Elle's Studio CHA Layouts

I’m not sure which of these were displayed because I know Elle was short on space but here are the layouts I created for the Elle’s Studio Summer CHA booth!

This one using Cameron

And these 3 using Noel - love the chalkboard paper!

It’s weird scrapping Christmas when it’s 115F outside, but then I remembered that it’s Summer for Christmas in Australia so it really shouldn’t be that weird.

CHA Winter 2013

I have no idea how to write this post lol! I thought I’d do a “recap” but I’m not really sure how to! I attended my very first CHA show this last weekend! Catherine and I met up to walk the floor as “first timers” together. It’s a complete mix of scrapbooking manufacturers, adhesive, jewelry making supplies, and any type of craft supply in between. Of course our first stop was the AC / Studio Calico / Project Life section. 


April / Me / Catherine - Me / Lisa / Kari

The Studio Calico booth looked great! Here & There might be my favorite line!

I’m sad I didn’t get to run into Liz but I did get to see her GORGEOUS Project Life kit in person

Maggie’s booth was as gorgeous as she is!

And Amy’s booth was SO fun! You’re going to LOVE her new calendar stamp and embroidery stencil kit!

I got to see my Elle’s Studio layouts hanging up in her booth (I’ll share those here tomorrow) AND meet Elle herself who is just as sweet as she seems online!


Another highlight was getting to chat with Ali Edwards (and Katie too!) Chai latte with a shot of espresso was a necessity!

One of the lines that surprised me (in a good way) was Special Delivery by Heidi Sonboul for GCD Studios and their booth was super cute!


That night I got a chance to go to Disneyland / California Adventure with some of my crafty blogger friends. Will be posting more about that on All for the Boys and All for the Everyday! It was SO cold! I’m wearing leggings, jeans, long socks, tank, dress, sweater, sweater, jacket, and scarf lol! I was pretty good that way!

The next morning I was excited to meet up with some of my Studio Calico / Instagram pals to walk the floor! The Allison Kreft for Webster’s booth was always so busy because her line is gorgeous!

Liz Kartchner and her husband Colin are awesome people and her new line is stunning. Suz and I got to akwardly dance around her booth lol! (Suz can’t keep her eyes open ;)

Basic Grey’s Hipster line was another favorite of mine!

Official CHA mirror shot

Shay / Me / Suz

That night I went to dinner with the Studio Calico crew and it might have been the highlight of my trip! SUCH an amazing team to work with!

I feel like there were SO many people and products that I didn’t get to see. I need a list next time (says the non list maker)! I am still so honored and humbled to be working for the best companies and was excited to see the booths and products so early and in person. If you have a picture of/with me link me to it so I can save it!

I spent Monday with my Mom - we saw Les Mis! and my two crazies were very happy their mom was home

For lots of detail I recommend keeping an eye on The Scrappy Jedi (who I also flagged down while I was there ;) she does some awesome CHA posts and she actually had her camera out!

Envelope Advent Book

I am so excited to be a part of Elle’s Studio Celebrate December! I created a new Advent calendar of sorts for the boys. It’s a mini book made out of envelopes. Each day I slip in a notecard with an activity for us to do (or some days just a clue on where to find a little gift).

Make sure to stop by the Elle’s Studio blog every day for a lot more inspiration and fun giveaways!

Elle's Studio December (and last) Gallery!

I can’t believe how quickly that  flew by! This is the last month for the current design team at Elle’s Studio.  I chose the Jack Frost kit to complete my December Gallery and this kit was SO well put together! I loved those wooden snowflakes (obviously) and the exclusive tags were perfect.

Here’s what I did this month


and I finally finished my wreath!

Thank you Elle SO much for allowing me to be a part of this amazing team (my first and hopefully not last paper design team). I’m definitely going to be incorporating Elle’s Studio products into my Project Life next year!


I have had so much fun paper crafting lately. I had the awesome opportunity through Elle’s Studio this week as they are teaming up with Lily Bee. They’ve been doing a blog hop this week so be sure to stop by both of their blogs.

Here’s what I made for this week:

Elle’s Studio products used: Everyday Circle Journaling TagsHalloween Tidbits, and Spooktacular Large Journaling Tags
Lily Bee products used: Head Over Heals line: Papers - Courting, Crush, Smitten and Dreamy, and Cardstock Stickers

Elle’s Studio products used: Lil’ Snippet: Gratitude

Lily Bee products used: Head Over Heals line: Paper - Dreamy, Courting and Crush, and ABC Stickers

Elle's Studio October Gallery

The October Gallery went up over at Elle’s Studio. I love looking at what the ladies have done every month and I’ll be honest, I still can’t believe I’m among them. I always feel like mine don’t measure up! I guess we all have different styles though and me admiring there’s only pushes me more each month!

Sketch Thursday - Elle's Studio

Today is sketch Thursday over at the Elle’s Studio blog. I created a layout for today. 

Here is my layout for the sketch.

Head on over to play along this week as well!


I used the Elle’s Studio products Spooktacular Autumn Journaling Circle TagsHalloween Pennants, and Lil’ Snippets: Halloween, American Crafts Nightfall line, and Whisker Graphics Divine Twine (Halloween).

Elle's Studio: Forever Grateful Project Kit

Yesterday my post went up for the Elle’s Studio Forever Grateful Project Kit. There really is a few different ways you can use this kit and we are sharing some of those ways over on the Elle’s Studio blog this week! This kit is limited edition and once they are gone they’re gone - they make a great gift! I actually ordered one for a gift after I made my own.

Here’s what I did with the kit

Go check out what the other ladies have been doing with the kit!


So the album is finally finished and up on the Elle’s Studio Gallery so I thought I’d share it with you here as well.

Lot’s of Elle’s studio tags used - let me know if you have questions on any of them. All images were taken with my iPhone instagram app. Not sure I would do it again but it definitely worked for the crazy week I had. 

Sorry for all the images I just didn’t want you to have to click on each one if you wanted to see it bigger (I hate having to do that) 


So last weekend my very first Elle’s Studio  layouts went up in the gallery. So exciting to be among such talented women. 

Here’s what I made

Credits: Elle’s Studio Handmade Layers Cutouts - 16 tags, Handmade Layers Tiny Tags - Set of 10, Handmade Layers Journaling Tags - set of 8; Studio Calico Paper Moon kit

Credits: SC Lawn Party kit; Elle’s Studio Handmade Layers Pennants - Inspiring, Handmade Layers Journaling Circle Tags Large, Fun Striped Circle Tags

Credits: Elle’s Studio Handmade Layers Pennants - Birthday, Handmade Layers Cutouts - 16 tags, Studio Calico Lawn party kit