Sunday, December 10, 2017

Elle's Studio | December 2017 Release

Hello there! It's the 10th of the month which means that Elle's Studio has new products in the shop! Here's a peek at the November 2017 Kit:



Love the holiday + new years vibe of this kit and there are also some FABULOUS extras this month...


I love the new chipboard stickers and the puffy months and the stamps...so so good.

I decided to make a really neutral layout about how much I love Autumn but Winter has some redeeming qualities too.


I used the grey and white elements + a little pop of blue to add some color and coolness. I love how subtle it turned out!



I used some white stuff that puffs up when you heat it to the wood veneer word Winter. It looks pretty cool in real life.


I punched some circles from white cardstock and spritzed them with an iridescent spray mist. It's hard to tell in the photos but it looks pretty awesome in real life.


I sprinkled in white puffy stickers from this month's add-ons and some silver star sequins from my stash. Because the layout is pretty simple and subtle, I added some stitching for some detail. I kind of love how it turned out!


I'll be creating another layout + process video using the kit this month, so be sure to watch for it on my YouTube channel

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to check out all the new products in the shop here.



Friday, November 10, 2017

Elle's Studio | November 2017 Kit Reveal

Hello there! It's the 10th of the month which means that Elle's Studio has new products in the shop! Here's a peek at the November 2017 Kit:


There's a good mix of holiday stuff (for those of you wanting to get a head start on your December documenting) and everyday kind of stuff. 



So many good extras this month! Love the wood veneer and as always, puffy stickers. They are my fave!

Also, the Stanley Jr. Alphabet stamps were released and oh how I love them. They are so perfect for subtitles and a great companion to their bigger partner. ;)

I created a layout using some of the new products and I decided to document an old holiday story:



I used two 3x4 and one 4x4 photo and created this page about all of the stuff we did wrong when we went to a live nativity one year. 


I used the wood veneer snowflakes and embossed them in white and put some vellum behind them so they had a more snowy look. I love them. :) I also cut up one of the 3x4 journaling tags that had checkboxes on them and made journaling strips of all the things you should do when you go to a live nativity. Which we didn't. ;)


The Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamps (solid and outline) + the new red puffy stickers made for a perfect title. I added some machine stitching and called it good!

I'll be creating another layout + process video using the kit this month, so be sure to watch for it on my YouTube channel! In the meantime, here's an unboxing of all of this month's new products:


Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to check out all the new products in the shop here.



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Elle's Studio | October 2017 Release

Hello there! It's the 10th of the month which means that Elle's Studio has new products in the shop! Here's a peek at the October 2017 Kit:


Loving that color scheme so much! Here's a glance at all of the coordinating products that are available to purchase separately:


Give me all those leaves and puffy stickers...love them!

I created a layout using some of the new products and I used mostly the Halloween themed products.


I created a grid using two 3x4 photos and a 3x4 journaling tag from the kit, which I typed my journaling on.


I also cut some stars out of another journaling tag and the striped paper is journaling tag too. I love using them unconventionally!


I used the Halloween puffy stickers to create my title and the stamps for the "Like | Dislike" portion. Love, love that stamp!


I'll be creating another layout + process video using the kit this month, so be sure to watch for it on my YouTube channel! In the meantime, here's an unboxing of all of this month's new products:


Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to check out all the new products in the shop here.




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!

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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!