Acrylic Inspiration with September Guest Tracey Fox

After taking a short break over the summer from our guest designer program, we are so excited to welcome a big Elle’s Studio fan and subscriber as our guest designer this month, Tracey Fox! Tracey always inspires us with her colorful and complex page designs that include so many details to look at! The page that she created for us today is no different, and we can’t wait to show you what she made! Let’s take a look. 
 
Tracey Fox here! I’m so thrilled to be guest designing for Elle’s Studio this month, and I’m especially excited to share this page I created with the September kit and add-ons. The bright, primary colors in the kit were absolutely perfect to document the hot air balloon festival I attended over the summer.
 

 
Supplies | September 2017 Kit, Wood Veneer Borders, Acrylic Buttons, Autumn SequinsFoodie Stamp, Malia Alphabet Stamp, Dated Stamp, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 
As soon as I saw the adorable Acrylic Buttons add-on, I knew I wanted to use them to mimic the look of balloons on my page. Using black thread, I machine-stitched some lines to create balloon strings on my white background cardstock and adhered the acrylic shapes at the top of each “string.”
 

 
I adhered two of my favorite 12″ x 12″ papers from the Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection to the top and bottom of the layout before I started arranging my photos and elements from the September Kit on the page. I also arranged two of the 3″ x 4″ tags behind my photos to add a pop of color to the right-hand side of the page and to reinforce the L-shaped design on the layout.
 
To create my journaling block, I layered up a two of the 3″ x 4″ tags, stamped the date using the Dated Stamp, and placed the block on the layout to make it look like the balloons were floating out of it.
 

 
To create my title, I used ink colors matching the kit to stamp letters from the Malia Alphabet Stamp onto a separate piece of white cardstock. I fussy cut around each letter and adhered them to the bottom of the layout.
 

 
To embellish the layout, I stamped the “lovin’ it” sentiment from the Foodie Stamp, added some of the Wood Veneer Borders and a diecut from the September Kit. Finally, I scattered the Autumn Sequins across the page in a diagonal formation to add to the whimsical feeling created by the floating, acrylic “balloons.”
 
Thanks for checking out the blog today! Be sure to snag the September kit and extras while they last!
 

 
Tracey Fox is a self-proclaimed scrapbookin’, feminist nerd living in central Ohio with her husband and two cats. She stated scrapbooking in 2004, when she needed something to do with all her college photos, and she never stopped. Find her at traceyfox.com or on her Instagram profile, Scrappylikeafox
 
Stay tuned for another amazing project from Tracey next week! Until then, check out her links for more project inspiration!

September Reveal Design Team Inspiration!

We are so excited about our September reveal! Not only do we have a new exclusive kit and extras, but we also have the new Foodie products, as well as our new Family Fun collection in the shop! Our design team has been making beautiful things with our new products, and for the next three weeks, we will be sharing them with you! We know you will love what they have to share with us today. Let’s take a look at what they created.
 

 
Back to School by Jill Sprott – supplies used | September 2017 Kit, Date Night Stamp, Thankful Sticker Labels, Autumn Wood Veneer WordsFamily Fun Bits and Pieces, Family Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Dated Stamp
 

 
Yum pocket page by Andrea Gray – supplies used | Foodie Journaling Tags, Foodie Stamp, Foodie Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneer YumFamily Fun 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Small Label Die
 

 
Love You by Neela Nalam – supplies used | September 2017 Kit, September Cut FilesWood Veneer Borders, Family Fun Bits and Pieces, Family Fun Puffy Stickers, Family Fun Stamp, Family Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Happy Birthday Dad by Laura Hager – supplies used | September 2017 Kit, Autumn SequinsDate Night StampFoodie Puffy StickersFoodie StampFamily Fun Blank LabelsFamily Fun 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Letter and Number Stickers – BlackFamily Fun Stamp, Happy Birthday Stamp
 

 
My Favorite Gardener by Melissa Mann – supplies used | September 2017 Kit, Date Night StampThankful Sticker Labels, Foodie Puffy Stickers, August LabelsFavorite AcrylicLetter and Number Stickers – BlackFamily Fun Blank LabelsFamily Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Eats by Nancy Damiano – supplies used | September 2017 Kit, Thankful Sticker Labels, Acrylic ButtonsFoodie Puffy StickersFoodie Stamp, Family Fun Acrylic Shapes
 

 
My Favorite by Alissa Fast – supplies used | Foodie Stamp, Foodie Puffy StickersSmall Label DieWood Veneer BordersFavorite AcrylicFamily Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Back to School by Candace Perkins – supplies used | September 2017 KitAutumn Wood Veneer Words, Family Fun CutoutsFamily Fun Blank Labels, Family Fun Puffy Stickers, Everyday Labels Puffy Stickers – Black
 

 
Favorite by Jamie Leija — supplies used | September 2017 KitDate Night StampFavorite AcrylicAcrylic ButtonsAutumn Sequins, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
September pocket pages by Meghann Andrew – supplies used | September 2017 Kit, Sweater Weather Printables, Thankful Sticker Labels, Wood Veneer Borders, Autumn SequinsDate Night Stamp, Acrylic Summer Shapes, Happy Birthday StickersFamily Fun Double-Sided Journaling Tags, Family Fun Bits and Pieces, Family Fun Acrylic Shapes, Family Fun Stamp, Olivia Alphabet Stamp, Dated Stamp, Title Builder StampHappy Birthday Stamp
 

 
You Light Up My Life by Maggie Massey – supplies used | September 2017 KitWood Veneer BordersDate Night StampFamily Fun Puffy StickersFamily Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 

 
Yummy by Daniela Dobson – supplies used | September 2017 Kit, Thankful Sticker LabelsFoodie Journaling TagsFoodie Puffy Stickers, Puffy Heart StickersFoodie Stamp, Family Fun Stamp
 

 
Bum War by Jen Schow – supplies used | September 2017 Kit, Autumn Sequins, Gray Puffy Alphabet StickersFamily Fun Bits and PiecesFamily Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Stanley Alphabet Stamp – Solid
 

 
Favorite by Allie Stewart – supplies used | September 2017 Kit, Favorite Acrylic, Wood Veneer Borders, Sequins – Blue Green MixFamily Fun Bits and Pieces, Family Fun Puffy StickersFamily Fun StampFamily Fun 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Family Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 
Stay tuned until next week for our next round of design team inspiration! 

Our September kit + add-ons have arrived!

Our September reveal is here and we are so excited to show you all of the new items! First up is our September kit + add-ons! This month, our kit will also have you ready to document all your everyday real life moments, have you ready for autumn, and more! Plus, it will take you right into the month of October!

September’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 September 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 a lot 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, sequins, wood veneer (borders and autumn words), label stickers, and acrylics (favorite and buttons)!

We just added this new Foodie themed stamp set, puffy stickers, and journaling tags! I’m always reaching for foodie themed tags and as we approach the holiday seasons, these will get a ton of use documenting all our favorites!

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!

Guess what else is in our shop today? Our new collection:

Our Family Fun collection is now in stock and you can check out all the new items here! We are also excited to announce that we were able to put together a special bundle that will allow you to SAVE 20% off the entire collection shown above, and include FREE alphabet stickers! Please note: Since not everyone is a stamper, we decided not to include the stamp in this bundle, but it is still be available for purchase separately. We are loving the colors in this collection – they coordinate with our September kit perfectly and they will also be great for scrapbooking all your special memories throughout the rest of the year!

Pick up this bundle while supplies last! And, subscribers don’t forget! This bundle, and everything else added to your order for the next 24 hours, ships for FREE (USA) or reduced (International) with your monthly kit subscription!

Not a subscriber? Don’t wait any longer! 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 up to 2 hours for us 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! You can pick up these four items for 20%-50% off during bundling today! 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!

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Design Team Sneak Peeks

Our September kit + add-ons reveal is just a couple days away and we are so excited to share these amazing sneak peeks of projects that our design team made using all the new products that will be available soon! Our September kit includes 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 26 die cuts!

Get ready to pick up our September kit for our launch day special pricing of only $9.99 on Sunday, September 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 will include wood veneers, stickers, sequins, acrylics, stamps, and a Foodie mini collection!

Our Family Fun collection will also be available in our shop on the 10th and we are excited to announce that we were able to put together a special bundle that will allow you to SAVE 20% off the entire collection shown above, and include three FREE coordinating alphabet stickers! Please note: Since not everyone is a stamper, we decided not to include the stamp in this bundle, but it will still be available for purchase separately. We are loving the colors in this collection – they coordinate with our September kit perfectly and they will also be great for scrapbooking all your special memories throughout the rest of the year!

Look for this bundle, along with all the pieces from our Family Fun collection available separately, on September 10th at 8:00 am PST, too! And subscribers, don’t forget! You’ll be able to bundle this collection with your monthly kit for FREE (USA subscribers) or reduced (International) shipping!

Not a subscriber? We still have a few spots left were you can start with our August kit now! Or, wait until September 10th to sign up and start with our September kit! With a monthly 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.

Make sure you mark your calendar and set your alarm – It all happens on Sunday, September 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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Catching Up on Documenting with School Days!

Did you send your kids off to their first day of school recently without having even documented their last school year? This was Meghann Andrew’s problem, but with the help of some Elle’s Studio supplies and a couple of pocket pages, she quickly got some facts and photos in her album. Let’s see what she created.
 
Hi there! With a new school year starting, I was feeling the guilt of having not documented anything about my daughter’s preschool year. With a quick 6″ x 12″ pocket page spread, the School Days Journaling Tags and a few simple embellishments, it was easy for me to document the nuances of her first year of school. 
 
Supplies | School Days Journaling Tags, Tiny Star Stickers, So Awesome Puffy Stickers, Little Acrylic Stars, Puffy Heart Stickers, Good Job AcrylicAugust Labels, August 2017 Kit, Title Builder Stamp, Malia Alphabet Stamp, Malia Lowercase Alphabet Stamp, Sunny Days Large Blank Labels, Sunny Days 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
 
The School Days Journaling Tags, which are currently on sale in the ES shop, provide the perfect base layer for documenting school activities! I loved the tags with prompts, like the “all about me” tag, which I adhered a photo from the first day of school to, to begin my spread. I also loved creating a title card, using the Title Builder Stamp with the Malia Alphabet and Malia Lowercase Alphabet Stamp. And you wouldn’t even know that the cute puffy pencil from the So Awesome Puffy Stickers wasn’t released at the same time as the journaling tags. They coordinate beautifully! 
 

 
On the backside, I had to document my daughter’s teacher, and the favorite things that she learned throughout the year. I kept the embellishment super simple to make the documentation quick and easy, and allow the words and photos to shine.
 

 
At the end of the page, I added a few overall notes about my daughter’s progress throughout the year, and a photo from her last day as a preschooler.
 

 
I’ve been trying to figure out a solution for all of the bits and pieces that she has brought home over the course of the past year, especially because I know I will have even more drawings and art projects brought home this year! I placed each one on a piece of foam board and photographed the project, then cropped the images to 4″ x 4″ in Photoshop Elements and put them into pockets! In the center pocket, I used the Good Job Acrylic and a few Little Acrylic Stars
 

 
I still have quite a few more art projects to photograph, but the work seems so much less tedious, and I’m so happy to have her school year documented.
 

 
Be sure to pick up the School Days Journaling Tags if you have any educational details to document!

2018 Design Team Call

We are excited to announce that we are looking for a handful of creative people who love working with our monthly kits, add-ons and collections to join our design team for 2018, and to guest for us throughout the year!

As a member of our design team, each month you’ll be responsible for creating two projects highlighting our monthly kit + add-ons, one project for our blog with a write-up, and an Instagram post highlighting a fun tip, technique, or what’s on your desk. We’ll also need you to stay in contact with us through Facebook, have access to Dropbox, and help us promote our product through social media! Design team members will receive all of our new products to work with each month, and be able to take part in our Share-A-Sale program that allows you to earn a commission on the products you sell through affiliate links.

If you would like to take advantage of the opportunity to be a part of the Elle’s Studio team, please email the following to us ellesstudioDTcall@gmail.com with ES 2018 Design Team in the subject line, by September 22nd:
– Attach 3 project image examples that best represent your work (layouts, pocket pages, cards, etc.)
– Links to your blog and/or social media accounts
– A list of any other teams you will be on in 2018
– A background statement about your paper crafting history, including why you want to be a part of the Elle’s Studio team

We will be contacting potential design team members around October 5th and announcing the design team members here on January 1st, when we welcome in the new team. If you don’t hear from us, please know that we are very grateful for you taking the time to apply!

August #EllesStudio Spottings on Instagram!

It’s a new month, which means 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!

First, we have @jbmissbliss sharing a clean 6″ x 12″ pocket page using our August 2017 Kit! We love how her page coordinates with her beautiful red album. On the right, @scrapconr shows us how easy it can be to add a simple title to your layout using our Live Laugh Love Acrylic

On the left, @blessingsinmypocket is creating her own customized 4″ x 6″ tags for her pockets using our Monthly Journaling Tags with the Stanley Outline and Numbers Stamps! Have you documented the day of the Great American Eclipse? @babz510 did, and we love how she used our free Solar Eclipse Printables to capture her journaling about the day.

We just love how @designbymelody coordinated her photos with her journaling tags on her pocket page on the left, using the Sunny Days Journaling Tags and other tags from our monthly kits. On the right, @laura_wonsik blew us away with her layout using the Malia Alphabet Stamp in beautiful colors that coordinate with her photo. 

Thank you for posting your amazing projects, 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 on your projects this month for another chance to win in October!

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


Our September kit + coordinating add-ons reveal is almost here and we can’t wait to show you everything we have in store! This month we are bringing a TON of new products to our shop that are perfect for documenting all your special moments as we transition into autumn! Our kit + add-ons will have you ready to document all your everyday real life moments, autumn, and more! Plus, it will take you right into the month of October! Our September kit will include 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 26 die cuts!

Get ready to pick up our September kit for our launch day special pricing of only $9.99 on Sunday, September 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 – details below!

You’ll also want to make sure you check out all our coordinating add-ons this month! They will include wood veneers, stickers, sequins, acrylics, stamps, and a Foodie mini collection – some of these you can see in the sneak peek above!

Our Family Fun collection will also be available in our shop on the 10th and we are excited to announce that we were able to put together a special bundle that will allow you to SAVE 20% off the entire collection shown above, and include FREE alphabet stickers! Please note: Since not everyone is a stamper, we decided not to include the stamp in this bundle, but it will still be available for purchase separately. We are loving the colors in this collection – they coordinate with our September kit perfectly and they will also be great for scrapbooking all your special memories throughout the rest of the year!


Look for this bundle, along with all the pieces from our Family Fun collection available separately, on September 10th at 8:00 am PST, too! And subscribers, don’t forget! You’ll be able to bundle this collection with your monthly kit for FREE (USA subscribers) or reduced (International) shipping!

Not a subscriber? We still have a few spots left were you can start with our August kit now! Or, wait until September 10th to sign up and start with our September kit! With a monthly 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 so excited with how our new collection turned out that we wanted to share a special early sneak peek of a layout that Meghann Andrew created using all the pieces from our Family Fun collection! Between the huge bits and pieces pack, the journaling tags, 12 x 12 and 6 x 6 papers, puffy stickers, and more, this collection will have you ready to scrapbook and create all kinds of projects!

Make sure you mark your calendar and set your alarm – Our September kit + add-ons and our Family Fun collection will be here on Sunday, September 10th at 8:00 am PST – 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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Titles and Embellishment with Jen Chapin

The versatile Title Builder Collection is useful on traditional scrapbooking layouts and pocket pages, and today Jen Chapin is sharing a pocket page that features our Title Builder products all over the page—on both the title and as embellishment! 
 
Hi everyone, it’s Jen here and today I am sharing a pocket page with you using the Title Builder Stamp and extras. This set is great for cards, pocket pages, and scrapbook pages!
 

 
Supplies | August 2017 Kit, Title Builder Stamp, Title Builder Wood Veneer, Title Builder Acrylic, Wood Veneer Pocket Fillers, Tiny Heart Stickers
 
To create this page, I used the stamp set to create my title tag in the middle of the spread, on a 3″ x 4″ multicolored tag from the August 2017 Kit. I stamped “capturing” and “adventure” in black ink, then stamped “this” in blue. I also added a date stamp and a heart sticker to finish it off. The multicolor stripe of the tag at the top and bottom really frames my title, giving it significance on the page!
 

 
I was also able to incorporate the Title Builder Acrylic and Wood Veneer into a couple of my tags on the spread, adding the headers “magic” and “details” on the journaling tags, and the “love,” “documented,” and “the best” words directly to my photos. I balanced out the Title Builder Wood Veneer products on the page with a Wood Veneer Pocket Filler in the top right corner.
 

 
I hope this project gives you a few ideas for using the versatile Title Builder Collection! Whether you use it for building a title or embellishing your photos, this set is perfect for all of your projects. Thanks for stopping by the blog today and have a great weekend!

Back-to-School Stories Documented with Neela Nalam

Have you document your kid’s ‘back-to-school’ stories yet? Or, do you have some of your own to document, maybe with old photos in an album somewhere? Our August 2017 Kit with bright colors and fun graphics can help you get that done, as Neela Nalam is showing us on the blog today with stories from both of her children. Let’s take a look!
 
The August 2017 Kit is so versatile! It has a few underlying themes and comes in fantastic colors. For this project, I used all the tags and add ons that aided in telling our back to school story. The timing was so perfect! I have clicked pictures of my kids on the first day back to school but never really documented them (ahem, for a scrapbooker that is kinda embarassing!) This year, the kit inspired me to document the first day of school and their feelings. I decided to use 6″ x 8″ pocket pages, and the tags and add-on embellishments were so perfect that it made putting this project together so easy!
 

 
Supplies | August 2017 Kit, August LabelsWood Veneer ClipsWood Veneer Pocket FillersSo Awesome Puffy Stickers, Tiny Heart Stickers, Heart Circle Acrylics, Gray Puffy Alphabet Stickers
 
I love making projects and layouts that have stories and facts from both of my boys side-by-side. This is a great way to record how different or alike both of them are at a given point in time. So that’s what I did for this project. I have the story of the first day of school of my older son on the left and the younger one on the right. Both of them felt differently about getting back to school but once they started, they both loved it!
 

 
One of my favorites about the kit and the add ons are the mix of products with different textures. I love the effect of mixing them on the spread. The wood veneer shapes and clips, the acrylic hearts, puffy stickers, and die cuts all work awesomely well together.
 

 
Last but not the least, my absolute favorite from the kits and add ons are the puffy pencil stickers from the So Awesome Puffy Stickers. They are so well designed and so adorable. I love them!
 

 
Grab one of the August 2017 Kits today before they’re gone to record your back to school stories!