August 10, 2018

Elle's Studio August Reveal and Projects

I'm not sure how you feel but I'm having a hard time believing that August is here already.  Wasn't it just April??!  But summer is marching on and so it's time for another kit (and some fun extras) from Elle's Studio.

Let's take a look at the new releases, starting with the August monthly kit:


Check out all the fun patterns and bright colors!  And now look at the extras this month:


Look at all that pretty purple!! There are a few back-to-school items, some sports themed wood veneer and some tags and a stamp for special celebrations.  And last but not least, here are the digital offerings for August:


I mentioned above that I loved the purple items this month and I used lots of them, along with the aqua acrylic album, for my first project.  One of my daughters played travel softball for a number of years and her team's colors were teal and purple.  I took advantage of all the offerings in those colors this month to make a mini album of her travel softball career. Here's a peek at some of the pages:






I used pocket cards and diecuts from the August kit, some of the Go Team Wood Veneer Flags, a few Happy Moments Wood Veneer Circles, the Love This Acrylic, several of the Photo Flag Stickers, and the Celebrate Journaling Tags.

My second August project is this pocket page spread:





The Good Job Stamp helped me add a few more details to my cards and photos. I'll have another project using that stamp set that will be featured on the Elle's Studio blog on August 14th.  




Thanks for stopping by today - I hope you'll head over to the shop and pick up some of these fun products for yourself!

July 15, 2018

More CKC Mini Kits and Projects


I'd said earlier this month that I was so inspired by our July inspiration that I made three mini kits and created a layout from each one. I already shared my first one, so I'm back today to share the other two. I had specific photos and stories in mind as I pulled my supplies, which made it a little easier to tailor my choices.

I've been trying to put a dent in my 6x6 patterned paper supply, so all of my kits this month contain that size papers.  I think the smaller size also fits well with the mini kit concept; there's just enough to make a project or two without leaving much left over.



The first one was prompted by some of the nautical items in the kits from the ScrapRoom.  I began with the navy anchor paper and built the rest of my page kit from there.



I put the kit to work making this page:


I pulled out an old ticket punch and used it to make the background of my page.  After I added my journaling strips and one clear sticker to my photo, I just added a few sequins to finish off the page. I also outlined the page border to connect all the page elements.


My final kit was inspired by the bright colors in some of the offerings from the ScrapRoom.



And here is the page that resulted from this kit:



I did have a few leftover embellishments but since I included a lot in each of the three kits, I wasn't too disappointed to have to return them to my supplies.

Thank you for stopping by today - I hope you are enjoying this month of July!


July 10, 2018

Elle's Studio July Reveal and Projects

It's time again for another reveal from Elle's Studio!  Let's get right down to business and take a look at what's new in the shop for this month...

Here's the July kit:

and this month's extras:


along with the July digital cut file and the print and cut labels:


I just love all the pretty shades of blue in this month's releases - the sheet of puffy heart stickers made me so happy when I opened my box!  There are two fun stamp sets this month, too, which are perfect for special occasions and everyday life as well.  And now for my two projects for release day...

This first one uses lots of embellishments; there are plenty in the monthly kit, and I added even more using the wood veneer phrases, vellum asterisks, and the summer mix puffy heart stickers.


I used the everyday phrases stamp to personalize some embellishments, too. 


I layered some of the pocket cards from the monthly kit under my photo, and a July sticker label holds the date and place.  Here are a few more close-ups:



As I mentioned earlier, I love all the shades of blue in this month's products, and I decided to feature them on my next project:



I used a few pocket cards from the monthly kit to frame my photos on all sides, adding some stamps from the Highlight set to the card that holds my journaling.


I combined one of the wood veneer pieces from the pool time set with the Jane alpha stickers for my title.


And here are a couple of detail photos - I think my favorite part of this page is the little row of puffy hearts near the bottom of the page.



Thanks for stopping by today - I hope you'll head over to the shop and pick up some of these fun products for yourself!

July 6, 2018

CKC July Mini Kit Reveal and Layout



Hello everyone! It's time for another mini kit reveal for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog.

As you've probably seen by now, this month we are using the June Flavors of the Month kits from the ScrapRoom.  My three mini kits (yes, I made more than one) were inspired by the Doubleshot Club Kit:



There were a few photos that I wanted to scrap so I decided to make page kits this month. I'll be sharing one of them here today and will share the other two in another post in a few days.

I based my first page kit on a couple of the designs in the top row: the floral and the circles.  My color scheme is a little darker though but I wanted to match my choices to the photo I wanted to document.  Here's the page kit:


Papers, L to R: Maggie Holmes/Chasing Dreams Collection; My Mind's Eye/On Trend Collection; Pink Paislee/Solstice Collection; Maggie Holmes/Chasing Dreams Collection; Pinkfresh Studio stickers; Studio Calico puffy stickers and craft stickers; Sources unknown for remaining supplies




And here's how I put my page kit to use:


I just trimmed a bit off the edges of the 6x6 papers and then stitched them onto a sheet of dark green cardstock.  I added my photo and the doily to one of the quadrants, and filled the other three with embellishments and journaling.



Please stop by the CKC blog today to see Lisa's kit and project - I'm sure she put together a lovely kit as usual!

If you play along with us this month, please add a link to your project on the CKC blog here.  You can also share on Instagram - we're @counterfeitkitchallenge there and you can use #counterfeitkitchallenge and #ckcjuly2018 to tag your posts.  We also have a Facebook community and we'd love to see you sharing there as well - we're the Counterfeit Kit Community.

June 10, 2018

Elle's Studio June Reveal

It's the 10th of the month and you know what that means - it's reveal day at Elle's Studio!  Here's a look at the items that are available in the shop today...

The June kit is filled with bright colors! It has a few summer icons but it's versatile enough to use in any season.  That pocket card on the bottom left is my favorite - how cute are those circles and hearts?!


There are some great add-ons this month, too.  There's the Let's Relax stamp set, Hello Happy Puffy Words, and a Shine 6x6 Paper Stack.  The Chloe Alpha Stamp is new as well, and I'll have a project highlighting that set on the Elle's Studio blog on June 13th.

I have two pocket spreads to share with you today.  They both document May happenings but, as I said above, the June kit and add-ons are versatile enough to document non-summer events and everyday life.


I limited myself to just pinks and blues for this spread, and there were plenty of options in this month's releases.  I used one of the Let's Relax stamps and a label from the June kit to make a banner for my title card on the top left.  


I added one of the Hello Happy Puffy Words to the white space in my photo.


The Summer Wood Veneer Frames are perfectly sized to fit in the 3x4 pockets.


I made a personalized filler card by adding some of the Let's Relax stamps to a card and label from the June kit.

I took a more colorful approach to my second pocket card spread and again I had plenty of choices from June's offerings.


I love how the colors in the cards and embellishments reflect my colorful flowers!


I also like that there are plenty of cards with lots of room for journaling.  I added part of a label from the monthly kit and embellished it with a little heart from the Let's Relax stamp set.  Elle makes my favorite hearts!


I cut a banner out of one of the 3x4 cards and added it to another card to give me another personalized card.  Don't be afraid to cut up those pocket cards and use them as embellishments!


This die-cut phrase was exactly the right embellishment for the photo of my flower obsession.

Thanks for stopping by today - don't forget to head over to the shop to pick up some of these new goodies for yourself!