Monday, January 19, 2015

Toni From Designs Creative Team January Gallery

Happy Monday! I hope you are all well and happy on this gorgeous day. The Seahawks won last night, so my family and I are floating on cloud nine over here and anxiously awaiting the Super Bowl. It was a seriously emotional roller coaster of a game, but boy was it an awesome finish!!!

I have quite a few lovely projects to share with you today from my awesome creative team. There is also a coupon code for flair, so please keep on browsing. :-)

First up today is this gorgeous layout by Jen Boumis.  She has the cutest photos of her little girl, and she used the Let it Snow Flair Set to coordinate with her page.

Next up is this adorable kitty page by Kathy Skou. She used the I Love Cats Flair Set for this stinkin' cute layout of her pretty cat.

Brenda Smith used the Woodgrain Christmas icons for this great layout featuring her beautiful girls. I love that she used a snowflake behind the flair, so cute!

Danielle Higginbottom-Brown has some great Project Life pages to share today. I love that she used the flair pieces to document everyday life with her family this past fall. Her boys are so precious. She used the Happy Halloween Flair Set and the Trick or Treat Flair Sets.

I am busy designing new flair sets for next month, and in the meantime, all flair in my shop is currently 20% off using the code "JANUARY." This special is good through Thursday 1/22/15 at 11:59pm EST. There is no minimum purchase to receive this discount. Thank you for supporting my store. *if you do use my flair on your projects, I would love to see it! Please share your creations on Instagram using the hashtag #tonifromdesigns and link me to it @tonifromdesigns. 

I will be back tomorrow to share some Project Life pages from the start of my 2015 album. I also have finally FINALLY finished all of my 2014 pages and I have plenty to share over the next few weeks.

Until next time,

Happy Scrappin'



Saturday, January 10, 2015

Elle's Studio January Kit

It's the 10th of the month and that means that Elle's Studio new kit is now live and available for purchase. The January kits are simply adorable and I can't wait to share it with all of you just what I did with it!

Elle's Studio monthly kits and add-ons are available on the 10th of every month at 8am PST. If you order on the 10th (the first day) the kit is marked down to $9.99. The regular price is normally $11.99.

The add-ons every month are also limited and while supplies last, and are made to coordinate with the kit. There are two add-ons available this month; an adorable wood veneer set and a stamp set. I really enjoyed working with these add-ons and love that the wood veneer and stamp set  are sized to work together. :-)

 Here is the Project Life spread I created using the Elle's Studio monthly kit, the add-ons, and some printables as well!

  I love that some of the wood veneer hearts in the add-on had stitching marks. I used some 
red embroidery floss from my stash to stitch around this heart and I love how it turned out! 
I adhered this heart to one of the adorable journaling cards included in the monthly kit.

 I mentioned above that the wood veneer and stamps in the add-on work so well together. I used the "love" wood veneer in the photo above and added the stamped sentiment below "all my heart." I really like putting fun detailed elements (like these) in the white space in my photographs. 

Elle' Studio also has some digital products that are available for purchase today.

Elle's Studio also has two new cut files available this month as well.

The January Cut File

And the Heart Cut File

I also created a layout for the Design Team gallery this month using some goodies from the Good Cheer collection.

 I hope you head on over to Elle's Studio and check out all of the awesome new goodies in the shop. Be sure to check out the Design Team Gallery as well. You will find lots of inspiration for the monthly kits, as well as other Elle's Studio goodies.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great weekend. Until next time...

Happy Scrappin'



Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Winner selected for Elle's Studio giveaway

I have a winner to reveal today, randomly selected by my daughter.

Congrats Nora! Please e-mail me your shipping address and I will have Elle mail your prize to you. You can reach me at Washingtontransplant (at) gmail (dot com.

Monday, January 5, 2015

One Little Word 2015: Step

Happy Monday! First of all, I wanted to say thank you so much for all of the awesome congratulations on Saturday. Y'all are so darn sweet! I was quite surprised when Elle from Elle Studio contacted me last fall about joining her Design Team for 2015. Shocked I tell ya. I love Elle's Studio products, and being asked to design for this team is a real dream come true. I was excited to finally be able to tell everyone my news after keeping a secret for so long...and such a big secret.

Today I am sharing the word I selected for One Little Word and discussing why I chose it. Last year, I chose the word "Flourish" and I do feel like in many ways this word and focusing on it, really helped me reach some of my goals. One of my goals was to get on a manufacturer design team. The other was to start regular intentional exercise. I was asked to be on Elle's Design Team and I successfully lost and kept off 20 pounds. I still have a ways to go on the weight loss front, but it is a great start!

For those of you that follow me on Instagram, the fact that I have chosen "Step" as my word for 2015 should not come as a surprise. Honestly, the word chose me. Wherever I looked for words this year, I was continually faced with this selection. I am a Fitbit addict and that word fits perfectly for my goal of moving more and living a healthier lifestyle. I love that the word step can be interpreted so many different ways.  These are my goals for 2015

  1. Literally take more steps.  I will walk at least 365000 steps in 2015. This will be documented via Instagram with #365000in2015. Please fell free to join me on this journey, and use and share the hashtag as well.
  2. Take steps (series of arrangements) to grown my business.
  3. Step in and be more present and in the moment
  4. Step out of my comfort zone. This includes; taking fitness classes at my gym (yes I joined a gym,) being more social in person and get to know more people in my community (versus just online.) Trying a new hobby (knitting.)
  5. Step on It. Increase my fitness activity level. Continue walking and learn to run. Sign up for and try Zumba classes and Spinning.
  6. Keep step. Continue with my daily chores and work around the house, but do so in a more organized fashion. I have streamlined my cleaning and organizing with daily and weekly chores, as well as coming up with a zone cleaning schedule. I love being organized and this is really allowing me to whiz through my responsibilities at home.
What did you pick for your word this year? Have you decided yet? I would love to hear your thoughts and your word selection? I will be back tomorrow with some Project Life pages to share from 2014. I am currently only weeks away from completing my album for 2014. I plan on sharing all of the remaining weeks on the blog this month with multiple posts.

Until next time...

Happy Scrappin'



Saturday, January 3, 2015

Design Team Announcement and a Giveaway!

I am beyond excited to share some news with y'all today...I am on the Elle's Studio Design Team for 2015!!! I could not be more thrilled or feel more honored to be chosen amongst such a talented group of ladies. I love Elle's Studio products and am having a blast already working with Elle's Studio.

Here is the list of ladies I am working with with links to all of their blogs. :-)

Jessy Christopher

We also have four blog contributors, and I am just thrilled that Paige Evans has joined Elle's Studio as well!

Here is a sneak of one of my projects that will be live on the Elle's Studio Design Team Gallery on January 10th. Did you know that on the 10th of every month that Elle's Studio has exclusive kits and extras that are available for purchase? That is also when the Design Team Gallery goes live every month. While I can't show you the January kit yet, I CAN tell you that it is adorable and that you are definitely going to want it (plus the extras too!) You can purchase monthly kits and other fabulous Elle's products everyday at

Here is a sneak of a project I made using the January monthly kit and extras by Elle's Studio.

Guess what? Not only do I have some great news to share, but I also have a giveaway. Elle has generously donated my four favorite items currently in the shop for a giveaway to one of my blog readers. Want to see what you could win?

All you have to do to be eligible is to leave a comment below. I will draw randomly choose a winner and post the results on January 7th. Good luck!

Until next time...

Happy Scrappin'