Sunday, January 22, 2017

18th Anniversary!

Hi Everyone! Today is our 18th marriage anniversary! I can't believe where and how time flies. So it is very fitting that I am up on the Elle's Studio blog with a project celebrating this. The January kit is simply awesome to document this!

For this project, I loved using a whole bunch of digital files - the cut files and the printables. Do check them out.

Here is a peek of the project. Do stop by Elle's Studio for more details on the project.


Below are links to the products used in this project:



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Elle's Studio January Kit Projects

I am still not over the fact that Elle asked me to be on the Design team for Elle's Studio. So January Kit went live today. I am working mainly with this kit and extras for these projects. I love how versatile this kit is. It prompted me to create two very different themed projects. 

For the first project, I decided to list my top ten goals for the year 2017. It is very simple layout that conveys the message. I used a large photo of me in the background and stamped the word goals directly on the photo. For not being the best stamper, that is pretty brave for me. I am in love with the Jonah Stamp. I know I am going to be stamping way more and improving this skill this year. I love all the stamps that the Elle's Studio carries. Stay tuned for more projects with stamping. The card on which I wrote my goals is from the January kit and the background striped paper is from the Little Moments collection. Also make sure you get your pack of sequins. The colors coordinate with the kit so well. 




For the second layout, I decided to go way back in time. I am not sure why, but the card that says "You are so very loved" totally reminded me of this photo of my boy when he was about 7 months old. I just absolutely had to use this photo. Over time, I have learnt to ignore that pinks are for girls only. I don't care - I will use pink for boys and blue for girls. I have two boys and these days I seem to be using pinks on their layouts without hesitation :). On this layout I mainly used the cards from the January kit. The wood veneer and the stickers are from the January extras and they all coordinate so well.





Hope you enjoyed both my layouts and will get yourself some of these awesome products. Just remember that Elle's Studio has a subscription option available to those who want to be guaranteed a kit each month, lock in the launch day special price of $9.99, and receive FREE (USA) or reduced (International) shipping on anything added to your box each month on the 10th. Isn't that an awesome deal!?! Below are links and images of the products I used for these layouts!



Monday, January 2, 2017

Design Team Member for Elle's Studio

A very happy new year to you all. I am so happy that the new year is starting off with some great news in my scrapbooking journey. I am so proud to announce today that I will be on the Elle's Studio design team for 2017. I have been a huge fan of Elle's Studio products for a long time, the stamps, the  kits and the collections. I am so looking forward to working with all the lovely products. They work so well with my style of scrapbooking and memory keeping.

I have admired the work of so many of my fellow design team members for so many years. I am pinching myself to believe that I will be really designing alongside them.  I am so grateful for this opportunity. 



Laura Hager:http:// www.laurelandfern.com/


Stop by at the Elle's Studio website for a look at the kits and products. I will be working with their kits and they go live on the 10th of every month. I will posting the projects that I create for the inspiration gallery here regularly. Make sure that you stop by and check it out.

Thanks for stopping by today and letting me share my excitement. Have a great day!
~Neela

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Teaching Big Impact at Big Picture Classes

I am so excited to announce that my class at Big Picture Classes is live. Big Picture Classes is a website that predominantly hosts scrapbooking, art and craft related classes. You can become and member for a free trial period of 15 days. After that you will pay $9.99 a month. It is a risk free subscription and you can cancel at any time.

It is so amazing that Big Picture Classes accepted my application to teach and gave me a chance to do so. I had never made videos before this and they encouraged me to do so and I pushed myself to do it. It wasn't easy. But I learnt a whole lot during this process and I am grateful for that.

I communicated with both Julie Williams - Education Assistant and Kelly Noel - Content Coordinator  at Big Picture Classes. I can tell you that both of them are amazing and amazingly nice to work with. I originally came up with the idea for the class and lessons. Kelly, gave me pointers to solidify my idea for the class and what each lesson would contain. We bounced ideas and suggestions back and forth to come up with the content for the final 6 lessons in this class. Every single suggestion from her was so on point. It was so awesome to interact with her especially because I have been such a humungous fan of her scrapbooking style and photography for so many years now.

My class is called Big Impact. In this class you will learn some basic photo editing techniques in photoshop elements to make a 4x6 photo to a larger size and how to type text on your images and print them. You will also learn different types of scrapbook layouts you can make with larger photos.  Below is a peek of all the different types of layouts I made with the large photos. I have two videos in each lesson explaining how I edit my photo and how I make the layout. I explained a little bit about all the different products that I used on my layouts and the design choices I made.


As for product choices, I mainly used Studio Calico kits, Ali Edwards Story Kits and Scrapbook Circle kits. I adore all the products that arrive at my doorstep in my kits. In each lesson, I also linked up equivalent products available at Big Picture Classes with which you can achieve similar results. 

I want to say that this is something out of the ordinary for me, from my perspective, I want to stop a little bit and pat myself and praise myself for pushing myself out of my comfort zone ( maybe for the first time in my life). It all started one night, when I sat down and applied to Big Picture Classes to teach on a pure whim thinking that it would go nowhere anyway. I am so deeply grateful that it did not end that way!!!

I hope you will check out my class. If you are not a member yet, you could start a free trial and check out my class.

Have an awesome day!

~Neela