Thursday, May 1, 2014

Winnie & Walter Share the Love: Elle's Studio

Hi Folks! This week at winnie & walter we're sharing the love with Elle's Studio. We all received the same package of gorgeous product and were asked to have fun combining it with winnie & walter products. Fun, right?

As soon as I saw the bright, happy colors of the Everyday Moments line from Elle's Studio, I knew what had to be done.

No more procrastinating.

It was time to start my youngest son's Kindergarten album.

Yes, actually, I do realize that school will be ENDING in a few short weeks. It was my intention all year to get this going but it never really happened. The empty album lie open on my dining room table for months. It's been so long since I've scrapbooked that it was just hard to start it back up again. But I'm happy to report that I've made my start and actually completed a few pages. Yay me!!

The patterned papers on this layout, and the remaining layouts are from Elle's Studio Everyday Moments, so I'll mostly point out the w&w stamps. We've got the little captions stamped on the photos with Staz On ink from The Write Stuff: Leave it to Dad. The ticket (perfect for a fun fair layout!!) is from The Write Stuff: Love Story, and "friends" is from The Big, the Bold and the Happy. Actually, the stamp in the set is "friend" but I borrowed an "s" from the end of "father's" and stamped it right after the word. Oh, and the sequins! Those are a very thoughtful extra that came in my w&w package, so I'm counting those too. Yay for fun surprises!

 This Bingo Night layout has an arrow from The Write Stuff: Love Story stamped right on the photo, again with Staz On. I put it there because I felt the larger space of white on that photo drew your eye as the focal point, and I wanted your eye to start with the bingo photo instead. I'm sure there's a better way to change the focal point than a literal arrow, but as I said, I'm dipping my toes back into scrapbooking so please hang in there with me!

On the bottom left photo, I was happy with how well the balloon stamp from The Write Stuff: Leave it to Mom works in a scrapbooking context. I told the kids no fish were to come home with us (pet fish are among the prizes). Our last Bingo Night beta fish lasted 2 1/2 years, which is a much longer commitment than I'm looking for these days : )

OK, just two more layouts and then I have an actual card. Promise.

Here's "happy" stamped as a caption to the class photo (so funny when you tell Kindergarteners to make a funny face, they 100% of the time stick their fingers in their mouth ... ?) Then "awesome" from The Big, the Bold and You makes a nice journaling title, and the row of red diamonds from Parentville sets it off with a little sewing on top.

The cancellation and postage stamp from You've Got Love Mail are great for a page on the school valentines we made. On the bottom right the red tab that the arrows are pointing to invites you to pull out a journaling card (actually a left over valentine background). Below that we have another use of the word balloon from The Write Stuff: Leave it to Mom, and rows of hearts from You've Got Love Mail, which are perfect for filler background. The journaling strip was looking too bare after the journaling, so stamping a few rows of these hearts in different colors did the trick (and as a bonus fit in nicely with a page on making valentines!)

As mentioned, here's the card:

All embellishments are Elle's Studio, except the green airmail stamp, where the wood veneer star is strategically placed in the middle to cover up a "feb 14". The "you rock" is from The Big, The Bold and You. I like the casual feeling of the sentiment to match with the overall feel of the card. Especially because of the gray star background, I think this card could be for a teen boy or a teen girl.

Well thanks so much for sticking with my longer post! I sure hope you get a chance to check out winnie & walter to see more fun the team has had with the same products from Elle's Studio!



  1. Great pages! I am so behind too! And really, you can never actually be caught up!

  2. Your pages are so fun! What a great idea to make a Kindergarten album! Love your card, too!!

  3. AWESOME PL pages Kelly!!! Love them :)

  4. Terrific post Kelly, love it all!! GREAT pics of your kiddos ;)

  5. It's fun to see what others do for their scrapbooking pages. Looks like you've gotten a good start. I need to get back to mine. The collage-y card would be great for a teen. The elements all work so well togther.

  6. Yay, you, for scrapbooking again and preserving your son's kindergarten memories. And I love our card--it does have a "teen" feel to it!

  7. *your* card, not "our".....sorry! Lazy finger.

  8. Kelly made a mini? wait...and it has pockets like a true Project Life?
    I absolutely love it Kelly and I can only hope that you catch the bug (again)...come on, you know you want to....
    I also love your card of course ;o)


  9. What great showcasing of these gorgeous photo's Kelly ... memories to treasure! Wonderful card ... fab use of all those stars ... especially covering up the Feb 14 on that stamp ... what a great idea! Anita :)

  10. What wonderful life pages Kelly! a beautiful way to remember this special time! love the pics and all the details - and your card is super!

  11. Oh, such fun to be in kindergarten again. And, you should give yourself a pat on the back for being early. Mine are in high school and still don't have a kindergarten album. You rock, mom!!

  12. So cute! I love the pic or you and your son :-) Love the card too :-) You will love getting your pages done!

  13. Your album is adorable and I love how you've put the pages together. Super card too! x

  14. Wow PL !! amazing work Kelly :) I love that card so rad and modern !!


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