Thursday, July 10, 2014

July Elle's Studio Exclusive Kit Release and a Warehouse Sale!!!



Not only is today the release of the Elle's Studio exclusive July kit, stamps and cut files but it's the start of a huge warehouse sale at Elle's Studio Website where you can purchase grab bags, paper packs and tags at an awesome reduced price!!

Here are my projects using the July exclusives

For this layout I used the Shine Collection and added one of the beautiful tags that's available in this month's kit!
I used several of the tags that are available in this month's kit as well as the very cool square border cut file that's available also. I also used paper from the Shine Collection.
My last layout features several of the tags in this month's kit as well as one of the stamps which I stamped down the whole layout. I also used products from the Shine Collection (my absolute fave collection ever!!) and a piece from the Foodie wood veneer that is still available in the shop!! 
 
Here are all of the links for all the news goodies and the awesome sale
 
 
Make sure you go check it out before it's all gone!!
 
Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!! :)
 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Elle's Studio / Hip Kit Club Blog Hop ... plus a giveaway!!

I feel so privileged that I was invited to join in on the Elle's Studio / Hip Kit Club Blog Hop today and create with the gorgeous products in the June Hip Kit which features lots of the new Shine Collection by Elle's Studio plus lots of other goodies too! You can check out the complete kit here on the Hip Kit Club website and you can check out the Shine Collection (plus lots more fabulous goodies) on the Elle's Studio website here .
 
Here are my projects that I made
First is a layout I made using a photo of my daughter walking down the beach last summer during our all girls only vacation. Lots of layering starting with Elle's Studio Shine papers, then adding some of the wood veneer pieces and tags.

Next is a card using a leftover piece of ES Shine paper, a wood veneer tag and then the beautiful acetate butterflies from the kit layered on top.
 
Here's the giveaway info!!
Simply leave a comment on my blogpost and I will draw a winner for a $10 gift card to both Elle's Studio and the Hip Kit Club (that's $20 of scrappy goodness!!)!! You have until June 27th to comment!!
 
Make sure to check and leave a comment on the rest of the blog hop participants - they are also giving away gift cards!! Here's the list
 
       Ashley Horton www.ashleyhortondesigns.com
         Melissa Mann  http://melissamann.typepad.com
        Amelie Mordret  www.ameliemordret.com
         Daniela Dobson http://danieladobson.blogspot.com
         Kate Kennedy  http://thislifeinked.com
         Kay Rogers  http://rogerskk.typepad.com
         Marinette Lesne  www.scraptherapie.com
         Valerie Bishop < you are here
         Mandy Koeppen  http://mandykoeppen.blogspot.com
         Jenny Evans  http://jennygevans.blogspot.com
 
     Becki Adams  http://beckiadams.blogspot.com
         Kali Bertazzon  http://chezkali.canalblog.com
         Jennifer Chapin  http://jenchapin.blogspot.com
         Ashley Fowler  http://isweatglitter.wordpress.com
         Elle’s Studio Blog  www.shopellesstudio.com/blog
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a fabulous time hopping!! :)
 
 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Elle's Studio/Hip Kit Team-up Sneak Peek

A few of us from the Elle's Studio Design Team are teaming up with the ladies from the Hip Kit Club to do a blog hop this Friday!! There will be lots of inspiration and a giveaway on each and every blog!! All you have to do is leave a comment and you have a chance to win on every blog!! How cool is that??? Here's a little sneak of one of my projects
Don't forget to come back on Friday!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Elle's Studio June Reveal...It's a Doozy!! :)

There are so many awesome exclusive products available this month!! There is the June kit, the Foodie Mini Kit, the wood veneers, stamp sets, tags, labels and snippets and last but not least the new Shine Collection with all it's goodies are in stock too!!
And then to sweeten the deal, there is free shipping for the next week (ending on June 17) for qualifying orders

Here are my design team projects for this month
I used one of the cut files to make my title and the Exclusive Foodie Mini kit, wood veneers and stamp set. I used the stamp set to stamp the letters of my title after i cut them out using my Silhouette Cameo.
I used products from the Shine Collection, the June Kit and the exclusive wood veneer title piece which I stamped then painted over. I heat embossed the popsicle pieces to give them some yummy color. I also used one the cutfiles (the piechart) to make accents on my layout.
I used products from the Shine Collection for this! This line is my all time favorite summer line I've ever worked with!! The colors and designs are so fun and are perfect to document all my summer photos!!
Here are the links to all the fun stuff on the Elle's Studio website

All new exclusive items: http://www.shopellesstudio.com/ExclusiveNew/
June Kit: http://shopellesstudio.com/Elle-s-Studio-June-2014-Kit.html
Fun in the Sun Wood Veneer Tag: http://shopellesstudio.com/Fun-in-the-Sun-Wood-Veneer-Tag.html
June Stamp: http://www.shopellesstudio.com/Check-It-Out-Exclusive-Stamp.html
This week labels (colors): http://shopellesstudio.com/This-Week-Labels.html
This week labels (gray): http://shopellesstudio.com/This-Week-Labels-gray.html
Foodie stamp: http://shopellesstudio.com/Foodie-Exclusive-Stamp.html
Foodie Tags: http://shopellesstudio.com/Foodie-Journaling-Tags.html
Food wood: http://shopellesstudio.com/Foodie-Wood-Veneers.html
Digital cut file: http://shopellesstudio.com/June-Digital-Cut-File.html
Digital Pie Chart Background cut file: http://shopellesstudio.com/Pie-Chart-Circle-Background.html

Make sure you check out the rest of the design team projects here to get some inspiration!!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Sketch Challenge at Elle's Studio .....

Today is Sketch Thursday over on the Elle's Studio Blog and I made a layout using the sketch for the blog post
It features my favorite kitty ever - my Gremlin boy. Oh how I love that cat! He's not an outside cat, but sometimes I'll take him onto the front porch and he'll walk up and down the porch rails. He really is a fraidy cat and would never jump off the porch!! He likes to look around and feel the sun on him for about 2 minutes then he's ready to come back in.
 
I used products from the new Elle's Studio Collection Shine which will be shipping out to lss and internet stores soon! It is a fun, bright and gorgeous collection with tons of wood veneer pieces and some very cool stamps. I used two of the stamps on this layout - the black dots and the blue arrow border which is from the Washi  Stamp Set - my favorite set ever!! And I'm not even really a stamper!
 
Here's the sketch
I turned it on it's side and them for the squares I first drew
 them, then watercolored them, then stitched each individual square. Then I started the layering. This layout turned out way different than I first pictured - but that ALWAYS happens to me! I love the way it turned out - and it truly is my own version of the sketch!! LOL
 
You should join in this week - all you need to do is use the sketch, use some Elle's Studio product (it doesn't have to be all ES, just a bit will be fine), upload your layout to the ES Gallery here and link it up in the original blog post here and you could win a $10 gift certificate to be used in the Elle's Studio store!
 
 I can't wait to see your projects!! :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Reveal Day for the Weekend Adventure Front Porch Kit!!


Isn't this kit just jam packed with fun goodies??!!
You can go to the Little Blue House website here to order your kit!!
 
And here are the projects that I made with the kit!
First is a layout of my cutie great nephew!! This was the last project that I made and I wanted to use up a lot of my leftovers so I layered on the stickers and leftover pieces of patterned paper, but I didn't have enough of the yellow paper to balance out the top and bottom - so I used one of the stamps from the exclusive stamp set included in the kit to make a pattern at the top of the layout - the yellow arrows!!
Next is a cute little passport cover using the piece of jean that came in the kit
 I found the measurements on Pinterest and just started sewing!! I sewed as piece of ribbon across the body to use as a tie and the flower is layered with punched shapes from the piece of map!
Next is a sweet and simple layout of my kids - I really am lucky to have such great kids!! I used a piece of the branding strip as part of my title!
 
This is my two pager - about our fun "ghost" adventure in New Orleans last year! The "adventure" is a custom cut by The Little Blue House!!
 
I have one more project - a mini album - that I will share with you tomorrow as there are lots of photos!!
 
Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team reveals - you will be amazed by their creativity!!
 
 
 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Last but not least, Front Porch Kit Sneak Peek #3.....

Here is my last sneak peek of the fabulous Weekend Adventure kit before the reveal tomorrow!!
Remember to hop on over to the rest of the design team's blogs to see their sneaks too!
 
 
 And if you comment here on the Little Blue House blog by today, you have a chance to win this awesome kit !!
Make sure you come back tomorrow for the full reveal of the kit and all of my projects that I made with it!!