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!

June 6, 2018

CKC June Mini Kit Reveal and Project


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

As you probably already know, we are using the May 2018 Hip Kit Club kits as our inspiration this month. I was really drawn to one particular paper in the scrapbook kit - it's the multi-color scallop paper shown in the center and I think it was designed exclusively for the kit:


May 2018 Hip Kit Club
The scallop paper reminded me of a vellum 8x8 paper I have from Pretty Little Studio so I pulled out that paper and decided to build my mini kit around it.  


As you can see, this is a very petite kit; as I was searching my supplies, I got an idea for a layout and decided to just pull enough to make that page.  Here's what I included:  a 12x12 white woodgrain cardstock, the scallop vellum from Pretty Little Studio, a green & white polka dot and a gray floral (both from my scrap box), a 3x4 pocket card from Pretty Little Studio along with the packaging from a set of journaling cards, a few labels and a sheet of word/phrase stickers from Pretty Little Studio, an alpha stamp set from Kellie Stamps, a sheet of labels and a partially used sheet of puffy hearts from Elle's Studio.

I ended up using a little bit of everything on my layout:


I fussy-cut
several rows of scallops from the vellum and stitched them into place on the page.  



I used the scraps and packaging as mats for my photos, arranged them along with the journaling card in a horizontal line across the white cardstock, and then tucked some labels underneath.  I stamped the initial of the location of each photo onto a scallop and stapled them on using my tiny attacher. 



Some puffy hearts and phrase stickers were the finishing touch.



Please stop by the CKC blog today to see Laura's kit and project - I'm sure she has something amazing to share 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 #ckcjune2018 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.

May 10, 2018

Elle's Studio May Reveal

It's time for the reveal of the May kit and add-ons for Elle's Studio and there's big news again this month!  But before I get to that, let's take a look at the monthly kit and add-ons...

The monthly kit is filled with lots of color and while it does have some sentiments perfect for spring and summer, the kit can be used for any time of year:
The add-ons this month are lots of fun, too:

I especially love those spring mix puffy heart stickers, the Hazel Alphabet Stamp, the Play All Day Phrase Stickers, and the Gold Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers.

Here's the digital releases which include the May Cut Files and the Hello Good Times Printables:


And now for the big announcement...the May releases include Elle's first Traveler's Notebook kit!  Here it is:
It's travel-themed and has labels, papers, stickers, stamps and much more!

I have two projects to share today using the May kit and add-ons.  My first one is a 6x8 spread to document my summer bucket list:



I started by covering the wood veneer "fun" with the multi-colored striped card in the monthly kit.  


I combined it with another monthly 4x6 card on white cardstock, added one of the Play All Day Phrase Stickers and a die-cut from the monthly kit.  I mounted the entire piece on a fun dotted paper from the Noteworthy Collection.

The opposite page consists of four 3x4 pocket cards from the monthly kit.  I added more of the Play All Day Phrase Stickers to one card, along with some of the Spring Mix Puffy Heart Stickers


I punched the center from another card, added dimensional adhesive and placed it on top of a days-of-the-week pocket card.


I embellished the remaining cards with some of the die-cuts in the monthly kit.

My second project is a pocket card spread.  I was so happy to discover that the new releases paired perfectly with a recent set of photos.


The cards are all from the monthly kit - I pulled the pink and minty green ones to coordinate with my photos.


I added a sentiment from the Hello Stamp, a die-cut and one of those pretty hearts from the Gold Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers to one of the cards. 


I scattered more of the hearts and die-cuts around the page on both my photos and the other pocket cards.


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



April 10, 2018

Elle's Studio April Reveal

April is a big month over at Elle's Studio - in addition to the monthly kit and add-on releases, there's also a brand-new collection called "Noteworthy" and it is fabulous!  Here are all the details...

The Monthly Kit is, as usual, packed with lots of bright colors and themes that can be used for all occasions:



And there are plenty of fun products in the add-ons, too:
While I don't like to play favorites, I will say that I really like the Adventure Puffy Stickers (no surprise there), the Vellum Sentiments, and the Banner Stickers.

There's also a digital release with Currently Printables and the April Digital Cut File:


Finally, here is the new "Noteworthy" Collection:

I can already say that this one is going to be a favorite - there's a special bundle which includes free alphabet stickers and it's now on sale for 20% off.  I used some pieces from the new collection on my projects this month, and I'll also have a layout featuring just the Noteworthy collection on the Elle's Studio blog later in April.

For my first project, I pulled specific colors from the products this month to make this layout:


I made a mat for my photo using the blue, yellow, and gray pocket cards from the Monthly Kit


I wrote my journaling, added my photo and then embellished with some of the Adventure Puffy Stickers, an Acrylic Star, a Banner Sticker, and a Vellum Sentiment


I used the new Mini Dated Stamp to note both the date of the photo and the date of the journaling.  


I also included a few items from the Noteworthy Collection.  I placed an Epoxy Sticker on my photo, and then backed the mat on two papers from the 12x12 paper collection.  The whole layout rests on a piece of white cardstock.


For my second project, I combined the Banner Stickers and the Acrylic Stars across the top of my page:


I matted my photo on one of the papers in the Noteworthy 6x6 Paper Stack and tucked a branding strip from one of the Noteworthy 12x12 papers under the photo.  One of the pocket cards from the Monthly Kit holds my journaling.


I added an Everyday Goodness Sticker to the top of the photo and added another of the Acrylic Stars nearby as well.  


I embellished the bottom of the layout with half of a Vellum Sentiment and a phrase from the Adventure Puffy Stickers.  I matted the whole page on a paper from the Noteworthy 12x12 paper collection.



And the "yes, please!" phrase from the Adventure Puffy Stickers was perfect for my page title.



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

April 6, 2018

CKC April Mini Kit Reveal and Project


Hello everyone and Happy April! It's mini-kit reveal day on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog and as a reminder, here is the inspiration kit we are using for the month:


I really like the fun colors of the kit - it's perfect for springtime! I kept the colors in mind when I selected the pieces for my mini-kit.  


I filled my mini-kit with pocket cards from Elle's Studio and Gossamer Blue because both of those companies featured pieces with bright and vibrant colors. I also included lots of labels (Gossamer Blue), puffy hearts (Elle's Studio), tags (Elle's Studio), vellum pieces (Elle's Studio) and three stamp sets (Gossamer Blue and Dear Lizzy).


When I was searching through my Gossamer Blue supplies, I found a turquoise acrylic word.  It perfectly matched the colors in my mini-kit and it inspired the project I'd make with it.



If you've been reading here for a while, you know that I enjoy gardening.  I decided to use my mini-kit to make a mini-album about my love for flowers.  The pocket cards and tags would serve as the pages, and the album would be held together with a book ring.  I planned to include small photos of my favorite blooms along with some quotes from my garden Pinterest board.  Here's a little flip through the pages:













This mini-album was just a joy to create!

Please stop by the CKC blog today to see Leslie's mini-kit and project.  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 #ckcapril2018 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.