Tuesday, December 30, 2014

LO Share - ZM

Just a quick, fun little layout.  No journaling, which is odd for me.  Just pics of me and my (not so anymore) little guy.

Cardstock = Bazzill Basics
Paper = Dollar Spot at Target
Letters = Chip Chatter
Flowers = Prima
Brad = Making Memories
Sticker = Phrase Cafe

Monday, December 22, 2014

LO Share - M and B

This was a fun layout to put together, I even got to use flowers & sparkles!!  Just a through the years look of me and my older son.

Supplies used:
Cardstock = Bazzill Basics
Paper = Kit and Caboodle
Letters = Kit and Caboodle, Paper Studio
Button = Junkitz
Felt Fabric Trim

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Update from the Studio

Good morning all!  Just wanted to let you know orders are still ramping up for Christmas, so please try to get them in as quickly as you can so that I can get them to the Post Office before I leave for holiday.

Those of you from Amazon, thank you so much for your support, this new stage is so exciting!  Etsy folk, you too are amazing, thank you for your continued support.

This has been your public service announcement, please go back to playing with paper and glue!

- Elle

Friday, December 12, 2014

LO Share - Parts

This was just a fun, fast LO to do.  I used a punch for the smaller squares, and very few supplies but (I think) it is uber-cute!

Paper = Basic Grey
Letters = Paper Studio, Scrap Essentials, Junkitz, Making Memories, L'il Davis

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

LO Share Fall Leaves

This was a fun, quick layout to make.   It was such a warm, fall day and the boys had so much help with the mountains of leaves we had everywhere!

Paper = Target Dollar Spot
Letters = Chatterbox, AlphabetZ (Benzilla), Junkitz and Li'l Davis
Fabric leaf
Sticker = Stickopotomus/Phrase Cafe
Rub-on = DCWV
Journal BlockZ = BenzillaScrapping (again, one I can't find in the shop, but you could use these)

Thanks so much for looking!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

LO Share Dentist

Just a very simple layout for a dentist's office visit with no cavities.  He's always been very (surprisingly) good at taking care of his teeth.

Cardstock = Bazzill Basics
Paper = KI Memories
IconZ = Benzilla Scrapping
Journal BlockZ = Benzilla Scrapping (I can't find these on my shop, I think I made them for something, and then they ended up not being right so I just kept them).  If you'd like me to make them available, let me know!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Update from the Studio

Good morning all!  I've been getting custom/Christmas orders in, so if you have something in mind you know you'll want, now is a good time to get that started.  I've also been busy making items for my new line, Paper PackZ.  For years, I've thought I should add papers to my CollectionZ offerings, and I'm finally getting that done.  It has been super fun, and I have to say, I've learned so much more about Photoshop.  I love it when that happens!  I still have a handful to get done, and then I will switch back to making new kits.  I appreciate your patience while I get this done.

I have had to raise my shipping costs on Etsy due to increased costs being charged to me.  I apologize for this, however, it just seems to be the reality.

As always, if you have questions, or have something special you would like me to do, just drop me a note.

Have a blessed day!

Monday, November 17, 2014

LO Share Dad & Me

This was such a simple LO to put together.  I just stamped the flourish in the corner, and painted the chipboard hearts, all the rest was done for me!

Paper = MME
Title = MME
NoteZ = BenzillaScrapping
Chipboard hearts = Paper Studio

Thanks so much for looking!

Friday, November 7, 2014

LO Share - Preschool

Ah, my little guy was so, well, little here!  He started at 3 but I think these are when he was 4.  It seems so long ago.  He's 11 now!

Paper = Daisy D's
Rivet = We R Memory Keepers
Stickers = Paper Studio
Journal BlockZ = BenzillaScrapping

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

LO Share AM/PM Life

Oh, this was a fun layout, just a little something to show the normal life for me, in 2004.

Paper = MME
Cardstock = Bazzill
Letters = ChipChatter, Thickers, Paper Studio, Chatterbox
Stickers = 7Gypsies, Jolee's
Journal BlockZ = BenzillaScrapping

Thanks so much for looking!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

LO Share - Baby 2

This is one of the layouts I did for 011 for Christmas awhile ago.  He had "complained" that he didn't have very many pages in his books, so I did several as a present.  Enjoy!

Paper = MME
rubon letters = GenX
Other rubon = ScrapWorks
Flower = Prima
Number = Chatterbox
Letter = Chip Chatter
Punch = The Paper Studio
Journal BlockZ = BenzillaScrapping

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Studio Update

Good morning all!  This morning I got a bit sidetracked on trying to straighten out some Google+ Identity issues and then also corrected more listing issues on Amazon.  I'm still learning the ropes over there, but the orders are starting to come in, so that is super cool!  I appreciate your patience as I iron out the kinks.

I have also been hard at work getting more Etsy product available digitally.  I am very pleased with the success of that branch and am anxious to move to the next phase.

Hint, hint... it involves paper...

That's all you get, just a tease!

Have a great day!

LO Share - All Boy

This is probably one of the first multi-year photo layouts I ever did.  I still love it!  And he is most definitely still all boy! 

Paper = MME
Journal BlockZ = BenzillaScrapping
Rubon = Making Memories
Stickers = 7 Gypsies, Bazzill Basics, Creative Imaginations
AlphaBetZ = BenzillaScrapping

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

News from the Studio!

Good afternoon everyone!  Just a quick update to let you know that I have not been creating much lately.  I've actually been working on getting digital copies of product made and product pages created for each.  Apparently when I first started, I was not so good at doing that part.  ;)  Luckily, it's going pretty fast.  I've also been hard at work getting the Amazon Store up and going.  It seems to be much more intensive than Etsy, so we'll see how I like it.  I do hope to get back into the swing of things, I did put up early this week Life Documented - Traditional CollectionZ and the Digital version that I had gotten done a while ago, and I do still have one more that I have not uploaded yet. It is a super-cute set really geared toward everyday moments.  Enjoy!

LO Share - Mis Titulos

Here is a 2 page layout I did a couple years back.  It is funny how I've really gotten away from 2 page spreads and do primarily 1 page now.  When I first started scrapping, I did a lot of 2 page layouts.  This one was in an effort to get more of my stories documented.

Paper = DCWV
Sticker = Jolee's
Flower = Prima
NoteZ = BenzillaScrapping
I also added my old student ID and MCSE ID card just for fun.  Oh, and a nametag from the first waitress job I had.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

LO Share Gramma

I made this shortly after my Mom passed.  013 remembers her fairly well, but 010 struggles.  She's been gone just past 4 years and little boy's memories fade.  So I want to be able to show them how much she loved them and how much she did with them in those short years they had with her.  I may not have always had the best relationship with her, and it got much better after I had my boys, but she had an amazing relationship with each one of them, and my nephew, and I will cherish that forever.

Paper = MME
Rick Rack
Wooden hearts
Thread labels = Scrap Essentials
Sticker = Art Warehouse
NoteZ = BenzillaScrapping

Monday, September 15, 2014

LO Share Paci Adventures

My younger son was completely infatuated with his paci - and always more than 1!  He went everywhere with him, they were like his best friends.  He always had to have a fistful to touch when he was sleeping plus the one in his mouth.  I think my favorite was how he would load them up in his truck and push them all around.

Supplies: I don't remember all of them, but,
chipboard heart, inked brown
slide holder cut in 2
buttons (paper studio & jesse james)
letters from target dollar spot
Journal BlockZ - Day Notices 
Journal BlockZ - Notes
Journal BlockZ - Multicolor lined
WordZ - Home
Dymo Tape
Stickers - Pebbles, Inc.
Paper = DCWV

Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Amazon Store is Live!

I am very excited to announce I have also opened up an Amazon Store!  There are not many products listed yet, as it is a more involved process than Etsy, however, I am adding more every day so stay posted.  This is an amazing opportunity to reach so many people.  I know many of you prefer Amazon and the ability to combine shipping costs with your other purchases so I really believe this is a win-win!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

LO Share = 1+2=3

I'm not sure this one turned out exactly how I had it in my heard, but I think I still like it.  It was also a hard one to do as I want it to equal 4, but maybe someday.

Paper = MME
Letters = Various rubons & miscellaneous letters
Numbers = Chip chatter, Making Memories & Paper Studio
WordsZ & JournalZ = BenzillaScrapping
Dymo Label
Heidi Swapp Packaging

Thanks so much for looking!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Shop Update

Good morning everyone!  I just wanted to let you know that I have been hard at work getting digital versions of some of my older work available on the Etsy shop, be sure to come on over & check them out!  I include a ZIP of PNG and a separate of JPG for complete digital use, and then also a PDF that you can just print and cut yourself, if you are still a traditional/hybrid scrapper.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Good to be Grampa Mini Album Share

Good morning everyone!  I hope you've not seen any negative effects from all the storms that have rolled through.  One of the counties here in Indiana received 9" of rain in one day.  That was pretty amazing.  Luckily I have not heard of any long-term damage so that is good news.

This was a fun little mini album I did for my dad with his "boys".  He's only got 3 grandchildren, all boys.

Many products used here, including my own AlphaBetZ, Day Notices, WordZ, Journal BlockZ, and more BlockZ

It is amazing to look back on some of these photos.  My nephew is 19  now, so Dad looks really young! ;)  He is a great man, always has time for us and takes amazing care of us all.  He's got the biggest heart and I love him to death.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mini Album Share - Retreat book for Pam

Here's another little mini album I made awhile back for a girlfriend.  We were both at the same women's retreat. It was our first year going.  They are always fun to make, please enjoy the viewing!

Many, many different products used.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

LO Share - In a Year

Here is a layout I did back in 2011.  It is interesting to look back on it 3 years later and see what is still the same, and what has changed.

Paper is MME, Letters are mostly Chip Chatter.  Speech Bubbles you can find Here and HereAlphaBetZ are here.

Answers: I am still single, I am NOT still working for Intrasect, I am (much) more financially stable, I do travel a lot, I still live in Wabash, I am cultivating more friends, because I don't work there I am less stressed, and of course my boys want to be here with me..

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Good Times with Dad Mini Album Share

This was a mini album that I created for the boys' dad a couple years ago.  Simple, but I think cute.  A great way to celebrate their relationship with him.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Altered Project Share - Teacher Magnet

These are two magnets I made for one of the boys' teachers a couple years ago, made with an old CD and scrap extras.  Fun to do, and super easy.  And, she loved it!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Album Cover Share

Every year, I keep homework and other papers from the boys.  I then try to go through it and find just the highlights of who they were, where they were, what they were doing, what they had trouble with, what they were good at, and bind it together in a little book.

This is my older son's preschool collection.

A few years ago, I stumbled over some primary school papers of my gramma, some crafts, a report card, and homework.  It was completely facinating to think of her as a little girl, and to see her dad (my great-grampa's) signature on the report card.  This inspired me to try and leave something similar behind for my children's grand children.


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Mini Album Share - Mein Reisen

When I was 15, my mom took me on a trip to Germany to visit the Exchange family she stayed with when she was in high school.  She was there in late 50s, before the Wall was completed.  Just a few short years after the armistice.  The cold war was still very much a reality and her father had served in the South Pacific.  I can't imagine what it was like as parents to let your girl go that far away after all of that.  But they had faith, and trusted God.  And I am so very glad they did.  It gave all of us, including them, the chance to meet a couple families of people who touched our hearts.

They were also a host family, and they received Peter, whom they still visit today.  But I digress, this is about our trip together, her chance to show me some of the places she saw, things she did, people she loved.  I am not sure I appreciated it then, and not sure I still do fully now, but it was a life-changing event for me, even if I didn't realize it at the time.

Lots of product, lots of memorabilia.  I'll do my best to list here:
Paper = MME
Travel IconZ
Journal BlockZ
7 Gypsies
Bazzil Basics
Karen Foster
Making Memories