2017 digital cut file.

Springtime layout by Jen Schowsupplies used: March 2017 kit, March labels, Teal Puffy Alphabet stickers, File Under stamp, frosted heart circles, and You’re So Sweet printables.

Urban Garden Project Life pocket pages by Laura Hager –  supplies used: March 2017 kitFile Under stamp, March labels, Today sticker labels, Sky Blue puffy alphabet, Letters and Number stickers –gray, Sequins – blue green mix, and Dated stamp.

Hello Spring layout by Maggie Masseysupplies used: March 2017 kit, Bloom and Grow wood veneer, Today sticker labels, File Under stamp, and vellum sentiments.

Bloom and Grow layout by Meghann Andrewsupplies used: March 2017 kit, Bloom and Grow wood veneer, Spring and Flowers acrylic, Sequins – blue green mix, File Under stamp, Everyday Labels puffy stickers, 12 x 12 Little Moments paper, and puffy hearts

Honey-lime Chicken layout by Melissa Mannsupplies used: March 2017 kit, vellum sentiments, puffy stars, Today sticker labels, Sky Blue puffy alphabet, File Under stamp, 12 x 12 Sunny Days paper, and 12 x 12 Little Moments paper.

This week layout by Michelle Wedertzsupplies used: March 2017 kit, vellum sentiments, puffy stars, Today sticker labels, puffy stars, Acrylic stars – spring mix, and 12 x 12 Tis the Season paper.

Project Life pocket pages by Nancy Damianosupplies used: Happy Birthday journaling tags, Happy Birthday stickers, Acrylic birthday candles, File Under stamp, Letter and Number stickers – light pink, Happy Birthday Stamp, Teal puffy alphabet, All My Heart stamp, and puffy hearts.

Enjoy Project Life pocket pages by Neela Nalamsupplies used: March 2017 kit, vellum sentiments, puffy starsFile Under stamp, Date Stickers, Bloom and Grow wood veneer, and Sequins – blue green mix.

Good Times With You by Tessa Buyssupplies used: March 2017 kit, vellum sentiments, File Under stamp, Acrylic stars – spring mix, puffy stars, teal puffy alphabet, 12 x 12 Sunny Days paper, and wood veneer stars.

Wow – amazing right?! We are feeling SO inspired and hope you are, too! Stay tuned for more inspiration coming from our team later this month, and from our guest designer tomorrow! And, don’t forget – we would love to see how you use our products, too! If you are posting on Instagram, make sure you use the #EllesStudio hashtag for a chance to be featured on our blog and IG feed, and win a $10 ES gift certificate!

Our March kit + add-ons have arrived

Our March exclusive kit has arrived and these fun colors have us ready for springtime! Our kit will have you ready to document all your everyday real life moments, and more, plus, it will take you right into the month of April!

This month, our kit includes 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 26 die cuts, and will work great on your scrapbooking layouts, Project Life albums, cards, planners, and more! Our tags are great to use for prompts that help make it easier for you to get your story started and documented, and this kit is full of that and more:

Keep in mind that our monthly 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. Or, you can lock in the price with a subscription!

We have a TON of great coordinating add-ons (that can be purchased separately) this month! 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, label cut outs, acrylics (spring, friends, Happy Easter, stars), wood veneer words, vellum sentiments, stickers (date, labels, and Easter), sequins, and puffy stickers (sky blue alphabet, teal alphabet, and stars):

And, don’t forget about our coordinating printables and cut files that coordinate with our kit – once you download these files, you can use/print them over and over again!

We are also excited to introduce a new mini collection:

Our new birthday themed mini collection that is versatile enough to use for any celebration and includes a ton of fun items to work with! Don’t forget, you can also shop our newly added TV and Feel Better mini collections that were recently added, too!

We are excited to celebrate this extra special month with you and we are SO thankful for your support throughout the years! One of our BIG SURPRISES is that every package we ship in March will receive a scratch ticket and an exclusive double-sided set of list journaling tags shown above on the left.

And, all of our current and new subscribers in March will receive an Elle’s Studio pen (shown above on the right), along with your journaling tags and scratch ticket! Pens will be shipped with your kit subscription, so anyone who has a current subscription will receive one, and anyone who starts a subscription in March will also receive one!

Have you started a subscription yet? If not, this is the month you should start one! 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 on the 10th. Quick note: Our kits and add-ons are available without a subscription each month, too.

And, since today is the 10th, that also means we also have some brand new inspiration for you! You’ll be able to find our design team 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!

Thanks for joining us for another BIG reveal and for celebrating with us! We are so thankful for your support over the years and we look forward to the years to come! Thanks so much, everyone!

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March Design Team Gallery Sneak Peaks

Today we get to share some AMAZING sneak peeks of the gallery projects our Design Team created with our March kit + add-ons! This month our kit + add-ons will have you ready to document all your everyday real life moments and more in fun spring colors!

March’s kit includes 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 26 die cuts! Get ready to pick up our March kit for our launch day special pricing of only $9.99 on Friday, March 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!

Along with our kit, we will be revealing over 16 add-ons (that can be purchased separately) and a birthday themed mini collection that includes 11 items. This month our add-ons include stamps, wood veneers, acrylics, stickers, vellum, and more, and they all coordinate with our kit perfectly!

This month is extra special and we are excited to celebrate it with you! We are so thankful for your support throughout the years! One of our BIG SURPRISES is that every package we ship in March will receive a scratch ticket and an exclusive double-sided set of list journaling tags! Read all about our birthday celebration here.


And, all of our current and new subscribers in March will receive an Elle’s Studio pen, along with your journaling tags and scratch ticket! Pens will be shipped with your kit subscription, so anyone who has a current subscription will receive one, and anyone who starts a subscription in March will also receive one!

Have you started a subscription yet? If not, this is the month you should start one! You’ll want to start on March 10th to start with our March 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 on the 10th. Quick note: Our kits and add-ons are available without a subscription each month, too.

Make sure you set your alarm and mark your calendar for Friday, March 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!

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#EllesStudio Spottings!

Welcome to a new 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, and show them some love!

Do you have any of our Cienna collection left in your stash? @keddyo ‘s floral page featuring this collection, along with the awesome “currently” tag from the March 2016 Exclusive Kit have us completely wowed! On the right, @steph_scraps created a fantastic football layout, featuring our Good Stuff and Sunny Days Puffy Stickers and Sunny Days Large Blank Labels.

On the left, @cariilup ‘s amazing heart background using our Little Moments collection completely floored us! On the right, we love that @pagesbyamanda combined tags from the January 2016 kit with a winter collection to create a perfect pocket page!

It’s lovely how @claudia.fuentesosorio filled in her die-cut hot air balloon with our Cienna collection papers to create a whimsical page on the left. Then on the right, we spy tags from our February 2017 Exclusive Kit and our Dated Stamp in @aimeemaddern ‘s traveler’s notebook, and we love the result!

Congrats, everyone! Please email us at info@shopellesstudio.com to claim your prize!

We can’t wait to see what you create with our products on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio! Be sure to tag us with your creations on Instagram this month for another chance to win!

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

Our March reveal is almost here and we cannot wait for you to see everything we have in store! This month our kit + add-ons will have you ready to document all your everyday real life moments and more in fun spring colors! Look for our kit + add-ons available in our shop this Friday, March 10th at 8:00 am PST.

March’s kit includes 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 26 die cuts! Get ready to pick up our March kit for our launch day special pricing of only $9.99 on Friday, March 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 want to subscribe on March 10th to start with our March kit.

We will also be releasing a birthday themed mini collection on March 10th! Here’s a sneak peek at some of the amazing items it has in it! It’s perfect for documenting birthdays or any type of party/celebration!

This month is a very special month for us – we are celebrating our 10th year in business! One of our BIG SURPRISES is that every package we ship in March will receive a scratch ticket and an exclusive double-sided set of list journaling tags, featuring 10 designs on 5 tags! Our scratch tickets contain some AMAZING prizes! You’ll have a chance to WIN: $10 off, 10% off, $5 off, free shipping, 3-month subscription, and MORE! We will also be giving away scratch tickets throughout the month on our Instagram account, so make sure you follow us over there!

And, we have a bonus surprise for our kit subscribers! All of our current and new subscribers in March will receive an Elle’s Studio pen (these pens are my favorite!!), along with your journaling tags and scratch ticket! Pens will be shipped with your kit subscription, so anyone who has a current subscription will receive one, and anyone who starts a subscription in March will also receive one!

Have you started a subscription yet? If not, this is the month you should start one! You’ll want to start on March 10th to start with our March 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 on the 10th. Quick note: Our kits and add-ons are available without a subscription each month, too.

Make sure you set your alarm and mark your calendar for Friday, March 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!

Live Laugh Love Collection winners

We loved reading all your comments and hearing what your favorite parts are of our new collection are! We have randomly drawn two winners to announce from our giveaway – they are:

Kelly Darwitz

Becky Fischer

Congrats, ladies! Please email us at info@shopellesstudio.com to claim your prize! Thank you all so much for taking the time to enter our giveaway!

Our new collection will start shipping to stores at the end of March and is available for wholesale pre-order now, so make sure you call your local scrapbook store or email your favorite online store and request this collection! This collection should also be available in our shop on April 10th.

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