Design Team Sneak Peeks

We are just a couple days away from our October reveal and we are thrilled to be able to share these amazing sneak peeks of projects that our design team made using all the new products that will be available soon! Our October kit includes 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 25 die cuts!

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

You’ll also want to make sure you check out all our coordinating add-ons this month – they include puffy stickers, vellum, acrylics, stamps, wood veneer, and more, including our 2018 calendars, acrylics, and wood veneers:

Look for all these new items in our shop on October 10th at 8:00 am PST. And subscribers, don’t forget! You’ll be able to bundle anything from our shop 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 September kit now! Or, wait until October 10th to sign up and start with our October 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 set your alarm and mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 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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Documenting Brunch Love with the Foodie Mini Collection

Hi! It’s Meghann here with you today. As a self-professed lover of food, I’m pretty excited about the new Foodie mini collection, now available in the Elle’s Studio shop, and perfect for documenting all of your food adventures. Today I’d like to share a page about my favorite weekend meal, created with this new collection, some of Elle’s best exclusives and the Family Fun collection.
 

 
Supplies | Foodie Journaling Tags, Foodie Puffy Stickers, Foodie Stamp, August 2017 KitExtraordinary Sticker Labels, August LabelsFamily Fun Bits and PiecesFamily Fun 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Family Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper CollectionStanley Alphabet Stamp — Outline, Title Builder Stamp
 
My layout began with a photo of one of my favorite brunch treats: homemade French toast topped with lots of fresh berries. My color scheme of red, pink and blue was pulled from the colors in my photo, and I decided to add the neutrals white, gray and woodgrain. Before I laid out my elements, I decided to use paper number 2 from the Family Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, which has floating lined circles on the background. To this, I added the circular stamps from the Foodie Stamp, stamping in both blue and red.
 
From there, I began building my layers, adding the woodgrain paper and the 6″ x 6″ chevron print from the Family Fun 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack behind a horizontal row of Foodie Journaling Tags with my photo in the middle. The right “food adventures” tag housed my journaling, which I added in Photoshop Elements. I then added a stamped label with the word “brunch” (which I created by using “br” from “breakfast” and “unch” from “lunch!), and the “love” die cut from the Family Fun Bits and Pieces.
 

 
The bottom edge of the woodgrain paper seemed like the perfect place to add my title. I stamped “brunch” in blue ink onto patterned papers from the Family Fun 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack and fussy-cut them out, adhering them directly to my layout. Below that, I added a blue August Label, which I stamped “is my” onto with the Title Builder Stamp, then “jam” with alphabet stickers. I wanted to add a small amount of pink to this grouping, so I grabbed the pink heart sticker from the Extraordinary Sticker Labels, adding it below the blue label, the other part that I cut off went up to my blue journaling tag.
 

 
The Foodie Puffy Stickers are so fun! With lots of different words and sayings in gray, white and black, they’re the perfect addition to our foodie pages! I had to use the “get in my belly” puffy circle, and I used it to top the ribbon die cut from the Family Fun Bits and Pieces. Above that, I topped the cutlery journaling tag with the red and pink heart from the bits and pieces, sewing on top to add some interest.
 

 
Thanks so much for coming by the ES blog today! I can’t wait to see your food favorites documented with the Foodie mini collection! Be sure to share your projects on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio so that we can see your work!

September #EllesStudio Spottings on Instagram!

Wow! What a great month it was for our #EllesStudio hashtag on Instagram! There were so many amazing projects to choose from this month that it was a hard decision, but today we have six different projects to share with you from some talented scrappers, who will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the Elle’s Studio shop! Be sure to check out the Instagram accounts of these talented scrapbookers!
 

 
On the left, we have Sylvia (@scrapbuddy), sharing a beautiful teal and yellow layout! We love how she’s used tags and die cuts from our June and July 2017 Kits (sold out), along with our Smile Acrylic. On the right, we love seeing Suzanna’s (@suzlee72) fun mixed-media layout in process, and we couldn’t love how she used the Live Laugh Love Bits and Pieces and Puffy Stickers on this layout any more! They work beautifully with her swimming photos!
 

 
On the left, @thejournallady is showing just how timeless our products can be with these lovely die cuts and papers from an oldie, but goodie, the Saltwater collection. And it helps that there’s a cute baby photo on there, too! On the right, Sonja (@sonjavoigt) created such a beautiful, graphic 8-1/2″ x 11″ page with an awesome design using our brand new Family Fun collection!
 

 
We couldn’t forget about the pocket page layouts! On the left, Steph (@createdbysteph) put our July 2017 Kit (sold out) and Summer Journaling Tags to good use to catch up with her pocket page spreads, and we love the result! On the right, Jo-Lee (@jdkelly76) used the Live Laugh Love Double-Sided Journaling Tags, which she received at a scrapbooking retreat, to create a beautiful double-week spread!
 
Thank you so much to all of you ladies for sharing your projects with us this month! Please email us at info@shopellesstudio.com to claim your prize!
 
Have you created something with Elle’s Studio products lately? Upload your projects to Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio for a chance to be featured here on the ES blog next month! 

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

Happy October, everyone! Our October kit + coordinating add-ons reveal is next week and we can’t wait to show you everything we have in store! This month our kit + add-ons will have you ready to document all your everyday real life moments, autumn, and more! Plus, it will take you right into the month of November! October’s kit includes 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 25 die cuts!

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

You’ll also want to make sure you check out all our coordinating add-ons this month – they include puffy stickers, vellum, acrylics, stamps, wood veneer, and more, including our 2018 calendars, acrylics, and wood veneers!

Look for all these new items in our shop on October 10th at 8:00 am PST. And subscribers, don’t forget! You’ll be able to bundle anything from our shop 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 September kit now! Or, wait until October 10th to sign up and start with our October 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 set your alarm and mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 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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Keeping it Simple with Jen Chapin

Less can certainly be MORE, and today Jen Chapin is sharing how she’s keeping her memory-keeping simple with the Family Fun collection! Let’s see what she created.
 
Hi everyone! Today on the blog I’m sharing an 8-1/2″ x 11″ layout I created with the Family Fun collection. I challenged myself to keep this layout very simple!
 

 
Supplies | Family Fun Bits and PiecesFamily Fun Puffy Stickers, Family Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection 
 
When I’m creating a layout, it’s second nature for me to layer up tons of tags and papers. For this page, I used a circle-shaped photo that I cut by hand out of a 4″ x 6″ print. I used two sheets of patterned paper from the Family Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection to create my background. The black and white spotted paper is my favorite!
 

 
I added a title using the “good times” die cut from the Family Fun Bits and Pieces, and embellished with hearts from the Family Fun Puffy Stickers. I kept my journaling simple by using typed strips, which I adhered on the page underneath the photo.
 

 
Always remember that it is okay to keep things simple when you want to get your memories documented! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! Hope you are having a great week so far!

Family Fun + the September Exclusive Kit with Daniela!

The Family Fun collection includes so many beautiful colors and themes that are perfect for documenting anything from the everyday to special events. Our September exclusive kit is just as useful for any page, and with colors that coordinate with the Family Fun collection, they’re a match made in heaven, which Daniela Dobson is illustrating today on a new layout. Let’s take a look!
 
Welcome to the Elle’s Studio blog post today. It’s Daniela here highlighting the awesome September Kit and extras. For my project today I created a layout full of color and texture!
 

 
Supplies | September 2017 KitThankful Sticker LabelsWood Veneer Borders, Heart Circle AcrylicAutumn SequinsDate Night StampLove This Life StampTitle Builder Alphabet StampFamily Fun Double-Sided Journaling TagsFamily Fun Bits and PiecesFamily Fun – Puffy StickersFamily Fun AcrylicFamily Fun 6″ x 6″ Paper StackFamily Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper CollectionFamily Fun Stamp
 
I love to layer! I started with several strips of patterned paper from the  Family Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection and the Family Fun 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack. My photo is layered over two different journaling cards— the orange one is from the September 2017 Kit and the blue one from the Family Fun Double-Sided Journaling Tags. Sometimes when I can slide a whole journaling tag or a sticker under something, I cut it and tuck it under. The other half I can use somewhere else on a layout or at another time.
 

 
I can’t go without stamping on a layout, and the Title Builder Alphabet Stamp is perfect for adding words that you need in a small space. To give the background some texture, I added modeling paste with a triangle stencil to the top and bottom of the layout and scattered drops of mist ink and Autumn Sequins. I repeated a few more triangle shapes from the Family Fun Bits and Pieces.
 

 
Doesn’t the the September 2017 Kit coordinate perfectly with the Family Fun collection? We know you will love using these journaling tags, die-cuts, embellishments and stamps on your next project. Be sure to pick up these fun products in the shop today! 

August Challenge Day Picks!

Although we’re taking a hiatus from Challenge Day for the remainder of 2017 to get ready for new and exciting things coming to Elle’s Studio, we wanted to highlight the winners of the August Challenge Day here on our blog! Let’s see how the challenges inspired them to get their memories documented!
 

 
Embellish your wood veneer | Sandi Pressley
 
Not only did we love how Sandi finally used a wood veneer 3″ x 4″ tag that she had been hoarding (we’ve all done that, right?), but we love how she backed it with cardstock and embellished it with stickers!
 

 
Number it up | Sharmon Petersen
 
Documenting scores in a game is a great way to use numbers in your scrapbooks, and we also love how Sharmon created her awesome stamped title on patterned paper!
 

 
Add dimension with folds | Jill Rugg
 
Whoa, Jill! What a creative way to interpret the fold challenge! Your sweet trees made out of our patterned paper and acrylic embellishments are just adorable!
 

 
Create an overlay | June Swart
 
Everything about this layout is amazing, from the fun overlay on the edge of June’s eclipse photo, to the way she used our FREE Solar Eclipse Printable, and recycled her solar specs onto the page! What a great way to document the day, June!
 

 
Get inspired by a sketch | Celena Estrada
 
We love the fun, effortless way that Celena matched elements up on this layout, as well as her Stanley Outline Alphabet stamped title! What a great interpretation of the sketch!
 
Thanks so much to everyone who participated in Challenge Day! We loved that you were inspired to create your beautiful projects and share them with us.

Family Traditions with Allie Stewart

Our new Family Fun collection is all about togetherness and the relationships that we share with the ones we love. Today, Allie Stewart is sharing a layout all about a special family tradition, using the beautiful, autumnal Family Fun color palette and patterns! Let’s see what she made.
 
Hello there! Today I’m excited to be sharing a layout using the gorgeous new Family Fun collection and the September exclusive products! I love all the beautiful, rich colors and fun patterns.
 

 
Supplies | September 2017 KitSeptember 2017 Digital Cut FileThankful Sticker LabelsAutumn SequinsAutumn Wood Veneer WordsFamily Fun Puffy StickersFamily Fun Acrylic ShapesFamily Fun 6″ x 6″ Paper StackFamily Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 
To create this layout, I started with the pie shape in the September 2017 Digital Cut File. I cut strips of patterned paper from the Family Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, as well as the 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, and glued them onto the cut out pie wedges from the pie chart. I adhered each pie wedge behind the negative shape, and had a fun background!
 

 
Because the background is on the busy side, I used a black and white photo for contrast, matting it with white tissue paper to give it a softer look. Next, I cut a large “5” from the “so grateful” tag in the September 2017 Kit, and used the offset tool to mat it onto the woodgrain pattern.
 

 
I embellished by using one of the Autumn Wood Veneer Words for my title, along with the acrylic, puffy, and die cut hearts from the Family Fun collection and September 2017 Kit! Finally, I finished with the gorgeous Autumn Sequins and a Thankful Sticker Label!
 

 
I LOVED using the Family Fun collection to document a special tradition, and can’t wait to create more projects with it!

Family Fun + Title Builder with Alissa Fast

If you didn’t think that the Family Fun collection could get any better, pair it up with the Title Builder products to create something truly special and easy! Today, Alissa Fast is sharing a page where she’s done just that—and the result is a beautiful, autumnal layout! Let’s take a look.
 
Hello! It’s Alissa here today, with a page I created using the Family Fun collection and the truly brilliant Title Builder collection. Fall is my very favorite season and I take tons of photos every year. The Family Fun collection is perfect for fall photos, whether they are back to school or trips to the pumpkin patch, and the Title Builder supplies are great for every paper crafting project! There are so many options to create gorgeous titles for your mini albums, pages and cards!
 

 
Supplies | Family Fun Bundle, Family Fun Double-Sided Journaling TagsFamily Fun Bits and PiecesFamily Fun Word LabelsFamily Fun Blank LabelsFamily Fun 12×12 Paper Collection, Title Builder Wood Veneer, Title Builder AcrylicTitle Builder Stamp, Title Builder Alphabet Stamp
 
I love layering paper, and the Family Fun 12×12 Paper Collection is full of beautiful patterns that work perfectly together for layering. Add in the Family Fun Double-Sided Journaling Tags, which includes the green leaf 4″ x 6″ tag, and you’ve got even more layering options. I love that I can just tuck the tag behind my photo to add another fun pattern to the page.
 

 
I popped the triangular bunting from the Family Fun Bits and Pieces up on foam tape to create a fun fall banner along the bottom of the photo—super easy with a super cute result! No string needed. ☺
 

 
I used the Title Builder collection to create the title on a 3″ x 4″ tag from the Family Fun Double-Sided Journaling Tags. I love that the collection includes word and alphabet stamps, acrylic and wood veneer words. I stamped the small letters from the Title Builder Alphabet Stamp on another patterned 3″ x 4″ tag from the Double-Sided Journaling Tags, cut out and adhered.
 

 
Now, I challenge you to create a project using the Family Fun collection with the Title Builder products! You will love the results!
 
Have a great day!
Alissa

Documenting a Whoops Moment with Neela Nalam

Not all stories deserving of documentation are happy ones, and today Neela Nalam is sharing her latest “whoops” moment in a pocket page using the September 2017 Kit. Let’s take a look.
 
Sometimes we have to document the not so great things. My kids spend more time than I like on their iPads and iPhones playing video games. When we visited my brother, they ended up playing in front of their baby cousin and she, of course, was so drawn to these devices.
 
I documented this lesson learned on a 6″ x 8″ pocket page that I made with the September 2017 Kit and add-ons. I wanted to have a yellow and blue color scheme for this pocket page spread, so I chose all the blue tags, as well as the tags from the kit with yellow accents which helped me tell my story perfectly.
 

 
Supplies | September 2017 Kit, What Happened Stamp, Family Fun AcrylicWhite Puffy Alphabet StickersGrey Puffy Alphabet Stickers
 
I used the flowchart tag to write down how she ended up between them when they were playing. I used the White Puffy Alphabet Stickers for my title.
 

 
I used the “this was a great idea” tag and added the word ‘NOT’ with the Grey Puffy Alphabet Stickers. I collected some yellow accents from past kits and added them to the tags to keep with the yellow and blue scheme.
 

 
I added a grey acrylic arrow shape from the Family Fun Acrylic, and also backed the photos with Family Fun 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack patterned papers, cut down to a 6″ x 4″ size. It was fun spread to make with all the products assisting to get my story told.