Saturday, September 19, 2015

Playing along with September's Exclusive Class with Elle's Studio

Happy Saturday! It’s hard to believe it is already the weekend. Do you have any scrapping plans this week? Do you have a bunch of scrapbook pages, or pocket style pages that you want to catch up on? If any of this is ringing true for you, you should definitely read this blog post today. I have the solution for you.

Elle asked me to play along with the exclusive September PDF course this month and create something. September Exclusive PDF Course, what is this you say? Did you know that Elle’s Studio now has a  coordinating class to go with each and every monthly kit? You can find out more about the course HERE and sign up. I loved this course. The content and product photography were both stunning and informative. Ideas presented in this class can be used to give you inspiration for the current monthly kit, as well as encourage you in other creative endeavors. I highly recommend signing up. :-)

For my project today, I worked on a Project Life spread. I don’t know about you, but I got really behind in pocket scrapbooking over the summer. This course, gave me some tips and tricks that really sped up the process for me, and allowed me to make sure I told the important stories.

For the left side of my pocket page layout I used a series of 3x4 photographs and journaling cards. I used three of the journaling cards to tell longer stories. The September Kit, teal letter and number stickersLet’s Eat Wood Veneer, and Let's Eat Journaling Tags worked perfectly for this week.

For the right side, I used 3 x 3 pockets and really like how this turned out. I trimmed down some of the 3 x 4 journaling cards by cutting off 1/2 inch from the top and bottom. The pie chart die cut from the September Kit was the perfect embellishment to add on top of a grid card I had in my stash. I used the pie chart as a jumping off point to hi light one key item for every person in our family this week.

I love adding embellishments and stamping to the journaling cards in the monthly kits. For the yellow journaling card, I added a little bit of this and that to make it a graphic statement. I used the Jordan outline and Jordan dots and stripes stamps, the heart die cut from the Exclusive September kit and teal letter and number stickers. I also used a roller date stamp from my stash and a staple to hold my embellishment group together. 

I Love the “(Blank) will always be my fav” card and found the perfect photo to use it for! This week in Project Life, marked the first week of back to school for us and a new,super early schedule. Zero Dark Thirty Early. I found the Coffee Meme the first day of our new schedule on the internet and just screen captured it on my I phone, and later printed it to include this week. The letter and number stickers that spell out “coffee” and the coffee mug wood veneer from the Let’s Eat collection were just perfect for this pocket.

I hope you like what I shared with you today, and that it inspired you to create something with Elle’s Studio products.  I am ready to do a few more projects now inspired by the September Exclusive Course

Products Used:

  • Inks: Hero Arts Shadow Inks in Butter Bar, Navy, and Tide Pool. Versafine Ink in Onyx Black
  • Tools: Stamp block, Tim Holtz extra large precision scissors, American Crafts Precision Pen .03, Staedtler pen in gray, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
  • Elle's Studio products are linked throughout post above. :-)
Any questions, always feel free to ask in the comments section below.

Have a great weekend!



Thursday, September 10, 2015

September Elle's Studio Kit Release

Happy Friday! It's the 10th of the month, which means its time to reveal another gorgeous Elle's Studio kit. This month is just perfect for all of your summer happenings, as well as being super versatile for other times of year as well. Don't forget the new kit is $9.99 for today only (afterwards the price goes to $11.99,) so make sure to pick up your kit today.

Make sure to stick around for the entire post, because I have some more awesome Elle's goodness to show you.

Here are my projects using the Exclusive September kit, frosted acrylic stars, September printables, and Exclusive Adorbs stamp set. The stamp set this month is adorable, I especially love the paw prints. Perfect for any animal lover.

Layout: Love You

 Project Life: WITL Part 2:

Don't forget to check out the Adorbs stamp set and frosted acrylic stars below while you are at her shop picking up your kit.

There are also printables and cut files to coordinate with the September kit as well.

Elle's Studio also offers an exclusive class now each and every month that coordinates with the monthly kit. The class is only $4.99 and includes downloadable PDF pages that give step by step instructions for completing layouts, Project Life spreads, and cards. Remember each mini course is only available during the current month of the kit it coordinates with. I played along with this mini course this month and I really loved it. I would highly recommend it to others. The instructions and photographs were seriously on point and very gorgeous! You can see my project (that was inspired by the mini course on the Elle's Studio Blog on Saturday September 19th. 

To find out more about this class and to sign up, please click HERE.

What is your favorite item from the September kit? For me, I am going with the kit, the stamps, and the frosted acrylic stars. Yes, as usual, I could not pick only one item.  I would love to hear in the comments below what your favorite item is this month.

Until next time,

Happy Scrappin'