Sketch Challenge with Michelle Wedertz

We were so inspired by Nancy Damiano’s colorful layout this month. We love that she paired the beautiful colors in our new Live Laugh Love collection with her sweet black and white photo!


 
We were so inspired that we decided to create a sketch based off of her layout.


 
Michelle Wedertz was up for the challenge to create a new layout based off of this sketch. Let’s see what she created!


 
Supplies | Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Live Laugh Love Wood Veneer, Live Laugh Love Bits and Pieces, Enamel Dots, April 2017 Kit

I was pretty excited when I saw that the sketch was based off of a layout by Nancy- I always find her projects super inspiring and I couldn’t wait to get my project started! When I sat down to make my layout I knew I wanted to keep as close as I could to the sketch and only made a few minor changes. I cut down a 12″ x 12″ piece of patterned paper from the new Live Laugh Love Collection and used that as my background. To make a big contrast against the black and white, I used two colorful sheets from the Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack to serve as the backdrop to my black and white photo. To create my title, I used one of my favorite tags from the exclusive April 2017 Kit and embellished it a little with some machine stitching in a fun blue color. The lines on the purple patterned paper made journaling my story with my typewriter easy, and I finished the project with some simple embellishing. Thanks to the sketch and the inspiration from Nancy, my layout was created in no time at all! I love it when that happens!

Now it is your turn to be inspired by this month’s sketch! Link up a project in a comment on this blog post, using the March sketch as inspiration by May 10th, 2017 to be entered to win a $10 gift certificate to the Elle’s Studio shop! We will announce the winner next month on our next Sketch Challenge post. We can’t wait to see what you create! Congratulations to last month’s Sketch winner, Jill Rugg, who used our Happy Birthday mini collection to create this lovely layout:


Jill, please email us at info@ellesstudio.com to claim your gift certificate! We can’t wait to see what you all create this month!

One Product, Three Ways

We’re back with our April edition of One Product, Three Ways! This month, we’re featuring our super-popular Puffy Alphabet Stickers! Whether black, orchid pink, pink, sky blue or teal, these alphas are perfect for your layouts, cards or pocket pages, as our three designers are showing us today.

First, we have Alissa Fast sharing a lovely tag that she created for Mother’s Day!


 
Supplies | April 2017 Kit, Vellum Hearts and Stars, Puffy Heart Stickers, Orchid Pink Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Live Laugh Love Washi Taper Stickers

Letter and number stickers are one of my favorite paper crafting products. I love them! These new puffy stickers are the perfect size, the perfect font and there are lots of options in each package. Speaking of size, there are perfect for sentiments on cards and tags. Even though they don’t come with punctuation, I found that the center of the P was perfect for a much needed apostrophe in my sentiment.


 
Next, Jill Sprott shares a layout featuring a mix of puffy alphabet colors.


 
Supplies | Teal Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Sky Blue Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Live Laugh Love 6 x 6 Paper Pack, Live Laugh Love Wood Veneers, Live Laugh Love Bits and Pieces, April 2017 Kit, March 2017 Kit, Vellum Sentiments, Wood Confetti

The puffy stickers from Elle’s Studio may come in multiple colors, inviting lots of variety, but I must confess: to date, I have been guilty of using them in a limited way, as title letters and nothing more. I decided to expand that view, by putting them to work in the journaling on a layout about my daughter’s daily routine as a college student. Their boldness creates a sense of balance with the photo block — plus, I found it a creative challenge to try to relay the events of a single day without reverting to my usual lengthy sentences. In keeping with the letters’ dimensional quality, I added even more dimension to the page by working with lots of layers.


 
Lastly, we have Laura Hager sharing a mini pocket page album!

One of my (many) goals this year is to read 52 books during 2017. It’s significantly more than I read last year, but I’m determined to make my goal! I It’s going to be a lot of books, so I wanted to make a cute way to keep track of which ones I read. And a little 6″ x 8″ album is the perfect way to do it!


 
Supplies | Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Sky Blue Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Live Laugh Love Stamp, Dated Stamp, Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack

For this project, I knew I wanted a title tag to explain the project. The black puffy alphabet stickers create such a cool contrast against the pure white tags, so I used those to add words and the Dated Stamp to stamp the number of books and the year.


 
I printed out pictures I took of the books I’ve read using a marble background, so they all match. I had a few empty pockets, so I made some journaling tags to highlight my favorites! These were super easy to make. I just used the new Live Laugh Love Stamp to create tags and labels and added the Sky Blue Puffy Alphabet Stickers. I made one that highlights one of my new favorite books and one that shows which book I’m currently reading. The puffy alphabet stickers are so fun! I love using them because they add such great texture to my layouts, and really make them pop!

Stay tuned for another edition of “One Product, Three Ways” next month, featuring another new, exclusive Elle’s Studio product!

An Adventure Pocket Page with Guest Sarah Zayas

It’s a new month, with a new kit in the shop, as well as the new Live Laugh Love collection! We are so excited that Sarah Zayas is joining us this month as our guest designer to create using our new supplies! Even though she was a bit disappointed with the brightness of her pocket page photos from a recent trip, instead of reprinting her photos, she found supplies from our April 2017 Kit and add-ons to brighten her spread. What a great idea! Let’s see what she created.

Hello, friends! I’m so excited be this month’s guest designer and to have the opportunity to share some really fun projects with you over the next few weeks! Today I’ll be sharing a pocket page layout I created using the beautiful April 2017 Kit and the Live Laugh Love collection. The pops of color, the fun journaling and filler tags, and all the bits and pieces are so fun and versatile for any paper project!


 
As soon as I opened the April 2017 Kit I immediately noticed these fun yellow pops of color. We had just taken a trip to Mammoth, California, where it was beautiful and snowy, but the photos came back a little dark and grey. I needed something to brighten up my pages to make them feel as happy as the trip was, and the yellow cards and embellishments contributed to that look and feel perfectly.


 
In order to create a balanced look in my pages I spread the yellow color throughout my layout. I used two journaling tags in the middle section to write about our trip, a yellow label tag from the Live Laugh Love- Small Blank Labels for stamping the date on in the top left corner, a yellow heart embellishment from the Live Laugh Love- Bits and Pieces in the top right corner, and that cute little yellow tab in the bottom left corner. Spreading pops of color around my entire layout is one of my favorite techniques for creating a well balanced colorful layout.


 
For my bottom left pocket I decided to create a mini-layout on my 4” x 6” tag. I had a 2.5” x 2.5” photo for this pocket, so I decided to play around with some layering. I used the 4″ x 6″ tag from the Live Laugh Love- Double-sided Journaling Tags as my base and then tucked some stamped sayings, using the Sights and Sounds Stamp above my photo. One of my favorite things about Elle’s Studio kits is that you get plenty of pieces for layering, like that little tab divider I stamped “can’t get enough” on. I mean seriously, how cute is that tab?! The Black Puffy Stickers that I used to spell out Mammoth with and the little star wood veneer from the Live Laugh Love Wood Veneers were the perfect additions to finish off the tag without making it look too crowded.


 
Also, can we talk about the Explore Acrylic? This is normally the kind of thing I’d hoard for way too long, but it was so perfect for this foot photo. I love how it stands out, but isn’t too overwhelming for the layout.


 
Supplies | April 2017 Kit, Sights and Sounds Stamp, Explore Acrylic, Black Puffy Stickers, Live Laugh Love- Small Blank Labels, Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Live Laugh Love- Double-sided Journaling Tags, Live Laugh Love- Bits and Pieces, Live Laugh Love Wood Veneers
 
I really love how all of the elements from the kit and add-ons, along with the Live Laugh Love collection brought this layout to life and how each piece worked so well to complement the photos from our trip! Thank you so much for joining me today for a walkthrough of this 6” x 12” page. I look forward to seeing you again soon for another project! Until then, happy crafting!

Hi, friends! My name is Sarah and I live in Southern California with my husband and our puppy, Nugget. I’ve loved crafting for as long as I can remember, and in fact, one of the first completed projects I can remember making was a yearbook style scrapbook in Middle School!

I am currently on the Ali Edwards and Feed Your Craft design teams, and I’m super excited to be teaching my first class over at Big Picture Classes in April 2017! If you love pocket pages I hope you’ll check it out!

When I’m not scrapbooking in my free time, I’m usually relaxing with my husband and our dog, reading, scrolling Instagram, working on home projects, or planning our next adventure (I love a good adventure!).

Be sure to stop back next week to see another beautiful project created by Sarah! Until then, follow her work on Instagram, YouTube and her blog.

Design Team Inspiration

We love getting to share with you what our Design Team has made using the brand new products that we just released today during our BIG reveal! From layouts to cards, pocket pages, and a travelers notebook, our team has you covered! Let’s take a look:

Treasure layout by Allie Stewartsupplies used: April 2017 Kit, puffy heart stickers, wood confetti, Extraordinary stickers, vellum hearts and stars, Live Laugh Love collection: 12 x 12 paper, 6 x 6 paper, washi tape, and puffy stickers.

Travelers Notebook by Andrea Graysupplies used: April 2017 Kit, puffy heart stickers, and vellum hearts and stars.

Pocket pages by Candace Perkinssupplies used: April 2017 Kit, puffy heart stickers, 2017 acrylic, Live Laugh Love collection: 6 x 6 paper, bits and pieces, journaling tags, wood veneers.

Currently layout by Daniela Dobsonsupplies used: April 2017 Kit, April labels, Sights and Sounds stamp, puffy heart stickers, Extraordinary stickers, vellum hearts and stars, enamel dots, Live Laugh Love collection: 12 x 12 paper, stamp,and washi tape.

Pocket pages by Jamie Leijasupplies used: April 2017 Kit, Sights and Sounds stamp, puffy heart stickers, vellum hearts and stars, Monthly journaling tags, and Letters & Number Stickers – pink.

Living The Dream layout by Jen Schowsupplies used: April 2017 Kit, Sights and Sounds stamp, puffy heart stickers, and All My Heart stamp.

Little Lessons layout by Jill Sprott –  supplies used: April 2017 Kit, April labels, orchid pink puffy alphabet, Live Laugh Love collection: 12 x 12 paper, 6 x 6 paper, labels – blank, labels – word, and washi tape.

Pocket page by Laura Hager –  supplies used: April 2017 Kit, Sights and Sounds stamp, wood confetti, black puffy alphabet, enamel dots, and Live Laugh Love collection 6 x 6 paper.

You Are layout by Maggie Masseysupplies used: vellum hearts and stars, enamel dots, and teal puffy alphabet.

In The RV layout by Meghann Andrewsupplies used: April 2017 Kit, puffy heart stickers, wood confetti, family acrylicApril 2017 cut files, Live Laugh Love collection: 12 x 12 paper, 6 x 6 paper, cut outs, and wood veneers.

Happy Moments layout by Melissa Mannsupplies used: April 2017 Kit, puffy heart stickersExtraordinary stickers, black puffy alphabet, and Live Laugh Love collection 12 x 12 paper.

Pocket pages by Michelle Wedertzsupplies used: April 2017 Kit, Extraordinary stickers, Live Laugh Love cut outs, washi tape, wood veneers, and stamp.

Pocket pages by Nancy Damianosupplies used: April 2017 Kit, puffy heart stickers, orchid pink puffy alphabet, pink puffy alphabet, teal puffy alphabet, sky blue puffy alphabet, and enamel dots

Family layout by Neela Nalamsupplies used: April 2017 Kit, wood confetti, family acrylicenamel dots, Fun printables, Live Laugh Love collection: 12 x 12 paper, and washi tape.

Cards by Tessa Buyssupplies used: April 2017 Kit, wood confetti, mom acrylic, dad acrylic, and enamel dots.

We are feeling so inspired by these amazing projects and we hope you are, too! Stay tuned for more inspiration coming from our team later this month, and from our guest designer tomorrow! 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!

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Our April kit + add-ons have arrived

Our April exclusive kit is here and these beautiful colors will have you ready to capture all your adventures and special moments this month, and take you right into the month of May!

This month, our kit includes 3 – 4 x 6 inch tags, 18 – 3 x 4 inch tags, and 25 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!

Have you started a subscription yet? If not, you should! By subscribing to our kit, you will lock in the $9.99 + shipping price of our kit, so you won’t have to worry about missing the launch day special pricing or the kit selling out. And, as a special bonus for our subscribers, any products purchased by USA subscribers on the 10th each month (by midnight PST) will ship for free, along with your kit subscription. Orders shipping to International addresses will also receive free shipping on any extra products added, up to 8 oz in weight (including your kit), that are purchased on the 10th by midnight PST. We have set up separate subscription listings for USA and International addresses. Please choose the listing that works for your mailing address, and read over carefully before checking out. Our subscriptions are risk free and can be cancelled at any time, too! Quick note: Our kits are still available without a subscription each month, too.

We have a bunch 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 (family, fun, explore, mom, and dad), vellum stars and hearts, wood veneer confetti, stickers, enamel dots, and puffy stickers (black alphabet, pink alphabet, orchid pink alphabet, and hearts)!

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 announce that our new collection is now available in our shop:


Our Live Laugh Love collection has 12 x 12 and 6 x 6 papers, labels, journaling tags, die cuts, wood veneers, acrylic, stamps, stickers, puffy stickers, and enamel dots!!

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 – we have so much fun designing these new products each month, and we love seeing what you create with them! If you share your projects on Instagram, make sure you use the #EllesStudio hashtag so we can find them! Thanks so much, everyone!

Please note: Due to an increase of orders during this launch (from the new collection being released at the same time as our kit and add-ons), please allow our team an extra day or two to process your order.

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Challenge Day!

We are excited to add another monthly feature to the Elle’s Studio blog: Challenge Day! Every month before reveal, we will be issuing four different challenges to join in on, with a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Elle’s Studio shop for each challenge winner! Let’s get started with this month’s challenges.

Recipe Challenge
Use the following recipe to create a project, based on Meghann Andrew’s “Treasure” layout.
1) Scrap a vertical photo
2) Use patterned paper for your background
3) Use wood veneer
4) Stamp on a tag
5) Add your journaling to a tag

Cut File Challenge
Use a die-cut from a cut file in a big way, like Jen Chapin did here with our March 2017 Digital Cut File to create her beautiful, “Bloom & Grow” layout.

Work an Angle Challenge
Take a cue from Candace Perkins’ amazing “February Faves” layout and arrange your page elements at an angle.

Card Challenge
Create a card using a tag for your sentiment, like Melissa Mann did here with her “Hello Spring” card, using a 3″ x 4″ tag from the March 2017 Kit.

To post an entry to this month’s challenges, leave a comment on this blog post by May 6 with the challenge name and URL of your creation. If posting on Instagram, please leave a comment here with the direct link to your Instagram post and make sure you use the hashtag #EllesStudio. If you’re posting for multiple challenges, please use separate blog post comments. Winners will be announced here on the ES blog on Challenge Day next month. We can’t wait to see what you create!

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April Design Team Gallery Sneak Peeks

It’s time to share some incredible sneak peeks of the gallery projects our Design Team created with our April kit + add-ons! April’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 April kit for our launch day special pricing of only $9.99 on Monday, April 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 a bunch of add-ons (that can be purchased separately) and our new collection:

Live Laugh Love includes 12 x 12 and 6 x 6 papers, labels, journaling tags, die cuts, wood veneers, acrylic, stamps, stickers, puffy stickers, and enamel dots!! You can view the entire collection here. And, if you subscribe to our monthly kit, you’ll be able to add this to your kit order and have it shipped together for free (USA) or reduced shipping (International)!

Don’t miss another kit! On April 10th you will have another chance to subscribe to our 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 this Monday, April 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!

#EllesStudio Spottings on Instagram!


 
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!
 

 
On the left, @scrappersue has been working on a new project for her 100 Day Project using our Read Stamp, and we can’t wait to see how it turns out! On the right, @scrapscissorpaper paired our February and March 2017 kits perfectly in this adorable birthday layout!
 

 
Seeing the stitched pocket page filler tag that @dawnmkm created with the Hugs and Kisses Printables tag on the left makes our heart so happy! On the right, we loved seeing our Dated Stamp added to the bottom of the filler tag that @jenniegarcian created!
 

 
Need a springy update in your home decor? We LOVE that @melb_creates framed the “hello spring” tag from our March 2017 kit on the left. We always love seeing how you are organizing your Elle’s Studio stash, and our product in a pretty teal crate that @redsonic20 posted, on the right, just makes us happy!

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!

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

Are you getting excited for our April kit + add-ons reveal? We cannot wait for you to see everything we have in store! This month our kit + add-ons will have you ready to document April and take you right into the month of May! Look for our kit + add-ons available in our shop this Monday, April 10th at 8:00 am PST.

April’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 April kit for our launch day special pricing of only $9.99 on Monday, April 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!

We will also have our brand new collection in stock on the 10th! Live Laugh Love includes 12 x 12 and 6 x 6 papers, labels, journaling tags, die cuts, wood veneers, acrylic, stamps, stickers, puffy stickers, and enamel dots!! You can view the entire collection here. And, if you subscribe to our monthly kit, you’ll be able to add this to your kit order and have it shipped together for free (USA) or reduced shipping (International)!

Don’t miss another kit! On April 10th you will have another chance to subscribe to our 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 Monday, April 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!

Chevron Inspiration with Allie Stewart

Inspiration is everywhere, and today Allie Stewart is showing us how she created an amazing background design on a scrapbook layout based on a 3″ x 4″ tag from our upcoming April 2017 kit. Look closely and you may see a few sneaks for what is to come on April 10th, including our new Live Laugh Love collection!

Hello there! Today I have a fun new layout to share using the BRAND NEW Live Laugh Love collection! I love all the colors and patterns, and couldn’t wait to dig in.


 
Supplies | Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Collection Pack, Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Live Laugh Love Cutouts, Live Laugh Love Bits & Pieces, Live Laugh Love Acrylic

The background for this page was inspired by a journaling tag in the upcoming April Exclusive kit! I loved the rainbow chevron, and recreated it on my layout using a diamond shaped punch and patterns from both the 12″ x 12″ and 6″ x 6″ papers. The arrangement of colors was based exactly on the journaling card.


 
Next, I used modeling paste and heart stencil to add a bit of mixed media to the page. One thing I love about the Elle’s Studio acrylics is how easy they make page titles! It takes all the work out of coming up with a title, and having to align individual letters. I embellished around the photo with Live Laugh Love Cutouts and the Bits & Pieces, and finished off with some puffy stickers!


 
I loved creating with Live Laugh Love, and I can’t wait to make many more projects using this beautiful collection! Be sure to pick up your own stash of these lovely products when they hit the shop on April 10th at 8am PST!