Sunday, September 10, 2017

Elle's Studio | September 2017 Release + New Family Fun Collection!

Hey friends! It's the 10th and that means that there are new releases over in the shop at Elle's Studio. It's even more exciting because their brand new Family Fun Collection and Foodie Mini Collection are launching as well. Yay!


I love the bright colors in the kit this month and that little "Great Idea" card is my fave. :) If you want to see it all up close (and some of the Foodie Mini Kit) check out the video below!



The Foodie mini collection is YUMMY and those puffy stickers...

Finally, we have the brand new Family Fun collection and there are some amazing goodies in this collection - I especially love the 6x6 Patterned Paper stack. You can get a closer look in the video...


And here is a layout I created using a combination of the new Family Fun collection and the September kit + extras.


I love love that circle paper and decided to play up the circles and create a layout about a game that my daughter plays on the trampoline - same game I played when I was her age!


I hope that you'll head over to the shop and check out these fun new products! I've had so much fun with them so far and I'll have a process video up on my YouTube channel later this month using more!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Collection Disconnection | Little by Little #5 - Hello Joy

Hello friends! After a long absence (sorry about that!), I'm back with another layout in my Collection Disconnection series. This is a series where I take a single collection (this time it's the Shimelle Little by Little line) and create 10 different layouts, pointing out my tips and tricks along the way.


Today I wanted to share one of the ways I like to use up the extra bits and pieces from the sticker sheets and die cut packs that always seem to sit around in my stash. You know the ones I mean - the pieces that are cute but you have a hard time using them. They are different for each of us.

I created what I'm calling an "exploding photo mat" with all of those cute little bits that I'm at a loss for. And I love it!


I think the key here is to stick to a color palette - greens, blues, and yellow for me - and to let the interesting parts of the stickers and die cuts peek out from behind the photo. It doesn't matter what it actually is. It doesn't matter what it actually says. Just layer it in! Sometimes you have a few words that actually go with your story or theme...great! Put them on show!

After I layered all of that goodness, I added some journaling, a title, and a few intentional embellishments. I kept most of the focus right around the photo and didn't think too hard about it at all. In fact, this layout only took me about 30 minutes to complete. And that's fast for me! I also just noticed that this layout uses no patterned paper. What?! Yes. True. Wow.

You can watch it come together in the process video here:



I hope that you'll try adding an exploding photo mat to your next layout. Pull out all those glorious little die cuts and stickers that you've been holding onto and put them to good use!

I've linked to all available products below. Thanks so much for stopping by!






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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Elle's Studio | August 2017 Release

Hello again! It's the 10th and that means that the new August kit + extras from Elle's Studio are live! This month has a lot of fun colors and embellishments that I think you'll love.



There's also a fun new "In the News" set of products with Journaling Tags and stamps that are perfect for documenting current events or just your own everyday news!


I really love this kit - the cards and the stamp set and the puffy stickers especially! I created a layout inspired by one of the 4x6 cards. I cut it up and listed three reasons I love clouds. I also cut up one of the cards that had hearts on it to use as embellishments.


If you want to check out all of the fun new goodies, be sure to head over to the shop and watch the video below for a closer look!


Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, July 15, 2017

AE Digital Projects | July 2017

Hello again! Today I have a few projects that came together very easily using the Ali Edwards July Digital kit . I love these products that prompt stories and make documenting my life fun and easy!


I'm trying to catch up on my 6x8 Project Life album and used a few of the digital cards and stamps to help me make it easy here. I'll have a video showing you the process on this one in the next few days!


This was the week I hit 10,000 subscribers on YouTube and I definitely wanted to document that! Don't forget to include screenshots and other "life stuff" that might not have a typical photo.


I added a few physical embellishments from Elle's Studio and past AE Story Kits™. Simple and done. Love that.


I usually like to dedicate at least one card to journaling, but I have no problem writing directly on the photos if I have more to say.


There were lots of summery, vacation elements in this month's kit, so I decided to do a little page about my recent trip to Oregon. I went for Ali's Story Camp, but brought my bestie with me and took her to some of my favorite places on the coast for a few days!


I traced one of the journal cards in Silhouette Studio to make a cut file and cut it out several times diagonally in the top corner of my 8.5x11 page.


I added my photo, embellishments, journaling, and stamping on the diagonal as well and kept this one super simple.

If you're interested in this fun July kit, you can check it out in Ali's shop here!

Thanks so much for stopping by and check my YouTube channel for a hybrid process video on my PL spread in the next few days!


Friday, July 14, 2017

Collection Disconnection | Little by Little #4 - Smile Beautiful

Hey there! Today I wanted to share a fun layout that I created for my Collection Disconnection series on YouTube. I'm still loving the Shimelle Little by Little collection and have a cool way to use a 12 x 12 cut apart sheet today.


I love the paper full of floral wreaths and decided that instead of using them all separately, I would use a whole strip together to document how cute my daughter looks in my husband's sunglasses and how I can't believe she's so grown up... *sniff*


I placed my photos behind the wreaths and put the whole strip on some watercolor paper that I painted to match each color block. Since I was already going matchy-matchy, I decided I would embellish that way too!


I really love the way it turned out and I would encourage you to try using a whole strip of a cut apart sheet on your next layout! And embellish in coordinating colors!

If you want to see how it all came together, you can watch the process video below.



I've linked to all available products at the end of the post. Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to check out my Collection Disconnection playlist on YouTube to see all of the videos in this series!






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Monday, July 10, 2017

Elle's Studio | July 2017 Release

Hey friends! It's the 10th and that means it's time for another monthly Elle's Studio release. This month's kit and extras are super fabulous!


The kit is full of bright, summery colors and versatile icons and phrases. For some reason, my favorite cards are always the simple ones and the black and white card at the bottom with the rectangles and journaling lines is my absolute fave!


The coordinating products are wonderful, as usual and I'm excited about more puffy stickers! The wood veneer cameras are also super cute. I created a layout using these products, and I actually filmed a process video, which will be on my YouTube channel in the next few days.


I used a few of my favorite journaling tags + labels and the awesome new Title Builder bundle helped me out with my title. Like I said, I'll have a process video in a few days! In the meantime, if you want a closer look at these awesome products, check out my unboxing video below.


I hope you'll head over to the shop and find a few things that strike your fancy! Thanks so much for stopping by, as always. :)