"Home Sweet Home" Pocket Page Mini Album

Thursday, 14 September 2017
Y'all, I kind of can't remember the last time I was this excited about a project! Lately I've been experiencing the scrapbooking blahs. Just not really excited to work on anything, dragging myself up to my craft room to work on assignments. That whole thing. Well it's over now and totally thanks to this little mini!!

I wrote more about it over one the Elle's Studio blog if you wanted to take a look. I also filmed a process video around setting this mini up and starting the embellishing. I used only the new Family Fun collection to put this together.

Here are the still photos if you're interested!

Cheers & Besos,

"Date Night" Memory Traveler's Notebook

Sunday, 10 September 2017
Slowly but surely I'm working to finish up Vol. 01 of my 2017 Memory Notebook. There's just a few spreads left! I checked one off the list using Elle's Studio September 2017 kit and extras.
This month's stamp set is Date Night themed. Date night is a big thing in our house. Every Friday we make sure to have one. I have loads of photos of us during date night so I'm sure I'll be using this stamp over and over again!
I pulled two cards from the monthly kit because I thought the colors and patterns would work well with these photos. It was a funny coincidence that I printed these out weeks ago and the colors (especially that orange behind the text) worked so well with the products!

I was also really cheeky and used a "date" die cut as a flag on my page. I know technically it's meant to be the day of the event. But it totally works for date night as well!
Since this is a notebook, I tried to add flat embellishments. The Wood Veneer Border and Autumn Sequins are very flat. The Acrylic Button not so much...but it's fine! This is towards the end of the book anyway.
If you'd like to see what else I've created using this month's kit and extras head to the main post on this release!

Cheers & Besos,

"Light up my Life" Scrapbook Layout

Hiya! I'm excited to share an honest to goodness 12x12 scrapbook layout! I feel like it's been so long since I've created one of these. But this photo needed a special page all its own! I love this pile up of my nephew, boyfriend, dog and nephew's dog. Chaos ensues when my nephew is here and I think this photo captures that! I printed it out at 5x7.
I don't often use brown in my scrapbooks. It's my least favorite color. But the woodgrain went so well with the photo and the neutral color helped all of the awesome colorful products pop! It's from the Live Laugh Love Paper Collection.
I used Elle's Studio September 2017 monthly kit and extras for this page. I loved the bright happy colors of the journaling tags and wanted to get as many as I could on the page. I also thought it was fun that the yellow in the kit matched the lamp shade in the photo so well!

To mimic how they were stacked up on top of each other in the photo, I stacked my journaling tags up on the side.
I threw the "Favorite" acrylic word on here because this was my favorite photo from the day. Although, I think "Light up my Life" (from the Date Night Stamp Set) is a better title for the page. Even though it's less dominant and very small on this page.
I embellished with the Acrylic Buttons (my favorite of the extras!) and Autumn Sequins plus just a few die cuts from the kit. With all of the energy the photo and the colors I didn't want to overwhelm the page. And this goes in line with the latest The Awesome Ladies project trend watch of adding embellishments along the seam.

To see what else I made with this month's kit and extras, click back to this main post.

Cheers & Besos,

Elle's Studio September 2017 Release

Hip Hip Hooray! It's Elle's Studio September 2017 Release day! As with the latest rounds of kits and extras, I made these projects nearly as soon as I received them at home. They're just so inspiring and fun to work with!

I created a 12x12 scrapbook layout (it's been so long!) and a traveler's notebook spread. Click on each photo to read more about the project. 

The month's kit is available for $9.99 today until midnight PST. After that it's $11.99. If you're a subscriber, you have a 24 hour bundling period where you can add things from the shop. There's also a few items on sale for subscribers only!

And we can never forget about the awesome extras. This month my favorite were the Acrylic Buttons. I love them so!

Cheers & Besos,