Monday, June 21, 2010

The One with Elle's Studio June Projects (and the 700th Post Winner!)

First - the winner of the 700th post giveaway is....drumroll please.....
Kelsey Nicole Saint Clair!!! Maybe this will make up for all those beanie babies you bought me back in the day :) Email me at and I'll send you the box - or rather, maybe I can hand deliver it to you when I come home in a couple weeks? Save me on shipping :) Thanks everyone for all of your comments, you make my day with your kind words. Until the 800th post - good afternoon, good evening, and good night!

Here are my last projects for Elle's Studio. Sniff sniff. Six months went by super fast! If you tried out for their next design team, good luck! Elle is so generous and easy to work with, I'm sad my term is over. But it was good while it lasted and I've got plenty of product leftover to use in my future projects so this won't be the last you hear of Elle's Studio on this blog!

Tips: I watched Shanghai Noon while scrapping this layout. Funny movie, great one-liners. I believe I saw patterned paper weaving on a layout by Lisa Dickinson and I totally wanted to try it out. I've weaved ribbon before on cards, but never paper on layouts. Elle's Studio patterned papers are usually 4" square (the downloadable patterned papers are larger) so I cut them into strips and glued them together to make one long strip - much easier for weaving. No layout is complete without buttons! PS - I still feel kinda weird scrapbooking these photos. They're sorta private you know, like, that's my uterus you're all looking at... anyways... :)

Journaling says: It's amazing how quickly you can fall in love with something that's only 3 centimeters big. But I fell hard and fast.

Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill Basics, Kraft; Patterned paper, patterned packaging, digital patterned papers: Elle's Studio; Buttons, ribbon, letter stickers, pen: American Crafts; Adhesive: Helmar; Paper cutter, scissors: Fiskars


Tips: I watched one of my all-time favorite movies while scrapping this layout: Runaway Bride. I've probably watched it 30 times in my life. At least. For this layout I used one of the photos that Caroline took of me on Thursday. I'm so into banners right now and luckily so is Caroline so when she saw these banners strewn across the sky she had me pose underneath them. The colors in the photo coordinate perfectly with Elle's Studio. I created patterned paper and cardstock strip frames around the photo, added some ribbon into the mix, and for the final inner layer I cut journaling spots in half and made a scalloped border.

Journaling says: I know it's probably still a little early to do a maternity shoot, but when Caroline offered, how could I say no?! We took tons of pictures and I love them!

Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, patterned packaging, journaling spots: Elle's Studio; Buttons, ribbon, letter stickers, pen: American Crafts; Adhesive: Helmar; Paper cutter, scissors: Fiskars


Tips: I continued watching Runaway Bride while making this mini topiary. Elle's Studio makes lots of round journaling spots and die cuts so I chose 20 of their newest colorful birthday ones and created a topiary out of them. I embellished the blank journaling spots with buttons and added a ribbon bow at the top so it can hang.

Supplies: Journaling spots, die cuts: Elle's Studio; Buttons, ribbon: American Crafts; Adhesive: Helmar

Thanks for looking! And as always, make sure you check out the rest of the design team gallery - there is some talent up in there!


Maria said...

LOVE the layouts Paige!!!

Chris said...

Love your projects! Your creativity is boundless!

*reyanna klein* said...

Oh my, Paige! I LOVE these!!! You're going out with a BANG because I think these are your best Elle projects EVER! You are so amazing. :-)

And thank you for showing us the ultrasound pics! My, what a lovely uterus you have! ;-)

carina said...

Paige, your work is just amazing!

kelseynsc said...

YAY!!! I love these layouts the colors are PHENOMENAL!!! Just like YOU!!! :o]

Supermar said...

I'm so bummed every time I don't win your giveaways :( I love that book!

Lisa Dickinson said...

ooooh i love what you did with the woven paper - those colors just make me happy :)