Thursday, August 10, 2017

August Kits from Elle's Studio

Yay! It's reveal day for the Elle's Studio August kits. Elle is one of the most talented designers and the products are all of such high quality. Every month, when I get the kits, I think, how lucky I am to be designing with such amazing products and also be on the design team for such a generous company. Here are the products:

Below are the digital cut files and then printable for this month:

Here are the extras and add ons. I love all the wood veneer and the acrylic circles are so cute.



And of course, finally the kits. I absolutely love the colors. But I decided to make slightly different types of projects this month. You will see below:


If any of the products interest you, you can find them here : http://bit.ly/2l4QbA5

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Here is my first project. For this project, I made a 6x8 layout and will be starting a 6x8 pocket page book with this layout. I want to make a bunch of these as they are so fun and suit the products so well. 

I love this photo of my son playing for the all stars. I wanted to journal my favorite moments from the season and this journaling card was so perfect. I used a wood veneer punch out heart card as one of the pockets. I then stapled a tab onto it. I also added my title on a strip of vellum. I cut one of the wooden clips and I used heart in my title too. I love the puffy stickers from the add ons and added them for dimension and interest.

Here is my second layout:

With this layout, I wanted to highlight the large wood veneer words. They are so fun. I stitched a circle of sorts in the background and added the heart stickers from the add ons all around it. I then Added the my photo backed with some of the cards as mats and added the words on top. This is a photo of my kids a couple of years ago when they were having their favorite ice cream. I then finished the layout with the journaling along the border of the page. I backed the white card stock with one of the papers from the live laugh love collection. 

Here are some links to the products in the shop:















Hope you have a great day and of course happy shopping!

~Neela


Monday, July 10, 2017

July Kits and add ons from Elle's Studio

As every month, the kits and add ons from Elle's Studio for the month of July are outstanding. They totally remind me of summer and I love the bright color palette this month. Also released this month is the Title Builder Bundle. It got sold out so fast because I see it as one of the most useful set of products to add to your scrapbook arsenal. Even though the bundle is sold out, you can buy each of the individual elements separately.
Here is a look at the July kits and add ons. Click on the images to take you to the new arrivals in the shop.





Here are the projects that I made with these products:


The photos that I used for this layout were taken after my kid's piano recital. I wanted to document their recital day. The journal cards and the colors from the june kit were so awesome. I also like the puffy stickers add ons this month. I played around with the levels of the cards and raised them with pop dots.

Having the different elements at different levels on the layout gives a very interesting look to the layout.

I took this photo of my boys on our trip to Ireland last summer. I have been wanting to document this for a long time and found felt that the products in the kit this month were ideal to do so. I love the 3x4 cards and think of them as the perfect way to journal. I don't do project life so I love to use them on my layouts. One of my favorite add ons is the cork tags. I had a 100 different ideas on how I would use them and settled on this implementation. The acrylic word fav is from one of the previous months and is currently 40% off. The design of this layout is a simple grid. But I love the final effect of a simple grid layout with an emphasis on the photo.

Stay tuned for a project that I have created using the title builder stamp later this month on the Elle's Studio blog.

Below are some of the products that I used this month. Click on the image to shop:



Monday, June 19, 2017

Circles - My new class at BPC

I am so excited to announce my new class at Big Picture Classes. It is called CIRCLES. In this class I have 6 lessons. Each lesson has a couple of videos. One video is about how I digitally manipulate photos or create cut files with silhouette studio and the other video is a process video of how the layout comes together. I talk about product choices and some design choices. I have shown you in detail how I go about creating the layouts incorporating circles.

Here is a link to the class - http://bit.ly/2rc1Tfw



I want to share with you that creating a class is a huge learning process by itself. I put in a lot of work and energy into creating this class but it is also an amazing experience as I can only grow through this process. I hope you will take this class and leave me feedback. I would love to hear from you.

While you are there, also check out my first class at Big Picture Classes. It is call Big Impact. This one is all about creating layouts with large photos. I have shown you various layout designs and photo editing and printing techniques in this class.
Here is a link to the class - http://bit.ly/2sNumN1


Hope you have a wonderful day and happy learning!
~Neela

Saturday, June 10, 2017

June kits from Elles Studio

Where are the months flying by? I still remember posting my first set of projects for Elle's Studio in January and it is already June. I love the colorful kit this month. Bright colors and the summer theme are my absolute favorite.

Here is an image of the June kit:

Here is an image of the June digitals:


Here is an image of the June add ons:


Here is an image of the summer stamp and tags:


Aren't all the products so awesome. I have links to all these products at the end of my blog post.

Here is my first project. I decided to make a pocket page as I really wanted to use up all the awesome cards in the kit. I documented my son's end of soccer season. His favorite part to the party was the red popsicle he is eating in these photos.  The red acrylic popsicle and the popsicle card were perfect for this layout.





Here is my second project. It is a layout of my kids having an awesome time at the beach. The entire theme of the kit and the add ons were perfect for this photo. I used one of the 6x4 cards the from the June kits to write my journaling and those puffy hearts have my heart :) I cut a 3x4 card in half to frame each side of the 6x4 card. I then added some die cuts on the photo itself. Another favorite this month are the acrylic shapes add on. I added the popsicles, sun and the camera acrylic shapes on this layout to emphasize the feeling of summer.




Hope you enjoyed the projects!

Here are the links to all the products release in June:



















Have an awesome day!
~Neela