Saturday, May 30, 2009
She uses glitter from Papertrey Ink that you can find here. Thanks, Michelle for sharing your glittering tip!
I had some time to play around with the idea the other day and fell even more in love! Pictures can't really capture how beautiful it is in real life, but trust me, you won't be disappointed!I had some Stickles on hand and used that. It worked great - I love how the glue and glitter are in one shot! Too much fun!
I hope you all have a great weekend!!
Friday, May 22, 2009
The rain has stopped falling for a couple of days and the sun is shining, the flowers are opening – everything looks so beautiful! I had to take a picture of my absolute favorite flowers. These peonies where transplanted from my great grandfathers yard. Every year we wait for them to bloom and wish the blooms would last all year round, or even just for a month or two. The color is amazing!
There’s been lots of things happening in the studio! Packages of some display items (that we ordered for the Farm Chick Show) have been arriving and it’s so fun to unpack and see it all. I can’t wait to set the booth up in June – I’ll be taking lots of pictures, I promise! Until then, here’s a little sneak peek:
This last month has made me feel so inspired! It seems like every design leads to a new idea or every color sparks something. Plus, we’ve been extra “vintage-y” around here in prepping for the upcoming craft show, so I think that has been having a lot of influence on us.
I’m headed back into the studio – this weekend is going to a super crafty one! What are your Memorial Day plans?xo, Elle
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Elle's Studio has a new stamp called My 365 Stamps. It has the basic journaling block shape along with days of the week and other stamps to add into the block. It's perfect for creating your own 365 journaling cards. Let me show you some ideas:
First you can simply stamp the block onto cardstock, stamping in the words as needed. Here I used white ink and I also rounded the corners.With just a few embellishments, like an Elle's Studio circle tag cut in half, you can add a tiny bit of detail that really fancies up the journaling block.Here I filled up the journaling area with square tags and printed journaling papers. I fancied up the center journaling block with a little ribbon and a staple. The one on the right simply uses a lined journaling piece and not the My 365 Stamps at all.If you wanted to keep your journaling block in a 4" x 6" format, simply cut a 4" x 6" piece of cardstock, add the My 365 Stamps journaling block to one side, then embellish the other half with printed papers, ribbons, buttons, etc. You could also add in a small photo, or put two journaling blocks side by side. These would fit into the divided 4" x 6" page protectors.Here's all my samples together to show the various ideas:And here's an idea of how the journaling blocks look all lined up in Becky's 365 Album.Here's a sampling of the smaller journaling blocks all lined up along the bottom, with a 4" x 6" journaling block at the top.And another fun addition for the 365 albums, would be the date/note stamps. I simply stamped them onto cardstock, cut them out and rounded two corners. Tied buttons were added for embellishments. These little tabs could easily be added to photos or the journaling blocks.And as a bonus, you can purchase the My 365 Stamps at a discount all through the month of May. I hope you consider the 365 way of scrapbooking. I have really enjoyed this method of scrapbooking because it's simple yet you capture an entire year's worth of photos in a fun way.
Thanks, Michelle for showing us some fabulous ways to use these stamps! We love how you incorporated everything!
If you need some page protectors, and don't have Becky's kit, you could also use these here. They are perfect for a 12 x 12 album and work great for filling the top 4 slots and then using the bottom 2 for the 365 journaling!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
You never know when you are going to need a gift tag. I’ve found combining our die cut circle tags with stickers, rub-ons and/or chipboard letters work great! I love the new 2 inch size we have, this size is just perfect for lots of uses!
I hope everyone has a great weekend and I wish all those mom's out there a big and Happy Mother's Day! I can't wait to give my mom her present tomorrow :)
P.S. A fun tutorial from our guest designer, Michelle, is coming early next week!
Friday, May 1, 2009
She has also picked the My 365 Stamp as the special for the month of May. That means, for the entire month of May you can get 10% off!
Thanks, Michelle for creating such inspiring pieces!