Elle’s Studio // Traveler’s Notebook with Live Laugh Love Collection


Hello Friends! I couldn’t be more excited to share this project with you which shows off the brand new Live Laugh Collection!

In a nutshell, I used the papers to build my own traveler’s notebook for documenting my day at PlannerCon2017 and I wanted to really show more than just the final product. So along the way, I snapped photos of how I put it together. Each photo below is a set of process photos and I’ll talk about each part but then I also have a video look inside so you can see the end result up close and personal.

These photos will go from left to right so you can follow along:

  1. I selected 12×12 papers and 6×6 papers that I would match my photos.
  2. I cut the larger papers down to TN size (approx:  XXXX)
  3. I then arranged them in an order that would put coordinating papers next to each other.
  4. Same as step above.

5. I laid out photos and die cuts I wanted to use.
6. Once the pages were arranged how I wanted, I gave them a slight fold so I had a guide for the stitch.
7. I ran the whole book right through my sewing machine. One tip, make the stitch a healthy length. If you make it too short then the pages will perforate. Trust me on that! HAHA!
8. Now you have a book!

9.   Here’s a quick peek inside so you can see how some pages look when opened.
10. I narrowed down the supplies I wanted to use and stored them in a flat tray to keep them handy while I worked on the book.
11. Here’s a closeup of the embellishments I used.
12. And the cover – all finished!

This is probably a great time to share the video with you so you can see how it all came together. Then you’ll have some more detailed photos to follow!

Check out some more details of the book using the Live Laugh Love Collection! It’s available in the shop now!

Thanks so much for hanging out and watching!

See you soon,


Elle’s Studio // April Kits + Extras

I do believe it’s that time again! The 10th of every month means ELLE’S STUDIO KIT RELEASE DAY!!!! And the April kit + extras are crazy adorable!!! I mean, look at all of that RED! 

There are even separate digital files that includes cards, cut aparts and cut files! Find them here!

Check out some of the projects I created with the April Kit + Extras!

OH, and don’t forget that you can now SUBSCRIBE to ensure you get your monthly kit! You can do that here! START YOUR SUBSCRIPTION!

Happy scrapping, Friends!


Using Pockets for a single event

Hey crafty babes, Andrea here again and it’s no surprise that I’m sharing a pocket page with you. But this time I want to inspire you to scrapbook a larger event that is separate from your weekly or monthly documenting.

I am featuring the March kit from Elle’s Studio that can be found here:

Let’s look at this layout here where my kiddo and I took a trip to IKEA for some shelves. I started with 3 photos that all had a similar colorway and I just knew I had to keep them together and tell just this story without including them in my normal weekly spread. Using the blue and yellow theme of the March kit I pulled out labels, cards, puffy alphas and die cuts that coordinated and made sense in the layout.


Supplies: March Monthly Kit | Sky Blue Puffy Alpha Stickers | March Labels | Vellum Sentiments | Puffy Star Stickers | Date Stickers – Blue & Green | Puffy Heart Stickers | Everyday Labels Puffy Stickers – Black

The fun and challenging part about this whole ‘documenting’ thing is knowing what to document. It can be difficult to think to the future and wonder what should a person know about this photo or person or layout. Thinking about that, I decided to use the puffy alphas to make a title of the name of the shelves. The KALLAX shelves are very popular among crafters because they fit our gigantic albums perfectly and I have so many of them in my home already. Having the name down will be a fun little nugget in years to come!



One thing we like to do when we go to IKEA is take pictures against the bright yellow wall. And since I had several that were useable, I decided to make a collage of them instead of keeping them separate. This is helpful in keeping your layout from feeling cluttered as well as it creates a striking visual! I added various labels that stuck out the side and layered some die cuts to add color.andreagray_ellesstudio_ikeatrip_photo2


The vellum circle is so perfect for this photo I took in the mirror section. andreagray_ellesstudio_ikeatrip_photo3


So now that I’ve acquired the shelves, of course I had to document how they came to life in my family room. The turquoises and yellows in the March kit work perfect with my colors in that room so it was a no-brainer!

Supplies: March Monthly Kit | Right Now Journaling Tags | TV Journaling Tags | Grow and Bloom Wood Veneer

This card from the Right Now Journaling Tags makes a perfect place to list some fun facts about the experience.andreagray_ellesstudio_kallax_photo1


Since this room is where we watch all of our TV (and by TV I mean YouTube and Netflix) I thought it would be perfect to use this 4×6 journaling tag from the TV mini collection. I just added a wood word and an acrylic heart for color.



This room really is my fav so I added a piece of washi and glued down the fun and clean acrylic word to this leftover piece of patterned paper from the Summer Days collection.



I couldn’t leave the layout without adding 2 of my favorite cards from the March kit – joy down in my heart and good times were perfect for this layout. I love when supplies help tell the story!


So there it is, friends! Permission to scrapbook larger events in pockets and not cram it into your weekly layout. I hope you take tons of photos so you can make a special layout (or two) too!


Until next month – Happy Scrapping!

Elle’s Studio // February Pocket Page

Hi again, Friends! It’s Andrea here with another pocket page! The February kit is full of colorful journaling tags, cute stamp sentiments and clean labels to document your everyday and I’m going to share some fun ways you can use them to accomplish that!




SUPPLIES: February 2017 Kit, January 2017 Kit, Puffy Heart Stickers, February Labels, Speech Bubble Stickers, Date Stickers

One of my favorite ways to capture in words what I’ve captured in photos is to make a list. Here I used a 4×6 journaling tag from the February Kit to list all the “things” that happened during the week. All of these items are documented in photos but maybe there’s no room on the photos to document in detail. I like adding the list in one spot to allow the reader to match the item to the photo. I then added the date range and week number sideways and a heart and die cut to the bottom to make it feel complete.

Memes are a great way to say what needs to be said when you’re just fresh out of your own words. The journaling tags are perfect for adding a meme while still showing off the colors or design of the card. ellesstudio_andreagray_week47_03

Another way to add stories to your small pocket inserts is to use a label. The Elle’s Studio Labels are perfect for quick little jots of text. Below I’ve used them for a quick story as well as a time stamp. I turned the yellow label vertically so that I didn’t cover up the design on the card and it still allowed me to write out all the words for my story.ellesstudio_andreagray_week47_04

The stamp sentiments are the perfect size to add little pieces to tell your story. One of my favorite things to do is to stamp directly over the design on the card like I did over the yellow stars. It makes it feel like it belongs there – like it’s part of the design. On the orange card, I used the white label space to stamp the word favorite from the February Stamp Set.ellesstudio_andreagray_week47_05

Elle’s Studio makes it so easy to document your days with fun and colorful supplies! Thank you for joining me today!


Elle’s Studio // February Kit Release

I do believe it’s that time again! The 10th of every month means ELLE’S STUDIO KIT RELEASE DAY!!!! And the February kit + extras are sooooooo lovely!!!



Seriously, would you just look at all that goodness? The purple and orange combo is like WOW!

Check out some of the projects I created with the February Kit + Extras!





February 2017 Kit
Puffy Heart Stickers
February Labels
Speech Bubble Stickers
Date Stickers
Wood Months

OH, and don’t forget that you can now SUBSCRIBE to ensure you get your monthly kit! You can do that here! START YOUR SUBSCRIPTION!

Happy scrapping Friends!

Elle’s Studio // January Pocket Page

Hey Crafty Babes, I seriously couldn’t be more stoked to share with you my very first post as a Design Team member for Elle’s Studio! And I couldn’t be more excited to share all the amazing kits and extras! Elle’s Studio products are so versatile and I’m just crazy in love with everything!

This obviously makes creating layouts and pockets super fun and easy!

For my first post, we’re going to dive into the January Kit.


I start with photos and determine what colors I have to work with. In this case I had pink, red blue and yellow. So I grabbed anything with those colors and began to decide what I wanted where and how to spread all of the colors around evenly.ellesstudio_andreagray_week43pockets_1

Supplies: January Kit / Right Now Journaling Tags / Little Moments Journaling Tags / All My Heart Stamp / Malia Lowercase Alphabet Stamp / Date It Stamp / Monthly Wood Veneer Tabs

I love adding small embellishments to cards to give them just a bit of pop. Here I just added a simple chunk of text, a stamp and a star.

The striped FACTS card could have been used for journaling but I added a 2×2 photo with a small amount of journaling under it. And adding a little label on the YES card adds more depth to the story and color to the card!ellesstudio_andreagray_week43pockets_3

Sometimes all you need is a simple heart and other times there’s enough room to make your own stamped title to a card, like I did on the & card.

Thank you so much for being here today and I hope you’re inspired to mix up some colors and embellishments in your pockets or layouts!

See ya back again soon with more sneaks and projects from Elee’s Studio!

Elle’s Studio // January Kit Reveal


Hello Crafty Babes! Do you know what today is? It’s the 10th and that means the Elle’s Studio January Kit + extras are now available in the shop! You can find the kit right here using this link >>> Elle’s Studio January Kit!

Elle’s Studio Monthly kits start out at $9.99 on launch day and then go to normal price after midnight. And for the first time ever, we are now offering Subscriptions so you’re ALWAYS guaranteed a kit! Subscribe here!

And to get you a little more excited or hopefully provide some inspiration – below are the projects I created with using this month’s kit and a few of the extras.


Supplies: journaling tags / brr! acrylic piece



Supplies: Journaling Tag / Jonah Alphabet Stamp / Pink Alpha Stickers / Dated Stamp



Supplies: January Kit / Right Now Journaling Tags / Little Moments Journaling Tags / All My Heart Stamp / Malia Lowercase Alphabet Stamp / Date it Stamp / Monthly Wood Veneer Tabs

Make sure to check out the Design Team Gallery as well to find more inspiration for using your kits!

Happy scrapping,

EXCITING NEWS – I’m on the Elle’s Studio DT!

Hey Crafty Babes!

I’ve been keeping a secret and it’s been killing me! I love sharing with you guys but obviously these Design Teams are TOP SECRET until officially revealed so I can now announce that I am on the DT for Elle’s Studio!


Elle’s Studio has been on my dream teams list for a while but wasn’t able to fully commit until this year. It’s been so hard keeping this to myself and am so excited to share all the amazing products this year.

Along for the ride are these amazing designers who will inspire all of us this year. You can learn more about them and follow their work by clicking on their links below:


Alissa Fast / Allie Stewart / Candace Perkins / Daniela Dobson / Jamie Leija / Jennifer Chapin / Jen Schow / Jill Sprott / Kay Rogers / Laura Hager / Maggie Massey / Meghann Andrew /
Melissa Mann / Michelle Wedertz / Nancy Damiano / Neela Nalam / Tessa Buys

Check out some sneaks of my upcoming projects! And then head over to Elle’s Studio to pick up any the goodies that are calling your name! The January 2017 kit + extras will be available on Tuesday January 10th at 8am PST so mark your calendars! The kits are $9.99 on launch day only and then are $11.99 after midnight. Subscriptions are now available as well so you’ll always get a kit each month! Check out Elle’s Studio for details!



Talk to you soon and happy scrapping!

Planner Setup // Elle’s Studio August Guest Design

Hi again friends, it’s my final guest post over at Elle’s Studio this month! Today I am sharing a look inside my planner using items from the August Kit – and I filmed a quick little walk through video of this planner page – check it out below!

Come see how I used all of these goodies to plan and decorate August in my planner!

Check out the planner walk-thru here!

Happy planning!